Monthly Archive: March 2012
Audette Racing Team 2012 program…
The Audette Racing Team will return to competition this season, contesting all rounds of the Canadian Touring Car Championship. While awaiting the build of a brand new car, brothers Mathieu and Rémy Audette will participate in a rotating program for a total of four races each, using the team’s Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX.
Sergey Sirotkin was quickest in the first Free Practice session of the Valencia Auto GP weekend.
The Russian driver, who was already second in yesterday’s test, showed again how quick he can be leading the field by a full 2 tenths with a 1’24”522. While the times of this first practice don’t tell a lot on the drivers’ potential as everybody was lapping on used tyres with different mileages, Sergey’s achievement is still impressive, especially considering that just a few minutes before he was lapping the track in an F3 car: that’s because Sirotkin is taking part also in the Italian F3 championship, that is part of the support races package in Valencia.
“Sebastian did nothing – absolutely nothing – that was against our wishes.”
Dr Helmut Marko has denied reports Sebastian Vettel was summoned to Red Bull’s headquarters this week to explain his behaviour at the recent Malaysian grand prix.
Norbert Haug has dismissed reports linking Lewis Hamilton with a switch to Mercedes for 2013.
With the 2008 world champion’s McLaren contract expiring, speculation had linked Briton Hamilton with the race seat currently occupied by Michael Schumacher.
Sauber has revealed it cannot afford to simply jump in and copy Mercedes’ innovative F-duct solution.
The small Swiss team had almost winning race pace in Malaysia last weekend even without the extra straight-line speed that would be provided by a system along the lines of Mercedes’ DRS-complimenting concept.
Both drivers will drive Pirelli’s latest test car, a 2010 Renault R30
Jaime 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.
“I don’t want to have to go through another year like the one past.”
Adrian Sutil’s dispute with Eric Lux is now formally over, after the former Force India driver withdrew the appeal against his assault conviction.
Teams are making preparations just in case the Bahrain grand prix is called off at the last minute.
That 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.
“We now have a concrete basis for discussions”
New media reports have contradicted claims French PM Francois Fillon will on Friday announce the country’s 2013 return to the formula one calendar.
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“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”
Close finishes and drama are the norm
Klaus 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.
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs couldn’t hope for a better start of the Valencia Auto GP weekend.
The Championship leader topped the timesheets of the Thursday afternoon testing, after three-hours that saw him leading for nearly the whole session.
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.
After 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.
French prime minister Francois Fillon will on Friday travel to the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet.
According 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.
F1′s governing body has played down claims Sebastian Vettel faces a penalty for his behaviour during the Malaysian grand prix.
After 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.
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