Daily Archive: February 7, 2013

Feb 07

Plenty of snow and thick ice await competitors at Valcourt

News Update on Track Conditions at the 2013 Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt Presented by FOX

Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt présenté par FOX logoValcourt- Surface de glace 2013-02-07With one week to go before the opening day of the 31st running of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX which will be held from February 15-17, all systems are go at the famed Circuit Yvon-Duhamel in Maricourt, Quebec. Both tracks are ready for the athletes who will test their machines on “Open House Day” Thursday February 14, a day where fans can come and watch the action for free starting at 11:30 a.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

West Racing, Alex Job Team for Ferrari GT Effort

Sweedler, Bell to drive Team West/AJR/Boardwalk Ferrari in ALMS

ALMS - West Racing-AJR-Ferrari-1ALMS - Alex Job-1West Racing and Alex Job Racing are joining forces to compete for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s GT championship in 2013. The team – Team West/AJR/Boardwalk Ferrari – will make its debut at the season-opening 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will once again have a major presence at the CME

Have Bus Racing Tours makes getting to races enjoyable for CME visitors

Have Bus Racing ToursNascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueFor the third year in a row, the massive race hauler that is the base of operations for all NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race events will be the core of the series’ display at the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME). In a new twist for this year’s show, the hauler will be accompanied by eight of the series’ race cars. The show takes place February 8-10 at Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson Airport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Formula One teams Jerez testing report day 3

Formula One day 3 test report

Circuito de JerezToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuito de Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

AMR headed back to Sebring to start 2013

Tucker/Mucke/Senna to drive new Vantage GTE at ALMS opener

ALMS - Aston Martin-Sebring-2ALMS - Aston Martin-Sebring-1Aston Martin Racing will make the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida part of its 2013 GT racing program, the team has announced. Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke will team with AMR newcomer Bruno Senna in a 2013-spec Aston Martin Vantage GTE for the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Multimatic Motorsports to display two Aston Martin Vantage V8s at the CME

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

Multimatic MotorsportsMultimatic Motorsports logoA world leader supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry, Markham, Ontario’s Multimatic utilizes its motorsports department as a high-speed laboratory, where innovative engineering, creative thinking and rapid problem solving are the keys to success. Multimatic Motorsports programs include car design, engineering, testing and development, track support and turnkey competition management. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Auto GP to line-up at Silverstone

A late update made the 2013 Auto GP schedule final today with a venue change.

Auto GPAuto GP logoThe championship, promoted and managed by Enzo Coloni, replaced Moscow Raceway, which was still to be confirmed, with a round at Silverstone set for the same date, the 9th of June, on one of the most renowned F1 track in business. The switch was aimed at preventing the team from facing an expensive trip to Russia.

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Feb 07

Rossiter hits mechanic in Jerez pitstop

James Rossiter, Force India’s simulator driver, crashed into a mechanic on Thursday morning at Jerez.

James Rossiter07 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamThe 29-year-old Briton, with F1 experience under his belt from the Honda and Super Aguri days, was asked to step into the new VJM06’s cockpit to improve the correlation of data between the virtual and real worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

TV Alert: The 2012 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge documentary is almost here!

Don’t miss the first showing of the biggest and most successful Challenge yet!

MW_TASMANIA_CHALLENGE_CMYKSwisse Active's Jarad Kohlar and James Pretto cross the finish line in Hobart on Sunday.The 2012 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge documentary airs in both the UK and Australia next month. See Aussie Grit take on the stunning wilds of Tasmania with world class adventure racers and part-time enthusiasts alike. Watch competitors push themselves beyond their limits over five 6-8 hour days of gruelling activity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Pedrosa takes top spot in first official MotoGP test at Sepang

Sepang International Circuit – Thursday, February 7, 2013

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoMotoGP - Repsol Honda - Dani PedrosaDani Pedrosa set a time of 2’00.100 early on the final day of testing at Sepang International Circuit to finish on top of the timesheets at the first official group test of the 2013 MotoGP™ World Championship.

