Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

8 Jan 2008: F1: Hamilton’s new car is unveiled on his birthday

McLaren has unveiled its 2008 car – and, with it, the opportunity for Lewis Hamilton to come out fighting for the upcoming season.

23 Dec 2007: Tragedy overshadows Manning signing

Darren Manning has been re-signed by AJ Foyt to drive in next year’s IndyCar season – but any celebrations have been cut short by the untimely death of the owner of his car’s main sponsor.

18 Dec 2007: F1: Stevenage boy racer done for speeding

It can happen to the most careful and law-abiding among us. A momentary lapse of concentration, a little too much pressure from the right foot and, before you know where you are, there’s an exceedingly bright flash or (far worse) a rotating blue light in your rear view mirror indicating that a burly traffic officer intends to have a few words.

18 Dec 2007: A1GP: Brits move up to fourth despite China disappointments

Oliver Jarvis failed to capitalise on a front row start in A1GP’s Chinese adventure, but still moved Team GBR up the standings after scoring respectable fifth and sixth place finishes.

18 Dec 2007: A1GP: Ireland’s points streak ends

Ireland maintained seventh place in the A1GP championship after the two Zhuhai races, but were squeezed off the podium by China in the sprint race and surrendered their record of always scoring during a trouble-strewn feature race.

17 Dec 2007: A1GP: Pakistan improve in China, but remain pointless

Team Pakistan remain one of a handful of nations yet to score a point in A1GP after two “chaotic” Chinese races in which driver Adam Khan posted a pair of 14th places.

15 Dec 2007: F1: The Times calls on Dennis to resign

Never let it be said that the British press isn’t even-handed. The Sunday Times has recently become embroiled in a row with the FIA over remarks by Martin Brundle calling the organisation’s impartiality into question, a row that now requires the intervention of m’learned friends. And today its sister paper has Ron Dennis in its sights.

15 Dec 2007: F1: Q&A with Heikki Kovalainen

Read this Q&A released by McLaren, in which Kovalainen tackles head on the issues of driver equality, getting on with Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso’s exit and the politics which gave his new team such a testing time in 2007.

15 Dec 2007: F1: it’s Kovalainen to partner Hamilton at McLaren

Lewis Hamilton’s new team-mate at McLaren is to be Heikki Kovalainen, the team revealed yesterday. Pedro de la Rosa, the other serious contender for the seat, is to remain as the team’s third driver while Gary Paffett will continue as a test driver.

13 Dec 2007: F1: has McLaren traded apology for clearance to race?

McLaren has today published a statement apologising for the extent to which Ferrari data was disseminated throughout its organisation. And Max Mosley has reportedly written to members of the World Motorsport Council asking for consent to cancel the February hearing into the legality of the team’s 2008 car.

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