Adler Group and Sauber Motorsport continue their partnership

Sauber Motorsport, which manages and operates the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN entry in the Formula One world championship, will be extending its partnership with the Adler Group for a third season running.

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Having first joined forces in 2019, the two companies will continue their journey together, working together to extend the range of activities in which co-operation is possible. The work of Adler Group, which produces an extensive range of components for the automotive, aerospace and rail transport industries, resonates with that of the wider Sauber Group and its Engineering and Aerodynamics arms, with many synergies between the companies to be explored as part of the partnership.

Adler Group branding will be visible, as in previous years, on the team’s cars, driven by Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi, as well on all team properties.

Paolo Scudieri, Chairman Adler Group: “Our passion for … Read the rest

NASCAR Cup COTA race dubbed Texas Grand Prix, tyre test set for early March with former champs

The NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas has a new name that breaks away from convention of containing the race distance. On Thursday, Speedway Motorsports (SMI) announced EchoPark Automotive will sponsor the 23 May race and dub it the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix. The circuit will also host a Goodyear tyre test on Tuesday, 2 March with former series champions Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., and Brad Keselowski.

The term “Grand Prix” is commonly associated with other forms of road racing such as Formula One, which runs the United States Grand Prix at the circuit. In contrast, NASCAR traditionally prefers to use race names that follow the pattern of title sponsor and distance, especially in mileage such as the Daytona 500. Some road course races on the NASCAR schedule instead opt to use kilometres for their distances, such as the Bank of Read the rest

SentinelOne joins Aston Martin as an official cyber security partner

SentinelOne, the autonomous cybersecurity platform company, is announced today as the Official Cybersecurity Partner of Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team, as Aston Martin makes its return to Formula One™ after an absence of 61 years.

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SentinelOne’s new partnership with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 complements the leading cybersecurity company’s ongoing partnership with Aston Martin Lagonda.

In 2018, following an exhaustive competitive tender process, Aston Martin Lagonda selected SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR platform to revolutionise its approach to cybersecurity and protect every Aston Martin endpoint, IoT device, and cloud workload with AI-powered technology that prevents and adapts to cyberattacks at machine speed.

Now, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team will be protected in the same way.

In addition to the mission-critical services that SentinelOne will provide, the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 Team has acquired equity in SentinelOne, in a highly innovative … Read the rest

Air Force vet Keith McGee making NASCAR Truck debut at Richmond with AF Reserve support

17 April’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway will mark the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series début of Keith McGee, who will drive the #33 for Reaume Brothers Racing. While the plans have been in place since January, the United States Air Force veteran will have backing from the Air Force Reserve, as announced on Wednesday evening.

“All of here at Reaume Brothers Racing are honored that Keith will have the support of the US Air Force Reserve for his upcoming races this season,” said RBR owner Josh Reaume in a team release. “It is really cool to see that the Air Force Reserve is helping back a veteran of their branch pursue his dream in NASCAR now, after he has served for this country.”

McGee served in the Air Force from 2001 to 2009 as a radar specialist. A racing fan since youth, he began driving himself … Read the rest

America Movil and Red Bull Racing are charging into the 2021 F1 season

America Movil and Red Bull Racing are charging into the 2021 Formula One season together after forging a new partnership this year.

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One of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, America Movil is the parent company of A1, Telcel, Infinitum and Claro, and offers customers a portfolio of value-added services and enhanced communications solutions in 25 countries across Latin America, the U.S. and Central and Eastern Europe.

The new partnership comes on the eve of the 2021 season which will see Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen take on a record 23-race calendar – the longest ever scheduled in Formula One – beginning with the Bahrain Grand Prix on 28 March.

Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner, said: “America Movil has been a big supporter of Formula One and we’re very pleased to be able to continue that relationship here at Red Bull … Read the rest

USAC ace Chris Windom joins Rick Ware Racing for Cup debut on Bristol dirt

As the first NASCAR Cup Series dirt race in over five decades, 28 March’s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway will unsurprisingly feature some new names with dirt track backgrounds. One of such drivers was revealed on Tuesday when Rick Ware Racing announced Chris Windom will drive the #15 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in his maiden Cup start. NOS Energy will serve as sponsor.

