Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 29

Sauber expects FIA green-light on Monday

Sauber eyes Russian Petrov for 2010 seat

With the Qadbak uncertainty now past and Peter Sauber back in charge, the Hinwil based team’s Swiss founder says he is expecting to see the green light from the FIA on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Jim Russell: Bennett and Menezes awarded future driver selection scholarships

After superb outings at the SuperNationals

Tyler Bennett (in car) and Gustavo Menezes will take part in the Jim Russell Future Driver Selection program. A successful weekend at the world’s largest kart race, Super Karts USA! SuperNationals XIII, has awarded two young drivers a chance at launching their careers in motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Lombardi sets sights on 2010 title

”I have a great team behind me in Glen Phillips and GTP Motorsports” – Lombardi

“As far as my plan for the 2010 season, it’s quite simple, win the championship,” said Phil Lombardi, who has been a fixture on the F2000 Championship Series tour for a couple seasons now. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

MOTOGP: Lorenzo visits Thailand, Indonesia next

2009 MotoGP World Championship runner-up Jorge Lorenzo received a warm welcome

In Thailand, during the first day of a visit to South East Asia. In a country where half a million motorcycles are sold, but where stars of the sport rarely visit, the Spaniard made an early morning trip to the Yamaha Motor Thailand factory in Bangkok before spending the afternoon at the capital city’s most important dealership, the Yamaha Rider’s Club. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

MOTOGP: Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup ready for 2010 (+schedule)

The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup starts its fourth season in 2010

With 15 nations represented in the provisional entry list of 25 riders – all looking to follow in the footsteps of 2009 winner Jakub Kornfeil. Kornfeil received his FIM award from the Federation president Vito Ippolito at the final MotoGP round in Valencia, where he was racing in the 125GP class – and the 16-year-old Czech is due to start next season as a full time grand prix rider. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

NASCAR: Johnson’s run is historic

But it’s not over

Jimmie Johnson may have secured a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup title in a row, but there is still more to come. At long last, Jimmie Johnson allowed himself to savour the magnitude of his accomplishments — but don’t let that fool you. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Life often on hold as Knaus remains devoted to No. 48

Ready at a moment’s notice with all the right answers

The euphoria of winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cup Series championship still hung in the air as Chad Knaus made his way to his place at the table where driver Jimmie Johnson and Marshall Carlson, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports, already had begun a lengthy interview session with the media. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Solberg: Raikkonen has top five potential

But Solberg ruled out a WRC victory for Raikkonen next year

Petter Solberg

Petter Solberg

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

Petter Solberg believes that should Kimi Raikkonen commit to a full WRC season in 2010 he would adapt quickly to the sport and could challenge for top five finishes before the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

NASCAR: Putting a wrap on 2009 with the top 12 drivers

It’s all over but our wrap-up of the 2009 season

So let’s get to it. Here’s a breakdown of the top 12 in the Sprint Cup Series point standings after Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

IndyCar: Sao Paulo to host IndyCar opener

IndyCar Series confirms a deal with Sao Paulo to host the first race of the 2010 season

The 2010 IndyCar Series season will start in Brazil after confirmation that a deal has been done to see an event run in Sao Paolo. A race in Brazil had been on the cars for some time but no venue had been revealed, with confirmation now coming that Sao Paulo will host a new street race alongside the F1 race at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Jesse Lazare 11th at SuperNationals XIII

Las Vegas proves challenging for first TAG drive

2009 Coupe de Montreal Rotax Junior champion Jesse Lazare traveled to Las Vegas last week to compete at the SuperNationals XIII. For Lazare, it would be his first major event running TaG, rather than Rotax, but he was confident in his PSL CRG team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Raimondo continues Formula 3 testing

Young Canadian open wheel racer Gianmarco Raimondo heads back to Europe for busy series of testing sessions

 Gianmarco Raimondo, 2008 Formula BMW Americas Rookie Champion, continued his racing journey and 2010 preparations with a series of Formula 3 tests in Europe. Raimondo recently flew to Paris in early November and headed straight the famed Magny-Cours racing facility in Nevers, France where he continued to test and impress in the F3 cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Rally of Scotland bosses proud of IRC debut (+photos)

And other news from the IRC 

Organisers of RACMSA Rally of Scotland believe they have a lot to be proud about after the country hosted its first Intercontinental Rally Challenge event earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Cacciavillani impresses in Las Vegas

Canadian karting pilot makes strong impression at the 2009 SKUSA SuperNationals XIII

Cory Cacciavillani and the CF Racing Team traveled to the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada over the November 17-22 week to contend in the running of the 2009 SuperKarts USA! (SKUSA) SuperNationals XIII. Entering the ultra-competitive TaG Junior class, Cory battled with 65 other karting pilots from around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Villeneuve visits Lotus (+photos)

Group Lotus confirmed that Villeneuve visited its Hethel headquarters

Jacques Villeneuve - Lotus 01 Jacques Villeneuve on Thursday had lunch at a pub near the Norfolk (UK) headquarters of the new formula one team Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Grand Prix of Canada returning to Montreal in 2010

Return of the Canadian Grand Prix: Major victory for Montréal

The governments of Canada and Québec, Montréal and Tourisme Montréal are proud to announce that the Grand Prix du Canada will return to Montréal on June 13 through a $15 million annual investment over the next five years. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Renault F1 Team gets set for young driver test in Jerez

“Testing is so restricted nowadays, but this young driver test is the perfect opportunity for us” -Bell

The Renault F1 Team is gearing up for the young driver test which will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of December in Jerez, Spain. Bertrand Baguette, Ho-Pin Tung and Lucas Di Grassi will share driving duties across the three days. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Wurz pulls out of running for USF1 seat

“It is a decision of the heart” -Wurz.

Alex Wurz on Friday announced that he will not be making a return to formula one in 2010 with a USF1 race seat. Earlier this year, the Austrian driver as well as USF1′s sporting director Peter Windsor confirmed they were in contact about a possible collaboration for the new American team’s debut season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Around the ‘net: F1 on Friday 27/11

The latest…

All the latest news and bits from F1 on the web.

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Nov 27

Schu had not signed new Ferrari contract

Schumacher’s new contract with Ferrari may not have actually been signed

The latest twist in the rumours linking Michael Schumacher to Mercedes GP for 2010 is that the German may already be contractually free to sign. Read the rest of this entry »

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