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Kyle Larson finally wins elusive Chili Bowl in 13th try

TULSA, Okla. -- Kyle Larson scored one of the biggest victories of his career by ending an 0-for-12 streak to finally win the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.Larson passed Christopher Bell with 17 laps in Saturday night's main event...

Charles Leclerc’s younger brother Arthur joins Ferrari academy

Charles Leclerc's younger brother Arthur has joined Ferrari's Driver Academy, the Italian Formula One team's junior programme, the team announced on Friday.The 19-year-old Monegasque becomes part of a group of promising youngsters that includes Mick Schumacher, son of...

Mercedes to debut 2020 car on Valentine’s Day

Formula One world champions Mercedes have scheduled a Valentine's Day debut for the car Lewis Hamilton would love to take him to a seventh title this season.The team said in a statement on Friday that an initial shakedown...

W Series links up with Formula One for United States, Mexico Grands Prix

The all-female W Series will be part of the Formula One support programme in its second season with new races at the United States and Mexico Grands Prix in October, organisers announced on Thursday.The W Series, conceived as...

Williams signs Nissany as test driver

The Williams Formula One team has named Roy Nissany as its test driver for the upcoming season.The Israeli racing driver took part in a post-season test with the team last year and has now secured a deal that...

Scott McLaughlin hopes to be IndyCar-bound with Team Penske

GOLD COAST, Australia -- A two-time touring car champion in Australia, Scott McLaughlin is hoping his next stop will be the IndyCar circuit in the United States. And working with a guy like Roger Penske might certainly help.The...

Supercars champ wants US opportunity

Supercars star Scott McLaughlin has indicated he wants to pursue a racing career in the United States, after his IndyCar test earlier this week.The two-time Supercars champion completed 141 laps in a Team Penske car during a test...

Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson lands hot chocolate company sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A hot chocolate company led by Hollywood stuntman and occasional racer Stanton Barrett has signed as primary sponsor for Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson at Chip Ganassi Racing.This is the first entry into IndyCar for Huski...

Race in Saudi Arabia looking likely

In the latest roundup of off-season news, reports link Saudi Arabia to a £50-million sponsorship deal with F1 and future engine regulations are up for discussion.Saudi Arabia is in the final stages of agreeing a race and sponsorship...

Motorbike racer Paulo Goncalves dies in Dakar Rally

Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died at the Dakar Rally, becoming the first competitor killed since the event's move to Saudi Arabia this year. He was 40.Rally organizers said Goncalves fell from his Hero motorbike during the...

F1 has wired up fans to measure excitement levels

Formula One's research into what fans wants to see from its on-track product has included wiring some fans up during live races to measure their excitement levels.F1 is heading towards a complete overhaul of its sporting and technical...

Lewis Hamilton gives £250k to help charities fighting Australian bushfires

Lewis Hamilton has pledged to donate AU$500,000 (£262,000) to support charities involved with the Australian Bushfire relief effort.The reigning Formula One world champion urged the country to "keep fighting" in a social media post announcing his donation, which...

Hamilton makes $500k donation to bushfire charities

Lewis Hamilton has pledged to donate US$500,000 (£380,000) to support charities involved with the Australian Bushfire relief effort.The reigning Formula One world champion urged the country to "keep fighting" in a social media post announcing his donation, which...

Lewis Hamilton makes $500k donation to bushfire charities

Lewis Hamilton has pledged to donate US$500,000 (£380,000) to support charities involved with the Australian Bushfire relief effort.The reigning Formula One world champion urged the country to "keep fighting" in a social media post announcing his donation, which...

Alonso close to Andretti deal for Indy 500

Fernando Alonso is close to signing a deal to contest this year's Indy 500 with Michael Andretti's team.Two-time world champion Alonso has twice attempted to win the famous oval race with McLaren -- in 2017, the British team...

What does Verstappen’s deal mean for Hamilton, Vettel and the 2021 driver market?

Max Verstappen's bumper Red Bull contract extension has some obvious ramifications on the Formula One grid for what still could be a fascinating year in terms of potential driver moves.For Red Bull and Honda, it is a huge...

Verstappen to stay at Red Bull until 2023

Max Verstappen has ended speculation of a move to Mercedes by signing a Red Bull contract extension until 2023.Verstappen's decision to stay is a ringing endorsement of Red Bull and its Honda partnership, which started last year and...

Williams keeps W Series champion Chadwick in driver academy

W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will remain a part of Williams' Formula One driver academy in 2020.Chadwick, 21, won the inaugural series of the all-female championship in 2019 several months after being added to the Williams programme. The...

Roger Penske takes ownership of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Roger Penske completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, becoming just the fourth owner of the historic facility and subsidiaries that include the IndyCar Series.The speedway had been owned by Tony Hulman and Hulman & Co....

Car launches, preseason and other key F1 dates for your 2020 calendar

Car launchesFebruary 11 - FerrariFebruary 14 - Alpha Tauri (formerly Toro Rosso)Eight teams are yet to confirm their launch dates.Preseason testingFebruary 19-21 - Test OneFebruary 26-28 - Test TwoBoth tests will be held at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.2020...

up – Ricciardo pledges to bushfire crisis, Alonso hits trouble in Dakar

A look at the stories making headlines during Formula One's offseason period.The ongoing bushfires in Australia have rallied international support and triggered a huge fundraising effort. A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales...

A wish list for the 2020 F1 season

A new year means a new Formula One season is on the horizon. The first campaign of the 2020s could be one of the closest in recent memory -- here's a list of things we want to see.Someone...

McLaren promotes Andrea Stella to racing director

McLaren has promoted Fernando Alonso's former race engineer Andrea Stella to racing director, to work beneath team principal Andreas Seidl.Seidl joined the team last year and created a three-headed management team beneath him - Stella, who had been...

Supercars driver ramps up 2020 plans

Supercars driver Andre Heimgartner is going to extraordinary lengths during his off-season in a bid to turn serious potential into a breakout 2020 campaign.The Kelly Racing Kiwi says he's training up to 18 times a week as he...

Kubica joins Alfa Romeo as reserve driver

Robert Kubica has joined Alfa Romeo as their 2020 reserve driver, the role the Pole carried out 14 years ago when he made his Formula One debut with the Swiss-based team then known as BMW Sauber.The deal --...

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