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Shanghai E-Prix: Nato and Vergne share FP2 top spot as cause of software issue revealed

The Frenchmen finished joint fastest in Saturday morning’s FP2 after both the Andretti and DS Penske drivers posted a 1m13.430s.Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein took third only 0.013s adrift and ahead of the second DS Penske of Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries, as less than six tenths covered all 22 drivers.After the opening 10 minutes Envision’s Sebastien Buemi topped the order with a 1m13.696s ...Keep reading
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Former NHRA champ Tanner Gray earns first ARCA win at Charlotte

Gray, a former NHRA Pro Stock champion, earned his first national series victory in a stock car in impressive fashion with his win in the ARCA Menards Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Gray, running the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, dominated the race early but was forced to pit under green in the first half with a flat tire and fell a lap down.Late in the second half, Gray returned to ...Keep reading
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Logano fine with NASCAR waiting for Larson "as long as it’s within reason"

Larson is driving the No. 17 Arrow McLaren-Hendrick Chevrolet in the 108th running of the Indy 500 while also competing full-time in the Cup Series in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. He currently leads the regular season standings and is locked into the 2024 Cup Series playoffs via two wins.Last weekend, he made the Fast 6 and qualified fifth in his Indy 500 debut. NASCAR delayed ...Keep reading
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IndyCar provides update to dashed white line and penalties for Indy 500

After much anticipation and debate, IndyCar shared how the dashed white line at the exit of Turn 4 to the pit entry attenuator will be officiated for this year’s edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.Teams were made aware of the new changes in the drivers’ meeting on Friday morning ahead of final practice. According to the new protocol, any car that crosses the dashed white line ...Keep reading
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Brown: Ilott on McLaren's "consideration list" for 2025 IndyCar drive

Ilott has been called upon on multiple occasions by Arrow McLaren through the early part of the 2024 campaign in the IndyCar Series, including Sunday’s 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 that will see him roll off 15th in the Chevrolet-powered No. 6 entry. After losing his full-time seat with Juncos Hollinger Racing at the end of 2023, the Brit signed with Team Jota to run this year in the ...Keep reading
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Allgaier "the lucky one" as Larson's standby driver for Coke 600

What contribution Allgaier ultimately makes remains up in the air as it will be dictated by weather conditions in Indianapolis on Sunday.Larson, the fifth driver to attempt to run both marquee events on the same day, will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday for NASCAR Cup practice and qualifying.
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What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Monaco GP

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari ended Friday on top at Formula 1’s 2024 Monaco Grand Prix – the home hero in command in FP2, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had another low-key Friday.The FP2 long-run averages suggest the world champion and his team have a clear edge, yet this will count for very little if they cannot sort a better set-up ahead of qualifying. So far, for that critical Monaco ...Keep reading
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Legge and DCR trying to find the right balance for Indy 500

The Briton has been put through a challenging time trying to rein in the No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing Honda, with multiple near-misses and also slight contact with the wall. Even with the handling being sketchy, Legge was able to find even more speed and put down a four-lap average of 230.082mph to slot 31st. Now, though, the focus is put towards the race and trying to find a ...Keep reading
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Perez: Ferrari "not reachable" for F1 rivals in Monaco so far

The Monegasque was just under 0.2 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton in the second free practice session at the Monte Carlo circuit, and half a second clear of the nearest Red Bull - Max Verstappen, who was fourth fastest.Red Bull struggled to unlock performance from its RB20 and suffered over the bumps around the circuit, while the Ferrari seemed a far more competitive prospect after the opening ...Keep reading
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Indy 500: Dixon leads final Carb Day practice at 227.206mph

Dixon, a six-time IndyCar Series champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner, throttled to a flying lap of 227.206mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.“Yeah, I think we rolled off pretty good,” Dixon said. We tried to go through some sequences and changes. Some are a little bit okay, some not so much. I think the track conditions changed quite a bit from the start to the finish as well ...Keep reading
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How a chain change led to a Barcelona MotoGP practice “mess” for Quartararo

