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11/23/18
automotive
f1
imsa

Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn to be fired (3rd Update)
Carlos Ghosn may be fired by Renault putting Nissan and Renault's motorsports involvement in jeopardy
Abiteboul says Carlos Ghosn arrest does not put Renault's motorsports involvement in jeopardy

UPDATE Speaking in Abu Dhabi today, team boss Cyril Abiteboul was adamant that Ghosn's departure will not affect the F1 program.

"It's fair to say that, indeed, Carlos Ghosn was instrumental in the decision to return in late 2015," said the Frenchman, "but obviously it's not just one man's decision. It was debated at length in executive committee, at board level, and that was the decision of the company.

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11/23/18
f2

Russell flies to pole in dramatic F2 qualifying
George Russell
George Russell

George Russell has put one hand on the trophy by claiming a fifth pole position at this evening’s FIA Formula 2 Championship qualifying session to extend his lead over title rival Alexander Albon to 41 points with just 44 left to claim this weekend, with the Briton flying on his second run to grab the top spot ahead of Nyck de Vries and Nicholas Latifi.

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11/23/18
f1

Bottas over Verstappen in Abu Dhabi 2nd Practice
Bottas quickest after the sun set
Bottas quickest after the sun set

Valtteri Bottas might not have won a race this season, but Mercedes team orders and poor luck have robbed him of two likely victories. With the championship done he is free to race and he finished ahead of his teammate in both practice sessions on Friday. He normally does well at this track, so don't rule out a last gasp 2018 victory to follow up his 2017 efforts.

His time of 1m37.236s was quick enough to beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen by 0.044s. Verstappen was quickest in Practice 1.

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11/23/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday (Update)
Bottas knows his job is secure as long as he plays slave to teammate Hamilton
Bottas knows his job is secure as long as he plays a good slave to teammate Hamilton

UPDATE Updates shown in red below.

11/23/18

  • Bottas 'not worried' about 2020 seat
  • Managers say Alonso could return in 2020
  • Lauda not in Abu Dhabi - Marko
  • Sainz Jr. to test McLaren next week
  • Haas protests Force India over $60m payment
  • Vandoorne hopeful about F1 future
  • F1 considers new tire rules for 2019
  • Russian sponsor leaves F1 with Sirotkin
  • Hamilton to sport number 1 on W09 in Abu Dhabi - New
  • Wolff confirms Mercedes reserve role for Esteban Ocon - New
  • Laurent Mekies makes debut with Ferrari - New

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11/23/18
gp3

Mazepin storms to Abu Dhabi pole
Russian Nikita Mazepin on pole
Russian Nikita Mazepin on pole
Nikita Mazepin has set sail on his championship fightback with a fine pole position in this afternoon’s GP3 Series qualifying session at the Yas Marina Circuit, grabbing P1 as the checkered flag dropped to deny title rival Anthoine Hubert a vital chance to pull away in the points: the Frenchman will line up behind his teammate and Leonardo Pulcini in P3 on tomorrow’s grid.

The Russian stopped the clocks at 1:54.885, less than a tenth ahead of his closest rival, but more importantly for him the lap meant that the title fight closes to just 27 points, with 44 on offer for the remainder of this final race weekend of 2018.

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11/23/18
f1

Red Bulls run 1-2 in Practice 1 at Abu Dhabi
Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen led Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo to take a surprise one-two in the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - but let's be clear, it was a track cleaning session so the times are largely meaningless.

Abu Dhabi hasn’t tended to be good for Red Bull in the turbo hybrid era, but a strong showing for the team in Free Practice 1 saw Verstappen go fastest with a 1m 38.491s, with Ricciardo 0.454s behind the Dutchman.

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11/23/18
v8

Champ leader McLaughlin on top in Newcastle Practice
Scott McLaughlin
Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin has promised to keep the heat on his Supercars Championship rival Shane van Gisbergen after driving an important psychological stake in the ground in Newcastle today.

With his sights on a maiden Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, McLaughlin finished practice fastest and six places higher than Van Gisbergen on the opening day of the last weekend of the year. xxxx

The equation is simple for McLaughlin in theory but harder in execution. All he needs to do is stay in front of Van Gisbergen throughout the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 weekend.

