Daily Archive: March 9, 2011

Mar 09

Audette Racing Team’s 2011 Programme

Mathieu Audette not to continue in Canadian Touring Car

 
AudetteRacingCCTCCAudette Racing Team and driver Mathieu Audette announced today that they will not return to the 2011 Canadian Touring Car Championship due to their disagreement with the new regulations recently imposed, without ample notice, from the series promoters. 

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Mar 09

Formula One teams testing report day 2 (+ results)

Formula One day 2 test report

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

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Mar 09

Mirko Bortolotti returns to Formula Two‏

Bortolotti, tested for both the Scuderia Ferrari and Toro Rosso Formula One

F2 - Mirko BortolottiF2 - Mirko Bortolotti 221-year-old Italian Mirko Bortolotti has confirmed his participation in the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship, rejoining the series after a year spent competing in GP3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Disappointed Klien now wants third driver role

A disappointed Christian Klien on Wednesday vowed to keep pushing for a role in formula one this year.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 102011-02-08 - HRT F1 Team- HRT F111 04The Austrian was in contention for the final race seat on the grid with HRT, but the Spanish team announced that Vitantonio Liuzzi has inked the deal. Klien, who impressed with HRT on his few outings last year, admitted he is disappointed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship

Driver views for 2011

Eastern Canadian Karting Championship2010 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals - Team CanadaWithout a doubt, the most exciting news in the lead-up to the 2011 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship season is that three ECKC Champions will now be awarded spots on Team Canada for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

CSBK announces Design Junkies as the official digital imaging sponsor

We are very thrilled to be a part of CSBK

CSBK Parts Canadian Superbike Champsionship logoDany FlageoleFrontline CSBK Inc., Canada’s premier road racing series organizer, is excited to announce Design Junkies as the Official Digital Imaging Sponsor of the 2011 Canadian Superbike Championship by Parts Canada.

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Mar 09

Hispania Racing keeps on growing with skilled and expert Liuzzi

Official driver announcement

2011-02-18 - HRT F1 Team - José Ramón Carabante - Vitantonio Liuzzi11 - HRT F1 TeamHispania Racing is pleased to announce that Vitantonio Liuzzi will take part in the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship as its second driver. With this appointment, the Spanish team’s line-up is complete for the upcoming season with the Italian driver joining Narain Karthikeyan behind the wheel of the F111. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Red Bull Racing profits from FXDD partnership

FXDD will be known as the ‘Official Foreign Currency and Precious Metals Partner of Red Bull Racing’

2011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing - 0017Red Bull Racing is delighted to announce that FXDD, an on-line leader in foreign exchange, has renewed its commitment to the team and will remain a Team Partner for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Vettel admits ‘problems’ with Alonso in 2010

“Two people can have different ideas but still respect each other”

2011-02-19 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel 0008Sebastian Vettel-Fernando Alonso-11-2010Sebastian Vettel has revealed a less than rosy relationship with his 2010 championship rival Fernando Alonso. “We did have some problems,” the German said in an interview published by La Stampa in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

More of the same as Webber flies in Spain

“It’s a bit like a stuck record”

2011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Valencia Mark Webber - Christian Horner2011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - 0021After topping the times in the field-leading Red Bull, Mark Webber told reporters in Barcelona that he is tiring of their stale questions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Swollen nose not a quick trick – Button

“Unfortunately it’s not a new trick that’s going to make us faster.”

2011-02-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 012011-02-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 02McLaren has confirmed that the radical swollen nose fitted to the MP4-26 in Barcelona on Tuesday will not be raced this season. “The equipment was for testing purposes only,” said the British team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Heidfeld wants more powerful driver ‘lobby’

Heidfeld’s test marred by lingering cold

2011-02-19 - Lotus Renault GP - Barcelona - Nick Heidfeld 042011-02-19 - Lotus Renault GP - Barcelona - Nick Heidfeld 02Nick Heidfeld would like F1’s driver trade union to have more power. Until returning to the grid last year, the German veteran was the chairman of the safety-oriented Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA). Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Marko warns STR drivers to fear ousting

Helmut Marko has bluntly admitted that he has no qualms about ousting drivers.

2010-09-26 - Red Bull Racing - Dr Helmut Marko2011-02-03 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Valencia - Jaime Alguersuari 5Feeling the pressure in 2011 will be Marko’s Red Bull-sponsored Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, as Daniel Ricciardo knocks on the door of a fully fledged Toro Rosso race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Alguersuari predicts ‘much better’ season for STR

Jaime Alguersuari has admitted he still has a good feeling about the 2011 season.

2011-02-19 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Jaime Alguersuari 12011-02-19 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Jaime Alguersuari 2Leading observers and drivers are predicting a big step forward for the Toro Rosso team this season with its innovative car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Perez jumped chicane for shock testing time

For a fleeting moment the F1 world considered a surprise new contender for the 2011 championship.

2011-02-11 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Sergio Perez 022011-02-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Guadalajara - Sergio Perez 02In the closing moments of Tuesday’s test day in Barcelona, the name Sergio Perez leapt to the top of the timesheets, 1.4 seconds faster than Mark Webber in the mighty Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Glock not worried about surgery setback

“The operation has put me back two to three weeks”

2011-02-11 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Jerez - Jerome Dambrosio - Timo Glock 002010-11-13 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 6Timo Glock insists his appendicitis mere weeks before the start of the 2011 season has not overly affected his preparation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Liuzzi in Barcelona as HRT’s plans develop

“There is no contract signed, but HRT wants an experienced driver and I am available” – Liuzzi

2011-02-18 - HRT F1 Team - José Ramón Carabante - Vitantonio Liuzzi11 - HRT F1 TeamVitantonio Liuzzi is reportedly already in Barcelona, will be confirmed as HRT’s second race driver on Wednesday, and his 2011 car the F111 will make its track debut on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

New rule solves tyre test dilemma – Hembery

Changes to the rules in 2011 solve Pirelli’s dilemma about how to continue developing its F1 tyres.

2011-02-18 -  Paul Hembery 12010-11-18 - Pirelli - Paul Hembery 0001The Italian marque used a 2009 Toyota and testers Nick Heidfeld, Pedro de la Rosa and Romain Grosjean to develop this season’s tyres, but decided that the car is now too old to be useful to the latest generation of single seaters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

FIA eyes track changes to increase F1 overtaking

Circuit design is the best way to minimise processional grands prix

Flagworld - F12011-02-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Guadalajara - Sergio Perez 01The FIA has formalised its push to increase overtaking in formula one by looking closely at the design of circuits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Bahrain ‘very happy’ with delayed GP date deadline

“When things get better, we will do what we can to be back on the race calendar”

Bahrain International Circuit2010-03-14 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 04The boss of Bahrain’s F1 circuit has admitted relief about an extended deadline for the rescheduling of the 2011 race. Read the rest of this entry »

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