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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Formula1 | Heidfeld steps in for Kubica in Renault | motorsarena.co.cc

16 Feb 2011Heidfeld Renault 2011 Jerez Testing

Today Lotus Renault GP confirmed Nick Heidfeld will replace his former BMW-Sauber colleague Robert Kubica. Kubica sustained serious injuries during a rally ten days ago, and it is expected the Pole will be at least several months out of the running before he is fit enough to race again. The 33-year old Heidfeld has tested the Renault R31 at the Circuito de Jerez last Saturday and made a big impression after he topped the time sheets in a car he was not familiar with. Other candidates for the vacancy were Brazilian Bruno Senna, Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi and Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa.

Formula1 | Heidfeld steps in for Kubica in Renault | motorsarena.co.cc

Formula1 | Pirelli Confirms first four races tyres compounds | motorsarena.co.cc

16 Feb 2011Pirelli F1 tyres

Pirelli, official tyre suppliers to the FIA Formula One World Championship, have announced the compound allocations of their dry-weather PZero tyres for the first four rounds of the 2011 season.

Following 18,000 kilometres of private testing and three multi-team tests, Pirelli have chosen to take their range’s hard and soft compounds to the opening Bahrain, Australian, Malaysia and Chinese Grands Prix.

Formula1 | Pirelli Confirms first four races tyres compounds | motorsarena.co.cc

Monday, February 14, 2011

Formula1 | Pirelli Not Surprised with wear rate | motorsarena.co.cc

14 Feb 2011Pirelli 2011 F1 tyres

Pirelli says the high levels of tyre wear experienced in testing at Jerez this week are exactly what it was aiming for with its 2011 rubber, as it tries to ensure exciting racing and strategic variety in Formula 1.

Drivers have noticed that the Pirellis fade quicker than last year's Bridgestones, but Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery said teams will have to get used to tyre management being a bigger factor in 2011 grands prix.

Formula1 | Pirelli Not Surprised with wear rate | motorsarena.co.cc

WRC | Petter Solberg was cought speeding by the police | motorsarena.co.cc

14 Feb 2011Petter Splberg 2011 WRC

Petter Solberg's driving ban won't affect his participation on the remaining rounds of this season's World Rally Championship, the Norwegian has said in a statement.

Solberg has had his driving licence suspended in Sweden after he was clocked travelling at 112kph in an 80kph limit on the road section heading to the fifth stage of the country’s WRC round on Friday.

WRC | Petter Solberg was cought speeding by the police | motorsarena.co.cc

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Formula1 | Barrichello fastest for williams - Jerez day 4 | motorsarena.co.cc

13 Feb 2011Barrichello Williams 2011 Jerez TEsting

This week’s four-day Jerez test drew to a close on Sunday and ended with a wet track in the final hour, giving the teams their first chance to use Pirelli’s wet tyres. Of the times set in the dry earlier in the day, Williams’ Rubens Barrichello’s was the quickest, the Brazilian finishing eight-tenths up on second-place man, Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi.

Formula1 | Barrichello fastest for williams - Jerez day 4 | motorsarena.co.cc

WRC | Hirvonen takes deserved win in Sweden | motorsarena.co.cc

13 Feb 20112011 Rally Sweden Mikko Hirvonen

Mikko Hirvonen has got his 2011 World Rally Championship campaign off to a dream start with his second successive victory on Rally Sweden as the new World Rally Car era began in Scandinavia.

Hirvonen headed an all-Ford Fiesta RS WRC podium after five drivers had started the final day of the Karlstad-based snow rally covered by a little more than 15 seconds.

WRC | Hirvonen takes deserved win in Sweden | motorsarena.co.cc

WRC | Hirvonen Steps into the lead - Rally Sweden Day 2 | motorsarena.co.cc

12 Feb 2011Rally Sweden 2011 Hirvonen

The Finn, in a works Ford Fiesta RS WRC, was 14.8s adrift of Mads Ostberg at the start of day two but gradually chipped away at the Norwegian’s overnight advantage to the extent he is now 0.3s up on the M-Sport Stobart driver after posting a faster time on stage 11.

“We had some problems with the [low] sun at the start and it hasn’t been easy this morning but there is still a long way to go,” said Hirvonen. “I’ve really tried to push hard and some places are cleaning more than others. The car is really, really good so there is no need to change anything.”

WRC | Hirvonen Steps into the lead - Rally Sweden Day 2 | motorsarena.co.cc

Formula1 | Heidfeld Fastest in Jerez day 3 for Renault | motorsarena.co.cc

12 Feb 2011Heidfeld 2011 Jerez Testing

Nick Heidfeld staked his claim for Robert Kubica’s Renault seat on Saturday by topping the times on his debut for the team in testing at Jerez. Heidfeld, who raced for Sauber last season, edged out Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to go fastest of the 11 drivers in action in Spain. Friday pacesetter Michael Schumacher was third quickest for Mercedes GP, over half a second down on Alonso and less than a tenth ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.







Formula1 | Heidfeld Fastest in Jerez day 3 for Renault | motorsarena.co.cc

Friday, February 11, 2011

Formula1 | Jerez Testing Day Two - Shumacher ahead by the Afternoon | motorsarena.co.cc

Shumacher Mercedes 2011

Michael Shumacher took the fastest time from Felipe Massa in Jerez day two of testing, Shumacher who took over from Nico Rosberg to complete evaluating Pirelle's new tyres.











Formula1 | Jerez Testing Day Two - Shumacher ahead by the Afternoon | motorsarena.co.cc

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Formula1 | Force India Launches VJM04 - First Pictures | motorsarena.co.cc

Force India 2011 f1car

Force India has launched its 2011 car, the Mercedes-powered VJM04, online on Tuesday afternoon. The team’s fourth Formula 1 contender will be driven by Adrian Sutil and Scottish newcomer Paul di Resta.

Although Williams’ latest livery is yet to be seen, the unveiling of Force India’s machine marks the final revealing of a Formula 1 car this year, with others having either hosted formal launch ceremonies or debuted on-track in Valencia testing. Formula1 | Force India Launches VJM04 - First Pictures | motorsarena.co.cc

WRC | Block stoked by first run in Monster Fiesta | motorsarena.co.cc

2011 Ken Block Monster Yamaha car

Ken Block says the Ford Fiesta RS WRC that he will use in the World Rally Championship this season has exceeded his expectations.

The Monster World Rally Team ace was speaking on his Facebook video blog following his first try-out in the machine during a test in Sweden on Sunday.

WRC | Block stoked by first run in Monster Fiesta | motorsarena.co.cc

MotoGP | Rossi wins 2011 Laureus Award | motorsarena.co.cc

Rossi Laureus Awards 2009

The nine-time World Champion collected the ‘Comeback of the Year’ Award at the ceremony, which took place in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Valentino Rossi’s incredible recovery from injury in 2010 was recognised by the Laureus Academy on Monday, as the Italian MotoGP rider was honoured with the 2011 Laureus World Sports Award ‘Comeback of the Year’ prize.


MotoGP | Rossi wins 2011 Laureus Award | motorsarena.co.cc

Formula1 | Hispania f1 Launch new car F111 - pictures | motorsarena.co.cc

Hispania Racing has published the first photos of its second Formula 1 car, the brand-new F111. In 2011, the Murcia squad is designing its own chassis from scratch, having been in a partnership with Italian designers Dallara last year. At present, only India’s Narain Karthikeyan is confirmed as part of its driver line-up.
Formula1 | Hispania f1 Launch new car F111 - pictures | motorsarena.co.cc

Formula1 | Virgin present the MVR-02 in London | motorsarena.co.cc

Virgin have the launched their 2011 car at London’s BBC Television Centre in the UK. The fledgling team, heading into their second F1 season, hope the Cosworth-powered MVR-02 will move them up the order after a difficult debut year.
Formula1 | Virgin present the MVR-02 in London | motorsarena.co.cc

Formula1 | Kubica suffer a big crash in rally italy | motorsarena.co.cc

Renault race driver Robert Kubica looks set to miss part - if not all - of the 2011 Formula One season after suffering multiple fractures to his right arm, leg and hand in a high-speed accident on Sunday, while competing in the Ronde di Andora Rally in Italy.
Formula1 | Kubica suffer a big crash in rally italy | motorsarena.co.cc