Daily Archive: September 9, 2010

Sep 09

Jean-Sebastien Roy adds new responsibilities at the Supermotocross Monster Energy

Great Canadian Champion and Technical Director of the event now becomes its official spokesman

Supermotocross Monster Energy presented by Coors Light Parts Canada ThorThe most popular sport event of the fall in Québec, the Supermotocross Monster Energy presented by Coors Light and Parts Canada/Thor, to be held October 2 at the Montréal Olympic Stadium, announced today that Canadian motocross champion Jean-Sébastien Roy, has accepted and will assume an additional role with the organizing team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Lauda Sport Management joins forces with Coloni

Two families with a great history in motorsport working together

Lauda Sport ManagementScuderia ColoniScuderia Coloni is happy to announce that an agreement has been reached with Lauda Sport Management, with the aim of managing the team’s existing sponsorships and looking for new ones. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Road America will host the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival®, September 10-12, 2010

Fall Vintage Festival to feature Elva Elkhart Lake, WI

This weekend regularly attracts nearly 300 vintage and historic racecars from around the country. The event feature is Elva sports racers and formula cars. Derived from the French phrase “elle va” which means “she goes,” Elvas were very competitive in club racing events in the United States during 1950s and 1960s.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

FIA should use photo evidence for flexi wings – McLaren

But Renault’s Robert Kubica is weary of the ongoing finger pointing.

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 4Despite quietening in recent days, the flexible front wing saga could be set to ramp up once again. McLaren and Mercedes figures said after Spa-Francorchamps two weeks ago that, with the FIA now employing tougher scrutineering tests, they thought Ferrari’s and particularly Red Bull’s wings were flexing less visibly in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

GP2 Series round 9, Monza preview

And so it is…

GP2 Series

 Series’ leader Pastor Maldonado’s misfortune in Spa Sprint Race means that closest rival Sergio Perez gets another chance at closing the gap between him and the so far unstoppable Rapax racer. With a sixth consecutive win in a feature race, the Venezuelan has become the most successful driver in GP2 Series’ history. He is now twenty-seven points ahead of Perez in the standings and a step closer to the crown. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix preview (updated)

Italian Grand Prix Formula One preview

Formula One teams & drivers in Monza.

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Sep 09

No proof to punish Ferrari further – Todt (updated)

Press angry after Ferrari team orders verdict

2010-09-02 - Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari escaped penalty in Wednesday’s team orders disciplinary hearing because there was not enough proof, FIA president Jean Todt has confirmed. Former Ferrari boss Todt, whose team order at the A1-Ring in 2002 famously triggered the imposition of the ban, admitted he suspects a similar order was in effect when Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso swapped places at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Mercedes inflates price for 2011 KERS supply – report

A further 5 million euros per team could then be spent on developing the systems.

2010-08-01 - Mercedes GP 01The price for customer teams of Mercedes’ 2011-specification KERS system has reportedly increased from an original EUR 1 million to 6 million. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that F1 teams initially agreed that customer supplies of the energy-recovery technology next should cost purchasing teams just 1 million euros. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Ferrari issued radio message to ‘motivate’ Massa

Alonso puts Contador cycling team plans on ice

2010-09-02 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipa Massa2Ferrari argued on Wednesday that Felipe Massa decided to let Fernando Alonso pass him for the race lead at Hockenheim because the Brazilian was angry. As was rumoured before the World Motor Sport Council’s disciplinary sitting in Paris, the Maranello based team rejected the charge that it imposed an illegal team order that deprived Massa of the German GP victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Vettel vows to keep attacking amid criticism (updated)

“Racing is not a coffee break” – Vettel
‘Dangerous’ to make Webber number 1 – Vettel

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 8Sebastian Vettel has vowed to keep attacking in 2010, despite the wave of criticism about his rate of errors in recent races. The 23-year-old German’s most recent gaffe was his crash into fellow championship challenger Jenson Button at Spa, earning McLaren’s rebuke that he has become F1’s “crash kid”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Williams’ Parr tours US GP host in Texas

Williams’ Parr would be ‘proud’ to be FOTA chairman

2010-06-13 - AT&T Williams - Adam Parr - Patrick HeadWhile the eyes of the F1 world were on Paris on Wednesday, the chairman of the British team Williams was touring Austin. According to the local American-Statesman newspaper, Adam Parr was meeting government officials, business leaders and educators. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

13th entry ‘not only way’ to enter F1 – Epsilon Euskadi

“The 13th license was one way but not the only way to get into formula one”

Flagworld - F1Joan Villadelprat insists he is not giving up on bringing his Spanish Le Mans team Epsilon Euskadi into formula one. After the FIA said on Wednesday it has decided to leave the 13th team entry vacant for now, Jacques Villeneuve said his partnership with Italian outfit Durango will now try to enter the sport by buying into an existing team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Law firm sues HRT for unpaid fees

 Chandhok needs cockpit before 2011 Indian GP

2010-09-03 - Hispania F1 Racing Team2010-04-03 - HRT F1 Team - Karun Chandhok 01A law firm has commenced legal action against formula one team HRT. According to Sport Business, the major international firm DLA Piper is pursuing the struggling Spanish outfit for unpaid legal fees dating back more than a year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Bahrain hopes to keep role as first race beyond 2011

“We like having the first race here, and we hope to keep this position on the calendar every year”

Bahrain International CircuitOrganisers of Bahrain’s grand prix have welcomed confirmation that the Sakhir circuit will once again host the F1 season opener next year. The venue hosted the first race of the 2010 season in March, which was panned by critics as a less than exciting spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

F1 prospects improve for Hartley, Grosjean

The career prospects of two hopeful drivers have taken a step back towards formula one.

2010-05-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Brendon HartleyRRomain Grosjeanomain Grosjean’s F1 aspirations have been dwindling since he lost his Renault race seat last year, and former joint reserve driver Brendon Hartley recently lost the support of Red Bull’s junior programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Record-setting entry for 13th annual Petit Le Mans (+photos)

Storylines for 2010 finale abound in all classes

The largest field for a race in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón in more than seven years is coming to Road Atlanta. The 13th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA2 features 45 of the best and most innovative sports cars in the world. Only once has the Series’ cornerstone event featured more cars on its grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Formula BMW Pacific Championship leader Richard Bradley surges ahead

With three races wins

Drivers’ Championship and Rookie Cup leader Richard Bradley of Singapore surges ahead with a 40-point lead after winning all but one race at Rounds 7 to 10 of the Formula BMW Pacific series over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

F2000 finale win gave Daniel Erickson pointscore podium

Plus ”Rookie of the Year” title

Daniel Erickson capped off a great debut F2000 Championship Series with a final round win at Mid Ohio. l Erickson has taken another step towards achieving his Formula 1 ambition by winning the final round of the F2000 Championship Series at Mid Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

United Autosports aiming to reproduce Spa “Marathon” form On the Algarve

American-owned team confident of maintaining Spa 24 Hour race pace
Portuguese track witnessed Audi “double” in last year’s races

After an 11 week break, the FIA GT3 European Championship reconvenes in the Algarve (Portugal) next weekend (September 17-19) with United Autosports aiming to reproduce its scintillating Spa 24 Hour race form in the two, one-hour “sprint” races. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

In karting news… (+photos)

The lastest in karting news this week in text and pictures

2010-08-22Kart event success kicks off van der Drift fundraising campaign, CKL this week updates and ProKart Challenge North Finale sees Speed and Kelley take top honors. Read the rest of this entry »

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