Daily Archive: December 13, 2012

Dec 13

Martin Roy recognized at NASCAR awards

The Napierville, QC driver’s initial full season in the Series was full of firsts and accomplishments

Martin Roy Awards GalaMartin Roy at KawarthaThis past weekend at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards Gala in Charlotte, NC NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Driver of the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Truck Centre Dodge Martin Roy was recognized as the 2012 Rookie of the Year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Ecclestone wants F1 to shed one more team

With HRT bowing out of formula one, Bernie Ecclestone would be happy to see the sport lose one more team.

2012-11-15_00082012-06-10_0442“I’d rather have 10,” the F1 chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.  “I never wanted 12.” HRT’s departure leaves just 11 teams on the grid for 2013.  It emerged recently that the struggling backmarker Marussia is the only team on the 2013 entry list that is yet to be offered a new Concorde Agreement deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Norbert Haug concludes his career as Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport

After more than 22 years as Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Daimler AG Vice President Norbert Haug will conclude his career at the end of 2012.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 01Mercedes-Benz logoHis contract will come to an end by mutual agreement with the Board of Management. Preparations for the forthcoming season continue as planned. Norbert Haug has led the Motorsport division of Mercedes-Benz since 1 October 1990. In that time, Mercedes-Benz and its partners won six Formula One world championship titles and took 87 Formula One victories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Drivers arrive in Bangkok for ROC Asia and ROC Thailand

Drivers from all over Asia have assembled in Bangkok ahead of Friday’s ROC Asia and ROC Thailand

Drivers arrive in Bangkok for ROC Asia and ROC Tha...Race Of Champions logoThe two most populous nations on Earth are represented by India’s Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok plus China’s Ho-Pin Tung and Han Han. The racing begins with a four-way shootout between the host nation’s finest drivers to decide who will represent Team Thailand. Many of Asia’s finest drivers have gathered at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium for ROC Asia and ROC Thailand, the opening events of this weekend’s ROC 2012 on Friday December 14. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Superstarsworld: Johan Kristoffersson impresses in Monteblanco DTM test

2012 champion enjoys DTM test following to sensational Superstars Series results

Superstars - Johan KristofferssonSuperstars logoSwedish racer Johan Kristoffersson is still on a move. After having won a triple Superstars crown by sweeping the Italian, International and Rookie of the Year titles, the series’ newest sensation has been recently back on-track for Audi Sport.

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Dec 13

Vettel will not forget Ferrari’s behaviour – Marko

Ferrari has damaged its chances of ever luring Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull, Dr Helmut Marko claims.

2012-11-25 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (9)2012-11-25 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (2)It has been rumoured for some time that German Vettel, Red Bull’s triple consecutive and reigning world champion, might one day consider a move to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Ferrari must push the rules to beat Red Bull – Alonso

“There were several incidents in which the other teams were at the limit, but not us”

2012-11-18_00302012-11-18_0034Ferrari should follow the lead of its challengers and look for “holes” in the rules, according to 2012 championship runner-up Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard said at a team sponsor event on Wednesday that, despite falling 3 points short of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel this season, his was “a perfect year”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Sauber declares 2013 car ‘ready’ to test

Sauber is the first team to announce publicly that its 2013 car is “ready” to test.

2012-11-17_00092012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 03The Swiss team said the C32 “chassis and safety structures have passed” the mandatory FIA crash tests. The Ferrari-powered car is therefore “fully homologated and ready for winter testing”, which will kick off at Jerez in early February. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Bianchi set to secure Force India seat – report

Jules Bianchi has leapt into pole position to join Paul di Resta at Force India next year.

2012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Jules Bianchi 012012-06-09_0113Earlier, it was expected the Silverstone based team’s former race driver Adrian Sutil was the favourite to replace the Sauber-bound Nico Hulkenberg in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Schumacher could race again ‘in two years’ – Todt

Jean Todt says he could imagine Michael Schumacher making a return to professional racing in “maybe two years”.

grid-Todt-Schumacher 9B6402Vettel - Schumacher photo Getty ImagesBut the FIA president, who was the team boss at Ferrari throughout the great German’s reign of ultra-success – and is still a close friend – thinks 43-year-old Schumacher’s days in formula one are now definitely over. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Todt – not up to me to revive French GP

Jean Todt insists it is not up to him to revive France’s grand prix.

Jean Todt président FIA (DR)Grand Prix de FranceDespite earlier efforts by venues Paul Ricard and Magny Cours to raise the tricolour once again, the last remaining spot on the 2013 calendar is now expected to be filled by either Turkey or Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Nurburgring and Hockenheim in running for 2013 race

Germany’s recent formula one hosts, the Nurburgring and Hockenheim, are still both in the running to stage next year’s July race.

Nurburgring logoHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergAs per the venues’ alternating agreement, the financially-embattled Nurburgring was originally scheduled to organise the 2013 event. But Malu Dreyer, the incoming minister-president for the ruling government of the Rhineland-Palatinate state, said the Nurburgring is still in the running. Read the rest of this entry »

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