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Sainz: Too early to judge how strong Ferrari will be in F1 2021 – F1

Carlos Sainz Jr says it is “way too early” to judge how strong Ferrari will be once he joins in 2021 despite its poor start to the Formula 1 season.

Current McLaren driver Sainz agreed a deal back in May to join Ferrari for the 2021 season, replacing four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

The move looked like a step towards the front of the grid for Sainz, only for Ferrari to make a difficult start to the 2020 season.

Vettel and Sainz’s future team-mate, Charles Leclerc, both failed to outqualify either McLaren last weekend in Austria, and have been losing around one second per lap to the front-running Mercedes cars.

The Ferrari SF1000 will be raced again next year as part of a cost-saving drive by F1, with only limited development allowed on the car and the engine.

PLUS: The honest but damning verdict on Ferrari’s 2020 form

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NASCAR concludes investigation into noose found in Wallace’s garage – NASCAR

NASCAR has concluded its investigation into the noose that was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend.

The FBI launched a hate crime investigation after the noose was found in the garage of the only African-American NASCAR driver.

Wallace had been instrumental in lobbying NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag – historically the emblem of the Confederate South, who opposed the abolition of slavery during the American Civil War in the 19th Century – from its events earlier this month and ran a ‘Black Lives Matters’ livery on his #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet at Martinsville.

However, it was confirmed on Tuesday that no crime had been committed and the noose had actually been in place since 2019.

It was part of the garage door’s pull-down rope, which had been fashioned in a way that resembled a noose.

NASCAR has now released an image of the noose,

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St. Louis Olympics was really World’s Fair with some sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first Summer Olympics held in the U.S. looked unlike anything that had happened previously in Europe.



This image provided by the Library of Congress, shows the athletics field at the 1904 Olympic games in St. Louis. The St. Louis Games were the first at which gold medals were awarded to winners, and they remain the only medals made entirely of gold. (Library of Congress, Meeting of Frontiers via AP)


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This image provided by the Library of Congress, shows the athletics field at the 1904 Olympic games in St. Louis. The St. Louis Games were the first at which gold medals were awarded to winners, and they remain the only medals made entirely of gold. (Library of Congress, Meeting of Frontiers via AP)



This image provided by the Library of Congress, shows Myer Prinstein competing at the 1904 Olympic games in St. Louis.  (Library of Congress, Meeting of Frontiers via AP)


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This image provided by the Library of Congress, shows Myer Prinstein competing at the 1904 Olympic games in St. Louis. (Library of Congress, Meeting of Frontiers via AP)

Or that would happen again anywhere else.

The Games originally were awarded to Chicago for 1904, but organizers of the World’s Fair in St. Louis put up such a fuss about a second international event held simultaneously that

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Watch Mina Starsiak Hawk’s Son Jack Take His First Bike Ride in This Adorable Clip

Mina Starsiak Hawk’s son Jack is growing up before our eyes. Earlier this season of HGTV’s Good Bones, we witnessed the one-year-old crawl for the first time in this adorable clip. Now, Starsiak Hawk, along with her mother Karen Laine, take Jack on his first bike ride ever—which coincidentally fits perfectly with this episode’s renovation.

Donning a tiny green helmet, and strapped inside a mini trailer attached to Starsiak Hawk’s bike, Jack cruises around the North Square neighborhood in Indianapolis as his mother pedals. Grandma Laine rides alongside her daughter and grandson. Along the way, Jack even manages to up a souvenir: a stick (kids, amiright?). This easy-going ride preps the mother-and-daughter duo for their next project, which does involve bikes, but a different sort of two-wheeler.

The ladies head to Talbott Street in the Old Southside neighborhood to renovate a former biker bar. Their mission: transform this

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GM Awarded $214M Contract for Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle

GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-gen transportation needs is based off the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck.

GM Defense’s solution to the Army’s next-gen transportation needs is based off the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck.

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The U.S. Army Contracting Command recently tabbed GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, with a production contract to build, field and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). According to release from GM, the vehicle is designed to provide rapid ground mobility as a light and agile all-terrain troop carrier for up to nine infantry squad members moving throughout the battlefield.

