Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 31

Evolution through history: parade of classic McLaren racing cars heralds launch of new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28

MP4-28 launch

2013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Launch 052013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Launch 03Vodafone McLaren Mercedes launched its 2013 Formula 1 challenger and kicked off a year of 50th anniversary celebrations with a spectacular parade of classic racing cars at the McLaren Technology Centre this morning.

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Jan 31

It¹s Winter Test Time for the ALMS

First steps toward the 2013 season-opener at Sebring

ALMS - Muscle Milk Pickett #79ACD4ALMS - Falken Tire-Porsche-#79ACF7The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón will be in “preview mode” next week as a significant group of teams participate in the annual Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway. The Feb. 7-8 test comes a little more than a month out from the season-opening 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Superstars World: Superstars, GTSprint teams set for first collective test of 2013

Superstars, GTSprint teams back on-track for testing, prize giving on feb. 8 at Adria

Superstars logoSuperstars - BMW - Giovanni BertonWith just about two months before the start of the season, the Superstars Worldis lining-up at Adria for a collective round of testing hosted by Superstars World of Racing. The cars will be on-track on the 8th of February, allowing the teams to evaluate their technical and human resources for the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

McLaren admits Lowe’s future uncertain

A notable absentee at the launch of McLaren’s 2013 car on Thursday was technical director Paddy Lowe.

03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes2012-06-09_0067Ross Brawn confirmed recently that Lowe, initially in talks with Williams, had discussed a possible future move to Mercedes. McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh told reporters at Woking, where the wraps were taken off the evolutionary MP4-28, that 50-year-old Briton Lowe is staying put for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Weichai Power new sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari

The agreement will last four years and will expire at the end of the 2016 sporting season

02 - Scuderia FerrariScuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached a sponsorship agreement with Weichai Power, one of China’s leading manufacturer of heavy powertrain system and machinery vehicles.

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Jan 31

Kaltenborn excuses Frijns for Sauber criticism

Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn has hinted that new reserve driver Robin Frijns will get a Friday practice outing this season.

2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns2011-10-18 - Sauber F1 Team - Monisha Kaltenborn NarangEarlier this week, 21-year-old reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion and Dutchman Frijns complained that he will “not have much to do” in 2013. He had told Dutch magazine Formule1 that he is not required by his new Swiss employer for the forthcoming winter test period, and it “looks unlikely I will be used during the Friday practice sessions”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

NOVA Chemicals and Scuderia Toro Rosso Extend Agreement

2013 will therefore be the third year that the Canadian plastics producer has been a partner of the team.

WWW Root09 - Scuderia Toro RossoNOVA Chemicals and the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team are pleased to announce they have extended their current sponsorship agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Nurburgring to host 2013 grand prix – reports

Nurburgring officials have reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to host the German grand prix as scheduled in July.

GP3 - NürburgringNurburgring logoThat is the claim of the German newspapers Allgemeine Zeitung and Rhein Zeitung, following a long-running ‘on again, off again’ saga surrounding the fortunes of the financially beleaguered Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Sutil ‘still believes’ in 2013 F1 return – manager

Mere days before the pre-season test period begins, Adrian Sutil is still refusing to give up on his formula one comeback for 2013.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-06-09_0291Once considered the hot favourite to return with his former team Force India this year, the long delay has caused some commentators to assume that German Sutil, 30, is now less likely to race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Auto GP unveils upgrades 2013 car

The start of the 2013 Auto GP season brought some fresh news for the open-wheel series managed by Enzo Coloni.

Auto GP 2013Auto GP logoAfter the recently-announced deals for Kimiya Sato, Riccardo Agostini and Andrea Roda, the championship is poised to deliver the latest photos of its 2013 racecar, an evolution of the design tested on-track last December at Barcelona.

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Jan 30

Targa Newfoundland to have a display at the Canadian Motorsports Expo

The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

Targa Newfoundland logoTarga NewfoundlandAnnually since 2002, the residents of eastern and central Newfoundland have hosted and witnessed the Targa Newfoundland, a week-long, 2,000-kilometre road race that winds its way through 72 communities and the open roads of Canada’s ruggedly beautiful ocean province. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Horner has new Red Bull deal ‘until 2017’ – Marko

Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at rumours team boss Christian Horner could be defecting to Ferrari.

2012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99003 - Christian Horner2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 194It recently emerged that Briton Horner, the 39-year-old who has sat at the helm of the Milton Keynes based team as Sebastian Vettel raced to triple consecutive titles, visited Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Ferrari call 2013 car F138

Ferrari will call its 2013 car F138.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-11-16_0002Until now, insiders have referred to the famous Italian team’s next contender as ‘664’ — its working project title. But following last year’s car F2012, there has been speculation Ferrari would not simply call its successor F2013 — perhaps because Fernando Alonso failed to win the title with the conventionally numbered ’12’, and because of the prominence of the unlucky number 13. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

DEKRA will be an Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team and as such will continue its longstanding relationship with Nico Hülkenberg

DEKRA to be Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team

06 - Sauber F1 Team2012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg 02The DEKRA logo will appear on the side of Nico Hülkenberg’s cap with immediate effect. The partnership between the DEKRA Group and the German Formula One driver goes back to the beginnings of his racing career.

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Jan 30

Williams Hybrid Power wins Innovation Award at the Low Carbon Vehicle Awards

Williams Hybrid Power established a partnership with Go-Ahead Group in March 2012

Williams Hybrid Power logoWilliams Hybrid Power is today celebrating success following yesterday’s Low Carbon Champion Awards where it was honoured in the category of Innovation by an SME for its ground breaking partnership with Go-Ahead Group, one of the UK’s leading public transport operators. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

OMP Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso are pleased to announce the renewal of their Cooperation Agreement

OMP Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso renew cooperation for 2013 Formula 1 season

09 - Scuderia Toro RossoOMP Racing, the Genoese company with over 40 years of history, a leader in the field of design and creation of safety equipment for the car racing sector and Scuderia Toro Rosso have renewed their important cooperation agreement for the supply of safety equipment and technical clothing for the race drivers and the entire team, for its participation in the upcoming Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Ecclestone model ‘starving’ small teams – Glock

F1’s funding model is ‘starving’ the smaller teams, Marussia refugee Timo Glock claims.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (6)2012-11-15_0008The 30-year-old German has had to leave formula one for the DTM touring car series for 2013, because Marussia need to replace him with a pay-driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Nurburgring not giving up on 2013 German GP

The Nurburgring has not given up on hosting this July’s German grand prix.

Nürburgring - photo Getty Images Red Bull2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Nurburgring CircuitAmid the circuit’s financial troubles, F1 chief executive was quoted on Sunday in the German press: “We do not accept it (the Nurburgring’s proposal) as financially feasible and therefore end the negotiations”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

‘Scorpion’ team could rise from HRT’s ashes

A new formula one team could rise from the ashes of the failed Spanish outfit HRT.

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-11-04 - HRT F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Ma Qing Hua 01Reports – including in the Spanish newspaper AS – claim a group of investors from Canada and the US want to enter this year’s world championship with an evolution of HRT’s 2012 car, featuring a Cosworth engine and Williams gearbox. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

MP Motorsport signs Riccardo Agostini for 2013

A new young racer is joining Auto GP

Auto GP - MP Motorsport - Riccardo AgostiniAuto GP logoFormula 3 Italia champion Riccardo Agostini signed with the MP Motorsport team to contest the full 2013 season. The Padua-based racer won the Aci Sport series at his first attempt, beating some very experienced opponents and raising many eyebrows along the way among the motorsports insiders.

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