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Ricciardo sometimes "a little too lost" in McLaren F1 difficulties in 2022

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 10:48
The Australian parted ways with McLaren after the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix off the back of two tough Formula 1 seasons as a McLaren driver.
While there was one significant highlight, Ricciardo's victory at Monza in 2021, he was for the most part out-paced by teammate Lando Norris.
That ultimately led to what was meant to be a three-year deal being terminated early as McLaren moved to ...Keep reading

Albon needs winter to get back to 100% fitness after Monza illness

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 10:07
Williams driver Albon fell ill on the Saturday of the Italian Grand Prix, requiring immediate surgery for appendicitis before complications led to respiratory failure. He was ultimately discharged a few days later and returned to racing at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Albon said in Singapore that he was "fit as I can be" and pain-free to return, albeit at one of the most physically-challenging ...Keep reading

Fernando Alonso 'very impressive' in first Aston Martin outing, says team principal Mike Krack

Formula 1 at the BBC - Tue, 2022-11-29 09:10
Fernando Alonso was 'very impressive' in first Aston Martin outing following his move from Alpine, team principal Mike Krack says.

Inside Aston Martin's new £200m 'game changer' F1 factory

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 09:02
For its first year as Aston Martin after the rebranding of Racing Point, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel arrived for the final two seasons of his F1 career. For 2023, his seat will be taken by Fernando Alonso, another all-time great who ditched Alpine in favour of Aston Martin.
Engineering talent has arrived from throughout the grid, bolstering a team that, after years of punching ...Keep reading

Formula 1: Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto to leave at end of year

Formula 1 at the BBC - Tue, 2022-11-29 08:52
Mattia Binotto has resigned and will leave his position as Ferrari team principal at the end of the year.

Binotto resigns as Ferrari F1 team principal

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 08:44
Following weeks of speculation about his future, Ferrari issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that it had accepted Binotto's decision to leave.
The team said Binotto would stay on board until December 31, and it hoped to have a replacement for him finalised in the new year.
Binotto said that he regretted having to leave the team, but felt that it was the best thing for the Maranello ...Keep reading

Chevrolet unveils off-road racing concept

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 07:45
The concept racer is based on the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 dual cab ute, which will join the GM Speciality Vehicles product line next year.
It was designed and built in Port Melbourne by a group of GM employees with help from Chevrolet Racing, which has effectively replaced Holden Motorsport.
GM Motorsports Division and Hall Racing in the US have also had a hand in the development of the ...Keep reading

Number 1 returns to Supercars grid

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 07:23
Recently-crowned Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen will carry the #1 on his T8 Commodore at the season-ending Adelaide 500.
The #1 will replace van Gisbergen's traditional #97 which he has continued to carry even in his title-defending seasons in 2017 and 2022.
Given Scott McLaughlin carried the #17 in his title-defending seasons (2019 and 2020) and then left for the US after winning ...Keep reading

Honda's 2023 line-up taking shape, Oyu set for new team

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 07:15
The main unknown at this stage concerns the future of Toshiki Oyu, who looks set to make a surprise switch away from his current team Nakajima Racing.
Oyu, who has been part of the Nakajima stable since he made his debut in Japan’s top single-seater series in 2020, is known to have been angling for a change of scenery after two seasons sharing a garage with three-time champion Naoki ...Keep reading

Historian David Olusoga to get freedom of Gateshead

North East News - Tue, 2022-11-29 07:06
David Olusoga moved to Gateshead from Nigeria when he was five years old.

Newcastle City Council seizes 1,300 fake football kits

North East News - Tue, 2022-11-29 07:02
The strips, advertised for sale online, had a street value of about £35,000, the council said.

Fiona Hill to become Durham University chancellor

North East News - Tue, 2022-11-29 06:44
Fiona Hill grew up in County Durham and became an adviser to three US presidents.

Newcastle City Council struggles to fill warden posts

North East News - Tue, 2022-11-29 06:01
Newcastle City Council will increase pay for anti-social behaviour wardens as 15 roles go unfilled.

S5000 tweaks push-to-pass for Adelaide

Motorsport - Tue, 2022-11-29 01:29
The V8-powered category will close out its season on the streets of the South Australian capital as part of the Adelaide 5000 this weekend.
It has already been announced that, due to the FIA circuit licence, the cars will run at reduced horsepower for their Adelaide debut.
The category has now confirmed that the push-to-pass system, which debuted on the Gold Coast last month, has also been ...Keep reading

Hybrid parts supply-chain issue for 2024 IndyCars is improved

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 22:31
IndyCar had originally planned for its new engine era to begin in 2023, but last March announced this introduction had been pushed back to ’24, since Mahle – manufacturer of the hybrid component – was among the many automotive-related companies struggling due to the global parts supply issues.
However, Frye told Motorsport.com that this is being resolved, after admitting some ...Keep reading

Ben Sulayem dismisses F1 talk of "bad relationship" with FOM

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 19:38
Ben Sulayem took over at the helm of motor racing's governing body at the end of last year, just weeks after the controversial finish to the 2021 F1 world title battle in Abu Dhabi.
Since then, the governing body has found itself in the firing line over a number of issues, including its report into the events of Abu Dhabi, the consistency of race stewards' decisions, F1's jewellery ban, plus ...Keep reading

Record F1 crowd prompts Australian GP seating rethink

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 18:45
The 2022 Australian GP drew what was a record crowd of the Melbourne era with a four-day attendance of 419,114.
That eclipsed the previous four-day record of 401,000 set in 1996, the year the AGP moved from Adelaide to Melbourne.
In response to the record, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation has announced that grandstand capacity has been bolstered for 2023.
Thanks to a redesign of the ...Keep reading

WATCH: From Leclerc battles to comeback wins – The best moments from Verstappen’s record-breaking season

Formula 1 - Mon, 2022-11-28 17:16
Max Verstappen made it back-to-back world titles in 2022 – and broke a hatful of records in the process – as his partnership with Red Bull went from strength to strength under F1’s all-new technical regulations.

Ferrari say Mercedes’s late-season speed was ‘not a surprise’ and feel they should have won a race before Brazil

Formula 1 - Mon, 2022-11-28 17:16
Mattia Binotto believes Mercedes could have claimed more race wins in the closing stages of the 2022 F1 campaign, arguing that they had a faster car than Ferrari and Red Bull after introducing upgrades at the United State Grand Prix.

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