Daily Archive: November 14, 2013

Nov 14

52nd anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona November 19-20 test session

Sports car fans will also be able to watch the testing action

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoMore than 25 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship cars will be testing the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for the 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

German journalists have visited the circuit for Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix “Formula Sochi”

Then reporters took a ride on the Formula 1 track

Formula Sochi Press TourOn 14th of November the representatives of the leading German media have visited the “Formula Sochi” circuit at the Olympic Park, where the first Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held in October 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Tamas Pal Kiss hopes to continue in Auto GP

This year Tamas Pal Kiss debuted in Auto GP in great style

Auto GP - Virtuosi UK - Tamas Pal KissThe Hungarian driver joined to the championship at his home round in Hungary and scored two 5th place finishes for MLR71.

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Nov 14

McLaren confirms Magnussen, Lotus confirms Kovalainen

Two hot rumours became formula one facts on Thursday.

Flagworld - F1McLaren was first to release its morning press release from Austin, confirming that its development junior Kevin Magnussen will replace Sergio Perez for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Heikki Kovalainen to drive for Lotus F1 Team

“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus F1 Team” – Heikki Kovalainen

2013-11-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki KovalainenFinnish driver Heikki Kovalainen [32] will join Lotus F1 Team for the final two races of the 2013 season as a stand-in for regular race driver Kimi Räikkönen, who is currently undergoing back surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Kevin Magnussen confirmed as McLaren Formula 1 race driver for 2014

Jenson’s fifth year and Kevin’s first year as McLaren Formula 1 race drivers.

Kevin Magnussen - photo Jad Sherif - WR12 McLaren is pleased to announce that Kevin Magnussen will join Jenson Button as a McLaren Formula 1 race driver for 2014.

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Nov 14

Todt to remain FIA president

Jean Todt will remain president of F1’s governing body, the FIA, for a second term.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images The Frenchman’s only rival to dethrone him in next month’s elections, Briton David Ward, announced on Thursday he is pulling out of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Alonso encouraged Vettel booing – Horner

Horner has now directly accused Alonso

Jules Bianchi-Fernando Alonso - photo © DPPI - François Flamand Christian Horner has accused Fernando Alonso of encouraging his fans to boo world champion Sebastian Vettel on the podium this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Ferrari stopped Nico Hulkenberg from joining Lotus for the last two grands prix of 2013.

Ferrari blocked Hulkenberg’s Lotus move – rumour

2013-06-09_1130That is the hot rumour in the Austin paddock, as the two teams battle over millions for third place in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Perez worried, Maldonado happy after F1 team splits

“Obviously the decision came very late”

2013-06-07_0092Two drivers newly available on the 2014 market appeared to have vastly different moods on Thursday when contemplating their respective futures. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Perez and McLaren announce split

Martin Whitmarsh described Perez’s departing statement as “kind and gracious”.

2013-06-09_0551After accusing McLaren of lacking “organisation and humility” in 2013, Sergio Perez has announced he is leaving the British team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

GP3 runner-up tests McLaren simulator

McLaren could have an eye on its next development driver.

GP3 - Facu Regalia (ART Grand Prix)Dane Kevin Magnussen, with his new Formula Renault 3.5 title, is set to leap straight into F1 with the great British team, while Stoffel Vandoorne is hotly tipped to find a McLaren-backed place on the 2015 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Schumacher approached for Raikkonen’s seat

“Michael would be fit enough, but he is enjoying his new life.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungHeikki Kovalainen may only have been Lotus’ third choice as the 2013 successor for surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Rosberg claims speed ‘equal’ to Hamilton

“Quite often I’ve been ahead of him” – Rosberg

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 02Nico Rosberg thinks he is rounding out his first F1 season with Lewis Hamilton as his teammate “about equal” with the 2008 world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Maldonado visits Sauber’s Hinwil base – report

Pastor Maldonado has leapt into contention for a Sauber seat in 2014.

2013-06-06_0061Blick newspaper’s veteran F1 correspondent Roger Benoit reports that the Venezuelan, whose lucrative backer PDVSA has already exited its deal at Williams, “was at Hinwil” this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

F1 champion Piquet has heart surgery

Triple world champion Nelson Piquet had heart surgery this week.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-CosworthAgencia Estado said the 61-year-old, who won his titles for Brabham and Williams in the 80s, had the operation to unblock an artery at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Reserve Nasr to join Massa at Williams in 2014

Felipe Nasr could be the next Brazilian piece of the puzzle for Williams.

GP2 - Marcus Erisson (DAMS), Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Felipe Nasr (Carlin)It is believed the appointment of Felipe Massa for 2014 could entice the Brazilian oil company Petrobras back to the famous British F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Epsilon Euskadi’s Villadelprat convicted

Corruption and negligence

Epsilon EuskadiThe final chapter in Epsilon Euskadi’s failed bid to enter formula one took place this week in a Spanish court. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

A1 Racing from Australia lifts the Bernie Ecclestone F1 in Schools World Champions trophy

20 awards were presented in a variety of categories

A1 Racing from Australia, F1 in Schools World Champions 2013Students from two schools, 3000 kilometres apart, proved that distance is no barrier to success in the F1 in Schools™World Finals 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Marquez makes his mark in Valencia post-season test

Circuito Ricardo Tormo test

MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer speaking with Repsol Honda's Dani PedrosaThe first prelude to the 2014 MotoGP™ season, the Valencia post-season test wrapped up today at Circuito Ricardo Tormo, with newly-crowed World Champion Marc Marquez clocking the fastest time – a 1’30.287 – over the three days on his Repsol Honda RC213V. Read the rest of this entry »

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