Daily Archive: September 21, 2012

Sep 21

Sirotkin tops Free Practice 1 in Sonoma

Sergey Sirotkin topped the sheets of the first Auto GP practice in Sonoma

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Sergey SIROTKINThe Russian driver of Euronova was in the top three for the whole session and with just a few minutes to go he posted a 1’27”882 that was enough to edge championship winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs by one tenth. “There’s much more to come – Sergey said – I had very old tyres and the track is still dirty. In order to do that laptime I took some risks, I don’t know about the others. Anyway, I really like the track; it’s a bit bumpy but it’s thrilling with all those blind corners”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

A new star to line up at his home track alongside the championship’s frontrunners, including Liuzzi, Morbidelli, Biagi

Giancarlo Fisichella set for Superstars debut on the 7th of october at Vallelunga, aboard a Maserati Quattroporte

Superstars -Fisichella - LiuzziSuperstars logoA new challenge is set for some great former Formula One Champions. The upcoming Round 7 of the 2012 Superstars International Series at Vallelunga will welcome Giancarlo Fisichella, a veteran of 231 starts in the top open-wheel competition and currently lined-up as Ferrari factory driver in GT racing. He will be driving a Maserati Quattroporte fielded by Maserati Corse’s Swiss Team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Martin Roy clinches NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie Honors

Veteran Gosselin helps guide Quebec newcomer

Martin Roy - Isabelle Tremblay2012-08-17_1477Martin Roy has one race remaining on the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, but he’s already assured of bringing home at least one honor. The Napierville, Que., driver has clinched the series’ Rookie of the Year title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Melandri leads the chasing pack on day one

Laguna Seca returns to the World Superbike calendar in 2013

WSBK - Portimao_Friday_LowesWSBK - Portimao_Friday_BarrierMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) proved the fastest rider on day one at Portimao, with a 1 minute 43.196 second lap taking him ahead of Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing). Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third, and completing a sequence of different machines in the top four places, Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) was fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix free practice report

Singapore Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

SingaporeGPToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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Sep 21

Alan Bellavance wins the 2012 Quebec GT Challenge Series

 The Montreal driver clinched the Championship with two 5th place finishes Calabogie Motorsports Park

ASQ logo2012-09-01_0251The Quebec GT Challenge was created late in 2011 to give every racer a chance to go on track, no matter what type of car he or she was driving. Challenge founder Charles Hammer saw an opportunity to race the kind of car he likes to drive.

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Sep 21

Kotaro Sakurai in Sonoma with Euronova Racing

In Sonoma Auto GP is welcoming the first Japanese driver in its three-year history

Auto GP - Tokyo - Kotaro SakuraiAuto GP World SeriesTokyo-born Kotaro Sakurai will debut in the Series taking the wheel of the #14 car lined-up by Euronova Racing, driving alongside Sergey Sirotkin.

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Sep 21

Alternator supplier hits back at Mateschitz

Magneti Marelli has hit back at Dietrich Mateschitz after the Red Bull mogul urged Renault to dump its Italian supplier of alternators.

Magneti-Marelli2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0230Following a persistant reliability problem that is proving difficult for the team’s engine supplier to solve, billionaire Mateschitz reportedly urged Renault to simply dump Magneti Marelli. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Filippi blazes to Singapore pole (updated)

Italian shines in qualifying session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)Luca Filippi lit up the Singapore circuit with his run to pole in this evening’s qualifying session in Singapore, claiming the top spot in the Series’ first ever night run in a red flag shortened session ahead of Max Chilton and Esteban Gutiérrez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Draft 2013 calendar leaked in Singapore

A leaked version of the provisional calendar for F1’s 2013 season is doing the rounds in the Singapore paddock.

