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21st March 2017, 8:44 at 8:44 am #337863
@huhhii Ferrari getting ever closer to ditching their ‘we don’t advertise’ policy, I see.
They did a good job of making it look like he was actually on the ice rink, I thought.14th March 2017, 22:12 at 10:12 pm #337708
Probably should have included a link to the F1 Fanatic Instagram page when I asked that! Here you go:13th March 2017, 16:46 at 4:46 pm #337518
Testing began today so here’s our first look at the field:12th March 2017, 22:13 at 10:13 pm #337482
Here’s the line-up for the upcoming test featuring Roberto Merhi:
1. Charles Leclerc, Prema
2. Antonio Fuoco, Prema
3. Louis Deletraz, Racing Engineering
4. Gustav Malja, Racing Engineering
5. Luca Ghiotto, Russian Time
6. Artem Markelov, Russian Time
7. Nobuharu Matsushita, ART
8. Alexander Albon, ART
9. Oliver Rowland, DAMS
10. Nicholas Latifi, DAMS
11. Ralph Boschung, Campos
12. Roberto Merhi, Campos
14. Sergio Sette Camara, MP
15. Jordan King, MP
16. Nabil Jeffri, Trident
17. Sergio Canamasas, Trident
18. Nyck De Vries, Rapax
19. Johnny Cecotto, Rapax
20. Norman Nato, Arden
21. Sean Gelael, Arden12th March 2017, 21:05 at 9:05 pm #337478
@f1alex Indeed – you may have heard me this evening! The exact plan for the year isn’t in place yet but we will be doing continuity coverage during the American ad breaks for all of the race bar the few which are on in the early hours of the morning.
I thought that was a very encouraging start to the season. Bourdais was a bit lucky but he still had to make a pass (on a Penske) for the lead and he was great in traffic. I tended to agree with Dixon that the full course caution seemed a little unnecessary. He recovered better from that than anyone else – notably Hinchcliffe didn’t make anything like as good progress through traffic.11th March 2017, 19:36 at 7:36 pm #337461
So here’s the line-up for what we’re now calling Formula Two:
Nobuharu Matsushita (Honda)
Alexander Albon (R)
Louis Deletraz (R) (Renault)
Ralph Boschung (R)
Johnny Cecotto Jnr
Nyck de Vries (R) (McLaren)
Charles Leclerc (R) (Ferrari)
Antonio Fuoco (R) (Ferrari)
Sergio Sette Camara (R)
Sean Gelael11th March 2017, 19:27 at 7:27 pm #337460
We also have a line-up for Rapax now too.
McLaren’s long-term development driver Nyck de Vries has graduated from GP3. He will be joined by – incredibly – Johnny Cecotto Jnr, who has previously announced his ‘retirement’ from racing and will be racing in this category for a ninth year:10th March 2017, 21:15 at 9:15 pm #337276
The series is going to have a similar look and feel for the years to come as Chevrolet, Honda, Dallara and Firestone have all signed extended deals:9th March 2017, 8:05 at 8:05 am #336924
Just had a press release through from the race organisers claiming thei offering they’re ‘lowest prices yet’. Sepang has of course dropped strong hints about dropping this race:
F1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER WITH REVISED TICKET PRICES
SEPANG, 9 March 2017 – Calling all F1 and motorsports fans! Don’t miss your date with history! The race has been a pride for the nation since it was first held in 1999, helping to cement Malaysia’s reputation as a venue for top international sporting events and tourism destination. To encourage more fans to seize the opportunity to watch the race live, Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is offering F1 Malaysia Grand Prix tickets at an unprecedented ticket prices from now until the race from 29 September to 1 October 2017.
“In recent years, we have seen local fans opting to skip the live race experience in Sepang, with high ticket prices among the reasons for doing so. This year, in an unprecedented strategy, SIC is going all out to attract and encourage more fans to watch the race live. Thus, we are offering the lowest ticket prices yet, plus further special discounts for Malaysians to thank them for their support over the years. SIC is offering flat rates for the Main Grandstands, discounts for MyKad holders and significantly lower ticket prices at other areas. In the past years, maintaining strong spectator numbers has sometimes been a challenge, so we hope this new pricing structure will enable all fans to watch the race live from the circuit,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC.
Standard ticket prices for the 2017 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix range from RM58.68 for a Hillstand K2 ticket to RM613.68 for a Main Grandstand ticket making this the most affordable F1 race in the world! This year, it will free seating on a first come first served basis at the Main Grandstand, F Grandstand and K1 Grandstand areas. With no numbered seating, spectators will be able to move about within the respective grandstand areas during race weekend. For the first time ever, Malaysians will get to enjoy a flat rate price for the best view in town, at the Main Grandstand for only RM336.18, while F Grandstand and K1 Grandstand tickets for Malaysians are priced at RM169.68 and RM225.18 respectively.
Tickets for children aged 12 and below are available at 50% off the corresponding adult ticket prices, while children below 7 years old may enter for free, but they will not be allocated a seat without a ticket. Meanwhile, all fans with disabilities can purchase special tickets for Main Grandstand seating at RM308.43.
New Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull Racing Team Tribune packages with numbered seating are also available at RM1,335.18. The Mercedes and Red Bull tribune seating areas are located in the Crystal seating zone, while the Ferrari tribune is located in the Jade seating zone which provides the best view of the action happening at the team pits. All Tribune ticket holders will also receive special team merchandise.
With its distinctive 15 turns and 8 straights coupled with Malaysia’s notoriously humid weather and torrential storms, the track in Sepang has challenged many of the world’s best F1 drivers. The circuit’s design also offers great views from the spectator seats, which will be further enhanced for Main Grandstand ticket holders, as they are now allowed to move about within the Main Grandstand zone.
This year, similar to 2016, the race is scheduled closer to the end of the season as the 15th race in a 20-race calendar, right after the Singapore Grand Prix. International fans with a penchant for tropical holidays can also take the opportunity to enjoy Malaysia’s year-long equatorial climate by combining their race weekend experience with a tropical getaway in beautiful Malaysia.
Don’t miss your chance to catch the F1 in Malaysia. Get your tickets now online at http://www.sepangcircuit.com, walk in to the Customer Service Centre at SIC or call SIC’s ticket hotline at 03-8778 2222. Or experience the F1 at our roadshow this 14 – 16 April at Centre Court, KLCC.
All ticket prices stated are inclusive of 6% GST and an entertainment tax levied by the State of Selangor (subject to changes). Should there be any increase in the 5% entertainment tax at a later date, no additional top-up is needed for prior purchases. Should there be any reduction in the 5% entertainment tax at a later date, there will be no refund given for prior purchases.
For more details, please refer to SIC’s ticketing page at http://www.sepangcircuit.com/tickets7th March 2017, 19:43 at 7:43 pm #336756
IndyCar returns this weekend at St Petersburg and for those of you wondering what would replace the classic colours of Target on Scott Dixon’s Ganassi car, wonder no longer:
— Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) March 7, 20174th March 2017, 19:17 at 7:17 pm #336524
Here’s a classic featuring Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello:27th February 2017, 11:15 at 11:15 am #335721
Thanks for all your feedback so far guys. Obviously I can’t promise to get an answer for everything but I will keep what you’ve said in mind!
Some of these ideas are things I’d love to do but aren’t necessarily practical. Taking a walk around the track to watch the cars all day is great, but it would mean leaving the site without new content for hours, so it’s not really feasible while I’m doing this single-handedly. However I do intend to make a trip out to one of the quick corners when i can.
For now I’ve got a notebook stuffed with interview appointments to get on with!22nd February 2017, 23:14 at 11:14 pm #335288
Apologies @brawngp for not following you up earlier on this. I’ve not been able to find out anything further about the plans so can only assume they’re not going through with it. If I get anything more concrete I’ll write it up.19th February 2017, 21:12 at 9:12 pm #335117
@davidnotcoulthard Indeed – he’s 18 next month. And while we’re on the subject Harrison Newey, who just beat him to the MRF Challenge title, is already 18. Manuel Maldonado, Pastor’s cousin who they also raced against, turns 18 next year.16th February 2017, 21:30 at 9:30 pm #334989
Some very disappointing if not unexpected news: KV Racing will not be on the grid this year:
KV RACING TECHNOLOGY OWNERS EXPRESS THEIR THANKS
TO INDYCAR FANS, TEAM MEMBERS AND SPONSORS
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – February 16, 2017 – KV Racing Technology co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser issued the following statements today:
“I want to thank all those who have written to express their appreciation of the efforts of KV Racing Technology during the last 14 years,” said Kalkhoven. “However as I approach 73, I feel I can no longer give the team the effort and support it and the team members deserve.
“I have really enjoyed my time in the series, helping with reunification and of course winning the greatest spectacle in racing… the Indianapolis 500!
“It is my firm belief that the series is on a major upswing under the leadership of Mark Miles and Jay Frye and has a bright future. I remain committed to help in any way I can, particularly in encouraging new owners and sponsors. In particular Ricardo Juncos, to whom we will be offering our support.
“To all the fans who follow the series, and cheered for KVRT, my heartfelt thanks and please spread the good word about the fantastic sport we have “
Vasser said, “First and foremost I want to thank all the fans who have supported the team over the years. I also want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven for giving me the special and unique opportunity to transition from a driver to a team owner while I was still driving
“I am very proud to have been a part of this team and I will always cherish all the great people and drivers we worked side-by-side with to achieve our successes
“It has been a journey of many ups and downs, but I will always remember winning the 2013 Indy 500.
“IndyCar racing has been a part of my life for 25 years, it is in my soul and it will be interesting to see where it takes me from here.”
About KV Racing Technology:
KV Racing Technology was founded in January 2003 and joined the IndyCar Series in 2008. The Indianapolis based team is owned by successful venture capitalist Kevin Kalkhoven and 1996 IndyCar champion Jimmy Vasser. During 14 season of IndyCar competition the team made 464 starts winning seven races (five in the last four seasons) including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. It placed on the podium 29 times with 76 top-five finishes, 182 top-10 showings and eight poles.