Daily Archive: June 25, 2011

Jun 25

Jacques Villeneuve third in Elkart Lake

Andrew Ranger 21st fir the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Bucyrus 200 presented by Menard’s

2011-06-24-0035Andrew Ranger Dodge 53Both Jacques Villeneuve and Andrew Ranger are qualified for the NASCAR Nationwide race to take place at Elkart Lake. Villeneuve posted the third best time of the qualifying session behind Michael McDowell of Team Pizza Ranch Toyota and Max Papis on Chevrolet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Vettel earns his 7th pole position of the season in Valencia (+result)

Sebastian Vettel has taken the pole for the 2011 European Grand Prix on the streets of Valencia, Spain with a lap of 1:36.975

2011-06-12_15702011-06-11_0154This is the 2010 F1 champion’s 7th pole of the 2011 season, and 22st of his Formula One (F1) career and second pole at Valencia. This is also Vettel’s seventh pole in eight races and eighth pole in nine tries dating back to the Abu Dhabi season finale in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Sato, Patrick start 1-2 in Iowa Corn Indy 250 (+result)

 Tagliani will start from 15th place on the grid in Iowa 

Takuma Sato 2011-06-25IZOD - IndyCar seriesTakuma Sato and Danica Patrick will start on the front row of tonight’s Izod IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The interesting thing is, Sato isn’t necessarily the surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Formula One teams European Grand Prix qualifying report

European Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Valencia Street Circuit logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Valencia.

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Jun 25

Grosjean back to the top in feature race

Frenchman picks up victory after van der Garde penalty

GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Barwa Addax Team - van der Garde - Dams - Romain Grosjean - Caterham Team AirAsia - Davide ValsecchiRomain Grosjean has claimed his second win of the season after a strong drive, and a drive through for title rival Giedo van der Garde put the Frenchman on top in this afternoon’s eventful feature race in Valencia, sharing the podium with the Dutchman and Davide Valsecchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Quaife-Hobbs takes maiden GP3 victory

Valencia Street Circuit race 1 report

GP3 - Marussia Manor Racing - Adrian Quaife-HobbsGP3 SeriesMarussia Manor Racing’s Adrian Quaife-Hobbs took his maiden GP3 Series victory today, after a flying start from the Brit saw him take the lead when the lights went out. MW Arden locked out the rest of the podium with Lewis Williamson finishing second and Mitch Evans third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Bratt secures maiden F2 in opening Spa race

Briton powers to front on opening lap from fifth on the grid

F2 - Spa - Will Brat actionF2 - Spa - Will Brat podiumWill Bratt secured his maiden FIA Formula Two race win during today’s (Saturday) opening F2 race at Spa Francorchamps. The Briton started fifth on the grid but capitalised on the treacherous conditions to lead by the end of the first lap. Mirko Bortolotti put his post-qualifying penalty behind him to secure second with Christopher Zanella third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Spies excels at Assen to take first MotoGP victory

In round 7:  Dutch TT – Race TT Assen Circuit
 
Ben Spies Magny Cours 091003MotoGP logoBen Spies took his first MotoGP victory in fine style today at Assen, controlling the race from the front to romp to an eventual 7.7second lead over second-placed Casey Stoner and his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Horner denies Vettel ordered to collect rival team info

After the qualifying session in Valencia

2011-05-07 - Red Bull Racing - Turkey - Christian Horner - Sebastian Vettel 32010-09-26 - Red Bull Racing - Christian Horner 02Christian Horner on Saturday denied Sebastian Vettel was ordered to look inside the cockpits of the rival McLaren and Ferrari cars after qualifying at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

FIA’s Whiting plans DRS tweak for Silverstone

The FIA is considering applying a second ‘activation point’ for the overtaking system DRS at Silverstone in two weeks

Flagworld - FIA2008-06-05_0049At Canada and again this weekend in Valencia, there are two zones in which chasing drivers can use their adjustable rear wings in the race, but only one ‘activation point’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Bratt takes sensational maiden F2 win at wet Spa

Will Bratt secured his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship race victory

Will Bratt - Spa Formula 2 WinnerWill Bratt Spa-FrancorchampsBratt won in sensational style at the immensely challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this afternoon, Saturday, 25th June, thanks to a superbly judged performance in a wet fifth round of the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Webber linked with shock Renault move

Mark Webber has been linked with a shock move to Renault

2011-06-12_04582011-06-10_0496Red Bull insists it is “very happy” with the Australian driver, but his contract expires this year and Lewis Hamilton has been flirting with a switch from McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

IRC to drop Rali Vinho Madeira from calendar

Rali Vinho Madeira was due to form round seven of the 2011 IRC season

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeRali Vinho Madeira will not form part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2011 and 2012, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Pirelli considers qualifying tyre for future

Pirelli has many ideas about how to maximise its involvement in F1 as the sport’s official tyre supplier

PirelliValencia Street Circuit logoThat is the claim of the Italian marque’s British motor sport director Paul Hembery, who spoke to Auto Motor und Sport at Valencia, the eighth race since Pirelli took over from the now departed Bridgestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Construction goes quiet at US GP track site – report

A spokesman has denied the wind is falling from the sails of the 2012 US grand prix

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixAustin - TexasThe Texas official who approved the state funding for the Circuit of the Americas project is being sued, and the Austin City Council on Thursday delayed a vote on the receipt of the money. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

De la Rosa to stay in F1 until ‘too old’

Pedro de la Rosa admitted he fears that if he steps out of the formula one paddock now, he might never step back in

2011-06-11_01552011-06-12_0480The Spanish veteran, officially the McLaren reserve and called up by Sauber to replace Sergio Perez two weeks ago, is therefore first in line should up to four F1 regulars fall ill this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Whiting denies changing rules to hurt Red Bull

” It is a purely technical intervention from our side ” – Whiting

2008-06-05_0049Flagworld - FIACharlie Whiting on Friday denied the FIA’s mid-season clampdown on blown exhausts is a political move aimed at slowing down the dominant Red Bulls. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Schumacher pays tribute as Fangio turns 100

Michael Schumacher on Friday paid tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio

Fangio2011-06-12_1535The Argentine legend whose record of five world championships he matched and then broke earlier this decade. Friday, the scene of practice for this weekend’s European grand prix, was the 100th anniversary of the late and great Fangio’s birth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Rosberg backtracks after insulting athletes

Nico Rosberg quickly backtracked on Friday after insulting women sports stars as well as disabled athletes

2011-06-10_07082011-05-20 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 08The Mercedes driver had been asked about the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, which kicks off in Germany on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Vettel urges Red Bull to finally fix KERS

Sebastian Vettel has urged Red Bull to finally solve its KERS glitches

2011-06-12_15702011-06-11_0382The otherwise dominant RB7 has been slowed multiple times in 2011 as the team grapples with a custom KERS system that is smaller and less powerful than usual in order to maximise the car’s aerodynamic packaging. Read the rest of this entry »

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