Month: August 2020

F1’s George Russell thankful for halo device in Giovinazzi crash

George Russell was left feeling grateful for the halo head protection device fitted to his Williams Formula One car after an impact with the bouncing wheel of Antonio Giovinazzi’s crashed Alfa Romeo sent him out of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

“It is frustrating, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and there was nothing we could do,” said the Briton.

“I went to the left to avoid Antonio’s car and then his wheel came from nowhere and hit the front of my car, which pushed me into the wall. It was quite a big impact, but I am OK.

“I feel very fortunate to have the halo on the car as it could have gone quite near my helmet.”

The halo, a three-point titanium structure which was introduced in 2018 to protect drivers’ heads from debris

Lewis Hamilton dedicates F1 pole position to Chadwick Boseman

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — After clinching the record-extending 93rd pole position of his distinguished career, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stood proudly on top of his all-black Mercedes and crossed his arms in memory of a hero of his own.

The British driver dedicated his latest exceptional drive at the Belgian Grand Prix to American actor Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer on Friday at age 43.

“A superhero died last night, so that was really weighing heavy on me today,” Hamilton said. “I was so driven to deliver a good performance today so I could dedicate it to Chad.”

Boseman played Black American icons Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and James Brown before inspiring audiences as the regal “Black Panther” in Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise. The film inspired the cross-armed “Wakanda forever” salute that became a pop culture landmark.

Racers remember Anthoine Hubert ahead of Belgian Grand Prix

Anthoine Hubert’s fellow racers paid tribute to the Frenchman as they returned to Spa-Francorchamps a year after the 22-year-old lost his life at the Belgian track.

Hubert was racing in the Formula Two series, a feeder and support category to Formula One, when he suffered fatal injuries in a high-speed crash on the Saturday of the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix.

His death was the first fatality at a Formula One race weekend since Brazilian triple champion Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger were killed at Imola in 1994.

“For me it is just very hard to accept he’s not with us anymore,” compatriot Pierre Gasly, who drives for Formula One team Alpha Tauri and grew up racing Hubert, told reporters via video conference on Thursday.

“From the age of 13 till I was 18 I spent basically from 7:30

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton will not boycott Belgian Grand Prix

Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he will not boycott Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, even as he vowed to continue to work with Formula One to raise awareness around racial inequality.

A wave of player protests against the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, in Wisconsin on Sunday forced the postponement of major sporting events in the United States.

The boycotts were triggered by Wisconsin-based NBA team Milwaukee Bucks, when they refused to take the court for their playoff game on Wednesday. Other teams followed suit in an unprecedented show of athlete solidarity.

The boycotts spilled over into Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the Women’s NBA.

Twice Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka also initially pulled out of a tennis tournament despite making the semi-finals, agreeing to return after the WTA and USTA postponed all

2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang | Photos, specs, impressions and more

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — “Jack Roush Edition Mustang” may be a bit of a mouthful, especially considering it doesn’t really tell you much, but rest assured, this supercharged 2020 Ford Mustang GT with a Shelby GT500-topping 775 horsepower is every bit as nutritious and filling as its name suggests.

If you’re a fan of fast Fords, then the Roush name should be familiar to you. Not only have they been building, tuning and racing just about everything the Blue Oval offers for decades, but they even partner to produce some of the components sold by Ford Performance.

While what you’re doing is fundamentally no different from buying a Mustang GT at a local lot and then dropping it off at your favorite speed shop for upgrades, Roush is a large enough operation that most of this process is handled

Ford could make Bronco R available to private racing teams

Ford previewed the 2021 Bronco by entering a purpose-built, high-performance prototype in the 2019 edition of the Baja 1000. The super-SUV is scheduled to race in the 2020 event, again backed by the Blue Oval’s official team, and one of the company’s top executives revealed it could later end up in the hands of privateer racers.

“If there’s interest, we’ll look into it. We’ve done that with our Mustang, and even our GTs,” explained Hau Thai-Tang, the company’s chief product development and purchasing officer, in an interview with Muscle Car & Trucks.

Ford explained the Bronco R (pictured) is production-based, but it uses several Baja-specific parts. It was developed to compete in the Class 2 category, which gives manufacturers a high degree of freedom. We haven’t seen the Bronco R variant that will race in the 2020 Baja