Tag Archive: New York

Sep 10

Statement from Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo

Montezemolo announces Ferrari exit

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo “Ferrari will have an important role to play within the FCA Group in the upcoming flotation on Wall Street. This will open up a new and different phase which I feel should be spearheaded by the CEO of the Group. Luca di Montezemolo has ended the intense speculation about his future by announcing his departure as Ferrari’s long-time president. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Montezemolo denial not stopping future rumours

“As usual, it’s about money”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo’s half-hearted denial on Saturday has not stopped rampant speculation about the long-time Ferrari president’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Departed backers ended New York race hopes – Ecclestone

Plans for a New York street race were foiled by financial backers that pulled out, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

2011-06-26_0247 A second American grand prix, in New Jersey but amid the iconic Manhattan skyline, has appeared on draft calendars for some time but the F1 supremo now admits it is unlikely to happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Ecclestone sure about Russia, not about New York

“We have a contract”

2014-08-13 - Sochi 3 Bernie Ecclestone insists formula one is definitely going to controversial Russia — but he is much less sure about a race in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the CHEEZ-IT 355 at The Glen

There have been 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International,

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series A look at some of the top statistical performers at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York going into the CHEEZ-IT 355 At The Glen on August 10.

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Aug 01

Mallya granted bail on tax case in India

Indian media report that flamboyant Mallya, dressed all in white including his shoes, was granted bail.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 Although the meeting was ultimately cancelled, it was expected that one of the touted ‘popularity working group’ protagonists would be Vijay Mallya. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

International 300 to showcase ACT rising stars Hebert, Therrien, Welch, Packard, Atkins

Vermonters Jimmy Hebert and Bobby Therrien are both former Thunder Road Tiger Sportsman Champions

ACT International 300 logo The International 300 this weekend (July 20, 2014) at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York will be full of ACT young stars who are making big statements on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) short tracks around the region.

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Jul 15

ACT point leaders lead teams to International 300

Both drivers also happen to be leading their respective ACT Tour and Série ACT in the US and Quebec.

ACT International 300 logo At the half-way mark of the 2014 race season, two of the best young stock car racing stars in the region, one from New Hampshire-Joey Polewarczky, Jr. (Pole) and the other from Quebec-Alex Labbe, will lead the way to the ACT Invitational at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York this Sunday, July 20. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

2015 calendar to have 19 races – Ecclestone

The F1 calendar will not break the 20-race barrier in 2015, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed

150x80-flagworldf1In recent years, teams have expressed concerns that organising as many as twenty races in a single season would put unacceptable stress on personnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Formula E could snap up F1’s New York race

“We are working with New York”

FIA Formula E Championship The new FIA-sanctioned electric single seater series Formula E could sweep in and snap up a New York street race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

New York judge dismisses Ecclestone case

New York supreme court has ruled that it has no jurisdiction to hear the case

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone’s legal woes have eased slightly, as it emerges a $650 lawsuit against him has been dismissed. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

FIA confirms 19, not 22-race calendar for 2014

Grand Prix of Canada, June 8th

Flagworld - FIAThe FIA has confirmed that previously-scheduled races in New Jersey, Korea and Mexico will in fact not take place in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

New Jersey back on 22-race 2014 calendar

New Jersey is right back in the running for a grand prix in 2014.

2011-06-26_0247Earlier, the new street race amid the New York skyline was the subject of constant ‘on again, off again’ speculation, culminating in an early draft of next year’s calendar omitting the famous name. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the CHEEZ-IT 355 at The Glen

There have been 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen International logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York going into the CHEEZ-IT 355 At The Glen on August 11.

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Jul 06

Ecclestone considers buying Nurburgring

“At least I’m thinking about it.”

GP2 - Nurburgring, GermanyBernie Ecclestone has revealed he is thinking about securing the future of the Nurburgring’s formula one race, by buying the embattled circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

New York race ‘definitely’ on – promoter

Not just for June 2014 but “for the next 15 years”.

2011-06-26_0247A formula one race amid the Manhattan skyline is “definitely” on for 2014, promoter Leo Hindery said. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

More roadblocks for F1’s 2014 New Jersey race

F1’s scheduled trek to New Jersey next year is hitting more roadblocks.

2011-06-26_0247The debut race, amid New York’s famed Manhattan skyline, had to be postponed last year, due to organisational and funding delays. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

A Two-Seater IndyCar ride – Suited up and ready for the ride of his life!

Suited up and ready for the ride of his life!

Watkins Glen , 2- Seater Indy Racing Experience Gail Shankland, Iain Shankland © 2013 TravelBloggers.caAs a race fan going back to when I could barely walk – just being able to say I’ve “been there” is a thrill and an honour. To have been driven around the track in an IndyCar 2-seater is without a doubt a dream-come-true and something I’ll never forget. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Tim Paul Signs with AJ Foyt Racing for Indy Lights in 2014

2013 is going to be a turning point for me

IndyLightsOpen-wheel racing and former midget and sprint car driver Timothy Paul of Mahopac, New York, has signed an agreement to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Championship in 2014 for AJ Foyt Racing. Prior to the 2014 season, Paul, who has run competitively in the F2000 Championship Series, will spend 2013 competing in both F2000 and USF2000 in a CellMark Paper-sponsored entry to gain the maximum amount of seat time possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Company files $650m lawsuit against F1

A company has filed a $650 million lawsuit against formula one.

Flagworld - F1Bluewaters Communications Holdings claims it was the high bidder to buy the sport in 2005. It is claimed CVC, F1’s current owner, was the lower but successful bidder because of F1 chief executive Ecclestone’s alleged bribes to the now-jailed former banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ecclestone ‘ready’ to agree France GP return

Ecclestone wants Force India switch for Karthikeyan

Grand Prix de France2012-06-09_0263Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday admitted it is possible France will return to the F1 calendar in 2013. Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to talk directly to Vijay Mallya about putting Narain Karthikeyan at the wheel of a Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

France to replace New York ’90pc’ sure – Paul Ricard

Paul Ricard boss Stephane Clair says there is a “90 per cent” chance the French circuit will host a grand prix in 2013.

Paul Ricard HTTTGrand Prix of America logoHe suggested to Le Figaro that the country is first in line to step in to replace the delayed New York grand prix. “We do not need the state (to contribute financially) for our project,” said Clair. He said the 2013 calendar would need to be tweaked, but suggested France could be slotted in for early September, creating a sequence of historic European races moving from Belgium, to France and then Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Red Bull could rescue New York’s F1 race

Red Bull, the Austrian energy drink and championship-winning F1 team owner, could be the saviour of the embattled New York grand prix.

2012-06-11 - Grand Prix of America - Red Bull Racing 01Grand Prix of America logoBernie Ecclestone has reportedly told a motor racing website that billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz should step in to fund the race, after organisation and funding shortfalls forced the delay of the inaugural event, which had been scheduled for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Promoter ‘committed’ to New York F1 race despite delay

“We are going to be racing at Port Imperial, unfortunately just not as soon as we hoped and expected.” – Leo Hindery jr

2011-06-26_0247Grand Prix of America logoEven though it won’t happen in 2013, the promoter of the New York grand prix insists he remains “100 per cent committed” to bringing the Manhattan skyline to F1. Bernie Ecclestone last week confirmed reports that the New Jersey street race will not be ready to host its inaugural race next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

GP America moved to 2014

2013 calendar down to 19 as F1 loses New York

2011-06-26_0247Grand Prix of America logoGrand Prix of America at Port Imperial and Formula One announce inaugural race moved to 2014 due to Construction Issues.  Bernie Ecclestone on Friday confirmed reports the inaugural New York grand prix will not take place in 2013.

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Oct 19

2014 delay for New York race set for Friday confirmation

Next year’s inaugural New York grand prix is definitely off, the Jersey Journal reports.

2011-06-26_0247Grand Prix of America logoBernie Ecclestone has said consistently of late that the New Jersey race, scheduled to take place on the streets of Weehawken amid the famous Manhattan skyline, will probably not happen next year due to contractual issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Ecclestone still doubts New Jersey race

Bernie Ecclestone has continued to cast doubt on the inaugural running of next year’s New York street race.

2011-06-26_02472012-06-10_0439With the F1 chief executive claiming organisers no longer have a valid contract, race officials have nonetheless expressed confidence the event will still take place as scheduled in mid 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

New Jersey governor says ‘no problem’ with 2013 race

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is not worried plans for a formula one street race next June are set to collapse.

2011-06-26_0247Grand Prix of America logoBernie Ecclestone triggered the uncertainty by revealing that the race organisers currently do not have a contract, despite the fact a June 16 date for the ‘grand prix of Jersey’ was ratified by the FIA at the end of last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Red Bull Racing Show Car

Behind the scenes

ThumbnailThumbnailThe Red Bull Racing Show Car Team has been travelling the globe since the Team began in 2005. But what’s it like behind the scenes of a show?

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Sep 10

A tough battle expected in the ATV race at the Monster Energy Supermotocross

2012 American Champions Chad Wienen and Josh Creamer at the Olympic Stadium
Canadian rider Richard Pelchat Ready to defend his ATV Title at the Monster Energy Supermotocross

2010-10-02_12472010-10-02_1162Canadian rider Richard Pelchat is ready to defend his ATV title at the Monster Energy Supermotocross, presented by Parts Canada/Thor, on Saturday, September 29 at the Olympic Stadium. Winning the international ATV race for the first time last year ahead of Americans Cody Miller, John Natalie and Josh Creamer, Pelchat has only run twice against his US opponents in 2012, instead spending the summer competing in the Quebec Quad Cross Series.

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