Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 30

Sticky: Octane Racing Group: Promoter of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada (+photos)

An agreement covering the years 2010-2014

Groupe de course Octane Racing GroupOctane Racing Group Incorporated (Octane), of Montréal, is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula One World Championship Limited (together the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) to act as promoter of the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA as a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship in each of the years 2010 to 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Danica Patrick signs multi-year deal to stay in IRL

With restructured Andretti Autosport

There are plenty of reasons why Danica Patrick stays in the news. If it’s not her famous temper, photo shoots for Sports Illustrated or racy television commercials, it’s her impressive results on the race track. She is, after all, the first woman to win an Indy race and, after finishing third at the Brickyard this year, the most successful woman to race the Indy 500. But lately the news has centered over the future of her racing career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Rally switch for Raikkonen ‘more than rumour’ – Citroen

“But it is more than a rumour; it is a real possibility.”

Kimi Raikkonen’s likely switch from formula one to the World Rally Championship with Citroen in 2010 is moving ever closer. The French marque’s rally boss Olivier Quesnel said in an interview at the weekend that the reports about the 30-year-old’s rally plans for next year are inspired by “more than a rumour”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Alonso turned down Massa’s kart race invitation

“I hope he sees it is an interesting competition and that next year he comes.” Massa

Felipe Massa has revealed that he invited his 2010 Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to contest the weekend’s charity kart race International Challenge of the Stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

VW considers F1 engine supply in 2012

“Building an engine and providing it to a team is the best way”

VolkswagenVolkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker, is reportedly considering entering formula one in 2012 as an engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Santander not ruling out de la Rosa backing

de la Rosa joked that he is also a “promising youngster”

An official of the Spanish bank Santander has refused to rule out stepping in to support Pedro de la Rosa’s push to return to the formula one grid in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Sam Bird joins ART for 2010 GP2 Season

Reigning GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix have completed their 2010 driver line-up by signing Britain’s Sam Bird to partner Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

McLaren insists late arrival no problem for Button

McLaren’s MP4-25 has been designed without the 29-year-old Briton in mind.

2009-04-18 - McLaren - 03Jenson Button’s late arrival at McLaren will not disadvantage him alongside teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2010, the team’s engineering director insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Brawn should have ‘fought’ to keep drivers – Barrichello

Conway eyes Mercedes GP race seat

Mike ConwayBrawn/Mercedes should have “fought” to keep the 2009 driver lineup for next season, according Rubens Barrichello. The Brazilian veteran’s teammate this year was the 2009 world champion Jenson Button, and together they collected 8 victories for the Brackley based squad as well as the constructors’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Wolff suggests Williams involvement to deepen

This is not a simple transaction in which I buy such-and-such a per cent.

Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff has suggested he might ramp up his involvement with the Williams team in the next few years. When the 37-year-old Austrian’s new minority share of the Grove based outfit was recently announced, Williams declined to declare the precise percentage figure that is now owned by Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Piquet says Campos seeking Spaniard

A Senna/Piquet combination would remind fans of the country’s highly successful F1 era

Nelson Piquet has admitted he would be “delighted” to return to F1 next year with Campos, but admits he is facing competition to become Bruno Senna’s 2010 teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Trulli says 2010 plans to be decided soon

“The situation is evolving rapidly, so stay tuned.” -Trulli

Jarno Trulli has indicated that the uncertainty about his plans for the 2010 season is soon to end. The Italian is likely to be on the grid next March, but he recently travelled to the United States for a test in a Sprint Cup NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Schumacher admits 2010 return possible

“Who knows?  Anything can happen” -Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has kept alive the speculation about his possible full-time return to formula one next year with Mercedes GP. At a Brazilian kart event at the weekend in Florianopolis, the 40-year-old refused to reject the reports about his becoming Nico Rosberg’s 2010 teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Toyota, not Sauber, to appear on FIA entry list

Theissen not staying in F1 with Sauber

Contrary to earlier reports, it has emerged that Sauber will be missing from the FIA’s forthcoming provisional 2010 entry list. The specialist publications Blick and Auto Motor und Sport report that, in order to avoid a $150m fine for not honouring the Concorde Agreement, Toyota is instead looking to hand over its team entry to Serbian outfit Stefan Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

F2: 2010 Race calendar confirmed

Again in 2010, the champion will again receive a full test with the Williams F1 team
Soucek gears up for ‘dream’ Williams Formula One test

The successful maiden season of the FIA Formula Two Championship witnessed Andy Soucek crowned the first F2 champion for 25 years with a dominant performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Campana powers to podium in Clio trophy

