Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 30

Sticky: Bruno Spengler claims first pole position of the season (+result)

Canadian Bruno Spengler is on pole position for the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

Bruno Spengler 2011-04-30Bruno Spengler 09-2010With his AMG Mercedes C-Class, he claimed the best grid position with a lap time of 1:34.270 minutes in qualifying for the first race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Power secures Penske’s 200th all-time pole (+grid)

Tagliani far behind in 20th position

Will Power Pole Sao PauloSao Paulo IndyCarRyan Hunter-Reay elicited a collective chuckle from the international media contingent when he congratulated Will Power for securing the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Lorenzo clinches Estoril pole on harder front and softer rear slicks

Round 3: Portuguese GP – Qualifying

MotoGP - Marco Simoncelli - San Carlo Honda Gresini - EstorilMotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - qualified on poleFor the second day running in Portugal the rain stayed away from the Estoril circuit despite very ominous weather, and although the morning practice session was damp, the qualifying session was dry. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

A 1-2 for Prema in the second race at Hockenheim (+ Race 1,2 results UPDATED)

 Close victory for Roberto Merhi against Marco Wittmann

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) won the first of three Formula 3 Euro Series’ races at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Rigon completes Scuderia Coloni line-up

Rigon and Scuderia Coloni together in the GP2 Series

GP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Davide Rigon 3Scuderia ColoniScuderia Coloni chose Davide Rigon to complete their line-up for the 2011 GP2 Main Series season, flanking the already confirmed Michael Herck. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Marco Wittmann on top in Hockenheim qualifying

Marco Wittmann made history with his fastest lap time

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergIn Formula 3 Euro Series’ qualifying at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg Marco Wittmann (Signature, 1:33.152 minutes) set the fastest lap time and secured pole-position for the Sunday race of the Hockenheim weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Simoncelli fastest as opening day in Estoril just stays dry

Round 3: Portuguese GP – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Marco Simoncelli - San Carlo Honda GresiniMotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory RacingWhilst the weather forecast predicted rain all day, Estoril demonstrated how unpredictable its climate is and both MotoGP free practice sessions remained dry, although the rain came the moment the flag dropped on the premier class this afternoon. Overnight rain left the tarmac dirty and slippery however. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

British film writer working on Lauda script

He is still a regular in the F1 paddock, appearing as a pundit for German television.

2010-06-13_0434Niki Lauda FerrariA British film writer is working on a script to immortalise the most famous season in F1 great Niki Lauda’s successful career. The Oscar-nominated Peter Morgan, best known for writing The Queen and Frost/Nixon, is focusing on the 1976 season, when Lauda almost burned to death in a fiery crash but returned six weeks later to battle James Hunt for the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Ferrari budget biggest in F1 – report

Reportedly, not every team in F1 has reduced its spending.

2011-03-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Australia - Felipe Massa 022011-04-16 - HRT F1 Team - China - Vitantonio Liuzzi 03Ferrari is F1’s biggest spender, while Hispania boasts the smallest budget, an industry publication has found. But the latest edition of ‘Business Book GP’ said the teams association FOTA has succeeded in dramatically cutting costs with its resource restriction agreement, according to a report in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Another senior Williams man’s future in doubt – report

The future of another senior member of Williams’ technical team is reportedly in doubt.

2010-06-13 - AT&T Williams - Adam Parr - Patrick Head2011-04-16 - AT&T Williams - China - Sam Michael 01On the back of a near unprecedentedly bad start to the famous British team’s 2011 season, it emerged that chairman Adam Parr is heading a radical restructuring that could result in technical director Sam Michael losing his job. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Base Batteries sponsors Formula 1 Hispania Racing Team

We are setting the base for the project we are still shaping out since last year.

2011-04-09 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysia - Narain Karthikeyan 01Base - Battery - UPS - InvertersThe Indian Owned Battery Giant will be the official battery supplier for the Hispania Racing Team in the 2011 Formula 1 Racing Season and the following two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Turkey ticket prices too high – Webber

Ticket prices for the Turkish grand prix are too high, according to Mark Webber.

2011-04-19 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber 02The Red Bull driver’s comments come amid great uncertainty about the future of the event at Istanbul Park, with organisers saying the race next Sunday will be the last due to Bernie Ecclestone’s doubling of the sanctioning fee. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Bahrain’s May deadline still in place – FIA

The FIA is sticking to its May 1 deadline for the possible rescheduling of Bahrain’s 2011 grand prix.

Flagworld - FIABahrain International CircuitWith the date fast approaching amid reported continuing problems inside the island Kingdom, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday indicated he is now willing to wait for Bahrain until “early June”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Thomas McGregor and Shelby Blackstock join Jensen MotorSport

At Montreal Grand Prix

jensen motorsport logoGP Canada new logoJensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that the team has developed a partnership with one of the top management and development companies in Motorsports, Exclusive Management Inc. Two exciting young Exclusive Management drivers will join Jensen MotorSport to drive in the Formula 1600 race at the hugely successful Montreal Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Our Rotax world champions honoured

17th Annual Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Canadian Motorsports Hall of FamePaul Cooke and four Canadian Karting World Champions were honoured last Saturday in Toronto at the 17th Annual Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Gala held at the prestigious Inn On The Park Conference Centre in Toronto attended by over three hundred motor sport and business leaders that included Bobby Rahal as the keynote speaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Isabelle Tremblay announces ambitious 2011 racing schedule (+photo album)

Isa Racing Team providing the chance of a lifetime

Isabelle Tremblay 2011Isa Racing Team logoToday Isabelle Tremblay announced her goal to compete in the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series andrace for the Rookie of the Year title in the #07 Group BetonBrunet/ADF Diesel Ford with Dave Jacombs Racing. Tremblayʼs summer schedule will be very full as she is also competing in events at the Autodrome St. Eustache SportsmanSeries along with the Formula 1600 Tour in Quebec.

