Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 30

Williams F1 statement about World Motor Sport Council

World Motor Sport Council: Statement

2009-04-04 - Williams - Kazuki Nakajima 05The Williams F1 team acknowledged the FIA World Motor Sport Council decision to introduce a budget cap for 2010 at its meeting on 29 April 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

More KERS boost in 2010 for cost-capped teams

KERS systems outputting 120 kilowatts

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - RedBull - Sebastian Vettel 05Another technical advantage to be enjoyed by cost-capped formula one teams next year will be double the KERS power boost.

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Apr 30

FIA raises budget cap figure to 40m

FIA raises car-driver weight for 2010

The figure for a voluntary budget cap in formula one next year has been increased by 10 million pounds sterling to 40m. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Mazda prototypes at large

Mazda is getting ready to contest LeMans this June In a new Lola prototype

A few weeks ago at Infineon Raceway we witnessed a couple of very cool Mazda/Lolas tearing up the track. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Fisichella Motor Sport International announces Onidi for Euroseries 3000

21-year-old Italian Fabio Onidi from Milan

Fisichella Motorsport International is pleased to announce the signing of Fabio Onidi for the 2009 Euroseries 3000 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Spanish F1 venue hits back at swine flu panic

Circuit de Catalunya

F1 - 2009 - Grand-Prix EspagneA spokesman for the Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona has hit back at claims that thousands of people should not be gathering next weekend amid the risk of a global illness pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Webber tells Schu to give bike racing a miss

Until you get it right, you fall badly at least ten times

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - RedBull - Mark Webber 02Mark Webber is surprised that Michael Schumacher’s latest fall hasn’t put him off motorcycle racing completely. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Vettel waiting for Shanghai replica trophy

At least the team is paying for it

2009-04-19 - Red Bull -  Mark Webber - Christian Horner - Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel had to surrender his winning trophy to employer Red Bull following the recent Chinese grand prix.

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Apr 30

McLaren liars no longer with team – Mosley

 It’s good for everybody

Ron Dennis’ departure appears to have contributed to the ‘slap on the wrist’ penalty given to McLaren by the World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Bernie wants to cut team income, subsidise circuits

Ecclestone admits F1 needs a Beckham

F1 teams’ lagging commitment to the sport could cost them millions in commercial income, Bernie Ecclestone has warned. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Flying start for Lizard in Championship defense

They are off to a flying start

It would be hard for Flying Lizard Motorsports’ defense of its American Le Mans Series GT2 championship to get off to a much better start. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Ecclestone and Mosley react to McLaren verdict

Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone have offered their opinions

On the verdict handed down to McLaren-Mercedes over the Melbourne ‘lies’ scandal, with the former contending that the message has now finally been received and understood, but the latter suggesting that the team got away lightly. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Ragues and Mailleux profit from successful Le Mans test

The Signature team has stepped up its preparations

For the Le Mans 24 Hours in June with a successful two-day test at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

World Speed Motorsports April update

World Speed has been busy the past few weeks with a multitude of projects and track days

Today the team is getting prepared for an upcoming test at Miller Motorsports Park and for the Star Mazda race that will take place there on May 16th. Here are some of the other happenings around the shop. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

A1GP stars tour London

A1GP Brands Hatch, Great Britain (Round 7 of 7)

London played host to A1GP World Cup of Motorsport drivers today as they were given a tour of the Capital’s most iconic sights in the build up to this weekend’s A1GP season finale at Brands Hatch, Great Britain, 1- 3 May on a Big Bus Tours open top bus. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

FIA reveals McLaren Melbourne punishment

A suspended sentence

Formula 1’s governing body the FIA has announced that McLaren-Mercedes has escaped with a suspended sentence for having dragged the sport into disrepute over the Melbourne ‘lies’ scandal last month. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Carl Edwards’ third visit to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (+photos)

Carl Edwards to compete in the 2009 NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge

Carl Edwards, one of the most exciting and favored drivers on the NASCAR circuit announced today that he would compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge on August 30, 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Szoke ends Jennings test at the front

Jordan off to a solid start

Jordan Szoke’s bid for a fourth straight Parts Canada Superbike Championship is off to a solid start following the two-day official Pirelli Tire Test at JenningsGP in Jennings, Fla.

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Apr 29

F1 proceeding with budget capping – Mosley

Will apply to all 2010 entrants

Formula one will proceed with budget capping to be introduced next year, Max Mosley said after a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday.

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Apr 29

Price of Brawn backing rising – Fry

20 and 25 companies talking to us

2009-04-18 - BrawnGP - 02

With every passing race and success, the price of sponsoring the Brawn team rises, chief executive Nick Fry has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

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