Raikkonen will leave Ferrari at the end of the season to join Sauber, bringing an end to his second spell with the Scuderia after rejoining the team in 2014. He has struggled for form through much of that spell, but this season has been his strongest so far and featured 10 podium finishes from 18 races, pole position for Ferrari's home race in Italy and a first victory in five and a half years in the United States last weekend. Speaking exclusively to Motorsport.com in Austin, before he went on to end his 113-race win drought, Raikkonen said: "Generally things have been running more smoothly. "It depends if the car is good or not, then we found straight away [it is], but I have a good group of people that I've been working this year. "It's been a shame to lose [race engineer Dave] Greenwood, but then in the beginning of the year he was working with us. "So we had a very strong foundation to go and build [from], but I think it's been more smooth. We had some few … [Read more...] about Raikkonen resurgence made 2018 “more fun”
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Home Two wheelers oi-Stephen Gershom By Stephen Gershom Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 19:18 [IST] The next-gen KTM 390 might be launched in India sooner than we thought. The current-gen KTM RC 390 has been discontinued and removed from KTM India's website. This hints at the launch of the next-gen KTM RC 390 in the near future. Dealerships have also stopped taking bookings for the current-gen model and are in the process of clearing stocks. The KTM RC 390 is the most powerful motorcycle in its segment. It is also of the most aggressive motorcycles of its kind and over the years has been loved by enthusiasts. It debuted in 2013 at the EICMA international motorcycle show and was launched in 2014. Over the years, the motorcycle received several updates including an updated engine with slipper clutch, a side-slung exhaust system instead of the underbelly exhaust, etc. The motorcycle received several mechanical … [Read more...] about KTM RC 390 Discontinued In India & Removed From Website: Next-Gen Coming Soon
After a difficult 2020 campaign where Ferrari finished sixth overall, the team has appeared to make some good progress in to this season with both Sainz and Leclerc finishing in the points in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Leclerc has already made reference to Ferrari shaking off the ‘strange’ atmosphere that dogged it at the start of last year, but he now reveals how Sainz has helped change things too. With the Spaniard having embraced his switch from McLaren, Leclerc says everyone at Ferrari has been boosted by his enthusiasm to do well. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com’s Italian site , Leclerc felt Sainz had brought some benefits with him. "In recent years he has been in several teams, and I think it is always interesting to get an idea of how the opponents work,” he said. "I’ve immediately noticed his great motivation too. He is in his first year in Ferrari and you can see that he immediately wants to do very well. “This euphoria is … [Read more...] about Sainz’s Ferrari euphoria “contagious” for team, says Leclerc
As part of a push by the FIA to slow cars down for this year, a number of changes were made to the regulations to cut downforce. A section of floor has been removed ahead of the rear wheels, plus new restrictions have been imposed on brake ducts and diffuser dimensions. With downforce cut by up to 10%, the cars have been slowed – and Leclerc has noticed a change in approach even if the 2021 challengers do not require an all-new style. "In terms of driving [style] there were no changes, but there is something different," he said in an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com's Italian site. "You have to push a little less when entering corners, because the rear of the car is more difficult to manage due to the modified floor." Leclerc is a driver who likes the rear end of his cars to be loose, as it allows him better rotation in the corners. It was believed to be a factor in why he struggled much less with last year's Ferrari than then teammate Sebastian Vettel. … [Read more...] about Leclerc: 2021 cars more difficult to manage on corner entry
Seems pretty quite for an AMG. Hey, what’s that? Well, it could be the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 in camouflage during some on-road testing. This particular camouflaged C-Class has some very large fender flares that hint that this could be the upcoming hybrid AMG C63 sedan. During the silent drive by it confirms that there’s is no chance a Mercedes-AMG-built V8 is under the hood of this stealthy sports sedan. If you haven’t heard the rumors surrounding the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 , let me break things down for you. Mercedes-AMG is moving into a new hybridized era where it will offer hybrid versions of its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The big hybrid V8 is reserved for top-tier Mercedes-AMG products like the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe and sedan. The smaller turbocharged inline-4 hybrid will find its home in mid-tier Mercedes-AMG products like the AMG C63 while base level AMGs will skip the hybrid components and just offer a boosted inline-4. … [Read more...] about Mercedes C-Class Prototype Flaunts Wide Wheel Arches, AMG C63?