Daily Archive: December 24, 2010

Dec 24

Raikkonen’s father dies at 56

Kimi Raikkonen’s father has died.

The Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung said Matti Raikkonen, who was 56, died unexpectedly on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Red Bull wins battle of funniest Xmas card

Red Bull has won the battle of F1’s funniest Christmas card for 2010.

2010-11-14 - Red Bull Racing 0010The team’s card depicts Sebastian Vettel in a track duel with Father Christmas, who is driving his famous sled powered by reindeer. “Santa is faster than you.  Please confirm you understand this message!” reads the radio call to the sport’s new world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA) has proved an ineffective substitute for his budget cap proposal

Red Bull asks for cost agreement exception – Mosley

2010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing 00272010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing 0025Red Bull might have broken the F1 teams’ cost saving agreement, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. During an interview with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, the 70-year-old said the Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA) has proved an ineffective substitute for his budget cap proposal that was the subject of a bitter dispute in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Coulthard tipped for F1 race commentator role

“I’ve had talks about what I could be doing within the show.” – Coulthard

2010-06-11_09022010-06-11_0900David Coulthard and the BBC are not confirming reports the former McLaren and Red Bull driver is set to become a full-time television commentator in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Spa boss doubts d’Ambrosio to make impact

But race promoter Andre Maes is not so sure.

Spa-Francorchamps2010-12-21 - Jerome D'AmbrosioThe boss of F1’s Spa-Francorchamps race is not sure the presence of a Belgian driver will boost the popularity of next year’s grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Now Mansell backs Group Lotus in F1

“Team Lotus name should not be used in formula one”.

Nigel Mansell 001-20102010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 02Nigel Mansell is the latest to wade into the Lotus debate, insisting he is “delighted” to see the name “return to formula one” by partnering with the Renault team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

HRT is ‘long term project’ insists owner Carabante

HRT owner Jose Ramon Carabante is expecting the Spanish team to have a better season in 2011.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Jose Ramon Carabante - Jose Carabante Aguilera2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 05The Dallara-built F110 was the slowest car in formula one this year, but Hispania has inked an agreement to have its next car equipped with a Williams gearbox. However, an agreement with 2011 car supplier Toyota recently fell through, raising doubts about the likely competitiveness of the team next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Ukraine capital Kiev plans $1bn F1 track

Ukraine capital Kiev is the latest name linked with a future formula one circuit foray.

Flagworld - F1A government official is quoted by the Kyiv Post newspaper as saying the city will spend $1 billion on a 5.2 kilometre track that is set for completion in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Aussie Daniel Erickson to drive in Rolex 24 at Daytona

A Grand-Am Daytona Prototype, similar to the one that Daniel Erickson will drive in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January

Daniel Erickson  2010-12-21Rolex24_DaytonaDaniel Erickson will step up to motorsport’s big league next month when he competes in America’s iconic sports car race, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Mitchum Motorsports enters Rolex 24 at Daytona

“I am very excited with the program for the Rolex 24”  – Chris Mitchum

Mitchum Motorsports Mitchum Motorsports (2)Mitchum Motorsports has entered the #86 GT Porsche in the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona with drivers Joey Atterbury and Randy Pobst. Atterbury, regular driver of the team’s Chevrolet Camaro in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, will make his Rolex series debut at the Rolex 24 while veteran driver Pobst brings with him two class victories in the historic race. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Lazare honoured with Inside Track Motorsport News

Karter of the Year nomination

karting - Jesse LazareInside_TrackQuebec karter, Jesse Lazare has been honoured with a Karter of the Year nomination from Inside Track Motorsport News. The popular racing magazine asks its readers each year who are the ‘best’ Canadian racers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

SWRC: Skoda confirms tie up with Red Bull team

Skoda Motorsport becomes an official part of the Red Bull Skoda Team

Skoda UK rallyWRCSkoda will have a semi-official presence in the FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship next season, it has been confirmed. It follows the announcement that the Czech manufacturer has become part of the Red Bull Skoda team. Under the deal the squad will be a ‘joint effort’, with Skoda Motorsport assisting Baumschlager Rally Racing and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »