NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Over-Wait: When will Johnson, Kenseth quench wins thirst?

NASCAR logo Here’s a stat that properly illustrates how weird this Jimmie Johnson/Matt Kenseth “drought” is: The last time neither won any of the first eight races, Johnson wasn’t even in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series yet.

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New BoP measures set to balance the EUROV8SERIES field at Vallelunga

The goal is to make the championship even tighter and more exciting

EuroV8Series logo The BoP measures for the second round of the EUROV8SERIES at Vallelunga have been finalized, and they will be in effect for the upcoming May 3-4 weekend.

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World RX: Patrick Carpentier to enter RX Canada at GP3R in the Marley’s Mellow Mood VW Polo for Marklund Motorsports

“Last time I raced in Trois-Rivières, we had a double header and we won both events on the same weekend”- Carpentier

Marleys Mellow Mood logo After shining in CART, IndyCar and NASCAR, Québécois driver Patrick Carpentier will take part in his first FIA World Championship event as driver of the Marley’s Mellow Mood VW Polo Supercar for top team Marklund Motorsport at RX Canada which will be part of Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières next August 7th and 8th.

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The entire FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy broadcast on RDS networks.

The 12 rounds of the championship will be broadcast on RDS and RDS2

Rallycross FIA logo After finding a live event to call home in Canada with Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R), the new-for-2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy (World RX) has found a spot in the French-language television packages of Canada with an agreement to have all 12 rounds of the championship season broadcast on the Réseau des sports (RDS) networks.

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FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone « Good vibrations for the next ones! »

Loic Duval FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone review

2014-04-20 050Despite a difficult race and no points at Silverstone, Loïc draws conclusions from the first weekend of the WEC.

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Apr 21

Raikkonen denies struggle due to lagging motivation

“I’ve been around long enough to know that sometimes it is just like this.”

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Kimi Raikkonen (3) Kimi Raikkonen on Sunday lashed out at suggestions his struggle at Ferrari so far in 2014 might be due to flagging motivation.
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Apr 21

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to F1 legend Niki Lauda

McLaren feeling Whitmarsh effect – Lauda

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix race report

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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Apr 20

WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Race

Porsche 919 Hybrid race debut was a success

WEC logoThe eagerly awaited race debut of the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) was a success.

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Apr 20

Le Castellet, race-2: Kevin Giovesi (Eurotech) scores maiden win in Auto GP

The next challenge will be at the Hungaroring in two weeks

Auto GP logo It’s been a weekend full of first-time experiences at Le Castellet for the second round of the 2014 Auto GP.

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Apr 20

Team, driver deny Vettel ignored team order

F1 has its next ‘team orders’ saga.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo - Sebastian VettelWorld champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday answered “tough luck” when told to let through his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dominant Mercedes’ main rivals are not confident the silver-clad team can be beaten in China.

Rivals expect another Mercedes win in China

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (2)Although buoyed by obvious progress since Bahrain, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso almost wrote off a bid for victory after qualifying fifth on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Vettel refuses to obey Red Bull team order

Vettel admitted on Saturday he has been beaten “fair and square”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel refused to obey Red Bull’s team orders during the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Adrian Newey chose overcast Silverstone over smoggy Shanghai for the weekend of the Chinese grand prix

Newey with Webber at Silverstone, not in China

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey Speed Week reports that Red Bull’s technical boss will not be on the Shanghai pitwall on Sunday because he is actually trackside at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Lotus bullied over budget cap axe – Lopez

“Williams and us were pulled over the table”

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (3) Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Sunday indicated he was unhappy to have joined the opposition against the introduction of budget caps. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dennis hits back at Horner’s stance on Fallows

“He’d got no lawful right to change his mind in that way”

2012-11-18_0013 Ron Dennis is keeping the pressure on Red Bull, after an employee reneged on a deal to switch teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Father Jan at races distracting – Magnussen

It seems Jan Magnussen will not be a regular fixture at grands prix this year

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Kevin Magnussen 06 The former F1 driver had to miss his son Kevin’s grand prix debut in Melbourne last month because he was racing a sports car on the other side of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Ousted boss Martin Whitmarsh could walk away from McLaren with a $10 million payout.

Whitmarsh set for $10m McLaren payout – report

2013-06-09_0007 Last month, when Eric Boullier became the British team’s new chief in the wake of supremo Ron Dennis’ return to power, it was rumoured Whitmarsh agreed not to speak to the media while his contract payout is negotiated. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Total fuel damaging fuel sensor – FIA’s Lom

Meanwhile, it appears Red Bull is not ready to forgive rival Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (10) The fuel supplied by French oil giant Total could be causing Red Bull’s repeated problems with the mandatory fuel flow sensor in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

F1 will move to put cost-cutting efforts back on the agenda during a May 1 meeting

F1 set for cost-cutting summit on 1 May

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (1)Earlier, it was reported FIA president Jean Todt was considering new measures including reviving ‘active suspension’, after the new top team-dominated Strategy Group blocked his move to impose budget caps in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Female lawyer to help Ecclestone run F1

Ecclestone, whose trial begins next Thursday, is not in China this weekend.

2013-06-07_0008 Bernie Ecclestone will lean heavily on the help of a 44-year-old woman when his corruption trial begins next week in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Rookie drivers lock out Silverstone podium

Esteban Ocon leading the FIA Formula 3 European Championship standings

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe 5.891 kilometres long Formula 1 circuit at Silverstone in the UK seems to suit the rookie drivers in this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship in particular. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally, Leg two, Saturday 19 April 2014

DAY REPORT: 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round four of 12
FIA ERC 2014 Circuit of Ireland Rally Sepp Wiegand day two action image Finnish star Esapekka Lappi has made it two wins from three starts in this year’s all-action FIA European Rally Championship with a dominant victory on the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally, which finished in Belfast’s sun-drenched Titanic Quarter this evening.

Apr 19

Tight qualifying – Porsche 919 Hybrid up to speed

WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Qualifying

WEC logoSolid qualifying performance from the newly formed Porsche Team with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids in the World Endurance Championship (WEC): After three free practice sessions with no problems, the first qualifying was also trouble free.

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Apr 19

Le Castellet, race-1: Tamas Pal Kiss (Zele Racing) scores maiden Auto GP win

Race 2 will go underway tomorrow at 15:10

Auto GP - Zele Racing - Tamas Pal Kiss Driving for Zele Racing, Tamas Pal Kiss scored his maiden Auto GP win today at Le Castellet in Race 1 of the Auto GP weekend at the French venue.

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