Daily Archive: March 19, 2012

Mar 19

Andreas Wirth to run for Callaway Competition

With Heinz-Harald Frentzen as Co-Driver in 2012

Heinz-Harald FrentzenAndreas Wirth 091103-4With a new season comes much excitement for Andreas Wirth as he announced today he will be racing in the legendary Corvette for 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Team ignite blast to victory and crowned 2012 F1 in Schools UK National champions

Hertfordshire school team crowned 2012 F1 in Schools UK National champions
 
F1 in Schools UK National Champions 2012 - Team Ignite, Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters BarF1 in schools logo‘Team Ignite’, a team of students from Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire,  jumped onto the top step of the podium at today’s F1 in Schools™ UK National Finals, taking the National Champions crown and with it a place at the F1 in Schools World Finals 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Markus Pommer steps up to F2 in 2012

German F3 star eyeing top three finish

F2 - Markus Pommer actionF2 - Markus Pommer21-year-old German Markus Pommer has become the latest driver to announce his participation in the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship. Pommer graduates to F2 after a successful campaign in German F3 last season with a hat-trick of podium finishes in the final three races on his way to seventh overall. Last year he also impressed during F2 winter testing in Barcelona to go an excellent second fastest on day two – lapping just 0.014s off the leader’s pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Young’s determination shines through in Daytona 200 debut

“The race was unreal” – Ben Young

Ben YoungBen Young 2This past weekend Thornbury Ontario’s Ben Young debuted in his first ever Daytona AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike race during the 71st running of the Daytona 200. Young finished the race with a respectable 20th overall after overcoming engine troubles on Thursday and an electronic glitch that occurred during the first pit stop of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Q&A with NASCAR race winner Nelson Piquet Jr

At Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend

NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesNelson Piquet Jr won the first race of his NASCAR career at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend driving for X Team Racing on his K&N East championship debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

12 Hours of Sebring : Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, the only canadian on the podium

A 2nd place for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the Alex Job Racing – WeatherTech racing team

12 hours of  Sebring - Louis-Philippe Dumoulin - Podium12 hours of  Sebring - Louis-Philippe Dumoulin - Podium 1Louis-Philippe Dumoulin was the only Canadian on the podium yesterday at the end of the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring’s endurance race. Dumoulin and his Alex Job Racing – WeatherTech teammates placed 2nd in their category, despite spending 8 minutes more than the winning team in the pits.

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Mar 19

Anger as F1 does ‘special deals’ for top teams

Part of a reportedly planned $10 billion stock market floatation of the sport

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 454Flagworld - F1Many team bosses reportedly left the Melbourne paddock angry late on Sunday, amid claims Ferrari and Red Bull have agreed special deals for F1’s future beyond the current Concorde Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Malaysia to immediately test McLaren dominance

New 2012 championship leader Button insists the British team was surprised in Australia.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 2272012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 038With one race down out of twenty, F1 teams are now hopping from Australia to Malaysia where the new pecking-order will be immediately tested on a more conventional circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Ferrari glass ‘half full’ but no improvement yet

The sports daily Marca described the attitude as Alonso “seeing the glass half-full”.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3942012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 210Fernando Alonso kept up a positive outlook on Sunday despite some Italian newspapers describing Ferrari’s situation as a “crisis”. Melbourne qualifying confirmed the famous team’s winter woes, but Spaniard Alonso fared better in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Pundits agree Williams made ‘huge leap’

Despite not collecting a single point in Melbourne, the Williams team will travel from Australia to Malaysia in upbeat mood.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3402012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 518The famous British outfit’s slide from its race and title-winning days hit rock bottom in 2011, scoring just five points all season and only finishing ahead of the three struggling new teams in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

F-duct debate to speed from Australia to Malaysia

The debate about Mercedes’ controversial new ‘F-duct’ solution looks set to speed across the Indian Ocean.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 10092012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 779Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, and particularly his Lotus counterpart Eric Boullier, had warned in Melbourne at the weekend that they might protest the qualifying and race results. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Liuzzi to contest Italian touring car series

HRT refugee Vitantonio Liuzzi has re-emerged on the grid of the Italian-based touring car series Superstars.

Superstars logo2011-06-12_1534Despite having a 2012 contract, the 30-year-old Italian lost his race seat at the struggling Spanish team HRT for this year to the well-backed Indian Narain Karthikeyan. Read the rest of this entry »