Monday, 31 December 2012

Di Resta ?disappointed? by top teams snub | F1 Fanatic round-up

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In the round-up: Di Resta "disappointed" to miss out on promotion ? Barrichello won't return to IndyCar in 2013

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Mike Beuttler Birabongse Bhanubandh Lucien Bianchi Gino Bianco Hans Binder Clemente Biondetti

2012 Abu Dhabi GP: Kimi Raikkonen wins dramatic race from Alonso

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Marcel Balsa Lorenzo Bandini Henry Banks Fabrizio Barbazza John Barber Skip Barber

The Last Crusade

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/11/the-last-crusade.html

Alex Caffi John CampbellJones Adrián Campos John Cannon Eitel Cantoni Bill Cantrell

Volkswagen Polo AWD considered

Volkswagen could launch an all-wheel drive version of the Polo sometime in the future.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/dLwuUne_Jf0/volkswagen-polo-awd-considered

Geoff Crossley Chuck Daigh Yannick Dalmas Derek Daly Christian Danner Jorge Daponte

Jaguar boss hints at an XFR Sportbrake

Jaguar?s global brand director has hinted at the possibly of offering an XFR Sportbrake.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/xpNZp_8GHKw/jaguar-boss-hints-at-an-xfr-sportbrake

Bill Cheesbourg Eddie Cheever Andrea Chiesa Ettore Chimeri Louis Chiron Joie Chitwood

Keselowski charity awards grant to Operation North State

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/12/23/2563114/keselowski-charity-awards-grant.html

Gianfranco Brancatelli Eric Brandon Don Branson Tom Bridger Tony Brise Chris Bristow

Vettel sprouts a second finger

Source: http://www.metrof1.com/blogs/metrof1/2011/10/vettel-sprouts-a-second-finger.html

Carlo Abate George Abecassis Kenny Acheson Andrea de Adamich Philippe Adams Walt Ader

MOTO: Biggest Stories Of 2012

A look back on the stories that dominated the headlines in MotoGP, World Superbike, and AMA Superbike in 2012.

Source: http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/moto-biggest-stories-of-2012/

George Constantine John Cordts David Coulthard Piers Courage Chris Craft Jim Crawford

Brabham name could return to F1

The famous Brabham name could return to formula one. Former triple world champion Sir Jack Brabham, an Australian who is now 86, founded his eponymous team in 1960 and it later raced under Bernie Ec...

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Luki Botha JeanChristophe Boullion Sebastien Bourdais Thierry Boutsen Johnny Boyd David Brabham

Nissan Leaf warranty to cover battery capacity loss

Nissan has announced starting with spring 2013 they will offer a limited warranty on battery capacity loss.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/j7tahptccn8/nissan-leaf-warranty-to-cover-battery-capacity-loss

Rene Arnoux Peter Arundell Alberto Ascari Peter Ashdown Ian Ashley Gerry Ashmore

INDYCAR: Let?s leave the Playoffs to the Pros

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Larry Crockett Tony Crook Art Cross Geoff Crossley Chuck Daigh Yannick Dalmas

A thought for Christmas

As everyone signs off for the Christmas break, I found myself with a minute or two to spare and went for a wander in motor racing art. I stumbled upon a “Geo Ham” painting that I had not seen before and I like it very much. I have long been a fan of the French [...]

Source: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/a-thought-for-christmas-2/

Jose Dolhem Martin Donnelly Carlo Abate George Abecassis Kenny Acheson Andrea de Adamich

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Luca di Montezemolo: ?It?s not a case of replacing Bernie??

Luca di Montezemolo has defended Ferrari?s actions regarding the Vettel/Vergne Brazilian GP incident ? and taken the opportunity to tease Bernie Ecclestone. After Bernie responded to the yellow flag saga Montezemolo made reference to Ecclestone?s age ? and Bernie in … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/12/20/luca-di-montezemolo-its-not-a-case-of-replacing-bernie/

Eugenio Castellotti Johnny Cecotto Andrea de Cesaris Francois Cevert Eugene Chaboud Jay Chamberlain

F1 2012 Championship Standings after Indian GP

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Antonio Creus Larry Crockett Tony Crook Art Cross Geoff Crossley Chuck Daigh

F1 2012 Championship Standings after United States GP

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Alain de Changy Colin Chapman Dave Charlton Pedro Matos Chaves Bill Cheesbourg Eddie Cheever

Datsuns to use Lada Kalina platform

Upcoming Datsun models will be based on the new Lada Kalina platform. Targeting a 2,300 EUR starting price.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/cSKN8ARZMTg/datsuns-to-use-lada-kalina-platform

Philippe Adams Walt Ader Kurt Adolff Fred Agabashian Kurt Ahrens Jr Christijan Albers

