Daily Archive: October 6, 2012

Oct 06

Audi dominate qualifying at Vallelunga with Kristoffersson, Morbidelli, Schoeffler. Liuzzi (Mercedes) takes 4th, Fisichella (Maserati) rounds out the top-10

Andrea Palma (Ferrari) scores GTSprint pole to edge Del Castello-Benedetti (Corvette)

Superstars - Morbidelli - Liuzzi - Fisichella - KristofferssonSuperstars logoIt’s been a great day for Audi at Vallelunga, as the German manufacturer’s Audi RS5 racecars dominated qualifying for round 7 of SUPERSTARS. In the end, the pole went to young Swede Johan Kristoffersson (KMS), while Gianni Morbidelli (Audi Sport Italia) fell just short after having to deal with a suspension issue.

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Oct 06

Ninja warrior Sykes makes it nine poles in 2012

Sykes now has nine Tissot-Superpole successes to his credit this year

WSBK - Magny-Cours Tissot SuperpoleWSBK - Magny-CoursTissot-Superpole was won for the ninth time in 2012 by Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes, after a he set a new track best of 1 minute 36.950 seconds in Superpole 3 at Magny-Cours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

BGR Team Grote captures 8th Rookie Of The Year!

Jack Mitchell Jr. is the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Rookie of the Year

BGR Team Grote (2)BGR Team Grote (1)Mitchell Jr overcame a shift linkage problem during the Saturday event to rebound and take 2nd place in the final race of the season. Zacharie Robichon enjoyed a superb debut aboard his Piper DF5/Honda to begin his openwheel career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix qualifying report

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Suzuka Circuit.

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Oct 06

FIA changed rules to slow Red Bull – Horner

“The changes over the winter had a big impact on us”

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (8)2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian HornerChristian Horner has admitted he thinks the FIA tries to level the playing field when a team displays dominance under a certain set of rules. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

McLaren counting on Button to win 2013 title

Jenson Button thinks McLaren will have to look to him to win next year’s world championship.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Jenson Button 032012-06-09_1289With Lewis Hamilton leaving for Mercedes, Button – to contest his fourth season at McLaren next year – will be paired with the young Mexican Sergio Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Hamilton logs McLaren details before Merc switch

The last stretch of Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren career has not started well, according to The Independent newspaper.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 052012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 01The report cites McLaren insiders in claiming the Briton has taken a “newfound interest” in the technical details of his 2012 McLaren now that he has decided to jump ship to Mercedes next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

‘Right time’ for Schu to finally quit – Ecclestone

Despite losing one of F1’s strongest brands, Bernie Ecclestone has backed Michael Schumacher’s decision to finally retire.

2012-06-07_03342012-06-07_0340“It is the right time for Michael to go,” the F1 chief executive is quoted by Express newspaper. The 81-year-old Briton was a big supporter of the great German’s return to F1, but at the tail-end of 2012 he admits: “There have been a few too many shunts and another one in practice today (at Suzuka on Friday).” Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Raikkonen to announce 2013 plans on birthday

Kimi Raikkonen will announce his plans for the 2013 season on October 17.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 05ThumbnailDespite Lotus chiefs saying the Finn is staying in 2013, 2007 world champion Raikkonen insisted at Suzuka that he has not yet signed a deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Ecclestone still doubts New Jersey race

Bernie Ecclestone has continued to cast doubt on the inaugural running of next year’s New York street race.

2011-06-26_02472012-06-10_0439With the F1 chief executive claiming organisers no longer have a valid contract, race officials have nonetheless expressed confidence the event will still take place as scheduled in mid 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

FIM Superbike, Supersport World Championship & FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

2013 Provisional Calendar

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackFIM logoThe 2013 FIM World Superbike, World Supersport and Superstock 1000 Cup provisional calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

World Series by Renault proves a hit again

“World Series by Renault’s second visit to Le Castellet has been a big success in terms of attendance” – Francoise Bohanne
 
World Series by Renault logoWorld Series by Renault staged quite a show at Paul Ricard at the weekend, as 70,000 fans made light of some changeable weather over the two days to soak up some thrilling racing and enjoy everything the rugby-themed tented village had to offer.

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