Daily Archive: December 4, 2009

Dec 04

Rumours link Villeneuve with Renault/Prodrive

Jacques Villeneuve’s is the latest name linked with the rumours about Renault’s future in formula one.

09-08-28_537It was reported on Thursday that David Richards’ Prodrive company may be close to agreeing a deal to take over the French carmaker’s Enstone based chassis-building plant. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Kevin Mirocha ends Valencia test on top (+results)

German finishes fastest ahead of Jolyon Palmer and Dan Clarke

Germany’s Kevin Mirocha set the fastest time of the afternoon as the final day of testing in Valencia drew to a close, the 18-year-old finishing ahead of the British pairing of Jolyon Palmer and Dan Clarke. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Ho-Pin Tung hoping Lopez buys Renault

Lopez is also involved with the Gravity driver management company

Ho-Pin Tung’s manager has confirmed that the Chinese driver’s involvement with a potential team buyer was the reason for his test at the wheel of a Renault this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Alonso ‘better’ for Ferrari than Raikkonen – boss

Fisi to ‘definitely’ be 2010 Ferrari reserve

Fernando Alonso is arriving at Ferrari because the famous Italian team needs a race driver in the Michael Schumacher-mould. That is the admission of team boss Stefano Domenicali, as he contemplates Ferrari’s 2010 season after deciding to replace the rally-bound Kimi Raikkonen with Spaniard Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Prokart Challenge releases schedules and class structure

New streamlined SKUSA class line-up to make debut in 2010

When the new year comes around the corner in January, Superkarts! USA will see the first two of their five regional series come back to life in California.  The ProKart Challenge North and South programs will be the first to get back into the swing of things, and they will be greeted by a slightly evolved class structure that will better support the organization’s Stock Moto program.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Button wants Hamilton challenge – Ross Brawn

“Jenson obviously wanted to be in the same car against Lewis Hamilton.”

Ross Brawn has admitted disappointment with Jenson Button’s decision to switch to Mercedes, but insists the move has nothing to do with money. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Around the ‘net: F1 on Friday 4/12

The latest…

All the latest news and bits from F1 on the web.

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Dec 04

All-Canadian team returns to Rolex 24

Bullet Racing of Vancouver announced its entry into the 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona

No doubt, thousands of die-hard Canadian Grand-Am and Rolex 24 fans will be thrilled to see the Maple Leaf adorned No. 33 Porsche 997 GT3 hurtling around the banks of Daytona again. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Schu set for Stuttgart meeting on Monday

Linked with a return to formula one next year with Mercedes’ new works team

Michael Schumacher is meeting with his manager Willi Weber after the coming weekend, according to the German newspaper Bild Zeitung. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

SCCA Club Racing: 2010 Hall of Fame inductees revealed

The SCCA National Hall of Fame was created in 2004

Sports Car Club of America has revealed the names of the five individuals who will be inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame at the 2010 SCCA National Convention. The distinguished group includes: Nick Craw, Briggs Cunningham, R. David Jones, Berdie Martin and Wayne Zitkus. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Toyota sheds 500 jobs at Cologne

Remaining 150 staff will stay employed for the site’s ongoing projects

500 jobs at Toyota’s formula one headquarters have been cut, a spokesman for the Cologne based Toyota Motorsport GmbH has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Portugal driver on pole for Campos seat

It would be very positive for Alvaro’s sponsors to be with a Spanish team

A Portuguese media source insists his heavily-backed countryman Alvaro Parente is “on the verge” of becoming Bruno Senna’s 2010 race teammate at Campos. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Raikkonen’s Citroen switch now official

Raikkonen will drive a Citroen C4 next year at all thirteen WRC rounds

The news is finally official: Kimi Raikkonen will not be on the 2010 formula one grid because he has signed full-time with Citroen’s junior World Rally Championship team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Ecclestone believes Renault to stay in F1

Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports that Renault is set to withdraw from formula one.

It emerged on Thursday that officials of the French carmaker were meeting in Paris to discuss the foray, amid reports that Prodrive/David Richards and Mangrove/Gravity will take over the Enstone facility with Renault remaining an engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Young drivers end F1 testing for 2009

Riccardo, the reigning British F3 champion, was easily quicker than Thursday’s entire field

Daniel Ricciardo impressed the F1 world by setting the Jerez circuit’s fastest lap of the entire year on Thursday as the Young Driver session concluded. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Jensen named team owner of the year

Jensen MotorSport lead driver Markus Niemela scored seven top-fives in 2009

Owner/driver Eric Jensen has been named the 2009 Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda Team Owner of the Year. Jensen MotorSport and the Jensen name have been mainstays in the Atlantic Championship paddock for many of the series’ 36 years of competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

MotoGP should reward talent, not technology

Rossi has revealed his vision for the future of the sport

Record-breaking multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi backs calls for a return to 1,000cc engines in the premier class – and stresses that man should count for more than machine in the end result. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

NASCAR: Penske names crew chiefs for Keselowski

Jay Guy named Brad Keselowski’s crew chief in Cup series

Jay Guy will be the crew chief for Brad Keselowski’s #12 Sprint Cup Series team, Penske Racing announced earlier this week. Guy most recently worked as the crew chief on the #78 Furniture Row Racing car driven by Regan Smith. Guy also has been a crew chief in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

FIA considers Super 2000 title for WRC

The FIA is proposing to split the 2010 Production Car World Rally Championship (P-WRC)

Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, is close to approving changes to next year’s World Rally Championship structure to create a competition specifically for Super 2000 cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

RMC Grand Finals: presentation of the DD2 drivers

This year expect good results with Frank Launi, Daniel Morad, Scott Campbell, Darren White and Kyle Stevens.

Rotax Max ChallengeOnce again, Team Canada will be in force in the DD2 class, not only because of the number of drivers (5), but by the quality of the drivers. Last year, two Canadian drivers in DD2 finished in the top 7 (Pier-Luc Ouellette 2nd, and Christophe Boisclair 7th) while Scott Campbell and Darren White also qualified for the final round. Read the rest of this entry »