Month: March 2020

NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano, in conjunction with his foundation and Elevation Church, is launching a $1million recovery fund for those affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The funding will address a variety of needs, including educational equity and access, medical supplies, food distribution, and financial shortages throughout the greater Charlotte area and communities
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IndyCar is currently standing by its new 2020 start date of 30 May at the Detroit Grand Prix, despite Michigan declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following IndyCar’s decision to reschedule the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis for 4 July, and the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 for 23 August,
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The FIA has confirmed the appointment of Compact Dynamics as the exclusive supplier of hybrid systems to the World Rally Championship from the 2022 season. The FIA launched an invitation to tender last year for the 2022‐2024 seasons when the next generation of Rally1 vehicles are introduced. FIA rally director Yves Matton has previously told
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Honda team manager Alberto Puig believes MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports has responded to the coronavirus pandemic better than “very hesitant” Formula 1 owners Liberty Media. The COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected well over 600,000 people worldwide and killed over 30,000, has forced the postponement and cancellation of many major sporting events, including the opening eight
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The 2020 Formula 1 calendar, like all other sporting events, has been badly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and it is increasingly likely that the season will be severely curtailed. All the races up until the Canadian Grand Prix on the 14th June have already been cancelled or postponed, meaning that as it stands the
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Carlos Sainz Jr. says there is no problem with Netflix dramatising rivalries and battles in Formula 1 as the Drive to Survive series continues to boost the series’ popularity. The second series of Drive to Survive came out at the end of February, following a number of drivers and teams with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access through
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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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