Daily Archive: June 9, 2009

Jun 09

Fernandez to join ”Race Reporters”

For Wednesday discussion

Adrian Fernandez will be a guest on Michael Knight’s “The Race Reporters” program on Wednesday night at:  PowerUpChannel.com, starting at 7 p.m. ET . Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Teams eye switch to 2010 car focus

The next few weeks are critical

2009-04-04 - Brawn GP - 02As Brawn run away and even Red Bull’s Christian Horner admits catching them will be “very difficult”, the time has come for other teams to write off their 2009 campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Record breaking Ginetta-Zyteks at Le Mans

British manufacturer represented by five prototypes at 24-hour race

The Ginetta-Zytek teams entered for this weekend’s Le Mans 24-hour race will be breaking records in more ways than one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Busy Boucher glad to be home

Montreal motorcycle road racer Marie-Josee Boucher has had a busy past few weeks

But she wouldn’t trade it for the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

FOTA not commenting on Mosley letter

Article 66 of the International Sporting Code prohibits the FIA from tearing up the 2010 rules

F1’s teams association is yet to comment on a letter from Max Mosley that emerged late on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Ragues and Mailleux embark on 2009 Le Mans adventure

Both are managed by Quadra Sports 

Signature team drivers Pierre Ragues and Franck Mailleux will embark on their biggest adventure of the year next weekend, when they take the start of the 77th Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

No team orders yet, Ross Brawn confirms

“Now perhaps winning in a certain way is more important to me” – Brawn

2009-05-23 - Monaco GP - BrawnGP - Rubens Barrichello 02There are presently no team orders at Brawn GP, but the Brackley team’s boss has refused to rule out rethinking the policy later this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Button dominance ‘bad’ for F1 – Ecclestone

“It is obviously super for him but it is not great for the spectacle, the championship” -Ecclestone

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - BrawnGP - Jenson Button 00In the eyes of fans seeking an unpredictable sporting spectacle, the result of Sunday’s Turkish grand prix was “very, very bad”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Hamilton wants to ‘spray the Brawn silver’

“I would take the Brawn, I would add our KERS, and then spray the thing silver!”

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 03Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he felt like a volcano set to erupt when he discovered his new McLaren was not a race winner.

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Jun 09

Vettel ‘too green for title’ – press

He is only 21 years old and has already won three races

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel 01Sebastian Vettel is not ready to mount a challenge for the world championship, according to Italy’s authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Piquet smiling despite lowly result

For the first time in 2009 his best lap was quicker than Alonso’s

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Renault - Nelson Piquet 02Nelson Piquet finished a lowly 16th in Turkey, but on Sunday the Brazilian did enough to fend off speculation about his future.

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Jun 09

Teams asked to ‘adopt’ new entrant – Williams

It may be a good solution to the FOTA standoff

2009-04-04 - Williams - Patrick Head 02One solution to the F1 crisis may be for established teams to ‘adopt’ a new entrant, Sir Frank Williams has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Voices of Le Mans: Pierre Kaffer

Pierre Kaffer helped Risi Competizione recapture the GT2 championship at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

Now can he help the Houston-based team do the same at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Yamaha champions riding school gets off to a fast start

The inaugural Yamaha Champions Riding School at Miller Motorsports Park concluded Thursday afternoon, June 4.

The graduates of the school’s first class were greatly improved and more confident riders than when they arrived Wednesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Now champ Hamilton issues F1 quit threat

I am under contract at my team and will go wherever they go

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 02F1’s reigning world champion has joined other drivers and eight current formula one teams in threatening to quit the FIA world championship at the end of the season.

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Jun 09

FOTA looks to MotoGP for 2010 breakaway

FOTA already had contact with Ezpeleta?

Carmelo Ezpeleta could be the figure FOTA turns to if the major formula one teams decide to quit formula one at the end of the year, according to the Spanish sports newspaper Diario AS.

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Jun 09

NASCAR’S Tony Stewart excited about Thunder Road Governor’s Cup

Stewart will attempt to be the first non-Vermont driver to take the Cup out of the home state

NASCAR Sprint Cup point leader Tony Stewart told GWC blogger Travis Barrett at Dover, Delaware last week that he is excited about his upcoming June 25th visit to Thunder Road.

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