Daily Archive: March 8, 2012

Mar 08

Team Barracuda – BHA unveils Alex Tagliani’s #98 car for the first time at Sebring International Raceway.

Excitement Builds as 2012 Team Barracuda – BHA Car is Unveiled

Team Barracuda - BHA - Alex Tagliani noseTeam Barracuda - BHA - Alex Tagliani sideWith just over two weeks until the IZOD IndyCar Series season opener, Team Barracuda – BHA proudly unveils its 2012 livery today at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Esteban Gutiérrez finishes on top

Lotus GP driver ends final pre-season test with another fastest laptime

GP2 - Rapax - Tom DillmannGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutierrezEsteban Gutiérrez set the quickest laptime again in today’s final pre-season test in Barcelona. The young Mexican set a laptime of 1:29.154 in the morning session ahead of last week’s fastest man in Jerez, Davide Valsecchi. In the afternoon session, it was Frenchman Tom Dillmann at Rapax who finished top ahead of Stefano Coletti.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

‘F-duct fever’ returns to F1 in 2012

A new case of F-duct fever appears to have broken out in formula one.

Flagworld - FIAFlagworld - F1The issue seemed dead at the end of 2010: the FIA banned the driver-activated systems that stalled the rear wing to boost top speed, replacing it with ‘DRS’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Christian Horner has denied reports Red Bull is considering taking the ‘old’ specification of its 2012 car, the RB8, to Melbourne.

Red Bull to bring ‘new’ RB8 to Australia

2012-02-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber2012-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 05The reigning world champions arguably set the early pace this winter, but apparently struggled once a big package of upgrades – essentially a ‘B’ chassis – was brought to the final Barcelona test. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Red Bull to discuss Webber future in summer

Mark Webber is yet to secure his place at Red Bull for the 2013 season.

2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Dietrich Mateschitz2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Team boss Christian Horner said the Australian has a “spring in his step” after a strong winter following Sebastian Vettel’s dominance last year. But as for the future, he said that will only be discussed “in the summer”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Christian Horner and Bernie Ecclestone have singled out Jenson Button as potentially the biggest rival to Red Bull’s dominance in 2012.

Horner, Ecclestone, predict Button title challenge

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 002011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Bernie Ecclestone - Sebastian Vettel - Christian HornerMcLaren’s Button surprised many observers by beating his highly rated teammate Lewis Hamilton last year, and finishing runner-up behind Red Bull’s dominant Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Ferrari predicament ‘dramatic’ – Lauda

Ferrari has set to work to fix a problem at the rear of its troubled F2012 car, Italy’s Autosprint reports.

2011-06-11_11702012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch 08The report said initial winter testing highlighted problems with the car’s exhaust solution, prompting Pat Fry to order the outlets be moved inwards. This, however, left the homologated portion of the chassis that housed the original exhausts intact, with modification to require a new FIA crash test. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Senna confirms Williams deal for one year only

Bruno Senna has confirmed reports he has signed with Williams for a single season only.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 022012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 01We reported recently that the former HRT and Renault driver, reportedly taking EUR 14 million in sponsorship to the famous Oxfordshire based team, is guaranteed the seat for 2012 only. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

De la Rosa admits HRT ‘worst’ team in F1

“We should not be afraid to admit that we are the worst, but we must have the ambition to not stay that way”

2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 012012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 Pedro de la Rosa 00Pedro de la Rosa insists he is not afraid to admit he will tackle next weekend’s Australian grand prix at the wheel of the “worst” car. “We will have a difficult year,” said the veteran Spaniard, who is yet to actually drive HRT’s newly-launched F112. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Marussia signs female test driver de Villota

Female driver Maria de Villota has signed on as a test driver with the Marussia team.

Maria de Villota12 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Spaniard, whose father is the former F1 driver Emilio de Villota, tested a Renault last year at Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Alguersuari in McLaren test driver talks – report

Jaime Alguersuari is reportedly in talks with McLaren about becoming a test driver.

2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Jaime Alguersuari 42011-07-09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Britain - Jaime Alguersuari 2The former Toro Rosso racer was speaking with Spanish radio Cadena Ser, after being revealed as a radio co-commentator for the 2012 season with Britain’s BBC. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Kubica ‘cannot pick up a glass to drink’ – Alguersuari

Jaime Alguersuari has revealed he has heard bad news about Robert Kubica’s condition.

Robert Kubica 2011-11-01 2011-05-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Spain - Jaime Alguersuari 2With official news about the injured Pole scarce, one of his friends said last week Kubica is close to returning to a normal life, raising hopes he might soon be back in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Pollock’s Pure to use Toyota facilities

BAR founder Craig Pollock’s new 2014 engine supply venture, Pure, is setting up camp in Cologne.

PURE logo Craig Pollock  PURE 2012-01-19A German-language report at motorsport-total.com said Jacques Villeneuve’s former manager has struck a deal with former F1 team Toyota. The report said Pure, to move shortly, needs better facilities than it currently has at its Paris headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Lehman Brothers selling 15pc F1 share

Lehman Brothers became a F1 shareholder in 2002

CVC Capital PartnersFlagworld - F1F1 could be set to get some new shareholders, amid reports the collapsed US bank Lehman Brothers wants to sell its stake within two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Nurburgring’s Kafitz emerges at Red Bull Ring

Former Nurburgring chief Walter Kafitz has re-emerged at Austria’s A1-Ring.

Nurburgring logoRed Bull Ring logoBut he said the Spielberg circuit, now owned by the energy drink and officially called Red Bull Ring, is not set to revive the Austrian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

France waiting on Belgium for GP share green-light

France is only now waiting on Belgium to green-light its return to the formula one calendar in 2013.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceSports minister David Douillet told RMC Sport that everything else is now in place for France to stage its first formula one race since 2008. “I have told Bernie Ecclestone that we are ready.  We have done the financial side, on which he agreed,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

16 drivers on the Auto GP World Series grid in Monza

Van Der Drift gets AutoGP drive with Manor MP Motorsport!

Auto GP - Zele Racing - Giacomo RicciAuto GP World SeriesSixteen drivers from ten different Countries will line-up on the grid of the 2012 Auto GP World Series in Monza, where the maiden event of the season is taking place this weekend. The teams made the most of the last few days to fill the last available seats, and are now ready to tackle the season start.

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Mar 08

BGR Team Grote becomes Canadian dealer for Piper Race Cars

The leading F1600 Team has taken delivery of its first car and expects the second car in just a few weeks.

piper formula ford 1600piper formula ford 1600 2The reigning OFFC Champions and Rookie of the Year winner in both the OFFC and Quebec based Formula Tour 1600 will field at least two Piper DF5’s this season as well as support any customer owned cars in Canada.

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