Daily Archive: December 15, 2010

Dec 15

Team PSL Karting Rotax Grand Finals report

Rotax Grand Finals – La Conca, Italy

karting - Nicholas Latifikarting - Pier-Luc OuelletteAs is becoming its custom to end the racing season, PSL Karting was very well represented at the recent Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals as it had nine drivers from three countries in action, and was active across all four Grand Final classes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

James Pull set for strong 2011

After finishing 2nd in debut AKOC season

James Pull 20101014James Pull rounds up season at AKOC MacauIn his debut season of the Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC), James Pull finishes overall second in the Mini ROK category. Wrapping up the 2010 season at Kartrodomo de Coloane for the fifth and final round of AKOC held as part of the International Macau Kart Prix over the weekend, the 11-year-old Singapore-based cadet looks forward to an exciting season in 2011.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Hinchcliffe IndyCar test Q&A

‘Hinch’ was happy to download his thoughts on his maiden IndyCar test

James HinchcliffeNewman Haas RacingHigh winds and cold temperatures failed to stop Canada’s James Hinchcliffe enjoying his first outing in an IndyCar as the 24-year-old concluded two days of testing with the legendary Newman/Haas Racing outfit yesterday, Tuesday 14th December, at Sebring International Raceway, Florida.

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Dec 15

Organisers get construction green light for US GP site

“County officials said they anticipate no significant objections from FEMA”

Formula 1 United States Grand PrixAustin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1Organisers of the 2012 US grand prix have received a green-light to begin work on the circuit at the Austin site. Local KVUE news reports that a conditional approval has been granted for work within the Dry Creek flood plain to begin. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Piquet says sorry for crashgate scandal

Piquet said his goal now is to open the door for Brazilians to succeed in NASCAR.

2009-04-04 - Renault - Nelson Piquet Jr 2NASCAR CAMPING WORLD Truck SeriesAfter Renault apologised last week for calling him a liar and blackmailer, Nelson Piquet has now issued his own apology to the wider world. Having lost his Renault seat last year, the Brazilian revealed to the FIA that he was ordered by his team bosses to crash deliberately in Singapore 2008 to aid his teammate’s winning race strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Webber plays down impact of team orders ‘return’

Mark Webber has played down the likely impact of F1’s lifting of the ban on team orders.

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 012010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 03“People shouldn’t get too nervous about it.  They’re not going to see it every weekend,” said the Australian. Webber was an advocate of a team strategy in Red Bull’s recent championship campaign, arguing that the 2002 ban did not stop orders from being imposed in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Alonso vows to lose weight for KERS return

Fernando Alonso has joined Rubens Barrichello in vowing to lose some weight ahead of the 2011 season.

2010-09-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 62010-06-13_0082As in 2009, the return of heavy KERS systems is once again putting a higher premium on driver weight, despite moves to further increase the overall car-plus-driver minimum weight. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Montezemolo asked if Dyer getting Christmas present

Montezemolo will similarly meet with international journalists on Thursday.

Lucas di MontezemoloA cheeky Italian journalist risked the ire of Luca di Montezemolo on Tuesday during the Ferrari president’s annual Christmas dinner for the country’s media. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

‘Calm’ Liuzzi expects to keep Force India seat

Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg are the candidates to race alongside Sutil

2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 052010-11-06 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 4Vitantonio Liuzzi has declared once again that he has an ongoing contract and therefore expects to stay at Force India in 2011. Although next year’s FIA entry list currently lists no drivers as confirmed for the Silverstone based team, it is widely believed that Adrian Sutil is staying put. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Alguersuari says 2011 Toro Rosso deal ‘100 per cent’

“I want to be with Red Bull (Racing) and I’d like to be there in two years.”

2010-11-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 42010-11-13 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 3Jaime Alguersuari has revealed he has “no idea” why the recently published FIA entry list does not feature his name. But the Spaniard is quoted by the sports newspaper Marca as insisting he will be on the 2011 grid next March at the wheel of a Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

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Kolles blames drivers for HRT’s 2010 letdown

2010-11-06 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Colin Kolles2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 07The Spanish team, ultimately 11th in the constructors’ championship ahead of Virgin but with the least competitive car in the field, began its debut season with the rookie pairing Bruno Senna alongside Karun Chandhok. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Van der Garde still in running for Virgin seat

“We hope that a decision is taken for Christmas.”

GP2 - Giedo van der Garde2010-11-13 - Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 5Giedo van der Garde might still be in the running for the Virgin seat alongside Timo Glock in 2011. Last week, it emerged that Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio’s hopes had advanced so far that he only needed the approval of team partner Marussia to secure the race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Anthony Gangi Jr. ends 2010 season as #1 ranked Micro-Max driver in USA

US Grand Nationals winner takes Rotax National #1 Ranking to close out championship winning 2010 season

Anthony Gangi Jr 20100216iAnthony Gangi Jr 07The G7 Motorsports Team, along with team driver Anthony Gangi Jr., have secured the final major title for 2010, the US National Rotax Max #1 Ranking for the Micro Max category. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Canadian Theetge files first entry to New Smyrna ACT event

The “World Series” will host the American Canadian Tour (ACT) for the first time in February of 2011.

ACT logoGoodyear Speedweek CupTwo-time ACT Série Castrol Champion, Donald Theetge from Quebec City, Canada is the first to file an entry for the inaugural Goodyear Speedweek Cup event to be held at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) in Florida on Sunday, February 13th and Monday, February 14th as part of the World Series of Asphalt Short Track Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

McLaren Group achieves Carbon Trust Standard with successful implementation of three-year carbon emissions reduction programme

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes becomes first-ever Formula 1 team to earn Carbon Trust certification

McLaren GroupMcLaren Automotive aims for lowest-in-class carbon emissions with new high-performance sports car. The McLaren Group is delighted to announce that it has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard – official certification of the company’s commitment to successfully measuring, managing and improving its carbon efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Formula 1 aces lead Massa’s end of season race in Brazil

Alguersuari, Senna, Castroneves to début at the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs

2010-12-14 - Felipe Massa2010-12-14 - Bruno SennaFelipe Massa’s end of the season go-kart race in Brazil will feature once again a strong field. Twenty-six top class drivers from international and local series plus a famous Brazilian actor specially invited to the fifth edition of the meeting will line up at the Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis on Saturday and Sunday for a double-header event. The reigning champion Michael Schumacher will not defend his crown due to personal commitments. Read the rest of this entry »