Daily Archive: October 8, 2012

Oct 08

Being ahead of Big One proved pivotal for Kenseth

Ride around at the back, or charge to the front?

NASCAR logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesWhen it comes to avoiding the large-scale accidents that tend to plague Talladega Superspeedway, Matt Kenseth ended that argument Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

High-pressure situations aren’t for everyone, but IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama veteran driver Fernando Pena excels and thrives under pressure.

Fernando Pena: From the Operating Table to the Racetrack

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoWhen he’s not weaving his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car to the front of crowded racetracks, the stakes are even higher for Pena. Away from the track, he is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle pathology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Korea GP organisers insist F1 ‘worthwhile’ despite loss

South Korea has indicated it could keep organising an annual grand prix.

2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Korea International Circuit 012011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Korea International Circuit 02Despite the Yeongam race only joining the F1 schedule in 2010 and having a contract through 2016, recent speculation suggested organisers are baulking at the financial losses. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Vettel races into title hot seat with Red Bull ‘double DRS’

Until very recently, Spaniard Alonso was the overwhelming title favourite

Sebastian Vettel Suzuka2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Fernando Alonso 03The final five races of the 2012 season will likely stage a head-to-head contest between Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, with the protagonists each pushing to add a prestigious third crown to their tallies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Webber confronted Grosjean after ‘nutcase’ jibe

Mark Webber has admitted to confronting Romain Grosjean after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 990252012-02-10 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 02The Australian was furious with the Lotus driver at Suzuka, describing the Frenchman as a “nutcase” after their first corner tangle. It is Grosjean’s ninth similar offence since returning to F1 as GP2 champion this year, causing many in the paddock to call on the FIA to give the 26-year-old yet another race ban. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Hamilton slams teammate Button on Twitter

Lewis Hamilton accused his McLaren teammate Jenson Button of lacking respect in the hours after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

Jenson Button -Lewis Hamilton 2012-07-31Lewis Hamilton - (photo Getty Images)Earlier media reports – indicating that the pair’s relationship was breaking down ahead of Hamilton’s switch to Mercedes – revealed that Button had ‘unfollowed’ the 2008 world champion on Twitter. “After three years as teammates, I thought we respected one another but clearly he doesn’t,” Hamilton told his 1.1 million Twitter followers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Massa staying at Ferrari, Hulkenberg to Sauber – reports

Some more pieces of the 2013 ‘silly season’ puzzle are set to fall into place.

2012-06-10_05522012-06-09_0925British broadcaster BBC reports with confidence that, with his return to the podium at Suzuka following a two-year drought, Felipe Massa could have his new contract to stay at Ferrari confirmed “before” this weekend’s Korean grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Sauber F1 Team interview with Kamui Kobayashi

“It was fantastic to see the people in my home country happy” – Kamui Kobayashi

2012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi 012012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - 01There was hardly anyone in the Formula One paddock in Suzuka who could resist smiling at the sight of an elated Kamui Kobayashi after his third place finish in front of a home crowd at the Japanese Grand Prix. A day later, the Sauber F1 Team driver talks about the first podium in his Formula One career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Relief for Maldonado as supporter Chavez re-elected

F1 insiders had a keen eye on Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday.

2012-06-09_02252011-06-26 - AT&T Williams - Spain - Pastor Maldonado - 01The sport’s main focus was, of course, in Japan, where Pastor Maldonado was racing his PDVSA-branded Williams around Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Eurosport to feature 2012 season review on Tuesday

Tune on Eurosport International tomorrow at 23.15 CET

Auto GP logoWhile the Auto GP staff is defining the last details before announcing the full 2013 programme, the spotlights are still on the exciting season that ended in Sonoma.

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