Daily Archive: December 1, 2009

Dec 01

F2 champion Soucek tops F1 test for Williams

Spaniard outpaces strong international rookie field in Jerez 

2009 Formula Two champion Andy Soucek set the fastest time for Williams on his Formula One test debut for the team today (Tuesday 1 December) at Jerez in Spain, ahead of a strong field of champions from other major international single seater series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Horner insists Renault not 2010 engine supplier yet

 “Nothing is confirmed yet” -Horner

Christian Horner on Tuesday insisted a decision about Red Bull Racing’s engine supplier for the 2010 season has not yet been taken. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Formula One teams Jerez test report – Day 1 (updated)

Jerez test report – Day 1

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

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Dec 01

Compass 360 Racing signs Eversley and Lutz

For 2010 campaign

09-08-15_0031Grand-Am’s 2009 Street-Tuner Championship-winning team Compass360 Racing (C360R) today announced the first of their season-long driver pairings by signing Ryan Eversley and Zach Lutz to drive one of the team’s Honda Civic Si’s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Driver choice hints at Renault team sale

Motorsport Aktuell named Gerard Lopez as one prospective buyer.

A Swiss specialist publication has identified a link between Renault’s surprising driver choice for this week’s Jerez test, and a potential buyer for the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Alguersuari entry list snub ‘surprising’ – management

Jaime is undergoing physical and psychological training with the Red Bull team

Jaime Alguersuari’s management has expressed surprise that the 19-year-old’s name does not feature on the provisional 2010 entry list published on Monday by F1’s governing body. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Grand-Am: 2004 – Breakthrough year for the Daytona Prototypes

A full field of 17 of the new cars raced in the season-opening Rolex 24

One year after six Daytona Prototypes were on the starting grid for the Rolex 24 At Daytona – and only two were able to finish – the GRAND-AM Rolex Series new headline class enjoyed a breakthrough in the 2004 Rolex 24. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Paffett wants new McLaren test contract

Gary Paffett has indicated he wants to remain with McLaren in 2010 as a test driver.

The 28-year-old DTM driver has occasionally tested with the Woking based team for several years, but does not completely rule out the possibility of a race seat elsewhere in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Around the ‘net: F1 on Tuesday 1/12

The latest…

All the latest news and bits from F1 on the web Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Young driver test kicks off at Jerez

On a clear and crisp morning at Jerez, F1’s ‘young driver’ formula one test kicked off.

With only rookies with less than three official F1 events under their belts eligible to drive, nine out of the ten teams that contested the 2009 world championship fielded single cars on the opening morning of the three-day session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

FIA confirms Manor to be called Virgin Racing

The new British team Manor’s takeover by the Virgin brand is definitely set to proceed.

virgin_logoAlthough the parties have not yet announced a tie-up, the FIA said on its entry list for the 2010 season that the team featuring Timo Glock in car number 24 will be known as ‘Virgin Racing’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Sauber eyes investors, new bosses for F1 team

 Sauber and Toyota missing from 2010 entry list

Toyota F1Peter Sauber will begin looking for investors and new management when his Hinwil based team is given the green light to contest the 2010 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Raikkonen has signed Citroen deal – report

“All options remain on the table”

Kimi Raikkonen has now signed a contract to drive full time in next year’s World Rally Championship with a Citroen C4, according to specialist reports in Finland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Goodyear is official tire of the NEW Gold Crown Championship race car series (+photo)

Gold Crown ChampionshipThe Gold Crown Championship race car series has agreed that Goodyear will be the circuit’s Official Tire. This is fantastic news for the new race series and sets the pace for the next stage of this exciting new marketing opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

High Velocity Motorsports expands for 2010

Junior karting standout Chase Pelletier continues to make waves in the Ontario kart racing scene

Battling competitors on track every weekend is nothing to the battle that Chase Pelletier faces every day of his life. The standout Junior kart racer continues to impress in regional racing action as he deals with having Juvenile Diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Kubica out, Briatore back in at Renault F1?

With uncertainty continuing to shroud the future of the Enstone-based outfit

Robert Kubica could find himself ‘automatically released’ from his contract with Renault to jump ship to Mercedes Grand Prix ‘in the coming weeks’ – as disgraced ‘Singapore-gate’ protagonist Flavio Briatore plots an F1 return… Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Menezes doubles at SKUSA SuperNationals XIII with two podium finishes (+photos)

Tony Kart driver awarded entry into Jim Russell Championship Series Future Driver shoot-out

 Gustavo Menezes closed out a solid 2009 season at the 13th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, the largest karting event in the United States, which is held annually outside the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The November 18-22 event will go down in history as one of biggest races in North American karting as a number of professional drivers from around the world contested the 6/10-mile temporary circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals: final preparations

The Grand Finals are the culminating point of this Challenge held in over 60 different countries

Drivers and members of Team Canada which will take part of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals next week in Sharm El Sheikh are in final preparations for this event.  No other karting event regroup so many different countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

International Motorsports Industry Show reaches full capacity (+photos)

All booth space filled for Dec. 2-3 Motorsports Trade Show at Indiana Convention Center

Officials from the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) announced today that all 572 available booths will be used for the inaugural IMIS show Dec. 2-3 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Waterford Speedbowl adds closing event to ACT schedule

The event will feature 150 lap main events for each division

Officials at Waterford Speedbowl have announced an agreement with the American Canadian Tour (ACT) to close the 2010 season with a Fall Doubleheader stock car 300 lap spectacle.  The Late Model stars of the ACT and the ‘Bowl’ will join the southern New England SK Modified division at Waterford on the weekend of October 09/10. Read the rest of this entry »

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