Tag Archive: Durango

Sep 06

Superstars International Series: Francesco Sini (Chevrolet Lumina) tops Vallelunga test

Team Durango lines-up two BMWs for Berton, Durante

Superstars - berton duranteSuperstars - Chevrolet LuminaA one-day Superstars test was held at Vallelunga and although a late shower conditioned the activities, some new faces lined-up on the last 5th of September. The racetrack close to Rome will be the next venue in-line for the championship, which will re-fire on October 6 and 7. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Three-day test for six drivers in Valencia

Auto GP teams keep working to prepare the coming season in the best possible way.

Auto GP - ValenciaAuto GPWith the first event of the Championship scheduled as early as 10 March three teams decided to fly to Valencia for a three-day test that will kick-off tomorrow morning: Campos Racing, MLR71 and Ombra Racing decided to make the most of the warm Spanish weather to put some mileage under their belts, a test that will surely prove very important as the Ricardo Tormo circuit will host the second event of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

The Budapest round of Auto GP wasn’t just the occasion to crown Kevin Ceccon and Sergei Afanasiev as the race winners.

DAMS leads 2011 earnings classification

DamsautoGP - Tambay - HaryantoIt was also the second time in the season that the Prize Money was awarded, sharing 100.000 euros between the first three classified cars of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

The adventure continues for Griffitz Durango after the pole position in Monza

Griffitz Durango team will try to reply in Budapest the success got at the first Auto GP race.

Auto GP - Monza - Griffitz Durango 04

Auto GP - Monza - Griffitz Durango 05Born in early 2011, the agreement between Griffitz, the first class drink, and Durango, one of the most successful Italian stable on the international scene, has brought great results quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

New livery for Griffitz Durango in 2011 Auto GP

The 2011 AutoGP championship will start next weekend in Monza.

Auto GP - Griffitz Durango 1Auto GP - Griffitz Durango 2Our team will be present featuring a new livery, matt black, glossy black and gold, according to the new title sponsor Griffitz. From now on our Autogp team will be officially named Griffitz Durango. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

McLaren explored Libya backing in 2010 – report

Gaddafi’s son was one of the potential backers of Jacques Villeneuve’s

2011-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Lewis Hamilton 10McLaren reportedly explored a potential sponsorship with links to Colonel Gaddafi’s controversial Libyan regime. Britain’s Daily Mail reports that the Woking based team even produced an electronic mock-up of a livery on its formula one car featuring the slogan ‘Visit Libya’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Barcelona, Day 2: Filippi breaks the 1″32 mark

Barcelona official Auto GP test

Auto GPAuto GP - Luca FilippiThe first test sessions of the 2011 Auto GP season has just ended in Barcelona, giving two clear indications on what to expect: first of all, given the tight gaps between drivers, the fight for both the overall and the rookie title promises to be really hard. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Filippi, Venturini and Ceccon top first Auto GP test

The 2011 Auto GP season got off the line today with the first official test day on the Barcelona track.

Auto GP - Kevin CecconAuto GP - Giovanni VenturiniFifteen drivers gathered at the Circuit de Catalunya, with a very clear weather giving the teams the chance to complete with no issues their different testing programs. At the end of the day Luca Filippi emerged as the quickest driver: testing with TP Formula in the morning and with SuperNova in the afternoon, the Italian driver was the only one to break the 1’33 mark, posting an impressive 1’32”676. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Talents gather for the first Auto GP official test

Auto GP is ready to start the engines for the first official test of the 2011 season in Barcelona.

Auto GPAuto GP - Stefano BizzarriFor the two days of testing, that will start tomorrow ending on Thursday, some among the most interesting talents in international motorsport gathered at Circuit de Catalunya to have their first contact with the Lola-Zytek and start preparing the season in the best possible way. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Venturini and Cipriani join Auto GP with Durango

Cipriani and Venturini new Durango Auto GP drivers!