“It’s going to be all about qualifying here,” McLaughlin said. It’s going to be a long race but track position is key, that is all we are working on.”

The chaser also wasn’t too perturbed by his finishing position ahead of qualifying in the morning.

“We are close on points, basically equal, it’s whoever wins,” Van Gisbergen said. “The reason we are in this position is because of what we have been doing every weekend. There’s no point in changing it and see where we end up.”

McLaughlin started tamely but found his Newcastle mojo to end the day, setting the fastest lap on his sixth of the second practice session ahead of Van Gisbergen’s Red Bull Holden Racing Team team-mate Jamie Whincup and Monster Energy Racing’s Cameron Waters.

Between McLaughlin and Van Gisbergen were his Shell V-Power running mate Fabian Coulthard, Boost Mobile Racing’s James Courtney and Timken Racing’s Nick Percat.

“We have got to help Scotty out the best we can this weekend and being where we are at the moment is the best way to do that,” Coulthard said of being wedged in the middle.

Also sitting ominously in the middle is Whincup, the man who virtually stole the title from under McLaughlin’s nose this time last year.

Van Gisbergen said he was spooked on one of his flying laps today, pulling out when he came across a bunch of cars. In the end he was only .36s behind the leader in blustery conditions.

"It's different every lap, You don't know what you are going to get," he said.

“I just didn’t get it together. I came across a bunch of slow cars down the hill and panicked. I thought I was going to run into them and ended up going wide myself.”

David Reynolds was behind Van Gisbergen with Scott Pye and rookie Anton De Pasquale completing the top 10 from Lee Holdsworth. The retiring Craig Lowndes finished 12th from Chaz Mostert, while Andre Heimgartner was the best of the Nissans in 14th.

ARMOR ALL Qualifying and the opening 250km race for Supercars will be held tomorrow. The Championship will then be decided on Sunday afternoon with the final race of 2018.

Coulthard
Coulthard

COULTHARD QUOTE: “It today was a pretty good day. This place is pretty crazy, it’s a bit of a bullring and very difficult to set the car up perfectly for the whole lap. It’s very close, and we ended up P4 so it’s a good start to the weekend.”
 
MCLAUGHLIN QUOTE: “Overall we’ve had a really good day, and everything feels good. We’ve found a combination that we really like, and everything has gone well. We tried everything that we wanted to and went through a really solid program today. It’s going to be all about qualifying here, the race is going to be long, but track position is key and that’s what we’re working on.”

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11/23/18
f2

Russell sets the pace in Abu Dhabi
George Russell
George Russell
George Russell has got his championship-deciding weekend under way in fine style by topping this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship free practice with a lap of 1:51.720, grabbing P1 by over a tenth from Antonio Fuoco and Luca Ghiotto, while title rival Alexander Albon kept his powder dry by coming home in P9, almost a second behind the 2019 Williams F1 driver.

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11/23/18
gp3

Alesi leads the way in Abu Dhabi
Giuliano Alesi
Giuliano Alesi
Giuliano Alesi has set the pace for the final round of the 2018 GP3 Series by grabbing the top spot in this morning’s free practice session at the Yas Marina Circuit with a time of 1:55.676, going purple in all 3 sectors late in the session for a lap which was 0.892s faster than teammate David Beckmann and Gabriel Aubry, who both set the same best time earlier in the day.

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11/22/18
v8

Supercars Champ Leader McLaughlin Ready For Newcastle
Interviews with Shell V-Power Racing Team driver and Championship leader Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard discussing their last event performances in New Zealand.

They also discuss their memories of the 2017 Newcastle event and their mindsets ahead of this weekend's final round of the 2018 season. 

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11/22/18
irl

High Performance Computing (HPC) Just Changed Indycar Races For The Long Haul
Tino Belli using CFD
Tino Belli - For its CFD simulations, IndyCar, in conjunction with ARC, has developed a proprietary layer for vehicle aerodynamics called Element on top of an OpenFOAM base.
Those who follow commercial supercomputing already know that automotive design is a hot area for high performance computing, but Indycar is taking modeling and simulation in unexpected directions—and it could change both the cars and how drivers approach the sport in the near term.

Until recently, IndyCar used single vehicle computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and rolled the results of those into the famous driver in the loop simulations that let Indy drivers take their cars for an immersive test drive. By upping the game with multi-car, large-scale CFD, racers can now factor in the dynamics of turbulent fluid flow simulations that account for leading and trailing cars, something that has a much heavier impact than even a well-seasoned racecar aerodynamics pro like IndyCar’s Tino Belli could have realized.

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11/22/18
f3

New F3 car to replace GP3 unveiled in Abu Dhabi
Al-new F3 car
Al-new F3 car

The FIA Formula 3 Championship unveiled the F3 2019 car to the international media at the Yas Marina Circuit today. The new car, which will be raced in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons, was revealed in the Formula 1 paddock ahead of the final F1 Grand Prix of the 2018 season.

The F3 2019 is the best compromise between the current GP3 Series and FIA Formula 3 European Championship cars. It features a naturally aspirated 3.4 liter bespoke Mecachrome 6 cylinder engine, which delivers 380 HP at 8000 rpm. The philosophy of this car’s technology was to find a middle ground between performance and cost effectiveness wherever possible.

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11/22/18
f1

Robert Kubica talks about his return to the Formula 1 grid
Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica
2019 Williams Martini Racing race driver Robert Kubica talks about his long journey back. Williams Martini Racing is delighted to announce Robert Kubica will complete the team’s driver line-up for 2019, partnering George Russell in the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Robert impressed the team after conducting several tests for Williams in 2017 before taking on the role of Reserve & Development Driver for the team for the 2018 season.

During this time Robert has spent extensive time working both trackside and at the factory, also having the opportunity to drive the FW41 during official testing and a number of FP1 practice sessions.

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11/22/18
f1

Video: Claire Williams announces Robert Kubica as a 2019 race driver
Deputy team principal Claire Williams announces the news that Robert Kubica will be a Williams Martini Racing race driver in 2019.

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11/22/18
f1

Video: Yas Marina F1 Circuit Guide with Valtteri Bottas
The Yas Marina Circuit - Home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the 2018 Formula One season finale!

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11/22/18
wec

A Year Of Celebration - Following Porsche's 70th Anniversary Tour At Brands Hatch
Porsche 919
Porsche 919
Porsche celebrated their 70th anniversary with a victory tour in 2018, smashing lap records with the specially-developed LMP1 919 Hybrid Evo at legendary tracks such as Spa-Francorchamps and the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and showing off an array of machinery to fans at dedicated festivals across Europe.

Mobil 1 The Grid traveled to the Festival of Porsche at Brands Hatch to speak to a number of drivers and Porsche collectors about some of the legendary race cars being showcased.

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11/22/18
f1

Hamilton and Alonso happy for Kubica
Hamilton and Alonso
Hamilton and Alonso
During Thursday's Abu Dhabi GP press conference Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso both had good things to say about Robert Kubica after the Pole’s comeback was confirmed by Williams.

While Sergey Sirotkin’s backers, SMP Racing, said the seat only became available because they decided to leave the team, others say Kubica had a larger check.

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11/22/18
f1

Raikkonen: I've practiced leaving Ferrari already
Raikkonen not said to be leaving Ferrari
Raikkonen not said to be leaving Ferrari
In Thursday's Abu Dhabi GP press conference Kimi Raikkonen said he is “not sad” about his upcoming last race with Ferrari and has already experienced leaving them already.

Raikkonen already did it once back in 2009.

“I have practice from leaving them once already, so it’s not a new thing,” Raikkonen said at the Yas Marina circuit.

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11/22/18
f1

Alonso does not plan to return to F1
Whether Alonso returns to F1 remains to be seen, but it certainly does not sound like it given his negative comments. Besides the Indy 500, Alonso may turn to IndyCar fulltime at some point

Fernando Alonso will walk away from F1 after this weekend’s Abu Dhabi GP with questions about whether a possible return is on the cards down the line. Today he says no.

“The rules change went in the wrong direction,” he told ESPN in the build-up to the Yas Marina race, “because now the teams have very little room to play and to use creativity into strategies or anything like that.

“There is fixed fuel for everyone, a fixed fuel flow to put in the engine that is the same for everyone. The same tires for everyone, the same weight distribution for everyone. The same tyre pressure, mandatory for everyone, the same camber for everyone.

