Daily Archive: April 18, 2009

Apr 18

Sticky: Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix qualifying report

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report


Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Sticky: Vettel scores Red Bull’s first pole (+result)

Vettel worried about driveshaft for China GP

2009-04-17 - Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel 02In qualifying for the Chinese grand prix.

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Apr 18

Webber helps RBR to best ever qualifying result

“It’s a great day for the team” -Webber

2009-04-17 - Red Bull - 03Red Bull Racing celebrated their best qualifying result yet after their two drivers qualified in the top three for tomorrow’s 56-lap Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Conquest Racing and Alex Tagliani to start ninth in Long Beach

Conquest Racing continued its string of qualifying in the top nine for a third consecutive race

Canadian Alex Tagliani placed his #34 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / The Joint car in ninth on tomorrow’s grid for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Biffle hangs on at PIR for Roush’s 100th N’wide win (+results)

Edwards loses points lead to Busch with engine problem

A spate of late caution periods played into Greg Biffle’s hands Friday night, as the driver of the No. 16 Ford held off Jason Leffler to win the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, team owner Jack Roush’s 100th victory in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

ALMS: Acuras start 1-2-3 in Long Beach

Corvettes say goodbye to GT1 in North America

Pole-sitter Scott Sharp and Simon Pagenaud are set to take the green flag for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, the third round of the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Indy Lights: Long Beach pole goes to Hildebrand (+results)

J.R. Hildebrand earned his second pole position of the season

Via the fastest time in qualifying on streets of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Hamilton ‘coy’ about McLaren future – reports

He was clearly still disenchanted with life in formula one

2009-04-18 - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 05As feared by his McLaren team, Lewis Hamilton’s first appearance for the media in Shanghai only sparked new controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Symonds disagrees with Briatore about Button

Pat Symonds has refused to back his boss Flavio Briatore

Over claims Jenson Button is too slow to be a worthy world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

BMW’s diffuser indecision ‘a joke’ – Michael

It is a “joke”

If BMW-Sauber have not now decided to formally drop its protest against the legality of diffusers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

WRC: Countdown to Rally Argentina

WRC round 5 of 12 – Thursday 23 April – Sunday 26 April

The combination of stunning scenery, high-speed stages and more than a million fanatical Latin American spectators make Rally Argentina one of the World Rally Championship’s classic fixtures. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Title over for Ferrari, Raikkonen admits

Ferrari this year kicked off its worst start to a season since 1992

Kimi Raikkonen has stated that neither he nor teammate Felipe Massa will be able to challenge for the 2009 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Senna says no to Mercedes DTM drive

Decided to focus completely on his formula one chances

Bruno Senna has turned down an opportunity to race with Mercedes-Benz this year in the German touring car series DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

F1 to ‘always’ visit China – Ecclestone

Always!  As long as there is China, we will be here

2009-04-18 - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 04Bernie Ecclestone in China insisted he does not want his formula one circus to move away from Shanghai.

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Apr 18

Difficult day for Tagliani in Long Beach (+results)

Stuck in 17th place

Friday, on the first day at the Long Beach Grand Prix, first presentation for Indy Car, Alexandre Tagliani had some problems.

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Apr 18

Brawn still lacking spare car, parts

We prefer to keep our funds where they need to be

2009-04-18 - BrawnGP - Jenson Button 03Brawn GP may be dominating the world of formula one, but in other areas the team is not yet competing with its bigger rivals.

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Apr 18

Technical problems strike in Shanghai

KERS, double diffuser, gearboxes…

2009-04-18 - Toyota - Jarno Trulli 02Technical problems reared their ugly heads for formula one teams drivers as the final practice session before qualifying took place on a warmer day in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Briatore wants FOTA axe for Brawn

Will propose that FOTA replaces Brawn at its next meeting

2009-04-17 - Renault - Flavio Briatore 01Flavio Briatore has stepped up his attack on the Brawn team, after slamming the former Honda drivers in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Alonso has lightest car for China GP (+results)

Fernando Alonso has the lightest car on the grid for Sunday’s Chinese grand prix.

2009-04-17 - Renault - Flavio Briatore 02The Spaniard, but not his teammate Nelson Piquet, was fitted with a ‘double diffuser’ for qualifying, and he said qualifying on the front row was “unbelievable”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Brabham loving Long Beach with overall pole

A year after helping Patrón Highcroft Racing score a landmark class victory at Long Beach

David Brabham took the overall pole position Friday for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Assen beckons for Parkes and Tamada

Following on from a superb performance

At the third round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship in Valencia last time out. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

MOTOGP: Qatar MotoGP – 800cc top speed beats 990 best

Losail hosted its first MotoGP event in 2004

The 2009 Qatar MotoGP night race saw an 800cc machine exceed the highest top speed of a 990cc bike for the first time during a grand prix weekend at the Losail International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Conquest Racing makes donation to Susan G.Komen for the Cure

Conquest Racing has joined in the battle to end breast cancer

The IndyCar Series team in collaboration with ODW Logistics presented a $10,000 check to the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Oval Vodka makes debut in Indianapolis

With Alliance Motorsports

Premier Vodka Company to award six race fan tickets to Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

World Rally star Rautenbach to star in Azores

Plus all latest IRC news 

Conrad Rautenbach will make his Intercontinental Rally Challenge debut on Sata Rally Azores on May 7-9. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

DTM: Mercedes unveils 2009 DTM driver line-up

Bruno Spengler remain in current-spec machinery
 
Precisely a month away from the start of the 2009 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »