Daily Archive: May 10, 2013

May 10

Melandri flies his BMW to the top on Friday at Monza

“It is great to be back at the top” – Marco Melandri

WSBK - Marco MelandriMixed weather did not prevent eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders from tackling most of today’s qualifying session on dry conditions, so they were able to get up to full speed at the super-fast Monza’s Autodromo Nazionale, following the rain that hampered the first part of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

GP3: Niederhauser sets early pace in Barcelona

Jenzer Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser fastest in free practice at Round 1

GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Jenzer Motorsport) Barcelona Round 1Swiss driver Patric Niederhauser took first blood in the opening session at Barcelona with a laptime of 1:35.044 which broke the previous track record by over three seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Minor makes it three for three

Tim Minor marked his third win in a row

Tim Minor stalked Kyle Connery for 16 laps and then passed him on a green-white-checkered restart in turn one to take his third win in a row and first at Road Atlanta in race one of the doubleheader F2000 Championship Series weekend with Formula Drift. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Telitz Recovers for Road Atlanta Win in Dramatic Race

Aaron Telitz passed two cars on the last lap to win

In a race that featured three-wide battles, leaders starting from the back, cars cycling through the field and a yellow flag period after the leaders made contact, it was Aaron Telitz coming out on top in a F1600 Series contest that ended up being a mix of survival, speed and race craft. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Formula One teams Spanish Grand Prix free practice report (updated)

Spanish Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

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May 10

Marcus Ericsson dashes to maiden pole (updated)

Swedish driver leads 1-2 for DAMS in qualifying session in Barcelona

GP2 - Marcus Ericsson (DAMS)

Marcus Ericsson was unbeatable in today’s qualifying session at Circuit de Catalunya: the Swedish ace put his DAMS car at the top of the standings early in the session.

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May 10

Superstars International Series: Scuderia Giudici to field former F1 racer Christian Klien at Brno

Team principal Gianni Giudici aims for maiden Superstars win

Superstars - Christian KlienNext week’s Superstars International Series round at Brno is set to feature plenty of excitement. After announcing the comeback of Fabrizio Giovanardi, who will drive a Porsche Panamera for Team Petri Corse, the series is proud to welcome back former F1 racer Christian Klien, who will be running aboard a Scuderia Giudici-prepared BMW M3 E92. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Felipe Nasr leads Barcelona free practice

Carlin driver sets the pace in Round 3 opening session

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin)Felipe Nasr has set the tone: the Carlin racer is hungry for glory this week at Circuit de Catalunya and he wasted no time in showing his rivals how quick he can be setting up the fastest laptime in this morning’s free practice session in a 1:30.103, seven tenths clear from James Calado who finished second.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

New ‘hard’ tyre splits paddock in Barcelona

The team that lobbied hardest for changes is Red Bull

2013-05-06 - Pirelli - Pirelli P Zero hard and medium compounds have been nominated for the Spanish Grand PrixA big topic of conversation in Barcelona this weekend is Pirelli’s new ‘hard’ compound tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Barcelona boss doubts alternation deal close

“For now, we have not received any notification”

Circuit de Catalunya logoBarcelona’s F1 circuit chief has played down reports a deal whereby the city and Valencia will alternate the annual hosting of the Spanish grand prix is now close. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Vettel expects steward Jones to be fair in Spain

“Seb has proved he can’t be trusted”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel (10)Sebastian Vettel has brushed off fears he might be the victim of unfair treatment this weekend in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Webber ‘still focused on F1’ career

“It (Le Mans) is an interesting category, but it’s not for me.”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber has played down reports he has already decided to quit formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Photographer says Alonso smashed EUR 6,000 camera

“Let’s see if he learns to have more respect for the press”

2013-04-13 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso 01A photographer claims Fernando Alonso broke his EUR 6,000 camera whilst trying to take pictures of the Ferrari driver and his model girlfriend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Amid Allison rumours, Montezemolo looks for ‘quality people’

“We’re always looking around for quality (people).”

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18Having initially denied reports James Allison is heading to Maranello, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has hinted he might be warming to the idea. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes launches new Twitter handle as part of a new digital era

The change will make it easier for global fanbase to identify and engage

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has unveiled the next chapter of its digital engagement strategy with the launch of a new Twitter handle. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Pledging my time

Lotus F1 Team keeping time with Richard Mille

2013-05-10 - Lotus F1 Team - Richard MilleLotus F1 Team is proud to reveal internationally renowned watchmaker Richard Mille as Official Timing Partner to the team. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Wolff looked into buying Toro Rosso

“Dietrich Mateschitz landed by helicopter and offered to sell me Toro Rosso”

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Toto Wolff 02Toto Wolff turned down Dietrich Mateschitz when the Red Bull magnate offered to sell him Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Sainz Jr set for Toro Rosso test

“If I do well this year it’s a step forward”

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden)After Antonio Felix da Costa, the next in line for a Red Bull-backed formula one future looks set to be Carlos Sainz Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Heikki Kovalainen insists it is “no surprise” Caterham has struggled so far in 2013.

‘No surprise’ Caterham struggling in 2012 – Kovalainen

2013-03-17 - Team Caterham - AustraliaThe Finn, who has been a leading race driver at the team since its Team Lotus inception in 2010, was dropped for 2013 in favour of pay-drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Long Beach’s Pook joins New Jersey F1 project

“Chris has a history of great success in formula one”

New JerseyLong Beach race founder Chris Pook has been signed up to help organise next year’s inaugural formula one race in New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

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