Daily Archive: September 26, 2008

Sep 26

MotoGP: Stoner puts Ducati on top in Japan

Casey Stoner puts Ducati up front during Friday free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix

The four Japanese MotoGP manufacturers were once again forced to watch a Ducati sit on top of the timesheets at their home event, as Casey Stoner set the quickest lap time during Friday free practice at Motegi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Bumps, lights, pits: Friday buzzwords

Four times brighter than a typical stadium

The focus after drivers walked the track earlier this week were some of the aggressive kerbs around Singapore’s new formula one street circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Clean sweep for DAMS!

HTTT test, 25th-26th September 2008

The DAMS team tested on the Paul Ricard circuit on 25th-26th September. Kamui Kobayashi dominated his rivals and topped the times in all 4 half-day sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

DPR on form at Paul Ricard

We have the infrastructure, the personnel and the organisation that can deliver results

David Price Racing (DPR) showed they have the capabilities to run at the front in testing at Paul Ricard today.

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Sep 26

Andrew Ranger will miss Kawartha

Confirmed by his manager Alan Labrosse

As it was often the case this season, Alan Labrosse had to take a quick decison about Ranger

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Sep 26

Drivers happy with night track lights

The light is the smallest problem

Nick Heidfeld, a night race sceptic prior to Friday’s action, declared himself happy with the Singapore circuit following three hours of free practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Durago Paul Ricard test report

Rain shortened the second and last GP2 test day

Despite this problem, which not allowed the last fifteen minutes of “fireworks” trying to set the fastest lap, Durango ended the Paul Ricard tests with complete satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

The Blues Brothers to play live at Le Mans

In addition to the roaring engines of the Audi and Mercedes-Benz DTM racers

The 10th DTM round, held from 3rd to 5th October at Le Mans, also will feature an extraordinary music highlight: the Blues Brothers are back! Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix free practice report (updated)

Singapore Formula One free practice report


Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Bourdais says pit entry ‘dangerous’

Trulli fined for driving the wrong way up the pit straight

Sebastien Bourdais labelled the pit entry for Singapore’s new street circuit “incredibly dangerous” during the opening day of practice on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

India faces GP delay until 2011

And Japan is next on Bernie’s night race radar

Bernie Ecclestone on Friday admitted India is unlikely to join the formula one calendar in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Kamui Kobayashi before the cloudburst

Some drivers chose to work on wet conditions

The Japanese from Dams finished this two-day session at the top of the time sheet before heavy rain hit Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Fresh start

Vitor Meira and A.J. Foyt have had a mutual admiration for their competitiveness and driving styles

Now they’ll be working together to produce victories in the IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

WRC: Frenchman closes on the title – no, not that one…

This time last year Sebastien Ogier was busy making his name in the realms of French national rallying

On the verge of winning a prestigious one-make title, the one-time ski instructor could have no idea what the next year would bring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Kamui Kobayashi shining in Paul Ricard

Andreas Zuber in second place

The Japanese ace continues to impress as he set the fastest laptime in this mornings test session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

F1 news in brief

The latest in Singapore…

Amid F1 drivers’ fears about a wet race under artificial lights, Singapore’s skies opened with a fury as Thursday became Friday at the scene of the sport’s first night GP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Buemi says F1 deal ‘not done’

Nothing is done, but I have a good chance

Red Bull test and reserve driver Sebastien Buemi has played down reports that he will definitely make his grand prix debut with Toro Rosso in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Kovalainen free to decide team role

Up to him how to handle the situation

Kovalainen-2008-09-07Heikki Kovalainen insists he is not under instructions to actively back McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton’s championship challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Kubica confirms clear-the-air BMW talks

The reaction of the team was very good

Kubica-01-2008-09-11Robert Kubica has confirmed that clear-the-air talks with BMW-Sauber’s team management recently took place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

New future rumours irk Alonso

When I make a decision there will be an official statement

Alonso-01-2008-09-12Fernando Alonso was irritated in Singapore when reporters asked him about new rumours that he might drive for Ferrari in 2010 or 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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