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Apple’s F1 film given release date in June 2025

Motorsport - Tue, 2024-06-18 06:00
Apple's Formula 1 film has been given a release date of 25 June 2025, as the production continues shooting footage at 2024 F1 events following delays caused by last year's Hollywood actors' strike.The film, which remains untitled and is being directed by Joseph Kosinski following the success of 'Top Gun: Maverick' and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, had been slated for release in June next year.The ...Keep reading

‘Mentally tougher’ Malukas gears up for first 2024 IndyCar start

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 22:54
The last time the IndyCar Series was at Laguna Seca, David Malukas was being announced as the final signing to complete the 2024 driver roster for Arrow McLaren. That was 8 September, 2023.Fast forward 283 days, and Malukas will make his first start of the season at the historic 2.238-mile natural terrain road course behind the wheel of Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 66 Honda alongside team-mate Felix ...Keep reading

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. "really pumped" with Iowa top-five

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 21:14
While Sunday night’s race at the .875-mile short track was the first for the NASCAR Cup Series, Stenhouse had several previous starts – and wins – at Iowa from his days competing in the Xfinity Series.Stenhouse, who entered the race with just one previous top five finish this season, was hoping his experience would prove beneficial – and he was right.Despite a sub-par qualifying effort ...Keep reading

Stewart-Haas Racing: The unexpected rise and fall of a NASCAR giant

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 19:38
On May 28, co-owners Gene Haas and Tony Stewart issued a joint statement announcing the closure of SHR at the conclusion of the 2024 NASCAR season. That involves four full-time Cup Series teams and a pair of full-time Xfinity teams (although they are expected to continue in a different form in 2025).“The commitment needed to extract maximum performance while providing sustainability is ...Keep reading

How Canapino should deal with the anti-social side of media

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 19:24
The good thing about social media is that it gives a voice to many that have gone previously unheard; the bad thing about social media is that it gives a voice to many that have gone unheard for good reason…Following one of many collisions at the shambles known as IndyCar’s recent Detroit Grand Prix, Arrow McLaren’s Theo Pourchaire revealed that he’d received online abuse, including death ...Keep reading

Mad Dog Jones on making F1's coolest collab with the help of Lewis Hamilton

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 18:45
On a Formula 1 track, collisions are always bad. Off-track, we’re seeing the worlds of fashion and racing collide more often than ever, and reaping the benefits. Nearly every driver has his own merch line, the world’s most coveted watch brands are developing rare F1-inspired pieces, and teams are realizing that the collaborations that elevated streetwear into a global phenomenon are there for ...Keep reading

IT’S RACE WEEK: 5 storylines we’re excited about ahead of the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix

Formula 1 - Mon, 2024-06-17 17:57
Fresh from a classic in Montreal, it’s time to return to Europe and for the season to gather some serious momentum. Five races in six weeks before we hit the summer break kick off with a triple-header that begins in Barcelona, where the competitive picture could be set to change once again.

Have your name on the Belgian Grand Prix Chequered Flag

Formula 1 - Mon, 2024-06-17 17:57
Win the chance to have your name on the Belgian Grand Prix Chequered flag, and a piece of the memorabilia sent to you.

The "unorthodox" approach taken by Manthey in Le Mans LMGT3-winning strategy

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 17:04
"Unorthodox" strategic calls made by the Manthey EMA Porsche team proved crucial in setting up its Le Mans 24 Hours LMGT3 class victory, driver Yasser Shahin has explained.The Australian's win in the double points round of the World Endurance Championship, together with team-mates Richard Lietz and Morris Schuring, puts his #91 Porsche 911 GT3 R into the joint lead of the pro-am category that ...Keep reading

Fernandez not considering Moto2 return if 2025 MotoGP offers don’t come

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 16:20
Raul Fernandez has ruled out the prospect of returning to Moto2 in 2025 should he find himself without a MotoGP ride next year.The 2021 Moto2 runner-up has failed to deliver on the promise of his days in grand prix motorcycle racing’s feeder categories since stepping up to MotoGP in 2022.Scoring just one top five in his first two seasons in the premier class, Fernandez has enjoyed a boost in ...Keep reading

