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BoP changes behind hybrid Prius’s loss of SUPER GT form

In its third year of service, the front-engined apr Prius PHV GR Sport GT300 driven by Nakayama and Koki Saga has failed to score a point in five races, the duo’s best result so far in 2021 having been 13th place last time out at Sugo.Last year, the hybrid-
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BoP changes behind hybrid Prius’s loss of SUPER GT form

In its third year of service, the front-engined apr Prius PHV GR Sport GT300 driven by Nakayama and Koki Saga has failed to score a point in five races, the duo’s best result so far in 2021 having been 13th place last time out at Sugo.Last year, the hybrid-powered #31 car achieved a best finish of fifth and scored pole position at Suzuka, but this year it has had to run with an extra 20kg as ...Keep reading

Latest ever Bathurst 1000 start locked in

The Aussie series has made little secret of its plans to make use of the longer December days and push the finish of the 2021 Great Race into a prime time slot.Supercars CEO Sean Seamer confirmed recently that free-to-air broadcaster Seven had agreed to push
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Latest ever Bathurst 1000 start locked in

The Aussie series has made little secret of its plans to make use of the longer December days and push the finish of the 2021 Great Race into a prime time slot.Supercars CEO Sean Seamer confirmed recently that free-to-air broadcaster Seven had agreed to push its evening news broadcast back to make way for the race finish.The series has now formally confirmed that the race will start at ...Keep reading

10,000 fan limit granted for Sydney Supercars

The Australian Racing Drivers' Club, which runs the SMP venue, was initially granted a 5000-person limit from the New South Wales government as part of the state's re-opening from its recent COVID-19 lockdown.However it swiftly applied to NSW Health for that
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10,000 fan limit granted for Sydney Supercars

The Australian Racing Drivers' Club, which runs the SMP venue, was initially granted a 5000-person limit from the New South Wales government as part of the state's re-opening from its recent COVID-19 lockdown.However it swiftly applied to NSW Health for that limit to be doubled, based on a similar allowance for the recent The Everest horse racing meet.That application has now been granted ...Keep reading

Supercars sale could be confirmed next week

A changing of hands for the Aussie series has theoretically already been sealed, with TLA Worldwide and Australian Racing Group combining to purchase the 65 per cent stake owned by Archer Capital.The joint venture, operating as the newly-formed Racing Austral
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Supercars sale could be confirmed next week

A changing of hands for the Aussie series has theoretically already been sealed, with TLA Worldwide and Australian Racing Group combining to purchase the 65 per cent stake owned by Archer Capital.The joint venture, operating as the newly-formed Racing Australia Consolidated Enterprises (RACE) company, will also take over the 35 per cent owned by the teams to assume total control of the ...Keep reading

Teams urged to be cautious for Sydney Supercars swing

Sydney has become the first major Australian city to transition to living with COVID, the new strategy replacing earlier elimination efforts due to increasing vaccination coverage.While case numbers in Sydney have remained stable since the city emerged from i
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Teams urged to be cautious for Sydney Supercars swing

Sydney has become the first major Australian city to transition to living with COVID, the new strategy replacing earlier elimination efforts due to increasing vaccination coverage.While case numbers in Sydney have remained stable since the city emerged from its months-long lockdown on October 11, health officials have openly said there is an expectation that those figures will rise now the ...Keep reading

Boston GP CFO pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering and more

Casey, who was CFO of the Boston Grand Prix organization which was trying to bring an IndyCar race to the city’s Seaport district, was indicted in September 2020 for not only channeling funds for his own personal gain but also laundering the proceeds of th
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Boston GP CFO pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering and more

Casey, who was CFO of the Boston Grand Prix organization which was trying to bring an IndyCar race to the city’s Seaport district, was indicted in September 2020 for not only channeling funds for his own personal gain but also laundering the proceeds of the scheme and failing to report this as income to the IRS.According to WCVB5.com, the website of Chronicle, a Boston newsmagazine, Casey ...Keep reading

Vettel to get US GP grid drop as Aston Martin changes F1 engine

Drivers are permitted to use three internal combustion engines per season on their cars, but a number of them have already triggered grid penalties by exceeding the allocation in the 22-race season.Valtteri Bottas took grid drops for Mercedes in both Italy an
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Vettel to get US GP grid drop as Aston Martin changes F1 engine

