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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Easily accessible either via the A1 or A4 routes then the S36 into the town itself. Clear signage appears mid-week before a big race By train: The station (ferrostatione) in Monza is called appropriately "Stazione di Monza" and it's around 15 minutes train travel from Milano Central Train Station. From there you'll get a shuttle to the front gates of the park. For info, ordering tickets, & train timetables see trenitalia.it - Italian national railways.

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Jenson Button Brings Formula One to Manchester streets 24hrs after 3rd at Spa


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Jenson button in Manchester driving his f1 car

More than 50,000 people turned out to see Jenson Button lay on a spectacular driving display in Manchester.

Jenson’s motor hit 105mph as he roared down Deansgate, a shopping zone ransacked by looters earlier this month.

He then performed a series of breathtaking spins and tricks in nearby Albert Square.

In doing so he backed our Reclaim The Streets crusade as his car was emblazoned with an “I Love MCR” sticker to support the fightback against looters and thugs who trashed Britain.

“I wasn’t in the UK when we had the rioting but I’m sure it’s been difficult times for everyone here,” said the 31-year-old.

And he was delighted so many people had turned out to watch him in pouring rain yesterday. “Seeing everyone out there, their spirits are pretty high which is good to see,” he added. “The atmosphere was brilliant. Hopefully this will help the road to recovery.’’


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fernando Alonso Monza 2010 Onboard Qualifying Lap. Who will set pole for the 2011 Italian Grand Prix?

You are invited to leave your prediction in comments below
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Fernando Alonso / Ferrari
P1 / Qualifying, Q3
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POLE POSITION
Fernando Alonso / Ferrari
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Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery insists his company will be more cautious with its recommended camber guidelines at Monza and after

"Well we will be more conservative [with our recommendations], particularly for somewhere like Monza," he said. "You would have to look back at it and say we were confident with the structure of the tyre, to be honest. We knew that the structure of the tyre was extremely strong, and that was proven to be. There weren't any issues at all. 
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"Graining and blistering are aspects of compound performance in motor racing. It is not exactly a new phenomenon, but there are limits. And ordinarily in free practice, when you see something like this, teams would change their geometry and you would not go into a race in that situation, so it was a combination of circumstance in reality."
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Hembery admitted some surprise that teams struggling with blistering opted to continue running the soft tyre, rather than go for the more durable - albeit less competitive - medium compound tyre.
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"If you look at the medium tyre, you don't get any blistering, it has higher heat resistance," he said. "What we had hoped here, if somebody was in difficulty, that they would have run the race on the prime tyre that would have run without any issues whatsoever. However, everybody went for performance and that was disappointing."

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to lease the Silverstone Formula One circuit Northamptonshire England?

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is on the verge of a deal to lease the Silverstone Formula One circuit, a British landmark.
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The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), which owns the circuit, has entered into exclusive talks with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to lease the 850-acre Silverstone site for 150 years.
The deal is expected to be worth up to £250mn (about QR1.48bn).
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The QIA was selected from a shortlist of interested parties drawn up by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
An investor is needed to cover the costs of redeveloping Silverstone, which opened a state-of-the-art pit and paddock complex earlier this year. The QIA is conducting due diligence and a final decision is expected in the next six months.
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A source close to the situation said: “To do all the development, they have had to borrow a massive amount of money and, long-term, the club can’t sustain that. So they want to take a lot of money for a very, very long lease from a substantial entity, perhaps a sovereign fund, which will continue development there.”
As well as sovereign wealth funds, PwC is believed to have focused its approaches on high-net-worth individuals and real estate companies which could help to develop the site.
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It is believed that one of the key conditions the BRDC will impose on the investor is that the site must be maintained to a standard to make it suitable to retain the British Grand Prix after 2017, and that the primary purpose of the site must remain as a motor racing venue.
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However, land adjacent to the circuit is available for construction work and earlier this month the BRDC submitted a planning application which includes technology and business parks, three hotels, an educational campus and a motorsport museum. 
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Such options make the circuit a more attractive investment as they offer the potential to make money other than through hosting F1. Despite a near-capacity crowd for last year’s race, the BRDC reported a £1.9mn pre-tax loss for the year ending December 2010, down from a £1.3mn pre-tax profit.

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Red Bull Ring Austria Onboard Lap - Mirko Bortolotti FIA Formula Two

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Join Mirko Bortolotti for an onboard flying lap of the recently revamped Red Bull Ring. 

