Month: November 2018

Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has hit back at complaints over the FIA’s weighing procedure after Sebastian Vettel was punished for “destroying” the weighbridge at Interlagos last weekend. Vettel was given a reprimand and fined €25,000 for failing to obey the instructions of officials after being called in for a random check at the
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M-Sport is willing to sacrifice the chance to lift back-to-back World Rally Championship manufacturers’ championship titles in favour of aiding Sebastien Ogier’s chase of a sixth drivers’ crown. Ogier leads the WRC heading into this weekend’s Rally Australia by three points over Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville, with Toyota driver Ott Tanak a further 20 points back.
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David Pearson, a three-time top-level NASCAR champion whose rivalry with Richard Petty was pivotal in the category’s rise, has died at the age of 83. Pearson competed in 574 races in what is now the Cup Series between 1960 and 1986, and won 105 of them – race win statistics second only to Petty in
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Andrea Dovizioso has labelled outgoing Ducati MotoGP team-mate Jorge Lorenzo “a strange person” following their latest war of words. Lorenzo will join Marc Marquez at Honda in 2019, following an up-and-down two-season tenure alongside Dovizioso at the factory Ducati team that has yielded three race victories. The pair have had a fractious relationship this year
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Fernando Alonso will return to the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren in 2019 as he bids to complete motorsport’s unofficial Triple Crown. The two-time F1 world champion will step away from McLaren’s grand prix team at the end of this season, but beyond completing the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship superseason with Toyota, he had nothing else
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