Daily Archive: December 3, 2010

Dec 03

Sauber, Toro Rosso say new cars on track for first test

Sauber’s 2011 car will be unveiled at Valencia on January 31; the day before winter testing begins.

2010-09-26 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Nick Heidfeld 012010-11-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Sebastien Buemi 1The Swiss team announced on Friday that the Ferrari-powered C30 will be launched at Valencia’s permanent Ricardo Tormo circuit, the scene of the first group test of the 2011 pre-season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Glock says ‘100pc’ likely to race Virgin in 2011

Timo Glock insists he is “100 per cent” likely to be staying with the Virgin team in 2011.

2010-10-10 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 002010-10-10 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock_4A few days ago, reports linked the 28-year-old German with Vitaly Petrov’s Renault seat and quoted him as saying it is only “99.9 per cent certain” he will be staying with Virgin even though he has a contract for next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Cape Town GP plans still alive – report

Moves are still afoot to return Africa to the formula one calendar.

Cape Town Grand Prix logoCape TownIn July, as South Africa hosted the football World Cup, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said there are plans for the construction of a new grand prix circuit in Cape Town. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Vettel considered for Laureus award nomination

The winner will be announced in February

2010-11-21 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Hoppenheim 42010-11-21 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Hoppenheim 3Sebastian Vettel is being touted as a likely nominee for the 2011 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award. The six nominees for the world’s premier sports plaudit are not due to be officially confirmed until January, but the selection procedure is underway and media sources say F1’s new world champion is among those being voted for. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Test driver Badoer leaving Ferrari – report

Luca Badoer is leaving Ferrari after a long tenure as test driver.

Luca BadoerLuca Badoer 2The almost 40-year-old Italian has been in the role since the late 90s, and according to Autosprint magazine he accumulated more than 130,000 kilometres at Fiorano in Ferrari’s F1 cars during that period. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Proton confirms talks for partial Renault F1 takeover

Proton intends to push ahead with a partial takeover of the Enstone based formula one team Renault.

Previously, it was believed the Malaysian carmaker was only in talks over a potential title sponsorship, with Renault F1 to be renamed after the Proton-owned British sports car maker Group Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Lotus to start 2011 season without KERS

Lotus has not changed its mind about running a KERS system in 2011.

2010-05-08 - Lotus F1 Racing 082010-05-16 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 02In May this year, team boss Tony Fernandes said the Norfolk-based team had “good reasons” to build the 2010 car’s successor without the energy recovery technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Valsecchi meets with HRT bosses in Germany

Davide Valsecchi is visiting HRT’s German headquarters this week.

Davide Valsecchi2010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna - Sakon Yamamoto 02Last month, it was reported that the 23-year-old is a candidate to make his formula one debut with the Spanish team in 2011 if he can find enough funding. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

No sponsorship is ‘handicap’ admits de la Rosa

Now Pirelli’s tyre tester, de la Rosa had been linked with HRT

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 052010-07-24 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa 02Pedro de la Rosa has acknowledged his plans to return to formula one in 2011 may stall due to a lack of personal sponsorship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

TP Formula to be on 2011 Auto GP grid

Italian outfit TP Formula will line up two cars on the Auto GP 2011 starting grid.

Auto GP - TP FormulaAuto GPSo, after Campos Racing, the Series hails the second new-entry in just a few days, something that clearly shows how big is the interest surrounding the Championship after an exciting 2010 and the big news announced for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

The Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup

At Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix

Firebird International Raceway logoLucas Oil Off Road Racing seriesOn Sunday afternoon, December 12, 2010 the all-stars of short course racing will collide for the ultimate post-season event. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Monte-Carlo preparations in full swing (+photos)

Wittmann wants more IRC action in 2011

Monte-Carlo 100 yearsRally Monte-Carlo 2010 Preparations for the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo are progressing apace with fewer than 50 days to go before the Intercontinental Rally Challenge opener gets underway on January 18, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Porsche Motorsport around the world

Flying Lizard Motorsports contests ALMS and Daytona in 2011

Forza Motorsport Flying Lizard 091029-1PorscheFull steam ahead for Flying Lizard Motorsports: After successfully defending the GT2 drivers’ title of the American Le Mans Series with Porsche factory pilots Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long, the team based in Sonoma (California) will be back in 2011. Team owner Seth Neimann again fields two Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Canadian Touring Car Championship releases partial 2011 schedule

Two visits at ICAR in Mirabel are scheduled for June 4-5 and September 10-11

CCTCC2010-09-12_0098Currently the schedule is comprised of fourteen races over seven event weekends.  Additional events may be added before the season begins. Read the rest of this entry »