In the round-up: McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown believes it’s “pretty likely” Mugello will be added to the 2020 F1 calendar.
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Brown on 'tough' 2020, midfield F1 aim & Racing Point (Sky)
"That one sounds pretty likely from everything that I hear, sounds like a spectacular track. I don't know how it will race, apparently it's very quick. Portimao in Portugal is the other one that seems to be talked about most frequently. It's a very bumpy track. I think the grand prix drivers will love driving around it, it's got a lot of elevation change."
Grosjean: No way of knowing who is the best driver in F1 (ESPN)
"Obviously, Carlos going to Ferrari and then there was a good seat at McLaren and that was a nice opportunity for Ricciardo and still one seat at Renault that could be attractive for the future."
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing enters Karam in Indianapolis Grand Prix (IndyCar)
"We sat back after the test and knew we were relearning the things that we haven’t touched for a while with road racing. It’s been a lot of fun. We have a ton of data that we have worked hard to sort through. Our plan was, A, not embarrass yourself, and B, be competitive, which is our goal."
‘Full winter’ before fans back to F1 (Racer)
"I don’t have any of my own predictions but looking at the way the pandemic has been developing and fluctuating and been more in control in Europe, to me it looks like we may have to wait for a complete cycle, a complete winter before we find some promoters who are prepared to take the economic risk to set up a race with grandstands with full attendance."
Alex Lynn joins Mahindra Racing (Formula E)
"It’s not easy to jump in mid-season, especially with the unique way we will be running the races in Berlin, but Alex has a hunger, talent and experience that we are sure will pay dividends fast."
McLaren in talks about Bahraini bank loan (Sky)
"The British supercar-maker and Formula One (F1) team-owner McLaren Group is in talks to secure a loan from a major Gulf-based bank that would deliver a long-awaited boost to its coronavirus-hit finances."
The Road to F1: Sauber Academy launched to raise motorsport’s next star (Sauber (Alfa Romeo))
"F4 Germany champion Théo Pourchaire, Sauber Karting Team graduate Dexter Patterson, Formula Renault Eurocup racer Petr Ptacek and karter Emerson Fittipaldi Junior are the first drivers selected to take part in the Academy programme, having access to Sauber’s expertise and know-how and taking part in a tailor-made development programme to complement their 2020 racing activities."
Driver announcement 2020 Formula 3 (Trident)
"The 20-year-old racer from Iserlohn, Germany, will enter the 2020 Formula 3 Championship with Trident. "
FIA celebrates the motorsport sport community generosity to make #RaceAgainstCovid auction a success (FIA)
"The ninety-six lots included helmets and race suits from Lewis Hamilton to Sébastien Loeb, Michael Schumacher and Tom Kristensen and also a McLaren MP4-24 show car, art pieces and exclusive event experiences for race events."
Lockdown life: How broadcasters handled the COVID-19 pandemic (Motorsport Broadcasting)
"In January, F1 touted sustainability as part of their strategic plan, wanting to 'minimise the amount of equipment and people sent to each race.' A strategic vision has become a short-term reality."
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