Drivers are permitted to use three internal combustion engines per season on their cars, but a number of them have already triggered grid penalties by exceeding the allocation in the 22-race season.Valtteri Bottas took grid drops for Mercedes in both Italy and Russia, while teammate Lewis Hamilton dropped 10 places on the grid in Turkey after his own change as Mercedes manages an engines ...Keep reading

F1 fans becoming younger and more diverse, say Global Survey results

The survey – amassed from over 167,000 fans across 187 countries – had an average age of 32, which is four years younger than the previous study in 2017, while female participation has doubled over the past four years.The trend reflects well on F1’s dig
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F1 fans becoming younger and more diverse, say Global Survey results

The survey – amassed from over 167,000 fans across 187 countries – had an average age of 32, which is four years younger than the previous study in 2017, while female participation has doubled over the past four years.The trend reflects well on F1’s digital-first approach and projects such as the Netflix documentary Drive To Survive. This newer audience, who indicated they had been ...Keep reading

Marquez: Arm recovery still “too slow” in MotoGP 2021

Marquez comes into this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano fresh off the back of a dominant win at a stronghold for the Honda rider in the Circuit of the Americas.The Texan venue’s anticlockwise layout suits him better generally, but more so i
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Marquez: Arm recovery still “too slow” in MotoGP 2021

Marquez comes into this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano fresh off the back of a dominant win at a stronghold for the Honda rider in the Circuit of the Americas.The Texan venue’s anticlockwise layout suits him better generally, but more so in 2021 given the limitations he has in his recovering right shoulder following his career-threatening arm break last season.Despite ...Keep reading

Leclerc: Travel exemption mix-up led to New York detour before US GP

Most personnel entering the United States from overseas for the grand prix in Texas are required to hold a National Interest Exception (NIE) due to the current travel restrictions in place, which are set to be lifted for fully-vaccinated travellers on 8 Novem
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Leclerc: Travel exemption mix-up led to New York detour before US GP

Most personnel entering the United States from overseas for the grand prix in Texas are required to hold a National Interest Exception (NIE) due to the current travel restrictions in place, which are set to be lifted for fully-vaccinated travellers on 8 November.Prior to arriving in Austin, a number of drivers took time to visit other cities in the United States, with Leclerc and trainer ...Keep reading

F1 drivers welcome double yellow lap deletions

As previously reported, the idea of deleting times emerged in Turkey after Fernando Alonso controversially escaped sanction following a post-qualifying investigation of a yellow flag offence.After informal discussions between teams and race director Michael M
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F1 drivers welcome double yellow lap deletions

As previously reported, the idea of deleting times emerged in Turkey after Fernando Alonso controversially escaped sanction following a post-qualifying investigation of a yellow flag offence.After informal discussions between teams and race director Michael Masi on the morning of the race in Istanbul, the subject was debated further in a sporting advisory group meeting last week, when all ...Keep reading

Darryn Binder says Moto3 to MotoGP jump a “no-brainer”

On Thursday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano, Yamaha announced it had agreed a deal with RNF Racing – which is rebranding from Petronas SRT in 2022 – for it to continue being its satellite team in MotoGP next year.At the same time Yamaha a
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Darryn Binder says Moto3 to MotoGP jump a “no-brainer”

On Thursday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano, Yamaha announced it had agreed a deal with RNF Racing – which is rebranding from Petronas SRT in 2022 – for it to continue being its satellite team in MotoGP next year.At the same time Yamaha also announced it had agreed a deal with SRT Moto3 rider Binder to step up to the premier class with RNF Racing in 2022, with an option to ...Keep reading

Quartararo must approach MotoGP match point 'like season start'

Quartararo comes into this weekend's Misano race 52 points clear of Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia and simply needs to ensure his lead stays at 50 points should Bagnaia fail to win the Emilia Romagna GP to claim the 2021 title.Already admitting back at Austin tha
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Quartararo must approach MotoGP match point 'like season start'

Quartararo comes into this weekend's Misano race 52 points clear of Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia and simply needs to ensure his lead stays at 50 points should Bagnaia fail to win the Emilia Romagna GP to claim the 2021 title.Already admitting back at Austin that he didn't need to obsess over his title chances at Misano, Quartararo once again reiterated this stance on Thursday and instead wants ...Keep reading

F1 «not even thinking» about having sprint races at every GP

The results of the F1 Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports were released on Thursday ahead of the United States Grand Prix after responses from more than 167,000 fans in 187 different countries.F1 has hel
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F1 «not even thinking» about having sprint races at every GP

