With the break in Formula 1 and other motorsports, numerous categories are filling up the gap with their own Esports events. Last weekend played host to two big Esports events in the world of motorsport – but can it ever replace the real thing, or should we always think of Esports as complimentary to ‘real’
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While managing to successfully defend a Formula 1 world title is an incredibly difficult task, Lewis Hamilton has managed that feat in the past two seasons. However, more often than not in F1’s history, a driver has failed to defend their title – and, on some occasions, has missed the mark spectacularly through various circumstances.
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Williams is “not particularly happy” with the current two-tier structure of Formula 1 facilitated by close cooperation between teams, deputy team principal Claire Williams. A growing move towards closer partnerships between manufacturers and smaller outfits has put some of F1’s independent outfits under pressure to decide what they should do. With Haas taking as much
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IndyCar CEO Mark Miles is hopeful that the double-header weekend in Detroit can happen as scheduled on May 29-31 despite the current acceleration of coronavirus cases in the US. Miles says that, with eight weeks to go until the event, he remains “optimistic” it will go ahead. He said: “We’re talking to all our promoters
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M-Sport World Rally Championship driver Esapekka Lappi admits he was “surprised” that six-time champion Sebastien Ogier elected to continue after losing the 2019 title to Ott Tanak. Ogier had rejoined the Citroen team last season after two years driving M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta WRC car, but Tanak’s breakthrough title ended Ogier’s streak of six titles in
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With no motorsport for the foreseeable future, Formula 1 fans need to look elsewhere to feed their racing addiction over the coming months. Fortunately there are a plethora of motorsport books out there going back well over half a century covering the lives of the paddock’s brightest stars. From Virginia Williams’ insight into the fortunes
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Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso believes that a compressed schedule in the second half of 2020 owing to the global coronavirus pandemic will be “difficult for everyone”. The new season is currently due to begin at Jerez in early May following the cancellation of the Qatar Grand Prix for the premier class and the postponement
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Formula 1’s stable rules for 2020 were expected to lead to design convergence between the top teams, but there has still been room for divergence among their respective suspension designs. The arrangements that Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have produced, particularly with the placement of their steering assemblies, suspension arms and heave dampers all show
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KTM MotoGP boss Pit Beirer has confirmed to Autosport that a test will take place prior to the coronavirus-delayed 2020 season getting underway. The current championship has had the first four races of the season struck from the schedule, while it is highly expected that May’s Spanish, French and Italian Grands Prix will also be
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MotoGP has clarified its homologation rules for engines and aerodynamic fairings amid the coronavirus shutdown, with the cancelled Qatar race the point at which the rules are being enforced. MotoGP’s current technical regulations stipulate that engines and the first of two allowed aero fairings for all non-concession manufacturers (Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, Suzuki) must be homologated
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