Daily Archive: October 18, 2012

Oct 18

Luhr lights it up for Muscle Milk in night practice

Bergmeister leads tight GT field in two-hour session

ALMSPetit Le Mans powered by MazdaLucas Luhr set the fastest time in a topsy-turvy, two-hour night practice Thursday in the run-up to Saturday’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Luhr turned a lap of 1:11.545 (127.808 mph) in the final 25 minutes of the session driving the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Honda Performance Development ARX-03a prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announces 2013 Schedule

 Spotlights combined weekends with GRAND-AM at Road America and “super endurance weekend” at Circuit of The Americas

ALMS 2013-1ALMSThe 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón race schedule is a compelling, 10-round slate, featuring a unique joint weekend with the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Road America and what’s being termed a super endurance weekend in combination with the FIA World Endurance Championship at the spectacular new Circuit of The Americas (CoTA) in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Kids of America – Mario Andretti & Patrick Dempsey to drive the Lotus F1 Team R30 in Austin

Marking the return of Formula 1 to the USA after a five year absence

2012-10-18 - Lotus F1 Team - Kids of America - Mario Andretti - Patrick Dempsey -Lotus F1 Team R30 (2)2012-10-18 - Lotus F1 Team - Kids of America - Mario Andretti - Patrick Dempsey -Lotus F1 Team R30 (3)Lotus F1 Team is honoured to be the first team to take to the new Circuit of the Americas track ahead of the United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas next month. American racing legend Mario Andretti, actor Patrick Dempsey and Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio will all complete demonstration runs behind the wheel of the team’s 2010 F1 challenger – the R30 – during the circuit’s Official Opening Ceremony on Sunday October 21.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Niki Lauda was in a Liechtenstein court on Wednesday, testifying against the founder of his failed former cap sponsor Money Service Group

Lauda testifies against former sponsor

2012-06-10_04292011-06-11_1170Last year, the triple world champion wore the logo of Michael Seidl’s brand on his always-present cap, until Seidl was arrested for commercial fraud. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Coulthard retires from DTM

David Coulthard has called time on his premier motor racing career.

2012-06-09_00072011-06-10_1240The former McLaren and Red Bull driver, now 41, switched to the top German touring car category DTM after his 247-grand prix career ended a few years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Sahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce Holiday Inn as an official team partner for the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Holiday Inn partners with Sahara Force India in Abu Dhabi

2012-10-18 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Holiday Inn Abu DhabiSahara Force India F1 Team logo.jpgThe hotel brand, which is part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), will feature on the drivers’ race suits, garage panelling and team marketing tools, ensuring significant global visibility during the race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Arrest warrant against Mallya withdrawn

The arrest warrant against Force India boss Vijay Mallya has been withdrawn.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 032011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 02With the sport now set to travel to the billionaire’s native country for the Indian grand prix, it emerged last weekend that Mallya faced arrest there after cheques issued by his ailing airline Kingfisher bounced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Williams F1 host exclusive Partner Day at Silverstone

The Williams F1 Team hosted an action packed Partner Day at Silverstone yesterday as a way of paying tribute to its loyal stable of partners.

_79p5657_news_list09 - Williams F1The event was a chance for friends of Williams F1 to enjoy an exclusive day of access all areas activities and for team personnel to personally thank them for their continued support. It was hosted in Silverstone’s new Wing Complex overlooking the International Pits straight, with guests treated to a drive around the famous circuit in a Renault Sports car by the team’s drivers, a pit-stop challenge, and a full-size Formula One car simulator challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Formula 2 Champion Luciano Bacheta drives the Williams FW33 at Silverstone

2012 F2 champion impresses team in FW33 challenger

F2 champion Luciano Bacheta during his Williams F1 drive at SilverstoneImg_5384_spotlightToday saw the recently crowned Formula 2 Champion Luciano Bachetta get his first taste of Formula One when he drove the Williams FW33 around the famous Silverstone circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Austin still working to finish 2012 US GP venue

The Hermann Tilke-designed track is scheduled to host the 2012 US GP in exactly a month from now.

