Daily Archive: March 22, 2013

Mar 22

Circuit record is in sight — in St. Petersburg practice

Tagliani 20th

Will Power - photo © IndyCar SeriesThree-time and defending Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg champion Helio Castroneves said early in the morning that he wanted to “make sure to get in some good laps” on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Grand prix winner Kubica on a charge on ERC debut

2013 FIA European Rally Championship, round three of 13, day 1

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageFormula One racer Robert Kubica has completed a thrilling opening day of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés with a strong lead on his debut in the FIA European Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Pascal Wehrlein on pole position twice

Pascal Wehrlein and Raffaele Marciello came to the fore

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoAt the 5.793 kilometres long Grand Prix circuit of Monza in Italy, the 30 young drivers of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship battled it out for the first pole positions of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Vortex Racing partner with CHAG Autosport Academie and Gulf Quebec GT Challenge

“Vortex Racing is the only professional racing simulation center in North America”

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CHAG Autosport Academie and Gulf GT challenge are proud to announce a three year partnership with Vortex Racing. Vortex Racing is North America’s premier professional racing simulation center. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Monza, qualifying: Agostini stuns the field to take the opening pole position

Monza, practice 2: Ghirelli edges Sato

Auto GP - Monza - Riccardo AgostiniThe 2013 Auto GP championship celebrated its first polesitter of the season as Riccardo Agostini scored the fastest lap in qualifying for MP Motorsport.

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Mar 22

Rivals suspect Lotus has unfair tyre advantage – report

At Sepang, arguably even more than in Australia, the keyword is tyres.

2013-02-13 - Pirelli - Full Pirelli 2013 Formula One Tyre RangeAs Melbourne winner Kimi Raikkonen continues his top form in Malaysia, Lotus’ rivals are beginning to wonder if the team has an unfair advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Lotus leaves Grosjean a step behind Raikkonen

“We’re seeing the same phenomenon as in Melbourne”

2013-03-03 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Romain Grosjean 01After Kimi Raikkonen eased to victory in Australia, and set the pace in Malaysia on Friday, the forgotten man of Lotus is Romain Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Monza, practice 1: Visoiu hits the top

The improvement has so far matched the expectations

Auto GP - Robert VisoiuThe first free practice session of the 2013 Auto GP was successfully completed today at Monza and while the series’ brand-new racecar showed great reliability, the laptimes, although on old tires, were already trimmed by 0.8 second compared to 2012.

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Mar 22

Le Mans 24 Hours: the n°36 Alpine breaks cover…

Alpine’s return to endurance racing after an absence of 35 years

N°36 Alpine (1)Following the recent announcement (on March 8) of its entry for both the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours and this year’s European Le Mans Series (ELMS), Signatech-Alpine today presented the endurance racing prototype that will defend Alpine’s colours this season at L’Atelier Renault in Paris, France.

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Mar 22

Formula One teams Malaysian Grand Prix free practice report

Malaysian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sepang.

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Mar 22

Coletti flies to Malaysia maiden pole

GP2 Series qualifying report

GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Rapax)The Monegasque driver puts Rapax on top in closely fought qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

James Calado leads in Free Practice

GP2 Series round 1 free practice report

GP2 - ART Grand Prix - James CaladoART Grand Prix driver sets the pace in opening round of the 2013 season in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Alonso not fazed by Raikkonen’s winning pace

“The (race) pace of the Lotus was very good, but nothing we cannot do”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Fernando Alonso 04Fernando Alonso on Thursday said Kimi Raikkonen’s winning pace in Australia a week ago is not a worry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Massa denies ‘team orders’ strategy to favour Alonso

“I was part of that strategy and it didn’t work out.”

2013-03-21 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01Felipe Massa has denied suggestions last Sunday’s 2013 season opener was clear evidence he is still Fernando Alonso’s ‘number 2’ at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Wolff replaces Mercedes’ departing CEO Nick Fry Mercedes AMG Petronas

Wolff replaces Mercedes’ departing CEO Nick Fry

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Ross Brawn - Nick Fry - Lewis Hamilton - toto WolffThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team today announced that Nick Fry, the team’s Chief Executive Officer, will step down from his current position at the beginning of April. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Hamilton denies considering 2013 sabbatical

“In fairness to Lewis, he didn’t leave McLaren over money” – Ecclestone

2013-02-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 07Lewis Hamilton has denied Bernie Ecclestone’s claim that he would have preferred a sabbatical in 2013 rather than stay at McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Tester Frijns to focus on Sauber test role

“We do it right or not at all”

2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns - Sauber C31-FerrariNew Sauber tester Robin Frijns will focus solely on his formula one role in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Kubica turned down DTM offer for 2013

“Definitely the easiest choice would have been to do the DTM”

Robert Kubica -  photo Citroën jpgRobert Kubica has revealed he turned down an offer to return to premier circuit racing in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 22

Auto GP starts new era at Monza

Eight teams and 15 drivers will take part in Round 1

AutoGPThe Autodromo Nazionale in Monza is ready to host the first round of the 2013 Auto GP.

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Mar 22

GTSprint International Series: Team Swiss Maserati Corse to line-up a GT MC3 racer for Dromedari, Pigoli

Modena-built racecar set for 2013 GTSprint debut at Monza

GTSPrint - Maserati GT MC3With almost two weeks to go before the start of the 2013 season, the GTSPRINT INTERNATIONAL SERIES is proud to announce another high-profile addition to its roster, Team Swiss Maserati Corse. Read the rest of this entry »

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