formula 1, Motoring News, motorsport

German driver to replace Perez for UK F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England - Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg will replace Racing Point driver Sergio Perez at the August 2020 British Formula 1 GP now that the Mexican has ruled out after a positive CoVid-19 test.Hulkenberg, a veteran of 177 grands prix, raced for the team when they were known as Force India. He drove for Renault in… Continue reading German driver to replace Perez for UK F1 GP

BMW, Motoring News, motorsport

SA BMW drivers all set for 2020 DTM racing season

MUNICH, Germany - The 2020 DTM season grid will include two BMW works drivers from South Africa: Sheldon van der Linde and Jonathan Aberdein. The BMW brand has a long history in South Africa and the German automaker says each has been a BMW fan since childhood. The 2020 DTM season will start in August… Continue reading SA BMW drivers all set for 2020 DTM racing season

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US vetoes all four 2020 F1 races – adds others

LONDON, England - Formula 1 has scrapped all four of its American 2020 event due to the Covid-19 pandemic but added three European legs to the calendar.Canada, Texas, Mexico and Brazil have been ditched, Portugal’s Portimao will host its first F1 event.An F1 communication said posted by the Reuters news agency said:“Due to the fluid… Continue reading US vetoes all four 2020 F1 races – adds others

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Lewis takes on former F1 champions with his BLM beliefs

LONDON, England - Reuters news agency has reported that F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has hit back at former F1 champions Mario Andretti and Jackie Stewart for their comments on his anti-racism stance.Andretti, who won his title in 1978 and is now 80, was quoted by the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio as saying he had a… Continue reading Lewis takes on former F1 champions with his BLM beliefs

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Back on track: MSA gets clearance for motorsport re-start

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Motorsport SA now has permission to resume all MSA-sanctioned motorsport events once suitable arrangements have been made with the relevant event organisers. The permission came from the Department of Sport and Recreation after a submission by MSA.Conditions include restrictions on spectators, the presence at events of a Covid-19 compliance officer, strict cleaning,… Continue reading Back on track: MSA gets clearance for motorsport re-start

Motoring News, motorsport, new models, sport cars, VW

VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW Motorsport has unveiled its latest Global Touring Cars (GTC) race car during a virtual event streamed live on social media.The cars will be assembled in Golf 8 GTI shells.Martina Biene, head of the VW brand, reminded the motoring media that the racing class had been filled with Jetta-based cars -… Continue reading VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

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Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

Lance Woolridge, since his first race aged 16, has become a leading contender for the SA Cross-Country Series He took consecutive Class T titles in 2018 and 2019 so now races in the top-tier FIA against SA's best drivers He also manages day-to-day operations at Neil Woolridge Motorsport with an eye on winning the Dakar… Continue reading Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

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Two Moto GPs, one Superbike race, mooted for Spain

JEREZ, Spain - The regional government of Andalusia, the city council of Jerez de la Frontera, and Dorna Sports have agreed to propose to the Spanish government that, if approved, would see the Jerez F1 circuit hold two MotoGP and one World Superbike round in July/August. After an electronic meeting in early May 2020 Juan… Continue reading Two Moto GPs, one Superbike race, mooted for Spain