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Could Vettel follow Alonso's example of going 'home'?

Alonso has returned to the team with which he grew up, made his name, and won the world championship. It's a great story. Is there a chance that Vettel could follow suit and go back to his spiritual home at Red Bull?It's an obvious choice, of course, and one

Haas brake failures caused by insufficient cooling - Grosjean

Kevin Magnussen retired from last weekend's race with a dramatic brake failure just before half distance, while Grosjean was later forced out by the same problem.This followed Grosjean losing much of the first practice for the 2020 season with a brake failur

Raikkonen: Vettel/Ferrari problems not as big as made out

Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after the team opted against offering him a new contract beyond 2020, opting to sign Carlos Sainz from Ferrari.Vettel revealed last weekend in Austria that he was «surprised» to not receive an offe

F1 2020 game review: Does My Team live up to the hype?

Produced once again by Codemasters, the publisher and developer of the F1 game since 2010, F1 2020 looks to continue to build on the growing hype and momentum that has been building around its digital offerings in recent years.The explosion of F1 Esports saw

First look: Ferrari's upgraded F1 front wing

Having struggled for pace in pre-season testing, Ferrari struggled at last weekend’s Red Bull Ring race with only Charles Leclerc making it into the final part of qualifying as Sebastian Vettel qualified 11th. Although Leclerc captured second in t

Explained: Why black Mercedes doesn't cause cooling issues

With Mercedes opting for an all-black livery in its W11 F1 car for 2020, speculation mounted that its black livery could have a negative effect on cooling compared to the traditional silver colour scheme it has been using since its works F1 return in 2010.Acc

«New» Alonso has shaken off «toxic» baggage, says Renault

The French car manufacturer has signed a two-year deal with the Spaniard that will see him enjoy his third spell with the team that brought him his two championship titles.But while Alonso earned a reputation in his career for venting frustrations i

Plato explains reasoning behind BTCC sabbatical

Official Vauxhall team Power Maxed Racing announced on Tuesday morning that Plato and Mat Jackson would not race the squad’s Astras as intended this season, although 97-time race winner Plato remains contracted for 2021.The team plans instead to compete in

Mugello set for September slot on updated F1 calendar

The Ferrari-owned venue has been handed the September 13 slot to form the last part of a triple-header, following on from Spa and Monza.It's believed that the name chosen for the race will reflect the support of the local Tuscany region, just as this weekend'

Carlin opts to skip Paul Ricard ELMS opener

The British single-seater powerhouse had committed to running its Dallara P217 for a second full season in the ELMS, following on from its Asian Le Mans Series campaign last winter in which it lost the title by just a single point.Jack Manchester, Ben Barnico

Wolff: «Gloves are off» in Mercedes-Red Bull battle

While Mercedes emerged from the season opener at the Red Bull Ring with victory, it faced a fraught weekend as its rival protested its DAS, forced a review of Lewis Hamilton’s yellow flag infringement and then pushed it hard in the race.Reflecting on the ev

Ezpeleta not ruling out reduced 2021 MotoGP calendar

The global COVID-19 outbreak has forced MotoGP to trim down its 2020 calendar from 20 rounds to just 13 events across just eight circuits in 2020, marking the shortest calendar since the 1995 season.Over the next two years, MotoGP was set to return to Indones

Honda introduces engine «countermeasures» after Austria DNFs

Verstappen was forced to pit and retire after running just 11 laps last weekend, while Albon was forced to stop on track in the closing laps, having survived an earlier collision with Lewis Hamilton.Honda says that the power units in both cars have been check

Russell set to take new engine in Styrian GP

Although the change will have no impact on Russell's grid position for the Red Bull Ring race, it means he is a step closer to receiving penalties.Russell retired after running 49 laps of the Austrian Grand Prix with what was described at the time as a fuel p

How F1’s reverse grid race in Austria would have lined up

With the same F1 cars racing on the same track with the same drivers and on the same tyres, there were fears that it could simply throw up a repeat spectacle.But although last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix was a thriller, there is no denying that how the re

Supercars suspends $500,000 junior prize pool

In a bid to boost grid numbers Supercars last year pledged $500,000 to its second-tier series, including a $400,000 cash prize to the series winner to help secure a main game drive in 2021.The other $100,000 was earmarked for an under-25 rookie class winner.H

Quintarelli out to end Nissan's longest title drought

Quintarelli is gunning for a fifth GT500 title as he goes into his eighth season with Nissan’s flagship NISMO team and his seventh in partnership with Tsugio Matsuda in the #23 car this year, which marks the debut of a new generation of GT-R challenger.&nbs

Unorthodox schedule for Fuji Super GT opener

While SUPER GT has long since used a two-day format for its events, practice traditionally occurs on Saturday morning before qualifying takes place later that day.However, in order to further condense the action in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic

The Bend makes Supercars hub offer

The South Australian circuit was left off the latest version of the 2020 calendar, unveiled last month, in favour of Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, sparking a scathing open letter to Supercars from Shahin.Since then, however, Australia's COVID-19 picture has c

Parker/Buttafuoco take eNASCAR Pro League wins at Fontana

PS4Kyle Arnold led the way early in the first 45 lap race, but both Josh Parker and Maxwell Castro would take a turn out front as the field stayed together in a single pack. Joey Stone would lead the way as well before Parker regained control just befor

