Daily Archive: September 12, 2012

Sep 12

Young Driver Test – Magny-Cours report day 2 (updated)

Formula One day 2 test report

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Magny-Cours. Formula 1 teams complete extensive running on day two of Magny-Cours test.

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Sep 12

Ecclestone happy with sound of V6 engine – report

Bernie Ecclestone is now happier with the prospect of F1’s V6 engine rules switch.

2012-06-07_02772012-06-10_0442Until now, the F1 chief executive’s main worry has been that the new 1.6 litre turbo units will not sound as good as the current normally-aspirated V8s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Ferrari using foot-activated ‘DRS’ pedal

Ferrari is using a clever foot-activated switch to trigger the drag-shedding ‘DRS’ system in 2012, it has emerged.

2012-09-11 - Ferrari - Magny-Cours - Jules Bianchi2012-09-08 - Ferrari - Italy - Felipe Massa 01Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said drivers for most other teams trigger the rear wing flap with a button on the steering wheel. But renowned F1 technical illustrator Giorgio Piola has learned that, when Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are between corners and therefore Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Perez not ready for Ferrari switch – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo has dealt a knockout blow to speculation Sergio Perez could be set to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari next year.

2012-04-15 - Sauber F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 03Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18After his second place at Monza last Sunday, rumours that Sauber’s Mexican Perez is now set to step up to Ferrari are rife. But Ferrari president Montezemolo said: “Next season is too early. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Rally Sliven to form part of exciting climax to IRC season six

IRC will make its first visit to Bulgaria from 28-30 September

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeRally SlivenThis year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge is set for a thrilling climax with four events of the all-action series remaining including Rally Sliven, an exciting addition to the IRC schedule for 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Jordan Szoke enjoyed a double celebration at the final round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park August 25-26.

Champs also take Inside Motorcycles Team of the Year

Jordan Szoke - Team Of The Year

Jordan SzokeIn addition to claiming his record eighth national number one plate, Szoke’s Waznie Racing / Parts Canada / BMW Motorrad Canada squad also picked up the Inside Motorcycles Team of the Year award. Szoke enjoyed a near-flawless season with his BMW S1000RR, qualifying fastest at four of the five Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship rounds, winning three of six races and finishing on the podium at every event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Martin Roy & Isabelle Tremblay heading East to Antigonish

Round #11 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

2012-08-17_1477Martin Roy - Isabelle TremblayMartin Roy driver of the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge and teammate Isabelle Tremblay pilot of the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge with both return to action this weekend at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish, NS for round number eleven of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on Saturday evening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Lombardi Honda Racing enters a new division…

LHR Autosport launches for racers and Honda fans !

Lombardi Honda Racing FITLombardiHondaRacingMulti-time Canadian Touring Car champions in many different categories over the past forty years, the Lombardi Honda Racing team is expanding even further by announcing today the official creation of their LHR Autosport division, which is dedicated to the preparation of Hondas for all motorsport competition, as well as for Honda fans wishing to personalize their street cars.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama to race at VIR for first time

Rookie driver Angel Andres Benitez looks to secure Gold Cup Title

The state of Virginia may be entrenched in stock car racing country, but it will step out of its comfort zone this weekend when sports car racing takes over at Virginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

David Ostella to take Ironman to Auto Club Speedway

Canadian driver to race with superhero speed at Superspeedway

David OstellaAuto Club Speedway is just a short distance from Hollywood making it an appealing “on location” for producers. Movies like the Bucket List and the 2000 adaptation of Charlie’s Angels have taken the Fontana track to the silver screen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Nathan Morcom switches to Aussie F3 series

Without any prior testing, Nathan Morcom was within a half-second of the National class pace in his F3 debut at Eastern Creek in 2010.

F3 - Nathan MorcomF3 - Nathan Morcom - 2010-09-12  Aust  Drivers' Ch'ship Rd 8 (Eastern Creek) - Nathan Morcom (Dallara F304) MPix photoNathan Morcom will return to openwheel racing in the final round of the Australian Drivers’ Championship at Phillip Island on September 21-23. The 20 year-old Sydneysider has switched to the local F3 series after his American F2000 Championship Series campaign was beset by car problems in the first two rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Ricci on the Auto GP grid with MLR71 in Sonoma

Giacomo Ricci is ready to make his Auto GP comeback in Sonoma

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Giacomo RicciOn the Californian track the Italian driver will join MLR71, driving alongside team owner Michele La Rosa. Having a quality driver as Ricci back on the grid is undoubtedly good news for the Series: Giacomo had just two outings on the Auto GP car so far, Navarra 2010 and Marrakech 2011, and in both occasions he managed to clinch a podium finish thanks to both talent and experience.

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Sep 12

Red Bull Racing Show Car

Behind the scenes

ThumbnailThumbnailThe Red Bull Racing Show Car Team has been travelling the globe since the Team began in 2005. But what’s it like behind the scenes of a show?

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Sep 12

Lauda – triple title feat now unlikely for Vettel

Niki Lauda thinks Sebastian Vettel can start to wind down his hopes of winning an ultra-rare third consecutive drivers’ title in 2012.

2012-06-10_04292012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99014Only two F1 greats have won three or more championships on the trot — Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. German Vettel has the chance to do it this season, but F1’s legendary Austrian Lauda thinks the Red Bull driver’s hopes are now all but dashed with seven races to run. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Horner doubts Hamilton to leave McLaren

Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team boss, has revealed he thinks Lewis Hamilton will probably stay at McLaren in 2013.

2012-02-08 - Red Bull Racing - Christian Horner2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 00The F1 grapevine is currently alight with speculation the 2008 world champion – who flirted with Red Bull until the energy drink-owned team re-confirmed its existing lineup for next season – is about to jump ship to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Mercedes tests ‘triple DRS’ at Magny Cours

Mercedes gave its new ‘triple DRS’ system a second outing at Magny Cours on Tuesday.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 012012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 02During the recent Belgian grand prix weekend, we reported that the German squad had upped the ante on its innovative ‘double DRS’ concept of 2012 by testing what could be described as a ‘triple DRS’ iteration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Axed Red Bull reserve Hartley re-emerges at Mercedes

Former Red Bull test driver Brendon Hartley has re-emerged in the Mercedes camp.

2010-05-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Brendon Hartley2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 02The now 22-year-old was dumped by the energy drink company after serving in 2010 as joint F1 reserve driver with Daniel Ricciardo. He was replaced by Ricciardo’s now Toro Rosso teammate Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Sauber F1 Team interview with CEO Monisha Kaltenborn

“We’re getting stronger all the time.” – Monisha Kaltenborn

2012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Peter Sauber - Monisha Kaltenborn2012-09-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Belgium - Monisha Kaltenborn 01Three podium places and a front-row grid position are the highlights for the Sauber F1 Team after 13 out of 20 races in the FIA Formula One World Championship 2012. Last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix saw the team reach the 100-point mark – that’s already 56 more than their total for the whole of the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Perez at Monza ‘best drive of 2012 season’ – Lauda

Sergio Perez’s second place at Monza was the standout drive of the 2012 season so far.

2012-04-15 - Sauber F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 042012-06-10_0513That is the view of legendary triple world champion Niki Lauda, who honoured the young Mexican by taking off his famous red cap before interviewing Perez on the podium last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Pirelli nominations for Japan, Korea and India

Rounds 15 to 17 of this year’s FIA Formula One World Championship in October

Pirelli2012-07-21 - Pirelli -  (1)In Japan, drivers will use the P Zero Silver hard tyre and P Zero Yellow soft tyre, delivering both performance and durability at the fast and challenging Suzuka circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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