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Motor racing - Red Bull junior driver Ticktum wins McLaren F1 test - SBS

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LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull junior driver Dan Ticktum put McLaren in an awkward position on Sunday after winning a coveted award that includes a Formula One test drive and simulator role with the Woking-based team.

Macau Formula Three Grand Prix winner Ticktum, 18, beat three other young Britons to win the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Previous winners include 2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button and three times Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti.

Last year's winner Lando Norris is now the McLaren Formula One reserve driver.

Ticktum, however, has been contracted to rivals Red Bull since the start of the year and has been in that team's simulator already.

McLaren sources told Reuters the prize would be honoured, with Ticktum probably getting to drive a 2013 Formula One car, but a meaningful factory simulator role with them was out of the question.

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Motor racing-F1 walking a tightrope in America, says Ferrari boss - SBS

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MILAN (Reuters) - Formula One is walking a tightrope as new owners Liberty Media plan to grow the sport in America, Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has warned.

Marchionne, who is also chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, recognised there was a big opportunity to win new audiences in the United States but said the sport's heritage had to be respected.

U.S.-based Liberty, who took over the sport in January, are planning to add at least one North American race to the calendar after 2018 and want to build up the show around grand prix weekends.

"I think it’s fair to say that (F1 chairman) Chase (Carey) and I agree we need space in the United States," Marchionne told reporters at a presentation on Saturday of Alfa Romeo's new partnership with the Swiss Sauber team.

Carey also attended the event.

"I think there is an opportunity here, if we do the things right, to make this a relevant...


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Familiar lineup for Trofeo Motorsport at Bathurst 12 Hour - Western Advocate

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TROFEO Motorsport has opted for consistency for a return bid for class honours at the 2018 Bathurst 12 Hour. 

The Jim Manolios-led team has confirmed the return of their Lamborghini Hurracan GT3 to the February event, with the same driving squad that helped the team secure 10th outright and third in the ‘Am’ class in 2017.

NO CHANGE: The Trofeo Motorsport garage will be bringing both the same car and the same driver lineup to next year's Bathurst 12 Hour - Jim Manilios, Ryan Millier, Dean Canto and Ivan Capelli. Photo: ANYA WHITELAW

NO CHANGE: The Trofeo Motorsport garage will be bringing both the same car and the same driver lineup to next year's Bathurst 12 Hour - Jim Manilios, Ryan Millier, Dean Canto and Ivan Capelli. Photo: ANYA WHITELAW

Manilios will be joined by Ryan Millier, Dean Canto and ex-F1 driver Ivan Capelli in 2018, while the team is also working on the potential addition of a second car.

The team tested at the Challenge Bathurst event recently and made progress extracting more speed from their Hurracan, regular Supercars enduro pilot Canto banking the fastest time of the...


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Read more: Familiar lineup for Trofeo Motorsport at Bathurst 12 Hour - Western Advocate

Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of motor sport - The Sydney Morning Herald

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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

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Motor racing - Red Bull junior driver Ticktum wins McLaren F1 test - SBS

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LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull junior driver Dan Ticktum put McLaren in an awkward position on Sunday after winning a coveted award that includes a Formula One test drive and simulator role with the Woking-based team.

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Macau Formula Three Grand Prix winner Ticktum, 18, beat three other young Britons to win the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Previous winners include 2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button and three times Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti.

Last year's winner Lando Norris is now the McLaren Formula One reserve driver.

Ticktum, however, has been contracted to rivals Red Bull since the start of the year and has been in that team's simulator already.

McLaren sources told Reuters the prize would be honoured, with Ticktum probably getting to drive a 2013 Formula One car, but a meaningful factory simulator role with...


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Motor racing-F1 walking a tightrope in America, says Ferrari boss - SBS

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MILAN (Reuters) - Formula One is walking a tightrope as new owners Liberty Media plan to grow the sport in America, Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has warned.

Marchionne, who is also chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, recognised there was a big opportunity to win new audiences in the United States but said the sport's heritage had to be respected.

U.S.-based Liberty, who took over the sport in January, are planning to add at least one North American race to the calendar after 2018 and want to build up the show around grand prix weekends.

"I think it’s fair to say that (F1 chairman) Chase (Carey) and I agree we need space in the United States," Marchionne told reporters at a presentation on Saturday of Alfa Romeo's new partnership with the Swiss Sauber team.

Carey also attended the event.

"I think there is an opportunity here, if we do the things right, to make this a relevant...


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Read more: Motor racing-F1 walking a tightrope in America, says Ferrari boss - SBS

Familiar lineup for Trofeo Motorsport at Bathurst 12 Hour - Western Advocate

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TROFEO Motorsport has opted for consistency for a return bid for class honours at the 2018 Bathurst 12 Hour. 

The Jim Manolios-led team has confirmed the return of their Lamborghini Hurracan GT3 to the February event, with the same driving squad that helped the team secure 10th outright and third in the ‘Am’ class in 2017.

NO CHANGE: The Trofeo Motorsport garage will be bringing both the same car and the same driver lineup to next year's Bathurst 12 Hour - Jim Manilios, Ryan Millier, Dean Canto and Ivan Capelli. Photo: ANYA WHITELAW

NO CHANGE: The Trofeo Motorsport garage will be bringing both the same car and the same driver lineup to next year's Bathurst 12 Hour - Jim Manilios, Ryan Millier, Dean Canto and Ivan Capelli. Photo: ANYA WHITELAW

Manilios will be joined by Ryan Millier, Dean Canto and ex-F1 driver Ivan Capelli in 2018, while the team is also working on the potential addition of a second car.

The team tested at the Challenge Bathurst event recently and made progress extracting more speed from their Hurracan, regular Supercars enduro pilot Canto banking the fastest time of the...


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Read more: Familiar lineup for Trofeo Motorsport at Bathurst 12 Hour - Western Advocate

Special LAT Photographic documentary to air on Motorsport tv - F1 ... - autosport.com

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A new documentary showcasing the work of leading photographic agency LAT Images premieres today on Motorsport.tv.

LAT Images: An Enduring Legacy, tells the story of the world's leading motoring and motorsport photographic agency.

"In a world like Formula 1 that is so visual, images are so important," says Fernando Alonso at the start of the documentary to set the tone.

From the origins of LAT to its current position as the pre-eminent photographic agency in motorsport, its whole story is told.

An explanation of how photographs taken trackside can be sent to the UK office, edited, captioned and then sent onto clients, a process taking as little as 30 seconds, is in stark contrast to Michael Tee's adventurous tale of getting photographs back from the 1968 South African Grand Prix.

But no matter how much technology evolves, what makes a great photograph never changes.

There's much more...


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Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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Read more: Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of ... - The Sydney Morning...

Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


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Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

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Isabelle Kranhold shows Newcastle motorsport fans Supercars aren't just for men - ABC Online

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Isabelle Kranhold stands with arms folded in front of a car.

A Hunter Valley teenager will be in the middle of the action at the inaugural Newcastle 500 Supercars race this week, working with one team's pit crew.

Isabelle Kranhold, 19, is studying light vehicle mechanical technology at TAFE, and said she wanted to build a career in the traditionally male-dominated world of motorsport.

Ms Kranhold said she had always loved motorsport, and used to watch the races with her father.

"I was always interested in knowing how the cars can be so fast and how the pit mechanics can work so quickly," she said.

"I just love how they sound, how they perform, and I've always just wanted to know how they operate, what they do differently to other cars."

Isabelle Kranhold works on a car.

Go-go-go in the pits

Ms Kranhold's...


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Read more: Isabelle Kranhold shows Newcastle motorsport fans Supercars aren't just for men - ABC Online

Special documentary to debut on Motorsport.tv - Formula 1 ... - Eurosport.com AU

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LAT Images: An Enduring Legacy, tells the story of the world's leading motoring and motorsport photographic agency.

"In a world like Formula 1 that is so visual, images are so important," says Fernando Alonso at the start of the documentary to set the tone.

From the origins of LAT to its current position as the pre-eminent photographic agency in motorsport, its whole story is told.

An explanation of how photographs taken trackside can be sent to the UK office, edited, captioned and then sent onto clients, a process taking as little as 30 seconds, is in stark contrast to Michael Tee's adventurous tale of getting photographs back from the 1968 South African Grand Prix.

But no matter how much technology evolves, what makes a great photograph never changes.

There's much more to the documentary, narrated by James Allen, which also offers a behind the scenes glimpse of the LAT archive...


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Read more: Special documentary to debut on Motorsport.tv - Formula 1 ... - Eurosport.com AU

Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

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As the reigning Formula E champion, Lucas di Grassi is not bothered by job security.

Perhaps he should be threatened by the looming rise of self-driving cars and autonomous technology on the road and track.

Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Cat people: Jaguar is one of several car makers committed to Formula E. Photo: Sam Bloxham

But the champion driver and Roborace chief executive is taking a different approach, championing the cause of driverless race cars on track at the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Hong Kong this weekend.

Di Grassi's skills have been used to calibrate the autonomous racers, effectively teaching them the basic art of driving before artificial intelligence takes it to another level.

Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Driving force: Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi is teaching robots how to race. Photo: Supplied

Roborace is in its infancy – cars are still lapping significantly slower than those with...


