Archive for April, 2007

Better TV for British F3 & GTs

Good news for British F3 and British GT fans - Channel 4’s coverage will now be on at 8am rather than 7.30am, so you can sleep in a little bit longer on Sunday mornings. There will also be mid week repeats.
Mike Grime of Promoters SRO said: “At a time when British motorsport is finding it [...]

NASCAR fans arrested after Talladega disgrace

Several NASCAR fans were arrested after ugly scenes at Talladega. A group of Dale Earnhardt Jnr fans showered the track with beer cans after the hated Jeff Gordon won the race, surpassing the late Earnhardt Snr’s victory tally.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Gordon had earlier implored the fans to behave - and even he [...]

Trackside: A1 Grand Prix & IRL

More on the tense Britain-versus-Germany duel at Brands Hatch, plus Wheldon’s latest triumph in the IRL. And video…
Trackside - Britain beats Germany at home (external)

IRL Kansas: Dominant Dan wins again

The Chip Ganassi team’s form is ominous for their rivals ahead of next month’s Indianapolis 500.
Dan Wheldon dominated the Kansas 300 and Scott Dixon would surely have made it a Ganassi one-two but for a careless pit lane infraction.
Hacing started fourth Wheldon immediately made his way to the front. He sliced past both Penskes in [...]

A1GP Brands Hatch Feature: Hülkenberg’s last hurrah

A1 Grand Prix’s second season ended on a high as the Brands Hatch feature race produced a thrilling duel between Germany’s Nico Hülkenberg and Britain’s Robbie Kerr.
Hülkenberg held Kerr off to the flag after making a fractionally better getaway than the British driver at the start. The two raced wheel-to-wheel halfway around the first lap, [...]

A1GP Brands Hatch Sprint: Home win for Kerr

Robbie Kerr became the first ever driver to win his home round of the A1 Grand Prix championship by coming home first in the sprint race at Brands Hatch.
Kerr made a clean getaway from the rolling start while Hulkenberg squeezed the Team France car of Loic Duval on the approach to Paddock Hill bend.
Behind them [...]

BTCC Behind the scenes

Over the weekend I had the chance to work in the Seat BTCC team garage with Jason Plato’s mechanics at Rockingham.
I’m happy to say I didn’t break anything (Darren Turner’s car failure while on pole for race one was nothing to do with me). The Seat guys gave me an unprecedented chance to witness the [...]

Champ Car Long Beach: Bourdais cruises to win

Three-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais was in imperious form at Long Beach, as if his nightmare race at Las Vegas had never even happened.
He streaked away from the opposition at up to a second per lap and only a late safety car period that slashed his 20s advantage threatened to spoil his day.

Tracy out, Servia in at Long Beach

Paul Tracy has been sidelined by a back injury incurred in practice for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Long Beach. Tracy crashed at turn one, cracking a vertebrae in his back, and could be out for the rest of the season.
Spaniard Oriol Servia has been drafted into the car to make up the dwindling [...]

GP2 Bahrain 2: First win for Lapierre

Nicolas Lapierre finally took his first GP2 win in his third year in the series. Timo Glock finished second, as he did in the first race, while first round winner Luca Filippi completed the podium.
Borja Garcia could only manage fourth having started on pole. But Briton Mike Conway evoked memories of Lewis Hamilton’s performance last [...]