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Daniel Ricciardo rocked by $18m legal claim over F1 move to Renault

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Daniel Ricciardo has vowed to defend himself after the Aussie F1 star’s former advisor reportedly started legal action over what he alleges are unpaid earnings.

Per Motorsport.com and the BBC, Glenn Beavis has taken the matter to the United Kingdom High Court of Justice and is claiming he is owed nearly $AUD18 million because he has not received commissions relating to Ricciardo’s lucrative new contract with Renault, who the 30-year-old driver joined this year.

According to the reports, Beavis has lodged legal documents with the High Court, arguing he is owed approximately $18m for “various sums due in accordance with the commission agreed between the parties”.

Ricciardo left Red Bull at the end of 2018 and made the shock decision to join Renault on a two-year deal. Reports circulated in the British press earlier this year claiming Ricciardo’s salary was nudging $50 million but the West Australian rubbished those suggestions.

Ricciardo issued a statement to Motorsport.com about the $18 million bombshell in which he said: “There is no substance to Glenn Beavis’ claim.

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Supercars 2020 grid, Supercars news, Penrite Racing, Will Brown, Supercars silly season

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Penrite Racing will undergo more change in the coming seasons with young gun Will Brown set to graduate to Supercars in 2021 with the Holden squad.

Brown has signed a new multi-year contract with the Erebus team which will eventually see him promoted to the team’s Supercars line-up.

It comes after the TCR Australia champion was confirmed to team with David Reynolds in the lead #9 entry for the 2020 enduros following a two-year stint alongside Anton De Pasquale, with Reynolds’ former co-driver Luke Youlden announcing his retirement.

Brown will contest a fourth Super2 campaign in 2020, but the 21-year-old will move across from Eggleston Motorsport to Erebus affiliate team Image Racing.

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F1 2020, F1 news, Fernando Alonso F1 future, F1 2021

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Fernando Alonso has given a strong indication he is plotting a return to Formula 1 in 2021, although the two-time champion has been urged to only come back if he can secure a competitive drive.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers this millennium, Alonso left F1 last year to pursue other racing opportunities – but since then has frequently insisted he had not retired or closed the door on the sport that gave him stunning consecutive titles in 2005 and 2006.

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Alonso reiterated to Sky Sports F1 he is “open” to a return in 2021, when a major rules shake-up is expected to form a competitive new F1.

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Supercars news, Supercars 2020, Holden Commodore, Commodore Supercars, stats, Bathurst 1000

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Holden shocked the automotive industry on Tuesday when it was announced the iconic Commodore nameplate will be dropped next year.

It will bring an end to what will be 42 years of the iconic name, with Holden toiling through a difficult 2019. Last month, the brand posted its lowest sales since 1948, marking a sixth record low month this year.

At its peak, Holden sold more than 94,000 Australia-built Commodores. This year, Holden is forecast to sell 6000 imported models – roughly the same figure Holden sold monthly in the Commodore’s heyday.

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