Daily Archive: October 12, 2013

Oct 12

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix qualifying report

Japan Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Suzuka.

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Oct 12

FIA European Rally Championship, Rallye Sanremo day 2 report

Round 11 of 12, Leg two, Saturday 12 October

FIA ERC 2013 Rallye Sanremo Alex Vittalini day two action imageItalian ace Giandomenico Basso has made a heroic return to the FIA European Rally Championship by winning his home event, Rallye Sanremo, which reached a dramatic climax in the hills of the picturesque Liguria region in northern Italy this afternoon.

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Oct 12

Raffaele Marciello re-increases the gap

Alexander Sims and Alex Lynn joined him on the podium

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) made perfect use of his home-track advantage by winning the 25 race of the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season at the 4.085-kilometre Autodromo Piero Taruffi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Berton (BMW) scores maiden Superstars pole at Vallelunga

Team Ukraine dominates in GTSprint with Giammaria-Chukanov (Ferrari)

Superstars - Giammaria - ChukanovMorbidelli (Audi), Biagi (Mercedes) set for exciting final battle at Rome-bound venue.

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Oct 12

Raffaele Marciello improves his title chances with two pole positions

The Italian secured two pole positions and one second position on the grid.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Things couldn’t have run much better for Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) in the Vallelunga qualifying sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Webber unlikely to play team role on Sunday

“He will do his race, I will do my race.”

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (8)Mark Webber sounds unwilling to move over for his teammate Sebastian Vettel at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Pole ‘hollow’ after Vettel’s troubles – Webber

“Unfortunately Seb didn’t have KERS (for qualifying)”

2013-05-23 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber on Saturday admitted beating dominant teammate Sebastian Vettel to pole at Suzuka was “hollow”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Fan apologised for Vettel booing – Horner

Horner blamed the “pantomime”-effect

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99022A spectator who booed Sebastian Vettel under the podium in Singapore subsequently wrote to apologise, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Stefano Domenicali says the door to Ferrari is open to Sebastian Vettel in the future.

Ferrari boss compares Vettel to Schumacher

2013-06-07_0001German Vettel has won the past three world champions for Red Bull, is cruising to a fourth in 2013 and is all signed up for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

McLaren has confirmed reports Red Bull’s aerodynamics boss is heading to Woking

Red Bull to lose ‘key figure’ to McLaren

2011-05-22 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Peter Prodromou - Sebastian VettelEarlier, we reported rumours Peter Prodromou, described by Auto Motor und Sport as Adrian Newey’s “right hand man”, has been poached from the world champions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Raikkonen perhaps highest paid driver in 2013 – Boullier

The deal caught Lotus by surprise

2013-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Team boss Eric Boullier says it is “likely” Kimi Raikkonen is departing Lotus as the highest paid driver in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Brawn exit won’t ‘derail’ Mercedes – Hamilton

“I don’t think it (Brawn’s departure) would derail my season next year”

2013-06-08_1134Lewis Hamilton has tempered his comments, having earlier urged Ross Brawn to stay at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

No penalty as Valencia breaks F1 contract

Valencia will not be penalised after dropping out of formula one.

Valencia Street Circuit logoWe reported a week ago that race official Gonzalo Gobert confirmed the Spanish city, already absent from the 2013 and 2014 calendars, will definitively stop hosting grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Prost denies Lotus to be Renault works team

“A works team in the distant future is not impossible, but not at the moment”

Alain ProstRenault ambassador Alain Prost has dismissed rumours Lotus could become the French carmaker’s works team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Sirotkin ‘happy’ after first test at Fiorano

“Sergey has done quite well”

2013-09-27 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01Sergey Sirotkin “can be happy” after kicking off his quest for a F1 super licence on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Kovalainen admits Caterham talks ‘serious’

The 31-year-old said his future is now in Caterham’s hands.

2013-06-08_0059Heikki Kovalainen has revealed he is in “serious” talks with Caterham about returning to the F1 grid in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Autopsy shows ‘natural’ death for de Villota

“It was absolutely natural causes”

Maria de Villota 2013-03-08Maria de Villota’s post-mortem has confirmed reports the former Marussia tester died of natural causes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Marquez smashes lap record in Malaysian MotoGP™ qualifying

Round 15: Malaysian MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Sepang MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez set yet another qualifying lap record at Sepang, the current MotoGP™ championship leader clocking a time of 2’00.011 to shave three-tenths of a second off the existing mark. Read the rest of this entry »

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