Tag Archive: Franck Montagny

Jun 19

Trulli adds to F1’s ‘worry’ about formula E – report

According to the Times newspaper, F1 must look over its shoulder at the new ‘formula E’ series that is rapidly gaining credibility.

Jarno Trulli - Formule E - photo Formule E The latest name attracting headlines for the FIA’s all-electric single seater category is Jarno Trulli, the well-known former F1 driver and Monaco winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Sepang not joining chorus to make F1 louder

F1 remains “amazing”

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with “an enormous voice” next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Montagny doubts Lotus can return to the top

E22 struggles not only for pace but also merely to run

Frank MontagnyFranck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus’ 2014 prospects, but also Williams’ chances of mounting a title challenge this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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May 11

Luhr, Muscle Milk race to fastest test day time in Monterey

Successful P2 debut for Dempsey Racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

ALMS - Patrick Dempsey 051012ALMS - Lucas-Luhr-Laguna-Seca-051012-1One round removed from its first victory of the season in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing set the fastest time Thursday in testing for the American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón. Lucas Luhr posted a best lap of 1:16.88 (104.788 mph) in the Honda Performance Development ARX-03a prototype he shares with Klaus Graf for Saturday’s six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

A Petit Le Mans for the Ages (+result)

 Peugeot and Audi clash plus maddening championship possibilities

Peugeot 908 numéro 8Petit-LeMansPeugeot Sport Total claimed victory at the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the final round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

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Sep 30

Davidson does it again in Petit LeMans qualifying (+result)

Second straight pole position for Peugeot’s British ace

Petit-LeMansAnthony Davidson  Peugeot mainSeeking a third straight victory at Road Atlanta, Team Peugeot Total is on pole position again for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Anthony Davidson set a blistering 1:07.428 (135.611 mph) lap in qualifying Friday in the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 coupe that he will drive in Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour race with Sébastien Bourdais and Simon Pagenaud. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Oreca Peugeot wins Sebring (+result)

 Historic victory for de Chaunac led team in 2011 opener

ORECA Sebring 2011-03-20Hugues de Chaunac 090917-1Peugeot won again at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on Saturday, this time the Team ORECA Matmut taking victory in America’s greatest sports car race and the opening round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Audi takes top spot in Tuesday Sebring test

Stage set for Thursday’s first official practice

ALMS Audi 112 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoAudi answered back Tuesday with the two quickest times in testing for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Peugeot back out front after first Sebring test

New car, same result for defending 12 Hours champion

Peugeot 2011-03-1412 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoPeugeot picked up Monday where it left off last year with the fastest time in Monday’s test session for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Peugeot seals ILMC title in China

In Intercontinental Le Mans Cup 1000km of Zhuhai

Team Peugeot Total produced a blend of panache and suspense to round off the 908 HDi FAP’s career with a resounding victory in Sunday’s 1000km of Zhuhai (southeast China). After monopolising the front row of the grid at the start, the two cars succeeded in dominating the early part of the race before coming under pressure themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Another 1-2 at Petit Le Mans for Peugeot (+result)

Sarrazin/Montagny/Lamy take Road Atlanta victory

Peugeot won Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Saturday, this time running the full 1,000 miles. A year after winning a rain-shortened race at Road Atlanta, the trio of Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy scored a 61-second victory in their diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDI. They led a second straight 1-2 finish for the French manufacturer in the cornerstone event for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Quick time for Sarrazin in Road Atlanta darkness

Peugeot strikes back in day’s only dry session

Stephane Sarrazin put Peugeot back on top at Road Atlanta on Thursday night with the quickest time in the first dry practice session of Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2. The Frenchman posted a lap of 1:08.777 (132.951 mph) in his diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDI factory prototype to nip Audi Sport’s Andre Lotterer by more than a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Peugeot on pole for the fourth time in succession

”We couldn’t have done better” – Quesnel

For the fourth time in as many years a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP takes pole for tomorrow’s 78th 24 Heures du Mans, with the team’s three cars occupying the first three places just ahead of Team Oreca’s Peugeot in fourth. Changeable weather on the second day of qualifying prevented a new battle for the top spot but allowed Team Peugeot Total to concentrate on perfecting their set up in preparation for Saturday’s 15h00 start. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Le Mans 24 Hours: Peugeot’s Le Mans offensive

Preview Le Mans 24 Hours (June 6-13, 2010)

On the momentum of its one-two finish at Le Mans this time last year, Peugeot is on the hunt for a second straight win in the prestigious French competition. Twelve months of hard preparation work since June 2009 have kept the team under pressure in its bid to secure repeat success on this uniquely popular event which attracts more than 250,000 spectators annually. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Peugeot to defend Petit Le Mans Championship

