Monthly Archive: March 2009

Mar 31

New rules make overtaking harder – Glock

It’s unbelievable how much downforce I lost

Timo GlockAccording to Timo Glock, F1’s 2009 regulations have made it even harder to overtake some cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Ferrari to use KERS in Malaysia despite concerns

There are many things that we need to understand now very quickly

Ferrari-F60_F1-2009_Image-014-800Ferrari will again use active KERS systems throughout the Malaysian grand prix weekend, despite suspecting the technology played a role in the team’s lack of pace in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

RLR/Andersen Firestone Indy Lights Car is a big hit

In Lafarge booth at INTEX Expo in Nashville

Just two weeks after Andersen Racing announced a new relationship with Lafarge North America, one of its Firestone Indy Lights drivers and cars were being used to draw attention to the Lafarge booth at a trade show held last weekend at the Nashville Convention Center. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Malaysia to show if Renault car is ‘good’ – Alonso

The Australian circuit is very unique making it hard to draw conclusions

Renault R29 Side ViewRenault’s pace in Malaysia this weekend will reveal whether the French team is set for a “difficult year”, according to Fernando Alonso.

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Mar 31

Strakka Racing ready for LMP1 Barcelona debut

Two months of intense testing and development come to a head next weekend

When Strakka Racing makes its prototype racing debut in Round 1 of the 2009 Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Danica Patrick and PEAK launch Fantasy Race League

PEAK launches online Indy Racing League

Proud sponsor of Number 7 Indy Car driven by Danica Patrick. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

New full-time driver for F1 medical car

The official formula one medical car has a new full-time driver

2008-06-08_510Late last year, Alex Wurz and Sebastien Buemi stepped in to drive the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate, reportedly because its regular driver, Dr Jacques Tropenat, had fallen ill. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

IRC: Safari rally preview

The Challenge

The legendary Safari Rally is confirmed as the third round of the IRC this year, providing an epic challenge to push drivers and cars to the maximum through the demanding gravel stages. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

The Superbike circus is back in Europe

Ducati Xerox Team lands in spain

The Ducati Xerox riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio set off for Spain and the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Nakajima fit to race despite sore hand

Kazuki Nakajima insists he is fully fit to tackle the Malaysian grand prix

Just four days before he was due to begin practicing at the Sepang circuit, the Japanese driver had a heavy crash into Albert Park’s concrete walls during the 2009 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Max Newkirchmer and Yuko Kagayama ready for Valencia

2009 Superbike World Championship Preview – Round 3, Valencia,Spain – 5th April

After the flyway races in Australia and Qatar, Team Suzuki Alstare Brux are happy to be back in Europe and looking forward to Valencia this coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Panoz, PTG hoping to build on Sebring podium

Team enters second Esperante GTLM for Sutherland, Phinney

On the heels of a solid third-place GT2 podium finish to open the 2009 American Le Mans Series season, Panoz Team PTG has entered a second Panoz Esperante GTLM for the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Team Falken Tire unveils 2009 GT2 program

Falken Tire Corporation has officially announced a GT2 program

For the American Le Mans Series that will see the Fontana, Calif.-based team entering a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for selected events this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

FOTA rift plays into Ecclestone’s hands

There’s a massive conflict of interest

Two of the most prominent figures of the FOTA team alliance are at loggerheads over the ‘rear diffuser’ saga.

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Mar 31

Brawn’s financial future still unclear – Button

Brawn did not display full pace in Aus

2009-03-31 - BrawnGP - Jenson Button 02Jenson Button was all smiles as he lapped up the sun and spoils of victory before jetting to Malaysia, but he admits winning the Australian grand prix is no guarantee of a sound future for Brawn GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Campbell qualified for Egypt!

Congratulations to Scott Campbell and his team!

Scott Campbell assured his 6th participation at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final with a win and a second place in the last round of the Gatorz – Challenge of the Americas held last weekend in Fontana, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Appeal in doubt, but Toyota’s Trulli claim valid

Trulli took back the place under the safety car

Toyota-TF109-08Toyota faces an uphill battle to appeal its lost Melbourne podium, but the Japanese team does have a valid case to argue.

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Mar 31

Bonanomi heats up Amcorp mall

Malaysian public are 100% behind the team

A day before My Qi Meritus.Mahara’s meet and greet session with their home fans, GP2 Asia driver Marco Bonanomi had the time of his life when he visited AmCorp Mall today. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Mallya admits interest in Bruno Senna

We will look at the youngsters at the appropriate time

2009-02- 28 - VJM02 - 4 Dr. Vijay Mallya - 133Vijay Mallya has admitted interest in Bruno Senna, the 2008 GP2 runner-up who narrowly missed a seat on this year’s formula one grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Italy surprised by Ferrari’s Aus shocker

The Ferrari was slow and fragile

Kimi RaikkonenThe Italian press reacted with surprise and disappointment following Ferrari’s terrible start to the 2009 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Current Virgin-Brawn $0.5m deal ends after Malaysia

Agreement is likely to be extended shortly

Despite the Melbourne fanfare and the prominent presence of Sir Richard Branson, Brawn GP’s Virgin deal could theoretically end after the Malaysian grand prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Strongest Ever Line Up For Zytek Motorsport New car and teams make the British manufacturer a favourite

New 4.5-litre Zytek ZJ458 engine – was one of the quickest

Zytek Motorsport starts this Sunday’s 1,000km of Catalunya with its strongest ever line-up for a Le Mans Series race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Abu Dhabi denies 2009 F1 debut facing delay

Progress on the construction of Yas Marina Circuit … is on track

Organisers of the inaugural Abu Dhabi grand prix have rubbished reports the Yas Marina circuit will not be ready to host the 2009 season finale.

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Mar 30

Melbourne happy with F1 ‘twilight’ racing

Television images beamed around the world as the sun set low in the sky

F1’s first ‘twilight’ race was a success for Melbourne, Victorian state premier John Brumby said on Monday.

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Mar 30

Force India Australian Grand Prix podcast now online!

There is good potential in the car

2009-02- 28 - VJM02 - Shakedown - 147The Force India Formula One Team’s official post-Australian Grand Prix podcast is now online at the team’s website, www.forceindiaf1.com

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Mar 30

Williams F1 Australian GP review

Nico Rosberg, despite recording the fastest lap of the day, had an extremely eventful race

Williams FW31 06The AT&T Williams team had a positive start to the 2009 season, demonstrating both pace and reliability from the start of the first practice session, but the anticipated nature of the race at Albert Park, which features frequent safety car intervals, meant that the race was unlikely to follow a strict form guide. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Brawns could win every race in 2009 – Alonso

They (Brawn) are on another level to everybody else

If the design of the 2009 Brawn car does not change, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello could win every race this season.

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Mar 30

KERS ‘no help at all’ in Melbourne – Alonso

It doesn’t give us an advantage

Fernando Alonso 815Fernando Alonso was unimpressed with the performance of his KERS system in Sunday’s Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Schumacher questions Vettel penalty

He couldn’t make his car dissolve into thin air

Micheal SchumacherMichael Schumacher in Australia questioned the stewards’ decision to penalise his countryman Sebastian Vettel.

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Mar 30

Five teams already focused on new diffusers

Obviously has a huge amount of cost implications

At least five teams have already turned their attention to copying the Brawn-esque diffuser design, according to gossip as the Albert Park paddock packed up ahead of this week’s dash to Malaysia.

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