🏎 Mother Nature Strikes MotorsportsPosted by The Money Lap January 5, 2023 in
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Why did the F1 driver quit his job?
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Williams F1 Needs a New Boss – Want the Job?
Williams F1 team is struggling to find a new team principal to replace Jost Capito, who left the team after two years. The team fell from being the ninth-fastest to the tenth-fastest, and is struggling to catch up to its rivals.
According to the former team principal, “The teams went into the cost cap on different levels. And we see Williams before the cost cap had hardly anything to invest for years. So they fell behind. Now to catch up with the same amount that everybody has, it’s not just about throwing money at it.”
The team’s owner, Dorilton Capital, is looking to turn things around and invest in the team’s infrastructure and people, but it will take time to catch up.
Catch the full article on Motorsport.com
“What we are doing now, it’s like surgery on the open heart while the patient is running a marathon.”
Haas F1: Rebranding for Victory
Haas F1 has officially rebranded as MoneyGram Haas F1 Team following the title partnership deal announced in October. The team, led by director Guenther Steiner, is “raring to go” for the 2023 season with a revised driver lineup featuring Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg.
The team will unveil a new car and livery in February ahead of pre-season testing, and will kick off the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix. MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes said the partnership with Haas offers “incredible potential” for the financial solutions company.
Read the full details of the partnership, here
F1 Rookie Pledges Teammate Harmony, But Probably Wants Their Demise
On an episode of the Australian Grand Prix Podcast: In the Fast Lane, Oscar Piastri, the new McLaren Formula 1 driver, has expressed confidence in his ability to work well with teammate Lando Norris and bring the team towards the front of the grid. Even though your first rival in F1 is your teammate.
Piastri, who is 21 and making his F1 debut, and Norris, who is 23 and entering his fifth season with McLaren, both have similar junior racing careers and are close in age. Piastri said he is excited to join the prestigious team and work towards a new chapter of success, as McLaren aims to regain its position at the front of the grid after finishing third in the constructors’ standings in 2020, but dropping to fourth in 2021 and fifth in 2022.
“I’m looking forward to being able to show what I have, but also there’s undoubtedly going to be things to learn along the way, and I think Lando’s a very strong team mate to be able to learn from. I think it’ll be a good working relationship.”
📆 Alpine Announces 2023 Car Launch Date… A523 Coming Soon
❄️ How the F1 Grid Spent Their Winter Break… Yes, Chef Lando
Dakar Rallies on Through the Rain
🏜️ Pure adventure ⛰️
@dakarinsaudi 🇸🇦 #Dakar2023
— DAKAR RALLY (@dakar)
Jan 4, 2023
The Dakar Rally is well underway of it’s 14 stage journey and the past two days have been absolutely INSANE! Floods in the desert, Americans continue to excel, and a new overall leader! Here’s a recap of the previous stages:
Stage 3: Rain in the desert, American Austin Jones wins in T3 class and Ken Block Tribute
Stage 4: Massive Floods, Skylar Howes hangs on to podium, American Mitch Guthrie picks up another win
Money Lap will continue to update stories and results throughout the event, but if you’d like to watch it in the USA:
- Coverage is on Peacock each night, Or watch extended highlights (10minutes) below
You Ever See A Truck Get Struck By Lightening?
Starting the year off with a bang.
— JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports)
Jan 4, 2023
NASCAR is Shaking Things Up by Revisiting Old Track
There are still over 6 weeks to go until the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season officially kicks off in Daytona. While the schedule didn’t go through any massive overhauls, there were some pretty significant additions including the return of North Wilkesboro Speedway and the debut of the Chicago Street Course. Other notable changes include the removal of Road America and the Spring Texas race from the schedule.
Heres a closer look at the full 2023 Cup schedule, here
Jordan Anderson Racing Expands with Jeb! and the Other Parker.
Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport has announced that it will field two full-time entries in the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. The team has named Jeb Burton and Parker Retzlaff as the drivers. Burton has previously raced in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and earned one victory, while Retzlaff is a young driver who made a handful of Xfinity Series starts in 2022 and impressed with a top-ten finish in his second career start.
Jordan Anderson, the president of JAR Bommarito Autosport, said that expanding to two full-time Xfinity Series cars was a goal for the team and that he is excited to have Burton and Retzlaff onboard.
Hendrick Motorsports Loses A Shoc Energy Drink as Sponsor, Will Have to Caffeinate with Something Else
A Shoc Energy drink and @TeamHendrick have parted ways after their two-year NASCAR sponsorship deal expired following 2022.
🔲 A Shoc first sponsored @chaseelliott in 2021 and his beverage sponsor before that was @PepsiCo‘s @MountainDew.
— Adam Stern (@A_S12)
Jan 3, 2023
Take a trip to far away motorsport lands
🏍 Supercross kicks off in Anaheim this Saturday… SuperMotocross Series Debut
GTP teams confident they will outrun P2 cars in Daytona 24 hr… Reliability is their only threat
😨 The GTP machinery is proving to be a handful…It’s BRUTAL!
I’ve just found the best Formula 1 game for the start of 2023 @F1@NicholasLatifi@WilliamsRacing#goatifi#Formula1#f1#GOAT#bringlatifiback#williamsracing#formula2#formula3#nascar#Motorsport#racing#memes#Trending#FYP
— ExstasyAM (@AmExstasy)
Dec 30, 2022
The annual shock after Christmas
— Racing Memes 56 (@racingmemes56)
Dec 27, 2022
ONBOARD OF THE DAY
Ken Block Raw Onboard Footage – Rally Legends Stage 7
Let’s Watch and remember the late Ken Block with this uncut onboard footage as he tears up the tarmac with hairpins and high-speed straights, throwing in a handbrake slide or two.
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