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May 18th, 2013
Will Power led a Chevrolet rout of the opening phase of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, with rival Honda having been completely shut out of the Fast Nine pole shootout. The result echoes qualifying for last year’s race , when Josef Newgarden was the sole Honda runner to make it through to the Fast Nine phase In a session that began more than two hours late due to earlier rain, Penske driver Power opened his qualifying run with an extraordinary 229.442mph lap before settling down for an average of 228.844mph. Reigning IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay came closest to matching the Australian with an average of 228.282mph for Andretti Autosport.
May 15th, 2013
Toro Rosso now understands how to get the best of its car and can be a regular Formula 1 points-scorer again, reckons Daniel Ricciardo. The Italian team had an encouraging Spanish Grand Prix weekend, with both Ricciardo and team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne coming close to Q3, and the Australian taking a point for 10th in the race. Ricciardo had previously made a breakthrough with seventh place in China, only for Toro Rosso to be left baffled when the best it could manage a week later in Bahrain was 16th.
May 9th, 2013
Mark Webber is confident that the upcoming run of ‘form’ races will allow him to get back into the Formula 1 world championship hunt. The Australian is already 45 points behind standings-leading team-mate Sebastian Vettel after claiming only one podium finish in the opening four races of the season. But Webber has won grands prix at five of the six circuits visited by F1 between now and the August break, with Montreal the only venue he has yet to triumph at.
May 4th, 2013
Will Power set the pace in the opening practice session for this weekend’s IndyCar race at the Sao Paulo street circuit. The Australian, who is the only driver ever to have won at the track, topped the times with a best lap of 1m21.8517s.
April 30th, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo believes his seventh place in the Chinese Grand Prix showed Toro Rosso’s true potential, despite only managing a 16th position in the following race in Bahrain. The Australian scored his best result in Formula 1 to date with a strong drive to seventh in Shanghai, but he was unable to repeat the feat at Sakhir , where he qualified in 13th and dropped down the order as he struggled for pace. Ricciardo reckons Toro Rosso has to repeat the China result in order to confirm its competitiveness, but he does believe his team’s true pace is better than Bahrain suggested.
April 29th, 2013
Lotus has emerged from the first four races as Formula 1′s biggest gainer over 2012, and equally confident it can keep up its form for the remainder of the campaign. Kimi Raikkonen’s three podium finishes from the first flyaway events, which included victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, have helped Lotus deliver a greater points improvement than any other outfit compared to last year. Looking at the points scored in the first four races last year, against what the team have delivered this time around, Lotus has notched up 36 points more in the first four races than it did last year.
April 24th, 2013
Mark Webber says he is happy with his own performances despite his disappointing points tally and will bring himself back into contention once Formula 1 returns to Europe.
April 24th, 2013
2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch and 2010 V8 Supercars champion James Courtney swapped cars for a promotional event at Austin on Tuesday. The venue will host the fifth round of this year’s V8 series on May 18-19. It will be the first time an Australian motorsport series will hold a full championship race in the US
April 23rd, 2013
Lotus believes that unlocking a better understanding of Pirelli’s medium compound tyre is key to helping Kimi Raikkonen deliver the grid positions he needs to win more races and maintain his title shot.
April 22nd, 2013
2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive a V8 Supercar at Austin on Tuesday. The 34-year-old American will be joined at the test by V8 championship contenders James Courtney and Fabian Coulthard, the latter of whom has already won twice this year and lies fifth in the championship. As revealed by AUTOSPORT in 2011 , the series will make its first appearance at the American circuit on May 18-19
April 20th, 2013
Dario Franchitti will start Sunday’s IndyCar race at Long Beach from pole position after triumphing in a hard-fought qualifying session. Ganassi driver Franchitti, who came into the Long Beach weekend last in the points standings after two disastrous opening races, used his final flying lap to deliver a 1m07.2379s that improved the benchmark laid down by Ryan Hunter-Reay by 0.0555 seconds. Hunter-Reay’s time was still good enough to keep him on the front row for Andretti, although Penske’s Will Power was only a further 0.05s in arrears.
April 18th, 2013
Kimi Raikkonen sees no reason for Pirelli to rethink its approach to Formula 1 tyres, as he dismissed the criticism the Italian firm has received following the degradation issues that characterised the opening rounds of the 2013 season. Red Bull had already been pushing Pirelli to change its compounds even before a Chinese Grand Prix weekend in which the soft tyre proved particularly short-lasting
April 17th, 2013
Porsche has confirmed that Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas will be part of its LMP1 driver line-up at next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours in the wake of speculation linking Red Bull Formula 1 driver Mark Webber to the German manufacturer. The announcement is no surprise as Bernhard and Dumas, whose loan period at Porsche sister marque Audi came to an end last year, were always set to be part of its driver squad when it mounts its first bid for outright Le Mans honours since 1998.
April 16th, 2013
Red Bull is sure that Mark Webber will not allow his recent setbacks to hurt his form. The Australian has endured a tough few weeks in Formula 1, starting with Sebastian Vettel ignoring team orders to beat him in Malaysia.
April 14th, 2013
Jean-Eric Vergne admits that he was surprised by Mark Webber’s unsuccessful attempt to pass him during the Chinese Grand Prix.
April 14th, 2013
Mark Webber will lose three places on the grid of the Bahrain Grand Prix after stewards blamed him for his clash with Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne in China. Webber made contact with Vergne when trying to pass the Frenchman for 12th position on lap 16 of the race. He confirmed his penalty to reporters as he left the stewards’ office.
April 14th, 2013
Force India is seeking clarification from the FIA about whether or not physios should be included in Formula 1′s staff number limits. Following discussion about the matter before the start of the season , the FIA deemed that physios would only be included in the 60-staff limit only if they were involved in the operation of the car, which included showing a pit board. Opinion on the matter was divided among teams, though, with some outfits believing that all physios should be included, while others believed their 60-staff limit should not count them at all
April 13th, 2013
Mark Webber has been put to the back of the Chinese Grand Prix grid as his Red Bull could not provide sufficient fuel for the mandatory FIA sample after qualifying. The Australian stopped on the circuit during Q2 when his car ran into fuel pressure problems, which the team put down to an issue with a fuel bowser. Webber was classified 14th in qualifying but said at the time he suspected it would be difficult to get through the fuel sample test in the circumstances.
April 13th, 2013
Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole position with Mercedes in a Chinese Grand Prix qualifying session dominated by tyre strategy. Kimi Raikkonen’s Lotus will join Hamilton on the front row ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari.
April 13th, 2013
Mark Webber fears he will have to start at the back of the Chinese Grand Prix grid after a fuel pressure issue halted his Red Bull in Q2. The Australian was left in 14th position having had to park his Red Bull in an escape road. Webber admitted there was a danger his car would not have sufficient fuel left to provide the mandatory post-qualifying sample