In the round-up: Red Bull are expected to imminently announce Sergio Perez as Max Verstappen’s team mate for the 2021 F1 season.
More motor racing links of interest:
Red Bull Racing 2021 mit Verstappen und Sergio Perez (SpeedWeek – German)
Red Bull are tipped to announce Sergio Perez as Max Verstappen’s team mate for 2021.
FIA introduces sustainable fuel into Formula 1 and commits to becoming carbon-neutral by 2021 and net-zero by 2030 (FIA)
“As a second-generation biofuel variety, meaning it is exclusively refined using bio-waste, not intended for human or animal consumption, the first barrels are now with F1’s power unit manufacturers for testing and validation. The objective is to demonstrate the technology works and to lead F1 suppliers to develop their own fuels, with the mandatory requirement of 100% sustainable fuels in F1 targeted by the introduction of the new powertrain architecture.”
W Series (W Series 2021 driver line-up revealed)
“This year has been incredibly testing for everybody, but our fast and fearless drivers have displayed remarkable resilience and dedication, and they can now look forward to competing on motor racing’s biggest stage thanks to W Series’ new partnership with Formula 1. Our eight races next year will take us right across Europe and the Americas, and our 18 drivers represent 12 countries, therefore helping us to enhance the reach and impact of W Series globally, and to achieve our mission of inspiring young girls and women everywhere.”
Kellett looking forward to teaming with Bourdais in 2021 (IndyCar)
“‘I think having Seb on board is going to be a great asset to the program,. I’m really looking forward to working with him. We had a great test earlier in the offseason at Barber Motorsports Park in October and seeing how he works with the engineers and how exacting he is with his feedback and what he wants out of the car was pretty eye-opening.'”
Record 36-car provisional full-season entry for 2021 Asian Le Mans Series (Daily Sportscar)
“Alongside an effort doubled up to two cars from G-Drive Racing by APR comes a first ever LMP entry under an Indian License – Racing Team India – with an all Indian- crewed Oreca 07 crewed by ex-F1 racer Narain Karthikeyan, and the rapid Arjun Maini, joined by reigning IMSA LMP3 Champion and LMP2 racer Naveen Rao – APR set to handle this entry too.”
Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark: ‘My ideal Christmas present is an EU deal’ (City AM)
“For Bentley never to race again would be difficult to imagine, but it has to be relevant. Endurance racing with renewable energy is where we’d want to be.”
Settled in and ready for the season ahead (Alexander Sims)
“Although I’ve done a lot of sim work and managed to do some track testing in the UK, it’s great to be able to get the car out in a competitive environment. With both Alex and I on track we were able to do some slipstream testing, and we had a few runs chasing lap times in order to simulate qualifying.”
Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E Team achieves three-star environmental accreditation (FIA)
“The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E team successfully completed the remote audit in December 2020. The successful accreditation is the result of joint achievements at the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport facilities in Brackley and Brixworth, as well as those of HWA AG in Affalterbach.”
F1 Wheel Guns explained (Mercedes F1)
Memories: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Race Against Dementia)
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