Daily Archive: November 17, 2012

Nov 17

Formula One teams United States Grand Prix qualifying report

United States Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Circuit of the AmericasToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Austin, Texas.

(François Tremblay / Pole Position photo album)

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Nov 17

F1 considers ‘demerit’ system for driver offenses

F1’s US return clashes with Nascar finale

NASCAR logoFormula one is considering a demerit-point scheme to penalise both on and off-track driver offenses from 2013, it has emerged. After a five-year absence from the US, F1 is trying to make an impact this weekend in the crucial American market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Webber not keen on new podium procedures

Mark Webber has admitted he is no fan of the new podium procedures in 2012.

2012-11-16_00122012-11-16_0001This year, the top three drivers stand on an elaborate new podium featuring electronic flags and are then interviewed live by a former driver, like Niki Lauda or David Coulthard. But in Abu Dhabi recently, Coulthard had to apologise to the fans beneath the podium when both Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel swore. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Hamilton puts racy initials on US GP helmet

“The initials do not stand for his last name, but for ‘Hard as a motherf***er’,” the German newspaper claims.

2012-11-16_00062012-11-15_0009Hot on the heels of the FIA’s warning about foul language, Lewis Hamilton has featured an obscene acronym on his helmet for the US grand prix. Bild newspaper said the prominent decal on the back of the departing McLaren driver’s helmet in Austin is “H.A.M.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

‘Nothing new’ as Newey keeps dominating – Alonso

“It’s not a surprise,” Ferrari’s Spaniard said after the practice sessions at the brand new Circuit of the Americas.

2012-11-14_00022012-11-15_0023After Sebastian Vettel utterly dominated Friday’s proceedings in Austin, his title rival Fernando Alonso repeated his claim that the real hero is Adrian Newey. “You,” he told reporters, “were surprised when I said we are fighting against Adrian Newey.  But now there is nothing new: two Red Bulls ahead in every session.  It will be the same in qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Lotus owner says Genii ‘wants’ to stay in F1

Gerard Lopez, the owner of the newly-winning F1 team Lotus, said he cannot guarantee Genii will remain committed to the sport.

2012-06-10_13792010-01-31 - Renault R30 - Gerard Lopez 02In an interview with Germany’s Welt newspaper, the Luxembourger laid out many of F1’s problems, including the scarcity of sponsors. And amid rumours the Enstone based team has been in talks with potential investors, Lopez was asked if the investment company is staying in F1 despite the problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Ferrari were ‘really interested’ for 2014 – Perez

Sergio Perez has admitted there was a chance he would have landed at Ferrari in 2014.

2012-11-15_0024Sergio Perez - photo SauberInstead, the Mexican – who was the cream of Ferrari’s driver development academy – has been poached by the fabled Italian squad’s historic rival McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Kobayashi more optimistic about F1 future

Kamui Kobayashi is sounding more optimistic about his chances of staying in formula one in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 032012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 00Earlier in Austin, Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn played down reports the Japanese needs to find a sponsor in order to keep his race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

F1 career in a ‘bad gap’ – Kovalainen

Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he finds his career in a “bad gap”.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 012012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 03The Finn began the season as Caterham’s highly-respected number 1 driver. “The papers (for 2013) were almost ready for the signatures,” he told the MTV3 broadcaster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Dire mood as HRT staff plead ‘we are unemployed’

32 have already been let go.

2012-05-18 - HRT F1 Team - Caja Magica2012-05-04 - HRT F1 Team - Jean TodtThe mood at HRT this weekend is dire, with the ailing Spanish team’s staff making it known “we are unemployed and available”, according to the sports daily Marca. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Felix da Costa to start from pole in 59th Macau Grand Prix

With victory in the qualification race, António Félix da Costa (Carlin) secured pole position for Sunday’s 59th Macau Grand Prix.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesMacau-GPFelix Rosenqvist, who ended up fourth in this year’s Formula 3 Euro Series, continued his strong performance of the weekend: after ten laps at the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit, the Swede crossed the finish line in second place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

2013 Auto GP racecar set for the early debut in Barcelona test

We’re almost ready for testing. What do you expect from Auto GP’s trip to Barcelona?

AUTOGP_2013Auto GP logoThe Auto GP Series will be back on-track at Barcelona in three weeks as the championship’s teams are set to line-up at Circuit de Catalunya on the 6th and 7th of December. After having rounded out a successful 2012 season at Sonoma in the USA, the Coloni Motorsport-promoted series is not taking breaks and Enzo Coloni is determined in following the series’ winning path for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo set for Feb. 8-10, 2013

The Canadian racing season begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo, Presented by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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