Daily Archive: August 1, 2011

Aug 01

Red Bull to test new diffuser at Spa

A long-awaited summer break, including mandatory factory shutdowns, lies ahead for F1 team members.

2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Sebastian Vettel 72011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Sebastian Vettel 10But the previously dominant Red Bull, beaten by Ferrari and McLaren at the last three grands prix, is planning a significant upgrade for the RB7 to debut at Spa-Francorchamps later this month.

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Aug 01

Webber to ‘probably’ retire in 2012 – Marko

A 2012 F1 contract will “probably” be Mark Webber’s last.

2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Mark Webber 22011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Mark Webber 1That is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s driver manager and consultant to team owner Dietrich Mateschitz. The Austrian is known to be closer to fellow German-speaker Sebastian Vettel’s side of the garage, and he stunned F1’s Australian contingent on Sunday by effectively announcing 34-year-old Webber’s impending retirement.

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Aug 01

No team orders as McLaren drivers diced in Hungary

Sunday in Hungary proved McLaren does not use team orders, according to Jenson Button.

2011-07-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Hungary - Lewis Hamilton 062011-07-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Hungary - Jenson Button 05Prior to winning his 200th grand prix, the 31-year-old engaged in a wheel-to-wheel, place-swapping duel with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.

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Aug 01

Marshal limps away but Heidfeld not hurt

The sidepod of Nick Heidfeld’s Renault exploded as the German retired from the Hungarian grand prix.

2011-07-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Britain - Nick Heidfeld 052011-07-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Britain - Nick Heidfeld 04A fan’s video posted on Youtube showed a marshal being struck by the debris and limping away, and Swiss newspaper Blick said it is “unclear whether the man was injured” badly.

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Aug 01

Briatore involved in Ecclestone bribe affair – report

APA news agency said the prosecutors have declined to comment on the latest reports.

Flavio Briatore - Bernie EcclestoneBanned former F1 chief Flavio Briatore has been named as being also involved in the Gerhard Gribkowsky bribery affair. The Italian, a friend and business partner of Bernie Ecclestone, was reportedly involved in the F1 chief executive’s payment of millions to jailed German banker Gribkowsky.

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Aug 01

Cosworth reflects on season so far, looks forward to firm future in F1

Q+A with Mark Gallagher – Cosworth General Manager F1 Business Unit

Cosworth

As Formula One heads into its traditional summer break, Cosworth’s F1 General Manager Mark Gallagher reflects on Cosworth’s 2011 season so far, while looking ahead to the company’s bright future in F1.

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Aug 01

Will Stevens to contest Snetterton Renault UK round

Now the BRDC Rising Star

Will Stevens helmetFormulaRenault20British racer Will Stevens is setting his sights on adding another Formula Renault victory to his tally when he makes a guest appearance in the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship at Snetterton on 6/7 August. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Kuba Giermaziak 50th Supercup winner (+result)

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, round 7 at the Formula 1 race in Budapest/Hungary

Kuba Giermaziak portraitPorsche Mobil1 SupercupIn a turbulent rain race, Kuba Giermaziak celebrated his maiden victory in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Hungaroring near Budapest. With his win, the Pole goes down in the successful history of the world’s fastest international one-make race series as the 50th winner out of 201 races contested so far. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

GP3R : Preparation goes on for Dumoulin brothers

With Dumoulin Competition’s partners continuous support

Dumoulin Competition2011-06-12Mechanical and logistical preparation speed up for Dumoulin Competition in order to perform at Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix which will take place on August 5th to 7th. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Checa’s brilliance shines on at Silverstone

 A remarkable weekend in front of 64,000 fans

WSBK - Silverstone - Althea Racing Ducati - Carlos ChecaSBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoWorld Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) had a remarkable weekend in front of 64,000 fans at Silverstone, despite not expecting to be in full contention before arriving in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Aston Martin factory effort returns for final two rounds

Fernandez, Primat in Lola-Aston Martin coupe for Monterey, Atlanta

Aston Martin Racing 2011-07-31 (2)Aston_Martin_Racing_logoAston Martin Racing will return to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón by entering the final two events of the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »