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During F1 and IndyCar’s off-seasons, there’s still plenty of racing on

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Now that we’ve all had our fill of Christmas turkey and holiday cheer, attention is quickly turning back to what really matters.

Race cars.

The new Formula 1 and IndyCar seasons may seem a long way away right now, but there is plenty of racing action to keep you occupied through the winter.

Here’s a run-down of the motorsport that is on tap in the next couple of months to keep you satisfied until lights out in St. Petersburg and Australia.


January 5-7 – Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing (IMSA)
January 6-20 – Dakar Rally
January 13 – Marrakesh E-Prix (Formula E)
January 25-28 – Rolex 24 at Daytona (IMSA)
January 25-28 – Rallye Monte-Carlo (WRC)


February 3 – Santiago E-Prix (Formula E)
February 3-4 – Race of Champions, Riyadh
February 15-18 – Rally Sweden (WRC)
February 26 – March 1 – Formula 1 pre-season testing, Barcelona


March 3 – Mexico City E-Prix (Formula E)
March 6-9 – Formula 1 pre-season testing, Barcelona
March 8-11 – Rally Mexico (WRC)
March 9-11 – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (IndyCar)
March 14-17 – Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring (IMSA)
March 17 – Punta del Este E-Prix (Formula E)
March 16-18 – Qatar Grand Prix (MotoGP)
March 23-25 – Australian Grand Prix (Formula 1)

Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory

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Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix did not disappoint, with Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi engaging in a thrilling battle throughout the entire race.

Vergne led the way from the pole, having been promoted up the grid after original pole sitter di Grassi was ruled to have cut a chicane during his pole lap, but di Grassi was right on the back wing of Vergne the entire way and made several attempts to get by.

The intense battle between the two, which saw them nearly lock Vergne’s rear wing with di Grassi’s front nose, stayed remarkably clean for the most part, and Vergne was able to hold off all of di Grassi’s advances, a few of which can be viewed below, to take the win.

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was also on the charge, the British driver coming from ninth on the grid to take third.

Full race results can be viewed here. The victory sees Vergne extend his points lead over Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fifth, to 30 points, with Vergne on 109 markers and Rosenqvist on 79.

Bird sits third with 76 points, respectively.