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New tire combination for Cup teams in Homestead finale

Cup series teams have seen the new tire combination that will be used this weekend but it has not been run at Homestead previously.Compared to what was run at this track last season, both the left-side and right-side tire feature construction updates to alig

Are F1 2021's targets for downforce in dirty air achievable?

At the unveiling of new technical, sporting and financial regulations last month, the governing body and F1 chiefs revealed how new aerodynamic rules will target wake performance to improve close racing from 2021.Read Also:Top things you might've missed in F1

Aston Martin «unlucky in two ways» in Shanghai

The British marque had been firmly on course for its second class win in a row in China after Fuji winners Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen pulled out a 15-second lead over the opposition in the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.That was until a puncture for Thiim w

Davidson's «discipline» vital to JOTA Shanghai win

The car shared by Davidson, Antonio Felix da Costa and Roberto Gonzalez led home a JOTA 1-2 in China, the trio beating the sister Jackie Chan DC Racing-entered car of Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry and Will Stevens.From fifth on the grid, Davidson propelled the G

Alonso tests STC2000 series car in Buenos Aires

Alonso, who will compete with the Japanese manufacturer in the Dakar Rally next year, tested the 380bhp touring car at the Buenos Aires circuit.He drove the car of four-time STC2000 Matias Rossi, a factory driver for Toyota and the current leader of the champ

Extreme E announces location for Himalayan race

XE will race in the Kali Gandaki valley – the deepest gorge in the world, per a championship statement – within the Mustang District, which is 400 kilometres from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and sits at 2750m above sea level.The XE statement explained tha

Leclerc to take Brazil grid penalty for new Ferrari engine

Leclerc had suffered an oil leak during third practice at the preceding United States Grand Prix, which forced him to revert to an older specification of the engine for the rest of the weekend.This left him “slightly down” on power en route to a distant f

KTM: Oliveira's 2020 gripe was «really unpleasant»

After KTM announced that it picked Moto2 rider Binder as Johann Zarco's full-time replacement in its works outfit for 2020, Oliveira - who impressed in his rookie MotoGP campaign in 2019 - said at Phillip Island that the decision made him feel «not wort

Erebus launches driver development programme

Dubbed Creating Pathways, the programme has been formed in partnership with Paul Morris and his leading driver training facility Motorplex.With Creating Pathways, Erebus will not only identify and coach young talent, but also provide them with marketing and m

F1 reveals carbon footprint data along with two-step plan

The sustainability plan, which was revealed to team bosses in a meeting at the Mexican GP, has been designed to ensure that F1 is seen to lead the way in automotive carbon reduction, while stressing the efficiency of the current hybrid engines.As well as on-t

Mercedes likely to stay in F1 after 2021, but «not a given»

With discussions ongoing between Mercedes and F1 owners Liberty Media over new terms for a commercial rights deal, Wolff says that parent company Daimler is weighing up many aspects about its continued involvement as a team owner.And amid some challenging tim

WSBK returns to Germany with Oschersleben race

Oschersleben becomes the second new track on the 2020 schedule following the announcement that Barcelona is to join the calendar last month, and will host the production-based championship on July 31-August 2.It will mark WSBK's first visit to Germany since i

Albon to partner Verstappen at Red Bull in 2020

Albon, who has made F1 debut this season after graduating from Formula 2, was promoted from Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso to its main F1 outfit ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.The Anglo-Thai racer replaced Pierre Gasly, who had been struggling as Verstapp

Supercars to consult fans over new rules

The Australian series is looking to enlist 10 to 12 fans to join the council, which will then offer feedback during the development of the next generation technical regulations.The fans council will sit alongside the NASCAR-inspired manufacturers council tha

Entry list issued for Fuji DTM/Super GT 'Dream Race'

A total of seven cars from the DTM - four Audi RS5 DTMs and three BMW M4 DTMs - will join the regular field of 15 GT500 cars for the pair of races on November 23-24.While almost all of the SUPER GT teams have elected to split driving duties across their two f

Cameron joins Honda for Kyalami IGTC round

The American driver, who won the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship crown this season for Acura Team Penske alongside Juan Pablo Montoya, joins Honda IGTC regulars Bertrand Baguette and Marco Bonanomi for the November 21-23 event.He in effect replaces Hideki

Rally Australia to be cancelled due to wildfires

The organisers of the final round of this year’s World Rally Championship put together a revised and shortened route on Monday, but the decision to cancel was taken on Tuesday morning. Official confirmation of the decision is expected from Rally Australia i

Fires cause angry teams to call for Rally Australia cancellation

Rally Australia organisers are set to meet with the FIA, WRC Promoter and the teams at 1600 Australian time (0500 London) to discuss the situation.Privately, the teams are insisting the event has to be called off.Travel to Coffs Harbour is increasingly diffic

Date, format revealed for new 'Bathurst International'

To be known as the Bathurst International, the event has been given a provisional date of December 4-6 in 2020, subject to confirmation of other international calendars.The format of the TCR feature race has also been confirmed. As expected there will be a 50

Revealed! How to spot what an F1 team is trying to hide

One of the car’s key strengths was in its ground effects, and part of its success is down to an “illegal secret” spotted by technical illustrator Giorgio Piola.In this video, Piola explains the story of how he discovered Ligier’s hidden “clapet” v

How can the racing be improved at Phoenix in 2020?

