Briton Kris Meeke posted the fastest time at this morning’s shakedown test for the Coates Hire Rally Australia.
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Robert Kubica has admitted he might never return to formula one.
After his new foray in the second-tier world rally championship was announced recently, the former BMW and Renault driver said he saw “tiny lights in the tunnel” that he might be able to resume his F1 career at some point in the future.
Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.
The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of formula one and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old’s recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year.
Citroen’s Mikko Hirvonen will take a 36.3 second advantage into Saturday’s third day of Rally de Portugal
Citroen’s Mikko Hirvonen holds the lead at the end of the second day of Rally de Portugal and following the cancellation of the repeat loop he will now take a 36.3 second advantage into Saturday’s third leg.
Only 6.3 seconds behind the winning Citroën of Sebastien Ogier
Second for the MINI WRC Team in Rally France-Alsace is a result it is justifiably proud of on only its fourth event of the 2011 season. Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) took the fight down to the wire with just 6.3secs separating the number 37 MINI John Cooper Works WRC and the Citroen of Sébastien Ogier (FR) at the finish in Strasbourg this afternoon.
Volkswagen confirmed a five-year commitment to the WRC
Today’s news that Volkswagen will be returning to the FIA World Rally Championship from 2013 has been heralded by the series promoter as further proof of the increasing value of the sport to manufacturers and its relevance to their production cars.
Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship
Interest in the World Rally Championship has hit a new high with more than 10 teams set to chase manufacturers’ points during the course of the 2011 season which kicks off this week with Rally Sweden (10 – 13 February).
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.
Ott Tanak leads the PWRC, 35.8 seconds up on Patrik Flodin
Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb is the man at the top of the times post-SS11 – but Petter Solberg is right in contention in second. Citroen number one driver Sebastien Loeb leads Wales Rally GB heading into the mid-day halt, although Petter Solberg is right up there in his privately entered C4 WRC and a major threat, just 2.3 seconds adrift.
“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.
“We are no longer looking out for opportunities for formula one”
Kimi Raikkonen’s manager has admitted the Finn is no longer interested in returning to formula one in 2011. The 2007 world champion had been linked with a comeback next year with the Renault team, but reports this week revealed that talks about extending his deal with the world rally team Citroen are well advanced.
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.
“At the moment there is no commitment from Kimi for next year”
Citroen is waiting for Kimi Raikkonen to decide whether to stay with the French marque in the world rally championship next year. The Finn is reportedly considering returning to formula one in 2011 with Renault, while some insiders believe he is much more likely to stay at least another season in his new discipline.
Red Bull Rally de France day two report
After more than 30 years in Corsica, the Rallye de France is being run in Alsace but Kimi Raikkonen’s Citroen colleague Sebastien Loeb is not the only famous Alsatian out there. This tiny French province, tucked into a corner of Germany and Kimi’s adopted home of Switzerland, has also produced football manager Arsene Wenger as well as other sporting stars such as Michel Platini. Not to mention generations of Alsatian dogs, also known as German Shepherds.
“Quite soon I hope I will know but there is no rush”
Kimi Raikkonen insists he still has not decided whether or not to stay in the world rally championship next year. The 2007 world champion left formula one at the end of last season despite remaining under lucrative contract to Ferrari, and has since been driving full time for Red Bull-sponsored Citroen.
Kimi Raikkonen has once again refused to shed any light on his plans for 2011.
It is expected that the 2007 world champion intends to stay at least another year in the world rally championship. But Citroen recently announced that Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier are staying put, without mentioning the future of Finn Raikkonen, who has also been linked with a return to formula one.