Monthly Archive: December 2010
He says NASCAR is “more fun” than F1
Juan 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.
The next private test for 2011 F1 tyre supplier Pirelli will also be in Bahrain.
With 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.
2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion Heads Home
Jason 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.).
After 13 successfull years
An 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.
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.
Jensen MotorSport car design contest
Jensen 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.
When its dealers come together, PSL is an incredible force.
PSL 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.
Ben Spies has one main goal for 2011 – his first MotoGP win
Ben 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.
Ford’s test in Sweden follows on from a four-day session on gravel roads in Portugal
Ford World Rally Team technical director Christian Loriaux has described the squad’s five-day test in Sweden last week as “positive”.
Dani Pedrosa ready for next step in recovery from collarbone injury
Dani 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.
Marc Goossens makes his return to the Rolex Series with Michael Shank Racing
The 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.
Kimi Raikkonen’s father has died.
The Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung said Matti Raikkonen, who was 56, died unexpectedly on Wednesday.
Red Bull has won the battle of F1′s funniest Christmas card for 2010.
The 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.
Red Bull asks for cost agreement exception – Mosley
Red 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.
“I’ve had talks about what I could be doing within the show.” – Coulthard
David 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.
But race promoter Andre Maes is not so sure.
The 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.
“Team Lotus name should not be used in formula one”.
Nigel 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.
HRT owner Jose Ramon Carabante is expecting the Spanish team to have a better season in 2011.
The 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.
Ukraine capital Kiev is the latest name linked with a future formula one circuit foray.
A 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.
A Grand-Am Daytona Prototype, similar to the one that Daniel Erickson will drive in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January
Daniel 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.
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