Daily Archive: June 27, 2010

Jun 27

Johnson rebounds from Busch bump for victory (+result)

Four-time defending champ wins second consecutive

In what was billed as a race full of potential payback after last week’s shootout at Sonoma, revenge had to wait until the final three laps of Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s when Jimmie Johnson gave Kurt Busch’s No. 2 Dodge a race-winning retaliatory nudge as the drivers raced into Turn 3 on Lap 299.

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Jun 27

Szoke sweeps in Calgary action (+result)

Sherbrooke’s Francis Martin finished second

Jordan Szoke completed a perfect weekend at Calgary’s Race City Motorsport Park with victory in Sunday’s third round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship, presented by Rocky Mountain Honda Powerhouse. The Brantford, Ont. racer took the lead on the opening lap and was unchallenged the rest of the way to score his second victory in two days on the Waznie Racing / BMC Cicloe Werks / DeWildt Honda Powerhouse Honda CBR1000RR, and his third straight to open the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ericsson powers to sprint race win (+results, +teams & drivers report, updated²)

Swede claims first victory of his season

GP2 SeriesMarkus Ericsson made light work of his maiden GP2 victory in this morning’s sprint race, dominating from lights to flag to lead home Giedo van der Garde and Michael Herck. The win was set up at the start, when poleman Herck made a good start but the Swede’s was even better, outsprinting his rival to turn one and a lead that he never relinquished. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Furious Alonso slams stewards after Hamilton penalty (updated²)

A furious Fernando Alonso has accused FIA stewards of manipulating Sunday’s European grand prix.
Hamilton tells furious Ferrari to ‘accept’ rules
Also Massa says Valencia stewards ‘completely wrong’

2010-02-27 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01The Ferrari driver was running behind Lewis Hamilton at Valencia when the safety car was pulling onto the track to attend to Mark Webber’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Auto GP: Spa, Race 2: Iaconelli wins again

Second win in two Auto GP weekend for Carlos Iaconelli.

Auto GP Carlos Iaconelli - SPAAfter winning Imola’s second race, the Brazilian driver did the same in Spa clinching success in Race 2. Starting from pole position thanks to his eight place in Race 1, Iaconelli had a goos start and kept the lead for the whole race, despite two Safety-Car periods that packed the group again. The Durango driver kept cold blood and managed the situation in the best possible way, even resisting to a huge pressure from Romain Grosjean in the last laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Minor effect after 5 second stewards penalties

The results of Sunday’s European grand prix are largely unchanged after a post-race stewards enquiry.

Nine drivers were summoned to the FIA officials in Valencia, accused of driving too quickly under safety car conditions. Less than three hours after the chequered flag, all of them were found guilty and handed 5 second time penalties. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Webber shakes hands with Kovalainen after crash

He was slightly critical of Kovalainen’s “aggressive” driving

Whilst being checked by doctors in Valencia’s medical centre on Sunday, Mark Webber and Heikki Kovalainen shook hands. Webber’s Red Bull had backflipped spectacularly at full speed after hitting the back of Kovalainen’s slower Lotus, before ploughing headfirst into a tyre barrier. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Formula One teams European Grand Prix race report

European Grand Prix Formula One race report

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

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Jun 27

Vettel wins, Webber unhurt in Valencia crash (+results, + standings)

Sebastian Vettel declared on the radio he is “back on track” after winning Sunday’s European grand prix.

“Germany one, England nil,” grinned third-placed Jenson Button, before leaving the FIA press conference to watch Germany score the first goal for real as the countries battle for World Cup survival in South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Campana moves into the lead of two series

Young ace Pierre Campana is now a double championship leader

Pierre Campana further underlined his status as one of Europe’s most promising young drivers by moving to the top of the Clio R3 European Trophy and IRC 2WD Cup standings with a hugely impressive showing on the Geko Ypres Rally, which finished in Belgium yesterday (Saturday June 26). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

2011 ‘proximity’ wing design is safe – Brawn

The ‘proximity wing’ for 2011 has been designed with safety in mind, FOTA technical chairman Ross Brawn insists.

2010-06-12-0179Drivers next year will be allowed to press a button on the steering wheel that spoils downforce in the rear wing and thus boosts the possibility for overtaking. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Alonso vows to avoid Hamilton as teammate

Fernando Alonso has admitted he will try to avoid sharing a formula one team with Lewis Hamilton in the future.

2010-06-12-0163The pair famously clashed when, as the reigning double world champion, Spaniard Alonso moved to McLaren in 2007 and was paired with then rookie Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Hulkenberg beats Barrichello without F-duct

Only one Williams is running the F-duct in Sunday’s European grand prix.

2010-06-13 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 01Both Nico Hulkenberg and Rubens Barrichello tried the British team’s improved system in Valencia practice, but Hulkenberg apparently had trouble finding the hole in the cockpit with his knee. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Star Mazda officials apologize to Conor Daly

For false penalty
 
Star Mazda Championship officials apologized to Conor Daly this morning for making an incorrect call regarding his penalty in the race at New Jersey Motorsports Park yesterday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Tung set to drive Renault in Friday practice

Ho-Pin Tung is set to make his grand prix weekend debut at the wheel of a Renault.

2010-06-12_0226Last week, the World Motor Sport Council approved a “four-race probationary super license” for the Dutch-born Chinese. He currently races in GP2, but due to his management links to Renault’s new owners, he had been in the running for a seat with the Enstone based team in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ecclestone happy with F1 ‘home’ in Valencia

The Valencia street circuit is now a “home” for formula one, according to F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

Ahead of its debut race in 2008, it is believed a seven-year contract was signed. But the venue has met with criticism, including a 5.4 kilometre layout that has hosted processional races, and a lack of atmosphere due to the absence of many boats in the marina. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, round 5 at the Grand Prix of Europe report

René Rast half-time champion with fourth win of season

René Rast is the half-time champion of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. With his Al Faisal Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, he celebrated his fourth win of the season on the street circuit of Valencia/Spain and extended his points’ lead. For the reigning vice-champion, this marks the tenth win of his career in the world’s fastest international brand trophy series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Nico Müller dominates to take first GP3 win (+results, updated²)

GP3 Series

Jenzer Motorsport driver Nico Müller claimed his first GP3 victory at the Valencia Street Circuit today after a dominant race win from the front row of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Auto GP Spa, Race 1: Grosjean takes maiden win (+results)

Romain Grosjean took a well deserved win in his Auto GP maiden race.

Auto GP - SpaPodiumThe French driver did exactly what everybody expected from him and, after dominating the practices on Saturday, he grabbed victory leading the race flag to flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Mixed results for AIM Autosport in New Jersey

Pegram learns while Ostella is hit and charging Bowlin spins

There were mixed results for AIM Autosport’s Formula Mazda drivers this afternoon as they competed in the first of two races at New Jersey Motorsports Park. After a morning qualifying session, round 8 of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear started at 3:00pm. A total of 29 laps were run during the 45-minute timed race. Read the rest of this entry »

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