Lewis Hamilton's slow start at the Bahrain Grand Prix was down to an inconsistency in maintaining revs rather than a clutch problem, the world champion has revealed.
The Mercedes drivers suffered another poor getaway at Sakhir a fortnight ago – falling behind teammate Nico Rosberg on the run to the first corner and then getting tagged by Valtteri Bottas in a collision.
Although Mercedes' starts have prompted the German car manufacturer to ponder new clutch hardware, Hamilton has explained that what happened in Bahrain was not related to that.
"No, no, no, it was basically nothing to do with that," he said in an exclusive interview with Chinese TV station LETV.com
Instead, the issue revolved around control of the engine speed which made it impossible for him to maintain the perfect revs for the start.
"In the last race, the formation lap was spot on and I got to the line, I did my sequence thing which was fine, and then the lights came on," he...
When people want to discuss what's 'wrong' with NASCAR's secondary division, the name Kyle Busch will inevitably come up.
It's easy to place blame for lackluster races on the reigning Sprint Cup champion because he has won a staggering 80 NXS races, and more than a handful were done so in dominating fashion.
The Kyle Busch Show
In fact, he has four victories in just five appearances this season ... Leading 776 of 913 laps he completed. That's 84.9%! The only race he didn't win? Well that was Fontana and he still finished second after riding on a blown left front tire for an entire lap. His obvious advantage has become an unsurprising (and mostly unwelcome) aspect for regular viewers of the series.
Like it or not, these superstars of the sport bring much-needed sponsors with them when they double-dip. And beyond that, what better way for an up-and-comer to prove their ability and prepare themselves for the Cup Series than to race door-to-door with the best NASCAR has to offer?...
Fernando Alonso has been given the provisional green light to take part in the Chinese Grand Prix, following medical approval by the FIA.
While issues with paperwork delayed the governing body formally approving Alonso's return to the cockpit, the governing body said on Thursday it was satisfied with the Spaniard's condition.
However, it said Alonso will have to undergo further tests after first practice.
"Fernando Alonso will be allowed to participate, subject to the provision below.
"The driver has been given directions by the FIA Medical Delegate and CMO which he is to follow (Art. 12.1.1.i of the International Sporting Code.)
"Further, in accordance with Art. 22.14 of the Formula One Sporting Regulations, he is instructed by the FIA Medical Delegate and CMO to undergo a further examination immediately following FP1 to determine his further eligibility to take part in the remainder of the Event."
Speaking to the media before hearing from the FIA,...
The IndyCar Legends night at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles celebrated the five drivers at the top of the win column in Indy car’s record books.
Between them, A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Al Unser and Scott Dixon have amassed 239 Indy car wins (including 10 Indy 500 victories) and 19 National/Indy car championships. And each Memorial Day Weekend, it’s possible to find all five in roughly the same location – Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
But it was having this quintet give their views on racing past and present that made Wednesday evening so special at the newly renovated and expanded Petersen Museum on Wilshire Blvd.
It was unfortunate that the mighty Foyt was unable to attend in person, due to a severe bout of ’flu. But when the audience contains drivers of such merit as Parnelli Jones, Al Unser Jr., Dario Franchitti, Bobby Rahal, Danny Sullivan and Tony Kanaan – a mere 129 wins between them – then it’s safe to say the guys on stage and in the...
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