“In a way it helped the less talented people. They train a lot in the simulator, they arrive to the new circuits knowing exactly where are the bumps, where are the curbs that you can take, where are the difficult spots and then into the race, normally there is only one optimum way to arrive to the end.

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11/22/18
f1

Latest F1 news in brief - Thursday (Update)
A sickly looking Kubica lost so much weight just to be competitive. Now has check, will drive.
A sickly looking Kubica lost a lot of weight just to be competitive. Now has BIG check, will drive. Alan Jones thinks he is too slow.

UPDATE Updates shown in red below.

11/22/18

  • Kubica sponsor to back entire Williams team
  • Ricciardo says Renault switch 'terrifying'
  • Jock Clear to be Leclerc's race engineer
  • Lauda to miss Abu Dhabi comeback
  • Williams Confirms 2018 Abu Dhabi Test Driver Line-up - New
  • Renault releases Carlos Sainz Jr for early McLaren F1 test - New
  • Alan Jones questions Williams' decision on Kubica - New

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11/22/18
nasmon
f1

Jimmie Johnson visits McLaren F1
Seat fitting
Seat fitting

Jimmie Johnson on Twitter: I don’t even know where to start about today. gave me an experience of a life time.

From touring the facility, meeting their employees and then 6 hours in the simulator.

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11/22/18
nasmon
f1

The journey of the No. 48 Chevy to Bahrain for Johnson and Alonso's car swap
Taking a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 across the world is no easy task. See how it came together for Jimmie Johnson’s trip to Bahrain.

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11/22/18
TV News

Weekend TV Times
All times Eastern
Friday, Nov. 23LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 – Practice 1Abu Dhabi3:55-5:30amESPN2
F1 – Practice 2Abu Dhabi7:55-9:30amESPNU
Saturday, Nov. 24LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 – Practice 3Abu Dhabi4:55-6:00amESPN2
F1 - QualifyingAbu Dhabi7:55-9:00amESPN2
Sunday, Nov. 25LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 – Race (Live)Abu Dhabi7:30-8:05am – pre-race
8:05-10:00am – race
ESPN2
Trans Am – RaceDaytona2:00-3:00pm (D)CBS-SN
F1 – Race (Encore)Abu Dhabi9:00-11:00pm (R)ESPNews
Monday, Nov. 26LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 – Race (Encore)Abu Dhabi12:30am-2:30am (R)ESPN2


Legend: D=Delayed R = Repeat



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11/22/18
f2

Ticktum in F2 debut
After losing the Euro F3 title to Schumacher, Ticktum won in Macau
After losing the Euro F3 title to Schumacher, Ticktum won in Macau
No rest for the wicked, or the talented. Just days after completing his stunning back-to-back Macau F3 double, Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum has been called up by Arden Motorsport for the final round of the F2 Championship in Abu Dhabi.

Last year the 19-year-old Briton made the dramatic switch from streets in the orient to the opulent Yas Marina circuit well enough, getting on the podium in the second GP3 race.

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11/21/18
motogp

Vinales again on top on final test day at Valencia
Maverick Vinales
Maverick Vinales

Maverick Vinales
Position: 1st – Time: 1’30.757
"It has been a positive test. We've been working a lot on improving for the first lap of the race. I'm actually really happy because from the first lap I felt good grip and I could push. There's still work to do to further improve the engine braking and the smoothness of the power, so that's what we will work on in Jerez. It was unlucky that we couldn't ride all day, like we had planned. We couldn't test the engines very well, so we're going to decide after Jerez which of the two we choose. As I said, we need to try more, to be more convinced about the engine decision, but I think we're on the right track.

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11/21/18
f1

Alonso to contest final Formula 1 race in special one-off McLaren livery
Special Livery
For this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso will race a McLaren for the final time, and in a special one-off livery.

The event will bring the curtain down on the Spaniard’s illustrious 18-year Formula 1 career, and the team has chosen to commemorate the race with a unique paint-job on his MCL33.

