Daily Archive: October 12, 2009

Oct 12

ALMS Series celebrates on a night of Champions (+photos)

Lowe’s Fernandez Racing’s Luis Diaz and Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan were the big winners Sunday

They received highly sought after awards voted on by fans of the American Le Mans Series. Diaz, reigning LMP2 champion, received the Most Popular Driver Award while Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager, won his second straight From the Fans award. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Jules Bianchi graduates to GP2 with ART GP

“Jules showed that he has all the necessary qualities to succeed in the higher levels of Motor Sport” -Frederic Vasseur

In the wake of their 2009 F3 Euro Series Championship, ART Grand Prix and Jules Bianchi will continue their joint adventure in the GP2 Series for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Prost still interested in Renault team boss role

“I am not looking for work, but it is something that could interest me”

Alain Prost is still not ruling out a move to Renault as a full-time replacement for the ousted and banned team boss Flavio Briatore. Earlier speculation linking the former quadruple world champion and ex team owner with Briatore’s role ended when Bob Bell was named as the new Renault principal. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alguersuari’s grandfather dies aged 90

Rookie Spanish formula one driver Jaime Alguersuari’s grandfather has died at the age of 90.

2009-07-25 - Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari - 019Francisco ‘Paco’ Alguersuari was a renowned sports photographer, covering events including the Tour de France, multiple Olympic Games, and motor racing including grand prix bikes and F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Mosley warns lawyers to prepare for his memoirs

Outgoing FIA president Max Mosley has promised to include some explosive revelations in his personal memoirs

The 69-year-old Briton, who will step down in charge of F1’s governing body at the end of next week, told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that some top lawyers are likely to be put to work when the book is published. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Loeb not sure he’s ready for F1 debut

“I know that I lack driving with this type of single seater car”

sébastien loebSebastien Loeb has admitted that inexperience may be the biggest obstacle to his desire to make his F1 debut for Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi in less than three weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Johnson wins at Fontana, takes over points lead (+result & standing)

Jimmie Johnson called his shot

For months, the three-time defending Sprint Cup champion has been saying the addition of Auto Club Speedway to the Chase for the Sprint Cup was a gift to his No. 48 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Edwards wins at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; goes third-to-first in points (+result)

He becomes youngest Atlantic Champion in Series history on tiebreaker

John Edwards picked up his fourth Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda victory of the season and leapfrogged both Jonathan Summerton and Simona De Silvestro to become the youngest champion in the 36-year history of the series with a dominating performance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Barrichello’s Williams switch not decided yet

Barrichello is in talks with “several teams” in addition to Williams and Brawn

A spokesperson for Rubens Barrichello has denied suggestions the Brazilian veteran has already signed to switch to the Williams team in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Trulli admits Lotus switch possible

Glock’s back injury ‘will heal’ – doctor

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Toyota 03Jarno Trulli has admitted he could imagine switching to the new Malaysian-owned team Lotus F1. The Italian veteran, unlikely to retain his seat at Toyota beyond this season according to team president John Howett, has already been linked with a move to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Promoter wants Scotland GP within 10 years

Earlier Monaco date solves 2010 calendar concerns

Talks about Scotland joining an F1 calendar of the future are taking place and could result in Glasgow hosting a grand prix within ten years, according to Paul Morrison. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Ecclestone admits not all new teams will debut

Ecclestone still prefers ‘medals’ scoring concept

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted the possibility that some of F1’s new teams might not actually make it to the Bahrain grid next March. In 2010, four new teams – Campos, Lotus, Manor and USF1 – are scheduled to make their grand prix debuts. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

DTM: Bruno Spengler on Dijon podium (+result & standing)

Paffett wins, title showdown with Scheider at the finale

The premiere of the DTM in the French city of Dijon was much to the liking of the 26,000 spectators. Great recoveries, spectacular pit stops and door-to-door fights marked the ninth round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Massa ‘ready to race’ after Fiorano test (updated)

Ferrari rules out 2009 race return for Massa

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 02Felipe Massa on Monday said he felt back to his old self after driving a formula one car for the first time since sustaining serious head injuries in July. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Brian Hoar captures 6th ACT Tour Championship (+results)

Eric Williams Wins Fall 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway

ACT American-Canadian TourWilliston’s Brian Hoar captured his sixth career American Canadian Tour Championship with a fourth place finish in the New England Dodge Dealers Fall 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, October 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

McRae comes home for Rally of Scotland (+photos)

 Alister McRae is gearing up to return to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge

When the season draws to a close on RACMSA Rally of Scotland on November 19-21, McRae, the younger brother of the late 1995 world rally champion Colin, won the IRC pilot event – Zulu Rally South Africa – in May 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Newman Wachs Racing finished 1-2 in Atlantic Championship (+photos)

Edwards wins and Summerton comes in second

In a spine-tingling performance by Newman Wachs Racing teammates John Edwards and Jonathan Summerton, they finished 1-2 for the 3rd time this season in today’s race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The duo started where they finished and with those results, actually tie for Championship points. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Faieta dominated at Laguna Seca winning races and championship

“A big weight was just removed off of my shoulders,” – Faieta

Bob Faieta captured his third consecutive Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama championship winning the final two rounds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Nasr claims first title of 2009 for Stilo

Nasr made the jump to Europe with aplomb

Brazilian teenage sensation Felipe Nasr’s victory in the Formula BMW Euroseries saw him become the first driver of the season to clinch a championship using Stilo products. Read the rest of this entry »