Daily Archive: December 14, 2012

Dec 14

Thomas Biagi receives 2012 BMW Sports trophy award from Alex Zanardi, Jens Marquardt

Bologna-based racer awarded as top BMW ambassador of 2012 after successful Superstars campaign

Superstars - Thomas BiagiSuperstars logoThe 2012 edition of the BMW Sports Trophy Award ceremony has been one to remember for Thomas Biagi. The BMW-promoted competition celebrated its 51st anniversary this season and the Italian-based racer, a double Superstars champion in 2010 and a key man in the 2012 teams’ title win by Team Dinamic, proved the man of the night in Munich.

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Dec 14

Team India triumph in ROC Asia

Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok joined forces for Team India as both made their ROC debuts

Race Of Champions logoTeam India triumph in ROC AsiaTeam India’s Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok are celebrating tonight after they took glory in the inaugural ROC Asia competition, the first night of action of the 2012 Race Of Champions weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Massive interest in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship

A strong competition and a grid featuring 20 to 26 cars promise a thrilling debut season

F3 (1)F3 - Conor Daly 2Since November, when the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) announced that the Formula 3 Euro Series will be awarded the status of the official FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the interest of the teams in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series has been increasing consistently. Currently, three new teams are planning to enter the series with a minimum of two cars each.

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Dec 14

DAMS all set to defend its GP2 titles in 2013 with Ericsson and Richelmi

“We’ve been GP2 champions for the last two years and we‘re hungry for more titles!” – Jean-Paul Driot

In 2011 and 2012 DAMS bagged two consecutive drivers’ titles in GP2 with Romain Grosjean and Davide Valsecchi plus the cherry on the cake, the teams’ crown in 2012 giving the French squad the status of leader in the GP2 Series. To continue this wave of success DAMS has put its trust in a couple of well-balanced, evenly-matched drivers combining talent, experience and youth – Marcus Ericsson from Sweden and Stéphane Richelmi from Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Motor sport legends ready for the Race Of Champions

Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen agreed: “After the way Andy drove a tuk tuk today in Bangkok I can say he’s already on it…”

Motor sport legends ready for the Race Of ChampionsRace Of Champions logoMany of the world’s greatest drivers have arrived at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium ahead of this weekend’s ROC 2012 – and it didn’t take long for the banter to start.

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Dec 14

Team bosses vote Alonso best driver of 2012

F1 team principals declaring Fernando Alonso the best driver of the 2012 season is “satisfying”, Ferrari has admitted.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando Alonso 012012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 03The Spaniard was beaten to the championship by 3 points by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, but a British magazine asked the bosses of the 12 teams this year to name the standout performer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Journalist says Buemi could be Ferrari tester

It is possible Ferrari could poach Sebastien Buemi from Red Bull, the well-connected Swiss correspondent Roger Benoit claims.

2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (3)2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (4)Benoit, who has written for Blick newspaper for years, said Swiss Buemi’s future remains uncertain, despite his links to the Force India cockpit for 2013. Buemi, 24, was Red Bull’s reserve driver in 2012 and he is tipped to stay in the role for next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Button warns Rosberg to fear Hamilton’s speed

Jenson Button has warned Nico Rosberg to be ready for Lewis Hamilton’s speed.

2012-11-15_00112012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg 03After Button was paired with his younger countryman at McLaren between 2010 and 2012, the Briton and 2008 world champion Hamilton is now heading to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Haug denies Lauda pushed for F1 axe

Norbert Haug has denied Niki Lauda played a decisive role in his departure as Mercedes’ motor sport boss.

2012-06-10_05122010-02 -04 - Norbert HaugWhen it was announced on Thursday that, after 22 years, 60-year-old Haug will not be with the German marque in 2013, some sensed the hand of Mercedes’ new non-executive chairman, triple world champion and Austrian great Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Valsecchi next in line for Grosjean’s seat – report

Davide Valsecchi has hinted he may be next in line for the vacant Lotus race seat in 2013.

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) GP2 Series Champion 2012The Enstone based team is believed to be considering whether or not to keep on board the fast but erratic Frenchman Romain Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Gutierrez admits ‘not 100pc ready’ for F1 debut

Esteban Gutierrez has admitted his might not be an easy transition to formula one in 2013.

Esteban Gutierrez  - photo Getty Images2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Esteban Gutierrez - Sauber C31-FerrariThe 21-year-old rookie is replacing his Mexican countryman Sergio Perez at Telmex-backed Sauber next year. In 2012, he finished the GP2 season in third place behind Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Designer Coughlan defends Williams’ Maldonado

Williams’ technical chief Mike Coughlan has defended Pastor Maldonado.

Mike Coughlan  portrait2012-11-15_0026Venezuelan Maldonado won this year’s Spanish grand prix, but he also had a tumultuous season littered with mistakes. The 27-year-old, who carries significant PDVSA sponsorship, has been retained for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Austria ‘has everything’ for 2013 F1 return – Berger

Gerhard Berger sees no reason why Austria cannot return to the F1 calendar.

00731full84Following reports the former A1-Ring’s new owner Red Bull has offered up the venue for the unconfirmed 20th race in 2013, Bernie Ecclestone played down the possibility of an Austrian return next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

NASCAR’s next wave of superstars just over the horizon

NASCAR has a talent-laden farm system loaded with the stock car racing’s future stars.

2012-02-24_02712012-02-25_0340From the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Craftsman Truck series through the sanctioning body’s touring divisions and on the Whelen All-American tracks, there’s a single common denominator: Youth, lightning fast youth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Get your motor running for This Year’s Taste of the 24

Unique dining experience during the Rolex 24 to benefit local charities

2012-02-25_03672011-02-18_0647Racing enthusiasts from around the world and local residents alike will converge on Daytona International Speedway on January 26, 2013 for the fourth-annual Taste of the 24. The event, which benefits The NASCAR Foundation and the Daytona State College Foundation, features a unique blend of food from 24 of the area’s finest restaurants, a cigar bar, live jazz, and a chance to win a Rolex watch.  Read the rest of this entry »

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