Daily Archive: June 7, 2010

Jun 07

Lola at Le Mans: 5 day countdown!‏ (+photos)

Jonathan Kennard’s Le Mans dream comes true

Jonathan Kennard takes part in hhis first Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend after signing a late deal to drive for the Kruse Schiller Motorsport team. Here, the former British F3 race winner talks to lola-group.com about his Le Mans dream coming true. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard Win in Pennsylvania‏

Back-to-Back Victories for the Rockstar Royal Group Team

After having won the Rocky Mountain Rally in Calgary one week prior, Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard, both of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), continued their winning streak this past weekend by grabbing the top podium spot at Pennsylvania’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR), the fifth round of the Rally America series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Mathieu and Rémy Audette share the spotlight this weekend at Mosport‏

Touring Car and F2000…

2010-05-22 - Samedi2010-05-29 - SamediMathieu and Rémy Audette will be at the Mosport track this weekend to take part in no less than four races, two for Mathieu in the Canadian Touring Car Championship and two for Rémy in the American open-wheel Formula 2000 series. This will be the only time this year that the two series will share the schedule, providing a unique occasion for the entire Audette Racing team from Blainville. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Nick Wittmer, Alex Healy and Benjamin Distaulo aiming for the “Top 5” at Mosport

Lombardi Honda Racing Ready for Round Two

2010-05-23After a fruitful first racing weekend highlighted by two podiums, the Lombardi Honda Racing Team will return to the Mosport track (Ontario) for the second round of the season. The 2009 Touring Car Champion team is pulling out all the stops to see its three drivers Quebeckers Nick Wittmer and Benjamin Distaulo and Ontarian Alex Healy among the front-runners at these upcoming two races. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

New Montreal surface should suit F1 in 2010

“Much of it has now been resurfaced.”

2009-06-02The F1 world is hoping repairs to the surface of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve are suited to the sport’s single seaters this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Red Bull confirms new one-year deal for Webber

Red Bull Racing on Monday announced a new one-year contract for Mark Webber.

It means the 33-year-old Australian, who crashed with his teammate Sebastian Vettel whilst leading the recent Turkish grand prix, will stay alongside the young German in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Horner hints Red Bull considering 2011 engine supply (updated)

Red Bull drivers must let each other pass – Marko
Vettel not taking blame for Webber crash

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Dr Helmut MarkoChristian Horner has indicated there is no guarantee that Red Bull will still be powered by Renault engines beyond 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Crash ‘excellent marketing’ for Red Bull – Coulthard

Webber could have prevented Vettel crash – Berger

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 1The crash between teammates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel was “excellent” marketing for the energy drink Red Bull. That is the opinion of Australian Webber’s former teammate David Coulthard, who while now racing with Mercedes in DTM is still an ambassador for Red Bull Racing at grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Alonso laments Ferrari’s slow progress with F10

Fernando Alonso thinks Ferrari has been left behind by its rivals in the 2010 development race.

2010-05-30 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 6The Spaniard won his first race with the famous Maranello based team this season, raising hopes that Ferrari was set to cast off its miserable 2009 campaign with a strong challenge for the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Di Grassi happy with place at Virgin

Di Grassi insists that a team like Virgin is a good place to develop as a formula one driver.

2010-05-30 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 1Lucas di Grassi insists he is happy with his formula one debut this year, despite grappling at the back of the grid with the new Virgin team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Pirelli contract to be ready for signing soon

Pirelli has won the race to become F1’s new sole tyre supplier beginning in 2011.

Pirelli The same news was reported by multiple sources prior to the Turkish grand prix, but Michelin then made a last-ditch attempt to woo the teams by calling a meeting in the paddock of the Istanbul Park circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Ecclestone still pushing for higher Turkey race fee

The future of the Turkish grand prix remains clouded.

One year ago, the boss of the country’s motor racing sanctioning body said it would not be “easy” to come to a new agreement with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

F1 return possible but rallying more fun – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted a return to formula one is “possible”.

But in an interview with Austria’s Kleine Zeitung, the 2007 world champion also sounded more than happy with his new foray in world rallying, and not keen to immediately switch back to the grand prix grid. Read the rest of this entry »