Archive for August, 2007

Prost Jnr joins A1 Team France

Nicolas Prost, son of four times F1 champion Alain, will be France’s rookie driver in the forthcoming A1 Grand Prix season.
The 26 year-old currently races in Spanish Formula Three - he is third in the championship but hasn’t won so far this year.
He will compete in the rookie test sessions and may be able to [...]

Three-way title fight in Japanese F3

With five races left in the All-Japan Formula Three series the title will likely be won by one of three drivers.
Home racer Kazuya Oshima has a seven-point lead after victories in the last three rounds. He is seven points ahead of Roberto Streit, a Brazilian driver in his fourth season of F3. Streit has five [...]

IRL Infineon: Dixon takes title lead

What had been a pedestrian Indy Racing League round at Infineon Raceway came alive in the final laps when runaway leader Dario Franchitti clashed with team mate Marco Andretti.
That let rival Scott Dixon in to snatch the win and the lead of the championship in dramatic style.
Franchitti clung on to take third after strong support [...]

British F3 Thruxton 2: Mustonen’s turn to triumph

Thruxton served up two debut winners as Atte Mustonen scored his first British F3 victory to match the feat of Double R team mate Stephen Jelley in the first race.
Niall Breen finished second ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez who got onto the podium for the first time.
Once again championship leader Marko Asmer had a quiet race, [...]

British F3 Thruxton 1: Jelley’s maiden win

Stephen Jelley broke his British F3 duck by scoring his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Double R racer started the race fifth and moved up to second before a safety car period needed to recover Sam Bird and Atte Mustonen’s cars.
After the restart he moved ahead of team mate Jonathan Kennard, who stayed behind [...]

WTCC Oschersleben 2: Farfus leads the train

It was another case of follow-my-leader in the second WTCC race at Oschersleben, with Augusto Farfus easily converting his front row start into a victory.
He was pushed every millimetre of the way by team mate Andy Priaulx. But the two looked happy to accept their positions especially as their team mate and principal rival Jorg [...]

Champ Car Zolder: Bourdais once again

Sebastien Bourdais extended his championship lead with another dominant win as the Champ Car World Series made its return to Europe.
But Bruno Junqeira stole the show by grabbing second for Dale Coyne racing after a canny gamble on fuel strategy. He survived a late assault by Justin Wilson who fell back to fifth behind Graham [...]

WTCC Oschersleben: Seat takes first diesel win

Yvan Muller gave Seat a historic win for its diesel-powered Leon at only the second outing for the car.
He passed team mate Gabriele Tarquini early in the race after a restart following two crashes on the first lap.

GP2 Turkey Sprint: Glock back on top

Timo Glock took the lead of the GP2 championship back off Lucas di Grassi with an untroubled win the sprint race at Istanbul.
Having won yesterday’s feature race di Grassi failed to score after picking up a drive-through penalty in the sprint event.

GP2 Turkey Feature: di Grassi takes title lead

Lucas di Grassi took his first win of 2007 and the championship lead along with it.
He profited from poor luck for title rival Timo Glock who narrowly missed out on a podium finish after a stirring drive.
Giorgio Pantano finished second ahead of Adam Carroll who scraped across the line ahead of Glock.