Daily Archive: November 2, 2008

Nov 02

Sticky: Brazil: Massa wins the race, Hamilton the Championship (+result & Championships)

Youngest F1 champion in history

Both contenders in the 2008 F1 Championship did the best they could do today in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

NASCAR: Refueling the Chase (+result)

Carl Edwards went the final 69 laps on one tank of gas

While other drivers pitted in the closing laps he stayed put. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Vettel oblivious to 2008 title role

I was just fully focussed on my own result

Sebastian Vettel said after finishing the Brazilian grand prix fourth that he had “no idea” overtaking Lewis Hamilton almost within sight of the chequered flag nearly cost the Briton the 2008 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

High drama as last corner crowns champion

The race finishes at the chequered flag

Timo Glock and Sebastian Vettel played a vital role in the outcome of the 2008 world championship, played out over a dramatic Brazilian grand prix where emotions ran high.

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Nov 02

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix race report (updated)

Brazilian Formula One race report


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

Nov 02

Monster Spectacular: A 3-hour plus show

Bounty Hunter wins the event

With no time-outs and constant high-speed action. The mechanical monsters were back at Big O last night!

( Visit Dany Flageole photo album for Flagworld )

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Nov 02

WRC: Ford celebrates 1-2 result in Japan

Despite Mikko Hirvonen losing out in the battle for the 2008 drivers’ championship

A one-two result today in Japan meant the BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team still had plenty to celebrate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Brawn criticises Hamilton race strategy

Ross Brawn has criticised the fuel strategy

With which Lewis Hamilton qualified just fourth for the decisive Brazilian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying report

Brazilian Formula One qualifying report


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

Nov 02

World Superbikes: Bayliss scores dominant win (+result)

Troy Bayliss eases to victory in Portugal as rivals embark on an entertaining scrap behind him

Troy Bayliss started his swansong weekend perfectly as he swept to a dominant victory in an eventful first World Superbike race of the day in Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

It’s raining at Interlagos!

Rain is very likely to disrupt Sunday’s decisive round of the 2008 world championship in Brazil

It was drizzling at the Interlagos circuit, located outside downtown Sao Paulo, as thousands of fans filed through the gates hours before the 3pm local start time. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Alonso wins duel as best 2008 teammate

Fernando Alonso was the only driver on this year’s formula one grid to outqualify his teammate on every occasion in 2008

At all 18 grands prix this year, rookie Nelson Piquet lined up on the grid lower than the sister Renault, meaning his seat is in doubt for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Ecclestone signs off new Brazil GP deal

The immediate future of the Brazilian grand prix has been definitively secured through 2014

It was reported last year that Bernie Ecclestone agreed the contract extension for the race, held at the Interlagos circuit outside downtown Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Two teams announce 2009 car launch dates

Toyota and BMW-Sauber are the first two formula one teams to confirm launch dates for their 2009 cars.

The Japanese team Toyota is to reveal its next car, to be called the TF109, on 16 January, probably at its Cologne headquarters in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Hamilton car refit cost $7m – Ron Dennis

McLaren achieved the most expensive tenth-and-a-half improvement in the British team’s long history

By working meticulously on Lewis Hamilton’s car between the Chinese and Brazilian grands prix, according to Ron Dennis. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Massa dismisses ‘black cat’ Hamilton prank

Local driver Felipe Massa dismissed as “part of the sport” a prank

Designed to curse his championship contender Lewis Hamilton’s quest for the 2008 title in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Loeb and the Citroen team reflect on a fifth title

From only six full seasons of WRC competition

Third place on Rally Japan today netted Sebastien Loeb his fifth consecutive Drivers’ Championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Hamilton: I won’t try anything spectacular

F1 World Champion-elect Lewis Hamilton has promised to play safe in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos

The McLaren-Mercedes star revealing his aim is to finish exactly where he will start, in fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Patrick Pivato update

Patrick Pivato is making good progress in Sapporo’s Higashi Tokushukai hospital

Francois Duval’s co-driver Patrick Pivato is being treated for injuries received during an accident on the opening day of Rally Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Ferrari delay Force India-McLaren deal

Contrary to Vijay Mallya’s recent promise

The announcement of Force India’s new technical alliance with McLaren-Mercedes will no longer take place in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

WRC: Ford team boss plays down lead battle

“I think everything is under control” – Wilson

BP Ford Abu Dhabi team principal Malcolm Wilson says his two drivers will not fight each other for victory on Rally Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Bayliss closes his superbike career

With 26th pole  for Ducati Xerox at Portimao

The last Superpole session of the 2008 World Superbike championship, held today at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal, was declared wet with the onset of rain just minutes before the start. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

WRC Rally Japan: SS21 – Petter re-starts and wins (+result)

Petter Solberg rejoins fold

Solberg gives Subaru its second stage win of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Loeb to test Red Bull next month

For a test this winter

Multiple world rally champion Sebastien Loeb is set to return to the wheel of a formula one car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Monteiro to buy GP2 team?

Tiago Monteiro, the former formula one driver from Portugal

Monteiro is reportedly in talks to buy a GP2 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Honda set to confirm Senna test

The final details of Bruno Senna’s debut formula one test

For the Japanese team Honda in November, are being discussed at Interlagos this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Ferrari plan Rossi test in 2008

Valentino Rossi will test Ferrari’s formula one car at an Italian circuit before the end of the year

A spokesman for the famous team said at Interlagos on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »