Daily Archive: September 27, 2012

Sep 27

Alex Fontana leads the way in Monza F2 test

Swiss racer ahead of Zanella and Marinescu in closely fought session

F2 - Alex Fontana who topped the timesheets during F2 testing today at Monza with Alessia Regazzoni - daughter of the legendary F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipAlex Fontana was the quickest man during today’s (Thursday) Formula Two test at Monza with the 20-year-old setting his best time early on in the second session and retaining the top spot throughout. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Mere ‘days’ until Massa future decision

A decision about Felipe Massa’s future at Ferrari could be made within “days”.

2012-06-09_1312Michel DansereauReports in recent days have suggested that, despite the waves of speculation earlier this year, the Italian team has in fact decided to keep the Brazilian alongside Fernando Alonso in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Brawn admits Mercedes’ interest in Hamilton

Ross Brawn on Thursday hinted Mercedes is still in the running to poach Lewis Hamilton from McLaren for 2013.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Ross Brawn 012012-06-10_1583Asked on BBC radio if he would like the 2008 world champion on board next year, Mercedes team boss Brawn answered: “He’s a very good driver.  A very good driver.

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Sep 27

Senna ‘fine’ after Singapore back burns

“Bruno is here with us today and I can confirm he is 100 per cent fine”

2012-06-09_02082012-06-08_0257Bruno Senna on Thursday declared himself fully fit, a day after media reports revealed the Brazilian suffered burns to his back in Singapore last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Schu should have admitted Singapore mistake – Lauda

“I would have preferred if he had admitted his mistake, because mistakes can happen to everybody.”

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 062012-06-10_0513Michael Schumacher should have immediately admitted his mistake after crashing Jean-Eric Vergne out of the recent Singapore grand prix. That is the view of F1 legend Niki Lauda, commenting on the incident that has cost the seven time world champion ten places on the Suzuka grid and a fresh wave of critical press. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Senna suffered ‘burns’ in Singapore

Bruno Senna suffered burns to his back in last Sunday’s Singapore grand prix, the Williams team has revealed.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 022012-06-08_0436The Brazilian driver retired from the night race on the last lap, several laps after the KERS unit failed in his FW34 car. In an official race review released on Wednesday, Williams revealed that Senna “had some burn marks on his back after the race” but could not confirm how it happened. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

F1 race news: France, Thailand and Australia

Ecclestone is tipped to present the draft 2013 calendar to the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council for approval on Friday

2012-06-10_0444Grand Prix de FranceDespite the French government ruling out financial support, Paul Ricard could still be in the running to revive the country’s defunct grand prix. Le Parisien said the Le Castellet project had already anticipated the government’s decision when it framed its EUR 30 million budget. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

No F1 floatation in 2012 – Ecclestone

F1’s stock market floatation will not take place in 2012, Bernie Ecclestone has announced

2012-06-10_0442Flagworld - F1Earlier this year, the sport was making plans to immediately float on the Singapore exchange. But F1’s chief executive said in May: “The market doesn’t look too bright after that little bit of a problem with (the) Facebook (floatation). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

German prosecutors prepare to charge Ecclestone

German prosecutors are closing in on F1’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, according to the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.

2012-06-10_0439It has emerged that Ecclestone could soon be indicted after former F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky testified from behind bars that the 81-year-old Briton mockingly called him a “civil servant” amid the alleged bribery transactions of some years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Kubica’s arm injury is long-term – surgeon

Robert Kubica’s hand surgeon has cast doubt on whether the Pole can ever restore the full use of his right arm.

Robert Kubica rally crash car (2)2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 1 0111The former BMW and Renault driver’s arm was almost severed in the early-2011 rally crash that ended his promising F1 career. Kubica has, however, now returned to competitive rally action, and – whilst targeting a full return to formula one in 2014 – has been linked with the Pirelli test seat for next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Home race for Daniel Juncadella and Carlos Sainz

This weekend in Spain, the Formula 3 Euro Series young-guns are entering the home straight of their 2012 season.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesValencia Street Circuit logoAt Valencia, they will contest the 19th, 20th and 21st race of the year, with the season finale at Hockenheim following on 19th to 21st October. Championship leader Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) travels to the 4.005-kilometre circuit Ricardo Tormo with 187 points on his tally while second-placed Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport), the best rookie of the season, follows 25 points behind. Meanwhile, local hero Carlos Sainz (Carlin) also set himself the goal to shine in front of his home crowd.

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Sep 27

Podiums for Lazare at Mt-Tremblant

Jesse Lazare a pole and two podiums

2012-09-23_09082012-09-23_0737Jesse Lazare was hoping that his second visit to Mt Tremblant this season for his “car” racing would go as well as his last visit in his ‘karting’ racing, where he left Mt Tremblant with a Canadian National Championship. While, no championship was on the line in FF1600, Lazare was looking for more wins with his www.doordoctor.com/ BGR Piper entry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

BGR Team Grote adds karting standout Zacharie Robichon to its line-up

Making his debut in car racing this weekend will be 20 year old Karting star Zacharie Robichon

BGR Team Grote logoBGR Team Grote - Zacharie RobichonRobichon tested with the reigning OFFC champions this past spring and turned heads as he turned the quickest lap of the day with some big names on the time charts.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Level 5 Motorsports acquires West Race Cars

Acquisition strengthens Prototype Development Racing

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites logoRobert Sabato 2011-07-17 Level 5 Motorsports, a successful multi-car team in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, strengthened its commitment to entry-level prototype racing by recently acquiring leading sports prototype racers constructor West Race Cars of Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

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