Daily Archive: February 4, 2010

Feb 04

Nick Heidfeld to be reserve race driver & test driver

For Mercedez GP Petronas team 

Mercedez GP Petronas is pleased to confirm that Nick Heidfeld will join the team as Reserve Race Driver and Test Driver for the 2010 Formula One season. Nick will therefore complete the Mercedez GP Petronas driver line-up with race drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Rossi says F1 switch would be ‘difficult’

Valentino Rossi has indicated it is unlikely he will switch to formula one.

The multiple champion of MotoGP recently tested a Ferrari for the sixth time, reinvigorating persistent speculation he might switch codes as soon as in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

We’re running‏

“After 10 challenging months, all the commitment and determination has finally paid off.”

2010-02-04 - Virgin Racing“Incredible” was the word on everyone’s lips at Silverstone today as Virgin Racing watched the VR-01 race car pull away for its very first lap of a race track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Cosworth returns to the track with AT&T Williams and Virgin Racing

AT&T Williams and Virgin Racing using Cosworth’s CA2010 V8 engine

Cosworth has enjoyed its first Formula 1 track action as an engine supplier since 2006 as the company accelerated preparations for the 2010 season with two of its customer teams this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

GP2 Asia Series teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying report (updated²)

Abu Dhabi GP2 Series qualifying report

Today’s report from GP2 Series teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Charles Pic storms to pole position in Abu Dhabi‏

French rookie puts his Arden car on pole at Yas Marina Circuit

Fast in Free Practice earlier today in Abu Dhabi, Arden’s Charles Pic gave his absolute best during qualifying and fended off Davide Valsecchi’s attacks to claim a maiden pole position on his second GP2 race weekend. iSport’s and rookie Oliver Turvey will start next to him on tomorrow’s grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Pacific Mobile™ announces 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Team Sponsorship

“Keep Moving™” Pacific Mobile™

Pacific Group Inc - Pacific MobilePacific Group Inc., has begun announcements around its 2010 motorsports sponsorship initiatives, beginning with the confirmation that it will be entering the NASCAR Canadian Tire series with a Pacific Mobile™ sponsored team entry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

New AMR man Fernandez: ”I still have a lot to offer” (photo)

Mexican star confirms Winter Test appearance for Lola-Aston Martin prototype

All along, Adrian Fernandez said he felt like he still had a lot to offer in sports car racing. The Mexican star has his chance to prove he’s right after Aston Martin Racing announced him as an official factory driver for its LMP1 program in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

F1 may reconsider two pitstop rule for 2010

F1 may consider forcing drivers to make at least two pit stops during grands prix.

The proposal was actually discussed for possible introduction in 2010, but at a recent meeting the F1 Commission decided against it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Euronova Racing will be on the Auto GP grid‏

For Euronova it’s a comeback to the roots

Euronova Racing will be on the grid of the Auto GP maiden season. The team managed by Vincenzo Sospiri, who was looking with interest at the series from the time of its unveiling, has decided to make its commitment official and will then field two cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Thyroid surgery for Mercedes’ Haug

Haug recently underwent thyroid surgery

Norbert HaugNorbert Haug missed the recent launch of McLaren’s 2010 car because he had surgery, it has emerged. In the wake of their split, it is believed that McLaren and Mercedes agreed to maintain their long friendship by attending the official launch of one another’s new cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

GP Racing Karts offers Rotax Max lease karts

Rotax Max lease starts at $300

GP Racing Karts and Innisfil Indy announced today an aggressive campaign to help drivers move up the karting ladder. “What we are prepared to offer is a full Rotax Max ready to race package to IKC club races,” GP Racing Karts’ Tony Launi said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

USERA “Midnight Moonshine Run” 6 Hour Enduro

Set for July 9-10, 2010

USERA and Summit Point Motorsports Park will host a special 6 Hour night time endurance race at Summit Point on July 9-10, 2010.  The event, called the Midnight Moonshine Run, will begin at 6pm Saturday and end at Midnight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Luca Filippi quickest in Abu Dhabi free practice‏

Meritus racer sets the pace in eventful free practice‏ at Yas Marina Circuit

Last November during the opening round of the third season of the GP2 Asia Series at the Yas Marina Circuit, Luca Filippi showed an impressive pace, setting up the track record in a 1:51.415. Today, on the same track, the Meritus driver once again set the pace during Free Practice of the second round of the Asia Series. The Italian clocked his best laptime in a 1:54.146 at the chequered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Upgraded F2 car makes huge gains in pace

Williams JPH1B betters Formula Renault 3.5 pole time in Portimão 

F2- Andy Soucek 2010The upgraded Williams JPH1B F2 car has enjoyed a hugely impressive track debut during pre-season testing at Spain and Portugal. The car ran for the first time at Barcelona last Thursday, 28 January, and on the first day of the test programme achieved an impressive 1m 35.7sec best lap – which compares remarkably with the pole position time of 1m 39.0 set by Robert Wickens for the first F2 race at Barcelona last year and the 1m 38.0 fastest time for race two qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Villa joins Arden in Abu Dhabi

 Javier has been involved with GP2 since 2006

The Arden GP2 team confirm that experienced GP2 driver Javier Villa will join the team this weekend, at the next round of the GP2 Asia Championship in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Adrian Valles close to USF1 race seat deal

Adrian Valles has emerged as the leading candidate to complete USF1’s 2010 driver lineup.

The 23-year-old Spaniard, who tested with Silverstone based Midland and Spyker a few years ago, returned to GP2 in 2008 and last season became the champion of the Superleague Formula series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Stefan ends Campos hopes by buying Dallara car – reports

Kazuki Nakajima, Ralf Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve linked with Stefan’s 2010 plans

2009-07-11The ambitious Stefan GP outfit may have this week hammered the final nail into the coffin of the 2010 formula one entrant Campos. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

De la Rosa rules out wins, podiums for Sauber

“We have a good car but the team is very small.”

2010-01-31 - BMW Sauber C29 - 04Although outpaced only by the dominant Ferrari this week, Sauber’s new C29 car is not a podium contender. That is the admission of the Swiss team’s veteran Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa, following suspicions that Sauber have been running low fuel at Valencia in a bid to attract sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

New Renault not far off Ferrari’s pace – Kubica

Kubica admitted that the new McLaren is the one that impressed him most this week.

2010-01-31 - Renault R30 00Robert Kubica insists that Renault’s new car is not just a newly liveried version of its uncompetitive predecessor.

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