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Porsche drivers claim rivals were sandbagging before Le Mans 24 Hours

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 09:25
Porsche was deemed by many as the favourites to take victory in the 92nd edition of the French endurance classic, having won two of the three previous World Endurance Championship rounds at Qatar and Spa, and also looked rapid in testing and qualifying at La Sarthe.Toyota’s technical director David Floury was even quoted as saying that Porsche would have done a “pretty bad job” if it didn't ...Keep reading

How to follow Spanish Grand Prix on the BBC

Formula 1 at the BBC - Mon, 2024-06-17 07:30
Round 10 of the 2024 Formula 1 season heads to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Spanish Grand Prix from 21-23 June.

Larson says he could have been 'more patient' to avoid Iowa crash

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 04:36
Larson was a dominant force from the very start, leading 80 laps from pole position and winning the first stage. He was hoping to become the first driver to score four wins this year, but he never got the chance.At the end of Lap 219 of 350, Larson forced it three-wide up the middle on a chaotic restart. He had Brad Keselowski to his outside and Daniel Suarez to his inside as they raced out of ...Keep reading

Byron: Iowa runner-up finish "a good start" in regaining momentum

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 04:19
When Chris Buescher hit the wall to bring out a caution in the final stage, the pit window was open to make it to end of the 350-lap race on fuel.Three teams – including eventual race winner Ryan Blaney – elected to take on just two new right-side tires while Byron and most of the rest of the lead-lap cars took four.With several teams experiencing issues with blown tires throughout the ...Keep reading

NASCAR Cup Iowa: Reigning champ Ryan Blaney earns first win of 2024

Motorsport - Mon, 2024-06-17 03:34
Sunday night’s race was the first for the series at the .875-mile short track, which has hosted Xfinity, Truck, ARCA and IndyCar series events in the past.In a race where teams were wary of tire wear – and several paid the price by hitting the wall after flats Blaney and his No. 12 Penske Ford team mastered the strategy.On the final caution of the race, Blaney was first off pit road and took ...Keep reading

Ferrari thought repeat Le Mans victory in 2024 was "impossible"

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 20:53
Ferrari’s sportscar racing boss Antonello Coletta made the comment after the factory #50 Ferrari 499P of Nicklas Nielsen, Antonio Fuoco and Miguel Molina won the 92nd running of the French endurance classic, a race in which a number of manufacturers enjoyed stints at the front and nine cars finished on the lead lap.Key figures within the Italian marque had downplayed its prospects ahead of the ...Keep reading

"Killing tyres" on damp track cost Cadillac chance at Le Mans victory

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 19:12
Although it was down in 17th position three hours into the World Endurance Championship's most famous race after qualifying second at the hands of Alex Lynn, the #2 V-Series.R achieved a solid race thereafter.Despite very unstable weather conditions, there was little trouble to report for the blue Chip Ganassi-run car besides a nose change in the night.It thus rose to the lead, which it occupied ...Keep reading

Jarvis: Le Mans 2024 LMP2 win the "hardest race I've ever done"

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 18:28
The United Autosports driver added a second LMP2 triumph at Le Mans, having previously been victorious in 2017, in the ORECA-Gibson 07 he shared with race rookies, IndyCar driver Nolan Siegel and IMSA SportsCar Championship competitor Bijoy Garg.Their #22 machine was one of six main LMP2 crews that was in contention during the contest, which featured treacherous conditions for much of the 24 ...Keep reading

Le Mans 24 Hours: Ferrari survives late drama to score back-to-back wins

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 15:14
Nickas Nielsen, Antonio Fuoco and Miguel Molina took the chequered flag in the #50 Ferrari 499P with a 14s margin over the #7 Toyota GR010 HYBRID of Nyck de Vries, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez, as the #51 Ferrari of defending champions Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi rounded out the podium.There was drama in the penultimate hour as the right-side door of the #50 ...Keep reading

The challenges Pirelli faces to meet F1’s 2026 rules targets

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 13:54
As part of an effort to make F1 cars smaller and lighter, Pirelli agreed to reduce the front tyre width by 25mm and the rear tyre width by 30mm. The tyres themselves will also become smaller in diameter, going from the current 720mm diameter to 705-710mm, although F1 will still be using 18-inch wheels.Despite the reduced tyre sizes the FIA is not projecting Pirelli's new tyres to be significantly ...Keep reading

