Virgin puts backing in stars of the future
Last year, Rio Haryanto enjoyed half a day at the wheel of the VR-01 in Abu Dhabi, and this year he will be up against Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Matias Laine in the feeder series to GP2.
The team has also forged a partnership with new karting category Formula KGP in Britain. As part of this deal, the top three finishing drivers, as well as one 'wild card' karter, will win a Formula Renault test.
Williams opts for Michelin stars
“He has an outstanding reputation as one of Britain's most admired chefs and our relationship aims to bring his Michelin-stared food and hospitality to the team's motorhome facility over race weekends,” said Team Principal, Frank Williams. “We are very much looking forward to working with him over the coming months.”
McLaren breaks into NASCAR
“To have earned a role as a standard equipment supplier to the two most important motorsport series in the world is an incredible achievement for us,” said MES Managing Director, Peter van Manen. “We're absolutely delighted to be playing such a central role in the largest-growing sporting spectacle in North America.”
McLaren also recently announced an extended partnership with major sponsor Mobil 1 and a new partnership with CAD software company Dassault Systèmes.
Cosworth aims for 1,000 mph
Cosworth is also supplying the Bloodhound team with one of its CA2011 F1 engines (at relatively meagre 740 hp) to use for essential hydraulic services and to drive the rocket oxidiser pump, delivering 800 litres of High Test Peroxide (HTP) to the rocket in just 20 seconds.
Singha renews Red Bull sponsorship