FIA Formula 2 - Ramon Pineiro takes second win of the weekend
Formula 2 - After qualifying on pole position this morning Ramon Pineiro goes on to win

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Motorsport Tweets today 28 August - "Spa grand:" real-time results

Spa grand: real-time results
F1racing
F1racing SEBASTIAN VETTEL WINS the 2011 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX for RED BULL at SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS in an action-packed race! #F1 #F111LGG #LGG
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_kinkykylie RT @blogdovettel Com vitória em SPA, Vettel conquista o "Grand Slam" da F1: http://t.co/FJ0H97r
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F1_Links Belgian Grand Prix 2011: Lewis Hamilton crashes out in Spa http://t.co/LtWPbgD #F1
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mobiladvice Belgian Grand Prix 2011: Lewis Hamilton crashes out in Spa: In pics: McLaren driver retires on lap 13 as Sebasti... http://t.co/g8W8nO3
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captainpiccard racing here is racing on the edge; the essence of formula 1. the grand prix of belgium at spa-francorchamps begins now.
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IndiaWorldToday Vettel wins Belgian Grand Prix, Sutil seventh: Spa-Franchorchamps (Belgium), Aug 28 (IANS) Red Bull’s Sebastian ... http://t.co/TbvfZ6P
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scotcars Di Resta 'frustrated' at Spa: Scot Paul di Resta's Belgian Grand Prix wrecked by first corner impact and Safety Car http://t.co/YDd7Bto
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onbbc2now 17:30 Formula 1: Jake Humphrey introduces highlights of the Belgian Grand Prix from Spa-Francorchamps. http://t.co/JY7md8d
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trackf1 Vettel victorious in dramatic Spa race | 2011 Belgian Grand Prix review http://t.co/p944wmG
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ropdosambir Spa’da Red Bull double yaptı: Sezonun on ikinci grand prix’si Bekçika/Spa’ya bütün sezona ol... http://t.co/7ftdehI #f1 via @tolgaerbak
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FIA Formula 2 - Ramon Pineiro takes second win of the weekend at Red Bull Ring Austria

Race 2
1 Piñeiro, R      26 Laps
2 Bortolotti, M     +1.204s
3 Marinescu, M      +9.920s
4 Zanella, C      +12.709s
5 Snoeks, K      +20.818s
6 Hegewald, T      +24.689s
7 Snegirev, M      +30.592s
8 Lariche, B      +33.186s
9 Mac, M      +33.537s
10 Bacheta, L      +35.887s

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#F1 - Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps - 1 Sebastian Vettell 2 Mark Webber 3 Jenson Button 4 Fernando Alonso 5 Michael Schumacher

Pos.       Driver                     Team         Time
1.    (de) Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull    1:26:44.893
2.    (au) Mark Webber    Red Bull    +3.741
3.    (uk) Jenson Button    McLaren    +9.669
4.    (es) Fernando Alonso    Ferrari    +13.022
5.    (de) Michael Schumacher    Mercedes    +74.464
6.    (de) Nico Rosberg    Mercedes    +48.674
7.    (de) Adrian Sutil    Force India    +59.713
8.    (br) Felipe Massa    Ferrari    +1:06.076
9.    (ru) Vitaly Petrov    Lotus Renault    +1:11.917
10.    (ve) Pastor Maldonado    Williams    +1:17.615
11.    (uk) Paul di Resta    Force India    +1:23.994
12.    (jp) Kamui Kobayashi    Sauber    +1:31.976
13.    (br) Bruno Senna    Lotus Renault    +1:32.985
14.    (it) Jarno Trulli    Team Lotus    +1 Lap
15.    (fi) Heikki Kovalainen    Team Lotus    +1 Lap
16.    (br) Rubens Barrichello    Williams    +1 Lap
17.    be Jerome d` Ambrosio    Virgin    +1 Lap
18.    (de) Timo Glock    Virgin    +1 Lap
19.    it Vitantonio Liuzzi    HRT    +1 Lap

Did not finish
20.    (mx) Sergio Perez    Sauber    +17 Laps
21.    (au) Daniel Ricciardo    HRT    +31 Laps
22.    (uk) Lewis Hamilton    McLaren    +32 Laps
23.    (ch) Sebastien Buemi    Toro Rosso    +38 Laps
24.    (es) Jaime Alguersuari    Toro Rosso    +44 Laps
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Qualifying Q1 Q2 & Q3
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Big Crash for Hamilton...Stewards say a "racing incident" Eddie Jordan agrees but McLaren´s Martin Whitemarsh does not.

Niki Lauda when interviewed said the fault for the accident laid with Lewis Hamilton as there was no need to move fully to the left to take the right hand corner at the top of the straight, 
that Kobayashi had every right to be where is was and was not the cause of it


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McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is despondent following his collision with Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The British driver believes the crash was not his fault. Hamilton admits that McLaren were struggling with the condition of their tyres before his race was ended prematurely.

UPDATE via Lewis Hamilton on Twitter:

"After watching the replay, I realize it was my fault today 100%. I didn't give Kobayashi enough room though I thought I was past. Apologies to Kamui and to my team. The team deserves better from me. Best wishes, Lewis"
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Belgian Grand Prix runner-up Mark Webber on the stunning overtake that took him past Ferrari's Fernando Alonso through Eau Rouge.

The Australian Red Bull driver, who signed a new contract this week, retains second place in the driver standings, 92 points behind Championship leader and Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
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Force India driver Paul Di Resta admits to frustration after recovering from a collision on the first corner at Spa to finish 11th in the Belgium Grand Prix, just one place outside of the points.

The Scot also feels his team should not have called him into the pit lane during Saturday's qualifying.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

#F1 - Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps - Qualifying Q1 Q2 & Q3 - Steward´s drop Maldonado 5 places for incident with Hamilton


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Hamilton - Maldonado "fight" at the end of the Q2, Live from BBC, 27/8/11.
Hamilton's Team Radio included.

General question: Nobody just saw that Lewis made a move towards Pastor first after Source when Pastor tries to drive by?
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Pos.       Driver                 Team        Time             Laps
1.    (de) Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull    01:48.298    22
2.    (uk) Lewis Hamilton    McLaren    01:48.730    21
3.    (au) Mark Webber    Red Bull    01:49.376    23
4.    (br) Felipe Massa    Ferrari    01:50.256    21
5.    (de) Nico Rosberg    Mercedes    01:50.552    23
6.    (es) Jaime Alguersuari    Toro Rosso    01:50.773    24
7.    (br) Bruno Senna    Lotus Renault    01:51.121    24
8.    (es) Fernando Alonso    Ferrari    01:51.251    22
9.    (mx) Sergio Perez    Sauber    01:51.374    24
10.    (ru) Vitaly Petrov    Lotus Renault    01:52.303    23
11.    (ch) Sebastien Buemi    Toro Rosso    02:04.692    18
12.    (jp) Kamui Kobayashi    Sauber    02:04.757    18
13.    (uk) Jenson Button    McLaren    02:05.150    15
14.    (br) Rubens Barrichello    Williams    02:05.349    17
15.    (de) Adrian Sutil    Force India    02:05.777    12
16.    (ve) Pastor Maldonado    Williams    02:08.106    17
17.    (fi) Heikki Kovalainen    Team Lotus    02:08.354    15
18.    (uk) Paul di Resta    Force India    02:07.758    8
19.    (it) Jarno Trulli    Team Lotus    02:08.773    8
20.    (de) Timo Glock    Virgin    02:09.566    9
21.    (be) Jerome d` Ambrosio    Virgin    02:11.601    9
22.    (it) Vitantonio Liuzzi    HRT    02:11.616    9
23.    (au) Daniel Ricciardo    HRT    02:13.077    9
24.    (de) Michael Schumacher    Mercedes    no time    1

Steward´s drop Maldonado 5 places for incident with Hamilton video below






Formula 2 - After qualifying on pole position this morning, Spain's Ramón Piñeiro wins in Austria

Pos.       Driver         Team    Time 
1.    (es) R. Pineiro    MSV    36:28.200
2.    (it) M. Bortolotti    MSV    +5.401
3.    (ro) M. Marinescu    MSV    +14.153
4.    (uk) A. Brundle    MSV    +14.574
5.    (uk) J. Clarke    MSV    +26.893
6.    (de) J. Theobald    MSV    +31.358
7.    (gb) L. Bacheta    MSV    +34.381
8.    (fr) B. Lariche    MSV    +35.115
9.    (uk) J. Cole    MSV    +41.405
10.    (bg) P. Kralev    MSV    +47.603


Videos 

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James Cole's view of Johannes Theobald's spectacular crash at the start of Round 11 of the FIA Formula Two Championship at the Red Bull Ring. Theobald collided with Jack Clarke and Rene Binder, but was unharmed.



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Join Ramon Pineiro on the lap that gave him pole position for the opening race of the weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Commentary from Jack Nicholls.

#F1 - Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps - Michael Schumacher crashes out on lap 1 Q1

Out lap on intermediates on damp track

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Jenson Button goes fastest

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#1 Jenson Button #2 Mark Webber #3 Lewis Hamilton #4 Sebastian Vettel #5 Fernando Alonso

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Adrian Sutil (Force India) retires Q2 Red flagged while debris cleared


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#1 Fernando Alonso #2 Lewis Hamilton #3 Mark Webber Maldonado takes a swipe at Hamilton

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#1 Sebastian Vettel #2 Lewis Hamilton #3 Mark Webber #4 Felipe Massa #5 Niko Rosberg

Formula 2 - Ramon Pineiro pole position for today's first FIA Formula 2 race at the Red Bull Ring Austria

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#F1 - Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps - Rain forcast for Qualifying Video 2 laps around the Belgian track in 2010

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HD footage of F1 2010 (PC), two laps around the Belgian track, Spa-Francorchamps. The first part of the footage is the dry lap and then the second part is the wet lap.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

#F1 - Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps - Bruno Senna (Lotus Renault) friday practice lap in the wet + P2 & P2 times

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F1 2011 - Bruno Senna - Onboard Lap(Wet) - Belgium/Spa-Francorchamps - Lotus Renault

Practice 1
Pos.       Driver                             Team            Time             Laps
1.    (de) Michael Schumacher    Mercedes    01:54.355    13
2.    (de) Nico Rosberg    Mercedes    01:54.829    15
3.    (uk) Jenson Button    McLaren    02:02.740    8
4.    (de) Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull    02:03.752    10
5.    (uk) Lewis Hamilton    McLaren    02:04.301    7
6.    (de) Adrian Sutil    Force India    02:04.663    18
7.    (br) Felipe Massa    Ferrari    02:04.728    9
8.    (br) Rubens Barrichello    Williams    02:05.391    12
9.    (es) Jaime Alguersuari    Toro Rosso    02:06.583    16
10.    (jp) Kamui Kobayashi    Sauber    02:06.866    15
11.    (es) Fernando Alonso    Ferrari    02:07.055    12
12.    (mx) Sergio Perez    Sauber    02:07.481    15
13.    (it) Jarno Trulli    Team Lotus    02:08.233    14
14.    (ch) Sebastien Buemi    Toro Rosso    02:08.239    14
15.    (ve) Pastor Maldonado    Williams    02:08.918    10
16.    (au) Mark Webber    Red Bull    02:09.792    8
17.    (de) Timo Glock    Virgin    02:12.278    13
18.    (it) Vitantonio Liuzzi    HRT    02:12.389    10
19.    (be) Jerome d` Ambrosio    Virgin    02:12.772    13
20.    (uk) Paul di Resta    Force India    02:13.058    8
21.    (in) Karun Chandhok    Team Lotus    02:13.090    11
22.    (ru) Vitaly Petrov    Lotus Renault    02:13.601    10
23.    (br) Bruno Senna    Lotus Renault    02:14.340    7
24.    (au) Daniel Ricciardo    HRT    02:14.933    11
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Practice 2
Pos.       Driver                 Team        Time             Laps
1.    (au) Mark Webber    Red Bull    01:50.321    22
2.    (es) Fernando Alonso    Ferrari    01:50.461    18
3.    (uk) Jenson Button    McLaren    01:50.770    9
4.    (uk) Lewis Hamilton    McLaren    01:50.838    9
5.    (br) Felipe Massa    Ferrari    01:51.218    14
6.    (de) Nico Rosberg    Mercedes    01:51.242    22
7.    (mx) Sergio Perez    Sauber    01:51.655    21
8.    (de) Nico Hulkenberg    Force India    01:51.725    18
9.    (uk) Paul di Resta    Force India    01:51.751    8
10.    (de) Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull    01:51.790    13
11.    (de) Michael Schumacher    Mercedes    01:51.922    23
12.    (ve) Pastor Maldonado    Williams    01:52.750    20
13.    (jp) Kamui Kobayashi    Sauber    01:52.780    26
14.    (es) Jaime Alguersuari    Toro Rosso    01:52.911    25
15.    (ch) Sebastien Buemi    Toro Rosso    01:53.009    25
16.    (br) Rubens Barrichello    Williams    01:53.156    17
17.    (br) Bruno Senna    Lotus Renault    01:53.835    21
18.    (it) Jarno Trulli    Team Lotus    01:55.051    20
19.    (de) Timo Glock    Virgin    01:55.494    20
20.    (fi) Heikki Kovalainen    Team Lotus    01:55.202    15
21.    (be) Jerome d` Ambrosio    Virgin    01:56.816    21
22.    (it) Vitantonio Liuzzi    HRT    01:57.450    19
23.    (au) Daniel Ricciardo    HRT    01:57.612    24
24.    (ru) Vitaly Petrov    Lotus Renault    02:02.234    12

Friday, August 19, 2011

#Formula 1 - FIA Happy with the progress being made at the Indian Grand Prix Circuit

FIA Happy With Indian GP Circuit Progress


www.f1india.org/india-gp.../170-fia-happy-with-india... - India
The development of the Indian Grand Prix circuit is well ahead of schedule. Charlie Whiting is pleased with the progress during his recent visit.
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A lap of Indian GP circuit 2011,
Force India.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011