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Rolex 24 grid to be set by qualifying race in 2021

Known as the 'Motul Pole Award 100', the grid-deciding race will take place on the final day of the Roar Before the 24 test on Sunday January 24, the weekend prior to the main event.Two drivers per car will participate in the race, which will incorporate all
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Rolex 24 grid to be set by qualifying race in 2021

Known as the 'Motul Pole Award 100', the grid-deciding race will take place on the final day of the Roar Before the 24 test on Sunday January 24, the weekend prior to the main event.Two drivers per car will participate in the race, which will incorporate all five classes that will be on the IMSA grid next year - DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona.The grid for the qualifying race ...Keep reading

EBM to race in Carrera Cup Australia

Run by Le Mans winner Earl Bamber and his younger brother Will, EBM has been a regular in Asian Carrera Cup in recent years, as well as factory-backed appearances in the Intercontinental GT Challenge.Having already inked a joint venture deal to race in the U
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EBM to race in Carrera Cup Australia

Run by Le Mans winner Earl Bamber and his younger brother Will, EBM has been a regular in Asian Carrera Cup in recent years, as well as factory-backed appearances in the Intercontinental GT Challenge.Having already inked a joint venture deal to race in the US with Team Hardpoint next season, EBM will continue its expansion outside of Asia with a multi-car operation down under.Backed by ...Keep reading

Smith to make 50th New Zealand Grand Prix start

The 79-year-old is a three-time winner of the NZGP, his 49 starts so far coming across an incredible 63 seasons of racing.Smith's NZGP wins are spread across three different eras of the race, the first coming at the wheel of a Lola Formula 5000 car in 1976. H
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Smith to make 50th New Zealand Grand Prix start

The 79-year-old is a three-time winner of the NZGP, his 49 starts so far coming across an incredible 63 seasons of racing.Smith's NZGP wins are spread across three different eras of the race, the first coming at the wheel of a Lola Formula 5000 car in 1976. He won again in 1990 in a Swift Formula Pacific, before adding a third crown in 2004 in a Stealth Formula Ford.He will now continue ...Keep reading

Marc Marquez faces six-month layoff after third surgery on arm

The Honda rider broken his right arm in a heavy crash during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on 19 July.Marquez had an operation immediately afterwards to have metalwork inserted to fix the bone and attempted a comeback just days later at Jere
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Marc Marquez faces six-month layoff after third surgery on arm

The Honda rider broken his right arm in a heavy crash during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on 19 July.Marquez had an operation immediately afterwards to have metalwork inserted to fix the bone and attempted a comeback just days later at Jerez for the Andalusian GP. But he had to abort this, with the energy exerted on his arm ultimately leading to the metal plate breaking and ...Keep reading

Grosjean thanks firefighters who ‘saved my life’ in Bahrain

Grosjean was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and is hopeful of recovering from his injuries so he can return to the cockpit for his final F1 race with Haas in Abu Dhabi.The Frenchman, who is wearing bandages on both hands and an orthopedic boot on his l
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Grosjean thanks firefighters who ‘saved my life’ in Bahrain

Grosjean was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and is hopeful of recovering from his injuries so he can return to the cockpit for his final F1 race with Haas in Abu Dhabi.The Frenchman, who is wearing bandages on both hands and an orthopedic boot on his left foot, met with medical car driver Alan van der Merwe and medical delegate Dr Ian Roberts, before greeting race director Michael Masi ...Keep reading

African American-led group to compete in USF2000

Force Indy team principal Reid brings years of karting and auto racing experience and a recently expanded relationship with NXG Youth Motorsports Inc., which has introduced more than 2,300 students from under-represented communities, ages 11 to 15, to the edu
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African American-led group to compete in USF2000

Force Indy team principal Reid brings years of karting and auto racing experience and a recently expanded relationship with NXG Youth Motorsports Inc., which has introduced more than 2,300 students from under-represented communities, ages 11 to 15, to the educational benefits of the sport.Force Indy’s race team will focus on hiring and developing Black American men and women mechanics ...Keep reading

Ferrari pushing for Sainz to join Abu Dhabi F1 test

Lobbying from Renault led to the FIA opening the one-day test up for Fernando Alonso to run some miles in the Enstone team's 2020 car, while Sebastien Buemi is expected to drive for Red Bull and Robert Kubica for Alfa Romeo.Crucially, the current McLaren driv
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Ferrari pushing for Sainz to join Abu Dhabi F1 test

