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Chase Briscoe hopes to "land on his feet" after SHR closure

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 23:06
Co-owner Gene Haas and Tony Stewart issued a joint statement on Tuesday outlining the “difficult decision” that they made to close SHR at end of the 2024 season.Among the 300 or so employees affected by the announcement were the organization’s six drivers – Chase Briscoe, Josh Berry, Noah Gragson and Ryan Preece in the Cup Series and Cole Custer and Riley Herbst in the Xfinity Series.An ...Keep reading

Stewart-Haas Racing to shut down NASCAR Cup Series operation

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 21:30
On Tuesday, team co-owners Gene Haas and Tony Stewart released a joint statement explaining their decision to shutter the organization after 15 years.“We have made the difficult decision to close Stewart-Haas Racing at the conclusion of the 2024 season. It is a decision that did not come easily, nor was it made quickly. Racing is a labor-intensive, humbling sport. It requires unwavering ...Keep reading

THE STRATEGIST: Qualifying in Monaco is a test of skill like no other – so how do teams try to gain an advantage?

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-05-28 19:52
With qualifying being more important at Monaco than at any other race, what are the challenges and how do the teams approach it? Bernie Collins, former Head of Strategy for Aston Martin explains all…

India MotoGP promoter cancels this year's race, eyes March 2025 date

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 18:38
Fairstreet Sports, the organiser of the event along with MotoGP rights holder Dorna, revealed on Tuesday that the second edition of the event has now been called off, confirming reports published by Motorsport.com earlier this month.The Buddh International Circuit, located on the outskirts of capital Delhi, was due to stage the 14th round of the season on 23-25 September.Dorna's intention is to ...Keep reading

Loss, heartbreak, redemption: The road to Leclerc's Monaco F1 triumph

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 17:05
How as a young child growing up in the principality, he would take the bus to school up the winding climb to Casino Square, dreaming how he would one day tear up the same roads in a scarlet Ferrari F1 car.How his late father Herve made every possible sacrifice to get him there but would pass away in 2017 before he ever got to see his son realise his dreams.How his late friend Jules Bianchi became ...Keep reading

FIA president tells Andretti to buy a F1 team

Formula 1 at the BBC - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:58
FIA president Mohamed Ben Sulayem says Andretti should buy an existing team rather than try to set up their own to enter Formula 1.

Haas keen to move on from Monaco after ‘Sunday to forget’ with double DNF likely to have 'big cost'

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:51
Haas Team Principal Ayao Komatsu is keen to move on from the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, which saw both cars disqualified from qualifying and start down the back of the field for the race.

Alonso concerned Aston Martin are ‘back in the midfield’ after team fail to score in Monaco

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:51
Fernando Alonso failed to score any points in Monaco on Sunday, the second straight race he hasn’t managed to finish in the top 10 after scoring in the opening six races. His P11 was at least more encouraging than the 19th place finish he delivered in Imola, but there are reasons to be concerned for Aston Martin heading into the middle part of the season.

Kick Sauber hoping Monaco was ‘an outlier’ as they leave race as the only team yet to score in 2024

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:51
It proved to be a challenging weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix for Kick Sauber, with the team now the only outfit on the grid yet to score a point in 2024 as their struggles to get off the mark continue.

Mir: Honda "took a step back to make two forward" with MotoGP updates

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:41
Honda has been working behind the scenes in private tests to improve its troubled 2024 package, though its riders didn’t receive some hoped-for improvements at Barcelona last weekend.Johann Zarco did race with a new aerodynamic package, while an updated engine was used by Mir and Luca Marini also.But this did little to help Honda at Barcelona, with LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami the lead HRC rider ...Keep reading

NBC nets over 5.3 million viewers for Indy 500

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:23
Despite being impacted by a nearly four-hour rain delay, last Sunday’s Indy 500 averaged a preliminary Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 5.344 million viewers across NBC, Peacock, and NBC Sports digital platforms on Sunday.By comparison, those numbers are up by up 8% vs. the 2023 race (4.927 million) and 10% vs. 2022 (4.837 million). The final figures will be available on Wednesday.This year’s ...Keep reading

F1 24 game review: Slick but lacking polish

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:07
F1 24 is the latest entry in Codemasters and EA SPORTS’ long-running Formula 1 game series and features all the teams, circuits drivers and cars from the 2024 season, alongside a full suite of 2023 Formula 2 content (the 2024 F2 grid will arrive in a post-launch update).The developers have stuck with Codemasters’ proprietary Ego game engine for F1 24, so players shouldn’t expect radically ...Keep reading

Scott Dixon: Third-place finish in Indy 500 “all we had”

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:05
Dixon, a six-time IndyCar Series champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner, methodically moved forward after starting 21st and was leading after the final round of pit stops with less than 30 laps to go.However, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden stormed by the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, followed by the Arrow McLaren duo of Alexander Rossi and Pato O’Ward.While Dixon was able to gain a position back ...Keep reading

Football icon Zidane named Le Mans 24 Hours starter

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:00
Zidane, a World Cup victor with France who won three UEFA Champions League titles as a manager with Real Madrid, has been named as official starter for the double-points WEC round by race organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. That means he will wave off the 62-car field of the French enduro at the 16:00 start time on 15 June. Zidane, 51, said: “The Le Mans 24 Hours is beyond compare ...Keep reading

Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum among producers of Isle of Man TT docuseries and feature film

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 16:00
Tatum’s Free Association, Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Jason Keller (who wrote Ford vs Ferrari), Entertainment 360, Box to Box Films and Mediawan will produce a docuseries called The Greatest Race On Earth about the TT.Filming for the series has already begun at this year’s TT, which got underway with the first day of practice on Monday.Box to Box Films has a varied history in producing ...Keep reading

Ranking Lancia’s greatest rally cars

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 15:23
The Italian brand leaned into its history during Monday’s announcement where it confirmed a return to the stages through a Rally4 programme with its new Ypsilon hatchback. A version of its new offering was unveiled in a livery that recaptured the iconic Martini Racing stripes, synonymous with the brand in the 1980s and 1990s.   While Lancia’s return to rallying won’t initially see it ...Keep reading

The cases Marquez and Martin are making for a Ducati MotoGP ride

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 15:00
Let's be upfront about it and admit that the story is slightly altered. While it is true that the first part of the equation must be cleared up by Ducati, the problem will not be completely solved until the chosen rider signs the contract.Of the three who started the race for that second factory Ducati, Enea Bastianini has been left behind, a circumstance that places Martin and Marquez in the two ...Keep reading

FIA's Ben Sulayem advises Andretti to "buy another F1 team"

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 14:36
Andretti was refused a 2026 entry by F1 after the FIA had admitted its application on a technical basis.Ben Sulayem was proponent of expanding F1's grid of 10 teams, opening up a tender process that only Andretti passed.“We have a contract, and our contract says we have up to 12 teams," he told Motorsport.com last year. "So, we are not breaking the rules. We are, on the contrary, fulfilling the ...Keep reading

How McLaren was ready to pit Norris – but Ferrari ruined its Monaco F1 plan

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-05-28 13:50
McLaren had hoped to push Ferrari into extending its lead at the front of the 78-lap race, in a bid to build a sufficient buffer between the cars in the top four and Russell to allow McLaren to make a pitstop.Having started on hard tyres, Russell switched to the medium compound during the early red flag, which forced him into managing his tyres to make it to the end. As the top four were all ...Keep reading

TECH WEEKLY: How Mercedes' new front wing hopes to address a significant shortfall with the W15

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-05-28 13:49
Mercedes’ new front wing was introduced on the car of George Russell in Monaco.

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