Daily Archive: April 27, 2012

Apr 27

IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama qualifying report

Utah Grand Prix

IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama qualifying for the Utah Grand Prix was a display of young talent flexing its muscles to break Miller Motorsports Park track records. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Carlos Sainz claims pole position at Hockenheim (+ results)

Carlos Sainz (Carlin, 1:33.709 minutes) was fastest in Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergCarlos Sainz (Carlin, 1:33.709 minutes) was fastest in Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg and achieved a great comeback for his team Carlin in the world’s strongest junior racing category. Second fastest in qualifying, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam, 1:33.995 minutes) was 0.286 seconds slower than his compatriot. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

“Dash 4 Cash” Bonus Program returns To NASCAR Nationwide Series In 2012

Potential $1 Million Bonus, Four Consecutive Races, Fan Element Drives Excitement 

2011-08-18_0364Dash 4 CashFor the fourth consecutive year, NASCAR and Nationwide Insurance have combined to bring the popular – and exciting – “Dash 4 Cash” bonus program back for NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers and fans alike.

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Apr 27

Early effort sees Silva quickest in wet Friday practice

Round 2: Spanish MotoGP™ – Free Practice One and Two

MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Jerez MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Valentino Rossi 2012 Jerez MotoGP FP2Avintia Blusens’ rider Iván Silva put in a hot lap on slick tyres during a damp first practice session at Jerez to finish Friday on top of the timesheets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Valsecchi steals the show in Sakhir

Series leader wins third race in a row at the Bahrain International Circuit

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Davide Valsecchi (DAMS), Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)It was a hat trick for DAMS’s Davide Valsecchi: the mighty Italian pocketed his third win in a row in today’s Feature Race at Bahrain International Circuit. Starting from P2 on the grid, Valsecchi stole the lead from poleman Giedo van der Garde before the compulsory pitstop and kept it until the chequered flag. Fabio Leimer ended up second for his first podium finish of the season ahead of van der Garde.

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Apr 27

Markus Pommer goes quickest in second Portimão practice

German racer leads from Mihai Marienscu and Alex Fontana

F2 - Markus  Pommer topped the timesheets during today's second F2 practice session in PortugalF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipOn a now dry track following this morning’s rain, the 21-year-old German set a best lap of 1:33.811s early on and couldn’t be bettered with Swiss teenager Mathéo Tuscher in fourth and practice one pace-setter Luciano Bacheta in fifth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Van der Drift: “A much awaited win”

With his Race 2 success in Marrakech, Chris van der Drift ended a 21-month-long streak without a win.

Auto GP - Chris van der DriftAuto GP World SeriesA widely recognized talent, the kiwi driver had to face tough times since his huge Brands Hatch crash in 2010 and this also explains why his win in Marrakech was hailed by big smiles throughout the whole Auto GP paddock, with everybody seeing it as a deserved reward after a very unlucky period.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

What’s trending: Who to watch at Mazda Raceway

Looking ahead to six-hour enduro on May 12

Flying Lizard-042612-1ALMSThis year’s American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón is the 14th race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. A number of drivers and teams seem to find Monterey as a home away from home given their amount of success at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Bacheta leads the way in opening Portimão practice

Brits leads from Zamparelli and Pommer in wet first session

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Luciano Bacheta goes quickest in opening F2 practice session in the AlgarveBritish driver Luciano Bacheta set the pace during today’s (Friday) first Formula Two free practice session at a wet Portimão circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

‘Tactical’ retirements for gearbox rule gain – report

Two teams deployed a quiet ‘trick’ in Bahrain in order to exploit a loophole in the long-life gearbox rules, a specialist publication claims.

2012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button 032012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pastor Maldonado 02Williams’ Pastor Maldonado had to move five places back on the grid last Sunday because a fault in his gearbox was discovered after the Chinese grand prix. A cost-saving rule in F1 requires gearboxes to last five consecutive grands prix, with unscheduled changes met with the penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Button not keen to test at Mugello next week

Jenson Button has admitted he sees no point to changing McLaren’s Mugello test programme next week.

2012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button 072012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button 08After the British team struggled for pace on Pirelli’s complex tyres last weekend in Bahrain, Button’s teammate Hamilton admitted he wanted to test at Mugello. The in-season test in Italy is F1’s first for years, but McLaren had already announced that only test drivers Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey would be in action. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

“A League of Their Own” stars James Corden, Jimmy Carr & John Bishop get a taste of Formula 1 action with the Marussia F1 Team

Wacky racers – SKY 1 HD, 27 April, 21.00hrs

2012-04-27 - Marussia F1 Team - ALOTO2012-04-27 - Marussia F1 Team - A League of their OwnTonight, on Sky 1 HD’s A League of their Own at 21.00hrs, viewers will get the chance to see what happened when the Marussia F1 Team put comedy stars James Corden, Jimmy Carr and John Bishop in one of its Formula One racing cars at Silverstone Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Pirelli getting credit and blame for unbalance of power

Pirelli is getting the credit – or the blame – for F1’s unstable pecking order so far in 2012.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli P Zero 032012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli P Zero 04For the first time in almost three decades, four different cars – McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull – have won the opening four races of the season, while others – Lotus and Sauber – have displayed potential winning pace. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Jaime Alguersuari reportedly ended talks with the Lotus (nee Renault) team late last year because he believed his job at Toro Rosso was safe.

Alguersuari ended Lotus seat talks last November

2011-07-09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Britain - Jaime Alguersuari 32011-10-14 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Korea - Jaime AlguersuariThat is the claim of the Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, referring to the 22-year-old Spanish driver who was ousted at the last minute for the 2012 season by Toro Rosso owner Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Ecclestone to marry Fabiana Flosi

Bernie Ecclestone is getting married again.

2011-06-09_03132011-06-09_0312It will be the F1 supremo’s third marriage.  His first wife was Ivy, and they had a daughter, Deborah. 81-year-old Ecclestone’s best known marriage, however, was to Slavica, a former Croatian model who, at six foot two, conspicuously stood a foot taller than diminutive Bernie. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Round 3: Giedo van der Garde flies to Sakhir pole (+ results)

Qualifying : Caterham Racing driver steals Davide Valsecchi’s thunder
Free practice : Max Chilton sets the pace in Sakhir –
Carlin racer quickest in free practice
 

GP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)

Giedo van der Garde is a happy man: the Caterham Racing driver claimed today’s pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit in 1:42.451, one tenth quicker than Davide Valsecchi. Fabio Leimer took P3 in an thrilling qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

F1 in Schools™ welcomes Monisha Kaltenborn as global Patron

“We are very pleased that Monisha agreed to be a Patron of F1 in Schools.” – Andrew Denford

F1 in schools - Monisha Kaltenborn with an F1 in Schools studentF1 in schools logoF1 in Schools™, the Formula One™ Technology Challenge, welcomes a new patron for this global educational challenge initiative, high profile Formula One personality, Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO of the Swiss based Sauber F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

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