Daily Archive: October 10, 2008

Oct 10

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix free practice report

Japanese Formula One free practice report


Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Fuji.

 

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Oct 10

Bernie snubs his pal

Formula One boss turns his back on a Canadian ”good friend”

In various interviews over the years, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone always noted that he could count on Canadian Grand Prix boss Normand Legault because they were “good friends.”

Note from Flagworld: This is an article from our friend Dean McNulty from his feature TRACKSIDE Thursday October 9 in The Toronto Sun .

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Oct 10

Andrew Ranger will start from 36th position in Charlotte

At Lowe’s Motor Speedway this evening

A few drivers had a difficult timed  practice session this afternoon at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte.

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Oct 10

WRC: Loeb blitzes pack – again

Rallye de France-Tour de Corse – Day 1 report

Another perfect day for Sebastien Loeb as he looks to win on home ground for the fifth year in a row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Alonso would not have ‘fit’ at BMW – Kubica

Differences of philosophies

Alonso-01-2008-09-28Fernando Alonso did not switch to BMW-Sauber because he would not have “fit” with the German squad’s approach to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Honda admits need to reform F1

Global financial crisis is putting “a number of teams” under pressure

Button-03-2008-09-27Even F1’s biggest-spending teams seem ready to compromise on drastic cost-cutting measures for formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Mercedes willing to supply F1 teams

Talks with “several teams” are taking place

Dennis-01-2008-09-27Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its willingness to partner with a customer team or two in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Alonso does u-turn on engine freeze gripe

A little more consistency in the regulations would not be remiss

Alonso-03-2008-09-27Fernando Alonso has performed a u-turn on his earlier claim that the engine freeze is unfair to some teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Berger surprised at new Heidfeld contract

Not of the calibre of Raikkonen, Alonso, Kubica, Rosberg or Vettel

Gerhard Berger, formerly joint BMW motor sport director, has expressed mild surprise at the renewal of Nick Heidfeld’s contract to race with the Hinwil based formula one team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Bourdais plays down 2009 Renault link

I am completely available

French F1 driver Sebastien Bourdais on Friday said he would be happy to race for Renault in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

J.R. Fitzpatrick to pilot third truck

For TRG Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway

After a successful test at Iowa Speedway just two weeks ago, Canadian stock car standout John Ryan “J.R.” Fitzpatrick has been named driver of the No. 12 Chevrolet for TRG Motorsports in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 18th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Earl Bamber joins My Team Qi-Meritus.Mahara for second GP2 Asia season (+ photos, updated)

Excited to have Earl driving with us in GP2 Asia

My Team Qi-Meritus.Mahara has confirmed that Earl Bamber will join the team for its second GP2 Asia season to pair with Malaysian driver Alex Yoong.

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Oct 10

North American void annoys F1 teams

It will be a major topic at the next meeting of teams

Bernie Ecclestone on Friday did not sound confident about the prospects of reinstating North American races on the formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Government vows to save Canada GP

An event that we cannot afford to lose, and that we will not lose

Local and federal levels of government have vowed to step in and help rescue the axed Canadian grand prix.

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Oct 10

Honda trial ‘traffic lights’ pitstop system

Ferrari might reintroduce a tweaked traffic lights system

Button-02-2008-09-27Just as Ferrari abandons its unique ‘traffic lights’ approach to F1 pitstops, rival team Honda has begun testing a near-identical concept at the scene of the Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Glock uses ‘joker’ engine change

The decision to play Glock’s joker at Fuji Speedway is astute

Toyota’s Timo Glock will have a fresh V8 engine installed for the official action at Fuji Speedway this weekend.

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Oct 10

Buemi pilots F1 medical car

Jacques Tropenat has an ear infection

2008-06-08_510Red Bull test driver Sebastien Buemi has at Fuji Speedway taken over the duty of driving the official formula one medical car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Heidfeld’s BMW given FIA ‘freeze’ all-clear

Escapes penalty for an unscheduled change

Nick Heidfeld’s BMW engine passed scrutineering prior to the Japanese grand prix weekend, as the German marque became the latest to be subject to the FIA’s detailed conformity tests. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Mercedes reports ‘just rumour’ – Sutil

Latest reports now linking Force India with Mercedes

Sutil-01-2008-09-26Team racer Adrian Sutil has dismissed as “just a rumour” suggestions that Force India is in talks with Mercedes-Benz. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

New safety car rules for 2009

Driver to have just five seconds to acknowledge

safety car-01-2008-09-28The current controversial safety car rules will be scrapped following next month’s final race of the 2008 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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