Daily Archive: July 21, 2011

Jul 21

Remy Audette second in the afternoon practice session in Mosport (+result)

Minor and Livengood pace Mosport practice

Remy Audette 2011-05-31F2000 new logoComing off a win at Mid-Ohio, Chris Livengood, along with Masters Class veteran Tim Minor paced two long practice sessions on a very hot day at Mosport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Three new drivers join Team Canada

At the last Eastern Canada Karting Championship held on July 17th, the champion in each class was crowned.

2010 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals - Team CanadaEastern Canadian Karting ChampionshipThe champion in the Rotax Max Junior, Rotax Max and Rotax DD2 classes also won an invitation for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals which will take place next November in Al Ain, U.A.E.

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Jul 21

Chandhok admits aim for 2012 Team Lotus race seat

Karun Chandhok on Thursday set out his stall for a full-time race seat at Team Lotus for 2012.

2010-06-13_00442010-05-16 - Hispania Racing Team - Karun Chandhok 04Finn Heikki Kovalainen is regarded as a favourite of the Tony Fernandes-led squad, while the Malaysian businessman at the Nurburgring revealed that talks to renew Jarno Trulli’s contract have already commenced.

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Jul 21

Marussia Virgin Racing rocking Sochi

In 2014, the Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi will host the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

2011-07-21 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Sochi - Timo Glock2011-05-07 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Turkey 1As the only Anglo-Russian team on the grid, Marussia Virgin Racing decided to head over there last weekend for Formula Sochi, a demonstration event designed to treat the Russian fans to the sights and sounds of Formula One racing.

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Jul 21

Barrichello reveals contract talks in Germany

Adam Parr indicated it is very likely the 39-year-old will be re-signed

2011-07-09 - AT&T Williams - Britain - Sam Michael - Rubens Barrichello 012011-05-28 - AT&T Williams - Monaco - Rubens Barrichello 05Rubens Barrichello on Thursday revealed he has scheduled talks about his future with Williams at the Nurburgring this weekend.

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Jul 21

GP2 Series™ Round 6, Nürburgring preview

Sixth round of the 2011 GP2 Series™

GP3 - NürburgringGP2 Series

Two weeks ago, in Silverstone, two Frenchmen conquered the home of British motorsport, with the youngest Jules Bianchi breaking his duck with a first win in GP2 Series™.

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Jul 21

GP3 Series™ Round 5, Nürburgring preview

GP3 Series

GP3 - NürburgringAt Round 4 two weeks ago in Silverstone sophomore Nico Müller took his first GP3 victory of the year in Race 1 and in the process stopped an all British triumph – the remaining seven points paying positions were taken up by drivers fighting for home glory.

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Jul 21

Filippi and Ceccon choose Auto GP

Carroll back to GP2

AutoGp - Fabrizio Crestani - Adam CarrollAuto GPThe clash between the Auto GP event in Oschersleben and the Budapest GP2 weekend, both planned for 29-31 August, created a strange twist of fate for some of the Auto GP drivers.

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Jul 21

Formula One teams German Grand Prix preview

German Grand Prix Formula One preview 

NurburgringToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at the Nürburgring.

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Jul 21

Chandhok replaces Trulli for German GP

Jarno Trulli is sitting out the German grand prix as Team Lotus gives Karun Chandhok an opportunity to race the Italian regular’s car

2011-05-21 - Team Lotus - Spain - Jarno Trulli - Tony Fernandes 012010-07-11 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok 01Team boss Tony Fernandes said he wanted to give Indian reserve driver Chandhok, 27, his first opportunity to contest a grand prix since he was ousted by HRT a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Title hopes ‘very small’ admits Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton on Thursday admitted he harbours only minor hopes of winning the 2011 title.

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Lewis Hamilton 052011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Lewis Hamilton 02The McLaren driver lies almost a century of points behind Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, but still he refuses to write off his chances altogether with ten races to go.

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Jul 21

Abu Dhabi F1 track sheds 61 staff

Abu Dhabi’s F1 venue Yas Marina Circuit has shed 61 staff, according to local reports

2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas Marina2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 06The UAE-based 7Days newspaper said the race organisers Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management made the decision in order to reduce costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Vettel hopes Nurburgring rescues GP future

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he hopes the Nurburgring can secure its place on the F1 calendar

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 01NurburgringThe SPD/Green political coalition government in the local Rhineland-Palatinate state has announced it will withdraw its financial backing for the event after this weekend’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Schumacher to mark 20th anniversary with black cap

Michael Schumacher will mark the twentieth anniversary of his formula one debut with a special black cap

2011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Michael Schumacher 03World Series Formula Renault 3.5 - Chris van der Drift 2Next month, when the German arrives at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit, it will be precisely two decades since he made his debut for Jordan at the 1991 Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Valencia scandal good for Barcelona GP – report

A Spanish newspaper has interpreted the demise of Valencia president Francisco Camps as good news for Barcelona’s Spanish grand prix

Valencia Street Circuit logo2011-06-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 01It was reported recently that Spanish port city Valencia wanted to be the country’s only F1 event by paying Bernie Ecclestone EUR 20 million per year and taking the Circuit de Catalunya’s May date on the annual calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Mercedes pair hint 2012 lineup not changing

Mercedes looks set to contest next year’s world championship with its current driver lineup

2011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - 0204 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamThere have been rumours that while Nico Rosberg is linked with a switch to a top-3 team, Michael Schumacher might end his formula one comeback at the end of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

F1 helmet painter Sid Mosca dies

A legendary painter of formula one helmets has died

Sid MoscaAyrton Senna74-year-old Brazilian Sid Mosca, who customised the designs of famous F1 drivers including Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher, died in hospital on Wednesday of cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Peter Sauber expects bad Nurburgring weather

Peter Sauber is expecting a weekend of “very bad” weather at the Nurburgring

2011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Peter Sauber 01Nurburgring“The outlook is very bad for the weekend,” the owner and boss of the Hinwil based Sauber team told Swiss newspaper Blick. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Sauber, Lauda sponsor in financial strife – reports

A sponsor of the Sauber team is in financial trouble, according to German-language reports

08 - Sauber F1 Team2011-06-11_1170The Austrian newspaper Die Presse said the owner and founder of the Liechtenstein based Money Service Group has left the company, ostensibly for health reasons, as partners complain that their invoices are not being paid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Minardi driver Sala joins HRT as advisor

Luis Perez-Sala has reportedly joined HRT as an official advisor to the Spanish team’s new owners Thesan Capital

Luis Perez SalaHRT Formula One Team logoThe former Minardi driver was with the team at Silverstone two weeks ago and reportedly carried out an initial analysis in which it was decided the ‘Hispania’ moniker would for example no longer be used. Read the rest of this entry »

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