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Red Bull move offers Ricciardo best chance of instant F1 comeback - Brown

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 16:50
The Australian agreed on an early parting of ways with McLaren this year after the partnership had failed to deliver the results that were expected.
After weighing up his options for 2023, Ricciardo eventually agreed to become Red Bull's third driver for next season as he eyes a full-time return to racing in 2024.
And while some have questioned whether Ricciardo has taken the best route to ...Keep reading

IMSA teams playing "cat and mouse game" in combined LMDh tests

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 16:13
Preparations are in full swing for the new era of sportscar racing, with Cadillac, Acura, BMW and Porsche all in a race against time to have their new LMDh contenders ready for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.
Outside of private testing, the four manufacturers have shared the track a number of times in the last few months, most recently at Sebring, giving them a chance to compare their ...Keep reading

Ciceley Motorsport exits BTCC after 10 years

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 16:00
The Lancastrian squad was set up around team principal Russell Morgan’s son Adam following his rookie BTCC campaign with Speedworks Motorsport in 2012.
Ciceley ran the Toyota Avensis for Morgan in 2013 before its own-build Mercedes A-Class project carried it from 2014-20. From 2021, Ciceley has run West Surrey Racing-built BMW 3 Series machinery.
Morgan, who has scored 11 of Ciceley’s 12 ...Keep reading

PHM Racing to take over Charouz F2 and F3 entries

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 15:50
The team will be operated by Charouz and known as PHM Racing by Charouz in both championships for next season, with PHM taking over the entries but still working alongside with the Czech-based outfit.
Founded in 2021 by Paul H Muller, the team took part in the Formula 4 Championship in the United Arab Emirates, the German ADAC F4 and the Italian ACI F4 Championship in 2022.
It will make its ...Keep reading

Stoner could manage Ducati MotoGP bike better than electronics

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 14:55
Gabarrini has been crew chief to the two riders to claim MotoGP world titles for Ducati, Stoner in 2007 and Francesco Bagnaia this year, while he also worked with Stoner at Honda when he took his second world title in 2011.
Gabarrini, who returned to Ducati as Jorge Lorenzo’s crew chief in 2018, has worked with Bagnaia since his promotion to the factory squad in 2021 and was a key part in the ...Keep reading

Ross Brawn on a stellar 2022 season, pride at seeing F1 ‘as strong as it’s ever been’ and his next chapter

Formula 1 - Mon, 2022-11-28 14:11
With the curtain falling in Abu Dhabi, Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports, Ross Brawn, reflects on the 2022 season – which saw the introduction of revolutionary new cars and the second year of a brand-new cost cap – and his time working at Formula 1 with Liberty Media.

Incredible F1 experiences and prizes up for grabs in special Grand Prix Trust auction

Formula 1 - Mon, 2022-11-28 14:11
A host of F1-related items have been included in a silent auction organised by the Grand Prix Trust, the proceeds of which will be used to help the registered charity continue their invaluable work.

How Cadillac put its stamp on the LMDh concept

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 13:15
Cadillac will be competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year against so many high-level brands, Porsche, Ferrari, Peugeot and others. The exciting thing for me in the new era of sportscar racing is that the fans will be watching huge grids that aren’t made up of cookie-cutter cars. The different appearance of the machinery is what ...Keep reading

Ferrari reveals future ideas with 1030bhp Vision Gran Turismo car

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 12:58
The Italian manufacturer has joined other car makers in preparing a bespoke concept machine for the Gran Turismo franchise, and it will be made available to play later this month.
The striking design includes a canopy, which opens to home a single driver who will sit in a reclined position.
It utilises in-game aerodynamic features seen elsewhere in the Ferrari line-up but turned up to ...Keep reading

New appeal for missing Sacriston miner Edward Donnelly 20 years on

North East News - Mon, 2022-11-28 12:32
Durham Police believe Edward Donnelly was murdered after disappearing in 2002.

How Ferrari quietly sorted its core F1 engine reliability problem

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 11:16
There were two factors at play here: the first that the setup of its power unit, and especially its turbo size, was not ideal for the high-altitude races in Mexico and Brazil.
But beyond that was the confirmation from Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto after the final race that the Maranello squad had had to wind back engine performance in the latter stages of the year because of reliability ...Keep reading

WATCH: From Ricciardo with love – the Australian’s biggest sends during his time in F1

Formula 1 - Mon, 2022-11-28 10:56
As he prepares for a break from racing in the sport to return to former team Red Bull as their third driver, take a look back at some of Ricciardo’s finest F1 overtakes...

Jeddah Corniche Circuit announce track changes ahead of 2023 Saudi Arabian GP

Formula 1 - Mon, 2022-11-28 10:56
A number of track changes have been carried out at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit ahead of the 2023 edition of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, race promoter Saudi Motorsport Company has confirmed.

North of England faces rail chaos, warns business lobby

North East News - Mon, 2022-11-28 10:54
Business leaders say ministers must act this week to avert a "meltdown" in the northern rail system.

Espargaro: Honda "wasted time and money on me" in 2022 MotoGP season

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 10:32
The Spanish rider, who returns to KTM with its rebranded Tech3 GasGas squad for the 2023 season, said it was "difficult to accept" the team's decision to pause development on his bike ahead of his departure.
Espargaro struggled this season, finishing 16th in the standings with a best finish of third at the season opener in Qatar and repeatedly stated his unhappiness later in the year at Honda ...Keep reading

Suzuka 8 Hours announces new August date to avoid WSBK clash

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 09:39
The popular Japanese motorcycle enduro has traditionally been held in the final week of July and has attracted big names from both WSBK and MotoGP in the past.
However, when WSBK revealed its full calendar for the 2023 season earlier this month, it had its Most fixture scheduled on the same weekend as the Suzuka 8 Hours.
Discovery Sports Events, the promoter of the FIM Endurance World ...Keep reading

Jeddah reveals F1 track tweaks ahead of 2023 race

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 09:04
The Jeddah Corniche Circuit hosted its first F1 race in 2021, becoming the fastest street circuit on the calendar but drawing criticism from some drivers due to the tight layout and poor visibility in blind corners. 
Ahead of its second race in March 2022, Jeddah made a series of tweaks to the track to improve sightlines and make it safer for the drivers, as well as widening the circuit in ...Keep reading

F1 still eyes in-car video screens to replace mirrors, but faces key hurdles

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 09:02
With car designers always keen to make mirrors interfere as little as possible with airflow over the car, the FIA has long had to push hard to enforce their size and position on safety grounds.
But for such a high-tech sport like Formula 1, it seems almost amazing that it is still relying on such an old-school concept of fixed mirrors that have been an ever-present on cars since they first ...Keep reading

GP staffing levels dangerously under pressure - doctor

North East News - Mon, 2022-11-28 08:39
GPs say a lack of doctors is putting unsustainable pressure on practices.

WTCR Saudi Arabia: Azcona crowned champion as series comes to a close

Motorsport - Mon, 2022-11-28 08:09
Spaniard Azcona, 26, sealed the championship at the end of the Q2 session when Munnich Motorsport’s Nestor Girolami, the only driver with a hope of beating him to the title, slumped to the 12th fastest time - missing out on the points on offer in qualifying in order to remain mathematically in the title hunt in Sunday's two races.
Comtoyou Audi driver Nathanael Berthon led the first of ...Keep reading

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