Daily Archive: December 29, 2009

Dec 29

No title sponsor yet for 2010 Australian GP

The Australian grand prix is yet to sign a title sponsor for its 2010 event.

Australian Grand PrixThe Melbourne race was previously backed and named after the Dutch bank ING, who early last year announced it would no longer be involved with formula one beyond 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Dakar: “Scrutineering” – day 1: Street out on the… street

On this first day of scrutineering

It was a case of “now you see me, now you don’t” for Jonah Street, one of the rare Dakar stage winners present today. The drowsy American’s visit to the race stewards was over in a flash because he had forgotten his driving licence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Remarkable Johnson voted NASCAR ”Driver of Year” 2009

Irrepressible Busch receives support from two staffers

NASCAR.COM staff members have chosen their driver of the year for the three national series and now make their choice known for NASCAR Driver of the Year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Soucek hints Williams test option for 2010

“I would prefer to race with any of the new teams than to be test driver with Williams.”

New F2 champion Andy Soucek has hinted he could be installed as Williams’ test and reserve driver in 2010. As his prize for winning this year’s F2 series, the 24-year-old Spanish-Austrian recently tested for the British team at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Ralf Schumacher not confirming Toro Rosso talks

Alguersuari hopes deal announced next month

2009-04-17 - Toro Rosso - 02Ralf Schumacher has refused to deny speculation linking him with Toro Rosso’s vacant race cockpit for 2010. The 34-year-old German, who races with Mercedes in the DTM series, has this week been back in the headlines, revealing an offer from one of F1’s new teams that he turned down. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Piquet to complete 2010 Campos lineup – report

However, the website’s news was not backed by any other well-known publications or sources.

A Spanish motor racing website is reporting that Nelson Piquet will complete the driver lineup of the new Campos team in 2010. Motor21.com said on Monday that the 24-year-old Brazilian’s contract is for three years, ensuring a lineup of famous surnames, after his countryman Bruno Senna also signed for 2010 with the Spanish outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Schu would have raced third Ferrari – Gene

Different rules could have seen Michael Schumacher return to F1 in 2010 with Ferrari.

Micheal SchumacherThat is the belief of Marc Gene, the famous Italian team’s Spanish test driver. He wrote in his column for the El Mundo newspaper that Ferrari pushed hard for a rule-change so that a third car could be entered for Schumacher next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Montagny hints no F1 seat for 2010

Franck Montagny has hinted strongly that he will not be returning to formula one in 2010.

The 31-year-old Frenchman, a former test driver who contested a handful of races with Super Aguri in 2006, recently confirmed he has been in contact with the Renault and USF1 teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

EFCN Top-10: Atlantic Championship (+photos)

Jonathan Summerton ended the season tied for the championship lead and most wins

With funding at a premium, Jonathan Summerton was determined to make the most of every opportunity in 2009. Now the year is complete, the talented Floridian can certainly look back having accomplished that, further establishing himself as one the bright young stars in formula car racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Loeb wrecked his car – and proved he was human after all

WRC.com video countdown: Number 5

As 2009 comes to an end,  wrc.com is revealing the videos clips which were watched the most this year . We’ll tick one off the list every weekday between now and 31 December, before revealing the most watched clip of 2009 on 1 January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Aranha completes successful test

With APR Motorsport

In a major step towards his goal of competing in the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge’s Street Tuner class in 2010, Houston-based driver Jason Aranha recently participated in a very successful test with APR Motorsport at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway in Munford, Ala. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

A year of success for Stilo (+photo)

As the company looks forward to 2010 with the Dakar 

Stilo, based near Bergamo in northern Italy, is looking forward to another year of success in 2010 following a fantastic 2009 season. Stilo helmets claimed both the FIA World Rally Championship (for the fifth time) with Sebastien Loeb and the FIA World Touring Car Championship thanks to Gabriele Tarquini: the first time that the FIA’s most important rally and touring car titles have been won by a single helmet manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

IRC: Wilks keen on Skoda UK programme

Guy Wilks works on a full programme with Skoda UK for the 2010 IRC season

Guy Wilks has been linked to a programme on the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge with Skoda UK. Wilks won Rally of Scotland in a Skoda Fabia Super 2000 last November – following the exclusion of Kris Meeke – and has made no secret of his desire to remain with the company for a full campaign next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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