“Everyone crashes into Formula E”

In the roundup: Formula E rookie Dan Ticktum remarked on how the series is a contact sport after his first run in the championship

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“Everyone bumps into each other in Formula E” – Ticktum

Formula E rookie Dan Ticktum has joked that every driver in the series seems to want to crash into their rivals after their first race in the championship.

The new Nio driver qualified 20th on the grid for his first race in the series at Diriyah before finishing the race in 18th place. Ticktum later described how he made contact with Alexander Sims on the first lap before losing several positions towards the end of the race.

Asked by RaceFans what lessons he could learn from his first Formula E race, Ticktum laughed that “everyone who does or attempts an overtaking maneuver is kind of getting into the idea of ​​crashing.

“Basically everyone seems to crash into each other when they overtake,” he continued. “Every move I had made on me, I crashed. So if that’s how everyone plays the game here, I’ll do the same.

Quotes: Hazel Southwell

Hamilton had his eighth title “stolen” – Ogier

World rally champion Sebastien Ogier has said Lewis Hamilton was ‘deprived’ of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship after the safety car restarted on the final lap.

The eight-time WRC champion said he had “a lot of respect” for world champion Max Verstappen, but believes the circumstances which led to Hamilton losing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lead on the final lap were flight”.

“I think he will come back,” Ogier said on Super Moscato Show from French sports broadcaster RMC. “He is in an ultra-competitive environment with the best team of the moment. It must have been very difficult for him.

“He really felt like he was robbed. He was robbed – let’s not be afraid to say that. Although I have a lot of respect for Max Verstappen, he had a great season but at the weekend last.

“Lewis dominates the race, he is in front until the end. And unfortunately for him, a few laps from the finish, there is this famous safety car. Either way, they were fine champions but on the face of it this weekend is a steal. And that’s hard for Hamilton to swallow.

Wickens’ podium on the return from competition

Former IndyCar driver Robert Wickens finished third in the TCR class of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona in his first race since suffering life-altering injuries in a road accident. ‘IndyCar.

Wickens has paralysis in his legs after a violent accident at Pocono in 2018. He returned to racing this season, announcing earlier this month that he would drive a Hyundai Elantra touring car equipped with special manual controls with his teammate Mark Wilkins for Bryan Herta. Sports car.

Wickens and Wilkins finished third in the season-opening race at Daytona in the TCR class. It was the Canadian’s first race using the manual throttle and brake control systems designed by Bryan Herta Autosport technical director David Brown and development technician Jonathan Gormley.

Yeany and Stanek confirmed for FIA Formula 3 season

16-year-old American driver Hunter Yeany and Czech driver Roman Stanek have become the latest drivers confirmed to compete in this year’s Formula 3 championship.

Yeany will race the full Formula 3 championship with Campos for his full racing season outside the United States, where he will compete alongside teammate Pepe Marti. He competed in six races across the two rounds of Formula 3 at Spa and Zandvoort last season, recording a best result of 18th. The 2020 United States Formula 4 champion also competed in the GB3 series, the Formula Regional Americas championship and the 2000 Indy Pro series last year.

Roman Stanek will join Trident for his third consecutive season in the third tier championship. The 17-year-old previously raced with Charouz in 2020, before joining Hitech last season. Stanek recorded two podiums last season en route to finishing 16th in the championship standings.

Confirmed FIA Formula 3 drivers

Team Driver Driver Driver
Prema Olivier Bearman Arthur Leclerc Jak Crawford
Trident Jonny Edgar Zane Maloney Romain Stanek
ART Gregoire Saucy Juan-Manuel Correa To be determined
hitech Isack Hadjar To be determined To be determined
Van Amersfoort Reece Ushijima Raphael Villagomez To be determined
deputy Alexander Smolyar To be determined To be determined
Fields Pepe Martin To be determined To be determined
Pug To be determined To be determined To be determined
Jenzer To be determined To be determined To be determined
Charouz Laszlo Toth Francesco Pizza To be determined

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