Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 31

Barrichello wears Hoffman’s helmet

A tribute to 55-year-old Hoffman’s long motor racing career

In what could turn out to be Rubens Barrichello’s final grand prix, the Brazilian veteran is not wearing his usual white, orange and blue helmet design. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Renault backer denies F1 pullout

This formula one sponsorship is the best thing that ever happened to ING

The Dutch bank ING insists it is staying in formula one, despite the global financial crisis.

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Oct 31

Alonso takes day one honours in Brazil (+result)

Potential ‘spoiler’ Fernando Alonso pipped title contender Felipe Massa

To the fastest time on the opening day at Interlagos. Lewis Hamilton was fourth overall. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Massa smiling, Hamilton not panicking

Felipe Massa ended the opening day of practice for Sunday’s championship showdown smiling

It was also clear that the Lewis Hamilton camp is not panicking. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

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

Brazilian GP Formula One free practice report

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

Oct 31

Barrichello ‘on hold’ while Honda test alternatives

Rubens Barrichello in Brazil said his formula one career has been put “on hold” by Honda

So the Japanese team can test potential candidates for his 2009 seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

WRC: Rally Japan stages summaries (+result)

Hirvonen leads day one, Loeb is third

The Suzuki World Rally Team duo of P-G Andersson and his co-driver Jonas Andersson made an excellent start to Rally Japan on Friday and will begin Saturday’s competition in seventh place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

WRC: Francois Duval’s co-driver Patrick Pivato will undergo surgery

In Sapporo this evening

Patrick Pivato treated for fractured pelvis and leg. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Wall of security closes around Hamilton

The 23-year-old Briton is “vaguely aware” of the latest wave of racist hostility against him

Unprecedented levels of security have tightened around championship challenger Lewis Hamilton as the 2008 season winds up in Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Renault oppose 2009 test cuts

Mecachrome would be high on the list of potential suppliers of a standard engine.

Renault surprised its formula one team rivals in Brazil when it stood opposed to moves to slash testing next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Strong finale could help Bourdais keep seat

I want to finish in style, it is important for next year

Toro Rosso has scheduled three days of Barcelona testing next month but Sebastien Bourdais said on Thursday he is unsure he will be invited. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Kovalainen wants winter talks with McLaren

I have nothing to be negative about or ashamed of

Heikki Kovalainen has denied he is “unhappy” with his role at McLaren, but admits he wants to talk with team bosses over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Kubica gives thumbs down to Hamilton scorn

Paulista Rubens Barrichello urged his countrymen to be more polite

BMW’s Robert Kubica gave Brazilian supporters the thumbs down in Sao Paulo on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

FIA, McLaren, slam latest Hamilton racism

Discrimination and prejudice can have no place in sport or society

F1’s governing body, and the McLaren team, have condemned a new wave of racism against championship challenger Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Rally Japan is underway!

Rally Japan, the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship

The rally kicked off on Thursday night with a start ceremonial inside the 43,000 capacity Sapporo Dome stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Andretti has waited all his life for this

”I’m thrilled that the Phillies won the World Series”  – Andretti

IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti is among Philadelphia Phillies fans who are celebrating the team’s World Series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Trulli absent at Interlagos on Thursday

“We assume he will be okay for Friday” – John Howett

Jarno Trulli sat out Thursday’s proceedings at the Interlagos circuit, amid reports he is not well. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Alonso’s 2009 news due ‘next week’

The chance (hat he stays at Renault is fairly big

Fernando Alonso at Interlagos denied this weekend will be the scene of the announcement about his future. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Sordo fastest at Rally Japan Shakedown

Citroen Total team driver Dani Sordo posted the fastest time

At today’s pre-event Shakedown test in Sapporo. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Penske’s long part of Porsche driving school

Penske Racing’s Patrick Long will join four other Porsche driving legends

As part of an elite instructional program at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

World Superbikes: Nakano to WSBK with Aprilia

Alongside Max Biaggi

Shinya Nakano will move from MotoGP to the World Superbike Championship next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

NASCAR: Edwards still clinging to title hopes in two series

Edwards trails Johnson, Bowyer by 100-plus with three to go

Texas Motor Speedway has always been good to Carl Edwards. The Roush Fenway driver has a pair of Sprint Cup victories at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth racetrack, including one this past spring. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

David Coulthard supports Wings for Life

From Formula 1 pilot to ambassador of a vision

246 races, 535 points, 62 podiums and 13 wins – this is David Coulthard’s Formula 1 career in impressive figures. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

White livery for Coulthard’s last race

Teams allow different liveries for Red Bull

David Coulthard’s Red Bull will feature a special livery in Brazil this weekend for the last race of his 15-year formula one career. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

ACT Late Models returning to Beech Ridge in 2009

It’s always fun to have new teams at our track

The American-Canadian Tour Late Model Championship stock cars will return to Scarborough, Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in 2009, ending a 16-year absence. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

DTM Champion Timo Scheider

The ADAC Motor Racer of the Year

Timo Scheider is the winner of the 29th ADAC Motor Racer of the year poll. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

GP2 Series teams Jerez Day 2 test report (updated)

Jerez GP2 Series day 2 test report

Today’s report from GP2 Series teams & drivers in Jerez de la Frontera. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Kobayashi still quickest in Jerez

The Japanese ended at the top of the timing sheet again this afternoon

The weather conditions changed this afternoon in Jerez and the rain appeared twenty minutes before the end of the session. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Kobayashi back at the top

The GP2 paddock carried on with their tests in Jerez today.

This morning, Dams’ Kobayashi signed the quickest laptime in a 1:24.262 in Jerez

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Oct 30

Dr. Vijay Mallya Q&A

‘The year has gone remarkably quickly’

In advance of the final Grand Prix of the year in Brazil, the Force India Formula One Team has conducted an extensive interview with Dr Vijay Mallya. Read the rest of this entry »

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