Barcelona has typically been a strong venue for Yamaha over the years, though the low-grip nature of the circuit has worked against the M1 lately with its traction issues.Despite this, at one point in second practice it looked like both factory Yamaha riders could secure a direct place in Q2 for Saturday’s qualifying. However, in the end, only Alex Rins was able to break into the top 10 come ...Keep reading
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Marquez expected to face “nightmare” Q1 at Barcelona MotoGP

The Gresini Ducati rider was expected to fight for a first MotoGP win on the Desmosedici coming to Barcelona after back-to-back grand prix podiums at Jerez and Le Mans.But he downplayed this ahead of the weekend as Barcelona has typically been a weaker track for the six-time MotoGP world champion, who has only won twice in the premier class at the circuit.On Friday, having finished second in FP1 ...Keep reading
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Espargaro: "Super unfair" if Martin doesn't get "ride of his dreams" at Ducati

Current points leader Martin and eight-time world champion Marc Marquez have emerged as the prime candidates to partner Francesco Bagnaia at Ducati in 2025, with Enea Bastianini unlikely to get a contract extension after the end of his current two-year deal.Pramac’s Martin has strengthened his bid for a promotion within Ducati with an exceptional run of results in the opening five rounds of the ...Keep reading
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Red Bull secures F1 chief engineer Monaghan with new contract

With a host of the deals of its senior staff members being up for renewal imminently, Red Bull has been going through the process of trying to shore up personnel for the next rules era that begins in 2026.The need to get a move on and sort out these details has been further ramped up by the decision of chief technical officer Adrian Newey to leave the squad, with his exit set for the first quarter ...Keep reading
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F1 Monaco GP: Leclerc leads second practice from Hamilton, Alonso

Leclerc spent the majority of the session sat on top of the order, where he picked up the fastest time and then proceeded to whittle down the lap time across his medium and soft-tyre runs to demonstrate an early advantage.It took less than 10 minutes for the times to return to the ballpark that the drivers had explored in the earlier FP1 session, as Leclerc grabbed a 1m12.372s on the medium ...Keep reading
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Marcus Armstrong on his Indy 500 prep and extreme planking workout

Marcus Armstrong is about to get thrown into the deep end. The 23-year-old New Zealand driver has never raced an oval before, but he’ll be tackling the most legendary oval this weekend as he makes his Indianapolis 500 debut.“You’re right—this is a big one,” says Armstrong while taking a break from practice earlier this week. If the pressure of the moment is weighing on him, he doesn’t ...Keep reading
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Larson "a little bit bummed" if rain splits up Indy 500/Coke 600 double

Larson, the 2021 NASCAR Cup champion, is bidding to become just the fifth driver to race the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.So far, he has been off to an impressive start – advancing last Sunday to the Fast Six in Indy 500 qualifying and earning the fifth starting spot.Larson managed to make it to last Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway ...Keep reading
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F1 Monaco GP: Tech images from the pitlane explained

Red Bull Racing RB20 technical detail
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Red Bull has a higher downforce rear wing configuration in Monaco, with a flat leading edge on the mainplane that leads into a tightly wound transition with the endplate.The upper flap also takes up more of the allowable box region and has a V-shaped notch and a Gurney flap on the trailing edge. Meanwhile, the tip section ...Keep reading
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FIA implements new rules in F1 pitlane queues

As part on the ongoing policy in qualifying of drivers needing to build their gaps coming out of the pit lane, rather than slowing out on track, there have been repeated issues of drivers forcing their way into the queue at the exit.Drivers do not want to be left at the back of the train of cars because that risks them not getting their laps in, so there can be some frantic jostling for ...Keep reading
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MotoGP Catalan GP: Espargaro ends Friday practice on top, Marquez into Q1

Espargaro won both the sprint and the grand prix at Barcelona last year, and ended Friday for the 2024 event 0.072 seconds clear of KTM’s Brad Binder after the South African suffered a pair of falls in the second session.For the second round in succession, six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will have to go through the Q1 qualifying session after failing to do better than 12th in second ...Keep reading
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The racing injury epidemic that “you never want as a driver”