FIA moves German GP to make space for 20th race

The FIA World Motor Sport Council says� that the 2013 German GP will be moved to July 7, one week after the British GP. The change has been made to free up July 21 for what it terms ?another European … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/12/05/fia-moves-german-gp-to-make-space-for-20th-race/

Kurt Ahrens Jr Christijan Albers Michele Alboreto Jean Alesi Jaime Alguersuari Philippe Alliot

Team orders in spotlight again


Will Christian Horner regret not utilising team orders in Brazil? © Getty Images
Michael Spearman of The Sun, says that the �65,000 fine Ferrari received for breaching the team orders ban in Germany will seem like loose change if Fernando Alonso wins the drivers? title in Abu Dhabi.
?The extra seven points Alonso collected when Ferrari ordered Felipe Massa to move over for him in Germany earlier in the season are now looking even more crucial. ?And the �65,000 fine they picked up for ruthlessly breaking the rules will seem loose change if Alonso clinches the title in his first year with the Maranello team. ?Red Bull could have switched the result yesterday given their crushing dominance and still celebrated their first constructors' championship just five years after coming into the sport. ?That would also have given Webber an extra seven points, leaving him just one behind Alonso.?
The Guardian?s Paul Weaver says that if Fernando Alonso does take the drivers? title in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari owes a debt of gratitude to Red Bull for their decision not to employ team orders in Brazil.
?If Alonso does take the title next week it would not be inappropriate were he and Ferrari to send a few gallons of champagne to Red Bull's headquarters in Milton Keynes. ?While Red Bull should be heartily applauded for the championship they did win today their apparent acceptance that Ferrari might carry off the more glamorous prize continues to baffle Formula One and its globetrotting supporters. ?Their refusal to make life easy for Webber, who has led for much of the season and is still seven points ahead of Vettel, means that whatever happens in the desert next week Alonso, the only driver who was capable of taking the championship in the race today, only has to secure second place to guarantee his third world title.?
The Independent?s David Tremayne is also of the opinion that Red Bull may regret not using team orders in Brazil.
?Had Red Bull elected to adopt team orders and let Webber win ? something that the governing body allows when championships are at stake ? Webber would have left Brazil with 245 points ? just one point off the lead. For some that was confirmation of his suggestion that Vettel is the team's favoured driver ? which generated an angry call from team owner Dietrich Mateschitz in Austria and was much denied by team principal, Christian Horner. ?And it sets up a situation where, if the result is repeated next weekend, as is likely, Vettel and Webber will tie on 256, five behind Alonso.?
The Mirror?s Byron Young has put Lewis Hamilton?s fading title chances down to an inferior McLaren machine and he admits the 2008 World Champion now needs a miracle.
?Sebastian Vettel's victory sends the world title fight to a four-way showdown for the first time in the sport's history. ?Hamilton goes there as part of that story with a 24-point deficit to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, but with just 25 on offer in the final round in six days' time it would take more than a miracle. ?Driving an outclassed McLaren he slugged it out against superior machinery and stiff odds to finish fourth.?

Source: http://blogs.espnf1.com/paperroundf1/archives/2010/11/team_orders_in_spotlight_again_1.php

Julian Bailey Mauro Baldi Bobby Ball Marcel Balsa Lorenzo Bandini Henry Banks

Need a Christmas present or two?

I am completely biased in this respect, but I know that this is the time of year when folk are looking for Christmas presents. If you know someone who is into Grand Prix racing, or the secret world of the French Resistance, it is not a bad idea to take a look at The Grand [...]

Source: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/need-a-christmas-present-or-two/

Slim Borgudd Luki Botha JeanChristophe Boullion Sebastien Bourdais Thierry Boutsen Johnny Boyd

Karthikeyan Makes Surprise F1 Return With HRT

Narain Karthikeyan has made a surprise return to Formula One after being announced as one of Hispania HRT’s drivers for the 2011 season. The Indian driver was unveiled as the first racer to be working with the Spanish based squad, who look likely to enter into a second season of racing despite on-going financial concerns. [...]

Source: http://f1fanatics.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/karthikeyan-makes-surprise-f1-return-with-hrt/

Fabrizio Barbazza John Barber Skip Barber Paolo Barilla Rubens Barrichello Michael Bartels

New Formula One documentary to be unveiled in Austin, entitled ?1?

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Keith Andrews Elio de Angelis Marco Apicella Mário de Araújo Cabral Frank Armi Chuck Arnold

Ecclestone admits he could be forced to step down | F1 Fanatic round-up

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In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone admits the Gribkowsky investigation could force him out of his role in charge of Formula One.

