Daily Archive: December 18, 2008

Dec 18

Sebastian Hohenthal becomes first Swedish driver to sign up for F2

24 year old hoping to end Sweden’s wait for next F1 star

Swedish driver Sebastian Hohenthal has today (18/12) been announced as the seventh competitor to sign up for the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Montezemolo hints Ecclestone should quit

Sooner or later he has to stop

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has hinted heavily that Bernie Ecclestone, F1’s 78-year-old long time boss, should consider retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Jerez may cease to be F1 test venue

Jerez alone hosted 22 days of testing in 2008

Jerez may cease to be a formula one test location in the future, due to the sport’s radical new in-season testing ban. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Ferrari doors stay open for Alonso

A great driver, a genuine team leader and a nice chap

Luca di Montezemolo will not rule out one day securing the services of Fernando Alonso for Ferrari’s formula one team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Hamilton fifth best champ – L’Equipe

According to editors of the French sports daily L’Equipe

F1’s new and youngest ever world champion Lewis Hamilton is among the top five sportsmen of 2008.

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Dec 18

My Qi Meritus.Mahara welcomes GP2 Asia 2009’s new venue and night event in Qatar

Qatar will now replace the second Dubai event of the GP2 Asia Series 08-09 calendar.

The venue will be the Losail circuit located about 12 km to the north of the capital Doha with the race taking place on 6-7 February 2009 effectively replacing the second Dubai event previously scheduled for the end of February 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

WRC: Ford re-affirms WRC commitment

Ford remains committed to WRC despite shock Subaru withdrawal

Ford insists it remains committed to the World Rally Championship despite seeing both Suzuki and Subaru withdraw from the series in the space of two days. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

New Williams to debut in Portugal

pre-session photocall and a post-session debrief with team engineers and drivers

Williams has confirmed that its 2009 car will make its track debut in Portugal on January 19. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

F1 crisis to impact driver salaries

Possible cuts in the drivers’ wages

discussion-01-2008-10-30F1’s high-earning race drivers will not be able to avoid the impact of the financial crisis, according to leading team bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Most teams may not use KERS in Australia

Development phase has cost “much more” than initially thought

It is possible that many – or most – formula one cars will take to the grid for March’s 2009 season opener without active KERS systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

MotoGP: FIM reveals MotoGP entry list

19 rider field announced for 2009 MotoGP season

The FIM has published the official entry list for the 2009 MotoGP season, which will feature 19 riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

TELMEX continues with Chip Ganassi Racing

To defend Rolex Series title in 2009
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced that its longtime partner, TELMEX will return to the No. 01 Lexus Riley in 2009 with Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas to defend their 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Grand title. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Adapta World Rally Team sticks with Subaru for 2009

The Adapta World Rally Team has pledged to run at least one Subaru Impreza WRC2008 in the WRC in 2009

But its plan to be registered as a Manufacturer Team might be scrapped because of Subaru’s withdrawal from the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Wright has assembled an impressive roster of four drivers

Martien’s appearance is 50th Birthday present

Martien, Zacharias, Maassen and Pilet to drive Wright Motorsports’ Phillips Way Racing Porsche in Rolex 24. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Both Judnick Motorsports Pro’s took Top 10 finishes

In the Amsoil Championship Snocross Series Ironwood, MI

Ross Martin won his heat in the Pro Open – lined up for the final and was running a fantastic race moving up through the pack he was in 3rd position chasing down 2nd when he came off his sled. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

CASCAR Champion hits Daytona’s high banks for ARCA testing with TRG

J.R. Fitzpatrick is the youngest ever CASCAR Super Series Champion

Fitzpatrick will make his first appearance at the historic high banks of Daytona International Speedway this weekend as the ARCA RE/MAX Series descends upon the 2.5-mile tri-oval in Daytona Beach, Florida for the first open test in preparation for the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Genoa Racing impressed with Karjalainen

During two-day Atlantic test at Sebring
The staff of Genoa Racing was very impressed with the performance of 22-year-old Finnish driver Henri Karjalainen during a two-day test in one of the team’s Atlantic cars last week at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. Read the rest of this entry »