Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 31

Sticky: “We are sorry…”

Uncontrollable situation

For the past 24 hours, we (Flagworld) have been victim of a major failure from our hosting provider, which explains our absence from the web for such a long period, it was beyond our control. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Deceiving result for Andrew Ranger in New-Hampshire (+result)

While Wallace steals the show at Lee

Andrew Ranger was hoping for a positive result in New-Hampshire but a race incident took him out near the end of the race. Bold move on late restart gives rookie second East win. Darrell Wallace Jr. made a three-wide pass for the lead with two laps to go and held on for the victory Friday in the K&N Pro Series 125 at Lee USA Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

F1 ponders ‘secret’ of Red Bull’s speed

Teams not revealing flexible front wing secrets

2010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 32010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 01After the team orders controversy, F1 teams have moved on to a bigger problem: Red Bull’s overwhelming pace. Ferrari looked to have closed the gap with one-two victory at Hockenheim, but on Saturday Sebastian Vettel’s 1.2 second advantage over the first non-Red Bull was described in Hungary by Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld as “frightening”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Formula One teams Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying report (+results)

Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Jul 31

Red Bulls smash opposition in Hungary qualifying

Webber predicts sleepy race in Hungary

2010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 1Red Bull’s dominance had seldom looked stronger than on Saturday in Hungary, with the two RB6s easily locking out the front row of the grid. “The track suits the car well, with not many straights and lots of corners which is perfect for us,” team boss Christian Horner told the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Vettel beats Webber in duel for F1 2010 Hungary pole (+result)

Sebastian Vettel nabs another pole as Red Bull Racing secures its sixth 1-2 qualifying result of the F1 2010 season

Sebastian Vettel claimed his fourth pole in a row and his seventh of the season today, as Red Bull Racing enjoyed probably its most dominant qualifying of the year ahead of this Sunday’s F1 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Maldonado powers to fifth win (+results, +team & drivers reports)

Venezuelan dominates after start dramas
Two drivers held for observation after crash
Feature Race Press Conference

GP2 SeriesPastor Maldonado has extended his series lead with yet another crushing display to take his fifth victory of the season, claiming the lead following a string of start problems for his rivals to easily lead home Christian Vietoris and Sergio Perez in this afternoon’s feature race in Budapest. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Nico Müller flies to victory in Budapest (+results)

 The Swiss driver has been untouchable since arriving at the Hungaroring

GP3 Series

Jenzer Motorsport’s Nico Müller continued his impressive display in Hungary during Race 1 this afternoon by taking a lights to flag victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Nicola De Marco claims maiden win in Brno opener (+results)

Italian takes assured first victory as Stoneman snatches championship lead

 Nicola De Marco claimed his first F2 victory in today’s opening race at Brno, the Italian jumping polesitter Dean Stoneman at the start and looking assured throughout the 20 lap contest. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Great results for Red Bull Rally drivers on Rally Finland

Red Bull Rally Finland day one and day two reports

The second and final day of Rally Finland has concluded with a great result for the Red Bull Skoda drivers: Juho Hanninen, enjoying a one-off outing on his home event, has won while regular driver Patrik Sandell is third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ferrari removes F-duct for rest of weekend

Ferrari prefers Alonso because Massa slower – Piquet

2010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 04Ferrari has joined Red Bull in opting to remove the F-duct from its car in Hungary. Red Bull was the first to deduce that the efficiency of its conventional rear wing layout was better at the tight and twisty track, where the only significant straight is located opposite the pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Berger not eyeing return to F1 paddock

Gerhard Berger has admitted he is not currently interested in returning full-time to the formula one paddock.

00801full328After retiring in 1997, the ten-time grand prix winner returned to F1 as BMW’s joint boss until 2003, and three years later bought half of Toro Rosso. The 50-year-old Austrian sold his share back to Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz in 2008, and told the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper on Saturday that he has no regrets. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Cypher out of running for 2011 F1 debut

The American outfit Cypher Group has pulled out of the running to race in formula one next year.

Cypher GroupThe group had applied for the 13th 2011 team entry and was reportedly in talks with American driver Jonathan Summerton and possibly also Nelson Piquet Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

McLaren struggling to match rivals in Hungary

The Hungarian grand prix looks set to be a fight between Red Bull and Ferrari.

2010-07-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes -  Lewis Hamilton 11Championship leaders McLaren were more than a second off the pace during Friday practice at the twisty Hungaroring. “We’re losing quite a bit of time in the middle sector, and a couple of tenths in the first and third sectors, too,” admitted Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Force India remove blown diffuser after Hungary test

Force India has decided against running its new blown diffuser in qualifying and the race in Hungary.

2010-05-08 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 2The Silverstone based team tested the concept in Friday practice on Adrian Sutil’s car, which was faster in both sessions than the non-blown diffuser sister car shared by Paul di Resta and Tonio Liuzzi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship: Silverstone Round 10

First qualifying practice & Superpole reports

SBK - Hannspree FIM Superbike World ChampionshipCrutchlow races ahead in early session. Local hero Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha Sterilgarda) set a blistering 2’05.664 second lap at Silverstone to head the first qualifying session at his home track, with no fewer than five of his compatriots inside the top ten places. The 5.902km Silverstone circuit is new to almost all of the 25 Superbike riders on show, making Crutchlow’s advantage of 0.342 seconds over the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda of Jonathan Rea an impressive first day result. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Hayward claims First ACT Tour win at Twin State (+results)

Hayward is now the ninth ACT competitor to earn himself an invite to the second annual ACT Invitational

2010 American Canadian Tour - ACTNewport, NH’s Mark Hayward earned his first career ACT Late Model Tour win at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH on Friday, July 30. Hayward took the lead from Twin State regular Aaron Fellows, who led the first 52 laps of the 100 lap event. Hayward held off the likes of Ben Rowe, current ACT Tour point leader Brian Hoar and Randy Potter over the remaining 48 laps to take the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Intercontinental Rally Challenge, round eight of 12

Rali Vinho Madeira preview: The Challenge

With six winners from the opening seven rounds, the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season is already proving to be an epic. Less than a month after a thrilling climax to Sata Rallye Acores, when the lead changed hands three times on the final two stages, the IRC continues with Rali Vinho Madeira next week (5-7 August). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

American Le Mans Series, round 6 in Mid-Ohio, USA

Porsche on pole for title race

The fight for the title in the American Le Mans Series is heating up. And Porsche stands on pole position: In the fiercely-contested GT class, Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) snatched back the points’ lead with their Flying Lizard Motorsports 911 GT3 RSR against strong opposition from BMW and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Bird Flies to Budapest Pole

Briton on top in dramatic qualifying session

GP2 Series

Sam Bird has claimed his first GP2 pole in a frantic qualifying session this afternoon at the Hungaroring, taking the top spot with just moments remaining ahead of iSport teammates Davide Valsecchi and Oliver Turvey, with the top three drivers split by just one tenth. Read the rest of this entry »

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