Author - Duncan Fox

If on his way out of playoffs, Jimmie Johnson will "go down swinging"

On the track, Johnson and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team have shown the signs of speed and performance needed to advance in the playoffs, but a promising run at Las Vegas was curtailed by a wreck. He enters Sunday’s Bank of America 400 at the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway as one of four drivers in danger of being eliminated from further playoff contention. Asked following … … Keep reading
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Perez never considered McLaren return in 2019

Perez has had a rollercoaster career in which he was part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, then left it to join McLaren for the 2013 season, only to be dropped at the end of the year in favour of Kevin Magnussen. He took one of the few remaining seats – at Force India – and has revived his reputation as that team grew to become F1’s leading independent competitor. In contrast, McLaren has … … Keep reading
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Pedrosa: Aragon win bid possible with same tyres as Marquez

Pedrosa, currently on course for his first winless season in the premier class, posted his best result in over three months with fifth place in the Aragon Grand Prix, in which he finished 5.3s off Marquez. Despite the heavy rate of tyre consumption at Aragon, Marquez gambled on the soft rear compound, a choice that the championship leader believes enabled him to take the fight to Ducati’s … … Keep reading
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Toro Rosso must wait for US GP for car upgrade

The Red Bull-backed team has slipped down the competitive order as it has not introduced major updates since the Austrian Grand Prix, where its new front wing failed to perform as expected. Toro Rosso ditched the front wing as a result but it has been overtaken in F1’s ultra-tight midfield battle and failed to trouble the points finishers in the last race in Singapore, which was viewed as one … … Keep reading
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NASCAR Truck driver Cody Coughlin out at GMS Racing

The organization said Monday that “due to unforeseen issues with additional sponsorship needed,” Coughlin would no longer driver its No. Chevrolet. “We are grateful for the relationship we made with Cody and the Coughlin family. We wish them the best in their future endeavors,” GMS team president Mike Beam said in a statement. Beam said Spencer Gallagher will drive the No. 2 at … … Keep reading
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Indianapolis mayor proclaims ‘Scott Dixon Day’ in Indy

New Zealander Dixon, an Indianapolis resident, is being honored for a legendary racing career that includes winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2008 and scoring five IndyCar Series championships. The latest title, achieved two weekends ago in Sonoma, elevates him above a four-way tie with Mario Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais and Dario Franchitti to rank second only to AJ Foyt in terms of championships … … Keep reading
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Hellmeister suffers broken legs in brutal Monza crash

His Mercedes-AMG GT3 suddenly veered to the right after crossing the finish line, and crashed head-on into the Armco barriers – just after the pit lane exit. The impact was so violent that it tore away the front of the car, and the 32-year-old Brazilian sustained serious leg injuries. Hellmeister’s car was catapulted across the track, and came to a standstill on the opposite side from … … Keep reading
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Ricciardo: Spec-C progress "encouraging for my future”

The Australian has elected to make a surprise switch from Red Bull for 2019, even though Renault has not even managed a podium finish since it return to F1 with its own works team in 2016. But his optimism that the team’s progress with the chassis this year can be matched on the power unit front has been lifted on the back of some strong gains with the Spec-C engine that he and Max Verstappen … … Keep reading
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Two European 'old-school' F3 series on cards

Formel 3 Vermarktungs, which has run European F3 on behalf of the FIA since 2013, has made the move as the FIA switches to a new International F3 category, which will merge with the GP3 Series next year to take a place on the Formula 1 bill. F3V has confirmed that its series for the current-generation F3 cars, whose homologation period has run since 2012 and expires at the end of next season … … Keep reading
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Lorenzo's ire a sign of Honda headaches to come

Lorenzo’s anger with Marquez after he suffered a high-side on Sunday at the Motorland circuit has created a lot of noise, but it had always been obvious that, sooner or later, conflict would erupt between these two world champions. If Honda’s thinking was that these two top dogs would share the same garage without any tension or fire, this weekend was proof that its powers that be don’t know … … Keep reading
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