Daily Archive: April 1, 2008

Apr 01

BRUNO SPENGLER: The final countdown

Bruno will participate in collective tests on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday

The Motorpark Oschersleben will host this week the last collective test before the first race of the season, that will start in two weeks in Hockenheim.

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Apr 01

David Martinez joins Forsythe-Pettit Racing for Long Beach

 To compete in Champ Car’s last race 

David Martinez announced today that he has been selected by Forsythe-Pettit Racing to compete in this year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which will take place April 18 – 20 in the streets of Long Beach, California. 

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Apr 01

Renault pace won’t affect sponsor talks

ING is spending “between $50 million and $100m” on F1 annually

The Dutch bank ING is currently undecided about whether to extend its formula one sponsorships, primarily the title backing of Renault, beyond the end of next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

‘Dangerous’ qualifying will be changed

FIA answers calls to act as ‘120 per cent’ rule will come into force from Bahrain onwards

Formula 1’s qualifying format will be changed in light of what happened in Malaysia just over a week ago, the FIA have revealed, with a new system set to be in place as early as the Bahrain Grand Prix this coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Trulli happy with post-Schumacher Toyota

Jarno does not miss his former Toyota teammate Ralf Schumacher

The Italian was partnered at the Japanese squad with Schumacher for three seasons until 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Pedrosa primed for title attack

Dani leads the MotoGP Championship

“To score good results in two complicated races and lead the championship is very important” – Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

WRC Argentina: Galli collects points for Stobart in Argentina

Gigi rejoined as a Superally entrant on Sunday after retiring on day two.

Seventh place for Gigi Galli on Rally Argentina kept the Italian fifth in the drivers’ championship and secured three manufacturer’s points for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

No pay-drivers in 2008

Fernando Alonso is highest paid with $28 millions

For perhaps the first time in years, there are no pay drivers on the 2008 formula one grid, a German specialist motoring magazine claims. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Tough time in Argentina for Hirvonen and Latvala

BP Ford still leading the championship

BP Ford team director Malcolm Wilson has described this year’s Rally Argentina as ‘the worst for the team since the China Rally in 1999’ when both factory Fords retired on the first stage. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Rossi builds Bridgestone relationship

Focus on tyre tests Monday

After claiming his 100th premier-class podium with second place in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, Valentino Rossi joined the majority of his MotoGP rivals back at Jerez on Monday for testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Team Suzuki Alstare news

Fonsi looking forward to home race

After the flyaway trip to Qatar and Australia, the Superbike World Championship returns to European soil with his weekend’s third round in Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »