Tag Archive: Dani Clos

Oct 19

Nigel Melker glorious winner of FA1 2014 championship

Due to rain, the FA1 field started behind the safety car for the last race of the season.

After two laps, the safety car went in as Dani Clos (ESP) was leading the field. Within a lap, championship leader Nigel Melker overtook Clos and made his nickname come true: he proved to be the rain man.

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Nov 07

Stoffel Vandoorne dominates GP2 test Day 3

Belgium driver quickest of post-season testing in 1:48.657 at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (DAMS) actionThe final day of post season testing took place today at Yas Marina Circuit with a slightly changed field, some drivers who have been testing on the previous days moving to new teams whilst new drivers joined the action. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

HRT boss says de la Rosa ‘will drive for us in 2013′

Pedro de la Rosa is definitely staying at HRT in 2013, the Spanish team’s boss Luis Perez-Sala has announced.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa - Dani Clos - Narain Kartikheyan 012012-06-10_0531“Pedro de la Rosa will drive for us in 2013,” he is quoted by the German language Speed Week. The Spanish veteran’s current teammate is Narain Karthikeyan, but the Indian has been linked with a possible switch to Indycar. Speed Week said the presence of Karthikeyan, 35, has not brought the expected flood of Indian sponsors to HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Yamimoto presents the limited edition HRT Formula 1 Team electric bicycle

The new Yamimoto-HRT is a sporting electric bicycle with soft lines and high range components

2012-09-11 - HRT F1 Team - YamimotoHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgThe Caja Mágica provided the setting for the official presentation and launch of the new special edition HRT Formula 1 Team electric bicycle by Yamimoto, the team’s sustainable mobility agent. Test driver, Dani Clos, was on hand to unveil the bike alongside Spanish television presenter Paula Vázquez, who was making her first appearance at this act as the image of the Spanish electric bicycle brand. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

The dawning of a new era

The day has come for HRT Formula 1 Team to officially open its doors to the new headquarters at the Caja Mágica in Madrid.

2012-05-18 - HRT F1 Team - Caja MagicaHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgTeam Principal, Luis Pérez-Sala, and drivers Pedro de la Rosa, Dani Clos and Ma Qing Hua acted as the hosts of this meeting with the press, sponsors, suppliers and friends of the team. The Mayoress of Madrid, Honourable Madam Ana Botella and the President of the Spanish Motorsport Federation and Vice-President of the FIA, Mr.Carlos Gracia, wanted to accompany the team on such a special day.

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May 08

Dani Clos will take part in the first free practice session at the Spanish GP

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity” – Dani Clos

2012-05-08 - HRT F1 Team - Dani ClosHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgSpanish driver Dani Clos will step into the F112 for the first time on Friday to take part in the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix which will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya. 23 year-old Clos will substitute teammate Narain Karthikeyan for that session and will join Pedro de la Rosa for the first 90 minutes of practice in Montmeló. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Esteban Gutiérrez finishes on top

Lotus GP driver ends final pre-season test with another fastest laptime

GP2 - Rapax - Tom DillmannGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutierrezEsteban Gutiérrez set the quickest laptime again in today’s final pre-season test in Barcelona. The young Mexican set a laptime of 1:29.154 in the morning session ahead of last week’s fastest man in Jerez, Davide Valsecchi. In the afternoon session, it was Frenchman Tom Dillmann at Rapax who finished top ahead of Stefano Coletti.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Esteban Gutiérrez quickest on Day 2

Lotus GP ace sets best laptime in Barcelona
 
GP2 - Trident Racing - Julian LealGP2 - Lotus GP - Esteban GutiérrezEsteban Gutiérrez finished at the top of the timesheets today after putting in a laptime of 1:28.740, 0.004s ahead of Giedo van der Garde in a very closely fought morning session. Julian Leal topped the afternoon session ahead of Nigel Melker. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Fabrizio Crestani sets the pace in Barcelona

Venezuela GP Lazarus driver quickest on day 1 of second pre-season testing

GP2 - Venezuela GP Lazarus - Fabrizio CrestaniGP2 - Carlin - Max ChiltonGP2 Series 2012 pre-season testing resumed this week at Circuit de Catalunya. Four new faces joined the field: Giancarlo Serenelli at Venezuela GP Lazarus, Ricardo Teixeira and Sergio Canamasas at Rapax, and Jon Lancaster at Ocean Racing Technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

HRT confirms Monday debut for 2012 car

HRT has confirmed that its 2012 car, the F112, will finally make its track debut on Monday.

