Daily Archive: November 22, 2011

Nov 22

Rotax Grand Finals: Day 3

Pier-Luc Ouellette almost get the fastest time, finishing first in his group and second overall

Rotax Max ChallengeDrivers had two 15-minute practice sessions today to get used to their chassis and find the right set-ups for tomorrow’s qualifying session. Remember that most of the drivers here are racing on a kart they never drove before and they all have to use the same equipment.

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Nov 22

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns to Edmonton Indy in 2012

Canada’s # 1 Stock-Car Series to be on track each day and one of Sunday’s Feature Races

Nascar Canadian Tire Series Edmonton Indy logoFrançois Dumontier, President and CEO of Octane Motorsports Events and promoter of the Edmonton Indy, is pleased to announce that the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will return to the 2012 event program, scheduled for July 20-22 at Edmonton’s City Centre Airport racecourse.

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Nov 22

Pedro de la Rosa officially presented as HRT F1 Team driver

Interview with Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa was officially presented today as an HRT F1 Team driver for the next two seasons. The act took part at the “Consejo Superior de Deportes” in Madrid and was attended by Saúl Ruiz de Marcos (HRT F1 Team, CEO), Luis Pérez-Sala (HRT F1 Team, Sports Advisor), Carlos Gracia (Real Federación Española de Automovilismo, President) and Matilde García (CSD, General Director).

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Nov 22

ROC 2011 will feature two of the brightest stars in rallying as Intercontinental Rally Challenge duo Juho Hänninen and Jan Kopecký join the field

Rally aces Hänninen and Kopecký head to ROC 2011

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ROC Dusseldorf 2011-10-14Finland’s Hänninen, the 2011 S-WRC champion and 2010 IRC champion, will team up with Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen for Team Nordic. Czech driver Kopecký, IRC runner-up for the last three years, will partner F1 star Vitaly Petrov in Team Slavic, the first ROC pairing from Eastern Europe.

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Nov 22

Rosberg not worried career could echo Heidfeld’s

Nico Rosberg insists he has no “fear” his promising F1 career might end as countryman Nick Heidfeld’s did — without a single win.

2011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg 022011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg 04German Heidfeld contested more than 180 grands prix until this season without ever standing at the top step of the podium. Now with more than half of Heidfeld’s race tally, 26-year-old Rosberg has shown promisingly alongside Michael Schumacher in the past two years and has signed on with Mercedes for even longer.

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Nov 22

Senna hopes to keep Renault/Lotus seat for 2012

Bruno Senna has admitted he is hoping to be retained by Renault for 2012.

2011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Bruno Senna 022011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Bruno Senna 03The Brazilian stepped into the black and gold R31 earlier this season to replace Nick Heidfeld, who had been signed as injured regular Robert Kubica’s initial substitute.

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Nov 22

Hopeful Hulkenberg returns to scene of maiden pole

Nico Hulkenberg will this weekend return to the asphalt that delivered his maiden pole position a year ago.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Nico Hulkenberg - Subrata Roy Sahara 012011-07-24 - Force India F1 Team - Germany - Nico Hulkenberg 01Interlagos was the penultimate race of 2010 and also the second-last in the 24-year-old’s rookie season with Williams — and he duly conquered qualifying in tricky damp conditions.

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Nov 22

Liuzzi, Clos or Red Bull to complete HRT lineup?

Vitantonio Liuzzi revealed last time out in Abu Dhabi that he has a contract with the Spanish team for 2012.

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Daniel Ricciardo 03Vitantonio Liuzzi special Japan helmetWith Pedro de la Rosa confirmed for one seat, attention is now turning to which of HRT’s existing race drivers will be ousted after this weekend’s 2011 season finale.

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Nov 22

HRT surprises F1 by signing McLaren’s de la Rosa

HRT has surprised the F1 world by announcing Pedro de la Rosa as one of its race drivers for the 2012 season.

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 022011-06-12_0480The 40-year-old Catalan returned to his regular role as McLaren’s long-time reserve driver this year after an abortive racing comeback in 2010 with Sauber.

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Nov 22

Jason White voted most popular driver

In the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Jason White Autographs-small2011-06-03_0072Sun Peaks, British Columbia racer Jason White has been one of the most well liked participants since arriving in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2008.  Read the rest of this entry »

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