Tag Archive: Paul Ricard

Jun 29

Blancpain Endurance Series: Pro-Am podium and leadership for Villorba Corse at Le Castellet

Blancpain Endurance Series at Paul Ricard

Blancpain Endurance Series - Oman Racing Team (No 44) - Paul Ricard In the third round of the Blancpain Endurance Series Castellacci / Gai / Rizzoli reach the top of the standings after a thrilling second place behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458

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Jun 24

Primat survives Green Hell

With seventh place on Nurburgring 24 Hours debut

  Harold Primat Mercedes Harold Primat marked his Nurburgring 24 Hours debut for HTP Motorsport with a fine top-10 result at the Nordschleife’s blue riband event last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Magny Cours still ‘trying’ for F1 return

Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Fabio Leimer tests with Pirelli and Lotus F1 Team

Fabio Leimer Q&A : Test with Pirelli and Lotus F1 Team

Swiss driver Fabio Leimer, the winner of the GP2 Series last year, tested a 2012 Lotus F1 Team car as part of his prize for winning the championship from Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

GP2 winner to test Formula One car with Lotus F1 Team and Pirelli

The test has been made possible by Pirelli

Pirelli As part of his prize for winning last year’s GP2 Series, exclusively supplied by Pirelli, Swiss driver Fabio Leimer will test a 2012 Lotus Formula One car at Paul Ricard in the south of France on Tuesday 27 May. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Sorensen set to follow Saxo Bank to Lotus

He raced in Lotus’ black and gold colours in the Formula Renault 3.5 series

Marco Sorensen Marco Sorensen looks set to join Lotus as the Enstone based team’s new reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Lotus to replace reserve driver Valsecchi – report

Lotus looks to have made its choice of official reserve driver for 2014.

2013-06-08_0051 It appears unlikely the Enstone based team will keep Davide Valsecchi on board, particularly after the Italian admitted he was “angry” when bosses overlooked him as the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement late last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Aragon likely new venue for McLaren-Pirelli test

“We are talking about the 2011 car with 2014 tyres”

Motorland Aragon logoMcLaren and Pirelli look set to head to Spain, after failing to get the FIA’s green light for a 2014 tyre test in Austin later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Sirotkin to test Ferrari at Fiorano

Sergey Sirotkin’s push to become the next Sauber driver is now underway.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05Officially, the Russian’s debut was on Friday, when he demonstrated Sauber’s 2013 car along a 700 metre asphalted stretch of the new Sochi circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Antonio Felix da Costa is set to be announced as Daniel Ricciardo’s successor at Toro Rosso for 2014

Da Costa closes in on 2014 Toro Rosso seat

Antonio Félix da CostaThat is the claim of Livio Oricchio, the respected F1 correspondent for Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, who was at Paul Ricard at the weekend for the latest Formula Renault 3.5 series race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Mateschitz also eyeing Nurburgring rescue – reports

“The bids must all be placed by September”

GP3 - Nurburgring, GermanyTwo more candidates have emerged as potential buyers of the embattled Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship at Vallelunga

Paul Ricard replaced by Vallelunga

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe FIA World Motor Sports Council has validated the modification to the 2013 calendar of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the replacement of the French round on the Paul Ricard circuit by Vallelunga in Italy on 12-13 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Journalist expects 2014 turbo cars to ‘howl’

“The ERS F1 engine will be fundamentally different”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineOne respected veteran correspondent has allayed fears F1′s scream will become a whimper when the new V6 rules take over next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

2014 French grand prix ‘possible’ – Prost

Alain Prost, the quadruple world champion, is hopeful France could finally return to the F1 calendar next year.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceRecently, following his native country’s five year absence from the schedule, Magny Cours and Paul Ricard were linked with a possible French grand prix for 2013. “I still read in the press that there are opportunities for 2013,” Prost, who was involved in the talks, is quoted by France’s Sport24. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

FIA Formula 3 European Championship publishes the 2013 race calendar

In the 2013 season, the race calendar of the planet’s most competitive young-gun series will comprise 10 race weekends in six European countries.

Flagworld - FIAF3 - Nathan Morcom - 2010-09-12  Aust  Drivers' Ch'ship Rd 8 (Eastern Creek) - Nathan Morcom (Dallara F304) MPix photoThe season will be kicked off as early as on 23 and 24 March in Italy, with the season finale (26-27 October) being held in France. The hopeful Formula 3 talents will race in the support programme of WTCC, WEC and DTM races at tradition-rich motor-racing venues that always are attended by big crowds.

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Dec 13

Todt – not up to me to revive French GP

Jean Todt insists it is not up to him to revive France’s grand prix.

Jean Todt président FIA (DR)Grand Prix de FranceDespite earlier efforts by venues Paul Ricard and Magny Cours to raise the tricolour once again, the last remaining spot on the 2013 calendar is now expected to be filled by either Turkey or Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Schumacher should not have returned – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he wishes Michael Schumacher never returned from retirement.

2012-11-18_00062012-06-07_0277Now, after an unsuccessful three-year comeback with Mercedes, the great German is retiring once again after adding just a single podium to his outstanding former tally of titles and wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

2013 French GP return ‘impossible’ – Prost

Alain Prost has confirmed reports France will definitely not feature on F1′s 2013 calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceAlain Prost - Romain Grosjean CastelletThe reports had said Paul Ricard and Magny Cours both missed the deadline to apply to France’s sanctioning body, the FFSA, for a request to the FIA for a 2013 calendar change. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

No French grand prix in 2013 – report

There will be no French grand prix in 2013, according to the sports daily L’Equipe.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceThere had been moves afoot to revive the country’s defunct grand prix, at either Paul Ricard or Magny Cours. But L’Equipe said the French sanctioning body FFSA had not, by Tuesday’s deadline, received a request to apply to be added to the FIA’s 2013 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

‘Be wary’ of Ecclestone’s Magny-Cours comments – Tambay

The F1 world should handle with caution Bernie Ecclestone’s suggestion his sport could be heading back to Magny-Cours.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo2012-06-07_0273Amid reports Paul Ricard is leading France’s bid to revive the country’s defunct grand prix in 2013, F1 chief executive Ecclestone said this week: “If we go to France, it will be Magny Cours”. But former French F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport that commentators “must be wary” of the wily 82-year-old’s comments. Read the rest of this entry »

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