Daily Archive: October 22, 2008

Oct 22

Montezemolo happy with driver lineup

Now we are very happy

Luca di Montezemolo insists Ferrari is not having second thoughts about its formula one driver lineup. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Bourdais pushes for Toro Rosso decision

I hope I will get a second chance

Sebastien Bourdais has confirmed he is concerned about the dithering of his team bosses about 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Hamilton portrait to be displayed in London

Using various remote-controlled cars

Hamilton-02-2008-09-07An enormous painted portrait of Lewis Hamilton will soon be on public display in central London. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Massa tells Hamilton he thrives on pressure

The pressure from the fans only helps

Felipe Massa has issued a swift rejoinder to championship challenger Lewis Hamilton’s claim that it will be the Brazilian feeling the brunt of the pressure when his home race at Interlagos crowns the 2008 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Bourdais ‘too old’ for Renault – Briatore

Should a vacancy arise for next year

Flavio Briatore has issued an abrupt denial to unlikely speculation that French racer Sebastien Bourdais might be an option for a Renault race seat in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Details emerge after FIA-FOTA Geneva meeting

FIA intends to keep KERS and increase its importance in 2011

Some details have emerged about what was agreed and discussed in Geneva on Tuesday during Max Mosley’s meeting with FOTA officials. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Alguersuari to pen Red Bull test deal – report

Tipped to combine F1 & GP2 in 2009

Jaime AlguersuariSpanish teenager Jamie Alguersuari has emerged as a front runner to become Red Bull’s new formula one test driver in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Petrobras wants young Brazilian at Honda

In the box seat is the GP2 runner-up Bruno Senna

2008-06-07_183The chances are high that a young countryman will replace Brazilian veteran Rubens Barrichello at Honda next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Fitzpatrick had strong run in debut at Martinsville

JR crossed the finish line in 21st position in the Kroger 200

The highly anticipated debut for J.R. Fitzpatrick in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series came on Saturday afternoon at 0.526-mile short track of Martinsville Speedway as the youngest ever CASCAR Super Series Champion qualified on time and finished on the lead lap in his first visit to the Martinsville oval. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Hanninen eyes big points and a bigger prize

The Pioneer Carrozzeria Rally Japan will be one of the biggest events in Juho Hanninen’s career

Given that he’s the only one of the four potential 2008 Production Car World Rally Champions tackling the Sapporo-based event, the Finn is faced with something of an open goal in terms of the accumulation of points. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

DTM: Schneider to call time on glittering career

DTM veteran Bernd Schneider has decided that the time has come to hang up his helmet

He will walk away from the series after this weekend’s Hockenheim finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Wilson named crew chief for RCR’s No. 33 in 2009

Richard Childress Racing has named veteran NASCAR crew chief Shane Wilson

To head up its No. 33 team for the 2009 Cup Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Zytek leads again

Podium place and first privateer status for Corsa at Laguna Seca

A Zytek 07S has held the overall lead in an American Le Mans Series round for the second race running. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Chinese Grand Prix technical debrief with Martin Whitmarsh

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – Chinese GP technical debrief

Hamilton-01-2008-09-13Lewis revelled in the balance of his MP4-23 in Shanghai last weekend – were there any particular reasons why the car proved so competitive?
“The reality is that we strive to make MP4-23 well-balanced in every race, but sometimes we are able to achieve better results at certain tracks than at others. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

FIA, F1 teams agree ‘cost savings’

FOTA are working urgently on further proposals for 2010

F1’s governing body, and the alliance of the ten competing teams, on Tuesday agreed “significant cost savings for 2009 and 2010″. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

MotoGP: ”I have an account to settle!” – Rossi

Valentino Rossi has a score to settle – literally!

Valentino Rossi needs to finish just fifth in order to claim another MotoGP achievement as he bids to secure the record number of points over the course of a season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Chris van der Drift scores points in both races in GP2 debut

We finished in the top eight as we had been aiming for

Kiwi driver Chris van der Drift finished his first race weekend in the GP2 Asian series scoring points in both races. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

55th Macau Grand Prix Edition entry list released

Ombra Racing back to Macao

The 55th Macau Grand Prix Edition entry list has been released last week. The two Ombra Racing Dallara 308 Mugen-Honda will partecipate at the race on mithycal “Circuito de Guia” 13th-16th november. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Hoar Joins RPM Motorsports for 2009 ACT title run

Brian Hoar (#45) and Jean-Paul Cyr (#32) will be teammates next year

The two most dominant drivers in American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model stock car history will team up in 2009 under the RPM Motorsports banner for car owner and crew chief Rick Paya of Georgia, VT. Read the rest of this entry »