Daily Archive: March 1, 2013

Mar 01

Kuno Wittmer announced as part of SRT® Motorsports 2013 driver lineup

Two-Car Team Set for Full 2013 ALMS Season and 24 Hours of Le Mans

SRT Motorsport - Kuno Wittmer 03SRT Motorsport - Kuno Wittmer 01Chrysler Group’s SRT® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports team announced its driver lineup today for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Marussia F1 Team appoints Jules Bianchi to 2013 race seat

The Marussia F1 Team has appointed 23 year old Frenchman Jules Bianchi to a race seat for the 2013 season.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 0211 - Marussia F1 TeamJules will participate in the remaining two days of the final pre-season test in Barcelona this week to acquaint himself with the MR02 race car ready for the start of the 2013 season in Australia in two weeks’ time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 2

Formula One day 2 test report

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

 

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Mar 01

Alexander Rossi and Ma Qing Hua confirmed as Caterham F1 Team reserve drivers

Joining Race Drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde in the team’s driver line-up.

2013-03-01 - Team Caterham - Alexander Rossi - Ma Qing Hua10 - Team CaterhamAlexander Rossi and Ma Qing Hua have today been confirmed as Caterham F1 Team’s Reserve Drivers. s Reserve Driver, Alexander comes with a large amount of experience and success in junior formula. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

The F1 world was ruing the cold and wet Barcelona weather on Thursday, as the last days of pre-season testing began a fortnight ahead of the 2013 season opener.

Winter leaves F1 ‘unprepared’ for 2013 season

Circuit de Catalunya logoFlagworld - F1“I do wonder why we come here to test every winter,” Pirelli’s Paul Hembery is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport. “In the past we have talked about going to Bahrain.  Maybe that makes more sense,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Report – Mercedes’ Lauda to return to aviation

Having recently stepped down at Air Berlin, it is rumoured Niki Lauda could be looking to return to the world of aviation.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2013 inductee Niki Lauda at the 2013 Motor Sport magazine Hall of FameAs he became a shareholder and the chairman at Mercedes’ works team, the famous Austrian stepped down from an existing management position at Air Berlin. The business newspaper Handelsblatt speculated last month that Lauda “wants to dedicate his future to his role in formula one”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Mercedes better than McLaren for driver ‘focus’ – Hamilton

“That’s one thing I’m noticing is a little bit better here” – Hamilton

2013-02-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 022013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Lewis Hamilton 01Mercedes is better than McLaren at putting “the focus on the driver”, Lewis Hamilton has claimed after moving teams for the first time after six years in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Grosjean ‘did not learn’ from 2012 mistakes – Villeneuve

Romain Grosjean, denounced by Mark Webber last year as the ‘first lap nutcase’, insists he has changed for the better ahead of the 2013 season.

2013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Romain Grosjean 00Romain Grosjean 2013-02-27 - photo - Getty ImagesBut 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve doesn’t think so. “The only reason he has the chance of winning is because he has an incredible car,” French Canadian Villeneuve, who has been signed up by F1’s new French broadcaster Canal+ for 2013, said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Former friends Hamilton, Sutil to meet

Lewis Hamilton on Thursday sounded keen to patch up his broken friendship with returning F1 rival Adrian Sutil.

2011-07-30 - Force India F1 Team - Hungary - Adrian Sutil - Lewis Hamilton2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton 01As German Sutil’s career was in tatters amid the Eric Lux assault affair, long-time friend Hamilton refused to appear as a witness at the trial. Sutil, now 30, is returning to the grid after a one-year absence with Force India this year, and both the German and Hamilton are testing this week in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Pirelli wants new F1 contract soon

Pirelli is pushing hard for an early decision about whether it will remain F1’s official tyre supplier beyond 2013.

Pirelli2013-02-13 - Pirelli - Full Pirelli 2013 Formula One Tyre RangeNow towards the end of its existing three-season deal, the Italian marque has made clear it wants to stay. But “Time is pressing on,” motor sport director Paul Hembery is quoted by Britain’s Sky. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Struggling Caterham remove dubious exhaust

Caterham has followed Williams’ lead by removing a dubious solution for its Coanda-effect exhaust from its 2013 car.

2013-02-10 - Team Caterham - Jerez - Charles Pic 022013-02-10 - Team Caterham - Jerez - Guido Van Der Garde 03Williams tweaked the specification of its FW35 as last week’s testing concluded, and on Thursday – as the final days of running in Barcelona began – it was clear Caterham was also now fielding a more conventional design. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Kovalainen, not Petrov, in running for Razia’s seat

Heikki Kovalainen has emerged as a surprise contender to keep his formula one career alive in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 0311 - Marussia F1 TeamOusted by Caterham, the Finn is reportedly in talks with Marussia about replacing the Brazilian Luiz Razia, whose F1 debut is on the skids over delayed sponsorship payments. Read the rest of this entry »

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