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Motor racing - McLaren open to restructuring of Formula One revenue payments - SBS

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - McLaren are open to restructuring Formula One's revenue distribution to make payments less skewed to bigger teams and help smaller ones become more competitive, according to executive director Zak Brown.

"We're prepared to make some short-term sacrifices for the long-term gain of the sport," Brown told reporters at the Austrian Grand Prix.

"While I don't think we need to go to a flat revenue structure, clearly it is too out of balance compared to other sports and that's why we have this out of balance race results."

Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are the only teams to have won Formula One races since Lotus triumphed in Australia in March 2013.

Brown said he aimed to "put Formula One first and McLaren a really close second", and smiled when asked whether all the other teams shared his view: "I doubt it."

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Motorsport revs up at two weekend venues - Warwick Daily News

THERE were plenty of fast cars and karts on the Southern Downs at the weekend.

The Short Circuit Motor Sport Association held round 2 of the Queensland-New South Wales Sprint Challenge and Short Circuit Touring Car Series at Morgan Park Raceway with 110 cars in action.

Association president Derek Pingel was upbeat about the success of a weekend which included both head to head racing and sprints.

The bad news for Queenslanders was the win by New South Wales in State of Origin, 219.633 seconds for the Blues and 220.565 for the Maroons. A Queenslander, Robert Souter Jnr, was the fastest in the origin with 40.509 seconds.

Five drivers from each state competed in State of Origin where the fastest laps of each driver in the origin battle are added together to determine the winner.

The best news for Warwick was the overall win by Jason O'Mara.

After some car problems slowed him down in...


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Wheels in motion for Rocky motorsport precinct - Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

CRAIG Jervis' passionate fight for a motorsport precinct is still dragging after over three years of fighting.

The President of Central Queensland Motor Sporting Club was involved in the proposal of a track in Stanwell which was overturned due to a number of security reasons.

"We are still pushing forward to try and locate other land to create this, we need it," Mr Jervis said.

HOT DEBATE: The hoon antics driving Rockhampton crazy. 

After a huge response on a Morning Bulletin Facebook article targeting hoons, the conversation of a motorsport precinct in Rockhampton was sparked again.

Not only would it provide a place for enthusiasts to start their engines off the streets, Mr Jervis believes it would generate a boost in tourism for the area.

"A precinct would generate a lot of revenue for the city and brings more people from around the state in one weekend than any other sport," Mr...


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Motor racing - Who let the dogs out? Formula E boss might - SBS

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula E boss Alejandro Agag has brought plenty of novelty to the world's first all-electric motor racing series and now he is wondering about unleashing fake dogs as a hazard for driverless cars.

If that idea sounds virtually barking, the 46-year-old Spaniard appears to be serious.

Speaking ahead of races in New York this weekend, Agag ran the rule over some of his championship's technological innovations -- from 'fanboost' to digital dimensions and driverless racing cars -- and ventured one step beyond.

Part of the programme envisages futuristic-looking 'Roborace' cars doing demonstration laps around the Brooklyn street circuit.

Formula E organisers hope ultimately to have up to 10 of the cars racing together, run by teams who write their own software, around city tracks as a support event to their series.

They are not there yet, however, and the format of any...


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Motor racing - Silverstone not alone in feeling the pinch, says BRDC - SBS

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Silverstone is unlikely to be alone among European circuits in deciding it can no longer afford to host Formula One without a better deal, according to British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) chairman John Grant.

"It’s reasonable to assume we generate more revenue than any other European grand prix and we still can’t make the numbers work," he said on Tuesday after announcing that the BRDC-owned British Grand Prix circuit was breaking its contract.

The decision means Britain risks having no race after 2019 unless a revised deal is agreed.

"We believe that we run the event quite efficiently and our costs of delivery we think are low," added Grant. "So the economics of the other European circuits must be equally challenging.

"I’m sure they are asking themselves the same sort of questions that we are asking."

Germany's Hockenheim, which returns to the...