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Feb 07

Caterham F1 Team announces partnership With McGregor

 The McGregor logo now appears on the CT03 2013 race cars and across all of the Caterham F1 Team’s branding platforms.

2013-02-07 - Team Caterham - CT03 - Jerez - Charles Pic 042013-02-07 - Team Caterham - CT03 - Jerez - Charles Pic 02Caterham F1 Team launched its CT03 2013 racecar on the first day of testing and one addition to the car’s striking new livery is McGregor, the Dutch fashion company that traces its roots back to New York in 1921, which has joined the team as an Official Partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Jerez ’empty’ without hero Alonso

Jerez is struggling without Spanish hero Fernando Alonso.

2012-11-14_0002Circuito de JerezThe 2012 runner-up and Ferrari driver elected to sit out the opening test of the pre-season in favour of cycling training in a hot country — possibly the Canary Islands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Whitmarsh pushed for Marussia seat for Kovalainen

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted to trying to keep Heikki Kovalainen on the F1 grid.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Martin Whitmarsh 012012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Heikki Kovalainen 01Finn Kovalainen, a McLaren driver in 2008 and 2009, has dropped out of formula one after Caterham replaced him for the forthcoming season with heavily sponsored Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Dedicated Hamilton still ‘disappointed’ with debut

Lewis Hamilton proved his dedication to Mercedes on Wednesday by revealing he gave his legs a deliberate “thump” when his rear brakes failed at Jerez.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton (6)2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Lewis Hamilton 01On his first official day of running after switching from McLaren for 2013, the British driver skidded over the gravel at full speed and thumped into the barriers head-first. “If I had turned the car around, the whole side of the car would have been broken,” the Briton is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Brawn wants testing tweaks for 2014 engines

Ross Brawn is calling for F1’s engine suppliers to be allowed to do some early testing ahead of the 2014 season.

2012-11-15_00282013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Ross Brawn - Nick Fry - Lewis Hamilton - toto WolffThe Mercedes team boss said it is a risk to stick to the current plan, which would involve manufacturers and teams running all-new turbo V6s for the first time mere weeks ahead of the next world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Berger backs sweeping changes at Mercedes

Gerhard Berger has backed the recent sweeping management changes at Mercedes.

00731full84S05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Teamince the end of the 2012 season, Norbert Haug has been ousted, Lewis Hamilton has taken Michael Schumacher’s place in the cockpit, and new chairman Niki Lauda has bought a 10 per cent stake in the Brackley based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

‘Nutcase’ Grosjean not targeting 2013 title

“The world title is not my goal,” the 26-year-old is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport.

Romain Grosjean 2013-02-06 - photo Lotus F1 Team2012-11-16_0017After Jenson Button stunned his rivals with the pace of the new McLaren on Tuesday, Lotus’ Romain Grosjean went quicker still as a second test day came to a close at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

2013 Williams to have ‘vanity panel’ on nose

The FW35 is yet to see the light of day, but it will almost certainly feature a ‘vanity panel’ rather than a stepped nose.

08 - Williams F12012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Valtteri Bottas 01Alone amongst the rest of this year’s field, Williams has delayed the debut of its 2013 car until Barcelona later this month, choosing instead to run with last year’s car at Jerez. But already up and running is the tweaked 2013 livery, while the 2012-specification FW34 also appeared noticeably different for another reason in Pastor Maldonado’s hands on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Next Red Bull youngster pushing for Toro Rosso seat

Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa is knocking on the door at Toro Rosso.

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da Costa2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 (3)That is the admission of Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, who like Daniel Ricciardo will race in formula one for the Red Bull-owned team for a second consecutive season in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Ecclestone summons small teams to London

Bernie Ecclestone has summoned the chiefs of F1’s smallest teams to his London headquarters.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 22011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Heikki Kovalainen 02 teamsGermany’s Auto Motor und Sport said representatives of Marussia, Caterham, Force India, Sauber and Toro Rosso have been invited to the meeting on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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