Daily Archive: July 16, 2013

Jul 16

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Johnson dominates, but points merry-go-round continues

NASCAR logoWhen you’ve won five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles – all consecutively – you become the odds-on favorite to win another. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Saskatoon

Statistical Advance: Analyzing Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway

Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueThe NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 completes its two-race swing through Western Canada with the Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 presented by Bayer CropScience on July 17 at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon, Sask.

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Jul 16

American Le Mans presented by Tequila Patrón News & Notes

Dyson Racing Looks Ahead To 2014, Adds Burgess, McMurry

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park logoLooking ahead to the unification of North American sports car racing in 2014, Dyson Racing has shuffled its driver lineup for the remainder of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Halfway Mark of 2013 Season Approaches with Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

The intimidating, fast course demands full focus of participants on every corner.

Mosport Lites FisheyeEvery race counts in the 14-round Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda season, and every turn will count as drivers take to the famous Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

With half of the season gone, two drivers are in control at the top of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series standings

Da Costa sets sights on Vandoorne and Magnussen

Belgium’s Stoffel Vandoorne (Fortec Motorsports) leads with 136 points, while Kevin Magnussen (DAMS), his Danish rival and McLaren Driver Development Programme colleague, is second on 133. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Powerful Série ACT Teams Enter ‘500’

Laperle and Theetge lead a solid contingent of winners into the weekend

International 500 logoThe popular Quebec Série ACT has a powerhouse of veteran talent who have entered this weekend’s inaugural ACT International 500 to be held at Airborne Raceway in Plattsburgh, NY. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Tickets for U.S. Vintage National Championship go on sale today at 10 a.m.

Circuit of The Americas™ names Frederick Gardy Director of Security

Circuit of The Americas logoTickets for the U.S. Vintage National Championship at Circuit of The Americas Oct. 25-27 go on sale today, July 16, at 10 a.m. CDT. Law enforcement executive brings 34 years of experience to United States’ world-class Grand Prix racetrack and multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex.

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Jul 16

To Russia with love

Marussia F1 Team return to Russia for Moscow City Racing

Moscow RacewayDespite the three-week gap between Rounds 9 and 10 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship® the Marussia F1 Team has had little time to draw breath, embarking on a series of promotional events to reward the loyal support of its fans.

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Jul 16

Marussia F1 Team Young Driver Test at Silverstone this week

Marussia F1 Team supplements programme with race drivers Bianchi and Chilton

11 - Marussia F1 TeamFurther to the recent announcement regarding revised conditions for the Young Driver Test at Silverstone this week (17-18-19 July), the Marussia F1 Team can confirm that race drivers Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton will join the planned line-up of GP3 Series leader Tio Ellinas and Reserve Driver Rodolfo Gonzalez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Caterham F1 Team Silverstone Young Driver Test Line-Up

Pirelli tyres due to be tested at Silverstone

10 - Team CaterhamCaterham F1 Team Reserve Driver Alexander Rossi and his fellow Caterham Racing Academy driver Will Stevens will be behind the wheel of CT03 for days one and two respectively of the forthcoming Silverstone Young Driver Test.

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Jul 16

Teams try new specification P Zero tyre at Silverstone test

2013 Young Driver Test – Silverstone

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (5)The teams will take to the track at Silverstone for three days from Wednesday to Friday this week for the official young driver test.

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Jul 16

Kimiya Sato joins Silverstone F1 test

The Japanese racer will be driving for Sauber

Auto GP - Kimiya SatoCurrent Auto GP leader Kimiya Sato, who exited the recent round at Mugello tied in points with Sergio Campana, will be entering the upcoming Formula 1 test set for July 17th to 19th at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Competitors cross the border for Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

Participants take the track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Friday, July 19 for two practice sessions and qualifications.

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoComing off two historic rounds of competition at Watkins Glen International, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series heads north to Canada’s “Home of Motorsports” for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix featuring the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Driver line up at Silverstone test

Young Driver Test and tyre test

01 - Red Bull RacingFollowing changes to the conditions of this week’s Silverstone Young Driver Test set for 17-19 July, Infiniti Red Bull Racing would like to announce an amended driver line up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Calado, Di Resta and Sutil confirmed for Silverstone test session

The driving schedule will be confirmed each morning.

07 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India Formula One Team will run up and coming British GP2 racer, James Calado, at this week’s Silverstone young driver test session. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

The Williams F1 Team appoints Pat Symonds as Chief Technical Officer

Mike Coughlan to leave the Williams F1 Team

08 - Williams F1The Williams F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Symonds as Chief Technical Officer. Effective 19th August, Symonds joins Williams from the Marussia F1 Team where he held the position of Technical Consultant. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Scuderia Toro Rosso confirms Silverstone driver line-up

Young Driver Test and tyre test

09 - Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso will field a total of five drivers for the upcoming test at Silverstone circuit, which runs from the 17th to 19th July. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Marussia F1 Team & Scuderia Ferrari announce long-term powertrain partnership

Marussia F1 Team and Pat Symonds part company 

11 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari are pleased to announce the agreement of a new technical partnership which will see the Anglo-Russian team benefiting from a full Ferrari powertrain with effect from the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

A flurry of F1 announcements on Tuesday morning

The latest…

Flagworld - F1A stream of announcements flowed out of formula one teams’ press offices early on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

New teammate identity ‘does not matter’ – Vettel

“I know him (Raikkonen) very well, and get on with him well”.

2013-06-07_0022World champion Sebastian Vettel insists it “does not matter” who is selected by Red Bull to replace the departing Mark Webber in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Alonso not complaining amid Pirelli tyre shakeup

Spaniard Alonso is refusing to be too critical.

2013-06-09_1269Fernando Alonso has refused to criticise the sequence of mid-season changes to the construction of Pirelli’s 2013 tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Lotus could keep both drivers in 2014 – Lopez

“We are not in a hurry to do anything.”

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Gerard Lopez 01Team owner Gerard Lopez has warned potential suitors that Lotus may in fact have no driver vacancies for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Brawn expecting many engine failures in 2014

Ross Brawn is expecting the 2014 season to be characterised by failures.

2013-06-08_1134After years of engine regulation stability, the sport is undergoing an enormous technical shakeup at present ahead of next year’s radical switch to turbo V6 power. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

‘Too many cooks’ working for Mercedes – Lowe

“Actually it’s perfect,” he had said, “as every one of us has an unique task.”

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Paddy Lowe insists he is not worried Mercedes will spoil its technical progress by having ‘too many cooks’ in the design office. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Sauber rescue deal worth $170 million – report

The news was reported as Sauber having been ‘rescued’ by Russia

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 Side 03Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has clarified reports suggesting the Swiss team has been bought by Russian entities. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Claire Williams insists the Grove based team is “committed” to Pastor Maldonado.

Williams ‘committed’ to Maldonado amid turmoil 

2013-06-09_1134Amid the British team’s performance struggle in 2013, it has been rumoured Maldonado could take his PDVSA sponsor millions to Lotus at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Marussia duo ‘half a second’ slower than Alonso – Symonds

“Our hands are tied”

2013-03-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton Pat Symonds has admitted a top driver could add more than half a second per lap to the pace of backmarker Marussia’s 2013 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Honda denies plans for 2014 Honda test car

“We will not build such a vehicle”

2013-01-17-0133Honda has categorically denied reports it will build a test car in order to get track running of McLaren’s 2015 engine off to an early start. Read the rest of this entry »