NASCAR sets Cup schedule through August; Watkins Glen out

Restrictions instituted recently by New York State require travelers from several COVID-19 “hot spots” – including North Carolina – to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon arriving in the state.That made the planned Aug. 14-16 race weekend untenabl

What Fernando Alonso’s return really means for F1 and Renault

At 39, Alonso will be one of the oldest drivers on the grid, but has title-winning experience and the kind of winning mentality Renault will hope can invigorate its F1 programme in the next two years. Read Also:Fernando Alonso signs with Renault F1 team

MotoGP cancels 2020 Austin visit

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on the scheduled 2020 season, with all races through June on the original calendar either cancelled or postponed.Last month, MotoGP unveiled a revised 13-round calendar beginning with back-to-back races at Jerez on Jul

Renault «very serious» about F1 academy despite Alonso call-up

Renault Sport Academy members Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard are both racing in F2 this year, and Abiteboul confirmed that the original plan was to potentially promote one of them as early as 2021.However he insisted that the late start to the season an

Mercedes admits no quick fix for «complex» gearbox issues

A combination of electrical interference within its systems, allied to the vibrations caused by running over kerbs at the Red Bull Ring, left the team running the risk of gearbox failures in last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.The team has admitted that the

Hamilton “grateful” to F1 drivers who took a knee

Hamilton says that the impetus for a gesture before the race came from F1’s ‘End Racism’ campaign, and from GPDA directors Sebastian Vettel and Romain Grosjean, who led a discussion on the subject in a meeting on Friday evening.A key decision was to sep

Stohl to lead historic debut of electric rallycross car

Stohl will compete at the Kakucs circuit in a Fiesta ElectRX, created by his STARD research and development firm, the kind of car that will be run in the World Rallycross Championship’s Projekt E electric support series from this year.With the Fiesta’s el

Renault not planning 2020 F1 practice running for Alonso

Renault announced on Wednesday that two-time F1 world champion Alonso would be returning to the team next year, ending a two-season break from the sport for the Spaniard.Alonso made his last grand prix appearance at the end of 2018 with McLaren, and has sinc

Ricciardo “not devastated” by early stoppage in Austria

Ricciardo was running in 10th place after 17 laps when he was called into retire, and admitted to some frustration after two safety cars and a high attrition race created opportunities for his fellow midfield runners.The Australian said the chance t

Jimmie Johnson medically cleared to resume racing in NASCAR

Last Friday Johnson announced he had received a positive test result for COVID-19 but did not know at that time how long he had the disease. He also had shown no symptoms.Wednesday morning, Hendrick Motorsports announced Johnson, after receiving negative tes

Vettel in Formula 1 – With Alonso at Renault, where can he go in 2021?

Ferrari announced in May that it is parting ways with Sebastian Vettel after the 2020 season, six years after beginning a partnership that was supposed to replicate the kind of success the Scuderia enjoyed with Michael Schumacher at the turn of the millennium

Alonso: Renault gives me chance to «return to highest level»

Renault announced on Wednesday that two-time F1 world champion Alonso would be returning to the team in 2021, marking his comeback to F1.Alonso won both of his world titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006, and will re-join for his third stint with the team, th

Fernando Alonso signs with Renault F1 team for 2021 season

The Spaniard, who won his only world titles for Renault in 2005 and 2006, last raced in F1 at the end of 2018 when he decided that F1 was no longer an attractive option for him.Alonso will take the place of Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who has signed to join

Why is it called the Styrian Grand Prix? Second Austrian F1 race explained

After an extended coronavirus-induced break, F1 finally returned to action last weekend with the Austrian Grand Prix.The race was hailed a success, as two safety car periods and a plethora of retirements delivered an exciting contest up and down the grid.&nbs

DAMS hails «mature» Ticktum after Austria podium

Sicard made the comments to Motorsport.com following two-time Macau Grand Prix winner Ticktum’s strong showing in last weekend’s opening F2 round at the Red Bull Ring, in which he scored a fifth and a third to put himself fourth in the standings.Former Re

Sirotkin joins GT World Challenge Europe enduros with SMP

Sirotkin will share a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 in the Pro class with Ferrari’s works GT drivers Davide Rigon and Miguel Molina, who finished second in last year’s Endurance Cup alongside Mikhail Aleshin.“We are very keen to do well, and I am pleased to

Bottas reveals why he slowed close to end of Austrian GP

In the closing laps of the race Hamilton was running second when he was handed a five-second penalty for his clash with Alex Albon, and he was thus desperate to stay sufficiently clear of his immediate pursuers.However he had to run at the pace of race leade

Webber: «Empty» Vettel shows Ferrari relationship is over

Vettel endured a difficult first race weekend with the team since confirmation of his impending exit in Austria, which included missing Q3 on Saturday and then a 10th place finish on Sunday following a clumsy clash with Carlos Sainz.His teammate Charles Lecle

Kelly Racing documents 10-hour border dash

The squad was one of five Supercars teams forced into exile from Victoria due to an ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne, a Monday morning announcement about a border closure with New South Wales sparking a mad dash north.The team began documenting its b
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