Daily Archive: October 5, 2010

Oct 05

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix preview

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One preview

Formula One teams & drivers in Suzuka preview.



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Oct 05

Put a name on the #56 NAPA car

In support of Susan G. Komen

NAPA KNOW HOWNAPA AUTO PARTS and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex, Jr., are teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to honor breast cancer victims, survivors and supporters via a special, one-of-a-kind fan-generated paint scheme featuring the names of individuals affected by breast cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Final standings of the Coupe de Montréal

Plus important Banquet reminder

The final standings of the Coupe de Montréal Championships are now online on SRA Karting RESULTS page. Despite all the attention we put into preparing the standings, please check carefully to see if there are no mistakes before Friday October 8th at noon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Hinchcliffe wins Greg Moore Legacy Award

Following runner-up finish in Firestone Indy Lights Series

James Hinchcliffe concluded his 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Series campaign last Saturday, 2nd October, at the Homestead Miami Speedway with his eighth podium trip of the season courtesy of a second-place finish in the ‘Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka 100’. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Ford Blue Oval Challenge bonus lefts Milk Bowl winner past $15,000

The race posted over $80,000.00 in posted prize money and awards.

American-Canadian Tour Ford RacingThe Ford Blue Oval Challenge contingency awards, announced earlier this season for the competitors on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and various affiliated weekly track participants, was the final bonus at Thunder Road’s Milk Bowl to raise winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.’s (Joey Pole) total winnings to over $15,000.00. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Dutch GP2 driver eyes 2011 F1 debut

Giedo van der Garde is hoping to make his formula one race debut in 2011.

GP2 - Giedo van der GardeThe 25-year-old Dutch GP2 driver, who has previously been under contract as a F1 test driver with the Super Aguri and Spyker teams, is in talks with several teams according to his manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Heidfeld in talks for 2011 race seat – manager

Nick Heidfeld’s manager is confident the German will find a race cockpit on the 2011 grid.

2010-09-26 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Nick Heidfeld 03One race after the 33-year-old secured his return with Sauber for the last rounds of 2010, the Swiss team announced it has signed Mexican rookie Sergio Perez for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Mallya in talks to buy club from Ecclestone

Vijay Mallya is reportedly in talks to buy the London football club Queens Park Rangers.

2010-07-11 - Force India F1 Team - Dr. Vijay Mallya - Deepika PadukoneThe club is currently owned by F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone and banned former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore. The Evening Standard newspaper said Mallya, the Indian billionaire and owner and boss of the F1 team Force India, is eying a “significant” stake in QPR, who compete in England’s second division Football League Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

HRT driver lineup unclear for Suzuka (updated)

HRT’s ‘regular drivers’ to race at Suzuka – Kolles

2010-09-26 - HRT F1 Team - Christian Klien 01HRT on Tuesday did not reveal the identity of its race drivers for this weekend’s Japanese grand prix. Sakon Yamamoto, who earlier this year replaced team regular Karun Chandhok, sat out the recent Singapore round with what the struggling Spanish outfit said was food poisoning. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Robertson Racing left with plenty to build on…(+photo)

After two-car finish at Petit Le Mans

Robertson Racing leaves this year’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda 2 slightly disappointed by their luck in the 10-hour/1000 mile race, but optimistic about the future of the team.

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Oct 05

AIM wraps up Star Mazda season at Road Atlanta

Team sees progress in Pegram and Bowlin

AIM Autosport’s Star Mazda team finished it’s 2010 race season on Friday at Road Atlanta, helping drivers, Walt Bowlin and Larry Pegram, find their feet in auto racing. Larry, an AMA Superbike competitor, is racing formula cars to round out his racing skills, while his friend Walt, a successful jaw surgeon, races purely for the thrill. Season-long driver, David Ostella, skipped this event, electing to try his hand in the Indy Lights series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

“A formidable team.”

At Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta last weekend

Petit Le Mans, the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, did not provide the result that either Benoît Tréluyer or the Audi team were hoping for. However, this did not prevent the Frenchman from providing a positive debrief of his second experience at the wheel of the Audi R15 TDI, and his first on North American soil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Grand Prix debrief with Tohru Ubukata

Round 14: Japanese Grand Prix – Post-race debrief

After being postponed from its original date of April, the Japanese Grand Prix was held at the beginning of October, meaning higher ambient and track temperatures and still the possibility of rain. Rain only fell on Thursday and the track remained dry for the rest of the grand prix weekend, but to cope with the increased temperature Bridgestone brought harder slick tyre compounds than had been selected for the April date. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Lotus to use Red Bull gearbox in 2011

It is the first time Red Bull has supplied a gearbox to a customer team.

2010-09-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 022010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 1Lotus will use Red Bull gearboxes and hydraulic systems from the 2011 season, the new Malaysian-backed team announced on Tuesday morning. It is expected the team, to be called Team Lotus next season, will also shortly announce an agreement to use Renault’s customer engine in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Sauber insists ‘no plans’ to sell Swiss team

“With Telmex we want to send a clear message to other (potential) sponsors” – Sauber

2010-07-15 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber 01TelmexPeter Sauber has denied the signing of Telmex as a major new sponsor means he might be prepared to sell his Swiss formula one team. On Monday, the Hinwil based team announced that Telmex, headed by the richest man in the world Carlos Slim, will have “a significant presence” on the livery of next year’s Sauber car. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

GP2 champ Maldonado lost Sauber seat battle to Perez

“Peter Sauber does not like inexperienced drivers who commit many mistakes.”

Pastor Maldonado, the new GP2 champion, had hoped to secure the Sauber race seat alongside Kamui Kobayashi for 2011. The 25-year-old is managed by Nicolas Todt and backed by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA and even the South American country’s president Hugo Chavez. Read the rest of this entry »