Monday, January 31, 2011

Canadian Grand Prix 2010 Race gallery


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PHOTOS: Earnhardt A Hit In Canada, Too

Dale Earnhardt Jr. picked up a new Camaro Monday in Canada.


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Tony Fernandes' electric shock


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A Mercedes teaser

This is a teaser for the launch of the new Mercedes MGP W02 on Tuesday. The image is computer generated and the press release is clearly designed to create a little more publicity, giving the team two bites of the PR cherry. As one has to jump to follow the crowd in this respect, here [...]


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No Money, No Race - Super Aguri's Financial Problems


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Next-gen VW Golf could be built in U.S. - report

According to a recent report, Volkswagen is considering building the next-generation Golf at their plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


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Ferrari using Toyota?s wind-tunnel

Ferrari has revealed that it has been using Toyota's wind-tunnel to help with the development of its new Formula 1 car.


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Button Steps Up Pre Season Training With Lance Armstrong

Jenson Button teamed up with record breaking cyclist Lance Armstrong, as he continues to prepare for another Formula One season. The McLaren driver excitedly tweeted that he would be riding with Armstrong, the 7 time Tour de France winner, in Hawaii. Armstrong responded via Twitter “I hope he doesn’t ride as srong as he drives [...]


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Anthony Davidson About Bitter Blow


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Elite Company

Jimmie Johnson (left) and Jamie McMurray (HHP Photos) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ? The names are magical. The accomplishment is legendary.


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Kevin Conway, Extenze Racing team up with Nemco Motorsports


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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kevin Conway, Extenze Racing team up with Nemco Motorsports


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Austin Breaks Ground on future Grand Prix site


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Bernie Ecclestone - No plans to put the brakes on

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In an exclusive interview with the Guardian as his 80th birthday approaches, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone speak out about a variety of subjects, from the future of the sport to Margaret Thatcher, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, democracy, football and what continues to drive him.
The way I feel at the moment, why stop? I do it because I enjoy it. And yesterday is gone. I don't care what happened yesterday. What else would I do? People retire to die. I don't get any individual pleasure because we don't win races or titles in this job. I'm like most business people. You look back at the end of the year and you see what you've achieved by working out how much money the company has made. That's it.


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2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible ? First Drive Review

Sebring? What Sebring? Can a new name and a thorough refresh make us forget the past?
Chrysler?s full-line extreme makeover has produced dramatic results for 2011, and the company literally did a number on its four-year-old Sebring sedan and convertible: the cars weren?t only thoroughly refreshed, but also rechristened ?200.? That shouldn?t fool [...]

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Just some random box art models I have done.

Some pictures taken by a studio of some builds i did a while back for MK.







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Video: Button and Hamilton construct their own single-seater


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F1?s great unknown: How will adjustable wings work?


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Q and A with Aldo Costa

Conducted and provided by the Ferrari press office Q.


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Rum Bum Repeats At Daytona

The Rum Bum Racing BMW M3 shared Friday at Daytona Int'l Speedway by Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi. (Grand Am photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla


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France Confirms Procedural Changes For 2011

Brian France addresses the media last fall at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Getty Images photo).


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Open-Wheel Success Easy For Karam

Sage Karam (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) Sometimes, a driver is just born to race. Sage Karam couldn?t help it. It was all around him


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Team Lotus confident over naming case

Team Lotus has declared itself 'confident' that it will win its legal dispute with Group Lotus and be able to use its famous name in Formula 1 this year, in the wake of the first court skirmish between the parties. The London High Court on Monday rejected a bid by Group Lotus for a summary judgement on issues relating to what Team Lotus claims was an early termination of a five-year licencing deal it originally put in place from 2010. But as well as Mr.


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Baby Boom at Roush-Fenway Racing


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1970 GTO convertible...1/25th

...I just purchased a real '70 Judge convertible a few months ago and would like to do a kit of it


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Star-Studded Lineup For Rolex 24 at Daytona; Porsche Leads the Way

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The reigning NASCAR and IZOD IndyCar Series champions highlight a star-studded field for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Grand-Am Series' season-opener at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.

But it's one of sports car's more traditional names, Porsche, that both five-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson and two-time IndyCar champ Dario Franchitti will be chasing when the green flag drops at 3:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday.

German Jorg Bergmeister will start the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche from the pole Saturday in the twice-around-the clock event that has again attracted a Who's Who list of auto racing greats.

Three Indy 500 winners, defending Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray (above left) and a potent mix of current and former NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One drivers are giving it a go against the best sports car drivers in the world on the 3.56-mile Daytona road course.

Johnson and McMurray are trying to join Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt as the only drivers to win a Daytona 500 and Rolex 24 crown. Johnson will co-drive with former series champs Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 GAINSCO Chevrolet and will start 10th in the marquee Daytona Prototype class. They were fastest in Friday's final practice.

McMurray is part of an two-car wonder lineup for three-time Rolex winner Chip Ganassi Racing. He'll co-drive the No. 02 BMW with three IndyCar Series champs, Scott Dixon, Franchitti and open-wheel-to-NASCAR convert Juan Pablo Montoya (above, center, chatting with Memo Rojas). They will start fifth among the 18 prototypes .

