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Manor Marussia F1 Team and Erreà Sport team up for 2015 season

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
Saturday 28 March 2015, Kuala Lumpur

As the Manor Marussia F1 Team prepares for this weekend’s 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, it is proud to reveal its official team apparel, created by new partner Erreà Sport.

Erreà Sport S.p.a. is an Italian company specialising in the production of technical-athletic apparel and a leading brand in Italy and throughout the world. It was founded in 1988 at San Polo di Torrile (Parma, Italy) by the Gandolfi, a family passionate about soccer and a variety of other sports. Angelo Gandolfi decided to combine his love of sport with his reputation for attention to detail and he began to produce the first Erreà technical athletic apparel.

The partnership will see the Erreà logo appear on the 2015 race cars, team clothing and other elements of the team’s trackside environment.

Commenting on the announcement of the Manor Marussia F1 Team’s first partnership, John Booth, Team Principal, said: “In the midst of the very challenging process of rebuilding the team for the 2015 season, we are very pleased to have agreed a team apparel partnership with Erreà Sport. Working to impossibly short lead times, they have provided us with a striking range of teamwear suited to the extreme working conditions we experience trackside. We look forward to developing the range together during the coming season.”

Angelo Gandolfi, Chairman of Erreà Sport, commented: “It is very pleasing for us to enter into a partnership with Manor Marussia F1 Team at the start of their exciting journey. This is our first experience of Grand Prix racing but we have developed a reputation for excellence in many other sports and we look forward to learning more about the environment and using the experience to help us evolve our design techniques and state-of-the-art materials development. We are thrilled to see the race team wearing Erreà Sport.”

2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix – Qualifying

2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix – Qualifying

Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Saturday 28 March 2015

After a promising start to the weekend in yesterday’s free practice, we experienced a more challenging day at Sepang today. Will Stevens, whose pace had been within the 107% time throughout Friday’s running, suffered a fuel system problem in FP3, which we were unable to get on top of in time for qualifying and therefore he was unable to take part. Roberto completed two runs in Q1 and improved by over half a second from run to run, but his second lap was ultimately 0.4s shy of the 107% time.

Roberto Merhi #98
“We were hoping to make the 107% time today, and that is what we have been pushing for through the weekend. Unfortunately we missed out by 0.4s in the end. In the three sessions Will has shown that the car is thereabouts on pace, while I had a spin in FP3 today so, along with yesterday, I have not been able to achieve the consistent running I wanted to for the team. Coming into this, our first weekend on track, we were aware that we have a lot of hard work to do and that this is just the start. So although we are disappointed for the qualifying result, we have to keep focus on what we have achieved to be here and to be able to begin our development.”

Will Stevens #28
“Obviously I was very disappointed not to take part in qualifying. In FP3 we had a fuel system problem and we were trying to resolve that, but sadly we weren’t able to get on top of it in time for me to take part. Looking at the positives, as we always try to do, the practice sessions showed promise and my times were within the 107% throughout Friday. Step by step we’ll get there.”

John Booth, Team Principal
“We knew our first weekend of running would not be without its challenges and although we had a positive day yesterday, it has been important to keep our expectations for qualifying in check. Our two drivers have done a solid job in their debut and Friday’s practice showed promise in terms of having the pace for the 107% time, but today underlined that we have a lot of work to do.”

Galera, amanha estou esperando vocês lá no Kartodromo para o evento, não adianta vir com a desculpa que ta nublado, ninguém é de açúcar. A premiação em dinheiro vai estar esperando aquele que se arriscar mais… #arrisca #tudo vamos lá!!!!!!

Abraço é até amanha.

Me and boss busy Trevor taking a stroll through @IndyCar paddock!

First Indy Lights session of the 2015 season at St Pete, Florida

2015 Malaysia Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 & 2

Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Friday 27 March 2015

STEVENS Chassis 02 FP1 P18 1:46.686 8 laps FP2 P19 1:45.704 12 laps
MERHI Chassis 03 FP1 P19 1:47.683 8 laps FP2 P20 1:47.229 6 laps

We made a positive and ultimately promising return to the racetrack today, building on the valuable work achieved in Melbourne. During the course of the two Free Practice sessions, our new rookie drivers Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi completed a total of 34 laps of reliable running, with only a small spin for Roberto interrupting the day’s progress.

Will Stevens #28
“It’s really nice to be back in a Formula 1 car and to get down to the business of racing. The day ran very smoothly versus our planned programme and I’m particularly pleased that my times in both sessions were inside the 107%. Considering how little running we have done, today is a really good step and my thanks to the team for a tremendous effort. We’re not under any illusions about the challenges that lie ahead though and we have a busy night in front of us to work through the data to try to improve and set ourselves up for the best showing possible tomorrow.”

Roberto Merhi #98
“It was good to get going for our first day of running the car and positive for the team to have a straightforward day. This morning we were able to get a decent run and therefore a feel for the balance and some direction as to where the car is. In FP2 we started to do some proper running but unfortunately I had a bit of a spin into Turn 12, which brought an end to my session. My apologies to the team for that as everything had been going well, but I’m looking forward to getting back in the car tomorrow and picking up where we left off.”

John Booth, Team Principal
“Obviously, we are thrilled to be back on track again, finally seeing all the hard work and determination paying off. I’m very satisfied with what we have achieved today. On what has essentially been a shakedown and practice day – which the other teams completed a couple of months ago – we’ve achieved 34 laps of reliable running and that is a really good effort when one considers the problems teams typically encounter on the opening day of running a car. We were also encouraged by our early pace in relation to the 107% rule and solid performances by both drivers on their first day in the car. Of course, there is a huge amount of work still to be done, both here in Malaysia and ahead into the season, but we’ll take some reward from the day nonetheless. Most importantly, we are back doing what we do best – racing.”

