Valentin Khorounzhiy

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WTCR's April opener cancelled due to coronavirus

The 2020 World Touring Car Cup opener in Hungary has been called off due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the series announced on Friday.

Australian GP issues update on nine F1 paddock coronavirus tests Australian GP
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Australian GP issues update on nine F1 paddock coronavirus tests

Australian Grand Prix promoters are "in discussions" with the FIA, Formula 1 and the Victorian state regarding the "broader implications" of a McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.

Motorsport Games unveils 15 disciplines for 2020

The FIA Motorsport Games has announced an expanded list of 15 disciplines for its second-ever edition in 2020.

MotoGP calendar revised again as COTA race postponed

The MotoGP 2020 calendar has undergone another revision prompted by the threat of the coronavirus, with Austin ceding season opener status to Argentina and the finale moving to a week later.

Ocon pinpoints key to Hamilton's "successful life everywhere"

Esteban Ocon says Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton's time management skills are key to him having "such a successful life everywhere".

Sette Camara named Red Bull reserve after McLaren split

Sergio Sette Camara has been named test and reserve driver for Formula 1 outfits Red Bull and AlphaTauri for the 2020 season.

Troubled DTM "didn't really evolve", says Mortara

Former DTM frontrunner Edoardo Mortara has expressed his concern over the series' future, and believes it “didn't really evolve so much” over the past few years.

Sette Camara: Fourth F2 season "uninteresting"

Formula 2 race winner Sergio Sette Camara says the prospect of continuing in the series for a fourth season for 2020 was “uninteresting” to him.

Rossiter: Japan chapter “closed” after Nissan split

Ex-SUPER GT and Super Formula racer James Rossiter admits his stint racing in Japan is now “closed” following his split from Nissan last winter.

Any FE team would be "super lucky" to have Cassidy

Any Formula E team would be “super lucky” to have Nick Cassidy drive for them, according to Cassidy's former teammate and current DS Techeetah test and reserve driver James Rossiter.

Ghiotto tops Bahrain F2 pre-season test for Hitech

Formula 2 returnee Luca Ghiotto topped the three-day pre-season test in Bahrain for series newcomer Hitech.

Di Grassi: DS Techeetah, Jaguar "on another planet"

Audi Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi says rival teams DS Techeetah and Jaguar were “on a different planet” compared to the rest of the field in the Marrakesh E-Prix.

Pirelli unveils teams' first tyre selections for 2020

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed the teams' selections for the opening round of the 2020 championship, the Australian Grand Prix.

Bird laments "waste of time" Marrakesh FE battles

Envision Virgin driver Sam Bird has lamented what he feels was overly-aggressive defending from his Formula E rivals in Marrakesh, describing it as “a waste of time”.

Cassidy smashes lap record in Formula E rookie test

Reigning Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy topped the Formula E rookie test day in Marrakesh for Envision Virgin Racing, setting the new fastest-ever FE lap at the venue.

Frijns can't understand "utter bullshit" Marrakesh penalty

Envision Virgin Formula E driver Robin Frijns says his qualifying wall hit caused the "utter bullshit" penalty that consigned him to the back of the Marrakesh E-Prix grid.

Marrakesh E-Prix: Da Costa wins, Gunther pips sick Vergne

Antonio Felix da Costa took the Formula E championship lead by winning the Marrakesh E-Prix, as his DS Techeetah teammate Jean-Eric Vergne scored his first podium of the season from 11th on the grid.

Marrakesh E-Prix: Da Costa takes first pole of 2019/20

DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa took his and his team's first pole position of the 2019-20 Formula E season in Marrakesh.

Floersch to contest 2020 FIA F3 season with Campos

Sophia Floersch will make her full-time FIA Formula 3 debut in 2020, having completed Campos Racing's line-up.

F2 grid complete for 2020 as Nissany joins Trident

Williams Formula 1 test driver Roy Nissany has officially joined Trident for the 2020 FIA Formula 2 season, with the F1 support category's grid now complete.

F3 gets revised points system, race format

Formula 1 support series FIA Formula 3 has announced a revised points system and reverse-grid race format for the 2020 season.

Redding plans to study Rea in first WSBK races

Ducati rider Scott Redding says he plans to study World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea during his first races in the category.

Rea tops final World Superbike 2020 pre-season test

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea topped the final World Superbike pre-season two-day test for 2020 at Phillip Island, ahead of the opening round at the same venue.

Marquez "of course worried" about Honda's Qatar form

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he is "of course worried" about Honda's performance in the pre-season test in Qatar ahead of the 2020 season opener at the same venue.

F1 competition "like Federer with ping-pong racket" - Grosjean

Haas driver Romain Grosjean says he is "not so sure" Formula 1 qualifies as a sport, likening the competitive differences between the cars to "asking Roger Federer to go with a ping-pong racket to Roland Garros".

Rossi: Pedrosa, Lorenzo could race in 2021

Valentino Rossi believes his former MotoGP rivals Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo could both return to the grid in 2021.

Racing Point will only develop DAS if benefits are clear

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer says that his team has to carefully weigh up the costs and benefits of developing a DAS system before it green-lights such a project.

Bottas sets new fastest time, Vettel suffers engine issue

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Barcelona so far on the morning of day three, as Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari suffered an engine problem.

Daruvala named Red Bull junior, seals F2 move

Formula 3 race winner Jehan Daruvala has secured aFormula 2 graduation with Carlin for 2020, and has become a Red Bull Formula 1 junior.

Leclerc explains notebook slip in F1 testing

Charles Leclerc has explained his new note-taking approach after a spy shot of his notepad emerged on social media on Wednesday.

