Daily Archive: January 23, 2013

Jan 23

Zach Craigo looks to 2013 season, more success

“For 2013, the goal is to make it to every race” – Craigo

F2000 Championship Series logoFor Colorado’s Zach Craigo, 2012 marked a milestone, with two career-best finishes of fourth at New Jersey Motorsports Park and Summit Point Raceway in the No. 18 Van Diemen from Front Range Motorsports. It was a solid improvement for the 27-year-old, who ran six out of the seven events after a few seasons with select races entered. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Canadian Motor Speedway to feature Jeff Gordon’s new 2013 ‘Gen-6’ #24 NASCAR showcar at the CME

The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

NASCAR - #24 Jeff Gordon Gen 6 carCanadian Motor Speedway logoHaving recently received Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approval, the proposed Canadian Motor Speedway is one step closer to becoming a reality. Located in Fort Erie, Ontario, the central features of the $150 million facility are a one-mile banked speedway designed by NASCAR star Jeff Gordon, and a 2.6-mile FIA / FIM grade road course. Several other racing, entertainment, industrial and educational components are planned for what is being billed as a world class facility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

IndyCar star raring for 2nd ‘Rolex 24 at Daytona’ outing

James Hinchcliffe Q&A

James HinchcliffeRolex 24 At Daytona logoThis weekend sees Canadian IndyCar front-runner and ‘2012 Fan Favorite’ James Hinchcliffe compete in his second ‘Rolex 24 at Daytona’, Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th January, at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Report – Red Bull’s Horner visited Ferrari

Rumours Red Bull team boss Christian Horner recently visited Maranello emerged on Wednesday.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-11-25 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Christian HornerThe German website motorsport-total.com reported leaks about the Briton’s secret Ferrari visit have been made to the Italian media. The report said Horner met with Ferrari’s head of human resources, Mario Mairano, probably last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

‘Financial crisis’ threatens F1 – reports

Talented drivers are proving the victims of a financial crisis in formula one, according to media reports.

Flagworld - F12012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (4)Major newspapers like Germany’s Bild, and specialist outlets including Auto Motor und Sport, say the sport is “sick”. “Only the top four – Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes – are having no problems,” said Bild. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Ecclestone doing his ‘best’ to save German GP

Bernie Ecclestone has not given up on F1’s scheduled return to the Nurburgring in 2013.

Flagworld - F12012-06-10_0439The financially-embattled venue is scheduled to host the July race, but it is also possible Hockenheim could step in at the last minute. “I am doing my best to make sure we do not lose formula one in Germany,” Ecclestone, 82, is quoted by the Allgemeine Zeitung. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Mateschitz not ruling out Austria GP return

Dietrich Mateschitz, the billionaire owner of the energy drink Red Bull, is not ruling out a future on the F1 calendar for his native Austria.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0230Red Bull Ring logoEarlier, the former Austrian grand prix venue A1-Ring – now refurbished and renamed ‘Red Bull Ring’ – was touted for the twentieth race date on the 2013 schedule. But Bernie Ecclestone ruled out the venue in Spielberg, a city with a population of about 5,000, on the basis that the local hotel infrastructure would not be able to cope. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Webber to give 2013 Red Bull track debut

Mark Webber will give Red Bull’s 2013 car, the RB9, its track debut at Jerez early next month.

2012-11-25 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Mark Webber2012-10-28 - Red Bull Racing - India - Mark Webber 299002Although his teammate Sebastian Vettel has won the past three drivers’ titles for the Austrian team, it will be Australian Webber first at the wheel as the 2013 pre-season begins in southern Spain on February 5 and 6. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Wolff hopes angry Brawn doesn’t quit

Toto Wolff says he hopes Ross Brawn stays at Mercedes.

2013-01-21 - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. - Suzie Wolff - Toto Wolff (2)2012-11-15_0028With Wolff buying 30 per cent of the German team and becoming executive director, it is strongly rumoured that he has wooed McLaren’s Paddy Lowe to join him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Wolff to keep Williams link ‘for the moment’

As Toto Wolff gets down to work at Mercedes, the situation at Williams remains unclear.

W2012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Sir Frank Williams - Toto Wolff 012013-01-21 - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. - Suzie Wolff - Toto Wolff (1)hen the Austrian’s team switch was announced, Williams made clear that Wolff “will retain his shareholding”. It is believed the 41-year-old’s Williams stake is worth up to EUR 40 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Pirelli presents its new motorsport season in Milan

Pirelli’s 2013 motorsport season gets underway

2013-01-23 - PirelliPirelliThe latest evolution of the company’s Formula One tyres – the third in three years – and the new 17-inch tyre for Superbikes: a fresh direction for the highest profile championship derived from road bikes. Also presented were the latest range of 2013 products for more than 250 other championships that Pirelli is involved in – fewer than half of which are a single-make tyre supply – taking place in more than 40 countries all over the world from America to the Far East. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Pirelli 2013 Formula 1 Tyres

Pirelli begins the 2013 Formula One season with a completely revolutionised P Zero range for dry weather and Cinturato range for wet weather.

2013-01-23 - PirelliPirelli.jpgThese new tyres have been developed according to the wishes of the teams and the latest rules from world motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The most recent evolutions benefit the compounds, which have become softer, the structures, which are more flexible and the shoulders, which have been reinforced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Pirelli set to name Kobayashi 2013 tester – reports

Kamui Kobayashi looks set to spend the 2013 season testing tyres with F1’s official supplier Pirelli.

Pirelli 20132012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 00The Italian marque has invited the media to its Milan headquarters on Wednesday for the launch of the sport’s 2013 tyres and a press conference “with Pirelli’s main motor sport protagonists”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Heidfeld backs Hulkenberg’s team switch

Nick Heidfeld, a former long-time Sauber driver, has backed countryman Nico Hulkenberg’s move from Force India to the Swiss team for 2013.

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Nick Heidfeld 022012-06-09_0116Some have criticised the 25-year-old’s move on the basis that Sauber might not be seen as a vastly superior team to Silverstone based Force India. Asked if he thinks Hulkenberg’s move makes sense, Heidfeld told Speed Week: “When you’re not going directly to one of the top teams, it is difficult to know whether you’re making the right decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

GT: Growing what’s already great

2013 and ’14 both shaping up as dynamic seasons

ALMS-GT-1ALMS-GT-2Regarding the 2014 sports car merger, GT prospects are tantalizing in the 2014 sports car merger. That’s with a full year of split GT action in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series still to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

New Year with new opportunities for returning and rookie racers

 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama & Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoCooper Tires Prototype Lites logoThe 2013 IMSA Development Series season is quickly approaching, and the series’ entry lists are taking shape to include veteran drivers as well as rookies who are looking to bring fresh on-track perspective to a Series that is rich in heritage and a history of excellence. Read the rest of this entry »

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