Daily Archive: September 2, 2010

Sep 02

Tag and FAZZT arrive in Kentucky ready to rock

The team first visit to the tri-oval

The drivers of the IZOD IndyCar Series will participate in their third consecutive weekend of racing this Saturday at the 2.086-km Kentucky Speedway tri-oval located in Sparta, Kentucky. Once again, drivers will only have 60 minutes of practice on Friday morning to set their cars for the lone qualifying session scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. later that day. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

ALMS Series is Baltimore-bond for 2011

Added to Labor Day lineup in prominent Eastern market

The Baltimore Grand Prix announced today that the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, has been added to the inaugural auto racing event scheduled for September 2-4, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Mosport’s 2011 American Le Mans Series date moves to July 24 (+schedule)

New date should not conflict with NAPA 200 in Montreal as it did in 2010

Just days after the American Le Mans Series, presented by Tequila Patrón cars roared into Mosport for their only Canadian stop of the season, the Series has announced that the 2011 date for the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport will be July 21-24. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Pirelli continues F1 testing in France

The next Pirelli test will take place in two weeks in Spain.

Pirelli continued its formula one tyre development programme this week. After Nick Heidfeld tried the Italian marque’s 2011 prototypes for the first time recently at Mugello, the German was back at the wheel of the 2009 Toyota for two more days at Paul Ricard in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Renault uses Twitter to dismiss F1 rumours

“Rumour mill in overdrive with some creative stories on the web” – Renault F1

2010-08-01 - Renault F1 Team - Gerard Lopez 01Renault F1 has scoffed at reports suggesting its former French carmaker parent is considering buying back the Enstone based team. Amid the car sales crisis and economic downturn, and the damaging crashgate scandal, Renault SA sold a rumoured 85 per cent of the team that still bears its name to Luxembourg-based investment firm Genii Capital. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Force India to keep Mercedes engines – Haug

“Mr Mallya is exemplary with the payment of his bills.

2010-08-01 - Force India - Adrian Sutil 4Force India pays its bills on time and will continue to receive Mercedes engines beyond 2010, Norbert Haug has confirmed. It was reported from Spa-Francorchamps last week that Red Bull could be set to switch from Renault power next year, with Force India to lose its current Mercedes deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Yamamoto to keep HRT seat for rest of 2010

Sakon Yamamoto is set to keep his race seat at HRT for the rest of the 2010 season.

2010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna - Sakon Yamamoto 02Reportedly with healthy personal sponsorship, the Japanese initially ousted the Spanish team’s regular Bruno Senna at Silverstone in July. Senna returned to his cockpit for Hockenheim, reportedly with the assurance he will keep his seat for the remainder of 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Sauber denies selling team to Gerhard Berger

“Gerhard and I have had no contact on this subject.” – Sauber

2010-07-24 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber 01Peter Sauber and Gerhard Berger have denied reports the pair are set to share ownership of the Hinwil based formula one team. With former Sauber owner BMW pulling out at the end of last year, and Berger no longer co-owning the Toro Rosso team, it had been suggested the Austrian former ten time grand prix winner could use the opportunity to return to F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Petronas extends Malaysian GP naming deal

The first Malaysian grand prix took place in 1999.

PetronasState oil company Petronas has extended its title sponsorship of the Malaysian grand prix. Media statements said the contract extension is for a further five years. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Formula 3 Euro Series at Brands Hatch: they’re all after Mortara

Rounds number 13 and 14 at Brands Hatch this weekend

The final third of the season of the 18 rounds’ 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series gets underway with rounds number 13 and 14 at Brands Hatch this weekend. Edoardo Mortara (Signature) has been in the lead of the points’ standings since the beginning of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Caitlin Johnson had busy weekend in Montreal (+photos)

With a ride in NASCAR Canadian Tire and Formula Tour 1600

Caitlin Johnston of Orangeville, Ontario returned to action in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series in the #01 Pizza Pizza Dodge this past weekend for round number ten at Montreal’s famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.  And with each session the team improved upon their performance.

Flagworld photo albums of the NAPA 200

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Sep 02

RDD Motorsports Pan American Challenge Homestead report

Kart Mini team takes three podiums in three classes

RDD Motorsports of Deerfield Beach, Florida, the exclusive North American importer of the Kart Mini chassis hit their home track of Homestead Miami Karting to take on a full field of local and national Rotax racing talent all vying for a spot in Team USA. RDD Motorsports would bring three drivers to the event running in three different classes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Sweet defends home turf

In Bond Labor Day Classic

Barre’s own Nick Sweet will defend his home turf at Thunder Road International Speedbowl against the ACT Late Model Tour stars in this Sunday’s (September 5) 32nd running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200. Read the rest of this entry »