Di Resta ready for F1 test in Valencia

BATHGATE’S PAUL di Resta gets his new Formula One season underway tomorrow when he takes part in the opening test in Valencia, writes Jim McGill. The 24-year-old is scheduled to drive his Force India racer at the Spanish circuit tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday. “It’s going to be good to get back to concentrating fully on...
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McNish starts Le Mans build-up

SCOT ALLAN McNish has started the build-up to winning his third Le Mans 24-Hours by completing an intensive test in his new Audi R18 LMP1 car at Sebring in the States, writes Jim McGill. The 41-year-old from Dumfries was joined by all eight of his Audi team-mates as they drove both the R18 and the...
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Sauber unveils latest F1 racer

SAUBER IS THE latest grand prix team to unveils its 2011 racer. The Ferrari-powered C30 was unveiled today in Valencia and, in common with the majority of current-generation Formula One cars, it boasts a standard high nose in F1 and a more slender rear end compared to last year’s challenger, writes Jim McGill. “Our aim...
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Team Lotus reveals 2011 challenger

TEAM LOTUS has lifted the wraps from its 2011 racer, the T128 Formula 1 car, and the model is clearly a more aggressive replacement for the car which struggled for pace last season, writes Jim McGill. The team, understandably, hopes the T128 will catapult it into the midfield and points contention and though it will...
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Franchitti misses out on Daytona win

Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti had to content himself with second place in the 49th running of the Daytona 24-Hours race, writes Jim McGill. The Scot’s Ganassi BMW-Riley Prototype, which led for much of the second-half of the race, eventually finished 2.070secs behind the sister car of Scott Pruett. “Yeh, it’s disappointing not to win again,” 37-year-old...
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Franchitti in titanic Daytona battle

Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti is locked in a titanic battle for the Daytona 24-Hours, writes Jim McGill. With just four hours remaining, the 37-year-old’s No2 Ganassi BMW-Riley — co-driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon and Jamie McMurray — was just 1.922secs ahead of the sister car driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Graham Rahal and...
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Mercedes reveals 2011 F1 racer

Two days before it makes its first public appearance in the opening Formula One test in Valencia on Tuesday, Mercedes has released the first image of its 2011 racer, the MGP W02, writes Jim McGill. Two days after Ferrari unveiled its F150, the computer-generated head-on image of the new Merc gives us an early hint...
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Franchitti leads Daytona after 18 hours

Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti and his Ganassi team led the Daytona 24-Hours after 18-hours of the Florida endurance race, writes Jim McGill. The 37-year-old’s No2 BMW-Riley — co-driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon and Jamie McMurray — had established a 25.286sec lead over the No1 Ganassi car of Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Graham Rahal and...
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