“It would have to make sense for the Mercedes brand.”
Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype
Reigning Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti is returning to Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda for the season finale of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion and three-time 500 winner will join younger brother and sports car ace Marino behind the wheel of the No. 95 Level 5 Motorsports Honda Performance Development ARX-03b P2 car at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
The official FIA preview of this weekend’s Belgian grand prix overlooked arguably the most famous moment of Eliseo Salazar’s career.
Chilean Salazar, who will make his debut as the driver steward at Spa Francorchamps, contested races for minor F1 teams between 1981 and 1983, and also tasted action at the Indy 500, Le Mans, Daytona, Dakar and world rally.
Alex Zanardi thinks it is now “inevitable” Ferrari will replace Felipe Massa at the end of the season.
The Italian, whose return to F1 in 1999 ended after just one disappointing season with Williams, thinks struggling Brazilian Massa has “run out of excuses” as he continues to flounder behind his standout teammate Fernando Alonso.
Dario Franchitti insists he has no regrets despite never adding success in formula one to his list of career achievements.
The famous Scot, whose wife is the Hollywood actor Ashley Judd, is the cousin of impressive Force India youngster Paul di Resta. Last week, 38-year-old Franchitti joined his family member at the Jerez test.
The likelihood is rising that Rubens Barrichello will switch from formula one to Indycar for the 2012 season.
Left without a race seat after 19 consecutive seasons of grands prix, the 39-year-old Brazilian has been testing this week in Florida with the team of an Indy driver he describes as his “brother”, Tony Kanaan.
Bryan Herta Autosport is proud to announce that Alex Tagliani will pilot the team’s entry in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Last year’s Indianapolis 500 winning team sought out the Canadian driver because of his experience, technical ability and overall proficiency in the racecar. In 2011, the veteran driver earned back-to-back pole positions, first during the 95th running of the historic Indy 500 and then at Texas Motor Speedway, adding to the list of his many accomplishments as an open-wheel racer.
Both HRT F111 cars will have the image of a black ribbon painted on the livery during the Indian Grand Prix.
This gesture is to commemorate the lives of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli who passed away in motorsport accidents. Dan Wheldon was an extremely talented English Indy Car driver who had won the prestigious Indy 500 on two occasions and the Indy Car Championship in 2005. He was involved in a fatal collision at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the 16th of October, 2011 and sadly passed away at the age of 33.
Great bands, numerous personalities and an overall exciting festival are planned
The LG Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival, presented by Bud Light and featuring the Virgin Mobile Stage is back bigger and better than ever for 2011 following a stellar performance last year with over 500,000 spectators. The three-day-free-admission festival will celebrate automotive lifestyle, present the best music and offer a slew of other activities for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. between June 9 and 11.
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