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  • Stroll ‘had nowhere to go’ in penalised F1 Chinese GP clashStroll ‘had nowhere to go’ in penalised F1 Chinese GP clash
    Lance Stroll “doesn’t understand” being penalised for hitting Daniel Ricciardo in Formula 1’s Chinese Grand Prix, believing he was a victim of the pack bunching together. Stroll struck Ricciardo’s RB approaching the hairpin while the field was preparing for the restart in the wake of a Safety Car period caused… Read more »
  • Mārtiņš Sesks to drive M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 in WRC Poland and LatviaMārtiņš Sesks to drive M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 in WRC Poland and Latvia
    Latvia’s Mārtiņš Sesks will benefit from the support of WRC Promoter and M-Sport Ford, earning a Rally1 drive behind the wheel of an M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 for Orlen 80th Rally Poland and a full-spec Rally1 HYBRID on his home stages at Tet Rally Latvia. Twenty-four-year-old Sesks was confirmed as… Read more »
  • Vasseur: Ferrari had ‘quite bad’ preparation in F1 Chinese GPVasseur: Ferrari had ‘quite bad’ preparation in F1 Chinese GP
    Ferrari Formula 1 boss Frederic Vasseur declared there should be no “excuses” after admitting the team’s race preparations in the Chinese Grand Prix were “quite bad”. The Maranello-based squad’s 100% podium record at the beginning of the 2024 season was curtailed in Shanghai as McLaren’s Lando Norris split the Red… Read more »
  • Horner on Wolff’s Verstappen F1 pursuit: ‘Mercedes are behind their customers’Horner on Wolff’s Verstappen F1 pursuit: ‘Mercedes are behind their customers’
    Red Bull boss Christian Horner has hit back at Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff’s pursuit of Max Verstappen, citing the team is “behind their customers” in Formula 1. Mercedes is assessing the options to replace the Ferrari-bound Lewis Hamilton in 2025, with Wolff reiterating on several occasions that Verstappen tops his… Read more »
  • Martin believes Bagnaia still ‘the favourite’ for 2024 MotoGP titleMartin believes Bagnaia still ‘the favourite’ for 2024 MotoGP title
    Current MotoGP championship leader Jorge Martin pinpoints Francesco Bagnaia as “the favourite” for the 2024 Riders’ title despite being 30 points adrift in the standings. The Italian won the season opener in Qatar, but a racing incident with Marc Marquez in Portugal and chatter issues at COTA have seen him… Read more »
  • Ferrari admits underestimating rain during 6H ImolaFerrari admits underestimating rain during 6H Imola
    Ferrari has admitted they underestimated the rain during the WEC 6 Hours of Imola as they did not opt to split strategies between their two 499Ps. Giuliano Salvi, Ferrari Endurance Race Cars Race and Testing Manager, spoke to selected media after the race explaining their misunderstanding. “For sure we should… Read more »
  • Norris uttered expletives during F1 Chinese GP VSC periodNorris uttered expletives during F1 Chinese GP VSC period
    Lando Norris has admitted he uttered expletives in the cockpit when the Virtual Safety Car was called once he had passed the pit in Formula 1’s Chinese Grand Prix. Norris had overtaken Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin to be running in third during the nascent stages of the race and was… Read more »
  • How McLaren defied ‘damage limitation’ expectations in F1 Chinese GPHow McLaren defied ‘damage limitation’ expectations in F1 Chinese GP
    The McLaren Formula 1 team had entered the recent Chinese Grand Prix weekend anticipating that it would be on the back foot compared to its closest competitors. McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella had coined the term “damage limitation” back at Suzuka to dampen the expectations surrounding how competitive it would… Read more »
  • Wolff: Mercedes F1 can entice Verstappen with ‘other factors’Wolff: Mercedes F1 can entice Verstappen with ‘other factors’
    Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has suggested that “other factors” could be presented to convince Max Verstappen to depart Red Bull for the marque in 2025. Lewis Hamilton’s choice to activate a break clause in his existing deal to complete a switch to Ferrari for next season has opened… Read more »
  • Herta: Newgarden contact was ‘borderline’Herta: Newgarden contact was ‘borderline’
    Colton Herta finished second in IndyCar’s Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, crossing the line less than a second behind Scott Dixon. Herta was able to be in that position due to a forceful move on Josef Newgarden in the final hairpin that some felt deserved a penalty. The… Read more »

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