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F1 publishes sustainability report amid 2030 net zero push

F1's Net Zero by 2030 campaign aims to cut 50% of absolute carbon emissions compared to its 2018 baseline, which encompasses the energy consumption at its facilities, F1's race events and all the travel and logistics in between.It pledges to put a credible offset strategy in place for the rest of its emissions.While the full suite of data on 2023 is not available yet, F1's latest impact report ...Keep reading
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Alpine fast-tracks F1 floor upgrade to China amid recovery push

Alpine drivers Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly have yet to score points as a late car concept change has seen the Enstone squad make a sideways step while its midfield rivals all made significant gains compared to last year.Initial upgrades brought to Suzuka's Japanese Grand Prix appeared to give a glimmer of hope, with Ocon advancing to Q2 to qualify 13th, but both he and Gasly were powerless to ...Keep reading
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How Haas delivered its F1 "game changer"

Having expressed concern over the winter that it could start the year on the back foot, and potentially even be on the last row, its situation is much better than that. Amid the pack of five teams picking up the rear, its tally so far leaves it seventh in the constructors' championship.But the biggest transformation at Haas is not something that can be measured in points. Instead, it can be gauged ...Keep reading
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Acosta: 2024 MotoGP title "not the priority" as expectations mount

Although there were high hopes for Acosta given his stellar record in junior categories, the Tech3 GasGas rider has defined even the loftiest of expectations by becoming the youngest rider to score back-to-back podiums, as he followed his third place in Portugal last month with a second-place finish in the Americas GP on Sunday.This has propelled the Spaniard to fourth in the standings, 26 ...Keep reading
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Mercedes becomes first F1 team to exceed £500m turnover

The company that runs the squad, Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd., declared a turnover for 2023 of £546.5 million, which covers the year that ended December 31.This figure represents an increase of £71.9 million over the 2022 figure of £474.6 million.As a comparison, Red Bull Technology, the company behind Red Bull’s F1 team, had a turnover in 2022 of £385.6m.However, despite the increase in ...Keep reading
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Red Bull’s 2026 F1 engine project “hitting the targets”, says Horner

Red Bull Powertrains will be working in conjunction with Ford to help deliver the engine that will power the current world champion squad for F1’s new rules era.It already has its dynos hard at work in evaluating the performance of its new turbo-hybrid design.And while there have been various rumours about the level of progress Red Bull is making with its project, Horner insists everything is on ...Keep reading
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IndyCar tweaks split practice format for Long Beach

The unique format was initially implemented in the first practice of the season-opening round on the Streets of St. Petersburg last month, with the 75-minute session starting with all cars beginning with 20 minutes of running. From there, the field was split into two groups – by odd and even numbered pit boxes – for two 10-minute segments on an alternating basis.With that being the baseline ...Keep reading
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NASCAR Euro recap: "The Big One" erupts in Valencia

Sunday’s EuroNASCAR Pro Race 2 – the last of the weekend – featured a 10-car accident that knocked out five competitors and shortened the race to 17 laps before Dutchman Liam Hezemans claimed the victory.Among those collected in the early-race wreck was part-time Xfinity Series competitor Ryan Vargas. He was able to continue and finished 12th.“I thought I was at Talladega for a minute,” ...Keep reading
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Chase Elliott "most proud of the journey" after reaching overdue win

When performance wanes or is not up to standard, Cup Series teams tend to eventually turn to the mode of trying to fix what’s wrong – and many times that includes a change in personnel.When Elliott – the sport’s most popular driver – ended his 42-race winless streak on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, he did so with much of the same No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team that was in place when ...Keep reading
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Dale Coyne Racing tabs Jack Harvey for GP of Long Beach

On Monday morning, the team provided Harvey with a special present for his 31st birthday by revealing via social media his name being stamped on the car for Long Beach.The Briton was already previously slated to contest 14 points-paying rounds, which originally excluded Long Beach, the Indianapolis 500 and Toronto. However, that schedule now expands to 15 as he will pilot the No. 18 Honda at the ...Keep reading
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Arrow McLaren reveals Long Beach livery for No. 6 entry, driver remains unconfirmed

