Daily Archive: December 1, 2010

Dec 01

Draper Tools becomes partner of United Autosports’ 2011 programs

Draper Tools Limited is a family-run company supplying hand tools to industry since 1919

United Autosports LogoDraper logoUnited Autosports’ brace of Audi R8 LMS sports cars will be adorned in Draper Tools livery for the Anglo-American team’s attack on the FIA GT3 European and British GT Championships next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Williams completes 2011 lineup with Maldonado

The last Venezuelan in F1 was Johnny Cecotto in 1984.

05 - AT&T Williams2010-12-02 - Williams - Pastor MaldonadoPastor Maldonado will make his formula one debut with Williams in 2011, the famous British team announced on Wednesday. The Venezuelan and new GP2 champion completes the team’s driver lineup for next season alongside Rubens Barrichello. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Sauber F1 Team interview with Peter Sauber

Peter Sauber: “We’re setting our sights high with the C30.”

2010-11-13 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber 1Five days ago it was exactly a year since Peter Sauber bought the Formula One team back from BMW. Here, the team principal looks back on an eventful season.

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Dec 01

Ecclestone blames Mosley for new teams’ ‘problems’

Bernie Ecclestone has changed his tune about formula one’s newest teams.

Bernie Ecclestone - Max Mosley2010-10-24 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Colin Kolles - Bernie EcclestoneJust last month, whilst clarifying that Lotus is the possible exception, he said the struggling 2010 newcomers were “an embarrassment” that he would be happy to “get rid of”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Only Red Bull free to spurn driver inequality – Villadelprat

Webber is Australia’s top sports earner

2010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing 0034Mark Webber(1)-Red Bull-Abu Dhabi-11-2010Red Bull’s refusal to dictate a driver hierarchy for the 2010 championship would not have been possible for other teams. That is the claim of Joan Villadelprat, the Epsilon Euskadi chief who was among the multitude of pundits who said the energy drink-owned team would be justified to make either Mark Webber or Sebastian Vettel a de-factor number 1 driver in order to win the drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Press awaits December meeting with Montezemolo

Alonso not sure if Ferrari to make staff changes

Lucas di Montezemolo2010-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 8December 16 has been flagged as a potentially momentous day in Luca di Montezemolo’s career. According to French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet writing in his Auto Plus column, the Ferrari president has called journalists to Fiorano on that day. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Kubica admits Petrov decision ‘difficult’ for Renault

“But how you look at the driver lineup depends on where you are at the time”

2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 012010-11-06 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 05Robert Kubica insists Renault’s decision about who his teammate should be next year is not his business. The Pole scored over 100 more points than Vitaly Petrov this season, but it is believed the Russian is set to be retained for 2011 with sustained or even bolstered financial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Total Moon Race is go! (+ photos)

Total takes you to the Moon !

Total Moon Race 01Total Moon Race 04From today, you will be able to watch the first 3D animated film by Total, « Total Moon Race » on www.total-moon-race.com. This short film (104 seconds), which tells the story of a little boy who dreams of an F1 race on the Moon, has been made by the BUF Agency, a specialist in computer generated special effects. It has worked on movies like ‘Arthur and the Invisibles’ and ‘Batman, the Dark Knight.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Lotus name dispute continuing due to ‘public support’

“We made the call after tremendous support from (the) public.  Team Lotus it is.” – Fernandes

2010-10-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 82010-05-30 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 05A Lotus spokesman has confirmed that the identity of the team’s name and race drivers for 2011 as revealed by the FIA on Tuesday is correct. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Soucek sees ‘problem’ for new talent in F1

He revealed that he is also talking to teams in Indycar and DTM.

2010-06-13 - Virgin Racing - Andy Soucek2010-02-27 - Virgin Racing - Andy Soucek 02The long-standing need for sponsor support has now become a real “problem” for new drivers trying to break into formula one. That is the claim of Andy Soucek, who in 2009 became the F2 champion but during the course of the 2010 season gave up his role as a test driver with Virgin. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Simon Trummer joins MW Arden for 2011 GP3 season

“Everyone at MW Arden is delighted to have Simon on our GP3 program” – Julian Rouse

MW ArdenMW Arden GP3 Team are delighted to announce that former Swiss Formula Renault Vice Champion and 2010 GP3 front runner Simon Trummer will be part of their 3 car line up in GP3 in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Superleague Formula set for further global expansion in 2011

“2010 was a hugely successful season for Superleague Formula” – Robin Webb

Superleague Formula by Sonangol logoSuperleague Formula 05Superleague Formula by Sonangol is planning further global expansion in 2011 and has targeted races in the Middle East, Australia and the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes – 2010 Year End

Tight Championship Battle Highlights 2010 Season

Nascar Canadian Tire Series Bilingue2010-07-03_0890JR Fitzpatrick returning to the series on a full-time basis, Andrew Ranger winning three times despite a limited schedule and veteran Mark Dilley teaming with Scott Steckly after years of association with Dave Whitlock — highlighted the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season, but none more than the battle for the championship put on by Fitzpatrick and DJ Kennington. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Judnick Motorsports takes 3 podiums

In season opener in Duluth, MN

Judnick MotorsportsRoss Martin  20100223Ross Martin looked phenomenal in the  season opener at the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series,  at Spirit Mountain, in Duluth, MN. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Double dose of Szoke

At Toronto Motorcycle Show 

2010-05-302009-12-13What could be better than seeing one of Jordan Szoke’s national title winning motorcycles on display at the Toronto Motorcycle Show? How about two?

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Dec 01

Roland DGA announces partnership with Richard Childress Racing

NASCAR Champions launch RCR Graphics Center with Roland wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters

RCR Roland logoRCR logoA whole new look is in store for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) thanks to  wide-format inkjet printing technology from Roland DGA Corp. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge winner

Ross Kaiser makes first visit to Daytona

Ross Kaiser 20101130Rolex_24_Driver_ChallengeRoss Kaiser, the 2010 Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge winner, got his first taste of Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »