Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 31

Pembroke hits big pay day

The victory was well worth the wait for the family-run team

ACT - Dave PembrokeACT logoTwo-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke earned his second Milk Bowl victory this past weekend in the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, picking up a check worth over $14,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Australia crowned F1 in Schools World Champions 2012

“I’m speechless” said Team Manager, Jane Burton

F1 in Schools World Champions 2012, Runners up and third place winnersCold Fusion from Australia, 2012 F1 in Schools World ChampionsCold Fusion, a team from Adelaide, Australia, have been crowned F1 in Schools World Champions 2012 at the eighth World Finals held at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

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Oct 31

Scuderia Toro Rosso confirms same drivers for 2013

“Both drivers have done a good job this season” – Franz Tost

08 - Scuderia Toro Rosso2012-07-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Franz TostScuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to confirm that it will continue with its current driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne for the 2013 Formula 1 season. It will be the second year with the team for both of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Webber, Hulkenberg ‘too tall’ for Ferrari – report

The pair are both 184 centimetres, or just over 6 foot.

2012-03-22 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Mark Webber - 990032012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg 02Early contenders for Felipe Massa’s 2013 Ferrari seat may have been ruled out because they are too tall, the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Rossi tops Day 2 in Barcelona

Caterham Racing driver quickest in rain affected session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Alexander Rossi (Caterham Racing)Day two of the first post-season test session opened this morning at Circuit de Catalunya on a very wet track with rain pouring down incessantly. It took a while before the first drivers braved the tricky conditions in order to do their installation laps. Kevin Ceccon at Ocean was the first one to feed on to the track, but it was Sergio Canamasas at Lotus GP who set a first laptime albeit a pretty slow one compared to yesterday’s best time.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Henzler, Sellers back with Falken for 2013 GT Campaign

Walker Racing also returning to manage factory tire team

ALMS - MidO-Falken-2011ALMSWith three GT victories over the last two seasons, Team Falken Tire returns to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón in 2013 with a program that should look very familiar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Johan Kristoffersson makes it to Superstars history by winning the 2012 Italian and International Series

The Audi Sport KMS driver also clinches the rookie of the year competition and 100.000€ for the 2013 season

Superstars - Johan KrsitofferssonSuperstars logoJohan Kristoffersson couldn’t have asked for more. After having left a strong impression in terms of determination and professionalism, the eagle-eyed Swede managed to clinch titles in both the Superstars International Series and the Italian Superstars championship.

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Oct 31

Winners of the 2012 SBK Organiser and Media Awards

Infront Motor Sports announces that the winner of the 2012 Superbike Organiser Award is the Donington Park circuit in the UK.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteFWSBK - Magny-Cours - podiumrom a promotional, logistical and sporting point of view, the circuit guaranteed the required standards that helped the entire Superbike paddock work in the best possible way in 2012. This recognition rewards the work of a professional and motivated staff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Alonso says Ferrari row reports ‘not true’

“We have small improvements coming to Abu Dhabi, and more in America”

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando Alonso 052012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando Alonso 06Fernando Alonso has dismissed as “not true” reports in the Italian press of a post-qualifying row with Ferrari team members in India last weekend. La Stampa newspaper claimed the Spaniard took exception to media comments by Ferrari’s British technical director Pat Fry, and threatened to publish a ‘tweet’ about a lack of aerodynamic progress during his fading 2012 title battle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Schu would have won races for Sauber – Alonso

The Mercedes driver is quoted as admitting saying goodbye in Brazil with a good result would “be nice”.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 042012-06-08_0365With one short sentence, Fernando Alonso defended the great Michael Schumacher, criticised Mercedes’ performance, praised Sauber’s 2012 car, and slated the Swiss team’s current driver lineup. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Raikkonen not ruling out return to Ferrari, McLaren

“You never know”

2012-10-29 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 052012-10-29 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 03Although committing to Lotus for another season, Kimi Raikkonen is not ruling out a return to his former teams McLaren or Ferrari in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Sauber F1 Team signs on Nico Hülkenberg for 2013

Sauber confirms Hulkenberg, no word on Kobayashi

2012-05-10 - Spanish Grand Prix 1182012-06-09_0116Nico Hülkenberg has been confirmed as one of the two team drivers for the Sauber F1 Team in season 2013. The 25-year-old German won the GP2 Series in 2009, made his Formula One debut in 2010 with the WilliamsF1 Team and managed to capture a pole position in his maiden year.

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Oct 31

Senna doubts 2012 title to go down to the wire

“Red Bull has a very big advantage”

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 022012-06-09_0208Bruno Senna hopes the battle between Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel for the 2012 title goes down to the wire in his native Brazil next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Hembery doubts ‘tyre war’ to return to F1

Paul Hembery doubts Pirelli will be fighting in formula one against a rival tyre manufacturer any time soon.

2012-07-21 - Pirelli - Paul Hembery2012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Pirelli 00It was rumoured in India last weekend that the Italian supplier’s British chief has now kicked off talks with Bernie Ecclestone about Pirelli extending its stay in F1 beyond 2013. But Hembery is quoted by the German-language Spox as doubting the sport will end the era of no competition in the supply of tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Sutil’s manager says Force India talks ‘not concrete’

Adrian Sutil’s manager has played down reports the German is first in line for a return to Force India in 2013.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 01With Nico Hulkenberg looking likely to switch to Sauber next year, Force India supremo Vijay Mallya admitted last weekend that long-time team driver Sutil is a candidate to replace the younger German. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Jorge Lorenzo to make Race Of Champions debut

Newly-crowned MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will compete at the 2012 Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand

Race Of Champions logoAfter sealing his second MotoGP title last weekend at Australia’s Phillip Island circuit, Lorenzo joins a star-studded line-up for ROC 2012. Lorenzo will race a field including F1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, MotoGP legend Mick Doohan plus many more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Phillip Island MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

The Phillip Island circuit has a very high average speed and creates extreme rear tyre temperatures

MotoGP - Phillip Island - Start of the 2012 Australian Grand PrixMotoGP - Phillip Island - Bridgestone engineer with Repsol Hondas Casey StonerRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner took his sixth consecutive victory at Phillip Island ahead of newly-crowned World Champion Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in second place, while Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow completed the podium in third place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Johnson needs Texas success to become lone star

NASCAR logoTexas Motor SpeedwayWith three races left in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Jimmie Johnson once again finds himself in familiar territory – atop the points standings. However, Texas, where everything is bigger except the points lead, could leave its own brand on the championship race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 30

KV Racing Technology announced Swiss IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar season

De Silvestro joins KV Racing Technology 

KV Racing TechnologyDe Silvestro joins current driver Tony Kanaan, making the team a two-car entry. This will be the first time De Silvestro has had the opportunity of running with a teammate since moving up to the IndyCar series in 2010. She brings with her the Nuclear Clean Air Energy campaign sponsorship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 30

Excitement builds at the F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2012

After a busy two day’s of judging the knockout racing will bring the F1 in Schools Finalists together to watch everyone racing to win

F1 in Schools - Thirty three teams from 22 countries compete at the F1 in Schools World Finals 2012F1 in Schools - CanroK team meet the judges at the F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2012It was excitement at stepping into Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and nervous anticipation of the competition ahead for the 33 teams of students from 22 countries at the F1 in Schools World Finals Abu Dhabi 2012 yesterday, the opening day of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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