Daily Archive: December 9, 2008

Dec 09

Formula One teams Jerez test report day 1

Jerez Formula One test report


Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Jerez de la Frontera.

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Dec 09

Jacques Villeneuve Sr. in the wall

One more time

Seriously injured last January in Eagle River, many believed that his careeer was over. Far from that, Villeneuve came back for more racing action. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Alex Tagliani to race in the All-Stars Karting Classic

At the PRI Trade Show 
 
Enthusiastic racer, Alex Tagliani, has certainly proved his skill behind the wheel this past racing season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Williams still opposed to F1 ‘customer cars’

Financially, all does not seem rosy at Williams

Despite Honda’s withdrawal and the danger that other teams could follow, Williams remains opposed to the concept of ‘customer cars’ in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

F1 should scrap expensive KERS – Haug

KERS is an extremely expensive exercise

Amid Honda’s shock exit and the urgent need to cut costs, F1 should call off the introduction of KERS systems in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Brundle hits out at award night food

The Hotel would like to get in touch with Mr Brundle

Martin Brundle is renowned for his forthright, no-nonsense formula one commentary, but his latest outburst has put the wind up one of London’s most famous luxury hotels. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Dennis questions Honda’s ‘earth’ image

Unconvinced the sentiment was genuine

IMG_3807In the wake of Honda’s withdrawal from formula one, McLaren boss Ron Dennis has questioned the sincerity of the manufacturer’s ‘Earth Dreams’ campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Brabham’s Autosport karting race drawing big names

Some of the top drivers from the American Le Mans Series will join David Brabham

In raising more than $70,000 as part of the BP Ultimate Charity Karting Challenge at next month’s Autosport International Show in England. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

FBMW: Alexander Rossi is 2008 Formula BMW World Champion

Rossi earns a test with the BMW Sauber F1 Team
 
Alexander Rossi the Formula BMW Americas champion was a favorite among several to win the 2008 Formula BMW World Final at the “Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez“ in Mexico City, Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Red Bull Racing put their Trust in new partner

Trust to showcase their cutting edge technology

Sebastian Vettel is not the only new addition to the Red Bull Racing team for next season; the Formula One squad also has a new Team Partner for 2009: Trust.

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Dec 09

F1 test action to resume this week

In Jerez, Sakhir and Algarve

As the initial dust of the bombshell Honda news settles, the on-track formula one test action will resume this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Lenovo to switch F1 backing to McLaren

The news is a blow for Williams

2008-06-07_242Chinese computer maker Lenovo is expected to switch its formula one sponsorship from Williams to McLaren ahead of the 2009 season.

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Dec 09

‘Earth Dreams’ not to blame for Honda exit

Honda is not withdrawing because of a failure to sell commercial partnerships

2008-06-07_201Honda commercial director David Butler has denied the manufacturer’s decision to pull out of formula one represents a failure of the unique ‘Earth Dreams’ sponsorship concept.

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Dec 09

Verstappen faces jail over wife assault

Experiencing “relationship problems” with his separated wife

Former formula one driver Jos Verstappen appeared in court this week, accused of harassment and assault against his wife. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Atlantic: Standout engineer Harvey joins Newman Wachs Racing

Nick Harvey joins Newman Wachs Racing

Harvey won the series title and Engineer of the Year honors in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Lifetime achievement

Carl Haas smiled and raised a glass

After watching Mario Andretti’s heartfelt video tribute during the annual Autosport Awards gala Dec. 7 in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

DAMS on the world stage!

This weekend DAMS took part in the 2008 Formula BMW World Finals on the Mexico City circuit

DAMS crossed the Atlantic with two drivers, Frenchman Jim Pla, who has driven for the team all season in the European Formula BMW Series, and Serbian Velibor Jovanovic. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

ALMS: Porsche Cup standings feature strong Series flavor

The American Le Mans Series once again is well-represented

In the final Porsche Cup standings for 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

MotoGP: ”Stoner understood something we didn’t!” – Guintoli

Sylvain Guintoli gives credit to Casey Stoner

He also believes four-stroke replacement for 250GP is a good idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

MotoGP: Rossi eyes rallying future after bikes

But not just yet…

Record-breaking MotoGP star Valentino Rossi has confessed that he could see himself switching across full-time to rallying following his successful outing on Wales Rally GB at the weekend – but not just yet… Read the rest of this entry »


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