Daily Archive: November 30, 2012

Nov 30

Jännerrallye stages will thrill, says ERC’s Nicolas

Next year’s FIA European Rally Championship will get off to a spectacular start if the stages of the Jännerrallye are anything to go by.

European Rally Championship logoERC 2013 Jannerrallye reconnaissanceThat’s the view of ERC General Co-ordinator Jean Pierre Nicolas, a former international-level rally winner, following a drive through the Austrian event’s stages earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Vettel overtaking saga ‘now closed’ – Ferrari

Ferrari on Friday said the controversy about Sebastian Vettel’s alleged illegal overtaking move is “now closed”.

Thumbnail03 - Scuderia FerrariThe Italian team had contemplating protesting the result of the championship-deciding Brazilian grand prix, after video footage purportedly showed Red Bull’s German driver passing a Toro Rosso under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Victorians extend lead as F1 star Webber joins the action

Formula 1 star Mark Webber starts the beach run on the third day of the Challenge that carries his name.

MW_TASMANIA_CHALLENGE_CMYKFormula 1 star Mark Webber starts the beach run on the third day of the Challenge that carries his name.As Australian Formula 1 star, Mark Webber, took to the rugged trails and costal waters on the East Coast of Tasmania, the battle for the lead of his adventure race, the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, has continued. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Ecclestone, FIA, say Vettel will stay 2012 champion

Bernie Ecclestone has slammed as a “complete joke” Ferrari’s efforts to question the outcome of the 2012 world championship.

Sebastian Vettel  - Ecclestone -  photo Getty ImagesFlagworld - FIAThe controversy erupted when video footage emerged – and was circulated widely by “Fernando Alonso’s management” according to Sport Bild – of Sebastian Vettel purportedly overtaking illegally under yellow flag conditions at Interlagos. Ferrari confirmed that it asked the governing body for “clarification”, and spokesman Luca Colajanni insists the Maranello team has “until tomorrow (Friday) to file an appeal”. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

F1 is ‘a world without pity’ – Grosjean

As the candidates clamour for his seat, Romain Grosjean has acknowledged that formula one is a “world without pity”.

Gerard Lopez - Eric Boullier - Romain Grosjean 2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 04“Yes,” he confirmed to the Swiss daily Le Matin.  “But that’s normal for the top level. “It’s also the case with banking and watchmaking.  There is no room for mercy. “Seats in F1 are scarce; there are no presents.” Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Pic breaks record for most times overtaken

Charles Pic has entered F1’s history books by breaking an unenviable record.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic (2)2012-06-08_0161Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that the young Frenchman, who made his debut this year with Marussia and for 2013 will switch to Caterham, broke a record held for more than 20 years by Italian Stefano Modena. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Schumacher to be karting test driver in 2013

Reports that Michael Schumacher has signed up as Mercedes’ F1 test driver for 2013 are wrong.

2011-04-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Michael Schumacher 01MichaelSchumacherThe reports were sparked when the retiring seven time world champion was quoted in English-language reports as saying: “I have signed a contract and will be active as a test driver”. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Just a few hours after 2013 schedule release and Auto GP is about to be back at the Montmelò track for a 2-day test

Ghirelli, Kuroda and Sato bring fresh note to upcoming Auto GP test in Barcelona

Auto GP - Yoshitaka Kuroda KurodaAuto GP logoThe cars will be lining-up at the venue, which is located outside Barcelona, on Thursday, December the 6th and Friday, December the 7th. Once again, the winter tests will enable teams to evaluate new drivers coming from other categories for possible 2013 deals. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Norman Nato, the next French coming man with DAMS in 2013!

“It’s a pleasure to welcome and to give a chance to a new, young French coming man in our team” – Jean-Paul Driot

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series preparatory tests finished on 24th November and the French team has already selected one of its two drivers for the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Share