Daily Archive: October 22, 2010

Oct 22

Sticky: Formula One teams Korean Grand Prix free practice report

Korean Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

South Korean Grand-Prix logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yeongam circuit.

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Oct 22

Tagliani on song in Gold Coast practice

At the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Queensland today

IndyCar star Alex Tagliani has performed well during practice for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 at the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Queensland today. Tagliani, who has previously finished on the podium in Champ Car competition on the Gold Coast, was pleased with his progress aboard the #11 Rock Racing Commodore during today’s four practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Jacques Villeneuve does well in Australia (+result)

Tagliani near the bottom of the time sheet…

Day one of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 has gotten off to a cracking start on the streets of the Gold Coast, with 50,980 fans coming through the gates for the party the Gold Coast has to have.While the racing has concluded for the day with Ford Performance Racing, the Bottle-O Racing Team and Jim Beam Racing posting the three quickest times for the combined sessions, the action for Friday is nowhere near over with Southport’s Broadwater Parklands about to fire up for the first night of 600 Sounds presented by Hard Rock. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Official IMS test dates announced

Two official pre-season tests

Infront Motorsports has the pleasure of confirming that there will be two official pre-season tests in preparation for what is shaping up to be an exciting 13-round Superbike World Championship campaign in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Melker ends post-season tests on top (updated)

Thirty-seven of the most promising young driver talents around the globe took part in the three-day test

Circuito de JerezNigel Melker’s best laptime of 1:34.747 set during the final morning session at Circuito de Jerez went unbeaten this afternoon as post-season testing ended bringing the 2010 season officially to a close. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Bridgestone Korea welcomes Formula One star Lewis Hamilton to South Korea

Ahead of Inaugural Grand Prix

2010-09-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 6BridgestoneBridgestone Tire South Korea Ltd. welcomed Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton to South Korea on Wednesday (20 October) at an autographing and talk show event held in the Seoul Arts Centre, in the nation’s capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

FIA to remove pit entry white line overnight (updated)

Drivers concerned about Yeongam pit entry
Dust, snakes and nails on Korea’s new track

South Korean Grand-Prix logoKorean Grand Prix aerialThe FIA has reacted swiftly to drivers’ concerns about the pit entry in Korea. Numerous drivers on Friday warned that the fact the entry to the new Yeongam circuit’s pitlane is on the racing line in a fast corner is a safety issue. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Long straight set to be Korean headache for Red Bull

Red Bull admits to ‘building team around Vettel’
Webber rubbishes attempts to pre-empt title outcome

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 112010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 11The opening sector of the Yeongam circuit in Korea looks set to be a headache for Red Bull this weekend. Although grounded for most of the opening session on Friday with mechanics working at the rear of his car, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton still managed to top the timing sheet. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Naming dispute holding up more Lotus news

But the naming dispute is a major worry for the team

Group Lotus plc2010-10-10 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 03More announcements from the F1 team Lotus have been deferred indefinitely until the naming dispute with the British sports car maker of the same name is resolved. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

FIA to reinforce 90-day new track rule for future

“Is that going to happen again?  No” – Nick Craw

Flagworld - FIAAustin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1New F1 circuits look unlikely to be able to emulate Korea, whose delayed Yeongam venue was given an eleventh-hour reprieve by the FIA. Usually, the governing body inspects a new track 90 days before the inaugural race date, giving either a thumbs-up or down. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Haug thinks conditions for Porsche entry unlikely

It needs the FIA to impose the so-called ‘world engine’ concept

Porsche - 01-10-20102010-10-10 - Mercedes GP - Ralf Schumacher - Norbert Haug - Michael SchumacherThe chances of seeing Porsche on the formula one grid in the near future have taken a backwards step. The Volkswagen group, perhaps with the Porsche or Audi brands, has flagged entering the sport in 2013 along with a radical new engine formula. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Scuderia Coloni and Michael Herck join forces

For 2011 GP2 season

Scuderia ColoniMichael HerckScuderia Coloni picked its first driver for the 2011 season: Michael Herck will take the wheel of one of the two Dallara-Renault cars fielded by the Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

WRC stars take to the kart track

Dani Sordo couldn’t contain himself

He just couldn’t. “Tell me!” he shouted. “I need to know.” The story was a familiar one. But the margin was tighter than ever. This time there was just four tenths of a second splitting him from his 60-time world rally-winning team-mate Sebastien Loeb. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

RDD Motorsports begin preparations for 2011 season

Championship winning team making changes ahead of 2011 season

RDD Motorsports of Deerfield Beach, Florida, the exclusive North American importer of the Kart Mini chassis has had a busy two weeks of racing across the United States. As the team looks ahead to the 2011 season and an assault on the European karting scene, they are also competing in a couple of year-end events to complete the 2010 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Kyle Hamilton signed by Nine Racing

For Turkey Nigh Grand Prix

2009 USAC National Pavement Ford Focus Champion and 2009 USAC Regional Midget Champion Kyle Hamilton has been signed by Nine Racing to drive the #9 midget in the prestigious 70th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, on Thursday, November 25, as the Nine Racing team returns to an active role in USAC Regional and National events. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Kimi feels the pain in Spain

Red Bull Rally de Espana shakedown report

The Rally de Espana is well-known for being a compact event of the World Rally Championship, based on stages around the Port Aventura theme park in Salou. But this year, the rally will be particularly short for former Grand Prix Champion and Red Bull driver Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Russell completes stellar year with third national title (+photos)

While Barlow is FKS vice-Champion

Strawberry Racing bowed out from this year’s Formula Kart Stars championship on a high after George Russell and Jack Barlow dominated the penultimate round at Ellough last weekend (16/17 October). Russell completed his mastery of the Mini Max class with a faultless display at the East Anglian venue, having already won the Super 1 and Kart Masters titles. The team’s sole representative in the category sought to complete the historic treble at the Suffolk track. Read the rest of this entry »