Daily Archive: November 16, 2011

Nov 16

Successful F1 debut for Ceccon with Toro Rosso

Successful F1 debut for Ceccon with Toro Rosso 

2011-11-16 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Abu Dhabi - Kevin Ceccon 022011-11-16 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Abu Dhabi - Kevin Ceccon 03Kevin Ceccon, the Auto GP reigning champion, boasted a convincing debut performance in F1: lined-up by Toro Rosso in the Abu Dhabi rookie test, the Italian 18 year-old driver had a very fruitful first day of testing with the Faenza-based outfit.Ceccon, who was coming from a good GP2 showing in the weekend (he was 5th in Race 1 and 6th in Race 2) definitely fulfilled the teams’ expectations, completing the programme of the day without a single issue.

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Nov 16

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 2

Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 2

Yas Marina logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Nov 16

India and Red Bull collect wins for F1 at awards

Formula one has collected two category wins at this year’s Professional Motor Sport World Expo awards.

BuddhInternational CircuitIndia’s new Buddh circuit won in the best circuit category, while Red Bull’s title-winning RB7 took the plaudit for car of the year. The winners were decided by a judging panel including figures such as Gary Anderson, Michael Andretti and Pascal Vasselon, and announced during a ceremony in Cologne.
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Nov 16

Ferrari’s quit threats not serious – Whitmarsh

Ferrari is not serious when it occasionally threatens to quit formula one.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-11-06 2011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Felipe Massa - Fernando Alonso - 01That is the claim of McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh, who is also the chairman of the F1 teams’ association FOTA. He was asked about Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s recent warning that without key changes to the sport, the famous Italian marque might pull out.

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Nov 16

Euro Series Champion Merhi wants Macau win as icing on the cake

Jazeman Jaafar races close to home at the Macau Grand Prix

Macau-GP F3 - Macau - Jazeman JaafarThis weekend, the planet’s best Formula 3 drivers will compete in a very special event: the Macau Grand Prix. This year, the prestigious race also represents the final round of ’FIA Formula 3 International Trophy’ that was won early by Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam).

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Nov 16

Interview with Dani Clos: “To drive an F1 car and do so with a Spanish team is a fantastic feeling”

“You never stop learning even once you have made it to Formula 1”

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Daniel Ricciardo 03 GP2 - Racing Engineering - Dani ClosJust two days after taking part in the last GP2 race of the season in Abu Dhabi, Dani Clos joined up with HRT F1 Team to drive in the Young Driver Test. This was a historic occasion as he became the first Spanish driver ever to drive in a Spanish Formula 1 team.

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Nov 16

Pirelli says not to blame for Vettel tyre failure

As speculation swirls following Sebastian Vettel’s race-ending tyre problem in Abu Dhabi, supplier Pirelli ruled itself out as the cause.

2011-11-13 - Pirelli - Abu Dhabi 072011-11-13 - Pirelli - Abu Dhabi 11The Red Bull driver’s rear tyre suffered a sudden loss of air on the second corner of the opening lap, and the flailing rubber on the way back to the pits caused too much damage for him to return to the race.

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Nov 16

Report – Blown exhaust caused Vettel puncture

Autosprint’s theory is that Vettel’s pre-race routine in preparation for the start went awry.

2011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel (0)2011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel (7)According to a media report, a reason for Red Bull’s dominance in 2011 could also explain Sebastian Vettel’s mysterious retirement from the Abu Dhabi grand prix on Sunday.

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Nov 16

Ferrari keeps focus on solving 2012 wing ‘fluttering’

Ferrari has entered another week with a firm focus on the flexibility of its new front wing.

2011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Fernando Alonso - 032011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Fernando Alonso - 02The Red Bull-like component made its track debut recently but in India and Abu Dhabi it was observed “fluttering” violently at the front of Felipe Massa’s car.

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Nov 16

Abu Dhabi test not just about young drivers – Sauber

The eyes of the formula one world remain on Abu Dhabi this week, as a big field of so-called ‘young drivers’ conduct three days of testing.

2011-10-29 - Sauber F1 Team - India - Peter Sauber and Minisha Kaltenborn 012011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Romain Grosjean 02But, as ever at the pinnacle of motor racing, nothing is ever exactly as it seems. “I think it is not so much a ‘young driver’ test,” said Peter Sauber, who returned to Switzerland after Sunday’s race rather than opting to remain with his team in the Arab emirate.

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Nov 16

Construction halts as 2012 US GP crisis deepens

Austin’s formula one project continued to collapse this week, with news construction of the Circuit of the Americas has been halted.

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixCircuit of the AmericasBernie Ecclestone cast doubt on the health of the project last weekend in Abu Dhabi, prompting the Texas comptroller to question whether state funds should be released.

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Nov 16

F1 trial twist as Ecclestone deputy fails to show

F1’s corruption scandal has taken a fresh twist this week.

2011-06-09_0303The Financial Times reports that Stephen Mullens, Bernie Ecclestone’s long-term deputy who left formula one a month ago, has failed to appear in Munich as a witness during the bribery trial of Gerhard Gribkowsky.

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Nov 16

Lola end season on a high at Zhuhai 6 Hours

Finishing the six hour event in 4th place

Lola LMP cars rounded out the 2011 season successfully in China last weekend.The Rebellion Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost finished a fine 4th overall, once again being the first petrol powered LMP car to take the chequered flag.

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Nov 16

2012 ACT Castrol Series schedule announced

The teams of the ACT Castrol Series will compete for a record of over $400,000.00 in purse and prize money

ACT Castrol logo 2009-05-17_331The 2012 schedule featuring twelve (12) point- counting events, and the special combination event with the ACT US teams, the “Showdown at Chaudière”, has been announced for the popular Castrol Late Model racing series sanctioned by The American Canadian Tour (ACT).

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