The unique look showcases onsemi, the primary partner for the No. 6 entry for four races in 2024, beginning with the Grand Prix of Long Beach.A leading semiconductor manufacturer with a global supply chain, onsemi has been a partner with Arrow McLaren since November of 2022. The new livery features gray, papaya and black as its primary colors, incorporating a unique circuit board design to tie in ...Keep reading
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Komatsu: Gene Haas still keen to invest in F1 team if money not wasted

After four podium-less seasons during which Haas scored just 52 points in total, team principal Guenther Steiner and technical director Simone Resta left the squad last winter.The former was replaced by ex-trackside engineering director Komatsu while the latter's position was taken over by Andrea de Zordo, who used to be the outfit's chief engineer.These decisions were made amid team founder and ...Keep reading
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Vinales clutch issue had Aprilia “worried” ahead of Americas MotoGP fightback

Vinales scored his first grand prix win since 2021 last Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas, having taken victory in the sprint and also qualified on pole.Previously leading from start to finish in the sprint, Vinales didn’t get the best of launches in the grand prix and was bumped down to 11th after contact at Turn 1.But he fought his way back through the field to take the lead on lap 13 of ...Keep reading
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Toyota to field Ogier and Rovanpera in WRC Portugal line-up

The reigning world champion squad has announced that it will field both of its part-time crews in the same event for the first time this season, on Portugal's gravel roads from 9-12 May.Two-time world champion Rovanpera and eight-time WRC title winner Ogier will pilot GR Yaris Rally1 cars alongside full-timers Elfyn Evans and Takamoto Katsuta.Toyota has so far opted to split the season between its ...Keep reading
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McLaren F1 team bracing for "damage limitation" in Chinese GP

McLaren started off 2024 in good shape, heading into the fifth round of the season as the third team in the pecking order, ahead of Mercedes.But while it remains a force on high-downforce circuits, the team admitted at the start of the year that its persistent low-speed weakness still hadn't been addressed yet.That weakness could come back to haunt it at some circuits more than others, with F1's ...Keep reading
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Five hidden features on an F1 car that you might not have noticed

Teams spend months and even years working on improving the designs of their cars to make them lighter and faster in the hopes of beating the competition. There are many obvious elements on an F1 car's bodywork, including the front wing and the side pods, which all work together to make the car more aerodynamic.However, there are several smaller features that can go unnoticed, especially during ...Keep reading
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How Vinales finally banished his Yamaha MotoGP demons

Maverick Vinales’ MotoGP career has so far run for 163 rounds since he made his debut with Suzuki in 2015. In that time he has taken 10 grand prix wins, which equates to a winning average of just 6.135% - or one per season, with the Spaniard now in his 10th in the premier class.His latest came last weekend at the Americas Grand Prix, in which he became the first rider in the modern MotoGP era to ...Keep reading
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Ferrari, Toyota receive biggest BoP breaks for WEC's Imola round

The Ferrari 499P Le Mans Hypercar will race at a minimum weight of 1041kg, 34kg below the figure at which it competed in the WEC curtain-raiser in Qatar last month, and has had maximum power raised by 7kW (9bhp). Toyota’s GR010 HYBRID LMH has lost 29kg and gained 6kW in the table issued by the FIA WEC Committee. All nine models competing in the Hypercar class of the WEC will be lighter and run ...Keep reading
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Verstappen: Not smart to pick returning China for F1 sprint weekend

China last hosted an F1 race in 2019 until the COVID-19 pandemic derailed its grand prix.F1 now returns to the demanding Shanghai International Circuit after four seasons away, with teams facing several unknowns on how this generation of cars will perform there.On top of that, the circuit has since been resurfaced, meaning very little existing data is valid at the 5.4km track outside Shanghai and ...Keep reading
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Gounon replaces Habsburg for Alpine Hypercar debut at Imola's WEC round

The two-time GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup title winner with Mercedes takes Habsburg’s seat in the French manufacturer’s #35 A424 LMDh alongside Charles Milesi and Paul-Loup in his role as official reserve for the Signatech-run Alpine Endurance Team.Habsburg has been ruled out for at least the second round of the 2024 WEC after sustaining two fractured vertebrae during an endurance ...Keep reading
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Mercedes form leaves Wolff in two minds on F1 2025 driver path

