Monthly Archive: July 2009

Jul 31

Kimi Raikkonen continues to impress in Rally finland

Formula 1 star Kimi Raikkonen continued his successful World Rally Championship debut

In Finland yesterday afternoon, ending SS9, the last forest stage of the day, in 17th place overall and fourth in his class. After showing an encouraging pace this morning, as he familiarised himself with the day’s loop of four stages, Raikkonen felt confident enough to increase his speed on the afternoon repeat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

WRC: Rally Finland – Day 1 standings

Overall times after Day 1 / Top 20:

Mikko Hirvonen leads the first day in Rally Finland a slim 3 seconds ahead of Sebastien Loeb. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Jules Bianchi claims second season pole

The points’ leader of the Formula 3 Euro Series outpaced his Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas

At the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix, 1:20.706 minutes) claimed his second pole position of the 2009 season. The points’ leader of the Formula 3 Euro Series outpaced his Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix, 1:20.838 minutes), who was second. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Bruno Senna qualifies in top three for Team Oreca

Brazilian Bruno Senna qualified his Team ORECA car in third place

At the latest Le Mans Series race in Algarve this weekend. Bruno was pleased with the performance of the car and looked forward to a competitive race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Schu drives 2007 car on Friday, now eyes F60 test

Michael Schumacher kicked off his on-track preparations

For his sensational formula one return on Friday, lapping the Mugello circuit near Florence (Italy) in a two-year old Ferrari F2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Money no role in Schu comeback decision – manager

Rumors denied by Schumacher  manager

Michael Schumacher’s manager has denied rumours the German pledged to replace Felipe Massa in exchange for a new 5m euros per year contract to retain his Ferrari advisory role. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

NASCAR by the numbers: Pocono

Stewart looks to make more history in second visit

Sunday’s running of the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway (1 p.m. ET, ESPN) marks the halfway point in the Race to the Chase and the second time the Cup Series visits Long Pond, Pa., for 500 miles of Cup Series action. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Weaver wins at Wild Willows Race

Series points co-leader O’Donovan caught up in multi-car incident 

This past weekend was round ten for the Standard Formula Mazdas that are competing for the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Doctor confident Schu fit for F1 return

Michael Schumacher must get the green-light of a doctor

Before shifting his planned Valencia comeback into high gear, the 40-year-old German, who retired in 2006 but has agreed to return to replace Ferrari’s injured race driver Felipe Massa, is to undergo medical tests at the Bad-Nauheim sportklinic in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Nova Scotia racer soaks up pressure

The pressure is on Truro, N.S. native Brian Blaauwendraat

The 24-year-old motorcycle road racer doesn’t mind. In fact, he likes it that way. Blaauwendraat is facing a couple of critical races in his young career. It starts this weekend with the fourth round of the Atlantic Roadracing Championship at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Massa to return home to Brazil on Sunday

Massa ready to go home

Felipe Massa is scheduled to board a private plane bound for his home in Sao Paulo on Sunday, according to the latest reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Mercedes still debating F1 engagement – board member

Mercedes should be pulled out of the sport in favour of more worthy projects

The value of Mercedes’ involvement in formula one is still the topic of debate within parent company Daimler, board member Helmut Lense insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Schumacher to test 2007 Ferrari this weekend

Michael Schumacher will test a Ferrari formula one car

At the Mugello track in Italy this weekend, according to the German newspaper Bild Zeitung. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Kubica to ‘support Sauber’ after BMW exit

Petronas, the Malaysian oil company, may be a takeover candidate

Robert Kubica’s manager says the Polish driver will be supportive of the BMW-Sauber team in the wake of this week’s news. On Wednesday, the German carmaker BMW said it will withdraw from formula one at the end of 2009.  Team founder Peter Sauber retains a 20 per cent share in the Hinwil-based outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Renault ban ‘stupid and unjust’ – Alguersuari

In the wake of the recent incidents

Jaime Alguersuari has become another formula one figure to question Renault’s suspension from the forthcoming European grand prix at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Formula 3 Euro Series returns to the Magdeburger Börde

“To be fast at Oschersleben you need both a good car and a good driver” – Renger van der Zande

When the Formula 3 Euro Series returns to the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, this weekend, it will be the series’ first appearance at the now 3.696-kilometre circuit for three years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ferrari’s 60 year F1 commitment goes on

In the wake of BMW’s impending exit from formula one

Ferrari reaffirmed its commitment to the sport. The Italian team suggested the news is in stark contrast to Ferrari’s unbroken loyalty to the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

The NAPA Rally 5000 presents its 5 official teams

Five regional teams confirmed

The NAPA Rally 5000 organizing committee has just released the identity of the 5 teams that will kick off the longest mechanical car rally in the world in Calgary on August 13th. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns to Mosport

For the Mosport Speedway 200

The cars and stars of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will make their second appearance of the season at Mosport, this time at the Speedway, when our nation’s premiere stock car championship takes on Canada’s fastest half-mile oval in the Mosport Speedway 200 on Saturday, August 8. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Raikkonen admits full time rally switch possible

Kimi Raikkonen  said it is possible he will launch a full time rallying career in the future

“Yes, definitely,” the Ferrari driver told reporters at Jyvaskyla ahead of his World Rally Championship debut this weekend in Finland. Read the rest of this entry »

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