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Brit takes Williams F1 test with Tuscher and Zanella 2nd and 3rd
Christopher Zanella powered to victory during today’s (Sunday) sun-soaked final Formula Two race at Monza, leading home Kevin Mirocha while Luciano Bacheta finished third to wrap up the championship title and secure the Williams F1 test.
In time for the launch of the WAE High Performance Driver Training Programme at the end of this year.
Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with talented racing driver Dean Stoneman to work together to fine-tune the advanced simulator technology being developed at the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar (WTCQ).
In 2012, the new championship’s calendar comprises 10 events held in seven countries.
In close cooperation of the World Motor Sport Association, FIA, and the organisers of the two leading European Formula 3 championships – the Formula 3 Euro Series (organised by DMSB and ITR) as well as the British Formula 3 (organised by MSA/SRO) – a cross-series European Formula 3 Championship is announced.
With the naming of Luis Pérez-Sala at the fore of the team, HRT F1 Team closes one chapter and begins a new one
Spanish 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.
For the Indy Lights official series test at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that Armaan Ebrahim will join the team for the Indy Lights official series test at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway scheduled for October 28th and 29th. Ebrahim has an extensive resume of racing experience, which includes competition in the Formula 2, Formula BMW, and GP2 series.
Formula One role awarded to rising Canadian racer, + Robert Wickens biography and Q&A
Following a strong start to the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season for Robert Wickens, Marussia Virgin Racing is pleased to announce that it has signed Canada’s rising star to its 2011 Reserve Driver roster. Thanks to the 22 year old’s commanding performances so far this season, the 2010 GP3 Series Runner-up is now second in the championship with four podiums – including one win – and three poles to his credit from the first four rounds of the pan-European ‘World Series by Renault’.
Canadian heads to Italy with Formula Renault 3.5 points lead
Canada’s Robert Wickens will look to consolidate his points lead as the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series heads to Italy and the renowned Autodromo Nazionale Monza for Round 3’s double-header meeting this weekend, Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th May.
And immediately on pace in Formula 2
Six long months since his last track outing in any car, Will Bratt made an outstanding return to action during official FIA Formula 2 Championship testing at the new Snetterton 300 Circuit yesterday, Wednesday, 30th March, to conclude the outing a highly impressive second fastest overall.
Team Lotus looks set to have no fewer than four reserve drivers in 2011.
It has already emerged that Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia will almost certainly appear in the T128 race cars on some Friday mornings this year. And Karun Chandhok is also close to securing a role with the Hingham based team in support of race lineup Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.
Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.
The sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”. It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw.
It is set to be reopened in mid 2011
FIA official Charlie Whiting has inspected the reconstructed A1-Ring and approved it for events up to formula one standard. That is the news of the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung, reporting that the former venue of the Austrian grand prix has been renamed ‘Red Bull Ring’.
Briton captures second pole of season with late effort in Italy
Jolyon Palmer captured his second pole of the season after recording a storming late lap around the legendary Monza circuit. Palmer’s effort eclipsed Johan Jokinen by just 0.074s in what was an incredibly close session, with the top 16 covered by less than one second. Jokinen had looked on course for a maiden F2 pole but was forced to settle for second, narrowly ahead of Romania’s Mihai Marinescu.