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  • Mexican president to cut grand prix funding to pay for railway


    on February 19, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Mexican GP organisers have won the ‘best promoter’ award at the FIA’s annual end-of-season prizegiving every year since the race rejoined the F1 schedule in 2015. The organisers received government funding, reported by the Financial Times to be worth around £16million, in order to revive the race after a 23-year absence.However, the country’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador …Keep reading […]

  • Leclerc ‘put emotion to one side’ in first 2019 Ferrari F1 test


    on February 19, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Though Leclerc had previously tested for Ferrari during his time on its driver development scheme and post-season at Abu Dhabi last year – as well as having two laps in 2019’s SF90 on Sunday as part of a ‘filming day’ shakedown – Tuesday was the fully-fledged start of his maiden season in the team’s race line-up.He picked up where new team-mate Sebastian Vettel had left off on Monday, by …Keep reading […]

  • Gasly “caught by surprise” in F1 test crash


    on February 19, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Gasly, making his debut behind the wheel of Red Bull’s new Honda-powered RB15 after Max Verstappen drove it during a filming-day shakedown and the opening day of the test, crashed at Turn 12 with just over an hour to go in the day.The car snapped out of control as he went through the corner, and the Frenchman spun rear-end-first into the tyre wall.Asked to explain his crash at the end of …Keep reading […]

  • Leclerc tops second F1 test day as Gasly crashes


    on February 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Leclerc, replacing Kimi Raikkonen in the Italian team for 2019, set the fastest time of the day in the morning session, logging a 1m18.247s on the C3 tyre.His time was narrowly slower than his teammate Sebastian Vettel’s opening-day benchmark, also set on C3s.While Leclerc’s first day in the 2019 Ferrari was a success as he completed 157 laps, Gasly had a nightmare end to his debut as …Keep reading […]

  • New Racing Point site expands current base tenfold


    on February 19, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    The team recently purchased 27 acres of farmland that encompasses the current three-acre site where the team has been located since the summer of 1991, and its early days as Jordan Grand Prix.Construction will start after planning permission has been confirmed, with the front of the factory facing the Dadford Road that leads to the Silverstone Circuit’s main gate.Land on the other side of …Keep reading […]

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  • Honda WSBK gains likely to “take time”, warns Camier


    on February 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Honda, which revealed its 2019 livery ahead of the start of the test on Sunday, joined the WSBK field for the first time in Phillip Island, having skipped the previous winter tests in Jerez and Portimao in favour of conducting its own private programme on Asian circuits instead.Camier concluded the first day of the test 11th on the timesheets, some 1.7 seconds off the pace of Ducati rider …Keep reading […]

  • Ducati: Rider teamwork will mean fewer wasted points


    on February 19, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Petrucci replaces Honda-bound Jorge Lorenzo as Dovizioso’s teammate in the works Ducati set-up for 2019, signifying what technical boss Gigi Dall’Igna described at the Italian manufacturer’s 2019 launch as a “change of rider strategy” in comparison to previous seasons. While Dovizioso and Lorenzo’s time together as teammates was marked by tensions that occasionally spilled over into public …Keep reading […]

  • Bautista leads Sykes on final WSBK test day


    on February 19, 2019 at 9:43 am

    After setting the pace on Monday, Bautista remained in command of the timesheets in both Tuesday sessions, improving on his previous best time by some four tenths in the opening session.The Spaniard’s laptime of 1m30.303s was enough to put him 0.457s clear of GRT Yamaha rider Marco Melandri in second, although his advantage over the field was reduced in the second session.BMW rider Sykes …Keep reading […]

  • Sykes “pleasantly surprised” by BMW test pace


    on February 18, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    One-time WSBK champion Sykes, who switches to the Shaun Muir Racing-run BMW squad for 2019 after a long stint at Kawasaki, concluded the penultimate day of pre-season running with the second-fastest time in the afternoon session.That left him fourth in the combined timesheets for the day, less than six tenths adrift of pacesetter Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) and a little over a tenth slower than …Keep reading […]

  • Bautista tops first day of Phillip Island WSBK test


    on February 18, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Ducati man Bautista set the pace in the opening two-hour session with a best lap of 1m30.743s aboard the all-new V4 R, becoming the only rider to breach the 1m31s barrier all day.That was enough to head his nearest rival, Yamaha’s Alex Lowes, by 0.403s, while reigning champion Jonathan Rea was a further 0.043s behind in third aboard the best of the Kawasakis.Rea was one of a number of …Keep reading […]

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