Lotus Kimi Raikkonen tried to convince to stay on the team and did not move to Red Bull.
“In the last two years we managed to close the gap to Red Bull. And we continue to catch up with this,” said Eric Boullier, Lotus boss told the BBC.
Raikkonen speculation of a move to Red Bull’s Mark Webber came after deciding not to renew his contract with Red Bull.
Click Webber will leave Formula 1 at the end of this year and will jump in NASCAR.
With Daniel Ricciardo of Toro Rosso team, Raikkonen is considered as an ideal replacement for Webber.
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Click Raikkonen record of achievement is quite impressive and for a while was in third position in the championship under the Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
Boullier said that Raikkonen at Lotus future will be decided before August.
“He’s old enough to decide what is best for him. Sides There is a positive side and a negative if he decided to move to Red Bull next year,” said Boullier.
Beyond the technical factors, Boullier said there was a problem between Lotus and Raikkonen related payroll but Boullier confirmed that the salary arrears is now complete.
Red Bull Webber himself said a replacement will be announced in late August.
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Lotus Kimi Raikkonen tried to convince to stay on the team and did not move to Red Bull.
Comments Off on Button Not plan vulturous Target at the Hungaroring
Budapest – McLaren racer Jenson Button calls Hungaroring circuit as a special place for him. But consider the situation now, he was reluctant to put the target is too high for the weekend.
Since career in F1 in 2000, Button could only win the first in 2006. He reached for the Hungarian Grand Prix when racing for Team Honda. Another victory in Hungary achieved Button in 2011, when he was driving for McLaren. Nicks it was no less special for the British driver.
“Circuits great, great place. I have many fond memories of the Hungaroring, of course, because here I won my first race in 2006, which is very full of emotion and seem far away now! I also posted victories in the 200 race there in 2011, “said Button in F1’s official website.
“It was a day in which all goes smoothly, the car drive like a dream, and I could win. Every F1 victory in the special, but that’s one of my favorite days,” he continued.
On weekends he would go back to driving at the Hungaroring race series 10th season in 2013. 10th in the standings this season, with the best performance one finish in the top five, Button seemed not expect much.
“Of course a win in 2013 will be difficult, but I really think the team is currently working hard. In Germany, the use of our tires, strategy, and management of the race running as it should.”
“It would be good if we can get a car with better rates to be more competitive with the leading rider, but at this time we can be satisfied with the best efforts in qualifying and the (race) on Sunday afternoon,” he said.
Comments Off on Guardado unsure Soldado will stay at Valencia
Valencia winger Andres Guardado is unsure where Roberto Soldado will be plying his trade next season amidst interest fromTottenham.
The north London club has become increasingly confident it can seal a deal for Soldado, with the player considering submitting a transfer request to speed up his exit from Los Che.
And Mexican winger Guardado has added fuel to the fire by admitted his doubt regarding whether the prolific striker will still be at the Mestalla next season.
Guardado told Marca: “I haven’t been able to speak to [Soldado] since the Confederations Cup but I don’t know whether he’ll go or stay.
“That’s not something I can manage myself, but I wish him the best anywhere. Iif he is here, then all the better since Soldado is a great player, our goalscorer and an important part of this team.”
Reports in Spain suggest Soldado has already agreed a salary package worth just over 3 million euros-per-year to play at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to strengthen his strikeforce this summer, and has already missed out on David Villaand Christian Benteke, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe his only recognized first-team frontmen.
Comments Off on David Moyes Disappointed Manchester United overpowered Yokohama F Marinos
Manchester United manager David Moyes admitted he was disappointed to see his team defeated Yokohama F Marinos 3-2 in a preseason game.
The Scottish coach considered his team conceded a goal in the game is trivial. But, however, remains Moyes praised the Japanese club.
“It was a tough game for us. They played well but we conceded a goal very bad,” said Moyes told MUTV.
“They’re a pretty good team. They make the players work hard enough, but we were not able to maximize our chances.”
Moyes also commented on the appearance of United’s young players on their pre-season tour. “It was a tough game for young players. We want to see what they will do and they play well,” he concluded.
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Nuerburg – Rio Haryanto was unable to get a satisfactory result in the first race of the GP2 German. Indonesian young rider was only finished in 18th position in the feature race.
