Articles tagged Lucas di Grassi

Page 115 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, December 2014

Precision

Timing is everything Split-second accuracy is fundamental to both motor sport and the finely honed world of watchmaking, so it’s hardly surprising that the two are highly complementary. For many years now, watch companies have selected racing drivers as brand ambassadors. Famously, Jackie Stewart had his shirts’ left cuff tailored to make sure his Rolex was suitably visible at appropriate moments...

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International news

The electric age dawns Prost/Heidfeld shunt provides talking point in China | By Gary Watkins The new FIA Formula E Championship hit the headlines at the first time of asking in Beijing. The inaugural round of the 2014/15 series was big news courtesy of a last-corner accident that sent Nick Heidfeld’s Venturi Spark-Renault electric racer flying into the debris fencing. The talk after the first ‘...

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WEC, SIlverstone

“I tell you what,” said Mark Webber with a smile. “We’re going to have some good races this year.” His first taste of the World Endurance Championship had been the tonic he’d hoped for after the grind of Formula 1, but after a debut podium in the new Porsche 919 Hybrid shared with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley his prediction can surely be judged a wry Aussie understatement. As this month’s...

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International news

Nissan ZEOD on targetLe Mans racer poised to fulfil electric dreams, by Gary Watkins Nissan’s radical ZEOD RC Le Mans 24 Hours racer is on course to complete the first all-electric lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe in June, according to the programme’s architect. Darren Cox, who is head of Nissan’s global motor sport programmes, believes the petrol-electric hybrid – which takes the Garage 56 grid...

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Sparks at Donington

Teams competing in the new-for-2014, all-electric FIA Formula E Championship will be based at a purpose-built series HQ at Donington Park. A bespoke 44,000sq ft state-of-the-art facility (above) is under construction in Donington’s western paddock, to the left of the main paddock entrance. It will incorporate workshops for each team, as well as offices for the series organisers. The decision...

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In brief

* Red Bull Racing has confirmed that Aussie Daniel Ricciardo and Kiwi Brendon Hartley will share the reserve driver roles for RBR and Toro Rosso this season. British F3 champ Ricciardo impressed when he tested for Red Bull at Jerez at the end of last year. * Despite outscoring BMW Sauber team-mate Robert Kubica last season, Nick Heidfeld (left) has found himself without a race seat after 10 years...

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Newsfeed

NASCAR Kasey Kahne took back-to-back wins at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, with victory in the All-Star Challenge and the Coca Cola 600. Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race. Busch won his fourth Sprint Cup Series race of 2008 at Dover. Scott Speed scored his first stock car win at Dover in the Craftsman Truck Series and took pole for the ARCA race at Pocono. GP2 Bruno Senna put the family name back on...

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In brief

* The FIA has granted Sauber an F1 entry for 2010, ending months of doubt over its future. The news came after BMW confirmed that the team had been sold back to Peter Sauber. The Swiss, who had maintained a 20 per cent shareholding, bought the remainder for a lot less than he was paid in ’05. The deal was made sweeter by the fact that the Hinwil facility has been greatly improved under BMW. As...

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Events of the Month

WEC: Spa 6 Hours Eau Rouge is easier now than it used to be thanks to Tarmac run-offs replacing gravel, and flat kerbs giving drivers a wider exit strategy as they pop over the top of Raidillon. But the sanitisation of motor racing's favourite bit of track hasn't made it any less spectacular as the prime place to witness aces on the limit. And when it comes to the World Endurance Championship,...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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