Latest Motorsports News (Week 3 June 2018)

Latest Motorsport News

Red Bull decides on Honda engine switch next year in Formula 1:

Red Bull has finally decided on who to go with in the upcoming years for their engines and Honda seems to be their choice. They were in talks with both Honda and Renault for their engines in the 2019 season but with Renault making it clear that they would need and immediate decision and with Red Bull not wanting to commit to either one of them before comparing their performances in both the Canadian and Australian GP it seems for the time being that they have settled on Honda. This was not only based on the fact that Honda had a better performance curve in the recently concluded Canadian GP. Renault also made it known last week that they could not keep the offer open till the end of the Australian GP for Red Bull to make a decision and the compounded effect of these resulted in Red Bull opting for the Honda engine variant. It is understood that the decision was conveyed to external parties late on Monday.

Gavin believe that Corvette will come back stronger:

Corvette had an okay performance at best in the Le Mans this year and five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner with Corvette Racing Oliver Gavin thinks that they can bounce back stronger in 2019 and believes that Corvette has the potential to work through this years disappointments. The #64 Chevy Corvette C7.R driven by Gavin, Milner and Fassler was knocked back on two separate occasions due to mechanical issues even before it retired due to heating problems in the morning hours. The #63 Corvette driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Mike Rockenfeller, came in fifth but was awarded a promotion to fourth when #67 Ford GT was penalised post race. On being asked about the race Gavin was critical of his teams performance including his own. He said that if analyzed hour by hour Corvette was always a little bit behind than what was necessary. But he still thinks that they can look back at what can be improved and come back stronger the next year.

Clint Bowyer goes into  Toyota/Save Mart 350k riding on win high:

Clint Bowyer just posted his second win at Michigan on June 10th with a third win opportunity coming up fast in the form of this Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350k at Sonoma California Raceway. This is the first road course event of the season. Indeed the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule has worked out great for Bowyer. The track is all too familiar for Bowyer as he had won the event in 2012 and has seven finishes in the top five in his twelve career starts.