Monthly Archive: April 2010

Apr 30

Stoner sets early pace in Jerez (+Top 10)

On harder option Bridgestone slicks

Round 2: Spain GP – Free Practice Circuito de Jerez, Friday 30 April 2010 Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Medium, Hard. – Rear: Soft, Medium. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Dean Stoneman clinches maiden F2 pole in Marrakech

Stoneman joined by Palmer and Clarke to complete a British 1-2-3

Dean Stoneman secured his maiden F2 pole in the first qualifying session in Marrakech, the Briton running well throughout to eventually finish just over two tenths clear of the rest of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

De Silvestro enters oval phase of the 2010 season

Young rookie prepares for ovals with a successful test

Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing’s Simona De Silvestro prepares to enter the oval racing phase of her IZOD IndyCar Series debut with this weekend’s Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Stoneman tops final Marrakech practice‏

Briton continues impressive form to finish fastest in second session

F2 - Dean StonemanDean Stoneman put in an accomplished performance to finish fastest in the final free practice session in Marrakech, the Briton bettering his own benchmark several times as he topped the timesheets for much of the 30 minutes of running. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

China GP contract extension talks to be ‘fierce’ – report

“The contract is ongoing here.  We renew every five years.  It will go on.”

Formula 1 Chinese Grand PrixThe extension of China’s formula one contract beyond 2010 may not be as simple as was recently suggested by Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

No F-duct for Red Bull in Spain – Webber

“As soon as possible would be nice”

2010-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Sebastian Vettel 01Red Bull will not have an F-duct on its 2010 car at next weekend’s Spanish grand prix. While admitting the Milton Keynes-based team is working on the McLaren-pioneered downforce-stalling innovation, driver Mark Webber told the BBC that it is still in development. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Johan Jokinen goes fastest in opening practice (+results)

Dane sets late benchmark to seal top spot in F2′s first street circuit session

F2 - Johan JokinenJohan Jokinen topped the timesheets in an enthralling first practice session around the streets of Marrakech, the Dane setting a series of blistering laps late on to capture top spot five minutes from the end of the session. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

McLaren most reliable team, Sauber at bottom of pile

Drivers’ and constructors’ championship leaders McLaren are also winning the race as F1′s most reliable team.

2010-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 8The British outfit, whose Jenson Button leads the drivers’ table by 10 points over Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, completed every single lap with both MP4-25 cars at the initial Bahrain, Australian, Malaysian and Chinese grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Ferrari rejects ‘subliminal’ cigarette branding reports

Ferrari has rejected reports that it is running illegal subliminal advertising on the livery of its 2010 formula one car.

2010-04-02 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 03A report in the British newspaper The Times this week said the UK government has been urged by health experts to investigate the ‘barcode’ branding on the F10 that resembles the cigarette packaging of Ferrari’s sponsor Philip Morris. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Lotus set to run AirAsia logos in Spain

The logo of team boss Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia airline could soon feature on the 2010 Lotus car.

2010-04-17 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 10We reported last month that because the logos are already seen prominently on Williams’ FW32, Fernandes was instead content to advertise his investment firm Tune Group on the green T127. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Hakkinen to become Hamilton’s new manager soon – report

Hakkinen won his two world championships with McLaren and retired in 2001.

2010-02-12 - Bahrein_60ieme_Hakkinen_Rosberg 9B80072010-04-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 10Rumours have intensified this week that Mika Hakkinen could soon become Lewis Hamilton’s manager. In the wake of the McLaren driver’s professional split with his father Anthony, 25-year-old Briton Hamilton has been perusing offers from potential managers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Schu lacks energy to return to top form – Hakkinen

Schumacher, Fernandes, awarded France’s Legion d’honneur

Michael Schumacher’s age and family could be counting against him as he struggles back to full speed in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Silverstone coffers ‘stretched’ by circuit changes

The Northamptonshire venue’s new 760 metre ‘Arena’ section was launched on Thursday

SilverstoneSilverstone has admitted to stretching its financial abilities “further than ever before” to pay for its circuit changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Donington aims to repair GP bid damage by August

Donington Park is aiming to reopen the beleaguered circuit in August.

Donington ParkThe track is currently unusable, after renovations for the financially failed bid by former leaseholder Simon Gillett to host the British grand prix ceased. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

The Ducati Xerox team leaves Misano in a positive state of mind

Noriyuki Haga rode alongside his team-mate Michel Fabrizio

Warm conditions at the Misano World Circuit allowed the Ducati Xerox squad to carry out two day’s worth of work on track today and yesterday, with positive results. Despite battling against flu and a high fever, Noriyuki Haga rode alongside his team-mate Michel Fabrizio and both demonstrated a fast pace. Read the rest of this entry »

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