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11/15/19
nastruck

Toyota Earns 11th Truck Series Manufacturer's Championship
Greg Biffle won with the #51 Toyota at Texas
Greg Biffle won with the #51 Toyota at Texas

Toyota ended the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season in familiar fashion at Homestead-Miami Speedway, earning the 11th manufacturer’s championship – a high for any manufacturer in the series. It marked the manufacturer’s sixth title in the last seven years as Tundra drivers captured wins in 12 of 23 races in 2019.

“The success Toyota has had this year is just another testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams and drivers - whether it’s our young, up-and-coming drivers or veterans like Kyle Busch,” said Paul Doleshal, group manager of motorsports and asset management for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). “The Truck Series has a long history of producing some of the best racing in NASCAR and we’re proud to be able to continue to showcase the Tundra and to add another manufacturer’s championship to its name.”

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11/15/19
MacauGP

Vips takes pole for qualifying race
Juri Vips
Juri Vips
Juri Vips took a spectacular pole position for the Qualification Race for Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix – FIA F3 World Cup.

The Estonian was in the fight for pole throughout the session, one of a number of drivers to enjoy a spell as the pacesetter in the first half of the second qualifying session.

But it was only after a stoppage to clear pole contender Marcus Armstrong's crashed car that Vips really showed his hand, breaking the two minute, five second barrier with a stunning 2:04.99 lap – five seconds faster than last year's pole time – with seven minutes to go.

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11/15/19
motogp

Quartararo leads opening day of Valencia GP action

Fabio Quartararo
Fabio Quartararo
FP1 pacesetter Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) took top spot honors in FP2 to claim P1 on the opening day at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana. Fellow Yamaha man Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) sits second best after FP2, with World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) placing P3.

Quartararo was able to lead the way in this morning’s FP1, lapping the 4.0km circuit in 1min 31.455 secs to lead the way from his Independent Riders’ Championship rival Jack Miller. Doing the double in FP2 by setting a time of 1min 30.735secs to end up fastest again, Fabio leads the way into tomorrow’s second day of action by 0.148secs from fellow Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales.

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11/15/19
f1

Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 in 2nd Brazilian GP practice
Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 in the 2nd Brazilian GP practice at Interlagos. After the first session was wet, the 2nd session ran largely on a dry track and the two Ferraris put up the fastest laps, with Vettel at 1m09.217 and Leclerc just 0.021s behind.

Max Verstappen (medium) was 0.134s back in his Red Bull Honda followed by the Mercedes' of Valtteri Bottas (hard) and Lewis Hamilton (medium) rounding out the top-5.

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11/15/19
fe

Esteban Gutierrez joins Mercedes EQ Team as Reserve driver
Esteban Gutierrez
Esteban Gutierrez
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team have announced another new signing in the run-up to their debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Esteban Gutierrez is joining the team as Reserve and Development Driver with immediate effect.

Esteban had his first outing at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 during testing in Majorca in early August.

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11/15/19
track news
nasmon

Homestead-Miami Speedway Announces Grandstands Sellout for Ford EcoBoost 400
Homestead
Homestead
Homestead-Miami Speedway today announced a grandstand sellout for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship race this Sunday. The event, which starts at 3:00 p.m. ET and airs on NBC and MRN Radio/ SiriusXM, has sold out each of the last six years.

There are some select fan hospitality opportunities still available for sale.  In addition, tickets for Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Championship race as well as Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship race are still available.

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11/15/19
f1

Albon tops wet opening practice for Brazilian GP
Alex Albon
Alex Albon
Alex Albon led a mostly wet and largely unrepresentative first practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, but ended up with his Red Bull RB15 stuck in the wall at the tail-end of the 90 minutes, bringing out an FP1-ending red flag.

With the session beginning in a rainstorm, there was little early activity, as just a handful of drivers ventured out on full wet tires for what were mostly installation laps. With 35 minutes down and the track beginning to dry, however, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen heralded the switch to intermediate tires, with the majority of the field soon following suit.

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11/15/19
imsa

Briscoe Joins van der Zande for Full 2020 Season
Ryan Briscoe and his wife
Ryan Briscoe and his wife
Renger van der Zande returns for his third season as full-time co-driver of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R and will be joined for the 10-race IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign in 2020 by IndyCar Series and sportscar veteran Ryan Briscoe.

