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.Tagged as: Frank Williams, Jon Tomlinson, Mike Coughlan, Sam Michael, Williams
DTM 2011: Paffett and Jarvis prepare for hard-fought season
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.
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.Tagged as: MSA, road racing
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.Categorised under: Archive, Champ Car, IndyCar Series, NewsTagged as: Grand Am, LMS, Mark Blundell, Martin Brundle
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.Categorised under: Archive, Industry, News, Race seriesTagged as: Drayson Racing, EV Cup, Lord Drayson
Christodoulou to drive in this year’s Le Mans Series
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.Tagged as: Adam Christodoulou, CRS Racing, Le Mans Series, Phil Quaife
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.Categorised under: Archive, Competitions, Industry, NewsTagged as: Rockingham Motor Speedway
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.Tagged as: David Coulthard, Formula One
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.Tagged as: Adroit Group, Donington Park, Kevin Wheatcroft
Online racers gain official recognition from national motorsport body
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.