Tag Archive: World Rally Championship
Quesnel indicated that he doesn’t think Raikkonen is too keen to go back to F1.
Kimi Raikkonen can pull out of the 2011 world rally championship to return to F1 if he wants to. That is the claim of Citroen’s rally chief Olivier Quesnel, amid reports the 2007 world champion is now contractually committed to rallying for this season.
At North One Sport
World Rally Championship promoter North One Sport (NOS) has strengthened its media team with the appointment of Adam Cox to the position of Media Sales Manager. He will be based in the London offices of NOS.
The FIA is ready to approve homologation of Ford’s challenger for the 2011 championship
Apart from the roll cage and chassis there aren’t too many parts that the Fiesta RS WRC shares with the S2000 – Ford Abu Dhabi technical director Christian Loriaux.
MINI seeks to ‘annoy’ its rivals when it joins the WRC later in 2011
BMW board member Ian Robertson says MINI is keen to ‘annoy the opposition as soon as possible’ when the marque returns to the World Rally Championship later this year.
SPORT1 reaches 33 million households throughout Germany
A new two-year television deal will give World Rally Championship fans living in Germany the chance to watch more coverage of the sport than ever before.
Nearly 130 cars will start the Karlstad event
New TV deal gives UK WRC fans more coverage than ever before
The 2011 World Rally Championship is set to get off to a thrilling start in Sweden next month after all the series’ big guns lodged entries for the snow spectacular.
L’Equipe in France said the team is funded by Raikkonen’s own sponsors.
Kimi Raikkonen has ended speculation about his motor racing career by signing up for another season of the world rally championship (WRC).
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”.
Kimi Raikkonen and his managers have sold their stakes in the British F3 team Raikkonen Robertson Racing.
The Woking based team will be renamed Double R Racing after Anthony Hieatt took over from the 2007 world champion and his managers Steve and David Robertson, according to reports.
Red Bull Wales Rally Great Britain day three report
So this is where the remarkable WRC journey ends for Kimi Raikkonen in 2010, after 11 rallies contested and five points finishes, making a total of 25 points and 10th in the drivers’ championship at the end of his debut season.
Forced to retire from the opening day
Red Bull Rallye Team driver Hermann Gassner Jr has been forced to retire from the opening day of the Rally Great Britain on the final stage because of a transmission problem.
It won’t be the first time that the championship’s cars have strutted their stuff in an urban environment
Superleague Formula will take to the city streets once again this weekend when Chris van der Drift demos the Liverpool FC car in Cardiff, Wales.
While Gassner Jr. aims to end the year on a high in Great Britain
Kimi Raikkonen, backed by Red Bull on the World Rally Championship this year, was exactly one month and four days old when the legendary Hannu Mikkola won what was then called the RAC Rally in 1979: a four-day marathon up and down the length of Great Britain in wet and wintry conditions, featuring 56 special stages and 687 competitive kilometres.
“Rally is like a national sport in Finland”
As he prepares to commit for another year to world rallying, Kimi Raikkonen insists he does not regret his decision to leave formula one. A year after leaving Ferrari to join Citroen in the world rally championship, the 2007 world champion was linked with a return to F1 with Renault.
In the Rally Great Britain this weekend
Red Bull’s Patrik Sandell is aiming to add the Super 2000 World Rally Championship title to the Junior World Championship title that he won in 2006 when he contests the Rally Great Britain this weekend.
More rumours had linked Raikkonen with a move to Ford
Kimi Raikkonen is reportedly close to deciding to stay in the world rally championship with Red Bull and Citroen next year. After F1′s world champion of 2007 quelled speculation he is looking to return to formula one next year with Renault, Citroen’s competition boss has now revealed that talks between Raikkonen and his sponsor Red Bull are well advanced.
Sebastien Ogier currently holds the runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship
But Petter Solberg is on a mission to take it from him on the final round of the year Former World Rally Champion and four-time winner of Rally Great Britain Petter Solberg has warned the Citroen Junior Team’s Sebastien Ogier to watch out for his runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship in Britain next month.
Red Bull Rally de Espana shakedown report
The Rally de Espana is well-known for being a compact event of the World Rally Championship, based on stages around the Port Aventura theme park in Salou. But this year, the rally will be particularly short for former Grand Prix Champion and Red Bull driver Kimi Raikkonen.
Sebastien Ogier has cemented second place in the World Rally Championship
With a stunning debut win on Rally Japan – the second of his career – in Sapporo, The 26-year-old from France started the final day 5.4 seconds adrift of overnight leader Petter Solberg in third place but moved in front with the fastest time through the first Naekawa stage.
A flu-ridden Petter Solberg drove a near-perfect morning to open a 10-second lead on Rally Japan
The Citroen C4 WRC driver was unhappy with the set-up of his car through last night’s two Sapporo Dome stages, but he was quickest out of the blocks when the cars hit the dirt this morning. Fastest through the long stages – Iwanke and Sikot – he was third quickest on the morning’s final short test.
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