Motorsport

IndyCar Laguna Seca: Start times, how to watch, entry list

Fri, 2024-06-21 22:06
This weekend will be the second time North America’s premier open-wheel championship will race on the completely resurfaced 2.238-mile, 11-turn natural terrain road course.Located in Monterey, California, the race is set for 95 laps (212.61 miles) with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon winning last year’s round when the event was held as the season finale in September. There have been six ...Keep reading

Cole Custer: "It would be a dream" to drive for Haas Cup team

Fri, 2024-06-21 21:27
Custer's return to the Cup Series at the Haas Factory Team would likely not be a surprise as his father, Joe, will manage the one-Cup, two-Xfinity car operation and Haas Automation has been part of the younger Custer’s entire NASCAR career as a sponsor.Custer, 26, has made no secret of his desire to return to Cup. He won the Xfinity championship in his return to the series last year and ...Keep reading

Williams junior explains bizarre F2 qualifying moment after pole near-miss

Fri, 2024-06-21 20:58
Williams junior Franco Colapinto revealed that he veered off track on Barcelona's pit straight in Formula 2 qualifying in his frustration at missing pole position by just 0.006s.Such were the fine margins in what was comfortably the closest session so far in 2024, the first season with a new car that replaced the previous generation machine used since 2018, that the MP Motorsport driver was even ...Keep reading

What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Spanish GP

Fri, 2024-06-21 20:46
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes topped the times as practice at Formula 1’s 2024 Spanish Grand Prix got under way, while Red Bull and Max Verstappen appeared to be struggling.But, digging beyond the headline times in FP2 reveals that Verstappen and co are far from panicking – with a major set-up change coming for his RB20 on Saturday that will bring both one-lap and long-run gains.At the same ...Keep reading

IMSA Watkins Glen: Cameron pips returnee Blomqvist after two red flags in FP1

Fri, 2024-06-21 20:02
Porsche’s Dane Cameron set the pace in opening practice for the sixth round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen, ahead of the returning Tom Blomqvist for Cadillac.IMSA brings a 56-car field to the classic 3.4-mile road course, which hosted the United States Grand Prix for 20 years, set in the rolling hills near the Finger Lakes in upstate New York.Cameron led the way in the ...Keep reading

F1 Spanish GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch, channel

Fri, 2024-06-21 17:15
Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes in Friday practice, narrowly beating the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz by 0.022s.Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly put McLaren and Alpine third and fourth respectively, while pre-round favourite Max Verstappen was fourth in the lead Red Bull.What time does qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix start?The qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix will begin at 4pm local ...Keep reading

F1 Spanish GP: Hamilton fastest in FP2 over Sainz, Norris

Fri, 2024-06-21 17:03
Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in FP2 ahead of Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix as the Mercedes driver beat Carlos Sainz by a scant 0.022 seconds.The seven-time F1 champion vaulted to the top of the order amid the mid-session soft tyre running to displace home favourite Sainz, who had kicked off the running on the C3 tyres - the softest compound for this weekend.George Russell had led the ...Keep reading

Alpine boss Famin "doesn't mind" Briatore's F1 past after controversial hire

Fri, 2024-06-21 16:40
Alpine Formula 1 team boss Bruno Famin says he "doesn't really mind about the past" after the team announced the controversial Flavio Briatore as its executive advisor.On Friday morning Alpine confirmed the news that Briatore had been brought in by Renault group CEO Luca de Meo as an executive advisor.While the news of Briatore being handed an advisory role had been circulating for the past weeks ...Keep reading

Mercedes calls in police over anonymous Hamilton F1 sabotage email

Fri, 2024-06-21 16:10
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed that the police are involved in investigating the source of an anonymous email accusing the team of trying to deliberately sabotage Lewis Hamilton’s car.An anonymous email, sent to the same list of F1 and media representatives who were forwarded alleged WhatsApp messages involving Christian Horner earlier this year, said Mercedes was playing a dangerous ...Keep reading

Vanthoor claims Kubica pushed him off on purpose in race-ending Le Mans clash

Fri, 2024-06-21 14:43
BMW driver Dries Vanthoor believes AF Corse Ferrari rival Robert Kubica deliberately pushed him off the track while trying to lap him during the night at last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours.Vanthoor has expressed his disappointment at what he believes was a lack of respect from the one-time Formula 1 race winner after he was sent to the medical centre for check-ups due to the sizeable impact from ...Keep reading

What's the latest on F1's 2025 driver market?

