Cadillac debuts LYRIQ show car, a fully electric crossover vehicle

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DETROIT – Cadillac is diving into the world of electric cars with its debut of the LYRIQ show car, a full electric luxury crossover vehicle.

“Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs,” said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. “We will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.”

The LYRIQ is based on General Motor’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system

Cadillac said the LYRIQ was designed to offer beyond 300 miles of range on a full charge, based on internal testing.

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The car will have DC fast charging rates over 150 kilowatts and Level 2 charging rates up to 19 kW2. It will also have rear-wheel drive and performance all-wheel drive configurations

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Rowland: I could have passed Techeetahs in Berlin E-Prix, except when asked to – Formula E

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Oliver Rowland reckons he could have passed the DS Techeetahs “at any point” to win the fourth Berlin Formula E race “apart from when the team asked me to”.

The Nissan e.dams driver ran in third behind eventual winner Jean-Eric Vergne and newly crowned champion Antonio Felix da Costa for the bulk of the E-Prix.

But Rowland reckoned he could have overtaken at any time, although chose not to having expected the DS Techeetah car – which also claimed the teams’ title – to be faster.

He said: “In hindsight, I could have passed them at any point in the race apart from when the team asked me to.

“So, that’s a bit disappointing.

“I was comfortable behind them for the majority of the race.

“They have been so dominant that I was sat there thinking ‘I shouldn’t waste my energy to fight them because they’re going to be faster’.

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Cadillac Sings Electric with LYRIQ S-EV Show Car |

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Cadillac’s introduction of its electric portfolio began with the debut of the LYRIQ show car — a dynamic, modern and fully electric luxury crossover.

The propulsion system and supporting technologies position Cadillac to be a leader in electrification, connectivity and automated driving, all delivered with thrilling performance and a new threshold in technology integration.

“Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs,” said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. “We will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.”

The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options. With range being one of the biggest factors when it comes to selecting an EV, we’re designing

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GT World Challenge Misano: Vanthoor, Weerts claim double win in Sprint Cup opener – GT

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Team WRT Audi duo Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts recorded two out of three race wins as the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup kicked off at Misano.

With the original Sprint calendar reduced by one weekend due to the outbreak of COVID-19, three races were held in a single weekend for the first in series history.

Vanthoor and Weerts won the first and third races, while AKKA ASP Mercedes pairing Timor Boguslavskiy and Raffaele Marciello won race two.

The Silver Cup entry of Aurelien Panis and Thomas Neubauer surprised with two poles for Lexus with Marciello and Boguslavskiy topping the second session.

Neubauer started race one and vigorously fended off an attack from the CMR Racing Bentley Continental of Jules Gounon at Turn 1 to maintain the lead.

The Lexus was never more than a second ahead of the Bentley and led right up until the pit window opened

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Binder “doing the job I couldn’t” at KTM after Czech MotoGP win – Zarco – MotoGP

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Johann Zarco says Brad Binder is “doing the job that I was not able to do” at KTM, after he took his maiden MotoGP win at the Czech Grand Prix.

Rookie Binder dominated the race at Brno on Sunday to score his and KTM’s first ever MotoGP victory in just his third race, which he described as a “scary” achievement.

The South African was promoted to the factory KTM team following Zarco’s dismissal after last year’s Misano round, with Binder having initially been signed to Tech3.

Zarco struggled massively on the KTM last season, with the high point being a front row qualifying at a wet Brno, before a week later terminating his two-year deal after Austria – two rounds before KTM dropped him altogether.

But Zarco holds no ill will towards both KTM or Binder, saying the 2016 Moto3 champion’s “fresh mind” is helping to make the difference he

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F1 choice of softer tyres for 70th Anniversary GP the right call

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a small plane parked on the side of a road: Norris: F1 choice of softer tyres the right call

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Norris: F1 choice of softer tyres the right call

Formula 1’s bid to create some tyre ‘controversy’ by going softer with its choices at the 70th Anniversary GP this weekend was the right thing to do, says Lando Norris.

Drivers and teams have faced some strategy headaches this weekend in dealing with the softer compound tyres, especially with there being such high degradation on the softest of the range.

But although that has caused some difficulties, and could make the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix a huge challenge, Norris reckons things could have been too boring if teams had the same tyres as last weekend.

“I think it’s good that we’ve done something different and it’s not the same weekend over again,” said Norris, when asked by Autosport for his thoughts on the tyre shuffle.

“Whether it’s going to be better or worse, I’m not too sure, but

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Da Costa: Formula E title success brings “the bad times” to mind – Formula E

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Newly crowned Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa says his title success meant “the bad times really come to mind” and credited the DS Techeetah team for re-employing him.

Da Costa sealed his first crown since a 2009 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC success with second in the fourth Berlin race after a team order call to drop behind team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne – with the 1-2 also assuring DS Techeetah of successive teams’ titles.

The Portuguese driver replaced Andre Lotterer at the squad for this term, having raced for team principal Mark Preston under the outfit’s former Aguri guise in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

Da Costa finished eighth at the first effort, but fell to 13th the next season before signing for Amlin Andretti.

“I have no words right now. Just the bad times really come to my mind because [I was] so close to giving up some times

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Binotto: Vettel spin hurt 70th Anniversary GP race more than Ferrari’s strategy – F1

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Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto says Sebastian Vettel’s first-lap spin hurt his race more than the team’s strategy calls, despite confusion from the German driver at Silverstone.

Vettel slumped to 12th place in Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone after spending much of his race stuck in the midfield, trailing a group of cars that he struggled to overtake.

The four-time world champion dropped to last place on the opening lap when he spun his car at the first corner, losing control after riding over the kerb on the inside.

Vettel questioned Ferrari’s strategy calls after the race, saying the team had gone against its original plan set in the morning and that the decision to run a short stint on the hard compound tyre “didn’t make any sense”.

He was also heard questioning the strategy call over team radio during the race, saying: “You know that you’ve

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Mercedes judged Bottas’ tyres after stop to extend Hamilton stint in 70th Anniversary GP – F1

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says information gleaned from the tyres of Valtteri Bottas encouraged it to let Lewis Hamilton run a longer middle stint in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Ultimately the strategy ensured that Hamilton got ahead of Bottas to claim second place in a late race battle, although both Mercedes drivers lost out to Max Verstappen who used the alternative strategy to charge to victory for Red Bull.

As the leading W11 on the road, Bottas was given priority at the stops and after a stint on the hard tyre he made his second stop on lap 32.

Instead of coming in a lap later – as was the case at the first round of stops – Hamilton took his hard tyres all the way to lap 41, and at one stage the reigning Formula 1 world champion was hoping that he could reach the chequered flag without

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Racing Point got Mercedes F1 brake ducts in January as testing spares

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Racing Point got Mercedes brake ducts in January

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Racing Point got Mercedes brake ducts in January

Racing Point received 2019-spec Formula 1 brake ducts from Mercedes in January as spare parts for its RP20 car in pre-season testing.

Racing Point was docked 15 constructors’ championship points and handed a €400,000 fine on Friday after it was deemed to have used an illegal design process for its rear brake ducts on its 2020 car.

The team previously used brake ducts supplied by Mercedes when they were a non-listed part, but were required to design their own for the 2020 season.

Racing Point intends to appeal the FIA’s ruling, while four rival teams are also planning similar action in pursuit of a harsher penalty.

The FIA stewards confirmed in their findings that Racing Point took delivery of a set of brake ducts from Mercedes on 6 January 2020, which had ceased to be non-listed parts six days

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