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Honda’s tortured path to its F1 chance with Red Bull in 2019

Honda’s tortured path to its F1 chance with Red Bull in 2019 https://ift.tt/2K307tU Red Bull’s decision to switch to Honda engines in Formula 1 next season is just reward for the Japanese manufacturer’s perseverance on a sometimes tortured path. Honda returned to grand prix racing in 2015 with McLaren, a disappointing reunion that promised so much but delivered so little

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Romain Dumas and Volkswagen’s electric Pikes Peak challenge explained

Romain Dumas and Volkswagen’s electric Pikes Peak challenge explained https://ift.tt/2I25LqY This weekend Volkswagen becomes the latest major motorsport name to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, but it’s doing so with an electric car. The I.D. R Pikes Peak programme is a serious effort with big implications for the multiple World Rally champion team’s motorsport future, and it has three-time

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Porsche hits back at Sebastien Bourdais’ complaints from Le Mans

Porsche hits back at Sebastien Bourdais’ complaints from Le Mans https://ift.tt/2K0lpZ5 Sebastien Bourdais had no right to complain about Frederic Makowiecki’s driving during their fight in the Le Mans 24 Hours, according to Porsche GT boss Frank-Steffen Walliser. Makowiecki’s #91 Porsche was locked in a fierce battle with the #68 Ford of Bourdais in the latter stages of the race

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Red Bull’s 2019 Honda engine decision ‘clear cut’ – Christian Horner

Red Bull’s 2019 Honda engine decision ‘clear cut’ – Christian Horner https://ift.tt/2t6YUIm Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that the decision to switch from Renault to Honda power for the 2019 Formula 1 season was a “pretty clear cut” technical choice. Its sister team Toro Rosso moved to Honda engines this year, allowing Red Bull to monitor the Japanese

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F1 teams load up on Ultrasoft tyres for Austrian Grand Prix

F1 teams load up on Ultrasoft tyres for Austrian Grand Prix https://ift.tt/2yqZW6W Pirelli’s ultrasoft tyre dominates the 10 Formula 1 teams’ choices for the Austrian Grand Prix, with Ferrari slightly more aggressive than Mercedes and Red Bull. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will take nine sets of the softest-compound Pirellis to the Red Bull Ring, one more than the Mercedes

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Why Red Bull’s Honda Formula 1 engine deal is the right decision

Why Red Bull’s Honda Formula 1 engine deal is the right decision https://ift.tt/2lhHuUX Red Bull’s decision to ditch Renault engines for Honda power in Formula 1 in 2019 is a gamble, but is it one worth taking? In reaction to the news, F1 journalists Scott Mitchell and Ben Anderson join Glenn Freeman to discuss the thinking behind the decision. They

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Jenson Button lifted by SMP pace on WEC debut amid Le Mans setbacks

Jenson Button lifted by SMP pace on WEC debut amid Le Mans setbacks https://ift.tt/2M5bIFQ Ex-Formula 1 driver Jenson Button believes SMP Racing’s performance at last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours is encouraging for this rest of his World Endurance Championship campaign. Button missed the 2018/19 opener at Spa-Francorchamps but linked up with SMP Racing for Le Mans and will remain

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