F1;SPC;OTHER Hosted by FIA President Jean Todt and FIA Deputy President for Sport, Graham Stoker, the World Motor Sport Council gathered today in Paris during the 2019 Annual General Assembly for its fourth and final meeting of the year. The following is a summary of the meeting and the main decisions taken for Formula 1, Formula E, WEC, World Rally, Rallycross, Karting and all the 2020 final race calendars
Andretti-BMW team gets one-two finish With the lights out, it was Poleman BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Alex Sims who pulled away in the lead after securing his second Pole in a row on day two of the 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix. With both BMWs crossing the line in tandem, the Sims clinched his first ever race win in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with his teammate in second and Audi's di Grassi in third.
Survives late onslaught in Saudi Arabia BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Alexander Sims scoops his second Pole in Saudi - third in a row counting his Pole last season in New York City - while Nissan e.dams' Sebastian Buemi starts in second in front of Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi. Rounding off the Super Pole standings is Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans, Mahindra Racing's Jerome d'Ambrosio and DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa, who starts the race in sixth.
Formula E season opener Starting on Pole, BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Alex Sims pulled away as the lights went out on the season opener in Saudi Arabia, leaving both Mercedes-Benz EQ drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries in second and third. At the finish Sam Bird held out to collect the first win of the season after a spectacular race from the Envision Virgin Racing driver. Trailing the Brit in his Audi was Porsche's Andre Lotterer in second, followed by Mercedes' Stoffel Vandoorne in third.
Andretti BMW's Alexander Sims storms to pole in Diriyah
Formula E in Saudi Arabia Despite difficult track conditions, it was BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Alexander Sims who scooped the Julius Baer Pole Position ahead of the 2019/20 season opener in Saudi Arabia with a time of 1:14.563s. Behind Sims will be both Mercedes-Benz EQ drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and rookie Nyck de Vries as they rounding off the top three grid positions respectively.
BMW i Andretti team gets ready for the Diriyah E-Prix
Season 6 starts this weekend This coming weekend, Season 6 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will kick off at the Diriyah E-Prix (KSA) with two races. Ahead of the race, BMW i Motorsport put together a guide, previewing the race as well as the track. For starters, the team will race in the 2019-2020 season with a new driver Maximilian Gunther (Germany) and existing driver Alexander Sims (UK).
Just The Facts WHAT: BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000 WHEN: November 19-24, 2019 WHERE: Start/Finish: Ensenada-Baja Calif, Mexico WHO: Nearly 275 entries COURSE: 800.5 miles
SCORE has put together another memorable race course, this one for a loop race, with all of the foreboding, unforgiving terrain the northern state of the mysterious Baja California peninsula has to offer.
-Landmark autonomous race to take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2021. -IMS, Energy Systems Network, Dallara Automobili and Clemson University join forces to power competition featuring $1 million prize. -Five universities already registered to form race teams and enter the event.
SCORE Baja 1000 More than five decades in the making, November’s BFGoodrich Tires 52nd annual SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, has a perspective like no other on the history of desert racing. Advance racer-registration continues until 8 p.m. (PT) on Monday, Nov.11 at www.score-international.com for this year’s legendary competition.
Formula E Ever since DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne clinched his second global title in the shadow of Manhattan in July, the reigning champ has been a wanted man. Beneath him lie 23 challengers – the world’s best all-electric drivers – out for one thing: his championship crown.
by Stephen Cox This car was mean-looking and low slung. The roofline didn’t rise any higher than a Lamborghini. The tires were huge; the widest I’d seen since the last time I was in a sprint car. Maybe that’s why my neck started to ache halfway through the race. The cornering speed of this car was amazing. My car owner, Dan Merservey Sr., just kept asking, “Stephen, are you having fun?” Heck, yes. Just standing beside it was fun. Actually driving it was euphoric.
German marque enters its maiden Formula E season With the international premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric, Porsche has reached another milestone on the way to the works entry in the 2019/2020 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. “Today is an important day. Porsche regular drivers Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer played an active role in the car presentation with players from around the world.
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