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Crawford exchanges junior team Red Bull for Aston Martin
Jak Crawford has joined Aston Martin’s junior team. The American racing team was part of the Red Bull Racing junior team until last year, but he decided to close the door behind him. Next year the driver will compete again in Formula 2 and join DAMS.
Weekend full of catch-up races during René Lammers’ motorsport debut
René Lammers, son of Jan Lammers, made his debut in motorsport last weekend in the Winter Series of the Spanish Formula 4. Several catch-up races were scheduled for the Dutchman at the Jerez circuit. Qualifying did not go entirely well for Lammers, but during the races he often managed to gain many positions. In the first race Lammers finished in thirteenth place after starting thirtieth. In the second race he started even further back, but still crossed the line in sixteenth. The final position in the last race was the same, after he started from P20.
Jos Verstappen takes P2 in Rallye des Route du Nord
Verstappen senior has achieved another success as a rally driver. The 51-year-old Verstappen came second during the Rallye des Route du Nord, a race held in northern France. In his Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 car, Verstappen finished 8.5 seconds behind winner Pierre Ragues, Verstappen.com reports. “This was the first rally of the season for me and we used it as preparation for my 2024 season,” says the father of F1 driver Max Verstappen. ‘It was a new rally for me, on a slippery course due to the heavy rain. But of course those circumstances were the same for everyone. The more rallies I drive, the better the collaboration with my co-driver Renaud. It was a good start, I enjoyed myself.’
Dutch talent Kas Haverkort (20) will strengthen GP Elite in Porsche Supercup
Formula 4 champion Kas Haverkort can board the Porsches of GP Elite this season. The Porsche team from De Rijp announced on Friday February 9 that Haverkort will participate with them in the Porsche Supercup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. The 20-year-old has now completed three years in the FRECA championship with Van Amersfoort Racing and finished the 2023 season in fourth.
Briatore expects angry Sainz: ‘Will have a great desire for revenge’
Carlos Sainz is the victim of Lewis Hamilton’s switch to Ferrari. The Spaniard still has to complete this season with the Italian racing stable, in which the driver wants to show everything. “Sainz will arrive at the winter test in Bahrain very irritated and he will have a great desire for revenge,” Flavio Briatore told Libero. “The lack of a contract extension is a disadvantage for him.” Nevertheless, the former team boss believes that the driver will have plenty of options for the future. “I see him fitting in well at Audi, just like his father Carlos Sainz senior does.”