Daily Archive: September 7, 2011

Sep 07

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix preview

Italian Grand Prix Formula One preview 

MonzaToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monza.

 

 

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Sep 07

CTCC Champions to be crowned after final rounds this weekend

Three battles will take place during this season’s last event.

Continental Sundown logoCCTCC logo 2011With only two Rounds to go, the competition level will be at its highest during the Continental Sundown Enduro at Circuit ICAR on September 10-11. Competitors of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) will compete for Championship titles in Super Class and Touring Class and the manufacturers` titles will also be determined at the same time.

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Sep 07

Pirelli hosts FOTA fans forum

At the Italian Grand Prix

2011-09-07 - The FOTA Fans Forum was held this evening at Pirelli's HQ in Milan2011-05-20 - Pirelli - Spain - Mercedes GP PetronasPirelli has welcomed today more than 200 lucky fans to its Milan headquarters for the FOTA Fans Forum event prior to the Italian Grand Prix this weekend.

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Sep 07

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard aiming for the North American Rally title

Round 4 : Rallye Défi

Antoine L’Estage - Nathalie Richard b- Pennsylvania STPR rallyAntoine LestageQuebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, NS) will return to competition this weekend, after an eight-week pause in the North American rally calendar.

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Sep 07

Andrew Ranger finishes 5th at DuQuoin

“These ARCA cars on dirt are a blast to drive.” – Andrew Ranger

ARCA DuQuoin - Andrew Ranger 1ARCA DuQuoin - Andrew Ranger 2Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Andrew Ranger finished fifth, in his third career ARCA Racing Series start and first dirt surface start, while racing in the annual Southern Illinois 100 held at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois.

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Sep 07

Debut for Zytek’s new hybrid system

Repton manufacturer continues to lead the way

ZytekZytek KERS logoThis weekend’s Six Hours of Silverstone features the debut of Zytek’s pure race hybrid system. The Repton-based company is already motor sport’s leading hybrid innovator.

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Sep 07

Hindman wins, Kellett, Anderson Podium for BGR Team Grote!

“Wow what a weekend for our team” - Brian Graham

BGR Team Grote - Mosport - Trent HindmanMosport International RacewayTrent Hindman continued his impressive rookie season with 2 pole positions and the Sunday feature win at Mosport International Raceway to strengthen his points lead with 4 rounds remaining.

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Sep 07

F2 car out runs fighter jet!

Plamen Kralev goes head-to-head with MiG-29 during Bulgarian air show

F2 - Plamen Kralev racing a fighter jetF2 - Plamen Kralev meets the Bulgarian Prime MinisterThe 500bhp of the JPH1B Williams F2 car impressed in one of its toughest challenges yet recently when it went head-to-head in a drag race with a 22,220bhp MiG-29 fighter jet!

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Sep 07

‘Camber’ saga to continue at Monza?

The seemingly innocuous phenomenon of tyre camber could be set to play a decisive role at a second consecutive grand prix.

2011-08-28 - Pirelli - Belgium 022011-08-28 - Pirelli - Belgium Paul Hembery 01At Spa two weeks ago, a saga unfolded over the apparent safety of Pirelli’s tyres, after worrying blisters appeared on the dominant Red Bull cars. It emerged that the team exceeded the recommendations for camber angle dictated by the official tyre supplier.

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Sep 07

11 dead in attack on F1 host city Delhi

11 people are dead and scores injured after a briefcase bomb exploded

Horizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.Flagworld - F1On the month before the city’s inaugural Indian grand prix, New Delhi is on Wednesday reeling from one of its worst terrorist attacks.

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Sep 07

Iran to build $85m F1 track

Iran has emerged as the unlikely latest prospective destination for formula one.

Flagworld - F1The local Mehr news agency said officials have decided to build a circuit 35 kilometres south of the capital Tehran, with Apex Circuit Design assigned the contract.

