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Verstappen sets the pace at Styrian GP as Ricciardo crashes
Spielberg, July 10 (IANS) 2019 Austrian Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen led the way in second free practice session at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg as Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo sufferred a concerning crash at turn nine.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Russia working on plans to host F1 race in Sochi with fans
Sochi, July 10 (IANS) The organisers of Russian Grand Prix on Friday stated they are 'preparing meticulously' to host the Formula 1 race this season with fans in the stands.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
Experience definitely counts: Hamilton on Alonso's return
Spielberg, July 10 (IANS) Six-time formula one champion Lewis Hamilton welcomed the return of former champion Fernando Alonso after the latter recently announced he will link-up with Renault again for the next season.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Alonso set for F1 return with Renault in 2021
Madrid, July 8 (IANS) Spanish motorsports great Fernando Alonso is set to make a comeback to Formula 1 after retiring from the sport in 2018. Alonso will be returning to Renault, with whom he had won both of his world championship titles, partnering Esteban Ocon for the 2021 season.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
In backing Hamilton and Bottas, Mercedes boss ends Vettel speculations
Spielberg, July 7 (IANS) Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius has ended any lingering rumours related to four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel joining Mercedes next season as he gave his full backing to current duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Ricciardo reveals why few racers didn't take a knee at Austrian GP
Spielberg, July 6 (IANS) Renault Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo lifted the lid as to why few racers opted against taking a knee in the first race of the revamped calendar at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Britain's Norris scripts F1 history with podium finish in Austria GP
Spielberg, July 6 (IANS) Young McLaren driver Lando Norris created history by finishing third in the first race of the revamped 2020 F1 calendar at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Nobody should be forced to take a knee, says Hamilton
Spielberg, July 6 (IANS) Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has said he will be taking the knee again at the next race which is also scheduled to take place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on July 12.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
F1: Bottas wins dramatic Austrian opener for champions Mercedes
Spielberg, July 5 (IANS) Finlands Valtteri Bottas bagged a dramatic first race of the delayed Formula One season for champions Mercedes here on Sunday, as Lewis Hamilton was handed a five-second time penalty that dropped him from second place.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
COVID-19: F1 gives green light to Austrian GP after negative tests
Spielberg, July 4 (IANS) Formula One and FIA have given the Austrian Grand Prix thumbs up after no positive tests for Covid-19 were found in more than 4,000 tests of F1 personnel over the course of the last seven days, a statement said.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Red Bull lose appeal against Mercedes over DAS
Spielberg (Austria), July 4 (IANS) Red Bull have lost their appeal against Mercedes for the latter's dual assistant steering (DAS) system that they are looking to use this season.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Hamilton unveils new helmet in support of 'BLM' movement
Spielberg, July 3 (IANS) Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has unveiled a new helmet in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement for the upcoming season which begins with Austria GP. He wore the helmet in the first practice session on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
There was 'no offer on the table' from Ferrari, says Vettel
Spielberg, July 3 (IANS) Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed there was no offer on the table with respect to a new Ferrari deal but accepted he was left a bit surprised when he was made aware about the team's decision.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Former F1 boss Ecclestone 'proud' after becoming father again at 89
London, July 2 (IANS) Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Hamilton targets record as F1 returns after lengthy COVID-19 hiatus
Spielberg, July 2 (IANS) Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will be targetting Michael Schumacher's record when Formula One returns this weekend after the 2019-20 season was savaged due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Taking a knee at Austrian GP discussed by F1 drivers, says Norris
London, June 30 (IANS) Formula One drivers have discussed 'taking a knee' at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix this weekend, McLaren's Lando Norris has said.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Mercedes to run black-liveried cars as a stand against racism
London, June 29 (IANS) Mercedes will have black-liveried cars in the 2020 season as the world champions aim to make a visual stand against racism and for diversity in the wake of 'Black Lives Matter' campaign.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Hamilton targets Schumacher's record as F1 returns with Austria GP
Spielberg, June 29 (IANS) Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will be targetting Michael Schumacher's record when Formula One returns this week after the 2019-20 season was savaged due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Makes sense why nothing was done about diversity: Hamilton on Ecclestone
London, June 28 (IANS) Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said that former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's recent comments on racism shows why the sport has failed to bring in more diversity or do more about racial abuse. Hamilton said that Ecclestone's comments were "sad and disappointing" and that they demonstrated "how far we as a society need to go before real equality can happen."
