Tag Archive: Montreal

Aug 29

CTCC Champions to be crowned this weekend

After fourteen rounds of competition on some of Canada’s most challenging race tracks

CTCC logo The Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire (CTCC) will crown its Champions this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).

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Aug 25

Kuno Wittmer “Top 5″ in Virginia

The season continues in Texas on Saturday, September 20th at Circuit of the Americas

2014-07-13-2109 This past weekend, Montreal driver Kuno Wittmer contested the ninth round of the Tudor United SportsCar series, the North American Endurance Championship.

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Aug 12

Tagliani to race in NASCAR Truck Series at Mosport

Alex Tagliani to make Nascar Truck Series debut with Brad Keselowski Racing

Brad Keselowski Racing - Alex Tagliani Brad Keselowski Racing announced today that Alex Tagliani will drive the team’s No. 19 Ford F-150 in the August 31 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Kuno Wittmer claims his first Endurance victory !

7th Round of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship…

2014-07-26 - SRT Motorsports - Indianapolis - Kuno Wittmer - photo Richard Prince (5) Less than a week after winning the World Challenge Series race in Toronto, Montreal driver Kuno Wittmer was back competing in the Tudor United SportsCar series, the North American Endurance championship, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road track for the seventh round of the season.

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Jul 20

Pigot stays smooth, clean in Toronto for first victory of season

Pigot beat both of his fellow championship contenders, Hargrove and Chris Green

2014-07-20_0070Spencer Pigot put a heartbreaking result from Round 5 into the vanishing point of his rear-view mirror, winning Round 6 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Sunday, July 20 on the Streets of Toronto.

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Jul 19

Hargrove earns fourth win of season on wild streets of Toronto

Hargrove leads Chris Green, 98-84, in the championship after five rounds.

2014-07-19_0066In a race in which it seemed no one wanted to keep the lead, Scott Hargrove was the last man standing and expanded his championship lead in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin.

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Jul 18

Green tops rivals Pigot, Hargrove in practice on streets of Toronto

Chris Green, from Montreal, was quickest Friday on the Streets of Toronto.

Chris Green, Spencer Pigot and Scott Hargrove continued to be interchangeable parts of speed in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, as Green led his two championship rivals during practice Friday, July 18 on the Streets of Toronto.

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Jul 02

Tagliani looks to recapture Mirabel magic!

“It’s exciting to be back at Circuit ICAR to have another chance to race in front of my hometown crowd”

Alex Tagliani - Chaudiere As The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 heads into the third event of the 2014 season at Circuit ICAR, Mirabel Quebec, the second of four road-course events on the schedule, Alex Tagliani recalls the inaugural 2011 event very well! Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Pressure mounts as Hamilton spins down Austria grid

“Whether it was a driver error or a problem, I don’t know exactly yet.”

2014-06-08_0878 The pressure is mounting on title favourite Lewis Hamilton, with even the Briton admitting his 2014 challenge could be slipping away. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Mercedes still troubled by Montreal glitch

Mercedes’ reliability worries are not over

2014-06-08_0840 In Canada, Lewis Hamilton failed to finish, while Nico Rosberg nursed his ailing W05 to just second place as the otherwise utterly dominant German squad struck cooling problems with its energy recovery systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Alex Tagliani set for Penske NASCAR Nationwide Series assignment!

First of two

Penske Ford Mustang no 22 Road America will be Alex Tagliani’s first of two scheduled appearances in the seat of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang in 2014. After a merry-go-round of drivers, including Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, Tagliani will also make an appearance behind the wheel of the No. 22 Mustang at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in August.

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Jun 16

BGR Team Grote podium with Zacharie Robichon in Montreal

The team now looks forward to the third weekend of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship at CTMP

2014-06-08_0177BGR Team Grote scored yet another podium finish with Zacharie Robichon grabbing the 2nd place trophy with possibly the drive of the day.

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Jun 12

Mercedes in 2014 re-think after ‘wake-up call’

Canada was a spanner in the works in Mercedes’ otherwise flawless 2014 campaign.

2014-06-08_0944 Until both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton struck technical trouble aboard their silver W05s in Montreal, they had shared a total clean-sweep of one-two victories this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Ferrari looking beyond 2014 title ‘miracle’ – Montezemolo

Ferrari is turning its attention towards 2015, president Luca di Montezemolo has hinted.

IMG_0620 Having faltered at the very start of the new era of turbo V6 engines, the fabled Italian team is now a distant third in the championship, between dominant Mercedes and chasing champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Steiner unsure Danica Patrick eyeing F1 debut

It is “too early” to be linking Danica Patrick with F1’s newest team, the 2016 debutant Haas.

