Daily Archive: April 15, 2012

Apr 15

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix race report (+photos)

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One race report

Shanghai circuitToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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Apr 15

Todt finally breaks silence on Bahrain

Jean Todt has broken his long and conspicuous silence over the Bahrain controversy.

Bahrain International CircuitJean Todt (DR)Until now, the ultra-low-profile FIA president had been reluctant to speak on the issue, despite deciding that the sport should push ahead with this weekend’s race in the troubled island Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Another setback for Team Barracuda – BHA in Long Beach

Alex Tagliani in the No. 98 Team Barracuda-BHA car on the streets of Long Beach, Calif.

Team Barracuda - BHA logoWhat started as an unusual race weekend ended in disappointment as Alex Tagliani and Team Barracuda – BHA experienced an engine issue and contact during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

VIR Sweep for La Rocca and HP-Tech

La Rocca leads at VIR

F2000 Championship Series logoRobert La Rocca made it a clean sweep at VIR with his second victory of the weekend, along with two poles and two fastest laps for his HP-Tech Motorsports team. La Rocca held off an early challenge from the Radon of Fabio Orsolon, and then another challenge later in the race from Tim Minor’s Citation before separating from the pack, winning over Niki Coello’s RFR and Wyatt Gooden in a Van Diemen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Newey wins at VIR by inches

Newey out front at VIR

Brandon Newey took his first F1600 Formula F Championship Series win in only his second race in the Bryan Herta Autosport Mygale/Honda, edging out his teammate Garett Grist, in a side-by-side photo finish at VIR. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Brian Hoar wins Second straight NH Governor’s Cup

Hoar escaped a late race assault

ACT logoBrian HoarEight-time American Canadian Tour Late Model Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT claimed his second straight NH Governor’s Cup 150 season opener at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on Sunday, April 15. Hoar escaped a late race assault from multi-time Lee USA Speedway Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH to earn the win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Van der Drift pips Sirotkin to Marrakech Race 2 win

Chris Van der Drift is the second “king” of the Marrakech Auto GP weekend, after winning today’s race 2 with a stunning performance.

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Chris Van der DriftIn a season that already saw 5 different winners in 6 rounds, the Kiwi driver bagged the first success for him and MP Motorsport thanks to both a masterful drive and a very good job by his pit-wall staff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Another VIR Pole for ‘The Rock’

La Rocca easily took another F2000 pole at VIR.

F2000 Championship Series logoRobert “The Rock” La Rocca continued the momentum from Saturday’s victory and took his second pole in two days at VIR outpacing Fabio Orsolon’s No. 77 Radon by just under three tenths of a second in the No. 10 Van Diemen for his Ft. Lauderdale-based HP-Tech squad. Wyatt Gooden, who made contact with La Rocca on the opening lap of Saturday’s race, will line up third with Niki Coello in a RFR and Tim Minor’s Citation completing the top five. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Luciano Bacheta completes superb Silverstone double

Brit passes Marinescu on penultimate lap to take early championship lead

F2 - Luciano Bacheta secured a superb double win F2 victory during the opening rounds at Silverstone  F2 - British driver Luciano Bacheta celebrates on the podiumBritish driver Luciano Bacheta completed a superb double victory during today’s (Sunday) second FIA Formula Two race at Silverstone. On home soil the 21-year-old pressured pole-sitter Mihai Marinescu throughout before making his move on the penultimate lap to take the chequered flag for a clean sweep of the honours and an early championship lead. Marinescu finished second with Alex Fontana completing an impressive maiden F2 weekend with another visit to the podium in third. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Rosberg, Mercedes break through with China win

Schumacher hopes Mercedes can keep up pace

Nico Rosberg  Chine 20122012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 02Sunday was a wheel-to-wheel F1 thriller, but the sport’s newest winner Nico Rosberg was surprisingly untouchable in Shanghai. “Did you even have to overtake any cars?” he was asked by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton afterwards.  “No!” Rosberg replied. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Todt leaves China without commenting on Bahrain

Jean Todt’s visit to the Shanghai circuit on Saturday went almost completely unnoticed.

Bahrain International CircuitJean Todt président FIA (DR)With the Bahrain controversy still the hottest topic in the F1 paddock, The Times correspondent Kevin Eason described the FIA president’s absolute public silence as he flew in and out of China as “peculiar”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Buemi, Sauber, Mercedes, and Vettel ‘crisis’

Race-day update

Shanghai circuitSebastien Buemi has allowed himself only a modest dig at Toro Rosso’s new drivers, after Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo slumped to 16th and 17th places in qualifying for the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

ALMS at Long Beach race report

 Long Beach Repeat for Muscle Milk Pickett Racing – Graf, Luhr win again; Corvette takes landmark GT victory

ALMS - Long Beach -ALMS - Long Beach - Level5Fuel strategy won out at Long Beach on Saturday with Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr winning the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach for the second straight season. The Muscle Milk Honda Performance Development ARX-03a stopped twice during the race’s sole caution period and ran the final 56 minutes without another stop to win over Dyson Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Marinescu secures pole for second Silverstone race

Romanian leads from Alex Fontana and Luciano Bacheta

F2 - Mihai Marinescu secured pole for today's second F2 race at SilverstoneF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipMihai Marinescu will start from pole for today’s (Sunday) second FIA Formula Two race at Silverstone with Swiss racer Alex Fontana alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

La Rocca goes flag-to-flag at VIR

La Rocca took his first win at VIR

F2000 Championship Series logoRobert La Rocca led every lap in the F2000 Championship Series season opener at VIR from pole en route to his first career F2000 victory in the No. 10 HP-Tech Motorsport Van Diemen. La Rocca faced a brief challenge following opening-lap contact with Wyatt Gooden from Fabio Orsolon’s GTP Motorsports Radon before checking out on the 32-car field, and setting fast lap, ensuring all the Championship points for the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Koykka wins tense season opener

Koykka won in the Spectrum

Matias Koykka stood on top of the VIR podium after a closing-stages battle among four cars that saw them running nose-to-tail, three wide, and changing positions lap after lap. The F1600 Formula F Championship Series produced again, with Kyokka’s Spectrum/Honda for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing barely edging out Colin Thompson’s TTO Motorsports Swift DB6/Honda and the Mygale/Honda of Brandon Newey for Bryan Herta Autosport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Richard Foley to be inducted to “Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame”

Saturday night in Toronto

Richard Foley à DaytonaCanadian Motorsports Hall of FameFollowing his participation as honorary flagman at the NAPA 100 last summer, held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre-Dame, now Richard “Dick” Foley will be inducted into the “Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame” next Saturday in Toronto along with other Canadians and Michael Andretti ( in international category). The 18th edition of the CMHOF gala is expected to be attended by over 300 guests. Read the rest of this entry »

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