Porsche Succeeds Again

For the second time, the Manthey Racing team succeeded again as it won the 24-hour endurance race at the Nurburgring. Porsche drivers Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb, along with Marcel Tiemann beat more than 200 riders with a one-lap advantage. The team players were driving their new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR that is well equipped with high quality parts like Porsche oxygen sensor. In front of a crowd of 210,000 spectators, the success of the 35th edition of the long distance classic records the eighth victory for a Porsche. Run by Land Motorsport, the 911 GT3 RSR was in third place behind the Dodge Viper Zakspeed Racing. After commencement of the pile, the Manthey Racing four drivers speed from the beginning. The weather was a challenge due to the combination of heat, rain and fog. But this does not prevent the team win. Bernhard, Dumas, Lieb and Tiemann were still in perfect driving condition. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, developed and built in Weissach also finished his first race at the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race without any technical problems or defects. Hartmut Kristen, head of the happy racing, said that the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR again confirmed his potential because of its unmistakable win. It complements the efforts exerted by the largely Manthey Racing team who do a nice work. He notes that the four drivers ran fast laps at exactly the right time. He further said that the team drivers were more cautious as the situation warranted it and this contributed greatly to the team winning again. He was very happy that their drivers characteristics of a large long-distance pilot radiated. He added that the Nurburgring Porsche means a lot and that was because of all the Porsche teams, which in turn put the racing team one step higher. Olaf Manthey, the team boss could hardly believe his fortune. According to him, before he had to wait a really long time to get what for him is the biggest game in the world. But now, their team won for the second consecutive year from pole position. He sees today’s victory as a great gift for him and his wife Renate for their silver anniversary this weekend. The story of the 2007 marathon will be marked in history as one of the most unusual races. The Eifel classic had to be postponed for nearly two hours because of the tormenting rain. At 4:51 in the afternoon, the rain stopped and so the race began. Then, at 3:54 in the morning, thick fog hampered the race. In fact, the race management was obliged to interrupt the event for about five-and-a-half hours. So the restart took place at 9:31 in the morning. After the race, Timo Bernhard said that winning the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race in two consecutive years is “a dream come true.” According to him, they managed to find a good set-up to the idiosyncrasies of the Nordschleife in the Long Distance Championship. He was so thankful for the cooperation of the new 911 GT3 RSR, which had not been a problem, even a single or a minor, about 24 hours. Romain Dumas responded that the event was great. He was particularly surprised that his race on the Nordschleife for the third time now and he won the recent and one of the most important competitions worldwide. He said the track was one-of-a-kind and the unpredictable weather a lot of pressure on them. He added that many of his experiences in the race, he would never forget driving in thick fog during the night. Marc Lieb was also especially proud of winning the biggest race in Germany. He said his class victory confirmed the 24-hour events in Daytona and Le Mans and an overall victory in Spa. He believes the team success in the Nürburgring a very special one. This was the third time Marcel Tiemann to the winners’ trophy to be held on the stage of this 24-hour endurance race. He said the reliability and fast cars are the requirements to win the race. He fills the whole team for a job well done last weekend.

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Alonso Issues Warning for Hamilton

