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Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Sun 27 Dec 2009
It's official: Schumacher goes to Silver ArrowsHeadline
F1

It's official: Schumacher goes to Silver Arrows

An early Christmas present - Schumacher returns to Formula One Michael Schumacher, the German seven-time world champion has signed a one-year contract with Mercedes Grand Prix at the team's offices in Brackley, England, after a month of talks.

Wed 23 Dec 2009
Renault to remain in Formula One with new investorHeadline
F1

Renault to remain in Formula One with new investor

Renault to stay in Formula One The French Renault car company today announced during a press conference in Paris they have decided to stay in Formula One, but have sold a 75 percent stake to the Luxembourg Genii Capital Investment company led by...

Mon 21 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Patrick: Threat or Inspiration?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Patrick: Threat or Inspiration? I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this.

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Same Orbit For NASCAR, F1? The subjects of NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose...

A wind of change?Headline

A wind of change?

A wind of change? After yesterday's meeting of the WMSC (World Motor Sport Council), the FIA announced a number of changes that were approved, ones that should improve Formula One and its governance, and also published the final version of the...

Thu 10 Dec 2009
Sydney connection steals the show on SundayHeadline

Sydney connection steals the show on Sunday

THE SYDNEY CONNECTION STEAL THE SHOW AT TELSTRA 500 James Courtney, Michael Caruso and Mark Winterbottom all survived the carnage of the final 250 kilometre race at the Telstra 500 at Sydney Olympic Park yesterday and in doing so ensured an all...

Wed 09 Dec 2009
Green light for British GP at SilverstoneHeadline
F1

Green light for British GP at Silverstone

The Silverstone Circuits Limited and Formula One rights holder Bernie Ecclestone today announced they have reached a 17-year agreement which secures the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards. The oldest race in Formula One history will retain its...

Tue 08 Dec 2009
Ambrose presented Sir Jack Brabham awardHeadline

Ambrose presented Sir Jack Brabham award

Former two-time V8 Supercar champion and now NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose was presented with the Sir Jack Brabham Award in a special ceremony at the Homebush Olympic precinct by CAMS, the Australian Confederation of Motor Sport governing ...

Mon 07 Dec 2009
Tander wins Sydney race 1,  Whincup scores crownHeadline

Tander wins Sydney race 1, Whincup scores crown

TANDER TAKES THE FIRST TELSTRA SYDNEY 500 RACE AT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM Holden Racing Team driver Garth Tander claimed the inaugural race around the streets of Sydney's newest motorsport track at Olympic Park, Homebush. The 2008 V8 Supercar...

Sauber confirmed as Headline
F1

Sauber confirmed as "14th" Formula One team in 2010

Following the exit of the Toyota Formula One team, just weeks ago, Sauber F1 finally received the news that they had been waiting for weeks --- That the Swiss team Thursday have been confirmed that they have been chosen as the 13th, and final...

Toyota cuts jobs at high tech facility in Germany Headline

Toyota cuts jobs at high tech facility in Germany

It has emerged that 500 of the 650 employees will lose their job at the high tech Toyota Formula One facility in Cologne, Germany. According to the German Auto, Motor und Sport magazine, Toyota had already notified their employers on November 30...

Young drivers showed their talent this week in JerezHeadline
F1

Young drivers showed their talent this week in Jerez

While many of next year's Formula One drivers contracted for 2010 are waiting as late as February to drive their cars in testing, the new ban did not cause any damage to the young drivers, who this week received the first green light to test F1...

Whincup set for back to back titlesHeadline

Whincup set for back to back titles

Team Vodafone pilot Jamie Whincup needs only 19 points to secure back to back championships at the Sydney Telstra 500 this weekend. The current champion can finish as far back as 28th in the first of two street races around the Olympic Park...

Tue 01 Dec 2009
Formula One young driver test days at JerezHeadline

Formula One young driver test days at Jerez

The annual Formula One winter test takes place at the circuit of Jerez in Spain on December 1-3, 2009. Traditionally a number of drivers have been invited to drive a Formula One car, some of them attend as a reward for their achievements in 2009.

Mon 30 Nov 2009
Briatore wants Formula One ban overturnedHeadline

Briatore wants Formula One ban overturned

Today Flavio Briatore, former Renault Formula One team principal, has asked the French High Court in Paris to overturn the decision of FIA's World Motor Sports Council to ban him from Formula One for life. The decision was made in September this...

Wed 25 Nov 2009
Argentinian Lopez close to signing for US F1Headline
F1

Argentinian Lopez close to signing for US F1

Argentina's Jose Maria Lopez said on Sunday that he has a verbal agreement with the US F1 Team, an outfit that will make its Formula One debut in 2010, but that the agreement depends on his being able to complete the required ...

Mortara victorious at MacauHeadline
F3

Mortara victorious at Macau

At Macau this afternoon, Edoardo Mortara (Signature) finally claimed the prize he's been hankering for since this time last year, winning the Macau Grand Prix by a narrow margin from team-mate Jean-Karl Vernay. In 3rd, after a last minute...

