Daily Archive: September 4, 2008

Sep 04

Patrick Carpentier to be sponsored by Berlin City

For the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Berlin City Auto Group – serving consumer automotive needs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – will sponsor Patrick Carpentier’s No. 10 Dodge at the Sept. 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Sep 04

Struggling Heidfeld not feeling pressure

I put more pressure on myself than anyone on the outside can

Heidfeld-track 9B6466Nick Heidfeld on Thursday said he is not feeling the heat of the pressure he is under to retain his BMW-Sauber seat in 2009.

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Sep 04

Kubica quiet on BMW 2009 reports

“I don’t see a need to hurry”

Kubica9B3983Robert Kubica on Thursday would not confirm reports that he has signed to stay at BMW-Sauber next year and remain a free agent to join Ferrari or another team in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Honda figures hope for wet Belgium

Monza testresolved braking problems

Barrichello-track 9B4381At least one team not perturbed at the prospect of inclement weather for this weekend’s Belgian grand prix is Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Rosberg absent at Spa on Thursday

Apparently still in England

Rosberg 9B4914One regular face missing from the Spa-Francorchamps paddock on Thursday was Williams’ Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Sato to bring Honda engines to Toro Rosso?

Good fit with the Red Bull spirit

According to the latest speculation in Italy, there may be more than meets the eye to Takuma Sato’s Toro Rosso evaluation test later this month.

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Sep 04

Renault aware of engine deficit – Coulthard

Renault is aware of and we’re trying to work through

Coulthard-track 9B5343Red Bull driver David Coulthard admits there is a difference in performance between the Renault engine in his car, and the Ferrari V8 that powers the almost identical chassis of junior outfit Toro Rosso.

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Sep 04

Struggling Kimi buys new 10m euro boat

Sunseeker Predator 108

paddock 9B3994Reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who is currently struggling for form with the 2008 Ferrari, has bought yet another luxury yacht, according to a report in the Spanish press. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

F1 braces for more wet weather in Belgium

It rained heavily in the Ardennes

Kovalainen-garage 9B4124If Wednesday’s evidence was any indication, the 2008 edition of the Belgian grand prix could be a wet and wild affair. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Alex Tagliani to drive in final two taces of the season for Conquest Racing

“I’m honored that Conquest has called on me again” expressed Tagliani.

Conquest Racing announced today that Alex Tagliani will be returning to the cockpit of the Conquest Racing machine as a replacement for the injured Enrique Bernoldi for this weekend’s upcoming race at Chicagoland Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

GP2 Series Round 9 preview: Gunning for Pantano

The 2008 GP2 Series Championship title race climaxes in Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.

With just two rounds left, Pantano, Senna and di Grassi are locked in a three-way battle for the 2008 drivers’ title. With 71 points, a consistent point finishes and three consecutive feature race wins in France, Britain and Germany, Giorgio Pantano has become the man anyone with title aspiration would have to beat, starting with Bruno Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

F1 teams to test new wet tyre

GP2 single wet tyre is an interesting area of development

grid-Ferrari tires 9B6423Bridgestone has developed a wet-weather formula one tyre that it says could be used in all rainy conditions at grands prix.

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Sep 04

The ING Renault F1 Team on the streets of Kiev in Ukraine

An unforgettable event

paddock 9B6167As part of its Roadshow programme, the ING Renault F1 Team is preparing to offer a unique demonstration on the streets of Kiev on the 21st of September: a first for the team in Ukraine.

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Sep 04

Massa expects ‘strong support’ by Ferrari

I can certainly count on the very strong support of my team

Massa-pitlane 4495The figures imply a different tack, but Felipe Massa heads into the last six grands prix of 2008 insisting he is not yet Ferrari’s number one driver for title honours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Reluctant Berger to ponder Heidfeld option

If Nick is on the market then you have to have a look at him

Heidfeld-leaving garage 4412Nick Heidfeld is under obvious pressure to perform strongly at this weekend’s Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Trident Racing GP2 Belgium preview

Ready to start at Spa-Francorchamps

With four races in just 9 days, the GP2 Main Series is ready to enter the final rush for the 2008 title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Reliving the days in Detroit

For those who might have missed – or are eager for an encore

SPEED will re-air last weekend’s Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch from noon to 3 p.m. ET this Friday (September 5). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Two podiums for Lacombe

Fast Company rider comes close to wins at season finale

Despite the discomfort of a broken wrist Team Toyota Yamaha / Fast Company Racing’s Kevin Lacombe came within a whisker of two victories at the final round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Javier Villa GP2 Belgium preview

All the drivers want to stand out but only the best can

This weekend, Javier Villa has a special appointment inside his 2008 GP2 Series race schedule: the Belgian track of Spa Francorchamps, a circuit he likes and where only the best stand out, so to obtain a good result here has even more value than almost any other track throughout the season.

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Sep 04

F1 pens new Asian broadcast deal

ESPN Star Sports has been broadcasting grands prix for 17 years

The formula one broadcast rights in 24 Asian markets, including India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea, have been secured with the announcement of a five-year contract renewal on Wednesday between Formula One Management (FOM) and ESPN Star Sports (ESS). Read the rest of this entry »

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