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1975-01-20 (age 45)

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Gallery: All Sauber F1 cars since 1993

Peter Sauber first entered his Hinwil-based team in Formula 1 in 1993, as the Swiss outfit first partnered with Mercedes. It has seen plenty of changes since then! Here are all of its F1 cars...

Gallery: The drivers and teams of F1 1997

One of the toughest title duels in recent Formula 1 history had a controversial ending 20 years ago. Here are the 29 drivers...

Car and Truck entry list for 2011 Dakar

No. Driver, Navigator Nat Vehicle Make ------- --------------------------------------------------------------- ------- --------------------------- 300 Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz E Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 301 Stephane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret F BMW X3CC 302 Nasser Al-Attiyah, Timo Gottschalk QAT Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 303 Robby Gordon, Kellon Walch USA Hummer H3 304 Mark Miller, Ralph Pitchford USA Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 305 Guerlain Chicherit, Michel Perin F BMW X3CC 306 Joan Roma, Michel Perin E Nissan Overdrive 307 Krzysztof Holowczyc, Jean-Marc Fortin PL BMW X3CC.

ATS: Laurens Vanthoor Oschersleben II summary

Champion Vanthoor rounds off German F3 with victory and two records OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY. This weekend Laurens Vanthoor celebrated his farewell of the German ATS F3 Cup in a proper manner. On the chilly and wet Oschersleben circuit, where the ...

Hungary GP race fee increases - report

The cost of the Hungaroring's hosting rights for its Formula One race increased since the 2008 event, the financial daily Napi Gazdasag reports. The newspaper said that while the fee for the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix was 12 million euros, it ...

Zandvoort: Mercedes-Benz preview

Half Time in Holland - The sixth out of 11 rounds of the 2008 DTM in Zandvoort, Netherlands next weekend marks the half time point of the championship. - Prior to the race at the North Sea shore, the top five drivers in the overall ranking are ...

Ponce de Leon on top at Olavarria

The fifth round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) had place today in the racetrack "Sudamericano de Olavarría" with victory for Gabriel Ponce de León, who catched the lead in the standings. His teammate in the factory Ford ...

Ford repeats victory at Viedma

The Argentinian Touring Car Chamionship (TC 2000) disputed yesterday it third round at Viedma raceway, located southern Argentina, where factory Ford team repeated last season`s 1-2 with Gabriel Ponce de León and Diego Aventín followed by Honda`s ...

Paran?, the scenary for Rossi`s first victory

Matías Rossi took today his first ever victory in the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) at the wheel of a factory Chevrolet Astra at Paraná Raceway, where Martín Basso, with a works Honda Civic, and Esteban Tuero in a Volkswagen Polo ...

Spataro takes victory at Buenos Aires

The Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) started it's 26th season this weekend at Buenos Aries Racetrack with victory for Emiliano Spataro at the wheel of a Volkswagen Bora followed in the podium by Guillermo Ortelli in a Peugeot 307 and ...

Title for Ledesma and victory for Bugliotti at Rafaela

In a rainy journey, Christian Ledesma (Chevrolet Astra nº 9) claimed on sunday the title of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) at the thirteenth round disputed at Rafaela Raceway, where his teamate, Marcelo Bugliotti (Chevrolet ...

Mart?nez claims championship, Fontana the victory in TC

When it rest one race for the season close, Omar Martínez (Ford nº 4) has became today in the new Turismo Carretera champion as he took third place at the fifteenth round disputed at La Plata Raceway. Norberto Fontana (Dodge nº 23) achieved his ...

De Le?n-Di Palma owns the "200km of Buenos Aires"

The Ford Focus duo of Gabriel Ponce de León, current champion, and Patricio Di Palma achieved the victory at the "200km of Buenos Aires", twelfth round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) disputed yesterday, where both Chevrolet ...

Ponce de Le?n takes first victory in T.C.

Before the weekend, he wasn`t between the main candidates. However, Gabriel Ponce de León (Ford nº 10) managed to reach his first career victory in Turismo Carretera (TC) at the fourteenth round disputed yesterday at the Nueve de Julio ...

Patricio Di Palma wins at Buenos Aires

One more time the end for a Turismo Carretera round was dramatic and full of emotion. Patricio Di Palma (Torino nº 8) achieved his third career victory a lap and a half before the chequered flag, when Rafael Verna`s engine (Ford nº 16) left the ...

Ponce de Le?n wins in the last breath

Only 500mts in front of the field needed current champion Gabriel Ponce de León (Ford Focus Nº 1) to win the tenth round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) disputed yesterday at San Rafael, leaving Fabián Yannantuoni (Honda ...