The duo’s first order of business will be defending the team’s 2019 victory in January’s season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona with added drivers Kamui Kobayashi, the former Formula One and current FIA World Endurance Championship regular who was part of this year’s victorious Rolex 24 effort, and five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.

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11/15/19
nasmon

Daniel Suarez out at Stewart-Haas Racing, Cole Custer in
Cole Custer
Just one day after announcing they were parting ways with driver Daniel Suarez, Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed on Friday that current NASCAR Xfinity Series championship contender Cole Custer would be taking over as driver of the No. 41 Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020.

Suarez was in his first year with SHR after getting ousted from his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez scored four top fives, 11 top-10s and one pole during this season with SHR.

Custer - the son of SHR President Joe Custer - is currently in his third full season driving for SHR, tallying nine victories and 38 top-five finishes. He is also one of four drivers vying for the Xfinity Series title this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Custer also has three Cup Series starts in 2018 driving for team owner Rick Ware, posting a career-best 25th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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11/15/19
f1

Vettel dismisses Verstappen as childish
Vettel calls Verstappen immature
Vettel calls Verstappen immature
Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc defended their team Thursday, dismissing suggestions that the Italian outfit had done anything suspicious to generate extra engine power this year.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, four-time world champion Vettel declined to go into any detail, but made clear his feelings on “cheating” claims made by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the wake of the United States Grand Prix two weeks ago.

“I don’t think there is much to be said about it,” said Vettel.

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11/15/19
elms

ELMS revised 2020 schedule
ELMS action
ELMS action
The 2020 4 Hours of Portimao will be moved one week forward and be held from the 16th to the 18th of October and not on the 23rd - 25th October as previously announced.

It will be the fourth visit of the European Le Mans Series to the Algarve for the finale of the 2020 season, a track appreciated by the teams and drivers for its elevation changes, fast corners, a circuit that always provides action-packed races.

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11/15/19
fe

Audi and Schaeffler: moving forward together
Audi e-tron FE07
Audi e-tron FE07
Audi and Schaeffler will continue to form a powerful team in Formula E going forward. The globally active automotive and industrial supplier from Herzogenaurach and the brand with the four rings have agreed to continue their partnership. The development project of the Audi e-tron FE07 for the seventh FIA Formula E season has already been launched.

It is one of the most successful partnerships in Formula E: Ever since the series debuted in fall of 2014, Schaeffler has been backing the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team as its technology partner. With a tally of 40 podium finishes and more than 1,000 points before the sixth season kicks off, the squad has set benchmarks both on and off the race track. Now the course has been set for the future.

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11/15/19
wec

Toyota confirms test lineup for Bahrain
Thomas Laurent
Thomas Laurent

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has added Thomas Laurent and Kenta Yamashita to its line-up for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) rookie test on 15 December at Bahrain International Circuit.

Thomas, 21, is the team’s Test and Reserve Driver and he will continue his development by participating in the one-day test organized by WEC. He made his debut in the TS050 HYBRID at the 2017 rookie test and is a front-runner in the LMP2 class this season.

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11/15/19
f1

Ferrari 'doing nothing wrong' with engine - Leclerc
The Mercedes and Red Bull 'Crying Towels'
The Mercedes and Red Bull 'Crying Towels'
(GMM) The off-track battle is heating up between Ferrari and its rivals.

Sebastian Vettel said in Brazil that Max Verstappen's recent accusation of Ferrari cheating was "unprofessional" and "immature".

However, this time not prompted by Red Bull or another team, the FIA has issued a second technical directive believed to be aimed at how Ferrari's powerful 2019 engine works.

"We just want fairness in Formula 1," a Honda official is quoted as saying by the Swiss newspaper Blick.

"We are not talking about 5 horsepower, the difference is 50hp."

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11/15/19
f1

Sainz Jr. wants Pirelli to scrap 2020 F1 tires
Sainz Jr.
Sainz Jr.
(GMM) Carlos Sainz Jr. thinks Pirelli should scrap its planned new tires for 2020.

The drivers got their first taste of the 2020 tires in practice in Austin, but the new specification - designed to minimize overheating - was almost universally unpopular.

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11/15/19
f1

Keeping Albon as teammate 'smartest choice' - Verstappen
Alex Albon
Alex Albon
(GMM) Max Verstappen says keeping Alex Albon as his teammate was the "smartest choice" for Red Bull.

Earlier this year, Red Bull relegated Pierre Gasly back to Toro Rosso and gave British-born Thai rookie Albon a chance to shine at the senior team.

