Archive for February, 2008

Wickens goes from hero to zero in A1GP crash-fest

Robert Wickens was looking good for another strong finish while running second in the A1 Grand Prix feature race at Durban until he spun at the exit of turn one.
But he compounded the mistake by driving against the flow of traffic and hitting Oliver Jarvis, who was running third.
It was just one of a string [...]

Dominant win for Wickens in A1GP Durban sprint

Canada’s teenage star Robert Wickens took a classy win from pole position in the A1 Grand Prix sprint race at Durban. He fended off Brazil’s Bruno Junquiera at the start and shot into an immediate two second lead as Junqueira and Oliver Jarvis were assaulted by New Zealand’s Jonny Reid at the first corner.
Jarvis took [...]

Superleague Formula? No thanks

Autosport have interviewed the man behind Superleague Formula, Alex Andreu, who’s unsurprisingly confident about the prospects for his motor racing-cum-football league championship, due to get the green light/kick off at Donington Park later this year.
Andreu said:
We did some research, and then we went to the top football clubs in Europe - Juventus, FC Barcelona, Liverpool, [...]

New DTM drivers: Oliver Jarvis, Katherine Legge… and Ralf Schumacher

Three new names have been confirmed for this year’s DTM championship.
The headline grabber is F1 refugee Ralf Schumacher, who will drive a one year-old Mercedes C-Class.
Oliver Jarvis (pictured above with team mates Legge and Markus Wikelhock) joins Audi in a one year-old A4, which really disappoints me. Jarvis has had some excellent results in Formula [...]

Champ Car and IRL end war and confirm merger

The Champ Car World Series and Indy Racing League have ended a rift that has lasted over a decade and issued a statement that the two championships are to merge.
The full details of the merge are not yet known, including what the series will be called, how many teams will participate, and what races will [...]

IRL-Champ Car merger announcement expected

According to Speed’s Robin Miller the long-awaited IRL Indycar / Champ Car World Series merger is a done deal and an announcement is due soon.
Such a thing has been promised several times before and I’m won’t believe it until I see Newman-Haases and Penskes sharing the tarmac at Long Beach, but I think even hardened [...]

Joyless Kent NIMBYs spoil British Touring Car finale

Very disappointing to read that the 2008 British Touring Car finale can’t be held on the full length Brands Hatch circuit.
Once again the noise restriction regulations are to blame - nearby home owners crying “Not In My Back Yard” prevent the circuit from being able to use the excellent Grand Prix loop for more than [...]

Fauzy wins another shambolic race at Sentul

Fairuz Fauzy converted pole position into victory in the wet sprint race at Sentul. But he was helped by the fact that so few laps were completed at race speed.
Little had apparently been done to correct the numerous embarrassing organisational problems evident in yesterday’s race - cars were left in gravel traps for laps at [...]

Buemi handed Sentul trophy by stewards

I expected the stewards to get involved after today’s GP2 Asia race, and they did, but not for the reasons I was expecting!
As I suspected Luca Filippi lost his win but it was for having his team mate’s tyres fitted to his car, not for completing an extra lap at the end. Sebastien Buemi who [...]

Luca Filippi wins bizarre Sentul GP2 Asia race

Just watched the first GP2 Asia race from Sentul - it verged on farce at times but the closing stages were pure drama. Luca Filippi won from Sebastien Buemi, but they were so absorbed on their battle they completed an extra lap, which leaves me wondering if they might be disqualified.
The GP2 Asia cars have [...]