Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 29

GP3R to welcome the new FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2014

“For the first time in 45 storied editions, GP3R will be host to an FIA World Championship.”

2013-11-29_0024IMG Motorsports, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has announced that the first confirmed event outside of Europe of the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2014 will be Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

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Nov 29

Grosjean and Maldonado to drive for Lotus F1 Team in 2014

“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus F1 Team for 2014.” – Pastor Maldonado

Romain-PastorLotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado [28] will join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean [27] for the 2014 Formula 1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

New success for Total, a historical partner of Formula 1 world champions

“Total is active in Formula 1 racing since 45 years now.”

Total logoAs the Formula 1 season finishes this week-end in Brazil with the last GP, Total congratulates its partners Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renault Sports Formula 1 (RSF1) to another double victory signed in both disciplines, the constructors and drivers world championship*. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

‘Space Dive’ record-breaker Felix Baumgartner to race at ROC

The Race Of Champions is set to feature its fastest ever competitor

20131019-0047Felix Baumgartner, the man who jumped from the edge of space with Red Bull Stratos, will race at next month’s ROC 2013 in Bangkok Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

New stars join Auto GP field in Vallelunga

Two new teams were on-track

Auto GP - Kevin GiovesiAuto GP completed a 2-day test this week at the Roman racetrack of Vallelunga, where some of the 2014 Teams and Drivers started some early preparations for the new season.

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Nov 29

DAMS determined to reconquer the 2014 titles with Palmer and Richelmi

“Our 2013 season was less fruitful than the two previous ones” – Jean-Paul Driot

DAMS - ptoto Julien Delfosse ToileF1.com After two consecutive drivers’ titles (Romain Grosjean in 2011 and Davide Valsecchi in 2012) and a teams’ crown in 2012, DAMS did not meet with the same success in 2013 due mainly to poor results in the first half of the season.

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Nov 29

Martin Whitmarsh has admitted he is not sure if Mercedes will supply a “competitive” engine in 2014

McLaren not sure Mercedes to have best engine in 2014

2013-06-09_0007According to the paddock grapevine, the German manufacturer has an early performance head-start over its turbo V6-producing rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Lotus to announce Maldonado on Friday – sources

Earlier, the talented Nico Hulkenberg was Lotus’ top choice

2013-06-06_0061Sources close to Lotus report that the Enstone based team is ready to announce the Williams-departed Pastor Maldonado as Romain Grosjean’s teammate for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Lead Sauber engineer flees to Force India

Amid rumours of possible mergers

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 03Nico Hulkenberg is expected to flee to Force India, and Sauber is now also losing its chief engineer to the Silverstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Austrian GP sells out in three days

Tickets for next year’s returning Austrian grand prix have sold out.

Red Bull Ring logoNext June’s race at the former A1-Ring, demolished and rebuilt by Red Bull, went on sale a mere three days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

F1 legend Michael Schumacher has admitted he is worried about the sport’s financial health.

F1’s financial situation ‘alarming’ – Schumacher

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungAs teams prepare for the even more expensive 2014 regulations, Lotus and Sauber have already been struggling to pay their drivers and bills this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

F1’s biggest spender is Red Bull – Whitmarsh

Like Ferrari, Red Bull denies it

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99015After Ferrari denied it is the biggest spender in formula one, McLaren says the most financially powerful team in pitlane is actually Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Webber deletes criticism of Red Bull colleagues

Webber has been enduring strained relationships

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 99007Comments in which Mark Webber was highly critical of his former Red Bull colleagues have been removed from the Australian’s official website. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Fernando Alonso has been banned from talking about Ferrari via his personal Twitter account

Montezemolo slaps Alonso with Twitter ban

2013-06-09_0042The Spaniard had his ear “tweaked” by team president Luca di Montezemolo earlier this year, after making a series of disparaging remarks about the development of Ferrari’s 2013 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Mercedes AMG Petronas announces senior management transition for 2014 season

Ross has chosen to hand over the team leadership

2013-06-08_1134The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today announced that Ross Brawn will step down from his position as Team Principal at the end of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Mercedes confirms Brawn exit

Mercedes to announce Brawn exit on Thursday

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01As predicted, Mercedes on Thursday confirmed reports team boss Ross Brawn is stepping down. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Haug doubts Mercedes can break Vettel dominance

Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes competition boss, has bad news for the hopeful German marque.

Norbert HaugTo now be headed by Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda, Mercedes is bullish about its 2014 hopes, having finished second in 2013 to the runaway champion team, Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Fire brigade called for Mercedes V6 incident

Mercedes said there was no significant damage

2013-05-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Silverstone - Sir Stirling Moss - Lewis Hamilton (2)A fire this week was not the first incident at Brixworth, as Mercedes develops its turbo V6 engine for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Marussia could merge with Sauber – report

F1 could be set to shed yet another team from the back of the grid ahead of the 2014 season.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(8)Twelve teams contested last year’s world championship, but struggling HRT succumbed at the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

ACT Serie Quebec 2014 schedule released

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced a nine-race schedule for the Série ACT 2014 season.

ACT logo Entering the eighth (8th) year of championship stock car racing, both the opening ACT event to be held May 24, 2014 and the final event, September 14, 2014 will be held at the Autodrome Ste Eustache (ASE) outside of Montreal. ASE will also host a third event on July 05, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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