Lewis Hamilton's decision to join Ferrari for next year means that Mercedes is on the hunt for a new team-mate for George Russell.And there are two different paths that the team can go down: hunting out the most experienced driver it can to help its push to the front, or throwing everything behind its rising junior star Andrea Kimi Antonelli to get him up to speed.On the experienced front, the ...Keep reading
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Why the signs were always evident that Sainz could cut it at the top

Having read Autosport almost all my life, I’m chuffed to have been given a regular column in a magazine/website that I respect. I am sure that I will return to what I know best before too long – running race teams – but for the moment, while I recharge my metaphorical racing batteries, I plan to tell a few stories about my 40-odd years in the sport.I’m going to kick off with Carlos Sainz ...Keep reading
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Max McRae scores maiden European Rally Championship triumph

McRae, the son of 1995 British Rally Championship title-winner Alister and nephew of the late 1995 World Rally champion Colin, scored a first ERC victory of sorts for the famous McRae dynasty since Alister’s triumph in the 1996 Rally of Wales.Max, driving a Tagai Racing Technology-run Peugeot 208 Rally4 car, alongside co-driver Cameron Fair, won the Junior ERC class by a margin of 1m40.6s from ...Keep reading
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Bagnaia in 'race of defence' as Ducati chatter strikes again in MotoGP

After battling with Marc Marquez, Pedro Acosta and Jorge Martin early on for the race lead, factory Ducati rider Bagnaia slipped to fifth place at the chequered flag, finishing over seven seconds behind race winner Maverick Vinales.Not only did Bagnaia lack the pace to stay with Aprilia's Vinales and second-placed Acosta on the KTM in the second half of the 20-lap contest, he also could not put ...Keep reading
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Interview: Newey’s vision on what F1 should be

Throughout his career we have seen plenty of ideas for his ultimate F1 machine – which famously included his Red Bull X2010 created for Gran Turismo. It was a 1400bhp fan car that smashed the track record at Suzuka by 20 seconds during simulator runs.But delivering the perfect F1 car is not just about having the ultimate cars, because a grid full of X2010s would probably not deliver brilliant ...Keep reading
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Byron on Chastain wreck at Texas: "I hate that that happened"

As Sunday’s wreck-marred race drew to a close, the battle for the win shaped up with Chase Elliott trying to fend off challengers Denny Hamlin, Byron and Ross Chastain.Hamlin spun out while battling Elliott for the lead with two laps remaining in the originally scheduled 267-lap race. On two more ensuing restarts in overtime, Byron and Chastain both tried to overtake Elliott for the ...Keep reading
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Keselowski 'mad as hell' and 'proud' with Texas runner-up finish

Keselowski was originally scored third when a wreck involving William Byron and Ross Chastain on the final lap of the second overtime brought out a caution and secured Chase Elliott’s victory.But Keselowski was certain he was running second when the caution was displayed, and after a long review after the race, NASCAR finally agreed. Keselowski was credited with second place and Byron was sent ...Keep reading
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Late wreck at Texas helps Chase Elliott end 42-race winless streak

Elliott grabbed the lead for the time on a restart with eight of the scheduled 267 laps remaining, but it was still a long road to Victory Lane.Elliott had to fend off Denny Hamlin on a restart with two laps to go, then fought off Ross Chastain on a pair of restarts in overtime before finally securing the win when the caution came out when William Byron got into Chastain racing for second ...Keep reading
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'Unexpected brake problem' caused Marquez’s crash from COTA MotoGP lead

Qualifying third on the grid, Marquez was tipped by many coming into Sunday’s grand prix to add an eighth Americas GP win to his tally.A factor in that victory battle, Marquez took the lead of a race for the first time as a Ducati rider on lap 11 when he carved past Tech3 rookie Pedro Acosta at Turn 1.But Marquez crashed out going into Turn 11 just moments later, which he said was down to an ...Keep reading
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MotoGP Americas GP: Vinales recovers from 11th to win, Marquez crashes from lead

Going without a grand prix win since the start of the 2021 season prior to his acrimonious split with Yamaha, Vinales won the sprints in Portugal and Austin.Despite being dropped to 11th from pole on the opening lap of Sunday’s 20-lap Americas GP, Vinales fought his way back to take victory by 1.728s to become the first rider in the modern MotoGP era to take grand prix victories for three ...Keep reading
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MotoGP Americas GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

