Archive for January, 2009

Good news from Aston Martin and Volvo

There has been a lot of doom and gloom for the motor racing fan since the end of last season.
First Seat announced an abrupt withdrawal from the British Touring Car Championship – just as it finally seemed to be on the cusp of success with its diesel Leons.

Another disgraceful judgement which puts the future of British motor sport at risk

Croft in Yorkshire is the latest British motor racing circuit to have its future threatened by a stunningly unjust piece of lawmaking.
The Yorkshire circuit, which re-opened in 1994, will have to pay almost £1m after losing an appeal against local residents who complained about the amount of noise at the circuit. It will also have [...]

Dodgy driving standards in GP2 Asia (Video)

Two drivers are side-by-side down a straight at speeds pushing 150mph. Then one driver swerves across and pushes the other straight off the track.
Surely he was disqualified? Had his licence ripped up? Massive fine? Not in GP2 Asia, where a worrying lapse in stewarding has taken place.

Video: Carroll and Jani share honours at Taupo (A1 Grand Prix)

Adam Carroll converted pole position into victory in the A1GP sprint race at Taupo in New Zealand, increasing Ireland’s lead in the championship. Video highlights from the sprint race can be viewed above.
He was followed home by Switzerland’s Neel Jani - who then reversed the positions in the feature race, leading Carroll home. It was [...]

Sergio Perez cruises to Bahrain sprint race win (GP2 Asia)

Sergio Perez took his first victory in GP2 Asia with a straightforward lights-to-flag drive from pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit.
The Campos driver was chased to the flag by Davide Valsecchi, whose second place moves him up to second in the drivers’ standings. Kamui Kobayashi, who won yesterday’s feature race, was sixth and maintains [...]

Kobayashi stretches title lead with Bahrain win (GP2 Asia)

Fresh from his Formula 1 testing duties in Portugal, Kamui Kobayashi turned up in Bahrain and won the GP2 Asia feature race with ease.
Nico Hülkenberg, making his GP2 Asia debut, qualified on pole position and kept his lead through the first corner.
But Kobayashi was quickly on his tail and while the two pulled away [...]

Indonesian round cancelled, Mexican race moved (A1GP)

A1 Grand Prix’s attempt to bring its brand of racing to the streets of Indonesia have failed as the Lippo did not gain FIA approval in time:
This follows notification this morning from the FIA that certain aspects of the track construction project, undertaken by the local promoter and organisers of the event, have failed to [...]