Autosport 10/06/21

The UK’s ‘must-read’ motorsport magazine AUTOSPORT is revered by fans and industry personnel alike as the ultimate source of motorsport news and analysis. The magazine’s expert editorial covers all aspects of the sport, from major international series such as Formula 1, Sports Car racing and the World Rally Championship, to the less glamorous but hugely important grassroots events in UK club motorsport

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changes behind ‘feel-good’ result

Sporting podiums are not always packed with smiling faces. In some contests, only victory will do. The losers’ medals from football finals often apparently cannot be located years after the event, or so goes the oft-trotted-out explanation of many ex-professional pundits. Silver and bronze Olympic medals are mighty achievements to the individual recipients, but will not be recorded in history with the same crowning achievement as the golden champion. Then there are victory celebrations being used for political point scoring (in many cases even hosting sporting events is intrinsically linked to politics) or tarnished by controversy. Formula 1 has plenty of experience of the last example. Last weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix podium was packed with positivity. Only the most ardent Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton fans would have been hard-pressed not to…

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what’s on

INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORT World Endurance Championship Round 2/6 Algarve International Circuit, Portugal 13 June Livestream on, Sat 1800, Sun 1030 Live Eurosport 2, Sun 1400 IndyCar Series Round 6/15 Detroit, USA 12-13 June Live Sky Sports F1, Sat 1900, Sun 1700 IMSA SportsCar Round 4/12 Detroit, USA 12 June ADAC GT Masters Round 2/7 Red Bull Ring, Austria 12-13 June Livestream on, Sat 1530, Sun 1525 NASCAR Xfinity Series Round 14/33 Texas Motor Speedway, USA 12 June NASCAR Truck Series Round 11/22 Texas Motor Speedway, USA 12 June UK MOTORSPORT Snetterton BARC 12-13 June British F4, BTCC, Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Ginetta Junior, Mini Challenge, Porsche Carrera Cup Live ITV4, Sun 1100 Oulton Park BARC 12 June Britcar Endurance & Praga, Britcar Trophy, CNC Heads Sports/Saloons, Mighty Minis, Radicals Castle Combe MSVR 12 June F3 Cup, Focus Cup, Monoposto, Heritage FF1600, MSVT Trackday Championship Brands Hatch 750MC 12-13 June Bikesports, BMW Car Club, Classic Stock Hatch, Club Enduro, F1000, Hot…

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in the headlines

EUROPEAN DRAG RACING OFF The FIA European Drag Racing Championship event scheduled to take place at Santa Pod Raceway in September has been officially cancelled again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FIA event at Tierp Arena in Sweden in August has also been cancelled, but both venues will seek to hold events under national rules and permits on those weekends. NEW VEHICLES FOR BRSCC The British Racing & Sports Car Club has unveiled a new dedicated Rescue Unit vehicle, as well as a Jaguar XF Sportbrake safety and course car provided by club partner Both vehicles, which were showcased at Mallory Park last month during the British Superkart Championship meeting, underline the club’s commitment to safety and efficiency. BRITCAR’S DROUGHT OVER Nicole Drought will return to Britcar action this weekend at the wheel…

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hendrick makes it four in a row

NASCAR CUP SONOMA (USA) 6 JUNE ROUND 16/36 The Hendrick Motorsports domination of the NASCAR Cup contest in 2021 continued with a fourth consecutive victory, this time with Kyle Larson earning his first road course win. Although Larson needed to hold off team-mate Chase Elliott in a two-lap overtime to secure his success at Sonoma, his victory never seemed in doubt. Larson started on pole, won both stages and led 57 of the 92 laps. Elliott stayed close for a couple of corners on the start of overtime, but Larson eventually pulled away. “It was not easy,” he said. “Any road course isn’t easy. Just trying to keep it on track is tough, especially when you’ve got two of the best behind you on the last restart, [Elliott] and Martin [Truex Jr]. I felt like…

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your say

So happy for Indy 500 victor Castroneves Having been a fan of US open-wheel racing since the early 1990s through all its various iterations (CART/IRL/Champ Car/IndyCar), I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy, excited and emotional with a result than I was after the Indianapolis 500 (apart from maybe when Mark Blundell won at Portland in 1997!). To see Helio Castroneves take victory for the fourth time was such a fantastic result for driver and team, and couldn’t be more deserved for one of the nicest guys in motorsport. It seems hard to believe that 20 years have passed since I met him in the paddock at Rockingham Motor Speedway when CART visited the UK, looking relaxed and smiling, and standing patiently signing autographs and posing, thumbs up, for photographs with anyone…

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af to run ferrari’s hypercars

WEC Ferrari will continue its long-standing relationship with the AF Corse when its Le Mans Hypercar comes on stream for the 2023 World Endurance Championship. Manufacturer and team will again join forces to run the new prototype, just as they have done with a succession of GT cars over the past 15 years. The Ferrari LMH prototypes will be entered under the Ferrari-AF Corse banner in what was described on Monday’s announcement as a collaborative effort between the team and the Competizioni GT department masterminding the new programme. The confirmation of AF was labelled “an important step towards the debut of our LMH in the WEC” by Ferrari sportscar racing boss Antonello Coletta. “We are happy to have a reliable partner like AF Corse with us for this project,” he said. Unrelated AF boss…