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F1 2020: Daniel Ricciardo Bathurst 1000 wildcard with McLaren, Supercars

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The door is opening for Daniel Ricciardo to make a shock wildcard entry with his future McLaren team at the Bathurst 1000.

The Aussie Formula 1 driver has repeatedly flirted with the idea of driving a Supercar competitively — and his new team could provide the ingredients to make the dream a reality.

The 30-year-old star confirmed last week he is making a seismic move from Renault to English-based team McLaren for the 2021 Formula 1 season — and his new team boss Zak Brown is already thinking of side projects for Ricciardo to sink his teeth into when he arrives at the end of the 2020 season.

One of those projects includes a wildcard entry into the Bathurst 1000.

Brown, who bought into Supercars team Walkinshaw Andretti United in 2018, gave a preliminary green light to the project in a recent interview with Supercars Sidetracked on Fox Sports.

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F1 2020, Austrian Grand Prix, Styrian GP: Ferrari disaster tip of the iceberg, Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc

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After another failed qualifying on Saturday, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto knew the situation for the F1 giant was dire.

“We have to work out why (Ferrari was slow) and change this state of affairs, which is just not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari,” he said.

“We mustn’t get het up about it, but we cannot ignore the facts.”

If only he knew what was about to follow on Sunday.

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F1 2020, Austrian Grand Prix, Styrian GP: Ferrari crash, Daniel Ricciardo chance wasted by Renault

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Lewis Hamilton is up and running in 2020 with his first win of the season, while last year’s main rivals, Ferrari, is in free fall after a first-lap bungle of epic proportions.

Meanwhile, Renault missed a trick in Austria that could have drastically changed Daniel Ricciardo’s fortunes.

Here are five things we learned from the Styrian Grand Prix.

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F1 2020, Lewis Hamilton protest, Black Lives Matter: Pre-race kneel cut away during TV coverage

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Lewis Hamilton was joined in taking a knee by the majority of his fellow drivers ahead of F1’s second race of the season at the Styrian GP, with some drivers again opting to stand.

As at last week’s Austrian GP, all 20 drivers again wore T-shirts featuring the words ‘End Racism’, with Hamilton’s also saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the front, amid the sport’s continued stand against all form of discrimination.

Of the 16 drivers who were present at the front of the grid for a short gathering ahead of the Austrian national anthem, 12 took a knee with four standing.

The image of the drivers was only briefly seen on the TV world feed before a pre-planned sky dive above the circuit was shown.

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