Daily Archive: January 26, 2011

Jan 26

Tagliani wins in Orlando, Florida

With SRA Karting

Alexandre Tagliani podium DD2masters2Florida Winter Tour logoThe first round of the Florida Winter Tour was presented last weekend in Orlando Florida. With only a few tests on the new Birel equipment, SRA Karting showed lots of speed trough out the weekend and came back to Québec with two podiums, a victory for Alexandre Tagliani on Saturday and a second place on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Force India F1 Team confirms Sutil, di Resta and Hülkenberg for 2011 season

Q&A with Adrian Sutil, Paul di Resta & Nico Hülkenberg

2010-10-10 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta_2The Force India F1 Team is delighted to confirm it has finalised its driver line-up for the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Following weeks of speculation, Adrian Sutil will continue with the Silverstone-based team for a fifth consecutive season and will be joined by Paul di Resta, who will make his Formula One race debut.

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Jan 26

‘Shame’ Hulkenberg only tester in 2011 – Sutil

Force India on Wednesday finally confirmed one of F1’s worst-kept secrets.

2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 022010-11-13 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 01It has been known unofficially for some time that Paul di Resta is stepping up to a race seat this year alongside Adrian Sutil. The holdup has been the situation surrounding the ousted Vitantonio Liuzzi, who possessed a fully-binding race contract for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Webber ‘standoff’ caused by Vettel defects – Marko

Austrian Marko hinted that Vettel’s dominance last year was muted only by technical setbacks.

Mark Webber(1)-Red Bull-Abu Dhabi-11-20102010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 2There would never have been a single mention of team orders at Red Bull had Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a run of technical reliability in 2010. That is the claim of Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s ever-controversial driver manager and motor racing right-hand man to team owner Dietrich Mateschitz. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Rosberg happy to give Schumacher lower race number

Nico Rosberg has shrugged off his allocation of the higher car number at Mercedes for the second season in succession.

2010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - Nico Rosberg 042010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 07Last year, with Michael Schumacher coming out of retirement, Rosberg agreed to relinquish the lower number 3 because the returning seven time world champion is “a bit superstitious” and prefers to wear odd race numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Super Nova Racing’s driver line up for GP2 Asia 2011 is complete after securing the signature of Venezuelan talent Johnny Cecotto Jr.

Cecotto completes Super Nova Line-up for GP2 Asia

Having finished third in the 2008 ATS Formel 3 Cup, Johnny had his first taste of GP2 machinery in 2009 where he impressed at his first race weekend in Monza. Last year Johnny again showed his ability at GP2 level, whilst enduring a troubled season. Super Nova is confident that his talent can be realised in GP2 Asia and hope that this relationship can be carried  on into the Main Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Di Grassi could become Pirelli tester – report (updated)

Main Pirelli tyre tester Pedro de la Rosa’s contract runs out in a few days

2010-11-06 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 11PirelliLucas di Grassi could become a test driver with the sport’s new official tyre supplier Pirelli in 2011. After just a single season on the grid, the Brazilian has lost his Virgin drive for 2011 to the better-funded Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Mad-Croc and the Sauber F1 Team extend their partnership

The crocodile won’t release its bite!

Mad-Croc is to remain a Premium Partner of Sauber Motorsport. The logo of the UK-based producer of energy gum, chews and drinks will now be added to the air deflectors on the sides of the monocoque of the Sauber F1 Team race cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Ferrari name 2011 F1 car F150

Ferrari’s 2011 formula one car will be called F150, the famous Italian team has announced.

2010The car, to be launched and given its track debut on Friday at Ferrari’s headquarters, is named in tribute of the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Mercedes confirms ‘simulator sickness’ for Schumacher

“Throughout his career, Michael from time to time has been susceptible to simulator sickness”

2010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 062010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 01‘Simulator sickness’ does not explain Michael Schumacher’s disappointing return to F1 alongside Nico Rosberg in 2010. That was the gist of a statement issued by Mercedes following reports this week that the seven time world champion did not work in the team’s Brackley simulator last year due to motion sickness. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Marko keeps firing in Ferrari war of words

Toro Rosso will use Ferrari’s KERS system in 2011

2010-11-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Sebastien Buemi 132009-07-25 - Red Bull - Helmut MarkoHelmut Marko has kept firing amid the war of words between 2010 championship rivals Red Bull and Ferrari. Marko recently likened Ferrari’s hiring of strategy boss Neil Martin as a move to poach Red Bull’s “spirit”, prompting Luca di Montezemolo’s retort that the Austrian team doesn’t “know how to behave as champions”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Team Lotus to reveal new car before Valencia test

An online launch event will take place at 5am GMT

Team Lotus logoTeam Lotus has finally confirmed reports that its 2011 car will be ready for the first test of the pre-season at Valencia. However, it had been reported that the car – to be called TL11 – would make its track debut on 1 February. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Two drivers out of running for HRT seat – report

“The 2011 car will be a completely new car, and will be called F111.

Rodolfo Gonzalez  Euro3000Davide ValsecchiTwo candidates have reportedly fallen off the radar as HRT considers the completion of its driver lineup for 2011. Arguably the most highly-rated driver in the running for the cockpit alongside Narain Karthikeyan this year was Italian Davide Valsecchi, who was comfortably the quickest of the new team rookies at last November’s Abu Dhabi test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

HRT engineer returns to Williams

A prominent race engineer has returned to Williams for the 2011 season.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 062010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 03Spaniard Xevi Pujolar switched from the famous British team to the new Spanish outfit HRT last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Triple header in Southern California closes out the 2010-11 Formula Car Challenge

 Frank Cusack is crowned champion in Pro FM, and Dutch Schultz wins the championship in FM 

Formula Car Challege Winter2010Frankl Cusack WinterThe Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear visited beautiful Southern California to finish out this year’s seven race Winter Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

K&N signs exclusive partnership with NASCAR

This multi-year agreement provides K&N with a marketing platform to enhance and differentiate its products

NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesNASCARThe National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced that it has reached an exclusive agreement with K&N Filters for the company’s air and oil filters to be designated the “No. 1 Filter in NASCAR®.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Spies relaxed and ready for first Sepang Test

After a relaxed off-season

Ben Spies 2011-01-24Jorge Lorenzo 091127The factory Yamaha rider is more than ready to get back on a motorcycle next week in Malaysia. In an interview with motogp.com he discussed not only the Sepang date but also his team structure for 2011 and his objectives for the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

The HEXIS AMR quartet is ready to take on the world!

Presentation HEXIS AMR drivers – FIA GT1 World Championship

Hexis logo2008HEXIS AMR, the runner-up in the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship, is the first team to announce the two driver line-ups for the team’s Aston Martin DB9s in the highest echelon of Grand Touring racing this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Facts, figures, names & numbers: The Toyota All-Star fact sheet

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

NASCAR Toyota All-Star ShowdownNASCAR Toyota All-Star ShowdownToyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) is set to play host to the eighth running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, Jan. 28-29. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Riley Technologies takes on Daytona Prototype, Rolex Series GT, and Continental Tire Challenge competition to open 2011

Riley Going for Ten At Daytona

Level 5 Riley BMWRiley Technologies logoRiley Technologies will pursue an unprecedented seventh consecutive overall race victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Should the effort prove successful, it would also mark the tenth victory in fifteen years for a Riley-designed machine in the huge endurance event. With 75 wins in the category, the Riley Technologies MkXI and XX Daytona Prototype designs have been a dominant force in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series competition. Read the rest of this entry »