Is There a Future for the Dodge Car Brand at FCA-PSA?

The Dodge brand is a bit of a conundrum, and it doesn’t help that for 2021 it has been reduced to three vehicles: Two aging muscle cars and a large three-row SUV. (The Grand Caravan minivan kinda-sorta lives on—or at least keeps getting stays of execution, but is slated to

New Mercedes PU for Russell's FW43

Williams has been forced to dip into George Russell’s engine pool after just one race into the revised 2020 season. Russell looked set for a promising weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria after finishing a whisker away from reaching Q2 in his Williams FW43 – something that would

Mugello set for September slot on updated F1 calendar

Mugello is set to be the first new Formula 1 event to follow the initial schedule of eight European races. The Ferrari-owned venue has been handed the September 13 slot to form the last part of a triple-header, following on from Spa and Monza. It’s believed that the name chosen

New components for Mercedes to address gearbox

Toto Wolff says Mercedes has an update in place that they hope will improve their gearbox reliability situation in Austria. Both Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, were both instructed on numerous occasions to stay off the kerbs at the Red Bull Ring as they were causing issues with

F1 news: No quick fix for ‘complex’ Mercedes gearbox issues

Mercedes has admitted that it is facing a “complex problem” in trying to solve its Formula 1 gearbox issues ahead of this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix. A combination of electrical interference within its systems, allied to the vibrations caused by running over kerbs at the Red Bull Ring, left the

2020 WSBK teams gear up for racing in Spain – paultan.org

With the 2020 World Superbike Championship (WSBK) racing season truncated by the spread of Covid-19 and associated social distancing measures, teams are now preparing for the second race of this year. To be held at Jerez, Spain on the weekend on July 31 to August 2, the WSBK race follows

Fernando Alonso set for 2021 F1 return at Renault

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso is set to make a sensational return to the Renault F1 team, with a two-year deal to cover the 2021 and 2022 seasons expected to be announced as early as Wednesday. Alonso, 38, will replace McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo at the team and partner

Helmut Marko calls for penalty rethink after Hamilton P4

Causing a collision that cost Alex Albon a podium, Helmut Marko feels it was wrong that Lewis Hamilton still got to finish inside the points. Hamilton was running second in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix but was under threat from Albon late in the race. The Red Bull driver opted to

Europe: xEVs Accounted For 15% Of Passenger Cars Sold In May 2020

Let’s take another look at the European car market of xEVs. The new JATO Dynamics‘ sales report for the European market reveals that the electrified car segment (xEVs – BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs) declined in May by 8% year-over-year to 95,300 (15.3% share, compared to 7.2% a year ago). We

FIA sets up new panel for F1 rule controversies

The FIA has changed the way it evaluates controversial team innovations in Formula 1 by creating a new panel that could limit the temptation for protests in the future. Red Bull’s doubts about the legality of the Mercedes DAS system prompted it to lodge a formal complaint against its rival