Daily Archive: March 1, 2012

Mar 01

Formula One teams testing, Barcelona report day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

Circuit de Catalunya logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at circuit de Catalunya. .

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Mar 01

Valsecchi quickest again

DAMS racer fastest on final test day in Jerez

GP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Stefano ColettiDavide Valsecchi was quickest again today in Jerez in an eventful test session. The DAMS driver set his best laptime of 1:25.567 early in the day. His closest rival, Stefano Coletti, ended one tenth behind the Italian.

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Mar 01

Williams Hybrid Power chosen as Supplier by Audi Sport

Audi R18 hybrid system for the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans race and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012:01:12_15:32:24.0654Williams Hybrid Power (WHP) is pleased to announce an association with Audi Sport to become the hybrid system energy storage supplier for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. WHP’s innovative electric flywheel will be at the heart of the Audi R18 hybrid system for the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans race and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Sixteen cars in Monza for the Official Test

Sixteen cars will be on the Monza circuit tomorrow for the first collective test of the 2012 Auto GP World Series.

Auto GP World SeriesMonza logoThe first official outing of the season will give the teams the opportunity to get prepared for the first round of the Championship, scheduled for 9 to 11 March on the same track, testing both the compounds that Kumho will provide for the Series maiden event.

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Mar 01

FIA rejected push for 60kph pit speed limit – report

F1′s governing body reportedly rejected a push to lower the in-race pitlane speed limit from 100 to 60kph for 2012.

Flagworld - FIA2011-06-10_0036The latest edition of Italian magazine Autosprint said FIA president Jean Todt made the decision after reviewing the widespread lower speed limits in other major series, including Le Mans, GT1 and Nascar. It was said the change would have a major impact on race strategy this year.

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Mar 01

Red Bull and McLaren lead 2012 field – Sauber

Red Bull and McLaren have the quickest cars as formula one teams prepare for the final pre-season test before Melbourne.

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 042012-02-10 - Red Bull Racing -Sebastian Vettel 02That is the view of Sauber designer Matt Morris, despite the Swiss team’s Kamui Kobayashi setting the fastest overall time at last week’s Barcelona test. “The top teams are yet to show their hands,” read a report in the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. Morris agrees with that assessment.

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Mar 01

Perez admits possibility of Ferrari future

Sergio Perez has admitted the possibility he could be paired with Fernando Alonso next year at Ferrari.

2012-02-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergio Perez - 012012-02-06 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari Launch - Sergio Perez 01The famous Italian team has put Felipe Massa on notice, with Mexican Perez – currently driving for Ferrari-powered Sauber – at the head of Ferrari’s driver development programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

HRT hoping to debut 2012 car on Sunday

HRT is hoping to get one up on its tailender rival Marussia by at least running its 2012 car before shipping it to Australia.

11 - HRT F1 TeamMarussia, formerly Virgin, has announced that after failing an FIA crash test, it will be unable to run its new Cosworth-powered car at the final Barcelona test this week. “Of course it’s a shame,” German driver Timo Glock told the DPA news agency, “but safety comes first.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Stoner on song at second Sepang test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia – 28 February – 1 March 2012 

MotoGP logoBridgestoneThe second Sepang pre-season test concluded today with fine weather on the final day allowing teams to make up for lost time following extended rainy periods over the first two days of the test.  Read the rest of this entry »


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