Bottas wants Mercedes ’21 talks expedited, more ‘internal’

Valtteri Bottas wants to avoid dragging out contract negotiations with Mercedes over a new deal for 2021, believing there was “too much unnecessary talk” outside the team last year. Bottas has signed one-year contract extensions in each of the past three years with Mercedes, and is currently a free agent for the 2021 season. Mercedes publicly considered replacing Bottas with […]

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Johnson, Torrence, Enders win NHRA Arizona Nationals

Tommy Johnson Jr., Steve Torrence and Erica Enders emerged victorious from the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in front of a sold out crowd. In an all-Don Schumacher Racing final, Johnson’ MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat went 3.883-seconds at 326.40 mph to defeat teammate Jack Beckman during the final round. Along the way, […]

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Ferrari identifies cause of Vettel’s engine failure

The Ferrari Formula 1 team has traced the engine failure it suffered in Barcelona testing last week to a lubrication system issue – and it says the problem is “not a cause for concern.” Sebastian Vettel stopped on track on Friday morning, and the Italian team lost valuable track time while the power unit was replaced. The damaged unit was […]

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No tears for Guenther Steiner despite leaking Haas

Guenther Steiner says he won’t cry over the three hours of track time Haas lost on Friday as the rest of the week’s test went “well”. Haas was in action at the Circuit de Catalunya last week for the opening pre-season test. Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen managed 316 laps of the Spanish circuit over the course of the test […]

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Ferrari jump from 'let them race' to 'team orders'

It took less than two weeks for Ferrari’s stance to move from “let them race” to “team orders” with Mattia Binotto admitting the latter could come into play this season. Speaking at the launch of Ferrari’s SF1000, team principal Binotto told the media that Sebastian Vettel would no longer be the team’s priority driver. He explained: “They will be on […]

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DAS debut left Mercedes’ F1 rivals ‘wide-eyed’

Mercedes’ rivals have conceded they were left “wide-eyed” when the reigning champion team debuted its new dual-axis steering system in the opening Formula 1 pre-season test. Mercedes sparked intrigue through the paddock when footage emerged of Lewis Hamilton adjusting the toe angle of his front wheels by pulling his steering wheel towards himself in the cockpit. While the system has […]

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Chase Briscoe wins rain-delayed Las Vegas Xfinity race

Chase Briscoe said he needed to win “eight to 10 races” this season to contend for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship wasted no time in picking up his first. Briscoe dominated much of Sunday’s race, the final 150 laps of which was postponed from Saturday. He easily held off Austin Cindric for the victory in the Boyd Gaming 300 at […]

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Miller opens up on Ducati ride-height adjuster

Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller has revealed he has been using Ducati’s new ride height adjustment device since last year’s Thailand Grand Prix. Ducati introduced a holeshot device to its bike last year – though Miller had been racing it since the 2018 Japanese GP – which allowed the rider to lower the rear of the bike on the […]

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Rockenfeller fears ‘tough’ Austin race for Corvette

Mike Rockenfeller admits that Corvette Racing’s second race outing with the new C8.R at the Circuit of the Americas is likely to be “tough” after qualifying at the back of the GTE Pro field. The #63 Corvette shared by Rockenfeller and fellow team returnee Jan Magnussen ended up seventh and last of the GTE Pro cars during Saturday evening’s qualifying […]

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