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Denny Hamlin visits New York after winning 500

Hamlin, who outlasted teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to score his first NASCAR Cup Series win since 2017, became the 12th driver to win multiple Daytona 500’s in the 62-year history of the event.One of the first stops of the day was to the set of “Li

Star Supercars rookie expecting upgrades for 2019

Le Brocq impressed by topping a highly-ranked rookie intake last year, however he admitted he was «behind the eight ball» in terms of updates to his Triple Eight-built Commodore at the back end of the season.That's something he's hoping will chang

Power: “I’m in the best form of my life”

Last year Power became the most successful IndyCar driver in Team Penske’s history and scored the team’s 200th IndyCar win, while moving into second in the all-time pole winner’s list behind Mario Andretti.However, errors, mechanical failures and other

Barcelona Test Day 2: Leclerc continues Ferrari's grip of top spot

A faultless, high-mileage day for Charles Leclerc ensured Ferrari remained at the top of the timing sheets on day two, whilst Red Bull's Pierre Gasly ended the day in the barrier.Ferrari's successful preseason testing period showed no signs of ending after a

DragonSpeed «not here to make up the numbers» in IndyCar

Sportscar outfit DragonSpeed announced late last year plans to contest five 2019 IndyCar rounds - St. Petersburg, Barber, the Indianapolis 500, Road America and Mid-Ohio - with a solo Chevrolet-powered entry driven by Hanley.The team, owned by former racer El

Mexican president to cut grand prix funding to pay for railway

Mexican GP organisers have won the ‘best promoter’ award at the FIA’s annual end-of-season prizegiving every year since the race rejoined the F1 schedule in 2015. The organisers received government funding, reported by the Financial Times to be worth a

IndyCar still evaluating flyaway international races

The 17-race/16-event 2019 IndyCar season stretches only from March 11 in St. Petersburg, FL., to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, CA. on Sept. 22, and Miles has long been determined to keep the final quarter of the year clear to avoid clashes with the NFL sea

Leclerc ‘put emotion to one side’ in first 2019 Ferrari F1 test

Though Leclerc had previously tested for Ferrari during his time on its driver development scheme and post-season at Abu Dhabi last year – as well as having two laps in 2019's SF90 on Sunday as part of a 'filming day' shakedown – Tuesday was the fully-fle

IndyCar reveals cockpit safety modification

All cars participating in an April 24 open test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval will be fitted with Advanced Frontal Protection (AFP), a titanium piece made by Dallara.AFP stands a little more than three inches tall and averages three-quarters of an i

Goodyear debuts new tire combo with aero package at Atlanta

All three of NASCAR’s national series teams – Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Trucks – will debut a new left-side tire in this week’s races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.“Two things are sure about Atlanta Motor Speedway – first, it is

Proctor switches to BMR Subaru for 2019

Yorkshire-born Proctor, who was a race winner in the opening meeting at Brands Hatch last year, moves to BMR after two seasons driving a Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra.The 20-year-old will line-up alongside a yet-to-be named teammate, although 2017 champio

Gasly «caught by surprise» in F1 test crash

Gasly, making his debut behind the wheel of Red Bull's new Honda-powered RB15 after Max Verstappen drove it during a filming-day shakedown and the opening day of the test, crashed at Turn 12 with just over an hour to go in the day.The car snapped out of contr

Leclerc tops second F1 test day as Gasly crashes

Leclerc, replacing Kimi Raikkonen in the team for 2019, set the fastest time of the day in the morning session.He logged a 1m18.247s on the C3 tyre, which narrowly missed out on his team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s 1m18.161s, which the latter also set on C3s af

New Racing Point site expands current base tenfold

The team recently purchased 27 acres of farmland that encompasses the current three-acre site where the team has been located since the summer of 1991, and its early days as Jordan Grand Prix.Construction will start after planning permission has been confirme

Ricciardo: Renault «in the ballpark» on long runs

Following Saturday’s filming day shakedown, Ricciardo drove the RS19 on Monday afternoon, taking over from teammate Nico Hulkenberg, and again on Tuesday morning.However, just over two hours into Tuesday's running, the upper rear wing element flew off on th

Vandoorne explains double Mexico Fanboost penalty

Vandoorne's HWA machine shut down twice on the opening lap, forcing him to do a full reset, and he ended up a lap down before the red flag on lap three. But following the red flag, Vandoorne used his Fanboost before the 22nd minute rule defined in the regula

Williams' car to arrive in Barcelona on Wednesday morning

The team's pre-season preparations have been hit by delays in the build process, which forced the team to not only cancel a planned shakedown but also miss the first two days of this week's first test.Following a mammoth effort at the team's Grove factory to

Honda: Compact engine design has not hurt performance

Red Bull boss Christian Horner said on Monday that the installation of the Honda engine was the best his outfit had ever experienced, as he labelled the power unit a «thing of beauty».But while previous experience of an extreme compact design hur

Bigger Ferrari changes would've been «madness» - Vettel

Despite much improved performance from its F1 cars, Ferrari's two latest title challenges collapsed in the latter stages of those respective campaigns as Mercedes maintained its unbeaten streak in the hybrid era.This contributed to the departure of Ferrari te

Honda WSBK gains likely to «take time», warns Camier

Honda, which revealed its 2019 livery ahead of the start of the test on Sunday, joined the WSBK field for the first time in Phillip Island, having skipped the previous winter tests in Jerez and Portimao in favour of conducting its own private programme on Asi

