Daily Archive: April 4, 2012

Apr 04

Bridgestone MotoGP Qatar, Losail preview

MotoGP Round 1

MotoGP logoGrand Prix Moto QatarAll eyes will be on Qatar this weekend as the Losail International Circuit gets set to host the opening round of the 2012 FIM MotoGP™ Championship season Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Snake Bit: SRT Viper returning to ALMS’ GT Class

Factory-backed effort set to debut later this season

Viper-SRT-ALMS-040412-1Viper-Racecar-040412-1Intent on recapturing the form that made it sports car racing’s dominant GT force in the early days of the ALMS, SRT Viper will return to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón this season. SRT Viper Racing is set to debut its competition-ready SRT Viper GTS-R later in 2012, Chrysler Group officials announced today at the New York Auto Show. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Garett Grist and Brandon Newey to Compete in the F1600 Championship Series with Bryan Herta Autosport

“I am really excited about the new F1600 program at Bryan Herta Autosport” – Grist

Garett GristBrandon NeweyBryan Herta Autosport (BHA) will campaign two cars in the twelve race 2012 F1600 Formula F Series, and have chosen Garett Grist and Brandon Newey to contend for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Red Bull has work to do to defend title – Marko

Dr Helmut Marko has admitted Red Bull has work to do in order to return to the front in formula one.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 0932012-02-10 - Red Bull Racing -Sebastian Vettel 3 04Having dominated F1’s recent history, the energy drink owned team is now behind McLaren in the constructors’ standings after two races in 2012, while its highest placed driver is Mark Webber in fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Vettel not apologising after Karthikeyan attack

“I lost a solid fourth place so that’s obviously disappointing”

2012-03-22 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 2990042012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #1 647World champion Sebastian Vettel was unapologetic this week, having shown his Indian rival Narain Karthikeyan the middle finger recently in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Amid Ferrari rumblings, Button commits to McLaren

Jenson Button has revealed he will “definitely” remain loyal to McLaren for the next few years.

2012-03-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysian Grand Prix - Felipe Massa 012012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 00It was reported this week that the 2009 world champion received an “offer” from Ferrari last year to replace the struggling Felipe Massa. According to the Brazilian news agency Agencia Estado, those talks took place prior to October last year, when the 32-year-old Briton signed a new ‘multi year contract’ to stay at McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Updated Ferrari to take cues from Sauber – report

Ferrari is planning to follow Sauber’s lead when the first major development of the disappointing F2012 car is unveiled soon.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 6792012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 843“No doubt about it,” Fernando Alonso said after winning the Malaysian grand prix, “they (Sauber) were quicker than us.” The Italian magazine Autosprint have mischievously christened the updated Ferrari a ‘Ferrauber’, explaining that the rear of the ‘B’ F2012 will be very similar to Sauber’s impressive C31. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Barrichello tells Massa to remember F1 joy

“It’s not a speed problem,” he said, “it’s something that he needs to solve within himself.

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 643Rubens Barrichello has advised his friend and countryman Felipe Massa to remember to enjoy his job, amid rumours the Brazilian is speeding towards the exit at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Clever Sauber turning heads in 2012

Fernando Alonso’s win was a complete surprise, but the name of another team was on more paddock-dwellers’ lips after Malaysia — Sauber.

2012-02-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Kamui Kobayashi 032012-02-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Kamui Kobayashi 01“Only one team could do consistently good laptimes on all the tyres and in all the conditions, and it was Sauber,” confirmed Martin Whitmarsh, whose McLaren team had travelled to Sepang with arguably the fastest car. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

F1 in Schools™ secures support of FIA Women in Motor Sport commission

F1 in Schools has a great track record of attracting girls into the competition with a year on year entry of over 34%.

F1 in Schools - Sue Sanders, British representative of the Women in Motorsport Commission, with girls from Adrenaline, Robert MaF1 in schools logoF1 in Schools™, the leading global educational initiative linked to the high-profile Formula 1 and wider motor sport industry, has reached a significant development in its history, with the announcement today of a ground-breaking collaboration with the FIA Women in Motor Sport campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Hankook the new Formula 3 Euro Series tyre partner

The Formula 3 Euro Series will contest the 2012 season with a new tyre partner.

Hankook TiresF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesWith immediate effect, the single-seaters of the planet’s most competitive young-gun series will be shod with high-performance racing tyres supplied by Hankook Tire. The two-year deal signed by the ’Formel 3 Euro Serie Vermarktungs GmbH’ and the Korean manufacturer guarantees both parties involved a long-term planning reliability. DTM – the platform all the Formula 3 Euro Series rounds will be held on – switched to Hankook tyres as early as 2011 and the DTM drivers were very happy with the performance of the Hankook racing tyres, in their debut season.

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Apr 04

ACT New Hampshire Governor’s Cup at Lee USA features 13 championship teams

There will be no less than (13) thirteen former champion drivers entered in the 2012 ACT opener at Lee USA on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Lee USA Speedway logoACT logoBetween them they have accumulated 48 track and/or touring series championships during their careers. The annual opening New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway is expected to field the best opening day group of racers in its 22 event history. Read the rest of this entry »