Daily Archive: March 3, 2011

Mar 03

Alexander Sims tops day one of GP3 Series 2011 pre-season testing‏

The test will continue tomorrow at 09:00 am local time

GP3 SeriesStatus Grand PrixStatus Grand Prix’s rookie Alexander Sims was the fastest man out on track today, after setting the best time of 1:21.827 during the morning session at Circuit Paul Ricard on a rain-affected first day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Promotion of the World Rally Championship

The WRC resumes with Rally Guanajuato Mexico from 3-6 March, round two of the 13-event calendar.

Ford Fiesta WRCWRC logoThe promotion of the FIA World Rally Championship will shift up a gear thanks to a new acquisition deal announced today. North One Sport, the company responsible for promoting the World Rally Championship (WRC), has been acquired by Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI), a rapidly expanding sports marketing group that will bring extra investment and knowledge to accelerate the growth of the WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Ogier fastest in Mexico shakedown (+result)

Sebastien Ogier has gone fastest in shakedown for Rally Guanajuato Mexico

Sebastien Ogier Mexico 2011-03-03Rally Guanajuato Mexico logoThe factory Citroen driver clocked a fastest time of 2m51.7s over the 5.13-kilometre San Juan de Otates stage held in hot and dry conditions for the start of round two of the World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Singha renews and refreshes links with Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce today that Singha Beer has renewed its partnership for 2011

2011-02-19 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - 0006Both outfits seek more reasons to celebrate after a hugely successful 2010 season. The new deal means Singha Beer will benefit from increased visibility within the team, most notably on the nose of the new RB7. As well as gaining greater visibility on track, Singha Beer will also continue to support the team’s VIP guest hospitality programmes, as it has done since 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Ecclestone targets Tuesday for Bahrain rescheduling

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he wants to decide on Tuesday how to reschedule the 2011 Bahrain grand prix.

Bahrain International CircuitBernie Ecclestone - Tom Bower (2)The season opener in the island Kingdom was called off due to political unrest, but F1’s chief executive is now hinting strongly at a new November date for the Sakhir event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Top Ten for Buller in Rockingham test

One of the most promising young drivers in British motorsport

Rockingham logoWilliam Buller RockinghamNorthern Irish racer William Buller has kick-started his Cooper Tires British F3 International Series campaign in earnest after taking part in two days of official testing at Rockingham.

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Mar 03

Swiss Racing driver Harold Primat enters third year

In LMP1 racing with Aston Martin Racing

Harold Primat-1Aston_Martin_Racing_logoSwiss racing driver Harold Primat will enter his third year of LMP1 racing with the prestigious Aston Martin Racing team in 2011.  Today it has been announced that he will continue as an official works driver for the British-based team in its 2011 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

JDC Motorsports signs Piedrahita in USF2000 National Championship Chase

Colombian teenager joins Minnesota squad after limited Star Mazda run last year

Juan Piedrahita headshotJDC-logoJDC MotorSports is pleased to announce that Juan Piedrahita will be part of the squad’s multi-car assault on the upcoming 2011 Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Gatorz Challenge of the Americas round 2

PSL Karting Gatorz Challenge report

Gatorz Challenge logoteam PSL Karting White logoTeam PSL Karting continued its storming start to the season a week ago as the CRG squad was in Fontana, California, for the second round of the 2011 Gatorz Challenge of the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

UBS to be new Chinese GP naming sponsor

The Chinese grand prix has found a new title sponsor.

Shanghai circuit2010-04-17 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 03The Shanghai Daily reports that UBS, the Swiss global financial services company, will be added to the name of the race this year. The news was confirmed by formula one authorities as well as David Li, head of UBS’ Chinese arm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

F1 figures support Ecclestone’s ‘rain button’ idea

Three F1 figures have come out in support of Bernie Ecclestone’s ‘rain button’ proposal.

Bernie Ecclestone - Tom Bower (2)2011-01-18 - Pirelli 0044Other commentators have slammed the idea or accused the F1 chief executive of doing nothing more than drum up publicity. The 80-year-old has proposed that, to spice up the action, tracks could be artificially watered during races “maybe with a two minute warning”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Vettel votes against Bahrain rescheduling

If Sebastian Vettel was in charge of formula one, he would not reschedule the 2011 Bahrain grand prix

2011-02-13 - Red Bull Racing - Jerez - Sebastian Vettel 00Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010With political protests still ongoing in the island Kingdom, it has been suggested that either an August or November date is likely if Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA do reinstate the postponed race later this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Montezemolo slams ‘martian’ F1 rules

“The current regulations have nothing to do with F1”

2011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0017Flagworld - F1Luca di Montezemolo has hit out at F1’s new regulations, saying steering wheels have become “martian” whilst criticising the new adjustable rear wing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Dutch company buys 5% of Williams

The company confirmed its Williams investment in a statement.

Cyrte Investments logoWilliamsA Dutch investment company on Wednesday became a significant shareholder of the famous F1 team Williams Cyrte, a subsidiary of the financial services provider Delta Lloyd Group, bought 5 per cent of the British outfit as it was partly floated on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

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Mar 03

Glock leaves hospital after appendix surgery

Timo Glock checked out of hospital on Wednesday after having his appendix removed.

2011-02-11 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Jerez - Jerome Dambrosio - Timo Glock 002011-02-11 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Jerez - Timo Glock 03Following a sudden bout of appendicitis, the 28-year-old German driver had keyhole surgery on Tuesday in a Swiss hospital. Virgin team boss John Booth had said it is therefore “unlikely” Glock will be fit enough to test in Barcelona early next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Stewart ‘fine’ after health scare

 Sir Jackie Stewart is “fine” after his health scare on Wednesday

2010-06-13-0099Sir Jackie Stewart  091030According to the famous Scot’s friend and former Stewart Grand Prix driver Rubens Barrichello. “He had a full check up and he feels good now,” the Brazilian veteran, who now drives for Williams, wrote on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Al Rajhi back in the IRC with Kronos Racing

For a third consecutive season

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADYazeed Al Rajhi will return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2011, only this time the Saudi Arabian driver will embark on an expanded programme of events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

AFOS Korea cancelled

Motorsport Asia has already made alternative arrangements for the three affected Championships.

afosMotorsport Asia announced today that they recently received notification from CKMP, the Asian Festival Of Speed (AFOS) Promoter in Korea, that they are unable to proceed with the AFOS event scheduled for 8th May 2011, due to problems with the circuit owner KAVO. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Green Savoree buys Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the Mid-Ohio School

Green Savoree also owns and operates the Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Green SavoreeGreen Savoree Racing Promotions, through newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC, has purchased Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School from Dublin, Ohio-based TrueSports, Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Idafar satisfied with performance

As Rockingham test concludes

Menasheh IdafarMenasheh Idafar - Rockingham F3 TestingCooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series racer Menasheh Idafar rounded-out this week’s opening test of the 2011 pre-season satisfied with his performance after concluding the two day run at Rockingham less than a second shy of the outright pace. Read the rest of this entry »

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