Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

17 Jan 2008: A1GP: Khan eager to try out NZ circuit

Team Pakistan will be back in action in New Zealand this weekend for the fifth round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Its racing return follows a five-week break over the New Year period and marks the half-way point in the A1GP calendar.

17 Jan 2008: A1GP: Carroll hopes to take a step up

Adam Carroll has got his sights set on a podium finish when Team Ireland travels to New Zealand for round five of the A1GP World Cup of Motosport. The GP2 racer scored fourth place in the sprint race during the last stage, held at China’s Zhuhai circuit – and is looking to go at least one better this time around.

17 Jan 2008: A1GP: Kerr in car for Taupo, NZ

Robbie Kerr is to drive for Team GBR in round five of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport – due to be held in Taupo, New Zealand from Friday January 18. And he will have his work cut out to make an impression on the third-placed home team, currently nine points ahead of the Brits in the standings.

17 Jan 2008: A1GP at Autosport International: photos

If you were unable to get along to Birmingham NEC at the weekend for Autosport International, then never fear, take a look at this to get a flavour of what you missed. A1GP and its drivers may have been a little bit in the shadow of series such as F1 and WRC – but, on the other hand, since they’ve taken the trouble to come out in such force then we think they definitely deserve the write-up.

17 Jan 2008: IndyCar: Franchitti honoured in series swansong

IndyCar’s 2007 series winner Dario Franchitti has won an award celebrating his time in the sport. Franchitti, who won the 2007 Indianapolis 500 and is about to start a new career as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, was honoured alongside 14 other racing heroes at the American Automobile Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association annual get-together in Indianapolis.

17 Jan 2008: F1: Jerez testing report – day three (Jan 16)

Toyota F1 rookie Timo Glock has given Lewis Hamilton something to think about on the third day of Jerez winter testing, after beating the McLaren driver’s fastest lap time by more than three-tenths of a second. Plus, David Coulthard got his hands on his new car…

17 Jan 2008: F1: Jerez testing report – day two (Jan 15)

Fernando Alonso got back into a Renault Formula One car for the first time since 2006 in the second day of Jerez testing – and took the fight straight to McLaren and Ferrari. In what could be a great precursor for those fans hoping for a thrilling season with the focus on racing he topped the day two standings with a fastest lap time of 1:19.503.

17 Jan 2008: F1: Jerez testing report – day one (Jan 14)

Drivers keen to get to grips with their 2008 cars and get some laps under their belts faced initial disappointment on the first day of the latest F1 testing session at the 2.75-mile Jerez circuit. Heavy overnight rain that continued into the morning hampered testing by the nine Formula One teams that were present on Monday.

17 Jan 2008: F1: Coulthard does in-depth interview with Autosport

David Coulthard has spoken extensively about his hopes for the 2008 season, his concerns about safety in the wet and the chance afforded him by his recent autobiography to look back over his racing career.

15 Jan 2008: F1 quotes: DC says Schumacher’s time is past

We’ve never got the impression before that David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher were necessarily the best of mates. It was probably something to do with all those hand gestures and the reports of narrowly-averted punch-ups in the pit lane. But there was probably nothing worse than a healthy competitive instinct at work…

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