Monthly Archive: March 2010

Mar 31

WRC: Loeb heads Citroen 1-2-3 in Jordan shakedown

Sebastien Loeb tops the times in the shakedown for the Jordan Rally

Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb led the way on Wednesday morning in the shakedown for the Jordan Rally, the third round in the 2010 World Rally Championship, 0.1 seconds up on his team-mate, Dani Sordo and Petter Solberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

ART dominate afternoon session at Paul Ricard‏ (+results)

“Obviously it is good to be fastest but we have to remember that this is one track”

 GP3 SeriesAs the afternoon session of the second official GP3 Series test concluded, ART Grand Prix continued to impress by topping the time sheets once again at Circuit Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Car designer Wirth to foot bill for Virgin redesign

“It will be the supplier whose issue it is who has agreed to redesign it”

Wirth ResearchWirth Research, as distinct from the team Virgin Racing or Manor Motorsport, is set to foot the estimated 1 million pounds sterling bill for redesigning the VR-01 F1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Piquets launch libel suit against blackmail accuser Briatore

Libel court action against Flavio Briatore

Sacked Renault driver Nelson Piquet, and his triple world championship-winning father of the same name, have launched a libel court action against Flavio Briatore. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Kimi aims to stay afloat in Jordan

Red Bull Jordan Rally preview

There are actually no hidden bodies in the Dead Sea, close to Amman in Jordan: the venue for round three of Kimi Raikkonen’s World Rally Championship assault with Red Bull. Instead, the name comes from the fact that the water is made up of 33% salt, making it impossible for nature to stay alive for very long. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Despite finishing 8th in an action packed race

Jonathan Summerton had to be the driver of the race

He drove his Walker Racing, Dean Knight, SiM1GP.com car in an action packed event.Starting from 8th after struggling in the two practice and qualifying sessions to find the set up with his new team and new to Indy Lights’ engineer, Jonathan again became the talk of the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Gallagher qualified P8 in her DD2 debut

McEwan was a rain master on Sunday

Prime Kartsport certainly went out in style at the 2010 Florida Winter Tour a week ago as the first-year operation produced its best weekend to date. The CRG squad ran to five podiums at Ocala Gran Prix, and now heads to the Canadian karting season with incredible momentum and in the highest of spirits. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

GP3 Series back on track at Paul Ricard (+results)

The GP3 Series was back on track today for the start of the second official pre-season test in Le Castellet.

Temperatures were low at just 9°C this morning as the second official GP3 Series collective opened at Paul Ricard in the South of France, but fortunately the session stayed dry and all 29 young drivers were able to take to the track within the first hour. The three hour long morning session on a 3D configuration track of 3.853 kms was incident free, and a total of 984 laps were completed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

FIA insists ‘no investigation’ into Red Bull suspension

The FIA is currently not investigating the legality of Red Bull’s formula one car.

2010-03-27- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 6After the Renault-powered RB6 dominated qualifying in Melbourne last Saturday, McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh hinted the car could be concealing a controversial ride-height adjustment system. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Lotus confirms Fauzy for Friday, new sponsor

Lotus has now confirmed two pieces of news that were revealed recently.

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 02The first is that the new Malaysian team’s Kuala Lumpur-born test driver Fairuz Fauzy will be driving race regular Heikki Kovalainen’s green T127 car at Sepang on Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Malaysian weather ‘greatest challenge’ in F1

“This climate is the greatest challenge for the teams, cars and drivers.” -Haug

After monsoonal rain halted running during last year’s twilight Malaysian grand prix, afternoon thunderstorms are again forecast for the 2010 edition at Sepang. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Johnny Herbert to be F1 steward in Malaysia

Johnny Herbert will be the driver steward on duty at this weekend’s Malaysian grand prix.

The Jean Todt-led initiative, with experienced former drivers sitting alongside the regular F1 stewards, is designed to give credibility and bring a new relevant perspective to their decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Coulthard insists ‘close’ to DTM race deal

“I’m looking forward to doing it (a deal) for Easter”

David Coulthard is heading into yet another grand prix weekend hoping to agree a deal to race in the German touring car series DTM in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

JDC Motorsports exits USF2000 season-opener with valuable points

All three rookie racers earned top-10s in their series debut 

JDC MotorSports showed its championship potential during the season-opening doubleheader of the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda this weekend (March 27), with top-10 finishes by all-three of its drivers on the demanding St. Petersburg street circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Brian Graham Racing Team Grote is pleased to announce it’s second driver

For the 2010 Ontario Formula Ford Championship

16 year old Ayrton Triolo will join the team for his first full season after testing for the 2009 season in the team’s F1200 program. A successful FF test in the fall with BGR prompted the step up. Preseason testing will commence at Shannonville Motorsports Park April 23-24. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Panciatici improved by nearly a second to finish the day seventh fastest

Educational weekend brings pre-season testing to an end at Aragon

Formula Renault 3.5 pre-season testing came to an end at Motorland Aragon over the weekend where Nelson Panciatici and his Junior Lotus Racing squad were looking to fine tune their preparations for the season ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

GMG Racing comes out swinging in World Challenge at St. Petersburg

GMG Racing got their 2010 World Challenge season off in almost the perfect way

Two of the team’s Porsche 911 GT3’s crossed the finish line in St. Petersburg first and second on Sunday, grabbing their first win of the year. Dino Crescentini, in the No.4 Centric Parts/Stoptech/GMG Porsche 911 GT3 led teammate and team owner James Sofronas in the No.14 GMG Porsche 911 GT3 for the first one-two finish in the team’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

BMW RLR’s star gives Long Beach a ‘Hand’

‘My favorite race in the world’ California native beams

The one place where Joey Hand wants to win a race more than any other is Long Beach. This year’s running of the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach could be his best chance yet. The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team may very well be in its best form ever heading to Round 2 of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Wickens signs for GP3 Series season

Robert Wickens targets GP3 Series title with Status Grand Prix

Rising Canadian star Robert Wickens has set his sights on becoming the first GP3 Series champion after signing to compete in this year’s series with Status Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Former Indy 500 pole winner Bruno Junqueira

To pilot 2nd FAZZT Indy 500 entry

Former Indianapolis 500 Pole Winner Bruno Junqueira has been announced as the driver of the FAZZT Race Teams’ #33 entry for the 2010 Indianapolis 500.   Junqueira will join the teams’ full season driver Alex Tagliani in a second car for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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