Daily Archive: February 14, 2013

Feb 14

Extreme! ESM, Tequila Patrón Move to ALMS P2 for 2013

Team also sets sights on combined prototype class for 2014

ALMS - Scott Sharp-Patron A#7C224BALMS - ESM LineupTequila Patrón and Scott Sharp return to their sports car racing roots in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón for the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Camilo Zurcher hits the track for testing at Magione

Colombian driver aims for full-season 2013 Mercedes ride

Superstars - Camilo ZurcherSuperstars logoAfter the first collective test of the season, the “Kick-Off Day”, Teams and Drivers of the SUPERSTARS INTERNATIONAL SERIES are now in full preparation mode. Mercedes Caal Racing was among the first to get back-on track, with Colombian Camilo Zurcher behind the wheel of their Mercedes C63 AMG. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

New Ferrari ‘quite good’ at Jerez – Rosberg

Ferrari appeared to find its way with the new F138 car following a difficult start at Jerez.

Pedro de la Rosa - Ferrari2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg (8)That is the summary of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, who told Germany’s Sport Bild he noticed Felipe Massa struggling with the new red car at the beginning of the first winter test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Hamilton’s Merc move about money, management – insider

One of F1’s most respected and experienced insiders thinks Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes switch was about money and management.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton (2)2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton (1)“If you compare the two (teams), you must come to the conclusion that there were no sporting reasons for him to leave McLaren,” Tony Dodgins, a veteran British journalist, is quoted by the Swiss magazine Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Small sidepods good enough for Malaysian heat – Sauber

Sauber’s ultra-slim sidepods work well, team co-owner, founder and former boss Peter Sauber has revealed.

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 Side 032013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 03The Swiss team stunned its opposition when it launched the new Ferrari-powered C32, featuring the smallest sidepods seen in modern times in formula one. The innovation, whilst providing an obvious aerodynamic benefit, raised questions about whether the tight packaging could house radiators good enough for adequate cooling. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Sauber wants Gutierrez to match Hulkenberg

Peter Sauber has declared himself happy with 2013 team racer Esteban Gutierrez, following the Mexican rookie’s first test of the pre-season at Jerez.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Esteban Gutierrez  002013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Esteban Gutierrez  04“Last year we were not entirely satisfied with his performance in GP2,” the Swiss team’s founder, co-owner and former boss told Motorsport Aktuell. “Sometimes we were even disappointed, so we didn’t know exactly what we could expect from him,” added Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Mallya’s Kingfisher close to collapse – reports

Force India boss Vijay Mallya’s grounded airline Kingfisher appears close to folding.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 022011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 03Respected business newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, said plans by Kingfisher’s lenders to recall loans is “likely to cause severe financial strain” across Mallya’s entire portfolio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Pirelli surprises F1 with Melbourne ‘supersofts’

Pirelli has surprised the F1 world by revealing an aggressive selection of tyre compounds for the start of the 2013 season.

2013-02-13 - Pirelli - Full Pirelli 2013 Formula One Tyre RangePirelliThe big surprise is the choice for the Melbourne opener, as Pirelli opts to supply to teams the ‘supersoft’ and ‘medium’ compounds. “These (supersoft) tyres offer great grip, but have a short life,” noted O Estado de S.Paulo correspondent Livio Oricchio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

De la Rosa to stay GPDA president

Pedro de la Rosa looks set to continue his role at the head of the F1 drivers’ union, despite dropping off the actual racing grid for 2013.

Ferrari - Pedro de la Rosa2012-06-10_0531The veteran Spaniard, however, will still be at the grands prix in his new role as Ferrari’s development test driver, and so according to El Mundo Deportivo newspaper he will likely remain president of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA). Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Parts recycler buys HRT assets – report

Assets of the newly-defunct formula one team HRT have been bought.

2012-02-20 - HRT F1 Team - Azkar2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 05Spain’s AS newspaper reports that Teo Martin, a well-known automotive component recycler, has bought most of the valuable parts left over in the wake of the Spanish team’s demise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

The Sprint Unlimited, Daytona 500 qualifying signal opening of 2013 season

Speedweeks features racing events for competitors at all levels

2012-02-25_02212012-02-25_0367A jam-packed Speedweeks featuring racing for everything NASCAR kicks off the 2013 season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

The Underdog Upset

Charles Dressing’s retelling of Sebring’s 1983 race

ALMS - 1983-Sebring-Winners-1ALMS - Porsche 934-Sebring 1983-1Americans love underdogs but hate losers. And we really love upsets because they turn reality inside out and generally make the mighty look weak. Read the rest of this entry »

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