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Motor racing - McLaren open to restructuring of Formula One revenue payments - SBS

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - McLaren are open to restructuring Formula One's revenue distribution to make payments less skewed to bigger teams and help smaller ones become more competitive, according to executive director Zak Brown.

"We're prepared to make some short-term sacrifices for the long-term gain of the sport," Brown told reporters at the Austrian Grand Prix.

"While I don't think we need to go to a flat revenue structure, clearly it is too out of balance compared to other sports and that's why we have this out of balance race results."

Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are the only teams to have won Formula One races since Lotus triumphed in Australia in March 2013.

Brown said he aimed to "put Formula One first and McLaren a really close second", and smiled when asked whether all the other teams shared his view: "I doubt it."

Ferrari, champions Mercedes, McLaren and Red Bull...


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Motorsport revs up at two weekend venues - Warwick Daily News

THERE were plenty of fast cars and karts on the Southern Downs at the weekend.

The Short Circuit Motor Sport Association held round 2 of the Queensland-New South Wales Sprint Challenge and Short Circuit Touring Car Series at Morgan Park Raceway with 110 cars in action.

Association president Derek Pingel was upbeat about the success of a weekend which included both head to head racing and sprints.

The bad news for Queenslanders was the win by New South Wales in State of Origin, 219.633 seconds for the Blues and 220.565 for the Maroons. A Queenslander, Robert Souter Jnr, was the fastest in the origin with 40.509 seconds.

Five drivers from each state competed in State of Origin where the fastest laps of each driver in the origin battle are added together to determine the winner.

The best news for Warwick was the overall win by Jason O'Mara.

After some car problems slowed him down in...


Read full article on Sports GN Motorsport General


Read more: Motorsport revs up at two weekend venues - Warwick Daily News

Wheels in motion for Rocky motorsport precinct - Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

CRAIG Jervis' passionate fight for a motorsport precinct is still dragging after over three years of fighting.

The President of Central Queensland Motor Sporting Club was involved in the proposal of a track in Stanwell which was overturned due to a number of security reasons.

"We are still pushing forward to try and locate other land to create this, we need it," Mr Jervis said.

HOT DEBATE: The hoon antics driving Rockhampton crazy. 

After a huge response on a Morning Bulletin Facebook article targeting hoons, the conversation of a motorsport precinct in Rockhampton was sparked again.

Not only would it provide a place for enthusiasts to start their engines off the streets, Mr Jervis believes it would generate a boost in tourism for the area.

"A precinct would generate a lot of revenue for the city and brings more people from around the state in one weekend than any other sport," Mr...


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Read more: Wheels in motion for Rocky motorsport precinct - Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Nikon D750 vs Fujifilm X-T2: Shooting Motorsport - PetaPixel (blog)

My name is Chris Harrison, and I’m a photographer based in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England. In this post, I’ll share a head to head comparison of the Nikon D750 DSLR and Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera in shooting motorsport.

Due to being a creature of habit more than any master plan to compare these two cameras, I ended up shooting the hill climb at the 2017 Festival of Speed with the Fuji kit from near enough the exact same spot as the 2016 event with the Nikon. I also realized that (again being a creature of habit) the gear used for each system was pretty similar. I thought it would be interesting to throw together a comparison of the two systems.

I know how these things can often go, so I’ll list the caveats in an easy to digest list before I get started:

  • This was never planned.
  • Had I planned it, I would’ve thrown in the Fuji 56mm f/1.2 to give a true equivalent focal length...

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Can Bottas be the unsurprising shock of F1 2017?

By Haydn Cobb

There aren't too many occasions when Formula 1 drivers will accuse a rival of cheating only for it to be quickly glossed over, but that's what happened when Valtteri Bottas produced his 'risky' start to keep the all-important lead in Austria to power to victory and put his name on the world title contenders list.

