Following last year’s cancellation, the United States Grand Prix will take place at Circuit of the Americas with fans in the grandstands as tickets for the race weekend of October 22-24 are now on sale. The race was one of the casualties of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, as the Formula 1 season centred on races in Europe and the Middle East. But North American fans will be returning to races this year with both the US and Mexico City races now taking ticket bookings at Motorsport Tickets. The US race will take place in the autumn, when it’s expected travel between the United States and United Kingdom could be permitted, given the two countries’ current rates of vaccination. At Circuit of the Americas, new grandstands will be in place in 2021 to ensure more fans can see the race. These are centred on the penultimate corner, turn 19. These will increase visibility of the final sector at a track that already offers some of the best views on the Formula 1 calendar. … [Read more...] about Tickets for United States Grand Prix in October now on sale
Hypercar TOYOTA - Toyota GR010 Hybrid 7. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez 8. Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, Brendon Hartley Toyota has been WEC's mainstay in the top class for several years and was 'rewarded' for its persistence by getting a clear run at three consecutive Le Mans wins, while preparing for the new Hypercar era with the GR010 Hybrid. In anticipation of fellow factory competition from the likes of Peugeot (2022) and Ferrari (2023) Toyota will once again be its own biggest rival, with an another intra-team battle anticipated between the world championship-winning #7 crew and the Le Mans winners in car #8, all of which remain on board for the new campaign. For Toyota, getting a handle on its all-new car, weeding out potential reliability issues, will be key in holding off the competition, particularly from Alpine. ALPINE - Alpine A480-Gibson 36. Andre Negrao, Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere Alpine steps up from LMP2 to … [Read more...] about WEC 2021 team-by-team season preview
We'll take the coupe. S8 Officially Revealed: 2020 Audi S8 Arrives With Subtle Style, 563 HP Twin-Turbo V8 The fourth-generation Audi A8 was unveiled only a few days ago, but already some people with too much free time on their hands are imagining all sorts of versions in the digital realm. By far our favorite of the bunch is the coupe, which actually has a shot in the real life. The Prologue concept from a few years ago heralded a new design language for Audi and it was put to good use for the first time on a production model on the 2018 A8. Guess what body style it had? Yes, it was a coupe. The Prologue was no doubt a stunner, and while the A8 Sedan doesn’t really quite match it in terms of styling, a coupe could prove to be much nicer. Some reports are indicating Audi will inaugurate the A9 family for the coupe and will have it on sale in a few years from now. We’ll just have to wait and see about that. Moving on, the A8 Avant is a pipe’s … [Read more...] about 2018 Audi A8 Render Galore: Coupe, Avant, S8, RS8
Click on the arrows in the images to scroll through them… Red Bull Racing RB16B brake duct detail 1 / 46 Photo by: Giorgio Piola Red Bull has made an adjustment to the front brake duct for the Portuguese GP, with an extra vane added to the upper section of the inlet to help direct the airflow where it needs to go inside the brake duct. Red Bull Racing RB16B bargeboard detail 2 / 46 Photo by: Giorgio Piola Red Bull made a significant change to the design of the sidepod deflector array for the third race of the season, with the forwardmost vertical element split into two sections, whilst it now meets with the floor rather than being mounted above it. The Venetian blind-like arrangement has also been adjusted. Red Bull Racing RB16B bargeboard detail 3 / 46 Photo by: Giorgio Piola A shot of the older configuration on the RB16B for comparison. Red Bull Racing RB16B diffuser detail 4 … [Read more...] about Portuguese GP: Best F1 2021 technical images from Portimao
Arguably, no other combination has so clearly failed to turn dazzling qualifying speed into hard results. It's a strange situation given that historically the Faenza outfit has been known for overachieving, stealing unexpected results on days when things go wrong for others. Gasly qualified a superb fifth at both of the opening events in Bahrain and Imola, and yet the races have not gone to plan. In the first race the Frenchman crunched his front wing against the rear wheel of Daniel Ricciardo's McLaren on the opening lap, and his day was effectively over. Then at its home event AlphaTauri made an over-cautious call to start both cars on full wet tyres. That didn't pay off, and in the end seventh – helped by a one-place gain from a penalty ahead – represented a decent recovery for Gasly. To compound the Italian team's frustration his teammate Yuki Tsunoda has yet to fully optimise a race weekend and fulfil his obvious potential. Gasly is well aware that opportunities … [Read more...] about Can Gasly finally fulfil AlphaTauri qualifying promise?