Daily Archive: July 10, 2009

Jul 10

Sticky: Honda Indy Toronto: Matos continues to advance, Tagliani to regress ! (+result)

Tracy also regressed

Second behind Will Power earlier today in the third Penske car, Raphaël Matos completed the first day at the Honda Indy Toronto in first place ahead of Justin Wilson who gained ten positions in his second outing.

Scott Huizinga Friday Photos Album

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Jul 10

Sticky: Hamilton on top in Nurburgring drizzle (+result)

Lewis Hamilton made a cameo at the top of the Friday time sheets

He lead the second practice session at the cold Nurburgring with almost certainly only a sniff of fuel aboard his McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

New partners for Conquest Racing in Toronto

All behind Tagliani

Sears Canada/CRAFTSMAN®, Hyatt Regency Toronto on King and The Keg Steakhouse and Bar to partner with Conquest Racing and Alex Tagliani in Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

GP2 Series teams German Grand Prix qualifying report

German GP2 Series qualifying report

Today’s report from GP2 Series teams & drivers at the Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Vatanen to contest FIA presidential election

Vatanen wants to succeed Mosley

Ari Vatanen on Friday announced he intends to stand as a candidate to succeed Max Mosley as FIA president in the elections later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hülkenberg storms to home pole

German on top at the Nurburgring

Nico Hülkenberg grabbed pole position today at the Nurburgring with a strong drive in changeable conditions, taking the top spot by less than a tenth from Roldan Rodriguez and Lucas di Grassi. The German’s best lap of 1:38.161 came after a session-long battle with his rivals for the top spot when he found a clear track with just five minutes remaining to edge his way past. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Speed Spotlight: Scott Atherton

Series CEO sets record straight with SPEEDtv.com’s Marshall Pruett

The Le Mans break is nearly over with a little more than a week remaining until the official start of the American Le Mans Series’ second half of 2009 at Lime Rock Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Alonso admits Ferrari an ‘option’ for future

You want to go where you will have the best car” -Alonso

To the English-speaking media on Thursday, Fernando Alonso swore blind that reports of a looming Ferrari switch are not true.

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Jul 10

Like Bourdais, Piquet also facing F1 exit

Hot on the heels of similar rumours about Sebastien Bourdais

It is now rumoured in the Nurburgring paddock that Nelson Piquet’s seat at Renault is in imminent danger. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

SBK for Abruzzo

15,000 Euro being made in favour of assistance for the population

World Superbike’s solidarity for the earthquake-hit population of Abruzzo  (Italy), which was manifest in two actions of support at the Assen and Monza rounds of this year’s championship, has resulted in a contribution of 15,000 Euro being made in favour of assistance for the population. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Vintage event to celebrate the legacy of Ford

Vintage car enthusiasts will gather at Road America

To celebrate the beauty and performance of the world’s greatest race cars during the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman, presented by Ford, July 16-19, 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Glock’s race engineer quits Toyota

He made a very good impression on me during the winter

2009-04-18 - Toyota - Timo Glock 02Timo Glock has revealed he is disappointed by the departure of his Toyota race engineer Francesco Nenci. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hamilton wants F1 to axe ‘no fun’ rules

It wasn’t unsafe for anyone

2009-04-18 - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 06F1’s authorities should dump the rule prohibiting post-race doughnuts, burnouts and flag-waving, according to reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Angry Bourdais slams Toro Rosso axe rumours

Is that clear to everyone?

Sebastien Bourdais - TURKEY_2008002Sebastien Bourdais has reacted furiously to reports that Sunday’s German grand prix could be his last race in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Formula One teams German Grand Prix free practice report

German Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

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

Jul 10

German police give Force India scare

Force India narrowly avoided disaster

At the Nurburgring prior to morning practice on Friday, when local police knocked on the Silverstone based team’s motor home door. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Government threatens Aus GP backing axe

More problems for FIA

The head of the local state Victoria has confirmed the government would pull its backing of Melbourne’s formula one race if a breakaway depletes the grid of its star names. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Renault CEO expects Alonso to stay

To stay or not to stay?

The CEO of Renault on Friday said he expects Fernando Alonso to remain with the French carmaker’s formula one team in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Petrov on top in free practice (+results)

Russian leads the way in Germany

Vitaly Petrov has started his race weekend in fine style by claiming the top spot in this morning’s chilly free practice session at the Nürburgring by four tenths from Nico Hülkenberg and Roldan Rodriguez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Villeneuve admits F1 return chances ‘slim’

It’s now or never

2009-07-11Jacques Villeneuve has admitted his chances of making a return to formula one next year are “very slim”.

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Jul 10

Webber fastest as Vettel struggles (+results)

Webber ‘stronger’ than Vettel – Button

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - RedBull - Mark Webber 032009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - RedBull - Sebastian Vettel 03Mark Webber drew first blood on Friday by going quickest in morning practice at the cold Nurburgring, as his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel struggled.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Friday: another important day in F1 crisis

It is suggested in the Nurburgring paddock that peace is indeed near

Friday is yet another deadline in F1’s long-running political saga, with rumours the FOTA group set the date for either a final solution or the re-announcement of a breakaway series.

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Jul 10

One team, three champions: Bouvrette, Ranger and Villeneuve (+photos)

Round 4 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Saint-Eustache
 

Alan Labrosse, owner of Autodrome St-Eustache and promoter of the Tide 250, is pleased to announce that racecar superstar Jacques Villeneuve has agreed to team-up with Andrew Ranger and Jonathan Bouvrette for the Tide 250, Round 4 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series to be held Saturday July 11 in Saint-Eustache.

Jul 10

Sloan and Crash Parallel to headline at Mosport

BMW Motorrad Summerfest

Canadian recording artists Sloan and Crash Parallel will headline the BMW Motorrad Summerfest as part of the Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader at Mosport, July 17-19, Canada’s biggest motorcycle road racing event of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hinch set for hometown happening

Ninth round of the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series

They say there’s no place like home and James Hinchcliffe wouldn’t disagree with the famed statement. This weekend sees the 22-year-old return to the streets of his hometown, Toronto, for the ninth round of the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series, Friday 10th – Saturday 11th July. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Kovalainen hopes to stay at McLaren

At the moment my only goal is to stay with them

Heikki Kovalainen on Thursday admitted he is hoping to be retained by McLaren-Mercedes for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Raikkonen not set to quit F1 for rallying

“Just because I am doing this rally, it doesn’t mean I don’t want to continue in F1 next year” -Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen on Thursday dismissed the media’s link between his future at Ferrari, his growing passion for competitive rallying, and the rumours about Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Mobil 1 partners with Canadian Tire and NASCAR

Company adds presenting sponsorship to NASCAR portfolio

Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueCanadian Tire Corporation and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil, has become the presenting sponsor for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Aus GP chief calls on Mosley to quit

The sport needs fresh and dynamic leadership

The boss of the Australian grand prix has risked the wrath of formula one’s governing body by calling for the head of Max Mosley.

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