Circuit of the AmericasCircuit of the Americas - 2012-06-01 - 2Organisers of the first US grand prix since 2007 say the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is now almost ready to host a formula one race.

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Oct 18

Ferrari would welcome Porsche to F1

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted he would welcome Porsche to formula one.

2011-12-06_06952012:01:12_11:23:20.0313The VW-brand has played down the latest rumours about a V6-powered grand prix foray on the back of its forthcoming return to Le Mans, but Ferrari president Montezemolo said: “I feel great respect for Porsche, who I consider the main rival of many of our cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Massa raced Red Bull-style exhaust in Korea – report

Indeed, 20 Minutos claims Alonso will be running the Massa-specification on his own red car next weekend in India.

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa 012012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa 03Ferrari raced an all-new Red Bull-style exhaust on only Felipe Massa’s car in Korea last weekend, according to the Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos. The news would explain the Brazilian driver’s better pace than teammate Fernando Alonso in the sister F2012, and also the Spaniard’s confidence that he is still in the running to beat Sebastian Vettel to the title despite a new 6-point championship deficit and Red Bull’s recent dominance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Rosberg not worried about Hamilton challenge

Nico Rosberg insists he is not afraid of being beaten by Lewis Hamilton in 2013.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 032012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 02Once teammates in their karting days, the pair will be reunited next season as Mercedes teammates in formula one. German Rosberg, 27, has had the better of the great Michael Schumacher since they were paired together in 2010, but some sceptics point out that the seven time world champion was no longer the all-conquering driver of his ultra-successful initial career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Schumacher to remain a ‘jet-setter’ in 2013

He told DPA on Wednesday that he will not just sit at home.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 012012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 06Michael Schumacher has revealed he will not simply sit at his palatial Swiss home in 2013, having retired from active competition in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Raikkonen announcement just publicity stunt

Kimi Raikkonen did not announce his plans for the 2013 season as he turned 33 on Wednesday.

Thumbnail2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 05A viral video on the internet, posted by an advertising agency that works with the 2007 world champion, announced recently that the speculation about Raikkonen’s future beyond 2012 will “come to an end” on 17 October, “when a new contract will be published”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Sauber F1 Team to test in Abu Dhabi with Gutiérrez and Frijns

In Abu Dhabi to be held from 6th to 8th November 2012

07 - Sauber F1 Team2011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi 01The Sauber F1 Team will be sending Esteban Gutiérrez and Robin Frijns out onto the track at the Young Driver Days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Susie Wolff hopes for more F1 testing

Susie Wolff has played down expectations her next step in formula one is a spot on the grid.

Susie Wolff 2012-04-11 - Williams  F1 - Susie WolffAdmitting it was an emotional moment in the wake of the injuries sustained earlier in 2012 by Marussia’s female test driver Maria de Villota, Wolff got her first taste of a grand prix car on Wednesday at the wheel of last year’s Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

HRT boss says de la Rosa ‘will drive for us in 2013’

Pedro de la Rosa is definitely staying at HRT in 2013, the Spanish team’s boss Luis Perez-Sala has announced.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa - Dani Clos - Narain Kartikheyan 012012-06-10_0531“Pedro de la Rosa will drive for us in 2013,” he is quoted by the German language Speed Week. The Spanish veteran’s current teammate is Narain Karthikeyan, but the Indian has been linked with a possible switch to Indycar. Speed Week said the presence of Karthikeyan, 35, has not brought the expected flood of Indian sponsors to HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Trulli turned down F1 commentary role for 2013

Jarno Trulli turned down an offer to return to formula one in 2013 — in the commentary box.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 22011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Jarno Trulli 03That is the claim of the German-language Speed Week, reporting that the veteran of 256 grands prix, who lost his Caterham seat ahead of this season, was sounded out by new Italian broadcaster Sky to travel to next year’s 20 races as a television pundit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Will Daniel Juncadella prevail?

The battle for the title

F3 Formula 3 Euroseries2011.10.01-GT Masters Hockenheim 02This weekend, Hockenheim will stage the final rounds of the battle for the 2012 Formula 3 Euro Series title, with the 4.574-kilometre Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg being the venue of the season finale.

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