Daily Archive: October 1, 2008

Oct 01

Sticky: AT&T Williams confirms unchanged driver line-up

Unchanged drivers for the 2009 Formula One season

Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima are both retained as the team’s race drivers, while Nico Hulkenberg will take up duties as the team’s official test driver for a second year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Audi strong in early going at Road Atlanta

Eager to keep its unbeaten streak at Road Atlanta

Audi held the top spot in testing Wednesday at Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans Powered by the Totally New MAZDA6. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Petit Le Mans Wednesday notebook

The winningest female driver in Series history returns

Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6 marks Liz Halliday’s return to American Le Mans Series competition, and she could not be more pleased. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Andretti Green Racing to run USA Team

Michael Andretti to unveil driver lineup at Zandvoort

A1GP Powered by FerrariA name that stands for American racing royalty will join forces with A1GP World Cup of Motorsport for Season Four. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Sato’s second child born

At Monaco’s Princess Grace hospital

Former F1 driver Takuma Sato, a candidate for a seat at Toro Rosso next year, has become a father for the second time. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Coulthard at Moscow track ceremony

Construction will cost of $215m

2008-08-17_075David Coulthard was present at a ceremony on Wednesday as work on a formula one-standard circuit near Moscow began. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Dan Davis named President/COO of Miller Motorsports Park

Davis is the former Director of Motorsports for Ford Motor Company

Davis has been named the President and Chief Operations Officer of Miller Motorsports Park, effective immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Cameron leads opening practice at Road Atlanta

Kevin Lacroix managed 4th place despite a crash

Dane Cameron may be considered a rookie in the 2008 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda, but he is one of the drivers with the most previous experience at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Javier Villa to race in the GP2 Asia Series

With the SuperNova team

Javier Villa, driver of the ‘Racing for Spain’ initiative, will take part in the GP2 Asia Series that starts on the 18th of October at the Shanghai circuit, coinciding with the running of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Toro Rosso records rare profit

Dietrich Mateschitz co-owns the team with Gerhard Berger

Vettel-01-2008-09-27Just as it emerges that Williams is running up debts, London’s Evening Standard newspaper reports that another midfield F1 team, Toro Rosso, has recorded a profit for the first time in years. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Kimi equals fastest lap record

Despite crashing out and scoring no points

Raikkonen-01-2008-09-27World champion Kimi Raikkonen equalled a record at Sunday’s Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Voices of Petit Le Mans: The GT’s

Corvette, Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Panoz, Ford, Dodge…you get the picture

The American Le Mans Series’ two GT classes feature the world’s best manufacturers and their premium auto offerings on a world-class stage. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Hinchcliffe to Road Atlanta for season finale

“I really enjoy competing at Road Atlanta,” Hinch

James Hinchcliffe draws to a close his 2008 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda campaign this weekend as Round 11, the season finale, concludes at Georgia’s Road Atlanta circuit on Friday 3rd October. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

AIM Autosport to run second Formula Mazda at Road Atlanta

Kyle Marcelli comes under the AIM tent with backing from Lafarge

AIM Autosport will field two cars this weekend in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Williams’ two-year loss hits $88m

British team Williams last year recorded a second consecutive annual loss

According to accounts filed on Tuesday by the jointly Frank Williams and Patrick Head owned team, Williams’ combined loss in 2006 and 2007 was (US) $88 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Di Grassi in frame to replace Piquet

Renault are much happier with my results

Lucas di Grassi is a serious contender to make his formula one race debut with Renault in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Senna closing in on 2009 F1 debut

Great interest from quite a few teams

Bruno Senna this week admitted he is in promising negotiations to step up into a formula one race drive in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Work on Russian track begins

The track will be designed to formula one standards

2008-08-17_189Work on a formula one standard circuit began near Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media said. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Three-way battle for Atlantic Championship to be settled on Friday at Road Atlanta

Kevin Lacroix among the top contenders

2008-08-16_017Imagine a championship game that has three teams fighting for one title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

WRC: Difficult event in prospect for Suzuki

With this year’s previous two asphalt events in Monte Carlo and Germany providing a very different type of challenge

Spain Rally, WRC, Suzuki, Spain will once again be a whole new adventure for the Suzuki team and its SX4 World Rally Car. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Alan Wilson steps down as CEO/General Manager

Of Miller Motorsports Park

Alan Wilson, the man who designed Miller Motorsports Park and stayed on to become its first CEO and General Manager, has announced that he is stepping down from his post, effective immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

ALMS: Atherton expresses optimism about attentance

And fuel availability for Petit Le Mans

“While news reports have extensively reported concerns regarding the fuel supply in the Atlanta area, we do not anticipate this to have an effect on attendance for this weekend’s 11th annual Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6,” says Scott Atherton, President & CEO of the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Ferrari must ‘act’ on pitstop blunders

Ferrari should simply abandon its unique electronic ‘traffic lights’ approach to F1 pitstops

Former team driver and triple world champion Niki Lauda insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

WSBK: The fight for supremacy is on

For the Superbike World title this week at Magny-Cours

After the emotional rollercoaster that was the last Superbike round at Vallelunga. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Ferrari title not over yet – Gene

Despite suffering a serious setback in Singapore

Felipe Massa’s title charge is not over yet, Ferrari test driver Marc Gene insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Rivals disagree over Singapore success

Sunday’s first ever F1 night race beat the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony

To become Singapore’s most watched television spectacle, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »