Daily Archive: September 1, 2012

Sep 01

ALMS Baltimore race report (updated)

Level 5, Team Falken Tire come up big in Baltimore – Wild finish to unpredictable street race

ALMSChristophe Bouchut and Scott Tucker led a 1-2 finish for Level 5 Motorsports at the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT on Saturday, the team’s second overall win in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

IRC Barum Czech Rally Zlin day one report

 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round nine of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeAigner Cze 12Juho Hänninen heads the battle of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge greats on Barum Czech Rally Zlín following a day of high drama on the demanding all-asphalt stages in south-east Czech Republic, four of which were broadcast live on Eurosport and free-to-air Czech TV.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Michaud returns to glory, Sweet crowned King

43 ACT competitors prepare for Labor Day Classic

ACT logoThunder RoadMulti-time Thunder Road Champion Cris Michaud returned to the winner’s circle in the Aubuchon Hardware Late Model 100 for the third time in 2012 after a high-flying duel with 2012 King of the Road Nick Sweet. Sweet closed out his remarkable championship campaign with a second place finish, and Essex Junction’s Dave Whitcomb rounded out the podium with third.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

GP2: Ericsson wins dramatic Spa feature

Swede cruises in incident packed race

GP2 - James Calado (Lotus GP), Marcus Ericsson (iSport International), Davide Valsecchi (DAMS)GP2 - Marcus Ericsson (iSport International)Marcus Ericsson dominated his rivals with a mature display of speed and guile and staying out of trouble in an eventful afternoon on track to roll home 11.5 seconds ahead of James Calado and Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

GP3: Abt achieves maiden win in Spa

Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt victorious in shortened Race in Belgium 

GP3 - Abt, Felix Da Costa & Evans Podium Race 1 Spa 2012GP3 - Daniel Abt (Lotus GP) Race 1 Spa 2012German driver Daniel Abt is content with life after taking his first win in the 2012 GP3 Series. Rookie Abt started from third on the grid and made an amazing pass on both Antonio Felix Da Costa (Carlin) and Mitch Evans (MW Arden) to claim his debut win ahead of Felix Da Costa and Evans.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Ups and downs at Spa on Saturday

Michael Schumacher is not yet enjoying his landmark 300th grand prix.

Spa-Francorchamps 2012-08-31Spa-FrancorchampsThe great German arrived at his favourite circuit Spa-Francorchamps to mark the special occasion with a brand new platinum helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix qualifying report

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Spa-Francorchamps logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spa-Francorchamps.

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Sep 01

Mercedes runs ‘triple DRS’ at Spa – report

Forget double-DRS, Mercedes has reportedly upped the ante and debuted a ‘triple-DRS’ concept at Spa.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 012012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 02The German squad pioneered the straightline speed-boosting idea this year, and at recent grands prix Lotus has been trying to get a similar system up and running. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

‘Silly season’ explodes at Spa

After the long summer break, formula one has regrouped at Spa-Francorchamps to discover the ‘silly season’ in a higher gear than ever.

2012-03-18 - Dimanche2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 99000Having earlier suggested he might stay with Sauber in 2013, Sergio Perez has suddenly been quoted by a Spanish newspaper as saying Ferrari is “obviously” an option. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

McLaren running ‘unusual sidepods’ at Spa

At Spa on Friday, McLaren’s 2012 car was sporting the most visibly obvious development, in the wake of F1’s month-long summer break.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Jenson Button 032012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 01The concept was described by Auto Motor und Sport as a pair of “unusual sidepods” for the MP4-27, featuring almost a second layer or wing above the top surface. But the German publication said the Swiss team Sauber actually first thought of the idea, with the gap between the surfaces apparently speeding up the air as on its way to the rear of the car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Hamilton rules out 2013 sabbatical

Lewis Hamilton has described one contract offered by McLaren for the 2013 season as “sh*t”.

2012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 062012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 458The expletive is an insight into the 2008 world champion’s delicate negotiations with the British team, but Hamilton ruled out letting the impasse become a “sabbatical”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Key to start work at Toro Rosso on Monday – report

James Key will start work at Toro Rosso on Monday morning, Italy’s well-connected Autosprint reports.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 0208 - Scuderia Toro RossoWith the Faenza based team’s technical boss Giorgio Ascanelli going “on holiday” recently, it has been reported that his permanent replacement could be the former Sauber and Force India man Key, a 40-year-old Briton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

HRT wants to keep de la Rosa beyond racing days

HRT would like to keep Pedro de la Rosa on the books, even after his driving days are over.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa 012012-06-09_0317The Spanish veteran is already under contract for 2013, but the team’s technical director Toni Cuquerella said HRT also values his contribution off the track.

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Sep 01

Burti recalls Spa crash that ended F1 career

“It took me two years to get back to normal” – Burti

More than a decade after the fact, Luciano Burti has finally opened up about the crash at Spa-Francorchamps that ended his formula one career.

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Sep 01

GP3: Evans and Laine lock out front row in Spa

MW Arden’s teammates Mitch Evans and Matias Laine quickest in qualifying

 

GP3 - Evans, Laine, Abt Spa Qualifying 2012GP3 - Mitch Evans (MW Arden) Spa Qualifying 2012Series leader Mitch Evans made the best possible start to his weekend by claiming the vital four points on offer for pole position for Round 7 of the GP3 Series 2012. His teammate Laine will start alongside the New Zealander on the front row, with Lotus GP’s Daniel Abt in third. Evans pole laptime of 2:10.513 was a new pole record for the circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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