Daily Archive: January 24, 2014

Jan 24

McLaren, Lotus fight over major sponsor – report

That move has ruffled some feathers at Enstone

 2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 7In the context of the death of Jenson Button’s father, a new spat between McLaren and Lotus is unlikely to rate high on his list of concerns. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Three 2014 cars on track on Friday

Three all-new, V6-powered formula one cars were in action on Friday.

2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 4One of them can even be heard, after Mercedes released audio of Nico Rosberg speeding past at the wheel of the unlaunched W05 for a ‘filming day’ at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Blackstock, Freiberg win BMW Performance 200 after penalty

Mosing, Foss First-Time Winners in Street Tuner for Murillo Racing at Daytona

2011-02-18_0647 Fall-Line Motorsports co-drivers Shelby Blackstock and Ashley Freiberg claimed their first IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory in Friday’s BMW Performance 200 when the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 originally scored as the winner was excluded from the race due to a technical infraction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Turner Motorsport brings home victory in BMW Performance 200 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Race

Next up is the main event of the race weekend

2011-02-18_0647 Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana rallied from an early-race penalty to capture the BMW Performance 200 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race on Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Bob Bondurant School, IMSA launch partnership at Daytona

Bondurant School Named Preferred Driving School of IMSA
IMSA logo The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has entered a unique partnership with the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jan 24

Westbrook leads prototype, Risi Ferrari fastest GTLM in final practice before 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Bird Flies In Final PC Practice, Valverde Pilots No. 556 Ferrari To GTD Lead

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo Local race fans will have no problem finding a car to cheer for in Saturday’s 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. After qualifying second on Thursday, Spirit of Daytona Racing driver Richard Westbrook was fastest in Friday’s final practice before the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Silver Arrow leads into new era of Formula One

The car completed a total of 40 km before dusk

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes AMG Petronas today completed a first day of running with a full 2014 specification Formula One car during a filming day at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

ZF, IMSA Announce Partnership For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

ZF Race Reporter, Fan Reporter Programs To Debut In 2014

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and ZF Friedrichshafen AG – a global leader in driveline and chassis technology – announced today a multi-year agreement making ZF an Official Partner of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and a Proud Partner of IMSA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Weekly 3/2014

The latests

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoIsraeli Roy Nissany will go on with the German Team kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport at the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Jan 24

NASCAR star Mike Skinner will be at the CME on Sunday, Feb. 9.

And he’ll be joined by his wife, Angie Skinner, co-host of Sirius XM Speedway on NASCAR Radio

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012 On Sunday, February 9, NASCAR star Mike Skinner will be at the Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News. During his appearance, the versatile racer will sign autographs for the fans and participate in an on-stage Q&A session. The CME takes place February 7, 8 & 9 in Hall 5 of Toronto’s International Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

McLaren and Lotus reveal odd-nosed 2014 cars

The world of F1 is now in full 2014 mode, as two more new cars saw the light of day on Friday.

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22Force India and Williams had already released images of their new ‘anteater’-nosed single seaters, and now the ‘nostril’-nosed silver and black McLaren MP4-29 has been launched online. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jan 24

JF & LP Dumoulin – Rolex 24 Daytona update

Qualifying results (provisional) – GT Daytona (GTD)

Jean-Francois Dumoulin A slow start to the day, they had some electrical gremlins in the first practice. The second session of the day, Shane Lewis did some laps and went fast right off of the bat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

FIA ERC Rally Liepaja preview

FIA European Rally Championship, round two of 12

European Rally Championship logoWhile the battle for outright victory on round two of the FIA European Rally Championship is set to light up the Latvian winter wonderland on Rally Liepāja next week, 15 of the sport’s most promising young talents will be embarking on an exciting new adventure when the FIA ERC Junior Championship gets underway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

McLaren reveals its 2014 challenger – the MP4-29

Ready for Formula 1’s steepest-ever learning curve

2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29A period of unprecedented change – both in Formula 1 and within the team itself – is the backdrop against which McLaren launches its latest grand prix challenger, the all-new MP4-29.

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Jan 24

Mercedes happy about Ecclestone’s lesser F1 role

Mercedes has welcomed Bernie Ecclestone’s departure from the F1 board.

Niki Lauda - Ross Brawn - photo Mercedes AMG The embattled 83-year-old Briton remains chief executive, but his decision-making power has been diminished while he faces criminal court in Germany over the bribery affair. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Renault says Jerez absence a setback for Lotus

Not testing at Jerez next week is a setback for Lotus.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (5) That is the view of the team’s engine supplier Renault, despite Lotus saying it will not be disadvantaged by the absence because other users of the French engine – Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Caterham – will be in southern Spain collecting shared data. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

McLaren rumours fire as Boullier leaves Lotus

Ron Dennis took back full control of the British grandee McLaren

2012-11-18_0013 Eric Boullier has leapt into hot contention to be McLaren’s new team boss, after leaving Lotus with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Martin Whitmarsh will not be present as McLaren’s 2014 car is launched on Friday.

Sam Michael tipped to be new McLaren boss

2013-06-09_0143 That is the claim of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, following reports the team’s F1 boss for the past five years will also not attend the forthcoming Jerez test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Winter knee surgery for Perez

Sergio Perez underwent knee surgery during the winter period, he has revealed.

2013-12-12 - Sahara Force India - Sergio Perez and Dr Vijay Mallya The Mexican admitted that his switch from F1 grandee McLaren to the midfield team Force India was not the only major event in his life since the end of the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

New Force India also has ‘anteater’ nose

Force India’s 2014 car will also feature a Williams-like ‘anteater’ nose.

2014-01-22 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - VJM07 Although the Silverstone based team beat Williams to releasing a computer-generated image of its new car, Force India’s picture depicted the VJM07 only from the side. Read the rest of this entry »

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