Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31

Biaggi takes third double win and championship lead

Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam

A remarkable day of unpredictable final outcomes and drama on track finally delivered two 21-lap race victories to Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team at Miller Motorsports Park. Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) but he may not have won a single race today had Althea Ducati privateer Carlos Checa not had his machine quit twice on him while leading. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Red Bull crisis to have no quick end

Dyed-in-the-wool racer Martin Brundle on Monday said he sees no quick end to Red Bull’s new self-induced crisis.

“I doubt that trip across the Atlantic for the next round in Montreal will extinguish these fireworks,” the BBC commentator said on Monday, as the international media got to work on Sebastian Vettel’s crash at Istanbul Park with race leader and teammate Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

L’Estage and Richard win the Rocky Mountain Rally

Rockstar Royal Group Rally team makes its mark out west

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard, both of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), won this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Rally, round two of the 2010 Canadian Rally Championship. At the wheel of their Rockstar Energy Drink Royal Group Mitsubishi Evo X, the duo took the lead of the rally on the first stage and never looked back, winning eight of the eleven stages and a dominating victory.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Ogier beats Loeb to win Vodafone Rally de Portugal

Sebastien Ogier has claimed his first world championship victory

By narrowly defeating Sebastien Loeb on Vodafone Rally de Portugal, The Citroen Junior Team driver started the third and final day with a lead of 21.1 seconds and showed a level of maturity that belied his 26 years to hold firm as Loeb tried in vain to get ahead of his countryman. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Conquest Racing posts best rookie finish for 2010 Indy 500

Romancini: Best first-year driver in the field thanks to a 13th place finish

After placing both rookie drivers into this year’s Indianapolis 500, Conquest Racing continued to surprise today with both rookies putting in clean, strong runs and with Mario Romancini finishing as the highest ranked rookie in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Hamilton unhappy after save fuel ‘instructions’

“It was not easy unless I went ridiculously slowly.”

2010-05-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 8Lewis Hamilton on Sunday was visibly not jubilant as he accepted the winner’s trophy for the twelfth time in his career. It emerges that the 2008 was unhappy not with teammate Jenson Button’s feisty racing from behind while the pair were running first and second at Istanbul, but the prior “communication” from the McLaren pitwall. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Joy becomes crisis as Red Bull implodes in Turkey

Red Bull has never been the friendliest team in the paddock.

2010-06-16 - Red Bull Racing_5Having arrived with a dominant car and leading both world championships, Red Bull has departed Turkey in crisis. “They step on their tails too often,” said BBC commentator Martin Brundle, after Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel crashed while running one-two at Istanbul Park. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Massa set to sign 2011 contract – source

“Want the good news about Felipe Massa?”

2010-05-08 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipa MassaArguably the best-connected member of the Brazilian formula one media, Galvao Bueno, has revealed that Felipe Massa only needs to put his signature on a new Ferrari contract for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Ferrari struggle shows Lotus not ‘rubbish’ – Fernandes

Lotus is now closing on the tail of the established teams

2010-05-16 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony Fernandez 1On the occasion of Ferrari’s 800th grand prix, Tony Fernandes made sure the Italian team’s celebratory champagne tasted sour. After proving the strongest of the three new teams in 2010, the Lotus team boss stared mockingly at the qualifying timesheets in Turkey and recalled the pre-season words of Luca di Montezemolo. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Sauber told de la Rosa not to attack teammate

“I had to restrain myself.” -de la Rosa

2010-05-16 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Beat Zehnder - Peter Sauber - Alex SauberPedro de la Rosa has admitted he was asked to hold station behind his Sauber teammate at the end of the Turkish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Sauber confirms Hinwil visit for Nicolas Todt

Nicolas Todt also manages the 29-year-old former Sauber driver and Brazilian Massa.

Peter Sauber has confirmed that Nicolas Todt visited the Swiss team’s Hinwil headquarters last week. Earlier, it was rumoured that Frenchman Todt was eyeing a merger of his GP2 team ART, but Sauber insisted in Turkey that his team is not being sold. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Pembroke takes second straight Memorial Day Classic

Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot

Thunder RoadMontpelier’s Dave Pembroke earned his second straight Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic win at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 30. Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot and worked his way through traffic to take the lead on lap 68. Pembroke would hold the lead for the remainder of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Teams designing 2011 cars for current F1 tyres

“It’s already late and we cannot really waste more time on it” -Stefano Domenicali.

Flagworld - F1Because the decision about next year’s supplier is taking so long, F1 teams are designing their 2011 cars around the current specification of Bridgestone tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Formula One teams Turkish Grand Prix race report (+results)

Turkish Grand Prix Formula One race report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Istanbul.

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May 30

Clos crushing victory in sprint race (+ results, + GP2 Series teams report, updated²)

Spaniard dominates in Istanbul

GP2 Series

Dani Clos pulled out a crushing display of speed and determination to dominate this morning’s sprint race in Istanbul, running away for a simple win ahead of Luiz Razia and Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

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