Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 31

Sticky: Vitaly Petrov to race for the Renault F1 Team in 2010 (+photos, updated)

Renault F1 Team presents the R30 in Valencia

2010-01-31 - Renault R30 - Robert Kubica - Eric Boullier - Vitaly PetrovThe 25-year-old will become the first Russian to compete in Formula One when he makes his Grand Prix debut in Bahrain in March. He joins the Renault F1 Team off the back of a successful GP2 career having finished as the Series runner-up last season.

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Jan 31

Sticky: Unveiling of the BMW Sauber C29 in Valencia (+photos, updated)

Fresh start!

2010-01-31 - BMW Sauber C29 - 01Today, Sunday, on the eve of the start of the official Formula One test drives, the BMW Sauber F1 Team rolls out its Ferrariengined C29 at the Ricardo Tormo race track in Cheste near Valencia, Spain.

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Jan 31

24 Hours of Daytona: Porsche Riley n°9 victory (+photos)

Joao Barbosa, Mike Rockenfeller, Ryan Dalziel and Terry Borcheller win the 2010 Rolex 24.

 Joao Barbosa held off Scott Pruett by 50.494 seconds to win Sunday’s 48th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, giving Action Express Racing victory in its debut race. Terry Borcheller, Mike Rockenfeller and Ryan Dalziel shared the No. 9 Porsche Riley

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Jan 31

DTM: The C-question, or who will get which cockpit?

Preparations for the 2010 DTM season are well underway

Who will get which cockpit remains a well-kept secret. The only driver to have been officially confirmed so far is Oliver Jarvis. The Briton will be taking over Tom Kristensen’s place and will be driving a current Audi A4 DTM this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

MalaysiaQI-MeritusMaharaGP.com wraps up its Middle East road show

Supported by Malaysian Ambassador to UAE His Excellency Dato’ Yahaya Abdul Jabar

Malaysia National Team Races MERITUS-GP t Yas Island supported by Malaysian Ambassador to UAE His Excellency Dato’ Yahaya Abdul Jabar Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Virgin car to make Silverstone debut on Thursday

Virgin Racing fired up and ready for launch

Virgin’s 2010 car will be tested for the first time at Silverstone this week. The new British team previously announced that the VR-01 will be launched online next Wednesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Petrov with Renault team at Valencia on Sunday

Vitaly Petrov will almost certainly be named as Robert Kubica’s 2010 teammate on Sunday.

Reports with multiple sources last week said the Russian GP2 driver is set to make his F1 debut in 2010 with Renault. On Sunday, the 25-year-old – who is heavily sponsored but also highly rated after finishing F1’s feeder series behind Nico Rosberg last season – arrived at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Teams receive bill for FIA technology system

Ultra-sophisticated GPS systems in all the cars this year.

The 13 F1 teams have each received a nearly EUR60,000 bill to fund the FIA’s latest technological improvement. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Kovalainen knew McLaren career was ending

“Up until the end they were leaving the door open”

Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that he knew as much as six months ago that he would not be driving a McLaren in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Logano captures second NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown victory

 Andrew Ranger raced until the checkered flag

logano.145Joey Logano got his second NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown trophy and Sergio Pena nearly made a historic debut on the national stage.

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Jan 31

Wilson, Chip Ganassi Racing lead the Rolex 24 at Daytona at halfway mark

Team’s No. 02 suffers midnight fate; Van Overbeek leads in GT

 They say that nothing good happens after midnight. For several competitors in the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, that statement summed up much of their race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Le Mans: Audi adds new trio for Le Mans

Audi reveals three new drivers who will take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the summer

Audi has revealed the signing of three new drivers as it looks to reclaim the Le Mans 24 Hours title in June. The German marque saw its winning run at La Sarthe ended last year by fierce rivals Peugeot, but has responded by confirming the addition of Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer to its line-up for the 2010 race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

2010 DTM calendar: 10 races in five countries

Just as it has been the case last year

The 2010 season of the most popular international touring car series again will comprise 10 races. The rounds of the 2010 season will be held in four European and one Asian country. Traditionally, the season will be kicked off at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg: on 25th April, the German GP circuit will be the venue of the first battle for 2010 DTM championship points. A new asset to the DTM calendar is the race held at Valencia, Spain, on 23rd May. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Hirvonen’s Monte Carlo success is first for Pirelli in IRC (+photos)

Skoda Motorsport to send two cars to South America   

The factory Skoda Motorsport team will enter its works drivers Juho Hanninen and Jan Kopecky on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge events in Brazil and Argentina in March. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

