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Audi announces Le Mans and Dakar plans, Formula E exit

2022 will be Audi's first factory Dakar outing

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Dakar winner Carlos Sainz to compete for his own team in Extreme E electric rally series

He'll partner with motorcycle champion Laia Sanz

Compatriot Laia Sanz, a 13-times women's trial motorcycle world champion, will be his team mate. Sanz has reached the finish 10 times in the Dakar Rally on two wheels with a best result of ninth. Sainz, 58, is the father of Ferrari-bound McLaren Formula One driver Carlos Sainz Jr, who will also be a shareholder in the all-Spanish ACCIONA Sainz XE team.

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Former halo skeptic Grosjean praises the device with saving his life

'Without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to you today'

Romain Grosjean credited the halo protection bar with saving his life in a fiery crash that ripped his car in two on the opening lap of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. Grosjean, who clambered out and limped away from the crash, miraculously escaped with only burns to his hands and was being treated overnight at a nearby hospital. "I wasn’t for the halo some years ago but I think it’s the greatest thing that we brought to Formula One and without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to y

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Daniel Ricciardo disgusted with F1's 'Hollywood' coverage of Romain Grosjean's crash

'Why do we need to see this? ... His family has to keep watching that'

Grosjean was lucky to escape with his life after his Haas car speared through metal barriers, splitting in two and bursting into flames. "I’m disgusted and disappointed with Formula One for showing or choosing the way to show it as they did, and broadcast replays after replays after replays of the fire, and his car split in half," said Renault's Ricciardo. Ricciardo said Formula One, whose commercial rights are owned by U.S.-based Liberty Media, was lucky it was not having to deal

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Lewis Hamilton wins crash-marred Bahrain Grand Prix

The win was the 95th of seven-time world champion Hamilton's career

Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after French driver Romain Grosjean had a miraculous escape from a fiery first-lap crash that ripped his car in two. The win, from pole position, was the 95th of seven-times world champion Hamilton's career and came with the safety car leading the field to the chequered flag. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second with Thai team mate Alexander Albon completing the podium in the floodlit race at Sakhir after inherit

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W Series champion Jamie Chadwick to go off-road with Veloce in Extreme E

She still plans on participating in other motorsports series

Jamie Chadwick, the first champion in the all-female W Series, has been bitten by the rally bug after testing the electric SUV she will race for the Veloce team in Extreme E next year. Each of the 10 competing teams must enter a male and female driver, and Veloce confirmed Chadwick on Wednesday.

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Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean escapes fiery crash at Bahrain GP

The Haas F1 car split in two as it burst into flames

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean appears to have escaped with burns after his car crashed and burst into flames moments after the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. The 34-year-old French driver slid off track on the first lap and his Haas car burst into flames after being sliced in two by a barrier. Grosjean clambered out with the fire roaring behind him and his race helmet singed.

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No slowing down as Lewis Hamilton pursues yet another record

He's looking to tie Schumacher and Vettel for wins in a season

Lewis Hamilton heads into Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix as the most successful driver in Formula One history, and now a seven times world champion, but the Briton will not be slowing down as he aims to round out a record-breaking season in style. The Mercedes driver clinched the title at the previous race in Turkey to equal Michael Schumacher’s record seven, having already surpassed the Ferrari great’s tally of 91 race wins. With three races to go and 10 wins from 14, Hamilton is on course for h

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Ford Bronco R race prototype finishes the Baja 1000

Finishing is a feat, even if it was beaten in its class by the SCG Boot

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Lewis Hamilton sees a bright and diverse future for changing F1

'This year there has been this awakening'

Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is confident his sport has a bright and more diverse future but he will not take his foot off the accelerator in pushing for change. The Mercedes racer, Formula One's first Black driver and champion, told Reuters Television in an interview that he also looked forward to more success with a team that has dominated the past seven years. The Briton is Formula One's most successful driver, equalling Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's r

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Aston Martin and Mercedes will share F1 safety car duties

The Aston Martin DBX will serve as the medical car

Aston Martin is set to join Mercedes next season as a provider of Formula One's official safety cars, according to media reports on Tuesday. Racefans.net reported that Aston Martin would supply safety and medical cars at 12 of the 23 scheduled races in key markets, with the existing Mercedes cars used at the rest. It said Aston Martin's new DBX SUV, which uses a Mercedes-AMG V8 engine, would be used as a medical car.

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Lando Norris says F1 needs to be more open about mental health

'I covered up the fact that I was struggling a lot with nerves and anxiety'

McLaren's Lando Norris spoke on Thursday of the anxiety and nerves he suffered in his 2019 Formula One rookie campaign and said the sport needed to talk more openly about mental health. The Briton, who turned 21 last week, made a strong start to this season with third place in Austria as well as fastest lap but it was a different story last year when he came in as a teenager. Norris, who has built a sizeable following through his esports engagement and playful personality, said he had put on a

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Ogier cancels retirement, will stay with Toyota for 2021 WRC season

This season has been limited to just seven rounds due to the coronavirus pandemic

The 36-year-old Frenchman is still in the running for a seventh title but is 14 points behind Welsh team mate Elfyn Evans with one round remaining, the Monza Rally in Italy next month. The season has been limited to just seven rounds due to the pandemic, with Ogier winning in Mexico in March. "We have had a short season with only a few rallies, but enough for me to see that I really enjoy working with the team, I enjoy driving this car," said Ogier, who had planned to retire at the end of 2020

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Ford Bronco R race prototype heads back to Baja 1000

Let's see how the Bronco racer fares this time around

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Lewis Hamilton clinches record 7th F1 title as he wins Turkish Grand Prix

'I know I often I say it is beyond wildest dreams but my whole life secretly I have dreamt as high as this'

After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions. “All these emotions were running through me and I was trying to stop it,” Hamilton said in his post-race news conference.

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Lewis Hamilton praises W Series tie-up with Formula One for 2021

W Series will run its events as companion races to 8 F1 Grand Prix races

Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton called for more women in motorsport after the all-female W Series announced on Thursday it will be supporting Formula One at eight grands prix next season. There are no female drivers in Formula One, with Italian Lella Lombardi the last to compete in a race in 1976, and women racers are a rarity in the junior series that feed into the top category. Hamilton said the partnership with W Series, which uses Formula Three cars and aims to help women up the mo

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Porsche's unreleased hypercar sketches show what could come after the 918

These are some of Porsche's most extreme projects to date

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S sets new Nurburgring record at 7:27.8

AMG reclaims the four-door crown, completes the shorter circuit in just 7:23.009

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Bubba Wallace honored as Comcast Community Champion of the Year

'I just did what I felt was right and what needed to be said and done and stood behind that proudly'

Bubba Wallace's “knees were trembling” when he cast his ballot in his first presidential election. NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver didn't watch the news before this summer, one of national unrest over politics and racial justice. Wallace successfully called on NASCAR to ban the display of the Confederate Flag at races, ran a “Black Lives Matter” paint scheme and became the central figure in a sport facing its own racial reckoning.

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