Juncadella, Habsburg complete R-Motorsport DTM line-up

The pair join the previously-announced Paul di Resta and Jake Dennis in representing the four-car, HWA-run R-Motorsport outfit it its first season on the DTM grid.Juncadella was part of the Mercedes line-up last year in the Stuttgart marque's final season in

Leclerc keeps Ferrari on top in second morning of F1 test

Leclerc picked up where teammate Sebastian Vettel left off on day one, moving to the top of the order just after the first hour was up on a cool morning in Spain.From there, he gradually improved his times, eventually setting a 1m18.247s on the yellow-marked

Ducati: Rider teamwork will mean fewer wasted points

Petrucci replaces Honda-bound Jorge Lorenzo as Dovizioso's teammate in the works Ducati set-up for 2019, signifying what technical boss Gigi Dall'Igna described at the Italian manufacturer's 2019 launch as a «change of rider strategy» in compariso

Sauber Junior Team reveals 2019 line-up

The Czech Republic-based Charouz outfit has swapped a Ferrari Driver Academy tie-up for a new partnership with Sauber - now running under the Alfa Romeo moniker in Formula 1 - to form a young driver development programme.Charouz has moved to a new and much la

Pirelli: New track surface behind 2019 F1 speed gains

New aero regulations designed to help improve overtaking were expected to slow F1's cars by around 1.5 seconds per lap.But eyebrows have been raised during the opening pre-season F1 test at Barcelona with the cars proving to be every bit as fast as 2018.Sebas

Ferrari making «statement» with Vettel/Leclerc claim - Wolff

New Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, who landed the top job after Maurizio Arrivabene was dropped, suggested last week that Vettel may be prioritised over Charles Leclerc if the situation calls for it.«I think it's normal, especially early in the seaso

Bautista leads Sykes on final WSBK test day

After setting the pace on Monday, Bautista remained in command of the timesheets in both Tuesday sessions, improving on his previous best time by some four tenths in the opening session.The Spaniard's laptime of 1m30.303s was enough to put him 0.457s clear o

Hyundai drops Mikkelsen from Corsica WRC line-up

Mikkelsen was originally slated to contest all 14 rounds of this year’s WRC season for Hyundai alongside Thierry Neuville, with Sebastien Loeb and Sordo sharing a third i20 Coupe WRC.However, the signing of nine-time champion Loeb has complicated the split

Red Bull not alarmed by Ferrari/Alfa's radical front wings

Formula 1 teams have had to work on all-new front wings this year thanks to an overhaul of the aero rules aimed at trying to help overtaking.The simplified and wider front wings have led to a split among the teams about how best to recover lost downforce.Rea

F1 set for standard gearboxes as FIA issues tender

The governing body wants all competitors to share common internals but have their own “team-specific” gearbox casings on which the suspension is hung.Apart from the tyre tender that was won last year by Pirelli, this tender is the first formal indication

Hamilton: New Mercedes F1 car «feels different» to last year's

After the car was shaken down at a filming day at Silverstone last week, Valtteri Bottas ran 69 laps in this morning’s session on the opening day in Barcelona before Hamilton took over and completed 81 in the afternoon.The pair finished the day in eighth an

Supercars won't combine 2020/2021 seasons

The series is looking to run more rounds during the Australian summer from next year onwards, a move that would also shift it away from the popular football codes, the AFL and the NRL, which run through the winter.It's understood that a prime time return to S

Former Supercars driver confirms Honda TCR Australia deal

The Sydney-based team, run by former Supercars full-timer David Wall, kick-started a relationship with Honda's homologation partner J.A.S Motorsport by taking delivery of the first Civic that arrived in Australia late last year.However at that time there was

Kyle Busch set for new deal with Daytona dominators JGR

Motorsport.com has learned that Kyle Busch has agreed terms to re-sign with Toyota’s powerhouse Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series squad in a multi-year deal that will be formally revealed in the coming days.Busch, the 2015 Cup champion, is understood to hav

Tick of approval for new Supercars transaxle

Supercars has switched to a six-speed Xtrac unit for the 2019 season, which replaces the Albins unit that was first introduced with the Car of the Future regulations back in 2013.After being tested at race events by Simona de Silvestro and Tim Blanchard durin

Hamlin: 2019 Daytona 500 triumph «validates» first win

Hamlin went the entirety 2018 without recording a single win, marking the first time the Virginia native didn’t secure a victory in a season since he ran a seven-race schedule in the Cup Series in 2005. Now, just one race into the 2019 season, Hamlin is a r

Williams delay prompts questions over Paddy Lowe’s future

After initially scrapping plans for a shakedown of its FW42 last weekend, Williams has admitted that it is now only going to be able to run its car on Wednesday at the earliest this week.While skipping one day of running could have been put down to simply mis

Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo has made «big step» since 2018

Raikkonen has joined Alfa, which has taken over the title of Sauber’s F1 entry, after five years with Ferrari. He drove Sauber’s 2018 car in the post-season Abu Dhabi test last year and believes serious progress has been made since then, after an encoura

Grosjean questions new tyre blanket rules after spin

The Haas driver was one of several drivers to have moments in Monday’s cold conditions, with Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg also spinning.Rear blanket temperatures have been dropped to 80°C this year, while fronts have stayed at 100°
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