The McLaren driver suffered the break in his left hand having crashed at Sainte-Devote in practice ahead of the Monaco E-Prix – becoming the latest driver to join a growing list that has suffered a similar fate.In the last two years alone there have been several drivers across multiple disciplines who have suffered broken hands, to the point that it has now become the predominant injury in ...Keep reading
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F1 Monaco GP: Hamilton tops briefly red-flagged FP1

The Briton reached the peak of the FP1 times by 0.029s over McLaren's Oscar Piastri, as the top five were all within a quarter of a second in this weekend's opening timed session at the Monaco circuit.Hamilton's lap was succeeded by a red flag called for debris produced at Turn 1 by Zhou Guanyu, who survived a brush with the barrier despite losing fragments of front wing.Read ...Keep reading
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Katherine Legge is back with a vengeance at the Indy 500

Katherine Legge sat in her race car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Sunday, shaking. It was her final chance to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, and she felt like throwing up.  “Subconsciously, you know it's now or never," Legge tells me when we talk afterward. “But you don't acknowledge it consciously. You go through every single emotion at Indy: frustration, anger, excitement ...Keep reading
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F1 teams introduce Monaco rear wings as Ferrari and McLaren take on Red Bull

Ferrari and particularly McLaren have moved to close the gap with the previously dominant Red Bull RB20 in recent weeks, with McLaren's Lando Norris taking his maiden win in Miami and backing that up with searing pace as he ran Verstappen close in Imola.Their battleground now shifts to the streets of Monaco, with Red Bull expecting it will struggle more on the kerbs and the bumps of the twisty ...Keep reading
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Why McLaren's biggest F1 weakness may not hold it back at Monaco

McLaren's cars have recently excelled in high-speed corners but have not been as strong as its main opposition in the low-speed stuff.Although the characteristics of the MCL38 have slightly changed with its latest upgrade – which has improved its performance in slower corners - the team is not yet a match for Red Bull in this area.With Monaco being the slowest circuit on the F1 calendar, on ...Keep reading
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Shanghai E-Prix: Evans tops FP1 as software issue causes lengthy stoppage

The Jaguar driver topped the 30-minute session with a 1m13.215s, which was red-flagged after only five minutes had been completed when several cars came to a halt on track.This included both Porsches of Pascal Wehrlein and Antonio Felix da Costa, both ERT’s of Sergio Sette Camara and Dan Ticktum, as well as Mahindra’s Nyck de Vries.All five cars had to be recovered back to the pits on the back ...Keep reading
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MotoGP Catalan GP: Martin heads Marquez in first practice

The sixth round of the 2024 campaign began with the two riders vying for a factory team Ducati seat for 2025 setting the pace across the first 45-minute practice of the weekend.Marquez set the early pace on his Gresini Ducati and led for much of the session before Martin – shod with fresh soft rubber – took over in the closing stages with a 1m39.579s.KTM’s Brad Binder completed the top three ...Keep reading
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FIA says maternity leave will definitely fall outside F1 2026 cost cap

As reported earlier this week, as part of a planned revamp of the cost cap – which is likely to be expanded to around $220 million – more elements will be brought under its remit that were previously exempt.One of the considerations was for maternity leave and staff entertainment to be moved inside it – something that not all teams were happy with.On the maternity leave aspect, it was felt ...Keep reading
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Hamilton suggests F1 experiments with Monaco GP format

Monte Carlo's iconic street circuit is nearing its 100th birthday in 2029 and amid annual complaints about its cramped facilities and anachronistic nature, the track itself is still a drivers' favourite.Saturday's all-deciding qualifying session is held in the highest regard, as a defining driving experience not found elsewhere on the congested 24-race calendar.But with overtaking pretty much ...Keep reading
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The MotoGP candidates who could replace retiring Aleix Espargaro

Thanks to Espargaro's efforts since 2017, the RS-GP has become one of the grid's best packages, with the Spaniard having won three times on it since 2022 and Maverick Vinales taking victory at the Americas Grand Prix in April.Both Espargaro and Vinales are on expiring deals, though it wasn't inconceivable to see both signing new contracts beyond 2024.A darling of Aprilia management, Vinales is ...Keep reading
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Why Williams may not be such a crazy F1 choice for Sainz

