Team LNT swap drivers in Japan

There will be some swapping and changing, when Team LNT runs the FIA World Endurance Championship race in Fuji. Luca Ghiotto will be the new driver in #5, which he will share with Egor Orudzhev and Ben Hanley, while #6 will be driven by Charlie Robertson, Mike Simpson and Guy Smith. The two Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AER cars will once run without Chris Dyson, since he has a date clash in the American Trans-Am series, that he also races in. The series were indirectly the cause of him not being able…

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DS Techeetah with a new driver

DS Techeetah has announced a new their second driver, next to the now double ABB FIA Formula E Champion, Jean-Eric Vergne. And that is quite a high profile name. Antonio Felix da Costa has signed a multi-year deal with the Chinese team, with the French drive train, having run 54 Formula E races to date. He didn’t participate in the opening round of the series, but has only missed two rounds ever since. He has been with Amlin Aguri, turning into Andretti, turning into BMW Andretti for all the seasons,…

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Carguy ready in Asia

Carguy are ready for the upcoming Asian Le Mans Series season. The Japanese team, located close to Fuji International Speedway, are the defending champions in the Asian series, where they won four out of four races during the 2018/19 season, and therefore winning an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team finished 5th out of 16 entered cars, which was a really good debut for them. The team will be supported by AF Corse, who will run the yellow Ferrari 488 GT3. Team owner Takeshi Kimura will…

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The winner at Nürburgring disqualified

Sometimes it takes a long time to get to the end point. That is certainly the case in ADAC GT Masters, where the race result from Nürburgring race two back in August, has changed. The winner, Orange1 by GRT Grasser Lamborghini #82 with Rolf Ineichen and Franck Perera, has been disqualified due to a wrong dimension of the air restrictor on their car. That elevates KÜS Team75 Bernhard #17 with Timo Bernhard and Klaus Bachler to the first place, ahead of Kelvin van der Linde and Patric Niederhauser in the…

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Whelen Engineering ready for 2020

The 2019 season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship haven’t even finished yet, but the plans for 2020 are already slowly but surely being announced. Whelen Engineering has confirmed that they once again will sponsor the Action Express Cadillac #31, at Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr will continue to race for them. The sponsor with the red and white colours has been the naming sponsor on the car since 2015, but both drivers are relatively new in that comparison. Nasr started with the team in 2018, where he ended up…

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New technology gets race debut at Spa

The Michelin Le Mans Cup returns to the race tracks, when their fifth round of the year will be run at the Belgium track of Spa Francorchamps. The field will consist of 32 cars, which is three up from Barcelona. The teams have had a summer break of two months, before they return next weekend. We have gone up to 12 GT3 cars, with HB Racing, Kessel Racing and Scuderia Villorba Corse bringing two Ferrari’s and a Lamborghini to the field, that already has Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and Aston Martin cars.…

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Mercedes present colors and drivers

Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team has presented their brand new ABB FIA Formula E Championship car, as well as their two drivers. The team has decided to call the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01, in their first season as a real works team in Formula E. They dipped their toes in the water during the 2018/19 season, where they raced under the HWA Racelab banner. Stoffel Vandoorne and Gary Paffett were the drivers, but there has been some changes on those positions. Belgium driver Stoffel Vandoorne will be joined by…

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NTT IndyCar Series ready with 2020 schedule

The NTT IndyCar Series has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. 16 of the 17 events are back again, where the Pocono oval race has been replaced by the Richmond Raceway oval. That is no surprise, after the unlucky and tragic episodes during the recent years on the Super Speedway in Pocono. Richmond is a Short Oval, with just 0,75 Miles per lap. That will be a new challenge for most of the drivers, since it hasn’t been on the Indycar calendar since 2009. The season starts one…

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BMW hires new driver for Formula E

BMW i Andretti Motorsport has hired a new driver for their ABB FIA Formula E Championship programme. Maximilian Günther is the new man in the white and blue driving suit. He has one season of experience from the Formula E series, where he did an almost full season for the GEOX Dragon team. Antonio Felix da Costa is no longer part of BMW Motorsport. He has been with the German manufacturer for six years, through DTM, WEC, Formula E and various GT series. He just got hired by JOTA Sport…

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Vestas enters motorsport

You don’t normally think about wind turbines and motorsport in the same sentence, but that will become reality when the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 season starts in just over two months’ time. The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team has announced Vestas as their new principal partner for the new works team in Formula E. The tagline “Powered by Vestas” will feature heavily, but they team won’t, however, carry their own wind turbine to charge the cars – that will still be the power delivered by the Formula E…

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Weather also affected WEC

After yesterday’s European Le Mans Series race with a surprising weather, løb with overraskende vejr, the same thing also happened for the first round of the new season for FIA World Endurance Championship, which was run at Silverstone. Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 with Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez had taken the Pole Position, ahead of #8 with Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, with Rebellion Racing #1 with Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna in P3. Amongst the LMP2 cars it was Racing Team Nederland…

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Weather playing a big part at Silverstone

The weather gods were out to play, when this season’s fourth round of the European Le Mans Series was run at Silverstone in England. DragonSpeed #21 had taken Pole Position, with Henrik Hedman, Ben Hanley and James Allen, followed by United Autosports #22 with Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque, and IDEC Sport #28 with Paul Loup Chatin, Paul Lafargue and Memo Rojas. M Racing #19 with Yann Ehrlacher, Lucas Legeret and Laurent Millara had taken Pole Position in LMP3, ahead of Ultimate #17 with Matthieu Lahaye, Jean-Baptiste Lahaye and Francois…

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Close qualifying for ELMS

The qualifying for European Le Mans Series race at Silverstone was a close affair. Firstly, the GTE cars got a ten-minute session. The special thing about Silverstone is that the ELMS cars are in the old pitlane, while the qualifying exit was from the new pitlane. It meant that the drivers only had half a lap before they were on a new flying lap. Proton Competition #88 was the fastest car, after all the drivers had set their first laptimes. Nicklas Nielsen got the honour to drive the Luzich Racing…

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Dramatic Friday for ELMS at Silverstone

It was a dramatic day for European Le Mans Series at Silverstone in Great Britain. Actually, the first free practice affected the rest of the day, not just for ELMS, but also FIA World Endurance Championship. It wasn’t more than a thirty-minute session in FP1, before Carlin #45 with Jack Manchester had a serious incident in the Stowe corner, at the end of Hangar Straight. The cars come around with about 275 kph, where a defect on the car caused it to continue forward, only slowed down a little. Manchester…

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SPM with reserve driver

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will be doing the NTT IndyCar Series race in Portland, with a reserve driver behind the wheel. Marcus Ericsson has been called to Belgium by the Alfa Romeo F1 team, which he is also contracted by, and that means he can’t race in Portland. The SPM team has managed to grab Conor Daly, who thereby will get another start this year. Daly can and will only be able to sub for Ericsson this weekend, since it’s already decided that he will race for Andretti Autosport at…

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Toyota slowed even further at Silverstone

The time where Toyota Gazoo Racing can win without much opposition is most likely over. At least there has been made further steps to slow them down, when the first round of the 2019/20 season will be run this weekend at Silverstone in Great Britain. When the teams raced at Spa Francorchamps, the Toyota TS050 – Hybrid would have to weight 904 kg. Rebellion Racing were allowed to run at 824 kg, whereas SMP Racing would have to run at minimum 833 kg. The difference was that the turbo charged…

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JOTA with late driver line-up changes – updated

JOTA Sport has been forced to change their driver line-up, for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season, just one week before the start of the season. Pastor Maldonado has sadly dropped out of the LMP2 seat in the #38 car. He came with this short statement today: “Hello everyone. First I want to thanks all of you for the amazing support that you give me every day. I want to inform that officially I’ll not participate this season together with my teammates Roberto Gonzalez and Anthony Davidson in Jota…

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CORE saying goodbye to DPi

CORE autosport has two races left, before they are saying goodbye to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in DPi. Team owner Jon Bennett has chosen to retire from racing for now, and will shut down the DPi part of the team. The team also runs the GTLM programme as works team for Porsche, but they will keep that programme running. CORE autosport started in the American Le Mans Series in 2011, where they ran a two-car team in the LMPC category, and won the title in their maiden season, followed…

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Rebellion doubles the effort at Silverstone

Rebellion Racing adds another car to the entry list at Silverstone. The Swiss-British team has announced the drivers for car #3 today. This will be a bit off an all-star team, with the two French drivers Loic Duval and Nathanael Berthon, plus Brazillian Pipo Derani. Berthon already knows the car from spring 2019, where he raced the second half of the 2018/19 Super Season in the LMP1 car. He was also present at the track in Barcelona at the Prologue, where he tested alongside Derani. Derani primarily races in the IMSA…

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Shortened race at Pocono

NTT IndyCar Series was back from summer holiday with the ABC Supply 500 Miles race at Pocono Raceway. Saturday was plagued by rain, so the cars weren’t on the track at all on the first two practices, and the qualifying that should’ve come straight afterwards was also cancelled. That was why the starting grid was decided based on the championship standing. It meant that Josef Newgarden started on Pole Position, ahead of Alexander Rossi, Simon Pagenaud, Scott Dixon, Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay. The start was extremely chaotic, where the…

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