Spire confirms purchase of Leavine Family Racing assets

Spire Motorsports announced Tuesday it had purchased the assets of Leavine Family Racing, confirming a report from Motorsport.com on Aug. 4. Spire will take ownership of the team’s charter in the NASCAR Cup Series and its assets following this season’s final race at Phoenix Raceway. Spire, which already owns one charter in the Cup series, will expand to a two-car […]

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Williams has ‘very clear’ position on Racing Point appeal

Claire Williams says a “very clear” position regarding the DNA of Formula 1 is behind her team’s decision to appeal the FIA’s ruling in the Racing Point brake duct case. Williams is one of four rival teams that responded to the FIA’s ruling on the Racing Point brake duct case, a guilty verdict that yielded a €400,000 fine and a […]

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McLaren refute Merc fall-out over 'Tracing Point' | Planet F1

McLaren insist they have not fallen out with Mercedes, despite being on opposite sides of the Racing Point brake ducts furore. The Woking-based team are among those to have appealed against the punishment Racing Point received for breaking F1’s sporting regulations over the design of their rear brake ducts, which were ruled to be too similar to those used by […]

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Honda: Yuki Tsunoda ‘showed how much he’s grown’ with F2 win

Honda Formula 1 boss Masashi Yamamoto has hailed Yuki Tsunoda’s progression after the Japanese driver scored his first FIA Formula 2 race win last weekend at Silverstone. Carlin man Tsunoda was the main beneficiary when Prema teammates Robert Shwartzman and Mick Schumacher collided with each other while fighting for the lead late in the sprint race at the British track […]

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Rast: Muller a more formidable opponent this year

Rene Rast believes Nico Muller will emerge as an even stronger DTM title challenger in 2020 after the two drivers locked horns in the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps this month. The Audi duo shared the spoils in the opening two races at the Belgian venue, with Muller dominating the first race to win by 19 seconds and Rast defeating Muller […]

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Racing Point: 'Concorde Agreement needs more work' | Planet F1

Racing Point have joined Mercedes in revealing they are not quite ready to sign the new Concorde Agreement, declaring it “still needs some work”. The World Champions and Racing Point are closely aligned on various matters and the Concorde Agreement is clearly another, with Otmar Szafnauer following Toto Wolff in being reluctant to meet the August 12 deadline for putting […]

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FIA to review formation lap radio chat rules

The FIA is to review the rule that limits radio communication between Formula 1 teams and drivers on the formation lap, and which led to penalties for Haas in Hungary. The restriction dates back to a technical directive issued in 2017 which used the requirement that drivers have to drive the car “alone and unaided” to stop chatter that could […]

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Michael Masi: F1 to review formation lap radio limits

F1 race director Michael Masi says changes to the radio communication limits during a formation lap are up for discussion after Haas fell foul of the rule in Hungary. Haas driver Kevin Magnussen went from ninth to tenth in the official Hungarian Grand Prix classification after he was hit with a 10-second penalty for receiving instructions on the formation lap. […]

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No ‘bad blood’ between McLaren and Mercedes over Racing Point

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl says there is no “bad blood” with Mercedes despite holding opposing views of the Racing Point brake ducts controversy. Racing Point was docked 15 points in the constructors’ championship and handed a €400,000 fine after it was judged to have used an illegal method to design its rear brake ducts. Racing Point is […]

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