Daily Archive: February 1, 2010

Feb 01

Podium finish for Antoine L’Estage

Strong Start to the 2010 Season

Antoine LEstage - Nathalie RichardQuebec driver Antoine L’Estage and his co-driver Nathalie Richard finished in second place at this past weekend’s SnoDrift Rally, Round 1 of the Rally America series and the first event of the North American Rally Cup. Held on the icy roads of Michigan’s Montmorency County, this rally presented some of the most treacherous and challenging conditions the teams have ever experienced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Schumacher faster than Rosberg on day one

Rosberg was third quickest

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM Nico Rosberg - Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher was quickly back up to speed as his return to formula one got into a high gear at Valencia on Monday.

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Feb 01

Fisichella to race Ferrari in Le Mans Series

Giancarlo Fisichella has signed up to contest the Le Mans Series in 2010.

The 37-year-old is a veteran of 231 grands prix since 1996, but he will be Ferrari’s reserve driver this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Formula One teams Valencia test report – Day 1

Formula One Valencia test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

DAMS : Renault F1 Junior Team in GP2 Main Series (+photos)

A noteworthy expansion for Dams!

Following the announcement of the creation of the Renault F1 Driver Programme yesterday in Valencia (Spain), DAMS is proud to have been chosen as a partner in this new adventure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Toro Rosso first pictures are online

Toro Rosso expects ‘mistakes’ with 2010 car
The new 2010 on track in Valencia

10 - SCUDERIA TORO ROSSOMonday in Valencia it was Toro Rosso’s turn to unveil their STR5 entirely done in Faenza.

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Feb 01

Ocean heads to the Marina with its Main Series driver line-up

Fabio Leimer and Max Chilton out to conquer Abu Dhabi

Ocean Racing Technology will take to the race track once again on the first weekend in February when the Portuguese GP2 team picks up the Asian series where it left off in November 2009, on the Yas Marina circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

CTSCC: Compass360 Racing wins Daytona

“We want to aggressively defend our titles”

Compass360 Racing started the 2010 season of GRAND-AM’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with much the same form they wrapped up the Driver, Team and Manufacturer’s Championships last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

AT&T Williams confirms GAC as new partner (+photos)

Strategic partnership will help racing team meet industry-wide cost reduction objectives

2010-02-01 - Williams - GAC 01Global logistics, shipping and marine services company, the GAC Group, has entered into a partnership agreement with the top Formula One (F1) motor racing team, AT&T Williams, to develop cost efficient logistics services in support of their efforts to meet the demands of an industry-wide cost reduction programme.

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Feb 01

Busy morning as F1 bursts to life at Valencia

Felipe Massa set the best lap on the Ferrari F10’s track debut

The F1 world – and a very crowded media centre – got its first look at the new Toro Rosso and Mercedes cars on Monday morning, as the winter testing ban ended and Valencia burst into life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Boss expects more sponsors for Renault R30

Petrov wants sponsors to help pay Renault bill

2010-01-31 - Renault R30 - Studio 0002The currently bare advertising spaces of Renault’s R30 car could be filled in the near future. When Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov pulled the wraps off the 2010 livery on Sunday, observers noticed the name of watch maker TW Steel alongside French oil backer Total (and associated brand Elf).

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Feb 01

New helmet for Kubica, old one for Barrichello

Robert Kubica will field a new helmet livery in 2010 to mark his switch from BMW-Sauber to Renault.

2010-01-31 - Renault R30 - 06The 25-year-old Pole, who displayed the helmet at the launch of the R30 car at Valencia on Sunday, has replaced the bright red basis of his usual colour scheme with yellow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Alonso worked to simplify Ferrari steering wheel

Fernando Alonso has revealed he has already had some input
into the basic configuration of Ferrari’s 2010 car.

2010-01-28 - Ferrari 2010 launch 03The Spaniard, who will get his first turn at the wheel of the F10 at Valencia on Wednesday, told Italy’s La Stampa: “I worked to simplify the steering wheel, which seemed very complex.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

New Lotus to make track debut on Friday – report

No rally ban for Lotus’ Kovalainen

New F1 team Lotus looks set to give its 2010 car a track debut late this week. The UK-based, Malaysian-owned team has announced that the single seater will be launched next Friday at a central London event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Giedo to drive for Barwa Addax in Abu Dhabi

My goal is to know the track and team better!

Giedo van der Garde will replace Max Chilton as driver for the GP2 Asia Series race of Abu Dhabi from 5th till 6th February. This one off replacement is seen as preparation for the forthcoming GP2 Main Series, where the race of Abu Dhabi has been added to the calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

De la Rosa may step down as GPDA chairman

Pedro de la Rosa may step back as chairman of the formula one drivers’ association GPDA.

2010-01-31 - BMW Sauber C29 - Pedro de la Rosa 03The 38-year-old Spaniard fulfilled the role in the recent past but on Sunday began in earnest his return to the grid as the Sauber C29 was launched in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Kobayashi also courted by Renault for 2010

Kamui Kobayashi on Sunday coyly revealed earlier talks about the 2010 season with Renault.

2010-01-31 - BMW Sauber C29 - Kamui Kobayashi 03The Japanese rookie made a spectacular two-race debut with the departing Toyota team at the tail-end of 2009, and was subsequently signed up by Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

MOTOGP Review: MotoGP Evolution of a Species

A review of the Duke Video production looking at the evolution of MotoGP machinery in recent years

If you want a DVD that is just packed with technical insight and motorcycling jargon then “Evolution of a Species” is for you. Delving under the fairings of all MotoGP manufacturers, this Duke DVD literally unearths what makes each machine tick.  Duke has achieved an unprecedented level of access to the most exclusive motorcycle paddock in the world. All of the big names are included in this DVD and what is even more impressive is they have been allowed to shoot in the garages and interview the crew chiefs.

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Feb 01

Dyson Racing chooses Dunlop for 2010

Major move for both Dyson and Dunlop for new technical partnership

“Dunlop shares the same commitment and passion for winning that we do,” said Chris Dyson, Vice-President and Sporting Director. “They have shown tremendous strides in tire development the past two years and their tires will be a key part of our championship effort in 2010. We look forward to having Dunlop involved with our team as a technical partner.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Juncos Racing: Instant contenders in the Star Mazda Championship (+photos)

Juncos Racing has quickly evolved into a race-winning and title contender

When the race season begins every year, astute race fans can normally predict the teams that will likely be in contention for championship honors, based on their previous performances and who’s actually behind the wheel of said race cars. That being stated, a few pleasant surprises appear from time to time, and that was certainly the case in the 2009 Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear. Read the rest of this entry »

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