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Paralympic champ Zanardi to be kept in coma for at least a week
Rome, June 24 (IANS) Former Italian Formula One driver and Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi will remain in coma for at least a week after a crash on his handbike, his hospital said in a medical bulletin. Zanardi was said to be in stable conditions and has spent five nights in intensive care at Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
F1 to launches #WeRaceAsOne intiative to tackle 'global inequality'
Colorado, June 23 (IANS) Formula One has launched an initiative to tackle the growing concerns related to racism worldwide and also help the racing community in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
No decision yet on holding F1 races in Shanghai: Authorities
Shanghai, June 16 (IANS) The Formula One Group (FOM) has proposed to hold two races in Shanghai after the suspension of the Chinese Grand Prix due to the coronavirus, but the local authorities have not made a decision yet, according to Xu Bin, director of the Shanghai Administration of Sports.
2020-06-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Motorsports
Looking at new ways to present trophies to winners, says F1 chief
London, June 13 (IANS) Formula One chief Ross Brawn explained the changes that fans will have to get used to during this year's races in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
F1 mulls fresh races after Japan, Singapore & Azerbaijan cancellation
London, June 12 (IANS) The 2020 Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese Formula 1 Grands Prix have now been cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The three races were part of the revised calendar for the 2020 season that Formula 1 had announced earlier this month.
2020-06-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
It made me laugh: Valtteri Bottas on Mercedes exit rumours
London, June 11 (IANS) Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas laughed off suggestions that Sebastian Vettel could replace him at Mercedes next season. Ferrari and Vettel mutually called off their partnership and the former champion will be free agent it the end of this season.
2020-06-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
COVID-19: MotoGP season to start with double header in Spain
Madrid, June 11 (IANS) MotoGP on Thursday released an updated calendar for its 2020 season. The season is yet to begin due to the cancellation or postponement of many races due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
F1 drivers speak up as Hamilton takes to social media over Floyd's death
London, June 1 (IANS) Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton slammed silence of fellow racers on the death of Floyd George, which has caused massive outrage across the United States. Floyd, aged 46, died last week shortly after Derek Chauvin, a police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, "I can't breathe," and "please, I can't breathe".
2020-06-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Silverstone likely to host season-opening F1 races: Report
London, June 1 (IANS) The Silverstone circuit in United Kingdom is likely to host season-opening two back-to-back Formula 1 races in the summer. The entire F1 season has been ravaged by coronavirus pandemic with races so far either being postponed or cancelled altogether.
2020-06-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Williams F1 team up for sale after losses of 13m pounds last year
London, May 29 (IANS) The Williams Formula 1 team are up for sale after posting a 13 million pound loss last year. The development is a marked shift in the history of the team's policy with principle Frank Williams always adamant on maintaining control throughout its history.
2020-05-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Hamilton ponders over F1 future amid coronavirus lockdown
London, May 25 (IANS) Six-time formula one champion Lewis Hamilton conceded he has been thinking about his future in the sport, which remains suspended since March due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Alonso wins Legends Trophy at virtual Indianapolis
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso won the Legends Trophy at Indianapolis in a virtual game on Saturday. Alonso beat former great Jenson Button by a margin of just 0.037 in the first race while he got the better of World Touring Car veteran Tiago Monteiro in the second to clinch the trophy.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Hero motosports team rally scales-up unique 'Rally Life Navigator' initiative
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Providing motorsports enthusiasts the essence of the exciting rally racing world, Hero MotoSports Team Rally has introduced a one-of-a-kind digital initiative - The Rally Life Navigator.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Extreme E to feature male & female driver pairings
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) The forthcoming Extreme E racing series is to feature teams comprising one male and one female driver, marking a first for global motorsport.
