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Formula E – Toto Wolff: No-deal Brexit a ‘nightmare’ for F1

Formula E – Toto Wolff: No-deal Brexit a ‘nightmare’ for F1

Like many teams on the circuit, Mercedes has hubs in England and relies on equipment and materials coming in and out of its other bases in mainland Europe. Wolff says any changes to such procedures could be disastrous for British-based teams such as Mercedes, the five-time F1 constructors’ champion. “Brexit is a major concern for…

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NASCAR – Local NASCAR fans gear up for another racing season

NASCAR – Local NASCAR fans gear up for another racing season

The Tennessee Peacemakers held their annual race day watch party (Christy Calcagno/WCYB) Sullivan County —  Gentlemen start your engines because NASCAR is back in business. Race fans are regulars at a local Bristol restaurant “People come in with their racing gear on with their favorite driver like Junior and all these other different people. Some…

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NASCAR – Daytona 500 2019: Wild crash ends on pit road, dooms Jimmie Johnson’s chances | NASCAR

NASCAR – Daytona 500 2019: Wild crash ends on pit road, dooms Jimmie Johnson’s chances | NASCAR

A wild crash on lap 159 of the Daytona 500 saw several cars spin down pit road. The big loser: Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, who saw the left side of his No. 48 Chevrolet destroyed in the melee. The crash began when Cody Ware and B.J. McLeod collided as the two drivers prepared to…

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Formula 2 – Formula E: Daniel Abt fronts Audi 1-2 in morning session of Mexico City in-season test

Formula 2 – Formula E: Daniel Abt fronts Audi 1-2 in morning session of Mexico City in-season test

Daniel Abt headed team-mate Lucas di Grassi at the end of the morning session of Formula E’s third and final in-season group test at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City. Abt, who completed 52 laps in the three-hour session, set a best time of 58.917s to top the timesheets, with di Grassi, who…

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Formula E – Formula E: Pascal Wehrlein powers to maiden Formula E pole position in Mexico City

Formula E – Formula E: Pascal Wehrlein powers to maiden Formula E pole position in Mexico City

Pascal Wehrlein powered to a maiden Formula E pole position at the Mexico City E-Prix, beating Lucas di Grassi to the top spot for Mahindra Racing.  Wehrlein, who made his debut in the all-electric single seater series in January’s Marrakesh E-Prix, completed his initial qualifying run in Group Two, securing the second fastest time of the…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Formula 1 2019 ready to roar info life in Spain

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Formula 1 2019 ready to roar info life in Spain

It’s almost time for Formula 1’s 2019 season to kick into life. Motorsport Week looks ahead to pre-season testing, and the start of a new campaign. The winter break is creeping towards its conclusion. Formula 1 slipped into its hibernation at the end of November but behind the scenes the 10 teams have been burning…

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MotoGP – MotoGP: What we learned from the Sepang test

MotoGP – MotoGP: What we learned from the Sepang test

MotoGP burst back into life at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia last week, as three days of intensive pre-season testing for the teams and riders heralded the beginning of final preparations ahead of the coming 2019 campaign.  Making any concrete assertions based on testing is generally a foolish endeavour; timesheets only reveal so much.…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Lando Norris wary ‘more scrutiny’ in F1 will lead to greater criticism

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Lando Norris wary ‘more scrutiny’ in F1 will lead to greater criticism

Lando Norris accepts that he will be “rubbished” at various stages of 2019 due to the greater attention that will be placed upon him in Formula 1.   Norris has stepped up to Formula 1 with McLaren after a strong record in junior categories, including titles in Formula 4, Formula 3 and the runner-up position…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Williams releases renders of its 2019 F1 car, the FW42

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Williams releases renders of its 2019 F1 car, the FW42

Williams has released official renders of its 2019 Formula 1 car, the FW42, ahead of its on-track debut next week. Williams unveiled its revised livery at its Grove factory on Monday – having signed a new title partner in the form of ROKiT – but did so on a 2018-spec car. On Friday afternoon it…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Alexander Albon hopes F1 follows MotoGP to Thailand

