Rovanpera expects bigger WRC title challenge after Tanak’s M-Sport switch

The Toyota driver produced a dominant run to a maiden world title this season, recording six wins and 70 fastest stage times to become the championship’s youngest ever world champion.
The 22-year-old Finn smashed the previous record set by the late 1995 world champion Colin McRae by five years and 88 days.
While Rovanpera dominated the 2022 season, Tanak emerged as the Toyota driver’s …Keep reading

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Leclerc expecting “smooth transition” under new Ferrari F1 boss

The team announced recently that current incumbent Mattia Binotto has resigned and will leave at the end of December, with his replacement yet to be confirmed.
Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur, who has worked extensively with Leclerc in the past at both ART and Sauber, is widely regarded as a favourite to get the job.
“Mattia called me to announce that he would stop,” said Leclerc. “I …Keep reading

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Trackside view: What the brave new world of LMDh really looks like

The Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) division will form the top class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar series, which kicks off with the series’ marquee event, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona at the end of January. Cadillac and Porsche will also run these cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, as they chase the biggest sportscar race of all – the Le Mans 24 Hours in its centenary year.
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RCR unveils new-look No. 8 Chevrolet for Kyle Busch

RCR introduced a new stylized No. 8 that will adorn the two-time Cup Series champion’s Chevrolets in 2023. The revamped stylized No. 8 was personally designed by Busch and his team with input from team owner Richard Childress and RCR.
The revised number honors the past while embracing the future and the new era that Busch’s presence brings to the 54-year-old organization, essentially …Keep reading

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Newey: Red Bull arguably spent too long developing 2021 F1 car

Verstappen swept to his second world title in dominant fashion this year, scoring a record 15 wins through the season behind the wheel of the Red Bull RB18 car, while Red Bull also clinched its first constructors’ title since 2013.
The dominance of the RB18 came despite an extended development cycle for the RB16B in 2021, when Verstappen was engaged in a close fight for the championship with …Keep reading

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