Daily Archive: December 12, 2008

Dec 12

Sticky: Jacques Villeneuve would like to race in 2009 edition of GP3R

For the 40th edition

1997 F1 World Champion, Jacques Villeneuve, still has no confirmed plans for 2009, except to race in Speedcar…if there is no conflict with NASCAR if he lands a ride. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Kyalami development teams tyre test – Third day

Fabrizio (Ducati) tops tyre development testing times at Kyalami  

Michel Fabrizio was the revelation of the Pirelli tyre development tests at Kyalami, South Africa, in preparation for the 2009 FIM Superbike World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Armaan Ebrahim, Jason Moore and Tobias Hegewald confirm F2 campaign

Trio of international drivers join FIA Formula Two Championship

A trio of international drivers are the latest names to sign up for the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship: A1GP Team India rookie Armaan Ebrahim, 2008 Formula Palmer Champion Jason Moore and Formula Renault Eurocup graduate Tobias Hegewald. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Hockenheim sets March deadline for F1 race

Organisers of the German grand prix at Hockenheim have imposed a deadline of March 31 2009

To decide whether formula one will ever return to the circuit in the country’s south-west. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

FIA unveils cost cutting reforms

As expected in Monaco on Friday

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council rubber-stamped a raft of cost-saving measures for formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

FIA likely to say ‘no’ to medals – Mosley

Medals can’t be done in 2009 without a unanimous agreement

fiaBernie Ecclestone’s proposal to replace the formula one points system with Olympic Games-style ‘medals’ in 2009 is expected to be voted down on Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Honda never serious option for ’09 – Alonso

“The truth is I am content to be with Renault, but not because Honda has gone away” -Alonso

Fernando Alonso has denied suggestions he should be relieved to still have a race seat on the 2009 formula one grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Parr admits F1 quit comments ‘stupid’

It wasn’t constructive

Adam Parr, the Williams chief executive, has admitted he regrets making “stupid” comments about the risk of formula one losing another team before the start of the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

IndyCar: Andretti extends AGR deal

Andretti Green Racing confirms ’09 deal for Marco Andretti to complete driver line-up

Andretti Green Racing has confirmed that it has re-signed Marco Andretti to drive the #26 IndyCar Series entry in the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

NASCAR: Labonte parts with Petty Enterprises

Bobby Labonte brings his long career to a close after announcing split

Bobby Labonte has been released from all contractual obligations to Petty Enterprises, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion announced Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Porsche’s Duerheimer

We believe in the American Le Mans Series

The annual Porsche Motorsport Night last weekend in Weissach, Germany gave Wolfgang Duerheimer, member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche, a chance to discuss the famed marque’s current and future path in sports cars and the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

The ING Renault F1 Team brings forward the launch date of the R29

The following day in the hands of Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet

The ING Renault F1 Team has decided to bring forward the official launch of its new car, the R29, to Monday the 19th of January 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Mallya admits 2009 drivers not decided

The futures of 2008 teammates Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil are in serious doubt

Despite both drivers recently claiming they have solid contracts for 2009, Force India boss Vijay Mallya has admitted that the composition of the team’s next race lineup has not yet been decided. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

WMSC to rubber-stamp FIA-FOTA cost cutting

“Difficult moment of our sport” -Luca di Montezemolo

fiaFOTAFriday morning’s meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco is expected to rubber-stamp cost-slashing proposals that will avoid the need to install a standard engine formula in 2010.

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Dec 12

Hamilton vows to enjoy 2009 with less pressure

“It doesn’t mean I’m going to be partying all the time” -Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to enjoy his season as reigning world champion, after focusing so intensely on his goal in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Red Bull’s F1 programme safe says Horner

The Toro Rosso takeover has no foreseen impact on Red Bull Racing

Team boss Christian Horner has moved to play down speculation the energy drink company Red Bull’s two formula one teams could follow Honda out of the sport on the back of the global financial crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Max and Yukio on the pace on day 2

Pirelli Development tyres test

Team Suzuki Alstare riders Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama finished the second day of the Pirelli Development tyres test in Kyalami with the second and fifth quickest times respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

DTM: 2008 season review: Jamie Green

Jamie Green contested his fourth DTM season for Mercedes-Benz, in 2008

In the Italian round held at Mugello, the 26-year old Briton gave Mercedes-Benz the first win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Skip Barber Karting scholarship Shoot-out drivers announced

With upwards of $130,000 in prizes awarded

Skip Barber Racing officials have announced the 50 drivers who will be part of the 12th Annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Matthias Boon wins Fiesta shootout

The 2008 FST International Shootout champion

Ford Fiesta Sporting Trophy driver Matthias Boon has been crowned the 2008 FST International Shootout champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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