Danica-Patrick-helmet-NASCAR-Sprint-Cup-Series-Daytona-2013-July-4 - CG American Patrick, the world’s most famous female racing driver, already drives for Haas’ Nascar team, the jointly Tony Stewart-owned Stewart-Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Ste-Rose drivers in the Top 3 of the CTCC Championship after Montreal GPF1

Ste-Rose Honda Racing Team was in competition this weekend at the Montreal Formula One Grand Prix. 

2014-06-07_0087By the end of the racing weekend Karl finished with two top 5 and Nick with two top 8 finishes, both had their share of mechanical issues. Their performances were however good enough to move them into third place in each of their respective classes.

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Jun 09

Clark scores maiden Touring Car podium in Montreal

‘Driving Awareness’ racer takes Second at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 

2014-06-07_0076Stuart Clark made a successful career debut at Montreal’s famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as the Canadian Touring Car Championship rookie raced his way to a second place podium finish in the Touring Class in Race 1 on Saturday 7th June.

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Jun 08

Renault to have ‘new power unit’ in 2015

The tension between the world champion team Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault remains high.

IMG_4664Before the Montreal weekend, the French marque’s Remi Taffin announced that, in Canada, the Renault V6 would finally reach “100 per cent” of its potential. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Montreal rumour says Ferrari to axe Raikkonen

Ferrari sources have reacted swiftly to extinguish the latest big rumour as the ‘silly season’ steps up a gear in Montreal.

2014-06-07_0779 Swirling around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve paddock on Saturday were whispers that, having failed to match Fernando Alonso’s pace in the first third of 2014, Kimi Raikkonen could be set to be axed by Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Nico Rosberg has carried on his Monaco momentum by beating teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position in Montreal

Rosberg keeps Monaco momentum with Montreal pole

2014-06-07_1325 The German had said in Monaco, where tension with Hamilton boiled over following a qualifying controversy, that winning was crucial to break the sister Mercedes’ run of top form. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Tost admits Sainz jr on road to Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz jr is well on the road to formula one.

2014-06-05_0580 After Daniil Kvyat made his impressive F1 debut in 2014, 19-year-old Spaniard Sainz, whose father is the world rallying legend, is now the cream of Red Bull’s junior driver programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Formula One teams Canadian Grand Prix qualifying report (+ results, + photos)

Canadian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal.

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Jun 07

Hamilton hits reverse after Monaco ‘tantrum’

Lewis Hamilton has hit reverse, after losing his temper two weeks ago in Monaco.

2014-06-06_0106 The 2008 world champion’s reaction to the Mirabeau qualifying affair, after suggesting his teammate Nico Rosberg had sabotaged his run at pole position, was roundly criticised. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Ferrari adds engineer to end Raikkonen struggle

Ferrari has moved to end Kimi Raikkonen’s 2014 troubles by giving him another race engineer.

2014-06-05_0025 The Toronto Sun newspaper reports that at the struggling 2007 world champion’s side in Montreal this weekend is a Briton, David Lloyd. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Canada GP deal to be announced on Saturday

Saturday is now the day, as popular F1 venue Montreal edges towards a longer future on the calendar.

Michel Flageole It had been expected that officials would announce at noon on Friday that the fabled Circuit Gilles Villeneuve’s place in grand prix racing has been secured for the next ten years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Big teams propose Friday practice axe

F1 is proposing to shake up the format of the grand prix weekends for 2015.

IMG_0749It emerged in Montreal on Friday that the plan, already agreed by the powerful Strategy Group including the sport’s major teams, is designed to cut costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Formula 1600 Super Series hits Montreal

Rounds 3&4 in the 8-Race Championship 

2014-06-05_0041Featured at the Grand Prix of Montreal with Formula One.  The Formula 1600 Super Series is back in action this weekend as a support race to Formula One’s Grand Prix of Montreal.

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Jun 06

New Canada GP contract to be announced – report

Canada looks set to hold on to its popular place on the annual F1 schedule.

2014-06-05_0115Montreal race promoter Francois Dumontier has sounded alarmed in recent weeks and months, as the backing of the event by the varying levels of Canadian government was holding up the signing of a new ten-year contract beyond 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Hamilton expects Mercedes to dominate in Canada

Even Montreal favourite Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes will be almost unbeatable this weekend.

2014-06-05_0205 Challengers Red Bull looked closer to the pace at tight and twisty Monaco, but on the long straights of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the struggling Renault ‘power unit’ is expected to be totally outclassed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Mercedes drivers say Monaco ‘war’ over now

“We spoke after the race and just like friends we have our ups and down”

2014-06-05_0075Lewis Hamilton confirmed on Thursday that, after their relationship hit a high-profile low in Monaco, he and teammate Nico Rosberg are now “friends” again. Read the rest of this entry »

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