Monthly Archive: June 2009
With the lowest operating budget ever
After the car won three-quarters of every race so far under the 2009 regulations, Alex Wurz has revealed the secret of the Brawn BGP001. At times last year, the team’s predecessor Honda had five wind tunnels at its disposal, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, as well as a half-billion euro budget.
Mosley wants Todt as FIA chief – FOTA source
Max Mosley insists he is not only personally aggrieved, but that he is also “under pressure” to retain his role at the top of F1′s governing body the FIA. After committing only last Wednesday to stepping down, however, it is an unhappy prospect for the rebel FOTA teams, but the 69-year-old Briton has no sympathy following their reaction to the Paris peace deal.
Ferrari to focus on 2010 car ‘soon’
Luca di Montezemolo has now stepped away from hinting that Ferrari could field a works prototype in next year’s famous 24 hours Le Mans race. At the height of the FOTA teams’ power struggle with the FIA, the Ferrari president officially started June’s fabled Le Mans event and hinted that sports car racing is a real alternative to formula one for the Italian marque.
2010 technical regulations are still yet to be finalised
Although this year’s rules are to now remain essentially in place in 2010, the proposed ban on in-race refuelling will still be introduced. As peace between FOTA and the FIA was declared last Wednesday, the World Motor Sport Council agreed that “the rules for 2010 onwards will be the 2009 regulations”.
Cosworth last raced in F1 with Williams in 2006
It is not true that small teams equipped with Cosworth engines next year will enjoy an unfair technical advantage. That is the insistence of Williams’ Patrick Head, amid a recent controversy between FOTA teams and the FIA about formula one’s mandatory 18,000rpm rev limit.
Kubica is already using his fifth engine
The 2009 season is not quite at its mid point, but BMW’s Robert Kubica is already more than half-way through his allocation of eight engines. The Pole had an engine failure during Friday practice at Silverstone recently, but what was less well known is that the V8 unit’s fresh replacement also had to be changed the following day.
Octane Motorsport back on-track July 10-11-12 for INDY car Grand Prix of Toronto
Alain Lauzière, driver of the Octane Motorsport MINI Cooper S, captured win number 3 this year in the Touring class, part of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship, during the event disputed at the ICAR circuit in Mirabel, Québec on Saturday June 27, 2009.
The Japanese cars dominated the final of the third DTC round
James Thompson managed to maintain his points lead in the Danish Touringcar Championship, when for the second championship round in a row he won the prestigious final at Jyllandsringen, where his main opponent turned out to be team-mate Per Poulsen, driving a similar Honda Accord.
Some comments from participants and managers after the Poland rally
This has been the best rally of the season so far. The roads here are fast and narrow and the crowds provided a superb atmosphere. It’s the first time I have won two consecutive rallies and it has put me into the lead of the championship ahead of my home rally in Finland. – Hirvonen
With double triumph at Donington
Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) pulled off another amazing double triumph in the ninth round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship in front of 61,000 spectators at Donington Park. The Texan has now reduced the 48 point gap at the top of the table to 14 from Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox), who crashed in race 2, picking up a broken vertebra in the process.
Kevin Lacombe finished third on the Team Toyota Yamaha / OTSFF Yamaha YZF-R1
Saskatoon’s Brett McCormick passed Jordan Szoke two turns from the finish to win Sunday’s third round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship, presented by Turple Bros. Ltd. and Suzuki, at Calgary’s Race City Motorsport Park.
No news, reports or results from the Grand Prix de Mirabel or the CCTC Sunday evening at 8.45pm
Flagworld’s only representative at Mirabel today was our young friend and photographer Yanick Gougeon who posted his Sunday album early this evening. It is with one of his podium photo that we could find out who were the winners today as we have not received any information from the Series and/or the Mirabel Grand Prix.
Grand Prix de Mirabel photos album
Teenager becomes youngest winner in Cup history
Teenager Joey Logano became the youngest winner in the history of the Cup Series on Sunday, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The precocious 19-year-old rookie came back from a crash that put him a lap down earlier in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 and won in his 20th Sprint Cup start.
Scott Dixon headed a Target Chip Ganassi 1-2 in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway
Dixon and Dario Franchitti made the most of early exits for both their Penske rivals. Dixon completed the 300 laps just three tenths ahead of Franchitti as another IndyCar Series race proved just how hard it has become to pass with the current spec of Dallara-Honda, but the Scot should have been first across the line, having been caught out by the timing of one of the race’s four accident-inspired cautions.
Next race of Euroseries 3000 in Donington on the 2nd of August
The 24-years-old English Ben Hanley won race-2 in Magny-Cours at his debut in Euroseries 3000. The Fisichella Motorsport International driver beat at the chequered flag by just 9 tenths of a second his team mate Fabio Onidi, who led the race for the first five laps.
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