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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Powell new Acura driver

Alice Powell was on top of the podium just a few days ago, when W-Series held their final race of 2019 at Brands Hatch. In 10 days time, she will be in a race car in the USA. Powell has been hired by Heinricher Racing w/Meyer Shank Racing, to race the yellow and black Acura #57 alongside Katherine Legge at Virginia International Raceway. There has been quite a few changes on the driver front in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team. Legge has been there since the beginning of the…

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LNT announces the first 6 drivers

Team LNT has announced the 6 drivers for their LMP1 effort at the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team enters two Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AER LMP1 cars, and for the opening round at Silverstone, they will enter with what easily can be described as the “young boys” and the “old boys” car. Ben Hanley, Egor Orudzhev and Charlie Robertson will share #5. Ben Hanley arrives from the DragonSpeed team, where he raced in the LMP1 category wit their BR1 Engineering. Hanley has also flirted a bit with…

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Changes to the Ferrari WEC team

AF Corse has announced the drivers for the two GTE Pro cars, for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 season. The pairing will remain unchanged in the #51, where 2017 Champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi will share the car once again. This will be the third season together for them, who other than becoming World Champions in 2017, also secured the Le Mans victory in June 2019. Davide Rigon will remain in the #71, but he will be joined by Miguel Molina. The former Audi works driver,…

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Aston Martin with huge push in WEC

Aston Martin Racing is really gearing up for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season. When the 2019/20 season starts at Silverstone in just over two weeks’ time, they will field the probably strongest line-up in many years. The two GTE Pro cars will still be driven by Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen in #95, while Maxime Martin og Alexander Lynn will share #97. Those were the four drivers who secured two victories for the AMR team in the 2018/19 season, and they were key elements in developing the latest…

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American connection in German car in the World Championship

The German Team Project 1 team has found their drivers for the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 season. They announced David Heinemeier Hansson, Egidio Perfetti and Matteo Cairoli in the #56 prior to the Prologue in Barcelona, and the drivers for #57 was announced this week, as an American, a Brazilian and a Dutch driver, all with an American connection. Confused, or have you guessed? Ben Keating, Felipe Fraga and Jeroen Bleekemolen will share the #57 throughout the FIA WEC season. The three drivers are already teammates in the IMSA…

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Rebellion has first car sorted

Rebellion Racing got the drivers for their primary entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 sorted. The season starts on three weeks time at Silverstone in Great Britain, and the British-Swiss team has announced that Bruno Senna and Gustavo Menezes will continue at the team, joined by a new driver Norman Nato. As the plans are at the moment, there will only be a single entry from them in the FIA WEC 2019/20, even though they had entered two cars for the full season. They did run two cars…

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Audi dominated Sunday at Brands Hatch

It was an Audi dominated Sunday, when round twelve of this year’s DTM season was run at British Brands Hatch. All eight Audi drivers were 1-8 on the starting grid, with Rene Rast fastest ahead of Loic Duval, Robin Frijns, Jamie Green, Mike Rockenfeller, Nico Müller, Pietro Fittipaldi and Jonathan Aberdein. Philipp Eng was the best BMW driver in P9, before Daniel Juncadella qualified R-Motorsport Aston Martin in P10. Loic Duval had the best start and came out first in Turn 1, in front of Rast and Green. Rast was…

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Changeable Saturday at Brands Hatch

DTM was back at the British track Brands Hatch, where the German touring car series used the long Grand Prix version, instead of the Indy version, which the series has previously used. Marco Wittmann had grabbed Pole Position, in a qualifying that started wet but slowly dried up. Rene Rast started in P2, ahead of Loic Duval, and the local surprise, Paul Di Resta. It was good to see BMW, Audi and R-Motorsports Aston Martin all in top four. Pietro Fittipaldi unfortunately wasn’t able to participate today, since he went…

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Jarvis gets call-up for Japan

Oliver Jarvis will be jumping on a plane, when the FIA World Endurance Championship races on 6 October 2019. Jarvis will replace Paul Di Resta at United Autosport, because the Scot has a clash with DTM, where Di Resta races for R-Motorsport. The 35 year-old racing driver has several years of FIA WEC experience, where he was Audi Sport works driver for a few years, and then went on to have a season at Jackie Chan DC Racing. He went to the USA in 2018, where he races in the…

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SPM to become Arrow McLaren Racing SP

