Valentin Khorounzhiy

Valentin Khorounzhiy

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Hungarian WTCR season-opener called off as a result of coronavirus

The 2020 World Touring Car Cup opener in Hungary has been called off due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the series announced on Friday

Argentina replaces Austin as 2020 MotoGP season opening round

The MotoGP 2020 calendar has undergone a further revision prompted by the threat of coronavirus, with Austin ceding season opener status to Argentina and the finale moving a week later

F1 car gaps like 'asking Federer to play with ping-pong racket'

Haas driver Romain Grosjean says the current competitive differences between Formula 1 cars is like "asking Roger Federer to go with a ping-pong racket to Roland Garros"

Ex-McLaren F1 reserve returns to Red Bull fold in test driver role

Sergio Sette Camara has been named test and reserve driver for Formula 1 outfits Red Bull and AlphaTauri for the 2020 season

DTM "didn't really evolve so much" in recent years

Former DTM frontrunner Edoardo Mortara has expressed his concern over the series' future, and believes it "didn't really evolve so much" over the past few years

Brown: Half the F1 grid will run at cost cap level in 2021

McLaren CEO Zak Brown believes half the Formula 1 grid will run at cost cap level after it kicks in in 2021

Mercedes not worried about a shortage of top F1 drivers

Toto Wolff has no concerns about Mercedes potentially facing a shortage of top-level Formula 1 drivers, despite young stars Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc signing long-term deals with rival teams

Di Grassi: DS Techeetah and Jaguar on a different planet in Morocco

Audi Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi says rival teams DS Techeetah and Jaguar were "on a different planet" compared to the rest of the field in the Marrakesh E-Prix

Ghiotto tops Bahrain F2 test for Hitech

Formula 2 returnee Luca Ghiotto has topped the three-day pre-season test in Bahrain for series newcomer Hitech

First F1 race tyre selection of the year revealed

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed the teams' selections for the opening round of the 2020 championship, the Australian Grand Prix

Any FE team would be "super lucky" to have Cassidy drive for them

Any Formula E team would be "super lucky" to have Nick Cassidy drive for them, according to Cassidy's former team-mate and current DS Techeetah test and reserve driver James Rossiter

Bird laments "waste of time" Marrakech FE battles

Envision Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird has lamented what he feels was overly-aggressive defending from his Formula E rivals in Marrakesch, describing it as "a waste of time"

Cassidy tops Formula E Marrakech rookie test with new lap record

Reigning Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy topped the Formula E rookie test day in Marrakech for Envision Virgin Racing, setting the fastest-ever FE lap at the venue

Frijns bemoans "utter bull****" Marrakech FE grid penalty

Envision Virgin Racing Formula E driver Robin Frijns says his qualifying wall hit caused the "utter bullshit" penalty that consigned him to the back of the Marrakech E-Prix grid

Formula E Marrakech: Da Costa wins as Vergne takes first podium

Antonio Felix da Costa took the Formula E championship lead by winning the Marrakech E-Prix, as his DS Techeetah team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne scored his first podium of the season

Formula E Marrakech: Da Costa grabs pole, points leader Evans last

DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa took his and his team's first pole position of the 2019-20 Formula E season in Marrakech

Sophia Florsch to contest 2020 FIA F3 season in third Campos entry

Sophia Florsch will make her full-time FIA Formula 3 debut in 2020, and completes Campos Racing's line-up

Williams tester Roy Nissany completes F2 grid at Trident

Williams Formula 1 test driver Roy Nissany has become the final driver to be confirmed in FIA Formula 2 this season, returning to the F1 support category with Trident

FIA F3 tweaks points system and reversed-grid race format for 2020

The Formula 1 support series FIA Formula 3 has announced a revised points system and reversed-grid race format for the 2020 season

Marquez worried about 2020 Honda's Qatar MotoGP performance in test

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he is worried about the Honda bike's performance in the Qatar pre-season test ahead of the 2020 season opener at the same venue

Racing Point won't develop DAS system unless benefit justifies cost

Racing Point will have to carefully weigh up the costs and benefits of developing a DAS system before it green lights such a project, according to team principal Otmar Szafnauer

Barcelona F1 testing: Mercedes fastest again, engine issue for Ferrari

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap of Barcelona Formula 1 pre-season testing so far in the day three morning session, as Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari suffered an engine problem

Daruvala becomes Red Bull F1 junior, joins Carlin for '20 F2 season

Formula 3 race winner Jehan Daruvala has secured Formula 2 graduation with Carlin for 2020, and has become a Red Bull Formula 1 junior

Leclerc: Lowly position on F1 test day one reflects Ferrari approach

Charles Leclerc says the Ferrari Formula 1 team has adjusted its approach to pre-season testing after finishing the opening day of 2020 running at Barcelona only 11th fastest

Rossi wasn't "disrespected" by Yamaha's call to replace him in MotoGP

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi insists he did not feel "disrespected" by Yamaha's decision to replace him with Fabio Quartararo for the 2021 season

Vinales: "Not easy" to commit to Yamaha MotoGP contract renewal

Maverick Vinales says it was "not easy" to commit to another early MotoGP contract renewal with Yamaha, as he had an "open mind" about going elsewhere

Mercedes, Renault agreed on Formula 1 information Ocon could share

Esteban Ocon says his new employer Renault and his former team Mercedes agreed on what information he could bring from one team to the other

Racing Point reveals 2020 F1 livery and new title sponsor

The Racing Point Formula 1 team has revealed its 2020 livery and announced a title sponsorship deal with long-term backer BWT

Ex-McLaren driver Vandoorne gets Mercedes F1 reserve driver role

Formula E championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne has been named reserve driver for the Mercedes Formula 1 team for the 2020 season

Ocon was "destroyed" after year with Mercedes as F1 reserve driver

Renault Formula 1 newcomer Esteban Ocon said he was "destroyed" after his year as a Mercedes reserve driver in 2019

KTM MotoGP step forward bigger than imagined, expected by Espargaro

MotoGP rider Pol Espargaro says the step forward KTM has made with the 2020 RC16 bike is "bigger than what I imagined, what I expected" after testing at Sepang

Red Bull reveals its RB16 for 2020 F1 season ahead of shakedown run

Red Bull's second Honda-powered Formula 1 car, the RB16, has been showcased online ahead of its first shakedown run at Silverstone later on Wednesday

Ferrari: Vettel first choice to pair Leclerc in F1 2021, not Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari's first choice to partner Charles Leclerc for the 2021 Formula 1 season, says team principal Mattia Binotto

Ferrari's 2020 F1 car, the SF1000, revealed at event in Italy

Ferrari has taken the covers off its latest Formula 1 car for the 2020 grand prix season

Marc Marquez felt 'worse than expected' on MotoGP test return

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he felt "worse than expected" returning to his Honda bike after surgery

Rossi "pushed a lot" for Yamaha MotoGP team to sign ex-rival Lorenzo

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says he "pushed a lot" for Yamaha to sign his former arch rival Jorge Lorenzo, who he thinks is "perfect" for the team as test rider

Marko: Ferrari's Leclerc is Formula 1's top non-Red Bull talent

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc is the top single-seater talent not signed to Red Bull, according to the energy drink giant's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko

FIM upholds Iannone MotoGP doping results, ban remains provisional

Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone's doping case was heard by the International Disciplinary Court on Tuesday, but no verdict has yet been reached

Honda reveals 2020 MotoGP livery with Marquez brothers

The Repsol Honda team has unveiled the 2020 livery for its MotoGP bike, which will be campaigned by brothers Marc and Alex Marquez

Red Bull last to reveal launch date of 2020 Formula 1 car

Red Bull has announced a reveal date for its 2020 Formula 1 car, completing the schedule of F1 season launch events for this year

