Tag: WEC

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Rob Smedley ‘in talks’ to continue in F1 following Williams exit

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Rob Smedley ‘in talks’ to continue in F1 following Williams exit

Williams Head of Performance Engineering Rob Smedley says he isn’t turning his back on Formula 1 following confirmation of his resignation. Smedley announced last week that he would be leaving Williams following the conclusion of the 2018 season, having spent five years with the British outfit, witnessing its resurgence and its recent decline. The Briton said…

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Sports Car – Sportscars: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to host FIA WEC Prologue in 2019

Sports Car – Sportscars: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to host FIA WEC Prologue in 2019

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host the FIA World Endurance Championship’s pre-season ‘Prologue’ test running in 2019, taking place just over a month after the end of the previous season. WEC traditionally stages its two-day Prologue at a circuit in Europe, with recent venues including Paul Ricard and Monza, but will head to Spain for…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 still hopeful over new 2021 manufacturer

Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 still hopeful over new 2021 manufacturer

Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey believes the sport can still attract new manufacturers despite initial proposals to overhaul engine regulations for 2021 having been reined in. Formula 1 currently features four engine suppliers, with Honda joining existing entrants Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault in 2015. No new manufacturers have signalled their intent to join Formula 1…

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Formula E – Formula E: BBC to broadcast Formula E live for 2018/19 season

Formula E – Formula E: BBC to broadcast Formula E live for 2018/19 season

For the first time in its short four year history, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be broadcast live on the BBC for the 2018/19 season. With the next generation of the all-electric single seater series set to commence on December 15 with the inaugural Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia, all Formula E…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton engine failure was ‘imminent’ – Mercedes

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton engine failure was ‘imminent’ – Mercedes

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton faced an “imminent” engine failure before engineers undertook a remote fix during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton followed up pole position with victory at Interlagos, having profited from Max Verstappen’s collision with the lapped Esteban Ocon to re-claim the lead. Hamilton’s win, his 10th of the campaign, sealed…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: McLaren: Alonso/Indy500 run won’t compromise F1

Formula 1 – Formula 1: McLaren: Alonso/Indy500 run won’t compromise F1

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has asserted that its Formula 1 operation will not be compromised by its decision to participate in next year’s Indianapolis 500. McLaren announced on Saturday that it would return to Indianapolis to contest next year’s iconic event under the McLaren Racing banner, with Fernando Alonso signed to spearhead its charge. The…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Pirelli outlines Brazil GP strategy options

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Pirelli outlines Brazil GP strategy options

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has outlined that a one-stop strategy is likely to be the quickest approach to the Brazilian Grand Prix. Pirelli has nominated the Supersoft (red), Soft (yellow) and Medium (white) compounds in order to cope with the demands placed upon the rubber by the Interlagos circuit. Assuming dry conditions prevail either…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Robert Kubica offered Williams race seat or Ferrari reserve role

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Robert Kubica offered Williams race seat or Ferrari reserve role

Robert Kubica has reportedly been offered a full-time race seat with the Williams F1 team for the 2019 season, which would see the Polish driver partner Mercedes-backed rookie and Formula 2 champion George Russell. However, the 33-year-old has also been offered a Ferrari reserve role, which has made his decision all the more difficult, though…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Pietro Fittipaldi joins Haas as 2019 F1 test driver, set for Abu Dhabi run

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Pietro Fittipaldi joins Haas as 2019 F1 test driver, set for Abu Dhabi run

Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time World Champion Emerson, is to join Haas as its Formula 1 test driver, and will participate in this month’s post-race running in Abu Dhabi. Fittipaldi won last year’s final Formula V8 3.5 Championship though his 2018 motorsport campaign was interrupted by a double leg fracture sustained in a crash at…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Brendon Hartley defends driving record as rumours on F1 future continue

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Brendon Hartley defends driving record as rumours on F1 future continue

Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley has defended his Formula 1 record, amid ongoing doubts regarding his future in the championship. Hartley’s place at Toro Rosso has been under scrutiny through most of 2018; Daniil Kvyat has already been re-signed for 2019, while ex-Red Bull junior and Formula 2 title contender Alexander Albon has been heavily linked…

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Formula E – Formula E: Video: Formula E’s final car swap

Formula E – Formula E: Video: Formula E’s final car swap

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WRC – WRC: M-Sport targeting Sebastien Loeb for 2019 WRC deal

WRC – WRC: M-Sport targeting Sebastien Loeb for 2019 WRC deal

Malcolm Wilson’s M-Sport team look set to launch an audacious bid to sign nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb as part of its World Rally Championship team for 2019. Loeb’s future remains unclear after Peugeot’s decision to close his main programme in World Rallycross (World RX), although he has now secured a deal to contest the…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Mark Webber ‘concerned’ for Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Renault switch

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Mark Webber ‘concerned’ for Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Renault switch

Fellow Australian Mark Webber says he is “concerned” by Daniel Ricciardo’s recent attitude, which could damage his chances at Renault next season. The Red Bull driver is set to move to Renault for the 2019 season in a switch which surprised many and one that Webber described as “weird”, but what concerns the former Red…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 budget cap ‘will eventually make sense’ – Ferrari

Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 budget cap ‘will eventually make sense’ – Ferrari

New Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri has said a budget cap in Formula 1 would “eventually make sense”, marking a major turn around in the Italian squad’s stance on the subject. Under the leadership of the late Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari was staunchly against the idea of a budget cap, with Marchionne even threatening to quit the sport…

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Sports Car – Corvette reveals special livery for WEC return at Shanghai – WEC

Sports Car – Corvette reveals special livery for WEC return at Shanghai – WEC

Chevrolet has unveiled the livery in which its solo Corvette will race when the team rejoins the World Endurance Championship at Shanghai later this month. The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to be driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the Chinese event on November 18 will be predominantly silver rather than the ‘Millennium Yellow’ in…

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