Daily Archive: October 13, 2012

Oct 13

Formula One teams Korean Grand Prix qualifying report

Korean Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Oct 13

IRC Rallye Sanremo day two report

DAY REPORT: 2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round 12 of 13 

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeSanremo post-eventGiandomenico Basso has followed in the wheel tracks of rallying legend Colin McRae by winning Rallye Sanremo for a second time. The result, his sixth victory in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, followed a dominant performance on the asphalt event at the wheel of an M-Sport Ford Fiesta RRC.

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Oct 13

La Rocca breaks win record with Watkins Glen drive

Robert La Rocca notched his 10th win of the year

F2000 Championship Series logoAfter starting from pole and briefly losing the lead, Robert La Rocca got around Wyatt Gooden and fended off Gooden on a restart, with the two cars making contact coming to the green and white flags. La Rocca would go onto take his 10th win of the 2012 F2000 Championship season, breaking the existing win record with a bit of drama. La Rocca had already locked up the Championship prior to the race, adding even more points for the pole, and yet another win. Niki Coello finished second while Gooden hung on for third with a damaged car on the last lap. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Koykka wins at Watkins Glen, one race left to decide title

Matias Koykka took his fourth win of the year and inched closer to the 2012 title

F1600 F Championship logoMatias Koykka bounced back from his fourth place starting position to take his fourth win of the 2012 F1600 Formula F Championship Series at Watkins Glen for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. The Spectrum/Honda driver from Finland thus pulls out a 20 point lead (with drops calculated, per Series rules) over Brandon Newey, who finished second, ahead of Koykka’s teammate Neil Alberico, setting up a Championship showdown in the season finale scheduled for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl postponed

The event will be rescheduled for a later date

Milk Bowl 2012ACT logoThe 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT has been postponed due to the forecast of heavy rains. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Pole-less Vettel angry with Red Bull engineer

Championship lead-chaser Sebastian Vettel hit out at his engineer ‘Rocky’ on Saturday after missing pole in Korea.

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (12)2012-06-09_0097It was his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber trumping qualifying instead, with Vettel hitting out at his race engineer Guillaume ‘Rocky’ Rocquelin after crossing the chequered flag. “Why did you not tell me about Massa?” the German, who is 4 points behind Ferrari’s championship leader Fernando Alonso after winning in Singapore and Suzuka, shouted on the radio after the ‘Q3’ session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Webber could play title-spoiling role – Button

Jenson Button is expecting Red Bull to play championship games on Sunday.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99001 - Mark Webber2012-04-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain Grand Prix - Jenson Button 03Mark Webber has qualified on pole in Korea, having declared that he is not ready to start playing a supporting role for his title-vying Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Red Bull happy with 2011 Renault alternator

Red Bull is confident it has got to the bottom of its recent alternator problems.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Mark Webber (2)2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99015The team has had several problems with the Magneti Marelli units supplied by engine partner Renault in 2012. But Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport says Renault recently reverted to a 2011-specification alternator that helped Sebastian Vettel to reliably win the last Suzuka and Singapore grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Alonso ‘deserves’ title more than Vettel – de la Rosa

Fernando Alonso would be the worthiest winner of this year’s world championship.

2012-06-09_13692012-06-09_0316That is the view of the Spaniard’s countryman Pedro de la Rosa, who drives for the backmarker team HRT. Ferrari’s Alonso appeared the outright favourite to secure his third drivers’ crown this year until very recently, when first-lap crashes at Spa and Suzuka allowed reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel to close the gap to just 4 points. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Brazil TV says Massa signs 2013 deal

Ferrari has denied claims in Brazil Felipe Massa has signed a new contract for the 2013 season.

2012-06-09_13122012-06-09_1137The news was reported from Korea by the Brazilian broadcaster Globo, but the famous Italian team hit back by insisting it is in “no hurry” to make its decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Mercedes made ‘right choice’ with Hamilton – Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has backed Mercedes’ decision to replace him for 2013 and beyond with Lewis Hamilton.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 022012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 05The seven time world champion told SID news agency the perception that he was ‘ousted’ by the German marque is wrong. “The people in charge repeatedly emphasised that they wanted me to continue working even after the season,” the 43-year-old said in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Mercedes could push for Ecclestone axe – report

 

A friend of Ecclestone’s is quoted as responding: “Nonsense.”

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher - Bernie Ecclestone 012012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore 04Mercedes could push to have Bernie Ecclestone removed as F1’s chief executive, the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reports on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Steward warns Grosjean to avoid multiple race bans

“Another crash, and he will be a spectator on more than another occasion.”

Romain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 2012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 05A formula one steward serving at this weekend’s Korean grand prix has warned Romain Grosjean not to crash at the first corner on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Mallya faces arrest in India

Two weeks before he is due to sit on the pitwall in his native India, Force India chief Vijay Mallya is facing arrest.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 022010-07-11 - Force India F1 Team - Dr. Vijay Mallya - Deepika PadukoneA non-bailable arrest warrant was issued by a Hyderabad court on Friday, relating to cheques issued by his struggling airline Kingfisher that bounced. The warrant was issued because billionaire Mallya failed to appear for a court hearing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Bianchi set to stay at Force India in 2013

Jules Bianchi has revealed he expects to stay with the Force India team in 2013.

Jules Bianchi2012-06-09_0113Managed by Nicolas Todt, the Frenchman is a member of Ferrari’s driver development ‘academy’ and this season has been the reserve and Friday driver for Mercedes-powered Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Less ‘respect’ for small teams – Glock

Timo Glock has lamented an apparent lack of respect for F1’s smallest teams.

2012-06-08_02622012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0004According to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, engine supplier Renault has said it is ‘not interested’ in supplying its new turbo V6 to backmarkers Marussia and HRT in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Lorenzo smashes pole position record at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Japanese MotoGP QPMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Japanese MotoGP QPYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo set a new pole position record in today’s qualifying session at Motegi with a time of 1’44.969 that eclipsed the previous mark by 0.298 seconds.

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