Daily Archive: August 5, 2008

Aug 05

Andrew Ranger still not confirmed for the Glen…but…

Andrew could also race on ovals in Nationwide

Ranger impressed the management of Fitz Motorsport enough for them to offer him a ride as soon as possible and until the end of the 2008 season.

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Aug 05

Briatore to stay at Renault in 2009

Flavio Briatore seems likely to stay with the Renault team in 2009

But his future as a formula one chief is unclear beyond next year, the Spanish publication sport.es reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Bourdais sees no end to struggle with car

“I do not feel very good with this car”  – Bourdais

Sebastien Bourdais on Tuesday said there is no immediate end in sight to the problems he is experiencing at the wheel of the latest Toro Rosso chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Schu to test Ferrari again at Monza

Former seven time world champion and occasional Ferrari test driver

Michael Schumacher will be back in action for the Italian marque at the group Monza test later this month, reports in Germany on Tuesday said. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Renault to review Ferrari pitstop data

Reports in the Spanish press have raised suspicions

About a pitstop involving the Ferrari of world champion Kimi Raikkonen during the Hungarian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Atlantic: Hinchcliffe aiming to protect points lead

Leading the Atlantic Championship driver standings

For the second time this season, Toronto’s James Hinchcliffe knows just how tough the task is to hold on at the top. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Francis Martin gaining momentum

After a slow start…

The 2008 Parts Canada Superbike Championship season has been getting better and better for Francis Martin. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Carpentier: First anniversary with Gillett Evernham Motorsports

Charter Dodge Charger Watkins Glen International preview

It was at Watkins Glen one year ago that Patrick Carpentier’s dream of racing at NASCAR’s highest level came to fruition. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

WRC: ”Fight with Loeb good, result less so” – Hirvonen

Mikko Hirvonen was unable to stop Sebastien Loeb winning ‘his’ event at the weekend in Finland

Mikko Hirvonen had to settle for the runners-up spot on the Rally Finland last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Berger says Senna candidate for STR in 2009

Bruno is clearly the best candidate

GEPA_full_8774_GEPA-140208136Bruno Senna stands a chance of landing the vacant Toro Rosso race seat in 2009 if he is the “best candidate”, team co-owner and family friend Gerhard Berger said.

Berger, who has been closely involved in the 24-year-old Brazilian’s career in the junior echelons of motor racing, was his late uncle Ayrton Senna’s teammate at McLaren in the 90s.

Senna’s burgeoning form in the feeder category GP2 has even attracted other F1 team chiefs’ attention lately, but he is still most strongly tipped for a move to Faenza based STR in the place of Sebastian Vettel.

Berger told the Daily Telegraph that his personal connection to Senna, and the Brazilian’s famous name, will not guarantee him a seat at his team.

The Austrian, himself a former ten-time grand prix winner, is under pressure to select Vettel’s successor from the pool of Red Bull’s junior drivers.

“I run a team in partnership with Red Bull, and shouldn’t mix personal things with business,” he said.

“B}t if Bruno is clearly the best candidate, then we’ll discuss it anyway.  If he’s GP2 champion, it doesn’t matter what his name is.”

source: GMM

Aug 05

Petrobras to back F1 move for Bruno Senna?

That’s a good prospect

Timo Glock’s continuing tenure at Toyota means that Kazuki Nakajima, who races with the backing of the Japanese carmaker, is likely to stay with Toyota-powered Williams in 2009.

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Aug 05

Toro Rosso to add staff to Faenza workforce

We are trying to grow

GEPA_full_8600_GEPA-140208113Toro Rosso has launched a major recruitment drive ahead of needing to become a full constructor by 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Praise for Massa, pressure for Raikkonen

What more can Ferrari ask of its driver

The Italian press was all praise for Felipe Massa in the wake of the Hungarian grand prix.

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Aug 05

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Hungarian Grand Prix debrief

Martin Withmarsh

You’ve seen young drivers take their first wins for McLaren before – what will yesterday’s result mean for Heikki?
“We have a strong Finnish tradition in the team, and I’ve seen both Mika and Kimi take their first grand prix wins while driving for McLaren.

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Aug 05

Nikon announced as naming rights sponsor for Indy

One-year deal with an option for a further two years

Sport Minister Judy Spence, together with Indy 300 Chairman Terry Mackenroth and General Manager Greg Hooton, today announced Nikon as the naming rights sponsor of the Gold Coast motorsport event which will now be known as thm Nikon Indy 300.

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Aug 05

Indy Lights: Down the stretch they come…

Kentucky kicks off four-race run for title

One of the closest title battles in Firestone Indy Lights history is also one of its most competitive. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

IndyCar: Four-race chase

With four races remaining in the battle for the 2008 IndyCar Series championship

Six drivers are mathematically eligible to win. Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Dan Wheldon, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Briscoe and Danica Patrick all remain alive for title contention. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

DTM: Interesting to know that…

13 facts around the 7th DTM round of the season, held at the Nürburgring

Both Bernd Schneider and Paul di Resta held the lead for 18 laps (65.322 kilometres). For another seven laps (25.403 kilometres), Gary Paffett was the race leader. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

ALMS: Brabham targets strong Road America

David Brabham looks to continue Patron Highcroft’s strong ALMS form in the Generac 500

David Brabham will look to build on the strong recent form of the Patron Highcroft Racing team to keep his LMP2 championship challenge on track at Road American in the seventh round of the ALMS season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

WRC: ”Finland win one of my best” – Loeb

Sebastien Loeb was ‘thrilled’ to win the Rally Finland for the first time on Sunday

Sebastien Loeb has hailed his victory on the Rally Finland as one of the best of his career, after he came through to take the laurels and see off the challenge of local star Mikko Hirvonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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