Monthly Archive: September 2008

Sep 30

Carpentier looking ahead to Talladega

“I couldn’t believe how big of a place it was”  – Carpentier

As the Tow Truck in a Box team prepares for the final restrictor plate race of the 2008 season, driver, Patrick Carpentier relives his first trip to the massive 2.66-mile facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Exciting finals highlight last Coupe de Montreal weekend

Hebert, Jodoin, Dos Santos, Rochon, Bramhill, Lazare, Szigeti and Levesque take wins

The final round of the 2008 Coupe de Montreal Championship was held on September 27th at SH Karting in St-Hilaire, QC. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Honda admits interest in Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld could be set to move from BMW-Sauber to Honda for the 2009 season

The struggling Japanese team’s chief executive Nick Fry told spox.com that he is keeping an eye on the availability of the 31-year-old German, whose inconsistent form this year has cast doubt on his future. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Ferrari retains entire F1 driver team

Ferrari’s entire team of formula one drivers is staying together for 2009

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa will head the challenge in the race cockpits, while Spaniard Marc Gene announced at the weekend that he has extended his test driving deal for another year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Spanish F1 team takes next step

The country’s El Mundo  newspaper reports

Adrian Campos has taken the next step to forming a Spanish formula one team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Teams propose $1m Friday ‘show race’

More discussions are slated to take place at Fuji or Shanghai

tour de chauffe-01-2008-09-28Among the new FOTA alliance’s possible proposals for the future of formula one is a Friday “show race” for prize money, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

BMW next to face FIA engine checks

The FIA looked into the 2.4 litre V8 used by Ferrari

BMW Sauber-2008-09-25BMW is to be the third engine manufacturer subjected to inspections to test conformity with the engine freeze. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

No more updates for 2008 Renault

There will still be little bits and pieces in Asia

parc ferme-01-2008-09-28Renault’s Singapore grand prix-winning R28 car received its final update ahead of the F1 night race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Hamilton hoped for title patriotism

I hoped my fellow Brit might help me out

Hamilton-2008-09-25Lewis Hamilton hoped patriotism would help him stretch out even more of a championship lead in Sunday’s Singapore grand prix.

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Sep 30

WRC: Duval eyes podium finish in Spain

Francois Duval joins BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT for Spain

Francois Duval is aiming for a podium finish on the Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada this coming weekend, as he rejoins Ford’s premier team for the first time since 2004. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Audi wants further Le Mans triumph

Audi victories at Le Mans are nothing unusual

Audi technology is unbeaten at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans since the year 2000. On 5 October Audi wants to celebrate yet another victory in the West France city – this time in the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

WRC: Hirvonen aims high

He will settle for points on asphalt

BP Ford Abu Dhabi team driver Mikko Hirvonen says his results on the forthcoming asphalt rallies will make or break his 2008 championship quest – but he’s not necessarily after wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Alstare in positive mood

SBK Preview: Round 13, Magny-Cours, France, 5th October

Last year’s race at Magny-Cours saw young German Max Neukirchner drafted into the team as a replacement for the injured Yukio Kagayama and he acquitted himself well by taking fourth place in the first race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

With the completion of the Grand Prix of Singapore

The 2008 F1 season has come down to the final three races

The next race is the Japanese Grand Prix, the home race of Panasonic Toyota Racing. The schedule will be busy, with the Chinese GP being held the week following. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Singapore Grand Prix technical debrief with Martin Whitmarsh

We’ve now got an upgrade package focused on Brazil

Hamilton-01-2008-09-26Despite the lengthy preparations beforehand, were there any aspects of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend that caught the team unwawares?
“The bumps were a factor that caught everybody by surprise.”

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Sep 30

FBMW: Rossi sweeps New Jersey to clinch title

A second place on the podium for rookie Mikaël Grenier
 
The 2008 series title went to Alexander Rossi following his 11th Formula BMW career win. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

”I’m home” – Dan Wheldon

Dan Wheldon entered the Panther Racing lobby

He smiled at the receptionist and declared in a resonant voice, “Everybody, I’m home.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

IRC: San Remo – the titles for Peugeot

With  two rounds of the 2008 series still to come

Peugeot made sure of the Intercontinental  Rally  Challenge  Manufacturers’  crown  this  weekend in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

WSBK: Byrne confirmed with Sterilgarda Ducati

Shane Byrne will graduate to the World Championship in 2009

After signing with Sterilgarda Ducati. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

WRC: ”Perfection only way to beat Loeb” – Hirvonen

Mikko Hirvonen could do with beating Sebastien Loeb this weekend in Spain

To keep his and Ford’s hopes alive in the battle for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ crowns. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

2008 Atlantic Championship events to air on SPEED this fall and winter

We welcome the Atlantic Championship back to the network

Race fans will have the opportunity to catch the excitement of the 2008 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda on Sunday afternoons in November and December as officials from the series, Mazda and SPEED today announced that 2008 Atlantic races will be shown on the network. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

A1 Team France at the Paris Motor Show

A1 Team France on display

With just a few days to go to the opening round of the 2008-09 season A1 Team France has begun its countdown by being present at the Paris Motor Show. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

A welcomed return for Lazzaro to Road Atlanta

Anthony Lazzaro is one of the 11

Eleven drivers who will race this weekend in Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6 competed in the 1998 inaugural running of the 1,000-mile/10-hour sports car classic at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

McLaren hopes for more wet races

We believe we have superior wet weather performances

Hamilton-01-2008-09-27McLaren figures are hoping for forecasts of adverse weather as the 2008 championship approaches a battle of three final races. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Schumacher manager sentenced

For improperly moving money and assets

Schumacher-01-2008-09-12Michael Schumacher’s long time manager has been sentenced by a German court. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Ferrari pitstop manager to keep job

We win together, we lose together

Massa-02-2008-09-28The Ferrari mechanic who may have cost Felipe Massa the 2008 world championship will not lose his job.

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Sep 29

Honda winning KERS race so far

The extra boost is already very big

Barrichello-01-2008-09-26As in 2007, Honda is enduring another embarrassing struggle this season, but the rot could be set to end.

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Sep 29

Singapore reignites SC rule issue

Intense discussion on this matter

safety car-01-2008-09-28The appearance of the safety car during Sunday’s Singapore grand prix has reinvigorated the debate about the controversial rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Suzuka to return as next night race?

Currently, Fuji stages the Japanese grand prix

parc ferme-02-2008-09-28Suzuka could be set to return to the formula one calendar as a night race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Statement from Newman Wachs Racing

Paul’s generosity, among many things, was legendary

Newman Wachs Racing NWRIt is a truly sad day following the loss of our friend and partner, Paul Newman, after losing his battle with cancer at his home in Connecticut. Read the rest of this entry »

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