Daily Archive: October 10, 2013

Oct 10

Official Formula 1 United States Grand Prix countdown party is Oct. 14

Don’t miss The Starting Grid!

Circuit of The Americas logoCircuit of The Americas™ (COTA) and W Austin invite you to start the work week right by attending THE STARTING GRID – The Official Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Countdown Party presented by the Austin American-Statesman on Monday, Oct. 14, from 5-7 p.m.

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Oct 10

Ecclestone ‘very happy’ with 2020 Brazil GP deal

Brazil will continue to host a grand prix every year at Interlagos until at least 2020

2013-06-07_0008In July, we reported that Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad had “guaranteed” to Bernie Ecclestone that the ageing venue will be upgraded. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Brawn not joining McLaren in 2014 – Button

Jenson Button on Thursday said Ross Brawn is “for sure” not joining McLaren in 2014.

Ross Brawn - Toto WolffAmid reports Brawn has decided to step down at Mercedes, there has been speculation linking Button’s former Honda boss with McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy test dates confirmed

New venue to host third annual event

Mazda road to Indy logoAndersen Promotions has confirmed that the third annual Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Open Test will take place on December 9 and 10 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Auto GP announces 2014 prize money

“We are proud to announce the return of Prize Money for the 2014 season.” – Enzo Coloni

AutoGPThe 2013 Auto GP season has just been completed, and while Vittorio Ghirelli managed to take the title and succeed to Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, Enzo Coloni and his organization are ready for an even brighter future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Fernando Alonso on Thursday added his slight to the debate about Sebastian Vettel’s greatness

Rest of career will show if Vettel great – Alonso

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 01After Lewis Hamilton’s comments last week indicated a lack of respect for the soon-to-be four-time world champion, the 2008 world champion wrote on Twitter that Vettel is great “regardless of what you and I may think about his car”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Pirelli explosion ‘unacceptable’ – Perez

“That something happens after a brake lockup is absolutely unacceptable”

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Sergio Perez 05Sergio Perez has stepped up his attack on F1 tyre supplier Pirelli, after his “explosion” in Korea a few days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Lotus waiting until it ‘can afford’ Hulkenberg

“I think we are nearly there”

2013-06-09_0425Nico Hulkenberg is at the front of queue for 2014 so long as Lotus “can afford him”, team boss Eric Boullier admitted on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Mercedes drivers want Brawn to stay

“He’s a great boss”

Rosberg et Hamilton Mercedes’ F1 drivers on Thursday threw their weight behind Ross Brawn, amid rumours their boss is considering stepping down or even switching teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Vettel denies dominance like Schumacher era

“It’s a compliment, but I think it’s very different.”

2013-09-08- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99018Sebastian Vettel has denied claims his recent dominance can be compared to the height of the Michael Schumacher era. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Absent Newey would miss Vettel’s title win in Japan

Briton Newey is usually a fixture on the pitwall

2013-06-07_0006Adrian Newey will not be trackside on Sunday if Sebastian Vettel wraps up his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

‘No sense’ in Vettel cheat claims – Renault

“It would be foolish to try to do something illegal”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel (6)An engineer working for the team’s engine supplier Renault has dismissed reports Red Bull may be cheating its way to a fourth title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

New chassis for Webber after Korea fire

“I pressed for the extinguisher in the car, but it didn’t work”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (5)Mark Webber will be using a new Red Bull chassis in Japan this weekend, after his crash and subsequent fire days ago in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Pirelli and McLaren to test near Rome – report

Pirelli has decided to test tyres for the 2014 season at Vallelunga, near Rome.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)After some teams vetoed the tyre supplier’s plans to head to Austin with McLaren and one of the British team’s 2011 cars, we reported that Aragon, Spain, had been earmarked as a likely alternative venue. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Raikkonen engineer Slade not moving to Ferrari

The Finn worked with Slade initially at McLaren

2011-03-12 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Mark SladeKimi Raikkonen’s race engineer Mark Slade will not follow him from Lotus to Ferrari, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Brawn exit reports ‘surprising’ – Wolff

“But there was no news in recent days — not even internally”

2013-06-08_0128Toto Wolff has described as “surprising” reports team boss Ross Brawn has decided to leave Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Hulkenberg wants Lotus ‘certainty’ this month

“I’ve not set a deadline, that was a misunderstanding”

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 01Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday denied setting Lotus a rigid deadline as he lines up his plans for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Sutil plays down Sauber switch rumours

“I’m very often going past there” – Sutil

2013-06-06_0086Adrian Sutil has played down rumours he could move from Force India to Sauber for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Marussia owner Nikolai Fomenko wants his F1 team to be powered by its own engines

Marussia wants own F1 engines by 2016

2013-03-17 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules BianchiAs current engine supplier Cosworth departs, the team announced in July it has agreed a ‘long-term’ deal to be powered by Ferrari’s new turbo V6 from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Bahrain could host F1 night testing – report

The Sakhir circuit will host back-to-back tests

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - 01Some winter testing in Bahrain ahead of the 2014 season could take place at night, Italy’s Autosprint reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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