Daily Archive: February 5, 2013

Feb 05

FormulaTour1600 unveils HGregoire-Toyo 2013 calendar

Be ready for great season start in may

Formula Tour 1600 logo2012-06-10_040112 races on 6 races weekend (average of 1 race weekend/month) on the most beautiful Quebec race track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Formula One teams Jerez testing report day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

Circuito de JerezToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuito de Jerez.

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Feb 05

Dempsey Racing’s latest evolution

Tony DiZinno examines Dempsey’s future

ALMS - Patrick Dempsey-Joe #7A44E5ALMS - Patrick Dempsey-1It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Patrick Dempsey, whose racing program has evolved along with the changing sports car landscape in North America. Along with Dempsey Racing team co-principal and co-driver Joe Foster, Dempsey took on a four-car, two-series effort in 2012. True to form, things are changing for the team again this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Caterham F1 Team revealed CT03

CT03, Caterham F1 Team’s 2013 race car, was unveiled in the pitlane of the Circuito de Jerez, Spain, on day one of the first official 2013 pre-season test.

 2013-02-05 - Team Caterham - CT03 132013-02-05 - Team Caterham - CT03 03The car was revealed by the team’s race drivers Charles Pic, who will race in car #20, and Giedo van der Garde who will be in car #21 for the forthcoming season. The 2013 car has technical features that distinguish it from its predecessor, CT01, and it will race in an updated livery which sees the team’s green and yellow paint-scheme refreshed and lightened for the season ahead.

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Feb 05

Marussia F1 Team revealed the MR02

A comprehensive evolution of the MR01, boosted by KERS

2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (3)2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (1)The Marussia F1 Team revealed its 2013 challenger – the MR02 – to the media this morning, ahead of the opening day of pre-season testing in Jerez, Spain.

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Feb 05

Falcon Private Bank extends sponsorship agreement with Scuderia Toro Rosso

Falcon Private Bank has been an official partner of Scuderia Toro Rosso since May 2011

2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 - Jean-Eric Vergne 2Swiss wealth management specialist Falcon Private Bank and the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One™ team are pleased to announce the extension of their current sponsorship agreement for a third consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Toro Rosso reveals cautious car for 2013

Toro Rosso on Monday unveiled a cautious evolution of its 2012 car for Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne to race this season.

2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 - Jean-Eric Vergne - Daniel Ricciardo (5)2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 (3)With a FIA-sanctioned ‘vanity panel’ on the front nose, the new STR8 no longer features the ‘double floor’ of 2012, and the exhaust is notably conventional. “I just wanted to create a sound base rather than get bogged down in details,” technical director James Key, formerly of Sauber, was quoted by Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Defiant Mercedes begins push for winning ways

As for the critics, Hamilton insisted: “Everyone has got an opinion but I think they should just keep it to themselves.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 launch 122013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Lewis Hamiton 03Defying reports he is not earning much more money after his Mercedes move, Lewis Hamilton has apparently kicked off 2013 by buying a EUR 23 million private jet. And a new bulldog, Roscoe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Mercedes cloud remains above Nick Fry’s head

Nick Fry, Mercedes’ chief executive, was present on Monday for the launch of the team’s 2013 car.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Ross Brawn - Nick Fry - Lewis Hamilton - toto Wolff2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Ross Brawn - Nick FryBut with the new guard refusing to outright deny speculation McLaren’s Paddy Lowe could be making a switch for 2014, a dark cloud hangs above Briton Fry’s head. “He has long been a key member of the team,” insisted team boss Ross Brawn, whose own future has been up for discussion in recent times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Schu staying in Mercedes ‘family’ – Brawn

Ross Brawn on Monday confirmed reports Michael Schumacher is staying in the Mercedes “family” after his retirement from racing.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher - Bernie Ecclestone 012012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher - Bernie Ecclestone 02Germany’s Sport Bild reported that the 44-year-old F1 legend has been signed on in an ambassadorial role by the German marque’s parent Daimler. “He will still be part of the family,” confirmed team boss and friend Brawn at Jerez on Monday, “but in a different capacity.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Bosses ‘fools’ to overlook Kovalainen – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton on Monday branded those who overlooked Heikki Kovalainen for a 2013 race seat “fools”.

