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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

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Scott McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia

April 5, 2020 4:06:20 pm

Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn’t letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars.

MotoGP offers teams financial support in virus-hit season

April 4, 2020 11:03:11 am

MotoGP announced financial measures on Friday to help independent teams and those in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories weather the novel coronavirus crisis.

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F1 driver Lando Norris live shaves his head for charity

April 3, 2020 9:16:56 am

Lando Norris, who has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and is a regular on esports platforms in the absence of any real racing, made the pledge in raising more than $12,000 in online racing for the fight against coronavirus.

NASCAR industry joins race to help COVID-19 caregivers

April 3, 2020 8:57:00 am

The NASCAR Research & Development Center has turned its high-tech capabilities into real life medical assistance.

McLaren to put staff on furlough, Formula 1 drivers take pay cut

April 2, 2020 6:23:06 pm

McLaren said in a statement the temporary three-month wage reduction was part of wider cost-cutting measures due to the impact of the pandemic on its business.

Aston Martin returns to Formula 1 in 2021 after major takeover

April 1, 2020 10:17:29 pm

Racing Point said in a statement that the shareholders of Aston Martin Lagonda approved a fundraising of £536 million, underpinned by an injection of £260 million from investors.

NASCAR industry steps up to produce PPE’s in COVID-19 crisis

April 1, 2020 8:15:23 pm

NASCAR's 3D printers are running 18 hours a day with approximately eight engineers volunteering their time to oversee production from approximately 7 AM until midnight every day.

Formula 1’s Mercedes develop breathing aid for coronavirus patients

March 31, 2020 8:07:37 am

The device, known as continuous positive airway pressure, has been used extensively in hospitals in Italy and China to deliver oxygen to the lungs of coronavirus patients during the pandemic.

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Even in MotoGP’s virtual world, a Marquez still rules

March 30, 2020 9:29:59 am

Due to the coronavirus pandemic that has brought live sport to a standstill, the 23-year-old Moto2 champion is still waiting to debut in the top category after moving up to partner Marc at Repsol Honda.

NASCAR orders pay cuts for employees of the racing series

March 25, 2020 11:47:04 am

A NASCAR memo said series executives, including the presidents of NASCAR-owned tracks, will see a 25% reduction in salary, while all other employees will have their salary reduced by 20%.

Formula 1 expects shortened season of 15-18 races

March 24, 2020 12:52:25 pm

Formula 1 needs a minimum of eight races for the season to be a proper championship. The next race that is still on is the June 14 Canadian GP, but that looks uncertain, as does France on June 28.

Denny Hamlin wins virtual Homestead barefoot as NASCAR races again

March 23, 2020 2:15:35 pm

Denny Hamlin, the three-time Daytona 500 winner, beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner on Sunday at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway to win his first eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series.

F1 to hold virtual races in place of postponed grands prix

March 21, 2020 11:35:16 am

The first run on the official F1 2019 PC video game, will be held from 2000GMT this Sunday — when Bahrain GP was supposed to take place. The virtual race will be over 28 laps, half the real distance.

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No F1 but Max Verstappen and Lando Norris still find a way to race

March 16, 2020 2:16:48 pm

The world of esports came to the rescue in the absence of a race in Melbourne or indeed of any single-seater series with the Formula E and IndyCar calendars also ravaged by the fast-spreading virus.

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Spectators barred from Bahrain F1 Grand Prix due to coronavirus

March 8, 2020 5:17:22 pm

The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will go ahead this month without spectators due to the coronavirus crisis, a blow to the Gulf's Arab states important tourism sector.

7 F1 teams oppose settlement in FIA’s Ferrari investigation

March 4, 2020 8:05:39 pm

Questions were raised by teams and drivers as to whether the car's fuel-flow meter was bypassing the regulatory amount of 100 kilograms per hour.

F1 Preview: Lewis Hamilton has Michael Schumacher’s records in sight

March 4, 2020 11:08:30 am

Lewis Hamilton, whose contract with Mercedes runs out at the end of the year, is seven wins short of Michael Schumacher's all-time tally (91) but has averaged 10 a season for the past six years.

Jehan Daruvala signs for Red Bull’s junior program, set for maiden F2 stint

February 21, 2020 4:19:47 pm

The Red Bull junior program has played an instrumental role in the rise of Sebastian Vettel, with whom the team won four titles from 2010-2013, Daniel Ricciardo, and Max Verstappen.

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Daytona 500: How Ryan Newman’s last lap ended in flames

February 19, 2020 4:35:47 pm

There had already been a crash as the final lap began, but because it did not affect the leaders, no yellow flag came out, and the race steamed toward the finish.

Formula 1’s Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus

February 12, 2020 6:46:36 pm

The race, in what is an important market for Formula One, was originally set to be held in Shanghai on April 19, but the governing body FIA and Formula One jointly decided to postpone it.