Vandoorne has endured a difficult second season paired alongside Fernando Alonso, and McLaren has now decided to part ways with the Belgian after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. “We’re immensely thankful for Stoffel’s dedication, hard work and commitment during his time at McLaren,” said McLaren CEO Zak Brown. “He’s a talented racing driver with an incredible list of accolades in his junior career. We’re proud to have played a part in his break into Formula 1, from his role as test driver to his fantastic points-scoring debut in Bahrain in 2016. “It’s clear we haven’t provided Stoffel with the tools to show his true talent, but throughout our relationship he’s proved to be a fantastic team player. His work ethic is impressive, he has a great reputation within the team and we’ve really enjoyed working with him. “Of course, we would have loved to achieve more success during our time together, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that he will always be a part of the McLaren … [Read more...] about Vandoorne to leave McLaren after 2018 F1 season
The Canadian star won races in Formula BMW, Formula Atlantic, GP3, Formula 3, A1GP, Formula 2 and won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series which earned him a Formula 1 testing role. However, without the necessary funding to become an F1 test driver, Wickens stepped off the open-wheel ladder to spend six seasons in the DTM series (where he scored six wins) before joining the IndyCar Series for 2018. Belying his rookie status, he scored a pole and four podium finishes in his first 13 races, took Rookie of the Year honors at the Indy 500, and lay sixth in the championship when a horrific crash in the 14 th round at Pocono in August left him with a thoracic spinal fracture, fractures to both legs, both hands, a forearm, an elbow and four ribs. Wickens was second at Mid-Ohio in 2018, his final completed IndyCar Series race. Photo by: Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Images Today Wickens tested a racecar for the first time since the accident , which occurred when he was 29, … [Read more...] about Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport
Formula 1 is a sport that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be player, you have to have access to some serious cash. Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing's standing as the "sport of kings" – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50 billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8 billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world's 16 th richest man. He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has … [Read more...] about Who Are The Richest People In Formula 1?
Home Four wheelers lekhaka-Athul z By Athul Z Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 18:59 [IST] Volvo has announced a price hike for all models except the recently introduced S60 sedan. depending on the model one chooses, the price hike goes up to Rs 2,00,000. This is the first time Volvo has decided to increase the prices of their vehicles in India since 2018 and the new prices are effective from 03 May 2021. The Volvo range now kick starts with the XC40 priced at Rs 41,25,000. Prices go all the way up to Rs 96,65,000 for the XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid variant. The only other SUV in the Volvo line-up is the mid-size 5-seater SUV, the Volvo XC60 and it range starts from Rs 60,90,000. Volvo also sells two sedans in India, the S60 and the S90. While the former's range starts at Rs 45,90,000, the more premium S90 range starts at Rs 60,90,000. However, Volvo may have pulled the plug on the S90 temporarily as the luxury sedan … [Read more...] about Volvo India Price Hike: Volvo XC40, XC60, XC90 Prices Hiked By Upto Rs 2 Lakh
Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing’s standing as the ‘sport of kings’ – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world’s 16th richest man. Red Bull Racing RB16B rear wing endplate Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has been intrinsically linked to the Slim family via their Telmex telecoms company, which … [Read more...] about Who are the richest people in Formula 1?