Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 28

Force India reveal their new VJM02 (+photos)

Force India 2009 car

Force India have released the first images of their 2009 Formula One contender ahead of its track debut at Jerez tomorrow.

(Force India VJM02 photos album)

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Feb 28

$100m buy-out saves Honda (photo)

Brawn is expected to head up the new team

Ross Brawn and Nick Fry are expected to be confirmed as the new owners of the former Honda F1 operation.

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Feb 28

Alesi scores sensational double victory in Dubai (+photo)

After his victory Friday in Speedcar Series

Former grand prix winner Jean Alesi charged his way through the pack to win Saturday’s Speedcar Series race at Dubai Autodrome, to add to his victory from the previous day.

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Feb 28

Bush fastest will start from back of grid (+photos)

Shelby 427 qualifying session

The two local drivers, The Bush brothers Kyle and Kurt dominated the Shelby 427 qualifying session Friday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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Feb 28

Rookie Spies spices up Superpole at Phillip Island (+photos)

On his Yamaha YZF R1 

Texan WSBK rookie Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) powered to the first Superpole win of the season in an exciting opening round session at Phillip Island in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Three F1 teams tested this week (+ new photo)

Lap times were not released

This week saw a break in pre-season group testing, but at least three formula one teams kept up the track action with now less than a month to go until the 2009 season opener in Australia.

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Feb 28

2009 Rotax Max Challenge: the regulation

Every year, the new regulation of the Rotax Max Challenge brings some changes

It is everyones responsibility to read the new regulation and to insure that his equipment is legal under the regulation in force. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

IRC: Foreign crews could end local dominance in Brazil (+photo)

At the Intercontinental Rally de Curitiba

The seven-year run of victories by Brazilian drivers on the Rally de Curitiba could come to an end when the event hosts the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the first time next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

NASCAR: Kenseth goes for the record in Vegas (+photos)

Kenseth has a shot at making history

Sunday’s Shelby 427 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is all about Matt Kenseth, and why shouldn’t it be?

 

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Feb 28

MOTOGP: MotoGP back on British Eurosport!

Intended to ‘compliment’ the BBC’s service

It has been announced that British Eurosport will continue to broadcast MotoGP in 2009, but will not show live coverage of the MotoGP races. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

FBMW Americas: Pre-season testing program continues in South Carolina

The Formula BMW Americas drivers will return to their cockpits

In South Carolina for the Introductory Test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Jim Russell: 2009 Championship Series schedule announced

The Series will feature 16 races via eight race weekends

Ready to build upon its successful and competitive inaugural year, the Jim Russell Championship Series has announced the 2009 race season calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Panoz team PTG announces 2009 racing plans (+photos)

With Dominik Farnbacher driving for the full season

Panoz Team PTG announced that it will again field one Panoz Esperante GTLM in the 2009 American Le Mans Series’ GT2 class with Dominik Farnbacher driving for the full season and another yet-to-be-named driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Miloš Pavlović completes the 2009 F2 line-up (+photos)

Serbian international race winner confirmed as the 24th driver

Experienced former GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 driver Miloš Pavlović is the 24th and final entrant to be confirmed in the 2009 F2 line-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Nakajima admits F1 Toyota exit possible

You never know what’s going to happen

Kazuki Nakajima admits it is possible Toyota will follow its Japanese manufacturer rival Honda out of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

FIA moves to fill F1 grid

Proposals will be submitted before the Australian grand prix next month

Radical cost-slashing rules for 2010 will make it easier for new teams to enter formula one and survive. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Gov’t plays down Aus GP venue switch reports

Avalon airport would be cheaper than the semi-permanent Albert Park circuit

John Brumby, premier of the Victorian state government in Australia, has played down reports that the grand prix in Melbourne could be moved. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Provisional places on the front rows (+photos)

For Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio

The World Superbike riders completed the first qualifying session of the 2009 season this afternoon at Phillip Island in hot and humid conditions, with track temperatures in the low forties. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Strakka Racing heading for Le Mans (+photos)

Entry has been accepted by the ACO

Only four weeks after announcing the team’s bold decision to move up from GT1 to race a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S in LMP1. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Williams drivers have 2009 superlicenses

Williams to pay off debts – Parr

2009-01-19 - Williams FW31 32069Williams’ three drivers have valid superlicense credentials for the 2009 season, it emerged on Thursday at the British team’s pre-season media event in Oxfordshire. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

IndyCar: Servia continues to chase IndyCar seat (+photo)

Oriol Servia insists he remains focused on securing a seat in the 2009 IndyCar Series

Despite not currently having a deal in place for the year ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Fisichella Motor Sport confirms Razia for GP2 Series

My thanks to Giancarlo Fisichella, Paolo Coloni and Enrico Zanarini

Fisichella Motor Sport International today announces that it has signed Luiz Razia to complete its line-up in the upcoming 2009 GP2 Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Jacques Villeneuve replacement driver does well in Dubaï (+photo & result)

A fourth place for David Terrien in Dubai

David Terrien crossed the finish line of the first Dubai Speedcar race at the fourth place. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Smrz powers to the front (+photos)

In Phillip Island Friday qualifying 

Jakub Smrz powered to the top of the timesheets in first qualifying for the Australian Round of the 2009 Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Di Grassi joins Fat Burner Racing Engineering

Fat Burner, Racing Engineering’s new title sponsor

Fat Burner Racing Engineering is pleased to announce Lucas Di Grassi as its second driver for the 2009 GP2 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Rescued Honda to be called ‘Brackley F1′

Button agrees to slash 2009 retainer

With a blank livery and Jenson Button at the wheel, the team currently known as Honda will return to action at a Silverstone shakedown of its 2009 car next Thursday, sources from inside the Brackley factory are reporting.

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Feb 27

Barrichello back in frame with two F1 teams

The Brackley camp would prefer the unmatched experience of Barrichello alongside Jenson Button in 2009

After an entire winter of uncertainty, Rubens Barrichello’s name is now strongly linked to not one formula one team, but two.

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Feb 27

New rules do not halt F1 innovation

Plenty of clever features are on display

Toyota-TF109-05F1’s new bodywork rules may have brought an end to a lot of the cars’ overt aerodynamic detail, but it has not halted the innovation of the teams.

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Feb 27

Toro Rosso says Adria debut not open to media

It will be a private test behind closed doors and nobody is allowed in

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports that its 2009 car, the STR4, will be given its track debut at the Adria circuit in northern Italy next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Williams slams BBC over sponsor exit reports

The stories by the BBC expressed doom and gloom

2009-01-19 - Williams FW31 80806Sir Frank Williams on Thursday expressed anger at the media reportage of key sponsor Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) withdrawal from formula one at the end of 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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