There will be significant changes at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the coming months. The team has signed a technical alliance with McLaren, who returns to the NTT IndyCar Series full time, for the first time since 1979. The collaboration means that the outlook of the team will change quite a bit. SPM has traditionally been a Honda team, but McLaren and Honda had quite a bit of a fall out, to put it mildly, after their Formula 1 break-up, so it will be Chevrolet engines for them in 2020. The…

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Hartley new Formula E driver

A lot of people had tipped Brendon Hartley for the second seat at Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, but that won’t happen. Andre Lotterer was announced as a teammate to Neel Jani, but we are still going to see Hartley in the 2019/20 Formula E. The young New Zealander has signed a deal with GEOX Dragon, alongside a still unnamed driver. It’s quite interesting to see Hartley signing with them now, which could indicate that the calender clashes between the FIA World Endurance Championship, where he is…

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Suprise after surprise in Canada

The seventh round of the 2019 season of FIA World Rallycross Championship was run in Trois Rivieres, Canada. It was almost a month ago since the previous round in Höljes, but it was now history. The Hansen brothers Kevin and Timmy were first and second in the championship before the weekend, followed by Andreas Bakkerud and Niclas Grönholm. The Q1 and Q2 on Saturday were relatively drama free. Apart from both Jani Paasonen and Liam Doran having technical problems in Q2. Niclas Grönholm was the best driver after the first…

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PMSC fights for the podium spots

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held their 6 round of the year at Hungaroring in Hungary, under blue sunny skies. Championship leader Julien Andlauer had grabbed Pole Position ahead of his teammate and second in the championship, Michael Ammermüller. Larry ten Voorde and Tio Ellinas were next up on the grid, before Dylan Pereira and Al Faisal Al Zubair rounded off top 6. Championship frontrunner Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen had a bad qualifying, where he only did 13th fastest lap, but was demoted to 18th due to the penalty he carried over…

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Basically unchanged IMSA schedule

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship once again proves stability with their 2020 race schedule. The exact same 12 events are back again, just as they were in 2018 and 2019. The season starts out with the Daytona 24 Hours, with all four classes participating. There is however a small change, since the LMP2 category doesn’t race for overall season points in the Championship, in that specific event. The race is still counting towards the Michelin Endurance Cup, consisting of Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen og Petit Le Mans. All classes won’t…

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Indycar goes hybrid

The NTT IndyCar Series will soon step into a new age regarding technology. New cars will be coming in 2022, and with that, also hybrid systems on all the cars. It was announced by the series today, 1 August 2019. Chevrolet and Honda welcome the hybrid plans, which they no doubt can also use in marketing terms. The conventional combustion engine and the hybrid system will give the cars over 900 horsepower, with some of that power being activated for the Push2Pass system. A bonus with adding the hybrid is…

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Spa Francorchamps extends contract

Spa Francorchamps has extended their contract with LMEM regarding sportscar racing on the legendary Belgian circuit. LMEM is the company behind the FIA World Endurance Championship plus European Le Mans Series, and while the FIA WEC has visited the track since 2012, it’s been a part of the ELMS calendar since 2016. The deal has got an extension of four more years for both series. The Spa Francorchamps track is a very iconic place, where the track itself delivers some great racing with long straights and fast corners, and then…

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Nielsen Racing ready with first line-up

Nielsen Racing has announced the first names for their Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20 effort. It’s no major surprise that Colin Noble and Tony Wells once again will share on of the Norma M30 LMP3 cars, that the team will run in the Asian series. Nielsen Racing were the first team to announce running with the Norma chassis in the Asian LMS about two months ago, where they will aim to run several entries. Noble and Wells also ran the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19 together, plus they currently compete…

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Crazy finish in Mid-Ohio

The thirteenth round of NTT IndyCar Series was run at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Honda Indy 200. It’s one of the classic tracks in American racing, and it was also one of the best drivers in qualifying who took Pole Position. Will Power had secured the 57th Pole Position of his career, while Alexander Rossi would start second with a new contract in his pocket. Championship leader Josef Newgarden started the race from P3, ahead of Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais, Felix Rosenqvist, Colton Herta and Scott Dixon. While the…

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Andretti extends contract with Rossi

Andretti Autosport has extended the contract with Alexander Rossi, so the American also will race in Indycar for the upcoming seasons. It’s not clear exactly how long the contract is, but the team just says that it’s a multi-year deal. That puts an end to all speculations regarding Rossi, and a potential switch to Team Penske. It’s been publicly known for some time, that his contract with Andretti Autosport was up at the end of this year, and Rossi has already had some connections to Team Penske, with their Acura…

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