Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30

Alguersuari and di Grassi to test for Pirelli

Both drivers will drive Pirelli’s latest test car, a 2010 Renault R30

2011-10-14 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Korea - Jaime Alguersuari2010-11-06 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 11Jaime Alguersuari from Spain, together with Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, will be Pirelli’s two test drivers during the 2012 season, as the Italian firm enters its second year of Formula One.

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Mar 30

Sutil withdraws appeal against assault conviction

“I don’t want to have to go through another year like the one past.”

2011-06-09_0290Adrian Sutil’s dispute with Eric Lux is now formally over, after the former Force India driver withdrew the appeal against his assault conviction. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Teams ready for last-minute Bahrain axe – report

Teams are making preparations just in case the Bahrain grand prix is called off at the last minute.

Bahrain International Circuit2010-03-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 02That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the teams could put their back-up plans into action even as late as the Sunday in China — mere days before they are expected to be at Sakhir. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

No French GP return announcement yet – report

“We now have a concrete basis for discussions”

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceNew media reports have contradicted claims French PM Francois Fillon will on Friday announce the country’s 2013 return to the formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Team Barracuda – BHA Barber and Alex Tagliani look forward to a successful run at Barber

+Bryan Herta Autosport Firestone Indy Lights : Troy Castaneda sims to back up a Top-Ten Finish

Team Barracuda - BHA logoHonda INDY Grand Prix or Alabama“Barber is going to be another test for us this weekend. I like the track quite a bit – it’s intense and very difficult with high-speed corners and it’s just a pretty fast track” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

It’ll be a street fight at Long Beach

Close finishes and drama are the norm

ALMSMuscleMilk-Sebring-032912-mainKlaus Graf and Lucas Luhr have the chance to make history when the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón returns to Long Beach. The pairing can become the first to post overall victories in consecutive years at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Valencia, Official test: Quaife-Hobbs sets the pace

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs couldn’t hope for a better start of the Valencia Auto GP weekend.

Auto GP - Valencia - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesThe Championship leader topped the timesheets of the Thursday afternoon testing, after three-hours that saw him leading for nearly the whole session. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Quaife-Hobbs: “Qualifying will be the key in Valencia”

Three weeks have passed from the Italian weekend, and Adrian made the most of it in order to get to the Spanish track in the best possible shape.

Auto GP - Adrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP World SeriesAfter bagging a resounding Race 1 win and a third place finish in Race 2, Adrian Quaife-Hobbs arrives in Valencia as the Championship leader, tied on points with Pål Varhaug.

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Mar 29

French PM could announce GP return on Friday

French prime minister Francois Fillon will on Friday travel to the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceAccording to Le Parisien newspaper in an exclusive report, he could announce the deal is finally done to revive the French grand prix for 2013. A source said Fillon will provide an update and indicate that France is “ready” to host F1 again for the first time since 2008 at Magny Cours. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

FIA ‘not aware’ of penalty risk for obscene Vettel gesture

F1′s governing body has played down claims Sebastian Vettel faces a penalty for his behaviour during the Malaysian grand prix.

Flagworld - FIA2012-03-22 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 299004After the race, the reigning world champion dismissed HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan as an “idiot” following their on-track collision. On-board footage subsequently proved that Red Bull driver Vettel, 24, twice showed his Indian driver a ‘middle finger’ salute. Reports in Germany suggested the behaviour was a breach of the stricter code of conduct under FIA president Jean Todt, with the German theoretically facing anything from a warning to the revocation of his superlicense. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ferrari has ‘great confidence’ in Massa – president

Luca di Montezemolo has offered Felipe Massa some cautious backing.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-182012-03-15 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01The struggling driver was summoned to Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters this week rather than travel home to Brazil to see his young family. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

F-duct legality ‘part of the game’ insists Haug

Norbert Haug has the ‘F-duct’ debate around by admitting he questions the exhaust solution featured on this year’s McLaren car.

