Daily Archive: November 27, 2011

Nov 27

An almost perfect 2011 season for Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard (+result & photos)

Rally of the Tall Pines Results … 

Claude Lamoureux2011-11-26-00265Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) and co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) contested this weekend’s Rally of the Tall Pines, the final round of the 2011 Canadian and North American rally championships. After dominating the first four competitive stages and building up an impressive lead at the top of the leaderboard, the 2011 Canadian and North American champions retired from the event with mechanical issues for the first time in a year and a half.

Flagworld’s photo album courtesy of Michel Dansereau and Claude Lamoureux

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Nov 27

F1 owner denies replacing Ecclestone

F1 owner CVC on Sunday insisted it has no plans to replace the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

2011-06-09_0303The one line media statement, reported by Bloomberg, made reference to recent media speculation — presumably related to the 81-year-old’s involvement in the Gerhard Gribkowsky bribery scandal and a separate $100 million lawsuit.

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Nov 27

Lauda tips McLaren to challenge Red Bull in 2012

Niki Lauda has tipped McLaren to mount a serious challenge to Red Bull’s dominance in 2012.

2011-11-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Brazil - Lewis Hamilton 062011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil (2)His prediction immediately followed a Red Bull one-two in Brazil, with Mark Webber winning and Sebastian Vettel – despite a nearly race-long gearbox problem – nonetheless able to beat McLaren’s Jenson Button to second place.

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Nov 27

2012 driver lineup in place, for now – Fernandes

Tony Fernandes on Sunday moved to clarify the uncertainty surrounding his F1 team’s driver lineup for 2012.

2011-05-07 - Team Lotus - Turkey - Tony Fernandes - Mike Gascoyne2011-04-09 - Team Lotus - Malaysia - Tony Fernandes - Heikki Kovalainen - Jarno Trulli 01With Team Lotus becoming Caterham next season, current drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli both have contracts to stay put.

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Nov 27

Marussia Virgin Racing completes 2012 race driver line-up

Charles Pic-ked

2011-11-27 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic2011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium -   1 Last week, at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, 21 year old Charles spent the equivalent of two days in the 2011 MVR-02 race car working through a detailed evaluation programme. His opening lap was his first-ever experience of a Formula One car and he went on to impress the team with his solid progression through a series of tests designed to examine every aspect of a driver’s all-round potential, including raw speed, decision-making, quality of feedback and the ability to contribute to the team’s ongoing development.

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Nov 27

Glock critical after Virgin pit error

Timo Glock closed his 2011 season on Sunday by heavily criticising the Virgin team.

2011-10-30 - Marussia Virgin Racing - India - Timo Glock 022011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium - Timo Glock  1 The stewards are tipped to penalise the team after the German driver was released from a pitstop during the Brazilian grand prix with a rear wheel nut missing.

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Nov 27

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix race report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One race report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos.

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Nov 27

Webber wins F1 2011 Brazilian GP (+result)

One-two for Red Bull in Brazil

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Mark Webber (6)Interlagos logoMark Webber wins in Brazil for Red Bull, with his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel coming home in second and McLaren’s Jenson Button third. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Flagworld’s Monster Spectacular photo album is on line

Huge event last night at Olympic Stadium

2011-11-26_10042011-11-26_0700In front of an huge crowd, the Monster Spectacular specialists were in town at the invitation of Mr. Chris Arel the promoter of the unique event in Montreal last night.

Monster Spectacular photo and videos album

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Nov 27

Randstad increases commitment to AT&T Williams

Randstad’s presence on the cars and throughout the team will be revealed in 2012

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 022011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 05Williams F1 (“Williams” or the “Group,” Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce an extended and upgraded sponsorship agreement between the team and longstanding partner, Randstad Holding N.V. ahead of the 2012 season.

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Nov 27

Caterham Group is taking shape

Caterham Group announcement

Caterham cars logo2011-06-26 - 10 - Team Lotus - Spain - Tony Fernandes - Riad Asmat 01Caterham Group has today officially been confirmed as the parent company name for the range of automotive, motor racing, technology and innovation companies that sit within a single group business under the stewardship of Caterham Group CEO Riad Asmat.

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Nov 27

Eyes on the skies ahead of 2011 finale

Eyes are pointed towards the skies on Sunday ahead of the last grand prix of the 2011 season.

Flagworld - F12011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Nico Rosberg 04Rain is notoriously hard to predict in Sao Paulo, but the local weather men say the chance of heavy showers on Sunday is close to 100 per cent.

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Nov 27

First victory for ‘Crazy Leo’ at The Rally of Tall Pines

Saturday in Bancroft, Ontario

2011-11-26-10962011-11-26-00022Crazy Leo Urlichich and co-driver Martin Brady won their first national event at a very special edition of the Rally of the Tall Pines.

Flagworld’s photo album courtesy of Michel Dansereau and Claude Lamoureux

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Nov 27

FIA to clamp down on flexible front wings – report

A rumour in the Interlagos paddock could spell bad news for Red Bull and Ferrari, as the FIA looks to clamp down on flexible front wings.

2011-06-09_00062011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Mark Webber (2)The issue has returned to the fore at recent races, with Ferrari testing a Red Bull-style wing that is so flexible at speed that it often “flutters” and sends sparks flying from the bottoming endplates.

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Nov 27

Cheeky Vettel celebrates record with Mansell moustache

Sebastian Vettel celebrated breaking a nearly two-decade-old record with a cheeky dig at its previous holder.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Bernie Ecclestone - Sebastian Vettel2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (2)Although the back to back world champion took a couple of races longer to achieve it, Vettel on Saturday raced past Nigel Mansell’s 1992 record of 14 poles in a single F1 season.

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Nov 27

Raikkonen on list of 2012 candidates admits Boullier

Boss Eric Boullier has refused to rule out signing Kimi Raikkonen to race for the team to be known as Lotus in 2012.

Kimi Räikkönen 2011-05-272011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Eric Boullier 01Earlier, the 2007 world champion was linked to Williams but it is believed the famous British team turned down his multi-million euro demands.

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Nov 27

Barrichello juggling five phones to extend F1 career

Barrichello insists he is coping better than at the end of 2008

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 012011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 03In his quest to hang on to his unprecedentedly-long F1 career, Rubens Barrichello has revealed that he is waiting for calls on five mobile phones this weekend at Interlagos.

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Nov 27

Tost admits driver clean-sweep possible for Toro Rosso

Even Toro Rosso’s team boss insists he doesn’t know who will be in the race cockpits next year.

2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Sebastien Buemi - Franz Tost2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Franz Tost - Christian HornerHe told Marca sports newspaper that the decision will be referred to team owner Red Bull’s Salzburg headquarters. “Right now nothing is decided,” he said, amid rumours Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari might be ousted to make way to newcomers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.

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Nov 27

Villeneuve no longer hunting F1 return seat

Jacques Villeneuve on Saturday clarified he is no longer actively looking for a formula one race return.

2011-08-20_07342011-08-20_0092The last time the 1997 world champion visited grands prix, he was searching hard for a team to accomodate his comeback.

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Nov 27

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying report

Brazilian  Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Interlagos logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos.

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