Daily Archive: March 17, 2012

Mar 17

Sticky: Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix qualifying report

Australian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Mar 17

Mission accomplished for Ray Courtemanche Jr on Bristol Banking

He finished the 125 lap race in 31st position after mechanical problems lost him a lot of time in the pits.

Bristol Motor Speedway logo2011-08-07_0261NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver Ray Courtemanche Jr was at the Bristol (TN) high banked half-mile oval this weekend to run the opening race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Australian Grand Prix, Saturday pictures!

Special contribution by Francois Tremblay, columnist for Pole Position magazine

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 8522012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 143An 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 17

IRC Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés day two report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round two of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challenge

kopecky esp 92Jan Kopecký has claimed a dramatic final-stage victory on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés after an engine misfire slowed rival Andreas Mikkelsen with his first win in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on asphalt in his grasp.

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Mar 17

Meyer claims 125 shifter Championship at Florida Winter Tour

GP Racing Karts earns first title of 2012

Zack MeyerFlorida Winter Tour logoCanadian GP Racing Karts driver Zack Meyer has claimed the 2012 Florida Winter Tour Championship in the headline 125cc open shifter class.

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Mar 17

Protest threat hangs over Melbourne qualifying

Rumours are swirling in the Melbourne paddock that Red Bull and Lotus are preparing to lodge a post-qualifying protest.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 336Melbourne - Albert Park - Australian Grand Prix“I’ve heard something like that,” confirmed Mercedes’ motor sport director Norbert Haug to German Sky television. They are reportedly unhappy with the new ‘F-duct’ solutions seen on the W03 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

The McLaren drivers and beaming returnee Romain Grosjean on Saturday looked to have knocked Red Bull from its dominant perch.

McLaren, Grosjean end Red Bull dominance

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 1442012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 124“McLaren had an upgrade at the last test and it’s performed here at Albert Park,” said former team driver and BBC commentator David Coulthard. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

No season opener for HRT, Marussia qualifies

Narain Karthikeyan was unequivocal as he walked through the paddock gates on Saturday.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 3032012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 086“I have to qualify.  There are no two ways about it,” said the Indian. It had been a difficult winter and an even more difficult season opener so far for the struggling Spanish team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Red Bull creator dies at 89

The original creator of the Red Bull energy drink has died.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 041Chaleo Yoovidhya formulated the drink – Krathing Daeng, which translates to ‘Red Bull’ in English – in the 70s, before co-founding a company with Austrian Dietrich Mateschitz in 1984. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Suzuka launches the first Ferrari Racing Days in Japan

The Corse Clienti season has officially begun with Ferrari Racing Days at Suzuka.

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoFerrari - Corse Clienti logoThis special event groups together the races for the entrants in the Asia- Pacific series of the Ferrari Challenge Tofeo Pirelli and the track sessions for clients involved in the XX and F1 programmes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Mills wins wild GT3 Cup Challenge By Yokohama race

Opening Sebring weekend good to Benitez, Jr. in Gold Cup 

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoIt’s fitting for Michael Mills that he drives for Effort Racing in the the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series, because his win Friday at Sebring (Fla.) International Speedway was a result of an impressive effort behind the steering wheel.

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Mar 17

Red Bull isolated as rivals push for cost-cut rules

Red Bull has been isolated from F1’s other teams, as the FIA is asked to step in and police their cost-cutting efforts.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 0482012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 055Last year, there remained suspicions the energy drink owned team – the winner of the past two world championships – flouted the ‘resource restriction agreement’ (RRA). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Brawn plays down ‘new F-duct’ hype

Ross Brawn has moved to play down the hype surrounding Mercedes’ new so-called ‘F-duct’ solutions.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 5502012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #2 106The active F-ducts of 2010 are banned, but clever ‘passive’ and therefore legal solutions have emerged not only on Mercedes’ car this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

2012 ‘tea-leaf reading’ to race on for now

Official track action in 2012 has now begun, but the pecking order is still totally unclear.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 3362012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 194“The tea-leaf reading will go on until after the third practice session (on Saturday),” Peter Sauber told Switzerland’s Blick. Only after that one-hour session will Melbourne qualifying be looming, but many paddock insiders believe Malaysia – a more ‘normal’ circuit – will be a better barometer.

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Mar 17

51st Rolex 24 At Daytona Scheduled for January 26-27, 2013

Tickets for the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona will go on sale May 26, 2012.

2012-02-26Daytona 29 janvier 12 005Daytona International Speedway and GRAND-AM Road Racing officials today announced that the next edition of America’s most prestigious sports car race – the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona – will take place on January 26-27, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »