Red Bull: Mercedes F1 suspension could bring “powerful” gain in final races

Intrigue has surrounded the way that Mercedes has tuned its rear suspension system so that the back end of the car drops down at high speed on the straights.
This behaviour helps reduce drag to boost top speed, and Red Bull believes it played a key part in the advantage that Mercedes had at the recent Turkish Grand Prix.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Sky F1 in …Keep reading

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BSB champ Mackenzie won’t go to WSBK “for the sake of it”

Earlier this month, McAMS Yamaha rider Mackenzie won the BSB title in a tense Brands Hatch finale, following in the footsteps of his father Niall who won three consecutive titles in the series in 1996-98.
The 25-year-old, who became the youngest BSB title winner since Alex Lowes in 2013, has been linked to a move up to the world stage for the 2022 campaign, with speculation centering around a …Keep reading

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How Sebastian Job is adapting to life in F1 Esports Series Pro

When asked earlier this week whether he felt that the Red Bull Racing/AlphaTauri group held an advantage over other F1 Esports Series Pro Championship teams due to more minds in the melting pot, Marcel Kiefer was quick to dissuade this way of thinking. He did, however, take lengths to highlight how impressed he was with the quality of all drivers between the two squads – in …Keep reading

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WSBK champion Checa to compete in 2022 Dakar Rally

Checa will drive the Optimus buggy prepared by French squad MD Rallye, partnering veteran co-driver Ferran Marco.
Marco brings with him a wealth of experience of competing in Dakar, having actively participated in the cross-country event since 1997, most recently as Albert Llovera’s navigator at the De Rooy-Iveco trucks team.
Checa and Marco together contested the Baja Aragon earlier this …Keep reading

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Le Brocq signs multi-year Matt Stone Racing deal

As already confirmed, Le Brocq’s two-season stint at Tickford Racing will come to an end this December before the race winner effectively trades places with current MSR driver Jake Kostecki.
Le Brocq will team up with returning MSR driver Todd Hazelwood, currently at Brad Jones Racing, in a new-look line-up for the Queensland-based squad.
“We are really pleased to have Jack joining MSR for …Keep reading

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Is it too late to stop Yamamoto winning the SUPER GT title?

Since Yamamoto and his Kunimitsu teammate Tadasuke Makino won the third round of the season at Motegi back in July, a depressing theme has emerged for the squad’s rivals.
In the last three races, a ballast-laden #1 Honda NSX-GT has qualified low down the order, with Makino having a relatively quiet first stint before inevitably pitting at the very first opportunity. Then, Yamamoto climbs …Keep reading

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Malukas on first IndyCar test: “I wasn’t expecting it to be so good!”

During yesterday’s five-car driver evaluation test at Barber Motorsports Park, Malukas drove a Dale Coyne Racing-Honda to the top of the times by three tenths of a second ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay who was testing for potential new employer Ed Carpenter Racing.
Malukas, who scored seven victories on his way to runner-up spot in the 2021 Indy Lights championship, is expected to be confirmed in …Keep reading

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Multiple NASCAR suspensions following Kansas penalties

Adam Stevens, crew chief for Cup series driver Christopher Bell and the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team has been suspended from this weekend’s race at Martinsville, Va., and fined $20,000.
The No. 20 was found to have two lug nuts not safe and secure following last Sunday’s race. JGR has already designated team race engineer Tyler Allen as the interim crew chief for Stevens this …Keep reading

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Dale Jr. on NASCAR Next Gen: “It just does everything better.”

NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart served as the primary driver for a Goodyear tire test late Tuesday morning and early Tuesday afternoon at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Bowman-Gray is a 1⁄4-mile asphalt flat oval short track and NASCAR’s longest-running weekly race track. The legendary track also hosted 29 Cup Series races from 1958 to 1971.
The tire test was held in …Keep reading

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