Daily Archive: September 29, 2011

Sep 29

Vlok captures Rookie of the Year for BGR Team Grote

New Zealander Chris Vlok is the Formula Tour 1600 Series rookie of the year driving his BGR Team Grote Van Diemen.

2011-09-24_01822011-09-24_0183He finished fourth overall in the points narrowly missing 3rd with his 5th podium of the year at the fnal round at the Le Circuit Mont Tremblant. Entering the final weekend the rookie driver was still in contention for a top 3 placing in the Championship but a tough race on Saturday which saw him spin but recover to finish 10th meant it was a long shot to overtake 3rd in the points.

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Sep 29

Lazare continues to build momentum

Podium in Euro Challenge and Pan Am win latest for Lazare

Karting - Jesse LazareNews ImageReigning 2011 Canadian National Rotax Max Junior Champion, and Team Canada driver Jesse Lazare shows no sign of slowing down after being crowned Canadian Champion. The 14-year-old recently was on the podium in France at the Rotax Euro Challenge – the first Canadian to ever be on a podium in the Euro Challenge – and last weekend added the title of Pan Am Rotax Junior Champion with a solid win at New Castle, Indiana.

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Sep 29

Fabio Leimer dominates Jerez tests‏

Racing Engineering driver once again quickest on final day

GP2 - Jerez - Racing Engineering - Fabio LeimerGP2 - Jerez - Lotus ART - Jules BianchiThe final session of a two-day 2011 post-season test took place today at Circuito de Jerez. Twenty-six drivers sat behind the wheel of the GP2/11 car. While Arden International, Scuderia Coloni and Super Nova Racing did not change their line-up for today, the other teams welcomed new faces, including newcomers Rupert Svendsen-Cook at Racing Engineering, GP3 graduate Tom Dillmann at Barwa Addax, Giovanni Venturini at Dams, and Yuki Shiraishi at Ocean Racing Technology.

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Sep 29

Daisy Dalton repeats as Miss Milk Bowl

The Vermont beauty will be at the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road

Thunder RoadThunder Road International Speedbowl - People’s United Bank Milk Bowl Joey Polewarczyk JrHarvest Hills Farm’s Daisy Dalton, an eight year old registered Ayreshire, has been selected as Miss Milk Bowl 2011, her second straight season earning the crown. The Vermont beauty will be at the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road on Sunday, October 2 to deliver the victory kiss to one lucky driver.

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Sep 29

Rallye International Vert de Montréal : A first for the new Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Cars will take to the streets in downtown Montreal on McGill College Avenue Friday evening at 6 PM

Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1Montreal will be hosting this weekend the 5th Edition of the Rallye International Vert de Montréal, the only North-American round part of the FIA Alternate Energies Cup. For the first time, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada will enter two i-MIEV’s, the new fully electric subcompact that hits the Canadian market in December, 2011.

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Sep 29

Amul Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team at Indian GP

Amul is Asia’s largest milk brand

Amul logoThe Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Amul as an Official Partner at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Its logos will appear on the rear wing front face and on the drivers’ helmets.

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Sep 29

2012 Pirelli tyres in action this week

Pirelli’s tyres for the 2012 season are up and testing this week in Barcelona.

2011-09-24 - Singapore - Pirelli - C Hallows2011-09-24 - Singapore - Pirelli - Paul HemberyThe official supplier’s test driver Lucas di Grassi has revealed he is in action at the Circuit de Catalunya. So how do the 2012 tyres feel?: “Can’t tell you, sorry,” the Brazilian said on Twitter.

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Sep 29

F1 must accept move from Europe – de la Rosa

Formula one needs to accept the steady move away from its traditional European homeland.

2011-09-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Italy - Pedro de la Rosa 01Flagworld - F1That is the claim of Spanish test driver Pedro de la Rosa, whose employer McLaren is based in the UK close to seven other formula one teams. The other four teams are based elsewhere in Europe but, next year for example, no fewer than 12 of the 20 scheduled races will take place on other continents.

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Sep 29

Red Bull has no plans to sell two F1 teams

Red Bull has no plans to scale back its involvement in formula one, owner Dietrich Mateschitz insists.

