Daily Archive: November 17, 2008

Nov 17

NASCAR: Potentially 1,000 employees may lose jobs this week

Landscape of garage set to change with financial woes

It seemed like some folks lingered a little longer than usual in the Sprint Cup garage Sunday night following the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Bruno Senna gets his first ever drive in Formula 1 (+photos)

“A big moment as I expected it to be” – Senna

2008-11-17 - Bruno Senna F1 Test Honda 1The Honda Racing F1 Team returned to the test track today just two weeks after the 2008 season finale in Brazil as the Formula One teams traveled to the familiar testing venue of the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona to commence preparations for the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Formula One teams Barcelona Day 1 test report

Barcelona Day 1 test report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

F1’s new era kick starts in Spain

Every team except Toyota is running this week

Fifteen days after formula one engines fell silent at the chequered flag of the 2008 season finale, post-season testing on Monday got underway at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

A1GP prepares for Sepang

A1GP Sepang, Malaysia (Round 3 of 10)

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to Malaysia this weekend for round three of the 2008/09 Season on 21 – 23 November, with home favourite Fairuz Fauzy looking to keep his team top of the leader board at the Sepang International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

NASCAR stops F1 test for Kyle Busch

“NASCAR took me away from the formula one car.”

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch has expressed disappointment that he will no longer be able to make his formula one test debut this winter.

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Nov 17

Protesters say no to Disneyland Paris GP

Noise, disruption to the area, and environmental damage.

pilotes-01-2008-11-02An anti-formula one protest has taken place at the gates of Disneyland Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Giorgio Pantano helps develop the GP2 car for the 2009 season

The GP2 Series concluded its development programme

GP2’s technical staff remained in Paul Ricard last Thursday and Friday to continue its winter development programme in preparation for the new season, with the 2008 GP2 Series Champion Giorgio Pantano on driving duty for the two days.

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Nov 17

Ecclestone slammed as Canada GP rescue fails

There may be another round of negotiations

2008-11-16Organisers of the axed Canadian grand prix have slammed F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone as “unreasonable” and “unrealistic”, after their efforts to rescue the race for 2009 failed. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Police catch Panis doing 212kmh in Ferrari

He lost his car and licence

Former grand prix winner Olivier Panis has lost his driver’s license after he was caught speeding, it is being reported by the international media.

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Nov 17

Schu says Ferrari treated Rubens fairly

Comments from Michael Schumacher come as Barrichello wins Brazilian kart race

Michael Schumacher has responded to reports that Rubens Barrichello plans to one day publish a book of revealing memoirs about his time at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Alonso to test new Renault in late January

Alonso rubbishes Glock conspiracy theory

Fernando Alonso says he plans to test Renault’s new single seater for 2009, the R29, in the “last week of January”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Macau: Easton resists Rutter to win (+result)

Stuart Easton holds off experienced Michael Rutter

To claim a maiden Macau Grand Prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Indy Car: Creative education

After satisfying the line of autograph-seekers and posing for pictures

A.J. Foyt IV got down to business tableside with children during an event at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to mark World Diabetes Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Alegra test includes da Matta, Dalziel and Jean-Francois Dumoulin

Alegra Motorsports tested the No. 22 Gatorade/TodayMD Porsche Riley

For Cristiano da Matta, Ryan Dalziel, Chapman Ducote, Jean-Francois Dumoulin and Carlos de Quesada during this past week’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 test at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Tony Kanaan: Victory No. 8

The event, held at the Giaffone family’s venue, featured 65 karts

Tony Kanaan teamed with Rubens Barrichello, Felipe Giaffone, Renato Russian and Luciano Burti to win Nov. 15 the Granja Viana 500 – a 500-mile kart race in Sao Paulo, Brazil – for the eighth time in its 12 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

MotoGP: Lorenzo cool on ’09 title hopes

Jorge Lorenzo plays down the prospect of a title challenge in 2009

Jorge Lorenzo insists he is under no pressure to win the 2009 MotoGP title despite a stunning maiden season in the top flight that saw him briefly lead the championship. Read the rest of this entry »