Tag: WRC

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault: ‘Small steps’ being made in 2021 junior target

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault: ‘Small steps’ being made in 2021 junior target

Renault says “small steps” are being made in its target to have one of its junior drivers compete in Formula 1 by 2021. Renault revived its young driver scheme when it returned to Formula 1 as a works team in 2016. It currently has Jack Aitken, Max Fewtrell, Christian Lundgaard, Victor Martins, Arthur Rougier, Sacha…

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WRC – F1 news: Sebastian Vettel reveals what he really thinks of Robert Kubica Williams return | F1 | Sport

WRC – F1 news: Sebastian Vettel reveals what he really thinks of Robert Kubica Williams return | F1 | Sport

Williams announced last month that Kubica will partner George Russell for the 2019 campaign having spent a year as one of their test drivers. And the 34-year-old’s comeback reflects a remarkable turnaround in fortunes after he suffered life-changing injuries in a rally crash in 2011. There were fears Kubica might never race again but he…

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WRC – Hyundai signs six-round 2019 WRC deal with Sebastien Loeb

WRC – Hyundai signs six-round 2019 WRC deal with Sebastien Loeb

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest carmaker by sales, said Sunday legendary rally driver Sebastien Loeb will contest six rounds of the 2019 World Rally Championship. Nine-time WRC champion Loeb will start the two-year contract with Hyundai by attending the Monte-Carlo Rally with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in Monaco next month, Hyundai Motor said…

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WRC – Former BMW M Boss Becomes Hyundai’s New R&D Boss

WRC – Former BMW M Boss Becomes Hyundai’s New R&D Boss

Schreyer is now in an advisory position because his replacement is already hard at work. Who would that be? Luc Donckerwolke, the man who once penned Bentleys and Lamborghinis. Even former Bugatti designer Sasha Selipanov is now working at Genesis. As for Biermann, not only does he deserve this promotion, but he’s also very much…

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WRC – Why there’s already a favourite for Czech ERC glory – FIA ERC

WRC – Why there’s already a favourite for Czech ERC glory – FIA ERC

Why there’s already a favourite for Czech ERC glory Czech Republic’s round of the FIA European Rally Championship might be 245 days away but there’s already a strong contender for victory in Jan Kopecký. The 2013 ERC champion and factory ŠKODA Motorsport star won Barum Czech Rally Zlín for a record-extending seventh time last August…

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WRC – The stage coach sweeping the rally routes

WRC – The stage coach sweeping the rally routes

IT’S the greatest leveller of a field in world motorsport. Far from being pole position, running first in the World Rally Championship brings an added need for performance by way of disadvantage. Of “sweeping the roads” of rocks and hazards for your competitors, of either finding or ruing the fastest driving lines over 318km over…

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WRC – MRF’s Gill to make World Rally-2 debut in Portugal, drive Fiesta

WRC – MRF’s Gill to make World Rally-2 debut in Portugal, drive Fiesta

MRF announced its decision to step up to the second-tier World Rally Championship category with Gill earlier this month, but refused to go into details about its programme. However, it is now understood that MRF will field a single Fiesta R5 for Gill, ending the Indian tyre manufacturer’s long-standing relationship with Skoda. MRF and the…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 2018 end of season awards: The Golden Grahams

Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 2018 end of season awards: The Golden Grahams

We know how the latest F1 season went down, but who are the real winners? Here are The Golden Grahams: awards as prestigious as their name… Driver of the year There’s not really a debate about this one. Lewis Hamilton has always had his high peaks; this season he strung them together to an extent that…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: New F1 engine manufacturers to get support from rivals

Formula 1 – Formula 1: New F1 engine manufacturers to get support from rivals

New Formula 1 engine manufacturers will receive technical support from current suppliers if requested, under new rules which will be part of the 2021 package, Ross Brawn has confirmed. F1 had proposed a completely new engine to form part of the major 2021 rules overhaul, but a push from the current manufacturers, Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault season crucial for personal growth – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Renault season crucial for personal growth – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr. says his time with Renault enabled him to “get to know myself”, having only previously competed for Toro Rosso in Formula 1. Sainz Jr. started 56 Grands Prix for Toro Rosso before joining Renault for the final few 2017 Grands Prix, remaining with the manufacturer for a full 2018 campaign. Sainz Jr.…

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Formula 2 – Formula 2: George Russell inches towards F2 title with Abu Dhabi pole

Formula 2 – Formula 2: George Russell inches towards F2 title with Abu Dhabi pole

George Russell took a step closer towards clinching the Formula 2 title by taking pole position in Abu Dhabi, as sole rival Alexander Albon wound up eighth. Russell, who will race for Williams in Formula 1 in 2019, entered the weekend 37 points clear of Albon and by topping qualifying his advantage has now grown…

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WRC – Rally king Loeb joins Hyundai for six-stage WRC stint

WRC – Rally king Loeb joins Hyundai for six-stage WRC stint

World rallying’s most succesful driver Sebastien Loeb has signed a two-year contract to race six stages of next year’s World Rally Championship (WRC) with Hyundai Motorsport, the team announced on Thursday. Loeb has won the WRC a record nine times and joins Hyundai after driving part-time for Team Peugeot last season, when he stunned the…

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