Daily Archive: January 18, 2013

Jan 18

Rene Binder signs for Venezuela GP Lazarus

Rene Binder back in GP2: “Venezuela GP Lazarus is the right choice…”

GP2 - Contract Signing Rene Binder u Tancredi PagiaroGP2 - Rene BinderRene Binder will contest the GP2 Series with Venezuela GP Lazarus in 2013. The 21-year-old who recently signed a contract with the “Scuderia”of Tancredi Pagiaro is fully motivated to prove his talent in his first full season in the official feeder series of Formula 1.

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Jan 18

Williams to test old car at first test

Williams will not launch its 2013 car until after the first winter test

08 - Williams F1Williams 2013-01-08 - photo Getty ImagesThe British team announced on Friday that the FW35 will only be unveiled at Barcelona on 19 February. That is the second of three winter tests in Spain next month, and two weeks after most other teams get their 2013 single seaters up and running at Jerez at the beginning of February. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Last-minute ban spoiled Red Bull’s 2012 start – Newey

Adrian Newey has confirmed reports an eleventh-hour ban by the FIA was a serious setback to Red Bull’s 2012 preparations.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Adrian Newey (1)2012-10-28 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 299039It emerged in recent days that, just as the reigning champions were preparing to test debut the ultimately title-winning RB8, F1’s governing body banned Newey’s solution to the new blown exhaust clampdown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Massa not worried about growing ‘Alonso factor’ at Ferrari

Felipe Massa insists he is not worried about the apparently ever-greater influence wrought by his teammate Fernando Alonso at Ferrari.

2012-11-16_00212012-06-08_0294Brazilian Massa hit such a low-point in his career early last year that, this week, he admitted that as Ferrari considered who to replace him with, he thought about quitting the team and formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Force India ‘could collapse’ amid Mallya crisis – report

Force India “is in crisis” and it is possible the Silverstone based team “could collapse”.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 032011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 02That is the claim of the Italiaracing magazine, who correctly reported some years ago that Pirelli would become the sport’s new tyre supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Long-term Caterham deal due to ‘performance’ – Pic

Charles Pic has joined Sergio Perez in hitting back at the perception a growing number on the formula one grid can be best described as ‘pay drivers’.

Charles Pic Caterham2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic (2)Some believe drivers like Mexican Perez, backed by billionaire Carlos Slim and making the move to top team McLaren in 2013, and Frenchman Pic moved to the front of the queue due to the size of their backers’ wallets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

FIA names F1 doctor Hartstein’s successor

The FIA has finally named a successor for F1’s departed doctor Gary Hartstein.

Flagworld - FIA2012-08-18_0012We reported last week that, with American Hartstein’s contract not renewed for 2013, the F1 governing had picked a successor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Giacomo Ricci looks forward to 2013 Auto GP

Giacomo Ricci is looking forward to the 2013 Auto Gp championship

Auto GP - Giacomo RicciAuto GP 2013The Italian-based racer, born on March the 30th, 1985 in Milan, has become one of the most experienced and competitive drivers of the European motorsports panorama. Last season, he drove for Team MLR71 and also joined them for postseason testing at Barcelona. He entered two rounds and ended up onto the podium twice, at Monza and Marrakech. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Street tuner rivals team up for GX-class run at Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

BimmerWorld and Compass360 Racing drivers join forces to pilot Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman GTR

Bullet RacingRolex 24 At Daytona logoDrivers from two of Grand-Am’s front-running Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge teams will put aside their rivalries at the upcoming Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona, with the hopes that their combined efforts will result in a top-step-of-the-podium finish at the fabled event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

F1600: Masters Class for 2013

Art Foster has won races outright and will be a threat in the Masters Class

F1600 F Championship logoFor the third season of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series, Formula Race Promotions is introducing a Masters Class for drivers that are 40 years old and up. With an influx of young talent expected in 2013, the Masters Class gives veteran drivers their own prize fund, trophies and bragging rights, and is combinable with the Championship prize fund. Read the rest of this entry »

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