Daily Archive: December 9, 2010

Dec 09

Alex Brundle fastest after opening day at Barcelona

Briton edges out compatriot Jack Clarke to finish on top after day one 

Alex Brundle 2Alex BrundleAlex Brundle finished fastest on the opening day of Formula Two winter testing at Barcelona today, rising to the top of the timesheets in the closing stages of the final overboost-enabled session. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Team Mortimer Racing confirms Major General Lewis MacKenzie

In the Master Division of the Formula Tour F1600

Mortimer-185x103Formula Tour 1600 logoMortimer Racing is pleased to announce that Major General Lewis MacKenzie (Ret’d) has signed on for the 2011 season and will contest the Master Division of the Formula Tour F1600. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Atech Reid GP set for Monteblanco test

“Atech Reid GP is looking at running between two and four cars next year”

Superleague Formula by Sonangol logoAtech Reid GPLeading Superleague Formula by Sonangol team Atech Reid GP will undertake a pre-season test at Circuito Monteblanco on Thursday and Friday (9 and 10 December) as they assess possible drivers for the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Group Lotus eyes bigger Renault slice in future

CEO Dany Bahar has indicated Group Lotus might eventually buy more of the Renault F1 team.

Lotus LogoRenault F1 TeamLotus has bought into the Enstone based team’s majority owner Genii Capital, and reports on Thursday suggested the deal might become a complete takeover within time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Benjamin Distaulo takes the helm of the Lombardi Honda Racing team!

In preparation for the 2011 motorsports season …

LombardiHondaRacing2010-09-11_01232009 and 2010 Canadian Touring Car Champion, Lombardi Honda Racing is already looking ahead to the 2011 season and is happy to announce Benjamin Distaulo’s appointment as manager of the racing team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

The Grand Prix Sko-Doo of Valcourt presented by La Capitale

Returns February 18 to 20, 2011

GrandPrixSki-dooValcourt2010-02-21The Grand Prix of Valcourt will return the weekend of February 18-20, 2011 for the 29th consecutive running of the Québec annual winter motorsports classic. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Hulkenberg admits hoping for Force India seat

Nico Hulkenberg has admitted for the first time that Force India is his best chance of staying on the F1 grid in 2011.

2010-10-24 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 012010-10-24 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 01The promising rookie and Interlagos pole sitter was ousted by Williams after a single season in favour of the new GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado, who is heavily backed by the Venezuelan government. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Webber plays down shoulder injury secret

“It wasn’t causing me a problem so there was no need to talk about it to anyone”

2010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Christian Horner 022010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Mark Webber has played down this week’s news that he contested the last four races of 2010 with a fractured shoulder. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Red faces after McLaren email gaffe

On Twitter, the saga is now known as ‘McLarenmailgate’.

A gaffe by McLaren’s communications department late on Wednesday left the British team with red faces and some members of the media venting their anger. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Chavez confirms backing for Maldonado, Williams

“We are supporting Pastor Maldonado and his team through PDVSA”

2010-12-02 - Williams - Pastor MaldonadoPDVSAThe president of Venezuela has confirmed his backing of Pastor Maldonado and the Williams team for 2011. With the support of the government and the state oil company PDVSA, new GP2 champion Maldonado will make his formula one debut next year following the ousting of promising German rookie Nico Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Lotus name dispute heading to court – Asmat

Asmat indicated he doubts Group Lotus completely controls the ‘Lotus’ brand.

Lotus LogoTeam Lotus on Thursday seemed resigned to the naming dispute with new F1 competitor Group Lotus proceeding to court. Earlier, it was thought possible Tony Fernandes’ Malaysian team would simply adopt an all-new name for 2011 due to Group Lotus withdrawing its official license and deciding to enter F1 in partnership with Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Lotus’ Bahar tips Petrov to keep Renault seat

As the highest profile Russian link, Petrov might now be feeling more secure for 2011.

2010-10-10 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 05Toyota - Lotus - Dany Bahar - Akio ToyodaRussian Vitaly Petrov looks likely to stay in formula one next year following the rebranding of his 2010 employer as Lotus Renault GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Team Lotus to consider keeping green livery in 2011

Fernandes accused Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar of “hijacking” Team Lotus’ livery plans

09 - Lotus F1 Racing2010-12-08 - Renault-LotusTeam Lotus looks likely to ditch its plans for a black and gold livery in 2011 following confirmation of Group Lotus’ collaboration with the separate Renault outfit. Weeks ago, as the Lotus name dispute was developing amid rumours Group Lotus was eyeing a separate F1 foray, Tony Fernandes’ team announced it would abandon its green and yellow livery of 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Lucas Oil’s unique new marine stadium

Right on schedule for summer of 2011

Lucas Oil logoLucas LakeLocated directly adjacent to the 3/8-mile clay track that they call The Diamond of Dirt Tracks in Wheatland, Missouri is the construction site of a great new marine stadium.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Pritiko looks back on 2010

London racer ready to move up after successful 2010

Matt PritikoMatt Pritiko Delaware SpeedwayLondon’s Ontario’s Matt Pritiko has just finished his maiden season at Delaware Speedway in the Late Model Division, having made the transition from roadracing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

James Pull rounds off season

At AKOC Macau

James Pull 20101014James Pull rounds up season at AKOC MacauEntering the last race for his 2010 season, James Pull heads to Kartrodomo de Coloane in Macau for the fifth and final round of the Asian Open Karting Championship (AKOC) held as part of the International Macau Kart Prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Santos wins Champions/Media Karting Showdown

NASCAR Whelen Modified Champ claims bragging rights

Bobby Santos poleBobby Santos portraitBobby Santos added another title to his racing resume Wednesday.Santos, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, came from the rear of the field to win the Third Annual NASCAR Champions/Media Showdown at Victory Lane Indoor Karting in Charlotte on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »