Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 28

Two more wins for Tagliani

As in the first round of the Florida Winter Tour

Florida Winter Tour logoAlex Tagliani added two wins, with a bit more difficulty this time, to increase his lead on the championship point standings of the Rotax DD2 Masters class. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Children’s Tumor Foundation partners with Compass360 Racing in 2011

Leading Charity races to help raise awareness and find a cure for neurofibromatosis

C360R_logoC360 R Children FoundationThe Children’s Tumor Foundation today announced their season-long partnership with Compass360 Racing, using the nine remaining Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races to raise awareness and donations for the charity. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Alegra Motorsports signs Rizzo and Benitez for 2011 season

 Alegra Motorsports will defend its 2010 title with a two-car effort

Alegra-MotosportsAlegra Motorsports 20112010 Series champions Alegra Motorsports announced  that it has signed Brazilian Gustavo Rizzo and Venezuelan Angel Benitez to contest the 14-race, seven-weekend 2011 F2000 Championship Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Daimler AG and Aabar Investments PJS complete full acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.

Daimler AG and Aabar Investments PJS acquire remaining 24.9 per cent from the team management

Mercedes-Benz logoDaimler AG and Aabar Investments PJS complete full acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. Daimler AG and Aabar Investments PJS acquire 100 per cent of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Red Bull to race Infiniti-branded engines in F1

It is believed Ghosn, who is president and co-chairman of Nissan, will make the announcement.

2011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Jerez 00172011-02-19 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - 0006The Renault engines used by reigning world champions Red Bull are set to be rebranded as ‘Infiniti’ for the 2011 season. Infiniti is the premium division of the Japanese carmaker Nissan, which is also headed by Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

McLaren may be facing early ‘gap’ to rivals – Button

“I think that to get an overall picture we will have to wait until the first race” – Button

2011-02-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button2011-02-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 2Jenson Button has acknowledged the possibility that McLaren might not be on the pace early in the 2011 season. The MP4-26 has been hailed as the bravest of the new class of 2011, but Button and Lewis Hamilton have not strongly featured on the timesheets as reliability problems slowed development work. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

No stock floatation plans for McLaren

“The McLaren group has no plans to float in the future” – Myers

2011-02-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-26 angle2011-02-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-26McLaren has become a third formula one team to say it has no plans to join rival Williams in floating shares on the stock market. With Oxfordshire based Williams’ 27 per cent floatation on the Frankfurt exchange to begin later this week, rival team owner Peter Sauber said recently he didn’t “understand the reasons” behind the decision. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Williams’ radical gearbox hard to copy – Michael

“A gearbox is a completely different kettle of fish”.

2011-02-24 - AT&T Williams - FW33 022011-02-24 - AT&T Williams - FW33 09Sam Michael is confident Williams’ innovative 2011 car will be hard for the British team’s rivals to copy. The Oxfordshire based team’s technical director singled out only four innovations of note among the class of 2011: Renault and Red Bull’s exhaust systems, the Toro Rosso double-floor, and Williams’ ultra compact and low gearbox. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

NEC joins Sauber as premium sponsor

The well-known Japanese multinational NEC is a new sponsor of the Sauber team.

The prominent blue branding of the Tokyo-based giant on the Swiss team’s C30 car was not present at the recent Barcelona test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Report – nine teams sticking with original test dates

Sauber, Force India stick with original test dates

Flagworld - F1Circuit de CatalunyaUp to nine of F1’s twelve teams are reportedly sticking with the originally scheduled dates for the final pre-season test in Barcelona. It had been reported elsewhere that all the teams had agreed to move the four-day test, rescheduled due to the Bahrain cancellation, from 8-11 to 9-12 March. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Allison Transmission sponsors Sarah Fisher Racing

Allison Transmission backs IZOD INDYCAR team for 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 race

Sarah Fisher RacingSarah Fisher Racing logoAllison sponsors Sarah Fisher Racing and marks 100 years since its founder (and race team owner) Jim Allison co-founded the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Feb 28

Young Aussie to set out on the ‘Road to Indy’

The 18 year-old Australian has signed to drive a Van Diemen

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Nathan Morcom

Nathan Morcom’s motor racing career is set to move up a gear on March 17-18, when he contests the opening rounds of the USF2000 National Championship at Sebring.

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Feb 27

Gordon drinks it all in at PIR after victory drought (+result)

The way Gordon ran down Busch was reminiscent of the No. 24 in the 1990s

Jeff Gordon 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesDuring the final 20 laps Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Jeff Gordon found a way to beat the driver perhaps closest to matching Gordon’s talent during his prime. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Rally America Series: Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard dominate the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

Victory in the United States

Antoine L'estage - Nathalie Richard 100 Acre Wood 01Antoine L'estage - Nathalie Richard 100 Acre Wood 02The 2010 Canadian, American, and North American Rally Champions, Antoine L’Estage of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc and Nathalie Richard of Halifax, NS won ten of the first twelve competitive stages to build up a lead as high as 44 seconds at Missouri’s Rally of the 100 Acre Wood. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Checa the irresistible force takes two Phillip Island race wins (+ photos)

Phillip Island round 1

Carlos Checa - Phillip IslandBiaggi - MelandriEver since his first sessions in the official IMS tests at Phillip Island earlier this week Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) made himself a force to be reckoned with in front of 63,200 spectators at Phillip Island. On the opening day of the new season the Superpole winner made himself a convincing double race winner.

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Feb 27

Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen

Lewis Hamilton is set to drive a premier Sprint Cup NASCAR for the first time later in 2011.

F1 in Schools - Lewis Hamilton2011-02-18_0099American sports network ESPN reports that the McLaren driver will swap his formula one car for Tony Stewart’s Chevrolet. The exhibition, organised by mutual sponsor Mobil 1, is set to take place some time in the summer at the famous Watkins Glen road course in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Todt visits Kubica in hospital

FIA president Jean Todt on Sunday visited Robert Kubica in hospital.

2011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Valencia - Robert Kubica 01Jean Todt2According to Italian reports including the local Il Vostro Giornale as well as Italian news agency ANSA, the Frenchman was accompanied by other officials of the sport’s governing body including Professor Gerard Saillant.

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Feb 27

Bahrain, travellers, hoping for rescheduled race

The Kingdom of Bahrain is still hoping its formula one race can be rescheduled for later in 2011.

Bahrain International CircuitFlagworld - F1Some observers are concerned there is no room on this year’s crammed calendar for a rescheduled race, following the cancellation of the season opener due to unrest in the Gulf state. But Bahrain’s Economic Development Board chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa told CNN: “Bahrain is still seeking the possibility of hosting the much-awaited race later this year.”

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Feb 27

Schumacher: ”I’ve still got it!”

”It is a fact that I am not absolutely the same now as I was 10 or 15 years ago ” – MS

2011-02-19 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Michael Schumacher 022011-02-03 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Valencia - Michael Schumacher 02But as to whether I am still good enough, I would say yes. Mercedes man Michael Schumacher is adamant he still has what it takes to succeed in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Pérez causes storm of ecstasy in Guadalajara (+ photos)

“It was an enormous event with unbelievable enthusiasm”

2011-02-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Guadalajara - Sergio Perez 012011-02-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Guadalajara - Sergio Perez 03Between 150,000 and 200,000 people lined the streets in the city centre of Sergio Pérez’ home town of Guadalajara and cheered the first Mexican Formula One driver in over 30 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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