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Ganassi on IndyCar, guaranteed Indy slots, sportscars, and more

A half-hour with Chip Ganassi is always an enlightening experience, as you’d expect, bearing in mind he owns and runs one of the greatest Indy car teams of all time, enjoys regular success in sportscars and fairly regular success in NASCAR. You don’t buil
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Ganassi on IndyCar, guaranteed Indy slots, sportscars, and more

A half-hour with Chip Ganassi is always an enlightening experience, as you’d expect, bearing in mind he owns and runs one of the greatest Indy car teams of all time, enjoys regular success in sportscars and fairly regular success in NASCAR. You don’t build and maintain a racing empire like this without having far more smarts than the average team owner.Some disgruntled ex-employees may not ...Keep reading

Frijns tops Lausitzring DTM test for Audi

Frijns' best lap of 1m35.169s was set on Wednesday, edging out Audi stablemate Mike Rockenfeller's benchmark from the opening day of the test on Monday by 0.021 seconds.Former champion Rockenfeller finished Monday's running 0.043s up on another Audi driver, J
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Frijns tops Lausitzring DTM test for Audi

Frijns' best lap of 1m35.169s was set on Wednesday, edging out Audi stablemate Mike Rockenfeller's benchmark from the opening day of the test on Monday by 0.021 seconds.Former champion Rockenfeller finished Monday's running 0.043s up on another Audi driver, Jamie Green, whose time stood as the third-best of the week.Rene Rast, second-quickest on Wednesday, was fourth fastest, while Nico ...Keep reading

McLaren wary of «chicken-and-egg» scenario with WEC

Brown said last December that McLaren was looking into joining the WEC's top class in 2021, towards the end of the first full season under the new rules due to start in September 2020.Since then, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest and the FIA have opened up the r
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McLaren wary of «chicken-and-egg» scenario with WEC

Brown said last December that McLaren was looking into joining the WEC's top class in 2021, towards the end of the first full season under the new rules due to start in September 2020.Since then, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest and the FIA have opened up the rules to road-going hypercars such as the Aston Martin Valkyrie and McLaren Senna, which will race against the prototypes with styling ...Keep reading

Dreyer & Reinbold to run Karam in four ARX2 rounds

Karam, the 2013 Indy Lights champion and 2010 USF2000 title winner, is due to make his sixth Indy 500 start this year with DRR-Chevrolet, his fifth attempt with the Dennis Reinbold’s highly-regarded squad.Now the 24-year-old from Nazareth, PA, is to join Co
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Dreyer & Reinbold to run Karam in four ARX2 rounds

Karam, the 2013 Indy Lights champion and 2010 USF2000 title winner, is due to make his sixth Indy 500 start this year with DRR-Chevrolet, his fifth attempt with the Dennis Reinbold’s highly-regarded squad.Now the 24-year-old from Nazareth, PA, is to join Cole Keatts at DRR’s American Rallycross rounds at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, June 8-9, and at the newly rebranded World Wide ...Keep reading

Sonoma Raceway adds new viewing area to famed Carousel

Last year, Sonoma announced its annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race would return to the original 12-turn road course, including the famed “Carousel,” as part of the track’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration.This week the track announced i
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Sonoma Raceway adds new viewing area to famed Carousel

Last year, Sonoma announced its annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race would return to the original 12-turn road course, including the famed “Carousel,” as part of the track’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration.This week the track announced it had rebranded the peninsula between Turns 1 and 6 in the Carousel as “The Point.” The new fan viewing area will offer up close views ...Keep reading

Ferrari «got it wrong» in favouring Vettel, says Berger

Team boss Mattia Binotto has made it clear since testing that Vettel would have priority in any «50/50 situation», as the team feels his experience as a four-time world champion means that the German is the most realistic title contender.In the th
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Ferrari «got it wrong» in favouring Vettel, says Berger

Team boss Mattia Binotto has made it clear since testing that Vettel would have priority in any «50/50 situation», as the team feels his experience as a four-time world champion means that the German is the most realistic title contender.In the third race of the season in China, Leclerc was told to let Vettel by for third place, and as the race unfolded the Ferrari newcomer ultimately fell ...Keep reading

Horner: Gasly needs to tweak driving style to suit RB15

Gasly has had a difficult start to the campaign, but managed to score his best result of the season with sixth place – plus grab fastest lap – in the Chinese Grand Prix.But although Gasly still has some way to go before he is able to properly challenge te
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Horner: Gasly needs to tweak driving style to suit RB15

