Guenther: One-lap pace let us down in Diriyah FE

Maximilian Guenther believes he and BMW Andretti were let down by a lack of one-lap pace in Formula E’s season-opening races in Riyadh last weekend. While Mercedes, Audi and Porsche all raced at the front of the pack in the Diriyah E-Prix double-header, BMW had a subdued weekend in Saudi Arabia, with neither Guenther nor … Read more Guenther: One-lap pace let us down in Diriyah FE

Mercedes confesses to hiding new W12 F1 car floor from rivals

Mercedes has confessed to hiding the floor design of its new W12 Formula 1 car as it does not want to give rivals a head start on copying its ideas. The German car manufacturer revealed its 2021 F1 challenger on Tuesday morning, but it was noticeable that it was not fitted with a floor that … Read more Mercedes confesses to hiding new W12 F1 car floor from rivals

Morbidelli/Rossi relationship won’t change as MotoGP team-mates

MotoGP 2020 runner-up Franco Morbidelli says “nothing will change” between himself and Valentino Rossi as Petronas SRT team-mates as “nothing is as big as friendship”. Morbidelli’s mentor and nine-time grand prix world champion Rossi will continue his MotoGP career into a 26th season in 2021 with SRT after losing his factory Yamaha place to Fabio … Read more Morbidelli/Rossi relationship won’t change as MotoGP team-mates

De Vries joins Vandoorne in Mercedes F1 reserve driver role

Nyck de Vries has become one of Mercedes’ nominated Formula 1 reserve drivers for the 2021 season, joining Formula E team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne in the role. 2019 FIA Formula 2 champion de Vries linked up with Mercedes following his championship victory, signing with its squad in Formula E ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. The Dutchman … Read more De Vries joins Vandoorne in Mercedes F1 reserve driver role

Muller switches to Team Rosberg Audi R8 LMS GT3 for 2021 DTM

Two-time DTM runner-up Nico Muller will switch to Team Rosberg for the championship’s first season featuring GT3 cars in 2021, partnering with American racer Dev Gore. Muller has been racing for the Abt team in the DTM since 2016, becoming three-time champion Rene Rast’s primary title rival in recent years and helping Abt to lift … Read more Muller switches to Team Rosberg Audi R8 LMS GT3 for 2021 DTM

Haupt Racing Team joins DTM with Mercedes support

Haupt Racing Team will enter two Mercedes AMG GT3 cars in the DTM this season with factory support from the German manufacturer. A relative newcomer to the international GT3 arena, HRT was formed last year by former DTM racer Hubert Haupt, who competed in the series for Audi in 1991-92 and again with Opel in … Read more Haupt Racing Team joins DTM with Mercedes support

Ex-F1 driver Grosjean “more confident” after second IndyCar test

Ex-Formula 1 racer Romain Grosjean says he’s made “good progress” in becoming accustomed to the driving style necessary for IndyCar, after a solid day of testing at Laguna Seca. Over the course of 106 laps, Dale Coyne Racing’s Grosjean ran five sets of tyres, with the team having the rookie practice going fast while fuel … Read more Ex-F1 driver Grosjean “more confident” after second IndyCar test

SRT: Rossi won’t have less pressure as satellite MotoGP rider

Petronas SRT team director Johan Stigefelt doesn’t believe nine-time grand prix world champion Valentino Rossi will have less pressure on him as a satellite MotoGP rider in 2021. For the first time in his career, Rossi will not race a Yamaha in its factory colours after agreeing a one-year deal with SRT for 2021, but … Read more SRT: Rossi won’t have less pressure as satellite MotoGP rider

Trident confirm Viscaal and Sato for 2021 F2 season

Trident has announced it will field Bent Viscaal alongside the returning Marino Sato in this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship. The Italian squad has today confirmed its driver line-up for the new season, which sees FIA Formula 3 graduate Viscaal join the team alongside Sato, who will enjoy a second season with the outfit. Viscaal … Read more Trident confirm Viscaal and Sato for 2021 F2 season

Lynn “100% fine” after horror Diriyah FE crash

Mahindra Formula E driver Alex Lynn has provided an update on his condition following a horrific crash in the Diriyah E-Prix, revealing he’s “100% fine” and has escaped injuries. Lynn was fighting for 14th place on Lap 26 of 29 with the Jaguar of Mitch Evans when the pair came to blows on the long … Read more Lynn “100% fine” after horror Diriyah FE crash