Daily Archive: February 22, 2013

Feb 22

Five-Time champ Jimmie Johnson reaches 400 starts at Daytona

Johnson has produced at least two NASCAR Sprint Cup wins per season for the last 11 consecutive seasons

NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson2011-02-20_0111Few athletes have ascended to the top of their sport like Jimmie Johnson, who will be making his 400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in the 55th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 24 (FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 4

Formula One day 4 test report

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

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Feb 22

Daytona International Speedway reveals detailed concepts, vision for proposed redevelopment project

The proposed project is subject to approval by senior management of the International Speedway Corporation

Daytona International Speedway project 2Daytona International Speedway projectDaytona International Speedway (DIS) President Joie Chitwood this morning conducted the first in-depth, virtual “walk through” of what the iconic Speedway would look like as part of a proposed redevelopment project, one that Chitwood emphasized would be designed to reaffirm the Speedway’s standing among race fans as “the world center of racing for years to come.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Williamson fastest on third day of test in Estoril

Bamboo Engineering’s Lewis Williamson ends first pre-season GP3 Portuguese test on top

GP3 - Lewis Williamson (Bamboo Engineering)GP3 - Kevin Korjus (Koiranen GP)Two new teams finished quickest in both the morning and afternoon session with Kevin Korjus and his Finnish outfit for Koiranen GP fastest posting the fastest time in the first half of the day with Williamson finishing the final day on top. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

Double R confirms three cars for FIA F3 European Championship

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoPipo Derani - Double R RacingDouble R Racing has announced it will field a three-car entry in the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Antonio Giovinazzi and Sean Gelael to be joined by female Colombian racer Tatiana Calderón. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

MP Motorsport to line-up three cars in the 2013 Auto GP

A new and talented prospect is set to join the upcoming Auto GP season.

Auto GP - MP Motorsport - Meindert van BuurenAuto GP logoThe championship, promoted by Enzo Coloni, is welcoming the promising Dutchman Meindert Van Buuren, who will be joining MP Motorsport. A 18-year-old driver, Van Buuren made his open-wheel debut in 2011 by lining-up in the F.Renault 2.0 NEC and in the Eurocup F.Renault 2.0, where he scored interesting results straight away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

BGR Team Grote welcomes Jason Bedasse for rookie campaign

Jason is the second driver signed for BGR Team Grote for the full season joining Zacharie Robichon

BGR Team Grote (1)BGR Team Grote logoMaking his debut in the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship will be rookie Jason Bedasse who is also scheduled to take in a couple of rounds of the Quebec based Formula Tour 1600 Series.

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Feb 22

Williams’ clever brake duct innovation legal

Williams has impressed F1’s eagle-eyed technical experts with an innovation aboard its new FW35.

2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (3)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (1)Although designer Mike Coughlan’s Coanda exhaust solution will have to be removed from the 2013 car, respected German correspondent Michael Schmidt reports on Friday that a clever brake duct solution is fully legal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Canada GP contract delay over upgrade cost

Bernie Ecclestone has said he is happy to ink a new long-term deal for the Montreal race,

Grand Prix F1 du Canada 20132012-06-07_0277A new deal for the Canadian grand prix could be delayed, as organisers discover the renovation of the ageing Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will cost more than expected. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Pirelli plays down ‘extreme’ wear of 2013 tyres

The alarm in the paddock about Pirelli’s 2013 tyres is growing louder with every day.

Pirelli2013-02-13 - Pirelli - Full Pirelli 2013 Formula One Tyre RangeThe latest shock is the performance of the new ‘supersoft’ tyre, which – to the circus’ collective surprise – will be supplied to teams in Melbourne next month. Williams’ Pastor Maldonado tried the compound in Barcelona on Thursday, and – according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport – it proved not only unpredictable and heavily-degrading, but also slower than the harder ‘soft’ variant. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

McLaren Group supports small businesses as part of Santander’s Breakthrough programme

Business owners from across the UK will today benefit from an exclusive masterclass with McLaren Group to learn first-hand how to boost their business growth.

McLaren GroupAerial view of the McLaren Production Centre (left) and McLaren Technology Centre (right)The masterclass is being held as part of Santander’s Breakthrough programme, which aims to help small businesses unlock their potential. A selection of 18 fast-growth businesses will attend the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking and receive practical advice on diversification and how they can explore additional revenue and growth possibilities. Attendees will also be invited to collaborate together through a brainstorming session to explore how ideas from the day can be applied to their own individual businesses.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

McLaren struggling with 2013 car – Button

Jenson Button has admitted McLaren is grappling with its new car for 2013.

2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 022013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 01Unlike most other main rivals, notably Red Bull and Ferrari, McLaren – whose British driver Button won the 2012 finale in Brazil – did not simply ‘evolve’ last year’s car for the new season. Red Bull’s outspoken Dr Helmut Marko said this week he didn’t understand why McLaren changed so much between 2013 and 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Rosberg sure Mercedes can be race winner in 2013

Nico Rosberg thinks Mercedes’ 2013 car is a potential winner.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg (5)2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg (8)The German won last April’s Chinese grand prix, but thereafter the Brackley based team suffered a collapse in car development and fell badly off the pace. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Hulkenberg changes shoes to fit in Sauber

Sauber has found a highly-technical solution to the problem of Nico Hulkenberg’s oversized feet.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 022013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 00Earlier this month, we reported that the tall German’s feet are a tight squeeze in the footwell of his new C32, and “The car cannot be rebuilt”, Bild newspaper said. Hulkenberg grappled with the problem at the recent Jerez test by literally cutting away at the heel and toe of his racing boots. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Sutil hopes Mercedes helps for Force India seat

Fernando Alonso was Thursday’s fastest in Barcelona, but he was giving little away to the media.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 01Livio Oricchio, the correspondent for Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo, said the fact Ferrari is shielding the drivers from the press this winter is “angering” those in the media centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

The Williams F1 Team and Oris continue their long standing partnership

For 2013, the Oris logo will feature on the cars’ front wing and cockpit shoulders

2013-02-10 - Williams F1 - Jerez - Valtteri Bottas 0208 - Williams F1The Williams F1 Team (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce that its long-term Official Watch Partner, Oris, has again renewed and upgraded its sponsorship of the team ahead of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Razia left out of Marussia’s Barcelona test

Luiz Razia, Marussia’s second race driver for 2013, has been left out of this week’s testing in Barcelona.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 072013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 04The situation is causing alarm within Brazil’s F1 media ranks, and raising doubts about whether the 23-year-old’s new contract is now in doubt, or whether Max Chilton is simply the clear and favoured ‘number 1’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Fabio Leimer talks about the driving for Racing Engineering again in the 2013 GP2 season and his hopes for the year.

 

My expectations are definitely to win the championship

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio LeimerGP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer helmetAs Fabio Leimer begins his second season driving for the Racing Engineering team the young Swiss looks forward to the new 2013 GP2 Series season and discusses his hopes and what it will be like to drive again with Julian Leal. Read the rest of this entry »

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