As the smell of podium champagne wafted through in the top three press conferences on Sunday an awkward tension hung in the air as Sebastian Vettel rejected the FIA's information that Bottas did not jump the start of the Austrian Grand Prix on pole position, while he was backed up by Daniel Ricciardo who also had a prime view of the incident.

Bottas smiled off the accusation, preferring to soak up his second F1 career victory having resisted a late charge from Vettel after an FIA investigation during the race declared him innocent of any crimes of jump...


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EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Zeelenberg (Yamaha) - Interview

An exclusive interview with Movistar Yamaha's Wilco Zeelenberg.

The Dutchman, a former 250GP winner and title-winning WSS team manager for Cal Crutchlow, worked with triple MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo from 2010-2016.

Zeelenberg is now Rider Performance Analyst for the team's new-signing Maverick Vinales, who has won three races so far this season...

Crash.net
Wilco, you worked with Jorge Lorenzo for many years. What's Maverick like to work with, as a person?

Wilco Zeelenberg:
Maverick is a very professional and motivated guy. If I have to compare him on motivation, he is one of the guys who has the highest focus - same as Jorge basically - because when the visor is closed he can concentrate very well.

Maverick has a mission: He wants to be world champion. This is very clear and for me there is no doubt he will become world champion. It's just when. That's the question. But he...


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MotoGP electric support series ready for 2019?

Plans are continuing for a future electric bike championship, to support MotoGP at a handful of events.

MotoGP Director of Technology Corrado Cecchinelli is investigating the practicality of what would start as a single-spec series.

Although yet to be given the official go-ahead, it 'looks like' happening in 2019.

"We are not considering an electric engine for any of the three grand prix classes we have now," Cecchinelli told Crash.net. "We are considering a separate, single-spec series, to be held at a small number of MotoGP events.

"We are in the process of investigating if it is practical to do that. And, if so, who could be the partner.

"But first we have to realise if there is even the chance to make a reasonable race with an electric bike, in the targeted timeframe, which is a couple of years. So we are talking about more or less 2019. Is there a chance to be on track then?...


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Could F1 manufacturers force re-think on pay-TV shift?

Mercedes's Toto Wolff has warned Liberty Media there could be potential 'consequences' if it perseveres with a wide-scale shift towards a pay-per-view model for TV audiences, suggesting more research needs to be done into its benefits and drawbacks.

Originally instigated by erstwhile F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, the sport has come in for criticism in the last decade over the decision to prioritise pay-per-view television companies and move away from a more widely available free-to-air model.

With UK coverage of F1 set to be shown exclusively on Sky from 2019, a number of fans – including Crash.net readers - have indicated they won't be willing to pay the monthly fees associated with watching the races.

Audience figures for F1 have been in decline for several years now, a dip blamed on the sport's limited TV availability. Indeed, despite the drama of the previous Azerbaijan Grand Prix,...


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F1 to hit London s Trafalgar Square with huge live show

Every Formula 1 team will gather at London's Trafalgar Square for a new F1 Live London show this Wednesday (12th July) to celebrate British history in the sport as part of the build-up to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

F1 Live London is billed as 'an unprecedented and spectacular city centre event' which brings every team together for the first time outside of a race weekend or testing. The show is aimed to celebrate Britain's relationship with the sport from over the years as well as in the future in the heart of the capital in Trafalgar Square.

Starting at midday an Education and Innovation Showcase will be held with invited London schools taking part in initiatives such as F1 in Schools and Formula Student. Children will enjoy simulator work, pit stop challenges, Slot Car races and chances to design their own cars.

That will be followed by a Live Show between...


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Silverstone activates F1 break clause, 2019 British GP could be last

The British Racing Drivers' Club, owners of Silverstone Circuit, have confirmed it is triggering the break clause in its F1 contract to host the British Grand Prix putting the historic race at major risk.

The BRDC had until this week to decide whether to continue its long-term contract - intended to last until 2026 - or whether to begin proceedings to exit the deal early, having previously indicated it can't meet the terms of its deal.

The announcement means the 2019 British Grand Prix will be the last unless a new deal is sought.

