IndyCar pushing to have charter system in place before Indy 500

Thu, 2024-02-29 23:45
Penske Entertainment President and CEO Mark Miles met with a small group of reporters on Thursday to discuss various topics surrounding the sport, including an IndyCar version of a NASCAR-like charter system concept.NASCAR implemented the system in 2016, allowing owners with possession of a charter to have a guaranteed spot in each race and collect more prize money.Miles shared the latest meetings ...Keep reading

F1 driver heights: Who are the shortest & tallest drivers?

Thu, 2024-02-29 23:40
The height and weight of a driver in Formula 1 can dictate the adjustments the team makes to a car to try and fulfill the vehicle’s maximum potential.These details impact how much ballast will need to be added to a car and how that is positioned in the car to help with weight distribution.  How does height affect F1 drivers? The FIA, along with the taller drivers on the grid, have been ...Keep reading

DuPont Registry and Prive launch private member car collector club in Bahrain

Thu, 2024-02-29 23:00
This pioneering private members club for luxury car collectors and enthusiasts located near the prestigious Bahrain International Circuit. This landmark initiative marks a significant expansion of DRG's ecosystem into the Middle East. PRIVÉ offers unparalleled luxury car storage, world-class services, a thriving community, and exclusive driving experiences curated by CANOSSA EVENTS, the global ...Keep reading

Watch how Lamborghini’s new Le Mans challenger came to life

Thu, 2024-02-29 20:31
The new car, built to the LMDh ruleset, has undergone an extensive testing program since it was first ready to roll last summer.To tell that story, Lamborghini has produced an in-depth film on YouTube, called Rush to the Hyper, to put fans behind the scenes as the Ligier-chassied machine – which is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine with hybrid system – was created and put through ...Keep reading

Maini stripped of F2 pole after Bahrain qualifying

Thu, 2024-02-29 19:52
Alpine Formula 1 academy driver Maini beat team-mate Gabriel Bortoleto by 0.219s in the qualifying shootout in Bahrain on Thursday afternoon.However, following a post-race inspection of his Invicta-run car, it was found that the height of the left undertray front external strake was below the required height.All of his times from qualifying were deleted and will see the Indian driver start both ...Keep reading

What we learned from Thursday F1 Bahrain GP practice

Thu, 2024-02-29 19:36
So, it begins. Formula 1's 2024 season has now officially kicked off after the opening two free practice sessions in Bahrain, albeit in an atypical Thursday slot, the opening two of races in the Middle East have been shuffled back by a day each to ensure that the F1 rounds do not clash with Ramadan.Of the three practice sessions held during the Bahrain weekend, only one is of any real benefit; FP1 ...Keep reading

Piastri wary of Red Bull "sandbags" coming off in Bahrain F1 qualifying

Thu, 2024-02-29 18:51
Piastri finished FP2 in fifth, four tenths behind the leading Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and narrowly ahead of Red Bull's Verstappen, who appeared to run with a dialled down engine as Red Hull focused on race performance.The Australian thought the times were "much closer" than expected, but was intrigued to see how much pace Red Bull has been keeping back, only to unleash it in qualifying and the ...Keep reading

New WEC BoP created "to let the manufacturers race"

Thu, 2024-02-29 18:40
Automobile Club de l’Ouest competition director Thierry Bouvet made the claim when the Le Mans 24 Hours organiser and FIA, which jointly administer the WEC, went public on the revised BoP procedures ahead of this weekend’s Qatar 1812Km 2024 season-opener. “What the BoP will not do is compensate for the lack of optimisation in racing — tyre choice, driver form, strategy decisions,” said ...Keep reading

Alleged Horner messages leaked after Red Bull F1 investigation clears him of wrongdoing

Thu, 2024-02-29 17:41
Almost exactly 24 hours on from Horner being cleared of wrongdoing following allegations made by a female employee, a pair of anonymous email addresses distributed a dossier of documents that they alleged were related to the case.The emails, which contained a link to a Google Drive file containing the documents, stated: “Following Red Bull’s recent investigation and statements you will be ...Keep reading

Mercedes "not getting carried away" with surprising Bahrain F1 pace

Thu, 2024-02-29 17:27
In Thursday evening's second free practice session, which is held in similar conditions to qualifying and the race, Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 ahead of Russell, with Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso in third.Overwhelming favourite Max Verstappen was sixth as Red Bull put more emphasis on long runs.And while Russell admitted Mercedes' progress compared to testing "exceeded expectations", he ...Keep reading

2024 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix session timings and preview

