Autosport 15/07/21

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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United Kingdom
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Autosport Media UK Ltd
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Weekly
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three british stars head to silverstone – and fans will get to see them

Each of the three British Formula 1 stars travel to Silverstone this weekend in the middle of fascinating storylines. Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton needs to bounce back in the face of the strongest challenge to his title for several years. Lando Norris has arguably been the star of 2021 so far and is the ‘midfielder’ giving the top guns most trouble. And George Russell’s quest for a point for Williams continues as we edge closer to an announcement on what will surely be his graduation to Mercedes in 2022. We hear from all three in our British GP preview, and look at both their seasons so far and their chances on home turf (see page 16). We’ve also got the new qualifying sprint race to look forward to on Saturday. There…

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imsa allows hypercars as major series converge

WEC/IMSA A Toyota Le Mans Hypercar pounding around the banking at the Daytona 24 Hours some time in the middle of the decade could become a reality. LMH machinery will be allowed to race in the IMSA SportsCar Championship from the get-go of the new LMDh category in 2023. The final strand in the process of convergence that began with the announcement of the LMP2-based LMDh class straddling the IMSA series in North America and the World Endurance Championship in January 2020 was put in place last week. A series of rule changes – and ways of monitoring performance – have been put in place to ensure equality between the two types of cars. The move was described by Pierre Fillon, president of WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, as a “landmark…

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red bull won’t rule out swoop for russell

FORMULA 1 Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes signing George Russell is “worth considering” if he is not snapped up by Mercedes for 2022, but expects the Briton to partner Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes is currently mulling over who will partner Hamilton in 2022, with current team-mate Valtteri Bottas and star junior Russell – who has continued to impress for Williams this season – both out of contract at the end of the year. Mercedes is set to make a decision between Bottas and Russell during the summer. Hamilton signed a new two-year contract earlier this month, locking him in with the team until the end of 2023. If Mercedes opted not to promote Russell and he became a free agent, Red Bull would take an interest in swooping in to sign the 23-year-old, according…

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red bull push not sacrificing 2022 car

FORMULA 1 Red Bull does not believe it is compromising efforts on its 2022 car by continuing to push on with upgrades to its current Formula 1 challenger. The Milton Keynes-based squad has been much more aggressive with developing its RB16B than title rival Mercedes has with its W12, allowing it to pull clear on outright performance. Red Bull has worked on all areas of the car, including the wings, diffuser, floor, and bargeboard area in the bid to eke out more performance, leading to its current five-race streak of wins. But Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner said the team was working well to balance resources and is not sacrificing development of its new car ahead of the overhaul of the regulations. “The team’s doing a great job of balancing the challenges of…

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f1 to respond to hamilton commission

FORMULA 1 Formula 1 chiefs are ready to act and improve the representation of black people within the series and wider industry after the long-awaited Hamilton Commission report was published this week. The report, inspired and led by seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton along with the Royal Academy of Engineering, is the culmination of 10 months of research into why black people are under-represented in UK motorsport. The commission focused on defining why just 1% of employees in F1 are from black backgrounds. While the findings involved some wider societal issues, other factors directly related to motorsport teams’ actions have also emerged. These include hiring practices that favour students from just a select group of high-ranking universities, plus geographical factors that mean that opportunities for work experience at rural-based teams were out of…

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pure etcr could headline all-electric events

PURE ETCR Formula E will trek to South Africa, Canada and South Korea in 2022 as part of a facelifted schedule. The races fall in one calendar year again and a double-header in Saudi Arabia opens the batting in late January before the Mexico City circuit returns after its use as a COVID-19 testing site. An inaugural Cape Town event arrives on 26 February, with the support of Jaguar helping to get the deal over the line, before China returns but with an unconfirmed venue. Monaco, which becomes an annual fixture, is sandwiched by Rome and Berlin, while the 4 June slot is vacant. That’s the official party line, but Autosport understands a deal has been signed with Jakarta, Indonesia at last. Although this race is unlikely to come to fruition, in part…

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