Hamilton refuses to criticise McLaren
The only missing link as Lewis Hamilton adapts to life at Mercedes is time, team boss Ross Brawn insists. Lewis Hamilton has refused to join the list of former drivers who criticise the great McLaren team.
Hour 24: Scott Pruett makes history at Rolex 24 At Daytona
Chip Ganassi Racing Captures 51st Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona
Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record with his fifth overall victory in the 51st Rolex 24 Daytona on Sunday. Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line in the No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Ganassi Racing BMW/Riley 21.922 seconds ahead of Max Angelelli and the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.
NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing
NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season.
A new partnership with TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear
Following his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory at Las Vegas on Saturday night, Nelson Piquet Jr is proud to announce a new partnership with TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear, which will see the celebrated Swiss brand emblazoned on Piquet’s NCWTS Chevrolet Silverado, and on his helmet strip as the Brazilian guns for victories over the remainder of the 2012 season.
With a full field of 40 cars
The most prestigious race event of the year will take place in Montreal at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve this weekend and the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire will have the privilege of being a part of it. With a full field of 40 cars, the maximum allowed on the race track, CTCC is ready to put on a great show for the Montreal race fans.
“Boy did we need that” – Sir Frank Williams
Australian Jones, now 65, in 1980 won the once-great team’s first of seven drivers’ titles.
Alan Jones is not ruling out a Williams resurgence in 2012, despite his former championship-winning team slumping to its worst-ever result last season. Williams has also won nine constructors’ championships, but not since 1997. Juan Pablo Montoya won the team’s most recent victory, in 2004.
Between Shank and Ganassi Teams
After 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors.
Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race
At the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions.
He will make his debut in the formative Truck series in July
Mika Salo is reportedly following the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya, Nelsinho Piquet and Kimi Raikkonen in moving to the world of NASCAR racing. Finn Salo, the former Ferrari and Toyota driver, almost made the NASCAR switch a couple of years ago.
Ferrari’s F1 drivers are the highest-earning sportsmen in their respective countries, a new report has found.
The full analysis by ESPN The Magazine, showing 182 countries and their top-earning athletes, will be published on May 2. Felipe Massa is Brazil’s representative, with his annual retainer excluding sponsorships and bonuses listed as US $17,052,632.
Raikkonen’s former McLaren teammate Juan Pablo Montoya switched to NASCAR in 2006.
As the second F1 season without him kicks off, Kimi Raikkonen has revealed plans to branch into NASCAR racing this year. Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper said the 2007 world champion will combine his world rally championship foray in 2011 with America’s premier motor racing category.
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