Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 30

Kimiya Sato: “My goal is Auto GP title”

Kimiya Sato is the first championship leader of the 2013 Auto GP.

Auto GP - Kimiya SatoThe Japanese racer, fielded by Euronova, ended up both races on the podium in the opening round of the series at Monza.

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Mar 30

Superstars International Series: Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris announces all-star pairing of Tonio Liuzzi, Thomas Biagi

A sensational duo in the 2013 Superstars International Series

Superstars - Tonio Liuzzi - Thomas BiagiMercedes returns for their second Superstars season with two manufacturer-backed Mercedes C63 AMG racecars. Team Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris will be fielding a sensational duo in the 2013 Superstars International Series. The manufacturer-backed squad is set to line-up F.1 star Tonio Liuzzi and former SUPERSTARS champion Thomas Biagi aboard two highly-competitive Mercedes C63 AMG racecars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Villeneuve compares ‘Multi-21’ affair with death of father

“Ignoring is just plain wrong” – Villeneuve

2012-06-10_04351997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve is not sure Sebastian Vettel’s apologies should be so readily accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Marussia to use Ferrari or Mercedes power in 2014

“The 2014 car is already in the wind tunnel”

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(6)Marussia chief executive Andy Webb has admitted the team will be powered either by Ferrari or Mercedes engines in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

GTSprint International Series: Top GT team AF Corse to field four Ferrari 458 Italia racers at Monza

Amato Ferrari and his team to line-up fully staffed at Monza for the 2013 GTSprint  opener

GTSprint International Series logoTop international team AF Corse is set to line-up in full shape for the start of the 2013 GTSprint International Series by fielding four Ferrari 458 Italia racers including three GTS3 models and a GTS2 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Michelin confirmed as official tyre supplier for FIA Formula E Championship

“FIA Formula E Championship and Michelin both share the same commitment to ensuring safety”

MichelinThe Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has today confirmed that Michelin will be the official tyre supplier for the FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Fastest lap time… out of the box!

“I am pleased with the work we were able to get in” – Principal Philippe Sinault

Signatech-AlpineSignatech-Alpine’s busy March programme concluded with a two-day test session at Circuit Paul Ricard, France.

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Mar 28

Marussia, Bianchi are surprise package of 2013

A backmarker and its young rookie are emerging as a true surprise package of 2013.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(7)Still yet to sign a commercial deal with Bernie Ecclestone for the new season, it emerged recently that Marussia could have disappeared from the grid over the winter in ultimately failed merger talks with usual back-of-the-grid rival Caterham. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Merc extension ends Force India’s McLaren deal

Force India has extended its engine deal with customer supplier Mercedes.

07 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamWhen the Silverstone based team was considering its 2013 driver lineup, many observers saw Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi’s respective links to Mercedes and Ferrari as among the keys to Force India’s final choice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Sahara Force India and Mercedes-Benz announce long-term powertrain supply agreement

“The agreement gives us the long-term stability” – Dr Vijay Mallya

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineSahara Force India and Mercedes-Benz are delighted to announce the signature of a long-term agreement for the Silverstone-based team to use a full Mercedes-Benz powertrain from the 2014 season onwards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Ignored team order maybe ‘a mistake’ – report

“I talked to him (Webber) and he came straight to the point.  That was when it struck me like lightning,”

Sebastian Vettel - photo © J.F Galeron - WRI2There could be truth in Sebastian Vettel’s claim that he didn’t deliberately ignore team orders in Malaysia last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Rumour mill considers Webber’s successor

There have even been some calling for Sebastian Vettel to be suspended for a race.

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (7)As the ‘Multi-21’ affair races on, the F1 rumour mill is already beginning to churn out potential candidates for Mark Webber’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Changing tyres now would be wrong – Pirelli

“It makes no sense to panic after two races.” – Stefano Domenicali

2013-02-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Pre-season testingPirelli has ruled out making changes to its 2013 product, despite Red Bull and Mercedes complaining that this year’s tyres are penalising the best cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

Superstarsworld: brand-new Chevrolet Camaro impresses in collective testing at Monza, McLaren hits the top in GTSprint

Superstars International Series: Johan Kristoffersson joins Petri Corse, Porsche for 2013

Superstars - Mclaren MP4-12cFrancesco Sini gives America a quick start while BHaitech’s British power rules GTSprint. Johan Kristoffersson, defending a double crown in the SWR-promoted series, had a first taste of his Porsche Panamera at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

Derek Lynch joins Série ACT Castrol as Chief Steward

ACT makes key staff changes

Derek LynchCT Racer and former Kawartha Speedway manager Derek Lynch will be taking over duties as Chief Steward on the Serie ACT Castrol in 2013. He is among many key hires across the Castrol Series, ACT, and Thunder Road.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

Kart-O-Mania invites the public to help support the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation

 

Reminder regarding this special activity presented this Friday…Kart-O-Thon March 29th …

Kart-O-Mania logoKnown by motorsport enthusiasts for its numerous karting races, the Kart-O-Mania complex is organizing a new and exclusive event on March 29th at 6pm to benefit the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. Tickets for this Grand Prix karting race will be sold for $60 each with all profits going to the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

Rene Binder determined to continue progress

After first point finish in GP2

GP2 - Venezuela GP Lazarus - Rene Binder (1)The season opener in Sepang marks Rene Binder’s first point finish in the official feeder series of Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

‘Too early’ to predict Webber exit – Red Bull

“Pure speculation”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (1)Red Bull on Wednesday denied reports Mark Webber will surely leave Red Bull at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

‘No new contract’ for Webber in 2014 – report

“What has happened is still in their minds.  It does not go away.”

2013-03-17 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sebastian Vettel - Mark WebberMark Webber will leave Red Bull at the end of 2013, major German newspaper Bild is reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

Ferrari, Lotus would ‘veto’ tyre changes – report

“It makes no sense to panic after two races”

2013-03-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia 01Ferrari and Lotus would veto any move to have Pirelli change the compounds of its 2013 tyres. Before the RB9 finished first and second in Malaysia, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko claimed F1’s Italian tyre supplier “has promised” to make changes to its controversial 2013 product in the wake of the high degradation seen so far this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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