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12:23 PM ET Ferrari will return to racing in the main category of the Le Mans 24 Hours from 2023 onwards. The Italian manufacturer announced Wednesday it is building a hypercar to enter sports car racing’s main series, the World Endurance Championship. Ferrari has not competed in the premier class of the Le Mans 24
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2:58 PM ET New Red Bull signing Sergio Perez said his first on-track test with the team was “extremely special”. Perez, who claimed his first F1 win at the Bahrain Grand Prix last year, drove Red Bull’s 2019 car at Silverstone on Tuesday. The Mexican driver has replaced Alex Albon at Red Bull this year,
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3:18 PM ET Ahead of the new Formula One season, teams will reveal their new car designs for the new season. This year will not feature radical changes to the majority of cars. There is a radical rule change next year, which F1 hopes will help reset the competitive order. Teams can test their new
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8:45 AM ET Associated Press BOLOGNA, Italy — Fausto Gresini, a former motorcycling world champion and team owner, died Tuesday from complications linked to the coronavirus. He was 60. Gresini Racing said he died in the hospital in Bologna, exactly a month after his 60th birthday. It also posted the news on its official Twitter
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9:51 AM ET Alex Albon is determined to return to Formula One in 2022 after he was replaced by Sergio Perez at Red Bull over the winter. 1 Related Albon raced for two years in F1, completing half a season with Red Bull’s junior team, Toro Rosso, before being promoted to the senior team midway
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To celebrate what would have been Niki Lauda’s 72nd birthday, legendary Formula One designer Gordon Murray has named his latest car design after the three-time world champion. Murray, who now runs Gordon Murray Automobiles (GMA), has set his sights on creating the ultimate driver’s car and the result is two-fold: the remarkable road-going T.50 and
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6:28 AM ET Alfa Romeo has unveiled its car for the 2021 Formula One season. 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen will partner Italy’s Antonio Giovinazzi at the team for a third season. Alfa Romeo, known as Sauber until 2019, launched the new car, dubbed the C41, in Poland with title sponsor PKN Orlen. Alfa is
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1:22 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell was rewarded Friday with a sponsorship increase from CarParts.com. The online parts sales company was already part of McDowell’s program at Front Row Motorsports but was still working on its 2021 budget when the NASCAR season began Sunday with the Daytona
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3:19 AM ET AlphaTauri has become the second Formula One team to release images of its 2021 car in an online launch on Friday. The team, which was renamed after Red Bull’s fashion brand last year, released the first images of its new car following a launch a photoshoot with drivers Pierre Gasly and rookie
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8:57 AM ET DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Roush Fenway Racing set a goal to reduce its carbon footprint even as it raced a pair of gas-guzzling cars all across the country. The initiative started with small environmentally conscious measures that eventually grew into a company-wide initiative. With support from partner Castrol, RFR became the first
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6:51 AM ET Daniel Ricciardo models his aggressive racing style on childhood hero Dale Earnhardt. 1 Related Since his 2012 debut seven-time grand prix winner Ricciardo has forged a reputation as one of Formula One’s best overtakers. The Australian, who famously described his approach as “lick the stamp and send it”, has made a habit
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8:54 AM ET The layout of the Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit will change ahead of the Australian Grand Prix on November 21. The traditional F1 season opener has been delayed until the latter part of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. That change of date has allowed circuit work to be brought forward. The
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3:58 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins said he plans to scale back his work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May as he undergoes radiation and chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer. The 73-year-old Jenkins made the announcement Tuesday near the end of a 24-minute video posted on the speedway’s YouTube
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12:49 PM ET Daniel Ricciardo has completed his first laps for McLaren in a private event with its 2021 Formula One car. 1 Related Ricciardo and McLaren unveiled the team’s 2021 car on Monday, the first of this year’s cars to break cover for the new season. The team is conducting private testing at Silverstone
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2:42 PM ET McLaren has unveiled the Mercedes-powered car new signing Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris will drive in 2021. For the new season McLaren has rekindled its historic partnership with Mercedes, which powered it to its last championship in 2008. The Mercedes engine is the class leading power unit and has won every championship
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3:20 PM ET McLaren’s long-term goal in Formula One is simple: return to the title-winning success of previous decades. Although, that should probably be changed to simple on paper as the actual task of overhauling F1’s top teams and winning a championship is no easy task. The team took a good step in the right
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5:30 AM ET Daniel Ricciardo has revealed his 2021 race helmet design, featuring a pro-equality message of “all good, all ways” on the top. Since leaving the Red Bull programme at the end of 2018 Ricciardo has not had to carry the company’s branding on his race helmet and has been able to have total
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8:48 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Cindric opened his Xfinity Series title defense with a Saturday night victory at Daytona International Speedway that could count as the biggest of his blossoming career. Cindric got a push to the lead at the start of two-lap overtime from AJ Allmendinger that gave him
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11:34 AM ET Formula One will put a stop to all engine development once the 2021 season has concluded. The development freeze will coincide with the overhaul to F1’s aerodynamic rules, which many hope will end Mercedes’ current dominance of the sport. Mercedes has won every championship stretching back to 2014 and the introduction of
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9:45 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders The Daytona 500 will kick off NASCAR’s Cup Series season Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET). Coming off two straight victories at “The Great American Race,” three-time winner Denny Hamlin is unsurprisingly the favorite at Daytona International Speedway. Who will take the checkered flag? Senior writer Ryan McGee, fantasy analyst Mike
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11:34 AM ET Ferrari has fired up the engine of its 2021 car for the first time ahead of its launch on February. Ferrari is coming off the back of its worst season in recent memory. It finished 2020 in sixth position – its lowest finish since the 1980 season. On Friday, Ferrari posted a
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3:26 PM ET Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has undergone corrective surgery on his jaw after being involved in a road traffic accident on Thursday. Alonso was knocked off his bike while cycling in Switzerland. Alonso is set to return to F1 with Renault’s rebranded team, Alpine, this season, which starts with preseason
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3:26 PM ET Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road incident, the Alpine F1 Team confirmed on Thursday. Alonso, 39, was cycling in Switzerland at the time of the incident. The team said in a statement: “Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations
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2:02 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar veteran Charlie Kimball will return to the series for two races in May with AJ Foyt Racing, the team announced Thursday. The 35-year-old Californian will try to qualify for the Indy Grand Prix on May 15 on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course and the Indianapolis 500 on
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12:53 PM ET Portugal’s Algarve circuit is set to return to the Formula One calendar this season, taking the vacant slot left by Vietnam on May 2. The BBC and Sky Sports television said teams would be told officially at a meeting of the F1 commission on Thursday that the third round of the season
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