Daily Archive: January 28, 2013

Jan 28

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Lotus F1 Team E21 unveiled at Enstone and online (+photos)

The Lotus F1 Team E21 has been unleashed today from the team’s Enstone base in Oxfordshire, England.
The Look of Love – Kimi and Romain Talk E21
You Sexy Thing – Eric Boullier and James Allison Outline the Team’s 2013 Ambitions

2013-01-28 - Lotus F1 Team - E21 042013-01-28 - Lotus F1 Team - E21 03Revealed to team partners on site, streamed live on YouTube and broadcast live on Sky Sports News in the UK, the E21 will contest the 2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with drivers Kimi Räikkönen (E21 n°7) and Romain Grosjean (E20 n°8).

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Jan 28

Mark Webber pre-season Q&A

“I’m sure we’ve got another exciting and challenging season ahead”

2012-11-17_0039Mark Webber logoMark has spent six weeks in Australia over the winter – his longest uninterrupted stint Down Under since the start of his Formula One career in 2002. On his return to Europe for winter testing in February, he gives us his thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Riley Technologies wins Ninth consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona

Scott Pruett races into record books with Riley

Rolex 24 At Daytona - Riley TechnologiesRolex 24 At Daytona - Riley Technologies - Scott PruettRiley Technologies raced into the record books once again this weekend as the firm’s Daytona Prototype design took a ninth consecutive overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari finishes Third in Rolex 24 At Daytona

With Lazzaro, Wilkins, Longhi and Assentato

AIM Autosport Daytona Thur 40AIM Autosport Racing with Ferrari logoNo. 69 AIM/FXDD F458 Scores Team’s First Rolex 24 Podium While No. 61 R.Ferri Aim Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458 Runs Fast Laps in Debut. For the No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD and No. 61 R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458s, the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona was a mix of heartbreak and jubilation on an alternating basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Admission-Free open house day returns to the Grand Prix of Valcourt

Save the date for February 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

2012-02-192012-02-19_0577The organizers of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX are pleased to announce the return of “Open House Day” on Thursday, February 14, 2013. The “Open House Day” allows the general public to enter Circuit Yvon Duhamel free of charge, between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to watch non-stop open practice sessions on the snocross layout and on the ice oval speed track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Susie Wolff to continue as development driver into 2013 season with expanded role

The Williams F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Development Driver Susie Wolff will be continuing her role with the team during the 2013 season.

Susie Wolff 2013-01-21 - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. - Suzie Wolff - Toto Wolff (2)Susie joined the Williams F1 Team in April 2012 and has played a valuable role in helping to develop the Williams-Renault FW34 and FW35. Susie’s level of involvement will increase during the 2013 season, with an increased programme in the team’s simulator combined with a greater level of in-car testing.

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Jan 28

Prema Powerteam completes its driver line-up for 2013

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

Prema PowerteamFIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe driver-line up for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship debut season is complete: the Italian Prema Powerteam around Angelo Rosin just can’t wait for the season kick-off at Monza, Italy.

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Jan 28

Ecclestone banned from Twitter

Bernie Ecclestone is banned from using Twitter.

File:Twitter bird logo 2012.svg2012-06-07_0277Former Olympic chief Michael Payne now works as the F1 chief executive’s special advisor. France’s RMC Sport quotes him as saying: “I suggested to him (Ecclestone) that he should be on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Italian governing body questions Monza boss

A spat has emerged between Italy’s motor racing sanctioning body, and the Italian grand prix venue Monza.

Monza logoGP2 - MonzaThe existing head of the circuit’s operator Sias, Enrico Ferrari, has stepped down amid an investigation into his behaviour. His successor is Fabrizio Turci, but it is clear the president of the Automobile Club d’Italia – Angelo Sticchi Damiani – is no admirer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Schumacher to race karts in 2013

Now back in retirement, Michael Schumacher will return to his karting roots in 2013.

2012-11-18_00062012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336In the days after the seven time world champion’s last grand prix late last year, we reported that the 44-year-old had signed up to be a test driver for the Italian kart maker Tony Kart this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

2013 Ferrari to hide ‘step’ in nose – report

Ferrari will hide the ‘step’ in the nose of its 2013 car, it has emerged.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-11-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Brazil - Felipe Massa 02The FIA has allowed teams to install a “structurally irrelevant” laminate over the unseemly step for this year’s cars, following the public’s reaction to the dubious aesthetics of the 2012 field. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

New Mercedes boss Wolff starts work on Monday

Mercedes’ new recruit Toto Wolff has revealed he will be based at Brackley.

Toto Wolff05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamA new team shareholder and officially called executive director, 41-year-old Austrian Wolff is in essence replacing Norbert Haug, Mercedes’ long-time motor sport vice-president. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Toro Rosso better than Sauber in some areas – Key

James Key, Toro Rosso’s new technical boss, says the Faenza based team is “superior” to Sauber in some ways.

09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso2011-03-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - James KeyBriton Key moved to Red Bull’s second team late last year, replacing Giorgio Ascanelli. He is quoted by Russia’s f1news.ru: “After Force India and Sauber, Toro Rosso is the third team I have worked with. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

No launch plans revealed by Marussia yet

The 2013 grid will begin to take shape on Monday.

11 - Marussia F1 Team04 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus will become the first team to reveal its new car, with an online launch of the E21 broadcast via the internet from its Enstone base on Monday evening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Sainz jr moves even closer to F1 future

Carlos Sainz jr, now the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme, is excited about 2013.

Carlos Sainz JrMW Arden logoSpain’s El Confidential reports that the 18-year-old Spaniard – the son of the famous former world rally champion – has been signed by Christian Horner and Mark Webber’s GP3 team. Read the rest of this entry »

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