Daily Archive: September 25, 2012

Sep 25

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Trademark Consistency Marks Johnson’s Rise To No. 1

Dover International SpeedwayDover International SpeedwayTwo second-place finishes launched him into the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ entering Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

No contract for 2013 New Jersey race – Ecclestone

New Jersey might not host a grand prix as scheduled next year, Bernie Ecclestone said on Tuesday.

2012-06-10_0442Grand Prix of America logoThe F1 chief executive said organisers of the street circuit opposite Manhattan’s historic skyline “have not complied with the terms and conditions” of the agreed deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Mercedes’ Lauda says Hamilton staying at McLaren

Niki Lauda dropped a big hint on Tuesday about Lewis Hamilton’s future.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 052012-06-10_051224 hours ago, the Telegraph reported that the Austrian great is working for Mercedes to convince the 2008 world champion to leave McLaren. The report said the 63-year-old triple world champion Lauda would be “offered a senior role at Mercedes” if he is able to lure Hamilton to the German carmaker’s Brackley based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Petrov’s manager withdraws from 2013 F1 talks

Vitaly Petrov’s formula one career is in crisis, after his manager called off talks with prospective teams over a 2013 race seat.

2012-09-03 - Team Caterham - Belgium - Vitaly Petrov 002012-07-21 - Team Caterham - Germany - Vitaly Petrov 02Oksana Kosachenko told the Russian news agency Ria Novosti that the former Renault and now Caterham driver’s sponsorship funds have dried up. She said recently she was in talks about 2013 with three or four teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 14: Aragon, Aragon

Aragon was added to the MotoGP™ calendar in 2010

MotoGP logoMotorland Aragon logoThe next stop on the MotoGP™ calendar is Motorland Aragon; a varied circuit whose smooth tarmac, susceptibility to cool conditions, and combination of slower and faster sections presents a significant challenge for race tyre development.

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Sep 25

No Changi move for F1’s Singapore night race

It was announced that F1 is staying put at least until 2017

2011-09-24 - Pirelli - Teams - Singapore 02SingaporeGPF1 is staying on Singapore’s streets, with a touted move to a bespoke circuit near the city-state’s Changhi airport now off the table, according to Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Webber said Monza ban was ‘harsh’ – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean said Mark Webber was “not very fair” at the start of Sunday’s Singapore grand prix.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Silverstone - Mark Webber 12012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 05But after his successful return to F1 following a one-race ban, rookie Frenchman Grosjean also praised his Australian rival. “Webber was not very fair as he completely cut the first corner,” he is quoted by RMC Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

McLaren ups money offer in bid to keep Hamilton

“We will see what we can do.  I think we are a good team together.” – Martin Whitmarsh

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 052010-06-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshMcLaren has slightly upped its monetary offer in a late bid to secure Lewis Hamilton’s services for 2013, according to multiple British newspapers. The Daily Mail said McLaren has increased its offer by EUR 2.5 million to 15 million, which is still less than his current retainer of about 19 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Ferrari set to announce Massa for 2013 – report

Ferrari is set to announce that Felipe Massa is staying with the famous Italian team in 2013.

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicalli - Mark Williams- Shell 5002012-06-09_0498Intense speculation has surrounded the future of the Brazilian, who since 2010 has struggled to shine alongside his highly rated teammate Fernando Alonso. But in an article by veteran correspondent Roger Benoit, the Swiss newspaper Blick said the 31-year-old is staying put in the wake of his recent form surge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Germany slams ‘clumsy Schumi’ as contract expires

“The timing is certainly not beneficial” – Marc Surer

2012-06-10_13462012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 05Just as the Mercedes board is set to meet on Tuesday, Michael Schumacher is the unhappy subject of an intense round of bad press in his native Germany. Some publications have nicknamed the seven time world champion ‘Schussel-(clumsy) Schumi’ after his latest mistake in Singapore; the crash with Jean-Eric Vergne that has cost him ten places on the Suzuka grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Points help quest to keep F1 seat – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is confident he will stay in formula one if he keeps good results coming in 2012.

2012-09-02 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Belgium - Daniel Ricciardo (2)2012-07-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo 1The rookie 23-year-old’s ninth place in Singapore was his third such foray into the points since debuting for Toro Rosso in his native Australia in March. The Red Bull-owned team ousted its race drivers Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari at the end of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Frijns could be Sauber or Williams tester – report

A 21-year-old Dutchman could be a regular in the formula one paddock next year.

Last Friday, we reported the rumour from the Singapore paddock that Renault World Series driver Robin Frijns has lined up a F1 reserve driver role for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Bank wants Ecclestone’s bribe millions back – report

Suddeutsche said the damages could amount to EUR 41 million.

2012-06-10_0439Jailed Gerhard Gribkowsky may not have made headlines for some time, but the F1 corruption scandal is still making trouble for Bernie Ecclestone. The Suddeutsche newspaper reports that German bank and former F1 shareholder BayernLB is looking into whether it can recover millions from the sport’s chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Whiting in Austin to inspect new US GP venue

Two months before the venue’s inaugural US grand prix, Charlie Whiting is in Austin to inspect the brand new Circuit of the Americas.

2012-06-09_0020Circuit of the AmericasThe Austin American Statesman newspaper reports that F1’s race director, safety delegate and technical development chief must give Austin the nod “or there will be no” grand prix in mid November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

GP2 champion Valsecchi eyes move to F1

New GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi is hoping his crown is the ticket to formula one.

GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) GP2 Series Champion 2012GP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) 2012 GP2 Series ChampionEvery single past GP2 champion – Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock, Giorgio Pantano, Nico Hulkenberg, Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean – has raced in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

BGR Team Grote scores double podium at Tremblant

“It is always fun to run the fall classic to wrap up our Quebec visits ” – Jesse Lazare

2012-09-23_07122012-09-23_0964BGR Team Grote made the trip to the beautiful Mont Tremblant Le Circuit for the Fall Classic and final two rounds of the Formula Tour 1600 Series and came home with two trophies.

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