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Alfa: Beating Aston Martin makes “big difference” to 2023 F1 budget

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 13:35
The team secured the position in Abu Dhabi after finishing equal on points with Aston Martin, and winning on a countback of best individual race finish.
It was the best result in the standings for the Sauber-run operation since it finished sixth in 2012, and followed two eighth places and a ninth in the three years under the Alfa Romeo name.
With each position representing an estimated ...Keep reading

Watch Bahrain Full Access: Episode 1

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 13:33
It all goes down to the wire in Bahrain in the WEC title decider, with the joys and despair captured by the latest instalment of the documentary that goes into the most intimate parts of the paddock to reveal what really goes on.
Starting with team personnel arriving at the Bahrain International Circuit, each squad refamiliarises itself with the paddock after a year away.
Then the ...Keep reading

Mexico, Chile and new European rally join 2023 WRC calendar

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 13:19
As previously reported, the WRC has been keen to re-establish a more global calendar akin to its schedule prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a lengthy delay the FIA has now ratified a reshuffled 2023 schedule with an anticipated round in the Middle East, thought to be Saudi Arabia, absent from the calendar.
The season will feature four tarmac and eight gravel rallies, alongside the ...Keep reading

F1 and Pacsun present debut apparel range as part of a multi-year collaboration

Formula 1 - Fri, 2022-11-25 12:04
Formula 1 and youth retailer Pacsun have joined forces in a multi-year partnership, with their debut merchandise collection being unveiled to the world at the ComplexCon 2022 festival in California.

‘No need for some of his criticism’ – Ocon ‘disappointed’ by sour end to time as 'legend' Alonso’s team mate

Formula 1 - Fri, 2022-11-25 12:04
Esteban Ocon has expressed some sadness over the way his spell alongside Fernando Alonso at Alpine came to an end, with tensions flaring between the pair via some wheel-to-wheel battling at the recent Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

Porsche Supercup to continue as F1 support series until 2030 under new deal

Formula 1 - Fri, 2022-11-25 12:04
Porsche’s support series will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2030, after the two parties signed an eight-year extension of their collaboration.

Unbranded Aston brought back memories of 2002 Jaguar F1 test for Alonso

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 12:04
Ahead of his move to Aston Martin for 2023, Alonso was permitted to complete a first run with the team earlier this week in the post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Alonso completed 97 laps in the Aston Martin AMR22 car, and said he was now “100-plus” per cent happy with his decision to leave Alpine for the British team after the first run-out.
But the car had to ...Keep reading

North Tyneside crash: Tributes paid to man, 22, killed in crash

North East News - Fri, 2022-11-25 11:53
Truman Hub, 22, was a passenger in a car that hit a lamppost in North Tyneside on Sunday.

Binotto exit rumours ramp up amid resignation report

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 11:15
Binotto had found himself at the centre of F1's rumour mill on the eve of the season finale in Abu Dhabi when stories emerged that Ferrari was lining up Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur to replace him.
Ferrari moved quickly to deny the story though, with Binotto and the team's drivers repeatedly playing down talk of a change over the Abu Dhabi weekend.
However, the matter appears to have not ...Keep reading

Binotto admits "difficult" time in dealing with Ferrari F1 criticisms

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 10:11
While Ferrari made a step forward in 2022 and finished runner-up in both championships, its best result since 2018, the year was not without its disappointments.
And in particular, Ferrari found itself in the firing line after seeing a number of possible victories ruined by poor reliability, strategy errors or driver mistakes.
Reflecting on the events of the 2022 ...Keep reading

When are the train strikes and what routes are affected?

North East News - Fri, 2022-11-25 09:59
More national rail strikes have been announced by the Aslef union.

Alex Marquez "felt at home" immediately on Ducati MotoGP bike in test

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 09:50
Double MotoGP podium finisher Marquez will switch from Honda after three seasons - one with the factory squad in 2020 and two with LCR in 2021/2022 - to Ducati after signing a deal with Gresini to ride a year-old Desmosedici in 2023.
Marquez was released by Honda to test the Ducati in the first pre-season test of 2023 on the Tuesday following the Valencia Grand Prix.
Having endured a ...Keep reading

Toyota reveals GT500 line-ups for 2023 SUPER GT season

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 09:23
As per this season, the Japanese marque will field six GR Supra crews, four of which will continue with unchanged line-ups from 2022.
These are Rookie Racing (Kenta Yamashita/Kazuya Oshima), Racing Project Bandoh (Yuji Kunimoto/Sena Sakaguchi), Cerumo (Yuji Tachikawa/Hiroaki Ishiura) and SARD (Yuhi Sekiguchi/Yuichi Nakayama).
TOM'S will maintain three of its four drivers from 2022, but Sho ...Keep reading

Toyota announces unchanged driver line-up for 2023 WEC season

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 09:20
The Japanese manufacturer announced on Friday that Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez will again race the #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid and that reigning champions Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa will stay together in the #8 Le Mans Hypercar.
Lopez, who won the WEC title with Kobayashi and Conway in 2019/20 and ’21, has been retained for a sixth season by the Toyota ...Keep reading

Toyota promotes Kotaka to Super Formula seat for 2023

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 09:11
The Japanese manufacturer has confirmed that Kotaka, last year’s Super Formula Lights champion, will take the place at Kondo Racing vacated by Formula E-bound Fenestraz alongside Kenta Yamashita next season.
It follows the news of 2023 Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve Theo Pourchaire dropping out of the running for the seat in favour of a likely third season in Formula 2.
Kotaka, 23, has been ...Keep reading

Mercedes thinks it can avoid F1’s spiral of decline precedent

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 08:55
For the first time since the turbo hybrid rules were introduced in 2014, Mercedes failed to win either a drivers’ or constructors’ championship this year.
But with F1 history books often showing that dominant teams can spend years in the doldrums once they are finally beaten, Mercedes knows that there is a risk this year’s dip in form may not be a ...Keep reading

Newcastle nine-year-old is third generation of pigeon racers

North East News - Fri, 2022-11-25 06:11
Harry was inspired by his father's love of racing and has just enjoyed his first season.

Which generation will be the biggest winners of Supercars' Gen3 shake-up?

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 03:50
Gen3 may be the single biggest change drivers have faced in the five-litre era of touring car racing in Australia.
When Car of the Future replaced Project Blueprint for the 2013 Supercars season there were a lot of technical changes. Some, such as the independent rear suspension and the move from 17 to 18-inch rims, required a re-think from the drivers. But Car of the Future was largely about ...Keep reading

Adelaide cameos for factory Audi GT drivers

Motorsport - Fri, 2022-11-25 03:20
The pair have been called up by the factory-backed Melbourne Performance Centre squad for its GT tilt during the Adelaide 500 weekend.
MPC is looking to secure a second consecutive Aussie GT crown for Yasser Shahin, who will have Mies alongside him for Adelaide.
Shahin and Mies teamed up to take victory in the final round of the 2021 GT World Challenge Australia season at Bathurst, before ...Keep reading

Stalking super-complaint launched against police

North East News - Fri, 2022-11-25 02:19
Campaigners say victims are being let down by the police who are failing to identify offenders.

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