Spirit F1 workforce proprietor and previous Arrows director John Wickham dies aged seventy three

In the spherical-up: John Wickham, the proprietor of the Spirit workforce that raced in F1 in the mid-Eighties and later on director of the Arrows workforce, has died aged seventy three soon after a extensive health issues

In briefSpirit F1 workforce proprietor John Wickham dies aged seventy three

Wickham, correct, with Charlie Whiting in 2006John Wickham, the proprietor of the Spirit workforce that raced in F1 in the mid-eighties, has died aged seventy three soon after a extensive health issues.

Spirit joined the grid for the 1983 period with Honda B7LE engines – at the time the Japanese manufacturer’s very first F1 engines given that they remaining the activity in the late-sixties. The workforce commenced a full of 26 grands prix concerning 1983 and 1985 – fielding motorists these kinds of as Stefan Johansson – but did not rating any details.

Wickham later on acted as director of the Arrows workforce in the early nineteen nineties and was then in demand of the Bentley Le Mans programme which took victory in the illustrious 24 hour race in 2003. Wickham was also head of functions for the A1GP collection, which ran from 2005 to 2009.

Digital Le Mans 24 Several hours quickly halted by “security breach”

The Digital Le Mans 24 Several hours simracing party was suspended for about an hour thanks to a “security breach”, race organisers verified.

The race experienced just attained the 6 hour mark when the race was purple flagged thanks to server challenges for a 2nd time. Immediately after a hold off of about an hour, race organisers launched a assertion confirming that “the two servers that have been employed for the 24 Several hours of Le Mans Digital have experienced a suspected stability breach.”

Immediately after addressing the stability challenges, the race restarted with 16h30m of race time remaining. Immediately after 7 several hours of racing, the #twenty Porsche Coanda workforce led the race by significantly less than a 2nd from the two Crew Redline cars and trucks, with the #one motor vehicle of System one earth winner Max Verstappen in 2nd spot.

Mercedes’ Antonelli qualified prospects FRMEC soon after opening spherical

Mercedes junior driver Andrea Kimi Antonelli retains the championship direct in the System Regional Center Jap Championship soon after the opening a few-race spherical in Dubai regardless of not declaring a race earn.

Antonelli sits on 38 details soon after a fourth, a sixth and a 2nd-spot complete in the very first a few races. Nikhail Bohra gained the 2nd race with Mari Boya profitable the 3rd and ultimate race of the weekend.

The following spherical will acquire spot in Kuwait with a few races about Friday twenty seventh and Saturday twenty eighth of January.

Pink Bull junior Lindblad wins very first motor vehicle race, Ugochukwu qualified prospects UAE F4

It was a excellent working day for F1 junior motorists in the 2nd working day of racing at the UAE F4 championship at the Dubai Autodrome with Pink Bull junior Arvid Lindblad using his very first earn in cars and trucks for the duration of race a few.

The previous WSK Euro Collection karting winner gained from pole posture in a race operate primarily beneath Basic safety Auto – his very first at any time earn in solitary-seaters. McLaren junior driver Ugo Ugochukwu gained race two to soar into the early direct in the championship, 21 details forward of Lindblad.

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— BWT Alpine F1 Crew (@AlpineF1Team) January fourteen, 2023

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Observing the @FIAFormulaE #MexicoCityEPrix. The new graphics bundle and Television presentation feels incomplete, as if the products is in beta variation.

I rather favored the massive and daring strategy of “Basic safety Auto” and “Yellow Flag” using up the complete display screen so unfortunate to see that go.

— Motorsport Broadcasting (@f1broadcasting) January fourteen, 2023

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— AshVandelay (@AshVandelay) January fourteen, 2023

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With the information that BBC pit lane reporter Jennie Gow is recovering soon after struggling a stroke two months back, @frasier expresses the feelings of lots of.

Jennie Gow, the voice of the pit lane, these kinds of a beautiful persona, here’s hoping for a complete restoration.Frasier

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