Tag Archive: Düsseldorf

Oct 31

Russian billionaire buys Nurburgring

After the Capricorn deal fell through, a new owner for the German grand prix venue at the Nurburgring has already been found.

Nurburgring Until recently, the embattled Nurburgring’s buyer was the Dusseldorf automotive company Capricorn, whose chief Robertino Wild failed to make the second due instalment payment. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Nurburgring buyout deal set to collapse – report

The fate of the German grand prix venue at the fabled Nurburgring is once again in serious doubt.

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB09 Recently, we reported that after the embattled circuit was bought for a reported EUR 77 million, it was in the throes of promising talks with Bernie Ecclestone over a new long-term F1 race contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

New Nurburgring owner misses payment due date

The Nurburgring’s sale has hit a fork in the road.

Nurburgring logo In March, the financially embattled German grand prix host was bought for a reported EUR 77 million by a Dusseldorf based automotive group called Capricorn. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Nurburgring to host F1 race each year – report

The fabled Nurburgring is set to ramp up its presence on the F1 calendar.

Nordschleife - Nurburgring Currently, the circuit and another German venue, Hockenheim, annually alternate a single spot on the sport’s schedule. But earlier this year, the insolvent Nurburgring secured its future when it was sold to a Dusseldorf automotive group called Capricorn. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

New Nurburgring owner to keep ‘affordable’ F1

Capricorn is committed to keeping formula one at the Nurburgring

GP3 - Nürburgring F1’s Nurburgring future now appears brighter, after the embattled German grand prix venue was bought for a reported EUR 100 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Vettel denies Nurburgring buyout bid

The current bidding process will reportedly conclude at the end of March

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (10) Sebastian Vettel’s manager has denied the reigning world champion is involved in a possible buyout of the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Bernie Ecclestone is no longer a serious candidate to buy the embattled Nurburgring

Ecclestone no longer in race for Nurburgring

2012-06-07_0273 The F1 chief executive revealed last month that he has made a bid for the fabled German grand prix venue, amid its financial problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Schumacher records ‘too far away’ insists Vettel

“Sure he can do it” – Schumacher

image2010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Michael SchumacherSebastian Vettel has played down any suggestion he has set as a career target his friend and mentor Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles and 91 wins. At the weekend in Dusseldorf, the pair duly won their fifth consecutive ‘Nation’s Cup’ crown at the Race of Champions.

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Dec 05

Vettel wants quieter coronation after 2011 title

Sebastian Vettel has revealed he wants to enjoy a quieter coronation one year after becoming world champion for the first time in 2010.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (8)2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (4)On the sidelines of the Race of Champions event in Dusseldorf, a reporter for the German news agency SID heard the Red Bull driver admit he was too busy with media and sponsor commitments after winning his first title a year ago.

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Dec 04

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of Champions

Ogier took five wins in this year’s World Rally Championship

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of ChampionsROC 2011-12-03Sébastien Ogier delivered a thrilling performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on a packed afternoon of competition at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.

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Dec 03

Team Germany wins fifth ROC Nations Cup

Vettel and Schumacher revel in ROC Nations Cup win

imageimageTeam Germany’s Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel sent the home crowds into delirium by winning their fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup title in Düsseldorf.

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Dec 02

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011

Practice gets under way ahead of Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup and Sunday’s Race Of Champions

Drivers on track preparing for ROC 2011 ROC Dusseldorf 2011-10-14A fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup victory is “not the only target” for seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Last year’s surprise Champion of Champions Filipe Albuquerque declares the lesson from 2010 is to “Never underestimate anyone…”

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Dec 02

Glock eager to prove speed alongside Vettel

Timo Glock insists he is as good as his countryman and F1 rival Sebastian Vettel — and now he has a chance to prove it.

2011-07-30 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Hungary - Timo Glock (6)2011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel (3)The Germans will be among the stars at the Race of Champions event this weekend in Dusseldorf, facing off at the wheel of identical cars. Ahead of the event, Virgin/Marussia driver Glock was asked how determined he is to beat back-to-back world champion Vettel.

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Nov 29

Sebastian Vettel revved up for ‘magic’ ROC

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel ‘can’t wait’ for the Race Of Champions on December 3-4

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Race of ChampionsThe young motorsport superstar has urged race fans to come along for an ‘unforgettable experience’ at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena this weekend. Vettel will race alongside Michael Schumacher for Team Germany as they bid for a record fifth ROC Nations Cup win in front of their home crowd.

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Nov 28

Michael Schumacher primed for ‘sensational’ ROC

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is revved up and ready for the Race Of Champions on December 3-4

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 03Race of ChampionsThe German motor sport legend declares race fans have ‘nowhere else to be’ but Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena this weekend. Schumacher will partner Sebastian Vettel for Team Germany as they bid for a record fifth ROC Nations Cup win in front of their home crowd.

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Nov 17

David Coulthard joins stellar line-up for ROC 2011

Multiple Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard will compete against a star-studded field at December’s Race Of Champions

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - David Coulthard - Daniel Ricciardo 1Race of ChampionsCoulthard won a total of 13 F1 grands prix, finishing no less than five times in the world championship top three in over a decade at the top. The Scotsman, who now commentates for the BBC and competes in DTM, joins three F1 world champions in the field for ROC 2011 in Düsseldorf.

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Nov 01

Vitaly Petrov becomes ROC’s first Russian driver

Russian Formula 1 star Vitaly Petrov has signed up to compete at the 2011 Race Of Champions in Düsseldorf

Race of Champions2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - India - Vitaly Petrov 06Petrov, who races for the Lotus Renault GP team, will become the first driver from Eastern Europe to compete at the event. The Russian joins a star-studded field that includes three F1 world champions for ROC 2011 at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena on December 3-4.

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Dec 06

More rest for Kovalainen after crash knockout

“Final scans for the head done today, no problems”

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 6Heikki Kovalainen will spend another week recovering from a head injury sustained recently. The Lotus driver was ordered to bed early last week after medical checks showed he suffered a heavy concussion when he crashed an Audi R8 during the Race of Champions event in Dusseldorf. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Kovalainen unconscious after Race of Champions crash (+video)

Heikki Kovalainen was on Sunday knocked unconscious in a crash at the Race of Champions event in Germany.

“Hardcore shunt with throttle jammed and rear suspension damaged, got knocked out, now some medical checkups,” the Finnish driver wrote on Twitter after the crash in an Audi R8 in Dusseldorf. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

DTM aces have caught the stock-car fever

This Saturday evening

Reigning DTM Champion Timo Scheider and his fellow Audi driver Martin Tomczyk will have to demonstrate their driving skills in an event differing massively from what they are used to. Read the rest of this entry »

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