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4:50 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Roger Penske has upped the ante for this year’s Indianapolis 500. The purse will increase roughly $2 million to a record $15 million, with the winner of the May 24 race receiving at least an additional $100,000. And drivers trying to bump their way into the final three
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9:06 PM ET Ed Jackson His team is yet to confirm the driver of their second car but Team Sydney boss Jonathon Webb is talking tough heading into the Supercars season. Webb has boldly claimed his team can give powerhouses Red Bull Holden Racing Team and DJR Team Penske a run for their money in
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12:54 PM ET WOKING, U.K – McLaren’s 2020 car carries a bold declaration across the front wing — “A better tomorrow”. It’s the slogan of team sponsor BAT but it feels like an apt mindset for the famous British team going into this season. On walking into the McLaren Technology Centre’s conference building — where
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5:42 AM ET Reuters and ESPN Formula One is not expecting the developing coronavirus crisis to impact the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix in early April. Following the postponement of the Chinese Grand Prix on Wednesday, there were concerns the race in Hanoi could also be called off as it will take place just 100 miles
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8:43 AM ET McLaren has launched its new car for the upcoming Formula One season at an event at its factory in Woking. The former champions hope the new MCL35 will continue the progress the team made last year when it finished fourth in the championship behind F1’s big three, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
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5:13 AM ET Formula One star Robert Kubica will compete in DTM for the 2020 season, BMW confirmed on Thursday. Poland’s Kubica, 35, will race for new customer BMW team ART Grand Prix despite not being named as a candidate last week when BMW announced the signing of South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein. 1 Related “The
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2:21 AM ET Laine Clark D-day is looming for Jamie Whincup after the seven-time Supercars series champion revealed he will announce his future plans next week amid speculation he will retire from full-time racing next year. The 36-year-old Holden star has backed himself to again be a title threat ahead of his 17th Supercars campaign.
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7:42 PM ET Ed Jackson Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin has produced another impressive display behind the wheel in IndyCar testing, finishing third-fastest. The DJR Team Penske ace was one of 27 drivers to take part in Wednesday’s test run at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The session was topped by experienced Australian Will
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5:13 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — IndyCar was supposed to have two full days of preseason testing this week for drivers and teams to get all the data, feel and confidence they could with the new aeroscreens installed on the cars for the upcoming season. What they got instead was mostly two days
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6:19 PM ET REGGIO EMILIA — For a team that struggled to escape drama in 2019, it seemed fitting that Ferrari decided to launch its new car in an 18th-century theatre on Tuesday night. Thirty kilometres from the team’s base in Maranello, VIP guests, 350 members of Ferrari’s workforce and countless ranks of the Italian
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4:12 AM ET Red Bull has revealed an image of its 2020 Formula One car ahead of its first run on track at Silverstone on Wednesday. The Honda-powered car will be driven by Max Verstappen in one of the two 100km filming days allowed to every team on the grid. The colour scheme looks almost
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7:21 PM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 This year’s Chinese Grand Prix will not go ahead as planned due to ongoing
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A number of flashpoints between the two drivers were well documented last year, culminating in the now-infamous images of the pair colliding on track in Interlagos. At the heart of the issue was the inescapable fact that four-time champion Vettel had underperformed over the course of the year and new recruit Leclerc had overperformed. The
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8:00 PM ET Ed Jackson After three mixed seasons at Walkinshaw Racing, Supercars driver Scott Pye is relishing a fresh start in 2020. The 30-year-old has moved to be the second driver at Charlie Schwerkolt Racing where he’ll be the teammate of veteran Mark Winterbottom. Pye took the covers off his No.20 DeWalt Racing Commodore
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3:39 PM ET Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari’s first choice to partner Charles Leclerc next year, team boss Mattia Binotto said on Tuesday, despite speculation that they want six times world champion Lewis Hamilton. The 32-year-old German had a difficult and disappointing 2019 season, outperformed by Leclerc in the young Monegasque’s first year at Ferrari, and
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1:03 PM ET Ferrari has unveiled the car it hopes will take the fight to Mercedes in 2020 and end its 12-year championship drought. On Tuesday, the Italian team presented the car dubbed the SF1000, to mark the fact it will celebrate its 1000th Formula One start this season. The car appeared to be a
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5:52 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Josef Newgarden already has won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn’t happened in nearly a decade. Yet he’d give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500. “No doubt,” Newgarden said Monday as
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6:58 PM ET Ed Jackson A year on from his switch from Ford to Holden, Mark Winterbottom is expecting big things from his 2020 Supercars championship. The 38-year-old got behind the wheel of a Commodore for the first time in his 16-year full-time Supercars career in 2019 after switching from Tickford Racing to Charlie Schwerkolt’s
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