Daily Archive: March 24, 2017

Mar 24

Pascal Wehrlein not to start at the Australian Grand Prix

The Sauber F1 Team has decided to replace Pascal Wehrlein for the Australian Grand Prix

20170323-016 Wehrlein does not feel fit enough for a complete race distance due to his training deficit.

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Mar 24

Still up, once down: Viñales fastest

Top on combined despite a crash – with Iannone shooting up into second

Still up, once down Viñales fastest despite first crashMaverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) kept his top spot on the combined timesheets after FP3 at Losail International Circuit, with his Friday stunner remaining unchallenged by the grid.

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Mar 24

BTCC is back

Britain’s premier motor racing championship prepares for Brands Hatch season-opener

BTCC is backThe 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship fires into life at Brands Hatch next weekend (1-2 April) with the most successful grid in its history, as an extraordinary 16 race-winners and a host of challengers get set to battle for the most coveted prize in British motor sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Lando Norris quickest on the first day of testing

At the 4.381-kilometre long Hungaroring

Briton Lando Norris (Carlin, 1m34.893s) set the fastest lap time on the first of the two days of FIA Formula 3 European Championship pre-season testing.

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Mar 24

MotoGP™ and Sportradar stage first Integrity Session

Losail sees first meeting to keep MotoGP™ free from corruption

MotoGP™ and Sportradar stage first Integrity SessionAfter becoming the first motorsport to partner with Sportradar Integrity Services beginning for the 2017 season, Losail International Circuit saw the first “Intergrity Session” take place for the MotoGP™ paddock – just ahead of the first race of the year, the Qatar GP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Pirelli to be main sponsor for Aragon, Riviera di Rimini, French and Spanish Rounds

Tyre supplier paves way for WorldSBK into Spain, Italy and France

Pirelli to be main sponsor for Aragon, Riviera di Rimini, French and Spanish RoundsPirelli are delighted to continue to provide their unwavering support of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in 2017, as it is announced alongside Dorna WSBK Organization they are to sponsor four of the much anticipated European rounds of 2017; at MotorLand Aragon, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours and Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Future world champion search is on as revamped ERC Junior prepares for Azores lift-off

Nineteen drivers to tackle spectacular gravel event across two divisions

Future world champion search is on as revamped ERC Junior prepares for Azores lift-offThe restructured FIA ERC Junior category, which has helped to grow the careers of 67 drivers since it was introduced in 2014, gets underway on the Azores Airlines Rallye next week (30 March-1 April) with 19 drivers chasing success – and future career progression – in two different categories based on age and car performance.

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Mar 24

Patrick Dussault to race full season in the Ultra94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama

Patrick Dussault takes on a new challenge for 2017

2016-08-13_0453The 25-year-old driver partners with Groupe Lauzon to race the full season in the Ultra94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Friday

Are the cars faster? That and other 2017 consequences

 

20170324-013Direct comparisons to the first practice sessions in Australia are useless. Why? Well it rained last year.

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Mar 24

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Friday

In the end of the beginning, it was Mercedes who had the pace

20170324-032 In the lead up to practice all the teams were debating among themselves who would be fastest an in tradition F1 style, no one wanted to admit they would be the fastest. So it proved that Mercedes are still the dominant force.

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Mar 24

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Friday

At Honda- is it so bad ?

20170324-012 It was probably not as bad for Fernando Alonso as was thought coming into the race weekend.

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Mar 24

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Friday

Ferrari not quite there yet

20170324-008 Ferrari were expected to challenge Mercedes for the win this weekend and many had them slightly ahead coming to this race – but their practice pace showed they were off the Mercedes pace.

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Mar 24

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix free practice report

Australian  Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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Mar 24

World RX: Swedish sensation Nilsson signs up to RX2

Scandinavian hotshot joins growing RX2 grid

World RX Swedish sensation Nilsson signs up to RX2William Nilsson has become the second driver to commit to a full season of competition in the rebranded RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires in 2017, as the Swedish star bids to accelerate his burgeoning rallycross career up through the gears.

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Mar 24

Vettel downplays Ferrari’s Australia practice struggles

Vettel arrived in Australia as one of the early favourites

2017-03-24 - FridaySebastian Vettel is confident that Ferrari has more pace in hand heading into the rest of the Australian Grand Prix weekend after lagging behind pace-setter Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s Formula 1 practice sessions.

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Mar 24

Formula E returns to Mexico City for the fourth round of the 2016/17 season, and the 25th race in the all-electric series’ history

Formule E Mexico Facts and stats

As we are now three races into the season, some interesting patterns are starting to emerge, while the previous race in Buenos Aires created some interesting additions to the Formula E record books. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Formula V8 3.5: Fioravanti and Nissany play their cards in Circuito de Jerez

Final Pre-Season Collective tests in World Series Formula V8 3.5

FIORAVANTI AND NISSANY PLAY THEIR CARDS IN CIRCUTO DE JEREZThe sun shone in the Circuito de Jerez at the start of the first session in the Final Pre-Season Collective tests in World Series Formula V8 3.5. Rookie Damiano Fioravanti (ll Barone Rampante) has set the fastest lap (1.26. 828) ahead of Pietro Fittipaldi (Lotus) and Matevos Isaakyan (SMP Racing by AVF) Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

WEC: Tandy excited for home race in first full season

The British ace astounded seasoned sportscar observers with his early morning heroics at Le Mans in 2015

2016-07-10_5719224 Hours of Le Mans winner, Nick Tandy, is a man impatient to get started as a regular member of Porsche LMP Team’s efforts to score a hat-trick of FIA World Endurance Championship titles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

WEC: A Chinese-inspired livery for Jackie Chan DC Racing’s two Oreca LM P2s

The design was born out of a contest among students at the Wuhan University Insititute of Design and Sciences

A Chinese-inspired livery for Jackie Chan DC Racing's two Oreca LM P2sDuring a press conference in Beijing, the Jackie Chan DC Racing team unveiled the stunning Chinese livery designed for its two Oreca 07-Gibsons set to compete in the full 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LM P2 class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

ELMS: Forty-one cars will travel to Monza for the Official Test, which will kick off the 2017 season in style

The 2017 European Le Mans Series Season is Go at Monza

^027856C30E555D7E57A34B0932925E4249D77CA11C3C6911FA^pimgpsh_thumbnail_win_distrThe 2-day test, which begins on Tuesday 28 March, will give the teams and drivers 14 hours of track time over five sessions, including a 2-hour night session, on the fast 5.8km Monza Grand Prix circuit.

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