Tag Archive: Netherlands

Sep 28

Ekström scores first victory of the season for Audi at Zandvoort

At Zandvoort in The Netherlands, Mattias Ekström scored the first victory for Audi in the 2014 season.

DTM - Mattias Ekström With his Audi RS 5 DTM, he ended up ahead of already-crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann. At the finish, the Swede had an advantage of 7.4 seconds. With Martin Tomczyk, another BMW driver claimed the final podium slot.

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Jul 24

DTM selects Zandvoort as replacement venue for China

The ninth round of the 2014 DTM season will be held from 27th to 28th September at Zandvoort, Netherlands.

DTM Zandvoort 2013 The Chinese round that originally was supposed to be held at Guangzhou, on this weekend, had to be cancelled as the modifications necessary for erecting the circuit proved to be far more extensive than planned.

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Mar 14

Szymkowiak to compete with Van Amersfoort Racing

Thus, the 18-year old is making a further step in his sporting career

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo Racing driver Jules Szymkowiak from Obbicht in the Netherlands will be driving a Dallara-Volkswagen for renowned team, Van Amersfoort Racing, in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Giedo van der Garde has marked the last few days before Christmas by getting married.

Van der Garde marries

2013-06-09_0155 The Caterham driver, whose future on the 2014 grid is yet to be confirmed, tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Denise in Zwolle, in his native Netherlands, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Alfonso Celis to make his debut at Zandvoort

For Team Fortec Motorsports

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

At Zandvoort, Netherlands, Mexican Alfonso Celis is going to race a Dallara-Mercedes for Team Fortec Motorsports to support the team’s two FIA Formula 3 European Championship regulars Félix Serrallés und Luis Felipe Derani. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

F1 in Schools™ launches in the Netherlands today with a press conference in Rotterdam

F1 in Schools™ launches in Netherlands

F1 in Schools launches in the NetherlandsThe City of Rotterdam, the Hugo de Groot School and VKV City Racing Rotterdam organizer, Robert Heilbron have joined forces for this new venture with Heilbron becoming the Netherlands licensee of F1 in Schools.

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May 17

Scuderia Ferrari Marc Gené and Luca Marmorini star at Shell Eco-marathon

One of the world’s most original & challenging student innovation competitions

2013-05-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Marc Gené 3Scuderia Ferrari test driver Marc Gené joined more than 3,000 aspiring engineering students yesterday at the Shell Eco-marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

F1 continues trend for pay-channel TV deals

More countries have followed Britain’s lead in seeing their exclusive free-to-air television coverage of formula one end.

Flagworld - F12010-06-13_0226The first bombshell was last year, when the split arrangement between pay-channel Sky and the BBC began for the British audience. Sky’s German arm has shared coverage with free-to-air RTL for years. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Formula 3 Euro Series – the coming stars shine with amazing media presence

F3 Euro Series Annual Report Media Facts 2012

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesF3 - Macau - Roberto MerhiSince its foundation back in 2003, the Formula 3 Euro Series represented the stepping stone to Formula 1 for more than two dozens of young talents – as test or GP drivers. Among them Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, both World Champions and the current top stars at the pinnacle of motor racing. Meanwhile, another eleven of the best Euro Series hopefuls succeeded in securing a cockpit in the most popular international touring-car series, DTM.

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Aug 26

Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) came out on top in an action-packed race at the 4.307 kilometres long Circuit Park Zandvoort

Daniel Juncadella wins turbulent race at Zandvoort

Circuit Park Zandvoort logoF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesBehind the Spaniard, who is also leading the drivers’ standings, William Buller (Carlin) finished second on a track that was drying out. Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport) followed in third place and was also the best-placed rookie.

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Aug 25

William Buller wins five-lap race at Zandvoort

“I also keep my championship chances alive” – William Buller

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesCircuit Park Zandvoort logoBritish driver William Buller (Carlin) was victorious in the Formula 3 Euro Series sprint race at the 4.307 kilometres long track at Zandvoort in The Netherlands. A heavy downpour reduced the second race to a total of five laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Maiden season victory for Felix Rosenqvist

Fifth podium finish in two years of racing at Zandvoort

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesCircuit Park Zandvoort logoAt the venue of his biggest career success to date, Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) also scored his maiden season victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series.

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Aug 24

Rookie driver Sven Müller claims a pair of pole positions

Maiden fastest qualifying time in the Formula 3 Euro Series

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesCircuit Park Zandvoort logoAt the 4.307 kilometres long race track at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, German rookie drivers Sven Müller (Prema Powertea, 1:30.320 minutes) presented himself in excellent shape. In Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying, he set the fastest time ahead of Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam, 1:30.369 minutes) and Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 1:30.392 minutes). As Müller also came out on top in the ranking of the second-fastest laps, he will also start the weekend’s first race from pole position.

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Aug 23

Rookie Wehrlein on the hunt for championship leader Juncadella

Just a week after the Nürburgring weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series teams and drivers travel to Zandvoort, Netherlands.  

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesCircuit Park Zandvoort logoAt the 4.307-kilometre circuit embedded in the North Sea dunes, Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport) wants to confirm his good shape by adding more podiums to his tally. Thanks to his first Euro Series win he secured at the Nürburgring, the 17-year old German rookie worked his way up to second position in the championship behind the far more experienced Spaniard Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam).

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Jul 03

Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Reserve Driver Giedo van der Garde will be taking part in the City Racing Rotterdam event on 26th August in Holland.

