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Drugovich hopes Le Mans debut "opens some doors" as future remains unclear

Motorsport - Wed, 2024-06-19 10:37
Aston Martin Formula 1 reserve Felipe Drugovich hopes that his Le Mans 24 Hours debut will “open some doors”, as he debates remaining in sportscar racing or returning to single-seaters.Drugovich made his first appearance in the French endurance classic last weekend as he joined Action Express Racing at the wheel of a factory Cadillac V-Series.R in the Hypercar class.Together with IMSA ...Keep reading

Should Carlos Sainz pick Williams or Audi for 2025? Our F1 writers have their say

Motorsport - Wed, 2024-06-19 08:46
Carlos Sainz continues to keep his cards close to his chest when it comes to making a call about where he will drive in the 2025 Formula 1 season after his Ferrari exit.The Spaniard's shortlist appears to have been reduced to two teams: Williams or Audi, which will join F1 in 2026 while it continues to run under its Sauber guise next year.But which team should Sainz pick? Our writers give their ...Keep reading

NASCAR Cup teams face new tire combo again at New Hampshire

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 22:27
This time, teams do have some experience on the tire, as it was utilized in recent races at North Wilkesboro and last weekend at Iowa Speedway.One year ago, NASCAR and Goodyear used the New Hampshire race to debut a new softer tire compound in the Cup Series.The change came about following a meeting among Cup drivers, NASCAR officials and Goodyear representatives in which different options were ...Keep reading

Siegel signs multi-year deal with Arrow McLaren; Pourchaire out

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 20:00
The 19-year-old will take the reins of the team’s No. 6 Chevrolet starting with this weekend’s round at Laguna Seca.Arrow McLaren has announced the signing of Nolan Siegel to a multi-year deal, which will begin with this weekend’s IndyCar Series round at Laguna Seca.A 19-year-old California native, Siegel is fresh off taking the LMP2 class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with United ...Keep reading

HMD signs Brooks for remainder of 2024 Indy NXT season

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 18:31
HMD Motorsports has confirmed Christian Brooks for the rest of the 2024 season in Indy NXT, beginning with this weekend’s round at Laguna Seca.“This is a dream come true and an amazing opportunity for me,” said Brooks, who will also have an Indy NXT oval test at Iowa Speedway on June 28.“My goal is ultimately the NTT IndyCar, but this is the next step in the climb to achieve that, and I ...Keep reading

TECH WEEKLY: Red Bull’s F1 stranglehold is loosening – and Barcelona will be a key battleground for their challengers

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-06-18 18:30
It was in Miami where the first signs emerged that Red Bull’s stranglehold of F1 might be loosening. Although Lando Norris needed the help of the safety car to defeat Max Verstappen’s Red Bull there, the McLaren was conclusively the fastest car in the race.

Vowles admits Williams ‘need more’ from Sargeant to ‘save his seat’ for 2025

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-06-18 18:30
While James Vowles has noted steady improvement from Logan Sargeant during his sophomore F1 season, the Williams team boss says more is needed if the American wants to have any chance of remaining at the team.

Albon prefers Williams to sacrifice 2025 for bigger F1 2026 gains

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 16:22
Alex Albon says he would be happy to see his Williams Formula 1 team sacrifice 2025 to be in the best possible position for the 2026 rules reset.Albon recently extended his contract with Williams for at least two more years, tying him to the outfit into the new regulations for 2026, an outline of which was recently unveiled.The extension was a huge coup for Williams team boss James Vowles, who ...Keep reading

Magnussen shares what Haas have told him about chances of keeping seat for 2025

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-06-18 15:17
Kevin Magnussen has opened up on what Haas have told him in regards to their driver line-up for 2025, with the Dane hopeful that both he and the team will soon know what their future plans are.

Ogier was "never really attracted much" by Dakar as he rules out future outing

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 15:02
World Rally Championship star Sebastien Ogier has ruled out taking part in the Dakar Rally in the future, saying he has “never been really attracted” by the prospect of competing in the cross-country event.Ogier stepped down from WRC as a full-timer at the end of the 2021 season but continues to compete in a number of rallies every year, driving the additional third/fourth car entered by ...Keep reading

The Le Mans Hypercar strength Cadillac's LMDh couldn't fight against

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 14:22
2024 marked the second year of the merged Le Mans Hypercar and LMDh regulations into the WEC's Hypercar category, ruled by a Balance of Performance, but LMDh cars are yet to grab their first win at the Le Mans 24 Hours after an extremely competitive race this year.Together with veteran Richard Westbrook, Earl Bamber and Alex Lynn had achieved a third-place finish in their Cadillac V-Series.R in ...Keep reading

Tech3 "will have two number ones" in Vinales, Bastianini in MotoGP 2025

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 13:50
Tech3 KTM team boss Herve Poncharal says fielding Maverick Vinales and Enea Bastianini will see him have "two number ones" for the 2025 MotoGP season.As first reported by Motorsport.com last week, KTM announced it had signed Bastianini from Ducati and Vinales from Aprilia to join the Tech3 satellite squad next year.This comes as Bastianini will be replaced by Marc Marquez at the factory Ducati ...Keep reading

Aston Martin battling distorted expectations after 2023 charge

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 12:35
Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack says overdelivering in the 2023 Formula 1 season means it is now battling inflated expectations.Aston Martin is currently lagging behind 2024's four top teams and has slipped back to battle the improving RB outfit in recent races, with the team's standout driver Yuki Tsunoda frequently finishing ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll.Aston has come under fire ...Keep reading

Brad Pitt F1 movie to be released in June next year

Formula 1 at the BBC - Tue, 2024-06-18 12:17
The Silverstone-filmed blockbuster is produced by Lewis Hamilton.

Brad Pitt F1 movie to be released in June next year

Formula 1 at the BBC - Tue, 2024-06-18 12:17
The Silverstone-filmed blockbuster is produced by Lewis Hamilton.

F1 NATION: Can Verstappen win in ‘Red Bull territory’ and are Mercedes on the up? It's our Spanish GP preview

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-06-18 12:09
This weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix kicks off an exciting triple header for Formula 1, as the European leg of the season gets into full swing with three races in two weeks.

Famin gives response over Doohan’s chances of securing 2025 race seat with Alpine

Formula 1 - Tue, 2024-06-18 12:09
Alpine team boss Bruno Famin has discussed Jack Doohan’s chances of turning his reserve driver role into a race seat with the outfit next season, saying the Australian is “one possibility among others”.

Honda agrees two-year MotoGP contract renewal with Joan Mir

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 10:56
Joan Mir will continue to ride for the factory Honda team until the end of the 2026 season after agreeing a contract renewal with the Japanese marque, Motorsport.com has learned.The development also means that the 2017 Moto3 and 2020 MotoGP champion will remain in the premier class for another two years, taking his career tally to eight seasons already.The Spaniard made his debut with Suzuki in ...Keep reading

What F1's rules say about Alpine's engine choice for 2026

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 10:19
The possibility of Alpine shifting its approach and becoming a customer team in 2026 opens up some interesting dynamics surrounding Formula 1's engine supply rules.Any move to shut down Renault's F1 engine project would require Alpine to secure a supply from elsewhere – which is not the work of the moment with teams already quite locked down with their plans.But, as part of the regulatory ...Keep reading

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