French driver Pierre Campana has claimed second place

In the hotly-fought Renault Clio R3 class on the Rallye du Var, the final round of the French Championship. The 24-year-old was in the lead right up until the final two stages, when a puncture dropped him down the order. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Pserra Racing ends year at the SKUSA Supernationals (+photos)

Birel kart racing team finishes off the 2009 season

With strong runs in several classes as they look toward 2010. Pserra Racing recently returned home from Las Vegas with new experiences and new opportunities for the 2010 racing season. The Pserra Racing Team made good use of their Birel chassis and fielded one of the strongest Birel efforts at the SuperNationals. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Matured in an educational debut season – part 1

Christian Bakkerud, Johannes Seidlitz and Tomáš Kostka Q&A

In this Q&A, the three Kolles drivers talk about their debut season on the DTM grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Le Mans: Money can’t buy chance for aspiring engineers

Two weeks work experience at top international sports car team on offer

At the Inside Motorsport Race Car Engineering Seminar, one aspiring young race engineer who attends the Inside Motorsport Race Car Engineering Seminar at the Silverstone Innovation Centre on 4-8 January 2010 will be offered two weeks work experience with a leading international sports car team – and work with that team at the Silverstone 1000kms. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Sticky: The Holiday Season is approaching!

That’s NASCAR !

This year, delight your friends and family by offering the Elite of the NASCAR Nationwide series ! The NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge constitutes a choice present this Holiday Season.

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Nov 29

Sauber expects FIA green-light on Monday

Sauber eyes Russian Petrov for 2010 seat

With the Qadbak uncertainty now past and Peter Sauber back in charge, the Hinwil based team’s Swiss founder says he is expecting to see the green light from the FIA on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Jim Russell: Bennett and Menezes awarded future driver selection scholarships

After superb outings at the SuperNationals

Tyler Bennett (in car) and Gustavo Menezes will take part in the Jim Russell Future Driver Selection program. A successful weekend at the world’s largest kart race, Super Karts USA! SuperNationals XIII, has awarded two young drivers a chance at launching their careers in motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Lombardi sets sights on 2010 title

”I have a great team behind me in Glen Phillips and GTP Motorsports” – Lombardi

“As far as my plan for the 2010 season, it’s quite simple, win the championship,” said Phil Lombardi, who has been a fixture on the F2000 Championship Series tour for a couple seasons now. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

MOTOGP: Lorenzo visits Thailand, Indonesia next

2009 MotoGP World Championship runner-up Jorge Lorenzo received a warm welcome

In Thailand, during the first day of a visit to South East Asia. In a country where half a million motorcycles are sold, but where stars of the sport rarely visit, the Spaniard made an early morning trip to the Yamaha Motor Thailand factory in Bangkok before spending the afternoon at the capital city’s most important dealership, the Yamaha Rider’s Club. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

MOTOGP: Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup ready for 2010 (+schedule)

The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup starts its fourth season in 2010

With 15 nations represented in the provisional entry list of 25 riders – all looking to follow in the footsteps of 2009 winner Jakub Kornfeil. Kornfeil received his FIM award from the Federation president Vito Ippolito at the final MotoGP round in Valencia, where he was racing in the 125GP class – and the 16-year-old Czech is due to start next season as a full time grand prix rider. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

NASCAR: Johnson’s run is historic

But it’s not over

Jimmie Johnson may have secured a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup title in a row, but there is still more to come. At long last, Jimmie Johnson allowed himself to savour the magnitude of his accomplishments — but don’t let that fool you. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Life often on hold as Knaus remains devoted to No. 48

Ready at a moment’s notice with all the right answers

The euphoria of winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cup Series championship still hung in the air as Chad Knaus made his way to his place at the table where driver Jimmie Johnson and Marshall Carlson, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports, already had begun a lengthy interview session with the media. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Solberg: Raikkonen has top five potential

But Solberg ruled out a WRC victory for Raikkonen next year

Petter Solberg

Petter Solberg

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

Petter Solberg believes that should Kimi Raikkonen commit to a full WRC season in 2010 he would adapt quickly to the sport and could challenge for top five finishes before the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

NASCAR: Putting a wrap on 2009 with the top 12 drivers

It’s all over but our wrap-up of the 2009 season

So let’s get to it. Here’s a breakdown of the top 12 in the Sprint Cup Series point standings after Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

IndyCar: Sao Paulo to host IndyCar opener

IndyCar Series confirms a deal with Sao Paulo to host the first race of the 2010 season

The 2010 IndyCar Series season will start in Brazil after confirmation that a deal has been done to see an event run in Sao Paolo. A race in Brazil had been on the cars for some time but no venue had been revealed, with confirmation now coming that Sao Paulo will host a new street race alongside the F1 race at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

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