Daily Archive: December 4, 2012

Dec 04

Superstars, GTSprint supplier Hankook tire praises maiden season

Korean manufacturer enjoys positive results and prepares to raise the bar in 2013

Superstars - HankookSuperstars logoThe Superstars International Series and the GTSprint International Series welcomed a new spec tire supplier in 2012, and Hankook Tire delivered great performances straight out of the box, with teams and drivers expressing high praises and taking the best out of their new Korean rubber in one of the most challenging season in the history of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Montezemolo, Ecclestone ‘will be friends again’ – Briatore

Bernie Ecclestone has kept a war of words with Luca di Montezemolo running.

Luca di MontezemoloFlavio Briatore - Bernie EcclestoneEarlier, after the F1 chief executive slammed Ferrari’s pursuit of the yellow flag saga as “a joke”, Montezemolo suggested Ecclestone’s “old age is … incompatible with certain roles and responsibilities”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Adam Parr could be next to sue Ecclestone – report

Earlier this year, Briton Parr – Williams’ de-facto team principal – suddenly quit.

2011-07-24 - AT&T Williams - Germany - Adam Parr 012011-06-09_0309Bernie Ecclestone’s next headache could be in the form of former Williams chairman Adam Parr, according to a report in the German language Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Van der Garde waiting for Caterham’s decision

Giedo van der Garde is waiting to hear if he will be Charles Pic’s teammate at Caterham in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Giedo van der Garde 01GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)The Dutch GP2 driver completed the 2012 season as the Tony Fernandes-owned team’s regular Friday and reserve driver, and is reportedly now in the running to replace either Heikki Kovalainen or Vitaly Petrov. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

FIA completing push for more F1 revenue – report

One of the unnamed sources said the new CVC agreement will benefit the FIA to the tune of about $25 million.

Flagworld - FIAJean Todt président FIA (DR)The FIA is close to completing a successful push for a bigger slice of F1’s financial pie, according to a report by the expert financial source Bloomberg. Citing ‘two people familiar with the situation’, the media report said the now Jean Todt-led Paris federation is set to boost its coffers to about $40 million per year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Pirelli wants ‘medium-term’ F1 stay

+2012 Pirelli Formula One statistics – updated
+2012 Formula One World Championship – Tyre Use per Driver

Pirelli2012-09-22 - Pirelli 01Pirelli is keen to stay in formula one well beyond next season, according to motor sport director Paul Hembery. He has already made clear that, depending on the sport’s desire to keep racing with the Italian-made tyres, Pirelli wants to extend its tenure as the official F1 supplier beyond its expiring 2013 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Marko on Austria GP return – ‘never say never’

Dr Helmut Marko has answered “never say never” when asked if his native Austria could return to the F1 calendar.

2012-06-09_0144Red Bull Ring logoAs he celebrated his latest championship with Austrian energy drink Red Bull’s main F1 team in Graz, Sebastian Vettel said he can imagine a grand prix being staged at the former A1-Ring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Valencia hoping for F1 return in 2014

Valencia is hoping to return to the F1 calendar in 2014.

Valencia Street Circuit logoSauber ValenciaThe Spanish street race – recently the regular host of the European grand prix – has dropped off the sport’s schedule for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

2013 Auto GP car breaks cover

The car is already traveling towards Spain after being completed at the Auto GP Italian headquarters in Passignano sul Trasimeno.

Auto GP LAuto GP FIn addition to the high-quality team and driver roster making it on-track at Barcelona, the Catalan track will also host the debut of the brand-new Auto GP car for 2013, featuring an highly-revamped package. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Reigning ‘Champion of Champions’ Sébastien Ogier and Formula 1’s Romain Grosjean will compete for Team France at ROC 2012 in Bangkok

Reigning champion Ogier partners Grosjean for Team France

Race Of Champions logoNews ImageTeam France will have a strong line-up at the 2012 Race Of Champions as reigning ROC ‘Champion of Champions’ Sébastien Ogier returns to defend his title alongside Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean. The French duo will team up for their home country at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium in the ROC Nations Cup on December 15 before competing for individual glory in the Race Of Champions on December 16. Read the rest of this entry »

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