Daily Archive: December 21, 2011

Dec 21

Arthur Pic will drive for DAMS in 2012

Another member of the Pic family is aiming for the summit!

Arthur is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Charles, who has recently obtained a seat in Formula 1. The younger of the brothers, who has just turned twenty, has signed with the DAMS team to race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2012.

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Dec 21

Alonso announces split with singer wife

Fernando Alonso and his wife Raquel del Rosario have announced they are splitting.

'We are separating as a couple but never as friends: Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso and Raquel del Rosario have confirmed they are splitting after five years of marriageSinging star: Raquel is a big star in her native Spain, where she is the lead singer for rock band El Sueno de MorfeoThen a Renault driver and reigning back to back world champion, Spaniard Alonso married del Rosario – lead singer for the Spanish rock band El Sueno de Morfeo – in 2006.

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Dec 21

Raikkonen to find F1 comeback ‘easier’ than Schumacher

McLaren doctor and fellow Finn Aki Hintsa does not think Kimi Raikkonen will struggle on his return to formula one next season.

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 012011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (6)2007 world champion Raikkonen’s decision to come back to the sport with Lotus after a couple of seasons away has been compared with Michael Schumacher’s recent struggle to readjust after a three-year sabbatical.

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Dec 21

HRT seat for Alguersuari ‘not realistic’ – boss Sala

HRT boss Luis Perez Sala has played down Jaime Alguersuari’s hopes of rescuing his F1 career with the Spanish team.

2011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Luis Perez Sala - Colin Kolles 012011-10-14 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Korea - Jaime AlguersuariSpaniard Alguersuari has lost his race seat at Toro Rosso, but one of the last spots on the 2012 grid is at HRT, raising the prospect of an all-Spanish super-team with the 21-year-old alongside Pedro de la Rosa.

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Dec 21

Berger’s nephew on track for F1 future

Gerhard Berger’s nephew is speeding down the road to follow his famous uncle into formula one.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain Gerhard BergerTwo decades ago, ten-time winner Berger shared the McLaren garage with Ayrton Senna, whose own nephew Bruno went on to race in F1 with HRT and Lotus/Renault.

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Dec 21

France now close to F1 calendar return

France’s return to the F1 calendar after a three year absence is now looming.

Grand Prix de FranceFlagworld - F1That is the claim of Gilles Dufeigneux, who in June was appointed directly by French prime minister Francois Fillon to lead efforts to arrange the race’s comeback.

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Dec 21

Long Beach Grand Prix winner Mike Conway has signed with AJ Foyt Racing to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Honda in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.

Mike Conway signs with AJ Foyt Racing for the 2012 Indy Car season

2011 07 08 G1 125Mike ConwayConway brings strength on the road courses to the AJ Foyt Racing team. In 2011, he qualified in the top-10 six times on the road and street circuits, which is also where his four top-10 finishes came.

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