Daily Archive: September 8, 2008

Sep 08

Heidfeld stakes claim on 2009 seat

It tells you something about racecraft and about racing experience

Heidfeld-2008-09-04Nick Heidfeld did his chances of retaining his BMW-Sauber race seat for 2009 no harm with his performance at Spa-Francorchamps, team boss Mario Theissen admits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Rumours abound amid Spa-Monza dash

Reports, whispers and movement behind the scenes

McLaren-2008-09-04As the formula one world this week dashes across Europe between the Spa-Francorchamps/Monza double header, rumours abound about possible driver changes for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Boss says Ferrari decision looming

We will take the decision in the team interests

Massa-01-2008-09-05Felipe Massa on Sunday further strengthened his championship position, but Ferrari is still not ready to formally declare a number one driver for the final five races of 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Kovalainen not ready to be McLaren no.2

I do not give up before the fight is over

Kovalainen-2008-09-06Just as Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is not keen to slip into the ‘number 2’ role to support his own teammate, so too countryman Heikki Kovalainen is not ready to take a back seat for the 2008 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

McLaren appeal perhaps ‘not admissible’

Ralf also denounces Hamilton penalty

podium-03-2008-09-07McLaren has eight days to officially lodge its appeal against the Lewis Hamilton penalty decision with the governing FIA, the German news agency SID reported on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Riccardo Patrese returns to Formula One with Honda

At the wheel Honda RA107

IMG_8750Formula One driver Riccardo Patrese, who raced in 256 Grands Prix from 1977 to 1993, will get a taste of a modern Formula One car on Tuesday 9 September courtesy of the Honda Racing F1 Team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Andrew Ranger welcomed by Marcos Ambrose (+results, +pictures)

Pushed out on lap 161

Hard learning for Andrew Ranger in NASCAR Nationwide last night Richmond Virginia.

(Flagworld’s NASCAR – Richmond International Raceway photos album)

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Sep 08

Niki Lauda slams Hamilton penalty

The most perverted judgment I have ever seen

podium-02-2008-09-07Former Ferrari driver and triple world champion Niki Lauda hit out at the stewards’ decision on Sunday to strip Lewis Hamilton of his Belgian grand prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Alex Tagliani takes season best of 12th with Camara 18th

Conquest Racing Chicagoland Speedway race report

2008-07-05_0073Conquest Racing registered its best oval finish of the season today at the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway with a satisfying 12th place finish by newcomer to the IndyCar Series Alex Tagliani. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) takes first ever Donington Superbike win

Troy Bayliss and his Ducati F08 today achieved a fantastic victory at Donington Park

Donington is one of the only international tracks at which he had until now failed to take a Superbike win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Disappointment at Donington for Team Suzuki Alstare

Victories for Troy Bayliss in race one and Ryuichi Kiyonari in race two

Team Suzuki Alstare riders Fonsi Nieto and Yukio Kagayama and Team Alstare Suzuki rider Max Neukirchner were happy to leave Donington Park after a difficult weekend, but unhappy with the results. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Team-by-team summary: Sunday, Belgium

The latest…

top 3 quali-2008-09-06FERRARI
Spa-Francorchamps’ famous rain turned the last laps of the 2008 Belgian grand prix on its head, after Kimi Raikkonen looked on course to win.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

FOTA alliance to meet at Monza

Inauguration of the Formula One Teams Association constitution

discussion-Briatore-Dennis 4381The new alliance of F1’s ten teams, FOTA, is set to meet on Thursday in the Monza paddock, Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Chandhok ready for test seat – Mallya

Vitantonio Liuzzi is Force India’s current test driver

Sutil-track 9B6480Indian GP2 driver Karun Chandhok is ready for a formula one test seat in 2009, but not a grand prix debut, Force India team co-owner Vijay Mallya said at Spa-Francorchamps.

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Sep 08

RLR/Andersen’s Herrington finishes 10th Sunday at Chicagoland

Hildebrand ends up fifth in Championship

RLR/Andersen Racing’s Daniel Herrington battled back from the rear of the field after an early spin to finish tenth in the SunRichGourmet.com 100 Firestone Indy Lights season finale at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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