Formula 1 has confirmed that Portimao will host the third race of the F1 2021 Championship, thus filling the race calendar. Portugal’s Portimao last year hosted a Formula 1 emergency race dictated by the crisis with the Covid-19 virus epidemic. The race there was not planned for this year, but F1 added it to the calendar due to the postponed race in Australia and the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix, which will take place on 2 May. Formula 1 and the organizers opened their doors to 27.000 spectators last year, and whether the spectators will be present again this year, the authorities will decide in the coming weeks. Last year’s race was won by Lewis Hamilton, and the track configuration and conditions that offer slightly less grip provided a somewhat unusual start to the race, which was briefly led by Carlos Sainz with McLarn. https: // twitte
Local media in Thailand claim that the Thai GP at the Chang racetrack in Buriram, which should otherwise take place on October 10, will also be dropped from this year's race calendar. The Thai government has decided to postpone the MotoGP race to next year due to uncertainties related to the coronavirus pandemic, which means that there will be no races on this year's calendar. The Chang racetrack is expected to launch a new five-year contract this season, but the government, which is the main promoter of the race, has decided to postpone its implementation for one season, according to the Bangkok Post. Dorna, for whom Thailand is an important market, is also expected to take the move into account, although the news has not yet been officially confirmed or commented on. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1242778046555459584 In 2019, we watched an exciting
The FIA has confirmed the most extensive race calendar so far for the 2016 season, which includes as many as 21 races. But nonetheless, as we saw this year in the case of the race in Germany, not so many races are guaranteed. Namely, the race in Austin, which is supposed to take place on October 23, has not yet been confirmed, as the organizers, who are struggling with financial difficulties, have yet to sign a contract. It has also been confirmed on June 19, when the race in Baku is scheduled, which means that the Formula One race and the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on the same weekend.
As many as five of this year’s Grand Prix races will start an hour earlier than last year. The changes follow the findings and recommendations of the team that investigated Jules Bianchi's accident. Despite the different claims of the organizers, the Australian Grand Prix will be on the program at 16 pm instead of 17 pm local time (at 16 am local time), and the Malaysian Grand Prix will start at 15 pm instead of 8 pm or at 12 am local time. The Chinese GP will be broadcast at XNUMX am, the Japanese GP at XNUMX am and the Russian GP at XNUMX noon.
If you’re a true Kimi Raikkonen fan and your boss has proven himself with a generous Christmas present, you’ll be able to compete in the international auction on January 10 for the race car that took Finca to the gates of Formula One. It is a 2000 Tattoo Formula Renault, bought the same year by the British Formula Renault team, Manor Motorsport. With him, the then relatively unknown Raikkonen won a staggering seven of the ten races and celebrated the championship title. The car was overhauled in 2005 and houses the original powertrain. The price is not yet known. In addition to the aforementioned race car, the Coys auction house will sell a number of other interesting and rare vehicles at the auction on January 10.
Honda boss Livio Suppo claims that Dani Pedrosa, despite not yet becoming a world champion in the elite class, is one of MotoGP’s top racers. The Spaniard has won 26 races in the Honda factory team in nine seasons, but has not yet won the world title, and has been overshadowed by teammate Marc Maruqez in the last two seasons. Pedrosa was the first to beat Marquez this season. This happened at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, and later the Spaniard slipped to fourth place in the championship, behind both Yamaha racers, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Suppo claims that it is not only Dani who is to blame for the lack of points, but he cited the collision with Andrea Iannone in Australia as an example. "Denmark is a bit sorry for me as he was in second place in the overall standings almost all season," he said.
The future of the historic Monza racetrack, where races have been held since the first half of the 20th century, is uncertain, according to Italian media. Bernie Ecclestone warned some time ago that the contract for the race in Italy, which expires after the 2016 season, is a disaster. Now, however, new bad news has emerged for Monza relating to the law of stability. An amendment is reported to exclude a € 1 million tax exemption. Politician Fabrizio Sala said: "The law penalizes the Monza racetrack by jeopardizing its future on the Formula 1 racing calendar." Ivan Capelli, a former FXNUMX racer who became the director of the Milan car club this year, promises to fight for Monza's survival. "Our task is clear - to find funds."
The dates of the thirteen world rally races for 2015 are known. In January, the opening race will start a week later than this year, giving the teams an extra week to prepare for the first race of the season. The Portuguese race is returning to the northern part of the country after 10 years, and will replace the date with a race in Argentina. The race in South America will be in mid-April, when the atmosphere will be warmer and drier. The race in Poland is also confirmed, after this year's return tour. WRC promotion manager Oliver Ciesla said he is pleased to announce that there will be all 2015 races in 13. Because they are distributed all over the world, so the name of the championship sticks. Race dates: 1. Monte Carlo 22-25 January 2. Sweden 12-15 February 3. Mexico 5-8 March 4. Argentina 16-19 April 5. Portugal 21-
A few moments ago, the FIA confirmed the Formula One racing calendar for next season. It has, as we expected, 20 races, and the Mexican GP is the only new venue. It differs from the draft calendar in that the race in Austin, USA, is scheduled earlier than the race in Mexico, and the Japanese Grand Prix will be scheduled a little later than originally planned. 2015 FIA F1 World Championship March 15: Australian GP March 29: Malaysian GP April 5: Bahrain GP April 19: China GP May 10: Spanish GP May 24: Monaco GP June 7: Canada GP June 21 : Austrian GP July 5: British GP July 19: German GP July 26: Hungarian GP August 23: Belgian GP September 6: Italian GP September 20: Singapore GP September 27: Japan GP
Takuma Sato, a former Formula One racer racing in the American IndyCar series this year, will be racing for the Amlin Aguri team in the first Formula E series race. The Japanese got the opportunity because the team’s regular racer, Antonio Felix da Costa, will not be able to compete in the race as he is tied to racing duties in the DTM series. Sato will compete as a teammate of one of the two racers, Katherine Legge. “I’m looking forward to writing history with the first race of the Formula E series,” the Japanese said. "I'm looking forward to working with the team, as there are a lot of my old friends from the former F1 Super Aguri team there. I will do my best to achieve the best possible result with the team in Beijing."