Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

8 May 2011: GP3: Sims opens the season with a victory

Alexander Sims shrugged off an opening race spoiled by a qualifying penalty to dominate the second contest of GP3’s season-launching weekend in Istanbul Park, winning by more than seven seconds.

7 May 2011: Sam Bird: “The clock is ticking down to my next win”

iSport International’s Sam Bird will go into the new GP2 season as one of the title favourites – and he’s demonstrated his intention to be in the thick of the action by qualifying on the front row for the opening race of the campaign in Turkey.

6 May 2011: Max Chilton: “I want to be the fastest Brit”

BritsOnPole caught up with Carlin GP2 driver Max Chilton at the pre-season Silverstone test and asked him about his prospects for this year, his rookie season last year, and what it was like to drive for a brand-new squad that hadn’t settled on a definite team-mate for him.

6 May 2011: Williams and Jaguar to collaborate on hybrid C-X75 supercar

The Williams F1 team has announced that it is partnering with Jaguar to launch a limited-edition hybrid supercar of which just 250 models will be made.

6 May 2011: Taxi! Lewis Hamilton to get behind the wheel of a NASCAR Chevy

Did someone call a taxi for Lewis Hamilton? The McLaren driver is to take time out from challenging for the Formula One championship to get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Impala from America’s NASCAR Sprint Cup.

3 May 2011: Confusion over 2011 Superleague calendar

A revised Superleague Formula calendar was released late yesterday evening – containing no confirmed British round for the first time in four years and minus several other expected races.

3 May 2011: F1: Williams technical boss Michael quits – to be replaced by Coughlan

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.

29 Apr 2011: Caterham: Scaring the hell out of Tony Fernandes

“I had a go on a Caterham, it scared the Hell out of me,” recalled Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes ruefully as he announced his purchase of the company. He should have tried it the way BritsOnPole did later the same day.

27 Apr 2011: Caterham boss sees bright future after sale to Team Lotus

On the face of it, the sale of Caterham Cars to the Malaysian-owned Team Lotus Enterprises looks like another sad tale of an iconic British company being sacrificed to the ambitions of an overseas giant – but that would be missing the point.

26 Apr 2011: Mark Blundell: “If I’m not in it, I can’t win it”

It’s a sunny spring day in a pretty market town in Hertfordshire’s most northerly corner and, as shoppers bustle through Royston’s winding streets, the hectic, fast-paced world of motor racing could not seem further away.

 
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