Mercedes say they didn’t consider putting their drivers on different strategies in the Singapore Grand Prix because George Russell would have been “furious” with the decision. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The team’s drivers were running second and fifth, Russell ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton , when a Virtual Safety Car period handed Mercedes an opportunity to pit both at minimal cost. Russell lobbied the team on the radio to make the call. After the pair pitted, Russell led Hamilton past Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari. However they were unable to pass Carlos Sainz Jnr and Lando Norris , who had the benefit of DRS from the race-leading Ferrari. Splitting the strategies so Hamilton pitted and Russell remained second ahead of Norris might have helped Mercedes avoid the DRS train which prevented their drivers from passing. But technical director James Allison said they were reluctant to do that. “We were pretty confident that we would be able to get … [Read more...] about Russell would have been “furious” if Mercedes had split strategies
Home Two wheelers oi-Athul By Athul Published: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 9:02 [IST] Hero MotocCorp recently launched the new Hero Karizma XMR motorcycle in India at Rs 1,72,900 (ex-showroom). However, this was just an introductory price and a price hike on the motorcycle was imminent. That being said, Hero MotoCorp has now announced a price hike on the newly launched Hero Karizma XMR motorcycle. This latest price hike on the Hero Karizma XMR motorcycle will be effective from October 1. According to Hero MotoCorp, the new Hero Karizma motorcycle will cost Rs 1,79,900 (ex-showroom) after the implementation of the latest price hike. This is an increase of Rs 7,000 over the introductory price on the model. Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Business Officer (India Business Unit) of Hero MotoCorp said, "The new Karizma XMR has already created a lot of excitement among the customers. The response has been great and this is a true … [Read more...] about Hero Karizma XMR Introductory Price Available Only For A Few More Days – Price Hike Date Announced
European F3 and FIA F2 champion Schumacher was dropped by the Haas F1 team at the end of 2022 owing to a brace of seven-figure car-splitting crashes that forced the team to abandon upgrades to meet its budgets. The German subsequently rekindled his Mercedes relationship, the manufacturer having backed his junior career, for 2023 with Schumacher serving as reserve driver. But Schumacher is now linked with an LMDh drive with Alpine in 2024. Motorsport.com understands that the French sportscar marque wants a big-name signing to lead its fledgling programme, although an announcement on the driver line-up is unlikely to land until October. Mercedes motorsport boss Wolff said that Schumacher signing for Alpine would not have to end his relationship with the team since he is “part of the family” and “will always have a home.” Wolff said: “Mick has a place here as our reserve driver and is part of the family. “We hope that he stays with us in that role. We will give him … [Read more...] about Schumacher can remain Mercedes F1 reserve amid Alpine WEC links
The Environmental Protection Agency has published the 2024 Nissan Z Nismo fuel economy ratings, which the automaker hasn't released yet. The hotter version of the sports coupe gets 17 miles per gallon city, 24 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined. The table below compares these figures to the other 2024 Nissan Z Models: Model City Fuel Economy Highway Fuel Economy Combined Fuel Economy 2024 Nissan Z With Nine-Speed Automatic 19 MPG 28 MPG 22 MPG 2024 Nissan Z With Six-Speed Manual 18 MPG 24 MPG 20 MPG 2024 Nissan Z Nismo With Nine-Speed Automatic 17 MPG 24 MPG 19 MPG Here's how the 2024 Nismo Z's fuel economy compares to two of its major competitors: Model City Fuel Economy Highway Fuel Economy Combined Fuel Economy 2024 Nissan Z Nismo With 9-Speed Automatic 17 MPG 24 MPG 19 MPG 2024 Toyota GR Supra 4-Cylinder, 8-Speed Automatic 25 MPG 31 MPG 27 MPG 2024 Toyota GR Supra Inline-6, 8-Speed Automatic … [Read more...] about 2024 Nissan Z Nismo Gets 19 MPG Combined, Matching BMW M2
