Daily Archive: February 18, 2010

Feb 18

Two new features at Flagworld TODAY!

Carpassion.ca joins forces with Flagworld

For the past few years, we were asked if and when we could propose  more information about cars in general to complement our racing coverage. Today we are proud to inform our visitors that we have concluded two agreements with friends of Flagworld. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Formula One teams testing report day 2 (updated)

Formula One day 2 test report

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

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Feb 18

Stefano Bizzarri will be on the Auto GP grid‏

One of the most promising italian driving talents will race in Auto GP in 2010

Stefano Bizzarri, born in 1990 and third in the European F3 Open last season. The 20 years-old Bizzarri left karting in 2007 as one of the best Italian drivers, and from then on keeped improving, racing in F.Renault and then switching to F.3 clinching immediately some good results. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Vincec heads to round two of Florida Winter Tour

Stouffville teen looks to build on double podium in season opener

Karting - Michael VincecRound two of the Florida Winter Tour takes place this coming weekend at the Palm Beach International Raceway and Mike Vincec with the Pserra Racing team are fired up for another run at the podium in Rotax Senior and DD2 categories. Vincec returned from the opening round last month with a double podium in DD2 scoring second place in race one and taking the victory in race two. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Vettel rues F1’s refuelling ban

“As long as you can drive away in front, the new rules are fine.”

2010-02-10 - Red Bull F1 - Sebastian Vettel 04Sebastian Vettel has warned that F1’s refuelling ban may lead to less exciting races in 2010. The 22-year-old German, a championship favourite who was quickest at Wednesday’s Jerez test in the new Red Bull car, said not allowing mid-race pit stops for additional fuel could make it harder for chasing drivers to catch up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Some teams pushing for extra Barcelona test day

Some teams are pushing for next week’s Barcelona test to become a five-day schedule.

The rumours had already emerged this week at Jerez, where poor weather has affected two of the four days of running so far at the penultimate test of the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Armaan Ebrahim returns to Formula Two‏

Indian driver targeting championship glory in second season

F2 - Armaan Ebrahim20-year-old Indian driver Armaan Ebrahim has today (18/02) been unveiled as the first of 15 drivers to have signed up so far for the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship. Further drivers will be revealed daily over the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Hinchcliffe commits to Team Moore Racing

IndyCar’s official feeder series starts on Sunday 28th March as Round 1

Firestone Indy Lights Series - James HinchcliffeCanada’s James Hinchcliffe will return to the Firestone Indy Lights Series in 2010 having announced a deal to compete for Indianapolis-based Team Moore Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Mosley, Stewart, slam luge safety standards

“The International Luge Federation (FIL) is where formula one was 40 years ago”

F1’s foremost champions of safety have slammed the governing body of the winter Olympic sport luge. After young Georgian competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a violent crash at the Vancouver games last week, Max Mosley and Sir Jackie Stewart blamed the safety standards of the high speed sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Hakkinen not considering F1 comeback

“You cannot just go there to think this is my hobby, you really have to work hard”

Mika Hakkinen has ruled out following his contemporary Michael Schumacher back onto the formula one grid. The Finn, who like Schumacher is 41 and a former multiple world champion, retired in 2001, five seasons before his German title rival called it a day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

New Partnership for Virgin Racing‏

UST Global sign a long-term agreement with the F1 Team

USF1The Virgin Racing Formula One team is pleased to announce a new partnership with UST Global®, a leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies. The agreement between the team and the California-based company is for an initial period of three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Kovalainen crash ends Lotus’ Thursday test

“Had a crash and damaged front wing, session over for us”

2010-02-12 - Lotus F1 Racing - 09Heikki Kovalainen ended Lotus’ second ever test day on Thursday by crashing the newly launched T127 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

End of the line for American team USF1

“A couple (of) sponsors have let us down a little bit, but we’re on track”.

According to increasingly widespread reports, sources and rumours, the American entrant USF1 is nearing the end of the line. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Chandhok denies signing Stefan GP deal

Chandhok could be Stefan GP’s test driver in 2010, with Jacques Villeneuve

Karun Chandhok has refused to confirm reports he has been signed by the hopeful Serbian team Stefan GP. The Swiss magazine Motorsport Aktuell this week said Chandhok, a 26-year-old GP2 driver from India, will be Kazuki Nakajima’s teammate if the outfit is granted an official team entry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Mercedes must win to stay in F1 – Zetsche

That is the clear message of the German carmaker’s chief executive Dieter Zetsche

2010-02-13 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS 01The newly launched Mercedes GP team needs to win grands prix in order to maintain the support of its parent Daimler. That is the clear message of the German carmaker’s chief executive Dieter Zetsche, who told manager-magazin.com – in an interview to be published on Friday – that winning is “a condition” of the project. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

New Ferrari better than 2009 Renault – Alonso

“There was obviously more downforce!” -Alonso

2010-01-28 - Ferrari F10 - 02Fernando Alonso has updated his cautious appraisal of Ferrari’s new car by admitting it feels better than his 2009 mount. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Klien could be new McLaren reserve driver – report (updated)

Soucek set to be Virgin reserve driver

01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes12 - Virgin RacingChristian Klien could become McLaren’s new reserve and primary test driver. Rumours at the Jerez test, repeated by the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper, suggest the 27-year-old Austrian is being considered to replace Pedro de la Rosa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Di Resta to test again in Barcelona

He will return to the Mercedes-powered cockpit in Spain next week.

2010-02-09 - Force India - Paul di Resta - p 02Paul di Resta will drive Force India’s new car again at the last test of the pre-season. The 23-year-old Scot, recently signed as the Silverstone based team’s reserve and Friday driver for 2010, drove the VJM03 at Jerez on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Kovalainen to wear green helmet in 2010

Incandescent green and black.

2010-02-12 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen  01Heikki Kovalainen on Thursday revealed a new helmet livery for the 2010 season. Having used the same grey, red and black design as he raced for Renault and McLaren since his debut in 2007, the Finn displayed his new colours before making his track debut at the wheel of the green Lotus at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Schu ‘clever’ to cancel 2009 comeback – Andretti

“Altogether, very clever,” said Andretti.

2010-02-13 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 021978 world champion Mario Andretti says Michael Schumacher was “very clever” to call off his formula one comeback last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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