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Azerbaijan Grand Prix postponed because of coronavirus pandemic

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Lewis Hamilton ‘well’ following isolation after pictured with Idris Elba who tested positive for...

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Sir Chris Hoy to race for Red Bull Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix

Sir Chris Hoy will compete in the Formula One Virtual Racing Series for Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the F1 team announced in a statement on Saturday.With F1 on hold indefinitely in the midst of the...

Bumper esports weekend set to fill the F1 void

Motorsport fans looking to get their racing fix will not have to look far to get it this weekend, which was meant to be headlined by the Bahrain Grand Prix.1 RelatedIn the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many...

Hamilton reassures fans he is healthy amid coronavirus pandemic

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has sent a message to his fans saying he is healthy and in training amid speculation he may have caught coronavirus.Hamilton attended an event in London on March 4 along with British...

Pro Motocross Championship delays season start

The Pro Motocross Championship has pushed back the start of its season until June 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak.MX Sports Pro Racing, which operates the series, canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic on Thursday and revised the rest...

IndyCar, iRacing teaming up for six virtual races starting March 28

IndyCar and iRacing are teaming up to stage six virtual races with current drivers in the series beginning March 28, IndyCar announced Friday.The announcement also hinted at the possibility of "special guests" competing in the events, which will...

Courtois, Poulter to join F1 ace Norris in esports race

Pro-golfer Ian Poulter and Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will compete against last year's Formula One rookie of the year Lando Norris in Veloce Esports' #NotTheBahGP.With several motorsport events cancelled, #NotTheBahGP is a virtual race based on the...

The wider ramifications of delaying F1’s 2021 rule change

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.On a conference call with team bosses, the FIA and Formula One on Thursday, the sport reached a unanimous agreement to delay 2021's major rules revamp by a year due to the impact...

F1 launches Virtual Racing Series to replace postponed races

Formula One has launched a Virtual Racing Series to fill the delay to the 2020 season caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The first six races of F1's season have been postponed, with Monaco Grand Prix organisers making the decision...

F1 teams looking to provide ventilators in coronavirus relief effort

Formula One teams are exploring ways to aid government and health authorities in the fight against the coronavirus by supplying ventilators.The coronavirus pandemic has stretched healthcare systems across the world to a breaking point. Several F1 teams have...

Monaco Grand Prix canceled as Formula One postpones start of season

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Monaco Grand Prix organisers cancel 2020 event outright

Monaco Grand Prix organisers have confirmed the famous race will not take place in 2020 having been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.On Thursday, F1 postponed its three races slated for May, the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco GPs....

F1 delays 2021 rule changes due to coronavirus uncertainty

Formula One bosses and teams have agreed to push back the radical rule changes originally planned for 2021 amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.F1 had set aside next year to introduce a radical overhaul of...

F1 postpones Dutch, Spanish and Monaco GPs

Formula One has postponed the three races scheduled to take place in May -- the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco grands prix -- in response to the coronavirus pandemic.1 RelatedThe start of F1's season has been pushed back due...

F1 teams to discuss delaying 2021 rule change

Formula One will discuss a delay to the radical overhaul of its rules slated for 2021 due to the disruption caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.F1 has already had to react to the coronavirus pandemic in drastic fashion...

GP of Long Beach confirms cancellation of 2020 IndyCar race

The IndyCar race in Long Beach, California, won't be held this year.Officials with the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach said Wednesday they pursued the possibility of rescheduling the popular race to a later date, but "trying to...

Le Mans 24 Hours postponed until September

The famous 24-hour race at Le Mans has been postponed from June 13-14 to September 19-20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.The organiser of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), confirmed the news on Wednesday, adding to...

Remaining McLaren coronavirus tests come back negative

The remaining members of the McLaren F1 team who were tested for coronavirus in Melbourne have returned negative results.After a fellow team member tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday, the Australian medical authorities requested seven more McLaren staff...

F1 teams agree to 21-day shutdown in March and April

Formula One has brought forward its mandatory summer shutdown and extended it from two weeks to three as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown is usually enforced in August and requires teams to bring a halt to...

Aston Martin Valkyrie spotted on UK roads for first time

The outrageous Aston Martin Valkyrie has hit UK roads for the first time ahead of planned deliveries later this year.The Valkyrie is the brainchild of legendary Formula One designer Adrian Newey and is the product of a joint...

Mercedes steps back from Ferrari engine row

Mercedes has withdrawn from the group of Formula One teams pursuing greater transparency over the FIA's recent investigation into Ferrari's power unit.Earlier this month, Mercedes was one of seven teams that wrote to the FIA questioning the settlement...

What might a condensed 2020 F1 season look like?

With the spread of coronavirus wiping out the first part of the 2020 season, Formula One Management, the FIA and team bosses will spend the coming weeks and months trying to salvage what's left of the calendar.With F1...

NASCAR suspends season until May but will reschedule events

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR has suspended its season until May as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation to postpone gatherings for the next eight weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision came after at...

Pirelli team member contracted coronavirus in Melbourne

A team member of F1 tyre supplier Pirelli has tested positive for coronavirus after traveling to Melbourne for the now-cancelled Australian Grand Prix, the Italian company has confirmed.It is the second case of coronavirus in the F1 paddock...

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