Daily Archive: July 24, 2011

Jul 24

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

German Grand Prix Formula One race report

GP3 - NürburgringToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at the Nurburgring.

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Jul 24

Hamilton wins German GP (+result)

Lewis Hamilton defied early weekend predictions to emerge victorious from a hard-fought German GP at the Nurburgring

2011-06-11_0198NurburgringLewis Hamilton prevailed in a frenetic three-way fight for victory in the German Grand Prix, as world championship leader Sebastian Vettel could only finish fifth on the road at the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Bad day for Vettel shrinks lead by just 3 points (+standings)

“I didn’t feel too good all weekend” – Vettel

2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Sebastian Vettel 52011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Sebastian Vettel 1Despite making mistakes, being slightly off the pace and beaten by three of his championship leaders, Sebastian Vettel’s huge championship lead dimished by just 3 points at the Nurburgring. The German finished a distant fourth in his home grand prix, but because his closest challenger, teammate and pole sitter Mark Webber was just third at the flag, the massive 80-point gap shrinks to just 77 after the tenth round of the season.

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Jul 24

Grosjean wins dramatic wet sprint race

Frenchman on top in changing conditions

GP2 - Nurburgring - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Nurburgring - Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART), Romain Grosjean (Dams), Luca FIlippi (Scuderia Coloni)Romain Grosjean improved on yesterday’s podium with a thrilling battle for victory in changing weather conditions in this morning’s sprint race at the Nurburgring, keeping calm and taking advantage of other people’s misfortunes to win from Jules Bianchi and Luca Filippi.

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Jul 24

Valtteri Bottas storms to Victory at the Ring

And so Bottas took his first GP3 win to become the tenth victor of the season.

GP3 - Nurburgring - Lotus ART- Valtteri BottasGP3 SeriesValtteri Bottas took his maiden GP3 Series win at Nürburgring today after a strong start from sixth put him into the lead by the end of Lap 1. The Lotus ART man finished 1.473 seconds ahead of Status Grand Prix’s Alexander Sims and RSC Mücke Motorsport’s Nigel Melker who claimed a home race podium for his German team.

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Jul 24

Mirko Bortolotti secures pole for race two

Austro-Italian driver ahead of Ramon Pineiro and Jack Clarke

F2 - Brands Hatch - Mirko BortolottiMirko Bortolotti will start today’s (Sunday) second FIA Formula Two race at Brands Hatch on pole position after an impressive performance during a closely fought qualifying session.

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Jul 24

Horner expects better race for Red Bull in Hungary

Christian Horner on Sunday said he thinks Red Bull will be better next weekend in Hungary.

2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Christian Horner2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelChampionship leader Sebastian Vettel ended his 15-race run of front row berths at the Nurburgring, while pole sitter Mark Webber was the team’s best finisher with third.

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Jul 24

Ticket to ride

Friday drive for Bruno in Budapest

2011-07-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Germany - Bruno Senna 012011-02-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Jerez - Bruno Senna 02Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Bruno Senna will drive the R31 in Friday’s first practice session during the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend.

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Jul 24

Nationwide: Edwards overcame penalty to win (+result)

Carl Edwards didn’t let a pit lane speeding penalty get in the way of another Nationwide Series win

Carl Edwards KentckyNASCAR Nationwide SeriesHe charged to victory in the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. There was no NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend and most of the Cup field took the rare mid-season opportunity to take a break from racing and stayed away from the Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Home Sweet Home, Glock signs new three-year Virgin contract (updated)

Virgin on Sunday morning said Timo Glock has signed a new long-term contract

2011-07-24 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Germany -  Timo Glock 52011-07-24 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Germany -  Timo Glock 4Timo Glock prepares for his home Grand Prix and affirms his commitment to Marussia Virgin Racing with a new long-term agreement. Following an exciting few weeks for Marussia Virgin Racing, the good news just keeps coming. As Timo Glock prepares to race in his home Grand Prix in Germany today, he has also underlined just how ‘at home’ he feels with his Team, by signing a new long-term contract.

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Jul 24

Williams leave KERS off Barrichello’s car

Williams is experimenting with a no-KERS configuration aboard Rubens Barrichello’s car this weekend at the Nurburgring

2011-06-12_1544Before the recent Silverstone race, we reported that Force India was toying with not using the energy recovery technology to see if the differences in weight-ballast and brake-balance had a positive effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Renault to test new exhaust again in Hungary

Renault will try again with its Red Bull-style rear exhaust exits in Hungary next week

2011-07-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Britain - Nick Heidfeld 042011-07-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Britain - Nick Heidfeld 05While Vitaly Petrov continued to use the front-exiting solution that has been on the R31 all season, teammate Nick Heidfeld tested the new layout on Friday at the Nurburgring.

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Jul 24

Webber can fight for Nurburgring win – Horner

“Both of our drivers get the same chance.”

2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Christian Horner - Martin Whitmarsh_resize2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Mark Webber - Christian Horner_resizeChristian Horner has rubbished suggestions Mark Webber might receive a team order a few laps before the chequered flag in Sunday’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Bortolotti extends his Championship Lead

As it happened – Brands Hatch race two

F2 - Brands Hatch - Mirko BortolottiMirko Bortolotti took a fine 2nd and 5th position in Brands Hatch to extend his point lead in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. The 21-year-old confirmed his impressive form by claiming pole position for the 10th race of the season…

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Jul 24

Soucek hints at F1 team ‘negotiations’

Andy Soucek has revealed he could be on the verge of breaking back into formula one

2010-06-13 - Virgin Racing - Andy SoucekUSF1The Spaniard was Virgin’s test and reserve driver last year but he left the role complaining that “You don’t even get in the car”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Glock hopes to ‘stand out’ at Virgin in 2012

Timo Glock hopes Virgin will be a better shop window for his talents next year

2011-06-26 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Spain -Timo Glock 02USF1The German was earlier critical of the struggling team’s direction but Virgin recently split with its designer Nick Wirth and inked a technical and wind tunnel deal with McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Pineiro storms to maiden F2 win at Brands Hatch

Spanish youngster makes superb start to beat Bortolotti to victory

F2 - Brands Hatch - Ramon Pineiro actionF2 - Brands Hatch - Ramon PineiroSpanish newcomer Ramon Pineiro secured his maiden FIA Formula Two win after dominating today’s (Sunday) thrilling race at the legendary Brands Hatch GP circuit.

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Jul 24

Mercedes has ‘good relationship’ with Vettel – Zetsche

Michael Schumacher remains a top driver but Mercedes also has an eye on Sebastian Vettel

2011-06-12_15702011-06-12_1539The German marque’s top brass Dieter Zetsche is at the Nurburgring this weekend where he was asked by Bild am Sonntag newspaper if Red Bull’s Vettel would be a better bet for Mercedes’ works team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Cold and wet on Nurburgring race day

Sunday morning has dawned grey and very wet at the Nurburgring

NurburgringPirelliAfter steady rain fell through the night, weather reports are also predicting a rainy Sunday with a top of just 13 degrees for the German grand prix.

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Jul 24

Suzuka, Ecclestone, say no nuclear risk for Japan GP

Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday allayed fears that the nuclear crisis will affect October’s Japanese grand prix

2011-06-09_0303MotoGP - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerLeading MotoGP riders Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo have announced that they will boycott October’s MotoGP race at Motegi, which is just 100km from the damaged Fukushima power plant. Read the rest of this entry »

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