Daily Archive: March 16, 2012

Mar 16

Sticky: Australian Grand Prix, the pictures!

Special contribution by Francois Tremblay, columnist for Pole Position magazine

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 3802012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 210An addition for Flagworld for the beginning  of Formula One circus 2012 season in Australia. Francois Tremblay,  a big fan of F1 for years began his collaboration with Pole-Position in 2009.  Now  a new one begins with Flagworld, who themselves having collaborating with Pole-Position for years.

(Australian Grand Prix pictures by Francois Tremblay)

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Mar 16

Sticky: Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix free practice report (+photos)

Australian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Australian Grand Prix 2012 logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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Mar 16

12 Hours of Sebring: Audi, Muscle Milk, Ferrari lead Sebring qualifying

Grid set for 2012 ALMS and FIA WEC opener

12 Hours of Sebring MuscleMilk12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ansAndre Lotterer led an Audi sweep of the top three positions in qualifying Friday for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. It was an expected result for the mighty trio of diesel-powered prototypes, and Lotterer led the German factory squad with a lap of 1:45.820 (127.235 mph) in the Audi R18 he drives with Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler. The three seek to add a Sebring victory to their win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Nunez, Tucker go back-to-back in Sebring rounds of Prototype Lites

Series Moves to Miller Motorsports Park in Utah for Rounds 3 & 4 in April

Cooper Tire Prototype Lites logoRookie Tristan Nunez made a statement in the opening rounds of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series, dominating both races at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway during the 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

IRC Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés day one report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round two of 13

Jan Kopecky Canarias day oneIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeRound two of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés, is set for a thrilling climax on Saturday with the top two drivers, Jan Kopecký and Andreas Mikkelsen, separated by just 1.2s heading into the closing six stages.

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Mar 16

SiriusXM Canada to broadcast live all 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship™ events

SiriusXM Canada will air every Formula One™ race live on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208

2012-03-18SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the county’s leading audio entertainment company, announced today that it will broadcast every 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship™ race live, offering comprehensive coverage of the sport to Sirius Canada and XM Canada listeners nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Dempsey Racing confirms ALMS P2, Le Mans program

Move comes with support of Mazda, Silicon Tech Racing, Trina Solar, GNC Beverages and Motegi Wheels 

Foster-Patrick-Dempsey-031612Dempsey-031612-mainDempsey Racing principals and co-drivers Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster confirmed today the team’s entry into the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s P2 division with a partial schedule of races this year, full-time competition in future seasons, and a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, possibly as soon as 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

ACT Chevy vs. Ford heats up in 2012

Three years ago the American Canadian Tour (ACT) introduced a Ford crate engine option to their racing program.

2012:01:12_09:23:25.0066_v12012:01:12_15:45:43.0665The goal was to give the Late Model teams some variety, and hopefully make the racing more exciting for the fans, many of whom are die hard Ford fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Update on Turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway

“We’re looking forward to a successful Daytona 200 on Saturday”

2012-02-25_02212012-02-25_0367The following statement can be attributed to Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III

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Mar 16

Two teams likely to sit out Melbourne

Two teams are in danger of sitting out Sunday’s Australian grand prix.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 0862012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 303“The idea, here, is to qualify for the race,” Marussia’s Timo Glock told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper from Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Early races key to new F1 deal – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has dropped a strong hint about his future beyond 2012, indicating he will decide his future soon.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 13622012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 114Red Bull’s Christian Horner has ruled out the 2008 world champion as Sebastian Vettel’s new teammate, while rumours persist that Mercedes sees Hamilton, 27, as a potential successor to Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Ferrari says Red Bull ‘half a second ahead’

Pat Fry, Ferrari’s technical director, thinks Red Bull remains clearly ahead of the F1 field.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 1542012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 210There is lots of talk that the reigning champion team is now closely matched by McLaren, with a big chasing group nipping at the heels headed by Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

New Schumacher deal would indicate progress – Brawn

Ross Brawn in Melbourne has admitted he would like to keep working with Michael Schumacher beyond 2012.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 12322012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 550The seven time world champion’s three-year Mercedes contract expires this season, and the 43-year-old said on Thursday he has “no timetable” for talks with the Brackley based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Wealth has not dimmed Brawn’s drive

Ross Brawn insists great wealth has not affected his drive to succeed.

2011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Ross Brawn 032012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #2 106As team boss, the Briton bought Brackley based Honda for a nominal pound after the 2008 season, before ‘Brawn GP’ and Jenson Button raced to the drivers’ and constructors’ titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Go-Ahead and Williams Hybrid Power sign ground breaking trial

Williams Hybrid Power has been at the forefront of hybrid flywheel systems within motor racing

Williams Hybrid Power logoGo-Ahead Group plcThe Go-Ahead Group and Williams Hybrid Power (WHP), a subsidiary of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, have signed a ground breaking agreement to develop a flywheel energy storage application for use in buses. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Caterham F1 Team has announced today that it has signed a partnership deal with BRM Chronographs who join the team as Official Watch Partner.

Caterham F1 Team partners with BRM Chronographs

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 95510 - Team CaterhamThe globally renowned BRM Chronographs logo will be featured on the Caterham F1 Team’s cars from the opening race of the 2012 season in Melbourne, Australia, and joins a growing portfolio of blue-chip companies supporting the Anglo / Malaysian team, currently the fastest developing team in Formula One.

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Mar 16

HRT cleared to race in Australia

HRT has survived a close call in Melbourne, after crucial parts of Pedro de la Rosa’s chassis did not arrive in time for scrutineering.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 08611 - HRT F1 TeamThe back-of-the-grid Spanish team had to apply to the FIA for an exemption to Thursday’s scrutineering deadline, because pieces of the suspension for the second car had yet to arrive from Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Marussia F1 Team signs new teamwear partner Burrda Sport

Marussia wears Burrda Sport

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 4992012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #2 229The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce the agreement of a new partnership with Burrda Sport. The sport brand is providing the team with racing apparel for the 2012 season, as well as bespoke collections for its brand new merchandise range and personnel based in its UK headquarters.

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Mar 16

FIA to push for less ‘ugly’ cars in 2013

Charlie Whiting has vowed to do what he can to ensure next year’s cars are not as ‘ugly’ as the 2012 generation.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 3002011-06-09_0006“It’s an ugly regulation,” said Red Bull’s Mark Webber, referring to the compromise reached between the FIA’s push for lower nose heights, and the teams wanting to keep the old monocoque dimensions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

FIA says new F-ducts, exhausts all legal

Tweaked DRS here to stay – Whiting

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 0372012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 275It did not take long for F1’s first technical controversy of the 2012 race season to erupt. Asked about Mercedes’ F-duct system that reportedly works in conjunction with the deployment of DRS, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said: “Are they allowed?” Read the rest of this entry »

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