In the round-up: The Russian Grand Prix promoters say they are prepared to hold two F1 races this year if the championship needs them to.
More motor racing links of interest:
Organisers of Formula 1 race in Russia’s Sochi say ready to host two Grands Prix this year (TASS)
"Rosgonki will be able to provide for the organisation of two Formula 1 grands prix if it is necessary."
Otmar talks new rules and getting back on track (Racing Point)
"It’s certainly been an interesting few weeks in the driver market, with some headline-grabbing moves out there. I’m sure it’s kept the fans entertained and the media busy – but from our perspective, the headline for next season is the name above the factory doors rather than the names in the cockpit."
Renewed terms gives Spa-Francorchamps 2022 F1 deal (Motorsport Week)
"Its previous arrangement with Formula 1, which was agreed mid-2018, covered three years through 2021, but this has now been extended until 2022 on account of the alterations made to facilitate the 2020 running of the event."
Former Ferrari Australasia boss tried to talk employee into abortion, court papers say (The Sydney Morning Herald)
"He named Maurizio Arrivabene, principal of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One Team and Mr Luca Zanetti, global head of sales, as examples of staff who had had sexual relations with subordinate employees in the workplace."
Bentley Withdraws Factory M-Sport Team from IGTC Season (Sportscar 365)
"Bentley has withdrawn its factory M-Sport team from the remainder of the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli season."
In calling out F1's silence over injustice, Hamilton is out in front once more (The Guardian)
"If... F1 is indeed serious about righting the scales of justice, the series could mandate that teams set aside a material chunk of their hundred-million dollar R&D budgets to be invested in STEM programs that would provide non-white students on-ramps into the sport as engineers or aerodynamicists."
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