Daily Archive: September 20, 2012

Sep 20

Auto GP will test in Barcelona on 6-7 December

2013 car to make its track debut in Spain 

AUTOGP_2013Auto GP World SeriesWhile Coloni Motorsport is coping with the most demanding weekend of the year, with half of the staff in Singapore for the last round of GP2 and the other half in Sonoma for the Auto GP grand finale, the Italian organizer is also setting the details for the first Auto GP commitments after the end of the racing season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Teams set for Bond Auto ACT Invitational

Castrol Racer Michaud forced out after wreck

Bond Auto ACT Invitational

2012-09-16_0044American Canadian Tour teams are primed and ready for the 4th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22. 43 were invited, but after a wreck in last weekends Série ACT Castrol finale, St Ans Des Pins, QC’s David Michaud will be forced to sit out.

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Sep 20

Fernando Alonso launches Shell’s 500 race week-end

With professional simulator demonstration in Singapore 

2012-09-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso Shell 500 042012-09-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso Shell 500 01The Singapore Grand Prix marks a significant milestone for Shell’s Technical Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari as the companies reach their 500th Formula One Grand Prix together. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Williams Advanced Engineering to launch Road Safety Simulator at conference in Qatar

“’IQPC are delighted to welcome Williams Advanced Engineering at the ITS & Road Safety Forum in Qatar” – Ashley Phillips

Williams Advanced Engineering logo2012-03-06 - Williams F1 - Dragons' Den Star Peter Jones visits Williams Technology Centre QatarWilliams Advanced Engineering will introduce to the public for the first time the Middle East’s most advanced road safety simulator at this year’s ITS & Road Safety Forum, taking place between the 2nd – 4th October in Doha, Qatar.

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Sep 20

Media muzzle won’t stop Hamilton future rumours

Lewis Hamilton is no longer talking about his future.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 032012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 06Earlier in Singapore, the Briton drive a McLaren road car for a promotional event, but the team’s press officers insisted questions about Hamilton’s contract were off-limits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Other drivers ‘not very critical’ – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean on Thursday was struggling to put his one-race ban behind him.

2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 042012-06-07_0252The Frenchman duly sat out Monza as his punishment for causing the first corner crash at Spa, and returns to full competitive action this weekend in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Another F1 paddock abuzz with 2013 ‘silly season’

Just like two weeks ago at Monza, the 2013 ‘silly season’ is abuzz in the paddock ahead of this weekend’s Singapore grand prix.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 01 teamsFlagworld - F1Sergio Perez was asked directly on Thursday if, having been turned down by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, there is any truth in the speculation he is now near the top of McLaren’s short-list to replace Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Sauber would run Schumacher in 2013

So what if there is no room for the seven time world champion at Mercedes?

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Michael Schumacher 062011-06-12_1572Eddie Jordan has had a starring role in the 2013 ‘silly season’, recently predicting with confidence that a retiring Michael Schumacher is set to be replaced by Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Chilton favourite to succeed Pic at Marussia

A 21-year-old Briton has raced to the top of the list of candidates to make his F1 debut in 2013.

GP2 - Max Chilton (Carlin)2012-09-02 - Marussia F1 Team - Belgium - Charles Pic - Timo Glock 01Marussia has signed GP2 driver Max Chilton – who is currently fifth in this year’s F1 support category – to be its reserve for the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Alguersuari set to reveal 2013 plans ‘soon’

Jaime Alguersuari on Thursday hinted he is set to return to formula one in 2013.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime Alguersuari 1The Spaniard has been serving as Pirelli’s official test driver as well as commenting for British radio, since Toro Rosso dumped him at the end of last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix preview

Singapore Grand Prix Formula One preview

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Sep 20

2012 Season Round 12 Preview – Singapore

Title decider!

GP2 Series

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) and Luiz Razia (Arden International)Two weeks ago, Monza was truly an Italian fest with Luca Filippi winning on his comeback drive and Davide Valsecchi savouring another victory whilst pocketing more valuable points, with his sole title rival Luiz Razia failing to score. The DAMS driver now enjoys a twenty-five point lead over the Brazilian as the paddock flies to its last event of the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Coulthard sure Ecclestone will save Singapore

David Coulthard on Thursday said he is confident Singapore will stay on the formula one calendar into the future.

2012-06-09_00072011-09-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Vitaly Petrov 03The contract for F1’s highly popular night race on the streets of the Asian city-state is set to expire, with Singapore officials and Bernie Ecclestone reportedly clashing over the sanctioning fee. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

In gear: Red Bull Racing and Alpinestars

Alpinestars will continue to provide technical products and support to Red Bull Racing

01 - Red Bull RacingRed Bull Racing has extended its partnership with Alpinestars, the premier performance motorsport apparel company, after concluding a new multi-year agreement.

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Sep 20

Report – Red Bull to blame for alternator failures?

The specific design of Red Bull’s RB8 could be the reason behind its Magneti Marelli/Renault alternator failures, according to a report.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99014 - Mark WebberMagneti-MarelliWith team owner Dietrich Mateschitz calling on engine supplier Renault to dump its alternator partner Magneti Marelli, the Kolner Express tabloid said Adrian Newey’s chassis design could be the real problem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

McLaren designing 2013 car for Hamilton

McLaren’s 2013 car is being designed with Lewis Hamilton in mind, technical director Paddy Lowe has revealed.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 042012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 01Media speculation is rife that the team’s 2008 world champion is on the verge of signing with Mercedes for next season. But McLaren’s Lowe on Wednesday sounded confident Hamilton will still be alongside Jenson Button in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

McLaren fix Monza fuel pump issue for Singapore

McLaren is confident it can get through this weekend in Singapore without a reliability problem.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - 012012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 00While Lewis Hamilton won at Monza recently, Jenson Button would probably have finished second if not for a fuel system problem. With the former world champion’s title hopes seriously dented, the British team returned from Italy unsure what caused the failure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Alonso could be greatest ever driver – Sainz

Carlos Sainz, a Spanish rallying legend, thinks Fernando Alonso could one day be regarded as the greatest driver in formula one history.

2012-06-09_1239Carlos Sainz 2011-01-05(2)The two-time world rally champion defended his countryman, amid suggestions the Ferrari driver is not the friendliest driver on the grid. “Fernando is much more normal than people think, simply he has a lot of pressure on him at most times,” Sainz, 50, told El Confidencial. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Rosberg not worried about Hamilton pairing

Nico Rosberg on Thursday sounded unfazed by the uncertain identity of his 2013 teammate.

2012-06-09_12362012-06-09_0340According to the paddock grapevine, the German’s Mercedes teammate next year will either be Michael Schumacher, who needs to renew his expiring contract, or the current McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Grosjean arrives in Singapore with new coach

Back on track after his Monza ban, Romain Grosjean has travelled to Singapore with a new coach, according to France’s RMC Sport.

2012-06-10_16082012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 01The report said Grosjean, who was banned by the FIA following the first corner crash at Spa and in the wake of a string of similar incidents in 2012, is now working with Benoit Campargue. Read the rest of this entry »

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