Month: August 2019

3:36 PM ET SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Ferrari’s first front-row lockout since the Bahrain Grand Prix should be followed by its first win of the season… right? The red cars have looked dominant this weekend but you would forgive a Ferrari fan for feeling pessimistic given how the season has gone so far. Our round-up of
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Grasser Racing’s Mirko Bortolotti claimed pole position for the opening Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe race at the Nurburgring. Bortolotti set a best time of 1m54.926s to put his #63 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 just six hundredths of a second clear of the championship-leading Black Falcon Mercedes of Luca Stolz. The similar Lamborghini of Marco Mapelli
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1:21 PM ET SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Lewis Hamilton is convinced Mercedes is in the mix with Ferrari at the Belgian Grand Prix despite his team’s significant disadvantage in engine power. Ferrari has not won a race yet in 2019 but Spa is the first of two races at power-sensitive circuits. The Italian team is expected
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12:01 PM ET SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Pierre Gasly can remember the exact time he was told he was losing his Red Bull seat — 8.42am on the morning of the news being made public in early August. Just a week into F1’s summer break, Red Bull confirmed it was sending the out-of-form Frenchman back to
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12:37 PM ET SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Having lost his 2020 Renault seat to Esteban Ocon, Nico Hulkenberg‘s most obvious landing spot on next year’s grid would be alongside Kevin Magnussen at Haas. Hulkenberg and Magnussen had an infamous spat after the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, following a collision on track. Hulkenberg sought out the Danish
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12:54 PM ET Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has launched a plant-based burger chain, Neat Burger. Hamilton has paired up with Beyond Meat and UNICEF ambassador Tommaso Chiabra to found the company which hopes to “transform the way people see plant-based food”. The first Neat Burger will open just off London’s Regent Street
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Encouraged by the success of the Blancpain Endurance Series, world-renowned Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain and the SRO Motorsports Group decide at the end of 2013 to extend their partnership to the Sprint series, previously promoted as the FIA GT Series, offering teams and drivers the opportunity to compete for an overall Blancpain GT Series title,
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12:00 AM ET Laine Clark Despite his management’s bold claims, Supercars star James Courtney insists he is “unemployed and handing out the resume” ahead of the 2020 season. Former championship winner Courtney dropped the bombshell on Tuesday that he would be leaving Holden powerhouse Walkinshaw Andretti United (WAU) at season’s end after a nine-year stint.
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3:09 PM ET Associated Press BURNS, Ore. — Jet-car speed racer Jessi Combs has died in a crash in Oregon’s Alvord Desert while trying to break a speed record. The Harney County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday that Combs died in a crash in a dry lake bed on Tuesday. Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Needham said the
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