Daily Archive: January 25, 2010

Jan 25

Sticky: Presentation of the new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team (+photos)

With Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAMToday, the new Silver Arrows Formula One works team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Nico Rosberg and seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher along with team management Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Norbert Haug were introduced to guests with a presentation and press conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Andrew Ranger to compete in NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown (+photo)

A different Ranger heads to NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

logo_allstarTwo-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion more equipped for success this time around. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

”Grand-Am 24 Hours at Daytona” season preview TONIGHT on SPEED

Telecast of program to air at 10 ET this evening on SPEED

A television special highlighting how drivers and teams prepare to compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona will air multiple times this week leading up to the 48th edition of North America’s premier endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

EUR8m spent on failed Flins foray

Yvelines’ Conseil General spent EUR7.9m on the failed project

Almost EUR8 million was spent on the abandoned bid to host future French grands prix at Flins-Les-Mureaux. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Sell-out unlikely for 2010 Bahrain GP opener

Bahrain track lengthened for 2010 race

Bahrain will likely not host a sell-out crowd at March’s formula one season opener. The desert Kingdom has taken over from Melbourne for 2010 as the venue of the first race of the season, but it has not been enough of a boost to ensure entirely full grandstands. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Toro Rosso owns Alguersuari contract for five years

Toro Rosso confirms 1 February launch – Buemi to give new Toro Rosso track debut

Jaime Alguersuari’s contract is in the hands of Toro Rosso for a five-year period, it has emerged. Following confirmation of the Spaniard’s renewed tenure with the Italian team for 2010, his management said Toro Rosso is the “owner” of Alguersuari’s Red Bull contract for five years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Coulthard to test Mercedes DTM car

Coulthard has also renewed his TV commentary deal with the BBC for 2010

David Coulthard has lined up a day of testing at the wheel of a DTM car with Mercedes-Benz. Sebastian Vettel took over Scottish veteran’s Red Bull race seat last season, but he stayed with the energy drink outfit as a consultant and reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Barrichello denies saying title ‘closer than ever’

“The dream to become world champion is closer than ever”

Rubens Barrichello has denied reports that he expects to fight for the world championship with Williams in 2010. “The dream to become world champion is closer than ever,” the F1 veteran said on a recent visit to Cosworth’s Northampton headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Elford’s winning Porsche 907 featured in Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition

Vic Elford will be the Grand Marshal at next weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona

Fittingly, the car that he drove to victory in the 1968 edition of the event – Porsche’s first major international overall victory – will be featured in the Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

No plans yet for 2011 common car launch – Whitmarsh

“We still think it’s a good idea” -Whitmarsh

Plans to revive the common car launch concept for 2011 are not yet in place, FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh said on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Heidfeld/Mercedes deal not announced on Monday

The decision about the reserve driver is likely within the next several days.

The launch of the 2010 Mercedes GP team concluded on Monday without mention of Nick Heidfeld as reserve driver. Reports at the weekend suggested the 32-year-old German had been signed to the role, but team boss Ross Brawn said a final decision is yet to be taken. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

BMW, Williams engineers join Campos

Toni Cuquerella & Mutua Madrilena

Two well-known F1 engineers will be in the Campos garage when the 2010 world championship kicks off in March. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

New Force India heading for February 12 debut

The car should be ready to test on February 12.

Force India’s 2010 car is expected to run for the first time in mid February. It emerged recently that the Silverstone based team’s Mercedes powered VJM03 would not be ready for next week’s opening Valencia test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ecclestone says USF1 and Campos ‘have problems’

“But I hope they will be ok,” the 79-year-old added.

Bernie Ecclestone has finally named the two teams he suspects will struggle to make it to March’s 2010 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Rosberg expected to be Button’s teammate (updated)

Rosberg agreed to swap numbers with Schu – boss

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Nico Rosberg has revealed that he expected to be reigning world champion Jenson Button’s teammate in 2010. When the 24-year-old German signed his contract to switch from Williams, the Brackley based team had yet to be sold to Mercedes-Benz. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Massa nearly 2.5s quicker than Rossi in Spain

Nearly 2.5 seconds quicker than Rossi

Felipe Massa has put a dampener on reports that Valentino Rossi would be ready to make an immediate switch to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship: Portimao Official Test – Last day

Rea heads British supremacy at Portimao

Jonathan Rea powered to the best time at the end of the three-day Infront Motor Sports official Superbike test session at Portimao in Portugal. The Northern Ireland youngster’s time of 1 minute 42.270 seconds was quicker even than Ben Spies’ 2009 pole mark for Yamaha. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

English language version of Mazda supporters site MZ Racing goes online

The MZ Racing website has launched its English language version, and is open to the public

MZ Racing was fully launched in December 24, 2009, and now the English version has been launched to respond to the demands of European and American readers, Mazda readers and interested parties at the centre of the Mazda world.
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Jan 25

USF2000: 2010 car package impresses at Sebring

Baker tested a 2010 Van Diemen updated with many new components

Jonny Baker was pleased with both the Cooper Tires compounds and Performance Friction brakes during testing at Sebring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship test at Sebring

With their eyes on the radar and their feet on the pedals

The drivers of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship risked a little rainwater to get out and put down some miles at Sebring International Raceway. But the intermittent weather turned out to be a great opportunity for the Cooper Tires to demonstrate their performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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