Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

16 Nov 2009: Your last chance to grab a SPOTY ticket

Will Jenson Button be in the running for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year? Here’s your chance to find out in person.

16 Nov 2009: Sadness for fans as Brawn’s perfect year ends in Mercedes buyout

One perfect year – and then it was all over. Brawn GP is consigned to the pages of F1 history as the new Silver Arrows team takes to the grid – and Button still waits to firm up his 2010 drive.

13 Nov 2009: Superleague: Jarama – so near yet so far for Craig Dolby

Nick Ledger, a keen photographer and mate of Superleague’s Tottenham Hotspur driver Craig Dolby, was in Spain for the season’s final meeting as part of a large contingent of Dolbyistas. He’s written us this great trackside report of the events at Jarama where Dolby pursued his outside shot at the title.

13 Nov 2009: GP2: Bumper crop of Brits shine in Ricard testing

Three days of GP2 testing at the Circuit Paul Ricard saw James Jakes twice top the timesheets and every session feature at least one British driver among the top three fastest performers.

11 Nov 2009: Carlin restructures after Chilton investment

Carlin Motorsport, one of Britain’s most succcessful F3 squads, has been restructured following a major investment by Capsicum Motorsport – a company established by the father of racers Tom and Max Chilton.

10 Nov 2009: Superleague: Kennard hopes for English club in 2010

Jonathan Kennard is hoping for a second season in football-themed racing series Superleague Formula in 2010, after representing Italian and Brazilian clubs this year – and says he would like to drive for an English team.

9 Nov 2009: Q&A with Rob Tarlton

Rob Tarlton, a 21-year-old aerospace engineering student from the University of Illinois, USA, flew over to Britain last week with his twin brother Tom. We had the chance to chat with him during his prize day, at the point when he had been out in a F3 car but was yet to attempt his F1 drive. Here’s what he had to say.

9 Nov 2009: Rob Tarlton’s F1 drive: what the experts thought

So, what happens if you put a novice driver in an F1 car? It turns out that, with plenty of expert help and assistance, he does just fine. Here are three of the people who worked to make Rob Tarlton’s prize a success.

9 Nov 2009: The Philips/Williams F1 Driving Academy winner’s day in photos

After months of preparation and anticipation, it came down to this: one powerful car, one iconic race track and one amateur driver about to go where millions of fans would give their eye teeth to follow. Except, as this photo gallery shows, there was far more to it than just one man and one machine.

9 Nov 2009: The fan, the F1 car – and the experience of a lifetime

Imagine this: instead of watching the British Grand Prix from the safety of your sofa at home, or sat in the Silverstone grandstands with ear protectors and a bacon sarnie, you’re suddenly transported to the pitlane, strapped into a powerful F1 car, and told ‘off you go’. Reckon you could cope?

 
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