Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan 31

The end of an era! It’s NOW!

Flagworld.com will cease operations on January 31, 2018

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Jan 31

Mansell: McLaren’s struggles show ‘something wrong’ with F1

“We’ve got a backlog of drivers wanting to come into F1, we need more manufacturers, at least 26 cars”

1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth11992 world champion Nigel Mansell believes there is “something wrong” with Formula 1 when teams such as McLaren are unable to be competitive, calling on Liberty Media to make the series more evenly-matched and balanced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

McLaren Technology Group announces partnership with Airgain to drive automotive innovation

Airgain wireless connectivity capabilities to accelerate performance on and off the track

McLaren Technology Group today announced a new multi-year partnership with Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRG), a global leader in wireless connectivity platforms, that will build on both companies’ reputations in leading-edge, high performance technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

MAPFRE reinforces agreement with Groupe Renault

Renault Sport Formula One Team and MAPFRE expand and strengthen their agreement over the next five years

The sponsorship agreement with Renault Sport Formula One Team was announced at a meeting in Paris between the Chairman and CEO of MAPFRE and the Chairman and CEO of Renault.

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Jan 31

Santiago e-Prix: Venturi aiming high

Looking ahead

Chilean capital Santiago will be the setting for the fourth race of the 2017-2018 FIA Formula E Championship, on 2 and 3 February. In the shadow of the Andes, Monaco’s VENTURI Formula E team is setting its sights high. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

TECHEETAH ready to take on the first South American race of Season Four 

TECHEETAH Formula-E ready to take on the fourth round of Season Four

Round Four of the ABB FIA Formula E championship will play out at the inaugural
Santiago E-Prix, situated in a valley at the bottom of the snow-capped Andes on 3 February 2018. It’s is the first South American race in Season Four.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Bakkerud joins Ekstrom driving for EKS Audi Sport

Both drivers will compete in all 12 rounds

2016-08-07_1685Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud has this morning confirmed that he will join Mattias Ekstrom in the newly-named EKS Audi Sport team for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

D-50: Excitement builds ahead of ERC Azores Airlines Rallye

Based on the island of São Miguel from 22-24 March

The 2018 FIA European Rally Championship fires into life on one of the most spectacular events of them all in 50 days from now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Troy Bayliss back in racing action for 2018

Three time champion set to race in ASBK alongside WorldSBK

Image result for Troy BaylissWith the countdown on for the opening round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, there is plenty of anticipation in the Australian air as three time WorldSBK champion Troy Bayliss prepares to make his return to racing from the 23rd-25th February, in the Australian Superbike Championship.

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Jan 30

Formula E and FIA release first digital images of Gen2 car

“The cars will be faster and will have almost double the amount of energy storage capacity and double the range”

Formula E and the FIA have released the first digital images of the next generation car for season five showcasing the futuristic new-look of the electric street racing series, with the covers coming off the physical model at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.

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Jan 30

Lorenzo below lap record pace to dominate Day 3

Five-time World Champion puts in the fastest ever lap of Sepang, with Pedrosa and Crutchlow on the chase

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) decimated the competition on the third and final day of the #SepangTest, setting the fastest ever lap around the Malaysian venue with a 1:58.830.

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Jan 30

The covers come off!

Unveiled at the Autosport International Show on 11 January

Mecachrome Motorsport is delighted to confirm the successful installation of its 3.4-litre turbocharged V6 LMP1 engine into the Ginetta G60-LT-P1, after completing its first high-speed test at Leeds East Airport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Fernando Alonso enters the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season

Fernando Alonso will continue to expand his experience

Fernando Alonso was on the grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ready for the start as the Spanish double F1 World Champion was the starter for this 82nd edition!

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Jan 30

Kart Race Benefiting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Moved to Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Andersen RacePark Continues Its Support as Pro-Am Race’s Kart Supplier and Organizer

Kart 4 Kids, Inc. is excited to announce that the 7th Annual Kart 4 Kids Pro-Am Kart Race to Benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Featuring Sebastien Bourdais and Patrick Long will be held at the site of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2018.

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Jan 30

Manufacturers ready to start Intercontinental GT Challenge title quest in Bathurst

The third season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge starts next weekend with the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

View article:  Manufacturers ready to start Intercontinental GT Challenge title quest in BathurstThroughout the Australian endurance classic, the representatives of Audi, Bentley, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche will battle to claim the honours in the opening round of the only global GT3 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

British and GRC Champions enhance RallyX on Ice entry

Brits Nathan Heathcote and Oliver Bennett join all-star line-up

The reigning MSA British Rallycross Champion and a former Global Rallycross Champion are the latest additions to the star-studded RallyX on Ice entry list – with the opening round at Östersund in Sweden now just a few short days away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Draw for this weekend’s Race Of Champions sees motorsport’s greats prepare to ROC Riyadh

ROC @ Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium

ROC RiyadhThe draw for this weekend’s Race Of Champions inside Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium has thrown up some intriguing encounters between some of the world’s greatest drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

McLaren allows Fernando Alonso to compete in 2018 Le Mans and WEC

McLaren and Fernando are in full agreement that Formula 1 remains their shared top priority

2017-10-22_0309McLaren has confirmed it will allow Fernando Alonso to compete in upcoming rounds of the World Endurance Championship, including this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, after reaching agreement with both Fernando and Toyota Gazoo Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Alonso: Renault giving McLaren F1 more facts than Honda

“I think the struggles that we had in the last three years made the team very strong.”

2017-06-09_0004While the start of the season is still six weeks away, Alonso is already encouraged by the progress Renault is making, saying there is more firm proof of progress than Honda offered. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Campos Vexatec Racing announces Luca Ghiotto for Formula 2 assault

Ghiotto will join the Spain-based to drive one of their Dallara F2 2018 in the FIA Formula 2 Championship

_56I6221 (1)Campos Vexatec Racing is pleased to announce the 22 years old Italian Luca Ghiotto, as one of its drivers for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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