🏎 Motorsport HeavenPosted by The Money Lap December 22, 2022 in
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Charles Leclerc makes a prediction
It’s been a rough year for Mercedes in F1, with their streak of eight consecutive constructors’ championships coming to a screeching halt thanks to some struggles with new technical regulations. From porpoising during testing to deeper issues with their W13 car, things were looking bleak early on. But never fear, the team was able to bounce back and even snag a win in Brazil.
Ferrari driver Leclerc is confident that Mercedes will be back in the running next year, potentially setting up a three-way battle with Red Bull. Despite a winless streak from July until the end of the season, Ferrari managed to hold onto second place in the standings. Leclerc is confident that Ferrari will be able to bounce back and come out on top in 2023
“I do believe that Mercedes will be in the fight,” said Leclerc, who scored three wins this year for Ferrari. “Another team? I haven’t seen signs yet maybe to believe that another team will join the top three.
F1 x Bathurst!
To be honest, we’ve all done it on iRacing but now its happening in real life. Red Bull Racing will showcase their F1 car at the Bathurst 12 Hour season opener with a demonstration lap at the iconic Bathurst circuit. The driver for the demo lap will be announced in the new year, however it is expected to be third driver Daniel Ricciardo, who has expressed his admiration for the circuit in the past.The 2023 Bathurst 12 Hour will take place from February 3-5.
Jenson Button holds the unofficial lap record at the circuit – a 1m48.8s set in a McLaren MP4-23 in 2011.
- Ferrari announce 2023 F1 car launch date – Hint: Valentines Day
- Valtteri Bottas has been naked on social media. His comfort zone?
- Does Lewis Hamilton believe in ghosts? Maybe in his car
New NASCAR “team” says they need sponsorship to be a …Team.
Another team coming in to shake up the NASCAR world, huh? We’ve heard this one before. 3F Racing, founded by German racing enthusiast Dennis Hirtz, plans to make its debut in the top class of NASCAR in spring 2023, skipping the Xfinity Truck series and going straight for the big leagues. Hirtz has already secured his NASCAR license as an owner and the No. 30 entry, and even managed to get some support from Chevrolet.
But let’s be real, it’s one thing to have a license and a number, and another thing entirely to actually be competitive on the track and to have, you know, the money.
“3F Racing is dependent on sponsorship money, which is why we work hard to find good, reliable and loyal partners to whom we can add value, of course,”
How are we going to be watching NASCAR in 2025?
John Ourand from Sports Business Journal has made a prediction on the next NASCAR TV contract
.@Ourand_SBJ‘s prediction for @NASCAR‘s next TV deal:
— Adam Stern (@A_S12)
Dec 17, 2022
- No Practice for the Daytona 500?! 2023 Speed weeks schedule released
- NASCAR released the 2023 Clash format. Hint: 27 cars make the feature
Indycar and iRacing breakup? 😢
Everyone is upset and angry because iRacing has lost their Indycar license as of January 1st, 2023. iRacers will still be able to drive Indycars, but there will no longer be an official series or special events like the iRacing Indy 500. Additionally, no one will be allowed to broadcast the Indycars being raced. This is another rights dispute in motorsport gaming. Hopefully, a resolution can be found because fewer people virtually racing Indycars is not a win for anyone.
Indycar responded to iRacing’s announcement
“iRacing will continue to provide a valuable platform for the gaming community to experience IndyCar. While there will be changes to our presence in the near future, our current car will still be featured on iRacing across current tracks, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This was important to us as we worked through our strategy to ensure fans would continue to access our racing across their favorite mediums,” the series said in a statement provided to RACER.
The sim racing community has responded like it’s 1996 all over again (kids look up the CART & IRL split)
RaceSpot’s first ever broadcast was an IndyCar race – we live and breathe the series.
Join us on New Year’s Eve for a blockbuster 500km’s at @MISpeedway as @iRacing IndyCar’s finest ball out for one final time.
One final goodbye.
#iRacing | #eSports | #IndyCar
— RaceSpot TV (@RaceSpotTV)
Dec 22, 2022
Take a trip to far away motorsport lands
- Its said in Italy there are three important institutions: The Pope, Ferrari and Valentino Rossi and now he has signed with BMW to race sportscars
- Former Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul is set to become Hyundai World Rally Championship Team Principal – They say once a boss in motorsports, theres always a team somewhere to run.
- BMWs GTP program is off to a rocky start… literally
- The once MIGHTY Honda in MotoGP, struggled this past year.. Like last… So they are making changes.
- Redbull is pulling out of DTM (German Touring Cars) after new ownership announced
— F1 MEMES (@f1trolls_)
Dec 16, 2022
“this race is so boring, i wish we could get a caution to spice things up a bit”
— NASCAR Memes (@NASCAR_Memes_)
Dec 20, 2022
Latest Motorsport Podcasts
- All Things Go Podcast hosted by Derek Yoder and Brian Murphy (Stewart-Haas fabricator) joined by guest Parker Kligerman. Talking all things motorsports
- Door Bumper Clear hosted by the three most famous spotters in NASCAR. Had a Christmas Spectacular with special guest Tyler Reddick
- F1 Beyond The Grid podcast had a best of 2022 episode
ONBOARD OF THE DAY
1999. Juan Pablo Montoya. 1000HP Champcar. Detroit.
As he goes for his record-breaking fifth pole position of the season, JPM unleashes a blistering qualifying lap for the history books.
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