Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 30

Roberto Merhi also dominates second FIA Trophy race at Spa

“It was an almost perfect weekend.” – Roberto Merhi

Spa-FrancorchampsF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHaving already won the first FIA Formula 3 International Trophy race at the 7.004 kilometres long Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) was also unbeatable in the second race. At the finish, he had a margin of over 23 seconds over Marco Wittmann (Signature). Laurens Vanthoor (Signature) ended up fourth behind William Buller (Fortec Motorsport).

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Jul 30

Red Bull ‘joker’ puts Vettel on pole (+results)

Red Bull’s “joker” put Sebastian Vettel right back on track at the Hungaroring.

2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Sebastian Vettel 42011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner_resizeEach team can break the mechanics’ late-night paddock curfew four times before a penalty applies, and Red Bull used one of theirs overnight to apply major setup changes to the RB7 after a difficult Friday in Budapest.

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Jul 30

Hulkenberg would rather leave F1 than stay tester

Nico Hulkenberg says he would rather leave formula one than spend another season as test driver.

2011-06-12_05882011-07-24 - Force India F1 Team - Germany - Nico Hulkenberg 01“I don’t want to sit around all weekend; I love racing too much,” said the young German, who became Force India’s ‘Friday’ driver this year after being ousted by Williams after a promising 2010 debut.

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Jul 30

Formula One teams Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying report

 Hungarian  Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Jul 30

Oscherleben, Race 1: unstoppable Afanasiev

Sergei Afanasiev shines again in Auto GP

Auto GPAutoGP - Oscherleben - Dams - Sergei AfanasievThe Russian driver, who just two weeks ago had to miss the Donington round due to problems in obtaining the visa, passed from bad to good clinching a dominating win (the second of his season) in the first race of the Oschersleben weekend.

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Jul 30

Valtteri Bottas takes maiden pole

Lotus ART dominate in Hungary

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesValtteri Bottas took his first GP3 pole position for Lotus ART after leading the rest of the field for most of the thirty minutes session at Hungaroring today, and confirming he is on fine form following his success last week at Nurburgring. The Series race winner was 0.330 seconds ahead of his teammate James Calado to lock out the front row of the grid for the French team.

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Jul 30

Race delay is big help for 2012 US GP

A delayed US grand prix next year could be a sigh of relief for more than one reason

MotoGP Austin TexasTracé AustinOfficially, it is believed the organisers requested the date change from June to November to avoid Austin’s hot summer. But there might be more to it, amid speculation a deadline for the first race payment to Bernie Ecclestone will shortly pass while the Texas comptroller continues to review the application for state funding. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Vettel should not fear losing title – Alonso

Fernando Alonso thinks Sebastian Vettel should not be nervous about his championship chances

2011-06-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Spain - Fernando Alonso 0012011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 01McLaren and Alonso’s Ferrari team appear to have caught up with the earlier dominant Red Bull, but Vettel maintains a 77 point advantage with nine races to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Reports – LA Lakers player could buy HRT

Although Thesan Capital recently bought HRT

Pau Gasol portraitThe Spanish team could be set for yet another change of ownership in the very near future.  AS and El Economista newspapers say the buyer is Pau Gasol, a famous Spanish basketball player for the famous NBA team Los Angeles Lakers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Both Spanish venues stay on new 2012 calendar

Fears Barcelona could be dropped from the 2012 calendar have been eased by the circulation of a new provisional schedule in Hungary

GP2 Series - Barcelona - Circuit de CatalunyaValencia Street Circuit logoIt was rumoured the Spanish venue might have to alternatively share a single annual calendar spot with Valencia, but both destinations are showing on the latest unofficial schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Teams cautiously welcome split British TV deal

Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed suggestions the new television broadcasting deal for Britain is a breach of the Concorde Agreement

