Daily Archive: November 2, 2011

Nov 02

Haryanto and Melker will drive for DAMS

After a 2011 season crowned with success with Romain Grosjean’s title

AutoGp - Valencia - Rio HaryantoGP3 - RSC Mucke Motorsport - Nigel MelkerDAMS team will race in the non-championship GP2 final in Abu Dhabi on 12-13 November with two new drivers. The French team has decided to put its trust in Rio Haryanto and Nigel Melker, a couple of young chargers from GP3 for these two races whose only stakes are glory and preparation for the 2012 season.

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Nov 02

Williams F1 & Mowasalat sign MoU

Williams F1 and Mowasalat sign MoU on advanced simulator-based training technology

Williams F1 logoWilliams F1 and Mowasalat have today signed a memorandum of understanding that will see Williams F1’s advanced simulator technology, currently under development at the Williams Technology Centre, Qatar (WTCQ), applied in Mowasalat’s driver training operations to help improve road safety, passenger comfort and fuel efficiency.

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Nov 02

Mark and Sebastian confirmed for UK December event

To celebrate their achievements this year and mark their double Championship success

2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber 22011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Mark Webber - Sebastian Vettel - Lewis HamiltonRed Bull Racing is pleased to confirm that World Champion Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey will attend the team’s celebration show run event in Milton Keynes on Saturday 10 December.

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Nov 02

MLR71 is the first new entry for the 2012 Auto GP season

Despite being a “newborn”, MLR71 has some very ambitious plans

Auto GPAutoGP - Michele LaRosaThe start of the 2012 season is still far away, but there’s a new entry already for Auto GP: it’s MLR71, a new team founded by Italian businessman Michele La Rosa purposedly to enter the Series.

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Nov 02

Patrick Carpentier returns to Joliette, in the construction business

Construction Danam Bonzai welcomes new partner

Ray Jr Courtemanche Hero Card2011-08-18_0130Newly retired race car driver Patrick Carpentier will be returning to his hometown of Joliette as a new partner of Construction Danam Bonzaï, a company that builds single family homes and multiplexes.

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Nov 02

‘Question marks’ over three races for 2012

Up to three races on the 2012 calendar are endangered, according to a Brazilian media report.

Flagworld - F12011-06-09_0306The O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper reports that the events scheduled in Korea, the United States and Bahrain will be discussed during Thursday’s F1 Commission meeting in Geneva.

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Nov 02

Alonso not desperate for runner-up title

“As everybody knows, next year is our main target.”

2011-10-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - India - Fernando Alonso 012011-10-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - India - Fernando Alonso 03It is billed as one of the remaining points of interest in 2011, but Fernando Alonso insists he is not overly interested in finishing the season as runner-up. Behind world champion Sebastian Vettel, four drivers are in mathematical contention for second place in the drivers’ standings — Jenson Button, Alonso, Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton.

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Nov 02

Massa ‘could have avoided’ Hamilton crash – Herbert

Felipe Massa was penalised for the collision with Lewis Hamilton in India because it “could have been avoided”.

2011-10-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - India - Felipe Massa 012011-10-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Japan - Felipe Massa 02That is the claim of former grand prix winner Johnny Herbert, who was serving as the fourth FIA steward at the inaugural Delhi race. Although McLaren’s beleaguered Hamilton is usually the one receiving the penalties at grands prix, Herbert said it was the embittered Massa who deserved the blame this time.

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Nov 02

Schumacher top lap-1 overtaker in 2011 – analysis

Near the end of his second season since returning to formula one, Michael Schumacher is finally topping the charts once again.

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 022011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 05Germany’s Sport1 reports that the seven time world champion ranks first on the list of drivers when it comes to performance on the opening lap of grands prix this year.

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Nov 02

Renault edges towards signing Grosjean for 2012

“We need to look at our options because we still do not know about Robert.” – Eric Boullier

2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 012011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 03Renault is edging towards signing Romain Grosjean to complete its 2012 driver lineup alongside Vitaly Petrov, according to reports. The Enstone based team has already announced that Swiss-born Frenchman Grosjean, the Genii-managed new GP2 champion, will drive in Friday morning practice in both Abu Dhabi and Brazil later this month.

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Nov 02

IMIS presents Youth Safety Conference – One-Day event organized by World-Renowned Dr. Terry Trammel

Dixon, St. James, Tagliani Presenting at IMIS 2011 Youth Safety Conference

2011-08-18_0170IMIS logoKnown around the world as the “Racer’s Doctor” for his aggressive treatment of motorsports injuries, Dr. Terry Trammel has assembled an outstanding panel of presenters for the second Youth Safety Conference on Saturday, Dec. 10, part of the third International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Dec. 8-10, 2011, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

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Nov 02

Tom Dillmann completes iSport’s line up

For the GP2 Series Abu Dhabi finale

GP2 - Barcelona  - iSport International- Tom DillmanniSport InternationaliSport would like to welcome Tom Dillman into the team for the GP2 Series Abu Dhabi Finale which is due to take place on 12 and 13 November.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

Double duty for DJ Kennington at Pheonix

DJ Kennington will join forces fellow Canadian Randy MacDonald to compete in the Nationwide Series

DJ Kennington2011-08-06_0403NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion DJ Kennington isn’t ready to conclude his racing season just yet.  Kennington is once again teaming with two successful race teams for the upcoming NASCAR race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

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