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Mon 08 Dec 2008
Audi pulls plug on season-long programsHeadline

Audi pulls plug on season-long programs

The most successful manufacturer in American Le Mans Series history has scrapped its factory participation. Come 2009, Audi's works entries will not be on the grid on a full-time basis, ending the German manufacturer's tenure in the series that ...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Honda calls Formula One quitsHeadline

Honda calls Formula One quits

Honda president Takeo Fukui on Friday morning announced his company has pulled out of Formula One. Honda President and CEO Takeo Fukui poses with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Honda Racing F1 team ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemmaHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemma

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram F1's dilemma In the current discontent in Formula One over the 2009 schedule, Ferrari's relationship with F1's governing body is drawing even more scrutiny than usual. Kimi Raikkonen, Stefano...

Honda looking for a buyer for its F1 teamHeadline

Honda looking for a buyer for its F1 team

Honda is poised to quit Formula One: the Japanese carmaker is expected to announce Friday that the team is for sale with hopes a buyer can be found by the end of the year, BBC Sport reported. Formula One reporter David Croft said on BBC Radio 5...

Thu 04 Dec 2008
ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test dayHeadline

ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test day

Following in the footsteps of other auto racing sanctioning bodies, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has taken cost-cutting measures into its own hands. The organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans announced Monday that it has canceled its test day at...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in comaHeadline
BF3

Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in coma

After two weeks in intensive care, Colombian Formula 3 driver Steven Guerrero's condition has stabilized. The young driver no longer needs to be connected to life support equipment, and has now been moved out of the intensive care unit at Clinica...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Red Bull reacquires rest of Toro Rosso from BergerHeadline

Red Bull reacquires rest of Toro Rosso from Berger

Red Bull Racing, whose veteran driver, Mark Webber, remains in a Hobart, Australia, hospital after a weekend bicycle-car collision, announced Tuesday the reacquisition of a 50-per cent stake in junior team Scuderia Toro Rosso. The move by the ...

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubtHeadline

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubt

The face of the LM GT1 category in both the American and European-based Le Mans Series champions has evolved over the last two seasons, and with Monday's announcement of Le Mans Series stalwart Team Modena moving to LM GT2 for 2009, further ...

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail CaleHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail Cale

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram ALL HAIL CALE Now that Jimmie Johnson has clinched this year's Sprint Cup, the question looms. Was it tougher to win three straight championships in the current era of the Chase versus the old points ...

Mon 24 Nov 2008
Webber surgery success, race return setHeadline

Webber surgery success, race return set

Formula One racer Mark Webber has undergone surgery to insert a rod into his lower right leg, both bones of which were broken in a collision with a car during the Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge on Saturday in Australia. Launceston,...

Webber hurt in 'extreme race' bicycling accidentHeadline

Webber hurt in 'extreme race' bicycling accident

Formula One driver Mark Webber, who races for Red Bull Racing, is in hospital in Hobart, Australia, after suffering serious multiple injuries in a road accident. He was competing in an extreme endurance event for charity when the bicycle he was ...

Canada and France GPs gone, China on the edgeHeadline

Canada and France GPs gone, China on the edge

Oh, Ecc-le-stone! It's official. There will be no Formula One Grand Prix du Canada in 2009. This June, Montreal's famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will not host Canada's largest tourist draw. For the first time in 50 years, the sport that is the...

Sat 22 Nov 2008
Red Bull's Vettel again tops Barcelona testHeadline

Red Bull's Vettel again tops Barcelona test

Whether he's buying a London mansion with his Pussycat Doll girlfriend, calculating how to drive faster than a man on a bicycle, or otherwise gilding his golden life, world driving champion Lewis Hamilton has not been in Barcelona, Spain, this...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Vettel quickest on day two in Barcelona testingHeadline

Vettel quickest on day two in Barcelona testing

It makes no difference to Sebastian Vettel: Toro Rosso or Red Bull, the German's happy to stick a car atop a timesheet. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing. Photo by xpb.cc. So he did Tuesday in a second day of Formula One testing at...

Not winter, not '09 but F1 testing has begunHeadline

Not winter, not '09 but F1 testing has begun

Formula One on Monday kicked off what it calls 2009 winter testing -- neither in winter nor in 2009 -- at Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain, with nine of 10 teams and 17 drivers in attendance. The three-day agenda includes reward drives...

History making three-peat belongs to JohnsonHeadline

History making three-peat belongs to Johnson

Jimmie Johnson might not be ready to admit it yet, but he is becoming one of NASCAR's all-time greats. Jimmie Johnson. Photo by Action Sports Photography. He's been telling the media at Miami-Homestead Speedway all weekend that ...

Tue 18 Nov 2008
Kunimoto claims victory in rookie run at MacauHeadline
F3

Kunimoto claims victory in rookie run at Macau

Today at Macau, Keisuke Kunimoto (Tom's Team) joined an illustrious list of winners of the Macau Grand Prix, the rookie claiming the title despite the best efforts of Edoardo Mortara (Signature Plus) and - for a time at least - Oliver Campos Hull...

Sun 16 Nov 2008
Mortara snatches victory in chaotic qualifying raceHeadline
F3

Mortara snatches victory in chaotic qualifying race

After a race of more than normal lunacy even for Macau, Edoardo Mortara (Signature Plus) emerged the winner, after getting the drop on initial leader Keisuke Kunimoto (Tom's Toyota), while Roberto Streit (Raikkonen Robertson Racing) survived a...

Edwards wins race, Bower earns championshipHeadline

Edwards wins race, Bower earns championship

Carl Edwards did everything he needed to do to win his second straight Nationwide Series championship. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't enough. Race winner Carl Edwards celebrates. Photo by Action Sports Photography. Edwards led 66...

Sat 15 Nov 2008
Hildebrand joins AGR/AFS juggernautHeadline

Hildebrand joins AGR/AFS juggernaut

Prodigious American talent J.R. Hildebrand will contest a second full season of Firestone Indy Lights competition in 2009, replacing outgoing series champion Raphael Matos at Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing. Hildebrand shifts from RLR Andersen ...