F1 winner Barrichello to race Argentine Super TC2000 series in 2020

Formula 1 grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will contest a debut campaign in the Argentine Super TC2000 touring car series in 2020

Sirotkin: Hard to accept F1 dream is likely over "forever"

Ex-Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin says he's found it hard to accept his Formula 1 dream is probably gone "forever", and reckons the loss of his seat is "more painful" now

The harsh realities of being an F1 outcast Plus

The harsh realities of being an F1 outcast

Sergey Sirotkin showed promise in his junior career and had a solid, if unspectacular, F1 campaign with Williams in 2018. Still only 24, he now faces the realities of being one of a number of talented young F1 outcasts trying to keep their careers afloat

Williams set for digital F1 car launch ahead of testing

The Williams team will unveil its latest Formula 1 car, the FW43, in a "digital-only launch" in the lead-up to the start of pre-season testing

Haas to launch 2020 F1 car at pre-season testing at Barcelona

The Haas team's fifth Formula 1 car will be unveiled at 2020 pre-season testing at Barcelona, the American outfit has confirmed

Williams F1 team recruits ex-Red Bull and Renault duo in design roles

The Williams Formula 1 team has added ex-Red Bull and Renault Formula 1 staffers in key technical roles for the 2020 season

Albon has "same virtues" as F1 team-mate Verstappen under pressure

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Alex Albon "shares many of the same virtues" as his team-mate Max Verstappen when it comes to coping with pressure, says team principal Christian Horner

Alfa Romeo to launch 2020 F1 car on first day of pre-season testing

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has unveiled a date for the launch its 2020 challenger, which Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will pilot this season

Perez predicts "big year" for Racing Point F1 team

Sergio Perez believes his Racing Point team has more room to grow than any other outfit in Formula 1, having been hindered by its 2018 crisis this past season

Racing Point to launch 2020 F1 programme two days before testing

The Racing Point Formula 1 team has announced a date for the launch of its 2020 programme

Marquez: Recovery from recent shoulder injury harder than last year's

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says recovery from his latest surgery has been "less painful but more difficult" than the aftermath of his previous operation

Marko doesn't regret Sainz Red Bull F1 exit as "he is no Verstappen"

Helmut Marko says he does not regret letting Carlos Sainz Jr leave the Red Bull Formula 1 team's stable, because he does not rate Sainz as highly as Max Verstappen

Marko: F1 door closed for ex-Red Bull Formula 1 juniors

Red Bull will not consider bringing former juniors like Jean-Eric Vergne back into its Formula 1 fold in the future, according to its motorsport advisor Helmut Marko

Horner: Hamilton taking on wave of new talent is fantastic for F1

Red Bull team principle Christian Horner says the battle between Lewis Hamilton and the "wave" of emerging talent including Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will be "fantastic" for Formula 1

Two-time F1 champion Alonso yet to decide on Dakar Rally return

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso says he has yet to decide if he will return to the Dakar Rally, after finishing 13th on his debut in 2020

F1 champion Mercedes' 2020 car to make track debut on February 14

Mercedes has set a date for the track debut of its 2020 Formula 1 car, which will take place in a shakedown run at Silverstone

Dakar Rally 2020: Sainz seals victory, Alonso finishes 13th on debut

Two-time World Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr has secured this third Dakar Rally victory in the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever

Verstappen: Red Bull wants to go back to dominating F1

Max Verstappen says his Red Bull team wants to go back to "dominating" Formula 1, and believes its staff has retained a "winners' mentality"

Peterhansel wins Dakar stage 11, Sainz holds healthy lead

Stephane Peterhansel set the pace in the penultimate stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally, but X-raid Mini stablemate Carlos Sainz Sr retains a healthy lead ahead of the marathon's finale

Horner: Only a 'rabbit out the hat' will stop F1 '20 being a classic

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes Formula 1 is set for a "classic season" between his outfit, Mercedes and Ferrari "unless somebody pulls a rabbit out of a hat"