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Despite IndyCar delaying hybrid, Newgarden knows “it’s absolutely coming”

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 19:55
On Thursday afternoon, the IndyCar Series decided to postpone its plans to debut the hybrid technology – paired with its current 2.2-liter twin turbocharged V-6 engine – from the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10 until after the Indy 500 on May 26.There have been 13 drivers representing four teams – Andretti Global, Arrow McLaren, Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske – ...Keep reading

FIA ends controversial conflict of interest inquiry into Toto and Susie Wolff

Formula 1 at the BBC - Thu, 2023-12-07 19:18
Formula 1's governing body ends its compliance inquiry into Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff and F1 Academy director Susie Wolff.

Alfredo secures NASCAR Xfinity ride with Our Motorsports for 2024

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 18:44
Alfredo, who competed for Our Motorsports in 2022, will return to the organization next year and compete full-time in the Xfinity Series driving the No. 5 Chevrolet.The 24-year-old native of Ridgefield, Conn., has made a combined 136 starts in NASCAR’s three national series – Cup, Xfinity and Trucks.He competed the past two seasons in Xfinity, driving for owner B.J. McLeod in 2023. He ended ...Keep reading

Lamborghini “surprised” by pace of new prototype in IMSA group test

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 18:25
Piccini confessed he was taken aback when its new car outpaced all of its GTP class rivals on the opening day of running at Daytona on Wednesday, although it won’t compete in next month’s Daytona 24 Hours but will instead make its IMSA SportsCar Championship debut at Sebring in March.“I think it’s developing well,” said Piccini. “The first day was very positive, the car ran without ...Keep reading

IndyCar delays official launch of hybrid to after Indy 500

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 18:04
The 2.2-liter twin turbocharged V-6 engine fitted with hybrid technology was originally planned to be ready by the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10. Rigorous on-track testing of hybrid components dates back to over a year ago and “many significant milestones” passed.Over the last three months, there have been 15,256 miles of testing logged with the new power unit among ...Keep reading

FIA backs away from investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 17:49
On Tuesday evening, the governing body announced that its Compliance Department was looking into an allegation of confidential information between an F1 team principal and a member of Formula One Management.This was in relation to a dubious media report that in a meeting between team principals, Toto Wolff supposedly made a comment based on material information that was only available to FOM ...Keep reading

How ORECA is becoming an engine powerhouse

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 17:24
Before I joined ORECA in October 2021, my life was all about Formula 1. So although I knew ORECA as a team, from starting my career here in Le Castellet with Signature in Formula 3, I didn’t have a great deal of insight into the company beyond the fact that its chassis were dominating LMP2 since 2017. Until I started discussions with Hugues de Chaunac in mid-2021, I had no clue on what ORECA was ...Keep reading

Vasseur: Japan F1 Ferrari upgrade left Leclerc in "much better shape"

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 17:20
Ferrari brought a new floor to Suzuka in September in a bid to improve its aerodynamic efficiency. The revamp featured changes to the front floor fences, floor edge, mid floor and diffuser sidewall, which worked in unison with a revised sidepod undercut.The Scuderia's efforts to reduce drag also allowed Leclerc to be more comfortable in the SF-23, after team-mate Carlos Sainz had taken over from ...Keep reading guide: What's on 9-10 December weekend?

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 17:18
Here is a guide to what's on for the weekend of 9-10 December. For a detailed list of what's available in your area, please visit the livestream page:
FIM SuperEnduro - Poland
After a wild opening round in France, the SuperEnduro Championship heads to Round 2 in Poland this weekend and the races on Saturday will be broadcast live on ...Keep reading

Steven Schumacher: Plymouth Argyle boss flattered by Sunderland link

North East News - Thu, 2023-12-07 16:25
Plymouth Argyle boss Steven Schumacher says he is flattered to be linked to the vacant managerial role at Sunderland.

IN NUMBERS: How Verstappen compares to other F1 greats at this stage of his career

Formula 1 - Thu, 2023-12-07 16:25
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen rewrote the F1 record books during the 2023 season with an utterly dominant display en route to his third world title, while also topping up his victory tally to 54, podium finishes to 98 and pole positions to 32 – all after just 185 race weekends.

Man attacked and robbed of £35k watch on night out

North East News - Thu, 2023-12-07 16:14
CCTV images of two men police want to speak to have been released as part of the investigation.

Gordon Gault: Accused teen's rap 'wasn't celebrating' boy's death

North East News - Thu, 2023-12-07 15:58
Carlos Neto, 18, admits stabbing Gordon Gault with a machete but denies his murder.

New BMW M4 GT3 Evo package "not just about making car faster"

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 15:44
BMW’s GT3 contender is set for a mid-cycle refresh in a little over 12 months, with the German manufacturer employing its former DTM team RMG in order to help with the development of an Evo package.Although a relatively new model that was officially introduced only at the beginning of 2022, BMW has already been working on updating the M4 GT3 to keep up to pace with the competition and ...Keep reading

Tony Stewart to drive wife Leah's NHRA Top Fuel dragster in 2024

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 15:19
Stewart, a three-time champion of the NASCAR Cup Series, competed in the Top Alcohol dragster division for McPhillips Racing over the past year. He ended 2023 as the championship runner-up, losing out to Julie Nataas.The 52-year-old is a busy man, fielding a Top Fuel dragster for his wife Leah Pruett and Funny Car driver Matt Hagan. He also runs a Sprint Car team and is the co-owner of ...Keep reading

How F1's new cockpit scoop aims to avoid Qatar heat issues

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 14:59
Several drivers required medical attention after the race due to severe heat exhaustion symptoms, with Williams' Logan Sargeant even retiring from the race with heatstroke.While Qatar's conditions were unusually extreme, the FIA pledged to find a rapid solution to avoid it from happening again.The race itself has been shuffled further down the calendar from early October to the end of November for ...Keep reading

Allmendinger returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 14:37
Allmendinger returned to fulltime NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2023, ending the year 21st in the final standings and winning one race.He's run a total of 430 Cup races in a career dating back to 2007, earning three wins during that time [Watkins Glen 2014; Indy RC 2021; Charlotte Roval 2023].But on Thursday, Kaulig Racing announced that the 42-year-old will return to the Xfinity Series next ...Keep reading

Macau winner Browning remains with Hitech in F3 for 2024

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 14:05
The 21-year-old Briton, a member of the Williams Driver Academy, will return to the junior single-seater championship for a second season in 2024. Browning, the 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner, finished 15th overall in the standings this term after taking six points finishes, with his best result coming in the Barcelona sprint race after he finished second. Having driven Aston ...Keep reading

Perez: Keeping up with car development key to new Red Bull F1 deal

Motorsport - Thu, 2023-12-07 13:17
Perez finished second in the 2023 championship on just half the number of points of team-mate Max Verstappen, who took an unprecedented 19 race wins as Red Bull enjoyed total dominance with its RB19.Following a bright start in which he won two races and ran Verstappen close in the standings, the wheels fell off Perez's championship challenge in June as his persistent struggles caused increased ...Keep reading

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Read every word from Daniel Ricciardo's Beyond The Grid interview

Formula 1 - Thu, 2023-12-07 13:10
After leaving McLaren following a mostly unhappy spell, Ricciardo is now back in the fold at the Red Bull family, and racing once again...


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