Daily Archive: September 28, 2012

Sep 28

In Memory: Chris Economaki

Saluting one of motorsports’ greatest voices

ALMSMotorsports lost a giant this morning with the passing of Chris Economaki at the age of 91. The dean of American racing journalists, Economaki was the face of motorsports on ABC, CBS and ESPN, as well as editor, publisher and contributor for National Speed Sport News for more than 60 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Massa says Ferrari’s 2013 decision coming soon

With the 2013 grid now coming together, Felipe Massa said on Friday he has a good chance to stay at Ferrari.

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa 012012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa 05After McLaren and Mercedes announced their driver lineups for next year, Brazilian Massa was asked about the latest speculation that he is heading for a new Ferrari contract. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

‘Silly season’ turns bad for McLaren, Schumacher

Martin Whitmarsh on Friday insisted McLaren did not push Lewis Hamilton away.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Lewis Hamilton 012012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Martin Whitmarsh 02After the news arrived that the team’s protege and 2008 world champion is switching to Mercedes, some said McLaren simply didn’t offer the Briton enough money or good enough contractual terms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial joins FIA Formula One World Championship

GP America on 2013 Calendar

Grand Prix of America logoFlagworld - FIAThe inaugural Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial is set to join the FIA Formula One World Championship on June 16, 2013. The date was announced by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as part of a 20-race schedule in 19 countries on five continents.

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Sep 28

Daniel Juncadella fastest at his home event

Qualifying started on a damp track, on which the drivers showed entertaining action

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesValencia Street Circuit logoFor Spaniard Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam, 1:28.300 minutes), his home race started well: he was fastest in qualifying and claimed pole position for the third race of the weekend, taking place on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Kevin Mirocha quickest in second Monza practice

Pole ahead of McKenzie and Schlegelmilch

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Kevin Mirocha on his way to the top spot during today's second F2 practice session in MonzaKevin Mirocha led the way during today’s (Friday) second Formula Two practice session at Monza, putting in a superb late lap to steal the top spot from Daniel McKenzie and Latvian newcomer Harald Schlegelmilch. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Super Weekends in ’13: ALMS with GRAND-AM at Road America

Planning partnership with FIA WEC in Austin

ALMS-RoadAmerica-1ALMS-2012-1The first pieces of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s 2013 schedule are coming into place. The ALMS joins the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series for a doubleheader race weekend at Road America in August. Plans also are under way to pair the ALMS alongside the FIA World Endurance Championship in September at the new Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Spies on top in rain affected Aragon practice

Round 14: Aragon Grand Prix – Free Practice One and Two

 

MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Aragon MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Aragon MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies was quickest on a rain-riddled Friday at Aragon, with the American rider setting a lap time of 2’00.219 in FP2 to finish the day 0.066 seconds ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Dino Zamparelli on top in opening Monza practice

Formula 2 cars hit top speed of 300kph

F2 - FIA Formula Two ChampionshipF2 - Dino Zamparelli in action at MonzaDino Zamparelli got his weekend off to the best possible start by topping the timesheets during today’s (Friday) opening Formula Two practice session at Monza, finishing a mere 0.011s ahead of nearest rival Mathéo Tuscher. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Schumacher might not return to retirement

Schumacher may not be returning to retirement.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Michael Schumacher 002012-06-10_1335Much like in 2006, when Ferrari replaced him with Kimi Raikkonen, the seven time world champion has now been elbowed out at Mercedes to make room for Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes confirms multi-year deal with Sergio Perez (updated)

McLaren pre-empts Hamilton news by announcing Perez

2012-04-15 - Sauber F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 0302 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesVodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce that it has signed 22-year-old Mexican Sergio Perez to a multi-year deal from the start of the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Lewis Hamilton to race for Mercedes AMG Petronas from 2013 (updated)

 

 

Mercedes signs Hamilton, Concorde, Lauda, not Schumacher

 

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 02Following the signature of the commercial agreement with FOM this week by Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year agreement to race for the team from the 2013 Formula One season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Hamilton to Mercedes, Schu back to retirement – reports

Schumacher, 43, has been linked with a move into Mercedes team management, or to Sauber as race driver.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 042012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 02Multiple authoritative media sources in Britain and Germany are reporting that the respective futures of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher will finally be announced on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Massa’s results and mentality have improved – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo has hinted Felipe Massa has done enough to stay at Ferrari in 2013.

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicalli - Mark Williams- Shell 5002012-09-02 - Ferrari - Belgium - Felipe Massa 2Reports on Thursday quoted the Ferrari president as saying it will take “a few more days” until the identity of Fernando Alonso’s next teammate is decided. Other reports have said Brazilian Massa will secure an eighth consecutive season with the famous Maranello based team, with an announcement possibly imminent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Renault ‘definitely’ staying in F1 – CEO Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive of Renault, said he does not regret keeping the Paris-based carmaker in formula one.

2012-09-20 - Renault Sport F1Renault Sport F1 logoRenault no longer owns and runs its own team, but amid the manufacturer exodus of a few years ago, the marque chose to stay on the grid as an engine supplier. “We are involved and we want to stay, definitely,” Ghosn said at the Paris motor show. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Pic ‘not afraid’ of becoming next Marussia refugee

Charles Pic insists he is “not afraid” about following his Marussia predecessors through F1’s exit.

2012-06-09_02142012-04-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Charles Pic - Timo GlockBefore the well-backed Frenchman made his debut this year, the team ran Jerome d’Ambrosio (2011) and Lucas di Grassi (2010, as Virgin) as the experienced German Timo Glock’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Alguersuari to skip 2012 races to regain fitness

Jaime Alguersuari has given another clear sign that he is set to return to competitive formula one action next year.

2012-06-09_03572011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Jaime Alguersuari (2)After losing his Toro Rosso seat at the end of last year, the 22-year-old Spaniard has been Pirelli’s main tyre tester. Alguersuari has also been coming to all the grands prix as a co-commentator for British radio, but he has announced that he will not be at the next four races in Japan, Korea, India and Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

FIA confirms optional ‘stepped nose’ covers for 2013

Teams will be able to cover the unseemly ‘stepped noses’ on their 2013 cars, it has emerged.

2012-07-06 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 0012Flagworld - FIAWe quoted the FIA’s Charlie Whiting as saying in July that the governing body “is aware of the dissatisfaction of the fans in relation to the appearance of this year’s cars”. Read the rest of this entry »

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