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

Sticky: 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

Sticky: 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 »

Apr 29

Atlantic Championship graduates off to solid start in 2009

A quick recap of Atlantic alumni

Several graduates of the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda have gotten their 2009 seasons off to strong starts in various forms of North American motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Le Mans: ORECA adds Monteiro for Le Mans

Team ORECA has revealed the signing of former Formula One driver

Current World Touring Car Championship ace Tiago Monteiro for this summer’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Szoke leads at end of first day

Two-time defending Parts Canada Superbike champion Jordan Szoke underlined his status

As the king of Canadian road racing with an impressive performance to conclude the opening day of the official Pirelli test at JenningsGP in Jennings, Fla.

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Apr 29

MOTOGP: Anger and disappointment at Suzuki

For the second time in as many races

Rizla Suzuki left a grand prix feeling they had been unable to achieve anything like their true potential – with a best finish of seventh for Loris Capirossi in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Teams rush to speed up diffuser development

No KERS for Renault at next two races

2009-04-17 - Renault - Nelson Piquet 06The ‘double’ diffuser scheduled to be added to the Red Bull package at Monaco will not be the definitive version, team boss Christian Horner has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

No BMW ‘option’ on Vettel for 2011 – Horner

Definitely not

2009-04-04 - Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel 03Christian Horner has dismissed speculation that Sebastian Vettel could be lost to the BMW-Sauber team in less than two years.

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Apr 29

McLaren attends FIA World Motor Sport Council hearing

FIA suspends McLaren race bans

z M c L a r e n R a c i n g  (à utiliser seulement si on ne parle pas de Vodafone McLaren Mercedez)This morning the FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Paris to discuss a number of subjects including issues related to events that took place at the Australian and Malaysian Grands Prix.

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Apr 29

AT&T Williams Philips competition annoucement

Have you got what it takes to drive an AT&T Williams Formula One car?

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Williams - 04Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Official Partner of the AT&T Williams team, is again giving away the chance to drive a recent AT&T Williams Formula One car in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Red Bull hints at switch to Mercedes power

A possibility for 2010 and beyond

2009-04-17 - Red Bull - 00Christian Horner has refused to rule out the possibility of Red Bull switching customer engine suppliers at the end of the 2009 season.

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Apr 29

Quitting F1 won’t save Merc money – official

Mallya does not fear Mercedes withdrawal

2009-04-19 - Force India 02Even if Mercedes was to pull out of formula one, it would not save its struggling parent Daimler money, an official said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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