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Kevin Magnussen declared fit after Friday illness in Mexico

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Kevin Magnussen has been passed fit by Formula 1 medical staff for the Mexican Grand Prix after coming down with illness on Friday, confirming his participation in the remainder of the race weekend.

Magnussen struggled with illness throughout FP3 before being given permission by the FIA to miss the drivers’ briefing, as well as skipping his post-practice media commitments in order to get some rest and recover.

Haas confirmed in a post on Twitter ahead of final practice in Mexico that Magnussen had recovered and been passed fit by the FIA medical team, with the Dane taking part in the rest of the race meeting as planned.

Final practice for the Mexican Grand Prix is live on the NBC Sports app from 11am ET today, followed by qualifying at 2pm ET on NBCSN.

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”