Tagliani Reflects on Career in Wake of Hall Induction
Veteran Canadian racer Alex Tagliani shared some thoughts and feelings about the career that earned him induction this past weekend into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. The 42-year-old Montreal native said he was always driven by a sheer love of racing more than any quest for honors or silverware. Among the achievements he is proudest of, the former CART and NASCAR driver cites suiting up for the Canadian Player’s team in CART, gaining the pole for the Vancouver Indy race in 2001 and thus receiving the Pole Trophy from late Canadian driver Greg Moore’s father, and being the only Canadian to take the pole position at the Indianapolis 500, in 2011.
Ecclestone Suggests Red Bull Risking Legal Action
A suggestion – a warning, perhaps – from F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone that Red Bull risks possible legal action if it goes ahead with its threat to leave Formula One in the wake of its ongoing engine-supply problems. Both Mercedes and Ferrari have refused to enter into any arrangement to supply Red Bull with a power unit for 2016, prompting the embattled team to float the idea of returning to Renault for its engines. This is in spite of the acrimonious split this year between the F1 team and the French manufacturer. For its part Renault is expressing doubt about any possible new agreement for next season.
Renault Using Up Tokens for F1 Engine Updates
Meanwhile, however, the ongoing troubles between Renault and Red Bull are not preventing the French manufacturer from going ahead with promised major specifications changes to its engines fitted in Red Bull cars ahead of the United States Grand Prix this coming weekend. Renault will be using up 11 of its 12 remaining engine tokens to implement the changes, which have received the go-ahead from Renault engineers to be in place in time for the Austin, Texas Grand Prix race.
Montreal Teen Gains F3 EuroSeries Victory at Hockenheim
Another notable finish this past weekend for a Canadian pilot, as young Montreal driver Lance Stroll gained his first victory in the F3 EuroSeries at the hallowed Hockenheim Circuit in Germany. In the first of the three weekend races at the track, the teenager led every lap of the race to take his first checkered flag on the circuit. The second race saw Stroll take sixth place, and the driver now sits fifth overall in the season points standings.
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