Fri, 2024-06-21 14:37
As F1 heads to its busiest stretch yet, with five races in six weeks until the summer break, more dominos are expected to fall in the 2025 driver market.Don't expect any sudden moves at Mercedes, as the team has time on its side. It has been clear for a while now that youngster Andrea Kimi Antonelli will be in the car if nothing unexpected happens.But as long as there is a sliver of hope of ...Keep reading

Bezzecchi set to join factory Aprilia MotoGP team in 2025

Fri, 2024-06-21 14:17
Current VR46 Ducati rider Marco Bezzecchi is finalising a move to the factory Aprilia MotoGP for the upcoming MotoGP season, Motorsport.com understands.This move comes a year after three-time MotoGP grand prix winner Bezzecchi elected against a factory-spec Ducati at Pramac for 2024 to remain with his VR46 set-up on a year-old Desmosedici.Motorsport.com understands that the operation that will ...Keep reading

F1 Spanish GP: Norris noses ahead of Verstappen by 0.024s in FP1

Fri, 2024-06-21 13:38
Lando Norris drew first blood in Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix weekend, taking the fastest lap in FP1 over championship leader Max Verstappen.The Briton slotted in ahead of Verstappen prior to a red flag in the second half of the opening practice session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and longer runs ensured the Miami winner stayed on top of the order.George Russell had set the first ...Keep reading

Why Mercedes new F1 floor did not appear on official FIA documents

Fri, 2024-06-21 13:17
The official FIA documents detailing the Formula 1 upgrades for the Spanish Grand Prix raised intrigue on Friday when Mercedes was shown to have brought no changes to its car.With the next European phase of the season kicking off as part of a critical run of five races in six weeks, Mercedes had been expected to be on the front foot for Barcelona in terms of changes.Indeed, Mercedes team principal ...Keep reading

M-Sport reveals Ford Puma for WRC Rally1 debutant Sesks

Fri, 2024-06-21 13:05
Martins Sesks is all set to make his top-flight World Rally Championship debut now the covers have come off the non-hybrid powered Ford Puma Rally1 car he will pilot.Sesks is set to make his Rally1 debut on Poland’s gravel roads next week which hosts the seventh round of the WRC. The event is part of a two-round deal, that includes Sesks’ home round in Latvia (18-21 July), which has been made ...Keep reading

Verstappen: Red Bull's F1 dominance won't return at Spanish GP

Fri, 2024-06-21 12:11
Max Verstappen says he doesn't believe Red Bull will regain its early 2024 Formula 1 dominance at the Spanish Grand Prix, despite encountering a strong circuit for its car.F1 returns to a more traditional run of European circuits, beginning with a triple-header featuring Barcelona, the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone.It is considered to be a more favourable stretch of layouts for Red Bull's RB20 ...Keep reading

Red Bull reveals five key changes to RB20 for Spanish Grand Prix

Fri, 2024-06-21 10:48
Red Bull has revealed the details of its Spanish Grand Prix upgrade package aimed at maximising aerodynamic efficiency of its RB20 for warmer Formula 1 races.With the team facing an increased challenge from its rivals ahead of the next European phase of the season, it has introduced a raft of tweaks aimed at optimising its package.The focus of the revisions are in ensuring that the cooling ...Keep reading

The characteristics that are holding back Aston Martin's F1 car

Fri, 2024-06-21 10:25
Aston Martin has been honest that upgrades it has brought to its Formula 1 car this year have made it more "difficult" to drive.Having delivered a host of developments to try to lift it closer to the front of the field, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll have found that the AMR24 is a more troublesome beast to extract speed from on the limit.And, at a time when the F1 field is closing up in ...Keep reading

F1's superlicence change not about Antonelli as Red Bull stands to gain

Fri, 2024-06-21 09:31
The FIA's superlicence rules alteration to allow certain worthy 17-year-olds to enter Formula 1 is unrelated to Mercedes junior Andrea Kimi Antonelli and may actually benefit Red Bull, Motorsport.com understands.Earlier this month, the governing body updated Appendix L of its International Sporting Code with a clause that states special dispensation to obtain a superlicence may be granted to ...Keep reading

Ferrari fast-tracks upgrades in F1 Spanish GP push

Fri, 2024-06-21 08:47
Ferrari has managed to get its latest Formula 1 upgrades ready for the Spanish Grand Prix as it bids to bounce back from its Canada struggles. Even before the team’s changes are formally confirmed in the FIA submission document ahead of opening free practice, the modifications to its sidepods, 'Cobra' winglets alongside the cockpit and rear wing have stood out in visual terms. The push comes ...Keep reading

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