Current DTM champion Bruno Spengler (BMW) will be starting fifth
“It is great to be back at the top” – Marco Melandri
Mixed weather did not prevent eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders from tackling most of today’s qualifying session on dry conditions, so they were able to get up to full speed at the super-fast Monza’s Autodromo Nazionale, following the rain that hampered the first part of the day.
Robert Kubica has admitted he might never return to formula one.
After his new foray in the second-tier world rally championship was announced recently, the former BMW and Renault driver said he saw “tiny lights in the tunnel” that he might be able to resume his F1 career at some point in the future.
Robert Kubica is “definitely” in the running to return to formula one with Lotus in 2014
Turning down an offer to return to circuit racing in the German touring car series DTM this year, the Pole has got off to a highly competitive start as he prepares to contest the second-tier world rally championship in 2013.
Sauber could be on the verge of being sold, according to the well-connected Swiss newspaper Blick.
“At the season opener an old rumour resurfaced,” wrote veteran correspondent Roger Benoit. “Is Sauber being sold?” Benoit said that, in the past, Peter Sauber usually categorically denied such rumours, but new boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Blick: “These rumours have always existed.
Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.
The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of formula one and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old’s recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year.
BMW along 4 ‘Z’ Ride
The car publicly premiered last week at Daytona International Speedway, making it the first ALMS GT car to lap Daytona’s high banks in advance of the 2014 combined championship of the ALMS and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. It races for the first time in less than a month at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.
Colombian driver aims for full-season 2013 Mercedes ride
After the first collective test of the season, the “Kick-Off Day”, Teams and Drivers of the SUPERSTARS INTERNATIONAL SERIES are now in full preparation mode. Mercedes Caal Racing was among the first to get back-on track, with Colombian Camilo Zurcher behind the wheel of their Mercedes C63 AMG.
Marussia parted with Timo Glock because a backmarker team needs every million.
That is the claim of Pat Symonds, the former Renault ‘crash-gate’ conspirator who – after serving his F1 ban – is now openly in charge of the 2013 Marussia MR02. Devoid of many sponsors, the new red and black car will be raced this year by wealthy Max Chilton and Luiz Razia, who replaced German Glock at the last minute.
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