Daily Archive: November 7, 2010

Nov 07

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix race report (+ results, + standings, UPDATED)

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One race report

interlagosToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sao Paulo.

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Nov 07

Red Bull secures team title but big prize still unclaimed

 ‘We Are The Champions’

2010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 82010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 9At its sixth attempt having debuted in 2005, Red Bull secured its first constructors’ world championship on Sunday at Interlagos. “To do this after six seasons is great,” said team boss Christian Horner on BBC, before mechanics began blaring Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ from the speakers in the pit garage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Security issue no threat to Brazil GP future – Ecclestone

“But as for the race, I’m happy.  We’ll be here for another hundred years”

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Bernie Ecclestone - Christian Horner 01Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday slammed suggestions that security fears have endangered the future of the Brazilian grand prix. “I’ve been coming here for 40-odd years, walking about, and I’ve never, ever had a problem,” the F1 chief executive said at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Vettel wins Interlagos, Red Bull clinches Manufacturer’s Championship (+result)

Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in Brazil

Red Bull Racing won the F1 teams’ title at Interlagos, but has Vettel victory cost it chance of drivers’ crown. Sebastian Vettel kept himself in the hunt for a first world championship crown with victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix, but Red Bull Racing may have handed rivals Ferrari the initiative after allowing the German to head team-mate Mark Webber across the line. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Lorenzo closes title season with first Valencia victory

Jorge Lorenzo wins the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix from Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo brought his title-winning MotoGP season to a perfect conclusion by fighting through the field for his first ever victory in front of his home Spanish fans at the Valencia finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Brad Keselowski claims Nationwide title (+photos & result)

Strong final restart pushes Edwards, stops Busch short of six in a row

Carl Edwards knew he had to get everything he could on a restart with two laps left in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch, who finished second to Edwards, was convinced the race winner got too much. Nevertheless, after a green-white-checkered finish, it was Edwards who celebrated his third win of the season and the 28th of his career, after thwarting Busch’s attempt to win his record sixth consecutive Nationwide Series race at the 1.5-mile track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Lotus engine switch not Cosworth’s fault – Gascoyne

Lotus did not split with Cosworth because the British supplier’s engine was not good enough.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 82010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 1That is the claim of Mike Gascoyne, after deciding to break a longer contract with Cosworth ahead of 2011 to agree deals with Renault and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Sauber confirms engineer gun attack

“One of them had a gun.  They stole bags, personal items, mobile phones and cash.”

2010-11-06 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Nick Heidfeld 032010-08-01 - BMW Sauber F1 Team 02A Sauber spokesperson on Sunday confirmed reports that multiple team engineers were robbed at gunpoint whilst returning to their Sao Paulo hotel on Saturday evening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Blue skies for race but dark cloud over Brazil GP

More stories about the threat of armed muggers were doing the rounds in the paddock.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil

There are blue skies above Interlagos on Sunday morning, but a dark cloud above the future of the Brazilian grand prix. While there is no threat of rain falling on race day at the circuit on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

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Nov 07

Vettel will ‘never be friends’ with Webber

As one icy F1 relationship almost completely thaws, another has frozen solid.

2010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 92010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 5Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso clashed infamously at McLaren in 2007, but Hamilton has now admitted he would be happy to reunite with the Spaniard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Hulkenberg’s pole prize could be HRT demotion

Hulkenberg confirmed that he is not yet feeling comfortable about his future.

2010-11-06 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 032010-11-06 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 01Nico Hulkenberg’s backhanded reward for his maiden pole position in Brazil could be a demotion for 2011 to the struggling HRT team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Boullier confirms F1 talks with Group Lotus

“At the moment there are a lot of distorted rumours”

2010-10-24 - Renault F1 Team - Eric Boullier 012010-11-06 - Renault F1 Team - 02Renault team boss Eric Boullier has confirmed talks with the Proton owned sports car maker Group Lotus. Speculation at Interlagos this weekend has suggested Group Lotus, having terminated its naming license deal with the F1 team currently known as Lotus Racing, is keen to buy into Enstone based Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

HRT and Toyota agree car deal for 2011 – report

HRT has already agreed to use Williams’ gearbox in 2011

2010-11-06 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 082010-11-06 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 03A formal agreement has finally been reached between HRT and Toyota Motorsport, according to a German media source. Auto Bild claims that after long negotiations, officials of the struggling Spanish team – now with the financial backing of former Telefonica president Juan Villalonga – have inked a deal with Cologne based Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Peter Sauber eyes return to retirement

Peter Sauber has revealed he is still on track to return to retirement in the next few years.

2010-11-06 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Kamui Kobayashi 032010-09-14 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber 01The Swiss called off his retirement late last year when BMW pulled out of formula one, which risked the livelihoods of the staff at the Hinwil based team he had founded. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Glock not confirming Virgin seat for 2011

“I knew we would have problems, but I didn’t expect so many”

2010-11-06 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock - Lucas di Grassi2010-11-06 - Virgin Racing - Timo GlockTimo Glock has refused to definitively confirm that he will still be with the Virgin team in 2011. Earlier, the new British team’s boss John Booth said the German’s contract for next year is “set in stone”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Peugeot seals ILMC title in China

In Intercontinental Le Mans Cup 1000km of Zhuhai

Team Peugeot Total produced a blend of panache and suspense to round off the 908 HDi FAP’s career with a resounding victory in Sunday’s 1000km of Zhuhai (southeast China). After monopolising the front row of the grid at the start, the two cars succeeded in dominating the early part of the race before coming under pressure themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, round 3 in Zhuhai, China

Innovative Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid strong in qualifying

A good start for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid at its eagerly awaited premiere in Asia. In qualifying for the season finale of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in Zhuhai/China, Porsche works driver Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) turned the second fastest lap of all GT vehicles in the innovative sports car from Weissach in 1:33.789 minutes – just two-tenths of a second shy of the top time. Read the rest of this entry »

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