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IndyCar reduces road course events to two days

The change, which has been strongly rumored for most of the offseason, has been introduced for two primary reasons. The first is to reduce accommodation costs for the teams and the series, and the second is to reduce personnel’s potential exposure time whil
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IndyCar reduces road course events to two days

The change, which has been strongly rumored for most of the offseason, has been introduced for two primary reasons. The first is to reduce accommodation costs for the teams and the series, and the second is to reduce personnel’s potential exposure time while the U.S. is still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and awaiting vaccinations to become more widespread and take effect.An IndyCar ...Keep reading

Paretta Autosport reveals sponsorship deal for de Silvestro

The team, run by former director of Dodge’s SRT Motorsport brand, Beth Paretta, was announced in mid-January, bringing popular and gutsy former IndyCar driver de Silvestro back to open-wheel racing after a five-year absence.De Silvestro’s #16 Paretta Auto
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Paretta Autosport reveals sponsorship deal for de Silvestro

The team, run by former director of Dodge’s SRT Motorsport brand, Beth Paretta, was announced in mid-January, bringing popular and gutsy former IndyCar driver de Silvestro back to open-wheel racing after a five-year absence.De Silvestro’s #16 Paretta Autosport-Chevrolet will be entered in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 this May.To further IndyCar’s Race for Equality and ...Keep reading

Power was turned down by Ganassi

Speaking on the Rusty's Garage podcast, Power explained that he met with Chip Ganassi Racing's IndyCar boss Mike Hull at the end of 2007 to discuss a drive.However the Australian says Hull hinted that he lacked the «Chip Factor» and talks didn't p
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Power was turned down by Ganassi

Speaking on the Rusty's Garage podcast, Power explained that he met with Chip Ganassi Racing's IndyCar boss Mike Hull at the end of 2007 to discuss a drive.However the Australian says Hull hinted that he lacked the «Chip Factor» and talks didn't progress beyond the initial meeting.«We met at Starbucks,» said Power. "I'd had a really good year in ChampCar [in 2007]. I called Mike Hull and ...Keep reading

Bottas in "no rush” to discuss new Mercedes F1 contract

Bottas is entering his fifth season racing for Mercedes in 2021, having helped the team win the constructors’ championship in each of his past four years alongside Lewis Hamilton.But the Finn has always been re-signed on rolling one-year contracts at Merced
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Bottas in "no rush” to discuss new Mercedes F1 contract

Bottas is entering his fifth season racing for Mercedes in 2021, having helped the team win the constructors’ championship in each of his past four years alongside Lewis Hamilton.But the Finn has always been re-signed on rolling one-year contracts at Mercedes, with his existing deal set to expire at the end of this season.With teammate Hamilton also on a one-year deal currently, Mercedes ...Keep reading

Kyle Busch's first top-five of year part of «building process»

Busch entered Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 with one top-10 finish in the season’s first three races and 18th in the series standings. And for much of the race, it didn’t appear much improvement was imminent.His No. 18 Toyota had trouble keeping up during some
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Kyle Busch's first top-five of year part of «building process»

Busch entered Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 with one top-10 finish in the season’s first three races and 18th in the series standings. And for much of the race, it didn’t appear much improvement was imminent.His No. 18 Toyota had trouble keeping up during some of the wild three- and four-wide restarts in the race, but Busch rallied during the long green-flag run late in the final stage to ...Keep reading

Ericsson targets qualifying improvements, oval breakthrough

Ericsson finished 12th in the NTT IndyCar Series last year, but although he showed vastly improved consistency compared with his rookie season at Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, he couldn’t replicate the podium finish he scored in Detroit in 2019.Now th
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Ericsson targets qualifying improvements, oval breakthrough

Ericsson finished 12th in the NTT IndyCar Series last year, but although he showed vastly improved consistency compared with his rookie season at Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, he couldn’t replicate the podium finish he scored in Detroit in 2019.Now the former Formula 1 driver says he must increase his one-lap speed in qualifying in order to demonstrate how strong his race pace has ...Keep reading

Star-studded roster for inaugural World eX season

The esports league, featuring virtual electric prototypes, has brought in an impressive driver roster for their inaugural season. Mike Rockenfeller, a winner of both the Daytona 24 and Le Mans 24 Hour races, has created the series to help promote th
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Star-studded roster for inaugural World eX season

The esports league, featuring virtual electric prototypes, has brought in an impressive driver roster for their inaugural season. Mike Rockenfeller, a winner of both the Daytona 24 and Le Mans 24 Hour races, has created the series to help promote the urgent fight against the climate crisis we all face.You can use the hashtags #RacingForTheClimate, #RFTC, #ReachTheNextLevel ...Keep reading