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Read more: Driverless cars, electric engines, no noise: Welcome to the future of ... - The Sydney Morning...

Supercars: David Reynolds didn't realise what a 'Mickey Finn' was in angry post-Race 25 rant - Fox Sports

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DAVID Reynolds’ ‘threat’ to slip Shane van Gisbergen a ‘Mickey Finn’ at the Supercars Gala Awards after their Race 25 barney made headlines at the Newcastle 500.

Fired up after getting tapped out of a likely podium finish — one which would have ensured a sizeable bonus payment from Erebus Motorsport’s sponsors — Reynolds unleashed in a post-race interview with Greg Murphy.

“You know, I’ve been watching a lot of Narcos and people have died for less,” Reynolds said.

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GRADUATION: Hazelwood, MSR confirm move to Supercars for 2018

GALA AWARDS: David Reynolds wins 2017 Barry Sheene Medal

“We’ve got the gala soon so I might have to slip something in his drink. Slip him a Mickey.”

Except, it turns out, Reynolds misunderstood exactly what...


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Read more: Supercars: David Reynolds didn't realise what a 'Mickey Finn' was in angry post-Race 25 rant -...

Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Dale Wood says he's hoping to bring some fresh enjoyment to his racing next season, as he scales back from a full-time Supercars drive and hits the co-driver market.

The former Super2 champion ended his career as a full-time Supercars driver at last weekend's Newcastle round, having confirmed back in October that he wouldn't continue beyond the end of this season.

It spells the end of a four-year stint in the main game, during which he drove for Brad Jones Racing, Nissan Motorsport, and most recently Erebus Motorsport.

Reflecting on the decision to step back from a full-time drive, Wood says the primary motivation is to ease the ongoing pressure of finding backing – which he hopes will help him enjoy his motor racing a bit more.

"A lot of people have said 'oh you're retiring', but I'm not retiring. I'm still relatively young," he told Motorsport.com.

"But for me, things weren't...


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Read more: Wood opens up on Supercars step back - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jamie Whincup has won an unprecedented seventh Supercars title after Scott McLaughlin's championship dream turned to ruin during an epic finale in Newcastle.

The Holden superstar celebrated just his fourth win of the season as McLaughlin squandered a 78-point series lead and pole position with three penalties during yesterday's 250-kilometre race.

Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Dream team: Jamie Whincup celebrates winning race 26 and a record seventh Supercars championship. Photo: AAP

McLaughlin kept on fighting and got into a title-winning position, then was hit with a third penalty for what appeared to be a telling pass with three laps to go, with the 25-second penalty confirming Whincup's title by 21 points.

McLaughlin's flying start from pole position wasn't a portent of things to come. He was penalised for speeding on his first entry to pit lane early in the race.

Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his Holden Commodore VF to victory. Bull's roar: Jamie Whincup drives his...

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Read more: Motorsport: Jamie Whincup wins record seventh Supercars title - The Sydney Morning Herald

Isabelle Kranhold shows Newcastle motorsport fans Supercars aren't just for men - ABC Online

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Isabelle Kranhold stands with arms folded in front of a car.

A Hunter Valley teenager will be in the middle of the action at the inaugural Newcastle 500 Supercars race this week, working with one team's pit crew.

Isabelle Kranhold, 19, is studying light vehicle mechanical technology at TAFE, and said she wanted to build a career in the traditionally male-dominated world of motorsport.

Ms Kranhold said she had always loved motorsport, and used to watch the races with her father.

"I was always interested in knowing how the cars can be so fast and how the pit mechanics can work so quickly," she said.

"I just love how they sound, how they perform, and I've always just wanted to know how they operate, what they do differently to other cars."

Isabelle Kranhold works on a car.

Go-go-go in the pits

Ms Kranhold's...


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Read more: Isabelle Kranhold shows Newcastle motorsport fans Supercars aren't just for men - ABC Online

Special LAT Photographic documentary to air on Motorsport tv - autosport.com

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A new documentary showcasing the work of leading photographic agency LAT Images premieres today on Motorsport.tv.

LAT Images: An Enduring Legacy, tells the story of the world's leading motoring and motorsport photographic agency.

"In a world like Formula 1 that is so visual, images are so important," says Fernando Alonso at the start of the documentary to set the tone.

From the origins of LAT to its current position as the pre-eminent photographic agency in motorsport, its whole story is told.

An explanation of how photographs taken trackside can be sent to the UK office, edited, captioned and then sent onto clients, a process taking as little as 30 seconds, is in stark contrast to Michael Tee's adventurous tale of getting photographs back from the 1968 South African Grand Prix.

But no matter how much...


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