Daily Archive: August 23, 2013

Aug 23

Telitz and Alspach Lead Summit Point Qualifying

Aaron Telitz put his car on pole

F1600 - Aaron TelitzAaron Telitz and Paul Alspach made it an all WISKO Racing Mygale/Honda front row during qualifying for the F1600 Formula F Championship Series at Summit Point.

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Aug 23

Szoke fastest in Superbike action at Mont-Tremblant

“Both bikes felt phenomenal and I was able to set good times on both of them”

2013-07-06_0343Jordan Szoke signalled he will not give up his Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship crown without a fight by dominating practice for the final round of the season at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Daly sets the early pace in Spa-Francorchamps

ART Grand Prix’s Conor Daly fastest in GP3 Free Practice in Belgium

GP3 - Conor Daly (ART Grand Prix) Spa Free PracticeFollowing the four week break, GP3 Series returned to action at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for Round 6 of the 2013 season.

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Aug 23

Minor grabs Summit Point pole position

Minor took another pole

F2000 - Tim MinorA late afternoon qualifying session for the F2000 Championship Series at Summit Point on a drying race track with lap times tumbling saw local expert and 2013 F2000 Champion Tim Minor grab the pole position at the very last opportunity in his No. 88 Citation for Ski Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Pirelli investigating Vettel tyre problem

“Pirelli is working on finding out why it happened”

2013-06-09_1345Pirelli returned to the F1 spotlight on Friday, when Sebastian Vettel suffered a puncture during Friday practice at high-speed Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Boss rejects Raikkonen-to-McLaren rumour

Raikkonen drove for McLaren between 2002 and 2006

2013-06-07_0979McLaren has played down rumours Kimi Raikkonen might be in the running to return to the British team in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix free practice report

Belgium Grand Prix Formula One free practice

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spa-Francorchamps.

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Aug 23

Bird bags GP2 pole in Spa

RUSSIAN TIME driver quickest in qualifying

GP2 - Sam Bird (RUSSIAN TIME)Sam Bird is a happy man: the Brit was quickest in today’s qualification in Spa pocketing his first pole position of the season with a laptime of 1:56.957 set in the first ten minutes of the session. Fabio Leimer and James Calado completed the top 3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Bradl the boss in Friday MotoGP™ practice at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Stefan Bradl - LCR Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP FP2LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl topped the timesheets in Friday free practice at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, the German rider setting a time of 1’56.500 on his penultimate lap of the day to lead a tightly-packed field at Brno. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Sergey Sirotkin on Friday confirmed reports he has signed a real contract to drive for Sauber in 2014

Sirotkin confirms 2014 contract reports

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 03Austrian reports on Thursday said team boss Monisha Kaltenborn had confirmed at Spa-Francorchamps that the teenage Russian has finally signed the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Suzuka has inked a new five-year contract to keep hosting the annual Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka signs new F1 contract through 2018

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoSpeed Week reports that the extension, signed trackside at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday, will see the sport return to the popular track until at least 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Andrew Ranger back with La Cité de Mirabel Inc. in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Silverado 250 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Andrew Ranger - Ray Junior Courtemanche - La Cité de Mirabel Inc. (3)After a victory at ICAR and a fantastic second place at Trois-Rivières earlier this season, Andrew Ranger will be back with the La Cité de Mirabel Inc. team for the upcoming Silverado 250, to be held September 1 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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Aug 23

Stefano Coletti leads the way in Spa

Monegasque driver back on top in free practice

GP2 - Stefano COletti (Rapax)GP2 Series leader Stefano Coletti set the quickest laptime of today’s free practice session in Spa-Francorchamps.

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Aug 23

Next races to determine 2013 title outcome

“After that we will know where we stand”

Spa-Francorchamps 2013-05-27The 2014 ‘silly season’ may be hogging the headlines, but arguably more important is the imminent battle for this year’s world title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Mark’s 2013 Belgian Grand Prix Preview

It’s one of Mark’s favourite tracks, where he’s always gone well.

Mark Webber logoThe second half of the Formula One season kicks off at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Silly-season spotlight shining on Ferrari

“We are calm, as our priorities are elsewhere.” – Domenicali

2013-06-07_0001Amid F1’s ‘silliest silly season’, even Fernando Alonso – with a long Ferrari contract – is being asked by reporters to reveal his cards for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Now Button joins F1’s ‘silliest silly season’

F1’s “silliest silly season in years got sillier still”.

2013-06-08_0133That was how Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary summarised the rumours and comments doing the rounds at Spa on Thursday, as F1 awoke with a vengeance from its summer slumber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Rumour – Raikkonen absence was Lotus ultimatum?

Was there more to Kimi Raikkonen’s mystery illness on Thursday?

2013-06-06_0088While some believe the reticent Finn skipped his media duties at Spa-Francorchamps because he was actually feeling unwell, others think he was keen to dodge the media spotlight in the heat of his leading role in the 2014 ‘silly season’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Former ‘nutcase’ Grosjean better in 2013 – Webber

After last season, it (improving) wasn’t too difficult

2013-06-09_1296One year ago, Romain Grosjean was F1’s ‘first lap nutcase’, and soon to serve a rare race ban after his latest crash at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Hulkenberg not worried about Spa tyre danger

But Spa is the first real high-speed challenge since Silverstone

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 06Nico Hulkenberg has denied he is feeling nervous about racing at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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