Daily Archive: January 14, 2013

Jan 14

Renowned DTM driver and native Montrealer Bruno Spengler returns to celebrate his recent DTM Championship at the Montreal International Auto Show

Winner of 2012 DTM Drivers’ Championship returns to Montreal for upcoming Auto Show

Bruno Spengler - photo BMW AG Bruno Spengler - photo DTM MediaBruno Spengler will join BMW Group Canada at this year’s Montreal International Auto Show to help welcome the new premieres, as well as to commerorate his recent DTM Drivers’ Championship. After a nearly 20 year hiatus from DTM, BMW Motorsport returned with great success, thanks in large part to Spengler and his teammates, claiming the drivers’, manufacturers’ and team titles. The 29 year-old Spengler has been active in DTM racing since 2005, and hopes to continue the success he had during the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Lotus F1 Team to embark on new journey with Henri-Lloyd

“Henri-Lloyd is a fantastic brand which shares the same passion and ambition as Lotus F1 Team” – Eric Boullier

Henri Lloyd logoLotus F1 Team - Official Supplier logoWorld leading British marine clothing & lifestyle apparel specialists Henri-Lloyd commence new partnership with Lotus F1 Team, with a new range of travel clothing for the team and consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Petrov’s manager not confident of 2013 deal

Following reports he was the favourite to secure the other Caterham race seat, Vitaly Petrov’s manager actually sounds far from optimistic.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov - photo Getty ImagesGerman reports had suggested the Russian has found new sponsors and was on the cusp of sealing the deal to secure his place at the team for 2013. “So far, we haven’t managed to find new sponsors,” Petrov’s manager Oksana Kosachenko is quoted by R-Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Ecclestone awaits ‘amusing’ $100m trial appearance

Bernie Ecclestone thinks a forthcoming $100m trial will be “amusing”.

2012-06-07_0277The F1 chief executive and others, including convicted bribe recipient Gerhard Gribkowsky, are being sued by the sport’s former co-owners Constantin Medien over the sale of F1’s rights to CVC some years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

F1 experts say Button new McLaren ‘number 1’

Jenson Button has de-facto ‘number 1’ status at McLaren this year.

2012-11-15_00112012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Jenson Button 00That is the view of F1 experts and former drivers Martin Brundle and Sir Jackie Stewart, despite team boss Martin Whitmarsh’s claim that Sergio Perez will enjoy full equality at the British team as he replaces Lewis Hamilton from 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

The Swiss sports watch brand CERTINA is to continue as a Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team, taking forward a longstanding and intensive partnership

Sauber F1 Team renews partnership with CERTINA

06 - Sauber F1 Team2012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - 01The CERTINA lettering will appear on the sidepod wind deflectors as well as on the helmet visors of both drivers. CERTINA will also be providing its precision sports timepieces to drivers Nico Hülkenberg (DE) and Esteban Gutiérrez (MX) as well as the entire race team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Bianchi still ‘waiting’ on Force India decision

Jules Bianchi is still in the running to become Paul di Resta’s teammate at Force India in 2013.

2012-02-07 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 - Jerez - Jules Bianchi 012012-06-09_0113At the weekend, Scottish driver di Resta admitted he is “surprised” the Silverstone based team is taking so long to make its decision. Reportedly, 2012 reserve driver and Frenchman Bianchi is a leading candidate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Wolff unlikely to remain driver manager

Toto Wolff, a shareholder and director of the Williams team, doubts he will continue his role of driver manager.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Toto Wolff 02012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Toto Wolff 01That is despite the Austrian’s latest charge, Valtteri Bottas, having successfully risen through the ranks to make his formula one debut in 2013. But Wolff told Switzerland’s Motorsport Aktuell that 22-year-old Finn Bottas is more an exception than the rule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Lack of ‘respect’ harmed Kovalainen – Gascoyne

Heikki Kovalainen harmed his chances of staying in formula one beyond 2012 by demonstrating a lack of “respect” to Caterham.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 03Mike Gascoyne  2012-01-27That is the claim of Mike Gascoyne, the team’s former technical boss who now oversees the technical operations of the entire Caterham Group. After three years at the back of the grid with Caterham, Finn Kovalainen – now managed by IMG – attempted to secure a better seat for 2013 but ultimately now faces dropping out of formula one altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Jean-Francois Dumoulin on track fro the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jean-Francois Dumoulin will kick off the 2013 season on the prestigious Daytona International Speedway circuit.

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoJF Dumoulin - DAYTONA JANUARY TEST 2013 - Eric Gilbert - MotorsportThe two-time champion of this event, 2004 and 2007, will be leaving the starting grid of the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona at the wheel of Park Place Motorsports n°72 Porsche GT3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

The 2013 Florida Winter Tour begins this week and just as it has in seasons past, IPK North America is set to unveil something special to the karting community.

Victor Prato in action with IPK at SuperNationals

Victor Prato SuperNatsFlorida Winter Tour logoAlready on site at Palm Beach International Raceway for the season opener, IPK will have drivers from around the world converging this week to pilot its OK1 and Praga chassis across six official Rotax Max Challenge Classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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