In the round-up: Sergio Perez said he would welcome more street circuits on the Formula 1 calendar
Perez would welcome more street circuits
Ahead of demonstrating a Red Bull RB7 around the Spanish streets of Madrid, which is rumoured to be under consideration to potentially host a grand prix in the future, Perez said he would welcome more street circuits onto the calendar.
“I think street circuits are special – it would be good to add more to the calendar,” said Perez. “There’s a very special atmosphere when we go there, especially like the one that can be found in cities like Madrid.
“Yes, I have done well [at street circuits]. I think that confidence of arriving at the circuit and the weekend to do things right is important.”
Evans “feels really bad” after Cassidy crash
Jaguar Formula E driver Mitch Evans expressed his regret after the dramatic accident in the early laps of Sunday’s Rome Eprix that saw him launched over Nick Cassidy.
Evans was behind his two championship rivals, Cassidy and Jake Dennis, on the second lap of the race as the pair held first and second. As the trio approached the uphill braking zone for turn seven, Evans lost control and hit the pair ahead, bouncing over the top of Cassidy. The clash ensured never Evans nor Cassidy scored points, while Dennis claimed the championship lead by 24 points.
“It sucks right now,” lamented Evans. “It all happened very quickly. I wasn’t expecting them to back up so much when I was approaching the back of Jake. I tried to avoid it, but then obviously once I started to ride Nick’s wheel I just kind of got out of control.
“I feel really bad. It just kind of caught me by surprise. I was not expecting them to be that slow at the apex. But yeah, it really, really hurts. So I feel sorry for Nick. I’m sorry to the Envision guys. It’s obviously really hurt my championship now. So yeah, it sucks.
Lawson within point of Super Formula lead after third win
Red Bull Formula 1 reserve driver Liam Lawson moved within a point of Super Formula championship leader Ritomo Miyata by taking victory in the sixth round of the season at Fuji.
Lawson won by four seconds over Tadsuke Makino to secure his third win in the series in just six Super Formula starts. Miyata completed the podium in third place to hold onto the lead of the championship by just a single point with three races remaining.
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Ricciardo ‘not scared about retirement’ as he has say on Hamilton (Crash)
”If I am a world champion, I don’t know if I’ll be retired, because that would mean that things are going well. But then I do look at some sports, I follow UFC a lot and a lot of fighters do stay a bit too long and their career kind of tapers. There is something kind of cool about going out on top. Then I look at Nico Rosberg and I get it, but it also felt like maybe one year too early. So it’s hard to find that balance.”
Zak Brown proud to celebrate 60 years of McLaren (Sky)
‘McLaren boss Zak Brown has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of the team at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.’
2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button Talks Triple Crown, and His Worst Cars (Car and Driver)
‘I have no interest in racing IndyCar. I have a lot of respect for the guys that race in IndyCar. I know a lot of the drivers, I’ve raced against them, they’re good friends. But racing at Indy? No. No interest. Road courses I would be interested in driving an IndyCar but not ovals. I don’t know ovals at all, and at this point in my life, I’ve achieved what I’ve set out to achieve. Now I’m having fun. I don’t feel an Indy 500 would be fun for me. It’s a little bit too scary. ‘
Cassidy on Evans apology: He did most of the talking (Total Motorsport)
”He did most of the talking. He’s a great guy and driver. These things happen but it’s still heartbreaking.”
EXPLAINED: From multi-car crash to Race 2-ready in Rome (Formula E)
Exploring how teams collaborated together to ensure all drivers involved in the heavy crash during Saturday’s first race in Rome were able to compete in yesterday’s second race with limited parts available.
Rossi raises the roof at Misano with maiden Fanatec GT Europe victory (GT World Challenge)
‘Valentino Rossi and Maxime Martin secured a breakthrough Fanatec GT Europe victory in today’s Sprint Cup race at Misano, triumphing on Rossi’s home soil in their #46 Team WRT BMW. The win ended an eight-year wait since the last Sprint Cup win for BMW and was the first for Team WRT since it launched its high-profile alliance with the German marque. Significantly for Rossi, it came at a circuit located just 15 kilometres from his hometown and named in honour of his late friend Marco Simoncelli.’
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On this day in motorsport
- On this day in 1983 John Paul Jnr scored his only CART IndyCar victory in a dramatic conclusion to the Michigan 500. He took the lead on the penultimate lap from Rick Mears, who then crashed