Daily Archive: November 28, 2012

Nov 28

Retrofitted: Eldora, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, give Trucks throw-back feel

New additions, classic look for 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park logoNASCAR CAMPING WORLD Truck SeriesNASCAR today announced the 2013 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a slate that includes two exciting firsts: the series’ first race on dirt and its inaugural international event.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Leading International Motorsports executive visits Daytona

Bahrain executive meets GRAND-AM founder during behind-the-scenes tour

Shaikh Salman - Jim France2011-02-18_0647East met West on Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, when Shaikh Salman Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the chief executive of the Bahrain International Circuit, met with GRAND-AM Road Racing Founder and NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France during a tour of the facility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Victorians lead the field in Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge

The first day ended with a run to the famous James Boag Brewery in the heart of Launceston

MW_TASMANIA_CHALLENGE_CMYKMark Webber logoTwo Victorians, Jarad Kohlar and James Pretto, have taken the early lead on the opening day of the five-day Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge.

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Nov 28

Red Bull denies report of 2016 deal for Vettel

Red Bull has denied reports it has signed up Sebastian Vettel for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

2012-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 2990042012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299004The 2012 world champions have only just dealt with speculation they could soon lose the three-time consecutive title winner and German to Ferrari. But the latest reports, in the pages of the Osterreich tabloid and citing Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz, say Vettel has been convinced to extend his current deal with a huge pay rise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Red Bull to pay Vettel EUR 3m title bonus

Sebastian Vettel will scoop an extra EUR 3 million in bonus money for winning the 2012 title, Germany’s Bild newspaper reports.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Mark Webber - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner - Adrian NeweySebastian Vettel  - Ecclestone -  photo Getty ImagesThe news follows reports each member of Red Bull Racing’s 657-strong workforce will be paid a EUR 12,000 world championship bonus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Another video shows Vettel made illegal pass in Brazil

A video has emerged that clearly depicts Sebastian Vettel overtaking under yellow flag conditions during Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

ThumbnailThumbnailIt is a separate incident to the 2012 world champion’s pass on Kamui Kobayashi at Interlagos, which turned out to have actually taken place under yellow and orange caution flags. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Horner predicts ‘weaker’ McLaren without Hamilton

“McLaren are a weaker team without Lewis” – Horner

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner2012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99003 - Christian HornerChristian Horner, the boss of the triple constructors’ champions Red Bull, thinks he will be facing a “weaker” rival in the form of McLaren next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Kovalainen could replace Grosjean at Lotus – report

Heikki Kovalainen is a candidate to replace the fast but inconsistent Romain Grosjean at Lotus, the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 reports.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 032012-09-03 - Team Caterham - Belgium - Heikki Kovalainen 00The highly rated Finn Kovalainen is on the market because Caterham is reportedly considering signing the pay-driver Giedo van der Garde. However, MTV acknowledged that Frenchman Grosjean, despite Lotus’ deliberations and the 26-year-old’s numerous incidents in 2012, is “more likely” than Kovalainen to line up alongside Kimi Raikkonen next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Kobayashi raises over EUR 600,000 for 2013 seat

Kamui Kobayashi has already raised more than EUR 600,000 as he bids to pay for a formula one seat in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 002012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01Having lost his Sauber seat, the Japanese set up a website asking for donations from his fans. He wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that, in the first few days of the kamui-support.com website being live, he has already raised much more than half a million euros. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Williams F1 Team announces 2013 driver line-up

Q&A With Pastor Maldonado, Valtteri Bottas and Sir Frank Williams

2012-11-15_00262012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri BottasThe Williams F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas will be the team’s race drivers for the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

“No hard feelings on Williams’ decision” – Bruno Senna

Brazilian driver will confirm his F1 plans soon

2012-06-09_02082012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 06Bruno Senna, aware of the team’s long term plans for some time already, today accepted pragmatically the choice of Williams driver line up for the next Formula 1 season which was announced earlier this morning in England. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Drunk, sacked HRT mechanics brawl at factory

A brawl broke out at ailing F1 team HRT’s Madrid headquarters after staff returned from Sao Paulo, El Mundo newspaper reports.

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 05The report said the fight involved drunk mechanics who had gone straight from the airport to the team’s factory to collect compensation for their redundancies. “The atmosphere heated up and police had to be called to intervene,” said the report. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Pirelli wants early decision over 2014 contract

Pirelli is pushing for an early decision as to whether it will remain F1’s official tyre supplier beyond 2013.

PirelliPirelli 2013The Italian marque’s initial three-year tenure finishes at the end of next season. “The deadline is June next year,” motor sport director Paul Hembery is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace, “but we want to know the decision as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

2015 could be last Malaysian GP – boss

Razlan Razali, the boss of the Malaysian grand prix, has admitted that 2015 could be the Sepang circuit’s last formula one race.

2011-04-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Petronas Tower2011-04-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit 02He told Isportconnect it is “too early to even think” about whether the existing contract will be extended. “I think for the event to be successful and to even consider the event going beyond 2015, and paying lots of money to formula one, FOM must help the circuit to try and allow us to do as much as possible to get spectators to come to the circuit,” said Razali. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

New Sao Paulo mayor wants to keep Brazil GP

The incoming mayor of Sao Paulo wants to keep formula one at Interlagos.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilInterlagos logoBernie Ecclestone has warned that, without substantial upgrades to the ageing Brazilian grand prix venue, he might not extend the city’s race contract. But the German-language Speed Week reports that the demolition equipment will soon arrive at Interlagos to raze the old buildings, with new ones to be built at an estimated cost of EUR 60 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Auto GP reveals 8 events in 2013

Auto GP is proud to announce the championship’s 2013 calendar.

AUTOGP_2013Auto GP logoThe series, managed and promoted by Coloni Motorsport, will be running on 8 rounds, one more than in 2012, and will provide Teams and Drivers with an even richer environment in order to enhance the learning and racing experience.

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Nov 28

Aus GP boss to retire if Ecclestone steps down

Australian grand prix boss Ron Walker has promised to step down if Bernie Ecclestone is no longer in charge of formula one.

Australian Grand Prix 2012 logoMelbourne - Albert Park - Australian Grand PrixEmbroiled in the ever-deepening Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal, Ecclestone warned last week that his demise could cost the sport several key races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Nurburgring 2013 not dead yet – chief

There is still a chance the Nurburgring will host the German grand prix as scheduled next year.

GP3 - NürburgringNurburgring logoWith the famous circuit now in an insolvency process, an official said recently there is little chance a formula one race will be held there in 2013. But SID news agency reports that the Nurburgring has in fact been empowered to negotiate with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

No French grand prix in 2013 – report

There will be no French grand prix in 2013, according to the sports daily L’Equipe.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceThere had been moves afoot to revive the country’s defunct grand prix, at either Paul Ricard or Magny Cours. But L’Equipe said the French sanctioning body FFSA had not, by Tuesday’s deadline, received a request to apply to be added to the FIA’s 2013 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

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