Archive for June, 2007

GP2 France feature race: Pantano wins messy race

Giorgio Pantano became the sixth driver to win in as many races after a fraught encounter at Magny-Cours.
The race was stopped after a frightening crash that Ernesto Viso was extraordinarily lucky to escape from.
The Venezuelan struck the rear of Michael Ammermuller’s ART car, barrel rolling along a section of barrier and landing on the other [...]

F3 Euro Magny-Cours 1: Kobayashi hangs on

Kamui Kobayashi won the first Formula 1 support race at Magny Cours despite aggressive attention from team mate Romain Grosjean.
Grosjean briefly got past Kobayashi on the second lap before his team mate reversed the move.
The ASM duo were nose to tail for the entire race until Kobayashi ran wide on the final lap. Grosjean tried [...]

Enormous crashes stop GP2 feature race

The GP2 feature race at Magny-Cours has been stopped following two massive crashes.
ISport team mates Timo Glock and Andreas Zuber drove straight into each other at the start of the race, taking each other out.
The safety car was deployed but before the end of the lap Ernesto Viso and Michael Ammermuller collided. Viso’s car rolled [...]

Fabrizio Giovanardi leads BTCC

Following a clarification by the series organisers Fabrizio Giovanardi now leads the British Touring Car Championship by a single point from Jason Plato.
Giovanardi was awarded an additional point following the Oulton Park round when it was discovered that both he and Mike Jordan had set the same fastest lap, meaning both earned an extra point.

Ernesto Viso replaces Sergio Jiminez

Continuing the GP2 mid-season shuffle, Racing Engineering has dropped Sergio Jiminez for Venezuelan Ernesto Viso.
Viso had tested for FMS a few weeks ago before that team chose to replace Antonio Pizzonia with Adam Carroll.
Jiminez lies fourth in the championship, with four points scored in Spain. Viso won two races last year for iSports and ended [...]

GP2 reveals 2008 car

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The first 2008-specification GP2 chassis has been shaken down by F1 test driver Nelson Piquet Jnr.
The revised car aims to maintain the high levels of close, competitive racing GP2 has been famous for, while also providing a technical challenge for the teams and drivers.
More pictures below.

Carroll replaces Pizzonia at FMS

Antonio Pizzonia has been dropped by Fisichella Motor Sport as had been widely predicted.
The team will run Adam Carroll at Magny-Cours this weekend and throughout the remainder of the season if he continues to perform. The team had tested Ernesto Viso with a view to drafting in the Venezuelan.
Carroll left GP2 for the DTM this [...]

IRL Iowa: Franchitti triumps through chaos

Indy Car’s first race at Iowa was a spectacular with most of the leading drivers eliminated in big crashes.
Dan Wheldon, Sam Hornish, Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan were among those whose races were ruined or ended.
It left Dario Franchitti to take his second win of the year - and a 51 point lead in the [...]

Champ Car Cleveland: Tracy turns zero to hero

Paul Tracy took his first victory for two years despite crashing twice in the first ten laps of the race.
The Canadian switched to an alternative fuel strategy after his collisions which paid off after a late safety car period.
Robert Doornbos chased him home but champion Sebastian Bourdais had a rare failure on his Newman-Haas-Lanigan car. [...]

BTCC Oulton 3: Mat Jackson takes first win

Mat Jackson capitalised on a first-lap crash and his BMW’s superior traction to take his first ever BTCC victory.
The family run Jackson team held off the works Seats of Jason Plato and Darren Turner.
Race one winner Gordon Shedden was fourth ahead of ;pole sitter Adam Jones in a fine showing for the Team Air Cool [...]