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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arguably the three most intriguing Formula 1 grand prix circuits on the calendar becomes the latest blow to the 70th season due to the pandemic. The FIA announced Friday morning that those intriguing tracks were the Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese Grand Prix, with the latter meant they won’t be heading to the “Land of the Rising Sun” for the first time since 1986. “These decisions have been taken due to the different challenges our promoters face in those countries. In Singapore and Azerbaijan the long leadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scuderia Ferrari has confirmed four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel will not return following the 2020 season, which has yet to officially start due to COVID-19. This shocking announcement was confirmed Tuesday as neither parties were able to come into an agreement of extending his contract beyond this season. Vettel issued a statement regarding the situation, saying that he’s come to terms that 2020 will be the final year representing the Prancing Horse. “My relationship with Scuderia Ferrari will finish at the end of 2020.Read More
By FIA The promoter of the FIA Formula 1 French Grand Prix has acknowledged that the 2020 edition of the event cannot take place following the instructions of the French government. The full statement can be found below: The Formula 1 Grand Prix de France takes note of the impossibility to maintain its event Following the declarations of the French President to ban major events until at least the middle of July, to keep the Schengen area closed until further notice and the recent decisions announced by the French GovernmentRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Lando Norris won the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge on Saturday, April 25 at Circuit of The Americas from the pole with crushing pace, but the victory was anything but a joy ride to the checkered flag. McLaren Formula One driver Norris drove to a 1.445-second victory over Arrow McLaren SP teammate Pato O’Ward. Norris, from England, averaged 104.837 mph in the No. 04 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara during the strategic, entertaining race. Norris overcame a spin after his first of two pit stops to scythe through theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 70th season of Formula One is still on the rocks with its racing calendar and various ideas on how to go about it once the COVID-19 health crisis ends continue being the biggest topics. Whether it’s having a super season, running multiple grand prix events at one circuit, venues that don’t host a race being added or even have the 20-car grid competing on the opposite direction. McLaren F1 Team driver Lando Norris is simply open of getting the campaign going when it becomes feasible,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Once again, the health crisis provides more discouraging news in the world of Formula One as the FIA announced Tuesday that the Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled to take place June 14, 2020, has been postponed. What was meant to be a record-high 22 rounds last month has now been heavily reduced to just 13 rounds due to the current COIVD-19 pandemic. As of April 7, 2020, the season opener is now the critically unpopular French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard June 28. Despite the postponement,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Formula One’s wild card race known as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku becomes the latest grand prix weekend postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Both the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic confirmed Monday the grand prix weekend once slated to commence June 5-7 will not take place. They’ve set their eyes on rescheduling the 3.730-mile street circuit at a later date. In their statement, their decision was entirely based on expert guidance that was provided by relevant authorities. “BCC shares its fansRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 1954, Formula One’s most iconic race known as the Monaco Grand Prix won’t happen as it’s one of now three additional grand prix weekends impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FIA announced Thursday that along with Monaco, both the Dutch and Spanish Grand Prix won’t happen on its scheduled date. It’s now seven races impacted by the health crisis, joining the Australian, Bahrain, Chinese and Vietnamese Grand Prix. Five of the seven grand prix events are listed as postponed whileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Bahrain Grand Prix weekend will go as planned on March 20-22, but it’ll be contested behind closed doors due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that’s affected several racing disciplines such as Formula E and MotoGP this year. Although Bahrain International Circuit regret the decision of not allowing people to attend the second round of the Formula One World Championship, safety comes first under these unfortunate circumstances. “In consultation with our international partners and the Kingdom’s national health Taskforce, Bahrain has made the decision to holdRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 2019 Formula One season is now in the books and the last third of it didn’t disappoint. There are drivers and teams who flourished with some getting more respect than others, while others never figured their flaw out. One thing is certain, Lewis Hamilton continued ruling F1 with now six titles to his already illustrious name. However, guys like Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen had brilliant drives which leaves me hopeful that it can lead to an even better 2020 campaign which willRead More