Daily Archive: January 24, 2013

Jan 24

Scott Pruett captures pole for Rolex 24 At Daytona

 

 

Jean-François Dumoulin qualified for Rolex 24
Rolex 24 Riley Technologies Targets Ninth Consecutive Rolex 24 title

Jean-François Dumoulin - Porsche # 72  Rolex 24 2013Rolex 24 At Daytona logoChip Ganassi Racing/Felix Sabates rocks the speed charts taking top two slots; teams include current NASCAR and IndyCar Drivers. The Rolex 24 At Daytona Weekend began Thursday with qualifying in preparation for the 51st anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona set for 3:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Malinoski, Tremblay, Van Strydonk, Villeneuve and Wahl: confirmed for Valcourt

Ice Oval and Snocross superstars already committed to the 2013 Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt Presented by FOX

2012-02-19_01772012-02-19_0045To ensure fans attending the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX the weekend of February 15-17 anticipate the most competitive daily and final events, organizers of the 31st edition of the Great Quebec Winter Classic are already announcing the participation of some of the superstars that will take part in this year’s competition.

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Jan 24

Superstars World : Team BMW Dinamuc signs Max Mugelli for 2013

Tuscany-based racer stays committed to Superstats, vows to reverse tough 2012 fortune

Superstars max mugelliSuperstars logoThe offseason for the SUPERSTARS INTERNATIONAL SERIES is raging and a new move is to report from Max Mugelli. The experienced Tuscan racer, who joined SUPERSTARS WORLD OF RACING in 2011, has signed with BMW Dinamic to drive one of the team’s BMW M3 racecars in 2013. After a successful GTSPRINT stint aboard a Ferrari 430, Mugelli moved to SUPERSTARS last season, joining CAAL Racing on a Mercedes C63 AMG.

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Jan 24

Lowe saga rolls on – Lotus’ Allison to McLaren?

The strong rumours of a McLaren versus Mercedes struggle for the services of top engineer Paddy Lowe continued to develop on Thursday.

2012-06-09_0067James Allison 2011-10-22The latest behind-the-scenes rumbling is that James Allison, Lotus’ young and increasingly highly respected technical director, has been sounded out by McLaren as a potential replacement for Lowe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Alex Tagliani returns to Barracuda Racing for 2013

Barracuda Racing is proud to announce that Alex Tagliani will return to the team as driver of the No. 98 entry.

Alex TaglianiBarracuda Racing logoA veteran of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Tagliani has a proven track record of speed and focus. A pole position at Texas and leading laps in five of the fifteen scheduled races were highlights of Tagliani’s 2012 season. In addition, the French Canadian driver also qualified in the Firestone Fast Six in all but two races after the team’s engine manufacturer change at Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

McLaren ‘working hard’ to stop Lowe exit

McLaren is reportedly “working hard” to prevent Paddy Lowe from switching to Mercedes.

2012-06-09_006703 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesCiting sources, Spain’s El Confidencial said team boss Martin Whitmarsh and supremo Ron Dennis are trying to convince McLaren’s technical director to resist the temptation to join Lewis Hamilton in a leading role at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Lotus to launch 2013 car on Monday

Lotus will launch its 2013 car on Monday.

04 - Lotus F1 Team2012-11-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kimi Raikkonen 03The team said the black E21 “will be the first” single seater on this year’s grid to be seen publicly, with an online launch set for January 28. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Buemi aims to end F1 reserve ‘torture’ in 2014

Sebastien Buemi has admitted a sports car programme in 2013 is some compensation for having to watch every grand prix from the reserve bench.

2012-09-23 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien Buemi2012-10-05 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien Buemi“Yes, it’s terrible,” the Swiss said, when after being retained as Red Bull’s official reserve driver for 2013 was asked if sitting on the sidelines is difficult. “Real torture!” Buemi, 24, said as he recalled last year, the first season after being dropped by Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Kobayashi reports wrong, Pirelli keeps Alguersuari

Reports that Kamui Kobayashi would be unveiled as Pirelli’s new F1 test driver on Wednesday were wide of the mark.

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 002012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01The Italian marque’s Paul Hembery said in Milan that, so long as the contract to supply tyres to F1 teams is extended beyond 2013, Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas di Grassi will almost certainly keep their jobs this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Glock hopes for 2013 DTM seat

Timo Glock on Wednesday said he would be “delighted” if he can race in the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (3)2012-03-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Timo Glock 01Having lost his Marussia seat to an as yet unknown pay-driver, the German – a former F1 test driver for BMW – quickly lined up a DTM test with the Bavarian marque. The 30-year-old’s debut was at Valencia on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Kubica on ‘slow’ road back to F1

Robert Kubica insists his dream to return to formula one is on track.

Robert Kubica portrait 2012-11-182012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 1 0111It has emerged that the former BMW and Renault driver will test Mercedes’ DTM car at Valencia this week. But Mercedes’ executive director and 30 per cent F1 team owner Toto Wolff insists that formula one is still a long way off for the veteran of 76 grands prix, who was almost killed in a rally ahead of the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Melb gov’t ‘shouldn’t complain’ about F1 deal – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at the latest controversy surrounding the cost of Melbourne’s annual grand prix.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 8522011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07After reportedly seeing secret documents, local media this week revealed for the first time that the government pays a more than $30 million race fee to the sport, which increases by 5 per cent every year until the end of the contract in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

F1 dream over, Valencia street circuit crumbles

Valencia’s F1 foray is apparently over, with a Spanish newspaper reporting that the street circuit is now falling into disrepair.

GP3 - ValenciaValencia Street Circuit logoThe chances the former European grand prix venue will return to the calendar therefore seem dim, as Marca newspaper publishes images that suggest the facility is no longer being even minimally maintained. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

AIM Autosport Team FXDD and R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari teams to make race debut for expanded two-car team

At this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona

AIM Autosport Racing with Ferrari logoRolex 24 At Daytona logoMark Wilkins to join No. 69 AIM/FXDD Ferrari lineup with Assentato, Lazzaro, Longhi and Cosmo; No. 61 AIM/R.Ferri Ferrari debuts with Segal, Papis, Fisichella and Vilander. The No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD and No. 61 R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458s will make their race debut as an expanded two-car team at this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 51st annual running of North America’s premier 24-hour race begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST with live coverage on SPEED beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Volkswagen celebrates 50 Years of Formula V with ‘Lap of Honor’ at DIS prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona

The “Lap of Honor” is scheduled for 11:25 a.m.

2011-01-13_05822011-02-18_0647Prior to the start of the 51st anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday, Jan. 26, the Formula V class will celebrate a big milestone at the “World Center of Racing.” Read the rest of this entry »

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