Daily Archive: March 25, 2012

Mar 25

Alonso F1’s shock leader at soggy Sepang

Fernando Alonso is F1’s shock world championship leader, after Malaysian rain shook up the order at Sepang.

Fernando Alonso - Malaisie - photo J.F. Galeron2012-03-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysian Grand Prix - Fernando Alonso 03“It’s a tough time for us at the moment, but we will remember this day,” said the Ferrari driver, who finished ahead of another surprise podium-sitter, Sauber’s Sergio Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Formula One teams Malaysian Grand Prix race report (+ results, + photos)

Malaysian Grand Prix Formula One race report

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

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Mar 25

James Calado wins Sprint Race (+ results, + photos)

Lotus GP ace scores maiden GP2 Series win in Sepang

GP2 - Sepang - Esteban Gutierrez (Lotus GP), James Calado (Lotus GP), Felipe Nasr (DAMS)GP2 - Sepang  - James Calado (Lotus GP)2011 GP3 Series runner-up James Calado has again proven today that he has adapted quickly and strongly to the GP2/11 car. The British sensation took a lights-to-flag maiden GP2 Series win in the first Sprint Race of the 2012 season in Malaysia.

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Mar 25

Stoner leads the way as the sun sets on pre-season testing

Jerez pre-season MotoGP™ Test

MotoGP - Jerez - Casey StonerMotoGP - Jerez - Cal CrutchlowPre-season testing for the 2012 MotoGP season wrapped up after the conclusion of the Jerez test and a late dash by Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner in the final hour of play saw the Australian stand supreme at the top of the timesheets once again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Webber’s back, but without winning car yet

Angry Vettel calls Karthikeyan a ‘cucumber’

2012-03-24 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 2990052012-03-23 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Mark Webber - 99002After a demoralising 2011, Mark Webber is back. Unfortunately for the Australian, however, the new Red Bull is not yet a McLaren-beater. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Red Bull ‘has signed new Concorde’ – Marko

Red Bull has signed the 2013 Concorde Agreement, Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 1882012-03-24 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 299000Bernie Ecclestone announced on Saturday that he has reached agreement with most F1 teams “about the terms” for the next Concorde. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

McLaren’s eyes on ‘fun turn one’ at Sepang

After a second consecutive front row lockout of 2012, spectators may be watching a McLaren-only duel at Sepang on Sunday.

2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 052012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 06Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton, so downbeat after his Melbourne defeat, said the British press corps are doing their best to cast him as “the villain” to Jenson Button’s “James Bond”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Ferrari approached Sauber amid Massa rumours

Amid speculation regarding Felipe Massa’s immediate future, Sergio Perez’s father has revealed that Ferrari approached Sauber.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 2462012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 00Earlier, Sauber driver Perez played down the rumours about Massa’s future, including the suggestion he was at the very top of Ferrari’s replacement list. “Sergio is focused one hundred per cent on (performing in) Malaysia,” the 22-year-old Mexican’s father Antonio is quoted by the Spanish-language Medio Tiempo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Now Ferrari joins ‘anti W-duct’ war

Costa says Ferrari lacked ‘style’ over sacking

2012-03-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysian Grand Prix - Fernando Alonso 02

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - 02A third major team has joined the crusade against Mercedes’ so-nicknamed ‘W-duct’ innovation. Until now, only Red Bull and Lotus were pushing hard for the FIA to ban the drag-reducing system that Britain’s Sky television is calling ‘Super-dooper DRS’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Force India to push on with new F1 spy saga

Years after F1’s ‘spygate’ sagas, the issue could be set to return to the very top of the governing body’s agenda.

2012-03-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg 022012-03-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg 03Force India claims Caterham and their common former wind tunnel partner Aerolab were this week “found liable” by a British court of using Force India data for the Team Lotus car of early 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Mercedes could quit F1 over commercial deals

Mercedes would not comment publicly.

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - 032012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - 02Mercedes could quit formula one or challenge Bernie Ecclestone in court, after it emerged top rivals Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull have agreed new commercial deals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Vitantonio Liuzzi hits the track with his Mercedes C63 AMG

At Magione to prepare for 2012 opener at Monza

Superstars Liuzzi CanneoriSuperstars logoThe former F1 racer logged 50 laps with the german racecar prepared by CAAL Racing. A positive experience led to largely positive comments at the end of the day Read the rest of this entry »

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