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Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

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...

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...

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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
RACE: SCCA driver death announced at June Sprints

RACE: SCCA driver death announced at June Sprints

SCCA DRIVER FATALITY; THRASH INVOLVED IN SINGLE-CAR INCIDENT AT ROAD AMERICA NATIONAL ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (June 20, 2009) -- Thomas Thrash Jr., age 48, of Houston, Texas, was pronounced dead late Saturday morning at St. Nicholas ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
MX Sports Pro Racing on death of Oscar Diaz

MX Sports Pro Racing on death of Oscar Diaz

MX Sports Pro Racing Mourns the Passing of Racer Oscar Diaz Morgantown, W. Va. (Sept. 21, 2009) - MX Sports Pro Racing, the producers of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, mourns the passing of professional motocross rider Oscar Diaz,...

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...

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...

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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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
USAC racer McDaniel fatality in Knoxville

USAC racer McDaniel fatality in Knoxville

CHAD McDANIEL, 34, SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES By USAC staff writers Chad McDaniel, 34, of Concordia, Kansas, succumbed to injuries suffered while racing during Friday night^s midget race in Knoxville, Iowa. McDaniel was transported to Knoxville ...

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 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 ...

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...

Sun 08 Nov 2009
ANDRA: Darren Shepherd: fatal off-track accident

ANDRA: Darren Shepherd: fatal off-track accident

A Passing Of A Passionate Drag Racer And Friend Of Many. The Staff, Volunteers and Administration of Western Sydney Dragway and the sport of ANDRA Drag Racing nationally - regretfully announce the sudden and shock death of local Modified Bike ...

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...

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...

Harry Brix 1947-2009

Harry Brix 1947-2009

HARRY BRIX 1947 -- 2009 San Jose, California, Feb 2 2009. It is with enormous sadness that the death of Harry Brix is announced. The 61-year-old passed away on Sunday in his home town of Los Gatos, California after suffering a cardiac arrest...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

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
IMSA on passing of Harry Brix

IMSA on passing of Harry Brix

IN MEMORY OF HARRY BRIX The International Motor Sport Association honors the memory today of Harry Brix, a championship-winning team owner in IMSA and one of the nation's pioneering businessmen. The 61-year-old Brix passed away Sunday in ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ferrari's drivers dilemmaHeadline

Ferrari's drivers dilemma

Now that Ferrari has confirmed Felipe Massa will not return to the circuit before 2010, Ferrari has to decide whether they will continue with Luca Badoer as Massa's substitute for five more races, or to replace him. Massa has to undergo plastic ...

Frank Gardner obituary per BAM Media

Frank Gardner obituary per BAM Media

FRANK GARDNER Australian motorsport legend Frank Gardner sadly passed away at his Gold Coast home at the weekend after a long-time battle with illness -- he was 78. Following is the last biography written when he was BMW Team Manager,...

FOTA and FIA still struggle onHeadline

FOTA and FIA still struggle on

Today the FIA finally published a list with the accepted entries for the 2010 Formula One season. Williams and Force India, who both had admitted an unconditional entry, are on the list and the FIA has put Ferrari, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia...

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 ...

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
DC's the sound of silenceHeadline

DC's the sound of silence

THE SOUND OF SILENCE A SEASON IN PURGATORY ... ... is the title of an old Patrick Dempsey flick and seems appropriate after Dempsey and his fellow Rolex Series racers cleared out from this past weekend's "Roar Before The 24" because this is ...

Fri 20 Nov 2009
CAMS statement of fatal crash at Classic Adelaide

CAMS statement of fatal crash at Classic Adelaide

CAMS STATEMENT FATAL CRASH AT CLASSIC ADELAIDE CAMS has received confirmation that the driver and co-driver of a car competing in the Classic Adelaide rally have been killed in a crash this afternoon. The crash happened...