Daily Archive: March 2, 2011

Mar 02

Jean-François Dumoulin at the Homestead Miami Speedway

Racing with BGB Motorsports

Jean-Francois Dumoulin portrait(2) DayonaBGB Motorsports logoJean‐François Dumoulin is confident of performing well participating in the Grand‐Am Continental Tire Challenge GS (31 entries in GS) at the Homestead‐ Miami Speedway this week‐end. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Stewart in hospital after Geneva flight

Sir Jackie Stewart is in a London hospital after falling ill during a flight from the Geneva motor show.

2010-06-13-00992010-06-12_0214The 71-year-old former triple world champion is reported to have suffered chest paints and passed out. “I’ve just spoken to him in hospital.  He seemed absolutely fine but obviously something happened and we need to establish what, but I’m on my way to see him right now,” his son Paul told the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Pirelli PZero tyres ready for their second GP3 season‏

The 2011 GP3 season will feature eight rounds supporting the Formula One Grands Prix in Europe

2011-02-01 - PirelliGP3 SeriesThe GP3 Series was launched last year as a feeder category to GP2, which has been driving talented young drivers directly into Formula One for the past six years. Pirelli was proud to support the inaugural season of this one-make single-seater championship with its ground-breaking 13-inch PZero control tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

It is rocket science for Britain’s future engineers at Cosworth

Forty school children sniff out Bloodhound fastest car technology

CosworthCosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 1Forty school children learned about the science behind what might be the world’s fastest car, the Bloodhound SSC, at Cosworth Group headquarters in Northampton today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Ecurie Ecosse to stage International Sportscar Racing comeback

With Aston Martin

Aston_Martin_Racing_logoEcurie Ecosse logo25 years since they won the C2 World Sports Car Championship, legendary Scottish team, Ecurie Ecosse, is set to make a major comeback in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Quaife re-signs with CRS Racing for LMS title challenge

The 24-year-old Kent-based driver will compete in all five of the six-hour races on the LMS calendar

Phil KaifePhil Quaife portraitPhil Quaife will continue to race in the Le Mans Series with CRS Racing in 2011 after re-signing with the British team for a title challenge in the newly-created LM GTE Am class of the prestigious endurance racing championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

2010 IndyLights champion JK Vernay has not given up hope

“Today, I’m free of all contracts and 100% ready”

Jean-Karl VernayJean-Karl Vernay The 2011 IndyCar Series will kick off in a month’s time on the St Petersburg circuit, the one on which JK Vernay won first time out on American soil twelve months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Alguersuari admits Toro Rosso looking strong for 2011

Jaime Alguersuari has admitted he is feeling confident ahead of the 2011 season.

2011-02-19 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Jaime Alguersuari 42011-02-19 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Jaime Alguersuari 2Leading rivals including world champions Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have said Toro Rosso’s 2011 car, the STR6 featuring an innovative ‘double floor’, could spring a surprise this season after a strong showing in testing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Marco Barba joins Campos Racing

Spanish team to line-up three cars

Adrian Campos - Marco BarbaAuto GPMarco Barba, the 2010 European F3 Open champion, is the first driver confirmed by Campos Racing for the 2011 Auto GP campaign. The Spanish team’s manager and owner, Adrian Campos, confirmed that the outfit will line-up three cars, with the other drivers to be announced shortly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Alliance films features Jensen Motorsport in promotion for Limitless movie

Starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro

Limitless Movie Contest - Jensen MotorSportjensen motorsport logoAlliance Films and Jensen MotorSport are pleased to announce an exciting contest to promote the movie release of Limitless.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Rocky start for Williams after floatation launch

Williams on Wednesday had a troubled start to its life as a publicly listed company.

2011-02-24 - AT&T Williams - FW33 09Williams 2011 colorsAt the morning launch of the British team’s 28 per cent shareholding on the Frankfurt stock exchange, shares sold for 25 euros. But the stock had declined to just over 24 euros shortly afterwards, the Bloomberg financial news service reported. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Pirelli hits back at F1 tyre criticism

F1’s new official supplier Pirelli has hit back at the criticism about its 2011 tyres.

2011-02-08 - Pirelli2011-02-11 - Pirelli - Jerez 01Drivers, including world champion Sebastian Vettel this week, have admitted concerns with the severe degradation of the 2011 Pirellis. The marque hit back in the form of a statement published by Italian news outlets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Red Bull eyes Nissan for future KERS development

“I think that it is an exciting development for us” – Christian Horner

2011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Valencia - Christian Horner2011-01-13_0488One area for technical collaboration between new F1 partners Red Bull and Infiniti in future is the energy-recovery technology KERS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Lauda tells Vettel about F1’s ‘wild dogs’

“I will tell you the truth”

2010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Niki Lauda 022011-02-19 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel 0005Niki Lauda has given Sebastian Vettel an entertaining insight into the “wild” behaviour of F1’s past champions. In a joint interview, new reigning world champion Vettel asked triple title winner Lauda if the reputations of some of the sport’s legendary drivers as “wild dogs” off the track were deserved. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

New Toro Rosso ‘ridiculously fast’ – Hamilton

Two more leading formula one drivers believe Toro Rosso is set for a strong season in 2011.

2011-02-11 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton 12011-02-03 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Valencia - Sebastien Buemi 3The Swiss newspaper Blick recently christened the small Faenza based team’s new Ferrari-powered STR6 a “Wunder Auto” after a good showing in testing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Politician rebukes Alonso after speed limit jibe

A leading Spanish politician has rebuked Fernando Alonso after the Ferrari driver criticised a new road law.

2011-02-18 - Fernando Alonso 032011-02-18 - Fernando Alonso 02Alonso said earlier this week that it will be “difficult to stay awake” when he returns to Spanish highways with a new speed limit of 110kph. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Rosberg to receive 2011 Bandini trophy in June

Nico Rosberg will be this year’s winner of the prestigious Bandini trophy.

2011-02-11 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg portrait2011-02-01 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - MGP W02 - Nico Rosberg 02The Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini is an ongoing tribute to the leading Italian driver of his period, who was burned to death in an accident at Monaco in 1967. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Glock confident of ‘quick recovery’ after surgery

Timo Glock has revealed he is expecting a “quick recovery” from a sudden bout of appendicitis.

2011-02-11 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Jerez - Timo Glock 002011-02-11 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Jerez - Timo Glock 01Virgin boss John Booth revealed on Tuesday that the team’s German driver was only expected to stay another 24 hours in a Swiss hospital following “routine” surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Crashgate’s Piquet rules out F1 return

Nelsinho Piquet has admitted he has closed the door on formula one.

2011-02-18_04042011-02-18_0681The Brazilian’s grand prix career ended in shame after one and a half seasons two years ago, after being ousted by Flavio Briatore and then triggering the ‘crashgate’ scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

2010 IndyLights champion JK Vernay has not given up hope

In the eyes of the media and his numerous supporters the step up to the top category seemed a logical one

Jean-Karl Vernay IndyLightsThe 2011 IndyCar Series will kick off in a month’s time on the St Petersburg circuit, the one on which JK Vernay won first time out on American soil twelve months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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