But as paddock whispers emerged in Monaco that the Spaniard is in talks with the Grove-based squad, a deeper analysis of what the team can offer shows it might not be such a crazy option for him.Of course, as a driver at the top of his game who has shown he can fight on equal terms with the very best, Sainz’s preference is obviously be to keep himself in a race-winning seat for 2025.But with Red ...Keep reading
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How Magnussen will race under F1 ban threat for 11 months

Under F1’s penalty points system – introduced in 2014 – some of his rivals have approached the threshold of 12 points and automatic suspension for one event. Daniil Kvyat in 2017, Lewis Hamilton in 2020, and Pierre Gasly last year. But their time close to the limit lasted just a few months in each case.Rewind 27 years and Jacques Villeneuve faced having to go nine races with a suspended race ...Keep reading
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F3 drivers unimpressed by controversial Macau GP Formula Regional switch

F3 cars became the headline act of the Macau Grand Prix weekend in 1983, replacing the Formula Pacific cars that had contested the event since 1974 and, in 2016, the competition was awarded FIA F3 World Cup status.But on Wednesday, the FIA revealed that this would become the Formula Regional World Cup from November onwards, switching to the less powerful machinery that is used in regional ...Keep reading
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Palou “struggling a little bit more” compared to last year’s Indy 500

Palou stormed to pole for last year’s edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” leading the charge for Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) as all four cars qualified in the top 10. Although the 27-year-old Spaniard is still leading a five-car CGR contingent this year, it comes after qualifying 14th for Sunday’s 200-lap race. It was the first time since 2019 that CGR failed to put a car in the ...Keep reading
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Ty Gibbs believes he's "definitely close" to first Cup win

Ty Gibbs has shown no signs of a “sophomore slump” in his NASCAR Cup career and in fact looks closer than ever to earning his first win, perhaps even this weekend at Charlotte.Gibbs, the 21-year-old grandson of Joe Gibbs Racing owner Joe Gibbs, burst onto the NASCAR scene with great fanfare – winning in his Xfinity Series debut race in 2021 and following that up with seven wins and a ...Keep reading
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How NASCAR's longest race became a proving ground for rising stars

Of course, it's a bit strange to think that inexperienced drivers seem to shine in this grueling five-hour race, but it's happened enough for it to become notable. At 600 miles, no other race gets close to the length (except for maybe the 2023 Daytona 500 which went 30 miles into overtime).Born from the minds of Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner, the 1.5-mile asphalt oval known as Charlotte Motor ...Keep reading
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F1 says Thailand, South Korea and Indonesia eyeing races

With F1 satisfied that its three races in the United States are enough for that market, attention has shifted to other regions to capture a growing worldwide interest in grand prix racing.Speaking at an F1 in Depth event in Monaco on Thursday night, which was co-hosted by Autosport Business, Maffei said that the successful return of the Chinese Grand Prix showed what was possible.“We're lucky ...Keep reading
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Grosjean on Ferrucci feud: “I don’t think we play in the same field”

The pair have tangled on multiple occasions each of the last two race weekends, with Ferrucci recently citing payback in practice at the last round on the Indianapolis road course before another on-track scuffle during the race. While those run-ins with Ferrucc’s No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet have left a sour taste, Grosjean is trying to focus forward but had stern words for the 25-year-old ...Keep reading
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Verstappen: Red Bull now needs to be at 100% in F1, and hasn't been

Verstappen and Red Bull's dominance since the second half of 2022 has been such that the Dutchman has largely cruised to his second and third world titles, with observers expecting the radically different RB20 would keep the Milton Keynes-based squad's advantage intact.But gradual upgrades by McLaren and Ferrari have now all but closed the gap between the top three teams, with Lando Norris winning ...Keep reading
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Williams in advanced talks with Sainz over 2025 F1 deal

Sainz's future has been the subject of intense speculation over recent weeks as he bids to finalise a race seat for next year.He is known to have an offer to join Sauber on a long-term deal that would run through into its transition to become the Audi works team from 2026.The German manufacturer wants an imminent decision as it has a desire to get its line-up sorted so it can focus on putting ...Keep reading
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FIA urged to delete best laps of F1 drivers causing Monaco red flags

Yellow and red flags in qualifying can be particularly disruptive on the tight confines of the Monte Carlo street circuit, something which has been exploited in the past.In 2006 Michael Schumacher parked up on purpose at Rascasse to prevent Fernando Alonso from improving on the German's provisional pole time.Schumacher was put to the back of the grid by the race stewards as they deemed his action ...Keep reading
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How Espargaro “silenced many mouths” during his underdog MotoGP career

Whenever an 'exceptional press conference' is quickly ushered into the MotoGP weekend schedule for a single rider, it usually means only one thing: retirement.Growing up in nearby Granollers, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya seemed like the perfect place for 34-year-old Aleix Espargaro to begin winding down a MotoGP career that began in 2004 with a 24th-place finish in the 125cc Valencia Grand ...Keep reading
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2024 NASCAR Coke 600 at Charlotte schedule, entry list, and how to watch

Last weekend, Joey Logano took a dominant win in the NASCAR All-Star Race, leading 199 of 200 laps from pole position.However, the story was all about what happened after the race. Frustrated over being intentionally crashed out by Kyle Busch at the very start of the event, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. confronted him in the garage afterwards. They shared a heated exchange before Stenhouse threw a punch and ...Keep reading
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Alonso bullish Aston Martin "will fix things quicker than other F1 teams"

Aston Martin came out of the blocks flying in 2023 with six podiums for the Spaniard across the first eight races.But as rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and in particular McLaren all made bigger gains over the past 12 months, Aston found it hard to keep up in the development race, sliding to fifth in the pecking order since then.While its progress on track is stalling, the Stroll-owned team is still in a ...Keep reading
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Pagenaud to drive de Ferran’s 2003 Indy 500 winner at IMS

De Ferran, who was the 2000 and 2001 CART IndyCar champion for Penske, passed away in December at the age of 56 following a heart attack during a driving event in Miami.Pagenaud, the 2019 Indy 500 winner also with Penske, has been out of racing action since his horrendous 180mph IndyCar practice crash at Mid-Ohio last July, which was caused by a manufacturer brake failure.The 40-year-old Frenchman ...Keep reading
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Sainz won't 'let anything slip' as Audi F1 drive deadline looms

The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of this season after Ferrari elected to replace him with Lewis Hamilton for 2025.He is still weighing up his options, with Sauber having made him a lucrative offer to join the squad as it transitions into Audi from 2026.However, it is widely understood that the Swiss-based outfit wants an early decision – believed to be by the end of this month – from ...Keep reading
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Preview: What to look out for in the 2024 Indy 500

This Sunday's 108th edition of the Indianapolis 500 is the most prestigious event of the IndyCar season, as 33 cars vie for the honour of claiming one of motorsport's three biggest prizes.Eight previous winners are among the field, which features a NASCAR Cup champion among the impressive rookie crop, and will be led the green flag by an all-Team Penske front row.Scott McLaughlin set a new record ...Keep reading
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Barcelona MotoGP upgrades highlighting philosophy differences at Yamaha and Honda

The championship’s two Japanese manufacturers have been working hard over the last few months to close the gap to their European rivals and return to the forefront after years of decline.Both have been taking advantage of the new concession system introduced by MotoGP this year by holding a number of private tests, but there appears to be a stark difference in how quickly the new parts actually ...Keep reading
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Conquest Ferrari squad adds Serra for Detroit IMSA GTD Pro class entry

Eric Bachelart’s team makes the jump as there is no pro-am GTD class presence at the event, which is labeled the Detroit SportsCar Classic.Regular driver Albert Costa will be joined in its Ferrari 296 GT3 by Brazilian Serra – a two-time Le Mans GTE Pro class winner – for the 100-minute sprint race on 1 June.“I am very happy to be returning to racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar ...Keep reading
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What A2RL was like on the ground

It’s fair to say that the idea of a fully autonomous race raised more than a few eyebrows. In the automotive space, attempts at autonomous driving have been more hit than miss - driverless cabs going awry, ‘full self driving’ falling short of the mark - and while many people say they’re looking forward to a world where they can sit back and do nothing in their autonopod, the tech needed to ...Keep reading
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