Daily Archive: September 15, 2010

Sep 15

Third-generation GP2 spec racer unveiled at Monza (+photos)

Meet the GP2/11

2010-09-15 - GP2 Series - GP2_11 06While Ferrari was cleaning up at its home race at Monza this past weekend, the GP2 feeder series campaigned its penultimate race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Newey says Renault only engine option for Red Bull

“Where shall we go?”

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Adrian Newey 01Adrian Newey has acknowledged that his Red Bull cars will almost certainly continue to be powered by Renault engines next year. The Austrian team is concerned about its horse power deficit that began amid the so-called ‘engine freeze’, with Mercedes and Ferrari pulling away in that area. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Renault in no rush despite Raikkonen interest – owner

“A lot of drivers knocking on the door for 2011” – Lopez

2010-09-13 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 03Renault team owner Gerard Lopez insists the Enstone based outfit is in no rush to confirm the identity of Robert Kubica’s teammate for 2011. The big news in F1 this week was team boss Eric Boullier’s claim that 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who moved from Ferrari to rallying this year, has enquired about driving for Renault next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Autosport 1000km of Silverstone race report

Olivier Pla and Miguel Amaral finished second

In the LMP2 class in Autosport 1000km of Silverstone at the wheel of the Quifel-ASM Ginetta-Zytek. The pair led the category of the 170-lap race at the end of the third and fourth hours but were ultimately unable to repeat their victory earlier this year at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

McLaren would sign Vettel admits Whitmarsh

Vettel is now signed up with Red Bull Racing until 2012.

2010-09-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 5McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted he is still interested in securing the services of Sebastian Vettel. Whitmarsh was highly critical of the 23-year-old German recently, describing him as a “crash kid” after punting Jenson Button out of the Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Durango confirms Villeneuve’s plans to buy F1 team

“And as planned we will do it together with Jacques Villeneuve. Yes, we believe it’s worth it.

2010-07-11-0085Durango, the Italian racing team, has confirmed Jacques Villeneuve’s announcement that there are plans to buy an existing formula one team. After the FIA decided recently to leave the 13th team entry vacant in 2011, 1997 world champion Villeneuve said “plan B” is to “take over one of the existing teams”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Pirelli happy with Heidfeld despite Sauber deal (updated)

Heidfeld to leave Pirelli role on Friday

2010-09-14 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Nick Heidfeld 01Pirelli on Wednesday said it is happy with Nick Heidfeld despite the German signing to race at Sauber for the rest of 2010. It has been reported that the 33-year-old might not vacate his tyre testing role even though this could give the Hinwil based team an unfair advantage over its rivals. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Ferrari’s driver hierarchy stance unchanged – Domenicali

“But for ourselves we are happy with our way at looking at the whole situation,” – Domenicali.

2010-09-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Stefano Domenicali 2Felipe Massa has not been relocated to a purely supportive role for the rest of the 2010 season, Ferrari team Stefano Domenicali has insisted. Brazilian Massa, who contentiously moved over to let his teammate Fernando Alonso win July’s German grand prix, sounded resigned to a subordinate role on Sunday at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Yamamoto mechanic to sit out next races

“We wish that he will recover quickly.” -Colin Kolles

2010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Sakon Yamamoto 02The mechanic knocked over at Monza by Sakon Yamamoto during the Japanese’s pitstop last Sunday will not be travelling with the HRT team to Asia for the next scheduled races. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Team ownership adventure made Brawn millions

Brawn paid himself and his colleagues more than $10m

2010-09-13 - Mercedes GP - Ross Brawn 01Ross Brawn and other directors shared an impressive dividend after his Brackley based formula one team won the 2009 titles. According to financial news service Bloomberg, the team’s 55-year-old British boss shared $31 million with his co-directors before the team was sold to Mercedes for about US $170 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Korea boss says track ‘must’ be ready for F1

That is just over three weeks before the inaugural race on October 24.

South Korean Grand-Prix logoKorea’s F1 track manager admits time is running out for the Yeongam venue to be ready for its inaugural race next month. In an interview with the Associated Press, Jason Cho was asked if – mere days ahead of the crucial inspection by the governing FIA – he is feeling stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Abu Dhabi happy despite losing final F1 slot

“It went perfectly last year, so why change it?”

Yas Marina Circuit - Abu DhabiOrganisers of the Abu Dhabi grand prix insist they have no qualms about losing the coveted final slot on formula one calendar. The impressive Yas Marina circuit was scheduled to close the last two calendars, but for 2011 that privilege is reverting to Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

British young guns to go head-to-head for Williams F1 test drive

Dean Stoneman and Jolyon Palmer bidding for FIA Formula Two Championship glory 

F2 - Dean Stoneman portraitF2 - Jolyon PalmerTwo of Britain’s best young talents will go wheel-to-wheel for the opportunity of a lifetime at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain this weekend (18/19 September) as they bid to win the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship and a prize test drive with the Williams F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Hispania an option for ousted de la Rosa

HRT could be an alternative employer for Pedro de la Rosa, who has been ousted as race driver by Sauber.

2010-06-13_0060Sports newspaper Diario AS said the struggling Spanish team Hispania “would like to have a high quality driver like Pedro as teammate for Bruno Senna”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

United States Rotax Max Challenge

2011 U.S. Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals will take place at Miller Motorsports Park

With weeks of discussions completed, the United States Rotax Max Challenge (USRMC) and Miller Motorsports Park are pleased to announce the Utah facility will be the location of the 2011 U.S. Rotax Grand Nationals.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Jota Sport AMR to race new LMP1

In 2012 and 2013

Jota Sport will compete in LMP1 in 2012 and 2013 with the brand new Aston Martin Racing prototype following the marque’s confirmation that it will produce a brand new car to meet the category’s latest regulations as laid out by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Strakka rounds off 2010 in style (+photo)

In Silverstone 1000kms last weekend

Strakka Racing concluded their record-breaking season with another emphatic class win in the final round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone on Sunday. The team’s three drivers; Jonny Kane, Nick Leventis and Danny Watts built on an unbeaten run of pole position starts to win LMP2 by a margin of almost a minute, overcoming bodywork damage along the way and establishing a new class lap record for the redeveloped Silverstone circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Mailleux and Ragues steer Signature to Vice Champion

With solid sixth at Silverstone 

Franck Mailleux has helped steer the Signature Plus team to second place in the 2010 teams’ championship after securing sixth place in Sunday’s Silverstone 1000km race. The result ensured the French squad concluded their second season in endurance racing as the top petrol-powered team with their Dunlop-shod Aston Martin Lola package. Read the rest of this entry »