Daily Archive: December 6, 2012

Dec 06

Sovereign-Santander Teams with Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims

Alonso autographed helmet of replica worn in Formula 1 race series to be auctioned

Josh Lockwood - Fernando Alonso signing helmet - Jorge MoranSantanderSovereign Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, today announced that a replica of a racing helmet worn by Fernando Alonso, world-renown Scuderia Ferrari driver, will be auctioned for charity to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This one of a kind, autographed and specially crafted helmet is an exact replica of the helmet worn by Alonso in almost every Formula 1 race this year. The auction of this item presents an opportunity to own an exclusive part of Formula 1’s historic year and is not available for purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

2013 Auto GP car impresses at Barcelona

The 2013 Auto GP racecar left a strong impression in the first day of collective testing at Barcelona

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Coloni Motorsport  - Adrian Quaife-HobbsDriven by reigning Champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and followed on-track by the personnel of Coloni Motorsport, the new car clocked the fastest lap of the day in 1:32.857, 1.182 seconds quicker than the best 2012 model. The Italian-based organization was thus rewarded with a successful run after the tough job done so far. In addition to the crude speed, the car also proved reliable and consistent, logging 42 laps with no issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

GP3 Series completes goal with two champions in Formula 1 in 2013

Gutiérrez and Bottas pave the road to success for future GP3 drivers

Esteban Gutierrez  - photo Getty Images2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri BottasSince its inception in 2010, the ultimate goal of GP3 Series was to make it the perfect stepping stone for young drivers to graduate to GP2 and then to Formula 1. Within just three years, this objective has been achieved following the recent announcements that GP3’s inaugural champion Esteban Gutiérrez and his successor Valtteri Bottas will both race in Formula 1 in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

ALMS has a Rebellion on its hands

Petit Le Mans winner taking full-time plunge in 2013

ALMS - Rebellion-Road AtlantaALMS - IMSAWas an overall victory at Road Atlanta the first of many to come for Rebellion Racing in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón? We may soon find out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

PM to decide Turkey’s F1 return on Friday

Turkey is set to return to the formula one calendar, the government-linked Turkish news agency Anadolu Ajansi reported on Thursday.

2012-11-15_0008The report said “everything except the price” has been agreed between Turkish officials and F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. The news follows the FIA’s announcement on Wednesday that a twentieth race date for an unidentified additional European event has been set aside for mid 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

Formula 3 Euro Series – the coming stars shine with amazing media presence

F3 Euro Series Annual Report Media Facts 2012

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesF3 - Macau - Roberto MerhiSince its foundation back in 2003, the Formula 3 Euro Series represented the stepping stone to Formula 1 for more than two dozens of young talents – as test or GP drivers. Among them Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, both World Champions and the current top stars at the pinnacle of motor racing. Meanwhile, another eleven of the best Euro Series hopefuls succeeded in securing a cockpit in the most popular international touring-car series, DTM.

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Dec 06

Red Bull can be Ferrari-like ‘myth’ too – Vettel

Red Bull is “well on the way” to achieving the same sort of “mythical status” as fellow grandee F1 teams like Ferrari.

2012-11-03 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 2990002012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299003That is the claim of Sebastian Vettel, who after winning his third consecutive drivers’ championship with the energy drink-owned team played down persistent rumours he could soon make the move to fabled Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

Sebastian Vettel has distanced himself from a barrage of criticism directed at Bruno Senna after the recent 2012 championship finale in Brazil

Vettel frowns upon fans’ Bruno Senna abuse

2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 2990042012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (12)It was contact with Brazilian Senna’s Williams that spun Vettel around on the first lap at Interlagos, and caused significant bodywork and exhaust damage that almost cost the German his third consecutive drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

Briatore joins Montezemolo in Schumacher criticism

“The way he behaved in Brazil was not good” – Briatore

2012-11-18_0020Flavio Briatore - Enzo ColoniFlavio Briatore has joined Luca di Montezemolo in criticising the way Michael Schumacher ended his formula one career recently in Brazil. Despite winning five consecutive titles for Ferrari in his ultra-successful first career, Schumacher – now driving for Mercedes – openly let his friend Sebastian Vettel overtake during the Interlagos finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

McLaren had fastest car of 2012 – analysis

McLaren fielded the consistently fastest car in 2012, an analysis has shown.

2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - MP4-27 032012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - 03According to the German language Speed Week, although Red Bull and Ferrari ended up fighting for the title, it was McLaren with the consistently faster car, based on an averaging of race laps throughout the 20-grand prix season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

F1 reserves 2013 date for another European race

7th race in Canada, June 9th, 10th race TBA

Flagworld - F12012-06-07_0273A new date on F1’s 2013 calendar has been reserved for “another European” grand prix, the FIA revealed after its Istanbul meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

No London grand prix at Olympic stadium

Plans to stage a grand prix in and around London’s Olympic stadium have all but collapsed.

London Grand Prix2010-07-02 - Red Bull Racing - London Pit StopEarlier this year, a company called Intelligent Transport Services launched a bid to take over the venue in the wake of the British capital’s Games. But rival bids were also launched, including by the premier league football club West Ham United. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

Superstars International Series: Solaris Motorsport hits the track for testing at Adria

Italian-based squad fields two cars for 2012 regular Francesco Sini and Austrian youngster Florian Renauer

superstars - Francesco SiniSuperstars logoTeam Solaris Motorsport was back on-track for a test session this week at Adria, as the Pescara-based operation continued to work hard after the conclusion of the 2012 Superstars International Series. The team, managed by Christian Grasso, fielded their two Chevrolet Lumina racecars after a major rebuild which followed the last round of the season at Pergusa. Read the rest of this entry »

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