Daily Archive: October 12, 2008

Oct 12

Alonso stuns F1 at Fuji as Renault win again (+result)

Hamilton still leads the Championship 5 points ahead of Massa

Fernando Alonso showed that he is arguably still the best driver in F1, after securing his second victory in a row in 2008 in the Japanese GP at Fuji – as world championship contenders Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa imploded… Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

More moves to shake up F1 show

Friday’s fastest driver is awarded $1m

Fisichella-2008-09-25More moves are afoot to shake up the spectacle of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Documents re-fire F1 political storm in UK

To allow formula one an exemption from the ban of tobacco advertising

1999-001Newly released documents show former British prime minister Tony Blair triggered a change in policy to allow tobacco advertising at the British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

ICAR introduces a new formula car in North America

Formules Hitech will be the authorized retailer for North America

The Mirabel International Club Academy Racing (ICAR) along with its partner Formules Hitech, introduce to the North American market the new formula car.

(See Flagworld photo album at ICAR)

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Oct 12

McLaren-Force India deal looms

Some form of collaboration might unfold during the next few days

2008-06-06_4102008-06-06_429A deal to see Mercedes engines and other McLaren support could be in place with a customer team in the “next few days”, Ron Dennis said at Fuji Speedway.

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Oct 12

‘Too many penalties’ – Berger

The scrap on the first corner wasn’t necessary

course-depart-2008-09-07“There are too many penalties; too many guilty ones,” former race winner and Toro Rosso co-owner Gerhard Berger said after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Massa closes gap to five points

“I made a mistake and I paid for it” -Hamilton

Massa-01-2008-09-28A post-race stewards investigation further reduced Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead following the Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Alonso decides to stay at Renault – report

“I know what to do but I will announce it after Brazil” – Alonso

podium-02-3008-09-38Back to back grand prix winner Fernando Alonso has indeed decided to stay at Renault for the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix race report (updated)

Japanese Formula One race report


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

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Oct 12

NASCAR: Jeff Burton wins at Lowe’s (+result)

He moves to second in points

Despite Jimmie Johnson’s fast start to the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Jeff Burton hasn’t been willing to concede the trophy to the two-time defending champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

WRC: Loeb wins in Corsica

Rallye de France-Tour de Corse – Day 3 report

Sebastien Loeb dominates in France, as Ford goes to tactical extreme. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Snap-on Stars of Karting adds key personnel

Kirk Rider has been promoted to the Director of Operations

Looking to keep pace with the changing motorsports industry, the Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is pleased to announce key additions in series personnel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Endurance race in Mexico City

Finale at Homestead Highlight 2009 Rolex Series schedule
 
A featured endurance race in Mexico City and a new home in South Florida for the season finale join the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona as highlights on the 2009 schedule for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Gray honored in Miami

“What a truly special honor this is” – Curtis Gray

Homestead-Miami Speedway president Curtis Gray recently was inducted into the Miami Sports Hall of Champions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

WRC: ”Second would keep me in hunt for title” – Hirvonen

BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT duo Mikko Hirvonen and Francois Duval

Both are set to settle for second and third places respectively in Corsica. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

SpeedSource 2008 season successful in so many ways

“We are incredibly proud for Mazda” – Sylvain Tremblay
 
The No. 70 SpeedSource Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 GT clinched third place in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

SCCA Runoffs: Keller edges Kasemets in Formula Ford Championship race

Chris Keller came out on top of last lap drag race in the Formula Ford race in Kansas

Chris Keller, of Green Brook, N.J., raced Tonis Kasemets, of Mundelein, Ill., out of the circuit’s final turn and down the front straight to nip Kasemets by the nose of his Formula Ford at the finish line to capture a 0.136-second victory at the 45th SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Heartland Park Topeka. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

MotoGP: Pedrosa sore but confident for Sepang

Coming to the end of a season beset by various injury woes

Dani Pedrosa is still feeling the effects from his tumble during the Australian Grand Prix ahead of the penultimate round at Sepang. Read the rest of this entry »

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