After the 2006 Formula One season and two times world champion Fernando Alonso jumped from Renault to McLaren, the Spaniard said he needs a new challenge. His wish was granted as he is now facing the biggest challenge in his career. He is not going toe to toe with a Ferrari or BMW Sauber driver, but his challenger on the same team. Lewis Hamilton, British Formula One rookie sensation, is now the only obstacle between Alonso and his third consecutive driver’s championship. The British driver has broken record after record in his maiden Formula One season. He now leads the drivers championship with seven races already in the books and ten races to go. In all his seven races so far, Hamilton has produced podium for McLaren. He was third on the first race of the season. He then took four second place finishes. The North American leg of the Formula One season he won both the Canadian and United States Grand Prix. Alonso has been warning the newcomer that the race for the championship is just about to start when the Formula One calendar brings them back to Europe. “I’m going to enjoy coming back to Europe. The championship starts now, “said Alonso in a recent interview. “We have only seven races, not even half of the championship. When we return to Magny-Cours and Silverstone we start the real season and the real battle. “The French Grand Prix will be held at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours on the first of July. The Santander British Grand Prix one week later at Silverstone will be held. Alonso would have been to raise his game to catch up with Hamilton. Both are talented drivers and both are the same Mercedes-Benz ¬ bumper / nose equipped MP4-22 Formula One car. The Canadian and United States Grand Prix, it was their performance in the qualifying rounds that spelled the advantage over the other. Hamilton took pole position and eventually won both races.While there are rumors that the tight battle between the two McLaren drivers has led to animosity, McLaren denies. Norbert Haug, Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, has this to say about the relationship between the teammates: “We have a situation now where they speak their minds, but I really need to tell you it is not a problem in the team. I think it is very, very balanced, and I see none of these frictions. Of course, you have a positive competition between the drivers and between the teams, the left and right side of the garage. “” I understand that people are looking for controversial stories. But within the team, it’s different. If you look at our track record over the last few races, I honestly do not think that (if) we have bad feelings within the team can reach you have. We need the positive and good feelings, and I think what we have achieved, “he added. Hamilton currently leads Alonso by ten points after seven races. While Alonso is looking for his best performance on the French and British Grand Prix to cancel, he will face the fact that the British Grand Prix, Hamilton’s home.

BMW Sauber aims: get both cars to Finish Line

 

After two races in North American metropolises, Formula One is reviving the rural flavor as it reaches halfway this season. The drivers will line up in Magny-Cours on July 1 to compete for the most coveted title in the sport. For the BMW Sauber team, the goal is to get both cars finish the horrific crash line.After Robert Kubica in Montreal and after a number of unwanted retirement, the team plans to go full throttle at Magny-Cours to take advantage of the circuit offers. A crash and a retirement saw the BMW Sauber to leave North America feel short-changed. The team expects an illuminating comparison with racing BMW rear. “The Magny-Cours has much to offer – two tricky chicanes, a high-speed section and some slow corners. I look forward to the race weekend. The track is demanding, I like the countryside around the circuit and you tend to eat very well in France. There is not much going on in Magny-Cours and it gets its fair share of criticism as a result. But I have a little peace and quiet like some, “said Nick Heidfeld. Kubica said: “I can not wait to get back in the car. I may not have the green light to compete in the U.S., but I hope the medical examination at Magny-Cours will be a formality. The reason I was not allowed to drive at Indianapolis had nothing to do with how I felt, the problem was the risk of suffering a second accident within a short time. That is why I could not test it. I’ve used the time to focus intensively on preparing for the next race. “The Pole added:” I’m pretty neutral about the Magny-Cours circuit. It is not one of my favorite tracks, yet I have no problem with it. Magny-Cours is a lot more fun than a Formula One car with the smaller cars that I have already ridden in other categories of racing. You can use the potential of the F1 car through the chicanes see in particular “Mario Theissen, BMW Motorsport Director, has this to say:”. After the Grand Prix double-header in major cities across the Atlantic, a secluded rural idyll of Magny-Cours is a welcome contrast. You are free to concentrate on sport and the demanding circuit. Like Robert himself, the team is also in the hope that he is back in the car in France. The race at Magny-Cours doctors will have the last word on that one though. “He added,” We have finished in the points in every race so far this season, but in the last two GPs we only managed to get a car to the finish on each occasion. Nick would be down to third place finish in the U.S. and his retirement was a real pain. We are looking to pick up points with both cars in Magny-Cours and thereby increasing our third place in the World Cup. “The two Grands Prix in North America saw the cars driving with a medium downforce, but now we are heading into a series of races where high downforce, the order of the day. Magny-Cours offers an interesting mix of slow and fast corners. A feature worth mentioning is the ground, which is very sensitive to fluctuations in temperature. The right set-up in the morning might not necessarily be a good afternoon. This is something you should remember if you make modifications to the car, “said BMW Sauber’s technical director Willy Rampf.

 

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