Daily Archive: March 27, 2012

Mar 27

ALMS brings full field to Long Beach

Total of 35 cars set to dazzle America’s premier street festival

ALMS - LongBeachALMSFresh off a record-setting season opener at Sebring, a full grid from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón heads west to America’s premier street racing festival. A total of 35 cars are set for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, tying 2010’s field as the largest of any kind at Long Beach in more than 15 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Sten Pentus joins Auto GP World Series with Virtuosi UK

There’s a new-entry for the upcoming Valencia round of the Auto GP World Series.

Auto GP - Sten PentusAuto GP World SeriesEstonian talent Sten Pentus has found an agreement with Vituosi UK and will join the Championship on the Spanish track, hoping to leave his mark straight out of the box. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Eighteen drivers confirmed for Silverstone F2 test

Full entry list revealed for official pre-season test

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 test at SilverstoneEighteen drivers from 11 different countries will take part in tomorrow’s (Wednesday 28 March) official FIA Formula Two pre-season test session at the Silverstone GP circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Christopher Zanella returns for F2 title attack

2011 runner-up eyes Williams F1 prize

F2 - Christopher Zanella portraitF2 - Christopher Zanella2011 FIA Formula Two runner-up Christopher Zanella has his sights firmly set on championship victory and the Williams F1 prize test after confirming he is to return to the series in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

World Superbike returns to Imola with Biaggi as leader

World Superbike has written some of the most outstanding pages in its 25-year history at this famous Italian venue

SBK logoImola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino FerrariFollowing the opening round of the season at Phillip Island in Australia, the FIM Superbike World Championship arrives in Italy for its first appearance on European soil at Imola, one of the most spectacular circuits on the calendar.

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Mar 27

Andrea Bertolini and the Swiss team Maserati officially crowned as 2011 champions

Italian TNA Court confirms the Modena-based racer’s title

Superstars - Maserati - Andrea BertoliniSuperstars logoAndrea Bertolini has officially been crowned as the 2011 INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS SERIES champion. His sub-judice title has been homologated by the Italian Tribunale Nazionale d’Appello (National Court of Appeal) after the appeal presented by Luigi Ferrara, CAAL Racing’s 2011 driver, following to the last round of the season at Vallelunga. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Team Octane announces alliance with Durabond Racing

Joint team to run 2-car B-Spec effort; Andre Rapone coming back to CTCC.

Durabond Racing logoTeam Octane logoDurabond Racing and Team Octane jointly announced today that they have come to an agreement to enter a pair of MINI Cooper race cars in the newly announced B-Spec Class. The team will run a two-car operation in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Sutil admits Sauber ‘nice place’ for F1 comeback

Adrian Sutil has admitted he would relish the opportunity to return to formula one with Sauber.

07 - Sauber F1 Team2011-06-09_0290Strong rumours in recent days – particularly in the wake of his podium in Malaysia – have linked Sergio Perez with Felipe Massa’s race seat at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

No ‘pecking order’ as tyres dominate 2012

Even two races into the 2012 season, it is pointless to draw up a ‘pecking order’.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix - Pirelli 03 - Teams2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix - Pirelli 01Indeed, the picture in the media is muddled. With Ferrari in deep trouble until the Sepang downpour, Fernando Alonso’s surprise win was therefore a “maximisation of misery” for the famous Italian team, according to Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Red Bull to discuss ignored team orders with Vettel

Red Bull will sit with Sebastian Vettel following reports the German deliberately ignored the team’s race instructions in Malaysia.

2012-03-24 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 2990112012-03-23 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 299007The team was heard on the radio instructing the reigning back-to-back world champion to retire his car, ostensibly because of dangerously high brake temperatures. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Button to inflict punishment after Malaysian mess

Jenson Button has revealed he will inflict his own personal punishment after losing his championship lead in Malaysia last weekend.

2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 062012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 00The McLaren driver also uncharacteristically collided with a rival car at Sepang – backmaker HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan – and accepted all the blame. “It shows fantastic maturity (to apologise),” 1992 world champion and fellow Briton Nigel Mansell told UK radio Talksport.

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Mar 27

Hamilton could act in Lauda movie ‘Rush’

Lewis Hamilton could land an acting role in the Hollywood film ‘Rush’.

2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 022012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 06The movie, directed by The Da Vinci Code and Apollo 13’s Ron Howard, is about the epic 1976 battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Ferrari should explain Massa’s ‘test driver’ role

A Brazilian correspondent has leapt to the defense of Felipe Massa.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 6772012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 300“Ferrari is making a huge mistake,” wrote Livio Oricchio in his O Estado de S.Paulo blog. Massa is currently the subject of widespread criticism and vociferous calls for his dismissal, after failing to get close to Fernando Alonso’s pace in the difficult new F2012 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Perez a ‘future champion’ after Sepang

Those who watched Sunday’s Malaysian grand prix witnessed “the blossoming of a future champion”.

2012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 04Sergio Perez - photo SauberThat is the view of Patrick Tambay, a French F1 driver of the 80s who raced with Ferrari. Sergio Perez currently drives for Sauber, but he is the cream of Ferrari’s development programme and Tambay told RMC he thinks the Mexican is now definitely set for a future with the famous Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Amid Concorde talks, Parr exit ‘not coincidental’

As ever in the complex and political world of formula one, the media reacted with cynicism to the news Adam Parr is leaving Williams.

2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Adam Parr 01Williams Grand Prix Holdings logoAfter all, it had emerged in Malaysia that the famous British team was one of only a few yet to agree terms with Bernie Ecclestone over the 2013 Concorde Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Varhaug: “In Valencia to keep momentum”

Heading to Valencia leading the standings

Auto GP - Monza - Pål VarhaugAuto GP World SeriesAt just 21, but with a curriculum that already includes a full season in GP2, Pål Varhaug boasted an impressive Auto GP World Series debut in Monza. After being hampered by some technical glitches in the Free Practices, the Norwegian started recovering right from the Qualifying, then entering an improving mood that led him and his team, Virtuosi UK, to a P2 finish in Race 1 and to a great win on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »