Daily Archive: February 27, 2013

Feb 27

Tom Dillmann still on top in Jerez (updated)

Hilmer Racing driver confirms top form on Day 2 of pre-season test session 

GP2 - Tom Dillmann (Hilmer Motorsport)GP2 - Stéphane Richelmi (DAMS)Once again, Tom Dillmann put newcomers Hilmer Motorsport on top in Jerez as the GP2 Series teams prepare for the 2013 season. On the second day of the first pre-season test session at Circuito de Jerez, the Frenchman set the quickest laptime in the morning with a 1:24.400. Stéphane Richelmi at DAMS was fastest in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Sutil secures F1 return with Force India – report

Adrian Sutil’s manager has denied reports on Wednesday that the 30-year-old has definitely secured his return to formula one.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 012013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 00The German magazine Sport Bild said Sutil, the long-time Force India driver who sat out 2012 in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair, has beaten hot contender Jules Bianchi to become Paul di Resta’s new teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

2013 Official Formula One test in Barcelona Pirelli preview

Teams to collect more tyre data in final pre-season test

Pirelli2013-02-13 - Pirelli - Full Pirelli 2013 Formula One Tyre RangeThe final four-day pre-season Formula One test takes place from Thursday to Sunday in Barcelona, which will bring the total number of testing days before the season starts in Australia next month up to 12. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

China Racing announced as second Formula E team

Chinese team is the second entry officially proposed to the FIA in new global electric Championship

Formula E - China Racing CarFormula E Holdings logoChina Racing, announced today at the FIA headquarters in Paris, that “FIA Formula E Team China Racing” is the second team agreed with Formula E Holdings (the promoter) to be officially proposed to the FIA as one of 10 teams taking part in the forthcoming FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Bad weather and car ‘holes’ for final winter test

Teams are concerned about a forecast of bad weather for the final week of pre-season testing, according to the German language Speed Week.

2012-06-08_0320Circuit de Catalunya logoLast week, the ‘middle’ Spanish test ended with cold and wet conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya. “I can’t remember having a full test day this cold,” said Australian Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

V6 to deliver less horse power, eighth gear – Renault

With the sophisticated ‘ERS’ energy recovery systems to complement next year’s V6 engines, F1 is not set to lose much horse power.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17)2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (7)That is the claim of Rob White, engine supplier Renault’s technical boss. “Today’s engines produce around 750 horse power,” White, referring to the normally aspirated V8 units that will be used for the very last time in 2013, told Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

McLaren says Mercedes wooed Lowe with ‘exotic salary’

McLaren suspects its former technical director Paddy Lowe was lured to Mercedes on the promise of a “telephone number salary”.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Tim Goss 012012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Paddy Lowe - 01“From time to time we have all done it,” managing director Jonathan Neale told reporters this week, after McLaren confirmed it has installed Tim Goss in Lowe’s former role, as the 50-year-old begins a period of ‘gardening leave’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Salo tips Raikkonen to fight for Melbourne pole

Kimi Raikkonen has been tipped to fight for pole in Australia next month, and the world championship in 2013.

2013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 22013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen 05“I am quite sure Kimi will fight for the championship,” fellow Finn Mika Salo, now a commentator for the MTV3 broadcaster, said. After two seasons in rallying, 2007 world champion Raikkonen returned to formula one with Lotus last year, finishing the championship third and winning in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Susie Wolff eyes F1 super license

Susie Wolff has vowed to continue her “step by step” progress towards the F1 grid.

Susie Wolff  2013-01-282012-04-11 - Williams  F1 - Susie WolffLast year just a development driver, Williams has ramped up the 30-year-old Scot’s programme for 2013, and earlier this month she was bestowed the honour of debuting the new FW35 during an aerodynamic test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

Alguersuari, Schumacher to race karts

Unable to find a race seat for his F1 return, Jaime Alguersuari has signed up for a season of kart racing.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336Spain’s El Confidencial reports that the former Toro Rosso driver will combine his continuing role as Pirelli test driver with a seat in the powerful KZ kart category of the European championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 27

NASCAR National Series News and Notes (+ Fast Facts)

Phoenix offers Johnson Opportunity, Challenges

Phoenix International logoNASCAR logoCan Jimmie Johnson do it again? NASCAR’s media corps predicted Johnson will win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season in the preseason poll. And that was before last Sunday, when Johnson raced his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a second Daytona 500 victory.

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Feb 27

Format for 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Elevates Need For Speed

The sport’s annual classic is set for Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. (live on SPEED) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Charlotte Motor Speedway logoNASCAR - Charlotte Motor Speedway - photo Streeter Lecka Getty Images Reinforcing the need for speed and going all out for the win, NASCAR announced on Tuesday the format for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race that will put added emphasis on finishing well in each of the five segments.

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