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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Daniel Juncadella on his 2012 EuroF3 campaign

We spoke to him on The Flying Lap last year only 24 hours after his victory at Macau.  Now it’s time again to talk to Daniel Juncadella, the talented young Spaniard who is racing again this year in EuroF3 for  Prema Powersport. Daniel talks about the latest Dallara F312, the switch to Hankook tyres and his hopes for the future.

Tiago Monteiro on the WTCC, Ocean’s GP2 and GP3 teams…and female racers

In the build-up to the GP2 season opener in Malaysia this weekend, I caught up with Tiego Monteiro, the former Portuguese F1 driver who now enjoys a vibrant career as a WTCC driver for SEAT and as Team Owner of the Ocean GP2 and GP3 teams. Spain’s Carmen Jorda has also recently signed to drive GP3 with Ocean so we talk, too, about the future of women in motor sport.

Big John Surtees charity karting event this summer

I’m delighted to hear that John Surtees has finalised a date for his excellent Team Challenge karting event in aid of the Henry Surtees Foundation.

Slotting neatly in between the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the British Grand Prix, this relaxed but extremely worthwhile event will be held on July 4, 2012, (fittingly) on the stunning Mercedes-Benz World Test Circuit at Brooklands, in Surrey, England.  Format:  a two-hour endurance race for teams of four or five persons, with karts supplied by Daytona.  The cost of the event per team will be £1,000 and, with John confirming that a certain B. Ecclestone has already reserved two teams, I hope we’ll see plenty of other key motor racing people taking up the challenge – either as drivers or as bystanders.   It’ll also be interesting to see who Mr Ecclestone has signed up!

Full details of this event (and other fund-racers for the Foundation, including the end-of-year All-Comers kart event at Buckmore Park and the Beaujolais Run) can be found at http://henrysurteesfoundation.com and/or http://daytona.co.uk.  Aside from direct costs, 100 per cent of funds raised by the Surtees Team Challenge will go to charity.

 

 

 

 

 

2012 F1 drivers’ camera colours, diminutives, helmets and race suits

Sebastian Vettel

  • Car No: 1
  • Cam colour: Red
  • Diminutive: VET
  • Helmet: Arai
  • Race suit: Alpinestars

Mark Alan Webber

  • Car No: 2
  • Cam colour: Yellow
  • Diminutive: WEB
  • Helmet: Arai
  • Race suit: Alpinestars

Jenson Alexander Lyons Button

  • Car No: 3
  • Cam colour: Red
  • Diminutive: BUT
  • Helmet: Arai
  • Race suit: Sparco

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton

  • Car No: 4
  • Cam colour: Yellow
  • Diminutive: HAM
  • Helmet: Arai
  • Race suit: Sparco

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Chatting with Sir Stirling – Part Two

Part Two of my recent conversation with Sir Stirling Moss, originally recorded for SpeedTV.com.  The subject?  Life…

The new F1 rules – Q&A with Race Director, Charlie Whiting, courtesy of the FIA

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