Daily Archive: November 25, 2011

Nov 25

Rotax Grand Finals: on route for the finals!

Only the top 34 drivers in each class will joint the final round of tomorrow.

Today was an important day because at the end, 128 of the 264 participants of this 2011 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals would have to put an end to their dream to become Rotax champion.

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Nov 25

ECKC at Mazda Road to Indy Scouting Combine

Robichon will represent the ECKC at the Indy Scouting Combine.

Mazda road to Indy logo Eastern Canadian Karting ChampionshipThe overwhelming jewels of the 2011 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship awards package were trips to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals for class champions in Junior, Senior and DD2. Following that came an incredible opportunity to be among a very select few to attend the Mazda Road to Indy Scouting Combine. As one event draws to a close this weekend, the other will be getting set to begin, and it’s a fact that had ECKC officials with a dilemma on their hands just a few weeks ago.

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Nov 25

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix free practice report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Interlagos logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos.

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Nov 25

2012 F2000 schedule set

F2000 will visit Watkins Glen in October.

The F2000 Championship Series 2012 schedule will see the popular tour visit seven different tracks in North America, with double race weekends at each.

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Nov 25

F1600 expands schedule for 2012

Bill Valet won the 2011 F1600 title

Following a successful inaugural 10-race run in 2011, the F1600 Formula F Championship Series will keep the momentum, expanding to 14 races in 2012, over seven double-race weekends.

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Nov 25

2012 Bahrain return safe for now – Ecclestone

A damning report into the unrest in Bahrain earlier this year does not endanger the Kingdom’s return to formula one in 2012.

Bahrain International CircuitDaniele Morelli - Bernie EcclestoneThat is the claim of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, as further turmoil kicked off in Bahrain surrounding the release of the report confirming the government was heavy-handed with its citizens this year.

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Nov 25

Ecclestone not accepting counter-offer for 2012 US GP

The organisers issued a statement on Thursday announcing they are willing to make “an immediate cash payment”.

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixCircuit of the AmericasBernie Ecclestone insists a US grand prix in Texas next year remains unlikely, despite race organisers announcing they are now “ready” to pay the sport its overdue sanctioning fee.

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Nov 25

Security tight as F1 returns to Brazil

Attacked by armed bandits outside the circuit a year ago, Jenson Button on Thursday had trouble gaining entry to Interlagos.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 12010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilExpress newspaper reports that even Bruno Senna, whose famous uncle Ayrton was revered by Brazilians, couldn’t penetrate the tighter security in 2011.

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Nov 25

Brazil win ‘not a high priority’ – Alonso

Perhaps the last point of interest in the 2011 world drivers’ championship is the race for second place behind Sebastian Vettel.

2011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Fernando Alonso - 012011-10-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Japan - Fernando Alonso 01With a ten point advantage, Jenson Button is the favourite to beat Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to the runner-up spot after Sunday’s season finale.

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Nov 25

Renault hits back as Kubica rift deepens

A growing rift between Robert Kubica and the Renault team has deepened further.

2011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Kubica 012011-07-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Germany - Eric Boullier 01After Renault this week announced the injured Pole will not be ready for the start of 2012, Kubica’s manager Daniele Morelli accused the team of twisting his words and indicated he is looking around for a different employer.

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Nov 25

Heidfeld ‘can imagine’ life after F1

He insists his F1 career is not dead yet, but a future in the German touring car series DTM looks more likely for Nick Heidfeld.

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Nick Heidfeld 022011-06-12_0438The veteran of 183 grands prix lost his race seat at Renault earlier this year and has barely featured in the 2012 ‘silly season’. “I can also imagine doing something different,” the 34-year-old German acknowledged to DPA news agency.

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Nov 25

Sutil calm amid rumours Williams deal close

Adrian Sutil sounds relaxed about his future as the 2011 season pulls to a halt this weekend at Interlagos.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 02Officially, the German is anxiously waiting to know if he will be retained by Force India, with Nico Hulkenberg tipped to succeed him.

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Nov 25

Race return or F1 exit, Hulkenberg warns

Nico Hulkenberg on Friday hinted he would rather quit formula one than spend another season on the bench.

2011-06-12_05882011-04-16 - Force India F1 Team - China - Nico Hulkenberg 02After a promising debut with Williams last year, the German had to accept a Friday and reserve role at Force India in 2011, but he is hotly tipped to move into the race seat for next season.

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Nov 25

Alguersuari says Toro Rosso duo ‘deserve’ 2012 stay

Jaime Alguersuari has admitted he is betting all his chips on keeping his seat at Toro Rosso next year.

2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Jaime Alguersuari (2)2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Jaime Alguersuari (4)EFE news agency quotes the Spaniard as saying he will either stay at the second Red Bull team next year or leave formula one altogether.

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Nov 25

Liuzzi exit expensive for HRT – report

HRT will have to buy out the remainder of Vitantonio Liuzzi’s contract if the Spanish team wants to replace him for 2012.

2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Vitantonio Liuzzi 022011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Vitantonio Liuzzi 00That is the claim of the Italian magazine Autosprint, after HRT announced that Pedro de la Rosa has been assigned one of the two race seats for next year.

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Nov 25

Auto GP to feature longer Race 2 with pit-stop in 2012

Auto GP has decided to make some changes to its sporting regulations

Auto GP - Crestani_PitAt the Auto GP Headquarters everybody is working at full steam to prepare an amazing 2012 season: for the first time in its history the Championship will travel outside Europe to hold rounds in Brazil and USA, becoming the only one-make Series to do so.

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Nov 25

The race schedule for the upcoming Formula 3 Euro Series season has been determined

Formula 3 Euro Series – 2012 race schedule

F3 - Macau - Roberto MerhiF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesIn 2012, the world’s toughest junior racing category will have all nine events on the support package of the DTM. The race meetings shared with the most popular international touring car series are not only a guarantee for huge crowds at the track and considerable interest from the media, but also underline the international aspiration of the Formula 3 Euro Series.

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Nov 25

The Red Bull FMX riders will feature in a packed programme of entertainment at the Race Of Champions in Düsseldorf on December 3-4

Red Bull FMX riders top shows for ROC 2011

News Image Race of ChampionsHighlights include the Lotus Renault GP two-seater F1 car, rally legend Stig Blomqvist in the Audi S1, Chris Pfeiffer Streetbike Freestyle Rider and stunt driver Terry Grant’s world record attempt for driving on two wheels. The shows run alongside the main event, the Race Of Champions, whose line-up includes three Formula 1 world champions.

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