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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.

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Chinese GP in doubt as Shanghai suspends sports events

February 6, 2020 10:01:36 am

Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak, casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix will take place.

Carlos Sainz wins Dakar Rally for third time as Ricky Brabec takes motorcycle title

January 17, 2020 5:12:49 pm

Spaniard Carlos Sainz became a triple Dakar Rally champion with the Mini X-Raid team on Friday while American Ricky Brabec took the motorcycle crown for Honda and ended KTM's 18-year dominance. 

Lewis Hamilton warns he will be ‘a machine’

January 17, 2020 9:50:52 am

Lewis Hamilton has warned rivals that he plans to be better than ever as he chases a record-equalling seventh Formula One championship this season.

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Motorbike racer Paulo Goncalves dies during Dakar Rally

January 13, 2020 10:14:50 am

Paulo Goncalves fell and suffered cardiac arrest about halfway through the 546-kilometer (339-mile) seventh stage, south of the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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F1 champion Lewis Hamilton donates $500,000 to Australian wildlife rescue

January 10, 2020 10:34:14 am

Lewis Hamilton urged his 14 million followers on Instagram, and 5.6 million on Twitter, to "join me in thinking about the impact we are having on our planet".

Red Bull secure Max Verstappen for the next four years

January 7, 2020 5:38:49 pm

The announcement on Tuesday leaves two of the top three teams with young driver talent secure for the long-term, with Ferrari announcing in December that Charles Leclerc was staying to 2024.

Ferrari secure Charles Leclerc for the next five years

December 23, 2019 4:48:03 pm

The 22-year-old Charles Leclerc won two races this year, his first season with Ferrari, and took more pole positions than any other driver.

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Ferrari fined 50,000 euros for fuel irregularity

December 2, 2019 3:32:50 pm

Stewards, who included former racer Derek Warwick, determined the fine for an inaccurate declaration after summoning Ferrari representatives post-race.

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