Red Bull has now confirmed that Albon will stay in 2020.

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11/15/19
f1

Fittipaldi 'close' to signing new Haas deal
Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro Fittipaldi
(GMM) Pietro Fittipaldi says he is close to extending his stay as a Haas test driver.

The 23-year-old grandson of F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi combines his work with the American team with his race seat in the German series DTM.

Fittipaldi revealed in his native Brazil that he is now close to re-signing with Haas for 2020.

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11/15/19
f1

Raikkonen, Hamilton, not keen on Rio move
Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen
(GMM) F1's most experienced drivers are not keen on the idea of moving the Brazilian GP to Rio de Janeiro.

The sport is openly contemplating abandoning Interlagos, where crime problems affect the F1 world almost annually, and switching to a new circuit in Rio for 2021.

"I'm always happy to go to new venues, especially if it can be a good circuit where the racing can be good and interesting," Sergio Perez said.

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11/15/19
f1

Staying in F1 'worthwhile' says Mercedes CEO
Toto Wolff
Toto Wolff
(GMM) Mercedes looks set to stay in Formula 1 in 2021 and beyond.

Team boss Toto Wolff had warned earlier this week that, given Mercedes' recent utter dominance of Formula 1 and the looming end of the Concorde Agreement, it is "not a given" that the German marque will sign up for more.

However, at an investor meeting in London, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kallenius suggested that the Brackley based team's parent company remains keen on F1.

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11/15/19
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern and Live:
Friday, November 15LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 Practice 1Brazil8:55am-10:30amESPNU
F1 Practice 2Brazil12:55am-2:30pmESPNU
NASCAR Xfinity Practice 1Homestead12:30pm-1:30pmNBCSN
NASCAR Cup Practice 1Homestead3:30pm-4:30pmNBCSN
NASCAR Truck QualifyingHomestead4:30pm-5:30pmFS1
NASCAR Xfinity Practice 2Homestead5:30pm-6:30pmNBCSN
NASCAR Cup Practice 2Homestead6:30pm-7:30pmNBCSN
NASCAR Truck Ford EcoBoost 200Homestead7:30pm-8:00pm - Pre-Race
8:00pm-10:00pm - Race
FS1
Saturday, November 16LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 Practice 3Brazil9:55am-11:00amESPNU
NASCAR Xfinity QualifyingHomestead12:30pm-1:30pmNBCSN
F1 QualifyingBrazil12:55pm-2:00pmESPNews
NASCAR Cup QualifyingHomestead2:00pm-3:00pmNBCSN
NASCAR Xfinity Ford EcoBoost 300Homestead3:00pm-3:30pm - Pre-Race
3:30pm-6:30pm - Race
6:30pm-7:00pm - Post-Race
NBCSN
Sunday, November 17LocationTV TimesNetwork
MotoGPSpain5:00am-9:00ambeIN Sports
F1 RaceBrazil11:30am-12:05pm - Pre-Race
12:05pm-2:00pm - Race
ESPN2
NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400Homestead2:00pm-2:30pm - Pre-Race - NBC
2:30pm-7:00pm - Race - NBC
3:00pm-7:00pm - Race - NBCSN
7:00pm-8:00pm - Post-Race - NBCSN
NBC, NBCSN
NHRA FinalsPomona4:00pm-7:00pmFS1


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11/14/19
imsa

Corvette Racing Sets New Full-Season Driver Lineup for 2020
Ricky Taylor
Ricky Taylor

For the first time in nearly a decade, Corvette Racing will feature a new full-season driver roster for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. As the program prepares for its initial campaign with the new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Jordan Taylor will join Corvette Racing on a full-time basis starting with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category.

Taylor will join Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R – featuring a yellow livery with silver accents. In the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette – silver with yellow accents – Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner reunite for the ninth consecutive season, making them the longest-running driver pairing currently in IMSA.

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11/14/19
nasmon

NASCAR TrackPass on NBC Gold
NASCAR this afternoon announced that it is launching a new OTT service with NBC Sports called TrackPass, a significant expansion of the sanctioning body’s digital streaming efforts. TrackPass will launch in December, costing $5 per month and featuring live action from a host of motorsports series including NASCAR, IMSA, ARCA and American Flat Track. NASCAR previously ran its own OTT service called FansChoice.TV; this new platform replaces it and will represent a notable step up in production quality and aggregation of rights from various properties. FansChoice was also only web-based, while TrackPass will be available on the NBC Sports App and connected devices like Apple TV and Roku.

