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July 25th, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo says he would be open to Valentino Rossi moving back to the Yamaha squad as a works rider in 2013. Speculation that the seven-time Italian champion could be set to rejoin Yamaha intensified yesterday after Ben Spies announced he would leave the team at the end of the current season.
July 24th, 2012
Toto Wolff is to step up his involvement at Williams after taking up an executive director role that will result in him directly assisting team principal Frank Williams. The Austrian has been a shareholder of the team since 2009 and, following the departure of chairman Adam Parr earlier this year, was already playing a greater role with the outfit. After evaluating his situation, it has been agreed that Wolff will now become an executive director on the board and play a more pivotal role alongside team founder Frank Williams.
July 4th, 2012
The Lotus team has joined forces with The Dark Knight Rises for the upcoming British Grand Prix. The deal means the team’s cars, as well as its garage, driver helmets and overalls, will feature the film’s iconic logo throughout the Silverstone event this weekend.
July 1st, 2012
Denny Hamlin will remain with Joe Gibbs Racing for the foreseeable after announcing he has a new multi-year deal in place with the Toyota outfit.
May 30th, 2012
The World Rally Championship has lost its multi-million pound Nokia deal, it was confirmed on Wednesday. WRC Commission president Jarmo Mahonen admitted last week’s Acropolis Rally would be the final event in the association between the WRC and Nokia – a move confirmed today when the ‘Powered by Nokia’ branding was removed from the series’ official website. Mahonen admitted the loss of the deal, reckoned to have been a long-term commitment worth around £2.5m per season, was a significant blow to the series.
May 11th, 2012
Chelsea has no doubts that its tie-up with Sauber will create new followers for both teams – even though attempts to achieve such fan crossover in the past have failed. With the Superleague Formula having not attracted as many football fans to motor racing as it had originally hoped for, there have been questions about the true benefits of Chelsea getting involved with Sauber
April 30th, 2012
The Sauber team has confirmed it has entered into a new partnership with English Premier League Club Chelsea FC. The Hinwil squad had sported liveries with the “Out of the Blue” and “True Blue” messages on the engine covers of its car in the Chinese and Bahrain Grands Prix, triggering speculation about a possible deal. Chelsea’s deal was confirmed by the team on Monday morning, and the football club’s logo will appear on the car for the first time in the Spanish Grand Prix.
April 5th, 2012
HRT has announced Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua as part of the Spanish squad’s new driver development programme. HRT said the programme would include a professional assessment of his career, private tests with cars from different categories and simulator tests. The team said Qing Hua “could take to the wheel” of its car in the young driver test later this year if the results of the partnership are “satisfactory.” “I’m very honoured to form a part of the driver development programme at HRT Formula 1 Team since, with work and effort, it will allow me to become the first Chinese Formula 1 driver,” he said
February 1st, 2012
Chevrolet and RML will not contest the 2012 British Touring Car Championship, opting instead to focus their efforts on retaining their WTCC crowns. The manufacturer, whose BTCC and WTCC teams are run by RML, finished runner-up to Honda in last year’s BTCC teams’ championship, while Jason Plato ended the year third in the drivers’ standings, having taken eight wins and 12 podiums over the season.
January 31st, 2012
Lotus has confirmed that it will back Colin Kolles’ team’s World Endurance Championship LMP2 programme, as revealed by last week’s AUTOSPORT magazine . The Kolles-run Kodewa squad will campaign two Lola B12/80s under the Lotus title, with Lotus-badged V8s from Engine Developments, which is also building the sportscar-maker’s IndyCar engine. Lotus’s motorsport director Claudio Berro said the partnership was an ideal way for the group to take a step up the endurance racing ladder after returning to the GT class with the Evora last year.
January 30th, 2012
McLaren has dismissed speculation that it is considering a tie-up with Craig Pollock’s PURE engine company in the future. The Woking-based team has been the subject of rumours for months that it could opt to change engine partners when Formula 1 switches to V6-turbo power-units from 2014. Although the team said last November that it was fully focused on ensuring future success with Mercedes-Benz, amid rumours linking it with Honda at the time, that has not stopped a number of reports in recent days suggesting that Pure is now being considered.
January 12th, 2012
IMSA, the International Motor Sports Association which sanctions the American Le Mans Series, has entered into a joint venture with strategic sustainability experts Quimera to showcase a new fully-electric vehicle at events this year. A version of Quimera’s AEGT All-Electric GT car is expected to debut in demonstration runs at selected races in 2012, with the aim of launching a new international electric racing series from as early as 2013. ALMS boss Scott Atherton said the ILMS prided itself on championing green technology, labelling Quimera’s GT car as the ‘real deal’
January 12th, 2012
Yokohama has become the official tyre supplier for the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
January 10th, 2012
Leading GP2 and GP3 team ART will rebrand as Lotus GP from 2012, as it intensifies its relationship with the sportscar constructor. Lotus became ART’s title sponsor last year, with the squad’s cars running in green and yellow livery.
December 30th, 2011
Yamaha’s works MotoGP squad will lose its Petronas backing from the 2012 season, bringing a ‘natural conclusion’ to a three-year partnership between the two entities. Petronas, an oil and gas corporation owned by the Malaysian government, joined forces with Yamaha at the start of the 2009 season, although FIAT remained the title sponsor. It met with success immediately, as Valentino Rossi claimed his seventh and to date last MotoGP crown, while Jorge Lorenzo helped secure Yamaha the teams’ crown
December 19th, 2011
IndyCar team Conquest Racing will expand into sportscars in 2012, having secured a deal to become the American importer for OAK-Pescarolo, and to run one of the LMP2 cars in the American Le Mans Series. OAK has also unveiled the first images of its ’12 design, and announced that its constructor department will now be known as Onroak Automotive. Eric Bachelart’s Conquest team, which has already tested one of OAK’s cars, has formed a new Conquest Endurance arm to handle its LMP2 project and its status as OAK importer
December 6th, 2011
Virgin Racing’s new recruit Charles Pic has admitted he faces a tough challenge to get himself prepared for Formula 1 before the first race of 2012, with just six days of testing pencilled in for him prior to his grand prix debut. The Frenchman had his first outing in an F1 car during the recent young driver test at Abu Dhabi and, with only 12 days of running available for his team before Melbourne, he will have to split the time equally with team-mate Timo Glock.
November 24th, 2011
McLaren will be represented by Hexis in next year’s GT World Championship, following the French team’s decision to run a pair of MP4-12Cs. The car has become eligible for the championship due to changes in the technical rules that will allow GT3 machines to compete. For the past two years only GT1 vehicles have been permitted.
November 23rd, 2011
McLaren insists that it is fully focused on a future with current partner Mercedes-Benz, despite recent speculation linking it with a switch to Honda. Although McLaren and Mercedes-Benz’s relationship has shifted from equity partners to customers in recent years, with the German car manufacturer’s primary efforts now on its own works team, there appears to be every intention for the relationship to continue
November 21st, 2011
Le Mans Series LMP2 champion squad and Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Greaves Motorsport has ordered two 2012 Zytek chassis and will contest both the new World Endurance Championship and next year’s LMS. The team will enter one of the Nissan-engined LMP2 cars in each series.