Thu, 2024-02-29 17:23
The Bahrain GP will run to a different schedule from most races, with the race taking place on Saturday night.Accordingly, the first of the two practice sessions will be held on Thursday, followed by FP3 and qualifying on Friday.2024 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix session timings in different timezones


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2024 F1 Bahrain GP results: Lewis Hamilton leads practice on Thursday

Thu, 2024-02-29 16:42
RB’s Daniel Ricciardo was quickest in Free Practice 1, while Hamilton paced FP2 with a fastest time of the day of 1m30.374s.Bahrain GP FP1 results: Ricciardo fastest from NorrisWhat happened in Bahrain GP Free Practice 1?This full-daylight session was topped by Ricciardo, who lapped in 1m32.869s – 0.032s ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren).The top four, which included their team-mates Oscar ...Keep reading

WEC Qatar: Porsche remains unbeaten in truncated second practice

Thu, 2024-02-29 16:17
Driving Porsche Penske Motorsport’s #6 963 LMDh, Estre set a blistering time of 1m39.990s at the beginning of the 90-minute session that was cut short by a stoppage for the new Lamborghini SC63 LMDh.Estre was the only driver to get below team-mate Frederic Makoweicki’s benchmark of 1m40.404s, which was set in relatively hotter conditions at the Losail International Circuit in the two-day ...Keep reading

F1 Bahrain GP: Hamilton heads Mercedes 1-2 in second practice

Thu, 2024-02-29 16:07
Hamilton set the early benchmark in the session on soft tyres and subsequently cranked up the dial with a 1m30.374s to put distance between himself and the rest of the field.Russell slotted in behind to sit second, despite enduring a difficult opening to the session and could not match the first lap Hamilton had set as he lacked traction in the opening sector.On another run after taking another ...Keep reading

Bubba Pollard to make NASCAR Xfinity debut with JR Motorsports

Thu, 2024-02-29 15:50
Pollard, 37, has won over 100 Late Model races in his career, including the All American 400 and Speedfest.He will compete at the Richmond Raceway short track in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, driving the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. Rheem will serve as the primary sponsor on the car.“I’m very excited,” Pollard said of his upcoming start. “I really don’t know what to expect ...Keep reading

Teams want F1, FIA to clear up "unanswered questions" over Horner probe

Thu, 2024-02-29 15:12
Horner was subject to a detailed probe by Red Bull's energy drinks company over allegations made against him by a female employee.After a process that took eight weeks, and involved an independent barrister, the complaint against Horner was dismissed on Wednesday, and he was cleared of any wrongdoing.But with Red Bull having offered almost no explanation for its findings, and making clear it will ...Keep reading

F2 Bahrain: Maini heads Invicta 1-2 in qualifying

Thu, 2024-02-29 14:45
Maini saw off Invicta Racing team-mate Gabriel Bortoleto by 1m48.814s to score the first two points of the F2 season.In the end, pole position was secured by what on paper looked like a relatively comfortable margin of 0.219s, but this was far from the case with the order shuffling considerably as each driver crossed the line.Taylor Barnard was one of the few drivers who was able to keep his tyres ...Keep reading

Porsche the ‘strongest it has ever been’ in Qatar WEC round, says Estre

Thu, 2024-02-29 14:33
Porsche has led every session so far in the lead-up to this Saturday’s Qatar 1812km season-opener, with either the factory Penske team or the customer Jota squad topping the charts across Prologue and Free Practice 1.In comparatively hot and windy conditions on Thursday afternoon, all five Porsche 963s broke inside the top seven, with only Ferrari and Cadillac preventing the revered sportscar ...Keep reading

F3 Bahrain: Beganovic pips Browing to pole

Thu, 2024-02-29 13:50
Dino Beganovic made an impressive start to the F3 season, backing up his strong performance in free practice by setting the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the year.Williams Academy driver Luke Browning was second in his Hitech entry, falling 0.167s short of the 1m46.431s pole time of his Prema-entered rival.ART driver Laurens van Hoepen will start the first race of the year ...Keep reading

F1 Bahrain GP: Ricciardo leads first practice session of 2024

Thu, 2024-02-29 12:37
RB and McLaren were only joined by Sauber in running the softs in FP1, which ended with Yuki Tsunoda fourth ahead of Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen in fifth and sixth for Aston Martin and Red Bull respectively.Most of the pack headed out immediately at the start of the one-hour session where windy conditions prevailed in relatively cool temperatures, with all the early running conducted on the ...Keep reading