Daily Archive: March 7, 2013

Mar 07

Stefano Coletti ends on top (updated)

Rapax driver quickest on final pre-season test day in Barcelona

GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Rapax)GP2 -  Felipe Nasr (Carlin)Less than two weeks before the 2013 GP2 Series season kicks off in Malaysia, Stefano Coletti confirmed his good form today: the Monegasque driver topped a dry testing day in Barcelona in the morning session with a laptime of 1:29.055. Felipe Nasr was fastest in the afternoon for Carlin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Superstars International Series: Giovanni Berton reveals BMW M3 upgrades for 2013

The Team BMW Dinamic driver aims high in the SWR-Promoted championship with a revamped racecar

Superstars - Giovanni BertonSuperstars logoThe 2013 Superstars International Series is about to go underway and teams and drivers are working at their headquarters to be prepared for the opening round at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Hulkenberg plays down ongoing Ferrari rumours

Nico Hulkenberg has played down continuing suggestions he has merely ‘parked’ at Sauber for a year, before possibly switching to Ferrari in 2014.

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 022013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 06Told that the rumours are still abounding in the paddock, the German driver said: “It doesn’t concern me at all. “I don’t talk about the contents of my contracts and, anyway, I haven’t even done a single race for Sauber yet,” said the 25-year-old, who has moved from Force India to Ferrari-aligned Sauber for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

New Red Bull slowest on the straight – analysis

Red Bull’s new car is the slowest of all in a straight line, according to an analysis by respected German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (3)2013-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (2)Based on the all-important final two days of Barcelona running last weekend, correspondent Michael Schmidt found that the RB9 (307.7kph) was 12.8kph slower on the long front straight than the quickest, the Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Vettel ‘thinks only of winning’ – Zanardi

“But this boy thinks only about winning again.”

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (6)Allessandro Zanardi © DPPI - David Noels Alex Zanardi, the former F1 driver who inspired millions in the wake of his near fatal 2001 Champ Car crash, has admitted his admiration for Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Perez admits pressure higher at McLaren

Sergio Perez has felt the added pressure of stepping up the F1 grid for 2013.

2013-02-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Sergio Perez 012013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Sergio Perez 01Formerly the surprise podium-getter in a Sauber, the 23-year-old has now been signed up by McLaren, to replace the ultra high-profile Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

‘Details’ to decide 2013 title – de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa is predicting a close race to the 2013 title.

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Pedro de la Rosa 00Pedro de la Rosa - FerrariRed Bull, McLaren, Lotus, Mercedes and Ferrari have all looked quite closely matched in pre-season testing. New Ferrari tester and veteran F1 driver de la Rosa said: “The championship will be decided in the last race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Mercedes’ Lauda to remain German TV pundit

Despite becoming Mercedes’ major shareholder and chairman, triple world champion Niki Lauda will remain an expert commentator in 2013.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-06-10_0512RTL, the German free-to-air broadcaster, has announced that the famous cap-wearing 64-year-old Austrian has signed on for another season and beyond. RTL’s sports boss Manfred Loppe said he is confident the dual role as a television pundit and leading Mercedes figure will not alter Lauda’s typically outspoken nature. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Lotus F1 Team making headlines with CNBC

CNBC becomes Official Business Media Partner to Lotus F1 Team

2013-03-07 - Lotus F1 Team - CNBC2013-03-07 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen - CNBCLotus F1 Team welcomes CNBC, the world’s leading business and financial news network, as its Official Business Media Partner in a move which cements the team’s position as the number one Formula 1 team for business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

PaucoPlast is new Technical Partner of the Sauber F1 Team

PaucoPlast AG, a company specialising in the manufacture of carbon/composite parts, has been a supplier to Sauber since the early days.

06 - Sauber F1 Team2013-03-03 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 02Indeed, the cooperation between the two parties has continued virtually uninterrupted since 1973. Now the partnership is set to reach new levels, with PaucoPlast named as a Technical Partner of the Sauber F1 Team. The PaucoPlast logo will be displayed on both the car (on the rear section of the sidepods) and the team’s equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Todt likely to stay FIA president beyond 2013

Jean Todt looks set to remain FIA president for a second term.

Jean Todt (DR)Jean Todt président FIA (DR)The former Ferrari chief (135 votes) beat ex world rally champion Ari Vatanen (49 votes) to the post in late 2009. 67-year-old Frenchman Todt’s first term ends late this year, and he is eligible to run for another four years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

Rossi rules out F1 switch

Valentino Rossi has ruled out switching to formula one.

Valentino Rossi 2013-02-19 Valentino Rossi 46 Yamaha 2013Some years ago, the MotoGP legend flirted with a change of codes, conducting a series of tests with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

NGT Motorsport enters IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge season opener with expanded line-up

Two more 911’s entered in the GT Challenge class

IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by MichelinIMSA logoIMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series stalwart NGT Motorsport is off to a “big” start in 2013 as they enter the 61st annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida with a roster of nine sleek and nearly indestructible Porsche 911’s. Read the rest of this entry »

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