Daily Archive: March 29, 2012

Mar 29

Team Barracuda – BHA Barber and Alex Tagliani look forward to a successful run at Barber

+Bryan Herta Autosport Firestone Indy Lights : Troy Castaneda sims to back up a Top-Ten Finish

Team Barracuda - BHA logoHonda INDY Grand Prix or Alabama“Barber is going to be another test for us this weekend. I like the track quite a bit – it’s intense and very difficult with high-speed corners and it’s just a pretty fast track” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

It’ll be a street fight at Long Beach

Close finishes and drama are the norm

ALMSMuscleMilk-Sebring-032912-mainKlaus Graf and Lucas Luhr have the chance to make history when the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón returns to Long Beach. The pairing can become the first to post overall victories in consecutive years at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Valencia, Official test: Quaife-Hobbs sets the pace

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs couldn’t hope for a better start of the Valencia Auto GP weekend.

Auto GP - Valencia - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesThe Championship leader topped the timesheets of the Thursday afternoon testing, after three-hours that saw him leading for nearly the whole session. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Quaife-Hobbs: “Qualifying will be the key in Valencia”

Three weeks have passed from the Italian weekend, and Adrian made the most of it in order to get to the Spanish track in the best possible shape.

Auto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesAfter bagging a resounding Race 1 win and a third place finish in Race 2, Adrian Quaife-Hobbs arrives in Valencia as the Championship leader, tied on points with Pål Varhaug.

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Mar 29

French PM could announce GP return on Friday

French prime minister Francois Fillon will on Friday travel to the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceAccording to Le Parisien newspaper in an exclusive report, he could announce the deal is finally done to revive the French grand prix for 2013. A source said Fillon will provide an update and indicate that France is “ready” to host F1 again for the first time since 2008 at Magny Cours. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

FIA ‘not aware’ of penalty risk for obscene Vettel gesture

F1’s governing body has played down claims Sebastian Vettel faces a penalty for his behaviour during the Malaysian grand prix.

Flagworld - FIA2012-03-22 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 299004After the race, the reigning world champion dismissed HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan as an “idiot” following their on-track collision. On-board footage subsequently proved that Red Bull driver Vettel, 24, twice showed his Indian driver a ‘middle finger’ salute. Reports in Germany suggested the behaviour was a breach of the stricter code of conduct under FIA president Jean Todt, with the German theoretically facing anything from a warning to the revocation of his superlicense. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ferrari has ‘great confidence’ in Massa – president

Luca di Montezemolo has offered Felipe Massa some cautious backing.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-182012-03-15 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01The struggling driver was summoned to Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters this week rather than travel home to Brazil to see his young family. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

F-duct legality ‘part of the game’ insists Haug

Norbert Haug has the ‘F-duct’ debate around by admitting he questions the exhaust solution featured on this year’s McLaren car.

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug 012012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 02Some teams – notably Red Bull, Lotus and Ferrari – have complained loudly about the W03’s aerodynamic configuration, arguing the F-duct ban completely ruled out similar systems that are triggered by a driver’s movement. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Marussia F1 Team extends relationship with Nexa Autocolor

Flying colours

12 - Marussia F1 Team2012-03-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Timo Glock 04The Marussia F1 Team is delighted to announce that it has agreed an extension to its current Official Supplier relationship with Nexa Autocolor, which supplies the team with the very latest paint technologies for its race cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Abu Dhabi hopes F1 sticks with young driver test date

This year’s young drivers’ test could be called off.

Abu Dhabi soir GP2 Series - Abu DhabiCurrently, the event – giving inexperienced drivers the chance to drive current F1 cars amid the sport’s strict testing limits – is scheduled to take place as per usual in Abu Dhabi late this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ecclestone, team bosses, say Bahrain going ahead

F1 team bosses turned out in force as officials insisted next month’s Bahrain grand prix is definitely on.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0306The sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone joined Sir Frank Williams, Martin Whitmarsh, Christian Horner, Mercedes’ Nick Fry and Pirelli’s Paul Hembery at a media lunch in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

International Superstars Series Italian Mercedes-AMG partners with Caal Racing and Vitantonio Liuzzi for 2012

Superstars Series: Monza set to host spectacular International Superstars Series and GTSprint Series racing weekend

International Superstars Series - Italian Mercedes-AMG - Caal Racing - Vitantonio LiuzziInternational Superstars SeriesThe Superstars Series will be back racing in just four days at the historical Monza racetrack, and both the two top championships promoted by FG GROUP will be kicking-off featuring a sensational line-up in terms of star drivers and car manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Everything’s set for the much-anticipated grand opening of the 2012 International Superstars Series scheduled for this weekend at Monza.

International Superstars Series: Max Pigoli, Gian Maria Gabbiani to line-up for Jaguar in superstars

Superstars Series - Jaguar - Gian Maria GabbianiSuperstars logoA lot of new and returning high-level entries are expected on-track (including world motorsports aces like Vitantonio Liuzzi, Mika Salo, Christian Fittipaldi, Gianni Morbidelli and Thomas Biagi) and the teams are almost ready to line-up their spectacular 500-horsepower saloon racecar. Read the rest of this entry »