Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 30

FIA lists six teams with 2011 driver vacancies

Six teams are yet to confirm their full driver lineups for the 2011 season

Flagworld - FIA2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 02According to the official entry list published on Tuesday by F1’s governing body. Only the top four teams as well as Sauber and Lotus have lodged FIA entries naming two race drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship

To race at Mid-Ohio

Cooper Tire Prototype Lite logo Mid-Ohio logoThe Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship will join the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge August 5 – 6, 2011 – the development series’ first visit to the famed road racing circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Mercedes committed to F1 after disappointing season

“But the expectations for 2001 are higher” – Zetsche

2010-11-13 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 012010-11-13 - Mercedes GP - Nico Rosberg 03Mercedes GP’s 2010 season did not live up to expectations, but the German carmaker remains committed to formula one. The Stuttgart marque took over reigning 2009 champions Brawn at the end of last season and secured the services of returning champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Kovalainen in bed with ‘heavy concussion’

Finn Kovalainen, 29, was knocked unconscious for 30 seconds and sent to hospital for checks.

Heikki Kovalainen has been ordered to bed for a few days to nurse “heavy concussion” sustained at the weekend in Germany. After clipping a wall, the Lotus driver crashed at the start of the Race of Champions evening in Dusseldorf when the throttle of his Audi R8 stuck open. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Hulkenberg news possible ‘this week’ – manager

News about Nico Hulkenberg’s future in formula one might be imminent, according to his management.

2010-06-13_01212010-05-31 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 02After losing his Williams race seat for 2011, the German rookie’s manager Willi Weber revealed talks with the Silverstone based team Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg starts off the 2011 IndyCar Series season

Tickets to the 2011 “World’s Fastest Spring Break Party” go on sale December 1

IZOD - IndyCar seriesHonda Grand Prix St-Petersburg logoReserved 3-day and General Admission Tickets for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale December 1st, just in time for the holiday season. Now in its seventh year, the event returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg for another weekend of speed and excitement from March 25-27, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

James Pull displays briliant overtaking moves

At Yamaha Invitational Challenge 2010

Yamaha logoJames Pull 20101014Competing against 22 of the best karters from around the region, James Pull delivered an aggressive performance in the Yahama SL Invitational Challenge 2010 over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Richard Childress Racing shop takes Green to the next level

RCR Partners with Safety-Kleen to recycle aerosol cans at their Welcome, NC Shop

Safety-Kleen logoRCR logoIn the first program of its kind, designed to prevent the unnecessary disposal of aerosol spray cans still containing chemical solutions that can eventually leak into the environment, Safety-Kleen and Richard Childress Racing are teaming up to make sure those cans are empty and recycled. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Campos Racing to join Auto GP field in 2011

“The teams quality has been one of the keys to the Auto GP success” – Coloni

Adrian CamposAuto GP and Campos Racing are eager to announce the signing of an agreement that will see the team enter the Series in 2011. Managed by former F1 driver Adrian Campos, the Spanish outfit will line-up two cars on next season’s grid, adding even more quality to an already outstanding Auto GP field. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Santander to end McLaren sponsorship

“The Scuderia will keep on fighting to win.”

Santander2010-03-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 01Santander looks likely to end its sponsorship of the McLaren team after the Spanish bank’s “transition” to Ferrari in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Shovlin to be chief engineer at Mercedes in 2011

“We are changing the organisation in the same direction as Ferrari” – Schumacher

2010-06-27 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher - Andrew Shovlin2010-02-13 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher - Andrew ShovlinAndy Shovlin has been promoted to the role of chief driver engineer at Mercedes GP for 2011, according to reports. Earlier this month, as it emerged that both Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will have new race engineers next season, we reported that Briton Shovlin “will have a more general engineering role next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Ferrari’s Alonso happy without Red Bull

New world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted again that he sees his future in red.

Sebastian Vettel-Fernando Alonso-11-2010“No question, it is my wish and goal to drive for Ferrari one day,” the Red Bull driver told Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Ferrari bosses deny heads to roll after title loss

Montezemolo calls for 2011 rules clarity

Luca di MontezemoloFlagworld - FIALuca di Montezemolo and Stefano Domenicali have played down reports that heads will roll as a result of Ferrari’s championship loss in 2010. Italian reports had warned chief engineer Chris Dyer was in the spotlight after the bungled race strategy in Abu Dhabi that cost Fernando Alonso the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Barrichello unsure of Williams teammate for 2011

Rubens Barrichello has revealed he is not sure who will be his teammate in 2011.

2010-11-13 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 012010-10-10 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 01The veteran Brazilian had urged his British employer to also renew Nico Hulkenberg’s contract, but Williams has instead cleared the second race seat for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Liuzzi in doubt as Force India eyes candidates

Autosprint magazine recalled 1989, when no fewer than 12 Italians lined up on the grid.

2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 052011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 03Jarno Trulli’s place on the 2011 grid is secure, but the same is reportedly not true for Italian countryman Vitantonio Liuzzi. Reporting on Italy’s dwindling presence in formula one, Autosprint magazine recalled 1989, when no fewer than 12 Italians lined up on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Kovalainen unconscious after Race of Champions crash (+video)

Heikki Kovalainen was on Sunday knocked unconscious in a crash at the Race of Champions event in Germany.

“Hardcore shunt with throttle jammed and rear suspension damaged, got knocked out, now some medical checkups,” the Finnish driver wrote on Twitter after the crash in an Audi R8 in Dusseldorf. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Olympic body worried about 2014 Russian GP plans

It will be “impossible” for Russia to host formula one and the Winter Olympics in 2014.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin - Photo Mikhail Metzel APTBernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putinhat is the claim of International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Andrew Mitchell, who is concerned that the resort city Sochi is also planning its inaugural grand prix in the same region as the next winter games. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Tickets to Honda Indy Toronto 2011 now on sale

Fans invited to celebrate 25 years of racing

2010-07-17_3A7413Honda Indy Toronto 25 years logoTickets to the 2011 Honda Indy Toronto are now on sale to the general public, a full eight months before the flagship event is set to take place. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Campana claims second

In Renault Clio R3 Championship 

Pierre Campana portraitPierre Campana 20100417Up-and-coming Frenchman Pierre Campana has finished the year second in the Renault Clio R3 European Trophy: a series contested by some of the brightest young stars in rallying. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Paul Di Resta’s masterpiece: 2010 DTM champion (+result)

Fortune in the Far East

Paul di Resta 2101-11-282010-06-27 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta 02Scottish Mercedes-Benz driver Paul Di Resta ends up second in the DTM finale in the metropolis of Shanghai, which makes him the 2010 DTM champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Michael Herck ends on top (+ results, + photos, updated)

DPR driver sets fastest laptime of post season test in Abu Dhabi

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaThe Yas Marina Circuit hosted the fourth and last post season test day today marking the end of the 2010 campaign, but also the last run of the GP2/08 car after three thrilling seasons that crowned Italian Giorgio Pantano, German Nico Hülkenberg and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado. In three years, teams and drivers have covered 63.500 kilometres on Bridgestone tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Jacques Villeneuve confirms his presence in Tremblant’s 24 Hours

To help sick and underprivileged children

This year, the Tremblant’s 24h of skiing is celebrating its 10th anniversary, December 10, 11 & 12th. Since its debut in 2001, thanks to the vision of Jacques Villeneuve, Barbara and Craig Pollock of Formula Charity, the 24h of skiing today, is now at its peak! Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Sticky: Shanghai: Di Resta reaches for the stars (+result)

Bruno Spengler will be facing a difficult task

Scot Paul Di Resta has secured himself the best position for the battle for the 2010 DTM title. The Mercedes-Benz driver did the best job in the action-packed qualifying of the DTM season finale at the narrow 2.465 kilometres long street circuit in Shanghai and will be starting from pole position on Sunday at 8.23 h (CET). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Rea: Honda have exciting plans for me

Plans that could include graduation to MotoGP…

Ten Kate World Superbike Championship star Jonathan Rea alludes to ‘really exciting’ plans for him with Honda in 2012 – plans that could include graduation to MotoGP… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Lap of honour through Berlin, (+photos & video)

Red Bull Racing drivers go local for the weekend
World Champion in Berlin, Red Bull Aussies in Perth

2010-11-21 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Hoppenheim 52010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 10“Vettel said: Thank you Germany …”

The world seemed to stand still this afternoon in Berlin, although actually the opposite was the case. At the Brandenburg Gate there was confetti in the sky, a screaming Formula One racing car, a speechless Sebastian Vettel and thrilled motorsport fans.

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Nov 27

Fabio Leimer stays top in Abu Dhabi (+ results, + photos)

Rapax driver goes quickest again on day 4 of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 Series2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaIt was a trouble-free test session today at Yas Marina Circuit for the third day of post season testing which saw eight drivers join ths paddock – Alexander Sims at ART Grand Prix, Brendon Hartley at Racing Engineering, Rio Haryanto at iSport International, Romain Grosjean at Dams, Davide Rigon at Rapax, Alexander Rossi at Arden International, Karun Chandhok at Ocean Racing Technology and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at Scuderia Coloni. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Bruised Ecclestone knocked unconscious in London attack

“I’m feeling it now, bit painful, it was a good whacking”

2010-06-12_0628Bernie Ecclestone was kicked unconscious by his muggers and on Saturday was sporting a very badly bruised eye. The 80-year-old F1 chief executive told British newspapers his minor injuries are “painful” but he is “ok” after a group of men attacked him whilst outside his office with his girlfriend in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

MOTOGP: MotoGP to continue on British Eurosport in 2011

British Eurosport has pledged its ongoing commitment

British Eurosport has re-affirmed its commitment to the coverage of MotoGP for a further twelve months, taking its current contract to the end of the 2011 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Top 10 for Lazare in Vegas

 Lazare drives forward in final to top 10

Quebec’s Jesse Lazare was back in action last weekend at the SuperNationals XIV held at the Rio in Las Vegas. The talented Canadian Junior from PSL would compete in TaG Junior. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Chandhok hopes for 2011 F1 deal before Christmas

In talks about returning to the F1 grid full-time in 2011.

2010-09-26 - HRT F1 Team - Geoff Willis - Karun Chandhok2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok - Vicky Chandhok - Mohammed Bin SulayemKarun Chandhok has clarified that, despite a spate of GP2 testing, he remains committed to returning to formula one in 2011. The Indian driver tested with his former GP2 team ORT in France last week, and this week in Abu Dhabi he is scheduled to do more running with the team as well as Coloni. Read the rest of this entry »

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