Daily Archive: September 12, 2011

Sep 12

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Antigonish preview

Rookie Battle Tightens – Five drivers still alive for 2011 honor

Nascar Canadian Tire SeriesIsabelle Tremblay trails Louis-Philippe Dumoulin by two points in the Rookie of the Year standings and looks to change that on Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Komatsu 300 presented by Wilson Equipment at Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, N.S. 

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Sep 12

Brian Hoar secures 8th ACT Title with $10,000+ Quebec weekend sweep

ACT Awards $80,000+ in Doubleheader Weekend

Brian HoarACT logoWilliston, Vermont’s Brian Hoar secured his 8th career American-Canadian Tour Championship following a sweep of the doubleheader weekend in Quebec. Hoar earned over $10,000 for his Rick Paya Motorsports team with wins in the “Showdown at Chaudiere” at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jct., QC and the Riverside Can-Am 200 at Riverside Speedway in Ste-Croix, QC.

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Sep 12

Etienne Borgeat and Tom Kwok crowned CTCC 2011 Champions

The most exciting race of the season was fought in front of a cheering crowd yesterday at Circuit ICAR.

Continental Sundown logo2011-09-11_0474From start to finish, competitors of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) battled for the win, leaving it all on the track.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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Sep 12

Rémy Audette Anxious to Battle at the Lime Rock Track

F2000 Championship Series

Remy Audette Mosport win 2011-07-23Remy Audette 2011-05-31Leader of the F2000 Championship Series four races before the end of the season, Quebec driver Rémy Audette will compete this weekend at the Lime Rock circuit in Connecticut. At a track that he enjoys, where he still has the F2000 lap record, the goal for the Dimensions Doors / Novatech Van Diemen driver is to increase his lead at the top of the standings.

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Sep 12

Italian press thrilled with ‘red’ Vettel’s triumph

“The cheers of the crowd showed how much they love Vettel.”

Monza2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelEven the notoriously partisan Italian press was enthralled with German Sebastian Vettel’s performance in a blue Red Bull at Monza. Usually only impressed with feats in a red cockpit, the country’s media hailed 24-year-old Vettel as F1’s new great.

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Sep 12

Chandhok could replace Trulli in India – Fernandes

There could be a second Indian on the grid in Delhi next month, Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes admits.

BuddhInternational Circuit2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Karun Chandhok 01It has already emerged that Narain Karthikeyan will be reunited with his HRT cockpit when India stages its inaugural formula one race. And his countryman Chandhok, who has already replaced Jarno Trulli this year at the Nurburgring, could be a second Indian racing around the new Buddh circuit.

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Sep 12

Vettel’s rivals write off 2011 title chances

All four of Sebastian Vettel’s championship rivals on Sunday said the fight for the drivers’ title is now over.

2011-09-09 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Christian Horner - Sebastian Vettel2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (8)Ferrari’s Felipe Massa is already mathematically out of the hunt, but according to the calculator his teammate Fernando Alonso, as well as the McLaren drivers and Mark Webber, could all still win.

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Sep 12

Alonso blames British media for bad image

Fernando Alonso has blamed the British media for his image as a spoilt number 1 driver.

2011-08-28 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Belgium - Fernando Alonso 022011-06-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Spain - Fernando Alonso 001O Estado de S.Paulo correspondent Livio Oricchio asked the Spaniard if it is true that all is well inside his team so long as he does not share equal status with his teammate. “That is a belief that was created in 2007,” said the Ferrari driver, referring to his ill-fated single season alongside Lewis Hamilton at McLaren.

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Sep 12

Schumacher return ‘a waste of time’ – Irvine

Eddie Irvine is convinced his former Ferrari teammate’s return to formula one is a “waste of time”.

2011-05-20 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Michael Schumacher 07P1010065Michael Schumacher, who shared the Ferrari team with the outspoken Ulsterman in the late 90s, had a strong weekend at Monza but his comeback has generally been regarded as mediocre.

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Sep 12

Renault impose October deadline for Kubica return

Renault has imposed a deadline for the finalisation of its driver lineup for 2012.

2011-07-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Germany - 012011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Kubica 01The Genii-owned team has left open a vacancy for Robert Kubica next year alongside the confirmed Russian driver Vitaly Petrov. But media reports in recent days have revealed that Kubica, recovering from his horror February rally crash, actually does not have a contract for 2012.

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Sep 12

Reports say Kovalainen also staying at Team Lotus

Heikki Kovalainen’s place at Team Lotus is secure not only next year but also for 2013.

2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Heikki Kovalainen 002011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Heikki Kovalainen 05That is the claim of two authoritative publications in the wake of Sunday’s news that the Finn’s teammate Jarno Trulli is staying put for 2012.

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Sep 12

Swiss Leimer could be F1’s next rookie

Fabio Leimer could be a formula one race rookie in 2012.

GP2 - Spain - Rapax - Fabio LeimerGP2 - Monza - Fabio Leimer (Rapax), Christian Vietoris (Racing Engineering), Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART)The Sonntagsblick newspaper reports that the 22-year-old Swiss’ career is backed by Rainer Gantenbein, who says he has spent more than $17 million already. Leimer is currently ranked 14th in the GP2 championship.

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Sep 12

Ecclestone deputy Mullens severs ties with F1

Bernie Ecclestone’s long-time deputy Stephen Mullens is no longer working in formula one.

2011-06-09_0314The Sunday Times reports that the low-profile executive has resigned from the seven companies that manage the sport’s commercial affairs. A Reuters report linked the story with the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair, surrounding the sale of the sport to its current owners CVC five years ago.

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