Daily Archive: September 11, 2012

Sep 11

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Past Champions’ Luster Makes Winning ’12 Title Challenging

NASCAR logoThere are four good reasons why becoming a first-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is supremely difficult. This year’s challenge is to beat four competitors who have been to the top of the mountain before – 13 times, to be exact. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

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

Analyzing The Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway

Riverside International Speedway logoNascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueThe NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 travels to Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, N.S., on Saturday, Sept. 15 for the Wilson Equipment 300. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Young Driver Test – Magny-Cours report day 1 (updated)

Formula One day 1 test report

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Magny-Cours. Busy start to Formula 1 test at Magny-Cours.

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Sep 11

ALMS President Scott Atherton to Speak, Moderate Green Racing Panel

Participating at Major International Green Automotive Technology Conference

ALMS - Scott AthertonLeMans - Nissan Delta WingAmerican Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón President Scott Atherton will speak and moderate a green racing forum at the International Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Conference this week at the Baltimore Convention Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes – FONTANA

“It’s hard to believe that it’s already the last race of the year. ” – Tagliani

MAVTV 500Team Barracuda - BHA logoThe 2012 season, since we switched to Honda, has been amazing for Barracuda Racing. We’ve been very competitive and I’ve enjoyed running up at the front. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Yamimoto presents the limited edition HRT Formula 1 Team electric bicycle

The new Yamimoto-HRT is a sporting electric bicycle with soft lines and high range components

2012-09-11 - HRT F1 Team - YamimotoHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgThe Caja Mágica provided the setting for the official presentation and launch of the new special edition HRT Formula 1 Team electric bicycle by Yamimoto, the team’s sustainable mobility agent. Test driver, Dani Clos, was on hand to unveil the bike alongside Spanish television presenter Paula Vázquez, who was making her first appearance at this act as the image of the Spanish electric bicycle brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Mitch Evans was presented with a 200,000 Euro prize fund by Pirelli at the end of season gala in Milan last Sunday night

Pirelli presents prize to GP3 winner

GP3 - Pirelli's Mario Isola presents Mitch Evans with his prizePirelliThe prize fund will go towards a GP2 drive next year, in line with Pirelli’s philosophy of helping a young driver rise up through the ranks all the way to Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

19 year old British racer Alice Powell clinched her first GP3 Series Drivers’ Championship point in the season finale at Monza this weekend.

First Point for Powell and a Female Driver in GP3 Season Finale at Monza

GP3 - Alice Powell Status Grand Prix at GP3 Monza 2012 low res CREDIT Daniel at LAT PhotographicStatus Grand PrixShe is also the first female driver to score a point in the Series, making history at the iconic Italian track. It was Alice’s first time at the Autodromo Nationale Monza and her weekend kicked off with free practice on Friday. It was a productive session as Alice learnt the track and worked with her Status Grand Prix team to set-up the car and get to grips with the hard tyre option. She ended the day in a comfortable 12th position on the time sheets.

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Sep 11

F1 engines to fire again on Tuesday

The Spa-Monza double header may now be over, but the sound of formula one engines will soar again on Tuesday.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logoMagny-Cours le circuitFerrari, Mercedes and Force India are set to begin their three days of ‘young driver’ testing at the former French grand prix venue Magny Cours. Jules Bianchi, Luiz Razia and Rodolfo Gonzalez will be driving for Force India, Sam Bird for Mercedes, and Frenchman Bianchi and Davide Rigon for Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Vettel hopes for more speed at slower tracks

Sebastian Vettel is expecting to get back in the game next time out in Singapore.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99036 - Sebastian Vettel2012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Michael SchumacherThe reigning world champion is now 39 points behind Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso after the Spa-Monza double header, where Red Bull’s RB8 struggled on the high speed straights. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

McLaren ‘Plan B’ shaping up amid Hamilton saga

Martin Whitmarsh left Monza insisting McLaren has “no plan B” in the event Lewis Hamilton jumps ship for 2013.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 00612012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0224But that’s not according to the latest media speculation, which is mentioning Force India’s Paul di Resta and former McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen as potential candidates to replace the 2008 world champion and Monza winner. Plan A, however, is undoubtedly re-signing Hamilton. “I can imagine we’ll have some conversations before Singapore,” team boss Whitmarsh said.

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Sep 11

‘Stealthy’ Raikkonen keeps title tilt at full speed

Stefano Domenicali has identified former Ferrari champion Kimi Raikkonen as a real threat for the 2012 title.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 012012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 05It is Ferrari’s new number 1, Fernando Alonso, who is comfortably leading the drivers’ standings by 37 points after Monza. The Spaniard has been on the podium 7 times this year so far, including 3 wins. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Sergio Perez at Ferrari this week

After his second place at Monza, all eyes are on Sergio Perez’s next move.

2012-06-08_09852012-06-09_0150So the rumour-mongers will have a field day to learn that Sauber’s Mexican will be at Maranello this week. However, Ferrari insisted that Perez – Ferrari’s leading driver ‘academy’ member – has been scheduled to visit the team in mid September “for months”.

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Sep 11

Williams reveals ‘one-off’ Ecclestone payment

Williams has provided an interesting insight into the sport’s Concorde Agreement negotiations so far.

09 - Williams F12012-06-10_0439Most teams have now signed up with Bernie Ecclestone for 2013 and beyond; the exceptions being Mercedes, Marussia and HRT. Because Williams is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, it must publicly publish its financial results. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 13: Misano, San Marino and Rimini

This weekend’s San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix is an important race on many different levels

MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa leads at the start of the 2012 Dutch TTMotoGP logoRound thirteen of the 2012 season takes place at the recently renamed Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli as MotoGP™ action returns to the Italian peninsula for the second time this year.

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