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

Motorsport - 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?

Motorsport - 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

Motorsport - 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

Norris edges Verstappen in Spanish GP practice

Formula 1 at the BBC - Fri, 2024-06-21 13:39
McLaren’s Lando Norris tops Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in first practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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

Motorsport - 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

LIVE COVERAGE: Follow all the action from first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix

Formula 1 - Fri, 2024-06-21 13:38
Live coverage of Friday's first practice session for the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

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

Motorsport - 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

Motorsport - 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

Motorsport - 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

Motorsport - 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

Albon gives his take on ‘interesting’ driver market situation amid Sainz’s links to Williams

Formula 1 - Fri, 2024-06-21 10:34
Alex Albon has made it clear that he is focused on “doing my own job” as speculation continues over who will partner him at Williams next season, but described the situation as “interesting” given “a lot of drivers” are yet to confirm their futures.

Ricciardo, Magnussen and Bottas open up on the mental challenge of racing with uncertain F1 futures

Formula 1 - Fri, 2024-06-21 10:34
With the Formula 1 ‘silly season’ in full swing, several drivers who are yet to confirm if or where they will be racing in 2025 have explained what it feels like to be competing amid uncertainty over their futures.

Alpine announce further team changes as Flavio Briatore returns in Executive Advisor role

Formula 1 - Fri, 2024-06-21 10:34
Flavio Briatore is making a return to Formula 1 in an official capacity after the Renault-backed Alpine team announced the Italian businessman as their new Executive Advisor.

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

Motorsport - 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

Motorsport - 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

Motorsport - 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

Briatore, 74, named Alpine adviser

Formula 1 at the BBC - Fri, 2024-06-21 08:46
Former Renault Formula 1 team boss Flavio Briatore is appointed executive adviser to the Alpine team.

Briatore returns to F1 with Alpine advisory role

Motorsport - Fri, 2024-06-21 07:56
Alpine has announced the return of former Renault Formula 1 team boss Flavio Briatore in an advisory role, 14 years after he resigned for his part in “Crashgate.”Following weeks of speculation that Alpine was sounding out Briatore about a role in the squad as it evaluates its F1 future, the French manufacturer confirmed on Friday morning that the Italian had taken on a formal position.A short ...Keep reading

2024 F1 Spanish Grand Prix session timings and preview

Motorsport - Fri, 2024-06-21 06:00
After a mixed run in the last few races, Red Bull is expected to surge back to the front in Barcelona, a track that plays into the strengths of the RB20. Max Verstappen has also won the last two editions of the Spanish GP with Red Bull.2024 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix session timings in different ...Keep reading

How a North Wilkesboro test could help Logano to a NHMS win

Motorsport - Thu, 2024-06-20 22:43
Logano led 199 of the 200 laps at last month’s All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway and his victory was helped at least in part by being one of three drivers that participated in a Goodyear tire test at track in March.Paul Wolfe, Logano’s crew chief, said the two-time series champion ran around 900 laps at the track that day, including on the tire that Goodyear ultimately utilized ...Keep reading

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