Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 30

Octane Racing Group: Promoter of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada (+photos)

An agreement covering the years 2010-2014

Groupe de course Octane Racing GroupOctane Racing Group Incorporated (Octane), of Montréal, is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula One World Championship Limited (together the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) to act as promoter of the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA as a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship in each of the years 2010 to 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Danica Patrick signs multi-year deal to stay in IRL

With restructured Andretti Autosport

There are plenty of reasons why Danica Patrick stays in the news. If it’s not her famous temper, photo shoots for Sports Illustrated or racy television commercials, it’s her impressive results on the race track. She is, after all, the first woman to win an Indy race and, after finishing third at the Brickyard this year, the most successful woman to race the Indy 500. But lately the news has centered over the future of her racing career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Rally switch for Raikkonen ‘more than rumour’ – Citroen

“But it is more than a rumour; it is a real possibility.”

Kimi Raikkonen’s likely switch from formula one to the World Rally Championship with Citroen in 2010 is moving ever closer. The French marque’s rally boss Olivier Quesnel said in an interview at the weekend that the reports about the 30-year-old’s rally plans for next year are inspired by “more than a rumour”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Alonso turned down Massa’s kart race invitation

“I hope he sees it is an interesting competition and that next year he comes.” Massa

Felipe Massa has revealed that he invited his 2010 Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to contest the weekend’s charity kart race International Challenge of the Stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

VW considers F1 engine supply in 2012

“Building an engine and providing it to a team is the best way”

VolkswagenVolkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker, is reportedly considering entering formula one in 2012 as an engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Santander not ruling out de la Rosa backing

de la Rosa joked that he is also a “promising youngster”

An official of the Spanish bank Santander has refused to rule out stepping in to support Pedro de la Rosa’s push to return to the formula one grid in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Sam Bird joins ART for 2010 GP2 Season

Reigning GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix have completed their 2010 driver line-up by signing Britain’s Sam Bird to partner Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

McLaren insists late arrival no problem for Button

McLaren’s MP4-25 has been designed without the 29-year-old Briton in mind.

2009-04-18 - McLaren - 03Jenson Button’s late arrival at McLaren will not disadvantage him alongside teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2010, the team’s engineering director insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Brawn should have ‘fought’ to keep drivers – Barrichello

Conway eyes Mercedes GP race seat

Mike ConwayBrawn/Mercedes should have “fought” to keep the 2009 driver lineup for next season, according Rubens Barrichello. The Brazilian veteran’s teammate this year was the 2009 world champion Jenson Button, and together they collected 8 victories for the Brackley based squad as well as the constructors’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Wolff suggests Williams involvement to deepen

This is not a simple transaction in which I buy such-and-such a per cent.

Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff has suggested he might ramp up his involvement with the Williams team in the next few years. When the 37-year-old Austrian’s new minority share of the Grove based outfit was recently announced, Williams declined to declare the precise percentage figure that is now owned by Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Piquet says Campos seeking Spaniard

A Senna/Piquet combination would remind fans of the country’s highly successful F1 era

Nelson Piquet has admitted he would be “delighted” to return to F1 next year with Campos, but admits he is facing competition to become Bruno Senna’s 2010 teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Trulli says 2010 plans to be decided soon

“The situation is evolving rapidly, so stay tuned.” -Trulli

Jarno Trulli has indicated that the uncertainty about his plans for the 2010 season is soon to end. The Italian is likely to be on the grid next March, but he recently travelled to the United States for a test in a Sprint Cup NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Schumacher admits 2010 return possible

“Who knows?  Anything can happen” -Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has kept alive the speculation about his possible full-time return to formula one next year with Mercedes GP. At a Brazilian kart event at the weekend in Florianopolis, the 40-year-old refused to reject the reports about his becoming Nico Rosberg’s 2010 teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Toyota, not Sauber, to appear on FIA entry list

Theissen not staying in F1 with Sauber

Contrary to earlier reports, it has emerged that Sauber will be missing from the FIA’s forthcoming provisional 2010 entry list. The specialist publications Blick and Auto Motor und Sport report that, in order to avoid a $150m fine for not honouring the Concorde Agreement, Toyota is instead looking to hand over its team entry to Serbian outfit Stefan Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

F2: 2010 Race calendar confirmed

Again in 2010, the champion will again receive a full test with the Williams F1 team
Soucek gears up for ‘dream’ Williams Formula One test

The successful maiden season of the FIA Formula Two Championship witnessed Andy Soucek crowned the first F2 champion for 25 years with a dominant performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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