Daily Archive: November 5, 2012

Nov 05

Johnson outlasts Keselowski for Texas win

No. 48 team extends Chase points lead to seven with two races remaining

Jimmie Johnson - photo © John Harrelson - Getty Images for NASCAR

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

The haymaker Jimmie Johnson delivered Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway turned out to be an eight-point swing.Taking advantage of a late caution and four fresh tires to Brad Keselowski’s two, Johnson pulled away from Keselowski in a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win the AAA Texas 500 and tighten his grip on a possible sixth Sprint Cup Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Team BMW Dinamic scores 2012 teams title at Superstars debut

Emilia-based team enjoys positive maiden run, keeps BMW’s banner high

Superstars - team bmw dinamicSuperstars logoWith a positive all-round performance, Team BMW Dinamic clinched the 2012 Teams’ title at Pergusa. The trophy is named after the sadly missed Salvatore Genovese, one of Superstars founders alongside Maurizio Flammini. A man who poured his heart and passion into the series since its inception. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Exciting new-look FIA European Rally Championship calendar for 2013 delivered by Eurosport Events

2013 FIA European Rally Championship 

EUROSPORT EVENTSFlagworld - FIASince the last FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting on 28 September when it was confirmed as the promoter of the FIA European Rally Championship under a 10-year agreement, Eurosport Events has met organisers of rallies on the existing ERC and Intercontinental Rally Challenge schedules to submit to the FIA Rally Commission on 31 October its first new-look ERC 2013 draft calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Vettel reaches first ‘match point’ of 2012 title

“Sensational, incredible. I can’t remember anything like that from the past 20, 30 years” – Dr Helmut Marko

2012-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 2990042012-11-03 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299000Depending on who he spoke to after Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Fernando Alonso insisted his glass was either “half full” or “completely full”. Whichever, the Spaniard’s public optimism and fighting spirit cannot be higher, but he did confess to at least some disappointment after the sweaty race at Yas Marina. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Comeback ‘iceman’ planning long party after win

Kimi Raikkonen returned to the winner’s circle in Abu Dhabi in his inimitable style.

2012-10-29 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 022012-11-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kimi Raikkonen 02Once derided for being robotic and shy, the 2007 world champion is now widely loved for being the ‘iceman’ — a nickname dreamed up by the press but now tattooed with pride on the Lotus driver’s forearm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Senna denies worrying about F1 future

Bruno Senna has denied his concerns about the future are contributing to a loss of form towards the end of the 2012 season.

2012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Bruno Senna 012012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Bruno Senna 02Although finishing eighth in Abu Dhabi, the Brazilian qualified an awful fifteenth on Saturday and, early in the race, got caught up in a first lap incident. “It was a very tough weekend,” he said. It is reported that Williams opted against taking up the automatic 2013 ‘option’ in Senna’s existing contract. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Renault and Caterham Group announce a partnership to design and build sports cars

This agreement reflects a similar passion and expertise in sports and motorsports vehicles

Renault and Caterham group announce a partnership to design and build sports vehiclesRenault and Caterham Group today announced their decision to join forces in pursuit of a common project: to design develop and build future sports vehicles. The future vehicles will be distinctive, differentiated, and carry the respective DNA of Alpine and Caterham Cars, the automotive division of Caterham Group. They will be built at the Alpine plant in Dieppe, Normandy, in France. Read the rest of this entry »

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