2011-06-09_03142010-10-24 - Renault F1 Team - Eric Boullier 01It is understood the highly-secreted agreement between the commercial rights holder, the FIA and the teams includes clauses guaranteeing free-to-air coverage in F1′s key markets. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Renault concerned with FIA official’s Pure move

Renault Sport F1 chief Rob White has admitted “concern” about the appointment of Gilles Simon by 2014 engine supplier Pure

2010-04-03 - Renault F1 Team - Rob WhiteGilles SimonAfter leaving Ferrari, the French engine designer moved to the FIA where his role as head of powertrain has involved working closely with the teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Checa the early leader from privateer Berger

Two Ducati bikes slotted in at the top of the timesheets following Friday’s first qualifying at the new-look Silverstone circuit.

WSBK - Silverstone - Althea Racing Ducati - Carlos ChecaWSBK - World Supersport - Silverstone - Gino ReaOn a track that is more suitable on paper to four-cylinder power, points leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) led the way with a time of 2 minutes 05.477 seconds, four-tenths quicker than the surprise of the day, the young Frenchman Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team Ducati). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

ACT Teams to test at NHMS for August 12-13 All-Star Challenge

The test and tune will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 7am until 5pm

ACT logoNHMS LogoThe American Canadian Tour announced today that forty four (44) teams are preparing to test at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Teams will be getting ready for the ACT ALL STAR CHALLENGE to be held in conjunction with the IZOD INDYCAR event and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on August 12-14, 2011.

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Jul 29

Sauber F1 Team ends partnership with MSG

Sauber ends Money Service Group sponsor deal

2011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Sergio Perez 032011-06-11_1170In the light of recent developments regarding the Money Service Group, the Sauber F1 Team has decided to end its partnership with the company with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

McLaren says F1 ‘sorry to see Turkey go’

“I think it is always sad when you lose a grand prix.  We are sorry to see Turkey go”

2011-04-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia -Jonathan Neale 012011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - MP4-26 02More reports from the Hungaroring on Friday seemed to confirm that Turkey has been dropped from the 2012 calendar. The Istanbul track made its debut in 2005 but it appears to have been deleted from the latest schedule for next year that is being circulated in the paddock in Hungary.

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Jul 29

Valtteri Bottas quickest in Hungary

Valtteri Bottas leads Lotus ART one-two in Practice 2 at Hungaroring

GP3 - Hungary - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesAfter his maiden GP3 victory last weekend, the Finnish driver continued with his good form by topping the second of two Friday practice sessions, just 0.064 ahead of his teammate and this morning’s quickest man James Calado.

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Jul 29

Oschersleben, Crestani pips Afanasiev to pole

Fabrizio Crestani grabbed pole position for the Oschersleben round of Auto GP.

AutoGP - Oschersleben - Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniAuto GPThe Lazarus driver was the quickest after a thrilling session, stopped with 3 minutes to go due to an accident for Francesco Dracone. Qualifying saw many lead changes: Adrien Tambay topped the sheets with the first set of tyres, then at mid-session with the second set Kevin Ceccon took the lead first, then pipped by Sergei Afanasiev.

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Jul 29

Red Bull plays down Vettel’s hand injury

Sebastian Vettel is sporting a minor scrape on the palm of his right hand this weekend in Hungary.

2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Sebastian Vettel 1_resize2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Sebastian Vettel 5_resizeThe Red Bull driver, reigning world champion and 2011 championship leader reportedly cut his hand last week. Television images captured the injury during Friday practice at the Hungaroring, with the 24-year-old’s hand wrapped in athletic sporting tape.

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Jul 29

Luiz Razia powers to maiden pole in Budapest

Brazilian driver takes maiden pole for Caterham Team AirAsia

GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz RaziaGP2 SeriesLuiz Razia snatched his first ever GP2 pole position for Caterham Team AirAsia – also a first for the Malaysian squad, today at Hungaroring in a closely fought qualifying session that saw the young Brazilian go top in the dying minutes ahead of Luca Filippi and Marcus Ericsson.

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