Daily Archive: December 17, 2009

Dec 17

2010 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix Tickets now officially on sale

June 11, 12 and 13, 2010 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Octane Racing Group is pleased to announce that as of today, Wednesday December 16, tickets for the 2010 FORMULA 1 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX are now on sale. As previously announced, those who wish to attend the FIA Formula One World Championship round which will take place June 11-13, 2010 at Parc Jean Drapeau’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, will be able to order tickets on a first come, first serve basis. Fans should contact the ticket office without delay as the best seats in house are in high demand. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Kobayashi to drive for BMW Sauber F1 Team from 2010

BMW Sauber F1 Team driver announcement

Kamui KobayashiKamui Kobayashi has been signed on as a BMW Sauber F1 Team driver as of season 2010. The 23-year-old Japanese drew attention to himself in 2009 with two strong performances as a substitute driver for Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Ecclestone reveals Schumacher return likely

Schu could test GP2 car in Abu Dhabi – report

Bernie Ecclestone has said he will be “surprised” if Michael Schumacher does not return to formula one next year with Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Grand-Am road Racing, Featherlite trailers extend long standing relationship

For an additional five years

Following one of the most competitive seasons in its 10-year history, GRAND-AM Road Racing continues to combine growth stability in announcing today a five-year extension with longtime partner Featherlite Trailers. The renewal maintains a relationship that began during GRAND-AM’s inaugural season of competition in 2000. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Kovalainen to drive Proton in Finnish rally

 Heikki Kovalainen looks set to contest next month’s Arctic Lapland Rally in his native Finland.

It was reported at the end of the 2009 season that the 28-year-old was keen to resume his hobby of rallying, which was forbidden under the terms of his McLaren contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

F1 teams to select appeal judges in 2010

The governing body added that all ICA judges will remain “absolutely independent and impartial”.

Formula one teams will have a say in the selection of judges used for appeal hearings, the governing FIA has announced. After a meeting in Monaco last week, it was decided that for cases involving formula one, the International Court of Appeal (ICA) will feature its existing panel plus judges “co-opted” by the teams, the Paris federation confirmed in a statement. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Sauber sponsor switches to Virgin

FxPro is sponsoring Virgin Racing

Sauber has secured a spot on the 2010 grid in the wake of former owner BMW’s withdrawal, but the Hinwil based team has lost a prominent sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Ferrari engine to use less fuel in 2010 – report

Ferrari will have a more fuel-efficient engine in 2010, Spain’s Diario AS has suggested.

2009-04-23 - Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen 03To coincide with formula one’s ban on refuelling, the sports newspaper said the Maranello based team is working on efficiency improvements allowed under the current engine freeze regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Renault halves F1 budget with Genii deal

Tung’s manager quiet amid Renault seat reports

The sale of a “large stake” of Renault’s formula one team will halve the French carmaker’s annual spend on the sport. The team’s managing director Jean-Francois Caubet is quoted by French language reports as saying: “Between the net cost for Renault in 2009 and 2010, it (the cost) has been halved.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Kubica waits for answers after Renault team sale

“We need some time – at least a few days – to evaluate the new situation” -Daniele Morelli

Robert Kubica’s manager is waiting for more information about the new owner before confirming if the Pole will drive for Renault in 2010.

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Dec 17

Miller Motorsports Park announces 2010 schedule

Entering its fifth season of operation

Miller Motorsports Park has crafted an ambitious schedule of events that includes one new major race and some date changes for others, some exciting new mid-level events plus its regular lineup of local racing that includes a new class of competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Lotus versus Virgin rivalry heats up

The rivalry between Lotus and Virgin took a cheeky turn this week

Lotus team boss Tony Fernandes has doubted Virgin Racing’s claim that it can be competitive in formula one without using a wind tunnel. Virgin’s designer Nick Wirth, who owned Simtek and was also involved with Benetton in the late 90s, has penned the 2010 single seater by using only computers and simulation technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

A new team for a new era Part III (+photos)

Drivers, team members, sponsors, partners, it’s all here.

Virgin RacingThe Virgin Racing team was officially launched in London Tuesday, here are more details about the team.

Pictures from team launch are here

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Dec 17

Massa admits sore neck after Mugello tests

Felipe Massa admitted to having a sore neck after two days of testing this week at Mugello.

MassaThe Brazilian, who missed most of the second half of the 2009 season following his Budapest accident, drove a total of 90 laps in a two-year-old F2007 fitted with demonstration tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Magnus Racing enjoys successful on-track debut

At Daytona test

For the first time, the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 Cup turned a wheel as drivers John Potter and Craig Stanton enjoyed a successful two-day test during last week’s Rolex Sportscar Series test at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Chris Dyson, a driven man (+photo)

Flat out, even in the offseason

Chris Dyson is a very driven man. Both in and out the cockpit, Dyson exudes passion and professionalism in his unique position as head of Dyson Racing and as one of its drivers in the No. 20 BP Lola-Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Black Swan aiming to be back on track in 2010

After missing the 2009 American Le Mans Series

Tim Pappas

Tim Pappas

Black Swan Racing is set to come back in a big way for 2010. The Tim Pappas-owned team has moved into a new shop in Harvard, Mass., a location that will be central to the team’s return to full-time competition next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Ralph Firman Racing adding new chassis to the F2000 mix

 The RFR F2000

Legendary race-car designer Ralph Firman is set to be a new chassis supplier for the F2000 Championship Series in 2010. The new RFR F2000 chassis is in the final phases of production, with potential teams set to take delivery sometime in March. The project has been under-wraps since summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Around The Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda

Atlantic Championship News & Notes

After a history-making 2009 Atlantic Championship season in which she became the winningest woman in series history, Simona De Silvestro had a successful two-day test in an HVM Racing/Team Stargate Worlds IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway last week with an eye toward a possible run in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series. “She was very impressive,” said HVM Racing owner Keith Wiggins. Read the rest of this entry »