Daily Archive: January 3, 2013

Jan 03

NASCAR flips the switch on new digital experience

NASCAR digital media officially launches new platform

2012-10-30_0028NASCAR logoCalendars officially turned to 2013 just a few days ago, signifying for many a point of resolution – a fresh start in determining a new course of action. Like millions of its loyal fans, NASCAR® took a bold step by officially flipping the switch on a brand new digital experience, highlighted by a revamped NASCAR.com®.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Marko not expecting Webber to beat Vettel in 2013

There is pressure on Mark Webber to perform in 2013, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko insists.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 1882012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Dr Helmut Marko - Mark Webber - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner - Adrian Newey (2)“Mark knows what we expect of him,” Austrian Marko – the main link between team owner Dietrich Mateschitz and the Christian Horner-led F1 team in Milton-Keynes – told Germany’s Sport Bild. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Lauda admires Red Bull’s Marko

Niki Lauda has admitted he admires his Austrian compatriot Dr Helmut Marko.

2012-06-10_04292012-06-09_0144Triple world champion Lauda is Mercedes’ new non-executive chairman. The German business newspaper Handelsblatt on Thursday reported that he is stepping down from the board of the airline Air Berlin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Ecclestone wants Red Bull domination to end

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he would be happy if Red Bull’s recent domination ends in 2013.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Christian Horner - Bernie Ecclestone2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Bernie Ecclestone - Sebastian Vettel - Christian HornerWith his friend Sebastian Vettel at the wheel, the energy drink-owned team has secured every drivers’ and constructors’ title for the past three seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Hamilton wants to help Mercedes become top team

“Looking to the future, I would be very happy if I can help Mercedes to compete with the top teams”

2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 192012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 05With his new Mercedes tenure having now officially begun, Lewis Hamilton says he wants to turn the Brackley based team into a F1 frontrunner. After six years with McLaren, the 2008 world champion has joined the famous German marque in legend Michael Schumacher’s place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Schu not sure he would have won in Vettel’s car

Michael Schumacher’s comeback would have been successful at the wheel of a top car, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

2012-11-18_00062012-11-17_0035“If he had had a Red Bull or a Ferrari, Michael would have won again,” the F1 chief executive told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Money ‘a factor’ in Mercedes’ failure – Schumacher

Money was “a factor” in Mercedes’ failure to succeed during his three-year comeback, Michael Schumacher insists.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 042012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Michael Schumacher 03The German marque openly admits that it does not spend as much on its Brackley based works team than top teams like Red Bull and Ferrari. Schumacher told Auto Motor und Sport: “It’s a factor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Now de la Rosa admits dream over for HRT

Pedro de la Rosa, HRT’s lead driver in 2012, has joined boss Luis Perez-Sala in admitting that the Spanish team has folded.

2012-06-09_03172012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 02Spaniard de la Rosa, who was contracted to keep racing this year, has already said he is on the lookout for a new role elsewhere as test or reserve driver. “There has been no official announcement,” the 41-year-old told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “but we all feel that the project will end. Read the rest of this entry »

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