Daily Archive: November 18, 2010

Nov 18

2010 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 3

Two Canadian on pole!

The day was very special for Team Canada for many reasons. We will first start with the good news. Scott Campbell got the pole in the DD2 Masters class, being the only driver with a laptime under 50 seconds while Luc Sauriol took the 10th spot. In the DD2 class, Daniel Morad was just unbelievable on the track when he entered the track on the last session of the day and had to drive under the spotlights! Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Jolyon Palmer to test GP2 in Abu Dhabi

Palmer had a very impressive 2010 season in F2

F2 - Jolyon Palmer 2010-07-04F2 - Jolyon PalmerFIA Formula Two Championship runner up Jolyon Palmer will take part in all four days of the official GP2 tests at Abu Dhabi on 23/24 and 27/28 November. The 19-year-old will drive for iSport on the first two days, and then Addax and ART on the third and fourth days respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Sauber Motorsport – Interview with Sergio Pérez

“The biggest difference to a GP2 car is in braking – the g-forces are huge.”

2010-11-18 - Sergio Perez - Abu Dhabi 022010-11-18 - Sergio Perez - Abu Dhabi 01Sergio Pérez, who will be racing for the team alongside Kamui Kobayashi in the 2011 Formula One World Championship, had a very busy day yesterday when he gained his very first experience in an F1 car. Having slept over it, the 20-year-old from Guadalajara (MEX) reflects on what he learned on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Ricciardo stakes claim for 2011 F1 seat

Red Bull’s two F1 teams have already completed their 2011 lineups.

2010-04-03 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo2010-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 9Daniel Ricciardo has this week staked a claim on a full-time role in formula one with an impressive test at the wheel of the title-winning Red Bull. The energy drinks company’s most promising development talent and Australian was well clear of the field over the two days of the young driver test session in Abu Dhabi, smashing Sebastian Vettel’s pole position time for good measure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Talent scout denies Schu invested in Vettel career

It was a struggle to keep Vettel’s racing afloat in the early days.

2010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 072010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 5Gerd Noack has denied reports that Michael Schumacher played a financial role in supporting Sebastian Vettel’s early career. Since Vettel secured the 2010 title, the German media has published photos of the German as a boy together with Schumacher, who in the mid 90s was winning titles with Benetton and switching to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Briatore rues mistake that cost Alonso third title

So how did Ferrari make such a fundamental mistake?

Briatore-TV interview 48312010-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 9Flavio Briatore has rued Ferrari’s strategy mistake that cost his charge Fernando Alonso a third drivers’ world championship last Sunday. The Italian team has acknowledged the strategy mistake of following Mark Webber in for an early pitstop during the recent Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Manager slams Williams for late Hulkenberg axe

Rubens Barrichello will now be doing the tyre testing alone.

Willi Weber 0912202010-09-13 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 02Nico Hulkenberg’s manager has hit out at Williams for taking so long to oust the 23-year-old ahead of the 2011 season. Auto Motor und Sport in Germany is reporting that the British team’s chairman Adam Parr only told the German and his manager Willi Weber that he will not be racing next year in the darkness after last Sunday’s Abu Dhabi season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Force India has ‘open spaces’ for 2011 – Mallya

Vijay Mallya has hinted that more than one place is available

2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 012011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 01With highly rated drivers still on the market, Force India’s race lineup for 2011 is a hot topic. Adrian Sutil has not yet been confirmed by the Silverstone based team for next season, while the likes of Nick Heidfeld, Nico Hulkenberg and Karun Chandhok are all linked with his seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Kolles wants Valsecchi for 2011 HRT seat

“Italy should support him”

Davide Valsecchi2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 06Davide Valsecchi is a candidate to race with the HRT team in 2011 if he can find enough funding. Alongside Pastor Maldonado and Josef Kral, the 23-year-old Italian was comfortably the quickest of the young runners with the Spanish outfit in Abu Dhabi this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

HRT seat to cost de la Rosa millions

Jose Ramon Carabante has now admitted that HRT will again be relying on pay-drivers.

2010-08-01 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa - James Key2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Jose Ramon Carabante - Jose Carabante AguileraPedro de la Rosa has received a EUR 8 to 10 million price-tag for a 2011 race seat with the Spanish team HRT. It was believed the veteran driver was set to join the team next year thanks to the investment of Juan Villalonga, while an attractive Toyota-designed car with a Williams gearbox was in the making. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Loeb thinks he’s too old for F1 switch now

But he revealed he came close to driving for Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi last year.

Marvin - Sebastien Loeb -S08 - Scuderia Toro RossoSebastien Loeb has played down speculation he could follow up his all-conquering world rally career with a stint in formula one. Just as F1’s 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen was deciding to switch to the world rally championship late last year, seven-time consecutive WRC title winner Frenchman Loeb was eyeing his grand prix debut. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

57th Macau Grand Prix: Déjà vu as Mortara quickest in Macau

Mortara and Bottas dominate first qualifying

Edoardo Mortara 02Macau-GPFormula 3 Euro Series champion Edoardo Mortara has made a strong start to his weekend at the 57th Macau Grand Prix by topping the charts in First Qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

CORE Autosport launchesLMPC entry for 2011 season

Another entry moving up IMSA’s prototype development ladder

CORE Autosport confirmed today its entry into the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. A title-winning operation in IMSA’s 2010 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship, CORE is moving up the prototype ladder to the LMP Challenge class in the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Piquet Jr., Fittipaldi to pair in Granja Viana 500 Mile

Massa out, Barrichello’s team once again hot favorite in the endurance karting race

Christian FittipaldiNelson Piquet Jr.Former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and ex-Indycar star Christian Fittipaldi will join forces in this year’s edition of the traditional Granja Viana 500 Mile karting race. The duo decided to challenge Rubens Barrichello’s hot favorite team on November 27th at Granja Viana International Karting track after regular Fittipaldi team mate Mario Haberfeld have announced that will miss the event due to personal commitments. Read the rest of this entry »

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