Renault DP World F1 Team’s Ricciardo and Ocon optimistic ahead of Saturday’s sessions

Renault DP World F1 Team drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon are feeling upbeat ahead of Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions, after the weather put a stop to both Free Practice One and Two today at the Nürburgring. 

A mix of fog and rain hampered free practice after it was deemed unsafe for the medical helicopter to fly during both sessions. Free Practice Two was cancelled an hour into the planned schedule. However, the forecast for Saturday is looking more promising with dry weather on the cards, which should allow Ricciardo and Ocon ample track time in order to get to grips with the German circuit ahead of Sunday’s race. 

The dry weather would also mean that the drivers have an extra set of dry tyres to carry over, whereas they would normally have two. The extra set of tyres means they can put more mileage in on track … Read the rest

F1, Qualifying: live results and updates | 2020 Eifel GP

The big, scary Nordschleife version of the Nurburgring was completed in 1927. But after eventually proving too big and too scary for F1, Niki Lauda’s 1976 horror crash in the German Grand Prix forced a re-think, with the more manageable, more modern Grand Prix circuit opened in 1984, with a star-studded roll-call of F1 drivers. The modern circuit got off the mark with the 1984 European Grand Prix and the 1985 German Grand Prix. Falling off the calendar until 1995, it then hosted various races – in German, European and Luxembourg Grand Prix guise – up until 2013, before its 2020 return.

The Nordschleife it ain’t – but then that’s probably for the best. The modern circuit utilises the start-finish straight of the old Sudschleife track, before the drivers then tackle the tight right-hander at Turn 1 (Haug-Haken) and go on an enjoyable high-speed plunge down to the Dunlop-Kehre hairpin. … Read the rest

585g Specialized Aethos is the newest World’s Lightest Road Bike.

“What if we built a bike that’s simply for the love of riding?” That was the idea behind the all-new Specialized Aethos, a bike that started as a simple concept and ended up “breaking the rules of designing bikes.” Where a bike like the Tarmac is clearly purpose built for winning races, the Aethos is […]

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Steiner says Ilott ‘Not on the List’ of Potential 2021 Haas Drivers – Yet

Guenther Steiner says Callum Ilott is currently not on his list of potential drivers for the 2021 Formula 1 season, despite the Briton participating in his first free practice session this weekend in place of Romain Grosjean at the Nürburgring.

However, Steiner, the Team Principal of the Haas F1 Team, says this all could change if the current FIA Formula 2 racer excels behind the wheel as the team continue to evaluate who will race for them next season.

Steiner says Ilott is not on the list because he is backed by Scuderia Ferrari as part of their fabled Ferrari Driver Academy, and it will be their decision where the Briton goes next season, and this is why he is not currently marked as a potential driver for 2021.

“He’s not on the list because he’s a Ferrari driver,” Steiner is quoted as saying by Motorsport.com.  “He’s Read the rest

Mick Schumacher is a “copy of his father”

Mick Schumacher will make his debut in free practice tomorrow and that is a great milestone for the son of the seven-time world champion. Later this year Schumacher will be in action again and rumours are that he will compete in the Alfa Romeo next year. He will probably sit next to veteran Kimi Raikkonen.

Copy of his father

The eyes are logically on Schumacher, who will take an important step in his career tomorrow. It is also a way to see if he really is ready for Formula 1. Raikkonen will at least see his father back in him. “He’s a copy of his father in many ways, and it’s great to see him. I think it’s nice that he’ll be in the car tomorrow.”

“Obviously it’s sad for Antonio, but it’s FP1 and hopefully the weather can be kind of OK so we’ll get the normal running. If … Read the rest

Spy Shots: Prototype Kross Level carbon XC hardtail mountain bike raced in Nové Město

Over four racing days at the Nové Město XC World Cup last week, ex-World Champion Maja Włoszczowska rode an all-new prototype Kross Level carbon hardtail. Sharing a similar overall profile to the current Level B, this unlabeled cross-country bike has several distinctive features that suggest a more refined, more comfortable ride… Kross Level carbon XC […]

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Trackhouse signs Daniel Suarez for 2021 Cup debut

Daniel Suárez is on the move again, and he’s heading to a new team. On Wednesday, Trackhouse Entertainment Group announced Suárez will drive the newly-formed #99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. The project is led by former driver Justin Marks, and will run all thirty-six races next year after acquiring a charter from Spire Motorsports.

“The formation of a top-level NASCAR Cup Series team has been a dream of mine for a long time,” Marks said. “A lot of hard work has transpired to get us to this point and I don’t think we could’ve ended up with better partners in RCR and Chevrolet, and with a more passionate and committed driver than Daniel Suárez. Daniel’s drive and hunger to get to the top of this sport is palpable every time I am in his presence. We are building a team of winners Read the rest

Weather forecast and timetable | 2020 Eifel GP

Formula 1 returns to the Nürburgring this year. From 9 to 11 October, the elite class of motorsport will be holding the “Formula 1 Aramco Eifel Grand Prix” in front of up to 20,000 spectators.

When Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc and co. now put the pedal to the metal on the 5.148 kilometre Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring, fans will be able to cheer on their idols around the track after seven years of absence.

2020 Eifel Grand Prix weather forecast (Weather Info Nürburg):

From the Formula 1 teams’ point of view, different weather conditions can result in very different races, and Formula 1 teams adapt their strategy accordingly, for example using different tyres in wet conditions, and taking account of cross winds which can cause stability problems at high speeds. It is always well worth checking the weather before any grand prix as it can often throw a … Read the rest

Unique Canyon Aerocockpit on new Aeroad offers unprecedented cockpit adjustability & packability!

Canyon’s new Aeroad bike uses a unique Aerocockpit bar & stem combo that delivers more adjustability than any other integrated cockpit solution we’ve ever seen. As top road bikes move towards completely internal cable routing, Canyon’s direct-to-consumer business model meant they couldn’t just ship out a bunch of premium aero road bikes that only a […]

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‘I Should Have Won’ on Formula 1’s Last Visit to the Nürburgring – Romain Grosjean

Formula 1 returns to the Nürburgring for the first time since 2013 this weekend, and for Romain Grosjean, he feels he should have become a Grand Prix winner at the circuit that year.

But for a safety car driver, the current Haas F1 Team racer, then driving for the Lotus F1 Team, was on course for his maiden Formula 1 race victory, but he ultimately finished third behind Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel and his Lotus team-mate Kimi Räikkönen.

Grosjean admits he has not had the chance to re-learn the track on the simulator ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix, so he will be using his memory to reacclimatise to the Nürburgring, something he will have to do from second practice as Callum Ilott will drive in the first session in his place.

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