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Honda would welcome Alonso in IndyCar for 2019

There had been speculation that McLaren’s ill-fated stint with Honda engines in Formula 1 had damaged the possibility of the team linking up with the manufacturer in IndyCar, due to Alonso’s frequent outbursts over the Japanese company’s performance. Motorsport.com understands McLaren is leaning towards a Chevrolet engine supply, after previously using Honda engines when Alonso competed in an … … Keep reading
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German driver Justin Kunz geared up for NASCAR Truck debut

The young driver from Appenweier, Germany, will make his debut in the Camping World Truck Series next weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, driving a second Chevrolet Silverado entry for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing. “It’s a dream come true,” said Kunz. “It’s a dream come true to participate in a NASCAR race in America. It’s such an incredible feeling and I cannot stop smiling. “I’m … … Keep reading
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Germany WRC: Tanak tops opening Thursday superspecial

Last year tarmac specialist Kopecky stunned the WRC field by leading outright in Germany following SS1, and the Skoda driver appeared set to repeat that feat as a string of factory World Rally Car drivers failed to beat his 2m11.8s time. But Kopecky was eventually pipped by Dani Sordo’s Hyundai and then Toyota driver Tanak beat both to take the early rally lead. Tanak, dominant winner of … … Keep reading
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Alonso: lack of track action prompted me to quit F1

The two-time champion announced earlier this week that he would not be competing in F1 in 2019, but has not ruled out a return in the longer term if the right opportunity came up. Speaking for the first time on Thursday about the call not to carry on in F1, Alonso said that the predictability of grand prix racing and the lack of excitement proved to be major turn offs for him. “The … … Keep reading
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Toyota ends 44-year association with Long Beach GP

The Japanese manufacturer was involved in the very first Long Beach GP in September 1975 as pace car provider to what was then an Formula 5000 event. It continued its association in the event’s F1 years in 1976-’83, becoming title sponsor of the US GP (West) in 1980. When promoter Chris Pook was unable to extend his deal with Bernie Ecclestone, Long Beach became a IndyCar event in 1984 … … Keep reading
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Alonso says 2018 IndyCar test "possible"

IndyCar confirmed to Motorsport.com earlier this week that it was working with McLaren on a plan to enter the 2019 season with Alonso, and McLaren had already been looking into the potential of a test for its driver, which will likely be in an Andretti-run car. Alonso’s test is expected to occur in the days following the IndyCar race at Portland in September and he could drive at the Barber … … Keep reading
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AFS/PR1 Mathiasen swaps Ligier chassis for Oreca

AFS/PR1 Mathiasen had been the only squad running the Ligier JS P217 full-time in the series this year, although United Autosports has made a series of appearances using the Onroak-built machine in the North American Endurance Cup rounds. The best result obtained by the #52 Ligier shared by Colombian duo Sebastian Saavedra and Gustavo Yacaman has been a sixth-place finish at Mid-Ohio in … … Keep reading
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Rapid growth hurt Renault's "bang-for-buck"

Since reclaiming ‘Team Enstone’ from Lotus ahead of the 2016 season, Renault has been on an aggressive recruitment drive that will have boosted a staff of 470 to 700 by the end of this year. That push, which has come alongside upgrading the Enstone base’s facilities, has posed a significant challenge in integrating staff and impacted the efficiency of the operation. Renault F1 boss Cyril … … Keep reading
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BMW M8's first win a "matter of time" – Farfus

The Bavarian marque’s new GTE Pro challenger has endured a tough baptism of fire this year, with both MTEK-run M8s proving off the pace in the WEC season opener at Spa and then suffering damper troubles in the Le Mans 24 Hours. It has enjoyed slightly better fortune in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with second-place finishes at Sebring and Mid-Ohio, but BMW still trails its GT … … Keep reading
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Spanish authorities explain incorrect Schumacher move rumours

Widespread reports over recent days suggested that Schumacher’s family was poised to move away from its current residency in Switzerland and relocate to Mallorca. This came on the back of it emerging that the family had purchased a new house on the Spanish island. However, Schumacher’s management quickly moved to deny the reports that Schumacher would be leaving Switzerland. His … … Keep reading
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