Gasly has had a difficult start to the campaign, but managed to score his best result of the season with sixth place – plus grab fastest lap – in the Chinese Grand Prix.But although Gasly still has some way to go before he is able to properly challenge teammate Max Verstappen, Horner has faith that the issues the Frenchman is suffering from are being overcome.“I think he has made a ...Keep reading

Marco Andretti’s Indy 500 livery pays tribute to Mario

Despite several brilliant drives at Indianapolis Motor Speedway between 1965 and his retirement in 1994, Mario landed only one win there, in May 1969. Despite a slipping clutch, an overheating engine and a sticking wheel nut obliging him to run the race on on
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Marco Andretti’s Indy 500 livery pays tribute to Mario

Despite several brilliant drives at Indianapolis Motor Speedway between 1965 and his retirement in 1994, Mario landed only one win there, in May 1969. Despite a slipping clutch, an overheating engine and a sticking wheel nut obliging him to run the race on only one set of Firestones, Andretti led 116 of the 200 laps to triumph in Andy Granatelli’s STP-sponsored Clint Brawner-designed Hawk ...Keep reading

F1 Esports champion to make single-seater debut

Leigh, who competes for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports in the virtual F1 series, will race a KMR-run Spectrum SC011C during the National FF1600 season opener at Snetterton this weekend, and is also set to compete at the following meeting at Oulton Park on May
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F1 Esports champion to make single-seater debut

Leigh, who competes for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports in the virtual F1 series, will race a KMR-run Spectrum SC011C during the National FF1600 season opener at Snetterton this weekend, and is also set to compete at the following meeting at Oulton Park on May 11.The BRSCC's National FF1600 championship uses spec 1600cc Ford Kent engines and largely similar wingless cars with minimal ...Keep reading

Ferrari's Shwartzman ends F3 pre-season testing on top

Shwartzman's benchmark, a 1m30.746s, left him as the pace-setter of the two-day test, as it was almost seven tenths quicker than the lap managed by his Prema teammate and fellow Scuderia protege Marcus Armstrong on Wednesday.SMP-backed Russian racer Shwartzma
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Ferrari's Shwartzman ends F3 pre-season testing on top

Shwartzman's benchmark, a 1m30.746s, left him as the pace-setter of the two-day test, as it was almost seven tenths quicker than the lap managed by his Prema teammate and fellow Scuderia protege Marcus Armstrong on Wednesday.SMP-backed Russian racer Shwartzman pipped Renault junior Christian Lundgaard (ART Grand Prix) to the top spot by two tenths of a second in the final hour of the morning ...Keep reading

Safari Rally organisers asked to make route tougher

Mouton visited Kenya to drive as much of a proposed route as possible ahead of a July candidate event which could be the final sign-off on the Safari Rally's first appearance on the WRC calendar in 17 years.Colin McRae won the last WRC event in an M-Sport For
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Safari Rally organisers asked to make route tougher

Mouton visited Kenya to drive as much of a proposed route as possible ahead of a July candidate event which could be the final sign-off on the Safari Rally's first appearance on the WRC calendar in 17 years.Colin McRae won the last WRC event in an M-Sport Ford Focus in 2002.Mouton visited areas such as Naivasha and Mount Longonot with safety officials and FIA liaison Surinder ...Keep reading

Raikkonen: Alfa needs to «tidy up» weekend to unleash potential

The Finn has scored in the opening three grands prix of the Formula 1 season, and is just one point behind Red Bull's Pierre Gasly in the drivers' standings.But he is adamant that his Alfa Romeo outfit can have even better results if it can eradicate the prac
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Raikkonen: Alfa needs to «tidy up» weekend to unleash potential

The Finn has scored in the opening three grands prix of the Formula 1 season, and is just one point behind Red Bull's Pierre Gasly in the drivers' standings.But he is adamant that his Alfa Romeo outfit can have even better results if it can eradicate the practice problems that have held it back from getting the most out of its car in qualifying.In China last weekend, his teammate Antonio ...Keep reading

WRT Audi signs Fittipaldi to complete DTM grid

Fittipaldi, 22, has been confirmed in one of the Belgian squad's Audi RS5 Turbos for the full season after taking part in this week's official pre-season DTM test at the Lausitzing. The grandson of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson has joined South A
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WRT Audi signs Fittipaldi to complete DTM grid

Fittipaldi, 22, has been confirmed in one of the Belgian squad's Audi RS5 Turbos for the full season after taking part in this week's official pre-season DTM test at the Lausitzing. The grandson of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson has joined South African Jonathan Aberdein, 21, in WRT's line-up for its debut season in the DTM. Team boss Vincent Vosse said: "We are delighted to ...Keep reading

