Daily Archive: August 21, 2009

Aug 21

Ferrari denies Whitmarsh’s Alonso claim

We have two drivers with a contract until the end of 2010

A spokesman for Ferrari on Friday denied claims Fernando Alonso’s rumoured move to the Italian team for 2010 is now a dead-certainty. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Badoer penalised after fourth speeding violation (updated)

Badoer fined for pitlane speeding

Luca Badoer

Luca Badoer was issued an official reprimand on Friday following a fourth pit lane speeding violation on his return to formula one action at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Hülkenberg scorches to pole in Valencia (+results)

German beats title rivals to pole

Nico Hülkenberg defied the blistering conditions to continue where he left off this morning and claim pole position for tomorrow’s race one in Valencia, ahead of title rivals Vitaly Petrov and Lucas di Grassi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

GP2 Series teams European Grand Prix qualifying report (updated)

European GP2 Series qualifying report

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

Aug 21

Formula One teams European Grand Prix free practice report

European Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

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

Aug 21

Schu still in training for 2009 comeback

Still trying to prepare for a 2009 return

Michael Schumacher has not stopped his new physical training programme even though he called off his formula one comeback. “Michael thinks ‘I am back in the rhythm so I might as well stay in it’,” his manager Willi Weber told the German newspaper Bild.

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Aug 21

Collision but also fastest time for local hero Alonso (+results)

Heidfeld slammed it as “just plain stupid”

Nick Heidfeld was unhappy with the local hero, but Fernando Alonso managed to please his Spanish supporters by capturing the top spot in afternoon practice at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Renault drivers fail to show for autograph session

Despite receiving notice about the event “on 31st of July 2009”.

Fernando Alonso was summoned by the Valencia stewards on Friday after failing to turn up for a mandatory autograph session ahead of his home race. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Hülkenberg scrapes into top spot in free practice (+results)

German narrowly tops Petrov in Valencia

Nico Hülkenberg claimed the top spot, just, from Vitaly Petrov and Pastor Maldonado in a scintillating free practice session this morning in Valencia which ended with the top three split by just one tenth. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Rosberg drugs-tested while on holiday

WADA agent woke him up at 7am one morning

Nico Rosberg 01Nico Rosberg was drug-tested by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) while on holiday in Ibiza last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Vettel commits to Red Bull

Webber not pushing to be Red Bull’s no.1

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel 02Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that it has extended its contract with Sebastian Vettel until the end of 2011, with an option for  2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Whitmarsh says Alonso heading for Ferrari in 2010

“We all know that Fernando Alonso’s move to Ferrari will have a ripple effect” -Whitmarsh

2009-04-04 - Renault - Fernando AlonsoMartin Whitmarsh on Friday morning admitted that it is common paddock knowledge that Fernando Alonso is moving to Ferrari next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Campos admits de la Rosa top driver target

“Still it is not decided.  It is necessary to also consider drivers like Kubica and Piquet.”

New formula one team boss Adrian Campos has admitted that Pedro de la Rosa, currently McLaren’s third driver, is his top target to front the Spanish outfit’s first race lineup in 2010.

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Aug 21

Fisi’s name to disappear from GP2 grid (updated)

Scuderia Coloni announcement

Switzerland’s Motorsport Aktuell reports that the Force India driver, whose Fisichella Motor Sport team is a collaboration with Paolo Coloni, has sold the naming rights to the sponsor Party Poker. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

A1GP news update

The latest…

With just nine weeks to go before the first race of Season Five of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, the first construction milestone was reached in Australia ahead of the SuperGP on the streets of Surfers Paradise, 22-25 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

2009 -2010 Star Mazda Winter Series announced

Dates confirmed for three first events

The Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Series administrators for the Star Mazda Winter Series have announced the dates for the third annual winter championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Mailleux and Ragues ready for Nurburgring 1000km

Signature team drivers Franck Mailleux and Pierre Ragues are preparing themselves

For one of the world’s classic sports car races – the Nürburgring 1000km, Round 5 of the 2009 Le Mans Series, this weekend (August 21-23). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Simona makes the break (+exclusive photos)

With 3 races left in the 2009 Formula Atlantic Championship

Simona de Silvestro has tightened her grip on first place in the drivers’ classification. The Swiss girl scored another victory on Sunday on the Trois Rivières circuit in Quebec, and has increased her lead over her nearest rival to 21 points. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Patrice Brisebois and L’Équipeur keep raising funds for Dream Take Flight

Meet Patrice Brisebois and sign his car

2009-08-07 - Patrice Brisebois à ShawiniganMore than 350 people have already signed Patrice Brisebois’ NASCAR racing car to raise money for DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT, an initiative of AIR CANADA employees. This unique organization has annually helped 150 physically, mentally or socially challenged children realize their dream of visiting Disney World. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

BMW-Sauber F1 Team confirms test for Rossi

“Formula 1 has been my goal since beginning in karts at age 10” -Rossi

Dr. Mario Theissen - Alexander RossiThe BMW-Sauber F1 Team confirmed earlier this month that Californian Alexander Rossi, winner of the 2008 Formula BMW World Finals in Mexico City will test for the team, December 1st – 3rd at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The 17-year-old will be piloting the 850bhp car at the famous Formula 1 test circuit in the southern region of the country.

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