6th March 2013

Countdown to 2013 Formula One season: 9 days

Birthdays:
BTCC debutant Jack Goff is 22 today.

On This Day:
Mario Andretti took his first win in F1 for Ferrari in South Africa in 1971.
Niki Lauda won the 1976 South African GP, also for Ferrari.
In Australia in 2005, however, it was Renault who dominated. Fisichella took pole and win. It was the debut race for Red Bull, with Coulthard finishing fourth. Rubert Kubica, Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan also had their debuts in F1.

News:
GP2 testing has been wet at Barcelona. Stefano Coletti was fastest yesterday, while James Calado was fastest today.
The European F3 lineup has been confirmed, with car numbers given out and all but one place taken. 30 cars will take part in the series.
Eurocup testing has also been taking place in mixed conditions at Paul Ricard. Oscar Tunjo was fastest today.

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