Rossi: Title fight only close because of Marquez crash

Marquez’s early exit from the Circuit of the Americas race – which marked his first-ever defeat at the Texan venue – opened the door for Alex Rins to win his first MotoGP race and Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fourth, to retake the lead in the standing
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Rossi: Title fight only close because of Marquez crash

Marquez’s early exit from the Circuit of the Americas race – which marked his first-ever defeat at the Texan venue – opened the door for Alex Rins to win his first MotoGP race and Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fourth, to retake the lead in the standings.Ducati rider Dovizioso has a three-point lead over Rossi, who was on course to assume the head of the points table until being passed ...Keep reading

Binotto admits it was «difficult» to give Leclerc orders

Leclerc passed Vettel at the start but appeared to be struggling slightly more with his tyres than his four-time world champion teammate, who he was eventually told to let past and did so at the start of lap 11.It was the third time in three races that Ferrar
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Binotto admits it was «difficult» to give Leclerc orders

Leclerc passed Vettel at the start but appeared to be struggling slightly more with his tyres than his four-time world champion teammate, who he was eventually told to let past and did so at the start of lap 11.It was the third time in three races that Ferrari has issued an instruction to Leclerc, having confirmed Leclerc needed to stay behind Vettel at the end of the season-opening Australian ...Keep reading

Alonso unlikely to remain with Toyota for 2019/20

The Japanese manufacturer is refusing to comment on speculation that the two-time Formula 1 world champion will not be part of its line-up when the first edition of the WEC run to a 'winter series' format kicks off at Silverstone in September. A spokesman fo
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Alonso unlikely to remain with Toyota for 2019/20

The Japanese manufacturer is refusing to comment on speculation that the two-time Formula 1 world champion will not be part of its line-up when the first edition of the WEC run to a 'winter series' format kicks off at Silverstone in September. A spokesman for Toyota Motorsport GmbH told Motorsport.com: «We expect to announce our drivers for next season relatively soon.»He said that he ...Keep reading

S5000 technical package ticked off after latest test

Garry Rogers Motorsport, which is managing production of the S5000 cars, settled on the final spec of the Onroak-Ligier chassis and Ford Coyote V8 engine at today's test.That means production of the cars can now hit full swing, ahead of the revised kick-off d
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S5000 technical package ticked off after latest test

Garry Rogers Motorsport, which is managing production of the S5000 cars, settled on the final spec of the Onroak-Ligier chassis and Ford Coyote V8 engine at today's test.That means production of the cars can now hit full swing, ahead of the revised kick-off date for the inaugural season at Sandown in September.Five of the 14 expected to make up the grid at the first round are already at ...Keep reading

Verstappen targeting mid-season F1 race wins

With his team aware that it needs to improve its chassis, and Honda still having ground to make up on the power front, Verstappen thinks it is unrealistic to expect much more right now.But, with a host of car and engine updates in the pipeline, the Dutchman t
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Verstappen targeting mid-season F1 race wins

With his team aware that it needs to improve its chassis, and Honda still having ground to make up on the power front, Verstappen thinks it is unrealistic to expect much more right now.But, with a host of car and engine updates in the pipeline, the Dutchman thinks that Red Bull could get to a point by the middle of the campaign where it is strong on all types of circuits.Speaking ...Keep reading

Super Formula 2019: Driver-by-driver season preview

Super Formula enters a new era in 2019 with the introduction of the new halo-equipped SF19 car, which has already broken one lap record of its predecessor and is touted to go even faster with time.But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new season is t
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Super Formula 2019: Driver-by-driver season preview

Super Formula enters a new era in 2019 with the introduction of the new halo-equipped SF19 car, which has already broken one lap record of its predecessor and is touted to go even faster with time.But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new season is the driver line-up, with eight fresh faces joining an expanded grid. Will the young stars, both Japanese and international, break the ...Keep reading

Supercars could drop horsepower to cut costs

The current Supercars field is split between five-litre pushrod Ford and GM V8s, and the 5.6-litre Nissan quad-cam unit that powers the Altimas. Power is generally estimated at between 620 to 635 horsepower, with parity measured not on pure output, but in inc
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Supercars could drop horsepower to cut costs

The current Supercars field is split between five-litre pushrod Ford and GM V8s, and the 5.6-litre Nissan quad-cam unit that powers the Altimas. Power is generally estimated at between 620 to 635 horsepower, with parity measured not on pure output, but in incremental rpm brackets. Those figures could be lowered, however, as part of ongoing cost containment in the category. According to ...Keep reading

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