Daily Archive: October 9, 2012

Oct 09

Schumacher had talks with Sauber, Ferrari – Lauda

Niki Lauda has confirmed that Michael Schumacher turned to Sauber and even Ferrari once he knew he would lose his Mercedes seat.

2012-05-27 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Monaco - Michael Schumacher 042012-06-10_0429Austrian legend Lauda, who has joined Mercedes as non-executive chairman, insists seven time world champion Schumacher lost his seat only because his decision-making period about the future beyond 2012 was so prolonged. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 15: Motegi, Japan

At approximately 4.8 kilometres in length Motegi is characterised by four straights that create numerous heavy braking and acceleration zones.

MotoGP logoTwin Ring Motegi logoRound fifteen of the 2012 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit for one of the most important contests of the year, as the strong Japanese presence in the paddock – including Bridgestone – celebrate their home Grand Prix as the championship battle enters a critical phase.

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Oct 09

Hamilton concedes title now ‘two horse race’

McLaren’s drivers have conceded that they are effectively now out of the chase for the world championship.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Lewis Hamilton 012012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 04After Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won in Suzuka with title leader Fernando Alonso out at the first corner, pundits up and down the pitlane agreed that the pair will now have a head-to-head battle for the championship over the last five races of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Berger urges Ferrari to dump Massa

Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger thinks the great Italian team should drop Felipe Massa.

00731full842012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi - Felipe MassaHowever, after the Brazilian at Suzuka finally returned to the podium after a two-year absence, all the signs are that Ferrari is set to sign his 2013 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Danner tells Lauda to fire Mercedes staff

A German F1 pundit has advised Niki Lauda to take an axe to Mercedes’ current personnel lineup.

2012-06-10_051304 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLauda, the great Austrian triple world champion, has been signed on as Mercedes’ non-executive chairman — effectively a decision-making link between the German marque’s Stuttgart headquarters and the racing team in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Lotus sidelines ‘double DRS’ for now

Lotus has sidelined its ‘double DRS’ system for now.

2012-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Italy - Soleco 02GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP)While Red Bull quickly got its similar concept up and running to great effect with wins in Singapore and Japan, Lotus has been trying for several grands prix to fine-tune its version. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Grosjean’s career not in danger ‘for now’ – Boullier

Eric Boullier was vague when asked if Romain Grosjean’s constant first-lap crashes have endangered his future in formula one.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 042012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 02“Not for now,” said the Lotus team boss, who doubles as the head of the Gravity company that manages the beleaguered Frenchman’s career. After his Monza race ban, Grosjean was back in trouble at Suzuka when he incurred the furious Mark Webber’s wrath for yet another first-corner crash. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bank Of America 500

There have been 107 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in Concord, North Carolina going into the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 13.

 

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