2020-04-30
Category: International, China,Sports,Motorsports
Berlin Formula E Grand Prix postponed due to COVID-19
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) The Berlin Formula E Grand Prix, originally planned to be held on June 21, has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Verstappen set to race in Supercars All-Stars Eseries
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Max Verstappen will take on one of his toughest virtual racing challenges to date as he accepts a wildcard entry for the second round of the Aussie Supercars All-Stars E series on Wednesday.
2020-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Canadian F1 Grand Prix postponed due to COVID-19
Ottawa, April 8 (IANS) The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix, which was scheduled for June 12-14, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Motorsports
Formula 1 in 'very fragile state', warns McLaren boss
London, April 6 (IANS) McLaren boss Zak Brown has said that the coronavirus pandemic has plunged Formula One into "a very fragile state".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Stokes to race against 5 F1 drivers in virtual GP
London, April 2 (IANS) Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes will join five F1 drivers at this weekend's F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix. This weekends race is the second race in the new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series, designed to give fans the chance to watch some F1 racing action, despite the ongoing coronavirus situation.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket,Motorsports
F1 World C'ship could finish in January: Ferrari boss
London, March 29 (IANS) As Formula 1 seeks to salvage the 2020 season affected severely by the cornavirus pandemic, the world championship could be extend into January next year, says Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Hamilton isolates self, says has 'zero symptoms' of COVID-19
London, March 21 (IANS) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has put himself in self isolation after coming in contact with two people who later tested for novel coronavirus.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Australian Grand Prix cancelled amid coronavirus fears
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been officially cancelled on Friday after a member of the McLaren Racing team was tested positive for the COVID-19, prompting the team to pull out of the event.
2020-03-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Gill, Aradhya felicitated at 2020 FMSCI Awards
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) 2019 Arjuna awardee Gaurav Gill added another feather to his cap as he took home the Special Award at The Federation of Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI) Awards held at PHD House in New Delhi on 29th February 2020.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Kush Maini to race with R-ace GP
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Kush Maini, backed by JK Racing, finished second in the Rookie standings in the Formula Renault Eurocup Series in 2019 and 6th overall. He is looking to make a strong come back in the Championship in 2020 with R-ace GP that have consistently won this Championship over the last three years.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
'Dakar Rally is by far the biggest, baddest motor sporting event'
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) C.S. Santosh, India's no. 1 off-road and cross-country rally pilot, is well aware of his limitations and is not setting any unachievable goals for himself for next year's Dakar Rally.
2019-12-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Verstappen secures pole position for Brazilian GP
Sao Paulo, Nov 17 (IANS) Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has secured pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix (GP), the second-to-last race on the 2019 Formula One calendar.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
B'luru to witness first edition of Red Bull Ace of Dirt
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Red Bull Ace of Dirt, a first of its kind bike race comes to India where different off-road disciplines come together to compete in an elimination format to be the last man standing.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Schumacher's wife hiding his condition: Ex-Manager
London, Nov 13 (IANS) Michael Schumacher's wife is hiding about Formula One legend's condition, claims his former manager Willi Weber.
2019-11-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Verstappen takes pole position at Mexican GP
Mexico City, Oct 27 (IANS) Max Verstappen (Red Bull) triumphed here in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix (GP), posting a tremendous final lap to take pole position.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Motorsports
Binder and Dalla Porta take Moto2, Moto3 titles at Phillip Island
Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 27 (IANS) South African Brad Binder (KTM) claimed victory in the Moto2 category at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix's Phillip Island circuit, while Italy's Lorenzo Dalla Porta took out the Moto3 race as well as the world title.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Oz MotoGP qualifiers postponed due to unsafe conditions
Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 26 (IANS) Wind became the unwitting protagonist at the Australian MotoGPs Phillip Island circuit on Saturday, with the top MotoGP class qualifying session getting postponed on a day when Spaniards were running riot on the track.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports