Daily Archive: February 20, 2013

Feb 20

Sainz Jr fastest as second generation GP3 car makes its debut

MW Arden’s Carlos Sainz Jr quickest in first official 2013 pre-season test in Estoril

GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing)GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden)The long winter is over! The GP3/13 car made its eagerly anticipated first appearance for the inaugural official pre-season test at Circuito Estoril today. With a full grid of 27 drivers, the new car has already proven to be a success with a trouble free day and already more than 3 seconds faster than its previous generation on the same track. Two teams join the Series: Koiranen GP from Finland and Bamboo Engineering from the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 2

Formula One day 2 test report

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

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Feb 20

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda Formula announces change for 2013

Series Officials create new affordable, effective Racing Platform for Lites 2

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites logoRobert Sabato 2011-07-17 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda is widely known for being a unique racing platform that provides affordable competition to both young, dynamic talent, as well as veteran racers who crave a true prototype experience on renowned road courses and high profile venues across North America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Danica Patrick not good enough for F1 – Marko

Danica Patrick has leapt back into the motor racing headlines by becoming the first woman to secure pole for the 2013 Nascar opener at Daytona.

2012-08-18_00362012-06-09_0144Previously, the highly popular 30-year-old American, who is stealing the show at the pinnacle of US motor sport, has insisted she has little interest in exploring her options in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

New Ferrari ‘ok’ says Alonso

After his first day at the wheel in 2013, Fernando Alonso on Tuesday had a stiff neck and a cautious round of optimism about the new Ferrari.

Felipe Massa Ferrari F1382013-02-01 - Scuderia Ferrari - F138 unveiling - Fernando Alonso- Felipe Massa 02The Spaniard said he was “reasonably pleased” with his day of work in Barcelona, which left him third on the timesheet and a hundredth ahead of his 2012 title rival Sebastian Vettel. The psychological war may also have begun on their first head-to-head this year, with Alonso cheekily overtaking Vettel on the narrow pitlane entry as the test day officially concluded at 5pm, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Sutil, Bianchi shape up for Barcelona ‘shootout’

Barcelona will this week host a head-to-head ‘shootout’ for the final race seat on the 2013 grid.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032013-02-10 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Jules Bianchi 00Just like Williams weighed up Jenson Button versus Bruno Junqueira in 2000, and Nick Heidfeld versus Antonio Pizzonia in 2005, this time it will be Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi fighting for a single place at Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

The Williams F1 Team and Kemppi announce upgraded sponsorship agreement

The Williams F1 Team and Wihuri increase partnership commitment for the 2013 Season

The Williams F1 Team and Kemppi Upgrade Sponsorship AgreementThe Williams F1 Team and Wihuri Increase Partnership CommitmentThe Williams F1 Team (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce that it has signed an upgraded partnership with Kemppi, a world-leader in the manufacture of welding equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

FIA tells Williams exhaust solution illegal

F1’s governing body has told Williams its exhaust solution for the newly-launched FW35 is not legal.

Flagworld - FIA2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (1)It was already believed a similar solution for the Coanda-effect exhaust on Caterham’s 2013 car definitely falls foul of this year’s rules. But Williams’ chief designer Mike Coughlan said in Barcelona on Tuesday, where the team’s new Renault-powered car was revealed and tested for the first time, that he was confident the FW35 complied. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Williams not replacing Gillan, Wolff

Williams is not planning to replace Mark Gillan, the chief operations engineer who was credited with helping the team recover its lost form in 2012.

Mark Gillan  portrait08 - Williams F1Gillan left Williams late last year, but at the time the Grove based team did not say if it intended to recruit from elsewhere to fill the vacancy. “You have to remember,” said chief designer Mike Coughlan on Tuesday, “there’s a lot of people moving forward in their careers.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

No Mercedes DTM seat for Kubica

Robert Kubica has been left out of Mercedes’ lineup for the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (18)DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (10)Last month, the Pole tested one of the German marque’s cars, with Toto Wolff saying it was a “proper test in a proper race car”. “Let’s see how it goes,” said Mercedes’ new motor racing director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship in a new guise

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoF3 - Paul Ricard - Liam VenterIt is the stepping stone for the world’s best up-and-coming drivers on their way to the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula 1. Meanwhile, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is not just the benchmark in terms of competition. The entire package has to meet the highest requirements.

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Feb 20

NASCAR Driver Cameron Hayley Wins The Inaugural Daytona 150 – UNOH Battle at the Beach!

Sixteen-year-old Cameron Hayley of Calgary Ab, Canada has just won the very first Short Track Racing event at Daytona International Speedway!

Cameron Hayley Money 2012The UNOH Battle at the Beach was a historical two-day event with practice & qualifying leading up to the “Feature Event” held on Tuesday evening. Being the first race event of its kind along with all the NASCAR “Stars of Short Track Racing” it’s a special win for any driver competing for the coveted Daytona prize. History was made tonight! Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

NASCAR National Series News and Notes (+ Fast facts)

Danica Patrick, Gen-6 Car Share Daytona 500 Spotlight, Danica Patrick has made history

Danica Patrick pole Daytona 500 2013Daytona 500 new logoNow the challenges for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ first female Coors Light Pole winner – and 44 other drivers – become incrementally greater as the clock ticks ever closer to Sunday’s running of the 55th Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX, FOX Deportes, Motor Racing Network Radio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Distinctive and bold, BMW’s new Z4 GTE has high standards to match given the manufacturer’s recent history in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

BMW along 4 ‘Z’ Ride

 ALMS - BMW Z4-Daytona-2ALMS - BMW Drivers-2013The car publicly premiered last week at Daytona International Speedway, making it the first ALMS GT car to lap Daytona’s high banks in advance of the 2014 combined championship of the ALMS and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. It races for the first time in less than a month at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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