Giovanni VenturiniGiuseppe CiprianiGiovanni Venturini, a 19 year-old from Vicenza, is among Italy’s most interesting talents: he made his single seater debut in 2008, and from then on he has always been one of the quickest in the F.Renault 2.0 pack. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Marco Barba sets the pace in Valencia

Tuesday was as a very good second day of testing for the Auto GP teams that traveled to Valencia.

Auto GP - Campos Racing - Marco BarbaAuto GPOn a quicker track, mainly due to cleaner racing lines and more rubber on the tarmac, drivers had the opportunity to push harder and as a result the average pace was lowered by as much as 1”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Campos, Durango e Lazarus opened 2011 in Valencia

2011 is just two weeks old, but the Auto GP engines have been started already.

Auto GP - Adrian Campos JrAuto GPThanks to a steadily raising interest for the series, interest that led many drivers to ask for a test in the Auto GP car even in deep winter time, three teams gathered in Valencia for a two-day testing session that got underway yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sticky: Jacques Villeneuve admits F1 hopes are now over

“It looks quite dim right now,” Villeneuve

Villeneuve has admitted he has given up on trying to get back into Formula 1 following the FIA’s decision not to give his proposed team an entry for 2011. The 1997 world champion had been pushing hard for a return to the F1 grid in recent years, and was lined up for a seat with the Stefan team had it been given an entry this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Durango admits NASCAR foray more likely than F1

“If we can do it in 2011, fine.  Otherwise we will go on working on it”

2010-08-29_0376Ivone Pinton - DurangoThe plans for a formula one team are reportedly still alive, but Villeneuve/Durango is now more likely to turn its attention to NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

“No F1? Ready for NASCAR with Villeneuve”

Interview to Ivone Pinton (Durango)

Ivone Pinton - Durango2010-08-29_0796Durango’s team principal tells 422race.com the state of his team’s Formula One project, together with Jacques Villeneuve. And their plan B: going to America for NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Villeneuve likely to switch sights to NASCAR

Villeneuve also responded to the speculation on Friday

With one swift retort, Colin Kolles extinguished rumours that the Jacques Villeneuve/Durango venture might be rescued by struggling F1 team HRT. After the alliance missed out on the 13th team entry for 2011, 1997 world champion Villeneuve said another potential route onto next year’s grid was to buy an existing outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Rumours – Sauber, Toro Rosso for sale

Jacques Villeneuve/Durango was mentioned as a possible buyer.

2010-07-11-0085According to rumours in the Singapore paddock, the Toro Rosso and Sauber teams could be set for new ownership. The Basler Zeitung newspaper claims Nick Heidfeld’s new tenure at Sauber could be short-lived because Mexican GP2 driver Sergio Perez stands a good chance of becoming Kamui Kobayashi’s 2011 teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Durango confirms Villeneuve’s plans to buy F1 team

“And as planned we will do it together with Jacques Villeneuve. Yes, we believe it’s worth it.

2010-07-11-0085Durango, the Italian racing team, has confirmed Jacques Villeneuve’s announcement that there are plans to buy an existing formula one team. After the FIA decided recently to leave the 13th team entry vacant in 2011, 1997 world champion Villeneuve said “plan B” is to “take over one of the existing teams”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

13th entry ‘not only way’ to enter F1 – Epsilon Euskadi

“The 13th license was one way but not the only way to get into formula one”

Flagworld - F1Joan Villadelprat insists he is not giving up on bringing his Spanish Le Mans team Epsilon Euskadi into formula one. After the FIA said on Wednesday it has decided to leave the 13th team entry vacant for now, Jacques Villeneuve said his partnership with Italian outfit Durango will now try to enter the sport by buying into an existing team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Villeneuve not giving up on F1 team plans (updated)

FIA confirms no 13th team, 20 races in 2011

Jacques Villeneuve on Wednesday said he has not given up on heading his own formula one team in 2011. Earlier in Paris, the FIA ruled that neither Villeneuve’s collaboration with Italian racing outfit Durango, or the Spanish applicant Epsilon Euskadi, had satisfied the requirements for the vacant 13th place on next year’s grid.

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