Daily Archive: May 11, 2013

May 11

Formula One teams Spanish Grand Prix qualifying report

Spanish Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

 

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May 11

Tissot-Superpole win and new best lap for Sykes

“I am looking forward to tomorrow because we all have good race pace”

WSBK - Tissot Superpole - Monza  - Tom SykesTom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored his 14th career Tissot-Superpole today at Monza’s Autodromo Nazionale, the 3rd in a row so far in 2013.

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May 11

Minor on top again at Road Atlanta

It was another win for Tim Minor

Tim Minor is making it look easy – with four wins in four races – and cruised to another win at Road Atlanta in round four of the 2013 F2000 Championship Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Jake Eidson conquers Road Atlanta

Jake Eidson led from the start

Jake Eidson backed up two second place finishes last month and laps led on Friday at Road Atlanta with a dominating win to close out the F1600 Formula F Championship Series weekend.

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May 11

GP3: Ellinas edges Niederhauser for victory in Barcelona

Marussia Manor Racing’s Tio Ellinas wins Race 1 in Spain

GP3 - Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) Barcelona Race 1What a start to the 2013 GP3 Series for Tio Ellinas: The Cypriot becomes the first driver in GP3 history to win consecutive races in different seasons, following his victory in Monza 2012 and becoming victorious in the opening round of this year.

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May 11

Frijns powers to maiden win in Barcelona

Dutchman storms to victory in feature race

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin), Robin Frijns (Hilmer Motorsport), Jolyon Palmer (Carlin)Robin Frijns has claimed his debut GP2 win as the Series returns to Europe, claiming victory in this afternoon’s feature race in Barcelona by utilising a sharp get away and smart race strategy to lead home a fast charging Felipe Nasr and Jolyon Palmer. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Superstars, GTSprint to feature increased car counts at Brno, more news expected

Superstars World: 51 drivers, more than 40 cars to line-up at Brno

Superstars WorldThe Superstars World is all set for an outstanding debut in Czech Republic as the former Superbike venue is about to host round 2 out of 8 for the two SWR-organized international championships. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Ferrari’s Fry in Barcelona hospital

Was taken to a hospital in the city on Saturday after suffering from pain

2012-06-09_0043Ferrari’s technical director Pat Fry was missing from the pitwall during qualifying in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Allison’s next team to be known in two weeks – Wurz

James Allison’s next destination in F1 will be known in two weeks.

James Allison 2011-10-22That is the claim of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, who said in Barcelona on Saturday that he has spoken with Lotus’ newly departed technical director since he decided to leave the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Demerit points will make bad drivers ‘suffer’ – Massa

Brazilian Massa said the good drivers should not be worried

2013-04-13 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Felipe Massa 01Well-behaved drivers should not fear F1’s incoming ‘demerit points’ penalty system, according to Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

McLaren downcast as car upgrade fails

“We’re still a hell of a long way off the pace”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Jenson Button 01McLaren team figures are downbeat in Barcelona, as a big upgrade for the uncompetitive MP4-28 car failed to fix the great team’s problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

McLaren to use free Honda engines in 2015 – report

“That can only mean Honda in 2015”

2013-04-20 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button 04McLaren will surely be Honda-powered in 2015, according to Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

‘Nothing to tell’ as Raikkonen rumours gain speed

“Now, he seems like the driver who won the world championship.”

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Kimi Raikkonen 08As the 2014 ‘silly season’ revs up in the Barcelona paddock, the man on pole position is Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Hamilton scoffs at Vettel-to-Mercedes rumour

“It’s not something I need to think about” – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton - photo © DPPI - François Flamand Lewis Hamilton has scoffed at reports Mercedes might be looking to oust him already, having only switched from McLaren over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

2014 winter season to begin in January

F1’s winter test season will kick off early ahead of the 2014 championship.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 01 teamsNormally, pre-season running doesn’t begin until February, but because of the radical new rules next year – including the shift to turbo V6 engines – some teams have been pushing for more testing. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Kovalainen in talks to continue driving role

“Everything is a little bit open”

Heikki Kovalainen - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floc'H Heikki Kovalainen is in talks about extending his driving duties at Caterham beyond Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Pirelli considers changes after latest failure

Pirelli, F1’s official tyre supplier, admitted it is also concerned.

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta 02Pirelli is considering more tweaks to its tyre design for 2013, following the failure at the rear of Paul di Resta’s Force India on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Ecclestone to be charged for bribery – report

Munich prosecutors and Ecclestone’s lawyers declined to comment

Munich prosecutors could be set to formally charge Bernie Ecclestone for bribery, the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Kubica ‘faster than Raikkonen’ – Loeb

“Robert is really serious about rally, and is working hard to improve”

Sebastien Loeb  -Porsche Cup - photo © 2013 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Sebastien Loeb, the most successful driver in world rally history, thinks Robert Kubica has more potential than Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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