Daily Archive: December 12, 2012

Dec 12

Alex Tagliani to test at Sebring International Raceway

Tests begin Thursday for Bryan Herta Autosport

Alex Tagliani logoTodd Malloy - Alex TaglianiAs he prepares for the upcoming 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series, Alex Tagliani will test the Team Barracuda Networks Honda at Sebring International Raceway, Florida on Thursday December 13. For Tagliani and Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA), this will be a change from last season when they missed the pre-season sessions altogether because of the lack of availability of Lotus engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Excitement builds for new Sixth-Generation car

Even NASCAR’s youngest fans are ready for the return of brand identity

NASCAR logoCharlotte Motor Speedway logoOn Day 1 of the final 2012 test for the new sixth-generation race car, the drivers had their say as they turned laps around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway. Today, it was the crew chiefs’ turn. Enthusiasm for the design and performance of the new car extends beyond just the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Bangkok track ready to ROC

Construction of the track for this weekend’s 2012 Race Of Champions has been completed at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium

Race Of Champions logoBangkok track ready to ROCROC 2012 takes place from December 14-16, running alongside the first ever ‘ROC Rocks’ Festival of events at the Thai venue. The line-up includes multiple F1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel plus multiple MotoGP world champions Mick Doohan and Jorge Lorenzo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

2013 calendar could drop to 19 races – Ecclestone

It is likely F1’s 2013 calendar will drop from 20 to 19 races, Bernie Ecclestone has told an Austrian newspaper.

Flagworld - F12012-06-07_0277It has been rumoured the F1 chief executive was being urged by Red Bull, the owners of the former A1-Ring, to revive the Austrian grand prix. F1 chief executive Ecclestone has already reserved a twentieth race date on the 2013 calendar, in the wake of New Jersey’s demise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Todt plays down Ecclestone-Ferrari spat

Jean Todt has played down the spat between F1’s most important team, Ferrari, and the sport’s powerful chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean TodtLuca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18Ecclestone and Luca di Montezemolo became embroiled in a war of words last week, over the Interlagos yellow flag saga and the Ferrari president’s claim that 82-year-old Ecclestone is now too old to be in charge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Red Bull ‘worried’ before 2012 season – Newey

Adrian Newey has admitted he began the 2012 season feeling “worried” about the likely performance of his latest Red Bull.

2012-11-25 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Adrian Newey - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Adrian Newey (1)Ultimately, the history books show that the energy drink-owned team has utterly dominated the past three championships, capturing every drivers’ and constructors title consecutively since 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

20-race F1 calendar ‘on the limit’ – Webber

F1’s bustling 20-race calendar is “on the limit” of what is physically possible for the sport’s participants.

2012-11-01 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber 2990022012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber 299005That is the claim of Australian Mark Webber, who after this year’s longest ever schedule in the history of formula one is currently recuperating after having the last metal rod removed from his once badly-injured leg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Jaguar scraps $1m Williams supercar

Plans for a $1 million hybrid Jaguar supercar in collaboration with F1 team Williams have been scrapped.

2011-05-06 - AT&T Williams - Jaguar - CX75 (1)2011-05-06 - AT&T Williams - Jaguar - CX75 (7)In 2011, it was announced the famous Oxfordshire based team had teamed up with the Tata-owned British carmaker Jaguar to create the 200 mile per hour, ultra low-emission C-X75. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Di Resta hoping for top team switch in 2014

Paul di Resta has admitted he is hoping to step up to a better team in 2014.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Paul di Resta 042012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Paul di Resta 03Still yet to be confirmed by Force India for 2013, the Scot is however expected to stay with the Silverstone based squad for his third consecutive season on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

Frijns could split F1 with DTM in 2013

Sauber’s new reserve driver Robin Frijns could split his formula one role next year with the German touring car series DTM.

2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns - Sauber C31-FerrariDutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion, who is now replacing Esteban Gutierrez as Sauber’s 2013 reserve, recently tested a DTM car. Read the rest of this entry »

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