Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 31

Paul Menard stretches fuel to win Brickyard 400 (+result)

 In a season of improbable first-time winners

Paul Menard Brick Yard victoryBrick Yard 400 logoIn NASCAR’s biggest races, Paul Menard stretched his fuel mileage and held off a charging Jeff Gordon to win Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Abu Dhabi confirms 2011 young driver test

Race organisers have confirmed that Abu Dhabi will once again host a young drivers’ test at Yas Marina.

Rally Abu Dhabi 091218Yas Marina Circuit - Abu DhabiAfter the 2010 season finale, the spectacular venue played host to a test where inexperienced youngsters are entrusted with the F1 teams’ grand prix cars.

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Jul 31

Formula One teams Hungarian Grand Prix race report (+results & photos)

Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One race report

Hungaroring.svgToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Budapest..

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Jul 31

Horner not disappointed with Button victory

Christian Horner could not hide his smile despite a Red Bull not winning Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Christian Horner2011-07-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Hungary - Jenson Button 03Championship leader Sebastian Vettel finished the Budapest race second, but because the fifth-placed Jenson Button won, the German’s vast gap grew from 77 points to 85 over teammate Mark Webber.

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Jul 31

Button wins F1 2011 Hungarian GP (+result)

McLaren’s Jenson Button takes his second win of the year at the Hungaroring
+ Button wins but Vettel extends title lead

2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Jenson Button - Sebastian VettelHungaroring logoBritain’s Jenson Button wins the F1 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix and marks his 200th F1 race in style.Button eventually finished 3.5 seconds up on Sebastian Vettel, with Fernando Alonso completing the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Stefano Coletti sprints to Budapest win

Trident driver triumphed today on a wet/dry/wet sprint race at Hungaroring

GP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - Stefano ColettiGP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - PodiumStefano Coletti overcame a difficult start of a Hungarian weekend by stunning the rest of the field from P21 on the grid to victory in changing track conditions and two safety car periods. The Monegasque driver finished 7.2s ahead of Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean.

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Jul 31

Rio Haryanto storms to Race 2 victory

Indonesian wins hard fought race in Hungary

GP3 - Hungary - Marussia Manor Racing - Rio HaryantoGP3 SeriesRio Haryanto took his second GP3 victory of the 2011 season in a rain affected race at Hungaroring today. The Marussia Manor Racing driver finished just ahead of the charging Lotus ART pair of Valtteri Bottas and James Calado.

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Jul 31

Oscherleben, Race 2: second win for Venturini

Giovanni Venturini clinched his second Auto GP win today

AutoGP - Oscherleben - Griffitz Durango - Giovanni VenturiniAuto GPThe italian driver, who was dominating in the season’s maiden weekend in Monza, got on the higher step of the podium again after an hard fought race.

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Jul 31

Hackers say Button injured in road car smash

But a subsequent message said the news was “completely false”.

2011-07-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Hungary - Jenson Button 012011-07-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Hungary - Jenson Button 02Jenson Button was not involved in a road car accident after qualifying third in Hungary, his management and the McLaren team have clarified.

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Jul 31

Massa finally beats Alonso in qualifying

Felipe Massa on Saturday outqualified his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso for the first time in 2011.

2011-07-30 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Hungary - Felipe Massa 32011-07-30 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Hungary - Felipe Massa 1Spaniard Alonso was quicker than the Brazilian’s sister car in Q1 and Q2, but a hundredth slower than Massa in the grid-decisive Q3 session. “My teammate drove a nice lap,” Alonso, who will start the race in fifth place immediately behind Massa, said.

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Jul 31

Teams to ask for 2012 calendar ‘rethink’

Formula one teams are concerned about the latest version of the provisional calendar for 2012.

2011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Bernie Ecclestone 012011-06-30 - FOTA - Paddy Lowe Technical Director Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - James Allison Technical Director Lotus Renault GPWith Turkey scrapped and Bahrain shuffled to the end of the schedule, Bernie Ecclestone circulated a revised version of next year’s calendar in the paddock of the Hungaroring.

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Jul 31

Taylor wins Beech Ridge Battle for first ACT victory

The 150 lap event saw just three cautions

ACT logoBeech Ridge Motor Speedway logoFarmington, ME’s Jeff Taylor claimed his first career ACT win after a race long battle with Wayne Helliwell, Jr. in the Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME on Saturday, July 30. Taylor and Helliwell, both in Ford powered rides, swapped the lead seven times from lap 44 to the checkers. The two battled not only themselves but also heavy lapped traffic during long green flag runs.

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Jul 31

Ragan comes from nowhere for Brickyard pole (+result)

The roll continued for David Ragan on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

David Ragan Texas Samsung Mobile 500 poleBrick Yard 400 logoRagan’s qualifying lap at 182.994 mph (49.182 seconds) was fast enough to win the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, the 20th Sprint Cup race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Sebastien Loeb wins in Finland (+result & photo)

 Driving a Citroen DS3 WRC

Sebastien Loeb 2011-07-30Rally Finland logoSebastien Loeb has extended his lead at the top of the Word Rally Championship to 27 points following a stunning second win on Neste Oil Rally Finland, which finished in the city of Jyvaskyla on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Strong newcomer Kévin Estre surprises with first pole position

Kévin Estre’s first season in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup is going much better than he imagined

Porsche Mobil1 SupercupKevin Estre Porsche With the 450 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup fielded by Hermes Attempto Racing, the Frenchman secured his first pole position for round seven of the world’s fastest international one-make cup on the Hungaroring. In his last quick qualifying lap on the Grand Prix circuit near Budapest, he undercut the previous top time of Sean Edwards, the Barcelona winner from Great Britain, by 0.041 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Wild-card Hopkins powers to Tissot-Superpole win!

“I’m over the moon right now” – John Hopkins

WSBK - Silverstone - John HopkinsWSBK - Silverstone - SuperpoleHopkins (Samsung Crescent Racing Suzuki) rocked the WSBK establishment with the Tissot-Superpole win at Silverstone. The American rider, a regular in BSB this season, took a new track best of 2’04.041 in the last of the three superpole contests.

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Jul 30

Valtteri Bottas takes GP3 Series™ lead

Revised drivers’ standings

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesLotus ART’s Valtteri Bottas has inherited the lead of the GP3 Series™ drivers’ standings after Alexander Sims was excluded from the Budapest Race 1 results.

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Jul 30

Romain Grosjean wins in Budapest

Series leader pockets fifth win after Marcus Ericsson gets a drive through 

GP2 - Hungary - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Hungary - Dams - podiumDams driver Romain Grosjean has claimed a fifth victory this season in today’s feature race at Hungaroring. The Frenchman took the lead after race-long leader Marcus Ericsson was handed a drive through penalty in the closing stages. Charles Pic and Luiz Razia complete the podium.

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Jul 30

Valtteri Bottas wins Budapest Race 1

Finn takes lights-to-flag victory at Hungaroring

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesToday rookie Valtteri Bottas became the first GP3 driver to win more than one race this season, and showed he is ‘in it to win it’ in the battle to become the 2011 GP3 Series™ champion. The Lotus ART driver took a lights-to-flag victory at Hungaroring to finish 0.9 seconds ahead of Michael Christensen.

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Jul 30

Oschersleben, Buttarelli penalized for start crash

Bad news for Samuele Buttarelli

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Samuele Buttarelli - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPRace Direction considered the Italian driver responsible for the crash that immediately after the start took both him and poleman Fabrizio Crestani out of the race, and decided to punish him as a consequence.

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