The 2019 Formula One calendar has been released, while the pre-season test dates have also now been confirmed. Following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council last week, the FIA have released the planned schedule for the 2019 season. Kicking off in Australia, there are no particularly noticeable changes from the 2018 calendar, although there is now no planned triple header. After much delay, the 2019 pre-season test dates have also been confirmed. Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will hold eight days of testing over two weeks, as has been the norm in recent years. There had been discussions to move testing, possibly to Bahrain like in 2014, but there was no support from the teams for such a move. Testing will take place from February 18th to 21st and from February 26th to March 1st in 2019. 2019 Calendar: 17 March Australia Melbourne 31 March Bahrain Sakhir 14 April China Shanghai 28 April Azerbaijan Baku 12 May Spain Barcelona 26 May Monaco Monaco 9 … [Read more...] about 2019 Formula 1 season: pre-season testing dates and calendar confirmed
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IndyCar is wasting no time in preparing for the 2019 season. On Friday, the sanctioning body announced that it will hold three all-team open tests during the 2019 season, including two for new venues on the schedule. The first will be a two-day preseason test on Feb. 12-13 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, less than four weeks before the start of the 2019 IndyCar season on March 10 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The COTA test is in preparation for IndyCar’s first-ever regular season race at the sprawling road course on March 24. The other two tests, both in-season sessions, will be April 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the 103rd Running of the legendary Indianapolis 500 on May 26, as well as Sept. 19 at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway. The latter will come just four days before IndyCar’s first race at the fabled Central California road course in 15 years, on Sept. 22. All three tests will utilize 2018-19 IndyCar Series testing rules. In … [Read more...] about IndyCar announces 2019 test dates, including at COTA and Laguna Seca
Getty ImagesMichael Hickey Double F1 world-champion Fernando Alonso announced his retirement from the series yesterday, but he's not done racing. For starters, he'll stay with Toyota through next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, completing the World Endurance Championship 2019-2020 super season. Now, it looks like IndyCar is a possibility, too: Marshall Pruett at Racer reports that Alonso is rumored to do an IndyCar road-course test next month. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Alonso made his first foray into IndyCar last year via an Andretti Autosport-McLaren single-race partnership for the Indy 500. For his upcoming test, he'll be driving an Andretti Dallara DW-12 with Honda power and the new 2018 road-course aero package. Racer doesn't have confirmation of the date and location yet—multiple test dates have been held for Alonso—but it'll probably be at Barber Motorsports Park near Atlanta following the September 2nd IndyCar race in Portland. McLaren is aiming to … [Read more...] about Fernando Alonso Will Do an IndyCar Road Course Test
JULY 25, 2018 F1 will kick off the 2019 season with winter testing in Bahrain. That is the claim of Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, revealing that the risk of bad weather in Spain is the reason for the decision. That risk has risen even more for 2019 because next season is slated to begin in Australia a week earlier than usual. "The teams want to vote on the (test) date ahead of the Hungarian grand prix," said correspondent Michael Schmidt. "But the FIA and Liberty have already given the green light." This year, several days of the already limited winter testing programme were affected by freezing temperatures and even snow. Some teams initially baulked at the suggestion of the move to Bahrain for 2019, but it is believed Liberty Media has agreed to pick up some of the extra freight costs. In return, the teams have been asked by Liberty to make the private testing more 'open', including by not using screens in front of the garage doors. (GMM) Other stories for JULY 25, 2018 … [Read more...] about 2019 to begin with testing in Bahrain
PASSING your driving test isn't easy with around half of all learners failing every single year. But some manage to walk away with a full licence with just a few minors. Here's everything you need to know... How many minors and majors are you allowed in a driving test? There are three types of faults a person can make in a driving test. These are: Dangerous - This involves danger to the examiner, the driver, the public or property Serious (major) - This is when the driver does something potentially dangerous Driving fault (minor) - This isn't potentially dangerous but could be a serious fault if it keeps happening Drivers on their test can make no more than 15 minors and absolutely no majors or dangerous faults. How many lessons do you need to pass? Most people take around 40 hours of lessons although you can do an intensive course to get you ready in a matter of days or weeks. But be sure to take enough lessons before booking a test and ask your instructor for … [Read more...] about How many minors can you get in a driving test, how many lessons do you need to pass and can I change my test date?