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Karun Chandhok looks ahead to F1 2019 – video

Joined by F1 Racing magazine’s executive editor Stuart Codling for their ‘grid walk’, Chandhok begins by talking about the upheaval at Ferrari – with the arrival of Charles Leclerc and promotion of technical director Mattia Binotto to team principal. More Ferrari insight: They then admire the flicks and bargeboards of the world championship-winning Mercedes W09,…

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Price rushed into surgery on

The KTM rider tackled the gruelling Dakar just weeks after breaking his right scaphoid during training and undergoing surgery in Barcelona. While the initial surgery was successful, the strain of riding through the dunes for that long before the injury was properly healed has led to more damage, centred around a screw that’s now worn…

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Power boost for IndyCar at Iowa and Gateway

IndyCar has hitherto run 130kPa (1.3-bar) boost on superspeedways, 140kPa on the short ovals, and 150kPa on the road and street courses – and 165kPa for push-to-pass – from the spec turbochargers supplied by BorgWarner, who signed a new deal with IndyCar last December. However, following discussions with Chevrolet/Ilmor and Honda/HPD, IndyCar has decided to…

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New Bathurst circuit eyeing World Superbike bid

According to Bathurst Regional councillor Warren Aubin, the new 4.5-kilometre long permanent facility that is slated to sit alongside the existing road course could provide the ideal home for the WSBK series in the future. The advantage, says Aubin, would be not having WSBK and MotoGP visiting the same circuit each year. “If [the track]…

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Chad Knaus:

Knaus, who won seven championships in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Jimmie Johnson, takes over as crew chief for 21-year-old William Byron and the No. 24 team this season at Hendrick Motorsports. Not only will Knaus be working with a new driver and new team this year but also navigating NASCAR’s new…

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Renault adds F4 champion Collet to junior ranks

Collet, who turns 17 in April, contested the French F4 series in his first full season in cars last year. Winning seven races in what was the category’s first campaign under FIA’s Formula 4 regulations, Collet secured the title, which enabled him to join the ranks of the Renault Sport Academy. Collet had previously enjoyed…

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Alonso: Rolex 24 atmosphere

This weekend’s race will be the second occasion in which the two-time Formula 1 World Champion has taken part in the traditional season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Although last year his United Autosports Ligier LMP2 was classified 38th after a variety of troubles, Alonso said he enjoyed encountering the fans and their enthusiasm…

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Jeff Gordon: Rivalry with Earnhardt “changed my life forever”

Sports are filled with rivalries and NASCAR history is replete with many. Yet the battles between the wily seven-time Cup Series champion Earnhardt and the new-kid-on-the-block, Gordon, changed the sport for generations. Fox Sports Films, in collaboration with NASCAR Productions and DLP Media, has developed a 60-minute documentary which explores the racing legends’ relationship, both on and…

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Bottas advised by M-Sport

Bottas is contesting the Arctic Rally in Finland in a Ford Fiesta WRC, co-driven by Timo Rautiainen – who won two world championships alongside Marcus Gronholm in the early 2000s. Though Suninen will not be present at the Rovaniemi-based event as it clashes with the WRC season-opening Monte Carlo Rally, he has given Bottas tips…

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Harvey to run 10-race IndyCar program with MSR

The team, which will continue its alliance with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, will thus compete in the first six races of the year – St. Petersburg, Circuit of The Americas, Barber Motorsports Park, Long Beach, the Indianapolis Grand Prix and the Indy 500. There will be just one race in June for the Harvey-MSR combo, at…

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