Daily Archive: January 13, 2010

Jan 13

Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai

Saeed Khlafan “I am proud we are hosting the fifth edition of this race”

Eighty teams, five hundred drivers from twenty six different countries, over a thousand team crew members are in the final stages of preparation at Dubai Autodrome for this weekends Dunlop Dubai 24 Hours of Dubai. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

BMW day on the Dakar

Plus summaries  of stage 11 by class

The Dakar bid Chile farewell after 7 special stages and said hello again to Argentina for a tough home straight leading to Buenos Aires. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Ferrari wants to give third car to small team

“We might also give our single seater to be run by a small team”

Ferrari has changed tack as it continues to push for clearance to enter a third car in the world championship. Originally, the idea was to field an additional Maranello-built single seater in order to accommodate Michael Schumacher, who instead is making his return this season with Mercedes GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

ART Grand Prix team 2010 line-up announcement

The GP3 Series promises to be a great championship

The ART Grand Prix team would like to announce their driver line up for the inaugural 2010 GP3 Championship season. The French based squad will boast three drivers, Esteban Gutierrez, Alexander Rossi and Pedro Enrique to compete in what will be a strong championship that will run parallel to its sister series, the GP2 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Lotus Motorsport announces the Evora Cup (+photo)

“The Evora Cup racing car is the first step along the route for Lotus Motorsport to realise its racing ambitions”

Lotus Motorsport announces the Evora Cup race car together with an innovative European points based race series for 2010. The race car will make its first public appearance at the Autosport International racing car show in Birmingham, UK on the 14th January 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Michael Schumacher’s GP2 development test continues‏ (updated, +video)

Day two of the German driver’s programme in Jerez, Spain

Michael Schumacher (1)Following on from yesterday’s wet start to Michael Schumacher’s GP2 development test in Jerez, today’s similar state of the circuit did not allow him to run on slicks until 10.30, and even then the track was never dry enough to be quick. The Mercedes GP PETRONAS driver completed 78 laps in total today, including 53 on slick tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Presentation of the 2009 USRMC National Points Championship Top 10 – Mini Max

2009 USRMC National Points Championship Mini Max Top 10

Rotax Max Challenge United StatesThe second class for our Top 10 presentations is Mini Max. In the category of karting classes for 9-12 year olds the Mini Max class is the fastest class with a 125cc restricted 2 cycle motor producing 13.6 horsepower. The design of the class is to teach drivers and pit crews the importance of driver ability and chassis tuning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Rome GP would replace Monza – report

Rome’s candidature for a street race in 2012 endangers the historic Italian grand prix venue Monza.

RomeBernie Ecclestone is not considering accommodating two Italian races on future F1 calendars, according to the Finnish publication Turun Sanomat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Sato’s management quiet on Renault rumour

Eric Boullier said last week that five drivers are on the shortlist to be Robert Kubica’s teammate.

Takuma Sato’s management has declined to comment on reports the Japanese is a leading candidate to fill the second Renault race cockpit in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Briatore confirms not rushing for F1 return

Flavio Briatore has confirmed reports that he is in no rush to return to the F1 paddock.

While the overturning of the Italian’s motor racing ban is being appealed, the FIA has confirmed that Briatore-managed drivers like Mark Webber will be granted licences to race this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Menezes begins 2010 season With Florida Winter Series campaign

Californian set to make jump to Senior category in upcoming season

The 2009 season was a full 12-months for American karting star Gustavo Menezes. The Californian spent most of his season competing overseas in Europe with the Tony Kart Junior Racing Team, making great gains and solid results from his previous season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Ferrari to launch 2010 car on January 28

The 2010 car is expected to be officially called 281.

From Marlboro’s Madonna di Campiglio winter media event on Wednesday, Ferrari announced that its 2010 car will be launched on January 28. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Dakar Stage 11: Santiago to San Juan (+map)

434 km are on the menu for the 11th stage of this 32nd Dakar

The competitors will leave Chile and return to Argentina, where the 220-km timed section will take place. They will cross the border at an altitude of 3500 m, ever so slightly higher than the point at which starter’s orders for the special will be given. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Renault F1 Team agrees partnership with OMP Racing

The agreement will see OMP Racing supply the team with safety equipment

The Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce the beginning of a three-year technical partnership with OMP Racing, the motorsport clothing and equipment supplier based in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

All living champions to attend 2010 opener

 All living F1 world champions will come together at March’s 2010 season opener in Bahrain.

“This will be a truly special occasion, especially for all those who love F1 and who have been following the sport for many years,” said circuit boss Martin Whitaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Schu to change helmet livery for 2010 – report (+videos)

Schumacher – ‘no doubts’ about healed neck injury

F1 - GP2 - 2010 - Michael Schumacher 1Michael Schumacher will race a new helmet livery to coincide with his return to formula one in 2010 with Mercedes GP. The seven time world champion began his GP2 test at Jerez on Tuesday wearing his customary bright red livery, which had become synonymous with his successful career at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Senna could switch to Toro Rosso for 2010 – reports

Campos to announce Teixeira investment

Campos could release Bruno Senna so that the Brazilian rookie can sign for the 2010 season with Toro Rosso. Citing Brazilian sources, that information was reported by Italy’s Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport publications, in the wake of claims that the new Spanish team is struggling to compile a full budget for its formula one debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Alonso ‘contented’ as official Ferrari driver

“I feel good with my teammates, at the moment everything is very good” -Alonso

Fernando Alonso on Tuesday joined his new Ferrari teammates Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella on the ski slopes at the Marlboro’s Madonna di Campiglio media event.

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Jan 13

Bortolotti ousted by Red Bull

He made headlines last winter when he broke the Fiorano lap record while testing with Ferrari.

Far from securing the vacant Toro Rosso seat, Mirko Bortolotti has in fact been ousted from Red Bull’s driver development programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

No formal launch for new Williams

“The atmosphere is great” -Barrichello

Williams will not stage a formal launch event prior to the track debut of its 2010 single seater, it has emerged. The Cosworth-powered FW32 is scheduled to run for the first time at the Valencia group test at the beginning of next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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