Month: October 2019

Mads Ostberg says Citroen has called off his planned World Rally Car outing on Rally Australia, as it was dependent on Sebastien Ogier retaining a shot at the 2019 title. Ostberg has been developing Citroen’s second-tier C3 R5 car this season after he was dropped from Citroen’s top WRC line-up in favour of Rally Finland
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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton’s comments echoed by Sebastian Vettel about Verstappen’s aggressive Formula 1 style after Mexico is a positive, because it shows he’s “in their heads”. Hamilton and Verstappen were involved an on-track scuffle through the opening sequence of corners in the Mexican Grand Prix. Verstappen’s race was later compromised for
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Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed Ott Tanak will join its team for the 2020 World Rally Championship season. Autosport broke the news the Estonian would leave his current team Toyota at the end of this season last week. The recently crowned World Rally Champion joins Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb for the Korean manufacturer’s
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The full story of newly crowned World Rally champion Ott Tanak’s rise and rollercoaster career is brought to life with incredible behind-the-scenes access in Ott Tanak: The Movie – which is now available to view globally. The film was originally released in cinemas in Tanak’s native Estonia in April, but can now be watched anywhere
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Ferrari does not share the desire of Mercedes and Red Bull to delay Formula 1’s rules overhaul and hopes it will be voted through even if it is incomplete. The FIA World Motor Sport Council will vote on Thursday to accept or reject the proposed technical, sporting and financial regulations for 2021, which are intended
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Johann Zarco made his return to MotoGP action in Australia with LCR Honda following his dismissal from KTM following September’s Misano race. Encountering tricky conditions throughout the weekend as he tried to learn the 2018-spec RC213V, Zarco showed flashes of speed and ended up just 26 seconds from the victory in 13th spot. His debut
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Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig admits that securing a triple success of riders’, manufacturers’ and teams’ titles in 2019 would be “incredible” given Jorge Lorenzo’s current performances. Marc Marquez already sealed his sixth riders’ title earlier this month at Buriram, and two weeks later he put the manufacturers’ prize beyond reach of Honda’s rivals
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Andrea Dovizioso admits he is “not that happy” to have cemented the runner-up spot in this year’s MotoGP standings because Ducati is still incapable of challenging Marc Marquez. By finishing seventh in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, Dovizioso moved 57 points clear of Suzuki rider Alex Rins and therefore assured himself of second in this year’s
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Max Verstappen lost pole for Formula 1’s 2019 Mexican Grand Prix for failing to slow for yellow flags brought out by Valtteri Bottas crashing his Mercedes three-and-a-half hours after qualifying. Given his penalty was “in the stewards’ guidelines” and “has been for a long time”, per FIA race director Michael Masi, the lengthy wait was
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Thierry Neuville says he would welcome Ott Tanak as a team-mate at Hyundai in the 2020 World Rally Championship. Autosport revealed last week that Tanak had sensationally agreed to leave Toyota for Hyundai just before clinching his first WRC title. He will line up alongside Neuville as Hyundai’s full-time drivers, with Sebastien Loeb and Dani
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