Sun 22 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram The Best Ever? On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving...

Vernay wins caution plagued Macau qualification raceHeadline
F3

Vernay wins caution plagued Macau qualification race

Jean-Karl Vernay (Signature) was the slightly surprised - and possibly surprising - winner of today's qualifying race at Macau. With an unusually low rate of attrition, it seemed as though the message about needing to survive this race in order to...

Sat 21 Nov 2009
Ericsson survives chaos to claim Macau poleHeadline
F3

Ericsson survives chaos to claim Macau pole

For the 56th running of the Macau Grand Prix, much was expected of the more experienced individuals, especially with fifteen rookie drivers taking part. Probably the most pressure was resting on Jules Bianchi (ART), but with a Ferrari F1 test in...

Thu 19 Nov 2009
Mercedes buys Brawn Grand PrixHeadline
F1

Mercedes buys Brawn Grand Prix

After fifteen years the partnership between the McLaren Formula One team and Mercedes-Benz comes to an end, as the German car manufacturer today announced a new partnership with Brawn Grand Prix. Mercedes has bought a 75.1 % interest in the Brawn...

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Martin's Chase Plot Thickens The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer's view of the top ten stories. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo...

Mon 16 Nov 2009
Donington, Silverstone and EcclestoneHeadline

Donington, Silverstone and Ecclestone

Two weeks ago it became painfully clear that Donington Park CEO Simon Gillett was not able to pull off his stunt to host the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards, after the circuit failed to meet the third deadline imposed by Formula One...

DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-seasonHeadline

DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-season

A month has passed since the final checkered flag of the IndyCar Series season. There have been several newsworthy developments since Dario Franchitti captured his second series championship at Homestead and we now take a look at ...

Sun 08 Nov 2009
Ekstrom is the Champion of Champions -- againHeadline
DTM

Ekstrom is the Champion of Champions -- again

Mattias Ekstrom is not just a two-time DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) champion, he is now also a three-time winner of the Race of Champions. The Swedish touring car ace added another RoC title to his list of achievements in this year's event...

Sat 07 Nov 2009
Toyota: Another one bites the dustHeadline
F1

Toyota: Another one bites the dust

Today the world's No. 1 automaker, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), announced its immediate withdrawal from Formula One. The decision once again caught Formula One by surprise, as the team had signed the 2009 Concorde Agreement, an agreement...

Fri 06 Nov 2009
Formula One races into the desert sunset of Abu DhabiHeadline
F1

Formula One races into the desert sunset of Abu Dhabi

The Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi provided a futuristic Thousand and One Nights-like decor for last weekend's ultimate round of the 2009 Formula One World Championship. The developers and builders of the circuit can rest assured, they have ...

Wed 04 Nov 2009
SBRS: De Phillippi gives USA Trophy win at SilverstoneHeadline

SBRS: De Phillippi gives USA Trophy win at Silverstone

At Silverstone this afternoon, 16-year old American Connor de Phillippi (Team USA Scholarship) completed an impressive weekend by winning the 2009 Walter Hayes Trophy despite coming under tremendous pressure from Robert Barrable and Felix Fisher,...

Soucek wraps up 2009 with yet another victoryHeadline
F2

Soucek wraps up 2009 with yet another victory

Andy Soucek demonstrated once again that he is the class of this year's FIA Formula Two championship, adding a second-race victory on Circuit de Catalunya to his first win yesterday. The Spaniard had already clinched the title with three races ...

Ten years on: Greg Moore rememberedHeadline

Ten years on: Greg Moore remembered

It has now been ten years since open-wheel racing lost one of its fan-friendliest, most articulate, brightest, fastest, and incredibly well-respected drivers. But with that said, the memories that Greg Moore left the world of motorsport live on to...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram US F1 Ready For Busch? If NASCAR Valley is the source for America's next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing ...

Mon 02 Nov 2009
Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi GPHeadline
F1

Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi GP

Sebastian Vettel wrapped up the 2009 Formula One season in style, leading a Red Bull-Renault 1-2 finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 22-year-old prodigy scored his fifth career victory and the fourth of the year in a dominant ...

Sun 01 Nov 2009
Paffett takes Hockenheim, Scheider the titleHeadline
DTM

Paffett takes Hockenheim, Scheider the title

Gary Paffett did all he could in his fight for the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) championship at the Hockenheimring today, winning the race over his title rival, Timo Scheider. However, Scheider did not set a foot wrong and as he came into...

Hamilton storms to pole in Abu DhabiHeadline
F1

Hamilton storms to pole in Abu Dhabi

It looked momentarily like the Formula One season finale would start with a Red Bull front row, but Lewis Hamilton put an end to that with a stunning lap as the clock ran out in the final segment of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,...

Fri 30 Oct 2009
Abu Dhabi to offer an unforgettable experienceHeadline
F1

Abu Dhabi to offer an unforgettable experience

Round 17, the last round of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit, located near the city of Abu Dhabi, the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates. Although oil business is still booming, in the...

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