Alpine could abandon Renault engines and become F1 customer team in 2026

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 15:51
Alpine is considering abandoning its works Renault engine in Formula 1 from 2026 and has opened talks with rival manufacturers about the possibility of securing a customer deal instead.As part of an evaluation of its F1 project prompted by a difficult start to the current campaign, it has emerged that senior Renault and Alpine management have left no stone unturned in working out what is needed to ...Keep reading

Ocon expects Alpine F1 to keep rotating heavier chassis

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 14:58
Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon says he expects his team to keep rotating its heavier chassis after being "a couple of kilos" overweight in Canada.Gasly and Ocon both scored points in Montreal amid some unease over a late position swap. But the fact that both drivers ended up in the top 10 was already a positive result for Alpine after a disappointing qualifying result for Ocon.Ocon went out ...Keep reading

Bearman to get latest FP1 chance with Haas in Barcelona as Komatsu says youngster under serious consideration for 2025

Formula 1 - Mon, 2024-06-17 14:46
Haas team boss Ayao Komatsu has confirmed that Oliver Bearman will make his next practice outing with the squad at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, adding to a recent run out in Imola.

Peugeot defends new car after 'never being in the game' at Le Mans

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 14:15
Peugeot defended the new version of its 9X8 LMH car after it was “never really in the game” in the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours.Stoffel Vandoorne, Paul di Resta and Loic Duval finished 11th in the best of the two 9X8s, two laps down on the winning Ferrari, with the sister car crewed by Nico Muller, Mikkel Jensen and Jean-Eric Vergne ending up 12th.Ex-Formula 1 driver Vandoorne was very clear in his ...Keep reading

Bottas "confident" not to miss the cut for F1 2025 spot

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 13:17
Valtteri Bottas says he is "confident" he will find a seat for the 2025 Formula 1 season, with a decision expected in the coming weeks.The 2025 driver market is now largely dictated by Ferrari exile Carlos Sainz, who has to make a decision between accepting a long-standing offer from Sauber, which will become Audi in 2026, or joining Williams instead.With Sainz the most high-profile free agent ...Keep reading

BMW won't accept Ferrari's "very unfair" penalty for Vanthoor/Kubica crash

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 12:04
Six hours and 35 minutes into the World Endurance Championship's most prestigious race, the #83 Ferrari 499P driven by Kubica swerved into Vanthoor's #15 BMW M Hybrid V8 as they lapped the #92 Manthey Pure Rxcing GT3 entry on the approach to Mulsanne corner, which sent the Belgian driver into the wall and caused the BMW's retirement from the race.The #83 Ferrari was given a 30-second stop-and-go ...Keep reading

Albon has 'everything he needs' to be world champion as Williams hail his qualities

Formula 1 - Mon, 2024-06-17 11:40
Alex Albon has been hailed as a potential world champion by Williams’ Head of Vehicle Performance, Dave Robson, who believes that the Thai driver has “everything he needs” to reach the top.

Wolff says Antonelli ‘definitely plays a part’ in Mercedes’ future as he hints that Sainz out of running for second seat

Formula 1 - Mon, 2024-06-17 11:40
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has shared another update over the team’s thinking when it comes to their future driver line-up, with the wait going on to discover who will replace Lewis Hamilton.

How Mercedes tamed its troublesome W15 F1 car

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 11:31
Mercedes started the season with a W15 that proved a tricky beast for both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.With the team having no immediate answer about how best to get its car to perform in both high and low-speed corners, much of the early season effort was in getting to the bottom of the issues at stake.But as it finally unlocked what it needed to do, its factory was moved on to a war ...Keep reading

Toyota says it had pace for 2024 Le Mans win without various issues

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 09:46
The Japanese manufacturer’s two driver crews pointed to multiple incidents and issues as the reason they failed to reverse last year’s defeat to Ferrari in the French enduro.Jose Maria Lopez, who crossed the line in the #7 Toyota GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar he shared with Kamui Kobayashi and Nyck de Vries, 14s behind the winning Ferrari, explained that two punctures and two engine issues ...Keep reading

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