Alpine outlines F1 roles for juniors Zhou and Lundgaard

The rebranded Renault team unveiled its new-look A521 2021 challenger last week and in doing so it was announced Formula 2 driver Zhou will continue as the team’s official test driver.Read Also:How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the frontAlpine ex
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Alpine outlines F1 roles for juniors Zhou and Lundgaard

The rebranded Renault team unveiled its new-look A521 2021 challenger last week and in doing so it was announced Formula 2 driver Zhou will continue as the team’s official test driver.Read Also:How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the frontAlpine explains decision to ditch F1 team principal roleAlpine presents new A521 Formula 1 car Zhou was promoted ...Keep reading

Formula E drivers call for change to qualifying format

The current system of qualifying was introduced ahead of season five in 2018/19, replacing the lottery method that had been in place previously. As per the new format, the entire field is still grouped on the basis of their championship positions, but the to
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Formula E drivers call for change to qualifying format

The current system of qualifying was introduced ahead of season five in 2018/19, replacing the lottery method that had been in place previously. As per the new format, the entire field is still grouped on the basis of their championship positions, but the top six drivers must go out on track first, with the other groups following them in descending standings order.This has proved successful in ...Keep reading

Rossi: 2021 Yamaha MotoGP bike “very similar” to 2020 M1

Yamaha has brought a new chassis to the Qatar test which is derived from the 2019 bike, after all M1 riders suffered a lack of consistency on the 2020 machine.Rossi worked with both chassis on the second day of the Qatar test, but admitted he didn’t feel mu
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Rossi: 2021 Yamaha MotoGP bike “very similar” to 2020 M1

Yamaha has brought a new chassis to the Qatar test which is derived from the 2019 bike, after all M1 riders suffered a lack of consistency on the 2020 machine.Rossi worked with both chassis on the second day of the Qatar test, but admitted he didn’t feel much of a difference after finding the traction issues which have dogged him in recent years on the Yamaha.“We tried some different ...Keep reading

The aero uncertainty facing F1 teams ahead of testing

And despite the hours spent in their wind tunnels and on sophisticated CFD modelling, the aerodynamicists won't be completely confident that they've got their sums right until their new machines have completed a decent amount of testing in Bahrain later this
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The aero uncertainty facing F1 teams ahead of testing

And despite the hours spent in their wind tunnels and on sophisticated CFD modelling, the aerodynamicists won't be completely confident that they've got their sums right until their new machines have completed a decent amount of testing in Bahrain later this week.Teams are always keen to pursue correlation between their real cars and the tunnel, which is why they often focus on gathering aero ...Keep reading

Rookie Beckmann ends first F2 test day on top

The FIA Formula 3 graduate, driving for Charouz Racing, lowered the day’s benchmark with a 1:42.844s in the final 20 minutes of the three hour afternoon session at the Sakhir Circuit.Beckmann’s effort was the only lap to dip under the 1:43s bracket, the p
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Rookie Beckmann ends first F2 test day on top

The FIA Formula 3 graduate, driving for Charouz Racing, lowered the day’s benchmark with a 1:42.844s in the final 20 minutes of the three hour afternoon session at the Sakhir Circuit.Beckmann’s effort was the only lap to dip under the 1:43s bracket, the pace a fair way off the times recorded in last year’s F2 championship round at the venue.His time was 0.177s faster than that of ...Keep reading

F1 to stop using single-use plastic bottles in 2021

As part of F1's long-term sustainability push, F1 has outlined some key targets that it wants to achieve alongside an effort to become carbon neutral from 2030.These include a vision for F1 events to be rid totally of single-use plastic and to ensure that 100
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F1 to stop using single-use plastic bottles in 2021

As part of F1's long-term sustainability push, F1 has outlined some key targets that it wants to achieve alongside an effort to become carbon neutral from 2030.These include a vision for F1 events to be rid totally of single-use plastic and to ensure that 100% of all waste is reused, recycled or composted.While grand prix racing's chiefs have laid out a 2025 deadline to achieve that, F1 ...Keep reading

Zarco feels more involved in Ducati MotoGP development now

The double Moto2 world champion returns to factory status as a rider in 2021 after being promoted from Avintia to Pramac aboard full works Ducati machinery.Zarco ended the opening two days of the Qatar pre-season test 0.416 seconds off the pace in sixth on th
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Zarco feels more involved in Ducati MotoGP development now