2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel 2Dietrich Mateschitz 02Red Bull Racing’s Nascar equivalent is being wound up but it is a different story in F1, where Sebastian Vettel is on the verge of being crowned the youngest ever back to back champion.

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Sep 29

Horner, Ecclestone not writing off Webber

Red Bull has not written off Mark Webber despite his struggle to live with his teammate Sebastian Vettel in 2011.

2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Christian Horner - Mark Webber2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Mark WebberWhile Vettel, 24, has raced to a certain back-to-back title with nine wins so far this season, Australian veteran Webber has failed to win a single grand prix. But even though there might be question marks about his motivation to again take on the young German next season, Red Bull has signed up Webber for another campaign.

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Sep 29

Chandhok lost 26kg to chase F1 dream

Karun Chandhok is today a shadow of the boy who a decade ago dreamed of emulating his heroes.

2010-06-13_00442011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 01On a trip to Delhi this week, he revealed to the Daily Pioneer that when he left high school he peaked at 96 kilograms. “I was told that if I wanted to race I had to lose weight in order to first fit in the car,” said Chandhok, who as Team Lotus’ reserve driver is tipped to contest India’s inaugural grand prix late next month.

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Sep 29

Liuzzi or Ricciardo to sit out India GP?

A month before the first Indian grand prix, F1’s complete driver lineup for the Delhi race is not yet clear.

2011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Daniel Ricciardo 022011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Vitantonio Liuzzi 03At HRT, Narain Karthikeyan’s sponsors have paid to put the Indian back in a race car for the country’s inaugural F1 event, but who his teammate will be is not publicly known.

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Sep 29

No KERS or ‘big jump’ for Virgin in 2012 – Glock

Virgin will not be using KERS technology in 2012.

2011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium -   1 2011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium - Timo Glock  2 Another of the new-in-2010 teams, Team Lotus, has announced that from next season it will be using the kinetic energy recovery system developed by Red Bull.

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Sep 29

Filippi: “Title is still within my reach”

Luca is now ready to add even more “magic” to this wonderful year

AutoGP - Brno - Supernova Racing - Luca FilippiAuto GPIt’s a really magic moment for Luca Filippi: with an amazing second half of 2011 with Scuderia Coloni, the Italian driver took second place in the GP2 overall classification, ending the season on a high with a win on home soil in Monza, performances that made him the driver that everybody wants for 2012.

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Sep 29

Will Roberto Merhi secure the title in his home event?

This weekend at Valencia, the Formula 3 Euro Series will contest its Spanish race weekend.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesThe event held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo represents the first match point for Spain’s Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) who will have the chance of securing the drivers’ title early, there. By doing so he would follow the footsteps of former Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton as well as reigning DTM champion and current Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta. And there are just two drivers – Marco Wittmann (Signature) and Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) – who still can spoil Merhi’s title party.

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Sep 29

Renowned GP2 engineer Paul Prados joins Jensen Motorsport

For the Firestone Indy Lights Championship 2012 season

IndyLightsjensen motorsport logoJensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that Raul Prados – one of the top race engineers in the Formula 1 feeder series GP2 – will join our Firestone Indy Lights Championship racing team for the 2012 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Home hero Alister McRae makes IRC return

Alister McRae will make his return to the IRC on RACMSA Rally of Scotland

PRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADPRi - IMAGE DOWNLOADAlister McRae will return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on RACMSA Rally of Scotland from 7-9 October, 12 months after he last took part in the all-action series.

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Sep 29

5th round of the Canadian Rally Championship

Mitsubishi Brigade in BC : parade of champions

2011-09-10-22602011-09-10-1430The 5th round of the Canadian Rally Championship will take place this coming weekend out of Merritt, British Columbia, a small community in the Rockies north-east of Vancouver. Leading their respective categories, some of the Mitsubishi teams will be able to seal more national championships.

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Sep 29

Five time Le Mans winner becomes Gold Coast 600 Super-sub

Dixon has elected not to come to Australia given his wife has just given birth to the couple’s first child.

With IndyCar ace, Scott Dixon ruled out of the Armor All Gold Coast 600, Stone Brothers Racing has drafted five times Le Mans 24 Hours winner and former F1 ace, Emanuele Pirro as Shane van Gisbergen’s SP Tools Racing team-mate for the October 21-23 Surfers Paradise stoush.

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