IndyCar: BHA confirms Bowers & Wilkins as full-time primary sponsor


Bryan Herta Autosport will have Bowers & Wilkins as the full-time, primary sponsor of Gabby Chaves’ No. 98 Dallara-Honda in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

The rookie will advance into the championship on the heels of winning last year’s Indy Lights campaign. The car’s 2015 livery will debut next week at Barber Motorsports Park, where IndyCar holds its official preseason test.

Bowers & Wilkins, a standard sound and electronic company, has been an associate partner of BHA since 2012 and was the team’s primary partner for the 2014 Honda Indy Toronto event.

“Bowers & Wilkins is thrilled to be again involved with Bryan and David in support of the BHA No. 98 entry for the upcoming IndyCar season,” Joe Atkins, Chairman & CEO of Bowers & Wilkins, said in a release. “IndyCar provides a great opportunity for us to engage our national dealer network and expose the brand to our target demographic.”

Dutch Grand Prix becomes fourth Formula 1 race canceled this season

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ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — The Dutch Grand Prix became the fourth Formula One race canceled this season because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, after organizers decided Thursday they didn’t want to play host to an event without spectators.

It was to be the first Dutch GP since 1985, but F1 wants to start the season with no spectators at races.

“We would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands,” race director Jan Lammers said in a statement. “We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.”

The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed. Fans who bought tickets can use them next year.

The coastal circuit has been redesigned, with some corners banked to facilitate faster racing.

The other races canceled this year were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.

Another six have been postponed.

F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15 to 18 races this season, starting in July with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP.