Lewis Hamilton: a champion living out of the bubble

Lewis Hamilton is the most known active and record-breaking Formula 1 driver, who in addition to six championship titles is soon going to have most Grand Prix wins to his name – more than Michael Schumacher’s 91 career victories. The 35-year-old Mercedes racer is also adamant about leaving a powerful legacy that goes beyond the sport. But let’s see what else makes this superstar unique.

With outstanding performances weekend in and weekend out, Lewis has become one of the most influential people in the sport, and certainly a public figure known around the globe. This champion has evolved a great deal over the years, from attending parties with famous A-listers to openly expressing his opinion and supporting the most relevant causes and initiatives.

One of the first issues was his veganism. Back in 2018, he confirmed he would stop eating meat and therefore received both criticism and compliments. One of … Read the rest

Greensmith “Pleased How the Weekend Panned Out” in Turkey

Gus Greensmith admitted he is trying to be careful when attacking stages after taking his best finsihing position in the FIA World Rally Championship last weekend.

Greensmith ended Rally Turkey in a fine fifth place after suruving a rather chaotic Sunday, where sevearl of his rivals including teammates Esapekka Lappi and Teemu Suninen all hit problems.

The young British driver said on his weekend: I’m pretty pleased at the end of this one and happy with how our weekend panned out.”

That long stage today (Sunday) was so rough, and considering where we were I decided that caution was the better act of valour. That turned out to be the right decision – it worked out, and we come away from this weekend with our best ever result.

His finishing position was the highest of any of the trio of M-Sport WRC entrants and he had a … Read the rest

Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali to take over as Formula 1 CEO

Former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is poised to make a surprise return to Formula 1 as the CEO of the sport, RaceFans has learned from a source with knowledge of the situation.

The role of CEO will be relinquished by Chase Carey, who took up the position in January 2017 following Liberty Media’s takeover, and has recently overseen the successful completion of negotiations to extend F1’s Concorde Agreement with all 10 participating teams. Carey, who also holds the role of F1 chairman, is expected to retain links to the sport in an outward-facing role.

Domenicali, 55, is well-connected both to Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn and FIA president Jean Todt through his spell at Ferrari. Born in Imola and educated at the University of Bologna, Domenicali joined Ferrari in 1991. He took over from Todt in charge of the team in 2007 and oversaw its most recent championship … Read the rest

A 45 gram, nine function multi-tool? The PB Swiss-made Daysaver is super light & compact

Many multi-tools have a problem. Most riders want more tools, which usually means more weight. It can also mean the tool itself gets wider as you stack tools on top of one another, which makes it more difficult to get into tight spaces. The idea of using replaceable bits is not a new one, but […]

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What could Formula 1 learn from Le Mans

There are typically two kinds of automotive enthusiasts – those who watch Formula 1, and those who watch every other motorsport series. To be fair, it isn’t easy for a Formula 1 fan to switch to the more monotonous pace of GT, endurance, rally, or even other open-wheel categories. If you compare GT and Formula 1 cars in the first sector of Spa, the sheer speed delta between the two on the Eau Rouge and Raidillon corners is enough to codify you as a Formula 1 fan and convert you if you weren’t one already. But why are so many people head-over-heels excited about Le Mans?

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If you were to look at the 2020 Le Mans line up, you’d be reminded of some familiar names. Out of the 60 cars divided across four categories, names like Buemi, Nakajima, Kobayashi, and Senna fill-up … Read the rest

Ross Chastain to drive Ganassi #42 in 2021

Ross Chastain is moving up to the top flight of stock car racing. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced he will drive the #42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

“I can’t thank Chip enough for this opportunity,” Chastain stated. “The faith he and the organization showed me back in 2018 was a real turning point in my career, and I am extremely happy for the chance to join the team again especially with all the great guys they have on the #42 and to be able to team with a champion like Kurt Busch. Racing in the Cup Series with a serious contender has always been my goal, and I’m looking forward to joining what is a very strong team. I know I have my work cut out for me, but I’m ready to get to work and help bring more success to Read the rest

What do the engines of 2026 look like? FIA explains

For the time being, Formula 1 runs with the current V6-Turbo hybrid engines. Until 2025 these will be the sources of power with which the F1 cars will drive. From 2026 new engines will be used and FIA Single Seaters technical head Nikolas Tombazis says they need to become even greener.

Greener Formula 1
It is a difficult process to determine what kind of engines the F1 will run from 2026 onwards. In any case, it will be important for Formula 1 to continue to become increasingly greener. Some teams have proposed to move away from the rule of maximum oil or fuel consumption per 100 kilometres.

According to Tombazis, all such proposals are taken into account: “There are such considerations. But if we were to do such a thing, we would not limit the fuel to one race distance, but to one lap. We cannot compare Monaco with Spa-Francorchamps,” … Read the rest

FSA Vision Metron TFE aero extensions are wild; Prototype wheels for TdF’s final TT

The new Vision Metron TFE aero extensions take shape on today’s final time trial of the 2020 Tour de France, and they’re a sight. Featuring a wild one-piece design that incorporates the arm rest into the extensions. They say it’s 8{3851c0879557ceb6c70cddb6630c7df9a9750acfd53fffec21979e603af26faa} faster than their standard extension, which is good for about 9.4 seconds off a […]

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Audi Secure the DTM Manufacturers’ Championship With Six Races Still To Run

The twelfth race of the season was dominated by the three title contenders: Nico Müller, Robin Frijns and René Rast all of whom drive Audi RS 5 DTMs. Frijns managed a perfect lap in qualifying. “Achieving the fastest time in all three sectors is something that only rarely happens in the DTM,” said the Dutchman after his fifth pole position – the 19th consecutive one for Audi. “The lap also felt really good in the car.” 

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From the start light, both Frijns and Ferdinand Habsburg had a great beginning to their race with a fight developing between Rast and ex-F1 driver Robert Kubica with bodywork being rubbed and wing mirrors bent in but Rast won this fight. Müller was on the rear of Frijns and slipped by easily to take the race lead which he held comfortably for the remainder of … Read the rest

Jacques Villeneuve weighs on the great debate about Ferrari

Typically Jacques Villeneuve pulls no punches as he weighs on the great debate as Italy tries to come to terms with the rapid demise this season of their beloved Ferrari team.

Clearly Sky Italia hire the former Formula 1 World Champion and Indycar Champ for calling it as he sees it, without the rose-tinted glasses that English-language media are forced to wear to curry favour and not tread on the wrong toes in the paddock.

While the likes of McLaren boss Zak Brown and his team see the 2022 rules and related budget controls, that will come about, is set to level the F1 playing field, providing winning opportunities again.

But Villeneuve is not so sure Ferrari will be able to capitalise on the sport’s new dawn.

During an interview with Sky Italia and reported by La Stampa, Jacques was asked if the big rule changes will lift the Scuderia, … Read the rest