Daily Archive: September 30, 2010

Sep 30

FAZZT team looking for a strong finish heading into season finale

Homestead-Miami pre-race report

This is it, the finale event of the 2010, 17-race IZOD IndyCar Series schedule that will take place this weekend at the 2.414-kilometer Homestead-Miami Speedway oval. For FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani, this will be his second race at the South Florida oval track, but his first since 2000 when he qualified fourth and finished ninth as a rookie in the Champ Car Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

All four Juncos Racing cars finish in Top Seven

In first official practice session at Road Atlanta

Juncos Racing successfully landed all four of its cars in the top seven positions in this morning’s first official practice session at Road Atlanta, resulting in the best all-around practice session the team has had this season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Robertson Racing reveal second Ford GT ahead of Petit Le Mans

Just around the corner, Road Atlanta is home to the Petit Le Mans

After spending the entire season criss-crossing the continent, Robertson Racing won’t have far to travel for the final round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. That’s because the team’s Braselton headquarters is just around the corner from Road Atlanta, home to the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda 2 season finale (29 September – 2 October). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Mitsubishi Brigade going for a hat trick

In 5th round of the 2010 Canadian Rally Championship

The 5th round of the Canadian Rally Championship will take place this coming weekend out of Merritt, British Columbia, a small vicinity north-east of Vancouver nested in the Rockies. Barely three weeks after the last event in Québec, the Mitsubishi teams entered have been working extra hours to prepare the cars for the event before setting out to cross the country for the second Western round on the calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Fiat considers selling Ferrari shares

“Despite the crisis we’ll close the year better than last year” – di Montezemolo

FiatThe rumour emerged a few days ago based on a report in the Corriere della Sera newspaper, suggesting Fiat wants to raise money to increase its stake in Chrysler to 51 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Six drivers aim for the title in the Auto GP grand finale, Valsecchi, Leo and Cipriani to race in Monza‏

Auto GP is ready for a thrilling championship finale in Monza.

After five events and ten races the maths are keeping six drivers in contention for the title. With 19 points up for grabs in the Italian weekend, the list of possible winners goes from Romain Grosjean, Series leader with 42 points, to Carlos Iaconelli, in sixth place 18 points adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

The 2011 DTM calendar

Thrilling race action in six countries

DTMStill three more races to go in the 2010 DTM season but in the background, the makers of the series already are working on the preparations for 2011. The most popular international touring-car series will contest 11 rounds in six countries, next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Sauber Motorsport interview with Kamui Kobayashi

“Not talented enough to become a comedian”

2010-09-26 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Kamui Kobayashi 02Kamui Kobayashi, who was only yesterday, Wednesday, in Tokyo to be appointed as an honorable international ambassador as “Sports Tourism Master” by the Japan Tourism Agency, which belongs to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, is looking forward to his home race, the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka on October 10th. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

FIA have stopped Red Bull’s illegal car – Hamilton

“It was a good decision by the FIA”

2010-09-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 2Red Bull’s dominance has been curbed because it is no longer fielding an illegal car, according to Lewis Hamilton. The 2008 world champion said that after the team’s RB6 utterly dominated in Hungary in August, the tighter FIA flexibility tests have obviously affected the pace of the Adrian Newey-penned car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Difficult season making Mercedes ‘grumpy’ – Haug

“We just know what victory feels like, so perhaps we are sometimes a bit grumpy”

2010-09-26 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 02Norbert Haug has admitted that Mercedes might line up on the 2011 grid with some new employees. “In 2011 we will make a step forward.  So we need to have the best possible staff, which may include some new people,” he is quoted by the Cologne newspaper Express. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Renault looks set to retain Petrov in 2011

“I am not worried,” Petrov said last week in Singapore

2010-09-26 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 01Vitaly Petrov has moved into pole position to keep his Renault seat in 2011, with German sources reporting that three potential alternate candidates are now out of the running. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Toro Rosso sale rumours increase

The Italian report said there are several potential buyers, including Villeneuve/Durango

Rumours that the Faenza based formula one team Toro Rosso is for sale are gathering pace. Last week, we reported speculation that Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz wants to sell his second F1 outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Toro Rosso fires mechanic after Singapore incident – report

“My hopes of having a good day disappeared” – Alguersuari

2010-09-13 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 2A mechanic has been dismissed by Toro Rosso following an incident before Sunday’s Singapore grand prix. Jaime Alguersuari qualified a strong eleventh under the street circuit’s lights, but then had to start the race from the pitlane due to a coolant leak. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Teams agree operational budget cap for 2011 and beyond

The report said teams may no longer spend any more than EUR 20 million

Flagworld - F1Formula one teams have agreed a budget cap for operational spending in 2011 and beyond, according to an Italian media report. Earlier this week, we reported that team bosses discussed the so-called Resource Restriction Agreement in Singapore last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

No further delay after Korea GP construction accident

Media reports indicated that the damage was relatively minor.

Korean Grand PrixAn accident at the site of next month’s inaugural Korean grand prix is not expected to further delay completion of the Yeongam venue. Late on Wednesday, it emerged that a crane had tipped over on the main straight, with the overloaded arm crashing into a grandstand. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

City of Rome will not pay for grand prix – promoter

Organisers of the Rome grand prix insist the city will not have to pay.

Formula one will not cost Rome anything, the promoter of a potential street race in the Italian capital has insisted. Rome’s inaugural race is slated to be held in 2012 or 2013, pending the agreement of the residents of the EUR district, mayor Gianni Alemanno said earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Suspended jail term for F1 spy Stepney

Stepney agreed a deal with the prosecutors and did not plead guilty.

An Italian court has sentenced F1 ‘spygate’ conspirator Nigel Stepney to a 20-month suspended jail term. Earlier in 2010 – three years after the sport’s espionage and sabotage scandal involving Ferrari and McLaren – sacked British engineer Stepney’s criminal trial began. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

White earns NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie honors

The title in his first full season

NASCAR announced today that Derek White has earned the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 Rookie of the Year honors after finishing 14th in the overall final point standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest

Slated for January at Sebring and Homestead

Junior formula car drivers who want to step up their game in 2011 can get the new season off to a rousing start by competing in the $25,000 Cooper Tires Winterfest, a special five-race series in Florida this coming January organized by the “Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

A fantastic end to a great Season for SIMTEC RACING

In F1600 MASTERS at the Fall Classic in Mont Tremblant

Saturday Race1: After qualifying on Pole in Masters, Jonathan Labbee made it up on the podium and took 3rd place behind Pat Sweeney and Gord Ross. In the beginning the battle was good but unfortunately the race finished under full course yellow robbing Labbee of the opportunity to gain positions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

The Race for the Podium

Webisode #7 is ready to be viewed

For the fourth year in a row, the Class Champions were decided on the final race weekend of the year. “The Race for the Podium” chronicles the top drivers and teams as they via for maximum points and ultimately the 2010 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »