Ricciardo is weighing up whether to stay with Red Bull, which has backed him through his F1 career, at the same time his team is picking between ditching long-time engine supplier Renault for Honda. The Australian claimed his seventh GP victory last weekend in Monaco, while teammate Max Verstappen – who signed a lucrative new Red Bull deal late last year – started last after a practice crash. "You could say that [winning] made Daniel more expensive, it has put his value up, or it's put the team in a stronger position in terms of valuable potential to him," said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. "The reality is finding a solution to conclude a deal with Daniel in the next couple of months. "First thing is get the engine sorted and then very much follow on from there with [the] driver." Horner acknowledged that Ricciardo is "continually raising his game" as the Australian reiterated his value as one of F1's leading drivers by matching Lewis Hamilton and … [Read more...] about Red Bull wants to sort engine deal before Ricciardo contract
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Porsche progress personified. The Porsche 911 Turbo S is one of the quickest cars money can buy. With every generation, Porsche somehow finds a way to improve the performance figures of the 911 Turbo S with the latest 992 generation representing the latest peak of Porsche acceleration. So, what happens when you drag race the new 992 911 Turbo S against its predecessor, the 991.2 Turbo S? Well, on paper we know the answer, but what happens in the real world? The 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S debuted in 2020 replacing the previous generation 991.2 911 with a large and more capable car. Many critics complain about the ballooning size and updated styling of the new car, but you cannot argue with the insane performance figures of this hypercar slayer. The 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S is power by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-6 engine that produces 640 horsepower (477 Kilowatts) and 590 lb-ft (800 Newton Meters) of torque. The insane flat-6 is mated to Porsche’s 8-speed PDK dual-clutch … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Races Itself In New Vs Old
Krohn was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after the shunt, which took place between the second Mulsanne chicane and Mulsanne corner and caused the session to be red-flagged . The 64-year-old American was released on Thursday morning, but has been advised by FIA medical staff to spend a week on the sidelines before returning to racing. It means the #99 machine Krohn was due to share with his regular Le Mans co-driver Nic Jonsson and Porsche factory driver Pat Long will not compete in this weekend's race, despite efforts having been made to rebuild the car around a new tub. “While it is a major disappointment for the Dempsey-Proton Competition team, headed up by Christian Ried, on behalf of myself, and my regular co-driver, Nic Jonsson, we want to thank all of the team members for their valiant efforts," said Krohn in a statement. "I respect the FIA decision as a safety precaution and look forward to competing again next year in this incredible and historic … [Read more...] about Krohn’s Porsche withdrawn after heavy practice crash
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?
Paffett was a part of Mercedes’ line-up for the majority of its factory participation in the revived DTM, completing 15 successive seasons in the series between 2003 and ‘18. During that period, the British driver scored 23 wins, 48 podiums and 17 pole positions, bowing out as a two-time champion when Mercedes exited the DTM at the end of 2018. Following the Stuttgart-based marque’s exit from the DTM, Paffett continued to represent the brand in Formula E and Intercontinental GT Challenge the following year, racing for the affiliated HWA team in the former. But both of Paffett’s programmes lasted a single campaign and he sat out the entire 2020 season, with his outing in Kyalami 9 Hours in November of 2019 remaining his last competitive outing. Speaking during the two-day pre-season test at Hockenheim, the 40-year-old said he didn’t plan on rejoining the DTM this year amid the uncertainty around what regulations the series would adopt following the demise of the Class … [Read more...] about Paffett reveals story behind unlikely DTM return