A chaotic 14-lap Moto3 grand prix at the Circuit of the Americas went the way of Aspar rider Alonso in a lights-to-flag display of domination.The Colombian rider nailed his launch from pole to grab the holeshot into the first corner and streaked away quickly from a chasing pack filled with riders slapped with multiple long lap penalties.Alonso soon got his lead out to over four seconds before ...Keep reading
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Jimmie Johnson on the Next Gen: "You can’t slip and slide this car"

The new car demands you drive it differently than previous generations, which has been a difficult transition for Johnson, who has been involved in a crash in every race he's attempted with the Next Gen car.“I found last year with the limited races that I’ve run is really, really different," said Johnson, who is driving the No. 84 Legacy Motor Club Toyota this weekend."I think the first 80 ...Keep reading
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Wehrlein: Trusting Porsche's strategy "right call" for Formula E Misano win

Wehrlein remained in contention for victory throughout the 26-lap contest at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli as Formula E staged its second race of the weekend at the permanent Italian venue.Oliver Rowland passed Wehrlein for the lead five laps from home and the pair began to gap the chasing pack behind with the latter having saved 2% more energy, before falling to more than one second ...Keep reading
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Rowland: Lap counter "miss-procedure" to blame for lost Formula E Misano win

The Briton looked on course for a double Formula E success of the weekend in the second race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli having taken the lead with five laps remaining.Once in front, Rowland began to pull away from the chasing pack with only eventual winner Pascal Wehrlein able to keep in touch.Entering the last tour of the 26-lap contest, Rowland had opened up a 1.4s advantage ...Keep reading
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Suzuka remains keen to add Super Formula to F1 Japan bill

Last year there were talks between Yoshihisa Ueno, the president of Super Formula promoter JRP, and the Suzuka race organisers to bring Japan's leading domestic single-seater series to the event.Super Formula left a two-month gap between its first round in March and its second event in May for the F1 support event to potentially move into.A support slot for Super Formula didn't materialise for ...Keep reading
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Misano E-Prix: Wehrlein wins as leader Rowland suffers problems on final lap

Wehrlein led the 26-lap race until five laps from home as Rowland dived to the inside of Turn 5 to move into first.The Nissan driver, who had inherited Saturday’s Misano E-Prix victory after on-the-road winner Antonio Felix da Costa was disqualified for a technical infringement, noticeably upped his pace and headed Wehrlein by 1.4s onto the final lap.But exiting Turn 5 for the final time ...Keep reading
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Martin ‘wouldn’t be here’ if COTA MotoGP qualifying crash was a highside

Having smashed the lap record in Friday practice, Pramac’s Martin was expected to challenge for pole at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday.But two crashes left him sixth on the grid, with the latter a fast rear-end off going through Turn 18 on his second flying lap after his first fall.Explaining his qualifying crashes after the sprint, in which he was third, Martin admitted he was ...Keep reading
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Bagnaia fumes over “impossible” COTA MotoGP sprint woes

The factory Ducati rider was amongst the list of favourites to challenge for victory in Saturday’s 10-lap sprint at the Circuit of the Americas after qualifying fourth.But from the off Bagnaia’s pace was nowhere near the leaders’, as he plummeted to 10th off the line and could only fight back to score two points in eighth – 9.349 seconds behind race winner Maverick Vinales.He blamed a lack ...Keep reading
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How Ferrari has kept itself in the F1 hunt despite no major upgrades

What is perhaps most interesting about Ferrari's performance, however, is that it has come without it bringing any significant upgrades to its car.For while work is underway on what is understood to be a pretty major development step for the start of the European season at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, so far changes have been only minor touches.In Japan, it was a small tweak to the rear ...Keep reading
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Quartararo: Yamaha made ‘more bike changes than all of 2023’ in COTA MotoGP round

The 2021 world champion scored one of his three grand prix podiums of the 2023 season at the Circuit of the Americas last year, but has been far off repeating that this season.Qualifying 16th, Quartararo could only go one place better in Saturday’s 10-lap sprint, as he beat Yamaha team-mate and 2023 Americas GP winner Alex Rins.As it tries to develop its way to the front of the grid again ...Keep reading
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Marquez COTA MotoGP sprint podium was “unexpected” as “feeling was terrible”

