February 9, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Car Of The Future, What Is it?

V8 Supercars – Car Of The Future, What Is it?

A three-year project in the making, V8 Supercars’ Car of the Future will make its racing debut at the beginning of the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship. So just what is the ‘Car of the Future’? Car of the Future (COTF) means new competitors, new cars, more races, safer drivers and more race excitement for fans […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Test Day Excitement for Lee Holdsworth‏

V8 Supercars – Test Day Excitement for Lee Holdsworth‏

The 2012 V8 Supercars season kicks off with an all-in test at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway on Saturday. Having last raced 69 days ago, the off-season has been a long one, so all 28 drivers will be looking forward to starting up the engines to see where they stand in the pecking order ahead of the […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Reynolds Confirmed at the Bottle-O Racing Team

V8 Supercars – Reynolds Confirmed at the Bottle-O Racing Team

The Bottle-O Racing Team has signed David Reynolds to drive the #55 The Bottle-O Ford, confirming the final driver in the factory Ford team’s line-up for the 2012 V8 Supercars season.   Reynolds is regarded as one of the emerging stars of Australian motorsport and team owner Rod Nash is pleased to have secured his […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 2‏

Formula 1 – Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 2‏

Daniel completed a hundred laps on his second and last day of driving at this first test of the season. It was a respectable performance in terms of reliability therefore, with the car running faultlessly throughout. This allowed the team to get through its programme split between short runs this morning and a longer one this afternoon, while […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Test – Day 2

Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Test – Day 2

Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 139 Best lap: 1.21.518 Heikki Kovalainen: “I feel very happy with the work we have completed today. Yesterday we had a problem that was nothing to do with the car so today was our first real day of testing and we had a trouble free day, completing most […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – Jerez test – day two‏

Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – Jerez test – day two‏

Jenson’s second day of testing with MP4-27 and another day spent getting used to the new chassis and evaluating a series of braking, set-up and software changes made to the car – particularly the effect on balance and stability at both high and low speeds. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team manager David Redding: “Despite the cold […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day Two‏

Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day Two‏

Driver: Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and long runs Weather: Dry and sunny Ambient & track temps: 12ºC / 15ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:  We successfully completed the majority of our planned test programme today with Pastor covering 97 laps. We performed a mixture of mechanical and aerodynamic […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – HRT – Day 2 – Jerez Test‏

Formula 1 – HRT – Day 2 – Jerez Test‏

HRT Formula 1 Team continued today in Jerez with its programme in the second and final day of testing that the team had scheduled for these first official pre-season tests. Pedro de la Rosa was in the cockpit of the F111 and completed a total of 64 laps, clocking a best time of 1’22.128, which […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 2

Formula 1 – Force India – Jerez Test – Day 2

Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Jerez as new reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, enjoyed his first run in the VJM05. In the afternoon Paul Di Resta returned to the cockpit to wrap up his time in the car this week. The programme saw a continuation of yesterday’s work as the team […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing – Jerez Test – Day Two‏

Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing – Jerez Test – Day Two‏

Driver: Mark Webber Car: RB8 Laps:  97 laps Best time: 1:19.184 Circuit length: 4.428km Fastest lap:  M. Schumacher (1:18.561) After the RB8 made its track debut yesterday, Mark Webber put the car through its paces over 97 laps of the Circuito de Jerez today and ended the day as the fastest of 2012 spec cars, […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Lotus F1 Team – Jerez Day 2

Formula 1 – Lotus F1 Team – Jerez Day 2

The Lotus F1 Team E20 demonstrated its reliability during the second day of testing at Jerez, completing 117 laps as the team continued its initial assessment of the car with Kimi Räikkönen at the wheel. Fast facts: Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 5-12°C, track 6-17°C Programme: System checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, evaluation of the […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Nissan Joining V8 Supercars, Your Questions Answered

V8 Supercars – Nissan Joining V8 Supercars, Your Questions Answered

By V8Supercars.com.au . What has changed in V8 Supercars that allows Nissan to enter the Championship in 2013? A. V8 Supercars’ ‘Car of the Future’ opens the door for this to happen. Q. What is ‘Car of the Future’? A. In brief, the ‘Car of the Future’ (COTF) aims to broaden the appeal and ensure […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Nissan Enters The V8 Supercar Championship From 2013

V8 Supercars – Nissan Enters The V8 Supercar Championship From 2013

By V8Supercars.com.au In one of the most significant events in V8 Supercar history Japanese car giant Nissan will join the pinnacle of Australian motorsport and touring car racing by entering the Championship from 2013.   After a 20-year absence from the Australian Touring Car Championship, Nissan Motorsport (Australia) will run four cars with up and […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Holden Welcomes Third V8 Supercar Manufacturer

V8 Supercars – Holden Welcomes Third V8 Supercar Manufacturer

Holden has welcomed today’s announcement of a third manufacturer joining the V8 Supercar Championship in 2013. GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mike Devereux said he supported the increased competition in the category which Holden was instrumental in creating almost 20 years ago. “The new car market has changed dramatically over the past few years […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Nissan Enters V8 Supercars From 2013 With Kelly Racing

V8 Supercars – Nissan Enters V8 Supercars From 2013 With Kelly Racing

By Kelly Racing In one of the most significant events in V8 Supercar history Japanese car giant Nissan will join the pinnacle of Australian motorsport and touring car racing by entering the Championship from 2013. After a 20-year absence from the Australian Touring Car Championship, Nissan Motorsport (Australia) will run four cars with up and […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 2 Photos & Quotes

Formula 1 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 2 Photos & Quotes

Day two of 2012 testing saw Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher set the fastest time of the day, a 1m 18.561s lap the best of his 132 laps for the day, coming in a full second faster than Australian Mark Webber. Daniel Ricciardo impressed in his Toro Rosso, a half a second behind his compatriot Mark […]

Continue reading...

February 8, 2012

Comments Off on FIA GT1 – Pirelli & Ferrari Join The Series For 2012

FIA GT1 – Pirelli & Ferrari Join The Series For 2012

The build-up to the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship season gathered momentum today with two significant announcements. Stephanel Ratel, Founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group, confirmed that negotiations had been on-going on several fronts over the past few months and SRO was now in a position to begin announcing a number of key developments […]

Continue reading...

February 8, 2012

Comments Off on V8 Supercars – Karl Reindler & Fair Dinkum Sheds Sign With Kelly Racing

V8 Supercars – Karl Reindler & Fair Dinkum Sheds Sign With Kelly Racing

Karl Reindler will complete Kelly Racing’s driver line-up for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship, signing with the Melbourne-based team to drive under the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing banner. Reindler’s entry will be backed by Fair Dinkum Sheds, the third consecutive year that the West Australian young gun will be backed by Australia’s leading supplier of […]

Continue reading...

February 8, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Scuderia Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 1

Formula 1 – Scuderia Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 1

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms. Driver: Daniel Ricciardo Car: STR7 – 01 57 laps: Best time: 1:20.694 57 laps for STR 7 on the 7th Daniel Ricciardo: “It was really nice to be back in the cockpit for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix in November and being the first person […]

Continue reading...

February 8, 2012

Comments Off on Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Day One‏

Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Day One‏

Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 28 Best lap: 1.23.178 Heikki Kovalainen: “It’s good to be back at work after the winter break and great to see how up for the season ahead the whole team are. We were first out on track this morning and the early feeling I had from the car […]

Continue reading...