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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...

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...

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
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...

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
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...

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...

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 ...

Fri 30 Oct 2009
Todt to take the wheel as new FIA president Headline

Todt to take the wheel as new FIA president

On October 23, 2009, former Scuderia Ferrari CEO and Ferrari F1 team principal Jean Todt was elected President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) for a four-year term by the FIA General Assembly at its annual meeting in Paris,...

Sun 25 Oct 2009
Bouman's guide to FIA Presidential electionsHeadline

Bouman's guide to FIA Presidential elections

FIA Presidential elections, a guide for dummies On Friday October 23 the members of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) will elect a new president, as current 69-year old president Max Mosley will step down after a reign of 16...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year earlyHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year early

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram France Jr. A Year Early After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR...

Mon 12 Oct 2009
McNish, Russell School search for new talentHeadline

McNish, Russell School search for new talent

Call him "Professor McNish." It is worlds apart from his day job in the American Le Mans Series wheeling the latest rocket ship on wheels, the latest Audi Le Mans prototype, the R15 TDI, but Allan McNish is now focused on his newest ...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram JPM Pointing To Title? Juan Pablo Montoya can be either princely or prickly, depending on the mercurial driver's mood. Following the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team's advancement into the Chase and the ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms largeHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms large

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Petit Still Looms Large Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series. Cars ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classicHeadline

ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classic

The usual summer break for the American Le Mans Series sees the sports car division off from its previous race mid-May at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, until mid-July and the shortest track on the schedule, Lime Rock Park. ...

'Formula GP3': Who are they?Headline

'Formula GP3': Who are they?

During the Monaco Grand Prix, Luca di Montezemolo denigrated the new applicants for the 2010 Formula One season, saying that the series should be called 'Formula GP3'. This article takes a brief look at each of the new teams known to have lodged...

Formula One: Rien ne va plusHeadline

Formula One: Rien ne va plus

Rien ne va plus No further bets please, teams and wannabe teams can no longer submit their entry for the FIA Formula One 2010 championship. All we can do now is wait until June 12 when the FIA will reveal which teams have been selected for the...

A clean sweep for Wickens at ValenciaHeadline
F2

A clean sweep for Wickens at Valencia

Robert Wickens collected the second race win in the opening Formula Two event in Valencia, Spain to complete what was to be a remarkable start to the new championship. Race winner Robert Wickens celebrates in parc ferme. Photo by ...

Wickens takes first F2 win, another pole in ValenciaHeadline
F2

Wickens takes first F2 win, another pole in Valencia

Robert Wickens showed dominant form in Formula Two competition in Valencia today, starting with his second pole position of the weekend, and then following it up with a dominant victory in the first of two races this weekend. Robert ...

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads Headline

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads

There are only six cars entered in what could be the swansong for the GT1 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. Four of them are Chevy Corvette C6.Rs; this year there will be no factory competition from the Prodrive Aston Martin DBR9s but...

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le MansHeadline

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le Mans

Hollywood and Le Mans most notably united with Steve McQueen's Le Mans in 1971. The modern day incarnation of an American acting heartthrob going to Le Mans is Patrick Dempsey, though he has not traveled here merely to promote his latest movie or...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hotHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hot

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Look Who's Hot To paraphrase Jimi Hendrix: Are you motivated? It's a question most race car drivers answer in the affirmative. But one only need look at recent results -- starting with six victories...

Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returnsHeadline

Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returns

Max's letter has arrived! Into the hands of news agency Reuters, that is. International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Molsey wrote to teams of the shrinking Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) last week to spell out his next...

Formula One - Seven down, ten to goHeadline

Formula One - Seven down, ten to go

After seven races this season, Brawn Grand Prix and Jenson Button are still on top of the charts and firmly in control of this season's Formula One World Championship. It seems nothing can stop the white-yellow Mercedes propelled Brawn cars, many...