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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...

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 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 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. ...

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...

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans Headline

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans

The formbook held true in both GT classes at qualifying for Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams primarily worked on race setups. A factory Corvette Racing C6.R took the GT1 pole, while the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR scored...

Sarrazin takes Le Mans pole for PeugeotHeadline

Sarrazin takes Le Mans pole for Peugeot

The official Audi and Peugeot statements on tonight's qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours said that the two rival teams were going to work on race settings rather than taking part in a competition for the pole position. ...

ACO adds trophies, expands driving schoolHeadline

ACO adds trophies, expands driving school

At its annual press conference during the 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend, the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) expanded the scope of its racing programs with a pair of new trophies, and unveiled a new Pescarolo-designed-and-built endurance racing car...

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulationsHeadline

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulations

This morning, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO)'s annual press conference in advance of Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans released the 2010 and 2011 regulations, aimed at balancing the divide between petrol and diesel-powered cars in the 24H's ...

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...

ACO denies protest, Peugeot appealsHeadline

ACO denies protest, Peugeot appeals

As was expected by most observers, the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) stewards turned down the protest Peugeot lodged yesterday against the front wing design on the Audi R15. Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI front wing detail. Photo...

Wet practice in Le Mans dampens lap speeds Headline

Wet practice in Le Mans dampens lap speeds

Damp and wet weather made for slow and unpredictable lap times during the six-hour night practice session at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The rookie drivers had to meet minimum practice lap requirements (10 laps in daylight and three more in the...

Audi says R15 aero confirmed as legalHeadline

Audi says R15 aero confirmed as legal

While Team Peugeot has lodged a protest with ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans) against the front wing design of the Audi R15 (see separate story), the response from the German manufacturer is clear: the...

Peugeot protests Audi ahead of 24H practiceHeadline

Peugeot protests Audi ahead of 24H practice

Team Peugeot has lodged a protest with the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) , the organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ahead of the start if this evening's first practice session. The complaint concerns the front wing of the team's archrival, ...

Team Goh looking to repeat successHeadline

Team Goh looking to repeat success

Team Goh has been to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, seen it and conquered it, with an overall victory in 2001 with an Audi R8. This time the team will be aiming for a class victory in a Porsche RS Spyder rather than an overall one, but again they look...

A date with destiny for Drayson RacingHeadline

A date with destiny for Drayson Racing

Prime Minister Gordon Brown held the first meeting of his new cabinet in London this morning. His Minister of Science, Paul Drayson, was in Le Mans, though, going through scrutineering with his team's Aston Martin Vantage GT2 for his first career...

Porsche wages battle in GT2Headline

Porsche wages battle in GT2

The proverbial adage, "quality, not quantity" might best be applied to the fleet of Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs ready to race in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. ...

Titanic battle set for P1 at Le Mans 24HHeadline

Titanic battle set for P1 at Le Mans 24H

The LM P1 class has not only a bumper crop of entrants -- twenty in all -- at this year's Le Mans 24H, but the strongest set of works entries in years, from Aston Martin, Audi and Peugeot. Each of the three factory teams has entered three cars,...

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le MansHeadline

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le Mans

Both Corvette Racing and Risi Competizione had points to prove and history to write for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. In both cases, it's mission accomplished. ...

Peugeot comes through with a 1-2 Le Mans victoryHeadline

Peugeot comes through with a 1-2 Le Mans victory

With the French newspaper headlines demanding "Now go win Le Mans" after Team Peugeot won the pole at the Le Mans 24 Hours on Thursday, it was clear that the pressure was on, with the entire country expecting the French team to win the race over...

New dawn sees Peugeot still in the leadHeadline

New dawn sees Peugeot still in the lead

As Sunday morning dawned at the Le Mans 24 Hours, it was still a 1-2 lead for Team Peugeot, the French team's 908 HDi FAP cars holding a solid if not quite comfortable lead. David Brabham in the ...

Treluyer in a massive early-morning crashHeadline

Treluyer in a massive early-morning crash

Updated 11:05 AM CET.</I> Benoit Treluyer suffered a massive crash in the early morning crash at the Le Mans 24 Hours, losing control of his ...

Kolles Audis sparking surprise through 12 hoursHeadline

Kolles Audis sparking surprise through 12 hours

With a driver lineup of six Le Mans rookies, all with minimal prototype experience only from the first two Le Mans Series races this season, it was safe to say the customer Kolles Audi R10 TDIs were not expected to be among the front-runners in...

Gene holds the lead for Peugeot at midnight Headline

Gene holds the lead for Peugeot at midnight

Marc Gene continues to drive in the lead as midnight approaches at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Peugeot has held the lead for all but a few minutes of the race so far, and the ...

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark Headline

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark

Peugeot may have made a pit faux pas early in this 24-hour race, but at present they still have four of their 908 HDi FAP diesels in the running for both the win and overall victory. Audi now has but one. It is the defending champions of Tom ...

After Porsches, P2 shaping up as a battle of attritionHeadline

After Porsches, P2 shaping up as a battle of attrition

At the moment, this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans' battle for LM P2 is between both leading Porsche RS Spyders. Within the last half hour Keisuke Kunimoto in the ...

Peugeot running away after the four-hour markHeadline

Peugeot running away after the four-hour mark

After four hours of racing at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs are flexing their muscles and pulling away from their rivals, including the Audi R15 TDIs. Polesitter Stephane Sarrazin in the ...

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans Headline

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans

At the end of the first hour in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a factory Peugeot 908 HDi FAP leads overall but the story is really about two of the other three cars. Franck Montagny leads but his teammate Pedro Lamy in the ...

Dumas learning the R15 on the jobHeadline

Dumas learning the R15 on the job

Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard finally made it to the Le Mans in top prototype cars -- each has driven LM GT2 cars here, and Dumas has been with Team Pescarolo the past two years -- but it wasn't to be in the pair's usual Porsche RS Spyder from...

Prost looking forward to Speedy race in Le MansHeadline

Prost looking forward to Speedy race in Le Mans

Nicolas Prost may have the famous last name, but he doesn't need any help from his father to make his mark in racing. In a few hours he'll be getting on track for Speedy Racing Team Sebah in their Lola B08/60-Aston Martin, for the 24 Hours of Le...

Aston Martin 007: Licence to challengeHeadline

Aston Martin 007: Licence to challenge

Aston Martin's LM P1 program is currently the company's flagship racing program, and the 007 car, piloted by Jan Charouz, Stefam Mucke and Tomas Enge is clearly the team's best hope for a top result in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. ...