AlphaTauri are in no rush to hurry Daniel Ricciardo’s comeback from injury, especially as they have a points-scoring stand-in in Liam Lawson. That’s according to AlphaTauri’s head of trackside engineering Jonathan Eddolls. Ricciardo, back on the grid with Red Bull’s junior team in what was billed as an audition for Sergio Perez’s Red Bull race seat, broke his hand in a practice crash at the Dutch Grand Prix. AlphaTauri won’t rush Daniel Ricciardo return Forced into a split-second decision, hit Oscar Piastri or the wall, he went with the latter but didn’t have enough time to remove his hands from the steering wheel, leaving him with a broken bone in his left hand. He’s been out of action since, the injury requiring surgery, but he was back in the paddock in Singapore where he took on an “engineering” role as he helped AlphaTauri from the pit lane. That Sunday his stand-in, Lawson, scored two points in what was only his third grand prix. But while Ricciardo is not present … [Read more...] about AlphaTauri won’t rush Daniel Ricciardo return amidst 2024 driver debate
The three rookie drivers who will take their places on the grid for the 2023 F1 season arrive with differing expectations heaped upon them. Not only due to the different paths they’ve taken to reach F1, but also because of the teams they are joining. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The most experienced of the trio is AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries , who has one F1 start to his name courtesy of a last-minute call-up to replace the ill Alex Albon at Williams for last year’s Italian Grand Prix. His performance that weekend made him a target of multiple teams for 2023, and Red Bull’s interest won out over Williams’, so de Vries signed for its secondary AlphaTauri team for his long-awaited rookie F1 season. De Vries qualified 13th at Monza but started eighth due to others being penalised. He scored two points by finishing ninth in a car he had only driven in two practice sessions before his first run in qualifying. Team mate Nicholas Latifi came in 15th. … [Read more...] about De Vries vs Piastri vs Sargeant: Which rookie is best prepared for their F1 debut?
The "problem" with performance cars is that a new version is always seemingly around the corner. Consequently, it's almost never the right time to buy one, but that's not stopping people from getting behind the wheel of the latest version. Following the release of the Z06 and E-Ray, Chevrolet is preparing to launch another derivative of its mid-engined Corvette supercar. A new spy video shows a prototype of what is believed to be the ZR1. Taken at a gas station somewhere in Colorado, the vertically shot walkaround video shows the test vehicle hiding under heavy camouflage. The soundtrack with the engine idling strongly suggests we're dealing with the 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 engine from the Z06. As a refresher, Chevy mounts a pushrod 6.2-liter V8 behind the seats of the regular Stingray and the electrified E-Ray . Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Spy Photos 9 Photos … [Read more...] about Hear Chevy Corvette ZR1 Engine Idle In Spy Video At Gas Station
The writing had been on the wall for several years, but the inevitable separation of the IndyCar Series and Texas Motor Speedway finally came with the arrival of the 2024 schedule. A relationship that began in 1997, the two transitioned through nearly every phase possible in the best and worst ways. The reality, though, is that things have been turbulent for an extended amount of time and both parties are at fault for its failure. In many ways, it’s fitting how everything started – with four-time Indianapolis 500 winner and Texas native AJ Foyt backhanding Arie Luyendyk in Victory Lane after the inaugural event in 1997. Factor in timing and scoring issues that delayed final results until the next day and it also signaled the end of the United States Auto Club’s involvement in the championship. When the series needed to bolster its schedule in the early days and an ideal market to crown a champion, the 1.5-mile superspeedway stepped up and hosted races in summer and fall from … [Read more...] about Has IndyCar’s Texas loss come at the right time?
Mahindra have revealed an all-new line-up for the 2024 Formula E season, with Nyck de Vries and Edoardo Mortara joining the team on multi-year deals. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Mortara has ended a six-year spell at Maserati (which previously competed as Venturi) to take on a new challenge, while de Vries is returning to FE to revive his racing career after losing his Formula 1 seat with AlphaTauri earlier this season. “It’s really exciting to be joining such a major automotive manufacturer as Mahindra, and to represent them in FE,” said de Vries. “I’m particularly excited about the future plans for the team. The basis is already strong, and the team has all the attributes to succeed.” Mahinda endured a disappointing 2023 campaign, ending the season only ahead of customer team Abt Cupra at the bottom of the points table. A suspension problem required Mahindra to withdraw all four cars using its powertrains from the Cape Town E-Prix and Rowland … [Read more...] about De Vries returns to Formula E with Mahindra after losing AlphaTauri F1 drive