Daily Archive: February 19, 2013

Feb 19

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

Circuit de Catalunya logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Catalunya.

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Feb 19

Williams races into ‘grey areas’ with 2013 car

Williams on Tuesday completed the 2013 grid by finally launching its new FW35.

2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (2)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (4)Every other team got their cars up and running recently at Jerez, triggering many rumours and whispers about the reason for the Oxfordshire team’s delay.

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Feb 19

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

A drive for the 2013 champion in a Scuderia Ferrari F1

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo02 - Scuderia FerrariWith new names joining the line-up for the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship on an almost daily basis, the combined efforts of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the Ferrari Driver Academy will give the 2013 champion the opportunity to test drive a Formula 1 car at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Fry plays down reports of new flawed Ferrari

Pat Fry has contradicted reports Ferrari is heading into the 2013 season with another fundamentally-flawed formula one car.

2012-06-09_0043Felipe Massa Ferrari F138Last year, the famous Italian team had a memorably bad start to the championship with the F2012’s initial configuration. Felipe Massa, however, sounded much happier with the new F138 at Jerez recently, and he set the fastest lap of the entire test week, although some reports say his body-language gave away the real story of the car’s early potential. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

F3 champ Juncadella to be Mercedes tester – reports

Daniel Juncadella is set to become a development driver with Mercedes’ F1 team, according to Spanish and German media sources.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamDaniel Juncadella Helmet photographSpain’s El Mundo said the news about the 21-year-old has come “direct from Stuttgart”, and “should be announced this week” from either the F1 or DTM tests. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Lotus liked for being ‘natural team’ – Lopez

Lotus is happy to let Kimi Raikkonen just be himself, owner Gerard Lopez has revealed.

2013-02-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 012013-02-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 00En route to his first victory since returning to F1 last year, the laconic Finn told his race engineer Simon Rennie in Abu Dhabi to “Just leave me alone, I know what I’m doing.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Sutil ‘happy and grateful’ for Force India chance

Adrian Sutil is “very, very happy” Force India is giving him a chance to shine by his former team Force India at Barcelona this week.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012011-06-12_0483“He’s very, very happy this is taking place,” the German’s manager Manfred Zimmermann is quoted by DPA news agency. Sutil, now 30, spent his entire five-year F1 career with the Silverstone based team until 2011, when he lost his seat at the end of the season in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

The Williams F1 Team Launches the Williams Renault FW35

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2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (4)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (1)The Williams F1 Team launched its 2013 race car the FW35, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain today. The latest Williams is a culmination of more than 12 months’ research and development by the team’s technical departments in Grove and features improvements in several key areas over last year’s race-winning FW34.

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Feb 19

Bottas ‘tingling’ before 2013 car debut

Valtteri Bottas has admitted he is “tingling” ahead of the debut of his 2013 race car.

2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - Valtteri Bottas - Helmet (r)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (3)After teammate Pastor Maldonado drives the new FW35 on day one in Barcelona, rookie Finn Bottas will get his first taste of the 2013 Williams on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

David Cameron visits Leafield Technical Centre

David Cameron was given a tour of Caterham Group’s Leafield Technical Centre by Caterham Group Co-Chairman Tony Fernandes

2013-02-19 - Team Caterham - David Cameron - Tony Fernandes 22013-02-19 - Team Caterham - Cyril Abiteboul, David Cameron, Graham MacDonald, Tony Fernandes and Will Barton at Leafield TechniLeafield Technical Centre has been home to Caterham F1 Team since the team moved its factory base and over 200 staff from Norfolk to the site in Oxfordshire in August 2012. Caterham Cars, the roadcar division of Caterham Group that recently unveiled a unique 50 / 50 partnership with Renault to build a new range of cars, will also move its base to Leafield in due course, creating more jobs and significant revenue for the UK economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Senna left F1 to pursue ‘wins and podiums’

Bruno Senna has suggested he preferred to bow out of formula one than run around at the back of the grid with Caterham or Marussia.

2012-06-09_0208Aston Martin - Bruno Senna - photo © DPPI - Clément Marin Dropped by Williams after a single season together in 2013, the former Lotus and HRT driver announced this month that he has been signed up by Aston Martin’s Le Mans sports car team. “I want to make progress, not go back in my career, so it would not be easy to go to a smaller team like Caterham and Marussia,” the 29-year-old Brazilian told Radio Bandeirantes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Carlos Checa and Team Ducati Alstare on top as official test ends

Mixed weather played a part in today’s second and final eni FIM Superbike World Championship testing day at Phillip Island.

WSBK - Checa_Day2WSBK - Lowes_Day2The 15 riders who got onto the track during the morning session took a steadier approach to the 4445 km circuit compared to yesterday, though they still continued their work on the drying track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Daytona 500

There have been 131 NASCAR Sprint Cup races since the track hosted its first race in 1959

2012-02-25_03672011-02-19_0386A statistical look at some of the top performers at Daytona International Speedway, including both the Daytona 500 and the annual July race. Read the rest of this entry »

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