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Dan Gurney, 1931-2018
Jan15

Dan Gurney, 1931-2018

Racing visionary, pioneer, owner, design legend and race winner Dan Gurney has died at the age of 86. A statement from Evi Gurney, the Gurney family and AAR (All American Racers) teammates reads as follows: “With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today, January 14, 2018. In deepest sorrow, with gratitude in our hearts for the love and joy you have given us during your time on...

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Rosenqvist snatches Marrakesh win from Buemi
Jan13

Rosenqvist snatches Marrakesh win from Buemi

Felix Rosenqvist reversed the script at the Marrakesh E-Prix in Saturday’s third round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season compared to this race a year ago, taking his second straight win in season four. The Swede, driving for Mahindra, dominated last year from pole position but fell down to third place at the finish behind Renault e.dams’ Sebastien Buemi and DS Virgin’s Sam Bird. This year it was Buemi who...

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Buemi secures Marrakesh pole
Jan13

Buemi secures Marrakesh pole

Sebastien Buemi will look to turn around his fourth season in ABB FIA Formula E Championship competition starting with today’s third round, the Marrakesh E-Prix, from pole position. The Swiss driver hustled his Renault e.dams entry to a best time of 1:20.355 in the Super Pole session, ahead of DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird by 0.260 of a second and Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist by 0.841. Buemi, Bird and Rosenqvist...

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Formula E Marrakesh preview
Jan12

Formula E Marrakesh preview

The newly rebranded ABB FIA Formula E Championship begins the 2018 portion of its fourth season this weekend from Marrakesh, Morocco, with Round 3 serving as the year’s first single race weekend of the year. DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird and Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist split the season-opening doubleheader weekend at Hong Kong last month, although Bird was the only one who actually won on the road. Rosenqvist was...

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Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team
Jan11

Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 test isn’t so much a pace-setting exercise for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as it is a chance to practice a combination of factors in advance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona itself. Sure, the headlines will always focus on lap times because that is the easiest and most assured measure to calculate. However, it ignores the process of the test: a chance to shake off the rust that may have...

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Formula E lands ABB as new title sponsor
Jan09

Formula E lands ABB as new title sponsor

The FIA Formula E Championship has added a new title sponsor in its fourth season, ahead of the second race weekend of the 2017-’18 campaign in Marrakesh, Morocco. ABB Group is a global pioneering technology leader that focuses on industrial digitalization and electric mobility, and has linked up with the electric open-wheel series as part of a multi-year deal. What’s somewhat fascinating here is that this marks the first...

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