In all the 32 lap race at the Nuerburgring circuit on Saturday (07/06/2013), Rio start in 20th position. He succeeded in crossing the finish line in 1 hour and 1 minute 0.306 seconds and ranks 18th.
This is the winner of the first race DAMS driver, Marcus Ericsson. Ericsson, who started from second position, finishing in 1 hour 16.988 seconds.
Rio still has a chance to earn points in Germany. He will follow the sprint race on Sunday (07/07/2013) tomorrow.
In the rider standings, Rio now ranks 18th with 20 collection points. Top position is occupied by Rapax driver, Stefano Coletti, with 135 points.
German GP2 Feature Race Results:
1. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1h00m16.988s
2. James Calado ART +7860 s
3. Stefano Coletti Rapax +14,915 s
4. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering +15,061 s
5. Stephane Richelmi DAMS +15,119 s
6. Robin Frijns Hilmer +15,272 s
7. Jon Lancaster Hilmer +17,156 s
8. Tom Dillmann Russian Time +17,823 s
9. Felipe Nasr Carlin +24,265 s
10. Johnny Cecotto Jr Arden +24,333 s
11. Alexander Rossi Caterham +26,797 s
12. Sergio Canamasas Caterham +27,221 s
13. Sam Bird +31,518 s Russian Time
14. Simon Trummer Rapax +31,592 s
15. Daniel de Jong MP +33,904 s
16. +34,142 Arden’s Mitch Evans
17. Nathanel Berthon Trident +36,142 s
18. Rio Haryanto Addax +43,318 s
19. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus +45,117 s
20. Rene Binder Lazarus +45,498 s
21. Daniel Abt ART +58,723 s
22. Julian Leal Racing Engineering +59,186 s
23. Jake Rosenzweig Addax +1 m08.725s
24. Jolyon Palmer Carlin +1 m42.868s
Comments Off on Antonelli Killed in Accident at Supersport
Moscow – Grief enveloped Italian racing world. Foreign riders who participated in the Pizza World Supersport event, Andrea Antonelli, died after suffering a severe accident at the race in Moscwa Raceway, Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Kecalakan that struck Antonelli happened in the last corner on the first lap. In the slippery track conditions due to heavy rain, Antonelli lost control of his motorcycle to fall. After that, his head hit the motor co sekompatriotnya, Lorenzo Zanetti. “Three riders were injured and one of them from Italy died of injuries suffered,” said local police spokesman told reporters.
Antonelli was immediately taken to the medical center that is in the circuit. The medical team did not want to bring Antonelli to a nearby hospital by helicopter because it does not want to take the risk. Because the injury is severe enough Antonelli. Goeleven Kawasaki rider was dead at 2 pm local time.
FIM, Dorna, and YMS Promotion and decided to stop all activities scheduled on that day. »All the people involved in this championship deepest condolences to the Antonelli family, friends, team, and the Italian Federation over this tragic incident,” the official statement FIM.
Antonelli became the second driver from Italy who died in the World Supersport Championship. Previously, Marco Simoncelli died when following the race at the Malaysian GP in October two years ago. Lives of the Gresini Honda team rider drifted after his head hit the motor and close friend Colin Edwards, Valentino Rossi.
Comments Off on Marussia Switch to Ferrari Engine in 2014 season
ANBURY (DP) – Marussia F1 Team announced it would switch to using a Ferrari engine along with the change in engine regulations in 2014. Team based in Banbury, England, this was going to wear ERS, transmission components and all supporters of the Italian manufacturer.
Since the entry into F1 with Virgin Racing name in 2010, the team operates with the smallest budget in the grid using artificial Cosworth engine. Because of the lack of clarity about the Cosworth will provide 1.6 V6 Turbo engine for next year, Marussia decides to switch to Ferrari.
With Marussia’s announcement, which means there will be two teams on the grid in 2014 (Sauber and Marussia) using Ferrari engines. While Toro Rosso Ferrari engine wear since 2007, will switch to Renault engines next season.
“We look forward to working with the Scuderia Ferrari F1 competition in the new era. We are grateful to Cosworth who have partnered with us since our debut season in 2010, “said CEO of Marussia, Andy Webb.