The ISV is light enough to be sling-loaded from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and compact enough to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The total production contract is valued at $214.3 million covering 2,065 vehicles. 

The ISV design is based off the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and leverages 90 percent commercial off-the-shelf parts. These parts include the Multimatic dual spool-valve dampers and

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Government electric car grant will come to an end, transport secretary says

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The £3,500 Government grant for electric cars “will go eventually”, the Secretary of State for Transport has said.

Grant Shapps admitted in an interview that the Department for Transport (DfT) wants to end the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG), which gives electric car buyers in the UK a 30 per cent discount (up to a maximum of £3,500) when purchasing a new EV.

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“I make no bones about it,” Shapps told the Times. “We want to remove all the subsidy. So you can see this in two ways. If you are out there reading this, thinking of buying an electric car, buy it while the subsidy’s there, because it will go eventually,” adding that he couldn’t promise “lots of extra public bungs of taxpayers’ cash so you can buy your new car.”

Shapps himself benefitted from the grant last

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Glock renews calls for Supercars approach in DTM – DTM

Former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock has renewed calls for the DTM to adopt similar plans to Supercars, as ITR continues to assess its options amid Audi’s impending exit.

The DTM has been left in a crisis after both R-Motorsport Aston Martin and Audi announced that they would leave the series during the extended 2019-20 winter break. R-Motorsport quit the DTM with immediate effect, a year after joining the category with a license from Aston Martin, while Audi will drop out of the championship at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

With BMW the only manufacturer left in the DTM for 2021 and Japanese marques unwilling to join the category to fill the void, ITR is likely to abandon Class One regulations, with upgraded GT3 cars and LMDh machinery being shortlisted by series boss Gerhard Berger as the two most likely future routes.

Glock, who first advocated a move to

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Abu Dhabi World Rallycross round cancelled – World Rallycross

The Abu Dhabi round of the 2020 World Rallycross Championship at Yas Marina Circuit has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The UAE venue had been set to hold the 10th round of the revised 2020 World RX calendar, but has been shelved due to ongoing health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

“In light of the continued global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) the World Rallycross of Abu Dhabi, scheduled to be hosted at Yas Marina Circuit on 30-31 October, will unfortunately not take place this year,” said a statement from the circuit.

“The health and safety of everyone involved remains the priority as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

“We very much look forward to welcoming the drivers, teams and fans to Yas Marina Circuit for this world-class event in 2021.”

Yas Marina was introduced to the World RX calendar for the opening round of the 2019 season, the

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This Is The Way Electric Cars Should Be

It isn’t often that one gets to experience the fruits of a Chinese-Scandinavian partnership, but that’s exactly what the Polestar 2 is. This is, as its name would suggest, the second car from Polestar, formerly Volvo’s performance division – a bit like AMG is to Mercedes – but now a sister brand that, like Volvo, is owned by Chinese automotive giant Geely.

Geely also owns Lotus and the London Electric Vehicle Company, producers of the electric London taxi. But like those, Polestar has been given the autonomy to stand on its own two feet and forge its own identity.

The Polestar 1 was something of an experiment for the new company. A limited-run, high-performance hybrid super-saloon with a six-figure price tag and the most handsome of appearances. I’ll hopefully have more to share on that

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How Safe Are Electric Vehicles to Drive in Monsoons: Most Common Myths Busted



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How Safe Are Electric Vehicles to Drive in Monsoons: Most Common Myths Busted

In the last few years, Electric vehicles are slowly gaining prominence in the automotive sector and it will not be long before they become more established. They have shown the world that they are at least equitable if not mostly superior in performance to their ICE engine counterparts. Nonetheless, there still seem to be some myths about their capabilities, especially when it comes to their immunity against rainy weather. As the monsoon approaches, the question in everybody’s mind is – Can the Electric vehicle survive the rainy days ahead?

Myth 1: Electric vehicles get damaged in waterlogged areas

Reality: Electric vehicles have an (Ingress Protection) system. A typical IP rating in an electric vehicle could be IP65 or IP67 rating, depending on the vehicle. Here the digits represent their protection against the two

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