Egrands Prix?

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Toro Rosso head Franz Tost reck­ons that F1 should hold er­ace events on the Sun­day morn­ing of grand prix week­ends. The call comes af­ter the suc­cess of For­mula E’s in­au­gu­ral Las Ve­gas es­ports fi­nal, in which gamers went headto-head with cur­rent FE driv­ers over a $1m [£860,000] prize fund. “We must im­prove the show,” said Tost. “We must bring in young peo­ples’ in­ter­est, for ex­am­ple with egames. Why not have a Sun­day morn­ing egame with a broad­cast with peo­ple world­wide in­volved?”

NASCAR chiefs were ex­pected to an­nounce a scor­ing and for­mat shake-up on Mon­day as Mo­tor­sport News closed for press. MN’S sis­ter ti­tle Mo­tor­ re­ported that NASCAR races were due to be di­vided into three seg­ments for scor­ing pur­poses, with driv­ers given bonus points for be­ing in the top 10 at the end of each one. The end-of­sea­son Chase run off is not ex­pected to change… Bri­tish sin­gle-seater racer Jack Aitken is tipped to switch to the ART Grand Prix team for this year’s GP3 Se­ries, which would mean him part­ner­ing with Ge­orge Rus­sell ( see story left). Aitken was fifth in the points in his maiden sea­son last year with Ar­den. Aitken could not con­firm a deal but told Au­tosport: “Com­ing back this year means that win­ning the ti­tle has to be our goal. ART has also pro­duced many great driv­ers over the years, mak­ing it the per­fect place to con­tinue my bid for F1 by learn­ing as much as pos­si­ble”... Nis­san fac­tory driver Jann Mar­den­bor­ough will make his de­but in the Bathurst 12 Hours on Fe­bru­ary 5. The gamer­turned racer was run­ner-up in last year’s Ja­panese F3 se­ries. He will share one of the team’s two Nis­san GT-R NISMO GT3S with Nis­san Aus­tralian Su­per­cars driver Todd Kelly and 2015 Bathurst win­ner Flo­rian Strauss... EX-F1 man Pas­tor Mal­don­ado is in talks with the KVSH Rac­ing team about an Indycar pro­gramme this year. He hasn’t raced since los­ing his Re­nault seat in 2015...

NASCAR is set for a shake-up

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