Daily Archive: February 21, 2013

Feb 21

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 3

Formula One day 3 test report

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

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Feb 21

Spaniard Sainz Jr quickest again on day two in Estoril

MW Arden rookie Carlos Sainz Jnr fastest in first pre-season GP3 test

GP3 - David Fumanelli (Trident)GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden)Carlos Sainz Jr made it two out of two after posting the best laptime for the second day in succession with David Fumanelli (Trident) who was fastest in the morning session. It was another trouble-free day with the GP3/13 car with 833 laps covered in Estoril by the full grid of 27 drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Force India to muse driver decision this weekend

With just three weeks until the circus congregates in Australia for the 2013 opener, Force India is still yet to name Paul di Resta’s teammate.

2013-02-10 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Jules Bianchi 002011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 03To that end, Adrian Sutil – the team’s long-time German driver who sat out 2012 after his assault conviction – is testing the new VJM06 in Barcelona on Thursday. But also hot in the running is Jules Bianchi, the rookie Frenchman who was reserve driver last season and is strongly supported by Ferrari, and handled by Felipe Massa’s manager Nicolas Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Rolex named Official Timepiece of Sebring International Raceway

Class-Winning Drivers To Receive Rolex Watches In March Classic

Rolex-Sebring-2ALMS Sebring_2Sebring International Raceway announced today that Rolex will become the Official Timepiece for Sebring International Raceway and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh From Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

F1 powerbrokers Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt are set to meet on Thursday, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

Powerbokers Ecclestone, Todt, to meet Thursday

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Flagworld - F1The topic?  The unsigned 2013 Concorde Agreement. Although F1 chief executive Ecclestone has inked bilateral financial agreements with all the teams, the signatures are still missing on the crucial pact between the teams, the commercial rights holder, and the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

McLaren software causing problems for F1 teams

Pirelli’s heavily degrading tyres were not the only ‘control’ components causing problems for F1 teams in Barcelona this week.

McLaren Electronic Systems logo2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (4)The standard electronics used by every team, and supplied by McLaren subsidiary MES according to a FIA tender contract that was recently extended, was also toying with the patience of engineers up and down pitlane as the ‘middle’ pre-season test in sunny Spain got into gear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

‘Pirelli’ is the buzzword in the Barcelona paddock, as the F1 world gets to grips with the extreme degradation of the Italian supplier’s 2013 tyres.

Extreme tyre wear ‘an unpleasant surprise’ – Perez

2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Sergio Perez 022013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Sergio Perez portraitMcLaren’s Sergio Perez was quickest in his McLaren on Wednesday, but he admitted to being surprised by how quickly the Pirellis were wearing out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

New McLaren ‘adapted’ for Button’s style – Perez

Sergio Perez was quickest in Barcelona on Wednesday, but he also admitted that Jenson Button still rules the McLaren roost.

2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Sergio Perez 012013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Sergio Perez 03Asked by Spain’s AS newspaper to rate his adaptation from Sauber to McLaren, the young Mexican answered: “From zero to ten, I would say it is a 6 or a 7.” Perez said the “management style and philosophy” of Woking based McLaren and the Swiss team Sauber is fundamentally different, adding that his experienced teammate Button has the advantage of having being involved in the development of the new MP4-28 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Sutil ‘not nervous’ ahead of crucial F1 test

Adrian Sutil insists he is “not nervous” ahead of his test with Force India on Thursday.

2013-02-10 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Paul di Resta 022011-07-09 - Force India F1 Team - Britain - Adrian Sutil 02Billed by the media as a ‘shootout’ for the last race seat in 2013, German Sutil will drive the VJM06 at Barcelona a day before the other hot contender, Jules Bianchi, tests on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Force India has ‘other priorities’ than drivers – Senna

Bruno Senna has revealed he was a contender to fill the second race cockpit at Force India this year.

07 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 05“It’s hard to understand what happened,” said the former Williams driver, who has instead switched to Le Mans sports cars, where this week he tested his Aston Martin for the first time in Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Julian Leal looks forward to his first outing for Racing Engineering at Jerez.

Q&A with Julian Leal

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Julian Leal helmetGP2 - Racing Engineering - Julian Leal22 year old Colombian Julian Leal will be driving for Racing Engineering in the 2013 GP2 Series and he will be having his first experience in the team’s Dallara at the three-day test session to be held at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain starting on the 26th February. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

Carlin announces line-up

Nicholas LatifiFIA Formula 3 European Championship logoBritish team Carlin will enter a four car team powered by Volkswagen in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, following the reduction of the British Formula 3 Championship to four rounds. British racer Harry Tincknell will continue his relationship with the team and will be joined by Canadian racer Nicholas Latifi and British drivers Jann Mardenborough and Jordan King. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Teledeporte, TVE HD and RTVE.ES the new eni FIM Superbike World Championship for Spain

TVE’s sports channel Teledeporte will broadcast Superpole on Saturday and both Superbike races on Sunday.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteWSBK - Checa_Day2Televisión Española and Dorna Group are pleased to announce an agreement made to broadcast the eni FIM World Superbike Championship for the next three seasons (2013-2015) on channels Teledeporte, TVE HP and RTVE.es. TV broadcast will be produced at TVE’s set in Sant Cugat (Barcelona). Motorcycle journalist Marc Martín will be the main commentator, while former riders Rubén Xaus and Joan Lascorz will join him with their technical comments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Petri Corse joins joins Superstars International Series and the GTSprint International Series with two Porsche 997 racecars

The italian-based squad, owned by simone petri, will represent the Stuttgart-based manufacturer

Superstars - Petri CorseSuperstars logoThe GTSPRINT INTERNATIONAL SERIES roster keeps growing and after having announced their intention to line-up in 2013, Team Petri Corse, a longtime Porsche squad, opted for a full commitment to SUPERSTARSWORLD. The Italian-based squad will field two Porsche Panamera racers in SUPERSTARS and two 997 GT3 models in GTSPRINT. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. headline Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award battle

22 companies to participate in 2013 NASCAR National Series Contingency Awards Program

NASCAR - Danica PatrickNASCAR logoAs teams make final preparations to start the 2013 race season, NASCAR announced the lineup of 2013 Contingency Program sponsors for all three national series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

Team Canada Scholarship expands program

The third edition of the Team Canada Scholarship will grow to include two young Canadian drivers.

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoThe focus will continue to be the world renown Formula Ford Festival held at Brands Hatch, England in late October. After a very successful debut in 2011 with the first Canadian on pole for the final and leading the early laps, the program continued in 2012 and once again showcased the talent that Canada has in the junior formula car ranks.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 21

George Follmer named Grand Marshal for HMSA’s Can Am Reunion set for Mont-Tremblant in July

This year’s event will feature the Can Am Championship

Legendes - HMSA logoLe Sommet des Légendes logoThe Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) announced today that Can Am champion George Follmer will be the grand marshal for the Sommet des Légendes historic races at Mont-Tremblant July 11-14, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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