Daily Archive: March 4, 2013

Mar 04

Flip out: Carl Edwards ends 70-race skid in Phoenix

Roush Fenway driver holds off Johnson, shakes two-year doldrums

Carl Edwards 99  -photo Jonathan Ferrey - Getty ImagesPhoenix International logoAs Denny Hamlin put it, Carl Edwards is “relevant again” after winning Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race four laps past its posted distance of 312 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Red Bull bluffing or struggling as new season looms

As the sun set on the final day of pre-season testing late on Sunday, the words on everyone’s lips were Mercedes and Red Bull.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (10)2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (2)“Everyone is saying that this Mercedes is fast.  Consistently fast,” said respected Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt. Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko added: “(It is fast) at least on one lap.  But at least we do have to take them really seriously.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Mark Webber has dismissed any suggestion he has replaced Michael Schumacher as F1’s oldest driver speeding towards the paddock exit.

Webber not targeting 2013 retirement

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (7)2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (6)With Schumacher now back in retirement, Australian Webber, who turns 37 in August, is the oldest active race driver on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

McLaren confirms Lowe ‘moving to Mercedes’

Sam Michael, McLaren’s sporting director, has finally confirmed what the entire F1 paddock suspects — Paddy Lowe is heading to Mercedes.

03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Sam Michael - Lewis HamiltonIt is a poorly-kept secret that 50-year-old Lowe, formerly McLaren’s technical director, has been placed on ‘gardening leave’ before he moves to Mercedes, perhaps to become the Brackley based team’s new boss in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Lotus made Valsecchi only F1 offer for 2013

Davide Valsecchi, the latest GP2 champion, has revealed he will never forget Lotus’ offer of a role in formula one this year.

2013-03-03 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Davide Valsecchi 01Davide Valsecchi  (photo LAT)We reported last month that the 26-year-old Italian risks becoming the first ever GP2 title winner who might never sit on a F1 grid. But he will at least be Lotus’ reserve driver in 2013, and on Saturday was called up to test the impressive new black and red E21 when Kimi Raikkonen called in sick with food poisoning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Hari Roberts joins Caterham F1 Team as Head of Aerodynamics

Caterham F1 Team has announced that Hari Roberts has joined the team as Head of Aerodynamics.

2013-03-04 - Team Caterham - Hari Roberts 0110 - Team CaterhamAs Head of Aerodynamics Hari will be working closely with Technical Director Mark Smith and Performance Director John Iley. He brings with him a wealth of aerodynamic, trackside and simulation experience from his previous roles which includes working with Jordan, Renault F1 Team and, most recently, Lotus F1 Team, giving him the perfect platform to play an important role in Caterham F1 Team’s long-term plans to challenge for honours in Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

‘Dream killer’ sponsor as Razia loses F1 seat

Luiz Razia insists he is not losing any sleep, despite coming tantalisingly close to realising his dream of racing in formula one this year.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia Helmet front2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 00In fact, he was even the subject of a Marussia media announcement and began testing his 2013 car recently in Spain, only to be let down by a crucial sponsor. “I will sleep tonight, knowing that the failure was circumstantial,” the 23-year-old Brazilian told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

RUSSIAN TIME joins GP2 Series

Russian team gets entry for the Series in 2013

GP2 SeriesRUSSIAN TIME joins GP2 SeriesGP2 Series organisers are pleased to announce that RUSSIAN TIME have been allocated an entry for the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Manetti proved an inspiration for many Praga drivers in Florida.

Goodwood Kartways – IPK North America FWT Homestead Report

Florida Winter Tour logoGoodwood Kartways logoThe second round of the Florida Winter Tour International Rotax Max Challenge is now complete and in a repeat of round one, Goodwood Kartways – IPK North America had impressive runs from both its veteran drivers and those sponsored and running with other Praga teams. Young drivers continued to find time and learn valuable lessons as well, and the combined effort netted five top-five finishes and three podiums at Homestead Karting. Read the rest of this entry »

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