Clean air appeared to dominate and passing was at a premium. Unless they were involved in an on-track incident – of which there were few – the eight remaining playoff drivers dominated the top-10 throughout the race.Next season, Phoenix will begin hostin

Peroni to auction helmet that saved him in horror crash

The 19-year-old Australian sustained a back injury when he was launched into a series of flips and into the fencing atop the tyre barrier having run wide at the Parabolica during the opening Monza race, ruling him out of the rest of the season.He will hold a

Randle to make S5000 debut at The Bend

Fresh off his trio of Supercars enduro outings, including a podium finish at Sandown, Randle will return to open-wheel competition for the second S5000 round with Team BRM.The 23-year-old has been racing in the Super2 this season, but has a successful backgro

Podcast: Did Vinales’ Sepang win signal Yamaha’s true return?

Coming off the back of a crashing out of the fight for the win in Australia, Vinales led from start to finish at Sepang in a dominant display which harked back to the form he showed when he won three of the first five races in his debut Yamaha campaign two ye

Promoted: The first 100 laps of Arrow McLaren SP’s bold new era

Hurry up and wait – by necessity, that’s the work methodology in a motorsport offseason. As every series seeks to contain costs for the teams – effectively to save them from themselves! – and also to prevent the financially blessed from stretching th

Penske fines ‘a waste of time’, says Triple Eight boss

DJRTP has now racked up an extraordinary $280,000 worth of fines from Bathurst-related penalties, starting with a record-breaking $250,000 ($100,000 suspended) for the go-slow order given to Fabian Coulthard.The team was then slapped with another $30,000 afte

Why Truex raced Phoenix with 'half a team' and an 'old car'

Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver locked into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with his victory at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway two weeks ago and his No. 19 Toyota team wasted no time in getting to work.Truex has had solid finishes in the

Ferrari: Top F1 teams will still dominate in 2021

A major revamp of the regulations, including new finance rules and cars that should be better for racing, has been agreed with the hope of making things more unpredictable.But although a future budget cap and a fairer share of revenues may have an impact on l

Massa and Fittipaldis star in Ayrton Senna festival in Sao Paulo

In front of a crowd of thousands at the Sao Paulo Fan Festival, run ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, Senna’s 1984 Toleman TG184 and 1985 Lotus 97T were driven by the star names.Read Also:The mystery of Senna's #11 photo solvedGa

Chris Amon on Ford beating Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966

Chris, going into the race, who were your biggest rivals – Ferrari or the other Ford GT cars?I was driving with Bruce McLaren in the #2 GT40 and we both knew our main competitors would be the other Fords. We ran at Le Mans in ’65 in the GT40 and we were s

Vettel: F1 would be «stupid» to ignore issues like environment

On Tuesday, F1 will announce a major new sustainability push, highlighting the often overlooked efficiency of the current hybrid engines and emphasising the sport’s move towards synthetic fuels in 2021 and beyond.Ferrari driver Vettel says that F1 can have

Piquet interested in Extreme E entry

As FE did before its first campaign, electric SUV series Extreme E has launched a 'drivers' programme' for potential competitors.Existing members of the scheme include six-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier, 2016 FE champion Lucas di Grassi, Le Mans 2

Hamilton still «working on a masterpiece» in F1

Hamilton secured his fifth championship with Mercedes in six seasons last week at the United States Grand Prix and is on course for his best-ever campaign in F1.The Briton needs one win from the final two races to match his personal-best victory and podium ta

Vettel tried 'not to see the truth' in early 2019

After a flying start to pre-season testing, Vettel and Ferrari were blown away by Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and their chief rival went on to rack up five consecutive one-two finishes and win the opening eight races of the year.Ferra

Toyota hurt in Shanghai by handicap «overreaction»

The Japanese marque suffered its first defeat on the road in the WEC since the 2017 Austin race as LMP1 privateer rival Rebellion took full advantage of the TS050 Hybrid's heavy penalties to score a first win of the 2019/20 season.Rebellion's sole R-13 finish

Wolff to miss first F1 race since 2013

Wolff has been ever-present during Mercedes' impressive run of six consecutive F1 title doubles, but amid the backdrop of other important matters – including future rules and his team's commitment to race on from 2021 – he has chosen to not travel to the

Rally Australia set to be reduced to 59 timed miles

The route for the Coffs Harbour-based event has been hit by bushfires raging up and down the east coast of New South Wales.A bulletin issued by clerk of the course Wayne Kenny outlines a new itinerary pending approval from the FIA.The new timetable includes f

WEC's return to Interlagos plunged into doubt

Series boss Gerard Neveu has warned WEC teams that he has worries about whether the race set for February 1 at the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix will go ahead.He explained that the promoter of the event, N/Duduch Motorsports, was contractually «late

Haas «a team with 11 defenders and no strikers» during F1 races

An all-season problem of being able to keep their tyres in the right operating window has led to the Haas drivers often falling down the order in races, with the outfit unable to find a fix the problem in the short term.Steiner has admitted that the frustrati
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