Lobbying from Renault led to the FIA opening the one-day test up for Fernando Alonso to run some miles in the Enstone team's 2020 car, while Sebastien Buemi is expected to drive for Red Bull and Robert Kubica for Alfa Romeo.Crucially, the current McLaren driver will be free contractually, and will thus be able to do the test should Ferrari receive permission from the FIA for him to ...Keep reading

Ricciardo to discuss Grosjean crash TV coverage with F1

The Renault driver was deeply unhappy last weekend that screens were filled with repeat showings of Grosjean's fiery accident – just as other drivers were preparing to get back in their cars.Read Also:Ricciardo disgusted by «disrespectful» Grosj
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Ricciardo to discuss Grosjean crash TV coverage with F1

The Renault driver was deeply unhappy last weekend that screens were filled with repeat showings of Grosjean's fiery accident – just as other drivers were preparing to get back in their cars.Read Also:Ricciardo disgusted by «disrespectful» Grosjean replays Vettel questions excessive crash replays: «We're human beings»F1 defends Grosjean TV coverage after Ricciardo ...Keep reading

Bottas admits it «wouldn't look so good» if Russell beat him

Bottas and Russell will form Mercedes line-up after Lewis Hamilton announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 following his victory in last weekend's Bahrain GP.Russell will be making his F1 race debut for the manufacturer – where he has been a junior dr
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Bottas admits it «wouldn't look so good» if Russell beat him

Bottas and Russell will form Mercedes line-up after Lewis Hamilton announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 following his victory in last weekend's Bahrain GP.Russell will be making his F1 race debut for the manufacturer – where he has been a junior driver since 2017 – after being allowed to make the short-term switch by his regular F1 employer, Williams.When asked what it might ...Keep reading

Bentley evaluating FE, Hypercar after ending GT3 programme

The British manufacturer's racing boss, Paul Williams, stressed there was still an intent for the brand to be involved in motorsport on the announcement on Thursday of a staged withdrawal from the GT3 arena, starting with the end of its factory programme on t
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Bentley evaluating FE, Hypercar after ending GT3 programme

The British manufacturer's racing boss, Paul Williams, stressed there was still an intent for the brand to be involved in motorsport on the announcement on Thursday of a staged withdrawal from the GT3 arena, starting with the end of its factory programme on this conclusion of the current season.He revealed that the Volkswagen-owned marque is looking at multiple disciplines that might fit with ...Keep reading

Russell wearing small race boots to fit into Mercedes F1 car

Regular Williams driver Russell will race for Mercedes in this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix after seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was ruled out by a positive test for COVID-19.Russell underwent a seat fitting in the Mercedes W11 on Wednesday to get us
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Russell wearing small race boots to fit into Mercedes F1 car

Regular Williams driver Russell will race for Mercedes in this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix after seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was ruled out by a positive test for COVID-19.Russell underwent a seat fitting in the Mercedes W11 on Wednesday to get used to the cockpit, but soon found that it was tighter than his regular surroundings at Williams.At 6' 1" (185cm), Russell is more ...Keep reading

Russell got Wolff call at 2am while in the bathroom

The Williams driver, a Mercedes junior since the start of 2017 - the year he won the GP3 title as a rookie - will drive alongside Valtteri Bottas after Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 after winning last weekend's Bahrain GP.His deal to compete in the ra
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Russell got Wolff call at 2am while in the bathroom

The Williams driver, a Mercedes junior since the start of 2017 - the year he won the GP3 title as a rookie - will drive alongside Valtteri Bottas after Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 after winning last weekend's Bahrain GP.His deal to compete in the race that will take place on the Bahrain International Circuit's high-speed, short 'outer loop' layout was announced the day after ...Keep reading

Vandoorne admits «it hurts» Mercedes didn't pick him

The Belgian is the official Mercedes reserve driver and would have been an obvious choice to be slotted in after Hamilton was forced out due to coronavirus.Vandoorne was always due to be in Bahrain as part of his regular reserve duties, and he travelled ther
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Vandoorne admits «it hurts» Mercedes didn't pick him

The Belgian is the official Mercedes reserve driver and would have been an obvious choice to be slotted in after Hamilton was forced out due to coronavirus.Vandoorne was always due to be in Bahrain as part of his regular reserve duties, and he travelled there from Formula E testing unsure exactly of whether or not he would get the chance to race.However, Mercedes opted to go for a ...Keep reading

F1 should «do everything» to bring forward new engines - Wolff

F1's manufacturers are currently in talks over bringing forward the planned introduction of the new power unit by one year, having originally targeted the 2026 season.It comes as part of talks regarding a proposed engine development freeze from 2022 that woul
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F1 should «do everything» to bring forward new engines - Wolff

