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Tata Motors T1 Prima Truck Racing meet at Buddh International Circuit

The fourth edition of the Tata Motors T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship will be held on March 19 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, it was announced on Monday.

Conducted under the aegis of FIA & FMSCI, the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship will feature Tata Prima trucks, built for the purpose.

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Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda renew contracts with Mercedes till 2020

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced today that Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have signed new contracts which will keep them with the World Champion team until the end of 2020. This date aligns with the expiration of the current Commercial Agreement with Formula One Management.

Niki Lauda began working with Mercedes in late 2012. Since 2013, he has held the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the board of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd and holds a 10% stake in the Team.

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Williams retain Paul di Resta as Reserve Driver for 2017

Williams announced today that Paul Di Resta will remain as its official Reserve Driver for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season.

Paul made his Formula One debut in 2009 as a test driver with the Force India Formula One Team, after winning the European Formula 3 Championship in 2006. Paul went on to secure the DTM title in 2010 before making his Formula One debut in 2011 with Force India where he spent three seasons with the team, scoring a total of 121 points.

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James Allison to join Mercedes as Technical Director

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced today that James Allison will join the team from 1 March 2017. James is a highly distinguished Formula 1 engineer who has won world championships with both Ferrari and Renault, in addition to holding senior leadership roles in both teams. He will join Mercedes in the newly created role of Technical Director and will lead the Technical organisation.

James Allison will report directly to Toto Wolff, who will have overall responsibility for running the team.

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Jehan Daruvala Wins First Grand Prix of 2017

Sahara Force India Academy Racer, Jehan Daruvala registered the first Grand Prix victory for 2017 when he won the New Zealand Grand Prix in style at the Chris Amon Circuit in Manfeild, New Zealand. Jehan’s brilliant lights to flag feat makes him the first and only Indian to win a Grand Prix in motorsport. Keke Rosberg, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Bruce McLaren are some of the illustrious past winner of this Grand Prix.

Earlier in the weekend of the Toyota Racing Series, Jehan bagged pole position for Race 1 and the New Zealand GP as well. The extremely close qualifying sessions saw 4 racers within two tenths of a second in each session. Jehan lapped the 3 km circuit to bag pole in race 1, just seven hundredths of a second in front of former Brazilian World F1 Champion’s son, Pedro Piquet. Ferrari Academy Racer Marcus Armstrong of New Zealand was a further eight hundredths of a second adrift. The top two remained the same for the New Zealand GP, while Thomas Randle bagged third.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing to participate in 2017 World Endurance Championship

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing can confirm an expanded driver line-up for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) as part of its three-car entry in selected races.

To demonstrate its commitment to endurance racing, and to enhance its chances of victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, TOYOTA will enter three TS050 HYBRIDs in the races at Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans.

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Mick Schumacher, Harrison Newey register wins at Buddh International Circuit

Mick Schumacher took another commanding win at Round 3 of the MRF Challenge 2016 at the Buddh International Circuit ahead of Joey Mawson and Harrison Newey. In the second race of the day Newey struck back to take his first win of the weekend in an action packed race as Schumacher crashed out. Ralf Aron and Joey Mawson completed the podium. Mawson continues to lead the championship on 211 points.

Starting on pole position, Schumacher got the perfect start to lead into the first corner, with front-row starter Newey once again losing out at the start, this time to Joey Mawson. Newey briefly got past Mawson down the main straight only for the Australian to take the position back going into corner 4. As Mawson and Newey continued to battle, Schumacher pulled away at the front. Schumacher crossed the finish line in 1st place, taking his 2nd win in 3 races. Mawson fended off Newey to finish in 2nd place. Drugovich finished in a lonely 4th place, ahead of Rinus Van Kalmthout, Juri Vips and Pedro Cardoso.

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