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The challenge of regaining career momentum after a year on the sidelines

It’s been an interesting time. Winning the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award was quite high profile, with a lot of teams contacting me, and then I was offered a free drive in the 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, which I was looking forward to. We were looking to do a dual programme with GTs and single-seaters, so we ...

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Why Hamilton and Vettel’s stand for LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary matters

If the past 18 months have taught us anything, it is that sports and social issues absolutely do mix. “Stick to sports” has been a retort wrongly aimed at those eager to use their platform to speak out about important matters that impact all of society. We saw this no clearer than during last year’s activism around the world in the ...

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Hungary F3: Smolyar tops practice ahead of Hauger

The ART Grand Prix driver, who took pole here last year, set a 1m33.112s in the only practice session of the weekend, with the Prema Racing driver, who leads the championship standings, in second setting a 1m33.294s. David Schumacher, who took his maiden win at the Red Bull Ring, was in third for Trident, three-tenths off the pace, with his team-mat ...

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Why Supercars axed Perth and New Zealand rounds

The Perth SuperNight and the Auckland SuperSprint have both been left off a heavily-revised second half of the 2021 campaign, as Supercars looks to navigate complications from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. It marks the second year running that neither the trip to Western Australia nor the trek across the Tasman have gone ahead. The two eve ...

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Bathurst 1000 postponed to November

As first revealed by Autosport, the Aussie series has undergone a significant calendar shake-up as it looks to navigate COVID-related complications around the country. The most significant change is that the Bathurst 1000 will be moved from its traditional early October date to 4-7 November to give more time for the current New South Wales outbreak ...

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Hamilton: Red Bull still “slightly ahead” of Mercedes on pace

The world champion ended a five-race victory drought on home turf at Silverstone a fortnight ago when he bounced back from a first-lap crash with Max Verstappen to take an emotional win. But as well as the joy of closing the points gap to Verstappen and Red Bull in the standings, the result was also important because it showed that an upgrade Merced ...

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Extreme E adds Sardinia round after Covid calendar disruption

An Amazon X-Prix event and the following season finale in Brazil were both cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis in the South America that forced the respective course recces to be canned. But championship organisers have remained steadfast in their commitment to hold a five-round debut season, which has led to the addition of Sardinia with an &ldquo ...

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Spa 24 Hours: ASP Mercedes heads opening qualifying

Marciello and Juncadella both went fastest when they were at the wheel of the #88 ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 in their respective sessions, while Gounon was third quickest in the final 15-minute segment of qualifying for the double-points round of the GT World Challenge Europe. Their average time of 2m18.433s put them four tenths clear of the Garage 59 Ast ...

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The bigger mysteries prompted by FIA’s Red Bull rejection

After all, with Hamilton having already been sanctioned for the accident based on video and telemetry data, there was little chance of Red Bull being able to cross the threshold of providing some new ‘significant’ and ‘relevant’ evidence to the FIA. As Ferrari found out to its cost in 2019, when it proposed using a Karun Chan ...