Archive for the Formula 1 Category

Rest in Peace Tom Walkinshaw

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , , on December 13, 2010 by autoracingpower

At the age of 64, Tom Walkinshaw died Sunday after suffering from cancer.

Most people know Walkinshaw as the engineering director for Michael Schumacher during one of his championship seasons with the Benetton Formula One team. He also was known for his victories in 1988 and 1990 with Jaguar in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Take a look at this brief Youtube video at a glance into the life of Tom Walkinshaw.

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Lewis Hamilton to Wed?

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , on November 16, 2010 by autoracingpower

After three years with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussy Cat Dolls, Lewis Hamilton is still in no rush to tie the knot. The racer and singer both acknowledge they are at the height of their careers and are both equally happy and focused on that at the moment. However, Formula 1’s Hamilton did reveal that when he does settle down it will be with the Pussy Cat Doll.

Abu Dhabi F1 Fan Zone Now Open!

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , on November 1, 2010 by autoracingpower

Last year, the F1 Fan Zone in Abu Dhabi made its entertainment debut. The event has fun for the whole family with game simulators, remote control racing, driver signings and more. This past week marked the opening of this fun event that will run for two weeks (October 28 – November 14) as part of the Yasalam festival on the Aby Dhabi Corniche.

For more information, please visit F1FanZone.com

Is There Room for Volkswagen?

Posted in Formula 1 on October 25, 2010 by autoracingpower

 

Currently, none of Volkswagen’s brands participate in the biggest and most important Motorsport: NASCAR. According to sources, officials at Volkswagen are seriously talking about allocation of a budget to enter NASCAR. The decision will be made next month and determines their presence in the 2013 season. Audi and Porsche are the two brands speculated to enter into Formula 1.

Source: Mibz.com

Suzuka International Racing Course – 10/10/10

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , , on September 28, 2010 by autoracingpower

The next Formula 1 race is scheduled for Sunday October 10, 2010 at the Suzuka International Racing Course for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Facts abut the track:

  • The Suzuka International Racing Course was first designed as a Honda test track in 1962.
  • It currently is one of the few racing circuits in the world to have a figure-8 layout with an overpass.
  • It can be used in three difference configurations based on the race.
  • Suzuka signed a contract to hose the Japanese Grand Prix in 2009, 2010, as well as 2011.
  • The track is one of the oldest track in the F1 World Championship.
  • Suzuka measures 5,807km (3,609 mi)
  • The circuit has 17 turns.
  • 53 Laps
  • The track record was set by Kimi Räikkönen of McLaren in 2005 at 1:31:540.
  • First Grand Prix at the track was in 2003.

F1 Technician to Trek Across Sahara

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , on August 24, 2010 by autoracingpower

Mark Owen, a 53-year-old Formula 1 technician, plans to gear up for a trip across the Sahara desert. Nope, he won’t be enjoying the rolling hills on a camels back—he’ll be cruising across this hostile terrain in a 1924 Delage tourer.

This 6,000-mile adventure across Africa won’t be made alone, his wife Sue plans to accompany him as they travel from Longworth to Ghana. This trip is a fund-raising adventure, in which Mark hopes to earn £4,000 for the Sabre Charitable Trust—it helps provide Ghana children with schooling.

Mr. Owen estimates that the journey will take him 6 weeks and cost £1,000 in fuel. His ride travels at a maximum speed of 70mph and is sure to face heat waves up to 40 degrees Celsius.

For more information, read the original article posted by Oxford Mail.

Formula 1 in Austin, Texas in 2012

Posted in Bernie Ecclestone, Formula 1, FOTA, Uncategorized, USF1 with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by autoracingpower

There were talks of New York and New Jersey as sites of an F1 race, but according to an announcement on Formula One’s official website, F1 is scheduled to return to the U.S. in Austin, Texas in 2012. The choice of Austin comes as a major surprise. The agreement of the Austin Grand Prix was announced for 2012 to 2021, but no race date was set. And, Bernie Eccelstone adds that this will be the first time a facility has been constructed specifically for F1 in the United States.

For more information check out Racin’ Today.com