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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

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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.

For more information check out Racin’ Today.com

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
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14/11/2010

Become an F1 Driver For a Day

Posted in Formula 1, Renault, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by autoracingpower

Renault-Feel-It

Craving the high-speed energy of Formula 1 in your everyday life? Get the total Formula 1 experience when Renault opens its doors this summer to allow people to experience F1 from the driver’s seat.

This program will allow paying members to get a behind the scenes look at F1 at Budapest’s Hungaroring circuit, home of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The day starts off giving the participant the hands on aspects of life as an F1 driver. They attend enginer’s meetings, study, walk the track and even drive on the course (piloted by one of the team’s reserve drivers).

The program named “Feel It” has packages starting at €5,500. For more information on pricing, check out Renaultf1.com