Daily Archive: September 22, 2012

Sep 22

Crowning achievement for Kennington (updated²)

Caps off NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championship with 7th win at Kawartha – D.J. Kennington won it all

Nascar Canadian Tire Series Bilingue2012-08-04_0099Kennington capped his 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship with a victory Saturday in the final race of the season, the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge, at Kawartha Speedway.

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Sep 22

Parent thrills, steals first ACT Win at Invitational

Laperle, Polewarczyk Battle to Finish Second and Third

Bond Auto ACT InvitationalNHMS LogoTiverton, RI’s Ray Parent took his “feel good” story to another level with a payday worth over $6,000 on Saturday, September 22 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, picking up his first-ever ACT victory in the 4th Annual Bond ACT Invitational. Parent upset Serie ACT Castrol Champion Patrick Laperle, and former Invitational winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. for the emotional win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Varhaug takes Sonoma Race 1 win

Pål Varhaug and Virtuosi UK made history today winning the first ever Auto GP race on USA soil

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Pål Varhaug podiumThe Norwegian driver crossed the line with a 1”481 gap on second placed Daniel de Jong and three full seconds on 3rd placed Sergey Sirotkin after a race that was deeply influenced by an eventful start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Quaife-Hobbs claims sixth pole in Sonoma

The recently-crowned champion edged the pack by more than four tenths

Auto GP World SeriesAuto GP - Sonoma - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAdrian Quaife-Hobbs and SuperNova Racing showed that they still are the package to beat in Auto GP claiming pole after an hard-fought Qualifying session in Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Sykes scythes through track best to win Tissot-Superpole

Sykes set a 1 minute 41.415 second lap in Superpole 3 to record his new track best

WSBK - Portimao_Saturday_SykesWSBK -Portimao_Tissot_SuperpoleTissot-Superpole has almost become the personal property of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in 2012 and in Portimao he recorded his eighth win in this competition, which allocates final grid positions for the top 16 qualifiers. His most recent Superpole success before today was at Brno, in July. Tom now has ten career pole positions to his credit, the same as SBK legend Pierfrancesco Chili, placing him equal eighth in the all time rankings.

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Sep 22

TAG Heuer presents Vodafone McLaren Mercedes pitcrew with timeless gift for world’s fastest Formula 1 pitstops

But celebrating that moment? That’s timeless.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Tag Heuer (2)2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Tag Heuer (1)A sub-2.500-second Formula 1 pitstop is completed in less time than it takes to finish reading this sentence. And that’s why, at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, TAG Heuer, the official timekeeper & official watch of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, chose to present the 25 crew members responsible for the world’s first sub-2.500-second pitstop with a precious reminder of the value of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Starting Lineup for Bond Auto ACT Invitational announced

Quebecers Andre Beaudoin, Dany Trepanier, Donald Theetge, Patrick Laperle and Jean-Francois Dery part of the show!

Bond Auto ACT InvitationalNHMS Logo

American Canadian Tour officials have announced the starting lineup for the 4th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, set to roll off at 4:30pm on Saturday, September 22. 42 ACT competitors drew numbers for their positions in the starting lineup. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix qualifying report

Singapore Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Sep 22

Thoughts of the champion – Davide Valsecchi

The newest GP2 champion reflects on his season

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) GP2 Series Champion 2012GP2 Series: Davide Valsecchi, 2012 GP2 champion: what does that mean to you?
Davide Valsecchi: It’s unbelievable! It’s a really good feeling, and I’m really, really happy, because this year we had a great season: I drove really well and our car was really competitive almost every time, so I’m really happy that at the end, when it was really important, we had the victory last time in Monza and we were one of the best this weekend too. When it was important, me and DAMS didn’t make any mistakes, and we showed this year with four victories, with ten podiums and with six fastest laps that we were the best! I hope tomorrow to have a really good job, and to pay back DAMS for the car they gave to me all season long, and to beat Lotus for the teams’ championship.

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Sep 22

Chilton wins as Valsecchi is crowned champion

Briton on top step as Italian celebrates with his team

GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP), Max Chilton (Carlin) and Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) 2012 GP2 Series ChampionMax Chilton has claimed his second win of the season in hot and humid conditions in this afternoon’s feature race in Singapore, leading home Esteban Gutiérrez and Fabio Leimer, while Davide Valsecchi wrapped up the championship by running home just ahead of his title rival Luiz Razia in fourth and fifth positions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Pirelli eyes Kubica as next F1 test driver

Robert Kubica could step up his quest to return to formula one by becoming official tyre supplier Pirelli’s next test driver.

Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 PirelliThe Italian marque’s current main tester, Jaime Alguersuari, is tipped to return to the paddock with a competing team in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Singapore staying on F1 calendar

Singapore tipped to keep popular grand prix

SingaporeGP2011-09-24 - Pirelli - Teams - Singapore 01Singapore has inked a new contract to remain on the formula one calendar. There had been some doubt the race organisers would agree Bernie Ecclestone’s sanctioning fee demands for a new deal beyond this weekend’s highly popular night race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Whitmarsh puts brave face to Hamilton rumours

Martin Whitmarsh put on a brave face in Singapore as the media grilled him over Lewis Hamilton’s uncertain future.

2012-06-09_00772011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Martin Whitmarsh 01According to some paddock sages, the 2008 world champion is now on the verge of jumping ship to Mercedes for 2013. But McLaren boss Whitmarsh denied that the length and intensity of the period of speculation has been a distraction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Button admits to wanting ‘Hulk’ as 2013 teammate

It was either a slip, a joke or pure mischief when Jenson Button said in Singapore he would like “the Incredible Hulk” as his 2013 teammate.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Jenson Button 062012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Jenson Button 00aThe McLaren driver quickly explained that he wasn’t really referring to Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, who has a similar nickname and has been linked with a move to a better team next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Stand-in engineer for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has a new race engineer for the next few races.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 062012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 01The McLaren driver’s chief race engineer is usually Andy Latham, but he is on paternity leave at present. The British team said that leave will continue “for a few races”.

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Sep 22

Shell commemorates 500 races with Scuderia Ferrari

Ascari to Alonso 

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicali - Fernando Alonso - Mark Williams - Shell 5002012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicalli - Mark Williams - Fernando Alonso - Shell 500The 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 22

Mercedes ready to sign new Concorde – report

Mercedes parent Daimler has reportedly decided to stay in formula one beyond 2012.

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 02In Singapore this weekend, rumours swirled in the paddock that the Stuttgart manufacturer is on the verge of pulling the plug. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Raikkonen says 2013 contract not guaranteed

“You never know what is going to happen.”

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 022012-06-09_1150Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed he has a contract with Lotus for 2013, but insisted that doesn’t mean he will definitely be with the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Coach helping Grosjean find ‘right balance’

Romain Grosjean’s new coach has confirmed he is working with the Lotus driver.

2012-05-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 032012-03-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 00Back on track after his Monza ban, the French driver arrived in Singapore this week with Benoit Campargue, a former Judo champion who coaches France’s heavyweight champion Teddy Riner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Stewards ‘undoubtedly stricter’ in 2012 – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado has revealed he thinks the stewards are being tougher in 2012 compared with other F1 seasons.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Pastor Maldonado 02012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Pastor Maldonado 01Along with the Monza-banned Romain Grosjean, Venezuelan Maldonado has been regarded as the ‘bad boy’ of the current season, copping no fewer than 14 official sanctions from the thirteen grands prix so far. Read the rest of this entry »

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