Yannantuoni put Honda in the top at R?o Cuarto

Fabián Yannantuoni took the ninth round of the Argentina Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) with a convincing lights-to flag victory at Río Cuarto Raceway, located at Córdoba province. Current champion, Gabriel Ponce de León, and Juan M. Silva ...

Ledesma wins at Concordia, when the race was over

For the fourth time in eight rounds of the Argentinain Touring Car Championship (TC 2000), Christian Ledesma arrived to victory at Concordia Raceway. However this time was different for the factory Chevrolet Astra team driver, who took the first ...

Traverso is back to victory at Salta

Juan María Traverso returned to victory at the eighth round of Turismo Carretera Championship disputed at the "Martín M. de Guemes Raceway", located in Salta province. Juan M. Silva, new leader in the standings, and Christian Ledesma completed the ...

Fontana continues in the victory road

Norberto Fontana took yesterday his second victory in seven days. This time the scenary was the fourth round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) disputed at Paraná raceway. Behind the Toyota Corolla, Gabriel Furlán, new leader in ...

Argentinian L?pez achieves third place at Monaco

The Argentinian driver José María López completed an amazing result reaching the podium at the third round of the International Formula 3000 disputed at the street circuit of Monaco. The race had the same winner of the first two, the Italian ...

Fontana, master of the rain at R?o Cuarto.

Norberto Fontana survived to the caotic sixth round of the Turismo Carretera Championship disputed at Río Cuarto raceway under a constant flood. Both Ford drivers, Walter Hernández and Omar Martínez, completed the podium. Guillermo Ortelli still ...

Furlan swept with "El Zonda"

The third round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) disputed at San Juan province had one and only one winner: Gabriel Furlán dominated with the Mitsubishi Lancer while Christian Ledesma and Gabriel Ponce de León completed the ...

Ledesma hits first in the new TC 2000

The 2004 season of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) finally began last weekend at General Roca Raceway, located in southern Argentina. Christian Ledesma took the victory at the wheel of a factory Chevrolet Astra followed in the ...

Ortelli dominates at Mar de Aj? season opener

The Turismo Carretera has many traditions and one of them was again present at the season opener round: Guillermo Ortelli, at the wheel of his Chevrolet, dominated at the Mar de Ajó speedway, taking the fifth victory at this track. The T.C. green ...

Ortelli leaves Honda with season finale victory

The last round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) took place this weekend at the Mar del Plata Speedway. Guillermo Ortelli with a factory Honda Civic took the season close while the podium was completed by Norberto Fontana ...

Bessone achieves championship at Buenos Aires.

The 45000 fans in the Oscar A. Gálvez Speedway (it could be more if it wasn`t for the rain of sartuday night) knew very well that the season close of the 2003 Turismo Carretera Championship will be fantastic. And it was, no doubt. Four drivers ...

Ponce de Leon repeats championship

The thirteenth round of the Argentinan Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) disputed at the Oscar Cabalén Speedway was the perfect scenary for the dominium of the Ford team with both Ford Focus. Walter Hernández finally arrived to the victory in a ...

Cordoba race report

Ford dominates at Córdoba: Hernández wins and Ponce de León is the 2003 champion Córdoba, November 23.- Ford completety dominated the thirteenth round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) disputed today at Oscar Cabalén ...

Mart?nez back to victory in devastator race

The twelfth round of the Argentinian Touring Car Championship (TC 2000) held last weekend at San Luis, left one men as the great winner. Omar Martínez driving his factory Toyota Corolla took his first victory in a very complicates season for him in ...

Bugliotti owns Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is always special. For any category. And TC 2000 was no exception. The most important race of the season was won by the factory Chevrolet Astra driver, Marcelo Bugliotti. Both Ford Focus drivers, Gabriel Ponce de León and Walter ...

Silva wins at Paran?

The thirteenth round of the Turismo Carretera 2003 Championship wasn`t just one more in the long history of this great category. It was the race number 1000 of the most popular series in Argentina. Since that started far away in 1937 amazings names ...

Yannantuoni`s revenge moment

It was a fantastic race. One more time the TC 2000 gave a great sample of good racing in the circuit of San Rafael, province of Mendoza, place of the tenth round of the 2003 championship. After an excellent argued for all the positions during the ...

San Rafael race results

After Qualifying yesterday and the fought wins in the shor races this morning by Juan Manuel Silva (Honda Civic) and Nelson García (Ford Escort Zetec), it was almost predictable that the action was going to be good at San Rafael in he tenth round ...

Round ten, San Rafael preview

San Rafael celebrates TC 2000 visit Buenos Aires, September 19th.- On Sunday 21 September, the first springtime day in Argentina, the own of San Rafael in the western province of Mendoza receives the visit of TC 2000, the tin-top category which is ...

Ponce de Le?n repeats victory at Chaco

After the crazy race we lived three weeks ago at Salta the things are back in their place in the T.C. 2000 with the ninth round of the championchip disputed at Resistencia, province of Chaco in the Argentinian north. One men, one car and one team ...

