Daily Archive: January 16, 2012

Jan 16

Inside Track Readers’ Choice Awards voting is underway, 10 days left to vote

Program aimed at celebrating Canada’s best racers now in its 10th year

Inside Track Motorsports News Readers’ Choice Awards Inside Track Readers’ Choice Awards - 2011 Canadian Motorsports ExpoCanadian motorsports fans have 10 days left to register their votes for Canada’s top racers of 2011. Visitors to www.insidetracknews.com will have their say in ‘Racer of the Year’ and ‘Up and Coming Racer of the Year’ categories as part of the 10th annual Inside Track Motorsports News Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Jan 16

Hopwood returns to Compass360 Racing to co-drive with Bo Roach

2007 Street Tuner Champion to share driving duties with long-time Grand-Am competitor at Daytona

Bo Roach Trevor HopwoodCompass360 Racing (C360R) released details of its fourth and final driver pairing for the first race of the 2012 season, announcing Bo Roach and Trevor Hopwood as pilots of the the #77 Joe Marina Honda / Luna-C Racing / Honda Performance Development Civic Si.

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Jan 16

Dacia Lodgy Glace’s first one-two finish

It was a weekend of ups and downs for Team Dacia at Lans-en-Vercors, Jacques Villeneuve almost on the podium.

After a troubled Friday, however, the Dacia Lodgy Glace runners went on to dominate Race 2, with Evens Stievenart claiming his first win of the year.

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Jan 16

MW Arden is delighted to announce that New Zealander, Mitch Evans will remain with the team for the GP3 2012 Season.

Mitch Evans signs with MW Arden for 2012 GP3 Season

MW ArdenThe 17 year-old continues with MW Arden in the battle for the GP3 Championship. A strong start to his 2011 campaign established Mitch as a championship contender in the Series and produced some impressive performances in only his first year of racing in Europe (pole positions at Barcelona and Nurburgring and race win at Barcelona). Mitch finished his rookie year in 9th place. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Ferrari not ruling out Ferrari future for Newey

“I think that Adrian Newey showed his capability in a fantastic way in the last couple of years” – Domenicali

2011-06-10_01562010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Dr Helmut Mark - Stenafo Domenicali - Christian HornerStefano Domenicali has hinted Adrian Newey might be targeted for a role at Ferrari — but the marque’s president Luca di Montezemolo sounds less keen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

New Ferrari, Sauber, pass FIA crash tests

Ferrari’s 2012 car has now passed the mandatory FIA crash tests at the second attempt, according to multiple sources.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari07 - Sauber F1 TeamIt emerged last week that the new car, codenamed 663, was due to undergo the tests at the CSI technical facility in Bollate, near Milan, last week after they were initially failed.

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Jan 16

Mercedes also working on Lotus braking idea

Mercedes is the next team working on a copy of Lotus’ innovative ‘braking ride-height correction’ system ahead of the 2012 system.

04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Geoff Willis 01Shortly after news broke that the former Renault team had devised a passive and therefore legal system to stabilise a car’s ride height under braking, reports emerged that Ferrari is “working on a similar system”.

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Jan 16

Sutil to Lotus rumours ‘a joke’ scoffs Lux

Eric Lux scoffed when asked if Adrian Sutil was ever really a contender to race for the Lotus team in 2012.

2011-06-12_04832011-06-09_0290German Sutil has lost his Force India race seat after five seasons and is hoping he can rescue his embattled career by switching to Williams.

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Jan 16

Di Resta, Ricciardo, face 2012 with eyes on future

At least two F1 drivers have admitted to looking ahead to the 2012 season with a firm eye on the future.

2011-06-09_02892011-07-09 - HRT F1 Team - Britain - Daniel Ricciardo 04Paul di Resta made his grand prix debut last year as the reigning DTM champion, having driven for Mercedes in the premier German touring car series.

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Jan 16

Alternating races ‘good’ idea for Spain – Ecclestone

An annually alternating race date would be a “good” solution to Spain’s formula one crisis.

Valencia Street Circuit logoCircuit de CatalunyaThat is the claim of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, amid reports both Valencia and Barcelona could drop their grands prix amid Europe’s fragile economic situation.

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Jan 16

Magny Cours pushing to be France GP venue

“The race is on” to be the venue of France’s return to the formula one calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceF2 - Magny-CoursThat is the claim of French public television France 3, in the wake of reports suggesting the Paul Ricard circuit is poised to host the race in 2013.

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