Daily Archive: February 13, 2012

Feb 13

2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opens with Shootout At Daytona

Media Day, Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole qualifying kick off Speedweeks

2011-02-202011-02-18_0075It’s here. At last. The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season ramps up this week with a bevy of traditional events leading up to the 54tn annual Daytona 500. The “Great American Race” is set for 1 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 26 (FOX, MRN Radio, and SIRIUS/XM NASCAR Radio to broadcast nationally).

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Feb 13

Top snocross racers meet for showdown in Valcourt

2012 Scnocross World Champion Tim Tremblay to compete at the Grand Prix of Valcourt

2012-02-01 Tim TremblayIt was a last minute decision, but the defending Grand Prix of Valcourt snocross champion was almost a scratch for the 30th consecutive running of the great Quebec winter motorsports classic. Tim Tremblay, the Lac Saint-Jean area native who moved to the USA in order to pursue his passion in the powerful ISOC Snocross Championship, added another feather to his cap by winning the prestigious 2012 Snocross World Championship last January in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Experts slam ‘ugly’ field of 2012

F1’s field of 2012 reminds one expert pundit of a supermodel without her best assets.

2012Flagworld - F1Former driver Hans-Joachim Stuck wrote in his German column for Eurosport that he dislikes the look of this year’s formula one cars. “The tyres are too narrow, the rear wing too small and the front wing too big, and the nose is a complete failure,” he said.

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Feb 13

Webber insists no tension with countryman Ricciardo

The feeling in the F1 paddock is that Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko is grooming Ricciardo

2012-02-07 - Red Bull - RB8 Mark Webber (6)2012-02-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR7 Launch - Jean-Eric Vergne - Daniel Ricciardo 01Some distance may have crept into their relationship, but Mark Webber insists there is no tension between himself and fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

McLaren stops Hamilton answering ‘pathetic’ insult

McLaren has once again stepped in to prevent Lewis Hamilton from answering a reporter’s question about the Adrian Sutil affair.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-27 Launch 022012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton helmet 01At the recent launch of the MP4-27 car, a reporter asked Hamilton about his former friend Sutil’s accusation he is a “coward” for not appearing as a witness at the recent assault trial in Munich. “We’ve been told that Lewis shouldn’t really go there because it (the conviction) might go under appeal,” the spokesman quickly intervened.

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Feb 13

New Ferrari ’20pc ready’ after Jerez test – Alonso

Fernando Alonso managed to brighten Ferrari’s spirits before the opening test of the 2012 test concluded.

2012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari logo.jpgHis best time in Friday’s proceedings was set with soft tyres and still shy of the promising Lotus’ earlier pace, but it nonetheless triggered sighs of relief within the Maranello ranks after a troubled early start.

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Feb 13

New Lotus ‘definitely better’ than 2011 car – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean is happy the early signs of his relationship with new teammate Kimi Raikkonen are positive.

2012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean - Jerome DAmbrosio - Kimi Raikkonen 012012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Launch 07Last week, the newly-acquainted pair spent time at Jerez, where their new Lotus car was the surprise standout performer of the first pre-season test. Another “really pleasant surprise”, according to GP2 champion Grosjean, was “Kimi”.

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Feb 13

No ‘revolution’ seen on 2012 grid yet – Sauber

Sauber not ‘reading tea leaves’ after Jerez test

2012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Peter Sauber 032012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Kamui Kobayashi 03After the double diffusers, F-ducts and blown exhausts of the past few seasons, Peter Sauber is sure a “revolutionary invention” has not yet been seen in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Saturday event ‘good news’ for Trulli – report

F1’s Italian contingent is clinging to small comforts ahead of the 2012 season.

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Jarno Trulli 032012-02-04 - Team Caterham - CT01 09With Italy once occupying grand chunks of the grid, veteran Jarno Trulli is now the last Italian driver in formula one. And according to persistent speculation in the Jerez paddock last week, his seat at Caterham could be snapped up at the last minute by Vitaly Petrov, who is waiting on his Russian sponsors to green-light the deal.

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Feb 13

Dani Clos joins HRT F1 Team as its new test driver for 2012

Dani Clos will form an integral part of the team

2012-02-13 - HRT F1 Team - Dani ClosHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgHRT F1 Team has reached an agreement with Dani Clos by which the young 23-year-old driver from Barcelona will become test driver of the Spanish outfit for the 2012 season.

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Feb 13

Parthiva Sureshwaren secures F2 return

Lycamobile-backed Indian racer targets strong results in 2012

F2 - Parthiva SureshwarenF2 - Parthiva Sureshwaren will return to F2 in 2012India’s Parthiva Sureshwaren will return to the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship after renewing his sponsorship partnership with mobile network provider Lycamobile.

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