Daily Archive: June 13, 2011

Jun 13

Team Lotus confirms wind tunnel deal with Williams F1 (updated)

Team Lotus expands wind tunnel program

2011-06-11_03612011-06-11_0294Team Lotus has confirmed today that it is expanding its wind tunnel operations having confirmed a deal with Williams F1 to use one of the Grove based team’s two wind tunnels from September 2011. Team Lotus will now be running a two tunnel programme, with the Aerolab facility in Italy working in conjunction with the Williams F1 site in the UK while work continues on the team’s own wind tunnel at Hingham. When that facility is operational all activity will be transferred to the team’s own site. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

AT&T Williams Q&A with Sam Michael

Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix was unlike any other race in the history of Formula One.

2011-06-10_12142011-06-10_0366Six safety car periods, a two-hour stoppage due to rain and a double DRS zone kept the teams on their toes, and AT&T Williams navigated through the chaos to score more World Championship points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Potolicchio and Hinestrosa Triumph in race 2

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli – North America

Michel Flageole2011-06-12_0186A second race yesterday at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit brought the curtain down on the third round of the North American Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, which ran alongside the seventh round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Fabrizio Crestani was undoubtedly among the drivers who showed the best performances in round 1 & 2

Crestani: “Brno will be our turning point”‏

AutoGP - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPAlways very quick in Practice and Qualifying, despite this he struggled to realize this huge potential in the races, also because of some race incidents. That’s why he’s a bit behind in the Championship standings, 43 points adrift from leader Venturini. Anyway, this is not enough to stop him from being positive about his chances for the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Double podium for RS27 in chaotic Canadian Grand Prix

Despite the chaos, two Renault RS27 engines finished on the podium

2011-06-12_14752011-06-12_1477Heavy rain, five safety car periods, a two hour race stoppage and incidents of varying degrees were the hallmarks of today’s Canadian Grand Prix. Despite the chaos, two Renault RS27 engines finished on the podium with Red Bull Racing-Renault’s Sebastian Vettel ending the 70 lap race in second place – just losing the lead on the final lap to Jenson Button.

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Jun 13

Hamilton met with Red Bull’s Horner in Canada – report

Lewis Hamilton could be considering a switch from McLaren to Red Bull, according to new speculation on Monday.

2011-06-12_14542011-06-12_0543Sapa-AFP wire reports said the 26-year-old world champion of 2008 met with Red Bull officials at the offices of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Fallout fingers Hamilton after chaotic Canada

Jenson Button to exclaim on the radio: “What is he doing?”

2011-06-12_09002011-06-12_1080Lewis Hamilton “goes a bit too far”, is “clumsy” or “completely mad”, depending on who you listened to after the Canadian grand prix. After several run-ins with the stewards this year, the McLaren driver was involved in more incidents in Montreal, including one that moved his teammate Jenson Button to exclaim on the radio: “What is he doing?” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Ferrari considers switching focus to 2012

“Ferrari is at a crucial moment of the season” – Domenicali

2011-06-12_08422011-06-12_1332The time is nearing when Ferrari might decide to write off the 2011 championship, team boss Stefano Domenicali has admitted. The 150 Italia car has shown improvements in the past races, but Fernando Alonso is now almost 100 points behind the leading Red Bull with just seven races down. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Isabelle Tremblay wins at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

First Place Finish

2011-06-11_02462011-06-11_0251Isabelle Tremblay from St. Hippolyte, Quebec accomplished a number of firsts this weekend competing in the Formula 1600 events during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in front of tens of thousands of cheering fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

MacNeil, Cisneros earn First IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama victories

Cooper MacNeil and Eduardo Cisneros kept themselves out of trouble

2011-06-12_03092011-06-12_0345The game changed dramatically on Sunday for the drivers of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, as a steady rain turned the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve into a slippery slope that saw several cars make unscheduled trips across the wet grass. Read the rest of this entry »