Daily Archive: October 12, 2012

Oct 12

Formula One teams Korean Grand Prix free practice report

Korean Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Mokpo.

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Oct 12

DeltaWing racing forward to 2013 in ALMS

IMSA confirms radical racer will be eligible for future championships

ALMS - Nissan Delta Wing 4ALMS - Nissan Delta WingNext weekend’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda will be the first race in North America for the Nissan DeltaWing. The good news is that it certainly won’t be the last. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

IRC Rallye Sanremo day one report

2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 12 of 13

IRC - Intercontinental Rally Challengebasso ita 031A storming drive through the gruelling 44-kilometre Ronde night stage has put Giandomenico Basso 25.6s clear in the battle for victory on the legendary Rallye Sanremo, the penultimate round of the all-action Intercontinental Rally Challenge in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Giancarlo Fisichella enjoys memorable Superstars debut in front of 33.000 fans

The Rome-based racer provided a massive crowd with some true excitement at Vallelunga

Superstars - Giancarlo FisichellaSuperstars logoLast weekend’s Superstars round at Vallelunga has been a spectacular one for the series and provided a record-high 33.000 fans with plenty of excitement. Cars from seven different manufacturers lined-up on-track and a new racing star, Giancarlo Fisichella, made his championship debut at the venue. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

2012 Champion La Rocca leads Friday F2000 practice

Robert La Rocca and Niki Coello were one-two in practice

F2000 Championship Series logoAhead of the F2000 Championship Series season finale at Watkins Glen International, 2012 Champion Robert La Rocca paced the final 35-car-strong Friday practice session on a frigid day in New York. La Rocca’s fast lap of 1:52.275 was turned just hours after sleet poured down on the 3.4-mile 11-turn road course.

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Oct 12

Koykka fastest in last practice sessions of the season

Matias Koykka was well under the track record and fastest

F1600 F Championship logoChampionship contender Matias Koykka paced both practice sessions ahead of the doubleheader season finale at Watkins Glen for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. However, his main rival, American Brandon Newey, was second quick in the last session by just a couple thousandths of second in the Mygale/Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian.

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Oct 12

Since its launch on May 11th 2011 the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign has received tremendous support

“Jean Todt is the first FIA President to create a global movement like this” – Emmerson Fittipaldi

FIA Action for Road SafetyFIA Action for Road Safety 2 Momentum for this global road safety initiative continues to grow and recently the campaign has gained substantial backing from major figures in global politics and sport.

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Oct 12

Ecclestone agrees lower fee for 2016 Korea GP extension

Bernie Ecclestone agreed to reduce the race fee as he extended Korea’s grand prix contract through 2016, the AFP news agency reports.

2012-06-07_0277F1’s annual trip since 2010 to Mokpo is among the most controversial and least popular on the calendar, but promoter Park Won-Hwa said on Friday a new contract has been signed. “We had to renegotiate with Mr Ecclestone and brought a few ideas and persuaded him that Korea cannot continue the event with such a big financial loss,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Pedrosa leads tightly packed field in Motegi practice

Round 15: Japanese Grand Prix – Free Practice One and Two

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Japanese MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Japanese MotoGP FP2Dani Pedrosa was fastest on day one of action at Motegi as the Repsol Honda rider cut a lap quicker than his circuit lap record he set on the way to winning last year’s Japanese Grand Prix.

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Oct 12

Vettel the clear favourite now – Schumacher

Sebastian Vettel is now the outright favourite for the 2012 title, his countryman Michael Schumacher says.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990052012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Michael SchumacherBut the seven time world champion has admitted his predictions underwent an about-face at Suzuka, where championship leader Fernando Alonso crashed at the first corner. “For me, the championship was already decided,” Schumacher is quoted by Bild newspaper in Korea.

