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Thu 02 Dec 2004
Massa back at the top of test timesHeadline

Massa back at the top of test times

Testing was back in full swing on December 1st at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, with 15 drivers on track for the day. The weather was not as kind as Barcelona testing last week, with sun and rain showers, which was a minor disruption to the ...

Doornbos to test Jordan at JerezHeadline

Doornbos to test Jordan at Jerez

Robert Doornbos will test for Jordan at Jerez this week, driving the interim 2005 chassis. Doornbos was third driver for Eddie Jordan's squad in the last three races of the season and already tested the interim car in the UK last month, prior to...

Button admits to mistakesHeadline

Button admits to mistakes

Jenson Button has admitted that he made some mistakes when he attempted to leave BAR for Williams and said he was misguided over legal matters. The result of the saga, which lasted from the summer to the end of the season, was that Button is ...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
Panis happy with testing roleHeadline

Panis happy with testing role

Olivier Panis may have announced his retirement from racing this season but the Frenchman is still happy to get behind the wheel for Toyota. While most teams were at Barcelona for the first stint of winter testing last week, Panis spent four days...

Testing winds up at BarcelonaHeadline

Testing winds up at Barcelona

The first test of the winter at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya came to a close on Friday, and it was Toyota test driver Ricardo Zonta who was at the top of the times. The Brazilian set a best of 1:14.975 and racked up 147 laps, the most of the...

Wirdheim and Red Bull part companyHeadline

Wirdheim and Red Bull part company

Björn Wirdheim and Red Bull Racing have parted company after the team made it known that it would not require his services for next season. Wirdheim, last year's F3000 champion, was third driver for Jaguar in 2004 and was due to test for Red Bull...

Massa leads the way at BarcelonaHeadline

Massa leads the way at Barcelona

The testing action continued apace at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday and it was Sauber's Felipe Massa who was fastest at the end of the day. Once again there were 15 drivers at work and Massa's best of 1:14.655 was two tenths quicker...

Montoya fastest for McLaren in testingHeadline

Montoya fastest for McLaren in testing

Juan Pablo Montoya made a flying start to his career at McLaren when he topped the testing times at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday. It was the first busy day of winter work at the circuit, with 15 drivers on track. Montoya's best was...

BAR stops Davidson's Williams testHeadline

BAR stops Davidson's Williams test

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson was due to try out for Williams at the beginning of December but BAR has put a stop to it. Williams is looking for a race driver to partner Mark Webber next year after it was deemed that Jenson Button must stay...

Fri 26 Nov 2004
Kurt Busch holds on to win the championshipHeadline

Kurt Busch holds on to win the championship

It came down to the last lap -- and even beyond -- to determine the inaugural NEXTEL Cup champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the end, Kurt Busch drove the wheels off the No. 97 Roush Racing Ford to take fifth place and earn his first Cup ...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
Klien to get second chanceHeadline

Klien to get second chance

Christian Klien recently said that his F1 future was not definite just because Red Bull has bought Jaguar, but it appears the 21 year-old Austrian will get a second chance. Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of Red Bull, has been quoted as saying Klien...

Biffle brings home victory at HomesteadHeadline

Biffle brings home victory at Homestead

Greg Biffle made the move to pass Tony Stewart as the field received the final green flag, and just as Stewart appeared to run out of fuel. The race ended under the green-white-checkered rule as Biffle took the win in the season finale at the ...

Tue 23 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: High tech meets high speedHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: High tech meets high speed

One of the biggest U.S. cities yet to host a major motorsports event is finally getting a chance: San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a tentative agreement with Champ Car to run a race downtown to a potential crowd of 120,000...

BUSCH: Harvick scores season finale at HomesteadHeadline

BUSCH: Harvick scores season finale at Homestead

Kevin Harvick scored the win in what was a wild NASCAR Busch Series finale at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway oval on Saturday. The race ended with the green-white-checkered sequence, with Harvick clinching his 13th career Busch ...

Mon 22 Nov 2004
Win the championship and get a bikeHeadline

Win the championship and get a bike

For long-time followers of motorcycle racing the notion of winning a championship and keeping the bike would come as no surprise. In the earlier days of motorcycle racing this was a common gift given to the victor. Valentino...

Sun 21 Nov 2004
Biffle paces final practice at HomesteadHeadline

Biffle paces final practice at Homestead

Greg Biffle paced the final practice in his No. 16 Roush Racing Ford at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series finale on Sunday. Biffle has emerged as a strong contender to win the Ford 400; he qualified second and was quickest...

Kurt Busch on pole for season finaleHeadline

Kurt Busch on pole for season finale

NASCAR Nextel Cup series points leader Kurt Busch made his stand going into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, who leads the standings by just 18 points, will start the No. 97 Roush Ford from the pole for the Ford ...

Button not reason for Richards' departureHeadline

Button not reason for Richards' departure

When Honda announced it is to become part owner of BAR, it was also made known that team principal David Richards will be leaving. Speaking in teleconference once the news was made official, Richards denied that there was any bad feeling between...

Martin sentimental favorite heading into finaleHeadline

Martin sentimental favorite heading into finale

Earlier this season Mark Martin announced that 2005 will be his final year in NEXTEL Cup racing. After 23 years in NASCAR's premium league where he racked up 33 wins, Martin is the sentimental favorite to win the title. Press conference:...

Sat 20 Nov 2004
A review of ESPN's upcoming Earnhardt biopicHeadline

A review of ESPN's upcoming Earnhardt biopic

A review of ESPN's upcoming Dale Earnhardt biopic Special to Motorsport.com by Bill King Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 16, 2004 - The house lights came up as images faded on the big screen. Three score ink-stained wretches and talking heads from...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationshipHeadline

Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationship

Ducati has confirmed the rumors of the Italian MotoGP outfit running on Japanese tires in 2005. In its maiden year, Ducati shocked the MotoGP paddock by taking its first-ever MotoGP win in only its sixth appearance. By its second year, though, ...

Albers to test Jordan at JerezHeadline

Albers to test Jordan at Jerez

Jordan has confirmed that DTM star Christijan Albers will test for the team at Jerez on December 1st. The test was originally scheduled for September but Albers postponed it so he could concentrate on the DTM season. The 25 year-old Dutchman...

Red Bull to remain in the UKHeadline

Red Bull to remain in the UK

Jaguar may have become Red Bull Racing this week but the team will remain at its Milton Keynes headquarters in the UK. Some rumours suggested Red Bull might move its HQ to Austria but owner Dietrich Mateschitz is in no rush to change things. Team...

Xaus a blue-rider?Headline

Xaus a blue-rider?

Ruben Xaus. Photo by Fabrice Crosnier. According to Spanish publications, Spaniard Ruben Xaus and his manager have managed to sever their contract with the D'Antin MotoGP team. With all the Honda seats taken, the MotoGP rookie of the...