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First with the news, views and reports, Motorsport News is the voice of British motorsport and a must-read for all motorsport fans. Britain's only weekly motorsport newspaper, MN delivers up-to-date, entertaining and reliable news, reports and results from all categories of the sport. Whether you prefer Formula One cars or a Ford Escort Mk2, MN is the publication for you.

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oulton park to raise the curtain on 2019 wales rally gb

mcklein-imagedatabase.com Modern-day rally competitors have tackled Oulton Park and its surrounds in the MN Circuit Championship Britain’s counter will start in Liverpool this year The GB route will be based in Wales for 2019 The route for Wales Rally GB has been revealed, confirming a ceremonial start in Liverpool and a Thursday evening stage at Oulton Park – the first time the event has been to the Cheshire circuit since 1993. Tickets for Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship have also gone on sale today (Wednesday, May 22). Classic stag es are still usedThe itinerary follows broadly the same roads as last season, with action in north Wales on Friday and Sunday. Route coordinator Andrew Kellitt has worked hard to mix the north Wales stages up and added more…

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mercedes does not believe it will win every 2019 race

A common sight: Mercedes winning Wolff says team won’t get carried away Mercedes does not believe it is realistic to win all 21 grands prix in the 2019 Formula 1 season despite starting the year with five consecutive 1-2 finishes. The team has won the last five drivers’ and constructors’ titles and has responded to a renewed threat from Ferrari, plus changing aerodynamic rules for 2019, with a record-breaking start to the season.Mercedes’ dominant Spanish GP performance moved it almost 100 points clear of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship.Asked if it was realistic that Mercedes could win all 21 grands prix this year, team principal Toto Wolff said: “No. First of all, I think you need to stay humble and keep both feet on the ground.“We’ve had five fantastic…

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f1 round-up

Petrobras out  Brazilian oil company Petrobras is trying to terminate its new partnership with McLaren, according to controversial Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Petrobras is 64% government owned, and Bolsonaro declared on social media that he had ordered it to get out of the McLaren deal. Bolsonaro also recently announced that the Brazilian Grand Prix would leave Interlagos for a new track being built in Rio, though Interlagos authorities are fighting back and a key Sao Paulo city council vote in support of the race has helped its cause. Africa aim F1 owner Liberty Media says a grand prix on the African continent is a key aim for the next calendar shake-up. Marrakech – which currently hosts Formula E – has been targeted as an option. The…

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german gp organisers: home race needed for schuey jr

Organisers of the German Grand Prix – one of five events battling to hang on to a place on the Formula 1 calendar for 2020 – say it is vital that F1 stays at Hockenheim if Mick Schumacher makes it onto the grid.The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher made his F1 test debut with Ferrari in Bahrain earlier this year, and has graduated to Formula 2 this season having won the 2018 Formula 3 European Championship.Hockenheim managing director Georg Seiler warned that F1 cannot afford to have a Schumacher back in the field and no race in Germany.“If Mick Schumacher drives in Formula 1, Formula 1 must come to Germany. That is our conviction,” he said.The German GP earned a one-year reprieve for 2019 but is now…

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chadwick joins williams as development driver

Chadwick headsW Series points W Series points leader Jamie Chadwick has joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a development driver.Chadwick will undertake simulator duties and attend three European races with the team including the British Grand Prix.The 21-year-old won the opening race of the new-for-2019, all-female W Series and has taken pole position in both events. Chadwick’s CV also includes the 2018/19 MRF Challenge title, a race-winning BRDC British Formula 3 campaign in 2018 and the ’15 British GT4 class title.Williams said she will also “support the team in a number of media and marketing activities”.Deputy team principal Claire Williams, who visited the W Series opener at Hockenheim that Chadwick won, said: “I have had the pleasure of watching Jamie race first hand in Hockenheim where she claimed…

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alonso fails to oualify for indy 500 after mclaren woe

‘It’s the ultimate oval race’ Harvey on Indy 500 Pace of Kaiser prevented Alonso from qualifying Fernando Alonso and McLaren sensationally failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, bumped out of the field by Kyle Kaiser of the cash-strapped Juncos Racing team.A fraught build-up through Indy 500 practice week had already put Alonso on the back foot, with reliability problems, a heavy crash and weather interruptions leaving him significantly down on mileage compared to the IndyCar frontrunners.McLaren also admitted that its decision to set up its own largely independent team, with some Carlin assistance, for its one-off Indy entry this time had put it at a disadvantage compared to its 2017 attempt as part of powerhouse squad Andretti Autosport.A puncture on his first qualifying run hampered Alonso further…