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11/14/19
irl

Spencer Pigot out of IndyCar ride
Spencer Pigot
Spencer Pigot
Spencer Pigot will not return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2020, according to a story Thursday by RACER.com.

The 26-year-old Floridian, who won the 2015 Indy Lights championship, is expected to be replaced in the No. 21 Chevrolet by 2019 Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay.

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11/14/19
irl

Zach Veach finds a new niche


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11/14/19
nhra

Tight Battle Between Last Two NHRA Top Fuel Champions Highlights Season Finale
Robert Hight
Robert Hight
FOX Sports wraps up the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series this weekend from Pomona, Calif., with just 16 points separating 2018 Top Fuel champion and current points leader Steve Torrence and 2017 champ Brittany Force. Weekend coverage begins Friday, Nov. 15 with NHRA FRIDAY NITRO LIVE on FS1 at 5:30 PM ET, with Final Round action starting Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3:00 PM ET with NHRA SUNDAY LIVE on FS1.

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11/14/19
motogp

Jorge Lorenzo announces retirement
Lorenzo announces his retirement
Lorenzo announces his retirement

The Valencia GP will be five-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo's last race in the MotoGP World Championship as the 32-year old announced his retirement ahead of his 297th Grand Prix start.

After 18 years of racing at the highest level, Jorge Lorenzo has today announced his retirement from racing ahead of the Valencia GP. With five World Championships, 152 podiums, 68 wins, 69 poles and 37 fastest laps, Lorenzo boasts one of the most impressive and consistent careers in Grand Prix racing. After a bruising campaign in 2019, Lorenzo has decided to draw an end to his Grand Prix career.

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11/14/19
MacauGP

Jake Hughes takes provisional pole at Macau
Jake Hughes
Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes is the provisional polesitter for the 2019 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix – FIA F3 World Cup after narrowly beating David Beckmann in the first of two qualifying sessions.

The Briton smashed this morning's unofficial lap record in the process of topping the session, his 2:06.793 time now the fastest ever Formula 3 lap around the Guia circuit.

It was Marcus Armstrong who set the early qualifying pace, a 2:10.154 putting him a tenth clear of SJM Prema Theodore Racing teammate Robert Shwartzman after the first representative runs.

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11/14/19
f1

Liberty has 'plan B' for 2020 Dutch GP
Should the Tree Huggers win out in Zandvoort the Dutch GP will move to Assen, which is where it belongs anyway
Should the Tree Huggers win out in Zandvoort the Dutch GP will move to Assen, which is where it belongs anyway
(GMM) F1's commercial boss says Liberty Media has a "plan B" in the event that the Dutch GP cannot take place as planned in 2020.

Many people in Formula 1 are excited about returning to the Netherlands, especially as Max Verstappen's millions of fans mean the 2020 race is easily already sold out.

But although the first legal hurdles have been cleared, environmental groups are determined to disrupt Zandvoort's efforts to upgrade the circuit.

"I don't know the exact details of the legal complexities," F1 commercial boss Sean Bratches told the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur.

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11/14/19
f1

Mercedes' F1 team photographer quits
Paul Ripke (L) says his Highness does not know what he wants
Paul Ripke (L) says his Highness does not know what he wants
(GMM) Mercedes' team photographer has decided to leave the title-winning F1 team.

Nico Rosberg's manager brought Paul Ripke in to chronicle the 2016 season, which would turn out to be the German driver's championship winning as well as final year in F1.

Ripke stayed on, but according to Bild newspaper, he has decided that Abu Dhabi will be his last race with Mercedes.

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11/14/19
dtm

DTM boss targets Kubica for 2020
F1 boss Berger wants Kubicas check in the DTM paddock
F1 boss Berger wants Kubica's check in the DTM paddock
(GMM) The boss of the premier German touring car series DTM has admitted he hopes Robert Kubica races in the category in 2020.

The Pole, who has struggled at Williams this year, is linked with a F1 reserve seat for 2020, perhaps in combination with a racing role elsewhere.

"Big names like Robert Kubica are always on our radar," said F1 legend Gerhard Berger, who is now the DTM series boss.

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11/14/19
f1

Former drivers slam F1's 'green' plans
Going green is going to cost the F1 paddock a lot of money
Going green is going to cost the F1 paddock a lot of money
(GMM) Two Formula 1 drivers have slammed the sport's 'green' plans.

