Monday, January 18, 2021

WRC

FIA, F1, Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton, Raikkonen, Tsunoda & more win awards in virtual 2020 FIA Gala

The virtual 2020 FIA Gala had trophy ceremony not only for the champions but the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Yuki Tsunoda, Romain Grosjean's crash crew and more were rewarded as well. With COVID-19...
ORLEN, Robert Kubica, F1

ORLEN stays with Alfa, Kubica likely too; news from Button, Daly & Toyota

PKN ORLEN confirmed its stay with Alfa Romeo in F1 2021 with Robert Kubica likely too as more news from Jenson Button, Conor Daly and Toyota WRC. As expected, PKN ORLEN has announced an extension...
FIA, FIA WMSC, F1, Robert Fernley

FIA WMSC: 23-race F1 calendar; Fernley replaces Domenicali; other news

The FIA WMSC relayed its decisions from last night meet with regards to F1, Formula E, WRC, WEC as Robert Fernley replaces Stefano Domenicali. F1: The WMSC convened on Wednesday, before news broke of the schedule's...
F1, Frank Williams, Callum Ilott

Williams notes Sir Frank is stable in hospital; Ferrari hires Ilott as test driver

Williams noted Sir Frank to be in stable condition in hospital as Ferrari announced the hiring of Callum Ilott as its test driver for 2021 F1 season, while AJ Foyt confirms Dalton Kellett and...
WRC, Sebastien Ogier

WRC: Ogier steadies himself to win Rally Monza and take the 2020 title

Sebastien Ogier stood tall while others had trouble in ACI Rally Monza to not only win the event but also secure 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) as well. Held around the Monza F1 circuit...

Motor racing community pays homage to Diego Maradona

The motor racing community - from F1 to MotoGP to rallying and more - pay their homage to football legend, Diego Maradona. Maradona, 60, died of a cardiac arrest at his home, two weeks after...
Franco Morbidelli, WRC, Hyundai

Morbidelli to make WRC racing debut in Monza Rally with Hyundai

MotoGP race winner Franco Morbidelli will make his FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) debut in ACI Monza Rally next month. The Petronas SRT Yamaha rider will drive a Hyundai i20 R5 machine, which is used...
Sebastien Ogier, WRC, Toyota

Ogier confirms 2021 WRC season, doesn’t want 2020 to be his last

Sebastien Ogier has confirmed staying in FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2021 as he doesn't wish 2020 to be his last year. Ogier mulled retirement at the end of the 2020 WRC season but...
Valtteri Bottas, Extreme E

Bottas tests rally car, FIA firms 2020/21 Formula E teams; Extreme E news

Valtteri Bottas is back testing rally car as FIA validates the teams for 2020/21 Formula E season, while Extreme E has a legal trouble. Weeks after testing the Extreme E car, Bottas is back again...
WRC, Dani Sordo

WRC: Sordo wins Rally Italia Sardegna again, Neuville beats Ogier for P2

Hyundai ended up with a 1-2 finish as Dani Sordo won FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Italia Sardegna from Thierry Neuville and Toyota's Sebastien Ogier. It looked like Sordo (co-driver Carlos del Barrio) was...
FIA, F1

FIA: F1 2021 reg, WRC 2021 calendar, superlicense, Formula E/Extreme E

The FIA WMSC has detailed on several changes in a lot of championships like F1, Formula E/Extreme E plus released WRC 2021 calendar too. On the side of F1, the FIA WMSC thanked Chase Carey...
Spa-Francorchamps, WRC, Monza

Spa announces major €80m renovation; Monza to host 2020 WRC finale

Spa-Francorchamps has announced 80 million euros in renovations for 2022, while WRC has announced Monza is to host their season finale. A year after the infamous circuit was the recipient of a considerable loan from...
Sebastien Loeb, Dakar

Loeb joins Roma to complete Bahrain Raid Xtreme line-up for 2021 Dakar

Sebastien Loeb returns to Dakar Rally for the 2021 edition with new outfit Bahrain Raid Xtreme alongside Nani Roma. Having not raced in the 2020 edition after finishing on the podium in 2019, Loeb makes...
Dan Ticktum, WRC, Toyota

Video: Ticktum talks life, radio, F1/future; Toyota acquires Makinen’s base

F2 racer Daniel Ticktum featured on Noel Miller's podcast to discuss about life, radio calls, F1/future and more as Toyota acquires Tommi Makinen's base in WRC. Former Red Bull junior, Ticktum, featured on Miller's video...
WRC, Rally Turkey, Elfyn Evans

