Tag Archive: 2012

Oct 02

Concept of the 2012 Formula 3 Euro Series finalised

Behind the scenes, hard work is going on for the future of the Formula 3 Euro Series.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesFlagworld - FIAThe concept for 2012 was presented during the penultimate race weekend of the current season at Valencia in Spain. The most significant change is the planned introduction of the new generation of Formula 3 race cars that will be homologated by motorsport’s global governing body, the FIA, from 2012 for a period of four years.

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Sep 10

Magny Cours closer to 2012 F1 calendar return

“We are in the starting blocks to again organise a grand prix of France”

Grand Prix de FranceA return to the formula one grid of French grand prix venue Magny Cours is on the cards for 2012, according to reports. L’Equipe, and the French news agency AFP, said circuit boss Serge Saulnier sounded bullish on Thursday amid recent efforts to reinstate the race after it was dropped after 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Austin to reveal US GP details on Tuesday

Details about the track layout and facilities are also set to be divulged.

2009-08-30_0967Details about Austin’s venue for the 2012 United States grand prix will be revealed imminently. Invitations for the local media were recently sent out for a press conference on Tuesday morning, during which the highly anticipated location for the track will be announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Michael Schumacher has confirmed reports he is still committed to his formula one return with Mercedes.

Schumacher still committed to F1 through 2012

2010-07-11 - Mercedes GP - Michael Shcumacher - Nico Rosberg 02After a three year retirement, the seven time world champion’s performances this year have disappointed some, but team official Norbert Haug insists the German marque is not reconsidering its 2011 lineup. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

F1 ‘can do without Monaco’ – Ecclestone

According to Bernie Ecclestone, formula one could survive “without Monaco”.

With India making its debut next year and the US returning to the 2012 calendar, the F1 chief executive is also desperate to tap into the Russian market. But he is believed to be confined to a new agreement with team bosses to cap the annual calendar at 20 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Promoter admits 2013 delay possible for US GP

“We have a contract that says we need to have a grand prix in 2012″ -Hellmund

2009-08-30_0967Tavo Hellmund has played down scepticism about the 2012 US grand prix, but admits that failing to get the circuit built in time is a possibility. Before FIA president Jean Todt said the confirmed race in Austin, Texas, is “just a project”, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone warned promoter Hellmund that penalties will apply if the event does not take place until 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Texas F1 officials to attend British GP

Tavo Hellmund and Susan Combs will be at the British grand prix.

2009-08-30_0967Leading figures of the 2012 United States grand prix in Texas will be trackside at Silverstone this weekend. According to the local Austin newspaper Statesman, promoter Tavo Hellmund as well as Texas comptroller Susan Combs will be at the British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Robert Kubica commits to Renault until end of 2012

“Our clear goal is to become title contenders over the next two years.” -Eric Boulllier

2010-03-27 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 01The Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce that Robert Kubica has agreed a contract extension which will make him a Renault driver until the end of the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

2012 team switch now Kubica’s focus – manager

“Very soon I will have to take my own decisions and then we will see”

2010-06-27 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 02Robert Kubica and his manager are turning their focus to 2012, as the chances of switching to a title-winning team next year fade. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Red Bull plans 2012 Red Bull seat for Buemi – report

“That is the Buemi that we want to see.” -Marko

2010-06-12_0282Sebastien Buemi is on course for a seat with Red Bull in 2012, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick. The head of the energy drinks company’s driver programme, Dr Helmut Marko, was quoted last weekend suggesting that if the 21-year-old youngster does not up his game, he could lose his seat with the junior team Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Ferrari announces new two-year contract for Massa

“We wanted to show proof of stability for the future” – Domenicali

2010-05-30 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 3Ferrari on Wednesday confirmed speculation that Felipe Massa is staying alongside current teammate Fernando Alonso next year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Pirelli wins race to be F1 tyre supplier – reports

Pirelli was last in F1 in 1991.

PirelliItalian media sources are reporting that Pirelli will be F1’s sole tyre supplier in 2011 and beyond. Autosprint and Italiaracing say the Milan-based marque has been selected by the teams and F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone to replace the departing control supplier Bridgestone. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

U.S. Grand Prix for Austin, Texas in 2012 (updated)

The United States Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2012
F1 inks deal for 2012 US GP in Texas

A deal was struck for a race to be held in Austin, Texas following weeks of speculation about the potential return of a race in America, F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone announced on Tuesday that the event will take place from 2012 to 2021 on a new purpose-built facility in Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

BMW announces intention to contest 2012 DTM season

BMW will turn its premier motor racing focus to Germany’s touring car championship DTM in 2012.

bmwAfter ten years in formula one, the German carmaker ended its grand prix foray at the end of 2009. In a statement on Thursday, BMW said its board has voted to race in DTM from 2012, pending “certain basic requirements” that the series’ governing body ITR must now consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Ferrari not committed to F1 beyond 2012

“We have a contract that finishes in 2012, so we have time to consider what to do next” -Montezemolo

2009-01-12_0010The head of F1’s most historically committed team has hinted that it might reconsider its loyalty to the FIA-sanctioned series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

GP3 Series Teams revealed

The entry selection process has been thought off very carefully

GP3 SeriesGP3 Series is very pleased to announce the names of the ten teams that are now officially entered for seasons 2010, 2011 and 2012. Each team will line up three cars on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Bulgaria receives F1 race contract

It was received on Sunday and is “not signed yet”

Contrary to earlier reports, a contract for a Bulgarian grand prix in 2011 or 2012 has not yet been signed. We reported recently that a race near the southeastern European republic’s capital Sofia will be held following the reaching of an agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Vettel commits to Red Bull

Webber not pushing to be Red Bull’s no.1

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel 02Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that it has extended its contract with Sebastian Vettel until the end of 2011, with an option for  2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Rumour in Hungary: Concorde Agreement signed

All the way through 2016

As darkness fell on Hungarian grand prix race day, the big rumour was that the Concorde Agreement has finally been signed by all 13 formula one teams.

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Jul 20

Concorde Agreement to be signed this week

Formula one’s political crisis is tipped to end in the middle of this week

It is said that a new Concorde Agreement, to bind the teams and the commercial rights holders to the FIA until the end of 2012, is ready to be given the final green light by Max Mosley and the 26 World Motor Sport Council members. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Toyota wants to stay in F1 through 2012

We  have consistently said we want to continue to participate in formula one

2009-05-23 - MonacoGP - Toyota - Jarno Trulli 02Toyota wants to commit to formula one until “at least the end of the 2012 season”, team president John Howett insisted on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

FOTA teams to lodge 2010 entries by deadline

FOTA compromise accepted in principle by Max Mosley

The remaining formula one teams, with the possible exception of Toyota, are expected to lodge their official entries for the 2010 world championship on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

David Richards set for 2010 F1 entry

The cars will be built at Banbury and have Aston Martin-badged customer engines

David Richards’ Banbury-based outfit is set to make its formula one debut next year.

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May 27

Hungarian GP in doubt beyond 2012

Due to a lack of central funds and the recent weakening of the Hungarian currency

The Hungarian grand prix beyond 2012 is in doubt, reports out of the central European country on Wednesday said.

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Mar 22

Chance of ‘one-off’ Rome GP revs up

A one-off event is now gaining strength

The seriousness of Rome’s bid to stage a grand prix has revved up even further.

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Aug 27

Some teams want turbo engines for 2012

End of current 2.4 litre normally-aspirated V8 era

In the current trackside discussions about possible new rules for the future, some teams are pushing for a radical change on the engine front. Read the rest of this entry »