Daily Archive: January 8, 2013

Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

2013 season starts with Sebring Winter Test

ALMS cars on-track Feb. 7-8

ALMS - IMSASebring-ALMS-Test-1The countdown to the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida is less than 70 days, but the start of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is much sooner than that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Andrea Palma backs GTSprint – 2012 champion praises series’ excitement, visibility

The roman-based racer, who was awarded by Ferrari for the results scored in 2012, looks forward to the double 60-minute races for 2013

GTSprint International Series logoAndrea PalmaAfter having scored nine win, four poles, two second places and a third place over 7 rounds, Andrea Palma is still celebrating an incredibly successful 2012 season. The Black Team-powered racer has held the Ferrari banner high by driving a Ferrari 458 GTS2 to the overall GTSprint International Series honours with still 4 races to spare, and the Maranello-based constructor showed the brand’s support by awarding him during the Ferrari world finals at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Ecclestone to decide Nurburgring fate – spokesman

Huge uncertainty still surrounds the hosting of this year’s German grand prix.

2012-11-15_0008Nurburgring logoJust after Christmas, a major German newspaper declared that – despite the circuit’s financial woes – the Nurburgring will run the early July event after all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Perez ‘flies’ when things are right – Sauber

Sauber’s team manager has farewelled recently departed Sergio Perez with a round of praise.

2012-11-15_0024Grosjean- Massa-PerezAs the pundits assess McLaren’s choice to replace Lewis Hamilton, Sauber team manager Beat Zehnder told Auto Motor und Sport that 22-year-old Mexican Perez should not be underestimated. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Stewart wrong to say F1 poorly managed – FIA

An FIA spokesman has rejected F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s claim that the sport is disorganised and poorly managed.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0013Flagworld - FIATriple world champion Stewart, 73, said the post-season controversy over yellow flags in Brazil that for several days questioned Sebastian Vettel’s latest title, was proof of the FIA’s shortcomings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Lotus to launch new car in late January – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean has dropped a big hint about Lotus’ 2013 plans, revealing the new Enstone-built single seater will be launched late this month.

2012-11-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Romain Grosjean 022012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 03Speaking to the French sports news programme Stade 2, the Frenchman also revealed that he and continuing Lotus teammate Kimi Raikkonen will equally share the twelve days of pre-season testing in February. “The next few weeks for me will be intense training, with the presentation of the new car at the end of the month,” said Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Maldonado vows to keep ‘extremely aggressive’ style

Pastor Maldonado insists he has no intention of easing what he describes as an “extremely aggressive” driving style.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Pastor Maldonado 02012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Pastor Maldonado 01Like Romain Grosjean, Williams driver and 2012 Spanish grand prix winner Maldonado was heavily criticised last season for being involved in too many on-track incidents. One analysis showed he was the driver penalised most often by the FIA in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Johnny Cecotto Jnr joins Arden International for GP2 2013 Season

Arden International is delighted to announce that Johnny Cecotto Jnr will join their GP2 team for the 2013 Season.

Johnny Cecotto JnrMW Arden logoThe talented young Venezuelan driver (23), with several years’ experience in the GP2 Series, will be working closely with the team to build on his successful 2012 season, which saw him achieve four podiums with two wins and a Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi with Toro Rosso. His season was topped in particular by a memorable win in the feature race around the streets of Monaco after also dominating qualifying the day before. Read the rest of this entry »

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