F1's manufacturers are currently in talks over bringing forward the planned introduction of the new power unit by one year, having originally targeted the 2026 season.It comes as part of talks regarding a proposed engine development freeze from 2022 that would enable Red Bull to continue using Honda's power units after its F1 exit at the end of next year.F1 has used its current V6 turbo ...Keep reading

Monza WRC: Ogier leads first stage from Neuville

The WRC's final event of 2020 is underway after an initial 4.3km blast round the Villa Reale at Monza, with six-time champion Ogier taking his Toyota Yaris to an early lead over Hyundai's Neuville.Both Ogier and Neuville have a mountain to climb if they are t
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Monza WRC: Ogier leads first stage from Neuville

The WRC's final event of 2020 is underway after an initial 4.3km blast round the Villa Reale at Monza, with six-time champion Ogier taking his Toyota Yaris to an early lead over Hyundai's Neuville.Both Ogier and Neuville have a mountain to climb if they are to overhaul Toyota's championship leader Elfyn Evans to claim this year's WRC drivers' title, but the Welshman gave himself a couple of ...Keep reading

Tandy, Sims join Corvette Racing for 2021 IMSA season

Corvette Racing announced today that the #3 line-up will stay intact, with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-winning combo of Antonio Garcia and Ricky Taylor being joined by Nicky Catsburg for three of the Michelin Endurance Cup rounds – Role
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Tandy, Sims join Corvette Racing for 2021 IMSA season

Corvette Racing announced today that the #3 line-up will stay intact, with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-winning combo of Antonio Garcia and Ricky Taylor being joined by Nicky Catsburg for three of the Michelin Endurance Cup rounds – Rolex 24 at Daytona, Sebring 12 Hours and Petit Le Mans.However, with Corvette legend Gavin switching to an ambassadorial role in 2021, his ...Keep reading

Kevin Magnussen moves into IMSA for 2021 with Ganassi

Outgoing Haas Formula 1 driver Magnussen was known to be considering options to race in the United States next year, after the team opted to bring in an all-rookie line-up of Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher.Motorsport.com revealed last month that Magnusse
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Kevin Magnussen moves into IMSA for 2021 with Ganassi

Outgoing Haas Formula 1 driver Magnussen was known to be considering options to race in the United States next year, after the team opted to bring in an all-rookie line-up of Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher.Motorsport.com revealed last month that Magnussen was set to join Chip Ganassi Racing's revived IMSA team upon its return to Prototype racing for the 2021 season.The team will race ...Keep reading

FIA won’t relax impeding rules for Bahrain’s short lap

The 3.5km circuit is expected to see lap times as low as 53 seconds, with drivers potentially able to run multiple laps on their tyres in qualifying.With 20 cars on track, Q1 is expected to be particularly fraught as drivers try to find a clear lap, but Masi
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FIA won’t relax impeding rules for Bahrain’s short lap

The 3.5km circuit is expected to see lap times as low as 53 seconds, with drivers potentially able to run multiple laps on their tyres in qualifying.With 20 cars on track, Q1 is expected to be particularly fraught as drivers try to find a clear lap, but Masi insists that normal impeding rules will be applied.“I think during practice we take a generally liberal view, a more liberal view ...Keep reading

Bentley to end factory programme with Continental GT3

The British manufacturer has opted against restarting its works assault on the Intercontinental GT Challenge with M-Sport, which was put on ice in the summer, and is releasing the six factory drivers it has under contract.The GT3 programme that dates back to
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Bentley to end factory programme with Continental GT3

The British manufacturer has opted against restarting its works assault on the Intercontinental GT Challenge with M-Sport, which was put on ice in the summer, and is releasing the six factory drivers it has under contract.The GT3 programme that dates back to 2013 will then come to what Bentley described as a «natural end» when the 2021 season finishes.Bentley cited the plans laid out in ...Keep reading

Renault confirms Alonso participation in Abu Dhabi test

As revealed yesterday, permission for Alonso to join the test was granted by the FIA after lobbying by Renault for the Spaniard to be allowed to participate.Read Also:Is Alonso wasting his time testing a 2018 Formula 1 car?Alonso gets FIA approval to take par
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Renault confirms Alonso participation in Abu Dhabi test

As revealed yesterday, permission for Alonso to join the test was granted by the FIA after lobbying by Renault for the Spaniard to be allowed to participate.Read Also:Is Alonso wasting his time testing a 2018 Formula 1 car?Alonso gets FIA approval to take part in Abu Dhabi testPreviously he has only had a 100kms filming day run in the current car, along with ...Keep reading

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