GRID 2 new trailer + infos Singleplayer

Today came another gameplay trailer for GRID 2.

During the preliminary stages Codemasters annoucened infos regarding the singlerplayer mode in the game.

There will be the ”WSR” (World Series of Racing) as a champiosnship including all classes of racecars (not all cars confirmed yet).

Codemasters is saying that there is story, but really, it’s just a normal career mode racing, you can say it’s similar to the story mode of Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed.

There are also some new cars, but still no racecars:

Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ

Ford Focus ST (that are all new cars that i’ve found in the previews, if you found other cars please write that in the comments)

Codemasters are really reserved reagarding racing cars, the only racing cars/tracks that have been confirmed yet are the Red Bull Ring, Brands Hatch, Indianapolis, Yas Marina  and the Dallara DW12 Indycar.

Like i said in the previous article about GRID 2, i’m still waiting for Touring cars, GT and LMP cars to come like in the first GRID.

The graphics are looking pretty good, similar to F1 2012.

But really there are many reasons for a no buy of GRID 2: To many production cars (will wait and see with the racingcars), bad story telling (if you can call it even a story), and why is Codemasters putting the cars and tracks for the pre-order not in the hole game?

But the most crusial reason why you would not pre-order is, because the game doesn’t have a COCKPIT VIEW!!!

That’s disappointing , but ok i think we can get over this.

GRID 2 is coming on the 31st May for PC, PS3, Xbox 360.

GRID 2 Gameplay Teaser Trailer + Infos

Again a new teaser for Codemasters GRID 2.  Codemasters is unveiling new infos  in the Singlepalyermode on 14th February.

GRID 2 comes on 28th May in the US and on 31st May in Europe for PC, Xbox 360, PS3.

This game will be awesome, i’m still disappointed that there is no cockpit view, but i’m confident. I’m still waiting for Touring cars, GT and LMP cars to come.

Carlist (cars that have been confirmed yet):

Ariel Atom

Alfa Romeo Guiletta

Bac Mono
BMW 1M coupe
BMW M3 E30
BMW M3 E36
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Challenger (2011)
Dallara DW12 Indycar
Ford Mustang (1970)
Ford Mustang Boss 302 (2012)
IndyCar Pace car (Corvette ZR1)
Koenigsegg Agera R
McLaren MP4-12C
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series
Mercedes SLR McLaren 722
Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT
Nissan Silvia S15
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
Nissan R35 GT-R Spec V
Pagani Huayra
Zenvo ST-1

 Confirmed Tracklist (not all confirmed yet):
  •  UK Brands Hatch (real circuit)
  •  US California (openroad/point to point)
  •  US Chicago (city track)
  •  France Côte d’Azur (openroad/point to point)
  •  US Indianapolis Motorspeedway (real circuit)
  •  France Paris (city track)
  •  Austria Red Bull Ring (real circuit, was the A1-Ring before)
  •  Abu Dhabi Yas Marina (real circuit)

When you’re pre-ordering the game you will get a pre order bonus (depends in which land you’re pre ordering it, US or Europe) you can chosse between two pre-order bonuses :


(Europe) McLaren Racing Pack:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Special Edition

2 new routes around the Brands Hatch GP Circuit

Special Online Event


(USA) Indycar Pack:

Dallara DW12 and Indycar Pace Car (Chevrolet Corvette ZR1)

2 new routes around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit

Exclusive Online Event


(Europe) Head Start Pack:

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT

Discounts in the Car upgrades store

A unique RaceNet bonus


(US) GTR Racing Pack:

Nissan GTR Spec Road car

Yas Marina daytime circuit

Exclusive Online Event

These DLC’s will be also seperatly available when you don’t pre order it.

ELMS 2013 Startlist+ Delta Wing/Nissan seperation

29 cars will come into the ELMS for 2013.

The series was last year  cancelled after 2 races in Paul Ricard and Donigton Park. The ACO tries a restart with the ELMS, competing 5 races around europe including a “Super Endurance Weekend” with the WEC in Silverstone, three other races with the World Series by Renault and the final in Paul Ricard with the french FFSA GT-Tour .

Good to see that the ACO is behind the ELMS, i guessed a low starterfield for this year but it seems like many teams have interes in this series, especially french private teams.

There are no LMP1 Prototypes anymore, becuase of the lack of cars that were enterd. Only LMP2, LMPC, GTE-Am and the new GTC class are in the series .  I’m looking forward to it.


Quick news: Nissan and the Delta Wing project from Don Panoz and Highcroft Racing are going different ways. Nissan wants to concetrate on their LMP2 programm, but are happy to have raced with the Delta Wing.