The root of the BRDC's problems stem from the original 17 year deal agreed between itself and Bernie Ecclestone's FOM in 2009, which would see an incremental increase on the hosting fee of 5 per cent.

It meant that despite the British Grand Prix proving one of the year's best attended events - with 130,000 revellers arriving on race day in 2016 - it has...


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Full statement as Silverstone activates F1 British GP break clause

The British Racing Drivers' Club - owners of Silverstone - have decided to activate the break in its contract to host the British Grand Prix.

As it stands, unless a new deal is sought, the 2019 British Grand Prix will be the last.

Full statement from BRDC Chairman John Grant.

“It is with regret that I am today announcing that the British Racing Drivers' Club, the owners of the Silverstone Circuit, has triggered the break clause in its contract with Formula 1, now owned and managed by Liberty Media. This means that, unless a new contractual arrangement can be reached with Liberty Media, 2019 will be the last year that the British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone - the only viable venue for a British GP.

"This decision has been an extremely difficult one for us to take. The BRDC is at the heart of British motor racing and we have been promoting the interests of our sport and its...


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Silverstone: We had no option but to end F1 British GP deal

British Racing Drivers' Club Chairman John Grant says Silverstone had 'no option' but quit its British Grand Prix hosting deal or risk putting the venue itself at serious risk.

The venue's owners today announced it has triggered a break in its 17 year deal to end after just 10 years, which as it stands means the British Grand Prix is only confirmed until 2019 and not 2026.

Despite being one of the best attended events on the calendar, Silverstone has sustained heavy losses in recent years due to a deal agreed in 2009 that would see incremental hosting fee increases year-to-year.

This coupled with inflation and no government funding has left Silverstone fearing a bleak future, leading to today's decision.

“Looking back, the decision to sign this contract was made to preserve the British Grand Prix and ensure this great, historic race was not lost. This was the only deal on the table...


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F1 Group slams Silverstone for deliberate posturing

The F1 Group – owners of the Formula 1 World Championship – has blasted the British Racing Drivers' Club's decision to go public with its declaration that it will break its contract to host the British Grand Prix just two days before the 2017 event.

The BRDC today confirmed it will trigger a clause in its British Grand Prix deal that – as it stands – means Silverstone could be hosting its final F1 event in 2019.

Though a formal announcement was known to be imminent, the decision to go to press just two days before the 2017 British Grand Prix has left FOG (nee Liberty Media) angry, accusing the BRDC of 'posturing' for greater effect when it was offered an extension to thrash out a new deal.

"The week leading up to the British Grand Prix should be a week of great celebration for F1 and Silverstone. We deeply regret that Silverstone has chosen instead to use this week to posture and...


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Lewis Hamilton to skip live London F1 show

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton when F1 rolls into London tomorrow are set to be left disappointed after he confirmed he won't be attending.

The sport will descend on Trafalgar Square for a huge exhibition and street demo ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix but it will do so without the home hero Hamilton after taking to social media to confirm he is on a break before travelling to Silverstone.

To my loving fans, I can't wait to see you in Silverstone. Until then, I'm away on a two day break. God Bless you all. Love, Lewis Read more: Lewis Hamilton to skip live London F1 show

Supercars: David Reynolds signs new contract with Erebus Motorsport for 2018 - Fox Sports

DAVID Reynolds has put pen to paper with Erebus Motorsport, signing a deal to stay with the team next year.

The 31-year-old headed the opening practice session for this weekend’s Townsville 400 and finished as the quickest non-Triple Eight, Prodrive or DJR Team Penske entry overall for the day.

Ahead of the opening day of racing, Reynolds confirmed that he has locked in a new contract with the team.

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“Yeah, I have signed it,” he told Gameday Live with Neroli Meadows, in a deal that foxsports.com.au understands to be for the 2018-19 Supercars seasons.

Reynolds has clicked with the Betty Klimenko-owned squad since joining them for...


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