Daily Archive: April 18, 2010

Apr 18

Sticky: Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix race report (+results, + standings, + photos)

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One race report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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Apr 18

Alex Tagliani Long Beach GP report

Race: 4 of 17, Ryan Hunter-Reay wins the Grand Prix of Long Beach

Alex Tagliani - Long BeachFAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani was forced to retire from Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach following a contact on lap 65 of the 85-lap event. Starting from the fourth row, Tagliani and Marco Andretti made contact on the opening lap, but both continued. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Eng edges out Palmer in race two (+results, +photo)

Austrian holds off late charge to take first win of 2010 

F2 - Philipp Eng  atop the podiumPhilipp Eng resisted a spirited challenge by Jolyon Palmer to clinch his first victory of 2010, the Austrian taking the chequered flag by just 0.8 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Bridewell ruled out of Thruxton

Following an accident at Thruxton yesterday

Quay Garage Honda rider Tommy Bridewell will miss round two of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship following an accident at Thruxton yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

AMRA takes over Race City National

The AMRA has been the launch pad for a number of Canadian road racing careers

The organizers behind one of Canada’s most successful motorsports enterprises have taken over the running of this year’s Parts Canada Superbike Championship event at Calgary’s Race City Motorsport Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Sebastien Loeb wins Rally of Turkey!

Loeb extend his lead in the FIA Drivers’ standings

Citroen C4 WRC driver Sebastien Loeb sealed victory on the Rally of Turkey today, round four of the 2010 World Rally Championship, to extend his lead in the FIA Drivers’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Formula 3 Euro Series in front of the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden

Next weekend, drivers in the F3 Euro Series will be contesting their 3rd and 4th season rounds

At the occasion of the DTM pre-season launch, the Formula 3 Euro Series also presented itself this weekend to a 110,000 strong crowd. For the first time, the event took place in the city of Wiesbaden. The premiere was a huge success. In bright sunshine, the Formula 3 Euro Series was represented by Marco Wittmann (Signature) and the teams Motopark Academy and Prema Powerteam. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Jolyon Palmer takes historic maiden victory (+results, +photo)

Briton follows father as Formula Two race winner 

F2 - Jolyon Palmer celebratesJolyon Palmer took a historic maiden win in Formula Two in the opening race of the season at Silverstone today, the Briton keeping a cool head to control the race from lights-to-flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

McLaren drivers free to race – Whitmarsh

 ” In the end, we allowed them to race each other freely, which was a bit nerve-wracking.”

2010-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 9Unlike Red Bull and perhaps also Ferrari, McLaren’s two drivers are free to race when running first and second. Red Bull’s Christian Horner admitted in Shanghai that when his drivers are dominating, the actual wheel-to-wheel racing ends at the first corner. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Hamilton and Vettel reprimanded for pitlane clash

“I don’t know why he was keen to touch me” -Vettel

2010-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 32010-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 11Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel escaped with official reprimands but no actual penalties after their pitlane incident during the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Button leads title race, stewards probe Hamilton incident

“I noticed Sebastian was there and he pushed me a little to the right” -Hamilton

2010-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Leweis - Hamilton - Jenson Button 2Jenson Button has leapt to a ten-point lead in the 2010 world championship, by winning yet another thrilling rain-affected grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

F1 paddock still worried about leaving Shanghai

F1 freight going nowhere fast after Chinese GP

The volcanic ash cloud

Shanghai circuitAs the European air chaos continues due to the Icelandic volcano cloud, Lotus has booked its entire race team on flights to Malaysia. With European airports throughout Europe still closed, the formula one circus in China is distinctly worried about how to get its staff, equipment and cars back to base. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Sauber not using F-duct in China

Pedro de la Rosa qualified just seventeenth in Shanghai.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa 01“We lack top speed,” said the Sauber driver. After innovators McLaren, the Swiss team had been the first to implement an F-duct solution, but it was not running on the C29 in China. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Reports – weight making Schu too slow?

Mercedes to replace Schu’s chassis for Barcelona

2010-04-17 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 02According to the buzz in the German media after qualifying, Michael Schumacher’s struggle to keep up with his teammate in 2010 could be due to his weight. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Will HRT sign another tester alongside Yamamoto?

Sakon Yamamoto could get his first outing as HRT’s new Friday driver in Barcelona next month.

2010-04-17 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok 04The former Super Aguri and Spyker driver has been signed by the Spanish team, and is in Shanghai this weekend. But after Colin Kolles said he wanted to pay an experienced driver to contribute to the development of the F110 car, and gauge the strengths of Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna, it is rumoured that HRT might now sign a second test driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

US GP boss George spotted in Shanghai

There has been an interesting sighting in the Shanghai paddock this weekend.

Tony George was CEO of the former US grand prix venue Indianapolis Motor Speedway until he resigned last year. He is credited with bringing F1 back to America in 200 on a novel road course inside the fabled Indy 500 oval, and until he stepped down was keen to pen a new race promotion deal with Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Sunny in Shanghai but race rain possible

Light afternoon showers are very possible

Shanghai circuitAs the countdown to the Chinese grand prix enters its final few hours, there was no sign of rain in Shanghai throughout Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Hamilton admits he no longer talks to father

“I don’t remember the last time I spoke with him”

2010-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 10Lewis Hamilton has admitted his relationship with his father and former manager Anthony is currently “not all smiles and happiness”.

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Apr 18

Philipp Eng secures Silverstone pole (+results)

Austrian racer leads Jolyon Palmer and Dean Stoneman 

F2 - Philipp Eng Press ConferencePhilipp Eng set the quickest time in qualifying two at Silverstone this afternoon (Saturday) and will start tomorrow’s second F2 race from pole position. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Cytech UAE Touring Car Championship – Yas Marina Race Report

Big day at Yas Marina for Jonathan Simmonds as he closes in on title

It was a historic day for the Cytech UAE Touring Car Championship, which held it’s first ever races at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday 17 April 2010, as part of Round 7 of the series. Read the rest of this entry »

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