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Dixon to be subject of documentary

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Four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon is set to be the subject of an upcoming documentary. Directed by Bryn Evans and produced by Matthew Metcalfe, who also produced “McLaren,” a documentary about motorsports pioneer and legend Bruce McLaren, the film will spotlight Dixon and offer a behind-the-scenes look at his life and racing career.

The yet-to-be-titled documentary is currently in production, with film crews spending time with Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing at several IndyCar events this year. They also followed his ventures at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.

To date, Dixon has four IndyCar championships, 41 wins, one behind Michael Andretti for third on the all-time wins list, and one Indianapolis 500 victory. Also, Dixon has two overall wins at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and finished on the GTE Pro podium at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Hamilton: Abu Dhabi ‘the last race with good-looking cars’ in F1

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Lewis Hamilton believes that this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be remembered as the last race with good-looking Formula 1 cars ahead of the introduction of the ‘Halo’ cockpit protection for next year.

Officials from the FIA and F1 Strategy Group confirmed earlier this year that the Halo would be fitted to all cars from the 2018 season in a bid to improve safety standards, with the deaths of Justin Wilson and Jules Bianchi putting head protection high on the agenda for the series’ chiefs.

Hamilton has long made his opposition to the Halo clear, believing it will ruin the look of F1 cars, and echoed his thoughts ahead of the final Halo-less race in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

“It’s the last year of looking good I think in the cars. It’s the last race where the cars will look good,” Hamilton said.

“I think next year, it’s all downhill from there in terms of how they look.

“But safety will go up at least, and maybe it could be successful in some way.”

Hamilton’s F1 title rival Sebastian Vettel was less bothered about the change, believing the field will adjust and move on.

“The cars will look different next year. Everything I’ve seen so far looks different, but on the other hand it is something we all get used to,” Vettel said.

“But no doubt the cars look better now, but we’ll get used to it, and we’ll work on the aesthetics so it can be better. It is less of a big deal.”

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo shared Vettel’s view, saying: “I don’t think it’s gonna be as dramatic as most people make it out to be.”