Interesting that US F1 is in November – ; my guess is weather (too hot to do it for a No. America swing for Canada) and it gives them time to finish the place!
Proposed 2012 Formula 1 calendar:
March 18 Australian GP
March 25 Malaysian GP
April 8 Chinese GP
April 22 Indian GP
May 13 Spanish GP
May 27 Monaco GP
June 10 Canada GP
June 24 European GP
July 8 British GP
July 22 German GP
July 29 Hungarian GP
Sept. 2 Belgian GP
Sept. 9 Italian GP
Sept. 23 Singapore GP
Oct. 7 Japanese GP
Oct. 14 Korean GP
Oct. 28 Abu Dhabi GP
Nov. 4 Bahrain GP
Nov. 18 US GP (Austin)
Nov. 25 Brazilian GP
Jaguar is working on a plan to mount its first bid in more than 20 years for overall honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The British sports-car manufacturer’s owner, Ratan Tata, and bosses at Jaguar parent company Tata Motors are known to be evaluating a return to the prototype ranks with an all-new LMP1. It is understood that a decision has been made in principle to mount an attack on the race at some point in the future. Ratan Tata is known to be a fan of Le Mans and was making comments about the value of a race that Jaguar has won seven times almost as soon as he bought the company from Ford in 2008. Jaguar subsequently returned to Le Mans in 2010 with Paul Gentilozzi’s RSR team, which continues to race its XKR GTE contender in the American Le Mans Series. The architects of that program at Jaguar–former managing director Mike O’Driscoll and head of global marketing boss CJ O’Donnell–have both left the company. New Tata Motors CEO Carl-Peter Forster, who formerly worked for BMW and General Motors in Europe, is said to support the LMP1 program. Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110714/ALMS/110719941#ixzz1S6CsGLhk
This is a link to my Rennsport Porsche Reunion III at Daytona back in 2007. Note that the next version of this event is schedule for this September at Laguna Seca. If you are a Porsche fan, this is a ”
don’t miss” event…
Toyota will use this weekend’s Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race to unveil its latest effort at moving hybrid technology into the performance-vehicle arena.
The GRMN Hybrid Concept II is a sports convertible co-developed by Gazoo Racing. It is a slightly modified version of the gasoline-electric concept Toyota showed last year at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
Toyota launched the Prius hybrid car in 1997 and has since been researching ways to bring the technology into sports-car development.
The new GRMN concept weighs 3,300 pounds and has a gasoline-powered V6 engine positioned mid-vehicle–a move Toyota says should improve performance and stability. An electric motor powers the front wheels of the all-wheel-drive system and contributes 50 hp to the combined 295-hp output.
But it’s still a concept–we don’t expect to see this car on the road any time soon.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110623/CARNEWS/110629940#ixzz1QA6emCcw
Fun Video re: the upcoming car swap
The seat swap comes at the hands of Mobil 1, a mutual sponsor for the two drivers, and is expected to take place at Watkins Glen International on June 14.