Month: November 2019

3:51 AM ET Mercedes boss Toto Wolff will miss Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, making it the first race he has not attended since 2013, now that his team have won both Formula One championships for an unprecedented sixth year in a row. A Mercedes spokesman said technical director James Allison will be the most senior
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11:35 PM ET Associated Press COFFS HARBOUR, Australia — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of Australia’s most populous state. Rally Australia organizers initially proposed a revised, shortened route but took the decision Tuesday to cancel the event
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The 2019 World Rally Championship finale Rally Australia has been cancelled amid concerns about the rapidly spreading fires closing in on the event’s Coffs Harbour base. Official confirmation of the decision from rally organisers is expected imminently. Autosport has seen email confirmation from rally officials to the FIA and WRC Promoter declaring the cancellation, with
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Denny Hamlin saved his season by winning Sunday at ISM Raceway to advance into NASCAR’s title-deciding race — a victory that eliminated champion Joey Logano from the playoffs and gave Hamlin his first chance at winning the Cup since 2014. Hamlin, the Daytona 500 winner and a
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Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel believes the series would be “stupid” to “neglect” the current world issues surrounding climate change. On Tuesday, F1 will announce a major new sustainability push – highlighting the often overlooked efficiency of the current hybrid engines and emphasising the championship’s move towards synthetic fuels in 2021 and beyond.
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Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost says his Renault team needs a “morale” boost at the end of a “very tough season”. Prost is a non-executive director at the Renault factory squad. In recent weeks the team’s focus has shifted from challenging McLaren for fourth place in the constructors’ championship to securing fifth, in
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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 24 Hours winner turned FE racer Andre Lotterer, 2019’s three World Rallycross title combatants Timmy
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8:48 AM ET Maurice Hamilton Close • Veteran F1 journalist, covering the sport since 1977• Motor racing correspondent for the Observer for 20 years• Has written several books and covered F1 for BBC Radio 5 Live James Mangold’s latest movie is variously titled ‘Ford v Ferrari’ or ‘Le Mans ’66’, depending in which part of the world you
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World Rally champion Ott Tanak’s sensational move from Toyota to Hyundai – sealed just before his title – is only the start of the 2020 driver market machinations. In a special rallying edition of the Autosport Podcast, David Evans joins Edd Straw to consider what happens next in the WRC. Will Sebastien Ogier walk out
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11:31 AM ET Ed Jackson Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin will save his celebrations until he’s away from a paddock he’s labelled “toxic”. McLaughlin’s garage was almost funereal after Sunday’s Sandown 500, despite the DJR Team Penske star’s ninth-placed finish securing back-to-back titles. The excitement of his achievement had been dampened by a pre-race penalty imposed
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