Daily Archive: March 11, 2013

Mar 11

Audi’s di Grassi a Quick Learner at Sebring

Sets fastest time on opening day of testing in R18 hybrid

12 Hours of Sebring logoAudi Sport Team - Audi R18Lucas di Grassi set the fastest time in the opening day of testing for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for Audi Sport, a lap of 1:46.262 (126.706 mph) in the No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Ray Courtemanche Jr. in 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series with La Cité de Mirabel inc. and Dave Jacombs Racing

The 2012 NCaTS season was a character and experience builder for Ray Jr. and his team, Bonzaï Racing.

NCATS - Ray Courtemanche Jr. - La CitNCATS - Ray Courtemanche Jr. - Dave Jacombs Racing - Daniel ProulxLa Cité de Mirabel inc., a $500M residential project featuring more than 2000 units has decided to lend its financial support to Ray Courtemanche Jr. for the upcoming NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCaTS) season. And there is more – as famous car preparation specialist and Crew Chief Dave Jacombs has signed on to prepare Ray Jr’s oval and road course cars, as well as provide trackside support. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada announces the return of the Trios

3 days, 3 grandstands, 3 viewpoints

 Grand Prix F1 du Canada 20132012-06-10_0764These special ticket packages offer a reserved seat in a different grandstand for each of the three-day event. The return of these packages is back by popular demand and is now offered in limited quantities, in three combinations; Gold, Silver and Bronze Trio packages. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Fassi Gru joins the Superbike World Championship

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship is pleased to welcome onboard to Fassi Gru as Official Sponsor for the series.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackWSBK - FASSI_Ph Island_Giguliano_actionFounded in 1946 in the small town of Albino, north of Italy, Fassi Gru is a worldwide market leader for hydraulic cranes, with an average of 12,000 units produced per year and a distribution that spreads all over the world to cover many different countries: from England to Australia, from Canada to France, paying special attention to the specific needs of every single national market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

ERC regulars flock to Rally Islas Canarias

Seventeen of the 30 crews on the quality entry list for the international section of the rally are from the ERC

European Rally Championship logoRally Islas CanariasThe 2013 FIA European Rally Championship will step up a gear next week when a star-studded line-up of ERC regulars heads to Gran Canaria for Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Prevost joins family of Official NASCAR® partners

Company signs multi-year deal to become the Official Luxury Motorcoach of NASCAR 

[69308485]NASCAR logoNASCAR and Prevost announced today a new multi-year partnership that designates the leading manufacturer of premium touring and conversion coaches, as the Official Luxury Motorcoach of NASCAR. Prevost assembles motorhomes for a number of NASCAR team owners and drivers who make the race track their home for more than 30 race weekends a year. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 11

Matt Kenseth holds off Kasey Kahne in Las Vegas

Third win at Las Vegas comes on Kenseth’s 41st birthday

Matt Kenseth  Las Vegas victory - photo Todd Warshaw - Getty ImagesNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesMatt Kenseth’s car was superb for the third time in three races this season. This time, the No. 20 team saw it pay off in the final standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

TAG Heuer & McLaren: A bigger & stronger partnership

TAG Heuer will continue to supply the official timepiece for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, but that’s not all…

McLaren Group03 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesDuring the Geneva Motor Show, Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer’s President & CEO, and Ron Dennis, Executive Chairman of the McLaren Group, announced a new exclusive partnership agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

DAMS on the right road

The general rehearsal for DAMS turned out to positive despite the unpredictable weather

After the Motorland Aragon test session at the end of February was disrupted by the weather – the second day was cancelled because of snow! – the World Series by Renault teams were able to pursue their pre-season preparation in the south of France at Le Castellet over two days. DAMS’s main aim was find its marks with its new drivers, which it did with success after a couple of productive days’ work with Kevin Magnussen and Norman Nato. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 website successfully relaunched ahead of 2013 grand prix season

In Formula 1, the mantra is old but remains timeless: stand still and you go backwards.

03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes2013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Launch 05Together with the developers of www.mclaren.com/formula1, we have certainly taken that philosophy to heart, using the off-season to revive, refresh and reinvigorate the official Vodafone McLaren Mercedes website ahead of the start of 2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Melbourne this weekend.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Winners at the 2013 UK F1 in Schools National Finals will be given tickets to the 2013 FORMULA 1™ BRITISH GRAND PRIX, courtesy of Silverstone Circuit.

Silverstone Circuit supports 2013 UK F1 in Schools

F1 in schools logoGP2 - Silverstone, Great-BritainF1 in Schools™ has secured the continued support of Silverstone Circuit for its 2013 UK programme with the circuit putting together a valuable package of prizes and benefits for competitors and their schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Red Bull to deliver ‘nasty surprise’ – Sauber

Peter Sauber does not believe Red Bull will struggle to defend its world championships in 2013.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (10)2012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01Based on winter testing, some believe the Austrian squad could be outpaced in Melbourne this weekend by Mercedes, Ferrari and Lotus, with McLaren also not far adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Webber not Vettel’s number 2 – Mateschitz

He might have won the last three world championships on the trot, but Sebastian Vettel is not Red Bull’s number 1 driver.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (1)2013-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (2)That is the claim of team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, the Austrian billionaire who said Vettel’s veteran teammate Mark Webber will continue to enjoy equal status in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Massa to fight for 2014 Ferrari seat

“Of course it depends on the results, so I am concentrating only on the world championship.”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Felipe Massa 082013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Felipe Massa 00Relieved to have rescued his career from the brink in the second half of last season, Felipe Massa has admitted he does not know if he can also keep his Ferrari seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Hamilton helping Mercedes shed old image – Wolff

Mercedes is bidding to shed its “conservative” image, new director and team co-owner Toto Wolff has revealed.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 042013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 05Over the winter, it has been all change at the German team; swapping Michael Schumacher with Lewis Hamilton, Norbert Haug with Austrian Wolff and Niki Lauda, and soon set to push ahead with McLaren’s ex technical chief Paddy Lowe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Wolff to ‘resolve conflict of interest’

Toto Wolff has admitted owning shares in Williams whilst working as F1 rival Mercedes’ director is a “conflict of interest”.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Toto Wolff - Aldo Costa - Ross Brawn2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Toto Wolff 01The 41-year-old Austrian changed teams over the winter, relinquishing his active role at Williams and buying into Brackley based Mercedes. But Wolff, whose wife is the Williams test driver Susie Wolff, still retains part-ownership of the Oxfordshire based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Fresh eyesight for Hulkenberg in 2013

Nico Hulkenberg has arrived in Australia for the first race of 2013 with a clearer view than usual.

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 052013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 01Switzerland’s Blick newspaper reports that the Sauber driver, previously a user of contact lenses whilst at the wheel, has over the winter had his eyesight corrected with laser therapy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Chilton denies wealthy father buying Marussia

Max Chilton has denied claims he has only made the grade as a formula one driver because his wealthy father is buying the Marussia team.

2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Max Chilton 072013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Max Chilton 01Chilton’s father Grahame, a leading executive of the insurance giant Aon, owns the Carlin team that Max drove for last year, and is also heavily involved in the touring car career of his other son, the six-years-older Tom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Bianchi slimming down for Marussia debut

Jules Bianchi is on a race to slim down ahead of his formula one debut in Australia this weekend.

2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 002013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 07The Ferrari-linked Frenchman secured the Marussia race seat at the eleventh hour, after contracted Brazilian driver Luiz Razia’s sponsorship money failed to materialise. Read the rest of this entry »

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