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Apr 28

Ecclestone hints at deadline extension for Bahrain

Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday sounded willing to extend Bahrain’s deadline for the rescheduling of its 2011 grand prix.

Bahrain International Circuit2010-06-12_0628Due to the civil unrest in the island Kingdom, the season opener at Sakhir was postponed, with the FIA giving organisers until May 1 to propose a new date this year or be content to wait until 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

World Series by Renault: Championship leader Alexander Rossi ready for next rounds

Robert Wickens head to historic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit

Robert Wickens 2011-04-28Fortec Motorsport driver, Alexander Rossi heads to the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit as current World Series by Renault Championship leader to contest rounds three and four of the series this weekend.

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Apr 28

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets now on sale globally

F1TM tickets go on sale for 2011 Grand Prix

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand PrixFormula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2Tickets for November’s Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are now on sale as Yas Marina Circuit prepares to stage its third sell-out race weekend. The race will take place on 11-13 November and tickets are available from Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Race for Red Bull’s F1 seats hots up

“If you give up, it’s over for you” – Buemi

2011-04-16 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - China - Sebastien Buemi 22011-04-16 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 11As Daniel Ricciardo admits there is a chance he could make his F1 debut in 2011, Sebastien Buemi insists he is not losing sleep. “Compared to my teammate I’ve never done badly,” Swiss Buemi, referring to Jaime Alguersuari, is quoted as saying by the British newspaper The Sun. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

McLaren explored Libya backing in 2010 – report

Gaddafi’s son was one of the potential backers of Jacques Villeneuve’s

2011-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Lewis Hamilton 10McLaren reportedly explored a potential sponsorship with links to Colonel Gaddafi’s controversial Libyan regime. Britain’s Daily Mail reports that the Woking based team even produced an electronic mock-up of a livery on its formula one car featuring the slogan ‘Visit Libya’. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Lauda ponders F1 future for Webber, Massa

“On a consistent basis, Webber and Massa can not go on the level of Vettel and Alonso” – Lauda

2011-04-16 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber 52011-04-16 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - China - Felipe Massa 00The occupants of two key seats at top formula one teams may be under pressure, but finding alternatives is the real issue. That is the view of outspoken former triple world champion Niki Lauda, who was asked in a German-language interview with about the looming fates of Felipe Massa and Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Rosberg to test Mercedes DTM car at Hockenheim

Nico Rosberg is set to test a DTM car this weekend.

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 09DTM logoThe event will be a showpiece at Hockenheim as the 2011 German touring car championship kicks off. According to Bild newspaper, the 25-year-old German will be appearing for Mercedes, for whom he races in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Schumacher committed to full three-year contract

“That’s why I’m fighting with Mercedes”

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Michael Schumacher 042011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Michael Schumacher 03Michael Schumacher has dismissed the latest rumblings about his commitment to his three-year formula one return. After a disappointing comeback in 2010, it was rumoured the seven time world champion’s commitment to completing the contract depended on his form this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Lotus boss Fernandes renaming GP2 team Caterham

A clear hint about Team Lotus’ plans for its new acquisition Caterham Cars is boss Tony Fernandes’ GP2 squad.

Team Lotus 2011-04-27Caterham cars logoThe Malaysian millionaire told reporters as the tie-up with the niche British sports car maker was announced that his GP2 team, currently called AirAsia, will soon be renamed after Caterham. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

F1 must not race behind pay-wall – Virgin’s Lowdon

F1 must remain on free-to-air television, Virgin sporting director Graeme Lowdon insists.

2011-02-07 - Graeme London2011-02-08 - MVR-02 0011With News Corporation looking into buying the sport’s commercial rights, Bernie Ecclestone said he is sceptical because it might make negotiations with other broadcasters difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Mitsubishi keen on F1-style electric car series

“Our employees are saying that we should definitely do it”

Flagworld - FIAJapanese carmaker Mitsubishi has revealed its interest in F1 governing body the FIA’s plans to create a global racing series for electric cars. Recent reports said FIA president Jean Todt, who thinks the new category can be set up for 2013 and be run on formula one circuits, has been asked to create the series by the European Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Officials play down second India GP project

Officials have played down reports that a second Indian state has begun a formula one project.

Horizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.Flagworld - F1As the finishing-touches are being applied to the newly-named Buddh circuit in New Delhi, it emerged this week that an entirely separate project in the southwestern Goa state has been given the green light. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Mobil 1 launches free online game featuring Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart

Mobil 1 Track Challenge tests your skills against motorsport’s finest

ThumbnailMobil 1 The GridPlayers challenged to test their driving skills by racing Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Grand Prix driver Lewis Hamilton and Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in virtual representations of their cars Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Formula 3 Euro Series: Everybody hunting Daniel Juncadella

In early April, the Formula 3 Euro Series kicked off its ninth season at le Castellet, France.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergFollowing a four-week break, the Formula 3 Euro Series teams and drivers will meet again this weekend at the 4.574-kilometre Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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