Tag Archive: Magny-Cours

Oct 05

Rejuvenated title hopes for Guintoli after home round success

Sylvain Guintoli narrowed the gap to leader Tom Sykes

WSBK - Sylvain Guintoli Day 3 The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World witnessed a change of momentum for the title race, which will be decided on November 2nd at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

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Oct 05

Melandri edges out Guintoli for the win in Race 2

Melandri elevates himself to third place in the standings

WSBK - Race 2 Podium In similar conditions to the opening race of the day, Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has won Race 2 at Magny-Cours as he crossed the finish line with a 2.6 second advantage over Sylvain Guintoli.

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Oct 02

WSBK riders play petanque on the starting grid

The riders will hit the track tomorrow for the first free practice sessions for all classes.

Action shot Media Event The Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours hosted the usual Thursday Media Event to kick-start the penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Sep 29

High stakes for the penultimate round at Magny-Cours

The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place this weekend at Magny-Cours.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The stakes are high for this year’s title as series leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) heads to France with a 31 point advantage with Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team).

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Aug 19

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2014 calendar update

As announced, the final prize-giving ceremony for both WSBK and WSS classes will take place in Doha, Qatar

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization wish to announce that the Free State South African Round which was cancelled (Press Release of 31 July) will not be replaced by any other event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1’s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Magny Cours still ‘trying’ for F1 return

Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Ecclestone says no to Magny Cours return

Bernie Ecclestone gave a clear “no” when asked if France is on the brink of returning to F1.

2012-11-15_0008 A week ago, former grand prix venue Magny Cours’ boss Serge Saulnier told Infosport: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Magny Cours on pole for 2015 F1 return

“If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks”

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Magny Cours is on pole position to return to the F1 calendar next year, the boss of the former French grand prix venue has said. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

No return to India in 2015 – Ecclestone

F1 will not be returning to India next year.

Indian Grand Prix The race near New Delhi, having joined the calendar in 2011, is absent from this season’s schedule mainly because of the sport’s issues with the Indian tax situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Rumour – Renault also testing 2014 turbo engine

The rumoured ‘secret’ Renault test took place at Magny Cours

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (6)Hot on the heels of reports Ferrari may have track tested its turbo V6 engine, it emerges that Renault might also have done the same. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

WSBK title battle lands to Magny-Cours

The French venue will host the penultimate event of the season

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship will be on track this weekend, for the second of two back to back rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Raikkonen injury causes paddock tongues to wag

Apparently due to a pinched nerve in his back

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Kimi Raikkonen 05It is not surprising that news of Kimi Raikkonen’s back injury caused eyebrows to raise in the Singapore paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Raikkonen reports are media ‘fantasy’ – Ferrari

“The typical fantasy in this period of rumours”.

2013-06-09_0510Ferrari has dismissed as “fantasy” reports a lucrative 2014 offer has been made to former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ferrari has begun a three-day test at the former French grand prix venue Magny Cours

Ferrari begins three-day test in France

2013-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Pre-season testing - Felipe MassaThat is the claim of the authoritative Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, reporting that Pedro de la Rosa is at the wheel of a 2011-specification single seater. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Ferrari joins Lotus in tyre tweak criticism

Ferrari has joined Lotus in criticising Pirelli’s mid-season tyre tweak.

2013-05-12 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 04Following early-season criticism, culminating in the furore after Barcelona recently, Pirelli announced it is making key changes to its controversial 2013 tyres for next month’s Canadian grand prix and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Caterham F1 Team has launched “Access All Areas”

Access All Areas

“Access All Areas” was shot at the Magny Cours circuit in France and gives an insight into a day in the life of an F1 team at work on track. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Kovalainen tests ‘vanity panel’ at Magny Cours

In heavy rain, the Finn drove at Magny Cours for a ‘filming day’

Caterham-airbus-logo-kovalainen-standIn between his Friday practice outings in Bahrain and Barcelona, Heikki Kovalainen has this week been back in action at the wheel of Caterham’s 2013 car. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Laffite doubts F1 return for Magny Cours

“I doubt formula one will return to Magny Cours.”

2012-06-08_0288Former F1 driver Jacques Laffite has played down reports Magny Cours is still in the running for a return to the F1 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

2014 French grand prix ‘possible’ – Prost

Alain Prost, the quadruple world champion, is hopeful France could finally return to the F1 calendar next year.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceRecently, following his native country’s five year absence from the schedule, Magny Cours and Paul Ricard were linked with a possible French grand prix for 2013. “I still read in the press that there are opportunities for 2013,” Prost, who was involved in the talks, is quoted by France’s Sport24. Read the rest of this entry »

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