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Enrico Bertaggia Tony Bettenhausen Mike Beuttler Birabongse Bhanubandh Lucien Bianchi Gino Bianco

Some of 2012's best and biggest

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/12/20/2557111/some-of-2012s-best-and-biggest.html

Bernard Collomb Alberto Colombo Erik Comas Franco Comotti George Connor George Constantine

2005 ? 2010 F1 Greatest Moments (Video)

Since the turn of the millennium F1 has grown in terms of excitement. Many traditionalists may insist that Formula One of old was the most exciting to watch as drivers had little in the way of technological aids or downforce. Ferrari fans will insist that the late 1990s and early 2000s were the best as [...]

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John Cannon Eitel Cantoni Bill Cantrell Ivan Capelli Piero Carini Duane Carter

Saturday, 29 December 2012

FIA moves German GP to make space for 20th race

The FIA World Motor Sport Council says� that the 2013 German GP will be moved to July 7, one week after the British GP. The change has been made to free up July 21 for what it terms ?another European … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/12/05/fia-moves-german-gp-to-make-space-for-20th-race/

Felice Bonetto Jo Bonnier Roberto Bonomi Juan Manuel Bordeu Slim Borgudd Luki Botha

2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale on eBay

A barely driven 2005 Porsche Carrera GT is for sale on eBay with a "Buy It Now" price of 457,325 USD.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/VqVQfw0qUHk/2005-porsche-carrera-gt-for-sale-on-ebay

JeanPierre Beltoise Olivier Beretta Allen Berg Georges Berger Gerhard Berger Eric Bernard

Austin?s F1 future is bright

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Alberto Colombo Erik Comas Franco Comotti George Connor George Constantine John Cordts

'The point of no confidence is quite near'


The wreckage of Jochen Rindt's car at Barcelona © Getty Images
An excellent insight into the world of F1 as it used to be can be found on the regularly-interesting Letters of Note website. It publishes a hitherto unseen letter from Jochen Rindt to Lotus boss Colin Chapman written shortly after Rindt?s crash at Barcelona which was a result of the wing system on Lotus 49 collapsing at speed.
?Colin. I have been racing F1 for 5 years and I have made one mistake (I rammed Chris Amon in Clermont Ferrand) and I had one accident in Zandvoort due to gear selection failure otherwise I managed to stay out of trouble. This situation changed rapidly since I joined your team. ?Honestly your cars are so quick that we would still be competitive with a few extra pounds used to make the weakest parts stronger, on top of that I think you ought to spend some time checking what your different employes are doing, I sure the wishbones on the F2 car would have looked different. Please give my suggestions some thought, I can only drive a car in which I have some confidence, and I feel the point of no confidence is quite near.?
A little more than a year later Rindt's Lotus suffered mechanical breakdown just before braking into one of the corners. He swerved violently to the left and crashed into a poorly-installed barrier, killing him instantly.

Source: http://blogs.espnf1.com/paperroundf1/archives/2010/09/the_point_of_no_confidence_is.php

Andrea Chiesa Ettore Chimeri Louis Chiron Joie Chitwood Bob Christie Johnny Claes

Porsche 993 GT2 Turbo 3.6 Widebody MC600 by mcchip-dkr

German tuner mcchip-dkr has modified a Porsche 993 GT2. Power comes from a 3.6-liter bi-turbo engine.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/fJe_AH-6eDI/porsche-993-gt2-turbo-36-widebody-mc600-by-mcchip-dkr

Mike Beuttler Birabongse Bhanubandh Lucien Bianchi Gino Bianco Hans Binder Clemente Biondetti

Montezemolo: No doubts over keeping Massa

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo insists that the Italian team made the right decision in retaining Felipe Massa for another season, despite his poor first half of the 2012 season. Montezemolo insisted that there was no one available for 2013 … Continue reading

Source: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/12/20/montezomolo-no-doubts-over-keeping-massa/

Giovanna Amati George Amick Red Amick Chris Amon Bob Anderson Conny Andersson

Mercedes Citan by KTW Tuning

The Mercedes Citan is good enough for MacGyver, but the folks at KTW Tuning thought it could still use some work.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/BXZvxeN6eTA/mercedes-citan-by-ktw-tuning

Georges Berger Gerhard Berger Eric Bernard Enrique Bernoldi Enrico Bertaggia Tony Bettenhausen

2014 Buick Verano to be turbo-only - report

According to GM's 2014 VIN cards, the 2014 Buick Verano could get a new 1.6-liter turbo engine for the base model.

Source: http://feeds.worldcarfans.com/~r/worldcarfans/Jxfz/~3/B3kBGlaMYn4/2014-buick-verano-to-be-turbo-only---report

Bill Brack Ernesto Brambilla Vittorio Brambilla Toni Branca Gianfranco Brancatelli Eric Brandon

F1 2012 Championship Standings after Abu Dhabi GP

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Ettore Chimeri Louis Chiron Joie Chitwood Bob Christie Johnny Claes David Clapham