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Williams confirms 2017 Abu Dhabi Test Driver Line-up

Williams confirmed it will run Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin for the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test, alongside current race driver Lance Stroll. The Pirelli tyre test will take place over two days at the Yas Marina circuit during the week following the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

On day one Robert Kubica will drive the FW40 in the morning session, before Lance Stroll takes over in the afternoon. On day two Sergey Sirotkin will drive in the morning and afternoon sessions before handing over to Robert in the late afternoon.

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Tenth place for Jehan Daruvala in Formula 3 World Cup at Macau

Jehan Daruvala of the Sahara Force India Academy, overcame numerous hurdles, while gaining valuable experience, on his debut at the FIA F3 World Cup. The nineteen year old Indian finished a commendable tenth in his rookie race at the Macau Grand Prix. The notoriously unforgiving street circuit witnessed high drama throughout the weekend with most sessions witnessing either a red flag or a safety car, due to multiple accidents.

Jehan’s weekend at the Macau Grand Prix began with the Indian teenager finding his way around his the circuit during his first time on track. The Grand Prix in Macau deviates from the normal racing format, with the average of 2 qualifying sessions deciding the start position for a qualifying race, which in turn decides the grid for the Grand Prix race.

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Fernanado Alonso to participate in World Endurance Championship rookie test

Fernando Alonso will participate in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) rookie test in Bahrain on Sunday 19 November, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing can confirm. The 36-year-old will drive a TS050 HYBRID during the one-day session, which occurs on the day after the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, the final race of the 2017 WEC season.

Fernando is very interested by Le Mans as well as endurance racing in general and he is keen to drive a state-of-the-art hybrid LMP1 car, extensively developed for the WEC’s top category.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing triumphant in Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing won for the fifth time in the nine-race 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with an impressive victory in the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

The #8 TS050 HYBRID of Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima won by more than a lap in a race which marked Porsche’s final LMP1 appearance in WEC.

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First row start for Toyota Gazoo Racing in Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing narrowly missed out on pole position in a closely-fought qualifying session for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, the final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.

The #7 TS050 HYBRID of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López held top spot for much of the session but was denied a fifth pole of the season in the closing minutes by Porsche #1. They will start from second. 

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Veteran Rallyist Jagat Nanjappa and co-driver Chetan Changappa to represent India at RFC 2017 Global Series Finale in Malaysia

After impressing everyone with their incredible performance at the Force Gurkha RFC India 2017, Veteran Rallyist Jagat Nanjappa and co-driver Chetan Changappa are all set to hoist the tricolor on the Malaysian soil at the 21st edition of the Rainforest Challenge Global Series Finale. To be held from 24th November to 5th December, RFC 2017 Global Series Finale is going to be a grand clash of the best offroaders from across the globe, as they compete for the winner’s trophy at one of the top 10 toughest motor races in the world.

RFC 2017 Grand Final is the culmination of the Global RFC Series, which has 25 editions worldwide in countries like India, Australia, Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Korea, Myanmar, Ukraine, Balkans, South Europe and North Europe among others. In India, the event was launched in 2014 by Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd. and despite being only four editions old, has gained enormous acclaim across the international offroading fraternity.

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Macau debut for Jehan Daruvala at F3 World Cup

Jehan Daruvala of the Sahara Force India Academy, completed his maiden F3 season with numerous positives to take home. The Indian teenager ticked all the important boxes with a race victory, pole position, in addition to 6th in the overall championship, plus 2nd in the rookie standings. All these feats are the first by an Indian, in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The Indian Racing sensation will now make his Macau debut this weekend at the FIA F3 World Cup.

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship is considered the toughest stepping stone to Formula 1 currently. The races were extremely close with most racers having more than a year’s experience under their belts. The immensely close competition throughout the series often saw multiple drivers within tenths of a second. The Formula 3 route has been used effectively, by the likes numerous F1 greats including current & four time F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton besides Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and many more.

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