Daily Archive: March 14, 2012

Mar 14

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix preview

Australian Grand Prix Formula One preview

Australian Grand Prix 2012 logoReport from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne..

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Mar 14

12 Hours of Sebring‏: Lotus LMP2 preview

The 12 hours race will take place on March 17th

Lotus LMP2 logoLotus Lola LMP2Lotus LMP2 is looking forward to contesting in the opening race of the newly created FIA World Endurance Championship being held at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Lola Tech Team Talk

What have Lola been concentrating on with regards to the B12/60 LMP1 car?

The Lola design and engineering team have been looking at overall efficiency improvements to the aerodynamic surfaces of both the LMP1 and LMP2 Lola designs. The initial CFD and wind tunnel studies took place last autumn in Lolas on-site 50% scale facility in Huntingdon, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

MIPIM award for Best Industrial and Logistics Development recognises new McLaren Production Centre

The MIPIM awards show annual recognition to the most innovative industry projects

2011-11-17 - UK Prime Minister David Cameron visits McLaren to open brand-new McLaren Production CentreMcLaren GroupThe new McLaren Production Centre (MPC) has received significant industry recognition as building architects Foster + Partners, and national planning and design consultancy Terence O’Rourke, were given the award for Best Industrial and Logistics Development by MIPIM at a recent ceremony in Cannes, France. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Yokohama renews Hard Charger Award with IMSA for 2012

Individual race and season program rewards position advancement 
           
IMSA Development Series logoRandy Oswald 2011-07-18Racing drivers don’t need an incentive to go fast on the track. Competitive spirit drives them to pass anything in their way. Yokohoma Tire Corporation recognizes this spirit, and once again the series partner will sponsor the Yokohama Hard Charger Award in 2012, recognizing the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama drivers who advance the most positions in each race and over the entire season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Comma backs Bacheta for 2012 campaign

 

F2 Technical Partner ‘delighted’ to support British racer

F2 - Luciano Bacheta - Comma OilF2 - Luciano BachetaFormula Two is pleased to announce that the championship’s Technical Partner Comma Oil will be backing leading British talent Luciano Bacheta when the 2012 season gets underway at Silverstone in April. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: prepared for the future

At Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, we prepare for the future in everything we do. 

2012-03-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - noseconeVodafone McLaren Mercedes logo.jpgEvery aspect of our business is analysed, refined and improved – not only in the quest for greater performance, but also for greater efficiency.

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Mar 14

After rally test, Kubica drives kart

Robert Kubica is back on track yet again, according to the latest reports from Italy.

Robert Kubica 2011-11-01 2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Robert Kubica 01It emerged a few days ago that the Pole had moved his recovery from serious injury forwards by returning to the wheel of a Skoda Fabia rally car in Liguria, Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Red Bull admits eye on ‘shrewd’ Mercedes

“Mercedes is the big question mark — I think they are also really fast.”

2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel2012-02-22 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 05With an eye on the usual suspects McLaren and Ferrari, Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz thinks yet another team could be a real challenger in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Vettel names new Red Bull ‘Abbey’

Sebastian Vettel has named his new 2012 Red Bull chassis ‘Abbey’.

2012-02-10 - Red Bull Racing -Sebastian Vettel 032012-02-21 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 04With the Adrian Newey-penned RB8, the 24-year-old German will push to become F1’s third-ever triple consecutive world champion, after Juan Manuel Fangio and mentor Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Button a favourite for Vettel’s crown – Salo

Jenson Button is an outright favourite for the 2012 title, according to former F1 driver Mika Salo.

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button helmet 022012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 09The Finn, Salo, will be a regular in the paddock this season with the MTV3 broadcaster, except for this weekend’s season opener for which he is detained to test last year’s Ferrari at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Hamilton not bothered as Red Bull says no

“It’s the first time I’ve heard of (the remarks) but they definitely don’t wind me up”

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 062012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 08A few days ago, Red Bull’s team boss said Jenson Button – not the other McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton – is a more likely championship challenger for 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Ferrari crisis is exaggerated – Lauda

It is already being described as a ‘crisis’, but former Ferrari driver Niki lauda is sure Ferrari’s situation in early 2012 is not that bad.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 06“The Italians always exaggerate,” the triple world champion, who won two titles with the famous Maranello based team in the 70s, is quoted by German RTL television. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Rosberg not allowed to speak his mind – Salo

Nico Rosberg is an example of a driver who is not allowed to speak his mind.

2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 012012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 00 - CopyThat is the view of former F1 driver Mika Salo, who between 1994 and 2002 drove for teams including the original Lotus, Ferrari, Sauber and finally Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Schumacher admits test ban led to F1 comeback

Michael Schumacher has revealed he would not have returned to formula one if not for the sport’s strict testing ban.

2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 022012-02-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher - F1 W03 LaunchTwo years after his record seventh title, the famous German retired in 2006, but then came back with the new Mercedes GP venture in 2010 and is now deciding whether or not to extend his contract for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Force India not ready for 2012 podiums – Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg has played down claims Force India could be a podium-getting ‘dark horse’ of the 2012 season.

2012-02-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 022012-02-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - 01Behind the top battle involving Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes, there appears a closely-packed midfield, with potential challengers including Ferrari, Toro Rosso, Sauber and Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Microsoft Partners with Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team announces a three-year partnership with Microsoft.

2012-03-14 - Lotus F1 Team - 032012-03-14 - Lotus F1 Team - 01Microsoft Dynamics to be used at Enstone for end-to-end business transformation. Branding on the E20 to be unveiled at the Australian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Petrov ‘as good as Trulli’ says Caterham boss

Petrov insists Alonso also a ‘pay-driver’

2012-02-24 - Team Caterham - Vitaly Petrov 0012012-02-24 - Team Caterham - Vitaly Petrov 04Caterham’s team boss insists Vitaly Petrov is just as good as the experienced grand prix winner he replaced. Just ahead of the 2012 season, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes decided to oust former Monaco grand prix winner Jarno Trulli with Russian Petrov, the well-sponsored Russian and former Renault driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Cheating ‘peace’ may be short-lived – Lauda

The current peace in formula one may be short-lived.

Flagworld - F12010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Niki Lauda 02That is the view of Niki Lauda, referring to the relative quiet at present in terms of teams accusing their rivals of cheating. There have been rumblings about some teams’ interpretations of the new exhaust rules, while others led by Mercedes are reportedly experimenting with promising new F-duct solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Politician slams Ecclestone’s ‘bogan’ daughter

An Australian federal politician has argued Melbourne’s grand prix should be axed because it bankrolls “Bernie’s billionaire bogan”.

Kelvin Thomson told parliament that much of the fee paid by the Victorian state government to formula one ends up in the deep pockets of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s eldest daughter Tamara. Read the rest of this entry »

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