Daily Archive: November 7, 2012

Nov 07

Team Canada 2012 report

“Although it was a tough week with unexpected problems, in the end, we were quick” – Garrett Grist

Team Canada Garrett GristTeam Canada logoAlthough the results sheets will not reflect it, 2012 Team Canada Scholarship winner Garrett Grist enjoyed a strong showing at the internationally renowned British Formula Ford Festival, and quite ably displayed the quality of driving talent produced by this country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Fumanelli fastest in Estoril post season test

MW Arden’s David Fumanelli ends Portuguese test on top

GP3 - David Fumanelli (MW Arden) Estoril November 2012GP3 SeriesItalian David Fumanelli finished as fastest overall on day two in a rain affected test at Estoril, Portugal. The MW Arden driver’s best lap achieved in the morning was a 1:30.261 which set a new GP3 circuit record as he also went on to claim top spot in the wet afternoon session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Johan Kristoffersson leads Superstars International Series young driver assault

New stars battle with series veterans to enjoy exciting 2012 season

Superstars - Johan KristofferssonSuperstars logoJohan Kristoffersson has been the class of the 2012 Superstars field by winning the Rookie of the Year contest (and an 100.000€ bonus for the next season), the International Series and the Italian Championship. On the other hand he has also been a great ambassador for the many young drivers of the championship: as happened in the last few years, the series kept highlighting some of the best prospects in racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report (updated)

Abu Dhabi young driver test day 2 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 07

‘Be wary’ of Ecclestone’s Magny-Cours comments – Tambay

The F1 world should handle with caution Bernie Ecclestone’s suggestion his sport could be heading back to Magny-Cours.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo2012-06-07_0273Amid reports Paul Ricard is leading France’s bid to revive the country’s defunct grand prix in 2013, F1 chief executive Ecclestone said this week: “If we go to France, it will be Magny Cours”. But former French F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport that commentators “must be wary” of the wily 82-year-old’s comments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Vettel must hope for dry weather in Brazil – Webber

If as is expected the 2012 title battle goes down to the wire, Mark Webber is not sure he would put his money on his Red Bull teammate.

2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber 2990052012-10-27 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 299003With a 10 point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and the faster car, Sebastian Vettel is the overwhelming favourite to win his third consecutive drivers’ championship late this month. But according to Webber, who like Vettel also races the RB8, the 25-year-old German should be worried if bad weather is forecast for Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

McLaren Group retains Carbon Trust Standard for ongoing commitment to carbon reduction

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes becomes first-ever Formula 1 team to be awarded, and retain, the coveted Carbon Trust Standard

McLaren Group2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - 03McLaren Group has been recertified with the Carbon Trust Standard for successfully measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions across all of its UK operations. This achievement makes Vodafone McLaren Mercedes the first Formula 1 team to retain the Carbon Trust Standard, and underlines the Group’s continuous quest to improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its direct operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Lauda still tipping Vettel to beat Alonso

With just two races to go now, Vettel is 10 points ahead of Ferrari’s Alonso

2012-10-26 - Ferrari - India - Fernando Alonso2012-06-10_0512Sebastian Vettel remains the overwhelming favourite to become 2012 champion, despite Red Bull’s qualifying crisis and the loss of 3 points to Fernando Alonso in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Raikkonen’s radio frustration ‘normal’ – Salo

Mika Salo has backed his countryman Kimi Raikkonen’s radio attitude en route to victory in Abu Dhabi last Sunday.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 05Mika SaloThe 2007 world champion’s growing frustration with his engineer throughout his chase for Lotus’ first win of the season culminated in him saying “leave me alone”. But Salo, another Finnish driver, insisted Raikkonen’s attitude is actually “pretty normal”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Force India to announce second driver on Wednesday

Swiss newspaper Blick has tipped Force India to announce Paul di Resta’s next teammate on Wednesday.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi 01Veteran journalist Roger Benoit said the Silverstone based team has weighed up paying drivers including Adrian Sutil and Bruno Senna, or an essentially unsponsored talent like Sebastien Buemi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Fernandes stepping down as Caterham boss

Tony Fernandes has confirmed reports he is stepping down as boss of his formula one team Caterham.

Tony Fernandes 2011-12-1310 - Team CaterhamThat might be news for team driver Heikki Kovalainen, who earlier played down the rumours when asked by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3. “Tony told me recently that he is 100 per cent committed to the team,” he was quoted as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

HRT’s ‘Ma to race in 2013’ reports wrong

The Chinese media appears to have got it wrong by announcing on Tuesday that Shanghai native Ma Qinghua will race for HRT in 2013.

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-07-12 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing HuaChinese outlets made the call after the 24-year-old and HRT officials fronted a press conference in Shanghai. But it seems to be a misunderstanding. The press conference was to congratulate Ma on his ‘debut’ as an ‘official’ F1 driver this year, as he appeared three times at FIA-sanctioned grands prix for free practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 18: Valencia, Valencia

Valencia is the traditional venue for the season finale

MotoGP logoValencia Street Circuit logoThe final race of the 2012 MotoGP™ season sees the paddock descend on Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo as the home fans get to greet their World Champion, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo after the Spaniard clinched the title at the previous round.

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Nov 07

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Johnson-Keselowski ‘Bare-Knuckle’ Brawl Heads West – For Jimmie Johnson, it’s some serious déjà vu – the good kind.

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Johnson leads the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ by seven points over Brad Keselowski with two races remaining. Four times in his five championship seasons, Johnson has topped the standings after the season’s 34th race, making title No. 6 a very real possibility.

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