Marquez qualified his 2023-spec Ducati third on the grid and leaped up to second off the line behind eventual winner Maverick Vinales.Seeing off an early threat from Tech3 rookie Pedro Acosta, Marquez stormed away to a second successive runner-up result in the sprints.But Marquez says this result was better than expected as he battled problems on the bike that “took time to resolve” with his ...Keep reading
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Misano E-Prix: McLaren's Hughes beats Vergne to pole

The McLaren driver had been on impressive form throughout the entirety of qualifying and come the final duel looked likely to claim only his third career Formula E pole.Hughes was nearly two tenths faster than Vergne in the opening sector, and although the DS Penske driver was fractionally quicker in the middle of the lap, a strong last sector left Hughes with a 1m16.538s – 0.245s faster.Hughes ...Keep reading
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Hamilton: MotoGP and F1 shared events would be “epic”

Liberty, which has owned F1’s commercial rights since 2017, announced at the start of April that it had acquired an 86% ownership stake of Dorna Sports and MotoGP in a deal valued at €4.2 billion.Following this, MotoGP Dorna sporting director Carlos Ezpeleta said his organisation was “not ruling out” the possibly of subsequent future shared race weekends with F1.At the recent Japanese ...Keep reading
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Porsche: “Not all teams treated equally” after da Costa Formula E Misano DSQ

Da Costa claimed his first win of the season on Formula E’s inaugural visit to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on Saturday.But several hours after the race, the Portuguese driver was stripped of his victory after scrutineers found an ineligible throttle damper setting related to the spring was fitted to his car.The part in question had been previously used on the Gen2 machines but its ...Keep reading
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Vinales ‘did something magic’ with Aprilia on COTA MotoGP Saturday

The Spaniard blitzed the existing lap record at the Circuit of the Americas to score his first pole of the year, which he then converted to a dominant sprint victory.Vinales grabbed the holeshot off the line and beat the field by 2.294 seconds to claim back-to-back sprint victories in 2024.While pleased with his sprint win, Vinales felt his qualifying was more enjoyable but ‘doesn’t know’ ...Keep reading
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Live: Watch the 2024 RMC Euro Trophy at Karting Genk

Comprising five categories (Mini MAX, Junior MAX, Senior MAX, DD2, and DD2 Masters), the event commences on Wednesday, April 10th. The initial two days, Wednesday and Thursday, will be dedicated to practice sessions. Free practices extend into Friday morning, April 12th, followed by Qualifying Practices and the onset of heats. Saturday, April 13th, will be entirely dedicated to the heats, while ...Keep reading
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Newey: Monaco example shows why F1 2026 will be a “strange formula”

F1 manufacturers are now hard at work in developing their next-generation turbo hybrids, which will feature a 50/50 split in power between the internal combustion engine and battery.The nature of what is coming has opened the door for what could be some unique characteristics because there will be a premium on energy recovery.Newey has revealed that effectively turning the ICEs into generators ...Keep reading
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MotoGP Americas GP: Vinales surges to victory from Marquez in Austin sprint

Going without a win for three years before the Portuguese GP sprint, Vinales made it back-to-back wins in the half-distance races as he streaked away from the field.Securing the holeshot from pole, Vinales came under no trouble as he moved over two seconds clear of the pack over the 10 laps before eventually taking the chequered flag 2.294 seconds in front.Marquez scored his second successive ...Keep reading
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Mayer beats Sieg to Texas NASCAR Xfinity win in spectacular photo finish

Sieg was making his 342nd career NASCAR Xfinity Series start, and was still searching for his first-ever win after 12 years of competition. He was leading at the white flag, but Mayer was able to cut under him and gain the advantage down the backstretch.But when Mayer slipped up in Turn 3, Sieg cut back under him and the two drag-raced to the finish line. It was a truly spectacular photo finish ...Keep reading
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Misano E-Prix: Da Costa stripped of victory after technical infringement

Da Costa had taken his first win of the season during the inaugural Misano E-Prix, but post-race checks mean the Porsche driver has been disqualified from the race result.An FIA statement read: "At post-race scrutineering the Throttle Damper Spring mounted in car 13 during the race was not found in conformity with one of the three optional items declared in the GEN3 Spark Catalogue."The team ...Keep reading
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