Tag Archive: Austin

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Circuit Of The Americas welcomes Infiniti Red Bull Racing showcar runs in Downtown Austin

During Formula 1 Week

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is delighted that Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. will help kick off the U.S. Grand Prix weekend with the running of a Formula One car and the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype on the streets of Downtown Austin on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Raikkonen to get new chassis for Austin

Kimi Raikkonen will race a new chassis in Austin and beyond, the Italian publication Omnicorse reports.

2014-09-20_0194 - Scuderia Ferrari - Singapore - Kimi Raikkonen After finishing ninth in Russia, the Finn was quoted in Ferrari’s post-race statement as saing: “(Austin) is very demanding and interesting and I hope I don’t have the same problems I had here”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

F1 engine rules ‘completely stupid’ – Vettel

World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed F1’s long-life engine rules.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (4) Already destined to hand over his FIA drivers’ crown to a Mercedes driver at the end of the season, Vettel has also headed into the three-week gap before the US grand prix knowing he will sit out qualifying in Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes gifting title ‘bonus’ to staff and F1 world

The reports say the bonus is a minimum of 10,000 British pounds

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14)All 700 staff members at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors’ world championship in Russia, British newspapers report. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 to test yellow flag speed limits in Austin

“It seems to be a feasible idea” – Alonso 

Austin - Circuit of the Americas F1 looks set to test new software and procedures next time out in Austin that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double waved yellow flag zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Kobayashi, Merhi unclear over Caterham future

Roberto Merhi and Kamui Kobayashi remain in the dark about how struggling Caterham will tackle the remaining trio of grands prix in 2014.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui KobayashiSpanish rookie Merhi had been tipped for several weeks now to replace Japanese regular Kobayashi, but for the moment he is confined to Friday practice duties. Kobayashi, on the other hand, is being told race-by-race whether he will be on race duty.

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Oct 01

Mercedes ‘can throw championship away’ – Marko

“Every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style”  – Toto Wolff

2014-06-08_1186 With five full races to spare, Mercedes this weekend has its first opportunity to wrap up the 2014 constructors’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Sauber and de Silvestro split – report

Simona de Silvestro’s road to formula one appears to have ended.

IMG_5598 (2) Until now, the 25-year-old female Swiss driver was a Sauber tester, testing one of the Hinwil based team’s older cars with unique ‘Clean Air Energy’ branding. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

One point separates Thompson, Lewis entering finale after wild double-header at Austin

Colin Thompson leads Michael Lewis

https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs136/1112062458914/img/2442.jpgAfter 14 rounds and 630 minutes of racing, it all comes down to this with two rounds remaining in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Friday Qualifying

Porsche 919 Hybrid in front row

Porsche Motorsport logo The two Porsche Team 919 Hybrid cars will start from second and third on the grid for tomorrow’s six-hour race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (USA).

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Sep 19

Gamble pays off for Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Team, Edwards, Hindman win at Austin in challenging conditions

Victory returns Hindman to GS points lead with one race remaining

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo Eversley, Gimple win second ST Race of season in Honda, Foss Regains Points Lead.  Fall-Line Motorsports rolled the dice and came up winners Friday at Circuit of The Americas, with the switch to rain tires the key to the second Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory of the season for John Edwards and Trent Hindman in the No. 46 Trim-Tex BMW M3. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Thursday Practice

Exciting start to the race weekend in Austin

Porsche Motorsport logo The Porsche Team, with the two innovative Le Mans Prototypes Porsche 919 Hybrids, enjoyed a smooth first free practice session on Thursday at the beginning of the weekend of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Austin, Texas (USA).

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Sep 16

Fittipaldi, Barbosa take Prototype points lead to Austin with two races remaining in TUDOR Championship season

Four Prototype teams ready to pounce – Braun, Bennett in position to clinch Prototype Challenge crown

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Corvette DP co-drivers Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa take the Prototype class points lead into the penultimate round of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship this Saturday at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas for the Lone Star Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

TUDOR Championship takes tight GT points battles to Austin with two races remaining in 2014 season

Corvette Racing holds slim GTLM lead – Ferrari, BMW, Porsche teams tied atop GTD standings

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo There are close battles in both GT classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship entering Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. With only two races remaining, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia has had his GT Le Mans (GTLM) lead trimmed to only six points, while five drivers representing three teams are tied atop the GT Daytona (GTD) standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Title races reach boiling point in many classes at Circuit Of The Americas

The math doesn’t lie

Title races remain tight in three of the four classes of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama entering Rounds 13 and 14 of the season Sept. 18-19 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

AIM Autosport will be on the attack in Austin

Mounting pressure with two races left in championship quest for Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell

AIM Autosport Racing with Ferrari logo With two races remaining in the 2014 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, AIM Autosport drivers Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell find themselves in the tightest battle yet this season for the GT-Daytona drivers championship.

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