Daily Archive: November 30, 2016

Nov 30

Eight rounds for 2017 ERC as Junior upgrade is approved

FIA World Motor Sport Council approves compact eight-round ERC calendar

ERC Acropolis Rally The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will be contested over eight events from April to October, while an exciting revamp of the FIA ERC Junior Championship was also approved at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Vienna today. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

The FIA has today in its World Motor Sport Council meeting approved the provisional calendar for the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship

2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar announced

 

Diversity in FIA Formula 3 European Championship three teams on Imola podium In the upcoming season, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship teams and drivers will again be racing at some of the continent’s most important tracks.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

WRC Promoter confirms 13-round calendar for 2017

The 2017 FIA World Rally Championship calendar has been announced today (Wednesday) by WRC Promoter

2016-11-20 The exciting new-era championship, which will feature greater manufacturer interest with the return of automotive giants Toyota and Citroën, comprises the same 13 rounds as the successful 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Field, Format Set for ‘The Clash’ At Daytona

Season-Opening, 75-Lap Event to Feature NASCAR’s Top Premier Series Drivers

The Clash logoRecently crowned seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Jimmie Johnson will join a star-studded elite field as NASCAR kicks off its 2017 season with The Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Raffaele Marciello tops GP2 Day 1 session at Abu Dhabi

Trident driver quickest in opening post-season test day

GP2 - Raffaele Marciello (Trident) Raffaele Marciello set the best laptime in today’s post-season test session at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Italian lapped the track in a 1:49.937 at the wheel of a Trident car during the afternoon session ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) and Oliver Rowland (DAMS).

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Pirelli’s Paul Hembery talks to Autosport International

Pirelli’s Motorsport Director, Paul Hembery, talks to Autosport International ahead of the brand’s confirmed attendance at the show in January

Paul Hembery The Formula One season came to a close last weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, where Autosport International exhibitor Pirelli showed the world its new wider 2017-spec tyres. After the event, the Italian tyre manufacturer completed the last of its 2017 tyre testing programme at the track where Motorsport Director Paul Hembery spoke to Autosport International ahead of the show at the NEC, Birmingham between 12-15* January. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Gordon Shedden to celebrate Third BTCC title with the fans at Autosport International 2017

Reigning BTCC champion Gordon Shedden confirmed for motorsport’s showpiece exhibition in January

Gordon Shedden and Matt NealRecently crowned triple BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) champion Gordon Shedden is set to celebrate his landmark 2016 Championship win with the legion of motorsport fans at Autosport International at the NEC in Birmingham between 12-15* January 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Villorba Corse and Cetilar join forces for Le Mans 2017

Scuderia Villorba Corse reinforces the will to be at the start of the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

Livery Cetilar Villorba Corse Dallara LMP2 2017 01 Italian team unveils its new Dallara LMP2 livery aiming to participate in the legendary 24 Hours alongside its full ELMS campaign with Belicchi / Lacorte / Sernagiotto. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Fukuzumi fastest on day 1 of GP3 test in Yas Marina

ART Grand Prix’s Nirei Fukuzumi leads the way in post-season test

GP3 - Nirei Fukuzumi (ART GP) Honda protégé Nirei Fukuzumi posted the quickest time in both the morning and afternoon session on day one of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. The ART Grand Prix driver’s best time was set in the afternoon with a 1:55.479. Jack Aitken (testing for French squad ART GP) was second quickest in both sessions.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Rosberg wants Hamilton tactic talk dropped

“That’s too hypothetical, so there’s no point in going into that”
2016-11-29 - Petronas welcomes F1 World Champions to Kuala Lumpur (12)Nico Rosberg says he wants to move on from discussions over whether Lewis Hamilton was justified in his tactic of backing him up into rivals in his efforts to win the 2016 Formula 1 world title.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Touchdown for the 2016 FIA Formula One World Champions!

Fresh from his triumph and celebrations in Abu Dhabi

2016-11-29 - Petronas welcomes F1 World Champions to Kuala Lumpur (1)Ahead of the FIA Prize giving ceremony in Vienna, Austria, on Friday when he will be officially crowned, 2016 Formula One World Champion-elect Nico Rosberg yesterday touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the first stop of a whistle-stop global celebration tour. Read the rest of this entry »
Share

Nov 30

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “New rules mean that racing will become even more exciting”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-11-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico RosbergTales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “New rules mean that racing will become even more exciting”. The 2016 Formula 1 World Championship has been decided: Nico Rosberg secured the world title for the first time in his career in a thrilling finale in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, the next round of DTM testing for 2017 is just getting under way. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

GP2 action resumes at the Yas Marina Circuit

2016 post-season tests: Day 1 – Entry List 

2016 post-season tests: Day 1 – Entry List There is no rest for the wicked: just three days following the conclusion of the 2016 season, the GP2 paddock remains in full alert and ready for post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Fukuzumi tops morning GP3 session in Yas Marina

ART Grand Prix’s Nirei Fukuzimi leads the way

Fukuzumi tops morning session in Yas MarinaFollowing the conclusion of the 2016 GP3 Series season, the teams remained at the Yas Marina Circuit ready to embark on a three day post-season test in Abu Dhabi.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Trident Motorsport GP2 & GP3 post seasonal test sessions preview

Trident Motorsport GP2 & GP3 Abu Dhabi test preview

Trident Motorsport logo On track for the last test sessions of the 2016 season. The 2016 sporting journey of Team Trident didn’t conclude with the final round of the GP2 and GP3 series seasons held last week at Yas Marina.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Season review part 1: Prema Powerteam

Italy’s Prema Powerteam can look back on another extremely successful season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship

On the one hand, Prema driver Lance Stroll won the drivers’ title and on the other, the team’s line-up – Stroll, Maximilian Günther, Nick Cassidy and Ralf Aron – also secured the team championship for Prema. Furthermore, Aron claimed second position in the rookie ranking in his first FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Young Driver test and DTM test at Jerez

Development of the 2017 DTM vehicles from 29th November to 02nd December

Joel ErikssonHaving already tested at Oschersleben and Portimão, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG now travelled to Jerez de la Frontera for the third phase of testing for the 2017 DTM season.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Nov 30

Focus on the season of Aston Martin Racing

Interview with Andrew Howard (Driver and Team Principal)

2016-09-24-Saturday-0060 Aston Martin Racing competed for a full season in European Le Mans Series for the first time. The British team ran the n°99 Aston Martin Vantage driven by Andrew Howard, founder of Beechdean Dairy Ice Cream, official AMR drivers Darren Turner and Alex MacDowall.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share