Daily Archive: June 15, 2011

Jun 15

Firestone Indy Lights Championship David Ostella preview

Ostella was in the thick of the action on Crescent Street in Montrea

David Ostella2011-06-10_0019The Firestone Indy Lights Championship resumes this coming weekend as David Ostella and his Jensen Motorsport team are headed to Wisconsin for the David Hobbs 100 at the Milwaukee Mile. The second of three consecutive oval starts and fifth round of the 2011 schedule, Ostella’s Global Precast machine is primed for action and the young Canadian is ready to roll. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Britain West dominates Canadian Grand Prix

Nathan Blok had a pole in Friday qualifying and scored back-to-back second place finishes

2011-06-10_01842011-06-10_0060“Ontario-based team takes five podiums including two wins and three poles on way to incredible performance at Canadian Grand Prix”. Britain West Motorsport, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, completed a stellar weekend at the biggest motor race in the country that included eight top ten finishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Jensen development driver Ryan Tetver shines in Montreal Grand Prix race debut

Ryan Tveter enjoyed a successful debut in the Formula Tour 1600

2011-06-10_00682011-06-10_0206Jensen MotorSport development driver Ryan Tveter enjoyed a successful debut in the Formula Tour 1600 championship racing with the stars and cars of Formula One at the famous Montreal Grand Prix circuit this past weekend. Tveter, a 17 year old from Oyster Bay, New York, finished an impressive 10th position (out of 44 cars) in the F1600 race competition on Saturday June 11th. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada renews support to Canadian flat track racer

Taylor returns triumphant

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada2011-05-28 - SamediDeeley Harley-Davidson® Canada-sponsored flat track racer, Donald Taylor, made a successful return to Canadian dirt track racing in the Expert Open Division of the Canadian Motorcycle Association-hosted first round of the Dirt Track National Championships. Taking first place in a hard-fought 15-lap final gives Taylor an early points lead in his quest for his seventh CMA number one plate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Button denies wanting long-term McLaren deal

Jenson Button has eased speculation he is set to sign a long-term contract with McLaren.

2011-06-12_14682011-06-12_1502The 2009 world champion, who joined the Woking based team last year as the reigning title winner, said earlier this year he might stay “for three years, five years … I don’t know”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Staying put makes ‘more sense’ than Ferrari switch – Webber

Moving to Ferrari would be interesting but staying at Red Bull makes more sense, according to Mark Webber.

2011-06-12_11162011-06-09_0331Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said in Montreal that it is likely the 34-year-old Australian will extend his contract to stay with the dominant team in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Hamilton plays down chats with Horner, Domenicali

The highly rated 2008 world champion sought out the Red Bull and Ferrari chiefs in the Montreal paddock

2011-06-10_04682011-06-09_0161Lewis Hamilton has played down his conversations with rival team bosses Christian Horner and Stefano Domenicali at the Canadian grand prix last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Mercedes too weak technically to compete in 2011 – Brawn

Ross Brawn has admitted Mercedes GP is currently too weak technically to take on F1’s traditional grandee teams.

2011-06-12_07492011-06-10_0408The German squad, formerly run as Brawn GP following Honda’s exit at the end of 2008, had hoped to compete for wins in 2010 as Michael Schumacher entered the second year of his F1 comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Red Bull rivals to eye Silverstone exhaust clampdown

“The rule changes are going to spice things up” – Lewis Hamilton.

2011-06-11_11192011-06-10_0348It is no coincidence that Ferrari has earmarked Silverstone as a key indicator for its approach to the remainder of 2011. With Red Bull apparently running away with the title, Ferrari has not ruled out switching its focus to next season after July’s British race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Ferrari figures insist team not giving up

The last thing on Ferrari’s mind is giving up, test driver Marc Gene insists.

2011-06-11_1168b2011-06-11_1151“I am sure we will soon win races,” the Spaniard told the Marca sports daily amid reports the Maranello based team might be nearing the decision to switch its entire focus to the 2012 project. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Dutch website links Symonds with Ferrari switch

Time will tell if Ferrari moves to dismiss the latest speculation about its future team lineup.

2011-06-10_0016Pat Symonds portraitIn Canada, the Italian squad’s media guru Luca Colajanni slammed as “bullsh*t” a report on a Dutch website linking Flavio Briatore with Stefano Domenicali’s top job. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Heidfeld eyes Renault seat beyond Kubica comeback

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Kubica was operated yet again on Tuesday.

2011-06-11_0160Nick Heidfeld has admitted he would like to keep racing a Renault even if Robert Kubica is able to return from injury some time soon. Kubica’s manager Daniele Morelli told the Italian press this week that the Pole might be fit enough to target a comeback in late November’s Interlagos finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Alguersuari ‘ready for better team’ – Gene

“Personally I have no doubt that he is ready to make the jump to a better team”

2011-06-11_03362011-06-09_0162Marc Gene has defended his countryman Jaime Alguersuari, arguing the young Spaniard is ready to prove himself in formula one. With Daniel Ricciardo almost certain to move up to a Toro Rosso race seat in 2011, it is suggested that Alguersuari is the most likely to move over given his recent struggles with the Ferrari-powered STR6. Read the rest of this entry »