ELMS calender 2013:

Silverstone 12-13 April (WEC)

Imola 17-18 May            (WSBR)

Red Bull Ring 19-20 July (WSBR)

Hungaroring 13-14 September (WSBR)

Paul Ricard 27-28 September   (FFSA GT-Tour)

ELMS startlist 2013:

TDS (Oreca-Nissan) – Pierre Thiriet
Greaves (Zytek-Nissan) – TBA
Boutsen (Oreca-Nissan) – TBA
Murphy (Oreca-Nissan) – Brendon Hartley
Sebastien Loeb (Oreca-Nissan) – Frank Montagny/Nicolas Marroc
Race Performance (Oreca-Judd) – Michel Frey/Patrick Niederhauser
Signatech (Oreca-Nissan) – Pierre Ragues
Jota (Zytek-Nissan) – Simon Dolan/Oliver Turvey
DKR (Lola-Judd) – Olivier Porta
Morand (Morgan-Judd) – Natacha Gachnang
Orex (HPD) – Dean Stirling

Endurance Challenge (FLM09) – TBA
Endurance Challenge (FLM09) – TBA
Endurance Challenge (FLM09) – TBA

RAM (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Johnny Mowlem/Matt Griffin
RAM (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Gunnar Jeanette
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Yannick Mallegol/Jean-Marc Bachelier/Howard Blank
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – TBA
JMW (Ferrari F458 Italia) – TBA
IMSA (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) – Patrice Milesi
Larbre (Corvette C6-ZR1) – TBA
Prospeed (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) – TBA
Autorlando (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) – TBA
Kessel (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Michael Broniszewski/Philipp Peter

Kox (Lamborghini Gallardo LP600) – Peter Kox/Nico Pronk
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Mads Rasmussen/Cedric Sbirazzuoli
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – TBA
Autorlando (Porsche 911 GT3 R) – TBA
Momo (Audi R8 LMS) – TBA

Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 test crash caused by brake issue

Lewis Hamilton’s accident on his first day of Formula 1 testing for Mercedes was caused by rear brake problems, his team has confirmed.

The Briton ran off the track and straight on into the crash barriers at the Dry Sack hairpin after just 15 laps of testing on Wednesday.

Television footage showed tyre marks running off the track and across the gravel trap, before Hamilton had nudged the barriers, knocking the front wing off.

Mercedes confirmed shortly after the accident that Hamilton’s issues had been related to the rear brakes, and that the driver was completely unhurt.

“Lewis suffered a loss of rear brake pressure, the front brakes enabled him to slow the car but he couldn’t avoid the barrier,” wrote Mercedes on its official Twitter account.

The team concluded that the problem started in the hydraulic brake line to the right rear caliper. It is now working on aero and suspension repairs in the hope of getting Hamilton back out in the afternoon.

Hamilton’s accident delivered more frustration for Mercedes, which had to cut short its running on Tuesday because an electrical problem on the car forced it to rework its wiring loom.

Grosjean had also some problem’s in one corner…

Marussia signs Luiz Razia for second 2013 Formula 1 seat

Luiz Razia has secured the Marussia Formula 1 seat left vacant by Timo Glock’s pre-season departure from the team.

Brazilian 23-year-old Razia joins fellow GP2 graduate Max Chilton in an all-rookie line-up at the squad.

Razia will drive the new Marussia in Wednesday’s Jerez test session, although the team will start the day late following Chilton’s crash due to suspension failure on Tuesday.

“The past two seasons in GP2 have been all about proving that I have what it takes and that I’m ready,” said Razia.

“This coming season will be all about rewarding the faith the team have shown in me.

“This is an important year for the Marussia F1 team in terms of maintaining the momentum from a very positive 2012 season. I look forward to making a valuable contribution to that.”

Razia became a GP2 title contender last year in his fourth season in the series, eventually finishing runner-up to Davide Valsecchi.

Team boss John Booth said he had always expected Razia to blossom after initially hiring him as reserve driver for the then Virgin branded F1 team in 2010.

“We had every expectation that he would progress to the extent that he has,” said Booth.

”’He is a very quick and tenacious driver who battled hard to the runner-up spot last year.

“Together with Max, we are fielding a young but incredibly ambitious pairing and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve.”

Marussia’s announcement means that the only vacancy remaining on the 2013 F1 grid is the second Force India seat.

In addition to his 2010 run with Virgin/Marussia (pictured), Razia has also tested F1 cars with Toro Rosso, Force India and Caterham.

