Daily Archive: March 16, 2013

Mar 16

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix qualifying report (updated)

Australian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Mar 16

Di Grassi, Audi lead with two hours to go at Sebring

Risi Ferrari starting to pull away in GT

ALMS - Sebring-10 Hours-Audi 2-112 Hours of Sebring logoNo. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro driver Lucas di Grassi held a 10.546-second lead over teammate Oliver Jarvis in the No. 1 Audi with two hours remaining in the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Audi still strong in P1 after Eight Hours

Massive GT battle in the offing for the final four hours

12 Hours of Sebring logoALMS - Sebring-Eight Hours-1As Audi continues to lead in P1, a tight GT battle is brewing with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida entering the final one-third of the race. Allan McNish (No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro) held a narrow lead over teammate Marcel Fassler (No. 1 Audi R18) as Audi Sport maintained a multi-lap lead over third place Rebellion Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Kristensen Leads at Halfway in Twelve Hours of Sebring

Beretta leads spirited GT Battle in Risi Ferrari

ALMS - Audi 2 - Sebring Halfway12 Hours of Sebring logoTom Kristensen already holds the record for most overall victories in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, with six. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Sebring Four-Hour Report: Penalty sets back No. 1 Audi R18 As Audi Sport Still 1-2

Extreme Speed Motorsports grabs P2 lead
United SportsCar Racing Confirms Strategic Alliance with ACO and Le Mans

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón logoALMS - Audi-Hour 4-1While the rest of the competition has struggled to keep up with the pace of the Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattros this weekend, a penalty to race leader Allan McNish set one of the top two cars in the P1 class back at Sebring International Raceway. McNish made contact with Mirco Schultis in the No. 81 DragonSpeed Mishumotors close to the Hour 3 mark and was black flagged for incidental contact.

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Mar 16

Sebring Two-Hour Update: Audi runs 1-2 through two hours at Sebring

Gavin leads GT in No. 4 Corvette

ALMS - Sebring-Start-112 Hours of Sebring logoAudi Sport Team Joest’s pair of Audi R18 e-tron quattros were the class of the field through the first two hours of the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Pascal Wehrlein moves up to DTM

Pascal Wehrlein will take the wheel of the sixth Mercedes-Benz the 2013 DTM season.

Ralf Schumacher - photo DTM MediaFIA Formula 3 European Championship logoHis team-mate at RSC Mücke Motorsport will be Daniel Juncadella, reigning Formula 3 European champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Melbourne set for Sunday qualifying after washout

After a pre-season spent grappling with European winter, F1 on Saturday faced a washout in Melbourne.

Melbourne - Albert Park - Australian Grand Prix2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07Although the southern city has only just emerged from a heatwave, the decisive Q2 and Q3 segments of qualifying had to be delayed until Sunday morning, as cars slipped, slid and crashed while 2013 struggled to get out of first gear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Race boss rules out Melbourne night race

Australian grand prix boss Andrew Westacott has ruled out organising a Melbourne night race.

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 072012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - SingaporeRecently, from the paddock of the final winter test in Barcelona, drivers Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo, and team boss Christian Horner, called on the Australian promoters to install floodlights so that the action can be held after dark in future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Prost worried 2013 could be Red Bull whitewash

Alain Prost is worried 2013 could be a Red Bull whitewash.

2013-02-08 - Red Bull - Jerez - Sebastian Vettel - Christian HornerAlain Prost 03The general consensus in the Melbourne paddock is that – while Ferrari, Lotus and Mercedes all look competitive – Red Bull continues to lead the pack by a margin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Vettel extends Red Bull deal through 2016 – report

Sebastian Vettel has extended his contract with Red Bull to the end of the 2016 season, according to Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (1)2013-02-08 - Red Bull - Jerez - Sebastian Vettel (4)Previously committed to the energy drink-owned squad only to the end of next year, the report said the reigning triple world champion has now inked an extension for 2015 with an ‘option’ for the following season as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

McLaren electronics causing trouble in Melbourne

F1 cars’ standard electronic units, supplied by a McLaren subsidiary, are causing problems in 2013.

McLaren Electronic Systems logo2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix - Pirelli 03 - TeamsAs the electronic control units (ECU) were upgraded ahead of the turbo V6 debut next year, teams struck trouble during recent testing. McLaren Electronic Systems (MES) reacted to the bugs, but in Melbourne on Saturday, the telemetry links between the cars and FIA race control failed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Boss not denying Sauber sale rumours

Sauber could be on the verge of being sold, according to the well-connected Swiss newspaper Blick.

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 0406 - Sauber F1 Team“At the season opener an old rumour resurfaced,” wrote veteran correspondent Roger Benoit.  “Is Sauber being sold?” Benoit said that, in the past, Peter Sauber usually categorically denied such rumours, but new boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Blick: “These rumours have always existed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Tost wants winter testing in Middle East

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has called on F1 to abandon winter testing in Europe.

2012-07-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Franz Tost2013-03-03 - Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Daniel Ricciardo (2)The Austrian admitted he would prefer the pre-season runs to be staged in “Abu Dhabi, Bahrain or Abu Dhabi — as long as the track is licensed by the FIA”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Team Ghinzani relies on Robert Visoiu

“Auto GP is proud to welcome such a valuable and important team.” – Enzo Coloni

Auto GP - Team GhinzaniAuto GP World SeriesThe arrival of a new Auto GP operation has been finally confirmed, as after the news regarding Ibiza Racing Team, Team Ghinzani made their presence in the 2013 championship official and sealed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Benitez claims 2nd victory in action-packed race 2 at Sebring

Twenty-one Platinum Cup 911’s finished on the lead lap with Benitez, despite the mayhem they endured.

Group ShotBBS Pole AwardThe IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama hit the pavement and concrete of Sebring International Raceway again today as part of the historic 61st Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. At an event where the Porsche marque leads all others in overall wins, it is only fitting that the GT3 Cup Challenge was here for its 14th race at the legendary 3.74-mile circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Young all geared up for Daytona with AXO

AXO Sport was established in 1978 in Italy

AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike logoBen Young  - AXOBen Young who will be starting 17th on the grid for 72nd running of the Daytona 200 is delighted to announce AXO America as his latest partner for the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike season. Read the rest of this entry »

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