Month: October 2019

Mads Ostberg says Citroen has called off his planned World Rally Car outing on Rally Australia, as it was dependent on Sebastien Ogier retaining a shot at the 2019 title. Ostberg has been developing Citroen’s second-tier C3 R5 car this season after he was dropped from Citroen’s top WRC line-up in favour of Rally Finland
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3:01 PM ET Ed Jackson Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro will have to find a new team if her Supercars career is to continue past this year. Kelly Racing confirmed on Friday New Zealander Andre Heimgartner will stay with the team for 2020. Kelly Racing is cutting back from four Nissan Altimas this year to
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Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed Ott Tanak will join its team for the 2020 World Rally Championship season. Autosport broke the news the Estonian would leave his current team Toyota at the end of this season last week. The recently crowned World Rally Champion joins Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb for the Korean manufacturer’s
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Formula 1’s technical, sporting and financial regulations for the championships’s 2021 overhaul have finally been approved. F1’s stakeholders have debated the make-up of the major new rules package for months and disagreements led to the process being delayed from an original mid-2019 deadline. However, after being approved unanimously by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council
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11:12 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Hinchcliffe says he was “shocked” to learn Arrow McLaren SP was dumping him from his 2020 seat in the IndyCar Series this week. Hinchcliffe first joined Sam Schmidt’s team in 2015 and had repeated public assurances that the final year of his contract would be honored
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2:42 AM ET Laine Clark All has been forgiven for controversially dumped Supercars rising star Richie Stanaway after being reinstated for the season’s final two rounds, starting with next weekend’s Sandown 500. Stanaway’s future appeared up in the air when he was sensationally stood down for last weekend’s Gold Coast 600 finale due to disciplinary
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Toto Wolff says Marcus Dudley did a “phenomenal” job replacing Peter Bonington as Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 race engineer in Mexico and Hamilton said the team reduced any ‘disadvantages’. Bonington – nicknamed Bono and one of the most recognisable behind the scenes voices in Formula 1, particularly for his “Lewis, its Hammertime” radio messages –
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There’s something special about Japan’s Summer Endurance Race… The 2019 season will see SRO Motorsports Group unite the sprint-format championships formerly known as the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, Blancpain GT Series Asia and Pirelli World Challenge GT to form a new global initiative: the Blancpain GT World Challenge.   This exciting international endeavour will
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Oct 29, 2019 ESPN News Services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard. Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was being replaced by 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O’Ward and said
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2:08 PM ET Formula One boss Chase Carey is confident teams will vote to accept the proposed 2021 regulations set to reshape the championship. F1’s moved its initial publication deadline from June back to Oct. 31 earlier this year. The process has been complicated by a struggle to get teams on the same page —
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