“I am excited to have Chris make his début in the NASCAR Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing in the inaugural dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway,” RWR owner Rick Ware stated. “Chris is an established dirt racer, whose achievements surpass many. I’m looking forward to seeing him race, and hopefully bring home a good finish.”

Windom is one of seven drivers to complete the United States Auto Club (USAC) Triple Crown with Midget, Sprint, and Silver Crown class championships, winning the … Read the rest

Gordon Murray Automotive reveals the T.50s Niki Lauda

Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled its T.50s Niki Lauda track-focused supercar for the first time. Developed in parallel with the T.50, the most driver-centric supercar ever built, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been conceived, designed and engineered to offer the ultimate on-track driving experience.

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Like the T.50, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been designed and engineered without compromise, but with an even more extreme specification. It weighs just 852kg and will be powered by a substantially redesigned version of the T.50’s Cosworth-engineered 3.9-litre V12, producing 725bhp, revving to 12,100rpm and going through a newly-designed Xtrac six-speed paddle-shift gearbox. Advanced aerodynamics, aided by a 400mm rear-mounted fan, will produce up to 1500kg of downforce for optimum track performance.

Gordon Murray Automotive reveals the T.50s Niki Lauda

Just 25 T.50s Niki Laudas will be made, costing £3.1m (before taxes). Production will start in January … Read the rest

NASCAR fines, gives 1-race suspension to Chip Ganassi for COVID-19 protocol violation

Chip Ganassi will have to watch his NASCAR Cup Series team compete from home this weekend. As part of Monday’s penalty report, NASCAR gave the team owner a one-race suspension and fine of $30,000 for violating the sanctioning body’s COVID-19 protocols during the previous weekend’s Daytona road course event.

At the road course weekend, Ganassi invited a guest who is not considered race-related personnel into a restricted area, a violation of Section 12.8.1.b of the NASCAR rulebook. The guideline stipulates rules on how industry members should behave in order to comply with rules set by NASCAR to protect the industry during the pandemic. In particular, officials explained the infraction was “bringing into the competition area a non-essential individual that was restricted from the footprint.”

Unless he successfully appeals, Ganassi will be prohibited from going to the upcoming weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, his Chip Ganassi Racing team’s drivers … Read the rest

Formula 1 on Clubhouse

A mysterious Clubhouse has entered the market and the world of social networks has been shaken up to the fullest. There has been a substantial amount of talk about it for the last few weeks. Representatives of Formula 1 also did not stay away, they are already actively using this app, discussing important topics and communicating with fans. What is the Clubhouse phenomenon?

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This app appeared on the market last year. But the rapid growth in the popularity of the social network occurred only in January 2021, when famous personalities like Elon Musk came there, and the Andreessen Horowitz venture fund invested $100 million in the development of Clubhouse.

It turns out that the cost of the project, which just a couple of months ago was $100 million, has grown to one billion dollars now. But this is not the only record … Read the rest

Christopher Bell wins maiden Cup race with late pass in O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season has begun with two first-time winners after two races. A week after Michael McDowell won the Daytona 500 for his first career win after fourteen years, sophomore Christopher Bell triumphed in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 on the Daytona International Speedway road course after passing Joey Logano for the lead on the penultimate lap.

Defending race winner Chase Elliott started on the pole alongside McDowell in his best career starting position. Justin Haley (failed inspection twice), Erik Jones (engine change from the 500), and Garrett Smithley (unapproved adjustments) were sent to the rear.

Four of the drivers in the grid also ran the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in January, with Elliott finishing eighth overall in his debut. Xfinity Series driver and road course ace A.J. Allmendinger, the best finisher of the quartet in the endurance race, started thirty-fourth in his first Cup Read the rest