Daily Archive: October 29, 2009

Oct 29

GP2 Asia Series Third season preview

The first racing cars to run at the new circuit at Abu Dhabi

The third season of the GP2 Asia Series opens this week at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi as part of the country’s first ever Formula One
Grand Prix.

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Oct 29

Serious Brawn talks to start after Sunday – Button

2010 moves for Barrichello, Glock, to be announced

2009-04-04 - Brawn - Jenson Button 00Jenson Button on Thursday skimmed over speculation he might be set to take his ‘number 1′ to McLaren in 2010, revealing that talks with Brawn about next season have now begun. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Wickens heads free practice one in Barcelona (+results)

Canadian sets the pace ahead of Soucek and De Marco

Robert Wickens set the fastest lap in the opening free practice session in Barcelona today (Thursday) after seeing off the threat from F2 champion Andy Soucek. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Jonny on the spot

Blogging from Japan

The Drayson Racing “World Tour” wraps up this weekend with the team’s entry into the inaugural race for the Asian Le Mans Series at Okayama, Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Drivers face finale with uncertain futures

A lot is up in the air

The chequered flag will wave on the 2009 season on Sunday, but the fates of several drivers are still uncertain. 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, having agreed to terminate his Ferrari contract to make way for Fernando Alonso, is linked with a move to McLaren or Toyota, but is believed to have run into trouble in terms of his wage demands. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

F1 ‘must’ keep Britain on calendar – Heidfeld

“Most of the teams are based there, it is really where the home of motor sport is” -Heidfeld

2009-01-20 - Nick Heidfeld 44768Nick Heidfeld on Thursday backed Martin Whitmarsh’s view that Britain should not be lost to the formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

The Ducati Xerox team concludes Portimao testing

Team heads home to Italy

A cooler, overcast day characterised day two of testing at the Portimao circuit as Ducati Xerox riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio and their technicians continued work where they had left off yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Prime Kartsport CRG officially launches

Trevor Wickens and Frank Menotti team up to launch a new karting team in Ontario

While some are winding down after a long karting season, Trevor Wickens and Frank Menotti have just taken the wraps off of their new kart racing team and distribution program. Wickens brings 13 years of experience to the team starting years ago tuning for his brother, Robert, who is now a driver on Team Red Bull and is ranked second in the points in the Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Anthony Hamilton joins football management foray

Involved with 2mb International Soccer Management as an advisor will be Anthony Hamilton

Two names associated primarily with formula one have united for a foray into the world of professional football. Former grand prix driver Mark Blundell, already with a driver management company 2mb, has expanded the business to include the handling of soccer players. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Ecclestone confirms F1 dream over for Donington

Bernie Ecclestone  confirmed that Donington will no longer be the new host of the British grand prix

The Leicestershire circuit had inked a 17-year contract to begin hosting formula one in 2010, but has failed to come up with the necessary funding for renovations. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Trulli and Sutil resume row two weeks after Brazil

After fiercely arguing trackside at Interlagos

Then in the stewards’ room, hostilities resumed between Jarno Trulli and Adrian Sutil in the FIA press conference on Thursday. Two weeks after they clashed at the start of the Brazilian grand prix, resulting in a fine for the “aggressive” Italian veteran Trulli, the pair openly rowed for the benefit of the international media at Abu Dhabi’s new Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

THP Spider Cup winner tested the 908 HDi

“THAT WAS FANTASTIC!”  – Guilvert

They were practically the only words on Grégory Guilvert’s lips following his test at the wheel of the 908 HDi FAP at Le Castellet, in the south of France, on Wednesday October 28. After wrapping up the 2009 THP Spider Cup ahead of the final round, Grégory Guilvert travelled to Le Castellet where he took time to observe the team’s test work with the 908 HDi FAP before making his own contribution to the programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Alexander Rossi to race in Abu Dhabi for GP2 Asia opener

“Alexander goals are F1 and he’s clearly talented” -Tiago Monteiro

GP2 - Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi will make his GP2 Asia series debut this weekend at ‘Yas Marina Circuit’ in Abu Dhabi. The 18-year-old from Nevada City, California, will pilot the 550bhp GP2 Dallara-Renault Asia series car for the Ocean Racing Technology (ORT) team, owned by former F1 driver Tiago Monteiro. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Rosberg confirms he will leave Williams

“I don’t want to talk about my future.  I just want to say that I won’t be at Williams”

Nico Rosberg told reporters on Thursday that this weekend’s Abu Dhabi grand prix is his last of 70 races for the Williams team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Mobil 1 to join Mercedes at Brawn? – rumour

Haug hints Mercedes to sign German driver

According to a rumour in the paddock of the DTM series finale in Hockenheim last weekend, Brawn could be set to benefit from more than just an intensified relationship with Mercedes-Benz in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

More good news for Renault after crash-gate

Altran intends to continue its technology partnership with the Enstone based team

Another piece of good news has emerged from the French formula one team Renault in the wake of the damage done by ‘crash-gate’. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Theissen not ready to decide F1 future

Mario Theissen insists he is still not ready to make a decision about his future

The 57-year-old German’s career at BMW dates back to the late 70s, and he has overseen the carmaker’s formula one and motor racing activities for more than a decade. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Corrida Karting joins GP Kart expension in Mid-West

Wisconsin-based operation opens doors as newest GP Kart dealer

As it continues to expand its presence across the United States, the GP Kart line added yet another new kart shop to its program with the addition of Corrida Karting. The new shop, which is opening in Neenah, WI, will be owned and operated by Joe and Wende Sturm. In conjunction with GP Kart importer Rocky Mountain Kartworks and St. Louis area dealer Crockett Motorsports, this new combination is setting its sites on making a huge impact on the karting scene in the Midwest. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

World Speed wins the Racing Driver’s Club 50th Annual 4-Hour Endurance Race

Team also secures the Formula Atlantic Championship the same weekend  

This past weekend at Thunderhill Raceway Park World Speed Motorsports competed in the first endurance race of their 18 year history. “A four hour race is about eight times longer than our usual sprint race,” noted Team Owner Telo Stewart. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

NASCAR: Is the Chase its own worst enemy?

Should NASCAR be worried

Its drivers are showing signs of tiring of the hype surrounding the Chase for the Championship? Don’t blame Denny Hamlin for feeling cheated by the mathematics of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

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