Rebellion adds extra LMP1 entry for WEC opener at Silverstone

Rebellion Racing has made a late entry of a second privateer LMP1 car for the opening round of the 2019/20 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone next month. The Swiss entrant will field an additional Rebellion-Gibson R-13 for Loic Duval, Pipo Derani and Nathanael Berthon at Silverstone on September 1 after initially downscaling its WEC entry ..

Toyota steps up Fernando Alonso’s Dakar Rally preparation programme

Fernando Alonso and Toyota Gazoo Racing have unveiled the first stages of the preparation programe for the two-time Formula 1 world champion's planned Dakar Rally debut in 2020. Alonso sampled Toyota's Hilux car in the Kalahari Desert back in March, and will now embark on a much more extensive rally raid training programme with the Gazoo ..

WRC event winner Hayden Paddon launches electric rally car project

World Rally Championship event winner Hayden Paddon's team is developing a world-leading all-electric Hyundai Kona EV rally car. The car is in the design stage now and is expected to be testing for the first time in April 2020. The aim is for the Kona EV to be the first rally car capable of completing a full length event with only electric pow..

Verstappen: Leclerc isn’t the only young-gun threat in Formula 1

Max Verstappen believes Charles Leclerc is not the only young gun he will fight in Formula 1, despite the "amazing" opportunity for the karting rivals to race each other again. Verstappen prevailed over Leclerc in a fierce fight for victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, after which a video emerged of the duo disagreeing over a similar incident in kar..

Ferrari: F1 calendar growth plus budget cap poses a “risk”

Formula 1 teams will face a "risk" in getting the staff required for an increased calendar within the proposed 2021 budget cap believes Ferrari's Mattia Binotto. F1 is expected to expand to a record 22 races next year, and with owner Liberty Media maintaining its push to add new events the schedule could balloon further the year after. While B..

Video: The Formula 1 drivers fighting to keep their seats for 2020

It may only be the summer break, but Formula 1's next shocking blockbuster driver moves are already being made or rumoured ahead of the 2020 season. With Alex Albon making the switch to Red Bull from Toro Rosso from Spa onwards this season, but knowing he is doing so as an audition, and Valtteri Bottas coming under threat from Mercedes reserve..

2015 Moto3 champion Danny Kent loses BSB ride over knife offence

Danny Kent, the 2015 Moto3 world champion, has been handed a suspended jail sentence for a knife offence, and lost his ride in the British Superbike Championship as a result. Kent became Britain's first grand prix motorcycle racing world champion since Barry Sheene's second 500cc title win in 1977 when he won the 2015 Moto3 crown on a Leo..

Rossi: Yamaha working harder since MotoGP summer break

Valentino Rossi feels that "something moved" within the Yamaha MotoGP team during the summer break in its bid to close the gap to its rival manufacturers. Rossi had a torrid end to the first half of the 2019 campaign, as he retired from three races in succession and then finished only eighth at the Sachsenring. But the Italian returned from the sum..

Ducati: Fixing long-term MotoGP handling issue takes trial and error

Ducati MotoGP technical director Davide Barana says improving the bike's key weakness of turning is a "long process" that is taking a lot of "trial and error". Though Ducati has made steps forward in recent years, emerging as a title challenger again in the last three seasons, it is still thought to trail its rivals for mid-corner handling. Af..

ORECA in talks with multiple manufacturers to build hypercar for WEC

French constructor ORECA has revealed that it is talking to multiple manufacturers about developing a prototype for the World Endurance Championship's new hypercar category. ORECA boss Hugues de Chaunac explained that he is already in contact with major car makers as his organisation formulates a plan to enter the new top class of the WEC. "Th..

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