Ah, the triple crown. The highest accomplishment in motorsport. Only one man achieved this phenomenal task in 1972, and it appeared Fernando Alonso was on course to become the second to do so. However, speaking on the WTF1 Podcast, Alonso suggested that the dream of the triple crown might already be over.
*Screaming intensifies* Okay, so this might be the coolest thing, like, ever. Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso, F1 legend Rubens Barrichello and IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan will all be competing in the upcoming Daytona 24 iRacing championship in a WTF1 car. Can someone pinch us?
We all know how numbers work. Right? Which is why we’re slightly stumped at Alfa Romeo’s decision to jump from naming their car C39 in 2020 and then to C41 for 2021. We’re no Albert Einstein, but we think you’ve missed a number there guys. However, there is a reason.
Red Bull’s latest signing, Sergio Perez, has had his first experience at the team’s Milton Keynes factory. In addition to a tour of the premises and a seat fitting, Red Bull was sure to film a quick video of Checo at the front of the building that gave off big ‘first day at school’ vibes.
Music superstar Pitbull has become a co-owner of the NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing. The American rapper hopes that his involvement in the team will amplify the sport’s influence and admits he fell in love with NASCAR after watching the movie ‘Days of Thunder’.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will not be hosting the F1 pre-season testing this year. However, Bahrain, which will host the first race on the updated calendar, will take on the responsibility for the three-day test.
F1 have announced several calendar changes as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, including a new date for the Australian Grand Prix, the postponement of the Chinese Grand Prix and the return of Imola to name just a few. All these changes mean Bahrain will host the season-opener for the first time since 2010.
With many believing that team boss Cyril Abiteboul would continue in his role as Renault transformed to Alpine for the 2021 season, it has today been announced that Abiteboul has left the Renault group entirely with immediate effect.