Archive for May, 2008

Video: The five greatest Champ Car moments

I’ve been working on an article about CART drivers who races in F1 for F1 Fanatic but inevitably I got distracted watching old Champ Car videos on YouTube…
From 1979 to 2008 Champ Car gave fans some of the most stunning examples of great motor racing. These are the five moment I remember best - but [...]

Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500 from Vitor Meira and Marco Andretti

Scott Dixon started on pole position, and he won the race, but there was plenty of action in between.
His Target Ganassi team mate Dan Wheldon made the early running but dropped back with handling problems and ended the race in a lowly twelfth.
Alex Lloyd, making his first start, spun coming off the final turn and [...]

GP2: Senna and Conway win at Monaco

Wins for Bruno Senna and Mike Conway on the streets of Monaco means GP2 has had six different winners in as many races. The drivers’ championship remains wide open as Senna is tied for the lead with Giorgio Pantano.
Senna won the feature race after beating Monaco specialist Pastor Maldonado away at the start. Conway was [...]

BTCC: Plato fights back with Thruxton win

Jason Plato stuck the nose of his Seat Leon into the lead in the third BTCC race at Thruxton and kept it there - despite a robust attack from an unlikely source: Andrew Jordan’s Honda Intergra.
Plato hit the lead at the expense of Gordon Sheddon, who lost his early advantage due to a puncture just [...]

WTCC: Menu leads Huff in Chevrolet 1-2

Chevrolet romped to victory in the second WTCC race at Valencia with Alain Menu converting pole position into victory ahead of race one winner Rob Huff.
Andy Priaulx got ahead of Menu at the start but within a few laps the superior pace of the Chevrolet told and Menu molved back ahead. Rob Huff made short [...]

BTCC: Two wins for Onslow-Cole at Thruxton

Tom Onslow-Cole has given himself the perfect present for the birthday he celebrated on Friday by winning the first two BTCC races of the day at Thruxton.
In both events he ran second before the leader dropped back with a puncture. In race one it was Gordon Sheddon who led the way in his Honda Civic [...]

WTCC: Huff leads Chevrolet resurgence at Valencia

After a processional few races in South America the World Touring Car Championship put on an entertaining battle at Valencia in Spain.
Rob Huff burst through to win in his Chevrolet having escaped a penalty for overtaking pole sitter Yvan Muller at the rolling start. Huff then dropped back to third, but passed the leading Seats, [...]

Sense of irony failure as Sky slags off ITV motorsport coverage

Regular readers will know of my displeasure with Sky’s practice of missing live Indy Car racing to bring NASCAR instead. And yet on their motoring blog is happy to knock ITV for the quality of their F1 coverage:
Desperate to sponge the most revenue out of this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, ITV put an ad break [...]

Ferrari A1GP car for 2008-09 season revealed

This is the first picture of Ferrari’s A1 Grand Prix car for the 2008-09 season. View a high-resolution image of the 2008 Ferrari A1GP car
According to the A1 organsiers the car is based on Ferrari’s 2004 machine, the F2004. The two certainly bear a close similarity (see below for image and press release).

Eight cars crash on first lap, Bruno Senna hits a dog, it’s another GP2 sprint race

A frantic GP2 sprint race saw eight drivers eliminated on the first lap and a safety car period after one car struck and apparently killed a dog.
The safety car was summoned before the first lap was completed as Pastor Maldonado, Andreas Zuber, Ho-Pin Tung, Yelmer Buurmanm Andy Soucek, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Adrian Valles all crashed.
Adam [...]