Daily Archive: December 22, 2009

Dec 22

Sticky: Alex Tagliani visits FAZZT Race Team newly completed race shop

“It is absolutely amazing to see what our team has accomplished in less than one month”

Indycar - FAZZT Race Team - Alex Tagliani 01Alex Tagliani spent this week in Indianapolis working out of the newly completed FAZZT Race Team shop. The team moved in to the 25,000 square foot race shop 30 days ago and took delivery of all of its race equipment and chassis at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Andy Shovlin would be Schu’s engineer

Yet another sign that Michael Schumacher is set to return to F1 next year has emerged.

According to German sources, even though Nico Rosberg is currently the only confirmed Mercedes driver for 2010, his race engineer will be Jock Clear. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

2010 GP3 Series calendar revealed

Eight rounds in the 2010 season

The GP3 Series is proud to unveil its inaugural race calendar. Eight rounds have been confirmed for the 2010 season, seven of which will support the FIA Formula One World Championship. The season goes green in Barcelona where Formula One kicks off its European season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Radon Sport introduces new F2000 car

Under the Eyes of the Team USA Scholarship

F2000 - Radon The first images of an innovative new F2000 car, the Radon Rn.10, were released today. At least four cars have been sold and will contest the 2010 F2000 Championship Series season, which begins in April at VIR. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Ecclestone expects two new teams to fold

Teams scrap plans for common 2010 car launch

Bernie Ecclestone does not expect two of F1’s four new teams to actually race in 2010, according to the Times newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Piquet to reveal 2010 plans ‘very soon’

“I will decide about it soon.  Very soon.”

Nelson Piquet has revealed that his plans for the 2010 season will be known “very soon”. The 24-year-old Brazilian was ousted by Renault this year before the ‘crashgate’ scandal, and has since tested twice for a NASCAR Truck series team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Henkel, Mercedes, settle F1 sponsorship dispute

“Resolved by mutual agreement”, with “all potential claims” and court proceedings dropped.

F1 - Nico Rosberg's First Interview - Dieter Zetsche InterviewThe sponsorship dispute between the Mercedes GP team and Henkel, a German adhesives and liquids company, has been settled. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Yoong slams Petronas’ Lotus snub

“Words fail me” -Yoong

Former F1 driver Alex Yoong has slammed Petronas’ decision to become title sponsor to the Mercedes GP team. Yoong, who contested 18 grands prix for Minardi in 2001-2, has joined the new Malaysian-owned Lotus team as its head of Asian driver development. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Compass360 Racing signs Aschenbach, Thilenius for 2010

Compass360 Racing (C360R) released details on its second season-long driver pairing

In GRAND-AM’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Longtime GRAND-AM competitor David Thilenius will share the team’s No. 74 Honda Civic Si with Lawson Aschenbach. C360R won all three GRAND-AM Street Tuner championships (team, driver and manufacturer) in 2009, and these signings represent the commitment the team has in its championship defense. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

WRC: Crash.net’s Top 10 WRC drivers: FIRST

Title winner Sebastien Loeb secures first place in top driver from the 2009 WRC season

Sebastien Loeb (left)

Sebastien Loeb (left)

Sebastien Loeb may have clinched another WRC title in 2009, but the Frenchman certainly didn’t have it all his own way after being pushed hard to the finish by Mikko Hirvonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

WRC: Ogier eyeing a factory team drive in 2011

After an accident prone start to 2009

Citroen Junior World Rally Team driver Sebastien Ogier is hoping a strong season in 2010 will lead to a drive with Citroen’s manufacturer team as early as 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Pierre Ragues claims prestigious Aston Martin seat for 2010 on Le Mans Series

He will team up with Franck Mailleux

Fresh from a highly competitive debut season in the LMP1 class of the Le Mans Series, 25-year-old driver Pierre Ragues has secured one of the most prestigious drives in the championship for 2010. The Frenchman has extended his contract with the highly-regarded Signature team, who were recently confirmed as Official LMP1 Partner of Aston Martin Racing for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

MOTOGP: Crash.net’s – Top 10 MotoGP riders – FIRST

With six wins, thirteen podiums and a ninth grand prix title, Valentino Rossi is top MotoGP rider of 2009

Another year, another title for Valentino Rossi, the most successful motorcycle rider of all-time notching up a ninth grand prix crown in 2009. Proving once again that he is always the safest bet for title predictions before the start of the season, Casey Stoner may have stolen the headlines in testing and Jorge Lorenzo snatched the initiative in the early rounds, but Rossi was the ultimately the man to beat over the course of the year. Read the rest of this entry »