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M-Sport seeking WRC entry deadline extension

WRC manufacturers have to confirm their entries with the governing body by Friday afternoon for inclusion in next year’s world championship. But M-Sport team principal Malcolm Wilson said his team is not in a position to do that. Despite lifting back-to-back drivers’ titles with Sebastien Ogier and winning last year’s manufacturers’ crown, the Cumbrian squad is out of cash ahead of ... Keep reading

M-Sport seeking WRC entry deadline extension 2018/12/17 08:11

McLaren open to joining hypercar category in 2021

The British manufacturer has ruled joining the category from its start in September 2020, but McLaren Racing boss Zak Brown has revealed that an entry over the course of the first season is "in discussion". "It is definitely something we are evaluating, although I wouldn't call it a plan yet," Brown told Motorsport.com. Le Mans 24 Hours organiser and WEC promoter the Automobile Club de ... Keep reading

McLaren open to joining hypercar category in 2021 2018/12/17 07:03

Kubica understands why there are doubters

Next March, eight years after the rally accident that almost severed his right arm, Williams signing Kubica will end an absence from the F1 grid stretching back to 2010. The Pole, who will be 35, tested for Renault and Williams in 2017 as he eyed a 2018 drive but had to settle for a Williams development role for this season, which he has turned into a 2019 race seat. Kubica said he has heard ... Keep reading

Kubica understands why there are doubters 2018/12/17 06:35

Fenestraz dropped by Renault junior scheme

The 19-year-old Franco-Argentine driver, who raced as a Renault Academy member in European F3 this season, will take part in this week’s two-day Japan F3 official test at Suzuka. Fenestraz has been invited to the test by the B-Max Racing team, which has recently started a collaboration with Macau-winning squad Motopark. ADD Management’s Fraser Sheader, who looks after Fenestraz, told ... Keep reading

Fenestraz dropped by Renault junior scheme 2018/12/17 05:37

Pedrosa hits out at Puig's "resentful" comments

Puig acted as Pedrosa's manager until the end of the 2013 season before moving into an advisor role with HRC, and the pair were reunited this year when Puig succeeded Livio Suppo as team principal at Repsol Honda. However, Puig - famously critical of Pedrosa as a pundit in the interim - was not keen on retaining Pedrosa for 2019 and eventually replaced him with out-of-work Ducati rider Jorge ... Keep reading

Pedrosa hits out at Puig's "resentful" comments 2018/12/17 05:09

Haas's Ferrari link caused "friction" with rivals

Haas announced last month that it would not appeal its protest against Force India after alleging the new entry was not a constructor because it used a design from a different entity.  The American outfit had claimed it was seeking "clarity" and it was the second time in 2018 that it had been involved in a protest, after Romain Grosjean was disqualified from the Italian Grand Prix for an ... Keep reading

Haas's Ferrari link caused "friction" with rivals 2018/12/17 04:43

Supercars confirms twin-spring ban for 2019

As exclusively reported by Motorsport.com, the series told teams following this year's season finale in Newcastle that a twin-spring ban was likely for 2019 in a bid to cut costs. That's now been signed off by the Supercars Commission, with all teams required to run single linear springs front and rear, as is the case in the second-tier Super2 series. "The Commission has approved the ... Keep reading

Supercars confirms twin-spring ban for 2019 2018/12/17 00:09

GRM completes S5000 handover test

The Supercars squad is set to lead the technical side of the S5000 series ahead of its debut season in 2019, taking over from Borland Racing Developments – which developed the prototype – ahead of a larger-scale new car build set to start when 13 chassis arrive from the US. As reported by Motorsport.com late last week, the Winton test was the final part of the official handover process ... Keep reading

GRM completes S5000 handover test 2018/12/16 22:58

Holdsworth lands Tickford Supercars drive

The Team 18 driver has been linked to the drive since the season finale in Newcastle last month, with both him and Jack Le Brocq understood to have been in the running for a seat if the team parted ways with Stanaway. With the Stanaway split now confirmed, Motorsport.com understands that it's Holdsworth who's won the battle for a seat at the factory-backed Ford squad alongside Chaz Mostert, Cam ... Keep reading

Holdsworth lands Tickford Supercars drive 2018/12/16 18:00

Top Stories of 2018, #16: Carrasco makes motorcycling history

Carrasco, 21, drew international attention in 2017 when she secured victory at Portimao, making her the first female rider in history to win an officially-sanctioned FIM world championship race. The Spaniard joined the fledgling SSP300 series after a tough '16 campaign in the CEV Moto2 series, in which she failed to score a single point. From '13-'15, Carrasco raced in the Moto3 world ... Keep reading

Top Stories of 2018, #16: Carrasco makes motorcycling history 2018/12/16 12:00

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