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Wed 04 Nov 2009
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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Manzanita memories, a fond farewellHeadline

Manzanita memories, a fond farewell

According to Allan Brown's "History of America's Speedways," there have been a total of 5953 oval speedways in the United States, with 1040 of them still active. After this weekend, that total will be 1039. Or maybe 1038, depending on how you ...

KERS: Curse or blessing?Headline

KERS: Curse or blessing?

Lots of things have been said about the introduction of the KERS system in Formula 1. The basic idea is very simple: recover the energy that is lost during braking, store the energy and release the energy again whenever a driver feels it is ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
'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...

A lap of Road AmericaHeadline

A lap of Road America

There are a lot of great road racing tracks in North America (Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen and Miller Motorsports Park) but Road America in the scenic countryside of Elkhart Lake, Wis. may be the best. Front Straight. Photo...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
F1 2009 aerodynamics: Good, bad or ugly?Headline

F1 2009 aerodynamics: Good, bad or ugly?

One of the most intensely discussed topics amongst Formula 1 fans today is without a doubt the new 2009 technical regulations, and the influence they have on the front and rear wing design. Detail of the new McLaren Mercedes...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at PorscheHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at Porsche

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram MAIN MAN AT PORSCHE The year was 1990. Just as dusk was falling at Daytona, we were standing in the outer room of the Benny Kahn Media Center. Bob Wollek had won the pole for the 24-hour late that afternoon and...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010 Headline

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010

Confirming rumors that have been speculated for weeks, on Sunday morning the American Le Mans Series announced a class structure change in advance of the 2010 season. The series maintains a four-class structure but has made regulations adjustments...

'Monster' dominates Pikes Peak againHeadline

'Monster' dominates Pikes Peak again

Pikes Peak was Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima's mountain again in the famous hillclimb's 2009 edition, and no assortment of top-notch rally and rallycross gear was going to take it away from him. Nobuhiro Tajima. Photo by Monster ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Formula 1 sponsors falling: Bank on itHeadline

Formula 1 sponsors falling: Bank on it

On the heels of a second planned government bailout and the exit of its chief executive officer, Dutch financial services company ING announced Monday that it will end its sponsorship of the Renault Formula One team after this season. A deal...

Didier Theys hangs up the helmetHeadline

Didier Theys hangs up the helmet

After spending over 30 competitive years behind the wheel of racecars, Didier Theys has decided to call it time on his racing career. The 52-year old announced Monday his retirement as a professional driver, but the likable Belgian will not ...

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...

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,...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
The new Formula One World OrderHeadline

The new Formula One World Order

Cost-regulated teams Last week the FIA presented some new facts about the earlier this year announced cost cap regulations which will be applied to the sport from 2010 onwards. Again, the FIA did not come up with the technical ...

DC at Daytona - Up All NightHeadline

DC at Daytona - Up All Night

UP ALL NIGHT On Feb. 3-4, 1968, the Werks Porsche 907s flat-out dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing 1-2-3 and produced one of the most unusual first and second-place finishes found anywhere in motorsports' history. Brian...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Henry Surtees dead after Brands Hatch accidentHeadline

Henry Surtees dead after Brands Hatch accident

Henry Surtees was 18 years old when he was struck by a flying wheel at the Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent, England, in the FIA Formula Two Championship series' second race of the weekend at his home venue. Henry Surtees. Photo by ...

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. ...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
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...

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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Journalist David Poole dies suddenlyHeadline

Journalist David Poole dies suddenly

David Poole covered NASCAR in a way no one else every could, his final stories for the Charlotte Observer covered this past Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Talladega race; one filled with the usual racing drama. Remembering David ...

Wins should determine the F1 championshipHeadline

Wins should determine the F1 championship

The F1 World Championship should go to the driver who wins the most races. Try it, you'll like it! It's not often that this writer agrees with Bernie Ecclestone on anything, but he's absolutely right with his plan for basing the Formula One...

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...

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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
BMW cuts further, scales back Formula seriesHeadline

BMW cuts further, scales back Formula series

Just two days after BMW pulled out of Formula One for the 2010 season, the German manufacturer announced further cuts to its racing programs, canceling the 2010 season of the Formula BMW Americas series. 2008 champion Alexander ...

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 ...

Wed 04 Nov 2009
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 19 Jun 2009
Formula One's sacred cow is a horseHeadline

Formula One's sacred cow is a horse

The so-called two-tier Formula One championship as proposed by the FIA for the 2010 season has caused quite a stir amongst Formula One fans, but also amongst Formula One teams themselves. The general consensus is that a two-tier competition (in...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

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...

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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Brave new worldHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Brave new world

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Brave New World Stock car racing has come a long way since the days of binge drinking the night before races, bourbon in water jugs, cigarette lighters on the dashboard, amphetamines in the tool box or...

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 ...

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

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.

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Daytona commotionHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Daytona commotion

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Daytona Commotion If the Daytona 500 is any indication, it should be a season of commotion and competition, just the antidote NASCAR needs. Victory lane: race winner Matt Kenseth, Roush Fenway Racing...