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Alexander Albon hopes F1 follows MotoGP to Thailand

Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon says it would be “amazing” if Formula 1 was to ever hold a Grand Prix in his native Thailand. Formula 1 has never had a Thai Grand Prix but last year the country joined the MotoGP calendar at the new-build Chang International Circuit in Buriram. Britain-born Albon, meanwhile, will race under…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: McLaren expects smoother second year with Renault

Formula 1 – Formula 1: McLaren expects smoother second year with Renault

McLaren believes last year’s experience with engine supplier Renault will stand the parties in greater stead for the upcoming Formula 1 campaign. McLaren, following three years with Honda, switched to Renault power for 2018, but the team’s anticipated leap forward failed to materialise, as it finished a low-key sixth in the Constructors’ Championship. Renault has…

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Formula E – Formula E: Video: Formula E – Mexico City EPrix Race Highlights

Formula E – Formula E: Video: Formula E – Mexico City EPrix Race Highlights

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Video: Celebrating 90 years of the Scuderia

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Video: Celebrating 90 years of the Scuderia

  © 2019 Motorsport Week Motorsport Media Services Ltd Motorsport Week is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV or any other subsidiary associated with the official Formula One governing organisations or their shareholders. Official Formula One information can be found at www.formula1.com. (F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Initial Racing Point car will be ‘quite vanilla’ – Andrew Green

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Initial Racing Point car will be ‘quite vanilla’ – Andrew Green

Racing Point Technical Director Andrew Green says the team is ready to kick on through the 2019 Formula 1 season, but that it will begin the year with “quite a plain car.” Force India’s development stagnated in 2018 amid financial constraints but a mid-season change of ownership led to the green light being given on…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 2020 calendar may force team rethink – Toro Rosso

Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 2020 calendar may force team rethink – Toro Rosso

The expansion of Formula 1’s calendar means teams may soon have to adopt a rotation policy, believes Toro Rosso Team Manager Graham Watson. Formula 1’s calendar has steadily grown and this season marks the third time in the last four years that the championship will feature a 21-event schedule. Vietnam, meanwhile, will join the roster…

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NASCAR – Austin Hill wins wild NASCAR Truck Series season opener in overtime at Daytona | NASCAR

NASCAR – Austin Hill wins wild NASCAR Truck Series season opener in overtime at Daytona | NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — You could call Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 a battle of attrition, but that wouldn’t do justice to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener.  It was more like a long, full-blown war.  In a race at Daytona International Speedway that saw a record 11 cautions, a record 55 caution…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Zak Brown backs Lando Norris to ‘hit the ground running’

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Zak Brown backs Lando Norris to ‘hit the ground running’

McLaren boss Zak Brown has backed protégé Lando Norris to “hit the ground running”, but has assured that the Briton’s progress will not be rushed. Norris joined McLaren as a junior in 2017 and last year stepped up to the role of test and reserve driver, participating in several sessions at Grands Prix and official…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: McLaren’s revival already ‘taking shape’ – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Formula 2 – Formula 1: McLaren’s revival already ‘taking shape’ – Carlos Sainz Jr.

New McLaren recruit Carlos Sainz Jr. says the team is going to “take it easy” with 2019 Formula 1 predictions, but is confident its rebuilding is already “taking shape”. Sainz Jr. has joined McLaren on a two-year deal, having spent four seasons with Toro Rosso and Renault, with the team having endured one of its…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Ferrari takes wraps off its 2019 F1 car, the SF90H, at Maranello

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Ferrari takes wraps off its 2019 F1 car, the SF90H, at Maranello

Ferrari has unveiled its 2019 Formula 1 challenger, the SF90H, the car with which it hopes to end its decade-long title drought. Ferrari has not won a Drivers’ title since 2007 and last year marked the 10th anniversary of its most recent Constructors’ win. It 2018 campaign was its most successful of the ongoing drought…

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