This week, F1 announced that it wants the sport to be "sustainable" by 2025, and then completely "net-zero carbon" by 2030.

"Sometimes, I wonder who is the idiot who comes up with this nonsense," former F1 driver Olivier Panis told RMC Sport.

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11/13/19
wec

Foyt and Gurney Reminisce on Le Mans
AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney
AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney

The film Ford v Ferrari chronicling Ford’s podium sweep of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 will be released nationwide this Friday.  A.J. Foyt was originally scheduled to compete in that 1966 race, but he was badly injured at the Milwaukee Mile when he crashed in practice (suspension failure) and hit the wall.

Although Foyt missed that opportunity, the following year he was invited back to join the Ford team by Dan Gurney and Carroll Shelby, a fellow Texan. Gurney and Foyt rocked the motorsports world when they became the only All-American team to win the historic race with a car built in the U.S. and piloted solely by American drivers. It is a record that still stands. In contrast, the 1966 entries were built in the U.K. and were driven by a contingent of international drivers.

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11/13/19
nasx

Daniel Hemric Joining JR Motorsports for Xfinity Series Action in 2020
Daniel Hemric
Daniel Hemric
Daniel Hemric will be returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports in 2020, the team announced today. The 28-year-old Hemric has been tabbed to run 21 races for the organization, and will do so with a familiar number – the No. 8. He’ll join Jeb Burton (11 races) and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one race) to round out the driver lineup for JRM’s No. 8 entry in its pursuit of the NXS owner’s title next season.

“Daniel is a solid competitor with a great personality. He’ll be a quality addition to our lineup in 2020,” said Earnhardt Jr. “We’re lucky to have him. I feel like he has grown as a driver from his time in the Cup Series. That will be valuable to him with this new opportunity to compete in the Xfinity series. He’s a local Kannapolis (N.C.) native with a lot of determination to succeed, and I’m excited to work with him.”

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11/13/19
f1

FIA issues another F1 engine rule clarification
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
(GMM) F1's governing body has issued another technical directive about grey areas in the engine rules.

The development comes after Red Bull prompted the first technical directive about fuel flow, with many believing it ended Ferrari's earlier huge power advantage.

"Mercedes had researched in the area and we had the courage to make the official request to the FIA," Dr Helmut Marko confirmed to Auto Bild this week.

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11/13/19
nasmon

Front Row and Matt Tifft split
Matt Tifft seizures keeping him out of cockpit
Matt Tifft seizures keeping him out of cockpit
Front Row Motorsports and Matt Tifft have mutually agreed to end their agreement as Tifft continues to focus on his health.

A statement from Matt Tifft:

"I've made the decision to focus on my health and there is no rush or timetable to get back behind the wheel. Because of that, I can't commit to racing full-time in 2020. I can't say when I'll be ready to race again, but I believe I will come back. I love this sport, the people, and I would like to be a part of it next year in some capacity.

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11/13/19
nasmon

NBC's "Today" Show Promotes NASCAR Season Finale (Update)
UPDATE And NBC's promotion continued into last night......"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon said he was “so excited” for the NASCAR season finale on Sunday. Fallon: “I’m pumped, I love NASCAR. What's weird, though, is I never knew what NASCAR stood for. I guess I'll never know what NASCAR stands for.”

At that moment, the final four drivers -- Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch -- walked on-stage, with Hamlin saying, “Hey Jimmy, I think we can help you out with that.” Hamlin said he thought NASCAR stood for “Neil Ate Seventeen Cookies At Recess."

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11/13/19
nasmon

NASCAR, Dixie Vodka announce multi-year partnership
Dixie Vodka new official partner of NASCAR
Dixie Vodka new official partner of NASCAR
NASCAR and Dixie Vodka announced today a multi-year official partnership, designating the American-made craft spirit brand as the “Official Vodka of NASCAR.” Central to the agreement, Dixie Vodka will sponsor the NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next season, commemorating the track’s 25th anniversary.

Launched in 2014 by Grain & Barrel Spirits, Dixie Vodka is the largest premium craft vodka produced in the Southeast and includes a lineup of six unique expressions all representing the best of Southern flavor and craftmanship. The South Carolina-based brand is one of the fastest-growing spirit brands in the United States and recently expanded its distribution footprint west of the Mississippi.

