Daily Archive: March 5, 2012

Mar 05

New Lola B12/60 LMP1 has arrived!

Dont miss the CAD render of Lola B12/60 LMP1 coupe

Lola B1260 LMP1 1Lola B1260 LMP1 2Lola today announce the launch of its 2012 LMP1 design – the Lola B12/60 that will compete in the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the American Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series this season.

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Mar 05

Who Works in Formula One 2012 – AVAILABLE

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Mar 05

2012 Marussia debuts with crash test still pending

Marussia’s 2012 car made its track debut on Monday, despite having failed to pass all the mandatory FIA crash tests.

2012-03-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01Marussia F1 Team logo_001.jpgBut because the action at Silverstone is the team’s ‘filming and promotional’ pre-season running, rather than an official test, it was allowed by the governing body and rival teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Mercedes eyes Hamilton as Schumacher successor – report

Bild am Sonntag said Mercedes already knows Hamilton after powering his F3 title in 2005.

04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 07Lewis Hamilton has been earmarked by Mercedes as a potential replacement for Michael Schumacher beyond the end of this season. That is the claim of the German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag, following the Stuttgart marque’s recent denial that Schumacher has already been offered a new two-year contract for 2013 and 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

‘In two weeks we’ll know’ says fast Raikkonen

“No one will know how fast any of the cars are until we get to qualifying at Albert Park”

2012-02-07 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 052012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen - 01Kimi Raikkonen ended the 2012 pre-season with this year’s fastest Barcelona laptime, but the Finn is not yet predicting a win in Melbourne at the end of next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Sahara Force India is pleased to announce that Hackett, the London-based fashion brand, has joined the team as an Official Supplier for 2012.

Sahara Force India teams up with Hackett

06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamPart of Hackett’s association will involve supplying team members with travel kit to be worn while travelling to and from races. The latest Hackett designs will be issued to staff this week in preparation for next week’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

HRT confirms Monday debut for 2012 car

HRT has confirmed that its 2012 car, the F112, will finally make its track debut on Monday.

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-03-05 - HRT F1 Team - F112Recently, the FIA barred Red Bull and Ferrari from tweaking their test schedules so that their Barcelona running could end on Monday. But struggling backmarker HRT asked its rivals for special permission, given it had yet to use its separate allowed test day for ‘filming and promotional’ purposes.

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Mar 05

A New Car. A New Philosophy.

The MR01

2012-03-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01Marussia F1 Team logo_001.jpgThe MR01, the Marussia F1 Team’s contender for the 2012 season, has made its on-track debut. The Anglo-Russian team is running its new car for the first time today at Silverstone in the UK for a promotional event ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next weekend.

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Mar 05

Pic preparation ‘sad and frustrating’ admits Panis

Charles Pic’s situation leading into his rookie season in formula one is “sad and frustrating”.

2011-11-27 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Abu Dhabi - Charles PicCharles Pic helmetThat is the claim of his manager Olivier Panis, the 1996 Monaco grand prix winner and former Toyota racer and McLaren test driver. His well-sponsored countryman Pic, 22, will debut in Melbourne this month alongside the experienced Timo Glock, having never turned a wheel in his 2012 car.

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Mar 05

Ecclestone offers to end Melbourne contract

Bernie Ecclestone has expressed frustration with the attitude of Australia’s formula one race organisers.

2011-06-09_03062011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07The F1 chief executive is pushing for the Melbourne race, with a contract through 2015, to be held at night for a more favourable live timeslot back in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Barcelona to propose race share deal to Valencia

Valencia, however, is believed to have rejected a proposal

Circuit de Catalunya logoValencia Street Circuit logoOrganisers of the Spanish grand prix are set to propose once again that Valencia shares a single annual date on the formula one calendar in future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

A friend of injured driver Robert Kubica admitted the Pole is still months from knowing when he can return to the wheel of a F1 car.

Kubica still months from F1 recovery

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Robert Kubica 01Robert Kubica portrait 2011-02-06The former BMW and Renault driver suffered horror injuries in a rally crash more than a year ago, but there are reports he might be well enough to return some time in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Man tipped to succeed Ecclestone leaves F1

Senior F1 official David Campbell has left the sport.

2011-06-09_03132011-06-09_0314Late in 2010, Bernie Ecclestone appointed Campbell – whose most famous achievement was the transformation of London’s O2 Arena – to succeed the retiring Paddy McNally. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be participating in the 12 hours of Sebring’s 60th anniversary

One Quebecer on track

WeatherTechn22 - Louis-Philippe Dumoulin 2Dumoulin Competition logoLouis-Philippe Dumoulin will be the Quebec torchbearer at the 12 hours of Sebring endurance race this upcoming March 17th, at the wheel of WeatherTech’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup n°22 prepared by Alex Job Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Nathanaël Berthon to join Racing Engineering for the 2012 GP2 Series.

“I am happy to have Nat back in the team with us for the 2012 season” – Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Nathanaël BerthonRacing Engineering logoRacing Engineering is pleased to announce that Nathanaël Berthon will be joining them to compete in the 2012 GP2 Series alongside Fabio Leimer. 22 year old Berthon began his racing career in karts before moving to single-seaters in 2008 when he competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Series. In 2009 the young Frenchman graduated to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series taking his first win in the category at Magny Cours. Read the rest of this entry »

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