Daily Archive: September 24, 2012

Sep 24

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard North America Rally Champions

Olympus Rally podium …

2012-09-07-21982011-09-09_0036Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) have claimed yet another North American Rally Championship title following their third place finish at the Olympus Rally, the final round of 2012 Rally America series.

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Sep 24

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AAA 400

The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.

Dover International SpeedwayNASCAR logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware going into the AAA 400 on Sept. 30.

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Sep 24

Hamlin’s gamble pays off at New Hampshire

16th annual Sylvania “300”

NHMS Logo2010_09_18_EHB_2866As strong as Denny Hamlin’s Toyota was Sunday, it seemed there wasn’t much other than bad luck that could have prevented him from winning the Sylvania 300. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Barrichello to race in Brazilian Stock Car last round

For charity, Brazilian star chases the Race of Million prize

Rubens Barrichello - Xandinho NegrRubens Barrichello 02Current Formula 1 starts record holder Rubens Barrichello has announced today that will join Medley/Full Time Sports team in the last round of the Brazilian Stock Car Championship in December the 9th at Interlagos. The race, expected to reveal the champion of the season, offers a one million of reais (U$ 500.000) prize to the winner. Barrichello will be partnered by former GP2 series Xandinho Negrão and will make an exclusive test to get to grips with the V8 480 BHP engine on Octoder the 15th at Curitiba circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

2012 title chase becoming two-horse race now

With six races to go, F1 2012 is becoming a two-horse race, according to former grand prix driver Karl Wendlinger.

2010-07-15 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber - Michael Schumacher - Karl Wendlinger - Heinz Harald FrentzenFlagworld - F1Before pole sitter and runaway race leader Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren gearbox failed on Sunday, his boss Martin Whitmarsh had admitted the outcome in Singapore would be crucial to the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Sonoma, Race 2, the driver’s quotes

Here is what they said after the race

Auto GP - Sonoma race 2 podiumAuto GP World SeriesSergey Sirotkin made the Russian anthem resound in the Napa Valley, winning the last race of the season in Sonoma ahead of Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Sergio Campana. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Hockenheim ready for 2013 in case of Nurburgring demise

Hockenheim is ready to step in at short notice, should the Nurburgring be unable to organise next year’s German grand prix.

Nurburgring logoHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergThe Nurburgring has been given only a conditional date on the draft 2013 schedule, due to the circuit’s well-documented financial problems. According to the alternating scheme in place between Germany’s two grand prix hosts, Hockenheim – having hosted this year’s race in the country – is not officially scheduled to return to the calendar until 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Vettel escapes while FIA moves on Schu, Webber

Sebastian Vettel clung onto Singapore victory despite a stewards enquiry late on Sunday night.

2012-06-09_0103Flagworld - FIAAfter the Red Bull driver beat McLaren’s Jenson Button to the chequered flag, FIA officials looked into whether he ‘brake tested’ his British rival whilst behind the safety car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Red Bull would release Buemi for 2013 race seat

Red Bull is prepared to release Sebastien Buemi in the event the Swiss can find a way back onto the F1 grid.

2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (3)2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Sebastien Buemi 99010Having lost his Red Bull-funded Toro Rosso race seat at the end of last year, the 23-year-old was thrown a lifeline when he became the energy drink squad’s official reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Alonso urges Ferrari to improve ‘struggling’ car

Fernando Alonso has urged Ferrari to give him a better car to keep defending his diminishing lead in the world championship.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 04922012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 03The Spaniard saw his 37-point lead become 29 on Sunday, as Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won under the Singapore lights. Alonso, despite going into the race weekend with high hopes, could manage just third place at the chequered flag, having qualified fifth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Schumacher ‘in the toilet’ for Watkins tribute

Michael Schumacher was notably absent as the world of formula one stopped for a minute’s silence ahead of the Singapore grand prix.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 04Sid Watkins GettyThe silence was to honour the sport’s late doctor, Professor Sid Watkins, who died just under two weeks ago. Asked about his absence for the tribute, seven time world champion Schumacher told German RTL television: “I have to apologise, as I was still in the toilet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Rosberg wants best race number at Mercedes in 2013

Nico Rosberg has refused to rule out pushing to be allocated the lower race number at Mercedes next year.

2012-05-27 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Monaco - Nico Rosberg 052012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 06Ever since teaming up with Michael Schumacher at the Brackley squad in 2010, the younger German has accepted the higher race number, despite always finishing higher in the previous year’s points standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Best finish helps di Resta push for ‘bigger team’

Paul di Resta on Sunday admitted his best-ever formula one result in Singapore will not hurt his chances of stepping up to a better team.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Paul di Resta 012012-06-10_0494Force India openly wants to keep hold of the talented Scot, but di Resta has been linked with the potentially vacant seats at the McLaren and Mercedes teams. “I would like to think I am capable of stepping up to one of the bigger teams,” he said on Sunday after finishing fourth in Singapore; his best result since debuting last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Glock says Singapore result worth EUR 10 million

He didn’t even score a point, but Timo Glock’s performance in Singapore on Sunday could be worth as much as EUR 10 million.

2012-09-02 - Marussia F1 Team - Belgium - Timo Glock 012012-06-09_0241The experienced German finished twelfth, which betters Caterham’s best 2012 finish of 13th place at Monaco. Marussia therefore leapfrogs its green-coloured rival to take the all-important tenth place in the constructors’ world championship with six races still to go. Read the rest of this entry »

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