Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

4 Mar 2008: F1: Davidson should have Aguri race drive

Fears that F1’s most cash-strapped team might not even make it as far as the Melbourne grid seem to have been allayed – for the time being. And that’s good news for British driver Anthony Davidson, who is still waiting to sign a contract for 2008.

28 Feb 2008: F1: will McLaren be moved up the pit lane thanks to Bernie?

McLaren might not have to shoehorn its vast Grand Prix weekend operation into the last garage on the pit wall after all, according to an intriguing footnote in a Times story today. The paper says the Woking team, facing banishment to the far end of the pit lane following its expulsion from the 2007 constructors’ championship, has found an unlikely saviour in the person of Bernie Ecclestone.

28 Feb 2008: F1: Coulthard interview on FormulaOne.com

David Coulthard says he believes that his Red Bull team could be in a position to challenge for third place in the championship this year following winter testing in Barcelona. He has talked about the 2008 season, life at Red Bull and the teams he sees as his main competition in an exclusive interview for the FormulaOne.com official website.

28 Feb 2008: F1: McLaren’s latest Spygate woes and Dennis resignation rumours

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the paddock – like the plot of some dreadful horror B-movie, another tentacle of the Spygate row reaches out to engulf you.

28 Feb 2008: F1: Alonso, Hamilton and racism in sport

With winter testing finally over and the launch of the 2008 racing season imminent the hot topic in the British press is still friction between two of Formula One’s most talented drivers. The last few days have seen a stream of stories based on remarks made by Fernando Alonso following accusations of racism among his Spanish fans.

28 Feb 2008: F1: Barcelona testing report day three (February 27)

It was veterans’ day at the Circuit de Catalunya in the last testing session before the Australian Grand Prix, as Jarno Trulli forced a surprise burst of speed out of his Toyota to top the standings. And David Coulthard, back in action after having to give up his seat to young pretender Sebastian Vettel for a day thanks to a trapped nerve in his neck, ran him a close second.

27 Feb 2008: F1: Hamilton Q&A posted on McLaren site

Lewis Hamilton’s struck a confident note at the end of the latest Barcelona testing session, saying he feels good about his 2008 car and ready for the start of the new season. In an interview for his team’s website, he tells how he’s adapting to driving without traction control, what advantages the latest McLaren has over the 2007 model and which circuits are his favourite to drive.

27 Feb 2008: Silverstone revamp plan hits hold-up

Plans for a £25 million redevelopment at the Silverstone circuit are going to have to undergo further scrutiny after councillors decided that residents hadn’t had enough say on them.

27 Feb 2008: Champ Car and IRL merger goes ahead

The owners of Champ Car and the Indy Racing League (IRL) have announced that they have reached an agreement for the two series to merge. And it’s IRL that seems have come out on top – the new formula will be named the Indy Racing League and the competition will be known as the IndyCar Series.

27 Feb 2008: F1: Stewart predicts harder year for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton may find that his second year in F1 is a lot tougher than his first, according to veteran racer Sir Jackie Stewart. He predicts that Lewis may find that fierce expectations, a talented team-mate and a potentially under-performing car could all scupper his hopes of a title once more.

 
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