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Ecclestone Survives Mugging

Posted in Bernie Ecclestone with tags , on November 30, 2010 by autoracingpower

The 80-year old Bernie Ecclestone was robbed outside of his Formula One Holdings headquarters in Knightsbridge, central London. He was punched in the face and kicked by four men. Ecclestone was heading to his HQ with girlfriend Fabiana Flosi.

Bernie Ecclestone was taken to a London hospital and treated for a minor head injury. Since there were no other reports filed, we assume Miss Flosi was unharmed.

The bandits escaped with his jewelry worth £200,000. There are currently no arrests and officers from Westminster robbery squad have been assigned the case.

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.

Webber to Stay with Red Bull

Posted in Mark Webber, Red Bull with tags , , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by autoracingpower

Mark Webber has extended his contract with Red Bull, to continue racing until 2011. He is reported to be delighted with remaining with the team. His official website has this quote: “It was an easy decision to remain with Red Bull Racing. I continue to feel very comfortable here. I have a fantastic relationship with the whole team and the factory at Milton Keynes feels like home. It’s been incredible to be part of the team as it’s moved forward from a mid-field competitor to one that is challenging for the championship.”

The team’s boss, Christian Horner, is also happy to have Webber in the lineup for a few more years. He is an important member of the Red Bull team, and Cristian Horner states that Webber is in the best form of his career.

Source: Newspostonline.com

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.

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Formula 1 Too “Elitist” for Toyota?

Posted in FIA, Formula 1, NASCAR, Toyota, Uncategorized, USF1, Williams-Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by autoracingpower

Toyota has announced that it will not be returning to Formula 1 for the 2011 season. They cite that Formula 1 is to out of touch with ts customer base.  They plan to re-prioritize and focus on “grass-roots racing”, including NASCAR and the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race in Germany. The company believes these are more “geared toward the customer.” Toyota even goes as far as the say there is a big gap between those who enjoy Formula 1 and those who user Toyota’s vehicles. They admit that Formula 1 is still the “pinnacle of auto racing,” but refer to the sport as “elitist.”

Source: 4WheelsNews.com

Who Will It Be? Michelin or Pirelli?

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, FOTA, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2010 by autoracingpower

With Bridgestone’s decision to leave Formula 1, they are still in need of a tyre supplier for the 2011 season. The two main contenders are Michelin and Pirelli.

Both have previously been in F1, 2006 was Michelin’s last year and Pirelli in 1990.

In Monte Carlo on Sunday May 16th, The Formula One Teams Association met in hopes to make a final decision, but no agreement was made.

There are no indicators as to which supplier has an upperhand. Michelin has the most recent F1 experience, but Pirelli has poised a very good proposal.

Source: ITV-F1.com

2010 FIA Formula 1 Results & Races

Posted in FIA, Formula 1, Uncategorized, USF1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by autoracingpower

Haven’t been keeping up on the 2010 season stats? Find out the winning drivers, their times and what’s coming up:

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Bahrain 14/03/2010 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 49 1:39:20.396
Australia 28/03/2010 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:33:36.531
Malaysia 04/04/2010 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 56 1:33:48.412
China 18/04/2010 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 1:46:42.163

Upcoming races:

Spain 09/05/2010
Monaco 16/05/2010
Turkey 30/05/2010
Canada 13/06/2010
Europe 27/06/2010
Great Britain 11/07/2010
Germany 25/07/2010
Hungary 01/08/2010
Belgium 29/08/2010
Italy 12/09/2010
Singapore 26/09/2010
Japan 10/10/2010
Korea 24/10/2010
Brazil 07/11/2010
Abu Dhabi

14/11/2010