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Petrol and diesel cars set to be banned from sale by 2030 under Government plans to cut carbon emissions

PETROL and diesel cars are set to be banned from sale by 2030 under new Government plans to cut carbon emissions.

PM Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the new target as soon as next week in a bid to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the UK before 2050.

The sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans are set to be banned from 2030

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The ban, which was originally set for 2040, has been brought forward by an entire decade in order for the UK to reach the 2050 target, reports The Times.

Back in February, the Government brought forward the ban to 2035 as part of a launch event for a United Nations climate summit in November.

During the event, Johnson said that 2020 would be a “defining year of climate action” for the planet.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps warned in late

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F1 set to revisit reversed grid sprint race plan in wake of Italian GP – F1

Formula 1 is set to revisit running reversed grid sprint races at select race weekends in the wake of Sunday’s dramatic Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly scored a shock victory after Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton received a penalty and the other usual frontrunners hit trouble.

Gasly was joined on the podium by McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll, marking the first race since Hungary 2012 where no drivers from Mercedes, Red Bull or Ferrari finished in the top three.

Hamilton fought back from running 30 seconds off the pack to finish the race seventh, rising back up through the order after a stop/go penalty ended his win hopes.

The exciting race and surprise frontrunners reignited the debate about using reverse grid sprint race formats in F1 in the future.

The idea was proposed as an alternative to qualifying at select races in 2020, only for

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Ferrari set to use classic livery for 1,000th F1 race at Mugello

Ferrari is set to use a one-off Formula 1 livery to celebrate its 1,000th race at this weekend’s Tuscan Grand Prix.

Ferrari will become the first F1 team to have raced in 1,000 rounds of the world championship on Sunday, and is set to honour the landmark with a retro car livery.

Autosport understands that the Ferrari SF1000 cars raced by Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will be painted in a darker shade of red for the Mugello weekend, matching the design used by Ferrari back in 1950.

It is a throwback intended to honour Ferrari’s F1 world championship debut at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, where it entered three Ferrari 125 cars to the second race of the season.

Alberto Ascari finished the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix in second place, marking Ferrari’s first F1 podium. Raymond Sommer crossed the line fourth, while Luigi Villoresi retired.

The move comes as

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Vips set for F2 debut in place of injured Gelael at DAMS – F2

Juri Vips is set to make his FIA Formula 2 debut with the DAMS team in place of the injured Sean Gelael at Spa-Francorchamps next weekend.

Gelael suffered a back injury, sustaining a broken D4 vertebra in an impact with a kerb on the last lap of the F2 feature race at Barcelona last weekend, and has been ruled out for the next three rounds.

Vips, who will fill in for Gelael at DAMS and partner former F3 team-mate Dan Ticktum, will also contest at least the Monza and Mugello rounds.

Last year the Estonian raced in the FIA F3 series, winning three races and finishing fourth in the championship. He was also second at last year’s Macau Grand Prix, where he took pole position.

For 2020 Red Bull steered him towards Super Formula rather than F2.

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Road to Indy Set for Standalone Triple-Headers

With the oval track portion of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season now in the books, both the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will return to road course action this week. The triple-header Cooper Tires Indy Grand Prix will take place on the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix circuit in Speedway, Ind.

The action will take place this Thursday and Friday, September 3-4, alongside a pair of races for the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup, which, in common with the Road to Indy, is administered by Andersen Promotions.

DeFrancesco Returns to his Roots
After a standout karting career followed by five years of racing cars both in Europe and Asia, Devlin DeFrancesco, from Toronto, Ont., Canada, has switched his focus toward a future in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The 20-year-old Italian-Canadian has joined Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport

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Sikes set to make USF2000 debut with Marotti Autosport at IMS

Simon Sikes, the current points leader in the FRP F1600 racing series, will make his USF2000 debut driving for Marotti Autosport in this week’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Indianapolis Grand Prix – two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday and Friday, September 3-4.

“This is the biggest opportunity of my life,” Sikes, 19, said. “I’m honored to work with such a determined and inspired man such as Will Marotti. I have always wanted to race in USF2000, and now we have set our minds to figuring out how we can run the full season together next year.”

With backing from Medi-Share, a healthcare sharing ministry that partners with Marotti, Sikes will make his first-ever trip to the world’s most historic racing venue.

“We tested Simon at Putnam Park recently, and he showed us he has the right stuff,” Marotti said. “We are super excited to have Simon join our team

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Le Mans winner Tandy set to return in Algarve Pro-run LMP2 with Jarvis

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy is set to return to the wheel of a prototype at this year’s French enduro together with former LMP1 sparring partner Oliver Jarvis.

Tandy, who won the race aboard a Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2015, and 2017 LMP2 class-winner Jarvis have been named in a late addition to the field from the Anglo-Portuguese Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

They are listed to share an ORECA-Gibson 07, entered under the G-Drive by Algarve banner, with former GP3 driver Ryan Cullen in the double-points round of the World Endurance Championship on 19/20 September.

scratched the two GTE Pro entries from its North American CORE Autosport team, for which he races in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.” data-reactid=”35″Tandy became available for the 24 Hours when Porsche scratched the two GTE Pro entries from its North American CORE Autosport team, for

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Le Mans winner Tandy set to return in Algarve Pro-run LMP2 with Jarvis – WEC

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy is set to return to the wheel of a prototype at this year’s French enduro together with former LMP1 sparring partner Oliver Jarvis.

Tandy, who won the race aboard a Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2015, and 2017 LMP2 class-winner Jarvis have been named in a late addition to the field from the Anglo-Portuguese Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

They are listed to share an ORECA-Gibson 07, entered under the G-Drive by Algarve banner, with former GP3 driver Ryan Cullen in the double-points round of the World Endurance Championship on 19/20 September.

Tandy became available for the 24 Hours when Porsche scratched the two GTE Pro entries from its North American CORE Autosport team, for which he races in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

The Brit, who last raced a prototype in the 2017 WEC, told Autosport: “I know the

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Indy Pro 2000 Oval Challenge of St. Louis Set for Saturday

 One week after making a sensational, winning debut on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, USAC Silver Crown star Kody Swanson will return to action with the Legacy Autosport team on Saturday, August 29, for the Indy Pro 2000 Oval Challenge of St. Louis Presented by Cooper Tires at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill.

Swanson, from Kingsburg, Calif., again will take on all the established front runners in the ultra-competitive Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, which has seen five different drivers head to Victory Circle from the opening six races of the season.

The title-chase is finely poised with the top five drivers separated by just 21 points. At stake is a scholarship valued at over $600,000 for the series champion to move onto the next step of the open-wheel development ladder, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, in 2021. A maximum of

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The 46-year-old F1 record the Sakhir GP is set to smash – F1

The pole position time for the Sakhir Grand Prix in December is set to smash a Formula 1 record that has stood for 46 years.

On Friday afternoon, F1 confirmed its second race to be held in Bahrain will be run on the ‘oval’ layout of the circuit.

F1 has estimated that qualifying times for the race on Bahrain’s outer circuit will be under 55 seconds, which will ensure that the track will provide the lowest pole time in history.

The all-time list is dominated by poles recorded at Dijon, the former home of the French GP.

The circuit was first used for the 1974 race with its original 2.0-mile layout. Ferrari’s Niki Lauda set a pole time of 58.79s, which was F1’s first and so far only pole lap of less than 60 seconds.

That race also provided F1’s lowest fastest lap time in history, with a time of

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