Daily Archive: March 22, 2012

Mar 22

Formula One teams Malaysian Grand Prix preview

Malaysian Grand Prix Formula One preview

Sepang International Circuit logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sepang.

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Mar 22

2012 GP2 Series Round 1 Preview – Sepang

The eighth season of the GP2 Series™ kicks off this weekend in Sepang.

GP2 SeriesGP2 Series, Class of 2012It is the first time that the Series will race in Malaysia, although the GP2 Asia Series™ had previously organised a round at this track in 2008 and 2009. But this time all twenty-six drivers will race around the 5.543km track with the third generation car, the GP2/11, and on Pirelli tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Bryan Herta Autosport partners with Motegi Racing

For 2012 Season

Motegi Racing logoBryan Herta Autosport logoBryan Herta Autosport’s 2012 season continues to gain momentum as the team proudly announces a multi-race sponsorship with Motegi Racing, beginning with this weekend’s IZOD IndyCar Series season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, FL. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

RC Motorsport to line-up a Corvette Z06 at Monza

The Rome-based team is fully set for their GTS3 title assault 

Superstars logoRC Motorsport - Corvette Z06With just about one week to go before the start of the 2012 International STSprint Series at Monza, new entries and combinations are lining-up for the championship promoted by FG GROUP, now at its first year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Super Nova International announces 2012 Auto GP World Series drivers

Auto GP driver announcement

Super Nova Racing Ltd. logoAuto GP World SeriesSuper Nova International are delighted to announce that Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (GBR) and Victor Guerin (BRA) have signed for the team to compete in the 2012 Auto GP World Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

No F-duct yet on dominant McLaren

Contrary to recent speculation, McLaren does not yet have a Mercedes-style new F-duct on its dominant 2012 car.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 1182012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 886When boss Martin Whitmarsh said in Melbourne that he would not be joining a theoretical protest against the Mercedes innovation, many suggested it was because the MP4-27 is already hiding something similar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Horner says no to Ferrari switch

Christian Horner has told British newspapers he is not switching to Ferrari.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 0482011-06-09_0330As Red Bull looks to have its fourth consecutive championship-contending car on its hands for 2012, F1’s most famous team Ferrari has kicked off its new title campaign in stark contrast, with a car not yet fit for the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Ferrari denies Massa axe reports

Ferrari has swiftly denied reports Felipe Massa could be dumped even before his 2012 contract runs out.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 2952012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 038Among the Italian press’ hypothetical candidates for the struggling Brazilian’s seat are Sergio Perez, Adrian Sutil and even the out-of-work Italian Jarno Trulli. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Massa tries to ignore axe rumours

Felipe Massa’s Ferrari seat is a big talking point in the Sepang paddock on Thursday.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 6772012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 300Following a dire performance in Australia for the Brazilian, the Italian press has named Sergio Perez, Adrian Sutil and even Jarno Trulli as possible candidates to immediately oust Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Mercedes has breached teams’ agreement – Red Bull

Red Bull has stepped up the technical row with Mercedes by accusing the German team of breaching a gentlemen’s agreement.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 2752012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 792Red Bull and Lotus last weekend threatened to protest the results in Australia, due to Mercedes’ innovative new ‘F-duct’-like solution. “They are not complying with the agreement of the technical working group,” said Christian Horner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Mercedes could speed ahead in Malaysia

“It’s going to be interesting.” – Mika Salo

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3122012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 428After all the pre-season hype, the Melbourne paddock banter about its clever F-duct system and a strong showing in qualifying, Mercedes failed to shine in last Sunday’s season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Button, Alesi tip Lotus to shine at Sepang

Two experts have tipped Lotus to shine this weekend at Sepang.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 0732012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 539The black and gold E20 car was a standout of the winter pre-season, but Kimi Raikkonen qualified poorly in Australia while Romain Grosjean was punted into early retirement by Pastor Maldonado. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Stewart tips Schumacher to race beyond 2012

Sir Jackie Stewart has tipped fellow multiple world champion Michael Schumacher to keep racing beyond 2012.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #1 6552012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 372“He has had a lot of criticism,” the triple world champion told Kolner Express newspaper, “including from me.” Triple world champion Stewart, 72, said the famous German has taken a lot of time to get back up to speed since returning in 2010, but the final piece of the puzzle is a strong Mercedes in 2012.

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Mar 22

Aerolab ruling to cost Force India millions – report

Force India has been ordered by a British court to pay over a million dollars.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 022011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 03With team boss Vijay Mallya already in financial strife over his collapsing airline Kingfisher, his Silverstone based team must now pay Italian wind tunnel Aerolab. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Caterham’s midfield bid not dead yet – boss

Caterham’s hopes of pushing into the midfield in 2012 are not dead yet.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #2 6202012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 624That is the claim of team owner and boss Tony Fernandes, despite the former Team Lotus looking to have once again emulated the pecking-order of the past two years by outpacing only Marussia and HRT in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Malaysia not committed to F1 beyond 2015

Malaysia is not yet committing its future to the formula one calendar beyond its 2015 deal.

2011-04-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Malaysia - Felipe Massa 022011-04-09 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Malaysia - Timo Glock 1Sepang was Hermann Tilke’s first full creation that made its grand prix debut in 1999. But Razlan Razali, the Kuala Lumpur circuit’s chief executive, said on Wednesday he is unable to say if there will be a race in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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