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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

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Bubba Wallace condemns Kyle Larson for using racial slur

April 17, 2020 10:04:05 am

Larson was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and dropped by sponsors after he used the racial slur during a livestreamed broadcast of an iRacing esports event on Sunday.

Thibaut Courtois to race for Red Bull in virtual Chinese GP

April 16, 2020 7:40:12 pm

Thibaut Courtois is a serious gamer and has become an esports regular during the Covid-19 lockdown, with both the soccer and motor racing seasons on hold, as athletes compete online from home.

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Daniel Ricciardo to take pay cut to help Renault through coronavirus pandemic

April 15, 2020 8:42:44 am

Daniel Ricciardo, one of the sport's highest paid drivers, earning as much as $25 million a year, will take a pay cut to help Renault through the coronavirus pandemic.

Formula 1 legend Stirling Moss dies aged 90 after long illness

April 12, 2020 6:14:22 pm

Stirling Moss, who won 16 Grands Prix in his career, was four times a championship runner-up, and also third overall on three occasions. No other driver has won as many races without taking the title.

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Jenson Button wins Legends race as Villeneuve makes strong virtual debut

April 12, 2020 9:58:22 am

Jeson Button, racing in the Brawn GP colours with which he won the 2009 F1 championship, led from pole to flag on a virtual Sebring track.

Virtual racing puts NASCAR, IndyCar ahead in sports shutdown

April 11, 2020 9:55:07 am

The mind-boggling success of virtual racing over the past month has put motorsports out front in the race to create competition while sports is shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Formula One puts some staff on furlough, executives take pay cuts

April 9, 2020 12:44:36 am

The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28, but each missed race hits teams’ earnings from sponsorship and other commercial activities.

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.