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Sep 07

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg to reveal new 2012 DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé

At Frankfurt Motor Show

2010-08-01 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher - Nico Rosberg 01Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will unveil the new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé during Frankfurt’s IAA at 12.00 CET, on Tuesday 13 September

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Sep 07

Williams Grand Prix Holdings announces interim results 2011

Williams’ interim 2011 results demonstrate finanal strenght; core profit up, earnings per share up 49 percent

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo2011-08-28 - AT&T Williams - Belgium - Pastor Maldonado 02Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (“Williams” or the “Group,” Ticker: WGF1) today announced its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2011. Williams is the holding company of the Williams group of companies, which includes Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited and Williams Hybrid Power Limited.

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Sep 07

Webber pass too risky and ‘stupid’ – Berger

Gerhard Berger has criticised Mark Webber for taking too big a risk in his battle with Fernando Alonso at Spa two weeks ago.

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Mark Webber  3 2011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber 4Red Bull’s Australian driver has confirmed there was light contact with the Ferrari as he passed his Spanish friend on the outside through the fearsome and fabled Eau Rouge corner at close to top speed.

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Sep 07

Massa ‘one of best ever teammates’ – Alonso

After defending the talents of world champion Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso now insists his teammate Felipe Massa is also a top driver.

2011-06-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Spain - Fernando Alonso 0012011-06-11_1187Brazilian Massa has appeared to struggle alongside Ferrari’s highly rated lead driver in the last two seasons, but Spaniard Alonso insists the 30-year-old is on the pace. “I do not have things easy with him (Massa), we are very close to each other,” Auto Bild Motorsport quotes him as saying.

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Sep 07

Grosjean ‘now ready’ for F1 return – Boullier

GP2′s newly crowned champion is ready to return to formula one, according to his manager Eric Boullier.

GP2 - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Spa - Dams - Romain GrosjeanFrenchman Boullier, in charge of the Gravity management company, doubles as Renault team principal, where countryman Romain Grosjean is regarded as a possible teammate for Russian Vitaly Petrov next year.

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Sep 07

Perez admits Monaco crash was big setback

Sergio Perez has admitted his Monaco crash was a hefty setback in his debut formula one season.

2011-07-30 - Sauber F1 Team - Hungary - Sergio Perez 012011-07-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Sergio Perez 02The 21-year-old Mexican, who will stay with the Sauber team in 2012, crashed heavily during qualifying for the prestigious race in May. He sat out Sunday’s race and then tried to return in Canada two weeks later, ultimately giving up his seat to Pedro de la Rosa after not feeling well during practice.

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Sep 07

Briatore to blame, not Schumacher – Herbert

“My problem wasn’t Michael, It was Flavio.”

Johnny HerbertBriatore-01-2008-09-26Johnny Herbert has absolved his former teammate Michael Schumacher of blame for his difficult tenure at Benetton in the mid 90s. Although he won two races alongside the great German in 1995, the Briton moved to Sauber the following season and spent the rest of his career in the midfield — albeit winning the remarkable wet/dry Nurburgring race in 1999.

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Sep 07

Ralf S. and wife to split, Button opens restaurant

Meanwhile Jenson Button has opened a restaurant in Harrogate, UK.

DTM - Ralf Schumacher2011-07-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Hungary - Jenson Button 00Former grand prix winner Ralf Schumacher and his wife Cora are set to separate, according to unconfirmed reports in the Italian press. The news follows the publication of photos in the German daily Bild depicting Cora being passionately kissed the German rapper Marteria on a hotel balcony in Berlin.

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Sep 07

PSL Karting, Coupe de Quebec race report

Busy working in karting, Gelinas has finally found time to get back in the seat.

Gelinas AMGphototeam PSL Karting White logoTeam PSL Karting was back in action a week ago as the fifth and penultimate round of the Coupe de Quebec followed the Canadian National Championships on the schedule. PSL and PSL Montrealcombined for fifteen entries at SRA Karting International, and seven of those drivers were on the podium at the end of the day!

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