In the round-up: Renault CEO Luca de Meo says foremr Suzuki Moto GP boss Davide Brivio, his new appointment as racing director of the Alpine F1 team, will easily manage the switch from two wheels to four.
More motor racing links of interest:
La rivoluzione Renault parte con la R5 elettrica, de Meo: 'Punto su tecnologia e persone' (Corriere della Serra - Italian)
"Of course he is the defending world champion in Moto GP, for Suzuki, on two wheels. But it doesn’t matter if there are four wheels on this side. He is an excellent professional, he knows the taste of a track, the importance of having a team, giving everyone a specific role, he knows how to organise the work."
Vettel back to Red Bull? That’s why Marko asked for a sabbatical (F1 Insider)
"I advised Sebastian to take time off. But that also included Red Bull. I just wanted him to still be on the market at the right time so he could take the best possible offer."
Carlin convinced Tsunoda could have won 2020 F2 title (Formula Scout)
"I think if the first round in Bahrain had gone smoother for Yuki, then we could have been looking at him on the top step of the prize giving ceremony."
Australia unlikely to fully reopen borders in 2021 as coronavirus cases slide (The Straits Times)
"Victoria, which is hosting the Australian Open, reported four positive cases in overseas travellers, all associated with the tennis, taking the total to nine."
Roman Staněk joins Hitech GP in the 2021 Formula 3 and Asian F3 championship (Hitech GP)
"Czech driver Staněk will join Red Bull juniors Jak Crawford and Ayumu Iwasa in Hitech’s 2021 Formula 3 campaign. He will also partner Reece Ushijima and Iwasa in the Asian Formula 3 Championship, set to take place in the UAE later this month."
'There's no room for mistakes in F2' assesses Zendeli ahead of MP debut (F2)
"It was amazing to see the difference between getting a clean lap and even making one or two small mistakes, you could lose as much as six or seven tenths. That was something that we never experienced in F3. There is no room for mistakes in F2. I feel like I have already learned a lot."
Australian F1 hopeful receives Sir Jack Brabham Award (Speedcafe)
"To win this award is a massive honour. Not just because of the award in general, but also having Sir Jack’s name attached to it. It’s very special."
Full backing for Aliyvah and Yasmeen Koloc over abusive comments they received (FIA ETRC)
"The FIA ETRC condemns the racist and sexist comments directed at ETRC truck racing driver Aliyyah Koloc and her sister Yasmeen, which were made by a driver and a mechanic of a competitor team during the Rallye Dakar."
F1 2020 patch notes v1.15 (Formula 1 Game)
"Addressed an issue where Artem Markelov would be quicker than intended."
Spyker revival put on ice as CEO files for bankruptcy (Autocar)
"It even had ambitions to re-enter motor racing; the erstwhile Spyker F1 team was created in 2006 but managed just one season before it was sold and renamed Force India."
Brexiters are waking up to the damage they've done (The Guardian)
"The cost of taking UK showjump horses across the Channel is prohibitive for their British owners. Motorsport faces similar fees for cars shipped to EU races."
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