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today is May 26, 2022

In the round-up: Peugeot has confirmed Kevin Magnussen will not remain part of its World Endurance Championship team after he returned to the Haas Formula 1 team.

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In brief

Magnussen out of Peugeot’s squad

Haas confirmed yesterday Magnussen had returned to the team in a “multi-year” deal to replace the ousted Nikita Mazepin.

Magnussen had been due to race Peugeot’s 9X8 World Endurance Championship contender alongside Loïc Duval, Paul Di Resta, Mikkel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes and Jean-Eric Vergne.

“We have taken note of Kevin Magnussen’s decision to return to Formula 1 and wish him all the best,” said Peugeot in a statement confirming they intend to replace him in their driver roster.

“As we had done for the initial line-up, in addition to performance, our selection criteria is based on mindset and the ability to work as a team, to push and motivate one another is essential in our selection progress and in endurance racing.”

Alpine Academy announces affiliate programme with five signings

In addition to the existing, full Alpine Academy programme, Alpine have signed five junior drivers to progress through an affiliate programme: Abbi Pulling, Hadrien David, Nikola Tsolov, Kean Nakamura and Matheus Ferreira.

The Alpine Affiliate programme will give young drivers professional support, including career advice, training, mentoring and PR training. However, drivers will not be considered members of the Alpine Academy and so not, by default, funded by Alpine for their careers.

Teams to run prototype C2 compound tyres at Bahrain test

Formula 1 teams will run prototype C2 tyres at the Bahrain test which starts today. Although classified as prototypes, the only difference between these tyres and the standard C2 compound is that they are produced in Pirelli’s factory in Turkey, not the Romanian facility where most of its tyres are produced. They are being tested to ensure the quality of tyres is the same between the two.

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W Series and the RAF enter landmark collaboration (source)

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