Tag Archive: Finland

Jul 31

Latvala flies to Finland lead

Almost half the rally’s competitive distance was crammed into nine gravel speed tests

Jari-Matti Latvala delighted his home fans by leading Neste Oil Rally Finland on Friday night after an enthralling leg in which the lead changed hands three times. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Sébastien Ogier won Thursday evening’s opening special stage at Neste Oil Rally Finland as less than a second covered the fastest three drivers

Sébastien Ogier sets early pace in Finland

The Frenchman topped the times in the 2.27km Harju by 0.6sec in his Volkswagen Polo R. Kris Meeke was second in Citroën’s DS 3 with Andreas Mikkelsen completing the top three, 0.8sec off the lead in another Polo R. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Finland countdown: Rally route

Speak to the drivers about the route of last year’s Neste Oil Rally Finland and they’ll tell you it was probably the best ever.

This year organisers have made a few tweaks and brought back a WRC legend to try and raise the bar even higher. If there is one stage that defines Finland’s round of the WRC it’s the super-fast roller-coaster ride that is Ouninpohja. After a sabbatical last year it returns this time in its full, uncompromising 34.39km format and back in its traditional spot in Friday’s itinerary, Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

World RX of Finland will not be included as a round of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy

Finland RX dropped in 2015 due to congested calendar

Rallycross FIA logo The decision was made due to a congested calendar in 2015 after the inclusion of events such as Spain RX at the Barcelona F1 circuit and meant that IMG Motorsport was forced to exercise the break in its promoter agreement with AKK Sports for the Finnish round of World RX. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Anton Marklund leads World RX drivers in Finland

Villeneuve well placed to qualify

World RX - Finland - Anton Marklund Volkswagen Marklund’s Anton Marklund has established an early lead at World RX of Finland, round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, following today’s opening two heats.

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Jun 20

Albatec heads to World RX of Finland with determination

Fielding just one Peugeot 208 for former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve

World RX - Lydden Hill - Albatec Albatec Racing returns to track action in round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy in Kouvola, Finland next weekend 28/29 June with renewed determination following a solid performance in Norway.

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Feb 12

Crazy Leo – I’ve been chosen for the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy!

Remember all my WRC dreams, discussions and plans?

2013-11-29-0003_v3 We made it! It’s one of the coolest ways to get into the top level of rally sport!

I’m very proud to have been selected for the 2014 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. 5 European rounds in 2014: Portugal (3–6 April), Poland (27–29 June), Finland (HOOAH!) (1–3 August), Germany (22–24 August) and France (3–5 October). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Kovalainen facing Christmas with uncertain future

He is already planning ahead for 2014

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 Heikki Kovalainen expects to eat his Christmas lunch without knowing if he has a formula one seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

F1 correspondents tip Alonso for 2013 title

“Only three of them think Sebastian Vettel will be world champion again this year”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Fernando Alonso 00The overwhelming majority of international media correspondents surveyed in the F1 paddock have tipped Fernando Alonso to win the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Petrov to try rallying in 2013

Vitaly Petrov has revealed he might fill the gap in his formula one career with some rally outings in 2013.

2012-06-09_02562012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Vitaly Petrov 07Having debuted with Renault in 2010, the Russian moved on to Caterham last year but has dropped off the grid for 2013 due to flagging sponsorship support. “My main interest is for 2014, when I will try to return to formula one,” the 28-year-old is quoted by championat.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Marussia co-owner confirms Max Chilton for 2013

Marussia team owner Nikolai Fomenko has confirmed speculation British rookie Max Chilton will make his formula one debut in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Max Chilton (1)12 - Marussia F1 TeamFomenko, the head of Russian supercar Marussia who bought into the then Virgin team at the end of 2010, was asked by Russian journalists the identity of the driver replacing Caterham-bound Frenchman Charles Pic. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Contenders line up for Force India seat

The contenders are lining at the door to fill Force India’s vacancy for 2013.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - 01With Nico Hulkenberg switching to Sauber, there are plenty of suitors for the seat alongside Paul di Resta. Spain’s Marca sports daily said Pirelli tester Jaime Alguersuari has been offered a drive by BMW to race in the DTM touring car series next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Alonso’s engineer says Raikkonen can win title

Andrea Stella, Fernando Alonso’s race engineer at Ferrari, has singled out Kimi Raikkonen as a challenger for the 2012 championship.

2012-06-09_02702012-06-09_0197The buzz in the sodden Spa paddock is that four-time Belgian grand prix winner Raikkonen is a true contender for Sunday’s victory at the wheel of a Lotus. And the Finn, who in 2007 won the title for Ferrari, is still within shouting distance in the drivers’ standings, just a point shy of Lewis Hamilton’s fourth place. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

‘Double DRS’ to be banned for 2013 – reports

The technical concept known in the paddock this year as ‘double DRS’ looks set to be banned for 2013.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg 02Flagworld - FIAMercedes debuted the controversial straightline speed-boosting concept earlier this year, moving Lotus to lodge an official protest. But instead of taking the FIA’s decision to allow Mercedes to keep the system to the international court of appeal, Lotus emerged with a new interpretation of ‘double DRS’ during practice at Hockenheim recently.

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Jun 13

Valencia sells less than 40,000 F1 tickets

Valencia has sold less than 40,000 tickets ahead of next weekend’s European grand prix.

2011-06-26 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 02Valencia Street Circuit logoEl Pais newspaper reports that, of the street circuit’s deliberately reduced capacity of 45,000 seats, only 85 per cent have been sold. And of the 38,000 tickets sold, 64 per cent of them were purchased by foreign visitors, the Spanish publication added.

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May 23

Kovalainen wants midfield push for Caterham – manager

Heikki Kovalainen is looking for Caterham to move into the midfield, according to his new management company.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00392012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Heikki Kovalainen 02Having handled his own career in the wake of Flavio Briatore’s demise, Finn Kovalainen recently signed up with IMG, the sports and entertainment management giant. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

F1 TV broadcasters pull out of Bahrain

At least three television broadcasters will not travel to next week’s controversial Bahrain grand prix.

Bahrain International CircuitBlick newspaper, as well as Bild and London’s Times, are reporting that the host broadcasters for Finland, Japan and Germany (Sky Deutschland) will not be sending personnel to the troubled island Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

Russian and Dutchman key to 2012 driver market – report

Vitaly Petrov and Giedo van der Garde are the keys to the remaining seats on the 2012 driver market.

2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - India - Vitaly Petrov 05GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Monaco - Giedo van der GardeThat is the claim of Finland’s Turun Sanomat, revealing that the management of Russian Petrov – ousted by Lotus/Renault – has been in talks with Toro Rosso, Williams, Marussia and HRT.

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Feb 25

Nations – Italy is n° 1 in the World Rally Ranking

Amongst the standings of the World Rally Ranking established by the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association)

IRDA logoWorld Rally Ranking logoThe WRR world ranking reserved for nations. In the special 2010 WRR standings Italy leads the pack, followed by the Czech Republic, the podium is completed by Great Britain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Great results for Red Bull Rally drivers on Rally Finland

Red Bull Rally Finland day one and day two reports

The second and final day of Rally Finland has concluded with a great result for the Red Bull Skoda drivers: Juho Hanninen, enjoying a one-off outing on his home event, has won while regular driver Patrik Sandell is third. Read the rest of this entry »

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