Daily Archive: November 4, 2010

Nov 04

Jacques Villeneuve will be inducted in Calgary on November 10

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame welcomes the Class of 2010

Jacques Villeneuve, Kyle Shewfelt, Patrick Roy, Chantal Petitclerc, Clara Hughes, Jean-Luc Brassard, Dr. Roger Jackson and Bob Ackles will be the newest members of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

‘Pay drivers’ keep existing names worried about future

“It’s massively worse than it was a few years ago”

2010-06-13_0121Pastor Maldonado - 07-10-2010An increasing trend for ‘pay drivers’ in formula one is casting a pall over the futures of many of the sport’s existing names. Even Rubens Barrichello, the most experienced driver in the sport’s history, is having to wait for Williams to evaluate the talent of the well-funded new GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado in Abu Dhabi later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Sutil ready to stay at Force India in 2011

Sutil said it will take at least another two weeks before the deal is sealed.

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 012010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian SutilAdrian Sutil on Thursday confirmed reports he looks set to stay another season with Force India in 2011. The German had flirted with moves to Renault or Williams but admitted at Interlagos that he is now leaning towards signing a new deal with his long-time employer. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Rain starts to fall at Interlagos

Late on Thursday afternoon at Interlagos, heavy rain started to fall.

interlagosThe weather could be a precursor to a wet weekend at the Brazilian circuit, which a year ago hosted a famously drenched qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Alonso title due to team orders ‘a shame’ for F1 – Heidfeld

Red Bull’s team boss Christian Horner agrees

2010-10-24 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Nick Heidfeld 02Fernando Alonso (3) Singapour 25-09-2010Nick Heidfeld on Thursday said it would be a shame if the team orders saga is seen to have influenced the outcome of the drivers’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Renault F1 Team welcomes Japan Rags

“We are delighted to welcome Japan Rags to our network of team partners.”

2010-10-24 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 03The Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce a new multi-year sponsorship agreement with Japan Rags, the men’s clothing brand of the LTC Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

RDD Motorsports continue preparations

For 2011 season

SKUSA logoDriver Development program hitting full stride as team drivers work through several new programs in advance of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

No team orders because ‘the best should win’ – Mateschitz

Red Bull has no plans to sell Toro Rosso

Dietrich Mateschitz 022010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing -Dietrich Mateschitz - Dr Helmut MarkoDietrich Mateschitz insists that team orders will play no role in whether a Red Bull driver secures the energy drink-owned team’s first title in 2010. A myriad of pundits believe Mark Webber, with a higher points tally, should now be backed by his teammate Sebastian Vettel in order to chase down the lead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso with two races to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Klien to replace Yamamoto in Brazil

Christian Klien will be back in action for the HRT team at this weekend’s Brazilian grand prix.

2010-06-27 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Sakon Yamamoto - Christian Klien2010-09-26 - HRT F1 Team - Christian Klien 00The Austrian also replaced Japanese Sakon Yamamoto in Singapore due to food poisoning, but no reason has been given for the change of drivers ahead of the Interlagos event. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Alonso happy for Massa to win in Brazil

“He will be very quick, which is exactly what we need right now to reach our goals” – Domenicali

2010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa - Fernando Alonso2010-09-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa - Fernando Alonso 5Fernando Alonso on Thursday insisted he would accept not winning in Brazil this weekend so long as he finishes ahead of his championship rivals. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Giving up title now would be ‘stupid’ – Vettel

Vettel’s Brazil engine raced twice already in 2010

2010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 32010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 10As the 2010 world championship battles heats up, so too is the competitive rivalry between Red Bull’s teammates. Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are openly not friends, but with just two races to go this season and 14 points between them, some believe Vettel should now be helping his Australian teammate to the title. “I am not giving up,” 23-year-old German Vettel said on Thursday in an interview with the DPA press agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Ecclestone ‘not sure’ F1 to be in HD in 2011

“50 per cent HD and 50 per cent standard definition”

2010-06-12_06292010-06-13_0226The likelihood that F1 will be broadcast in high definition next year has taken a backwards step. Bernie Ecclestone boosted the hopes of F1’s global television audience in September when he indicated the sport will be moving to HD “probably next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Korea F1 circuit denies budget corruption

The Korea Herald said the South Jeolla provincial government is set to investigate

Korea International CircuitSouth Korean Grand-Prix logoEven after hosting its inaugural grand prix less than two weeks ago, a cloud is above the future of Korea’s formula one race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix preview (updated)

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One preview

interlagosFormula One teams & drivers at Interlagos.

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Nov 04

Relaxed Webber vows to keep pushing for title

Webber has ‘no idea’ if Red Bull to use team strategy

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 042010-06-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 3Whilst still a main contender for the 2010 title, Mark Webber insists his own expectations for the season have already been met. “I am totally relaxed and looking forward to the last races,” the Australian told the Swiss newspaper Blick in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Rivals should focus on own problems – Alonso

“Fortunately for us, we are united as a team, as we show at each race”

2010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Lewis Hamilton - Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - Jenson Button - Sebastian Vettel2010-10-23 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 4Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari’s rivals are “trying to divert attention” from their own problems by playing psychological games in the media. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Di Grassi admits risk of losing Virgin race cockpit

Giedo van der Garde will almost certainly replace him for 2011

2010-10-10 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi_2GP2 - Giedo van der GardeLucas di Grassi has admitted there is a risk he will not stay with the Virgin team beyond the 2010 season. The Brazilian made his debut with the new British team this year, but the Belgian newspaper La Libre is reporting that Dutchman Giedo van der Garde will almost certainly replace him for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

2012 US GP plans not behind schedule – official

“The project is still right on schedule.” – Richard Suttle

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixAustin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1The lead attorney for the US grand prix promoter has denied reports the Austin track will not be ready for its scheduled 2012 race debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Shanghai must improve track before 2011 race – FIA

“The homologation licence for the Shanghai International Circuit has expired”

2010-04-17 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 03Flagworld - FIAChina’s Shanghai circuit must improve its track surface and rain drainage before hosting its eighth grand prix next April. The huge and impressive facility cost $240 million to build ahead of its 2004 debut, but has been given only a provisional date on the 20-race 2011 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

F3 race at Korean F1 circuit called off

“(Local promoter) KAVO have had to cancel the (event) due to Force Majeure.”

F3 Euroseries 2010-08-08 01Korea International CircuitThe inaugural running of last month’s Korean grand prix has been brought into question with a piece of emerging news on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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