Daily Archive: November 15, 2011

Nov 15

Wickens Third quickest in Formula One Young Driver Test

Canadian receives Lotus Renault GP prize drive ppportunity

2011-11-15 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Wickens 2011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Romain Grosjean 01Robert Wickens was back in Formula One action on Tuesday at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit as the Canadian kicked off the opening day of the ‘Young Driver Test’ driving the Lotus Renault GP R31.

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Nov 15

Jan Charouz completes HRT F1 Team’s lineup in the Abu Dhabi tests

“It will be a great opportunity and I thank HRT for giving me the chance to test with them tomorrow”

Jan Charouz  portrait 11 - HRT F1 TeamCzech driver Jan Charouz will participate in the young driver test which is taking place from today Tuesday until Thursday the 17th of November at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Charouz will be behind the wheel of the F111 tomorrow and will step aside, that same day, for Nathanael Berthon once the Czech driver will complete the programme established for him by the team.

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Nov 15

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 1

Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 1

Yas Marina logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Nov 15

Ecclestone comments endanger 2012 US GP funding

The fate of the 2012 US grand prix project has continued its downward spiral this week.

Circuit of the AmericasFormula 1 United States Grand PrixBernie Ecclestone intensified the speculation about the Austin event by saying in Abu Dhabi that he would not bet money it will take place. His references to disagreements within the organising bodies is now causing alarm in the Texas comptroller’s office.

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Nov 15

Vettel’s pitwall contribution ‘enlightening’ – Marko

Even whilst suffering his first retirement of 2011, back to back world champion Sebastian Vettel could not resist working hard.

2011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel (1)2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Dr Helmut MarkoWhilst drivers normally retire to their quarters, the 24-year-old German mounted the Red Bull pitwall and remained there for the entire Abu Dhabi race. He is quoted by Kurier newspaper as admitting he had “learned something” from the experience, and even taken an active role in the race strategy deployed for his teammate Mark Webber.

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Nov 15

2007 enemies in ‘unholy alliance’ against Vettel

Self-interest may have motivated the new friendship between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

2011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel (5)2010-09-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso - Lewis HamiltonIn 2007, the pair clashed spectacularly as McLaren teammates, and in the intervening years they have maintained a healthy distance. At the penultimate grand prix of 2011 in Abu Dhabi, however, the pair spent the days leading up to the event praising one another’s talents.

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Nov 15

Button happy to win McLaren battle in 2011

Jenson Button has admitted he is happy to have won the inter-team battle at McLaren in 2011.

2011-11-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Martin Whitmarsh - Lewis Hamilton - Jenson Button2011-11-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton - Jenson ButtonAfter his critics said he was entering the “lion’s den” at the British team by pairing with Lewis Hamilton last year, Button has become the only driver in his teammate’s F1 career to beat him in the end-of-season points standings.

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Nov 15

Coulthard slams Button/KERS conspiracy theory

“I heard some ludicrous suggestions on Monday”

2011-06-10_12402011-11-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Jenson Button 03David Coulthard has slammed suggestions his former team McLaren might have artificially slowed down Jenson Button in Abu Dhabi to help Lewis Hamilton recover his lost form.

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Nov 15

Ferrari says Red Bull also fluttered in Abu Dhabi

After a second consecutive race weekend marked by front wing “fluttering”, Ferrari insists it is at least now in good company.

2011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Felipe Massa - 012011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber (2)Experimenting with a new design ahead of the 2012 season, the Italian team said before Abu Dhabi that it had fixed the alarming problem seen on Felipe Massa’s car a fortnight earlier in India.

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Nov 15

Villadelprat says Ferrari wrong to stick with Massa

Pressure is once again mounting on Ferrari to reconsider its driver lineup for 2012.

2011-10-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Japan - Felipe Massa 01International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Felipe MassaThe Maranello team said before Abu Dhabi that, contrary to recent speculation, Felipe Massa’s contract for next season will definitely be honoured.

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Nov 15

Renault set to begin 2012 season without Kubica

It is more and more likely that Renault, to be called Lotus next year, will kick off the 2012 season without Robert Kubica.

2011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Romain Grosjean 01Robert Kubica 2011-11-01 Team boss Eric Boullier admitted in Abu Dhabi that he is concerned that some weeks after the initial October deadline, the communication from the injured Pole’s camp has been poor.

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Nov 15

Sauber says Raikkonen needs ‘top car’ for F1 return

If Kimi Raikkonen returns in 2012, the Finn’s first formula one boss Peter Sauber hopes he has a fast Williams to drive.

2011-10-29 - Sauber F1 Team - India - Sergio Perez 022011-10-29 - Sauber F1 Team - India - Beat Zehnder 2Many paddock observers recall the 32-year-old’s last F1 season in 2009, when he struggled with the uncompetitive Ferrari and at the end of the year turned down opportunities with other teams in favour of a rallying foray.

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Nov 15

Irvine races into court over Milan brawl

Former Ferrari and Jaguar driver Eddie Irvine is set to race into court.

P1010065Irvine-1La Repubblica reports that the case surrounds a 2008 brawl in a Milan nightclub between the Ulsterman and Gabriele Moratti, the son of the Italian city’s former mayor.

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Nov 15

Nathanael Berthon will drive for HRT F1 Team in Abu Dhabi tests

“I’m pleased to have the chance to drive in this test for HRT as this will be my first real contact with a Formula 1 car.”

2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Narain Karthikeyan  01French driver Nathanael Berthon will take part in the young drivers’ test that is being held in Abu Dhabi these days with the HRT F1 Team. The French driver will begin his F111 testing programme on Wednesday 16th of November and complete it on Thursday the 17th.

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Nov 15

Christian Vietoris: DTM instead of F1 test

Vietoris is more than happy to miss out on the F1 trial to be involved in the DTM testing with Mercedes

GP2 - Monza - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisDTM logoChristian Vietoris was actually due to link up with the Lotus Renault GP team for this week’s Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, but he has now pulled out. Instead, he will be spending Tuesday to Thursday taking the new DTM AMG Mercedes C Coupé out for the first time at the Monte Blanco circuit in Spain.

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Nov 15

Team PSL Karting SKUSA SuperNationals XV preview

Vincec took a pass on the Rotax World Finals to return to the Rio

2011-02-06 - Michael VincecPSLKartingThe World’s #1 CRG dealer is prepped for an assault on North America’s main event this week as Team PSL Karting is on site in Las Vegas at karting mecca – SKUSA SuperNationals XV. Over twenty drivers strong and registered in seven categories, the Canadian-based outfit that supports drivers from around the globe will look to secure a sixth headline victory for CRG and end another season in winning style.

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Nov 15

SBK Paddock Show livens up EICMA

500 square metres of SBK Paddock Show

SBK - EICMA - Carlos Checa SBK logoThe Superbike World Championship’s first ever official appearance at EICMA, the International Motorcycle Exhibition that took place throughout last week at the Milan Fair, concluding Sunday, proved to be an outstanding success.

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