Le Mans 24h, H21: Cadillac, Toyota, Ferrari battle it out for the win

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 12:09
This three-hour period began under the safety car following the earlier crash of the #27 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the prestigious World Endurance Championship round, with two Hypercars being hit by problems despite the reduced speed.First, Nico Muller went off at Indianapolis at the wheel of the #93 Peugeot, seemingly disturbed by a wobble for the car ahead. It was running in 15th place.Later ...Keep reading

‘A life-changing opportunity’ – What it’s like to work with a Formula 1 team as an F1 Engineering Scholar

Formula 1 - Sun, 2024-06-16 11:00
As part of F1’s drive to build a more diverse and inclusive sport, the Formula 1 Engineering Scholarship is one of the key schemes helping to break down barriers and provide opportunities for people from underrepresented backgrounds. But what is it like to be a scholar on the programme? We’ve been finding out from one of the students involved…

Ocon shares moments that ‘amazed’ him from his time working with Hamilton

Formula 1 - Sun, 2024-06-16 11:00
Esteban Ocon has opened up on the moments that “amazed” him from his time working with seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.

Le Mans 24h, H18: Porsche surges ahead of Toyota as safety car returns

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 09:07
The factory #6 Porsche Penske 963 of Laurens Vanthoor was circulating a few seconds clear of the #8 Toyota GR010 HYBRID driven by Ryo Hirakawa after 18 hours of racing at Le Mans, with marshals still replacing the barriers at Indianapolis under the caution period.Heart of Racing driver Daniel Mancinelli was being lapped by the #51 Ferrari LMH car when the Italian lost control of the #27 Aston ...Keep reading

Supercars Darwin: Feeney and Brown dominate Sunday race

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 08:13
The Triple Eight duo led from the start, Feeney from pole position and Brown for third on the grid, the pair split by a fired-up Brodie Kostecki.Points leader Brown shadowed his younger team-mate in the opening half of the 48-lap journey, but Feeney’s three-lap-earlier pitstop allowed him to stretch a nearly 3s lead. Brown chipped away at the gap in the final 20 laps, but at the flag Feeney was ...Keep reading

Hulkenberg wants Haas review into 'unhealthy' F1 Canada car issue

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 07:49
The German failed to progress from Q1, qualifying only 19th in what was a far departure from his previous efforts this season.A bold gamble on full wet tyres saw both Hulkenberg and team-mate Kevin Magnussen scythe through the field and into the top 10 in the opening eight laps of Sunday's race, though both drivers ultimately fell back through the field as conditions improved.With both Ferrari ...Keep reading

Le Mans 24h, H15: Heavy rain neutralises race behind safety car

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 06:08
As the race entered its second half, incessant rainfall meant that the race director kept the safety car out for an extended period. Each of the three safety cars being used had to be refuelled, and were swapped out with fresh ones on the start/finish straight.The #2 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-Series.R – which was third at the halfway point – took a nose change that meant IndyCar champion ...Keep reading

Le Mans 24h, H12: Porsche battles against Toyota at the halfway point

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 03:12
After all the rain and safety car drama of the previous couple of hours, the track dried out completely as it ticked past 1am local time on Sunday morning.All eyes were initially on Antonio Fuoco (#50 Ferrari) and Earl Bamber (#2 Cadillac) swapping fourth place in a pulsating battle in the very small hours, exchanging the position on multiple occasions before the Italian made it stick.At the ...Keep reading

Le Mans 24h, H9: Toyota leads Porsche after Kubica penalty for causing crash

Motorsport - Sun, 2024-06-16 00:05
After nine hours of frantic action, Toyota’s Ryo Hirakawa led in its #8 car after erstwhile leader Kubica was given a 30s stop/go penalty for causing a huge crash on the Mulsanne Straight.Hour seven began with a brief but hard rain shower as darkness fell, with Kubica’s #83 AF Corse Ferrari leading the #5 factory Porsche by over 45s. Kubica pitted for wets, as the factory Ferraris stayed out ...Keep reading

NASCAR Xfinity Iowa: Sam Mayer holds off Riley Herbst in OT for win

Motorsport - Sat, 2024-06-15 23:55
Mayer and his No. 1 JR Motorsports team were among the slowest cars in Friday’s practice, but you couldn’t tell in the race as he seemed to get stronger as the race went on.Mayer ran down Riley Herbst to take the lead with seven of the original 250 laps remaining, but the race went into overtime due to a late caution when John Hunter Nemechek hit the wall with a cut tire following a run-in ...Keep reading

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