Resistencia race results

Second win for the Ford Focus with Ponce de Leon at Resistencia Resistencia, Argentina, August 31.- It was a clear win for Gabriel Ponce de Leon and the works Ford team at Resistencia, Chaco, where the ninth round of the TC 2000 series took ...

Ortelli backs to victory ar ?Rafaela 100 Miles?.

The eleventh round of the Turismo Carretera championship disputed at the circuit of Rafaela, in the province of Santa Fé was different. Special. The ¨Rafaela 100 Miles¨ had it own format of race with two ¨races¨ of 17 laps each and the finals ...

Fineschi wins Salta, but must wait

When Oscar Fineschi arrived to Salta, where the T.C. 2000 disputed it eighth round of the 2003 championship, he surely never imagine this could be his great weekend in the category. The 20th. place in the qualify session didn`t help Fineschi in ...

Salta race results

Oscar Fineschi won his first race in TC 2000 but he has to wait for technical inspection to celebrate. Salta, Argentina, August 10th.- Norberto Fontana (Toyota Corolla), Guillermo Ortelli (Honda Civic), Walter Hernández and Omar Martínez (Toyota ...

Salta qualifying notes

Another pole for Guillermo Ortelli at Salta Salta, Argentina, August 9 - Five out of eight pole positions in TC 2000 this season have gone to Honda Racing Argentina. Their Civic were fastest on most Qualifying sessions, and from them, Guillermo ...

Avent?n gives Ford 500 victories in rainy day at Buenos

¨I want and I need to win¨. Those were the words of Diego Aventín after the saturday qualify session. In a different day, a sunny saturday shown Aventín in third place. On sunday the weather changed. the rain appeared one more time with ...

Ledesma wins difficult weekend at Rio Cuarto

The seventh round the 2003 T.C. 2000 Championship disputed at Río Cuarto, Córdoba will not be one more in the memories of Christian Ledesma. Lots of things lived this young driver only in a couple of days. Maybe too much. The most important is the ...

Rio Cuarto results

Second win for Ledesma in TC2000 Yesterday was a tough moment for Christian Ledesma. Today, it must have been mixed emotions for him. Last night, fellow TC 2000 driver made a 1,000 kilometre flight in a private plane to Mar del Plata where ...

R?o Cuarto qualifying summary

First pole for rookie Martin Basso at Río Cuarto   Río Cuarto, July 26.- 2003 is the first season for Martín Basso in TC 2000 and Río Cuarto is the first pole position for him just on his 29th birthday. His works Honda Civic lapped one of the ...

Round seven, Rio Cuarto preview

Buenos Aires, July 26th.- The Argentinian TC 2000 Championship is about to close its first half of season this weekend at the Rio Cuarto Speedway, one of the fastest tracks in the country with the longest straight of them all (0,756 ft.), where ...

Believe it or not - Moriatis takes round nine

Emanuel Moriatis. That`s the name key of the Turismo Carretera this days after the ninth round disputed at the circuit of 9 de Julio. One more time Ford dominated on sunday and took the 1,2,3 at the podium with Moriatis, Alejandro Ochionero and ...

Finally... Ortelli

After a month of no activity, the T.C. 2000 championship returned to work at Oberá, a small town located in the province of Misiones, north of Argentina. A very short track of only 2.76 kms provides up downhill places, as well as fast corners and ...

Obera race results

Ortelli was the one to beat Obera, July 6th.- By being fastest all the weekned long with his Honda Civic, Guillermo Ortelli made everyone think that he was always going to be the man to beat in Obera for the sixth round of the TC ...

Argentinian Alvarez made his debut at Monza (Lights)

Juan Cruz Alvarez waited lot of time until his debut at Europe. The young Argentinian driver lived last sunday a very important day in his carreer, that started some years ago in karts with greats results. Now Alvarez have the important chance to ...

Bahia Blanca race results

Ledesma came to TC 2000 and conquered Bahia Blanca. In only his fifth attempt since re-entering the TC 2000 Championship, General Motors won again with their new Astra and Christian Ledesma at the wheel of one of these two works cars. Ledesma ...

Fontana conquers El Zonda

Norberto Fontana took this sunday it eighth victory in the fourth round of the Argentinian T.C. 2000 Championship, disputed at the hazardous circuit El Zonda of San Juan, after shown a great driving lesson in his Toyota Corolla nº1. The 2002 ...

El Zonda race notes

Former F1 star Norberto Fontana wins at San Juan for Toyota Former F1 star Norberto Fontana wins at San Juan for Toyota San Juan, May 4th.- With a terrific overtake in the final stages of the race, Norberto Fontana gave the works Toyota team one ...