Daily Archive: February 8, 2013

Feb 08

Speeds improve on final day of Sebring Winter Test

Muscle Milk, BAR 1, Risi Competizione and Flying Lizard lead classes

ALMS - Risi-GT-Flying Lizard-GTC-1ALMS - Klaus Graf-Sebring-1The 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Patrón Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway is now in the books, and the second day of the two-day session saw times come down in all classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Superstars World: Superstars, GTSprint teams enjoy positive runs in Adria test

The Italian circuit is now set to host the 2012 “Superstars sporting awards”

Superstars - Giovanni BertonSuperstars World logoSuperstarswas back roaring today at Adria, where both Superstarsand the GTSprint International Series lined-up for the first collective test of the 2013 season, the “KICK-OFF DAY”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Piquet Jr confirms full-time 2013 NASCAR Nationwide campaign

Marking his first full-time NNS season

NASCAR Nationwide SeriesNelson Piquet Jr, the first Brazilian to win in one of NASCAR’s top-three series, is delighted to announce that he will run full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) in 2013 with Turner Scott Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Butch is Back: With Dyson at Sebring

Leitzinger joins Dyson Racing for ALMS opener

ALMS - Dyson Racing Sebring 2012ALMS - Butch LeitzingerDyson Racing is celebrating its 30th year in professional sports car racing this year. It is fitting that long-time Dyson Racing driver Butch Leitzinger will join Chris Dyson and Guy Smith in the No. 16 Lola-Mazda coupe for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on March 16. An 18-year veteran of the team, Butch first drove for team in the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona. He has won three championships for the team, placed second four times and third twice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

BGR Team Grote signs Canadian Karting Star Zacharie Robichon for 2013 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship

After getting a taste at the 2012 season finale where he impressed the team and his peers, Robichon will now focus on a full campaign for 2013

BGR Team Grote - Zacharie Robichonpiper formula ford 1600 2BGR Team Grote is pleased to announce the first signing of the new season with Zacharie Robichon making the full time jump to F1600 competition with the winning team.  An accomplished karter who recently represented Canada at the World Karting Championships in Portugal, Robichon will be a contender for not only the Rookie of the Year, but the overall title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Formula One teams Jerez testing report day 4 (updated)

Formula One day 4 test report

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

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Feb 08

Ferrari denies Alonso nursing rib injury

Ferrari on Friday denied rumours Fernando Alonso is nursing an injury.

2012-11-15_001502 - Scuderia FerrariMost suspect that the Spaniard is sitting out the Jerez test this week so that the new F138 car can be ‘shaken down’ by Felipe Massa and Pedro de la Rosa ahead of Alonso’s debut on the much more representative Barcelona track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Horner doubts teams to drop ‘vanity panels’

Christian Horner thinks ‘vanity panels’ are here to stay.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner2013-02-03 - Red Bull Racing - RB9 launch (17)This year, the FIA has allowed designers to cover the unseemly ‘step’ in the noses – which were created by an anomaly in the 2012 rules – with a non-structural laminate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Newey wants to ‘manage as little as possible’

Adrian Newey has revealed a secret of his success at Red Bull — the team lets him get on with the job of designing formula one cars in peace.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Adrian Newey (3)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Adrian Newey (1)“For me, here it’s ideal,” he is quoted by Speed Week. “I want to manage as little as possible, and spend as much time as possible thinking about the car. “At Red Bull that’s fundamentally different than when I was with McLaren,” the Briton added. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Smoky start to de la Rosa’s Ferrari career

Pedro de la Rosa’s Ferrari career got off to a smoky start on Friday morning, as the first test of the 2013 pre-season wraps up in southern Spain.

02 - Scuderia FerrariFerrari - Pedro de la RosaTaking over from Felipe Massa at Jerez, as Fernando Alonso trains in Dubai, the team’s new development driver and Spaniard de la Rosa was on only his second installation lap when he “stopped on track”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

‘Downbeat’ Massa fastest in new Ferrari

Felipe Massa emotions were in the brazing zone on Thursday, despite putting Ferrari’s new F138 on top of the test timesheets at Jerez.

02 - Scuderia FerrariFelipe Massa Ferrari Jerez 2013-02-07 -photo Getty Images“It means nothing,” said the Brazilian. “Several teams have very quick and well balanced cars and so I am 100 per cent keeping my feet on the ground.” Indeed, those at the southern Spanish circuit also sensed Massa’s caution: a British Sky reporter saying he seemed “downbeat”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Raikkonen splits with wife

Kimi Raikkonen has split with his wife of eight years.

When a McLaren driver, the Finn married former Miss Scandinavia Jenni Dahlman in 2004. The Finnish entertainment magazine 7 Paivaa reports that they have split. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Di Resta enjoying status as Force India’s lone driver

Paul di Resta has admitted he is quite enjoying his current status as Force India’s only race driver.

2013-02-01 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Paul Di Resta portrait2013-02-01 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - VJM06 - Paul Di Resta 03Since parting with now Sauber racer Nico Hulkenberg, the Silverstone based team has been weighing up its options for 2013, with Jules Bianchi and Adrian Sutil reportedly at the top of the candidates’ list. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Sauber wants reserve Frijns to race in 2013

Peter Sauber has urged Robin Frijns, the Swiss F1 team’s new reserve driver, to find a race cockpit in another series for 2013.

2012-06-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Canada - Peter Sauber 22012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns - Sauber C31-FerrariRecently, Dutchman Frijns – the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion – was interpreted as having criticised the Hinwil based team for not giving him “much to do” in 2013 as he prepares to serve as reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Bottas ‘not a complete rookie’ – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado, who in 2013 enters his third F1 season with Williams, thinks new teammate Valtteri Bottas will get quickly up to speed.

2012-11-15_00262012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri BottasActually, 23-year-old Finn Bottas is a rookie, and – once the Grove team gets its 2013 car up and running in Barcelona this month – he will have just four days at the wheel before making his grand prix debut in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Glock went because Marussia needs ‘every million’ – Symonds

Marussia parted with Timo Glock because a backmarker team needs every million.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (1)2011-07-24 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Germany -  Timo Glock 10That is the claim of Pat Symonds, the former Renault ‘crash-gate’ conspirator who – after serving his F1 ban – is now openly in charge of the 2013 Marussia MR02. Devoid of many sponsors, the new red and black car will be raced this year by wealthy Max Chilton and Luiz Razia, who replaced German Glock at the last minute. Read the rest of this entry »

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