Daily Archive: December 10, 2010

Dec 10

Jack Clarke finishes on top at Barcelona

Briton fastest as F2’s winter tests conclude in Catalunya

F2 - Jack ClarkeF2 - Jack Clarke on trackJack Clarke put the seal on a fantastic F2 winter testing campaign by finishing fastest on the final day of the second test at Barcelona. With prime conditions in the first hour of the day, Clarke made a decisive call to switch to new rubber early in the first hour of the day and it paid dividends as he stormed to a 1:37.121s. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

FIA scraps team orders ban for 2011

The rule prohibiting team orders will be “deleted” from the regulations in 2011, the FIA announced on Friday.

2010-09-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa - Fernando Alonso 5Flagworld - FIAAfter a meeting in Monaco of the World Motor Sport Council, the sport’s governing body said the controversial article 39.1 “is deleted” from the rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

FIA to confirm new rules for 2011, 2013

F1’s governing body on Friday will confirm key rule changes for 2011 and beyond.

Flagworld - FIAFlagworld - F1For next season, following a meeting of the F1 Commission, the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council is rubber-stamping the introduction of adjustable rear wings for overtaking and the return of energy-recovery KERS systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Renault risks new disrepute charge over Lotus deal – Hunt (updated)

Renault team boss Eric Boullier also hailed the deal.
Boullier staying Renault team boss – Bahar

Renault F1 Team2010-12-08 - Renault-LotusGroup Lotus’ move into formula one risks damaging the historic brand and bringing the sport into disrepute. That is the charge of David Hunt, the brother of 1976 world champion James Hunt who held the rights to the ‘Team Lotus’ name for years until recently selling it to Tony Fernandes’ outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Troubled HRT ‘for sale’ says Spanish report (updated)

HRT, the least competitive team in formula one this year, is for sale.
HRT denies F1 team for sale

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Jose Ramon Carabante - Jose Carabante Aguilera2010-10-24 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Colin Kolles - Bernie EcclestoneThe Spanish sports newspaper AS reports that despite the new investment of former Telefonica boss Juan Villalonga, the Hispania team is “in a delicate situation” as the 2011 season looms. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Prost regrets Renault’s departure as F1 team owner

Alain Prost has admitted further disappointment with France’s dwindling involvement in formula one.

2004_02_29_am_auto_12_082010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 01Last month, the quadruple world champion said he was frustrated with the country’s reluctance to return to the grand prix calendar and the lack of French drivers on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Petrov must increase commitment to F1 team – Lopez

“Part of the discussion is that he needs to accept a certain change in life”

2010-08-01 - Renault F1 Team - Gerard Lopez 012010-08-01 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 01If Vitaly Petrov pledges more commitment in order to become consistently fast, there is “no question” he will retain his Renault race seat in 2011, the team’s owner insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Petrov the ‘worst driver’ on 2010 grid – Verstappen

“Whether against a wall, spinning off or messing up his start, he ruined quite a few races”

P61100472010-10-24 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 03As Renault looks set to retain Vitaly Petrov in 2011, former F1 racer Jos Verstappen has slammed the Russian rookie as the “worst driver” on the grid this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

2011 Team Lotus car headed for January launch

Team Lotus’ new car is heading for a launch in January, chief executive Riad Asmat has revealed.

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 012010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - 04Amid the naming and livery dispute with new F1 competitor Group Lotus, Asmat insists the confusion is not affecting the progress of the T127 car’s successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Molson Coors Canada inks new sponsorship with NASCAR in Canada

Official Beer of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueMolson Coors CanadaThe National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and Molson Coors Canada, a division of MolsonCoors, today announced a partnership in Canada in which the Keystone Light brand will become the Official Beer of NASCAR in Canada and the Official Beer of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Big changes are in store for the Parts Canada Superbike Championship in 2011.

Harley-Davidson in Canada, a class of its own!

Parts Canada SuperbikeHarley-Davidson® XR 1200TM CupWinds of change have hit the Canadian motorcycle racing world. Two brand new classes, namely the Amateur Superbike class and the much anticipated Harley-Davidson® XR 1200TM Cup, will have their debut in the upcoming 2011 racing season, which marks the 32nd anniversary of the National Superbike series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Top race bikes featured at Toronto Motorcycle Show

Everyone wants to get into the Winners’ Circle, don’t they?

2009-12-132009-12-13_2A8269Well thanks to Inside Motorcycles magazine, visitors to this weekend’s Toronto Motorcycle Show will have a chance to do just that. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

All eyes on the beach for Magnus Racing

“We set our infrastructure this year to handle a multi-car program”

Magnus Racing PorscheMagnus Racing 20100601Following a successful test at the Homestead-Miami Speedway last week, Magnus Racing heads in to December with all eyes focused on the upcoming Roar Before the Rolex 24 test in January. Read the rest of this entry »