Indianapolis events changes Indycar schedule

The NTT IndyCar Series has really shaken up the schedule for the 2020 season. The reason for the huge changes is, of course, the COVID-19 virus, which already has eaten up the first races of the calendar. Latest news from Indycar is the two events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the Indy 500, will be moved to later in the season. The Detroit races at the end of May are still on the schedule, followed by Texas Motor Speedway. The Road America and Richmond races keep their June dates, while…

Read More

No Le Mans test day in 2020

The ACO has announced there won’t be any test day ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020. The reasoning is down to logistical difficulties, with the 24 hours for motorcycles running on the last weekend of August. The 24 hours car race is slated to run just three weeks later. The Le Mans week will start on 13 and 14 September with scrutineering of the cars. The exact location isn’t confirmed just yet. It usually happens at the city centre of Le Mans, but that’s not a given…

Read More

IMSA updates 2020 schedule

IMSA has updated the 2020 season after having to cancel or move several of the races in the spring period due to the COVID-19 virus. Only the Daytona 24 Hours has been run in the current WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, while the Sebring race was put on pause right before the teams were about to head there with their team trailers. The race will now be run in November. The Long beach race has been cancelled altogether, while the Mid-Ohio race has been moved from May to September. September is…

Read More

Long Beach cancelled plus no testing and various other themes

The planned Long Beach Grand Prix has been definitely cancelled for 2020. The race was originally announced as delayed last week, but the organizers have decided that it won’t happen this year, neither for the NTT IndyCar Series nor the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The issue with Long Beach is that it’s a street circuit, so all the roads have to be closed and a lot of preparation with the armco and fences etc. The race will return in 2021, when everything is back to normal again. Indycar has also…

Read More

Le Mans 2020 moved to september

The 24 Hours of Le Mans for sportscars has been moved to September 2020. The change is down to the COVID-19 virus, which has impacted all motorsport plans during this springtime. The race will run on 19-20 September, which will have an influence on the Silverstone race, which was scheduled as the start of the 2020/21 season of FIA WEC. The organizers haven’t released exact information regarding the changes on the European Le Mans Series 2020 schedule, plus the rest of the 2019/20 FIA WEC and the 2020/21 season start.…

Read More

ADAC GT Masters postpone and moves around

There is hardly any race series in the world that isn’t affected by the COVID-19 virus. ADAC GT Masters is the most recent one to be hit, and it resulted in the opening race planned for the end of April in Oschersleben being postponed until October. It changes the event from being the opening round to being the final round of the 2020 series. Oschersleben was scheduled to host the collective test early April, but that has been cancelled and won’t be replaced. There is still no decision on Round…

Read More

Spa race postponed

The FIA World Endurance Championship has postponed the penultimate round of the 2019/20 season, which was planned to be held at Spa Francorchamps. The race is not yet cancelled but just pushed back due to the worldwide COVID-19 virus. The original date was 23-25 April, but basically everything with some kind of FIA stamp next to it has been put on hold until early May at earliest, making this race fall short of that line too. We will update as soon as the series releases a new race date.

Read More

ELMS postpones season opener

The European Le Mans Series has postponed the two first races in Barcelona and Monza. Just like many other race series around the world, the ELMS has chosen to put the 4 Hours of Barcelona at Circuit de Catalunya in April and the 4 Hours of Monza in May. This includes both Michelin Le Mans Cup races at the same circuits. These are not direct cancellations, but the series is working on an alternative calendar. We will of course update, as soon as this calendar is revealed.

Read More

Indycar postpones start of season

The NTT IndyCar Series has chosen to postpone the start of the 2020 season. Despite a press release issued Thursday afternoon local time, the series has given a second thought Friday morning, and has cancelled this weekend’s race in St. Petersburg. The next round at Long Beach was already cancelled by the city itself yesterday, and now the series have chosen to also cancel Round three at Circuit Of The Americas. That leave no races left on the calendar for the whole of March and April, so the earliest race…

Read More

Formula E puts everything on pause

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has chosen to put the current 2019/20 on pause. They have decided to cancel everything in March, April and May, so the teams won’t go to (originally announced) Sanya, Rome, Paris or Seoul. On top of that we have Jakarta in June, which was cancelled earlier this week by the organizers. Since that is 5 of the originally 14 races, we might see the series replace some of those rounds with a couple in Valencia at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, that was used for…

Read More

Jensen in key role at G-Drive

Mikkel Jensen will get a key role at G-Drive Racing in 2020. The young Dane has signed a contract with the Russian squad for the European Le Mans Series 2020 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, plus the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps, which the team uses as a warm-up for Le Mans. Jensen will share the car with Roman Rusinov throughout the season, while Jean-Eric Vergne only will do Le Mans for the team. The former Formula 1 driver and double Formula E Championship has…

Read More

St. Pete to race without spectators

The NTT IndyCar Series has announced that the opening race of the 2020 season will run as planned this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. But there won’t be any spectators at the race, and with only a very limited number of photographers and journalists. That is done after coordinating with the local health authorities, due to the worldwide COVID-19 virus. Several states in the USA has already forbidden big gatherings, and that ruling has now come to St. Petersburg as well. NASCAR announced earlier today, that they would do exactly…

Read More

Nielsen misses out on IMSA debut

Nicklas Nielsen will not only miss out on the 100 Miles FIA WEC race at Sebring next week, but will also miss his debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He was scheduled to drive for Risi Competizione in the GTLM category, where he would share a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo with Daniel Serra. With only two drivers on the car for the 12 hours race, it would have been quite an iron man task for both Serra and Nielsen, after both would have participated in the FIA WEC race…

Read More

SuperSebring 2020 cancelled

SuperSebring event 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. FIA World Endurance Championship were the first to cancel their 1000 Miles race, due to the travel restrictions preventing Europeans to enter the US. IMSA followed up later on the Thursday, that the 12 hour race wouldn’t be run in March either. While the FIA WEC race is cancelled with no replacement, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will do the 12 hours race, but postponed to 11 to 14 November 2020, and therefore converted into the season finale in…

Read More

Formula E in Jakarta cancelled

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has cancelled its round in Indonesia. They give the COVID-19 virus as the reason for the cancellation, but there have been issues surrounding the race regarding the exact location of it too. There are no current plans to replace the race with another round, in another location. So far Sanya in China, Rome in Italy and now Jakarta in Indonesia have been cancelled due to the virus outbreak – on top of Hong Kong being cancelled because of all the unrest in the area.…

Read More

Nielsen sticks to the same pairings

Nielsen Racing will stick to well-known faces in the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup. Car #7 will have the defending Asian Le Mans Cup Series Champions Colin Noble and Tony Wells in the car, while their “Asian” teammates Rob Hodes, Charles Crews and Garett Grist will race in car #10 in the ELMS. It will be almost identical in the LMC, where Noble and Wells will share #7, while Crews will be on the sidelines, and let Hodes and Grist do the two hours –…

Read More

Carlin with several announcements

Carlin has been busy with the driver announcements for the NTT IndyCar Series today. Max Chilton has been the only announced driver for the two-car team for a long time but was previously only mentioned for the road- and street courses. The team has clarified that he will try to qualify for the Indy 500, but that will be the only oval race for the Brit this year. He will hand car #59 over to Conor Daly for the rest of the oval races. Daly will do all the road-…

Read More

NTT IndyCar Series 2020 preview – updated

The NTT IndyCar Series starts the 2020 season this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. There has a huge visual change over the winter. All cars have been mounted with a windshield, the so-called Aeroscreen, which will protect the drivers from flying debris from other cars. While Formula 1 was chosen the HALO system, with just a harness over the drivers head, and a pylon in front of the drivers, Indycar has gone for the fully enclosed version, with ballistic “glass” just like on a fighter plane. Red Bull Technologies has…

Read More

7 time champion to test Indycar

The 7 time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will be testing an NTT IndyCar Series car next month. Johnson will test at Berber Motorsports Park in April, in a testing opportunity that Arrow McLaren SP has arranged for him. A few heads were turned last month, when Johnson showed up for pre-season testing at COTA, but only as an interested spectator at McLaren, to follow them a bit. McLaren and Johnson have had dealings in the past, when Johnson tested a Formula 1 car, while Alonso drove his NASCAR during fall…

Read More

Lambo, Audi and BMW news

The driver announcements for the ADAC GT Masters 2020 keep coming in at a high rate. GRT Grasser Racing Team has announced Clemens Schmid as the teammate to Niels Langrange in the green Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo #19. Schmid has previously raced in the ADAC GT Masters, but most recently did so in a Mercedes. He is a bit of a multi-brand talent, having raced Porsche, Bentley and Audi in the past too, but this will be his first time in a Lambo. Aust Motorsport returns with two Audi R8…

Read More