Daily Archive: June 16, 2011

Jun 16

Red Bull aims to solve KERS issues soon

Red Bull is confident about getting on top of its recurring KERS problems in the near future.

2011-06-11_11382011-06-11_1148The RB7 has dominated the 2011 season so far, but the team has at the same time struggled consistently with its energy recovery system, having not used the technology when it was first seen in formula one in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Renault issues warning over 2013 engine rules dithering

“We want to know what to do rather than delay or defer”

2011-06-11_11492011-06-11_1168Engine supplier Renault has confirmed its serious concerns about the dithering over formula one’s engine regulations for 2013. FIA president Jean Todt wants to push ahead with the ‘greener’ four-cylinder turbo route, but has admitted the rules might be delayed due to concerns expressed by Cosworth, Ferrari and Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Substitute drive too soon for Gutierrez – Sauber

“It is important to bring him slowly towards formula one”

2011-06-11_01552010-12-23 - Sauber Motorsport - Esteban Gutierrez 3Sauber wants to ease Esteban Gutierrez into formula one rather than throw him in the deep end with a last-minute race seat. That was the explanation of team boss Peter Sauber on Thursday following the Mexican teen’s disappointment about not being called up in Montreal to replace the ill Sergio Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Exhaust clampdown going ahead after London meeting

The FIA is pressing ahead with its clampdown on blown exhaust technology following a meeting in London.

Flagworld - FIA2011-06-11_1168cThe technical working group met with Charlie Whiting on Thursday where, despite some controversy, the FIA delegate told teams they will have to severely limit their off-throttle diffuser exhaust blowing from next month’s British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Funding fears ease over 2012 US grand prix (+video)

Fears have eased that Austin’s city council could scupper the 2012 US grand prix.

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixIt emerged last week that if council members refuse to sign up as “endorsing municipality”, the race organisers’ $25 million in annual state funding for the Circuit of the Americas project is in doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Firestone Indy Lights driver Philip Major feature guest at Canadian Sponsorship Forum

“What a fantastic experience to be an active participant in the Canadian Sponsorship Forum” – Major

Philip_MajorPhilip Major w Movember delegate Adman GaroneTalented young Canadian race car driver Philip Major was a feature guest at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum staged during the Montreal Grand Prix Formula One event this past weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Pomozzi spurs his drivers for Brno

Looking to Brno, the Italian team is ready to get back into the fight for the top spots

Auto GPAutoGP - Samuele ButtarelliAfter a good start of the season, with a great podium finish clinched by Samuele Buttarelli in Race 1 in Monza, TP Formula had a less lucky weekend in Budapest, where the only points grabbed by the team were those clinched by Pasquale Di Sabatino, who finished eight twice. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

‘Mr 100 Per Cent’ set for Ypres IRC return

Luca Rossetti will make his IRC return on next week’s Geko Ypres Rally

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADDouble European champion Luca Rossetti will return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on next week’s Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium. Rossetti, who became known as ‘Mr 100 Per Cent’ after claiming four wins from four starts in the IRC between 2007 and 2008, will drive an Abarth Grande Punto Super 2000 on the all-asphalt event, which runs from 23-25 June. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Ruben Xaus wins the first ‘race’ at Motorland Aragon!

FIM Superbike World Championship got underway this afternoon with an entertaining race…

WSBK - Motorland Aragon - Max BiaggiWSBK - Motorland Aragon - Ruben XausThe weekend’s event programme at the Spanish Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship got underway this afternoon with an entertaining race …to see who could slice the local ‘jamón de Teruel’ ham specialty in the best possible way! The riders convened for this tough but delicate task were Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa, Ruben Xaus, Michel Fabrizio, Eugene Laverty, Troy Corser, Chris Vermeulen and David Salom. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Sims leads the way in Valencia‏

GP3 Series will be back on track tomorrow for the second and final day of testing

GP3 - Status Grand Prix - Alexander SimsGP3 SeriesStatus Grand Prix’s Alexander Sims was the fastest man on track at a scorching hot Circuit de la Comunitat Valencia-Ricardo Tormo today, after setting the best time of 1:27.394 during the morning session of Day 1 of the final two-day mid-season test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

De la Rosa eyes another race if Perez unfit

If Sergio Perez has to sit out a third consecutive race, Pedro de la Rosa will occupy his Sauber seat.

2011-06-10_00462011-06-11_0155Mexican Perez, 21, withdrew ill from his seat after initial Friday practice in Canada, two weeks after suffering concussion in a Monaco qualifying crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Team Lotus to use KERS in 2012 – Fernandes

Team Lotus’ latest sponsor deal will mean the outfit runs KERS technology in 2012.

2011-06-12_13552011-06-10_0395Team owner and boss Tony Fernandes announced this week the green T128 cars will begin running General Electric branding from Silverstone in July. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton swap cars at The Glen

Don’t miss the videos

Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton at Watkins GlenLewis Hamilton - Tony StewartAs far as racing disciplines go, F1 and NASCAR may appear to have about as much in common as soccer and the NFL; they may be classified under the same banner, but that’s about the extent of it. But recent years have seen more crossover than ever before. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Second Dyson Lola confirmed for ALMS

Kane and Al Masaood confirmed in #20 Lola-Mazda

Dyson Racing will enter a second LMP1 Lola in the remaining seven races of the American Le Mans Series starting with the Lime Rock Park ALMS event on July 9th. The #20 Oryx Dyson Racing Lola Mazda will be driven by Humaid Al Masaood and Steven Kane. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

McLaren hoping to benefit from blown exhaust ban

McLaren is hoping the blown exhaust crackdown gives the MP4-26 a big performance boost in qualifying.

2011-06-10_11292011-06-12_1443With their race pace now close, McLaren believes a big reason for its qualifying deficit is due to Red Bull’s perfection of the blown exhaust strategy on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

New Marlboro deal worth almost $500m – report

Ferrari’s new Marlboro deal is worth almost half a billion dollars to the famous Italian team.

2011-06-12_05332011-06-11_1126The Maranello based team, officially known as Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, said in a brief statement this week that Philip Morris International had extended its existing contract to the end of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Schumacher to discuss future ‘at right time’

During the weekend at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve rumours abounded that Schumacher

2011-06-12_15352011-06-10_0436Not long after some were calling time on Michael Schumacher’s poor comeback, the seven time world champion raced almost to the podium in the chaotic Canadian grand prix. “That’s sport; the situation changes quickly,” said Mercedes’ motor racing vice-president Norbert Haug. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Renault eyes sponsors for Senna race debut – report

Bruno Senna could soon replace Nick Heidfeld in injured regular Robert Kubica’s Renault race seat.

2011-06-11_11672011-06-11_1136According to Auto Motor und Sport, team owner Gerard Lopez spent some time before the Canadian grand prix in reserve driver Senna’s native Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Ecclestone and others defend aggressive Hamilton

“People have been wrong to rubbish Lewis.”

2011-06-09_03062011-06-12_1454Bernie Ecclestone has leapt to Lewis Hamilton’s defence amid criticism of the 2008 world champion’s recent driving tactics. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

FIA confirms 2011 Bahrain axe

Bahrain will however be involved with the 30 October race this year

2011-06-09_0006Bahrain International CircuitThe 2011 Bahrain grand prix saga came to a conclusion on Wednesday when the FIA confirmed Sakhir will not host a race later this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

BGR Team Grote wins in Montreal!

BGR Team Grote enjoyed success at Canadian Grand Prix

2011-06-12_02602011-06-12_0062BGR Team Grote enjoyed the ultimate success this past weekend with a well deserved victory in the Formula Tour 1600 F1 GP support event. The team returned to the GP with the last visit being in 2007 with Kyle Marcelli and Conor Daly. With 41 cars to contend with and 3 of the 5 team drivers having never seen the track before it was a steep learning curve.

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Jun 16

Wickens looking forward to German double-header

Canadian returns to Formula Renault 3.5 action

2011-06-10_08042011-06-09_0339Following a busy week back in his native Canada – attending his first Grand Prix as an official reserve driver for Marussia Virgin Racing, Robert Wickens returns to the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series this weekend with the fifth round of the season hosted at Germany’s Nürburgring Circuit, Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th June. Read the rest of this entry »