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39-Year-Old Fernando Alonso Gets Clearance To Participate In Formula One Young Driver Test

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso is re-joining the grid next year after two seasons away, taking up the Alpine F1 Team seat vacated by Daniel Ricciardo at the end of this season. The Spaniard is wasting no time getting back into the swing of things, as he has already run a slew of […]

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COVID-19 Makes the 2021 Isle of Man TT Too Dangerous So It’s Canceled

At this point, we’ve grown accustomed to motorsports events being canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy isn’t exactly the first event that comes to mind when you think about safe conditions, the organizers have at least bowed to the deadly reality of the novel coronavirus. Read more… Continue […]

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Mercedes-AMG Should Fill Lewis Hamilton’s Vacant Seat With George Russell This Weekend

Mercedes-AMG’s 2020 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is out sick this weekend with, what else, Coronavirus. I am sure I’m not alone in wishing the champ a quick and trouble-free recovery. Obviously, the Formula One show must go on, and the champ’s seat will need someone to keep it warm while he’s unable to…Read more… […]

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Sergio Pérez Should Seek A Ride In Another Series Rather Than Wait For An F1 Seat

I really feel for Sergio Pérez right now, I do. The guy had a hell of a weekend, ran an incredible race in Bahrain only to be rewarded with an engine failure with a handful of laps remaining in the Grand Prix. He was on track for a podium and a strong fourth in the […]

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Audi Is Shaping Its Motorsport Future Around Le Mans And Dakar Efforts

In a press release on Monday morning, Audi confirmed three things. Thing one, it would be entering the Dakar Rally in 2022 with a brand new factory-effort plug-in hybrid electric buggy. Thing two, it would be kicking off a new top-class sports car effort in IMSA and the WEC with a factory-built LMDh starting in […]

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Romain Grosjean’s Horrific Crash Is Proof That The Halo Was Worth It

Romain Grosjean walked away from the worst Formula 1 crash in years on Sunday, and the halo safety structure, mandated on Formula 1 car cockpits since 2018, surely played a role in his escaping nearly unscathed. He sustained burns on his hands but was otherwise fine. Grosjean, who drives for the Haas team, said in […]

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Haas Driver Romain Grosjean’s F1 Car Goes Up In Flames, Spears Through Barrier, Splits In Half. Grosjean Walks Away

At the start of this Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Haas driver Romain Grosjean sustained a frankly horrific crash that saw his car both split in half and burst into flames. While the driver sustained minor burns and the marshals in the area seemed to escape without injury, the images are honestly pretty terrifying.Read more… Continue […]

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What’s Going On With Pirelli’s Tires For The 2021 Formula One Season?

Pirelli is struggling. Formula One drivers had a chance to test the different compounds for the 2021 tires during the Bahrain Grand Prix practice sessions, and, at the moment, the prognosis is not good. In fact, it seems like we have a redux of the 2020 placeholder compound, which was almost universally hated. What…Read more… Continue […]

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A Hydrogen-Powered Car Will To Compete In The Dakar Rally In 2024

While most automotive companies have been pivoting to electrification instead of hydrogen when dreaming up more sustainable power sources, some folks are still hellbent on proving that hydrogen works. One of those companies is GCK (or Green Corp Konnection) Motorsport, which is aiming to bring a hydrogen-powered car…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Hydrogen-Powered Car Will To Compete In The Dakar Rally In 2024

While most automotive companies have been pivoting to electrification instead of hydrogen when dreaming up more sustainable power sources, some folks are still hellbent on proving that hydrogen works. One of those companies is GCK (or Green Corp Konnection) Motorsport, which is aiming to bring a hydrogen-powered car…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Visibility Matters: How Out Motorsports Is Defining A Place For The LGBTQ+ Family In Racing

“I don’t think that being a car person is something that you can turn on and turn off, much like how you can’t do that with your gender, your sexual orientation, your race, or whatever,” Out Motorsports co-founder Jake Thiewes mused in a recent interview with Jalopnik. “So, how do you embrace both of those […]

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Formula E’s First Night Race Will Be In Saudi Arabia

While night races are a favorite among fans of pretty much every motorsport discipline, Formula E has wrapped up six seasons without having run after dark. The reason is pretty simple: The series is dedicated to being eco-friendly, and few things are quite as wasteful as turning on a ton of lights just for fast […]

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