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Dario Franchitti should swallow his pride and return to Indy Car after being dropped by his NASCAR team

Dario Franchitti has been dropped as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver by Chip Ganassi Racing. He will no longer compete in the top tier of the championship, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll now race in the Nationwide or Craftsman Trucks series.
I’m no fan of NASCAR and I thought Franchitti’s decision to switch [...]

DTM: Paffett, not winner Green, excluded from Norisring results

Most people expected the stewards to get involved after the DTM’s annual visit to the Norisring. But to the surprise of many it was fifth placed man Gary Paffett, not winner Jamie Green, who was penalised.
Paffett was disqualified from the final results. Did the stewards get the wrong British driver?

Indy Car: Birthday boy Dan Wheldon wins in Iowa

Dan Wheldon took a canny victory in Iowa after covering the final 90 laps without stopping for fuel - and he did it all on his birthday!
He was able to stretch out his final stint thanks in part to a length caution period after Tony Kanaan crashed out of third on lap 212 of 250.
Wheldon [...]

Sebastien Buemi masters tricky conditions to head Arden 1-2

A damp race track made for a thrilling GP2 sprint race at Magny-Cours. The race came to those who had the courage to start on slick tyres - and the Arden team took best advantage to score a one-two finish.
Mike Conway led the early, tentative laps on wet weather tyres while Jerom d’Ambrosio had a [...]

GP2: Giorgio Pantano lucks in to win at Senna and Grosjean’s expense

GP2’s most experiened driver was gifted an easy victory at Magny-Cours after the two drivers in front him - and his two princiapl championship rivals - retired.
Bruno Senna converted pole position into the lead at the start while Pantano took advantage of starting on the clean side to pass Romain Grosjean for second.
Grosjean tried to [...]

Video: Bruno Senna mimics uncle Ayrton with qualifying crash in France

Here’s how Bruno Senna scored pole position for tomorrow’s GP2 feature race:

He later insisted the crash was not intentional, although it brought out the red flags and cemented his position at the top of the times sheets. But it was strangely similar to how his uncle Ayrton Senna scored pole position at the same circuit [...]

Audi edges Peugeot in classic Le Mans 24 Hours duel

Audi’s three-car team of Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen was victorious in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a thrilling race-long duel with Peugeot.
For McNish it is his second victory in the classic French event . He first won it in 1998 but lost a second win cruelly in the late stages of [...]

F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

It’s the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend and all eyes are on what will surely be the the Audi-Peugeot battle for overall honours.
I was particularly interested to see that Peugeot’s line up is almost entirely comprised of ex-F1 drivers, including one former world champion. Of their nine drivers only Nicolas Minassian doesn’t have an [...]

Another sports car flips: Marc Gene destroys Peugeot in Le Mans 24 Hours practice

A little over a month after Stephane Ortelli’s horrific crash at Monza another sports car has been destroyed in an accident where the car flipped.
Ex-F1 driver Marc Gene flipped his Peugeot 908 HDi in a practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hours race next week. He suffered a hairline fracture of his toe.

BTCC: A bad weekend for Seat - and a marshal

Heavy rain played havoc with the fifth British Touring Car weekend of the year. Appropriately enough it was round 13 that suffered the most being red-flagged twice.
Racing first came to a halt as the rain got heavier and two cars crashed separately at Tower bend. One of the marshals that attended the first car to [...]

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