Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 30

The Gretzky of Canadian Superbike Racing goes for 7th title

The Honda rider will be on track at historic Mosport Circuit, July 10, 11

Wayne Gretzky may be Brantford, Ont.’s most recognizable athlete, but now there is another who is dominating his sport and re-writing the record books in much the same manner, Jordan Szoke. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

2011 ‘proximity wing’ rule not set in stone

“But let’s have a look at it; it’s a bit of an experiment.”

2010-06-11_0846Plans for adjustable ‘proximity’ rear wings next year are not set in stone, according to FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh. The idea, giving chasing drivers the ability to reduce drag and therefore better mount overtaking moves, was championed by the teams association and recently rubber-stamped by the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Red Bull building new chassis for Webber

The new chassis is “currently being built up at the team’s Milton Keynes factory”

2010-06-27 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Red Bull Racing is building up a new chassis for Mark Webber after his backflip crash during last Sunday’s European grand prix. The Australian emerged unhurt from the frightening impact, which included a backwards somersault, a smash against an advertising hoarding whilst airborne, and a high speed final shunt into the tyre barrier. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Signing Kobayashi was ‘right decision’ – Sauber

“Kamui was absolutely amazing” -Peter Sauber

2010-06-27 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber - Kamui Kobayashi 01Sunday at Valencia finally vindicated his decision to sign rookie Kamui Kobayashi, according to team boss Peter Sauber. The Japanese impressed with his feisty debut drives at the end of last year, when Toyota was on the way out of formula one and Timo Glock was recovering from injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Hot Wheels Partners with FAZZT Race Team and Alex Tagliani

One-of-a-kind #77 Indy Racing League® Hot Wheels® racecar to be unveiled in Toronto on July 14th

Hot WheelsHot Wheels® and the FAZZT Race Team are excited to announce a partnership that is sure to race straight to the hearts of IndyCar fans across Canada. This July, at the Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy Edmonton, FAZZT Race Team driver and the only Canadian scheduled to race in all IndyCar races this year, Alex Tagliani, will be racing in a brand new Honda IndyCar, customized in Hot Wheels® style. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Vitaly Petrov prepares for Russian extravaganza with the Renault F1 Team

The team will take its three-seater F1 car to the Moscow City Racing event 

2010-06-27 - Renault F1 Team -vitaly Petrov 01Russian fans will get a taste of F1 next month when local hero Vitaly Petrov heads to Moscow for a series of F1 demonstrations on the streets of the Russian capital on 18 July.

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Jun 30

Mercedes must not give up on 2010 car – Rosberg

“We still have many opportunities for development”

2010-06-27 - Mercedes GP - Nico Rosberg 02Nico Rosberg is adamant the time is not right for Mercedes to give up on the 2010 world championship. The Brackley based team raced a major car upgrade in Valencia last weekend, including a Red Bull-style ‘blown rear diffuser’ and exhaust layout. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

FIA, teams, plan meetings to address controversies

Meetings have been arranged to address the issues that arose after Sunday’s European grand prix.

2010-06-09-0123Fernando Alonso and Ferrari were furious when a mere and late drive-through penalty for Lewis Hamilton’s safety car overtaking in Valencia still allowed the McLaren driver to finish second. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Contrite Alonso backs down on ‘manipulation’ claim

“Can you believe it?  … We want professionals!”

Fernando Alonso says he is no longer angry after reacting furiously to the outcome of Sunday’s European grand prix. Insiders suggested the Ferrari driver had risked sanctions for questioning the actions of the FIA stewards in applying a drive-through penalty long after Lewis Hamilton overtook the safety car in Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Spanish press toys with English Hamilton quote

A mischievous Spanish press is ramping up the acrimony between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

2010-06-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 2Earlier this week, after Alonso had accused the FIA of manipulating the outcome of the European grand prix, his former McLaren teammate Hamilton responded by surmising that the Spaniard was suffering from “sour grapes”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Peeved Domenicali happy with test ban tweaks

Stefano Domenicali insists he has “no problem” with moves to clarify F1′s ban on in-season testing.

But the Ferrari team boss expressed anger that concerns about the Italian team’s pre-Valencia running at Fiorano had been aired by his rivals in the media. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Renault courts MasterCard and Raikkonen – report (updated)

Renault could be set to push for Kimi Raikkonen to become Robert Kubica’s future teammate.

2010-06-27 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 01It is now widely expected that the Finn, who left his Ferrari contract one year early to race in the world rally championship this year, is not keen to return to formula one as early as 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Pirelli eyes Raikkonen for F1 tyre testing

Kimi Raikkonen could be asked to test formula one tyres for the sport’s new exclusive supplier Pirelli.

PirelliIt has emerged that the Italian company will supply two sets of tyres to each team at a special Abu Dhabi test immediately after November’s season finale. But Pirelli is also keen to do some testing before then, and – after initially running with a GP2 car – is considering using either an old BMW or Toyota car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Valencia eyes changes to improve overtaking

“We want to apply changes and will listen to the drivers” -Jorge Martinez Aspar

Valencia Street CircuitChanges to the layout of Valencia’s street circuit could be made prior to F1′s return next year. After last weekend’s third consecutive running of the European grand prix in the Spanish port city, the layout has again been criticised for not hosting enough overtaking moves. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Formula One teams European Grand Prix debrief

European Grand Prix Formula One debrief

Ferrari, AT&T Williams, Renault F1 Team, Sauber Motorsport and Cosworth European GP Post-Race Debrief.

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Jun 30

At start of official IMS/Pirelli Imola tests (+photo)

Haslam into the 1’47s for Suzuki Alstare

Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) set a fabulous 1’47.966 lap time on the first day of testing at Imola, overcoming hot track temperatures of 50 degrees plus along with his peer group as they tested their latest machine developments and many new Pirelli tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

GRAND-AM Rolex Series team Chip Ganassi Racing penalized for rule violation

$15,000 fine to team and drivers points taken away

GRAND-AM Road Racing today assessed penalties on the No. 01 team that competes in the Daytona Prototype class, as a result of a rule violation during the June 19 Rolex Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Estok took fourth at Race City Motorsport Park

In Calgary for round two and three

At the Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary on the weekend of June 26, Dave Estok scored two fourth-place finishes and acquired a substantial amount of points towards his goal of winning the Canadian National Championship in the Pro Sportbike class. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Star Mazda win for JDC Motorsports

In New Jersey doubleheader

Lara scored his first series win in race one of the doubleheader, while O’Neill and Kraut added Expert Series and Masters Series wins in the Garden state. JDC MotorSports returned to victory lane in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear over the weekend (June 26-27), capturing the Round Six win at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Canadian Touring Car: Nick Wittmer’s goal is victory at the Grand Prix de Mirabel‏

Nick Wittmer’s Goal is Victory at the Grand Prix de Mirabel

After earning four podiums (including one victory) at Ontario’s Mosport track during the season’s first few rounds, the Lombardi Honda Racing team will participate at the first Quebec event of 2010 Canadian Touring Car Championship to be held this weekend in Mirabel. Read the rest of this entry »

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