2012-06-09_01912013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Lewis Hamilton 07Caterham has swept out last year’s driver lineup – Finn Kovalainen and Russian Vitaly Petrov – in favour of the well-sponsored Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde. When asked about the demise of his former McLaren teammate, Hamilton said on Monday: “When my flight landed and I was driving to Jerez, I thought about what a great pity it is that Heikki is not here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Wolff to ‘keep an eye’ on Williams’ Bottas

Toto Wolff, Mercedes’ new co-owner and director, has admitted he will be keeping an eye on rookie Valtteri Bottas’ progress in 2013.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Toto Wolff 022012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri BottasBefore switching to Mercedes, Austrian Wolff had the very same role at Williams, where last year Finn Bottas, 23, was groomed for a future race seat as reserve driver. Now, as the youngster steps up to race, Wolff has jumped ship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Symonds hopes Marussia takes on Caterham in 2013

Pat Symonds is confident Marussia can finally compete head-to-head with Caterham in 2013.

11 - Marussia F1 TeamPat Symonds portraitSince F1’s small new teams arrived in 2010, Caterham has been consistently the best, finishing the lucrative tenth spot in the championship at every attempt. Former Renault technical chief Symonds, however – who is now back in F1 full-time after the 2009 ‘crashgate’ scandal – is confident he is presiding over a competitive project for the coming season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Contender Bianchi to test Force India at Jerez

Jules Bianchi has emerged as the hot favourite to complete the 2013 grid.

07 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-06-09_0113The team’s reserve driver last year, he has been called up to test the new Force India at Jerez this week. As Paul di Resta recently launched the VJM06 alone at Silverstone, team officials confirmed that Frenchman Bianchi, 23, is a leading candidate to be the Scot’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Ecclestone to pen $200m sponsor deal – report

Bernie Ecclestone is tipped to sign up the airline Emirates as a major F1 sponsor on a visit to Dubai on Tuesday.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Welcome to Emirates.comThe Financial Times said the five year deal is worth “about $200m”, making it “one of the biggest” in motor sport. The report said Emirates would join formula one’s clutch of official sponsors, including UBS, Rolex, Tata and LG. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Pace set by Pedrosa on opening day of first official MotoGP test

Sepang International Circuit – Tuesday, February 4, 2013

Moto GP - Repsol Honda - Dani PedrosaMoto GP - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa posted the quickest time on the opening day of the first group test of the 2013 MotoGP season at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Ibiza Racing Team to make Auto GP debut

Auto GP has been announcing many 2013 drivers lately but new additions are not expected from that compartment only.

Auto GP - Ravarotto CiprianiAuto GP logoThe championship, managed by Enzo Coloni, is welcoming the brand-new Ibiza Racing Team. Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of the successful F.3000 team Barone Rampante, joined forced with longtime team owner Ferdinando Ravarotto and Modesto Benegiamo, who served as a Director Of Sport for many teams over the last 20 years in both open and closed-wheel competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

‘Road’ Warrior: NASCAR’s Gen-6 Car embarks on multi-city media blitz

NASCAR #Gen6 Road to Daytona Fueled by Sunoco set for U.S. tour

NASCAR - photo Streeter Lecka - Getty Images for NASCAR NASCAR logoFollowing extensive on-track testing over the last 18 months involving more than 30 drivers, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen-6 car’s roll out has reached its next phase, and it starts in less than 24 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

IMSA Development Series shaking off The Winter Blues at Sebring International Raceway

All three series sanctioned by IMSA will be participating in the Winter Test

Sebring Lites GridIMSA Development Series logoWhile it may be snowing and dreary in the northern climes of the United States, the circuit at Sebring International Raceway is warm and welcoming to the competitors of the IMSA Development Series.

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