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11/13/19
imsa
wec

Video: Meet the Corvette C8.R
Corvette C8.R
Corvette C8.R

The 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona will be the latest milestone in the story that is Corvette Racing. For the first time, the most successful program in IMSA history will campaign a mid-engine Corvette – the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R that was revealed in October.

Prior to the season-ending Petit Le Mans, Tommy Milner talked about the excitement for C8.R before taking it on a demonstration lap around at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

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11/13/19
fe

Video: Porsche's Road to Formula E
Team boss Fritz Enzinger
Team boss Fritz Enzinger

In just a few days, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will enter its maiden season.

At the Diriyah E-Prix, the squad will contest the first two races of the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Saudi Arabia on 22 and 23 November 2019. This sees the works team end its “Road to Formula E”.

Porsche has summarized the journey to the destination – from the official announcement of the Formula E entry to the first two races – in an infographic series.

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11/13/19
f1

Mercedes 'researched' alleged Ferrari engine breach
Why was Ferrari really so much slower in Austin?
Why was Ferrari really so much slower in Austin?
(GMM) Mercedes did the research that prompted Red Bull to ask the FIA to clarify the engine regulations in Austin.

At present, and although Ferrari denies it, the prevailing wisdom is that the rules clarification is why the Maranello team's power advantage suddenly vanished two weeks ago.

Max Verstappen even accused Ferrari of "cheating", prompting a furious reaction by Mattia Binotto.

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11/13/19
f1

Honda CEO targets 2020 world title with Red Bull
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo
(GMM) The CEO of Honda says the Japanese carmaker is targeting the world championship for 2020.

At present, there is uncertainty not only about Honda's commitment to Formula 1 for 2021 and beyond.

Rumors say interim Renault CEO Clotilde Delbos is considering pulling the French carmaker out, while Toto Wolff has declared that it is "not a given" that Mercedes will sign up for 2021.

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11/13/19
f1

Verstappen vows to push for third place in 2019
Mad Max wants third place
Mad Max wants third place
(GMM) Max Verstappen has vowed to push to finish third overall in the 2019 drivers' world championship.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are locked into first and second places with two races to go, but a battle is brewing for that last podium spot in the title standings.

Charles Leclerc has a 14 point advantage over Red Bull's Verstappen, with the other Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel just another 5 points adrift.

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11/13/19
f1

Commentator backs Red Bull driver lineups for 2020
Horner keeps lineups the same
Horner keeps lineups the same
(GMM) A Formula 1 commentator has backed Red Bull's decision to keep the same drivers at both of its teams for 2020.

The energy drink company has announced that Alexander Albon will remain Max Verstappen's teammate at the senior team next year.

And Pierre Gasly, who was replaced by Albon mid-season and relegated to Toro Rosso, will stay next to Daniil Kvyat at the team that will be renamed Alpha Tauri.

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11/13/19
f1

Only 1 pitstop expected for Brazil GP
Pirelli tires
Pirelli tires
Mario Isola says he is expecting this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix to be a one-stop affair, particularly as Pirelli Motorsport are bringing their three hardest compounds to the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.

Isola, the Head of F1 and Car Racing at Pirelli, is hopeful the race at Interlagos will be another interesting one with plenty of overtaking, but the decision to bring the C1, C2 and C3 compounds to Brazil means the likelihood of one-stop races is high.

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11/13/19
nasmon

Penalty report from ISM Raceway
Pitstops at ISM
Pitstops at ISM
When is this silliness going to end?

NASCAR has fined five crew chiefs for 1 unsecured lug nut on their cars after last weekend’s playoff races at ISM Raceway.

Paul Wolfe, crew chief on Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Ford, and Mike Hillman Sr., crew chief on J.J. Yeley‘s No. 53 Chevrolet, were each fined $10,000.

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11/13/19
nasmon

Tony Stewart to drive pace car in Homestead
Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart
From winning championships at Homestead-Miami Speedway to joining the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Tony Stewart has been the epitome of success in motorsports.  It’s only fitting that the three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) champion will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on Sunday, November 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Stewart will lead the field to the green flag in a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

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11/13/19
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The best NASCAR highlights from ISM Raceway
Watch all of the best shots from NASCAR's cameras at ISM Raceway that saw playoff dreams realized and some go up in smoke.

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11/13/19
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Corvette Racing's Internal Rivalry
Corvette Racing have racked up over 100 wins between their two cars, with two crew chiefs determined to win.

The drivers and team members talk about working together as a team, as well as racing hard against each other when it comes to it.

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