Race car driver turned Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi, one of the most beloved public figures in Italy, has suffered a serious road accident again. He had both of his legs amputated following a horrific crash in 2001.
IndyCar said Thursday that a limited number of tickets will be available for the races at the short oval July 17 and 18. It could be the second weekend in a row when the open-wheel series has spectators for its races.
Formula One drivers can forget about podium celebrations this season under new rules to protect them from the COVID-19 pandemic.
No spectators will be allowed to attend the opening eight races. This may change later in the season if health conditions allow.
The competition organizers say they have confirmed 13 races. They are all at European locations.
Kevin Harvick won for the second time since NASCAR returned from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to his emotional victory at Darlington in the first race back.
Bubba Wallace, the only African American in the top-level Cup series, expressed frustration that so many drivers were reluctant to speak out.
AJ Allmendinger’s Kaulig Racing teammate Justin Haley finished third, Daniel Hemric took fourth and Harrison Burton rounded out the top five.
Lewis Hamilton said on Tuesday he felt “completely overcome with rage” as he urged people to speak out against racism and stand up for justice.
The original March 15 opener in Australia was cancelled after a McLaren team member returned a positive test for the new coronavirus before the weekend had started.
The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12. The next race will be in Hungary on July 19 followed by consecutive races at the British GP on August 2 and 9.
Some rain interruptions aside, the racing has been good. The series is starting to find a rhythm and the story lines are strong. Even seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has come close to winning his first race in more than three years.
Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s first black world champion, spends much of his time in America and spoke out on the issue in an Instagram story on Sunday.
Formula One rivals Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will be team mates for the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13/14, according to the official entry list on Saturday.
The delayed championship, which was due to get going in Australia in March, has had to cancel or postpone a string of races — including the Monaco highlight — due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The British Grand Prix was scheduled for Silverstone on August 30 while the Australian round had been due at Phillip Island on October 25.
The Dutch Formula One Grand Prix at Zandvoort has been postponed to 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, organisers said on Thursday.
The measures, rubber-stamped by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council by an online vote, aim to create a more level playing field for the 10 teams and a more sustainable future.
Sebastian Vettel ended his five-year relationship with Scuderia Ferrari two weeks ago, and announced his intention to leave the team after the 2020 Formula 1 season.
The world’s most popular single-seater auto racing championship has been severely disrupted due to the COVID19 pandemic.