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11/21/18
f1

Rudy Tuesdays lap around Abu Dhabi GP circuit
McLaren's Rudy van Buren talks us through a virtual lap at Yas Marina, the venue of the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

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11/21/18
nasmon

Homestead Race Rewind: Logano lives out his dream
Catch up on all the key moments from the NASCAR Championship 4 race at Homestead as Joey Logano wins the Monster Energy Series title.

Joey Logano came into this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series finale as the underdog to the “Big Three” in the championship hunt, but when at the end of the night on Sunday he walked onto the stage as the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion after taking the checkered flag in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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11/21/18
automotive

Tokyo court decides to keep Ghosn behind bars for 10 days
Ghosn back in 2008. If convicted, he may not get out of jail until he is a very old man
Ghosn back in 2008. If convicted, he may not get out of jail until he is a very old man
Tokyo District Court has decided that Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and Representative Director Greg Kelly will be detained for 10 days, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday.

Ghosn was arrested on Monday after a Nissan internal investigation found he had allegedly engaged in years of wrongdoing, including personal use of company money and under-reporting earnings.

Japan's legal system is opaque even to locals, and basic details of Ghosn's location and immediate future are unknown, although he is likely at a detention facility in northern Tokyo. According to Japanese law, Ghosn can be held in custody for up to 23 days without being charged.

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11/21/18
irl

Wickens' latest rehab video
Injured IndyCar driver Robert Wickens' latest social media update on his recovery shows him progressing with gait training - the process of learning to walk again.

Has IndyCar done anything about those lethal catch fences yet?

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11/21/18
nasmon
irl

NASCAR president: Everything on table for 2020 schedule (Update)
Steve Phelps
Steve Phelps

UPDATE More from the video below:

NASCAR is exploring launching an over-the-top streaming service, per sources.

It couldn’t show live national series races until '25, but it could show lower-level racing, archived events and lifestyle content.

It could launch as soon as '20. 

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11/21/18
lmesa

Asian Le Mans Series Porsche Endurance Trophy Announced!
The Asian Le Mans Series, in partnership with Porsche Carrera Cup Asia have united to create the Asian Le Mans Series Porsche Endurance Trophy.

The Trophy will be contested by Porsche Carrera Cup Asia teams and drivers racing in the Agile 4 Hours of Shanghai.

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11/21/18
f1

Abu Dhabi happy to stay F1 season finale
Mercedes led at the start in 2017
Mercedes led at the start in 2017
(GMM) Abu Dhabi wants to remain the last grand prix on F1's annual calendar.

That is despite that fact that, as is the case in 2018, the world championship has already been decided.

But Yas Marina chief executive Al Tareq Al Ameri told The National newspaper that being the last race on the long calendar has other benefits.

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11/21/18
motogp

Vinales tops Marquez on first of two days of testing at Valencia
Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

Fresh from completing the 2018 Triple Crown at the season finale in Valencia, the Repsol Honda Team was back on track at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit today with its new line-up, which sees Jorge Lorenzo joining the squad alongside World Champion Marc Marquez for 2019.

After five days of almost uninterrupted rain showers, the sun finally made its appearance at Valencia today, but it took the whole morning for the asphalt to dry enough to offer good conditions for proper testing.

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11/21/18
automotive

How Porsche Perfected Intake Manifolds
Of course future Porsches will be all-electric and won't need an intake manifold
Of course future Porsches will be all-electric and won't need an intake manifold
When Porsche designs an intake manifold, they do things differently. While most car companies try to increase pressure of air entering an engine, Porsche tries to expand that air. Here's how it works. Intake manifolds can be designed with certain length runners in order to be tuned to produce peak horsepower at a specific RPM.

The idea is that when the intake valve closes, the air rushing into the engine is force to build in pressure in the intake port. This pressure wave wants to equalize, so it bounces back and forth in the intake manifold. If you time the valve openings correctly, you can have that high pressure air force its way into the engine, making more horsepower and more torque.

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11/21/18
fe

Venturi Formula E team signs Simona de Silvestro
Simona de Silvestro
Simona de Silvestro
The Venturi Formula E team has signed Simona de Silvestro as its official test driver for the 2018/19 season.

De Silvestro will work alongside Venturi's race drivers Felipe Massa and Edoardo Mortara.

She will make her first on-track appearance for Venturi when she drives in the official post-race test that will follow the season-opening Ad Diriyah ePrix.

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