Daily Archive: September 15, 2009

Sep 15

Lotus involves Malaysian gov’t and carmaker Proton

“We hope to officially introduce you to our two drivers by October 31”

The new ‘Lotus F1’ team, cleared by the FIA to make its debut in 2010, involves the Malaysian government and the country’s national car maker, Proton. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

L’Estage leads the Championship

Triple victory for Mitsubishi

2009-09-12 - SamediAntoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu won Rallye Défi last weekend, 4th round of the Canadian Rally Championship. The North American champions now take the lead in the season standings with two events remaining.

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Sep 15

Porsche-only series returns to Mont-Tremblant

For the Fall Classic September 25th to 27th

The 944-cup series will be featured at the upcoming Fall Classic at the famous Mont-Tremblant Circuit.  Hardent, a local engineering firm, is proud to sponsor this historical event, the first time that a Porsche-only series will be racing at Le Circuit since the Rothmans Porsche Turbo Cup series almost 20 years ago.  There will be a race on Saturday and Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Another false start: 2010 Canada GP still not on

The negotiations are actually over, but we haven’t signed anything yet

The return to the F1 calendar of the Canadian grand prix in 2010 is still not assured, politicians in Montreal insist. On Monday, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve’s outgoing local promoter Normand Legault said in a media statement that a “commercial dispute” with Bernie Ecclestone is now over and that an “announcement is forthcoming” about Canada’s return to F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

BMW AG reaches agreement with investor on sale of the BMW Sauber F1 Team.

BMW wishes Qadbak and the Sauber Team every success for the 2010

bmwBMW AG, based in Munich, Germany, is pleased to announce today that Qadbak Investments Ltd, a Swiss-based foundation which represents the interests of certain Middle East and European based families, has agreed to purchase the BMW Sauber F1 Team, based in Hinwil, Switzerland. The contract was signed today (Tuesday). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Head says Cosworth an ‘option’ for Williams

Williams was Cosworth’s last F1 partner in 2006

2009-09-13 - Italie - Williams - Adam Parr and Patrick HeadCosworth is an “option” for the Williams team in 2010, co-owner Patrick Head has been quoted as saying. With Toyota’s future on the grid in doubt and its V8 thought to be the least powerful in formula one, the independent British team Williams is openly on the lookout for a new engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Button in complex talks over future with Brawn

Brawn’s first counter-offer in monetary terms was “derisory”

2009-09-13 - Italie - Brawn - Jenson Button 03Even in the midst of a championship battle, Jenson Button is reportedly also embroiled in complicated dealings about his future at the Brawn team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Lotus, not Sauber, wins final spot on 2010 grid

Sauber has instead been awarded the “14th place” in the 2010 pitlane

The garage currently occupied by BMW-Sauber will be replaced by a Malaysia-owned ‘Lotus F1 Team’ in 2010, formula one’s governing FIA announced on Tuesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Stewart says no to FIA presidency bid

Vatanen not allowed on grid at Monza

Sir Jackie Stewart has revealed he turned down a request to join Jean Todt and Ari Vatanen in the running to become the next president of the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Briatore’s head on the block in ‘crash-gate’

Diario AS said Renault has offered to oust Briatore in favour of Frederic Vasseur

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio BriatoreThe French carmaker Renault has reportedly offered to replace the boss of its formula one team, Flavio Briatore. The offer, made to the sport’s governing body ahead of the 21 September hearing into the ‘crash-gate’ affair, was interpreted by the Spanish newspaper AS as being a move to appease the World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Eastern excitement on TSN Tuesday‏

The 2009 season will also be shown this year on the RDS French language network.

Action from the Parts Canada Superbike Championship returns to TSN HD and TSN this week with coverage of the sixth round of the series from Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Matt Pritiko learns the ropes at Sunset Speedway

Pritiko’s Sunset adventure 

pritiko_sunset_61Matt Pritiko’s intense learning curve into the world of short track racing continued on Sunday at Sunset Speedway. Once again, the London, Ontario youngster was under the watchful eye of NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver Mark Dilley. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

ACT Invitational media winner round 1, ‘Big’ Bigelow

Bigelow picked Canadian Patrick Laperle in the final bonus race this past weekend

Noted racing columnist ‘Big’ Bigelow from the Caledonia Record, a daily paper from St. Johnsbury, VT, has won the first round of the ACT Invitational Media Contest. Read the rest of this entry »