NASCAR Says Next Gen Car Will Be Harder to Drive

For all the novelty and talk of manufacturer relevance, NASCAR’s next-generation race car will ultimately be judged based on the quality of racing it produces. To that end, Steve O’Donnell issued a lofty and optimistic claim while introducing the machine on Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I think first and foremost, this will be more in the hands of the […]

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NASCAR Reveals Next Gen Race Car, Here’s the Meat and Potatoes

NASCAR has revealed the seventh-generation Cup series race car, which it’s calling the Next Gen. With inspiration coming from Australian Supercar and GT3 racers, the Next Gen modernizes the Cup car, which has evolved at a snail’s pace since the series formed in 1948. Even fuel injection wasn’t implemented until 2012 (the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series still rely […]

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Those Ferrari 812 Special Editions Are Already Sold Out

Ferrari took the wraps off the cars it previewed a couple of weeks ago, giving us more details on the 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A, the automaker’s new limited-edition sportscar based on the 812 Superfast. The 812 Competizione A is the Targa-top version. The presentation took place in the recently opened GT Sporting Activities Department, next to Ferrari’s Fiorano […]

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Ferrari admit to blunder over Carlos Sainz strategy | Planet F1

Ferrari have admitted they applied the wrong strategy for Carlos Sainz at the Portuguese Grand Prix, costing him any points. The Spaniard finished 11th at Portimao, his problems dating back to Q2 in which he needed a late run on soft tyres to make it through to the top-10 shootout. That compromised his race and although Sainz made a promising […]

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Three teams voted against budget cap penalties

Three teams voted against adding sporting penalties for breaching the budget cap, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. For 2021, a new spending limit of $145m per season was imposed on the teams. This is set to reduce to $140m for 2022 and $135m for 2023. As is the case with any sport that uses a budget cap, there are […]

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Juan Pablo Montoya brands track limits ‘too controversial’

Ex-Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya is not a fan of track limits, feeling they make the title fight “too controversial”. Three race weekends have come and gone in the 2021 season and so far two of them have seen the results heavily impacted by track limits. Max Verstappen lost the win in Bahrain after he was told to return […]

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Max Verstappen 'had to say sorry' to Sergio Perez for 2020 incident

Max Verstappen revealed that he apologised to Sergio Perez after they collided on the first lap of the Portuguese Grand Prix last year. It was a greasy surface when Formula 1 first went to Portimao in 2020, with rain coupling alongside the new tarmac making for difficult driving conditions at the time before the pair touched. Verstappen did blame his […]

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Carlos Sainz 'amazed' by haste to criticise Fernando Alonso

Carlos Sainz believes the overall talent level of Formula 1 drivers is overlooked by the recent criticism of Fernando Alonso. The two-time world champion returned to the series in 2021 with Alpine, but so far he is very much still in the process of getting back up to speed. A late surge saw Alonso make his way into the points […]

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Robert Kubica, Roy Nissany to get FP1 runs in Spain

Roy Nissany and Robert Kubica will both see FP1 action in Spain, with Kubica then set to test Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres after the Spanish GP. Kubica first signed with Alfa Romeo as their reserve driver back in 2020, but after taking on a bigger racing programme outside of Formula 1 this year Callum Ilott was drafted in as second reserve […]

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Fernando Alonso says improvisation harder in Formula 1

In his time away from Formula 1 Fernando Alonso learned that it is harder to improvise in the series because of the “closed environment”. At the end of 2018, Alonso departed Formula 1 to focus on other racing ventures, appearing in the Dakar Rally, IndyCar and most notably finding success in the World Endurance Championship where he became a two-time Le […]

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