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIASeveral media sources have now published the 20-race schedule, which has Melbourne opening the 2013 championship next March, and Brazil again hosting the finale at the end of November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Bottom half of 2013 grid taking shape – report

While Lewis Hamilton is holding up the ‘silly season’ at F1’s sharp end, the bottom half of the 2013 grid is now starting to take shape.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 01 teams2012-04-15 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli 02 - TeamsGermany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that new Marussia reserve Max Chilton, backed in GP2 by his wealthy father, is set to make his grand prix debut next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Mercedes at the heart of Singapore speculation

Mercedes is right at the heart of swirling speculation under Singapore’s lights.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 0204 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamAnd it’s not all about Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. German sources Auto Motor und Sport, and the SID news agency, are reporting rumours the Stuttgart carmaker could withdraw from F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

World Superbike adds Jerez de la Frontera to championship calendar

“We are delighted with the addition of another prestigious name to our World Championship calendar” – Paolo Flammini

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackWSBK - Jerez - Paolo Flammini - María José García PelayoInfront Motor Sports and Jerez de la Frontera have announced that the Spanish circuit will join the eni FIM Superbike World Championship calendar from 2013 onwards following an agreement signed today in Jerez. The agreement is for three years from 2013 to 2015 inclusive and next year’s race can now be confirmed as the final round of the season on 20 October. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Harald Schlegelmilch joins F2 grid for season finale

Latvian racer adds name to Monza entry list

F2 - Harald SchlegelmilchF2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipLatvian driver Harald Schlegelmilch will make his FIA Formula Two Championship debut this weekend (28/30 September) when he joins the grid for rounds 15 and 16 at Italy’s famous Monza circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Dumping Magneti Marelli should be an option – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel agrees that dumping Red Bull’s alternator supplier should be an option.

Magneti-Marelli2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99013As the team’s engine partner Renault grapples to solve the failing alternator problem with its supplier Magneti Marelli, team boss Dietrich Mateschitz revealed last week that Red Bull is pushing the option of simply reverting to a new supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

‘Hamilton saga’ dominates in Singapore

Jenson Button has admitted to enjoying the ‘Lewis Hamilton saga’.

2012-06-10_15832012-06-09_0437Rarely in formula one does even a key driver’s next move attract so much attention or string out for so long, but Briton Hamilton’s future has been the buzz of the F1 paddocks for many months. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Ferrari-linked drivers make Alonso ‘laugh’

“When I read certain names in the papers, I have to laugh” – Alonso

2012-09-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso Shell 500 032012-09-02 - Ferrari - Belgium - Fernando Alonso 2Fernando Alonso has admitted to having a “laugh” when he read the names of certain supposed candidates to be his Ferrari teammate in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Schumacher tips Alonso to ‘protect’ points lead

Fernando Alonso is the clear favourite to win the 2012 title.

2012-06-10_13462011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 02That is the view of the man who has won more formula one championships than any other in history — Michael Schumacher. Spaniard Alonso, who finally ended Schumacher’s run of titles in 2005, is currently 37 points ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton with seven races to go.

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Sep 21

Lotus tells Grosjean to say ‘no’ to demands

In the wake of his Monza ban, Romain Grosjean has revealed he will take a more cautious approach — off the track.

2012-06-09_01622012-05-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 01The Frenchman, who became the first driver since 1994 to receive a FIA race ban following the first corner crash at Spa, arrived in Singapore this week with a new coach in his luggage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Cyril Abiteboul joins Caterham F1 Team as CEO

“I am delighted that Cyril has accepted our offer to join us as CEO of Caterham F1 Team” – Riad Asmat

Cyril Abiteboul joins Caterham F1 Team as CEO10 - Team CaterhamCaterham F1 Team has today confirmed that Cyril Abiteboul will join the team as CEO, responsible for all the team’s on and off-track operations and reporting to Caterham Group CEO Riad Asmat and Chairman Tony Fernandes. Until January 2013 Cyril, currently Deputy Managing Director of Renault Sport F1, will split his duties between Caterham F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 to finalise ongoing projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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