Daily Archive: March 13, 2013

Mar 13

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix preview

Australian Grand Prix Formula One preview

Melbourne - Albert Park - Australian Grand PrixToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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Mar 13

Modifieds set to roll at International 500

The Inaugural ACT International 500 will roll off on the weekend of July 20/21.

International 500 logoAirborne SpeedwayAs American Canadian Tour Late Model teams from across New England and Eastern Canada prepare for the biggest showdown of the summer at the International 500 at Airborne Speedway on Sat/Sun, July 20/21, another division prepares for battle: Airborne Speedway’s own Ernie Tool’s Modified division. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Niederhauser on top as Barcelona GP3 test ends

Jenzer Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser fastest in second official pre-season test

GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Jenzer Motorsport)Gp3 - Aaro Vainio (Koiranen GP)Swiss driver Patric Niederhauser set a blistering laptime of 1:33.750 which was an impressive 4.2 seconds faster than the best GP3 lap set at the Circuit de Catalunya in 2012. It was another trouble-free test session in Barcelona with the second generation car as the full grid of 27 drivers fought with the mixed weather conditions. Aaro Vainio was quickest in the afternoon for Koiranen GP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

New partnership between Oasis® and Alexandre Tagliani (updated)

For his upcoming season, Alexandre Tagliani will be able to count on the renewed support of Lassonde and Oasis juices.

Alex Tagliani with Team Owner Bryan Herta and Lead Engineer Todd Malloy, and the new Dallara-Honda #98IZOD - IndyCar seriesThrough this new partnership, by which Lassonde joins forces with the Quebec-born race car driver in 2013, the Oasis logo will be more visible than ever on Alexandre Tagliani’s #98 Dallara-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Ecclestone ‘understands’ Danica Patrick’s F1 reluctancev

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he understands why Danica Patrick is not interested in switching to formula one.

NASCAR - Danica Patrick2012-11-15_0008The F1 chief executive said he has been searching for a female driver for his sport “for years”. But American Patrick, who has moved from open wheel Indycars to Nascar, has said she has little interest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Webber says new Red Bull ‘very strong’ – Briatore

Flavio Briatore does not believe Red Bull will struggle in 2013.

Flavio Briatore 112013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (8)There have been reports the reigning world champions had a difficult final test with the new RB9, struggling with the latest upgrades and finding a good setup. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Experts doubt Vettel to make Ferrari switch

A trio of experts do not believe Sebastian Vettel will switch to Ferrari any time soon.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (8)2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (7)One of them is the reigning world champion’s own boss, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz. “Right now it’s not a problem,” the Austrian billionaire told Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Ferrari must give Alonso good enough car – Berger

After a low-profile winter for Fernando Alonso, some experts think 2013 is Ferrari’s very last chance to give the Spaniard a truly top car.

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Fernando Alonso 0100731full177“I believe his motivation will run out if he does not get the right material very soon,” former driver Gerhard Berger is quoted by the Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper. Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo was told by Italy’s influential La Gazzetta dello Sport that Alonso, the 2012 runner-up, appeared almost “in hiding” throughout the pre-season period. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

New bosses not reason for Mercedes boost – experts

Mercedes’ new bosses are not responsible for the German marque’s apparently sudden speed boost.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 012013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01That is the claim of former team driver Michael Schumacher, referring to the removal of Norbert Haug and the installation of new co-owners and chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Ecclestone told Mercedes to sign Hamilton

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he advised Mercedes to lure Lewis Hamilton from McLaren.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 22013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 01Many were surprised when Hamilton decided to leave established top team McLaren for 2013 and beyond, but it now emerges that Paddy Lowe is set to follow suit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

2013 grid youngest in F1 history – report

This year’s F1 grid is the very youngest in the history of the sport.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Max Chilton (1)2013-03-03 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 01That is the finding of Spain’s AS sports newspaper, having calculated the average age of the drivers on the Melbourne grid this weekend at just over 27 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Pirelli’s 2013 approach ‘incomprehensible’ – Berger

Gerhard Berger has slammed as “incomprehensible” F1 tyre supplier Pirelli’s approach to the 2013 season.

00731full84Pirelli“Last year, the tyres were quite usable,” the former McLaren and Ferrari driver, and ex Toro Rosso co-owner, told the Austrian news agency APA. “Probably they want to improve the show by providing for one more pitstop (per driver). Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

NASCAR National Series News and Notes (+Fast Facts)

Season so far a battle of heavyweights

Bristol Motor Speedway logoFood City 500It’s early but make no mistake, the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is a heavyweight battle of epic proportions as competitors head east for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in eastern Tennessee.

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Mar 13

Sebring to host 40 IMSA GT3 Cup competitors in season opener

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin series will be represented at Sebring with six drivers including Martin Harvey of Quebec

2012-07-07_0280IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by MichelinSebring International Raceway will play host to multiple professional racing series at the 61st Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, March 13-16.

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