An encouraging start on our return to the racetrack in Malaysia. 16 laps completed on what is effectively our first test session. Well done Team!

This will do for myself!

Kart Power Team já tem programação definida

Evento organizado pelo piloto Luiz Razia conta com três categorias e promete agitar o kartódromo do Beto Carrero World

A programação oficial do Kart Power Team, evento que acontece no dia 29 de março, no Kartódromo do Beto Carrero World, em Santa Catarina, já está definida. A disputa contará com três baterias para cada uma das categorias: Expert, Novice e Novice Heavy.

O início das atividades está marcado para as 10h, com a abertura oficial e o briefing obrigatório para todos os pilotos. A premiação será às 17h.

Ao longo do evento ainda acontecerão ações promocionais como os dois “test drives”, um com a Mercedes e outro com a Volkswagen, além de uma volta rápida de drift. A programação completa pode ser conferida no site: www.kartpowerteam.com.br.

A inscrição para participar do evento completo é de R$ 240 e a grande novidade deste ano fica por conta dos karts carenados, imitando a famosa e badalada 500 milhas de kart.

Windswept at Goodwood.

Galera, quem tem um Suzuki pode participar deste evento dia 28.03 apenas com 5 Quilos de alimento.

Local: Autódromo Velo Citta – Mogi Guaçu – SP

Horário: 08:30 às 16:00

Taxa de Inscrição: Doação de 5kgs de alimento

Veículos Participantes: Jimny, Grand Vitara, SX4 e Swift Sport.

Inscrições: via site http://mundoszk.suzukiveiculos.com.br/track-day/

Atração Especial: Volta Rápida no Swift Sport Cup com o piloto Luiz Razia

For the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

All you need to know about Round 2 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship > Race 27-29 March…Location Sepang International Circuit…Debut race 1999…Number of laps 56…Circuit length 5.543 km…Race distance 310.408 km…Lap record 1:34.223 (J.P. Montoya 2004)…Left hand corners 5…Right hand corners 10…Race start time 15.00hrs local…Driver numbers Will 28 Roberto 98

Round 2 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, takes the Manor Marussia F1 Team to Malaysia for the first of four visits to the Far East over the coming season. The Sepang International Circuit represents an entirely different challenge for the teams and drivers after the parkland setting of the season-opener in Melbourne. This is one of the most demanding and technical circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, underpinned by a complex blend of high-speed straights and tighter twisting sections, which the drivers love. The fierce heat and humidity make for a challenging environment in the garage and in the cockpit, and a sudden downpour can radically change the landscape of the race in a matter of seconds.

John Booth │ Team Principal
“After the disappointment of not meeting our objectives in Australia, we head to Malaysia this week hoping for a more typical race weekend. We headed back to the UK to regroup technically and bolster the work we had completed in the field in Melbourne, and as a result we are in a different position to the one we were in two weeks ago. Again, the rate at which we are progressing, when one takes into account our circumstances pre-season, is very impressive and everyone in the team is to be commended on a huge continued effort. Sepang always throws up its own unique challenges, thanks to the combination of fierce heat and a well-timed downpour, but we look forward to debuting the car and our two young drivers and to finally start getting down to business on the racetrack.”

Will Stevens │ Driver No. 28
“It’s great to be heading to Malaysia in the knowledge that we are in a different place to our situation in Melbourne. Sepang is a fantastic and very technical track, so it will be a good test of our package. I’m really excited about being able to begin the development programme and to start to understand what we have and where we are in relation to the competition.”

Roberto Merhi │ Driver No. 98
“I’m very excited about the prospect of making my F1 debut in Malaysia. Obviously Sepang is a challenging environment, so I have been doing all I can on my side to prepare for that to be able to manage the heat and humidity. The last race weekend was disappointing for everyone in the team, but I know how much work has gone into getting us fully operational again and it will be great for everyone to finally see wheels turning.”

Galera largamos de nono (P9) em Goiânia na StockCar. Na largada caímos para P22, e no final recuperamos até P16.

A experiência foi boa, mas ficamos muito insatisfeitos com os acontecimentos e espero que a equipe vá em frente durante o campeonato.

Meu trabalho com eles para por aqui na etapa de convidados, toda sorte ao Lucas Foresti e a equipe AMG!!


A Statement from the Bianchi Family | 30 December 2014

Nice, France

The parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, would like to provide the following update regarding Jules’ medical situation:

“As we reach the conclusion of a difficult year for our family, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide a further update regarding Jules’ medical situation, per our pledge to communicate continued information, when appropriate, to his many fans.

“It was a significant and very comforting step for us to be able to bring Jules home to France last month, to continue his rehabilitation surrounded by his family and friends. This is very important for Jules and also for us.

“Since that time, Jules has received the very best treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice (CHU) and now at the CHU’s rehabilitation centre for this kind of trauma.

“Jules’ neurological status remains unchanged; he is unconscious but able to breathe unaided. Whilst there is no significant information to report, we take a great deal of comfort from the fact that Jules continues to fight, as we knew he would, and this has enabled the medical professionals caring for him to commence the planned, but very painstaking, programme of rehabilitation therapy.

“As we reflect on the events of the past few months, we would like to acknowledge once again the overwhelming warmth and affection shown towards our son. These continue to be challenging times for our family, but the knowledge that he has touched the lives of so many people all around the world has helped us through.

“We would also like to acknowledge the respect and support shown by the media towards our family during this time, for which we are extremely grateful.

“We will continue to provide information when it is possible to do so and our sincere appreciation to everyone who continues to pray for Jules.”


S***, someone grab me some anti-wrinkle cream sharpish!!