Daily Archive: September 4, 2012

Sep 04

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Eight battle for chase berth with varying degrees of hope

NASCAR logoThat’s all that’s left for eight drivers battling for the final Chase Wild Card in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, the 26th and last event in the Race to the Chase.

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Sep 04

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented By Mobil 1 Statistical Advance: Barrie

Analyzing the Wahta Springs 300 at Barrie Speedway

Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueBarrie SpeedwayThe NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 travels to Barrie (Ont.) Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 8 for the Wahta Springs 300.

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Sep 04

Isabelle Tremblay & Martin Roy heading into battle at Barrie

This will be the first oval track event of the year for Tremblay – Martin Roy is focused on Rookie of the Year title

2012_08_04_06872012-08-18-1215After a three week break the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns to action this weekend at Barrie Speedway a very challenging 1/3 mile oval about an hour north of Toronto, ON. Rookie of the year point’s leader Martin Roy pilots the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Dodge and teammate Isabelle Tremblay in the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge will both participate in the 300 lap race taking place this Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

It will be a fight to the finish in MX2 at the Supermotocross

Tim Tremblay is ready to take on Kaven Benoît and Jeremy Medaglia in MX2
Kaven Benoît wants a repeat win at the Supermotocross Monster Energy

2010-10-02_13192010-10-02_1418Quebec’s top two motocross riders, Kaven Benoît and Tim Tremblay, will both be looking for the big win in the MX2 motocross competition at the Supermotocross Monster Energy, presented by Parts Canada/Thor, on Saturday, September 29 at the Olympic Stadium. Benoît, who won in the Pro 250cc MX2 class in front of a partisan crowd at the 2010 Supermotocross ahead of Tyler Medaglia of Kemptville, Ontario, then lost by a hair the following year to brother Jeremy Medaglia. Benoît intends to recapture the crown this time around. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Superstars International Series: Superstars issues updated balance of performance

The FG Group series set for an exciting closing stint with an updated technical configuration

Superstars logoSuperstars International Series - bmw-m3-e90jpgBalanced performances between cars and exciting racing have always been the pillars of Superstars. That has been a way of life for the FG Group-promoted championship since its inception, back in 2004, and since then nothing have changed.
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Sep 04

Scuderia Coloni and Stefano Coletti part ways

The Belgian round of GP2 in Spa-Francorchamps was the last one together for Scuderia Coloni and Stefano Coletti.

GP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Stefano ColettiScuderia ColoniAs the objectives that had been set at the start of the season were not met, the team and the Monegasque driver agreed to part ways.

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Sep 04

Jérôme D’Ambrosio to drive in Monza

“My desire for 2012 has always been to get back into the seat of a Formula 1 car” – D’Ambrosio

2012-06-09_01192012-06-09_0179Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio will compete for the team in the Italian Grand Prix as a replacement for Romain Grosjean who received a one-race ban after the last race in Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

McLaren eyes FIA’s new electric series

McLaren could get involved in the FIA’s new electric-only open wheeler series Formula E.

02 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesF1000 eformulacarnewsThe series, featuring cars powered only by lithium batteries, will debut in 2014 and race in the centre of cities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Lotus picks d’Ambrosio for Monza

Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio will contest this weekend’s Italian grand prix in the place of Romain Grosjean.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Jerome DAmbrosio2012-06-09_0119There was speculation Lotus might overlook its official reserve driver for the Monza seat, after team regular Grosjean was given a one-race ban by the FIA for causing the spectacular first-lap crash at Spa last Sunday.

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Sep 04

Kubica stopped Lotus talks ‘months ago’ – Boullier

Lotus boss Eric Boullier has revealed there is little chance Robert Kubica will return to F1 with the Enstone based team.

2012-06-09_0179Robert Kubica 2011-11-23The Pole was a Renault (now called Lotus) driver ahead of the 2011 season, when he was seriously hurt during a minor rally in Italy. For months afterwards, Frenchman Boullier said the team was supporting Kubica’s quest to return to F1, but there were rumours of a subsequent falling-out.

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Sep 04

BMW rules out F1 in ‘medium term’

BMW has ruled out returning to formula one in the “medium term”.

Flagworld - F1BMW Motorsports“There are currently no plans,” said the German carmaker’s motor sport director Jens Marquardt, whose predecessor was the well-known F1 figure Mario Theissen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Button ‘disappointed’ Hamilton revealed McLaren secrets

Jenson Button has revealed he is “disappointed” Lewis Hamilton gave away McLaren secrets last weekend at Spa.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Jenson Button 062012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 03In trying to show his million Twitter followers why he was so much slower than the sister McLaren in qualifying, Hamilton published a highly-confidential telemetry image that also contained sensitive information about ride heights and acceleration rates. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Big lead over Hamilton is ‘good news’ – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has singled out Lewis Hamilton as a greater threat to his title chances than Sebastian Vettel.

2012-09-02 - Ferrari - Belgium - Fernando Alonso 22012-06-09_0923Being smashed out of Sunday’s Belgian grand prix by Romain Grosjean’s flying Lotus means Spaniard Alonso lost the chance to break the all-time record for the number of consecutive points finishes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Open cockpit action ‘inevitable’ after Spa crash

Exposed head is the last “big” safety issue for formula one

Romain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 Flagworld - F1Sunday’s terrifying first-corner crash at Spa Francorchamps has reopened the debate about whether the sport’s days of open cockpits are numbered.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

F1 pundits say Grosjean ban hard but fair

The F1 fraternity has backed the governing FIA after Romain Grosjean was banned from contesting this weekend’s Italian grand prix.

Romain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 04On the face of it, the race suspension for a first-corner crash may seem harsh, especially as the last driver to be banned was Michael Schumacher in 1994. But Frenchman Grosjean has been involved in seven similar incidents in the 12 races of his return to F1 so far.

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Sep 04

Four drivers lining up for Grosjean’s Monza seat

At least four drivers could be in the running to race the banned Romain Grosjean’s black and gold Lotus at Monza this weekend.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 032012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 01F1 veteran turned Indycar driver Rubens Barrichello is desperate to break back into his favourite category, and has admitted his interest in Grosjean’s seat to his 1.7 million Twitter followers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Lotus will not race double-DRS ‘device’ at Monza

Lotus’ double DRS-inspired “device” will remain on the back-burner for yet another grand prix.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 012012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 04The Enstone based team wanted to qualify and race the device at Spa last weekend, but Lotus changed course due to Friday’s practice washout.

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Sep 04

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Federated Auto Parts 400

There have been 112 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Richmond since the track opened in 1953

NASCAR logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia going into the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Sept. 8.

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Sep 04

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 News & Notes: Barrie

With three races to go; down the stretch they come – No one is happier than D.J. Kennington

Nascar Canadian Tire Series Bilingue2012-08-04_0099In the Wahta Springs 300 on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Barrie (Ont.) Speedway the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 takes to an oval track for the first time since July 25. And Kennington is happy not only because he won that evening in Saskatoon, Sask., but also for the fact that he has emerged victorious in each of the four races on ovals this season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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