Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 29

Montoya says ‘no chance’ of F1 return

He says NASCAR is “more fun” than F1

2010-08-08_02072010-08-08_0295Juan Pablo Montoya has played down the prospect of reversing his switch from F1 to America’s premier NASCAR series. During a difficult tenure at McLaren in 2006, the Colombian moved to NASCAR and today still races a Target-sponsored Chip Ganassi entry. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Pirelli to return to Bahrain in January

The next private test for 2011 F1 tyre supplier Pirelli will also be in Bahrain.

Bahrain International CircuitPirelliWith the 2009 Toyota and delayed for a day by a sandstorm, test drivers Romain Grosjean and Pedro de la Rosa recently tested at the Sakhir track over five days. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

Bowles Returns to California for NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion Heads Home

NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesJason Bowles, the 2009 champion in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, will be returning home next month to compete in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Formula Palmer Audi shuts down

After 13 successfull years

FPA - Formula Palmer AudiFPA - Kazim VasiliauskasAn important era in British motor racing ends this year with the final Formula Palmer Audi Championship races having been run bringing a close to the popular series using Audi engines after 13 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

HP-Tech announces 2011 F2000 effort with RFR

The team goal is to promote the new RFR car in the F2000 Series

HP-Tech Motorsport has announced it will contest the 2011 F2000 Championship Series season with at least two new RFR (Ralph Firman Racing) F2000 cars. The Florida-based team has already signed aspiring Venezuelan drivers Giancarlo Potolicchio and Robert La Rocca and is in the process of building brand new RFR chassis.

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Dec 27

Design new paint scheme for Jenson Motorport, win 2 VIP Indycar pit passes

Jensen MotorSport car design contest

jensen motorsport logoFrankie Muniz Jensen Motorsport #13Jensen MotorSport is seeking input from race fans for the paint scheme of our new Indy Lights race cars. So we are having a contest specifically on our Jensen MotorSport FACEBOOK fan page, where race fans can submit their suggestions for our new team colors and design scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 26

PSL Karting named world’s #1 CRG dealer

When its dealers come together, PSL is an incredible force.

team PSL Karting Black logoPSL Karting had an incredible year in 2010. The season began with a pair of Florida Winter Tour Championships, and from there the list of titles just kept on growing and growing: four Canadian National Champions, two US National Champions, two Pan-American Champions, three Eastern Canadian Champions, a Western Canadian Champion, and five different Champions from its home province of Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Ben Spies: No excuses next year

Ben Spies has one main goal for 2011 – his first MotoGP win

Ben Spies Magny Cours 091003MotoGPBen Spies is targeting nothing less than his first MotoGP race victory next season, when the 2010 Rookie of the Year will step up to the factory Yamaha team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Ford enjoys positive test

Ford’s test in Sweden follows on from a four-day session on gravel roads in Portugal

FordFiesta RS WRCMikko Hirvonen  Monte-Carlo winnerFord World Rally Team technical director Christian Loriaux has described the squad’s five-day test in Sweden last week as “positive”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Pedrosa gets go-ahead for January training

Dani Pedrosa ready for next step in recovery from collarbone injury

Dani Pedrosa pourtrait 2010-12-17Dani Pedrosa 2010-12-23Dani Pedrosa, who finished second in the 2010 MotoGP World Championship despite missing three of the last five races due to a fractured collarbone, has been told he will be able to resume training in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Valiante, Goossens join lineup for MSR No. 60 Ford/Riley

Marc Goossens makes his return to the Rolex Series with Michael Shank Racing

Marc Goossens  2010-12-23Michael Valiante portrait 20100130The No. 60 Crown Royal Extra Rare Ford/Riley will be well-stocked with speed, experience, and international flair once again for the 49th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Raikkonen’s father dies at 56

Kimi Raikkonen’s father has died.

The Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung said Matti Raikkonen, who was 56, died unexpectedly on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Red Bull wins battle of funniest Xmas card

Red Bull has won the battle of F1′s funniest Christmas card for 2010.

2010-11-14 - Red Bull Racing 0010The team’s card depicts Sebastian Vettel in a track duel with Father Christmas, who is driving his famous sled powered by reindeer. “Santa is faster than you.  Please confirm you understand this message!” reads the radio call to the sport’s new world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA) has proved an ineffective substitute for his budget cap proposal

Red Bull asks for cost agreement exception – Mosley

2010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing 00272010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing 0025Red Bull might have broken the F1 teams’ cost saving agreement, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. During an interview with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, the 70-year-old said the Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA) has proved an ineffective substitute for his budget cap proposal that was the subject of a bitter dispute in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Coulthard tipped for F1 race commentator role

“I’ve had talks about what I could be doing within the show.” – Coulthard

2010-06-11_09022010-06-11_0900David Coulthard and the BBC are not confirming reports the former McLaren and Red Bull driver is set to become a full-time television commentator in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Spa boss doubts d’Ambrosio to make impact

But race promoter Andre Maes is not so sure.

Spa-Francorchamps2010-12-21 - Jerome D'AmbrosioThe boss of F1′s Spa-Francorchamps race is not sure the presence of a Belgian driver will boost the popularity of next year’s grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Now Mansell backs Group Lotus in F1

“Team Lotus name should not be used in formula one”.

Nigel Mansell 001-20102010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 02Nigel Mansell is the latest to wade into the Lotus debate, insisting he is “delighted” to see the name “return to formula one” by partnering with the Renault team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

HRT is ‘long term project’ insists owner Carabante

HRT owner Jose Ramon Carabante is expecting the Spanish team to have a better season in 2011.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Jose Ramon Carabante - Jose Carabante Aguilera2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 05The Dallara-built F110 was the slowest car in formula one this year, but Hispania has inked an agreement to have its next car equipped with a Williams gearbox. However, an agreement with 2011 car supplier Toyota recently fell through, raising doubts about the likely competitiveness of the team next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Ukraine capital Kiev plans $1bn F1 track

Ukraine capital Kiev is the latest name linked with a future formula one circuit foray.

Flagworld - F1A government official is quoted by the Kyiv Post newspaper as saying the city will spend $1 billion on a 5.2 kilometre track that is set for completion in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Aussie Daniel Erickson to drive in Rolex 24 at Daytona

A Grand-Am Daytona Prototype, similar to the one that Daniel Erickson will drive in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January

Daniel Erickson  2010-12-21Rolex24_DaytonaDaniel Erickson will step up to motorsport’s big league next month when he competes in America’s iconic sports car race, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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