Daily Archive: April 25, 2012

Apr 25

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park unveils new logo

The new logo features the iconic Canadian Tire triangle to reflect a recently announced long-term partnership

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park logoMosport Show Car - On Top Of ArchCanadian Tire Motorsport Park unveiled its exciting new logo today in advance of the 2012 season which will kick off with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series opener at the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend presented by Castrol Edge on May 18-20. 

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Apr 25

Reports question Bahrain spectator figures

The facility’s capacity is 46,000.

2012-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 990092012-04-21 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain Grand Prix - Marc Webber 99000A respected specialist publication has questioned the official spectator figures published by the organisers of Sunday’s highly controversial Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Force India sat out practice to save money – rumour

Another theory about Force India’s absence from a practice session in Bahrain last weekend has emerged.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamBahrainWord has it the Silverstone based team sat out the second session on Friday because staff were spooked by a Molotov cocktail incident and didn’t want to be returning to their hotels in darkness. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

HRT only team to miss Mugello test

HRT has announced it will sit out next week’s rare in-season formula one test at Mugello.

2012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 052012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Narain Karthikeyan 01For the first time in years, the sport has relaxed slightly its strict testing ban in order to give teams the chance to run between grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

HRT Formula 1 Team will not attend the tests in Mugello

“By not going to Mugello we can work thoroughly on the car to prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix” – Luis Pérez-Sala

2012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 02HRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgAfter some careful assessment, HRT Formula 1 Team has decided not to take part in the upcoming Formula 1 tests celebrated in Mugello, Italy, next week (1st-3rd May). Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Webber helps fans get live coverage in Aus

Australian F1 fans are this week rejoicing in local hero Mark Webber even more than usual.

2012-04-19 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain Grand Prix - Marc Webber 990072012-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain Grand Prix - Marc Webber 99022Pressure applied by the Red Bull driver was reportedly instrumental in returning the sport to the live television airways in Australian capital cities. Fans were outraged with Australian broadcaster Ten’s decision to take formula one from its high definition channel One, which in turn meant viewers in Perth and Adelaide had no live coverage at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Massa ‘good’ driver in ‘very bad’ Ferrari – Leme

Well-known Brazilian commentator Reginaldo Leme has defended Felipe Massa, amid the Ferrari driver’s career crisis.

2012-02-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 142012-02-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01Massa’s Ferrari seat hangs in the balance, and according to his boss Stefano Domenicali, he will have to improve in order to simply stay on the F1 grid with any team next year. But Leme has pointed the finger of blame at Ferrari’s struggling F2012 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Haug disagrees with Schumacher’s Pirelli blast

Haug said Schumacher’s comments also prove that Mercedes does not muzzle its drivers, who may freely express their personal opinions.

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 042012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher - Jock Clear 01He does not agree with the seven time world champion, but Norbert Haug insists he can understand Michael Schumacher’s criticism of the current generation of Pirelli tyre. Mercedes driver Schumacher slammed F1’s official supplier after last Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix, saying the 2012 tyres degrade so quickly that they are not good enough for the pinnacle of motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Raikkonen can win second title in 2012 – Salo

Kimi Raikkonen can add a second title to his tally in 2012.

2012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 032012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 02That is the claim of the 2007 world champion’s countryman Mika Salo, who now commentates on Finnish television MTV3. In the fourth race of Raikkonen’s return to F1 from rallying, the 32-year-old last weekend challenged Sebastian Vettel for victory in Bahrain, finishing second for Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Pirelli job ‘not an option’ for Sutil

Becoming Pirelli’s test driver was “not an option” for Adrian Sutil, the out-of-work F1 driver has admitted.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli P Zero 01“Right now I’m waiting,” the former Force India driver told Eurosport Deutschland. German Sutil, 29, was an established F1 driver until 2011, when he became embroiled in a legal battle with Lotus team executive Eric Lux over an assault. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Ecclestone unhappy with Bahrain’s ‘UniF1ied’ slogan

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was not happy Bahrain organisers used the acronym ‘F1’ in its political slogan for last weekend’s race.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0303The F1 chief executive was highly supportive of the island Kingdom’s intensely controversial return to the sport’s calendar, insisting Bahrain will retain its grand prix “forever”. But when asked about the banners around the Sakhir circuit and the island Kingdom that read ‘UniF1ed’, 81-year-old Ecclestone admitted to the Mirror: “We never put it there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Who Works in Motorsports 2012 – AVAILABLE

The biggest and most comprehensive Motorsport bible ever published featuring 1000+ pages of essential information on 17 Championships 

Who Works in Motorsports Who Works in Motorsports 2012Who Works in Motorsports 2012 remains the only publication to contain those all-important details on decision makers, opinion formers and journalists from across the industry. A unique reference tool, this fully updated edition now includes information on 17 separate championships. Read the rest of this entry »

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