Daily Archive: March 8, 2011

Mar 08

Tyre rule tweaks give Pirelli more testing options

“We’re not sure how often or indeed if at all we are going to use these fresh opportunities” – Hembery

2011-03-07 - Pirelli2011-02-11 - Pirelli - Jerez 02Pirelli has been given the option to evaluate new types of tyre during Formula One race meetings this year, following an amendment to Formula One’s Sporting Regulations approved today by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Formula One teams testing report day 1 (+ results)

Formula One day 1 test report

Circuit de CatalunyaToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Barcelona.

 

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Mar 08

Marrakech round to be replaced

We fully support the decision made by FIA and WTCC

Auto GPFlagworld - FIAThe race event in Marrakech, that was meant to be the second round of the Auto GP 2011 Championship together with the World Touring Car Championship, has been cancelled and will be replaced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Bahrain given until May for GP rescheduling

Bahrain has been given until 1 May to decide if its grand prix can be rescheduled in 2011.

Bahrain International CircuitBernie Ecclestone - Tom Bower (2)The season opener, which would have taken place at the Sakhir circuit this weekend, had to be called off due to civil unrest in the island Kingdom. After ruling out a new summer date due to the desert weather, Bernie Ecclestone has suggested a November rescheduling so long as there is “peace” in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

US GP boss eyes fake rain for Texas track

The Austin American Statesman reports that Hellmund thinks the idea is “brilliant”

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixAustin, Texas Formula 1 race track 12012 US grand prix organiser Tavo Hellmund has admitted he thinks Bernie Ecclestone’s idea to spice up formula one with artificial rain is “brilliant”. F1 chief executive Ecclestone said it would be “easy” to ready the irrigation systems at “a number of tracks”, and one of them could be the venue currently under construction in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

CVC sounds out businessman for top F1 role

“I’ve been advised not to talk to anyone about it.” – Bernie Ecclestone

Flagworld - F1F1’s owner CVC is reportedly in talks with a well-known businessman for a role at the top of the sport’s management. Sky News revealed last month that, due to the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair, CVC and the F1 holding company Delta Topco had launched an investigation into the takeover of the sport five years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

No ‘fear’ of losing Vettel – Mateschitz

“If he tells us one day he wants to go to Ferrari or Mercedes, we would have to understand” – Mateschitz

2011-02-19 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel 00042011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Valencia - Sebastian Vettel - Dietrich MateschitzDietrich Mateschitz on Tuesday said Red Bull will let Sebastian Vettel go if the new world champion wants to switch to a rival team. Since securing the 2010 title, German Vettel has been quoted on numerous occasions admitting he would like to one day race for fabled Ferrari or Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

McLaren debut nose bump; Heidfeld has a cold

McLaren to sit out Thursday running in Spain

2011-02-02 - Valencia - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 00152011-02-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-26

McLaren debuted a radical front nose as the final week of pre-season testing kicked off at Barcelona on Tuesday. Jenson Button took to the Circuit de Catalunya with a bulbous lump on the nose of his MP4-26, connecting rods to the extremities of the front wing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Ford naming dispute ‘strange’ – Montezemolo

Ferrari 150° Italia

2011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0007SIAM_2011_SP_146Luca di Montezemolo has denounced as “strange” Ferrari’s naming dispute with American carmaker giant Ford. The Italian team tweaked the name of its 2011 formula one car last week after Ford complained that the designation ‘F150’ breached its trademark for a full-size pickup truck. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Force India says Team Lotus chiefs ‘charged’

Aerolab has also said it is pursuing Force India

London’s high court will not hear a civil espionage case involving the Force India and Team Lotus teams until early next year. Last year, Force India launched legal action against Lotus, its technical boss Mike Gascoyne and Italian wind tunnel Aerolab. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

HRT to test new car ‘when it’s ready’ – source

HRT is working hard to have its 2011 car ready for this week’s Barcelona test.

2011-02-08 - HRT F1 Team- HRT F111 072011-02-01 - HRT F1 Team - Valencia - Narain Karthikeyan 06A report in the Spanish daily Sport said the Cosworth-powered F111 will make its debut at the earliest possible moment during the final pre-season test “depending on when it is ready”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Joe Gibbs Driven joins Mystt Premium Vodka F1000 National Championship

One of the newest SCCA National classes

Joe Gibbs Driven logoMystt Premium Vodka F1000 National Championship logoJoe Gibbs Driven line of racing lubricants has joined the Mystt Premium Vodka F1000 National Championship presented by George Dean Racing Engines and Taylor Race Engineering as a contingency sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Martin wins Pro Open again!

There was a lot to celebrate this weekend for Judnick Motorsports

Judnick MotorsportsJudnick - Ross Martin 01At the Hayward Powersports/Polaris Snocross National, at the LCO Casino in Hayward,WI! On Sunday we dominated every time we lined up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Mortimer Racing will be attending the IMSA Porsche GT3 weekend

At Calabogie Motorsports Park May 13 to 15

Mortimer TeamMortimer-185x103President and CEO Nigel Mortimer, Chief Engineer John Arthur and Retired Major General Lewis McKenzie will be racing their Formula Mazda’s during the Libre sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Tequila Patron prepares for 2011 American Le Mans Series

Ultra-Premium spirit brand unveils new livery on ESM Ferrari F458s

ALMS-PatronALMSTequila Patrón proudly returns again to American Le Mans Series racing this year as the Presenting Sponsor of the nine-race 2011 season, and the lead sponsor of the Extreme Speed Motorsports team, owned by veteran driver Scott Sharp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Chaves among leaders in firts GP3 Series test of 2011

American up-and-comer displayed speed and skill at Circuit Paul Ricard with Addax Team

Gabby Chaves 1GP3 SeriesAmerican junior formula car standout Gabby Chaves commenced his preparations for the upcoming 2011 race season with a strong showing recently in official GP3 Series winter testing. Read the rest of this entry »

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