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Mercedes and Aston Martin tech innovations banned for F1 2023

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 12:15
The innovative concepts, involving the Mercedes front wing endplate and the Aston Martin rear wing, have been made illegal through changes in F1's technical regulations.
Both concepts raised eyebrows when they were introduced because, while fully complying with the wording of the rules and being deemed legal by the FIA, they appeared to go against a broad concept that car designs to increase ...Keep reading

Callum Tarren: English golfer heading in right direction on PGA Tour

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 11:31
Callum Tarren's PGA Tour career is heading in the right direction following his second-place finish in his final event of 2022.

Mercedes still does not understand all the quirks of W13 F1 car

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 11:16
The German car manufacturer is coming off the back of a challenging 2022 campaign where it struggled to get as on top of the new-rules era as rivals Red Bull and Ferrari.
Its new W13 car struggled badly with porpoising early on and, despite some good progress over the year, still ended the campaign with a performance deficit to the front.
But while the team says the year has delivered ...Keep reading

Farfus plans SUPER GT stay, but IMSA to take priority

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 10:58
Farfus joined Seiji Ara as a full-time driver at Studie this year upon the introduction of the new M4 GT3 that he played a key role in developing, but was forced to miss two of the eight races due to calendar clashes.
He skipped the May Suzuka race, which the team won in his absence with Ara and Tsubasa Kondo, in order to race in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, while he was also unable to race at ...Keep reading

Marini feels “no pressure” from Valentino Rossi connection in MotoGP

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 10:35
The 25-year-old made his MotoGP debut last year with Avintia Ducati on a GP19 backed by VR46, before racing a 2022-spec Ducati this season with the VR46 squad.
Marini was one of two Ducati riders not to score a podium in 2022 alongside Gresini rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio, but enjoyed a consistent campaign in 12th in the standings on 120 points.
MotoGP is no stranger to having family ...Keep reading

Hulkenberg felt "human degradation" towards end of comeback F1 test

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 09:44
Haas announced last Thursday that it had signed Hulkenberg for next year to replace Mick Schumacher as Kevin Magnussen's teammate.
It will mark Hulkenberg's first full season of racing since 2019 when he drove for Renault, having since made a handful of starts as a stand-in driver.
To help Hulkenberg in his preparations for next year, Haas handed the German the complete day of test running ...Keep reading

Szafnauer thinks Gasly is faster than Piastri on 2023 Alpine line-up

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 08:54
During the summer break Alpine intended for reserve driver Piastri to step into the seat left by Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso but was caught out by the Australian rookie signing a deal with McLaren to replace Daniel Ricciardo.
Amid the ensuing fallout F1's Contract Recognition Board ruled in Piastri's and McLaren's favour, Alpine has had to shop around for a ...Keep reading

Postal vote response to 'gerrymandering' ID plan

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 08:33
Gateshead Council's leader claims the new law's impact on voter turnout is intentional.

Motorsport.tv guide: What's on 25-27 November weekend?

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 07:19
Legendary cars like the Hesketh 308B, Rondeau M382, Toyota 82c, EnsigN 173, Arrows A3, Brabham BT60B and Surtees TS9B on the one side, and big names like Stefan Johansson, Andy Soucek, Matthieu Vassiviere, Andre Lotterer, Thierry Boutsen, Nicholas Prost, Michael Christensen, Oliver James Webb and Sophia Floersch on the other! They will all be part of Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival.
Here ...Keep reading

Dissecting a SUPER GT season to forget for TOM'S

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 06:36
TOM'S went into this month's final round of the championship at Motegi with the smallest of chances of defending its unexpected 2021 title, but a disappointing run to sixth for the #37 KeePer-sponsored Toyota GR Supra of Sacha Fenestraz and Ritomo Miyata put paid to any such hopes. 
Worse than that, they slipped a place in the final points table, beaten by fellow Toyota runners Kenta ...Keep reading

Northumberland rural crime probes recover £1m of stolen goods

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 06:07
The rural police team tackles thefts, poaching and wildlife offences in most remote areas.

S5000 horsepower cut for Adelaide

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 03:30
The South Australian capital will host the second and final round of the Tasman Series as part of the Adelaide 500, marking a return of high-powered wings-and-slicks cars to the former Australian Grand Prix circuit.
However, given the track now holds an FIA Grade 3 licence, the V8-powered open-wheelers will be forced to run at reduced maximum power.
The category faced a similar situation ...Keep reading

Hy-Vee to sponsor Lundgaard’s RLL-Honda in IndyCar in 2023

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 00:22
Graham Rahal will continue in the #15 RLL-Honda but Harvey will take over the #30 and Lundgaard will pilot the #45 Honda-powered entry.
“We have been looking at ways to ensure our increased performance and improve our potential for success for 2023 and one of our decisions has been to reassign cars to Jack and Christian,” said Bobby Rahal, founder and co-owner of RLL. “We made a ...Keep reading

PALMER: The deciding factors that saw Leclerc beat Perez in the battle for P2 in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 18:14
The battle for the championship was over long ago, but the battle for second raged on until the final lap in Abu Dhabi, in a really tense finale decided with Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc on different strategies in the race’s closing stages.

POWER RANKINGS: The scores come in from the final race of 2022 in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 18:14
Max Verstappen underlined his dominance by taking his 15th victory of 2022 in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – but who else impressed the judges? The final top 10 of the season is in from the United Arab Emirates.

Front Row Motorsports makes Cup Series leadership changes

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 18:10
Veteran lead race engineer Travis Peterson, who spent the past five seasons working with drivers Chris Buescher, Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth at Roush Fenway Keselowski (RFK) Racing, has been named as the new crew chief of McDowell’s No. 34 Ford, effective immediately.
Prior to his time at RFK, Peterson served as a race engineer at Hendrick Motorsports for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and JR ...Keep reading

Richard Mille Racing shuts its doors after 2022 WEC season

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 17:25
In a statement released on Wednesday, Richard Mille said the brand will 'evolve while remaining faithful to its initial objectives', without revealing if it plans to continue its involvement in motorsport in some capacity in 2023.
The team was founded by watch magnate and the Chairman of FIA’s endurance commission, Richard Mille, in 2020 with the aim of promoting female talent in ...Keep reading

WRT scores 1-2 win in wild Indy eX Prix

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 16:51
Germany’s Devin Braune scored his third victory in the World eX Championship – the esports racing series which is promoting climate protection – while his teammate Chris Overend sealed a 1-2 for the successful Belgian GT and sportscar team.
Overend became the first disabled driver to reach a Final in the World eX Championship. The Brit is only using his hands for racing – both in the ...Keep reading

Study of geothermal energy from disused coal mines wins grant

North East News - Wed, 2022-11-23 16:26
Durham County Council is looking at the possibility of using heated mine water in Horden.

2023 F1 driver race numbers: Who uses what number and why?

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 16:23
In Formula 1, all drivers use a fixed race number. The championship introduced this concept in 2014 to increase the recognition of the drivers on the track for the fans. In previous years, the starting numbers were handed out based on the final ranking in the previous world championship standings.
Now only the world champion for the new season can choose to change his number: he gets the offer ...Keep reading

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