Daily Archive: March 8, 2013

Mar 08

FIA Formula 3 European Championship: 28 drivers contest the first official test

Raffaele Marciello, Prema Powerteam, quickest

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoRaffaele Marciello 28 young guns travelled to Spain for the first official FIA Formula 3 European Championship test, held at Barcelona’s 4.655-kilometre GP circuit on Friday and Saturday. Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam, 1:41.023 minutes) set the fastest lap time of the day, followed by his team-mate Alex Lynn (1:42.463 minutes). William Buller (ThreeBond with T-Sport, 1:41.688 minutes) took his Nissan powered Dallara to third position. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Alpine chooses Signatech for its return to endurance racing & the 24 hours of Le Mans

Pierre Ragues and Nelson Panciatici set for 2013 ELMS and Le Mans 24 Hours with Signatech and Alpine

Today, at half-past eleven, Pierre Fillon, President of the ‘Automobile Club de l’Ouest’, and Carlos Tavares, Renault General Director and Chief Operating Officer, announced this year’s return of ALPINE both to Endurance racing and to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with SIGNATECH as partner.

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Mar 08

David Ostella changes course and heads to Sebring International Raceway

Young Canadian to run for PR1/Mathiasen in the 12 Hours of Sebring

David OstellaIndy Lights 2012, MAV TV 100 FontanaDavid Ostella may have an open-wheel background, but the lure of sports car racing has taken hold and the Maple, Ontario native will find himself in the cockpit of the #52 Molecule/ Global Precast/ iSkin Oreca FLM09 in the PC class for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida March 13-16. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Remo Ruscitti joins C360R World hallenge touring car team

Vancouver-based go karting stand-out to compete for championship in Honda Civic Si

C360R_logoRemo RuscittiRemo Ruscitti announced today that he’s been signed by Compass360 Racing (C360R) to drive the team’s #72 Honda Civic Si in the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships 2013 updated calendar

It is confirmed that this includes 15 Rounds

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackSBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteToday the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has issued the final version of the 2013 FIM World Superbike and World Supersport Championships and FIM Superstock 1000 Cup calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

FIA Formula E preliminary 2014 calendar presented to the FIA

The races will feature Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy

FIA Formula E 2014 Preliminary CalendarFormula E Holdings logoFormula E Holdings (FEH), the promoter of the FIA Formula E Championship, today presented the FIA with a preliminary list of 8 cities, all selected to host races next year. Cities that are included in the preliminary calendar are: London, Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes renews partnership with Sparco

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce that Sparco will continue as an Official Supplier to the team for a further three years.

Sparco03 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesSparco has been an Official Supplier to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes since 1996, during which time we’ve celebrated outstanding success with 78 grand prix wins, 76 pole positions and 83 fastest laps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Lady Virginia Williams passes away

It is with great sadness that today we report the death of Lady Virginia Williams, wife of Williams Founder and Team Principal Sir Frank Williams.

2010-09-13 - AT&T Williams - Sir Frank Williams 022009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Williams - Frank Williams 01Lady Virginia, or ‘Ginny’ as she was better known, died peacefully at the family home last night surrounded by Frank and the rest of the Williams family. Ginny had been bravely battling cancer for the past two and a half years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Two second gap makes Red Bull ‘worried’ – Surer

The faces of Red Bull chiefs became notably “worried” as the winter pre-season period wrapped up recently.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (3)1981_33MarcSurerTheodore-CosworthThat is the claim of Marc Surer, a former F1 driver turned German-language commentator. Indeed, as the final test week concluded in Barcelona, Mercedes sped to the top of the time sheets, whilst Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel languished two seconds too slow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

‘Ridiculous’ to question Vettel greatness – Hill

It is “ridiculous” that so many in formula one question the true ability of reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (1)2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 406That is the view of Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion turned television pundit for British broadcaster Sky. “I find it a bit ridiculous,” 52-year-old Hill, when asked about the widespread view that Vettel is not yet an all-time great, is quoted by Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Button considered Toro Rosso move – Horner

Jenson Button considered switching to Toro Rosso at the end of 2008, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed.

2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 012013-02-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Jenson Button 01Ultimately, after Honda announced its shock departure from the sport, Ross Brawn led a management buy-out of the Brackley based team, and Button went onto become 2009 world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Valsecchi prefers Lotus over backmarker race seat

Davide Valsecchi, the reigning GP2 champion, insists he would rather be Lotus’ reserve driver than a racer for one of F1’s slowest teams.

Davide Valsecchi  (photo LAT)2013-03-03 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Davide Valsecchi 01A look at the standings of last year’s GP2 championship shows that drivers Italian Valsecchi beat to the title – Esteban Gutierrez, Max Chilton and Giedo van der Garde – have successfully made the step up to the F1 grid for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Maldonado can survive without Chavez – Brundle

Pastor Maldonado can probably survive in formula one even without Hugo Chavez.

2013-02-10 - Williams F1 - Jerez - Pastor Maldonado 012012-11-15_0026That is the view of former F1 driver turned respected British television commentator Martin Brundle, whilst musing the consequences of the death of the late Venezuelan president. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Marussia yet to agree TV coverage deal for 2013

It is possible Marussia will be notably missing from next weekend’s coverage of the 2013 season opener.

11 - Marussia F1 Team2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton 02That is because Bernie Ecclestone is yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement with the backmarker team. The F1 chief executive said recently that he has agreed bilateral financial deals with every team, Marussia included. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Renault ‘frustrated’ by low-profile F1 success

Renault has admitted it is “frustrated” its world-beating efforts in formula one are going largely unnoticed.

Renault Sport F1 logoRenault 2014 moteur - photo Renault Sport F1For the past three seasons, despite having pulled out of F1 as a constructor, the French engine supplier has been a crucial part of Red Bull’s title successes. But operating chief Carlos Tavares admitted: “We are frustrated by the lack of recognition we get for beating the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Petrov to try rallying in 2013

Vitaly Petrov has revealed he might fill the gap in his formula one career with some rally outings in 2013.

2012-06-09_02562012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Vitaly Petrov 07Having debuted with Renault in 2010, the Russian moved on to Caterham last year but has dropped off the grid for 2013 due to flagging sponsorship support. “My main interest is for 2014, when I will try to return to formula one,” the 28-year-old is quoted by championat.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

New Jersey back on track for 2014 – promoter

New Jersey is back on track for a grand prix in 2014, promoter Leo Hindery has announced.

New Jersey2011-06-26_0247The Manhattan-skyline street race was due to make its debut on this year’s calendar, but the organisers fell behind on road repairs and obtaining event permits. Read the rest of this entry »

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