2013 Formula 1 line-up so far:

Red Bull     Sebastian Vettel  Mark Webber
Ferrari      Fernando Alonso   Felipe Massa
McLaren      Jenson Button     Sergio Perez
Lotus        Kimi Raikkonen    Romain Grosjean
Mercedes     Lewis Hamilton    Nico Rosberg
Sauber       Nico Hulkenberg   Esteban Gutierrez
Force India  Paul di Resta     seat still available
Williams     Pastor Maldonado  Valtteri Bottas
Toro Rosso   Daniel Ricciardo  Jean-Eric Vergne
Caterham     Charles Pic       Giedo van der Garde
Marussia     Max Chilton       Luiz Razia

Bruno Senna leaves F1 for Aston Martin Le Mans and WEC drive

Former Williams, Renault and HRT Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna will race for Aston Martin in this year’s World Endurance Championship.

The 29-year-old Brazilian will race one of the British manufacturer’s pair of GTE Pro class Aston Martin Vantage GTEs in the full championship, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The deal rules Senna out of contention for the remaining seats on the F1 grid. He had recently been linked to a Force India drive.

“I want to move forward and get back to winning races,” Senna told AUTOSPORT. “The opportunities weren’t there to do that in Formula 1.”

Senna will share the Gulf-liveried car with fellow Aston Martin Racing newcomer Frederic Makowiecki in each of the eight races, while Rob Bell will join them as the third driver for Le Mans and the Spa 6 Hours.

Senna will race the Aston for the first time at next month’s Sebring 12 Hours alongside team regulars Darren Turner and Mucke. He previously contested Le Mans with ORECA in 2009.

AMR team principal John Gaw said: “Our aim is to win at Le Mans and in the WEC, and we are particularly pleased to welcome such a professional driver line-up to Aston Martin Racing in this centenary year.”

The second Pro car in AMR’s four-strong WEC entry will be shared by Turner and Mucke, who took class honours in last year’s series finale at Shanghai.

They will be joined by former JRM HPD and Nissan driver Peter Dumbreck at Spa and Le Mans.

AMR has also confirmed the line-ups in its two GTE Am class Vantages: Danes Allan Simonsen, Christoffer Nygard and Kristian Poulsen, who drove for AMR last year at Le Mans, will share one, while Jamie Campbell-Walter, Stuart Hall and Roald Goethe will drive the other.

AMR has a further two cars on the reserve list for the Le Mans 24 Hours , which could also run in selected WEC rounds.

Jerez F1 testing: McLaren’s Jenson Button quickest on day one

Jenson Button shrugged off early reliability woes to set the pace on the opening day of Formula 1’s first pre-season test of 2013 at Jerez.

The Briton’s morning ground to a halt after just three exploratory laps due to a fuel-pump failure on his McLaren, and he remained sidelined until the midway point.


A similar problem led to Lewis Hamilton’s retirement from the lead of last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


Button was eventually able to resume and in the final minutes of the session clocked a 1m18.861s on Pirelli’s new hard compound tyres, putting him more than eight tenths clear of the field.

Second was claimed by Mark Webber, after the Australian staged his own late rally following a modest morning in the title-defending Red Bull RB9.

Webber jumped ahead of Romain Grosjean’s Lotus with a 1m19.709s, only for Button to trump that almost immediately.


That left morning pacesetter Grosjean in third, Force India’s Paul di Resta fourth and Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo fifth, the trio all having set the fastest times in the morning.

Di Resta clocked up more laps than any other driver, his final tally standing at 89.

Felipe Massa managed to improve in the Ferrari F138 and ended the day sixth fastest, albeit 1.6s down on Button.


On his first day testing for Sauber, Nico Hulkenberg was seventh fastest, just ahead of Nico Rosberg and the stricken Mercedes camp.

Rosberg had been setting the pace in the morning but his run – and his day – came to a premature end due to an electrical fault.

Mercedes eventually had to abandon the rest of the day as it waits for new parts. Hamilton is set to test for the first time tomorrow.

Pastor Maldonado, driving the old-spec FW34 Williams, finished just ahead of F1 rookies Giedo van der Garde and Max Chilton.

Chilton went off at Dry Sac shortly after setting his fastest time in the afternoon, with Marussia later identifying a fault with the rear suspension.


Pos  Driver               Team         Time                 Laps
 1.  Jenson Button        McLaren      1m18.861s            37
 2.  Mark Webber          Red Bull     1m19.709s  + 0.848s  73
 3.  Romain Grosjean      Lotus        1m19.796s  + 0.935s  54
 4.  Paul di Resta        Force India  1m20.343s  + 1.482s  89
 5.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso   1m20.401s  + 1.540s  70
 6.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari      1m20.536s  + 1.675s  64
 7.  Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber       1m20.699s  + 1.838s  79
 8.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes     1m20.846s  + 1.985s  14
 9.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams     1m20.864s  + 2.003s  84
10.  Giedo van der Garde  Caterham     1m21.915s  + 3.054s  64
11.  Max Chilton          Marussia     1m24.176s  + 5.315s  29