Daily Archive: March 14, 2013

Mar 14

Marussia F1 Team announces new Russian partnership with BC Liga Stavok.pdf

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2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona 0011 - Marussia F1 TeamMarussia F1 Team announces new Russian partnership with BC Liga Stavok. The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has agreed a new partnership for the 2013 season with BC Liga Stavok, a Russian betting company. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Fassler fastest for Audi in Second Sebring practice

Bruni winds it up late to go fastest in GT for Risi

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón logo12 Hours of Sebring logoMarcel Fassler kept Audi Sport on top in the early going at Sebring International Raceway with the fastest time in the day’s second practice session for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Fassler, two-time and defending winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Audi, set a best time of 1:45.806 (127.252 mph) in the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro he co-drives with Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Canadian Scott Hargrove dominates 31-car field at Sebring USF2000 opener

He finished the all-green 12-lap race almost seven seconds clear of his nearest challenger

USF2000 - Scott HargroveUSF2000 - Scott Hargrove actionScott Hargrove romped to a convincing victory in this afternoon’s opening round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

21 cars to line-up in 2013 AutoGP

The 2013 Auto GP roster features 21 registered cars.

AutoGPAUTOGP_2013The championship, promoted and organized by Enzo Coloni, can count on a full roster of challengers aiming for good results in a series that will feature several innovations.

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Mar 14

Canadian coffee icon Tim Hortons -Sudbury returns as the Primary Sponsor for Ben Young’s #86 Yamaha R6 for his return to the prestigious Daytona 200

Ben Young ready to roll with Tim Hortons–Sudbury for the 2013 Daytona 200

Ben YoungBen YoungThe Daytona 200 is the first race of the GEICO AMA Pro Road Racing 2013 season being held at the legendary Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, March 14 – 16th 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Up and down practice for Audi Sport in Sebring

Simon Pagenaud tops charts in P2 on final lap

ALMS - Audi-Sebring-1ALMS - Aston Martin-Sebring-1The 61st Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring kicked off Thursday morning with the first official practice session of the week, and it certainly wasn’t short on drama. In the session’s opening minute, last year’s overall winner Allan McNish spun on cold tires at Turn 12, damaging the nose and front suspension on the No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Button could struggle to continue winning trend

Jenson Button is leaving nothing to chance.

2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 012013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 03When he won the Australian grand prix in 2009, 2010 and 2012, he stayed in the very same Melbourne hotel room. The Briton has done the same for this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Mercedes to ‘protect itself’ before McLaren-Honda era

Toto Wolff has added fuel to speculation McLaren could be preparing for Honda power in 2015.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Toto Wolff - Aldo Costa - Ross Brawn2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 01It is now strongly rumoured that, as per the British team’s contract with Mercedes, McLaren will use German engines next year for the start of the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

HRH The Prince of Wales Visits the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar

His Royal Highness is visiting Qatar with his wife The Duchess of Cornwall

2012-03-06 - Williams F1 - Dragons' Den Star Peter Jones visits Williams Technology Centre Qatar08 - Williams F1The Williams Technology Centre in Qatar Science and Technology Park today received a visit by HRH the Prince of Wales, who was given a tour of the facility to learn about its research programmes and the growing ties between Williams and the State of Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

The Russian driver is no longer there, but Vitaly Petrov’s manager Oksana Kosachenko has re-emerged in a new role for 2013 at Caterham.

Ousted Petrov’s manager joins Caterham

Oksana Kosachenko - Vitaly Petrov 10 - Team CaterhamA press release issued by Manuscript Agency said the green-clad team “has confirmed” that Kosachenko has joined as commercial director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Button hits back at Hamilton’s McLaren criticism

Jenson Button on Thursday took issue with former teammate Lewis Hamilton’s description of McLaren as an overly-controlling team.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 012013-02-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Jenson Button 03Hamilton, who ended his long association with McLaren over the winter as he moved to Mercedes, said recently the British team is “a really controlled environment where you are restricted to do and say what you are told”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Di Resta ‘had personality make-over’ for 2013

According to some, a ‘new’ Paul di Resta has walked through the 2013 paddock turnstile.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Paul di Resta 022013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Paul di Resta 01Writing in London’s Evening Standard, journalist Matt Majendie calls it an obvious “personality make-over”, after Jenson Button’s manager Richard Goddard took over the handling of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Barracuda Racing ready for 2013 Season

After Barber Open Test

Barracuda Racing 98 at BarberBarracuda Racing logoAfter the annual IZOD IndyCar Media Day and four sessions on track at Barber Motorsports Park, Alex Tagliani has his sights set on victory lane in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Super Nova sign Spavone & Ghirelli for Auto GP assault

Spavone & Ghirelli join Super Nova for the 2013 Auto GP World Series

  Super Nova International is delighted to announce that Antonio Spavone & Vittorio Ghirelli will form its driver line for the 2013 Auto GP World Series, with the team also exploring the possibility of entering a third car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Superstars International Series: Luigi Ferrara signs with RRT for 2013 season

Apulia-based driver set to race a Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe’, Nico Caldarola focuses on team manager duties

Superstars - Mercedes C63 AMG CoupeSuperstars logoAnother top operation confirmed their commitment to the Superstars International Series today as RRT (Roma Racing Team) announced that they will be returning to the SWR-promoted championship for a third straight season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

F1 owner CVC ‘milking’ money from sport – Fernley

Force India has lashed out at F1’s owner CVC, accusing the private equity firm of not being interested in developing the sport.

CVC Capital PartnersFlagworld - F1The financial news agency Bloomberg quoted deputy team boss Bob Fernley as saying new deals that give more money and power to the bigger teams are a “disaster”. “CVC is not interested in developing the sport, it’s interested in making as much money as possible and then selling it,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Vettel calls 2013 car ‘Hungry Heidi’

Sebastian Vettel and his mechanics have named the reigning world champion’s 2013 Red Bull ‘Hungry Heidi’.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (5)2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (4)Giving his chassis a light-hearted female moniker is now among the German’s various superstitious habits, as he bids for a near-unprecedented fourth consecutive drivers’ title this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Ferrari won’t copy Red Bull’s ‘Newey’ approach

Ferrari insists it is happy with its technical structure, despite not having a high-profile figure like Adrian Newey in the limelight.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Felipe Massa 01“The goal,” said the Italian team’s Greek designer Nicholas Tombazis, “is to combine respect with victory, which is what we have failed to do in recent years.” Indeed, in the wake of Kimi Raikkonen’s title for the Maranello marque in 2007, the coveted drivers’ championships have subsequently gone to McLaren, Brawn, and then Red Bull, whose technical head Newey is widely proclaimed a ‘genius’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Shell launches LEGO® promotion in collaboration with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa join media and locals in Melbourne, Australia 

2013-03-14 - Scuderia Ferrari - Shell - Lego 042013-03-14 - Scuderia Ferrari - Shell - Lego 02The Rolex Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix marks the much-anticipated start of the 2013 Formula One World Championship, and to kick-off the event-filled weekend, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa joined media and locals to launch a new Shell promotion in collaboration with Ferrari and the LEGO Group in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Vodafone and McLaren have today confirmed that their very successful seven-year title partnership will conclude at the end of the 2013 season.

Partnership announcement

03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes2013-03-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Sergio Perez 04Since 2007, Vodafone and McLaren have formed one of the most successful partnerships in the history of motorsport. In the past six years, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has scored 34 Grand Prix victories, won the 2008 Drivers’ World Championship and last season won seven races – no other team won more. Read the rest of this entry »

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