French manufacturer’s entry part of International Le Mans Cup

Peugeot announced Friday that it will return to Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans in September as part of an entry into the inaugural International Le Mans Cup. The French manufacturer – which currently holds overall titles from Le Mans and Petit Le Mans last year and this year’s running of the Sebring 12 Hours with its 908 HDi FAP prototype – joins diesel rival Audi Sport and Drayson Racing as the first confirmed LMP1 entrants for the global championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Another look: 2009 Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda6

Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin gave Peugeot its first American Le Mans Series victory

They won a weather-shortened 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 at Road Atlanta. Race officials, citing hazardous conditions due to torrential rains that fell at Road Atlanta just past the four-hour mark, called the race at eight hours, 44 minutes running. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Montagny hints no F1 seat for 2010

Franck Montagny has hinted strongly that he will not be returning to formula one in 2010.

The 31-year-old Frenchman, a former test driver who contested a handful of races with Super Aguri in 2006, recently confirmed he has been in contact with the Renault and USF1 teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Sebastien Loeb in 24 Hours of Le Mans a possibility…

Last week saw Peugeot Sport organise a test session with the 908 HDi FAP at the new Motorland circuit in Aragon, Spain

The drivers present at this test were Sébastien Bourdais, Marc Gené, Franck Montagny, Alexander Wurz and Sébastien Loeb. Sébastien Loeb made an active contribution to the test which formed part of a programme leading up to a possible participation for the Frenchman in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours, given that there is no WRC round scheduled the same weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Villeneuve, De la Rosa, Summerton linked to USF1

“There is nothing settled, but I like the direction things have taken.” -Villeneuve

2009-08-29_0132Team principal Ken Anderson has named Pedro de la Rosa as a possible driver for the new American team USF1 in 2010. De la Rosa, McLaren’s long time Spanish test driver, has also been linked in recent times with Force India and Campos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Montagny expects Renault decision within two weeks

“The possibility is real, we have discussed it a lot of times”

Franck Montagny insists he is still in the running to become Robert Kubica’s Renault teammate in 2010, with a decision due within the next couple of weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Peugeot celebrates its Le Mans triumph

At Le Mans

Five months after its one-two finish in June’s Le Mans 24 Hours, Peugeot Sport returns to the French circuit to celebrate its success at the ‘Rencontres Peugeot Sport’ weekend at Le Mans-Bugatti (November 5-8) where a packed programme has been put together for spectators. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Montagny confirms 2010 Renault talks

Franck Montagny has been named in connection with Renault’s formula one team for a 2010 appointment

Frank MontagnyWith the struggling French-Swiss rookie Romain Grosjean’s new place not secure, the authoritative sports daily L’Equipe said Frenchman Montagny’s name is being linked with the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Peugeot wins at the wet Petit Le Mans (+result)

At Road Atlanta in a shortened race

Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin gave Peugeot its first American Le Mans Series victory on Saturday, winning a weather-shortened 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. Race officials, citing hazardous conditions due to torrential rains that fell at Road Atlanta just past the four-hour mark, called the race at eight hours, 44 minutes running. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Peugeot dazzles in the dark at Road Atlanta

Team Peugeot Total’s Franck Montagny set the fastest lap of the week so far

During Thursday’s night practice session for the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. The fast Frenchman turned a lap of 1:07.912 (134.645 mph) in one of Peugeot’s factory 908 HDi diesel-powered coupes. Montagny, a two-time winner in the American Le Mans Series last season, will drive in the 1,000-mile/10-hour classic with countryman Stephane Sarrazin. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Montagny in touch with USF1 about 2010

“Nothing has been signed”

Franck Montagny has been in touch with the new American formula one team USF1 about a seat for the 2010 season. The French sports daily L’Equipe on Wednesday said the 31-year-old, a former Renault and Toyota test driver who raced for part of the 2006 season with Super Aguri, had exchanged emails with USF1 sporting director Peter Windsor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Peugeot makes it official

Two cars for Petit Le Mans

Reigning Le Mans champion eager to add another crown for 2009. Peugeot confirmed that it will attempt to add the trophy from Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 to its collection with entries into the cornerstone event for the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Kanaan: Have prototype? I’ll drive!

The last time we saw Tony Kanaan in an American Le Mans Series prototype, we won the race

He took victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at the end of last year in an Acura LMP2 entry with Franck Montagny. The itch to drive prototypes is one Kanaan wants to scratch in a big way even though Andretti Green Racing did not elect to field an Acura P2 for 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Another turn: Who you beat

There’s an old sports adage that says, “It’s who you beat, not how many you beat.”

There’s an undeniable logic to that line of thinking when it comes to auto racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Kristensen quickest for Audi in final Sebring practice

Tom Kristensen set the quickest practice lap

For the first this week at Sebring International Raceway in the final one-hour session prior to Saturday’s 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, the opening round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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