The results of the F1 Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports were released on Thursday ahead of the United States Grand Prix after responses from more than 167,000 fans in 187 different countries.F1 has held two sprint races so far this year at Silverstone and Monza, and has a third scheduled for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. The ...Keep reading

Bagnaia: MotoGP 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”

Bagnaia trails Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo by 52 points coming into this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano.The permutations that will secure Quartararo the title this weekend are numerous, but the simplest way would be for him to win the race re
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Bagnaia: MotoGP 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”

Bagnaia trails Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo by 52 points coming into this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano.The permutations that will secure Quartararo the title this weekend are numerous, but the simplest way would be for him to win the race regardless of where Bagnaia finishes, while the Ducati rider has to be either first or second ahead of Quartararo.Misano was the scene ...Keep reading

F1 fans vote Verstappen most popular driver, McLaren named favourite team

Verstappen is currently going head-to-head with Lewis Hamilton for the drivers' championship, but has already displaced the Mercedes racer as the favourite driver among fans.The results of the Global Survey were released on Thursday ahead of the United State
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F1 fans vote Verstappen most popular driver, McLaren named favourite team

Verstappen is currently going head-to-head with Lewis Hamilton for the drivers' championship, but has already displaced the Mercedes racer as the favourite driver among fans.The results of the Global Survey were released on Thursday ahead of the United States Grand Prix after responses from more than 167,000 fans in 187 different countries.Verstappen was voted by 14.4% of fans as their ...Keep reading

Nunez to join Derani at AXR for 2022, Conway retained for enduros

Nunez, who is currently second in the LMP2 standings in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, has plenty of experience in the DPi category, accruing one win and 11 other podium finishes with Mazda between 2016 and 2020.The Boca Raton, FL driver lost th
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Nunez to join Derani at AXR for 2022, Conway retained for enduros

Nunez, who is currently second in the LMP2 standings in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, has plenty of experience in the DPi category, accruing one win and 11 other podium finishes with Mazda between 2016 and 2020.The Boca Raton, FL driver lost that ride when Mazda Motorsports cut its 2021 efforts from two entries to one, and his former partner Oliver Jarvis was teamed with Harry ...Keep reading

Perez: «Everything will feel bad» in 2022 compared to current F1 cars

F1 will overhaul its rulebook for next season as it introduces a new set of technical regulations that are set to slow cars down and aim to make them easier to race wheel-to-wheel.The push comes as part of F1's bid to improve the on-track spectacle and reduc
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Perez: «Everything will feel bad» in 2022 compared to current F1 cars

F1 will overhaul its rulebook for next season as it introduces a new set of technical regulations that are set to slow cars down and aim to make them easier to race wheel-to-wheel.The push comes as part of F1's bid to improve the on-track spectacle and reduce the number of boring races, as well as allowing for greater competition between teams.Drivers have been getting their first taste of ...Keep reading

Alonso believes Formula 1 will ‘always need’ DRS

F1 cars have been fitted with DRS (drag reduction system) since 2011, allowing drivers within one second of the car ahead to open a flap on the rear wing that gives them greater straight-line speed.While it has increased overtaking, it has also faced criticis
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Alonso believes Formula 1 will ‘always need’ DRS

F1 cars have been fitted with DRS (drag reduction system) since 2011, allowing drivers within one second of the car ahead to open a flap on the rear wing that gives them greater straight-line speed.While it has increased overtaking, it has also faced criticism for being too artificial and making it too easy at times for drivers to make a pass instead of fighting to get ahead.F1 will ...Keep reading

Ex-F1 driver Moreno to make Formula Ford Festival comeback

The programme has been put together by long-time Formula Ford team boss Jonathan Lewis, whose Snetterton Speed Shop operation will run the Van Diemen.Former British F3 champion and touring car ace Kelvin Burt will then take the seat for the Walter Hayes Troph
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Ex-F1 driver Moreno to make Formula Ford Festival comeback

The programme has been put together by long-time Formula Ford team boss Jonathan Lewis, whose Snetterton Speed Shop operation will run the Van Diemen.Former British F3 champion and touring car ace Kelvin Burt will then take the seat for the Walter Hayes Trophy the following week.Lewis’s squad will also run a 1978 Royale RP26 with a Kenny Acheson-inspired livery at the Hayes for Burt’s ...Keep reading

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