Tag Archive: Birmingham

Jan 07

Autosport Show CELEBRATES 50 Years of Rallycross

Cars and drivers from every era of rallycross will be in action in the Live Action Arena at the NEC

DriverDrivers from the FIA World Rallycross Championship will play a starring role in the UK next week, as the Autosport International show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham celebrates the 50th anniversary of rallycross.  Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 17

Williams reveals iconic line-up for Autosport International

The experiential centrepiece Williams will be creating to mark its 40th anniversary at the pinnacle of motor racing

Williams, FW07, Nigel Mansell Williams is delighted to announce that it will be showcasing some of its most iconic cars at next year’s Autosport International Show, which takes place 12th – 15th January 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 21

Scott Dixon tunes into musical Coca-Cola livery for Barber race

Dixon will drive the No. 9 Coca-Cola Chevrolet in the April 22-24 race weekend

Scott DixonScott Dixon has finished on the podium in all six previous Verizon IndyCar Series races at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, but never on the top step reserved for the race winner. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 20

Five Standout Drivers Learn, Receive Guidance from Porsche during Young Driver Academy at Barber Motorsports Park

Scott Hargrove won 2014 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin championship with six victories in 10 starts

Porsche is continuing its longstanding legacy of recognizing and developing young talent, as five standout North American drivers are learning to hone their skills on and off the track during the third annual Young Driver Academy Oct. 19-20 at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama.

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Jan 13

Marussia, Lotus hit back at 2014 doubts

Marussia has hit back at suggestions it might be in dire health.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(1) The backmarker team’s place on the newly-released official 2014 entry list was marked with a conditional asterisk. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 11

Marussia F1 Team retains Max Chilton for a second season

Max is back

10 - Marussia F1 Team Formula 1 fans attending the Autosport International Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham today were among the first to hear the Marussia F1 Team’s announcement that it will retain Max Chilton for a second season.

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Jan 15

Tester Paffett puzzled by Hamilton’s team switch

Long-time McLaren test driver Gary Paffett says Lewis Hamilton’s decision to switch to Mercedes is puzzling.

2011-07-05 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Gary Paffett2012-06-09_0050Throughout Briton Hamilton’s six-year racing tenure with McLaren, countryman Paffett, now 31, has split his DTM career with his F1 testing role. He said at the Autosport International show in Birmingham that he does not understand why Hamilton would swap McLaren for Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 15

Perez’s ‘money’ powered McLaren move – di Resta

Considerations about “money” played a role in McLaren choosing Sergio Perez.

2012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 02Martin Whitmarsh et Sergio Pérez That is the claim of Paul di Resta, the Force India driver who admits to having talks with McLaren when the British team was deciding Lewis Hamilton’s 2013 replacement. “I’m not going to give away too much, but yes, there were discussions,” 26-year-old Scot di Resta, who is staying at Force India for a third consecutive season this year, said. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 12

Brundle tips Hamilton to win race in 2013

Former F1 driver Martin Brundle expects Lewis Hamilton to win a race for Mercedes this year.

Martin Brundle - Lewis Hamilton photo © ERIC VARGIOLU - DPPI2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 19But the 53-year-old, who like Hamilton is a former McLaren driver, admitted he would have advised the 2008 world champion to make a different decision as he picked a team for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 09

Auto GP goes on display at the 2013 Autosport International

The exhibition will be open to the public from January 10th to 13th at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham

Autosport InternationalAdrian Quaife-HobbsAuto GP will be on display at the 2013 Autosport International, one of the biggest events of the winter racing season, by showcasing the car driven by reigning champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs throughout his successful 2012 campaign.

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Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 26

Alex Tagliani opens season with a Fifteenth place finish

“I’m very proud of Team Barracuda – BHA, and I want to thank Barracuda and Bowers & Wilkins” – Tagliani

Team Barracuda - BHA - Alex TaglianiBryan Herta Autosport logoAlex Tagliani and his Team Barracuda – BHA crew earned a fifteenth place finish for his #98 car on the streets of St. Petersburg for the IZOD IndyCar Series season opener on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 10

Strawberry Racing and DHR announce unique Alonso kart offer for Autosport International

Sweet FA!

FA Alonso Victory chassis FA Alonso Victory chassis 1To give your pre-season preparations a major boost, Dan Holland Racing and Strawberry Racing have teamed up to bring you an unbelievable offer at Autosport International, which is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend (14/15 January).*

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Nov 09

Lola at 2011 Advanced Engineering Show

2011 Advanced Engineering Show (9/10 November)

Lola is exhibiting at this weeks 2011 Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC in Birmingham to showcase its multi-industry composite capabilities. The Lola Group stand (231) will be located in Hall 20.

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Apr 05

Hinchcliffe secures IndyCar seat

Eric Sprott and Sprott Inc. to support Canadian’s debut with Newman/Haas Racing

Indycar - James HinchcliffeNewman Haas RacingCanada’s James Hinchcliffe will make his race debut in the IZOD IndyCar Series this weekend, the 24-year-old from Toronto competing for Newman/Haas Racing in the ‘Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama’, Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April, at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 05

Firestone Indy Lights: David Ostella Barber Motorsports Park preview

Ostella is set for race two at Barber Motorsports Park

IndyLightsJensen Motorsport - David OstellaFirestone Indy Lights rookie David Ostella returns to track action this week as the Championship will contest the second event of its schedule at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The Indy Lights drivers will race in support of the IndyCar Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, and the lone Canadian in the series is very much looking forward to returning to the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

No F1 for Prodrive in 2012 – Richards

Prodrive is re-entering the world rally championship in 2011 with Mini and BMW.

ProdriveSIAM_2011_SP_184After this year ruling out a bid to launch a team in 2011, Prodrive chief David Richards has confirmed that the Oxfordshire based group will also not be in formula one next season. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 14

Petrov confirms move to UK

Vitaly Petrov on Thursday confirmed he is relocating from Spain to England.

2010-03-27 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 002010-03-13 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 03Before the Russian secured a new contract with Renault for 2011, team owner Gerard Lopez insisted the 26-year-old needed to “move to the UK” to be “close to the factory” and in an “English speaking environment”. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 20

Cosworth congratulates Sir Frank Williams

For BBC Sports Personality Honour; celebrates 2010 season with VIP and staff party

2010-12-20 - Sir Frank Williams2010-12-20 - Tim Routsis - Sam MichaelCosworth would like to extend its congratulations to Sir Frank Williams who was presented with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC’s prestigious Sports Personality of the Year show held at the LG Arena in Birmingham last night. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 08

Team USA: Four former Scholarship winners to contest Charity Karting Event in England

The event takes place at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) Birmingham on Friday, January 15

Four recent Team USA Scholarship graduates will travel to England next week to take part in a star-studded charity karting event at the Autosport International Show. Read the rest of this entry »


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