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McLaren deal puts "positive pressure" on Renault - Prost

McLaren will switch to the French power units next year after three disappointing seasons with Honda.Some observers have questioned why Renault would want to supply its power unit to another major team when it already faces competition from Red Bull, but Pros
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McLaren deal puts "positive pressure" on Renault - Prost

McLaren will switch to the French power units next year after three disappointing seasons with Honda.Some observers have questioned why Renault would want to supply its power unit to another major team when it already faces competition from Red Bull, but Prost sees only benefits."It will make pressure, for sure," Prost told Motorsport.com. "Because we will have one more competitor in ... Keep reading

Penske drivers “taking big swings at setups” in 2018 IndyCar

The 2014 champion Power tested at Sebring on Tuesday and then remained to observe teammates 2016 champion Pagenaud and current champion Josef Newgarden share the car on Wednesday.Power told Motorsport.com: “Honestly, we’re just scratching the surface at t
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Penske drivers “taking big swings at setups” in 2018 IndyCar

The 2014 champion Power tested at Sebring on Tuesday and then remained to observe teammates 2016 champion Pagenaud and current champion Josef Newgarden share the car on Wednesday.Power told Motorsport.com: “Honestly, we’re just scratching the surface at the moment. And we’re taking some really big swings at it, trying to work out what settings do what to the car, how much difference ... Keep reading

Tony Gibson welcomes change at SHR as he comes off the road

The affable veteran crew chief, who led Kurt Busch to the 2017 Daytona 500 win, is cutting back on his time on the road. Gibson will remain with Stewart Haas Racing but move into an advisory role in 2018 ... Keep reading
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Tony Gibson welcomes change at SHR as he comes off the road

The affable veteran crew chief, who led Kurt Busch to the 2017 Daytona 500 win, is cutting back on his time on the road. Gibson will remain with Stewart Haas Racing but move into an advisory role in 2018 ... Keep reading

Opinion: Has Britain lost its best chance for a MotoGP star?

The United Kingdom’s rich heritage in motorsport spreads across nearly all areas of racing, but perhaps MotoGP is the one category where the country has enjoyed the least amount of success in the past few decades.It’s especially odd considering the influe
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Opinion: Has Britain lost its best chance for a MotoGP star?

The United Kingdom’s rich heritage in motorsport spreads across nearly all areas of racing, but perhaps MotoGP is the one category where the country has enjoyed the least amount of success in the past few decades.It’s especially odd considering the influence the UK had on grand prix racing for the bigger part of the world championship’s first three decades.Leslie Graham won the first ... Keep reading

Raikkonen insists he still has hunger to race in F1

The Finn has not won a race since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, and scored his best points haul since the 2012 season with 205 this year.Raikkonen, whose contract expires at the end of 2018, will line-up alongside Sebastian Vettel next season with Fer
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Raikkonen insists he still has hunger to race in F1

The Finn has not won a race since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, and scored his best points haul since the 2012 season with 205 this year.Raikkonen, whose contract expires at the end of 2018, will line-up alongside Sebastian Vettel next season with Ferrari aiming to produce a title-contending car for the second successive year.In a clip from ... Keep reading

Schlegelmilch documentary to air on Motorsport.tv

Rainer W Schlegelmilch: Freezing Speed, tells the full story of his 55-year career and showcases his remarkable archive – now curated by Motorsport network.The documentary, narrated by James Allen, features two very familiar faces – Bernie Ecclestone and
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Schlegelmilch documentary to air on Motorsport.tv

Rainer W Schlegelmilch: Freezing Speed, tells the full story of his 55-year career and showcases his remarkable archive – now curated by Motorsport network.The documentary, narrated by James Allen, features two very familiar faces – Bernie Ecclestone and Sir Jackie Stewart – who explain just how significant Schlegelmilch became in the world of grand prix racing. ... Keep reading

Schlegelmilch documentary to air on Motorsport.tv

Rainer W Schlegelmilch: Freezing Speed, tells the full story of his 55-year career and showcases his remarkable archive – now curated by Motorsport network.The documentary, narrated by James Allen, features two very familiar faces – Bernie Ecclestone and
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Schlegelmilch documentary to air on Motorsport.tv

Rainer W Schlegelmilch: Freezing Speed, tells the full story of his 55-year career and showcases his remarkable archive – now curated by Motorsport network.The documentary, narrated by James Allen, features two very familiar faces – Bernie Ecclestone and Sir Jackie Stewart – who explain just how significant Schlegelmilch became in the world of grand prix racing. ... Keep reading

Kvyat more talented than Gasly or Hartley, says Marko

Kvyat was dropped from the Red Bull driver programme and Toro Rosso before the end of this year.After initially being replaced by Gasly for the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix, he was brought back for the United States race when Carlos Sainz moved to Renau
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Kvyat more talented than Gasly or Hartley, says Marko

Kvyat was dropped from the Red Bull driver programme and Toro Rosso before the end of this year.After initially being replaced by Gasly for the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix, he was brought back for the United States race when Carlos Sainz moved to Renault early but was then released ahead of the Mexican GP.Asked by Motorsport.com if he thought Kvyat had more talent than Gasly ... Keep reading

Prema signs Russian Ferrari protege for European F3

The 18-year-old Russian makes the move after starring in this season’s Formula Renault Eurocup, in which he finished third before being taken onto the FDA scheme.Shwartzman, who hails from St Petersburg, was reportedly very impressive in his first F3 test w
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Prema signs Russian Ferrari protege for European F3

