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IRL vs Champ Car: the end game?

It’s the time of year when the terrible state of open wheel racing in America makes everyone start to ask why the IRL and Champ Car can’t kiss and make up and form a unified series.
Champ Car has lost Sebastien Bourdais to F1. His former team, Newman-Haas, is threatening to defect to the IRL in […]

Champ Car Mexico: Bourdais goes out on a high

Sebastian Bourdais brought the curtain down on his Champ Car career in typical style - by routing the field at Mexico City.
He passed pole sitter Will Power early on as Power struggled to keep pace due to the hand injury he picked up at Surfers’ Paradise.

Champ Car Assen: Tactical win for Wilson

Justin Wilson broke his ‘07 victory duck in the second Champ Car race in Europe at Assen in the Netherlands.
The Briton hit the front after the final round of stops. Bruno Junqueira had been in the lead but his early final stop saw him fall down the order.
Jan Heylen followed Wilson home with Junqeira in […]

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 […]

Champ Car Road America - Bourdais all the way

The news that he’s off to Formula 1 next year doesn’t seem to have distracted Sebastien Bourdais - in fact he romped to his first victory at Elkhart Lake as if he’d been given a new lease of life.
And trouble for championship rivals Robert Doornbos and Will Power have thrust him further into the lead […]

Champ Car Edmonton: Bourdais back on top

Sebastien Bourdais returned to Champ Car after his recent F1 test and showed his rivals why he’s tipped to be Grand Prix racing next year.
He dominated the third of the Canadian Triple Crown races, comfortably beating Justin Wilson and seizing the initiative in the championship as rivals Will Power and Robert Doornbos struggled.

Champ Car Toronto: Title leaders clash as Power wins

Championship leaders Sebastien Bourdais and Robert Doornbos clashed once again on the streets of Toronto - but this time with even more dramatic results than their run-in at Mont Tremblant.
Doornbos thumped Bourdais into the barriers late in the race but escaped to score vital championship points.
Will Power won another incident packed wet and dry race […]

Champ Car Mont Tremblant: Doornbos wins hectic race

Robert Doornbos cemented his position as the Lewis Hamilton of Champ Car by taking his first win in the series.
Doornbos prevailed in a dramatic dry/wet race that could have had any of a number of winners.
Champion Sebastien Bourdais followed Doornbos home having led earlier but spun off under the safety car - he is now […]

Champ Car Cleveland: Tracy turns zero to hero

Paul Tracy took his first victory for two years despite crashing twice in the first ten laps of the race.
The Canadian switched to an alternative fuel strategy after his collisions which paid off after a late safety car period.
Robert Doornbos chased him home but champion Sebastian Bourdais had a rare failure on his Newman-Haas-Lanigan car.

Audi defeats Peugeot in Le Mans 24 Hours

The Audi team won a dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours with Peugeot second on their return to the classic race.
The diesel Audis held the first three positions early in the race. But Mike Rockenfeller crashed heavily in his stint and Dindo Capello later crashed out when a wheel came off his car.
This left a single […]

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