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-03-05 - HRT F1 Team - F112Recently, the FIA barred Red Bull and Ferrari from tweaking their test schedules so that their Barcelona running could end on Monday. But struggling backmarker HRT asked its rivals for special permission, given it had yet to use its separate allowed test day for ‘filming and promotional’ purposes.

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Mar 01

Valsecchi quickest again

DAMS racer fastest on final test day in Jerez

GP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Stefano ColettiDavide Valsecchi was quickest again today in Jerez in an eventful test session. The DAMS driver set his best laptime of 1:25.567 early in the day. His closest rival, Stefano Coletti, ended one tenth behind the Italian.

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Feb 29

Davide Valsecchi quickest on Day 2

Italian ace remains top in Jerez
 
GP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Caterham Racing - Giedo van der GardeDavide Valsecchi confirmed his good form setting the quickest laptime of Day 2 in the 2012 pre-season testing in Jerez. The DAMS driver clocked 1:24.783 in the morning session and left the rest of the field with the task to find the extra pace to try and close the gap with the mighty Italian. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Davide Valsecchi leads the way in Jerez

DAMS driver quickest on Day 1 of 2012 pre-season test 

GP2 - iSport International - Marcus EricssonGP2 - DAMS - Davide ValsecchiThe GP2 Series paddock gathered in Jerez de la Frontera this week for the first of two official pre-season test sessions. After the winter break, the thirteen teams were eager to hit the track and get back to action. The field welcomed newcomers Venezuela GP Lazarus as the thirteenth team in 2012 and 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Clos ‘trusts’ HRT to deliver Friday promises

Dani Clos insists he is delighted with his new role as HRT tester, despite some seeing him as little more than a ‘pay driver’.

11 - HRT F1 TeamGP2 - Dani Clos (Rapax), Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Josef Kral (Arden International)A reporter for Spain’s Diario AS newspaper admitted to the 23-year-old from Barcelona that when he read the news about his Clos’ new role, he surmised that the driver must have some lucrative backers.

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Feb 14

Friday driver Clos completes 2012 HRT lineup

HRT has completed its 2012 lineup by signing Dani Clos as official reserve driver.

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-02-13 - HRT F1 Team - Dani ClosIn a press release, the back-of-the-grid Spanish team said Barcelona born Clos, 23, will take part in “several” Friday morning practice sessions and travel “to every grand prix” in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Dani Clos joins HRT F1 Team as its new test driver for 2012

Dani Clos will form an integral part of the team

2012-02-13 - HRT F1 Team - Dani ClosHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgHRT F1 Team has reached an agreement with Dani Clos by which the young 23-year-old driver from Barcelona will become test driver of the Spanish outfit for the 2012 season.

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Dec 15

Luis Pérez-Sala, appointed as new Team Principal of HRT F1 Team

With the naming of Luis Pérez-Sala at the fore of the team, HRT F1 Team closes one chapter and begins a new one

2011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Luis Perez Sala - Colin Kolles 01Luis Perez SalaSpanish former Formula 1 driver Luis Pérez-Sala (Barcelona, 15th on May 1959) takes on, as of today, the role of Team Principal of HRT F1 Team after the exit of the head sporting figure from the Spanish team.

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Nov 23

Liuzzi’s HRT seat not safe for 2012

Contrary to reports elsewhere, Vitantonio Liuzzi’s seat at HRT for 2012 does not appear safe.

2011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Vitantonio Liuzzi 00Vitantonio Liuzzi - JapanPedro de la Rosa has been confirmed as one definite driver for 2012, moving some commentators to surmise that because Italian Liuzzi apparently has an existing contract, he will complete the Spanish team’s lineup.

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Nov 22

Liuzzi, Clos or Red Bull to complete HRT lineup?

Vitantonio Liuzzi revealed last time out in Abu Dhabi that he has a contract with the Spanish team for 2012.

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Daniel Ricciardo 03Vitantonio Liuzzi special Japan helmetWith Pedro de la Rosa confirmed for one seat, attention is now turning to which of HRT’s existing race drivers will be ousted after this weekend’s 2011 season finale.

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Nov 17

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 3

Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Day 3

Yas Marina logoToday’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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