With the announcement of Ferrari as engine provider, Marussia will likely retain its main driver Jules Bianchi as next season. Bianchi is the rider of the young rider development program Ferrari Driver Academy.
Comments Off on Grand Prix of Baltimore adding Budweiser Party Zone
BALTIMORE – Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT today announced the Celebration of Acceleration will include a Budweiser Party Zone where adult event-goers can experience a unique sports bar venue and great live musical entertainment throughout Labor Day weekend.
Located along Light Street near the main straightaway and Turns 1 and 2, the Budweiser Party Zone will be an ideal setting for spectators 21 years of age and older to gather, enjoy a range of Budweiser products and take in all the racing action at one of the street course’s most exciting locations.
The Budweiser Party Zone will offer a range of great food offerings, live radio broadcasts with 98 Rock (WIYY-FM) and live musical performances throughout the weekend by Sly 45, the Doyle Brothers and Levi Stephens.
“The Budweiser Party Zone is a great addition to the Celebration of Acceleration,” said Debbie Bell, vice president of sales and marketing for Race On, promoter of the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT. “Our goal is to provide fans of all ages with three days of great entertainment in downtown Charm City, and the Budweiser Party Zone is the perfect place for those 21 and older to enjoy this dynamic three-day event.”
“The Grand Prix of Baltimore is one of the largest and most exciting sporting events on the East Coast, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Brian Hartlieb, sales and marketing manager for Winner Distributing. “The Budweiser Party Zone will be the ultimate destination for fans who want to relax with their friends, experience the best racing in the world and take in some truly amazing bands.”
Live musical entertainment will begin in the Budweiser Party Zone on Friday, Aug. 30 at noon*, with local favorites Sly 45 performing its unique fusion of jazz, blues and pop. Baltimore’s 98 Rock will broadcast live on Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will kick off the day’s festivities with Bacon and Bud.
On Saturday, Aug. 31, Sly 45 returns to the Budweiser Party Zone from noon to 3 p.m*. The Doyle Brothers, a New York-based band that combines the timeless classics of the Everly Brothers with the modern swagger of Michael Bublé and Bruno Mars, will perform from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.*
The Doyle Brothers open Sunday’s entertainment in the Budweiser Party Zone, performing from noon to 3 p.m.* Levi Stephens – whose music ranges from R&B to soul, rock and gospel – will perform from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.*
Comments Off on MotoGP boss Impressed Circuit Design Wales
MADRID – who is also CEO of Dorna MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta, was impressed with the design of Circuit of Wales, which is planned to be completed by 2015. There is a discourse that allows that this circuit, a replacement will be fit for Silverstone.
Circuit which will cost around 250 million pounds, it will not only extend MotoGP. Management will also be working to bring the circuit as well as a number of other event, such as the World Superbikes, World Motocross and World Touring Cars.
Ezpeleta own hopes project located in Ebbw Vale would be completed on time, so that 2015 can be added to the agenda for the 2015 MotoGP Grand Prix United Kingdom. Considering the possibility that the greater cooperation with Silverstone, will expire in 2014.
“If this circuit can pass the standardized test, hopefully we can soon bring MotoGP to here. Fantastic design. I think this circuit will be an important program for all MotoGP and motorsport event overall, “beber Ezpeleta, as excerpted Crash, Saturday (02/02/2013).
“The design will also be a great benefit for the area and the people around here. I am sure, they will also help to many things needed for this program. We have also been cooperating with them and will continue to do. We are very pleased with this circuit program.
Comments Off on Warriors Beat Slingers Again
Singapore – Indonesia Warriors win again when it meets advanced JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). Playing at home against, the Warriors won 63-53.
In the match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday (14/05/2013) night, the Warriors in control of the game early. They lead 15-13 at the end of the first quarter.
Entering the second quarter, the Warriors managed to increase the margin to the home team. Scored 18 extra points, they lead 33-26.
The third quarter went pretty tight. The Warriors had 14 points in the quarter, while the Slingers added 13 points.
In the final quarter, the Warriors are still able to maintain a distance with the Slingers. Todd Purves team made it to the victory was his 16th of the season.
Chris Daniels contributed 15 points for the Warriors. Of camp Slingers, Rashaad Singleton scored 23 points, while Phillip Morrison 17 points.