Daily Archive: January 24, 2011

Jan 24

Fauzy signs for Super Nova

Fairuz will combine his GP2 program with reserve driver duties for Lotus Renault Formula One team.

2010-04-03 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 00Super Nova Racing is delighted to announce that Fairuz Fauzy has signed to compete in the 2011 GP2 Asia and GP2 Main Series championships for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Get the vibe? Darrell Wallace Jr. races at All-Star Showdown Saturday

VIBE Magazine today announced its entrie into motorsports

Vibe logoDarrell Wallace Jr.VIBE Announces Partnership with Revolution Racing/NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program Unprecedented Sponsorship Launches at NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale CA January 28th & 29th Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Lawyer doubts Lotus name dispute to end soon

A specialist lawyer has played down hopes the Lotus naming dispute might be settled this week.

Lotus Renault GP logoA short time ago on Monday afternoon, the initial hearings kicked off inside London’s High Court. A lawyer for Group Lotus will summarise the Proton-owned marque’s application for a summary judgement against Team Lotus’ right to use the ‘Lotus’ name for its team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Private rally engagement in the Porsche 911

For Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas

PorscheTimo Bernhard PorscheMost of the international racing successes of Porsche works drivers Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) were clinched together. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Cosworth Group diversification recognised by MIA Award

British engineering experts awarded inaugural New Markets Award by Motorsport Industry Association

Cosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3CosworthBritish engineering specialist Cosworth Group has been named as the winner of the New Markets Award by the Motorsport Industry Association at its annual event to showcase business excellence. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Letter shows Ecclestone paid banker bribe – report

Suddeutsche Zeitung claims it has found “concrete evidence” about the Ecclestone link.

Flagworld - F1A German newspaper has published more details about its claim that Bernie Ecclestone paid a $50 million bribe amid the sale of F1’s commercial rights five years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Race boss Walker scolds mayor for Aus GP criticism

“It’s a huge profit for Melbourne”

Australian Grand PrixGrand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010Australian grand prix boss Ron Walker has scolded Melbourne’s Lord Mayor for questioning the future of the city’s annual event. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle wrote in the Herald Sun’s Sunday edition that the Albert Park race is no longer value for money for the Victorian state taxpayer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

India GP boss quits to work in Abu Dhabi

Hughes said he is now working with the organisers of the Abu Dhabi grand prix at Yas Marina

Horizontal tricolour flag (deep saffron, white, and green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes.Yas Marina logoIndian grand prix boss Mark Hughes has quit, the promoters of this October’s inaugural event have confirmed.
Hughes, formerly involved with the F1 race in Bahrain, was in charge of the promoter Jaypee group’s project, which has a ten-year contract to host the event on a bespoke circuit currently under construction near Delhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Lehto facing manslaughter charge after boat crash

Former F1 driver JJ Lehto is facing a charge of manslaughter.

A friend of the ex-Sauber and Benetton racer was killed last year when the speedboat they were travelling on smashed into a bridge pillar in his native Finland. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Webber should have kept injury secret – Briatore

“It would have been better to leave it with no excuses at all”

Sebastian Vettel-Christian Horner-Mark Webber-Red Bull-Brésil-11-20102010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Mark Webber should never have revealed that he drove the last races of the 2010 world championship with a shoulder injury, his manager has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Rosberg does not fear Vettel or Schumacher

“There is no reason why I would be worse than last year — on the contrary, I will be better!”

2010-09-01 - Mercedes GP - Nico Rosberg - Jock Clear2010-07-24 - Mercedes GP - Nico Rosberg 01Sporting a new look for 2011, Nico Rosberg has declared he has no fear of F1’s world champions. “Where (Sebastian) Vettel is now?  I’ll get there,” the Mercedes driver, referring to his German countryman and F1’s new reigning champion, told Bild am Sonntag newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

‘Honest’ Sutil is among best in F1 – Szafnauer

“He is sometimes almost too honest”

2010-10-10 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil_12010-10-10 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil_5With an announcement believed to be imminent, it is expected that Adrian Sutil is definitely staying with Force India in 2011. The Silverstone based team’s chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer has admitted that while Sutil is sometimes outspoken, he is among F1’s very best drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Kobayashi to debut new Sauber on January 31

“I am looking forward to the moment when it goes out of the box” – Peter Sauber

2010-12-23 - Sauber Motorsport - Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber C30-Ferrari 022010-12-23 - Sauber Motorsport - Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber C30-Ferrari 03Kamui Kobayashi will be at the wheel when Sauber’s 2011 car makes its track debut on the day before group testing begins at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Meet-And-Greet Events, live streaming bring NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown to fans

Quarterley set to return to Irwindale

Dale Quarterley 2NASCAR Toyota All-Star ShowdownNothing beats being at the race track in person, but for fans that dont have the opportunity to get to Irwindale, Calif., for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, NASCAR will be providing a unique experience through the official website of NASCAR’s touring and weekly series.

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