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Tue 25 Nov 2008
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
F1

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
F1

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
F1

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
F1

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
F1

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
F1

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 ...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaignHeadline

EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaign

As the 2008 American Le Mans Series season dawned, a unique team with a green approach was on the grid. A partnership by British-based Barwell Motorsport and Paul Drayson, former Minister of Defense Procurement for Britain's House of Lords, became...

DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chaseHeadline

DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chase

The recent economic downturn has affected all facets of life, and motorsports has not been immune from it either. With high-dollar sponsors hard to come by nowadays, a number of NASCAR teams have had to look at ways of keeping its organizations ...

Thu 13 Nov 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram What's Not To Like? Clean cut. Rough edges long gone, without much sanding required. Occasionally gets angry, but usually at himself. Speaks in full sentences. Has made a couple of bonehead moves at Talladega,...

55th Macau GP promises to live up to the pastHeadline
F3

55th Macau GP promises to live up to the past

Although we're on the 55th running of the Macau Grand Prix its history as the Blue Ribbon event for the F3 category only begins in 1983, though as the winner that year was one Ayrton Senna, it was quite a beginning. Suffice it to say that over...

Wed 12 Nov 2008
Johnson on the verge of making NASCAR historyHeadline

Johnson on the verge of making NASCAR history

After his dominant win Sunday at Phoenix, Jimmie Johnson holds a firm grip on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title heading into this weekend's season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards. Photo by...

Force India, McLaren Mercedes sign supply dealHeadline
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Force India, McLaren Mercedes sign supply deal

Preliminary maneuvering done last week, that is, Ferrari customer engines cast off a year early, Force India signed a five-year deal Monday with McLaren Mercedes for drivetrains (engines and gearboxes), hydraulic systems, and KERS (kinetic energy...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Force India quick to change losing gameHeadline
F1

Force India quick to change losing game

Indian plutocrat Vijay Mallya, an airline and drinks tycoon, an Indian legislator, and the chairman of Formula One team Force India, showed Friday how he built a billionaire's business empire by naming himself team principal and casting off team...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
RML switches to Mazda power for 2009Headline

RML switches to Mazda power for 2009

The face of the LM P2 category of the European-based Le Mans Series has been transforming during the off-season. While a number of top-flight teams have discontinued its programs, others have been forging ahead with plans for the coming year. RML...

Hamilton and McLaren celebrate championshipHeadline
F1

Hamilton and McLaren celebrate championship

World driving champion Lewis Hamilton, who arrived with family members and girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, was greeted by 1,500 McLaren Mercedes employees Wednesday on a celebratory visit to the McLaren Technology...

Alonso and Piquet to stay on at RenaultHeadline
F1

Alonso and Piquet to stay on at Renault

The decision that kept team managers up and down the paddock on pins and needles came Wednesday when Renault announced Fernando Alonso will stay with the Formula One team another two years. Nelsinho Piquet, whose rookie season included stumbles ...

Johnson, Edwards title fight closes upHeadline

Johnson, Edwards title fight closes up

Carl Edwards may not believe in momentum, but he's certainly riding it now. After scoring back-to-back wins at Atlanta and Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards has now closed the gap to Chase leader Jimmie Johnson to 106 points, keeping his NASCAR Sprint...

Wed 05 Nov 2008
Lewis Hamilton: The first of many titles?Headline
F1

Lewis Hamilton: The first of many titles?

Eighteen races. Seventeen countries. Eight months. Seven different race winners. Five continents. After all that, it was not until the final corner of the final race that Lewis Hamilton clinched his first Formula One world championship in one of...

Victory for Conor Daly in Silverstone ThrillerHeadline

Victory for Conor Daly in Silverstone Thriller

16-year old Conor Daly from the USA won the 8th running of the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone today, but not before team-mate Josef Newgarden took himself out of the lead. The victory was achieved after a tense final race which saw Daly battle...

Mon 03 Nov 2008
Massa wins in Brazil, Hamilton takes 2008 titleHeadline
F1

Massa wins in Brazil, Hamilton takes 2008 title

The country continent, as Brazil calls itself, put its full weight behind local hero Felipe Massa and pushed him home a winner Sunday in the season-ending Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil. But 80,000 close, personal friends in attendance at the ...

Sun 02 Nov 2008
DC at Daytona - Worthless testHeadline

DC at Daytona - Worthless test

Worthless Test The 2008 Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season came to an end with the final Miller Motorsports Park 1000k and, barely four weeks later, roughly 25 of the same cars (give or take) assembled at ...

Massa bags Brazilian pole, next stop world title?Headline
F1

Massa bags Brazilian pole, next stop world title?

Life might not stay that way in the next 24 hours, but for now Felipe Massa is home and dry after pocketing pole position for Sunday's Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix. Pole winner Felipe Massa celebrates. Photo by xpb.cc. The Sao ...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Alonso pips fast Massa in Brazilian practiceHeadline
F1

Alonso pips fast Massa in Brazilian practice

Felipe Massa stuck his Ferrari F2008 atop free practice timesheets Friday right to the end before Renault's Fernando Alonso popped top from the 18th spot in the final minute. Massa, joined at the top for most of the second session by Toyota's...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's upHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's up

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Surf's Up The race at Surfers Paradise has come and gone, but has it gone for good? Race start: Will Power (KV Racing Technology). Photo by Troy Hart. As street races go, this one is among the best.

Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009Headline

Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009

Le Mans Series stalwarts Quifel-ASM Team will have a new weapon of choice as it embarks on the 2009 season. The Portuguese team announced Tuesday that it has purchased a Ginetta-Zytek 09S for the LM P2 category of the European-based championship,...

Edwards not giving up on title hopesHeadline

Edwards not giving up on title hopes

With only three races to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Carl Edwards is keeping a positive outlook on his chances for his first series title. Despite back flipping his way to victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, the Roush Fenway ...

Tue 28 Oct 2008
Briscoe becomes first Australian to win at homeHeadline

Briscoe becomes first Australian to win at home

Ryan Briscoe won his first IndyCar race on home turf at Surfers Paradise by beating two other local heroes. After pole starter Will Power hit the wall on lap 16, Briscoe took over the lead and then held of Scott Dixon over the last 15 laps to win...

Edwards sails to Atlanta victory, second in ChaseHeadline

Edwards sails to Atlanta victory, second in Chase

Carl Edwards did everything he could to close the gap on championship points leader Jimmie Johnson. Unfortunately, he didn't gain much ground. Edwards led 98 laps and claimed the checkered flag in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway...

2008 British Formula 3 season reviewHeadline
BF3

2008 British Formula 3 season review

At the end of what has been a rollercoaster of a season, it's interesting -- and probably informative -- to take a look at the season as a whole, and to reflect on who has done well, who has done an average job, and who has been surprisingly good...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
Scheider, Audi take Hockenheim and the titleHeadline
DTM

Scheider, Audi take Hockenheim and the title

Timo Scheider took the race lead into the first corner at Hockenheimring, the DTM (Deutsch Tourenwagen Masters) season finale, and drove flawlessly to hold that lead and win the race, and, more importantly, the 2008 DTM championship, for ...