Daily Archive: September 24, 2008

Sep 24

Jacques Villeneuve to make touring car bow

Having tried out both NASCAR and the Le Mans 24 Hours since quitting F1

The sport’s 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve is now due to get behind the wheel of a touring car in Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Racing Engineering to test Luiz Razia, Christian Ebbesvik and Markus Niemelä

Test will take place at the end of October

It’s only two weeks since Racing Engineering and its driver Giorgio Pantano won the 2008 GP2 Series Driver Championship, and the focus of the Spanish squad is already directed to the upcoming 2009 GP2 Series.

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Sep 24

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series crew chief and crew member penalized for rules violations at Riverside Speedway

After altercation with NASCAR Officials on pit road

NascarCanadianTireNASCAR has penalized David Hernen, crew chief, and Mike Grove, crew member, of the No. 1 team that competes in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as a result of rules infractions Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Vettel could call off RBR switch – Lauda

Vettel should do a comparison and decide then

Vettel-04-2008-09-14Niki Lauda would not be surprised if, with the blessing of Dietrich Mateschitz, Monza winner Sebastian Vettel calls off his switch to Red Bull Racing for 2009.

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Sep 24

More chicane talks to take place – Webber

There will be a discussion out here

Webber-01-2008-09-12More discussions resulting from the Lewis Hamilton chicane controversy will take place in Singapore this weekend, according to GPDA stalwart Mark Webber.

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Sep 24

Jordan discounts anti-Hamilton conspiracy

He paid the penalty

Former F1 team owner Eddie Jordan has called for calm amid anti-McLaren conspiracy theories involving Lewis Hamilton’s championship challenge.

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Sep 24

Ferrari title approach wrong – Fittipaldi

Sometimes Kimi takes points off Felipe and sometimes the other way round

grid-Massa 9B6339Ferrari is making a mistake by allowing Kimi Raikkonen to keep fighting for the 2008 title, according to former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

MotoGP: Ducati heads for ”special circuit”

“Motegi is a circuit with so many great memories for us,” – Livio Suppo

Ducati has beaten the Japanese MotoGP manufacturers at their home grand prix for the last three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

F1 news briefs: Wednesday

The latest…

2008-06-08_0349Toyota’s departing F1 team manager Richard Cregan is to join the management team of the new Abu Dhabi grand prix from early next year, it was announced on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Lost appeal cost McLaren up to $1m

“Formula one is no longer a sport” – Sir Stirling Moss

Hamilton-garage  9B4129The court bill accrued by the lawyers from Ferrari and the FIA will cost McLaren at least $500,000, but as much as double that amount, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Passing to also be rare in Singapore – Massa

It’ll be even more difficult to overtake compared to Valencia

race-13-2008-09-14Felipe Massa has earmarked qualifying for this weekend’s inaugural Singapore grand prix as a crucial element to his championship challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Haug denies Singapore GP delay rumours

I have not heard anything about that

pluie-01-2008-09-12Norbert Haug has played down rumours that extremely wet conditions could endanger the running of the inaugural F1 night race in Singapore this weekend.

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Sep 24

Team USA: Daly and Newgarden announced as 2008 scholarship winners

Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden will represent Team USA in England this fall

Team USA Scholarship founder Jeremy Shaw has announced that American teenagers Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden have been awarded the prestigious scholarships for the 2008 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

WRC: ”I have nothing to lose” – Hirvonen

Mikko Hirvonen hasn’t given up on winning the 2008 drivers’ title

Hirvonen has said that he is just going to go for it now as he bids to try and beat arch rival Sebastien Loeb and win the 2008 WRC drivers’ title for the very first time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Kawartha preview

Steckly Not Quite Out Of Woods For ‘08 Title

2008-08-17_229In a perfect world, Scott Steckly wanted to simply start his car this Saturday at Kawartha Speedway to clinch the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by SIRIUS Satellite Radio championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

MotoGP: Kawasaki turns attention to 2009

After a disappointing 2008 MotoGP season

John Hopkins says Kawasaki is concentrating on next year’s ZX-RR. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Voxdale and Conquest Racing in top gear for 2009

Conquest Racing is pleased to announce that it has renewed its technical partnership with Voxdale

Voxdale is a design and engineering firm based in Belgium, for the 2009 IndyCar Series season. The partnership consists of providing Conquest Racing with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) development program which will help them better understand the Dallara chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

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