The double Moto2 world champion returns to factory status as a rider in 2021 after being promoted from Avintia to Pramac aboard full works Ducati machinery.Zarco ended the opening two days of the Qatar pre-season test 0.416 seconds off the pace in sixth on the combined timesheets and was second-fastest Ducati runner.He says Pramac tried “big changes” across the two days to evaluate ...Keep reading

Vettel's driving style not as extreme as Perez - Aston Martin

Four-time F1 world champion Vettel has joined the rebranded Aston Martin team for 2021 following a difficult final season with Ferrari, replacing Perez.Vettel finished a lowly 13th in the championship for Ferrari, scoring just one podium and barely one-third
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Vettel's driving style not as extreme as Perez - Aston Martin

Four-time F1 world champion Vettel has joined the rebranded Aston Martin team for 2021 following a difficult final season with Ferrari, replacing Perez.Vettel finished a lowly 13th in the championship for Ferrari, scoring just one podium and barely one-third of teammate Charles Leclerc's points total.Recurring errors by Vettel in recent years led to questions about how much Ferrari's cars ...Keep reading

Kovalainen: SARD carrying momentum into new season

Sometime McLaren, Renault and Lotus Formula 1 racer Kovalainen posted the fastest time on the second and final day of the first official test of the winter, eclipsing the Team Kunimitsu Honda of reigning champion Naoki Yamamoto by 0.096 seconds.It followed a
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Kovalainen: SARD carrying momentum into new season

Sometime McLaren, Renault and Lotus Formula 1 racer Kovalainen posted the fastest time on the second and final day of the first official test of the winter, eclipsing the Team Kunimitsu Honda of reigning champion Naoki Yamamoto by 0.096 seconds.It followed a tough first day of the test for the Finnish driver and his SARD teammate Yuichi Nakayama, who were only ninth-fastest and eight tenths ...Keep reading

Why the chances of a VW Group F1 entry are better than ever

But now officials in Wolfsburg are again looking into Formula 1 involvement - and the chances that it could work out at the third attempt are better than ever.Nevertheless, the company is still a long way from a binding decision. A story from BBC Sport is cur
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Why the chances of a VW Group F1 entry are better than ever

But now officials in Wolfsburg are again looking into Formula 1 involvement - and the chances that it could work out at the third attempt are better than ever.Nevertheless, the company is still a long way from a binding decision. A story from BBC Sport is currently causing quite a stir after Porsche vice-president of motorsport Fritz Enzinger was quoted saying that a Formula 1 entry for ...Keep reading

Ticktum leads opening session of Bahrain F2 test

The Briton, who has joined Carlin for this year, clocked a 1m43.021s benchmark to kick off the first action of the 2021 season for the F2 grid.As an indication for the pace being run by the teams and drivers, the time was some 1.6s slower than the pole positi
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Ticktum leads opening session of Bahrain F2 test

The Briton, who has joined Carlin for this year, clocked a 1m43.021s benchmark to kick off the first action of the 2021 season for the F2 grid.As an indication for the pace being run by the teams and drivers, the time was some 1.6s slower than the pole position time set by Callum Ilott in last year’s championship round at the Sakhir Circuit.The three hour session was largely a chance for ...Keep reading

Auer returns to DTM with Mercedes customer Winward Racing

As reported by Motorsport.com last week, Auer will return to the Mercedes fold in 2021 after ending his ties with BMW following a single season with the Munich-based manufacturer.Auer won four DTM races as a factory Mercedes driver between 2016-18, managing
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Auer returns to DTM with Mercedes customer Winward Racing

As reported by Motorsport.com last week, Auer will return to the Mercedes fold in 2021 after ending his ties with BMW following a single season with the Munich-based manufacturer.Auer won four DTM races as a factory Mercedes driver between 2016-18, managing a best finish of sixth in the championship in '17. He added another victory to his tally when he returned to the championship ...Keep reading

Di Resta rejoins United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours

Ex-Formula 1 driver di Resta was part of United's winning LMP2 line-up in the French endurance classic last year alongside his full-season FIA World Endurance Championship teammates Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson.Hanson's promotion from a silver driver ra
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Di Resta rejoins United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours

Ex-Formula 1 driver di Resta was part of United's winning LMP2 line-up in the French endurance classic last year alongside his full-season FIA World Endurance Championship teammates Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson.Hanson's promotion from a silver driver rating to gold over the winter forced United to change its line-up however, with ex-DTM driver Fabio Scherer replacing di Resta for ...Keep reading

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