Caterham F1 Team & Giedo van der Garde confirmed for City Racing Rotterdam on 26th August

GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)2012-06-08_0350Both the Caterham F1 Team race drivers have taken part in previous City Racing events, with Heikki Kovalainen driving a Renault F1 car in 2008 and Vitaly Petrov also in a Renault F1 car in 2010 in the Netherlands’ largest Formula 1 event.

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Jul 01

Biaggi and Melandri share the wins again at MotorLand

Biaggi now has 20 career wins to his credit, Melandri seven.

WSBK - Sunday_Staring_finishWSBK - Sunday_Lowes_actionLike last year Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) scored a win apiece in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round today, after two classic races unfolded during each 20-lap contest.

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Jun 30

Super six Tissot-Superpole wins for record breaker Sykes

“I took a bit of warming up to be honest­” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Saturday_Tissot_Riders_SuperpoleWSBK - Saturday_Sykes_actionTom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) blasted the previous track best at MotorLand Aragon to record a time of 1 minute 56.552 seconds in Tissot-Superpole, earning his sixth pole position of the season. His new best time was over a second better than the best lap from 2011, a huge margin even at a relatively long circuit like MotorLand Aragon.

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Jun 29

Melandri the top man on the opening day

Qualifying session of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship weekend at MotorLand Aragon in Spain

WSBK - Aragon_Melandri_actionWSBK - Aragon_Biaggi_actionMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) took the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship weekend at MotorLand Aragon in Spain. He overtook this morning’s free practice fastest man Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) who finished up second, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) third. Eugene Laverty, Biaggi’s team-mate, was fourth quickest with an improving Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) fifth.

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Jun 26

Biaggi aiming for MotorLand Aragon breakaway

Mahindra gears up for Assen

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteMotorland Aragon logoThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship came away from its mid-season point at Misano Adriatico with a double win for Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and now arrives in Spain for the start of the second half: seven rounds and 14 races still remain in the run-in for the 2012 world title battle.

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Jun 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 7 preview (updated)

MotoGP™  Assen, Netherlands race preview

TT-Assen logoMotoGP logoRound seven of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship, the Dutch TT takes place at the historic Assen circuit which despite having one of the shortest straights of any circuit in the series, has the second fastest average speed.

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Apr 17

World Superbike faces unpredictable weekend at Assen

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track this coming weekend at Assen in the Netherlands.

SBK logoWSBK - Imola - Carlos ChecaIt will be the third of 14 rounds this season and the 300th round overall for the production-based series that made its debut in 1988. In the previous round at Imola, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) took his Ducati back to the top of the table at the Italian manufacturer’s home circuit, overhauling Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) who dominated the opener in Australia. The points gap at the top is tight, with six riders (representing five manufacturers: Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki, BMW and Honda) currently separated by 35 points.

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Jan 05

Verstappen arrested after girlfriend assault

Jos Verstappen has been arrested in his native Netherlands.

Jos Verstappen  2011-12-23 (DR) Sophie Kumpen  portraitThe former Benetton, Stewart and Minardi driver turned himself into police after fleeing the scene following an incident involving his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend, according to Flemish newspaper De Standaard.

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Jun 30

Marco Wittmann and Daniel Abt just can’t wait for contesting their home races

Norisring race this week-end

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesStreckenplan 2011Following two consecutive abroad races – held at Zandvoort, Netherlands and Spielberg, Austria – the Formula 3 Euro Series now returns to Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Dutch airline angry after McLaren sponsor event

“At such a busy airport, safety and sustainability must come first.”

Dutch airline KLM is unimpressed after a recent promotional event involving McLaren and Lewis Hamilton. The Vodafone sponsor event earlier this month involved Hamilton driving a formula one car on a runway of the Netherlands’ main international airport Schiphol over two days. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

2010 Altran Engineering Academy winners get set to join the Renault F1 Team

Altran has been supporting the Renault F1 Team since 2002

The final of the Altran Engineering Academy (AEA) took place at the Renault F1 Team’s UK headquarters in Enstone last week where 10 young engineers competed to win two internships with the Renault F1 Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Magnus Racing debuts in GRAND-AM Rolex Series with a Top-Five finish (+photos)

At Rolex 24 at Daytona

 It was a 24-Hour to remember and, at times, to forget, but the Magnus Racing pits were all smiles and cheers as Austria’s Richard Lietz drove the No.44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 Cup across the line under the checkered flag in fifth position in the GT class. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Formula 3 Euro Series wants to defend its clean Masters record

The ‘Masters of Formula 3′ is a fantastic event

Since 1991, the ‘Masters of Formula 3′ has been held annually and this year it will bear the name ‘Tango Masters of Formula 3′. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Netherlands set the pace for A1GP Finale (+results)

Top ten pace for home team in A1GP practice

The final weekend of 2008/09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport began at Brands Hatch in Kent today with A1 Team Netherlands’ Jeroen Bleekemolen setting the pace with a 1m 12.700s, over two seconds faster than the official A1GP lap record. Earlier in the day France’s Nicolas Prost topped the rookie session. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Claudio Corti second and ready! (+results)

Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Claudio Corti took things steadily in today’s practice session

He still managed to end the day with the second quickest lap. The 4.555 kilometre circuit was a bit dirty and windy in the afternoon and many riders found it difficult stringing together consistently fast lap times. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Assen beckons for Parkes and Tamada

Following on from a superb performance

At the third round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship in Valencia last time out. Read the rest of this entry »

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