Lewis Hamilton believes that should Red Bull fail to dominate in Japan, then ‘something is up’ with the RB19… After spending the season watching on as Red Bull claimed win after win, the sudden halt to their dominance at last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix has raised eyebrows up and down the grid, as it coincided with the introduction of a Technical Directive from the FIA. But Singapore’s idiosyncratic layout and demands mean it’s possible that Red Bull were simply caught out by not getting their car into the right window – an excuse they can’t lean on this weekend at Suzuka. Why might Red Bull have struggled in Singapore? Right from the get-go on Friday in Singapore, it was evident that the RB19 wasn’t in a particularly happy place. Both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez struggled throughout the weekend, particularly for single-lap pace. Added to their woes were some operational blunders that resulted in Verstappen being involved in multiple investigations after qualifying – … [Read more...] about Will Lewis Hamilton’s suspicions about Red Bull’s performance play out?
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Linus Lundqvist converted his pole into an early lead as a four-wide battle for second into Turn 1 filtered down to two, the Andretti Autosport pair of Matt Brabham and Christian Rasmussen, who battled through Turns 2 and 3 and into 7. Then Rasmussen dropped a wheel in the dirt as they ran alongside each other, and fell back. He soon came under pressure from Danial Frost, Race 1 winner in another HMD / Coyne car, because Hunter McElrea had been the big loser on the opening lap, starting on the front row but winding up fifth in another Andretti machine. Behind him ran the Force Indy machine of Trans-Am legend Ernie Francis Jr, who had taken advantage of hesitations and clashes in the midfield to rise from 10 th on the grid to sixth. After 10 of the 35 laps, Lundqvist had a 2.3sec margin over Brabham, who in turn had 3.3 over Rasmussen. The Dane now had a 2sec margin over Frost who was having to watch his mirrors for the recovering McElrea. On Lap 12, McElrea got the pass done … [Read more...] about Indy Lights Indy GP: Lundqvist clinches win in interrupted Race 2
The latest look at the updated Hyundai Tucson development finds the SUV pulling a trailer on a winding road. We expect it to launch first in South Korea and premiere in the US early next year. The Hyundai engineering team covers this Tucson in a mix of a camouflage wrap and black fabric with blocky sections underneath the material. A big panel on the hatchback also distorts the appearance at the rear. Gallery: Hyundai Tucson Facelift Spy Photos 16 Photos The updated Tucson's nose appears to gain redesigned headlights. The upper lights appear to be more angular and have a parallelogram-like shape. The lower illumination seems to have new lamps in the same housing as the current ones. A trapezoidal surround for the lower fascia is partially visible underneath the camouflage. The fabric and blocky panels on the hood hide the design. We can't tell whether there … [Read more...] about Hyundai Tucson Facelift Spied While Towing