Leclerc: Day 1 test times reflect new Ferrari approach

Charles Leclerc says his Ferrari Formula 1 team has "changed a little bit our approach" to pre-season testing, after he finished only 11th-fastest on the opening day of 2020 running.

Ocon was "destroyed" after year as Mercedes reserve

Renault Formula 1 newcomer Esteban Ocon said he was "destroyed" after his year as a Mercedes reserve driver in 2019.

Racing Point debuts 2020 livery, names BWT as title sponsor
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Racing Point debuts 2020 livery, names BWT as title sponsor

The Racing Point Formula 1 team has revealed its 2020 livery and announced a title sponsorship deal with long-term backer BWT.

Vinales: New Yamaha deal was no easy decision

Maverick Vinales says it was "not easy" to commit to another early MotoGP contract renewal with Yamaha, as he had an "open mind" about going elsewhere.

Avintia Ducati unveils new MotoGP livery

The Avintia Ducati MotoGP team has unveiled a new livery that it will campaign in the 2020 season.

Lorenzo "very grateful" Honda didn't bar him from 2020 role

Yamaha test rider Jorge Lorenzo says he's "very grateful" that his former team Honda didn't bar him from riding other manufacturers' MotoGP bikes in 2020.

Rossi: No disrespect in losing works Yamaha ride

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi insists he did not feel "disrespected" by Yamaha's decision to replace him with Fabio Quartararo for the 2021 season.

Vandoorne handed Mercedes F1 reserve duties for 2020

Formula E championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne has been named reserve driver for the Mercedes Formula 1 team for the 2020 season.

Renault/Mercedes "agreed" what secrets Ocon can bring over

Esteban Ocon says his new employer Renault and his former team Mercedes "agreed" on what secrets he could bring from one to the other.

KTM 2020 gains "bigger than I imagined" - Espargaro

KTM MotoGP rider Pol Espargaro says he "couldn't have imagined" the 2020 version of the RC16 bike would be such a major step forward compared to its predecessor.

Red Bull shows off its 2020 F1 car

The Red Bull Formula 1 team has offered a first look at its 2020 car.

Ferrari: Vettel, not Hamilton, is "first choice" for 2021

Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari's "first choice" to partner Charles Leclerc for the 2021 Formula 1 season, team principal Mattia Binotto says.

Ferrari's 2020 F1 car breaks cover

Ferrari has taken the covers off its latest Formula 1 car that will contest the 2020 grand prix season.

Lorenzo: Chances of MotoGP comeback now higher but still low

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo says the chances of him making a full-time return to the series have increased since his Yamaha test debut, but remain low.

Ducati "struggling" to match rivals' pace - Petrucci

Ducati has "struggled" to maintain the same pace as its main MotoGP rivals during the Sepang test, works rider Danilo Petrucci has acknowledged.

Zarco thought he'd be faster on Ducati debut

Avintia Ducati newcomer Johann Zarco admits he expected to be faster in his first test outing with the Desmosedici MotoGP bike in Sepang.

Marquez felt "worse than expected" on Honda MotoGP return

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he felt "worse than expected" returning to his Honda bike after surgery.

Rossi "pushed a lot" for Yamaha to sign Lorenzo

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says he "pushed a lot" for his Yamaha team to sign his former archrival Jorge Lorenzo as 2020.

No verdict reached after Iannone doping case hearing

Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone's doping case was heard by the International Disciplinary Court on Tuesday, but no verdict has yet been reached.

Lorenzo: Yamaha "still ideal for my riding style"

Jorge Lorenzo says the Yamaha MotoGP bike is "still ideal for my riding style", after sampling the latest-specification M1 in the Sepang shakedown.

Factory Honda MotoGP team unveils 2020 livery

The Repsol Honda team has unveiled the 2020 livery of its MotoGP bike, which will be campaigned by brothers Marc and Alex Marquez.

Red Bull RB16 launch date announced

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has announced a reveal date for its 2020 Formula 1 car, completing the schedule of F1 season launch events for this year.

Barrichello to run dual Toyota programme in 2020

Formula 1 grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will contest a debut campaign in the Argentine Super TC2000 touring car series in 2020.

Marini: Rossi MotoGP team-up "seems impossible" for 2021

Teaming up with Valentino Rossi in MotoGP in 2021 “seems impossible” to his half-brother, Moto2 rider Luca Marini, despite Rossi’s exit from the factory Yamaha team.

Sirotkin: F1 exit more painful now than before

Ex-Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin says he's found it hard to accept his Formula 1 dream is probably gone "forever", and reckons the loss of his seat is "more painful" now than it was initially.

Leclerc the biggest talent without Red Bull deal - Marko

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc is the biggest talent in single-seater racing not signed to Red Bull, according to the energy drink giant’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko.

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The harsh realities of being an F1 outcast

Sergey Sirotkin showed promise in his junior career and had a solid, if unspectacular, Formula 1 campaign with Williams in 2018. Still only 24, he now faces the realities of being one of a number of talented young F1 outcasts trying to keep their careers afloat.

Williams announces date for "digital-only" 2020 F1 car launch

The Williams team will unveil its latest Formula 1 car, the FW43, in a "digital-only launch" in the lead-up to the start of pre-season testing.

Haas unveils launch date for its 2020 F1 car

The Haas team's fifth Formula 1 car will be unveiled at pre-season testing in Barcelona, the American outfit has confirmed.

Williams adds Red Bull, Renault engineers in key tech roles

The Williams Formula 1 team has added ex-Red Bull and Renault Formula 1 staffers in key technical roles for the 2020 season.