Williams explains position in Racing Point F1 case appeal – F1

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Claire Williams says a “very clear” position regarding the DNA of Formula 1 is behind her team’s decision to appeal the FIA’s ruling in the Racing Point brake duct case.

Williams is one of four rival teams that responded to the FIA’s ruling on the Racing Point brake duct case, a guilty verdict that yielded a €400,000 fine and a 15-point penalty, by filing an intention to appeal.

Ferrari, McLaren, and Renault – which led the campaign against Racing Point with a string of protests – have also formally called for a harsher sanction, while Racing Point has made its own appeal in a bid to clear its name.

The rival appeals have drawn the ire of Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll, who earlier this week said he is “appalled by the way Renault, McLaren, Ferrari and Williams have taken this opportunity to appeal, and in doing so attempted to

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Future GM Electric Cars, Vehicles, EVs

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General Motors is planning to introduce various electric vehicles over the next several years as part of a push towards an emissions-free future.

Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the future GM electric cars. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and its brands.

If you notice any inaccuracies about the information provided, or have edits to suggest, please let us know here.

On October 2nd, 2017, GM made the following announcement:

  • In next 18 months, it will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based on learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV, and that
  • By 2023, the automaker will introduce at least 20 new all-electric vehicles

As speculated by GM Authority, one of these could be a sporty two-door coupe while the other a Buick crossover, likely similar to the Buick Enspire Concept. 

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Racing Point: ‘Concorde Agreement needs more work’

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Date published: August 11 2020

Racing Point have joined Mercedes in revealing they are not quite ready to sign the new Concorde Agreement, declaring it “still needs some work”.

The World Champions and Racing Point are closely aligned on various matters and the Concorde Agreement is clearly another, with Otmar Szafnauer following Toto Wolff in being reluctant to meet the August 12 deadline for putting pen to paper on the new contract.

First drawn up in 1981, the Concorde Agreement has been renewed six times since then, most recently in 2013, and F1 is currently in discussion with all 10 teams about the eighth edition which is due to come into force next year.

The Concorde Agreement is the contract which binds together the FIA, Formula 1 and its competing teams to ensure fair competition and the even distribution of commercial revenue.

Liberty Media have been pushing for a more

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Silverstone business set back five years by pandemic – F1

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Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle says the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has set the business of the home of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix “back about five years”.

The Northamptonshire track was forced to shut down for 12 weeks as a result of the UK government lockdown coming into effect on 23 March.

That occurred just as the track was set to exit its usual quiet trading period over the winter and in early spring, and it has been forced to cancel several major events – including what was set to the 2020/21 World Endurance Championship season opener and the British MotoGP round for 2020.

The upcoming British and 70th Anniversary GPs were rearranged after discussions with F1, but they will take place without fans, which removes valuable ticket revenue – although it is understood that Silverstone will not pay its usual F1 event hosting fee and the championship

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‘Verstappen’s win has made the title fight interesting’

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Date published: August 11 2020

Toto Wolff believes Mercedes has a title fight on its hands after Max Verstappen moved up to second with his 70th Anniversary GP win.

Mercedes began this year’s championship in flying form with Valtteri Bottas claiming the first victory at the Austrian GP and Lewis Hamilton winning the next three.

Such was his win at the British GP, which handed him a 30-point lead in the standings, that the reigning World Champion lamented the lack of a fight.

“This is not how I imagined the fight for the championship to go,” Hamilton is quoted by Sky Sports.

“This is not how I want to win the title, I would much rather have a very good fight with Max and Charles, that is what makes me happy. I’m a racer through and through, that’s what I get out of my bed for every morning.”

“I think

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“No bad blood” between McLaren and Mercedes over Racing Point F1 copy case – F1

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McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl says there is no “bad blood” with Mercedes despite holding opposing views of the Racing Point brake ducts controversy.

Racing Point was docked 15 points in the constructors’ championship and handed a €400,000 fine after it was judged to have used an illegal method to design its rear brake ducts.

Racing Point is permitted to still use the brake ducts – deemed to be a close copy of Mercedes’ 2019 design – for the rest of this season, prompting four teams to plan appeals against the ruling in pursuit of a harsher penalty.

McLaren was joined in planning an appeal by Ferrari, McLaren and Renault, while Racing Point is also set to appeal in a bid to overturn its sanction.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is looking to mediate talks between teams to try and avoid having the case go to the FIA

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Rast summoned over alleged DTM push-to-pass infraction at Spa – DTM

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Audi driver Rene Rast has been summoned by the DTM over allegedly using the push-to-pass boost in an illegal manner during the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps earlier this month.

Rast faced a stern challenge from Nico Muller in the closing stages of the second race at Spa, but was able to fend off his Audi stablemate to take victory by a narrow margin of 0.483s.

However, onboard footage from the race showed Rast deploying push-to-pass to defend from Muller, even though the overtaking aid cannot be used by the driver that is leading the race.

Autosport understands that Rast was able to take advantage of push-to-pass on laps 24 and 25 of the 26-lap race, with a connection failure between Malmedy and Bruxelles corners – which are farthest from the start/finish straight – likely to blame for the malfunction that allowed Rast to use the boost.

Because of the dead

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Loophole over free 2021 updates “not logical”, says McLaren F1 boss Seidl – F1

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McLaren Formula 1 chief Andreas Seidl has criticised the decision to let rival teams take a token-free update for their 2021 cars thanks to a loophole in the regulations.

All 10 F1 teams will continue to race with their 2020 cars next year as part of the agreements to protect the sport and cut costs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams are permitted to spend two development tokens for updates on their car between seasons, and were required to inform the FIA of where they would be used last Wednesday.

But it emerged over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that the wording of the regulations means customer teams that receive year-old parts from a larger outfit can take some updates for free.

The rule applies closest to Racing Point and AlphaTauri, who received listed parts from Mercedes and Red Bull respectively.

In the case of Racing Point, the

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Nissany gets first FP1 outing for Williams at F1 Spanish Grand Prix – F1

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Williams test driver Roy Nissany will make his Formula 1 free practice debut for the team in FP1 for the Spanish Grand Prix, taking over George Russell’s car.

Nissany had previously taken part in the post-season test at Abu Dhabi last year, and was announced in January as Williams’ test driver – joining reserve driver Jack Aitken and development drivers Dan Ticktum and Jamie Chadwick on the Grove team’s back bench.

The Israeli driver currently competes for Trident in Formula 2, having previously driven for the Campos team in 2018.

“I am very keen to get in the car in Barcelona,” said Nissany.

“Driving an FP1 for the first time is a huge milestone for every driver, yet for me, it is also a national achievement to be carrying the Israeli flag.

“I have thoroughly been preparing for it with the team and I believe we can get great value

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2013 BTCC champion Jordan takes win as he races in support series – National

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2013 British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan made a winning return to a BTCC event at Brands Hatch last weekend, racing a Mini Miglia in one of the support categories.

Jordan was due to drive for West Surrey Racing in this year’s BTCC but was unable to drive for the team after losing a sponsor as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year’s runner-up said at the time that “the worst phone calls” led to his exit from the championship, having raced in the series every year since 2008.

Instead, Jordan purchased a Miglia machine and the Jordan Racing Team he runs with father Mike entered the car at Brands Hatch.

Jordan took a win and two other podiums as the category made a guest appearance alongside the BTCC.

INSIGHT: The popular 50-year-old series set to shine on the BTCC bill

Jordan soon got to grips with the Mini

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