Daily Archive: July 28, 2011

Jul 28

Formula One teams Hungarian Grand Prix preview

Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One preview

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

2011 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX VIEW.

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Jul 28

Loeb leads in Finland (+result)

Ogier was second fastest on the opening test

Sébastien Loeb  Finlande 2011-07-28Rally Finland logoSebastien Loeb will take a lead of 2.8s into day two of Neste Oil Rally Finland, which has got off to a dramatic start on the high-speed gravel stages north of the service park in Jyvaskyla this evening (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Super Nova miss Auto GP Oschersleben Round

This weekend

Super Nova Racing Ltd. logoAuto GPSuper Nova will not be competing in the Auto GP round at Oschersleben this weekend, as a result of an accumulation of different factors. Unfortunately Jon Lancaster has suffered a minor ankle injury whilst training for a triathlon he is competing in later this year and the winner of Donington’s feature race has been told by doctors not to drive for two weeks.

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Jul 28

GP2 Series Round 7, Budapest preview

No rest for the wicked!

GP2 - BudapestGP2 SeriesLast week, the Nurburgring hosted some of the wildest and hottest GP2 action this season. In tricky track conditions, the twenty-six drivers had no other choice but to bring their A-Game and three men stood out, starting with Charles Pic.

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Jul 28

GP3 Series™ round 6 preview

GP3 Budapest preview

GP3 - BudapestGP3 SeriesNow in the second half of the season, the fight to become GP3 Series™ champion is well and truly on. And with the second of two back-to-back races this weekend the drivers have a final chance to make their mark before the summer break.

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Jul 28

FIA-Formula 3 International Trophy to race at Spa

Formula 3 Euro Series round 4 and 5

Spa-FrancorchampsF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesThis weekend, the international motor-racing calendar features the fourth and fifth rounds of the ’FIA Formula 3 International Trophy’. The venue of these races that will be held within the framework of the British Formula 3 Championship is the legendary 7.004-kilometre Ardennes Rollercoaster of Spa-Francorchamps, with six Formula 3 Euro Series drivers using this opportunity to contest races at this spectacular racetrack.

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Jul 28

Infront Motor Sports and Pirelli renew tyre supply contract for 2013-2015

Pirelli confirmed as official tyre supplier to FIM Superbike World Championship

Infront Motor Sports - Yakhnich Motorsport Pirelli logoInfront Motor Sports wishes to announce that Pirelli will continue to be the official tyre supplier for the FIM Superbike World Championship for a further three years following the end of the current contract, which as a result will now be extended from 2013 through to the end of 2015.

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Jul 28

Heidfeld vows to fight for F1 future

Nick Heidfeld felt the heat of the media on Thursday

2011-07-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Germany - Nick Heidfeld 022011-05-20 - Lotus Renault GP - Spain - Eric Boullier 01Recent reports have hinted Renault team boss Eric Boullier is disappointed with the veteran German and considering replacing him with either Romain Grosjean or Bruno Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series drama in Saskatoon

Shepherd takes win with last-lap pass
+ driver reports

Pete Shepherd III  2011-07-28Pete Shepherd III  portrait

Pete Shepherd III made a last-lap pass of DJ Kennington to win the Velocity Prairie Thunder NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race in front of a capacity crowd at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway on Wednesday.

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Jul 28

Boss of Sauber sponsor arrested

The boss of embattled Sauber sponsor Money Service Group has been arrested

2011-06-11_1170Sauber MotorsportA few days ago, Niki Lauda ended his cap deal with the Liechtenstein based firm, and Die Presse reports that the great Austrian has now commenced legal action. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

VW could enter F1 in 2018 – official

Volkswagen could enter formula one in 2018, the German giant has announced

2011-01-13_0583Flagworld - F1Auto Motor und Sport on Thursday quotes VW Group motor racing official Wolfgang Durheimer: “When the group is at the front of the auto industry in 2018, I could imagine an involvement in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Sauber F1 Team confirms trio of drivers for 2012 (updated)

Sauber keeps same drivers for 2012

2011-07-09 - Sauber F1 Team - Britain - Kamui Kobayashi - Sergio Perez  0108 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is very happy with its young team of drivers and has confirmed all three of them for the 2012 season: Kamui Kobayashi (24, Japan) and Sergio Pérez (21, Mexico) will be lining up for the Swiss team next year as well, while Esteban Gutièrrez (19, Mexico) remains on board as test and reserve driver.

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Jul 28

Schumacher only needs good car to win again – Alonso

Fernando Alonso thinks his old championship rival Michael Schumacher is still capable of winning

2011-06-11_11042011-06-12_1539The pair fought for the title during the final season – 2006 – of Schumacher’s ultra-successful first career spanning seven world championships and 91 wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Signature still missing from Webber deal – Horner

Christian Horner has denied reports that Mark Webber has now signed on with Red Bull for 2012

2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Christian Horner2011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Mark Webber - Christian Horner_resizeBut the team boss indicated he is happy to retain the 34-year-old Australian alongside Sebastian Vettel.”The only thing missing is the signature, but to me this is just a formality,” Horner said during an interview with Germany’s Sport Bild. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Still loopholes in 2012 blown exhaust rules

The blown exhaust saga may not be over for long, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport

2011-03-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - James Key2011-07-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Kamui Kobayashi 03The report said there are loopholes in the new rules for 2012 that will require the exhausts to exit at the top of the car rather than into the diffuser. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Top teams pushing for more staff at GPs

Top teams are pushing to allow more staff to travel to grands prix

Flagworld - FIA2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber 4Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that, under the current cost limiting agreement, a maximum of 47 people per team can be assigned for the actual operation of the cars at grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Button insists no team orders at McLaren

A ‘team orders’ debate will not break out at McLaren, according to Jenson Button

2011-06-12_15582011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Jenson Button 01With team orders now legal, Mark Webber was told by his Red Bull chiefs at Silverstone to hold station behind Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Vettel still on track for 2011 title

F1′s last-start race winner Lewis Hamilton thinks winning the 2011 world championship remains a long shot

2011-07-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 072011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 07He said that although his McLaren raced to victory at cold Nurburgring last weekend, runaway championship leaders Red Bull were “light years ahead” a year ago at the scene of the Hungarian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Button eyes longer stay at McLaren

Despite earlier links with a potential team switch, Jenson Button has now indicated he wants to stay at McLaren for the long term

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Martin Whitmarsh - Jenson Button 012011-07-07 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Jenson Button - Lewis HamiltonTeam boss Martin Whitmarsh at the Nurburgring refused to say if the 31-year-old’s 2012 contract option would be taken up, but indicated that McLaren wants to hold onto Button as well as Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

CVC investors ‘worried’ about Ecclestone scandal

Investors in F1′s owner CVC Capital Partners are worried about the Gerhard Gribkowsky bribery scandal, the Financial Times has reported

2011-06-09_0309Gerhard Gribkowsky The report said the investors are calling on the private equity group to clarify the affair, with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone accused of bribing Gribkowsky amid BayernLB’s sale of formula one to CVC some years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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