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Oct 12

Webber, Button have different goals for 2012 season

Championship long-shots Mark Webber and Jenson Button each have very different targets for the rest of the 2012 calendar.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Mark Webber (5)2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Mark Webber (2)While McLaren’s Button has basically conceded the title, Australian Webber – just three points ahead of Button in the championship – is still pushing hard. “Yes.  That’s the goal, mate,” he said in Korea. His deficit to the championship lead, however, is 60 points, so with just five races to go, some in the paddock might think a better strategy for Webber would be to back his teammate Sebastian Vettel’s realistic title challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Massa thinks 2013 extension ‘will not be long’

Felipe Massa has hinted an announcement about his 2013 contract extension at Ferrari may be imminent.

2012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi - Felipe Massa2012-09-08 - Ferrari - Italy - Felipe Massa 01“I think it will not be long,” the Brazilian told Totalrace, amid reports there is still a chance Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg or Paul di Resta could snatch the cockpit from him. The previously struggling Massa, however, suggested he has now done enough to keep his seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Raikkonen says Spanish conspiracy theory ‘rubbish’

Kimi Raikkonen has dismissed as “rubbish” a conspiracy theory about Fernando Alonso’s retirement from recent grands prix.

Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F12012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 05A Spanish newspaper correspondent said last week he saw a possible link between the fact Lotus drivers Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean were involved in the incidents that knocked former runaway championship leader Alonso out of the races at Suzuka and Spa respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Sauber confirms ‘suspects’ for 2013 seats

Earlier, Sauber – set to turn 69 – announced he has finally handed over as team principal to chief executive Monisha Kaltenborn.

Esteban Gutiérrez  - photo LAT - GP22012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg 02Peter Sauber has essentially confirmed reports Esteban Gutierrez and Nico Hulkenberg are in the running to drive for the Swiss team in 2013. With Sergio Perez heading to McLaren, the fact Sauber is retaining the Telmex sponsorship is a sign the team could move its other Mexican Gutierrez into the race seat next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Kovalainen waiting for ‘answer’ over Caterham future

Heikki Kovalainen has indicated the ball is in Caterham’s court regarding the continuation of their relationship beyond 2012

2012-03-15 - Team Caterham - Heikki Kovalainen helmet 012012-03-15 - Team Caterham - Heikki Kovalainen helmet 04The Finn’s management, also keeping an eye on possible alternatives for the highly rated 30-year-old, has reportedly been in tough negotiations with team chief Tony Fernandes. A reported falling out has now been sorted, but Kovalainen has revealed in Korea that amid the 2013 negotiations, the ball is now clearly in Caterham’s court. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Petrov says F1 career not definitely over

Vitaly Petrov has hit back at reports he will definitely slide out of formula one at the end of the season.

2012-09-03 - Team Caterham - Belgium - Vitaly Petrov 002012-07-21 - Team Caterham - Germany - Vitaly Petrov 03Previously boosted by his Russian supporters, Petrov’s manager Oksana Kosachenko suggested recently that she was looking at alternative projects for 2013 because the 28-year-old driver’s financial backing had dried up. But Petrov has suggested in Korea that Kosachenko was simply laying out their strategy to stay in formula one next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Glock open to Marussia team switch

Timo Glock is expecting to be with Marussia for a fourth consecutive season in 2013.

2012-06-08_04282012-06-09_0241But the German is also open to “the possibility” of a change. “It (an alternate team) would have to be a clear step forwards,” the former Toyota driver is quoted by DPA news agency. “But at the moment I am fulfilling my contract and so I am not in talks with anyone else,” added Glock. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Alguersuari prepares for ‘new challenge’ in 2013

Jaime Alguersuari is preparing to announce his plans for 2013, having wrapped up his on-track duties as Pirelli test driver.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime Alguersuari 1“New challenges, new goals.  Follow me very soon,” the slogan on the former Toro Rosso racer’s official website reads. The 22-year-old has just concluded his last Pirelli test, at Paul Ricard in France. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Formula tour 1600 proud to be partner with Road to Indy program 2012

More than 28 drivers where invited in order to show their talent and driver skills on road race track of Indy 500.

Marcel Lafontaine FormulaTour - Michael Andretti Indy Car - Nathan Blok 2012 championNATHAN BLOK - vd2012 mazda F2000 Formula tour 1600 give a chance to his 2012 champion to live a great experience on one of the most prestigiuous race track in the world Indy 500 in Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

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