WRC: Evans takes points lead after Ogier, Tanak suffer in Rally Turkey

Toyota's Elfyn Evans now leads FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) after winning Rally Turkey as both Sebastien Ogier and Ott Tanak suffered heavily. It was a steady start for Evans (co-driver Scott Martin) in WRC...
Valtteri Bottas, F1

Video: Bottas on driving at KymiRing, rally future; Allison, Elliott chips in

Valtteri Bottas speaks on driving at KymiRing as he hints on rallying future post F1 with James Allison also featuring in Reddit AMA. Despite a vibrant racing scene, albeit one that is centered around racing...
WRC, Rally Estonia, Ott Tanak

WRC: Tanak dominates Rally Estonia in Hyundai 1-2 finish

Ott Tanak dominated FIA World Rally Championship's (WRC) Rally Estonia in a Hyundai 1-2 with Craig Breen as Toyota's Sebastien Ogier was third. The 2020 WRC season re-started with a dominant performance from Hyundai's Tanak...
Juri Vips

Vips Q&A: F2 drive, Super Formula goal, F1 future, Tanak & more

Red Bull Junior driver Juri Vips talked with FormulaRapida.net at Paul Ricard last weekend, about his future in F1, and his expectations in F2 and Super Formula. After a good debut F3 year in 2019...
F1, WRC, WEC

F1 rounds forces changes in WRC and WEC calendar for 2020

WRC has altered dates of Rally Italia Sardegna due to F1 Emilia Romagna GP, while Bahrain GP has forced a change in the WEC calendar too. WRC: The F1 grand prix at Imola on October 30...
Formula E, WRC

Sims joins Mahindra in Formula E; WRC replaces Japan with Belgium

Alexander Sims has left BMW Andretti for Mahindra Racing ahead of the 2020/21 FIA Formula E Championship as FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) replaces Japan with Belgium to be the 2020 finale. Mahindra were surprised...
WRC, Estonia

Estonia joins revised 2020 WRC calendar, Japan stays but Argentina gone

Rally Estonia joins the revised 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar with Japan staying on, while Argentina is cancelled. After an early end to Rally Mexico back in March, WRC has seen six cancellations...
WRC

WRC reveals nine events for 2021 season as Spain/Australia returns

The World Motor Sport Council approved the first nine events for the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) as Spain and Australia makes a return. While the 2020 WRC calendar is being re-worked amid the...
Wales Rally GB, WRC

Wales Rally GB is off from 2020 WRC calendar as well

Wales Rally GB is the latest round to be struck off from the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar as only handful remain which too are in danger. While IndyCar and NASCAR has returned,...
Rally New Zealand, WRC

Rally New Zealand return deferred as 2020 WRC round stands cancelled

Rally New Zealand has been officially cancelled as its return to FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar has been deferred to 2021. A day after Rally Finland was confirmed to be canceled for 2020, WRC...
Rally Finland, WRC

Rally Finland cancels 2020 WRC event amid unknowns due to COVID-19

Rally Finland is latest to join the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship's (WRC) casualty list as unknowns due to restrictions for COVID-19 has made it difficult to host. Rally Finland joins Kenya, Chile and Portugal...
Jean Todt, F1

Todt speaks on F1 2020 plans, cost cap, Vettel/Ferrari, own future & more

The FIA President Jean Todt has opened up on Australian GP situation with the plans for F1 2020 plus cost cap, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari and more. In an interview with Sky Sports F1, Todt talked...
WRC, Safari Rally

WRC confirms Safari Rally deferral to 2021 season due to COVID-19

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has confirmed that Safari Rally in Kenya won't take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WRC has confirmed that Safari Rally in Kenya will not take place...
WRC

WRC updates on 2020 calendar changes, Maldonado to race in EF Open

The FIA World Rally Championship(WRC) has updated about the changes to come on its 2020 calendar due to COVID-19 pandemic as Manuel Maldonado has signed to compete in Euroformula Open. Following the postponement of WRC...
Rally Portugal, WRC

Rally Portugal calls off 2020 WRC round, no longer looking to re-schedule

Rally Portugal organisers have announced that they are no longer working to re-schedule a FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) round in 2020. After initially announcing that a new date is being looked for Rally Portugal...
FIA, 2020

FIA gets ‘safeguard clause’ added as 2020 cancellation being looked at

The FIA has revealed a 'safeguard clause' in its rule book but a larger discussion on 2020 cancellation is being looked at due to COVID-19 pandemic. In yet another change, the World Motor Sport Council...

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