Daily Archive: January 22, 2013

Jan 22

Lucky Number ’13: Anticipation skyrockets for upcoming season

From Gen-6 car to cutting-edge technology, NASCAR offers glimpse into future

NASCAR Hall Of FameBrian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO, speaks to the media during the NASCAR Fan and Media Engagement CenterNASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France took to the podium today at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the sanctioning body’s stop on the week-long media tour, and offered fans a robust menu of reasons why 2013 is one of the most anticipated campaigns in recent memory.

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Jan 22

$620,766 raised at The 2013 Montreal International Auto Show charity preview evening

More than $3.4 million donated since 2005

2013-01-17Michel Dansereau The Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) Charity Preview evening, which took place January 17, 2013, and was presented by the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation Foundation and the Palais des congrès de Montréal, raised $620,766 to benefit five (5) worthy causes within the Greater Montreal’s medical community: Fondation du CHUM, Montréal Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation, Centre Foundation, Pierre-Boucher Hospital Foundation, Santa Cabrini Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

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Jan 22

BMW to return as sponsor for the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at DIS

BMW Performance 200 Scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25, 1:45 p.m.

GA 2002011-02-18_0647BMW has partnered with Daytona International Speedway to return as the title sponsor for the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race scheduled on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1:45 p.m. The official race name will be the BMW Performance 200. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Mobil 1 set to return to the Canadian Motorsports Expo for the 7th consecutive year

Mobil 1 set to connect with racers and the motorsport community at CME 

CME - Mobil 1Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012This year’s Canadian Motorsports Expo Presented by Inside Track Motorsport News will mark the seventh consecutive year that Mobil 1 will be an exhibitor at Canada’s only motorsport oriented trade show. The CME takes place February 8-10 at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Wolff plays down Lowe, Brawn, Fry rumours

Toto Wolff on Tuesday played down speculation he has wooed Paddy Lowe to Mercedes to replace team boss Ross Brawn.

Toto Wolff2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Speaking to British reporters, Mercedes’ new executive director and 30 per cent shareholder admitted there was “a lot of speculation” about the plans of McLaren’s technical director Lowe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Buemi to continue as team’s test and reserve driver for 2013

The 24-year-old will continue to work alongside previously confirmed race drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

2012-10-05 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien Buemi2012-09-23 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien BuemiRed Bull Racing has confirmed that Sébastien Buemi will continue his relationship with Red Bull and Red Bull Racing and remain as the team’s test and reserve driver for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

BMW confirms DTM test for Glock

BMW on Tuesday confirmed reports Marussia refugee Timo Glock will test a DTM car this week at Valencia.

Piero Facchin2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (6)Earlier, a spokesman for the German carmaker refused to comment on the speculation, saying: “We confirm nothing, we deny nothing, we don’t comment at all.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Lowe to follow Hamilton to Mercedes – report

McLaren could be set to lose its technical director.

2012-06-09_00672013-01-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart - Lewis Hamilton (7)Germany’s Sport Bild is reporting that Paddy Lowe, who has been with the Woking based team for twenty years, is following Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Speedy Services joins Sahara Force India as official supplier

Sahara Force India is pleased to announce Speedy Services as an official team supplier as part of a multi-year agreement.

2013-01-22 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Speedy 01Sahara Force India F1 Team logo.jpgSpeedy is the leading provider of equipment and support services to various industries including infrastructure, industrial, construction and events. The relationship will give Sahara Force India access to the latest range of innovative, lean, safe and sustainable equipment to help with maintenance projects at the team’s Silverstone HQ. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

BMW has refused to comment on speculation Timo Glock could rescue his racing career with a seat in the German touring car series DTM

Glock to BMW, no Marussia move for Vitaly Petrov

2012-06-09_02412012-06-09_0256Marussia announced on Monday that, despite the 30-year-old having a “valid contract” for 2013 and apparently also 2014, it has agreed to part ways with German Glock to make room for a pay driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Mexico has ‘plans ready’ for 2014 F1 return

Mexico is planning to be on next year’s F1 calendar.

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit MexicoFlagworld - F1Jose Abed, Mexico’s representative at F1’s governing FIA, has been quoted as saying the venue for the 2014 race will be the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, in Mexico City. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Virtuosi UK signs Andrea Roda

Andrea Roda is the first confirmed driver for the 2013 Auto GP

Auto GP logoAuto GP - Andrea RodaThe Como-based 22-year-old racer signed with Virtuosi UK and will join the series’ grid from the opening round of the season, scheduled for the next 24th of March. The team, managed by Andy Roche, had lined-up Andrea during the collective test at Barcelona, displaying great control skills and improving his laptimes throughout his maiden runs on the 540-horsepower machinery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Sato to be first Japanese driver on the Auto GP grid

Kimiya Sato joins Euronova

Auto GP - Euronova  - Kimiya SatoAuto GP logoKimiya Sato will become the first Japanese driver to take part in the Auto GP World Series when he lines up with Euronova Racing for the opening round of the Championship at Monza in March. Read the rest of this entry »

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