Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

25 Jun 2008: F1: the 2009 race calendar is here

The FIA has released the provisional calendar for the 2009 Formula One racing season, a series that is set to include 19 races spanning five continents.

25 Jun 2008: F1: Brawn says ‘give Lewis a break’

Sometimes it seems like there’s nothing new under the sun – and the travails of a young driver with a blazing talent for racing are certainly not unfamiliar to Ross Brawn.

25 Jun 2008: Fantasy F1: Magny-Cours not the wipe-out we expected

So, how are we doing post-Magny-Cours in the McLaren Grand Prix League competition? Well, we were expecting a rough ride since the Ferraris were always going to be dominant and that particular outfit is not represented at all in our driver or team picks.

25 Jun 2008: How you can get race-day tickets to Silverstone for the British GP

Regretting the fact that race day at Silverstone is sold out for the British Grand Prix? That’s a great line from competition organisers but it’s also just spin.

23 Jun 2008: F1: French Grand Prix as it happened

We missed doing our usual live blog this week (much to our disgust) so here instead is a lap-by-lap breakdown of how the French Grand Prix developed – dodgy overtaking, flapping exhaust pipes, super-wide Toyotas and all.

23 Jun 2008: IRL: Wheldon celebrates his birthday with Iowa win

Dan Wheldon celebrated his 30th birthday with a winning fuel strategy gamble in the Iowa Corn Indy 250, then donated his winnings to disaster relief in the flood-hit state.

23 Jun 2008: F1: French Grand Prix report and reaction

A win’s a win and they all count at the end of the season – but Felipe Massa knows very well that his victory in France and his lead in the championship came not through driving dominance but through his team-mate’s mechanical misfortunes.

22 Jun 2008: F1: Whitmarsh denies it’s McLaren against the world

Disturbing signs that the McLaren F1 team might be developing a siege mentality began to emerge after the French Grand Prix saw their drivers weighed down under an avalanche of penalties that effectively smothered their hopes.

22 Jun 2008: F1: French Grand Prix in six words

Raikkonen’s mechanical woes and Trulli’s desperate defending meant that what might have been a processional race retained interest to the end. Here are our six word summaries of how all the drivers and teams performed.

22 Jun 2008: GP2: Arden triumph in slippery sprint

Mike Conway’s hopes of a second victory from pole position were dashed at a wet and slippery Magny-Cours, where success went to the teams that made the right tyre choices and the drivers who were best at sticking to the track.

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