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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 Motorsports venues will be a ghost town around the world as Formula One, INDYCAR and NASCAR will not hold any form of racing this weekend and beyond due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. FORMULA ONE WON’T RETURN UNTIL END OF MAY A day after Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix was cancelled, the FIA announced that both the Bahrain Grand Prix (March 20-22) and inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix (April 3-5) will be postponed. Although the Dutch Grand Prix (May 1-3) would be the new first official race,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The world of open wheel racing took a slew of schedule alternations all across the world due to the rise of the much feared coronavirus pandemic. As many sports sanctioning bodies (NBA, NCAA, MLB, MLS, WEC, IMSA, AMA Supercross, LPGA and XFL) have suspended or delayed their seasons, the world of motorsports are no exceptions. Effective immediately, three notable races have changed in both Formula One and the NTT IndyCar Series. AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX CANCELLED The commencement of Formula One’s 70th season will have to waitRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway will be postponed to November 11-14 due to multiple circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Following a European travel ban enacted as part of the U.S. government’s plan to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), IMSA has decided to postpone Sebring until the November 11-14 weekend. Many team members, drivers and other personnel needed for the weekend would be unable to fly to the United States. The rescheduled race will take place the same weekend asRead 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 Back at Sonoma Raceway two years ago, at the first-ever race I was credentialed to cover a NASCAR Cup Series race for this website I still proudly write for, Kyle Larson was the focal point of unnecessary controversy. Why? It’s because Larson’s passion for dirt racing (sprint and midgets), like wanting to run for the World of Outlaws championship in the future, was more apparent than his main driving profession which is stock car racing. Larson said some aren’t as open minded of versatile racers andRead 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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The last driver to complete the 2020 Formula One World Championship grid will be 24-year-old Canadian Nicholas Latifi, who will pilot the second ROKiT Williams Racing effort. Latifi will replace Robert Kubica and become teammates with British driver George Russell after impressing the team throughout the season as he participated in six Free Practice (FP) 1 sessions as a reserved driver and has worked closely with the team at both the track and factory. “I am thrilled to be stepping up as Race Driver for 2020,”Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The FIA disqualified both Renault F1 Team drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg from their finishing orders in the Japanese Grand Prix Wednesday due to an illegal brake bias system. Consequently, Renault lost nine Constructors’ Championship points. With Ricciardo and Hulkenberg being stripped from sixth (eight points) and tenth-place (one point) results. It meant SportPesa Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Danil Kvyat were promoted to the top-10 finishing order. Stroll’s team were the ones who protested after Suzuka as they deemed Renault breachedRead More