Daily Archive: December 13, 2009

Dec 13

Clear path designed

Multiple options were posed to J.R. Hildebrand and his family

They attempted to determine the next step in the California teen’s motorsports path. America or Europe? Is Firestone Indy Lights too much of a jump too soon? Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Brabham honored with BRDC Fairfield Trophy

Le Mans 24 Hours victor and American Le Mans Series Champion

David Brabham was honoured for his outstanding performance in 2009 with the Fairfield Trophy at the annual British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Awards in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Switching to Schmidt

Three top-10 finishes in her rookie season

Pippa Mann, who recorded three top-10 finishes in her rookie season in Firestone Indy Lights this year, will compete in the series in 2010 with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Schumacher and Mercedes ‘agree’ F1 2010 deal

Schumacher and Mercedes GP have reached a ‘verbal agreement’

The German media is reporting that Michael Schumacher – the most successful driver in F1 history – and Mercedes Grand Prix have agreed terms that will see the record-breaking seven-time world champion return to the grid 2010, in what is being described as ‘one of the greatest comebacks in sports history’. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Lotus to confirm Trulli and Kovalainen, not Sato

At noon Malaysian time on Monday

Lotus looks set to announce that Jarno Trulli has been signed for the 2010 season. Citing a person with apparent knowledge of the three-year deal, the Associated Press said the Italian’s contract will have an option to leave the team at the end of each season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Schu camp quiet amid comeback reports

No comments at this time

Michael Schumacher, his spokeswoman and his doctor on Sunday refused to comment on intense speculation the 40-year-old is set to return to the formula one grid in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

IndyCar: ‘Road to Indy’ development system unveiled

Seeking to create a defined path for young, career-minded, race drivers

A clearly-defined path from the lowest rungs of the US open-wheel ladder all the way to Indycars has been revealed by the Indy Racing League. Seeking to create a defined path for young, career-minded, race drivers to reach the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500, the Indy Racing League has launched its ‘Road to Indy’ initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Elite Engines to supply Mazda MZR engines for USF2000 National Championship

Official engine preparer of the Mazda MZR powerplant

Officials of the Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda announced today that Elite Engines of West Bend, Wis. will be the official engine preparer of the Mazda MZR powerplant that is destined to become the spec engine for the series’ top division, the Championship class. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Skip Barber: 2010 National schedule announced

The Skip Barber Racing School has announced the 14-race schedule

For the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. This is the 13th year of the Skip Barber National. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

NASCAR: No surprise — Johnson leads third annual Loopies

Because a week’s worth of award ceremonies in Las Vegas wasn’t nearly enough time to divvy out accolades

NASCAR public relations needs one more opportunity to dole out some final pats on the back. It’s time for the third annual Loopy Awards, a ceremony commemorating the best — and worst — Loop Data performances of the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Corsa Team PR1 pleased with solid Daytona test

Driven by Max Hyatt, Thomas Merrill and Paul Edwards

The No. 32 Corsa Team PR1 BMW M6 turned its first laps at Daytona International Speedway’s legendary 3.56-mile, 12-turn road course during the December 8-9 Pirelli tire test. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Two-car Flying Lizard Porsche attack again for 2010

Bergmeister/Long back together for title defense, Neiman/Law in second entry

Flying Lizard will be back in 2010 with a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs with the team in search of a third straight championship. Read the rest of this entry »


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