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug 012012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 02Some teams – notably Red Bull, Lotus and Ferrari – have complained loudly about the W03′s aerodynamic configuration, arguing the F-duct ban completely ruled out similar systems that are triggered by a driver’s movement. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Marussia F1 Team extends relationship with Nexa Autocolor

Flying colours

12 - Marussia F1 Team2012-03-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Timo Glock 04The Marussia F1 Team is delighted to announce that it has agreed an extension to its current Official Supplier relationship with Nexa Autocolor, which supplies the team with the very latest paint technologies for its race cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Abu Dhabi hopes F1 sticks with young driver test date

This year’s young drivers’ test could be called off.

Abu Dhabi soir GP2 Series - Abu DhabiCurrently, the event – giving inexperienced drivers the chance to drive current F1 cars amid the sport’s strict testing limits – is scheduled to take place as per usual in Abu Dhabi late this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ecclestone, team bosses, say Bahrain going ahead

F1 team bosses turned out in force as officials insisted next month’s Bahrain grand prix is definitely on.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0306The sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone joined Sir Frank Williams, Martin Whitmarsh, Christian Horner, Mercedes’ Nick Fry and Pirelli’s Paul Hembery at a media lunch in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

International Superstars Series Italian Mercedes-AMG partners with Caal Racing and Vitantonio Liuzzi for 2012

Superstars Series: Monza set to host spectacular International Superstars Series and GTSprint Series racing weekend

International Superstars Series - Italian Mercedes-AMG - Caal Racing - Vitantonio LiuzziInternational Superstars SeriesThe Superstars Series will be back racing in just four days at the historical Monza racetrack, and both the two top championships promoted by FG GROUP will be kicking-off featuring a sensational line-up in terms of star drivers and car manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Everything’s set for the much-anticipated grand opening of the 2012 International Superstars Series scheduled for this weekend at Monza.

International Superstars Series: Max Pigoli, Gian Maria Gabbiani to line-up for Jaguar in superstars

Superstars Series - Jaguar - Gian Maria GabbianiSuperstars logoA lot of new and returning high-level entries are expected on-track (including world motorsports aces like Vitantonio Liuzzi, Mika Salo, Christian Fittipaldi, Gianni Morbidelli and Thomas Biagi) and the teams are almost ready to line-up their spectacular 500-horsepower saloon racecar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Markus Pommer goes quickest during F2 pre-season test at Silverstone

Upgraded 2012-spec F2 car leads to two seconds quicker lap times

F2 - SilverstoneF2 - Silverstone - Markus Pommer - portraitMarkus Pommer headed the timesheets during today’s (Wednesday) official FIA Formula Two Championship test at the Silverstone GP circuit. The session also marked the first outing for the new upgraded 2012-spec F2 car, which lapped the circuit two seconds quicker than during last year’s pre-season test. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

AIM Autosport Team FXDD Looking Forward to Racing Ferrari 458 Italia at Barber Motorsports Park

Team Eager to Race Following Eight-week Schedule Break

AIM Autosport Team FXDDFerrari Quebec - Aim AutosportAIM Autosport Team FXDD is excitedly looking forward to racing its Ferrari 458 Italia GT Grand-Am in the upcoming race at Barber Motorsports Park, near Birmingham, Ala., the site of round two of the 2012 Rolex Sports Car Series. The team has been hard at work during the eight-week break since the season opener, the Fiftieth Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona. Making its racing debut, the FXDD Ferrari 458 finished eighth in the gruelling 24-hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Global TV presence for the Formula 3 Euro Series

This year, the Euro Series once again will feature a competitive international grid

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergThe first tests at the circuits of Valencia and Barcelona are completed and the preparations for the forthcoming season are running flat out: on the final weekend in April (27th to 29th April, 2012), the Formula 3 Euro Series is going to kick off its 10th season at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg.

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