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McLaren needs a miracle to retain Alonso

Flavio Briatore expressed his doubts over Alonso staying with McLaren. He said that the prestigious Formula 1 team needs a revolution to maintain the former world champion. This year marks McLaren’s third anniversary with Honda. Things have not been going too well for the F1 team as they are currently sitting at the bottom of the table. Fernando Alonso’s contract with McLaren expires this year, and he has expressed looking for a new team for next year. Meanwhile, there is no guarantee that McLaren will have a better engine next year. Alonso is looking for a more competitive car in the coming year. Briatore who is one of Alonso’s team managers said that McLaren needs to raise its bar to a new level. McLaren with the history they have with the sport, it is a shame to see them in such a state.



Richie Stanway to focus on Australia Super Car Series

The Factory Aston Martin driver is not planning to return to Europe anytime soon. Stanway said that as of now his complete focus is on the Super Car Series. The 25-year-old racer has reportedly stated that he wants to make a switch to supercars full time. He had negotiated a deal with Super Black Racing last year. This year though he signed a short deal with Aston Martin WEC program a new long term deal with Prodrive Racing Australia. His decision to switch to supercars is well thought owing to his impressive show at the endurance races last year. This talented racer does not see himself in Europe next year, and according to him the only thing which interests him is V8 Supercars.



Lowndes is enthralled with the V6 engine

Veteran Supercar racer, Craig Lowndes was very much impressed with the twin turbo V6 Supercar engine. He is excited at the prospect of the V6 engines replacing the V8 engine of Holden’s. The racer was in Queensland to test out the new supercar engine. Lowndes was joined by Red Bull Holden racer Jamie Whincup. Craig Lowden was impressed with the new engine as it completed 250 kilometers without a hiccup. Lowden’s endurance race driver Steve Richards took charge of the new engine the next day of testing. The main focus of this trial was to test the reliability of the V6 engine, which Lowden feels, was top notch.



Australia plans motorsport mecca

The regional center, Mildura, located in Victoria will host a community information session in the following week. This session will discuss the building of a new race track in the region. The plans are for a 3-kilometer circuit complete with pits, control towers, camping sites and office faculties.




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