[ad_1] Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that criticisms voiced by his team against Formula 1’s owners are motivated simply by a desire to ensure the championship becomes better. Differences of opinion have emerged between Mercedes and Liberty Media over engine rules and short term finances, with non-executive chairman Niki Lauda saying over the Brazilian
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[ad_1] Staying with Honda will “always be” four-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez’s preferred choice over switching to a rival manufacturer, according to his manager Emilio Alzamora. Marquez secured his fourth premier class title in five years this season, and has only competed for the works Honda team since making his MotoGP debut in 2013. But
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[ad_1] Force India’s COO Otmar Szafnauer has questioned the push Formula 1 engine standardisation in 2021 by warning against ideas to “dumb down” the power unit. The proposed rules package is aimed at bringing engines closer together, by introducing standard parts and other restrictions on development. However, Szafnauer believes that manufacturers should still be able
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[ad_1] Scott Redding says he expected Aprilia’s MotoGP bike to be “easier to ride” than the Ducati he has switched from and finds it “very demanding”. Former Pramac Ducati rider Redding is replacing Sam Lowes at Aprilia for 2018. Redding ended last week’s two-day Valencia MotoGP post-season test 19th-fastest in the combined times, two seconds
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[ad_1] The new fairing Yamaha introduced in the Valencia MotoGP test shows banning winglets last year was “a farce” designed to hamper Ducati, says Andrea Dovizioso. MotoGP banned aerodynamic winglets, which had been pioneered by Ducati, at the end of 2016 on safety grounds. Manufacturers subsequently compensated for the loss of winglets with aerodynamic fairings,
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[ad_1] Michael Shank Racing could run a part-time 2018 IndyCar season in partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and fielding 2012 British Formula 3 champion Jack Harvey. Harvey made his IndyCar debut in 2017 at the Indianapolis 500 with a Shank co-entry run as part of Andretti Autosport’s five-car line-up that also included Fernando Alonso. Harvey
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