The 18-year-old Russian makes the move after starring in this season’s Formula Renault Eurocup, in which he finished third before being taken onto the FDA scheme.Shwartzman, who hails from St Petersburg, was reportedly very impressive in his first F3 test with Prema at Magny-Cours in September, and has taken part in numerous test days in Spain and Portugal. ... Keep reading

Rick Ware Racing to field two NASCAR Cup teams in 2018

RWR said Friday it had acquired a charter from a current Cup team and would use it on its No. 51 full-time entry for the 2018 season. The organization also plans to field an “open” team in 2018 with its No. 52 team.RWR is also upgrading its current 20,000
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Rick Ware Racing to field two NASCAR Cup teams in 2018

RWR said Friday it had acquired a charter from a current Cup team and would use it on its No. 51 full-time entry for the 2018 season. The organization also plans to field an “open” team in 2018 with its No. 52 team.RWR is also upgrading its current 20,000-square-foot shop in Thomasville, N.C., to include updated equipment and personnel, including engineering support on and off the ... Keep reading

Zanardi targets Rolex 24 at Daytona bid in 2019

The former IndyCar star – who lost his legs in a horrifying CART crash at Lausitz in 2001 – is to develop a special braking system for the BMW M8 GTE so he can use his prosthetic lower limbs.He will test the system later this year, and if successful wil
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Zanardi targets Rolex 24 at Daytona bid in 2019

The former IndyCar star – who lost his legs in a horrifying CART crash at Lausitz in 2001 – is to develop a special braking system for the BMW M8 GTE so he can use his prosthetic lower limbs.He will test the system later this year, and if successful will join BMW’s assault on the US sportscar classic in 2019.“I’m thrilled that we can work together with Alessandro Zanardi on this new ... Keep reading

The final verdict: F1 driver ratings across the 2017 season

These rankings take place in isolation immediately after each grand prix, so cannot account for the bigger picture painted across the year, as new information about certain performances, and the wider context in which those performances occurred, inevitably c
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The final verdict: F1 driver ratings across the 2017 season

These rankings take place in isolation immediately after each grand prix, so cannot account for the bigger picture painted across the year, as new information about certain performances, and the wider context in which those performances occurred, inevitably comes to light.Nevertheless, a look at the average ratings at the end of the season is always an instructive exercise as part of ... Keep reading

Herta to test Andretti Formula E car in Marrakesh

The second-generation racer will test on the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, one day following the 2018 Marrakesh E-Prix.  Herta, who finished third in his rookie Indy Lights season, said: “I was super excited when I got the call and I c
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Herta to test Andretti Formula E car in Marrakesh

The second-generation racer will test on the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, one day following the 2018 Marrakesh E-Prix.  Herta, who finished third in his rookie Indy Lights season, said: “I was super excited when I got the call and I can’t thank MS&AD Andretti Formula E enough for the opportunity. It’s the best Christmas present I could’ve gotten.”  Team ... Keep reading

Foyt team following “very aggressive development program”

Following a day of testing at Sebring this week, Cowdin – who came with new signing Tony Kanaan from Chip Ganassi Racing – said that Foyt’s team was working hard to bounce back from a season in which its best result was a fifth place.He said: “We are
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Foyt team following “very aggressive development program”

Following a day of testing at Sebring this week, Cowdin – who came with new signing Tony Kanaan from Chip Ganassi Racing – said that Foyt’s team was working hard to bounce back from a season in which its best result was a fifth place.He said: “We are undertaking a very aggressive development program before the start of the season. In the four-week period before the Christmas break we ... Keep reading

Abu Dhabi MRF: Drugovich continues domination in Race 4

In similar fashion to Races 1 and 3, Drugovich got away cleanly from pole position and established a two-second buffer on the first lap.From there on, he edged further away from the pack with a series of fastest laps, eventually taking his eighth win of the s
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Abu Dhabi MRF: Drugovich continues domination in Race 4

In similar fashion to Races 1 and 3, Drugovich got away cleanly from pole position and established a two-second buffer on the first lap.From there on, he edged further away from the pack with a series of fastest laps, eventually taking his eighth win of the season by a margin of 5.302s.USF2000 runner up Rinus van Kalmthout had no answer to Drugovich and ended up second, his second ... Keep reading

Williams pushes back driver announcement to January

Sergey Sirotkin is the favourite to get the drive, having fended off competition from Robert Kubica, Daniil Kvyat, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein. Kubica was the frontrunner, but Sirotkin’s performance compared favourably to the Pole’s after they drov
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Williams pushes back driver announcement to January

Sergey Sirotkin is the favourite to get the drive, having fended off competition from Robert Kubica, Daniil Kvyat, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein. Kubica was the frontrunner, but Sirotkin’s performance compared favourably to the Pole’s after they drove in the Abu Dhabi Pirelli test. Williams has insisted throughout the process that its decision on the driver to partner Stroll will ... Keep reading

SHR taps new crew chiefs for Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola

SHR on Friday announced that Billy Scott, who originally served as crew chief for Danica Patrick, will return to that role in 2018 for Busch, who recently agreed to a one-year contract to return to the No. 41 Ford team next season.Tony Gibson, who has served
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SHR taps new crew chiefs for Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola

SHR on Friday announced that Billy Scott, who originally served as crew chief for Danica Patrick, will return to that role in 2018 for Busch, who recently agreed to a one-year contract to return to the No. 41 Ford team next season.Tony Gibson, who has served as crew chief for the No. 41 since November 2014, will remain at SHR in a yet-unnamed capacity.John Klausmeier, a race engineer ... Keep reading

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