MOTOGP: FB Corse – Hopkins out

New rider in to be known at the launch

Less than two weeks after insisting that John Hopkins was still part of its planned MotoGP project, FB Corse has now confirmed the ‘termination of its collaboration’ with the Anglo-American. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Paddon to contest full P-WRC campaign in 2010

Double New Zealand rally champion Hayden Paddon will contest the full P-WRC series this year

Adding two more rallies to the six he will tackle as part of the Pirelli Star Driver scheme. Paddon, 22, from Geraldine New Zealand, is one of five drivers to win a Pirelli Star Driver (PSD) scholarship this season, and will contest six rallies as part of the FIA-backed young driver scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

24 Hours of Daytona after 6 hours of racing

Juan Montoya leads after 6 hours

The famous 24 Hours at Daytona race started on yellow flag due to rain and it really got going with the green given to drivers after almost 10 minutes of parade behind the pace car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Stars on the rise

At the Rolex 24 at Daytona

For two drivers racing in this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, “karting” was what initially set them on their respective paths to this classic endurance race. Sam Hornish Jr., Sara Fisher, Danica Patrick and Michael Schumacher are a few of the high-profile drivers who trace their roots in motorsports to karting, and these days it would be rare to find a young racer who did not start their training behind the wheel of a kart. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Raikkonen crashes out of the Arctic Rally (+photo & result)

Sordo wins

Kimi Raikkonen’s competitive rallying debut for Citroën does not last long.  The 2007 F1 World Champion crashes out of the Arctic Lapland Rally on only stage two – but not before catching the eye first… Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Scuderia Coloni quits Formula BMW Europe

Scuderia Coloni will soon release the details of its 2010 plan

Planning its 2010 commitments, Scuderia Coloni has decided to stop its Formula BMW Europe programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

MOTOGP: FIM reveals 2010 MotoGP entry list

No Kawasakis for the first time in eight years

The 2010 MotoGP entry list has been officially unveiled with 17 riders confirmed as full-time participants, one less than the total at the start of the 2009 season. Valentino Rossi leads an entry list that includes six full-time rookies and no Kawasakis for the first time in eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Pierre Ragues gets 2010 season underway

With Aston Martin seat-fitting

Pierre Ragues made an important trip to the Signature factory in Bourges, France today as he got his first feel for the Lola Aston Martin LMP1 car that will be his home from home for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Daytona: New ”state-of-the art” flagstand set to debut

During Rolex 24 At Daytona weekend

The checkered flag, the sight every driver dreams of seeing first when they cross the start/finish line at Daytona International Speedway, has a new state-of-the-art home. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Campos reports surprise Adam Carroll’s manager

“I’m shocked and surprised by this.  It’s news to us.”

Campos MetaAdam Carroll’s manager has expressed surprise at reports the reigning A1GP champion is high on the list be Bruno Senna’s teammate at Campos in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Scalp-D is new partner to the BMW Sauber F1 Team

The BMW Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce another new partner.

The logo of the Japanese hair shampoo brand Scalp-D will be visible on the rear wing endplate of the new Formula One race car as well as on the team’s trucks and garage equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

‘All-digital’ launch for 2010 Virgin car

Virgin will launch its 2010 car live on the internet next Wednesday.

USF1The new British team said the unveiling of the VR-01, which has been designed entirely by computer, “will also be all-digital”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Indy Lights: Vision Racing ceases race operations

 Vision Racing exits Indy Lights competition with a runner-up finish in the championship and one win

Vision Racing co-owner Tony George has announced that the team is ceasing race operations, effective immediately. As result, Vision Racing will not take part in the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Hamilton proposed Button as 2010 teammate

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he proposed Jenson Button to be his 2010 teammate.

2010-01-29 - MP4-25 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 01 - Jenson Button - Lewis HamiltonDespite previously saying he was happy to remain alongside his teammate of the past two years Heikki Kovalainen, the 2008 world champion said on Friday that he phoned boss Martin Whitmarsh with his recommendation. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Pena captures the pole for Toyota All-Star Showdown (+result)

Andrew Ranger will start from 26th position

Sergio Pena highlighted an action-packed day in Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Friday as he captured the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Ferrari thinks double diffuser saga could re-fire

Ferrari is concerned the double diffuser legality controversy in formula one may be set to re-fire.

2010-01-28 - Ferrari 05At the launch of the F10 on Thursday, technical director Aldo Costa said he thought at least one team was “on the limit” of legality with its 2010 design of the rear aerodynamic solution. Read the rest of this entry »

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