Daily Archive: February 26, 2013

Feb 26

Sports car storylines fill Sebring entry list

42 cars for 2013 ALMS season-opening round

ALMS - Sebring-ALMS-2012-2ALMS - IMSAFor the 61st time in its history, a group of the world’s best sports car manufacturers and teams are gearing up to tackle one of the toughest challenges in all of endurance racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Superstars International Series: Gianni Morbidelli aims for more glory with Audi Sport Italia

Former f.1 racer prepares for 7th Superstars season

Superstars - Gianni MorbidelliSuperstars logoWith four Superstars International Series titles, two of them with Audi Sport Italia, Gianni Morbidelli is looking forward to regain the crown in 2013 aboard one of the German manufacturer’s 500-horsepower Audi RS5 racecars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Tom Dillmann tops Day 1 in Jerez (updated)

Hilmer Motorsport driver quickest on first day of GP2 Series pre-season test in Spain

GP2 - Tom Dillmann (Hilmer Motorsport)GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (Carlin)It was a perfect way for newcomers Hilmer Motorsport to start their GP2 career: on the opening day of the first pre-season test session, the German squad put Tom Dillmann at the top of the timesheets. The Frenchman who was testing for Hilmer today set a laptime of 1:25.059 in the final minutes of the afternoon session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

McLaren Automotive announces performance figures for the McLaren P1™

0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in less than 17 seconds, more than 35% faster than the legendary McLaren F1

McLaren AutomotiveMcLaren P1McLaren Automotive has announced the final numbers, images and information relating to the McLaren P1™ ahead of a global reveal in just a few days at the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show.

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Feb 26

2014 French grand prix ‘possible’ – Prost

Alain Prost, the quadruple world champion, is hopeful France could finally return to the F1 calendar next year.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceRecently, following his native country’s five year absence from the schedule, Magny Cours and Paul Ricard were linked with a possible French grand prix for 2013. “I still read in the press that there are opportunities for 2013,” Prost, who was involved in the talks, is quoted by France’s Sport24. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Danica Patrick ‘not interested’ in F1 switch

Danica Patrick has played down suggestions she might switch to formula one.

NASCAR - Danica PatrickNASCAR - Danica PatrickSpeculation the 30-year-old American could have a future on the grand prix grid was kindled by her high-profile pole position for Nascar’s premier Sprint Cup opener at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Report – Gilles Simon working on F1 engine for Honda

Honda may already be working on a formula one project for 2014.

Gilles Simon2013-01-17-0133When revealing its all-new turbo V6 ‘power unit’ for next year near Paris on Monday, Renault’s Jean-Michel Jalinier said he “definitely” expects more engine makers to enter F1 under the 2014 rules. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Red Bull still best in 2013 – Tost

Red Bull is still F1’s top team, according to Franz Tost.

2013-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (5)2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso  Franz TostAustrian Tost is the boss of the energy drink company’s Italian based second formula one team, Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

New Ferrari not quickest in field – Domenicali

Stefano Domenicali has admitted Ferrari will probably not field the fastest car at the 2013 season opener next month.

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Felipe Massa 012013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Felipe Massa 07Indeed, based on the results of the opening two tests of the pre-season, most rivals and pundits think world champion Red Bull is still in the lead. Veteran correspondent Roger Benoit, of the Swiss newspaper Blick, ranks Lotus second in his early 2013 pecking order, followed by McLaren and then last year’s runner-up Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

McLaren replaces Mercedes-bound Lowe

Paddy Lowe is no longer McLaren’s technical director.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Tim Goss 012012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Paddy Lowe - 01Hot on the heels of reports the 50-year-old has been placed on ‘gardening leave’, the British team announced that long-time McLaren engineer Tim Goss has replaced Lowe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Geared up for any weather: Wikland is new Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team

The Sauber F1 Team is kitted out for any weather thanks to new Official Partner Wikland

Wikland06 - Sauber F1 TeamOver the coming years, the Swiss company will be supplying the Hinwil-based squad with highly functional team clothing. Wikland, who’s logo will be visible on the Sauber F1 Team’s clothing and equipment with immediate effect, has been manufacturing functional workwear for over two decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Gutierrez plays down link to Carlos Slim

Esteban Gutierrez has denied he was given the news about his F1 debut this year straight from the mouth of Carlos Slim.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Esteban Gutierrez  042013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Esteban Gutierrez Helmet 0221-year-old Mexican Gutierrez is replacing Sauber’s McLaren-bound Sergio Perez, presumably to keep the Swiss team’s main backer Telmex happy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

PPG Industries and the Williams F1 Team Renew Partnership

“Strong partners are fundamental to success in Formula One and together we are looking forward to the next season ahead.” – Sir Frank Williams

PPG Industries and the Williams F1 Team Renew PartnershipPPG logoThe Williams F1 Team is pleased to announce that PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company, will continue its sponsorship of the Williams F1 Team for an eleventh consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

Caterham exhaust ‘legal’ insists van der Garde

After Williams removed its controversial solution for the ‘Coanda’-effect exhaust late last week, heads are now turning in Caterham’s direction.

2013-02-10 - Team Caterham - Jerez - Guido Van Der Garde 022013-02-10 - Team Caterham - Jerez - Guido Van Der Garde - Charles PicWilliams’ move to remove the solution reportedly followed the FIA’s Charlie Whiting telling team designer Mike Coughlan at Jerez that he deemed it illegal. But while Williams’ solution attempted to find a loophole in the regulations, Coughlan said recently he thought Caterham’s similar approach is “clearly not allowed”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

US Formula 1000 East Announces Sunoco Hard Charger Prize

Sunoco Race Fuels has joined the US Formula 1000 East Championship in 2013 and will be backing the Sunoco Hard Charger Award.

img_5258Sunoco Race Fuels logoThe Sunoco Hard Charger Award will be a cash prize that will be paid at every race on the 2013 East schedule. Over the first five weekends and first ten races, the driver that advances the most positions from his official qualifying position to his official race finish position will win $150 per race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

A look at some of the top statistical performers at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona going into the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on March 3.

Statistical Advance: Analyzing Subway Fresh Fit 500

Phoenix International Raceway-NASCAR-11-2010NASCAR logoThere have been 33 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988-2004 and two each season since. Construction was completed in January 1964. The facility consisted of a one-mile oval and a 2.5-mile road course.

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Feb 26

‘Famous Five’ inducted into the 2013 Motor Sport magazine Hall of Fame

Niki Lauda, Damon Hill OBE, Graham Hill OBE, Colin Chapman CBE and Tom Kristensen join Motor Sport’s honours list

2013 inductee Niki Lauda at the 2013 Motor Sport magazine Hall of FameSir Jackie Stewart, Clive Chapman and Jackie Oliver at the 2013 Motor Sport magazine Hall of FameFor the first time in the history of the event, Motor Sport magazine held their annual Hall of Fame evening at the Royal Opera House, in Covent Garden, London (Monday 25 February) and honoured five ‘racing greats’ at this exclusive awards ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »

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