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The Williams Formula One team has announced the resignation of its well-regarded technical director Sam Michael this morning – and revealed that his replacement will be none other than disgraced former McLaren chief designer Mike Coughlan.
Imagine that the UK’s British Touring Car Championship was on the back page of every newspaper, discussed in every pub, bus queue and office, and generally followed with the same intensity as football.
22 Apr 2011: Could holding a road race become easier in future?
The government has announced a three-month public consultation on amending existing legislation to allow organised motorsport to take place on public roads.
16 Mar 2011: Mark Blundell eyes Indy’s $5 million challenge
Mark Blundell has announced that he is to step up his racing career in 2011 – and has also revealed that he has an eye on the $5 million prize being offered by the US IndyCar series.
3 Mar 2011: Drayson Racing: Friends are electric
Drayson Racing has announced that its next venture will be the pursuit of zero-emission electric racing with an entry in the newly-launched EVCUP series this summer.
Adam Christodoulou is set to race in the Le Mans Series for 2011, pairing up with his former team CRS Racing, with whom he won the Formula Renault UK Championship in 2008.
29 Jan 2011: Rockingham celebrates 10th birthday
Rockingham Motor Speedway, the UK’s only major oval-style racing circuit, and also the country’s youngest, is celebrating its 10thbirthday this year.
12 Jun 2010: David Coulthard awarded MBE in Birthday Honours list
David Coulthard, the former Williams, McLaren and Red Bull driver who became the highest-scoring Briton ever to drive in Formula One, has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
26 May 2010: Donington Park saved as new leaseholders pledge “calm, cautious, credible and sensible” approach
The troubled future of the racing circuit at Donington Park looks to have been settled in the best possible way – by the appointment of a new leaseholder with all the expertise needed to set it back on its feet.
Online racers using gaming platforms to simulate the cut-and-thrust of the real-world racetrack have seen their association become a member club of Britain’s national motorsport authority.