The other Ganassi car features defending Grand-Am Series champs Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas along with Ganassi's newest IndyCar driver Graham Rahal and sports car veteran Joey Hand. It will roll off third.


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Force India confirms Sutil, Di Resta in race seats, Hulkenberg reserve


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Team order rule needs a re-think

Jean Todt arives for Wednesday's hearing © Getty Images
Formula One should look at abolishing the controversial ban on team orders after Ferrari escaped further punishment for their manipulation of the German Grand Prix result. That is the view of the Daily Telegraph?s Tom Cary, who is of the opinion that the team orders rule now needs to be seriously looked at because of its obvious shortcomings.
?Whether you are for or against team orders, if the FIA could not back up its own rules and nail a competitor in a blatant case such as this the rule really does need reviewing. Perhaps Ferrari?s thinly-veiled threat to take the matter to the civil courts if they were punished too harshly scared the governing body, who as much as admitted the flimsiness of its rule."
Paul Weaver, reporting for the Guardian in Monza, was in favour of the ruling which keeps alive Ferrari?s slim chances in an enthralling championship.
?The World Motor Sport Council was right not to ruin a compelling Formula One season by taking away the 25 points Alonso collected in Germany. That would have put him out of the five-man title race. But the council was widely expected to increase the fine and possibly deduct points from the team, as opposed to the individual. In the end, it could be argued that common sense prevailed. But the decision will dismay those who were upset by the way Ferrari handled the situation as much as anything else.?
The Daily Mail's Jonathan McEvoy expressed outrage at the FIA tearing up its own rule book by allowing Ferrari to escape unpunished.
"Although the race stewards fined them �65,000 for giving team orders in July, the FIA World Motor Sport Council, to whom the matter was referred, decided not to impose any further punishment. It leaves the sport's rulers open to derision. It was, after all, their rule they undermined. In a statement, the WMSC said the regulation banning team orders 'should be reviewed'."


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Team orders in spotlight again

Will Christian Horner regret not utilising team orders in Brazil? © Getty Images
Michael Spearman of The Sun, says that the �65,000 fine Ferrari received for breaching the team orders ban in Germany will seem like loose change if Fernando Alonso wins the drivers? title in Abu Dhabi.
?The extra seven points Alonso collected when Ferrari ordered Felipe Massa to move over for him in Germany earlier in the season are now looking even more crucial. ?And the �65,000 fine they picked up for ruthlessly breaking the rules will seem loose change if Alonso clinches the title in his first year with the Maranello team. ?Red Bull could have switched the result yesterday given their crushing dominance and still celebrated their first constructors' championship just five years after coming into the sport. ?That would also have given Webber an extra seven points, leaving him just one behind Alonso.?
The Guardian?s Paul Weaver says that if Fernando Alonso does take the drivers? title in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari owes a debt of gratitude to Red Bull for their decision not to employ team orders in Brazil.
?If Alonso does take the title next week it would not be inappropriate were he and Ferrari to send a few gallons of champagne to Red Bull's headquarters in Milton Keynes. ?While Red Bull should be heartily applauded for the championship they did win today their apparent acceptance that Ferrari might carry off the more glamorous prize continues to baffle Formula One and its globetrotting supporters. ?Their refusal to make life easy for Webber, who has led for much of the season and is still seven points ahead of Vettel, means that whatever happens in the desert next week Alonso, the only driver who was capable of taking the championship in the race today, only has to secure second place to guarantee his third world title.?
The Independent?s David Tremayne is also of the opinion that Red Bull may regret not using team orders in Brazil.
?Had Red Bull elected to adopt team orders and let Webber win ? something that the governing body allows when championships are at stake ? Webber would have left Brazil with 245 points ? just one point off the lead. For some that was confirmation of his suggestion that Vettel is the team's favoured driver ? which generated an angry call from team owner Dietrich Mateschitz in Austria and was much denied by team principal, Christian Horner. ?And it sets up a situation where, if the result is repeated next weekend, as is likely, Vettel and Webber will tie on 256, five behind Alonso.?
The Mirror?s Byron Young has put Lewis Hamilton?s fading title chances down to an inferior McLaren machine and he admits the 2008 World Champion now needs a miracle.
?Sebastian Vettel's victory sends the world title fight to a four-way showdown for the first time in the sport's history. ?Hamilton goes there as part of that story with a 24-point deficit to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, but with just 25 on offer in the final round in six days' time it would take more than a miracle. ?Driving an outclassed McLaren he slugged it out against superior machinery and stiff odds to finish fourth.?


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Bonneville Belly tank race car

I would like to build a salt flats belly tank car,with a flathead engine,and would like to find a source for the body.I would like to have the upper and lower body sections in two pcs. I have never tried to resin cast anything,and that looks like that might be the way to go.I think there was a company by the name California Model Works,that did one ,but I haven`t had any luck finding a kit.Thanks in advance for any help.    Jim


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F1 2011 : Technical Regulations


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Bergmeister Makes Daytona History

Jorg Bergmeister en route to the pole for Saturday's Rolex 24 At Daytona during practice Thursday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Grand Am photo). DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.


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NASCAR Names Kristi King Director of Communications, Competition; Steve Pegram Director of Stakeholder Communications

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible to Pace 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500; Chevy Offering 50 Replicas for Sale

Last year, the reborn 2010 Chevy Camaro coupe serve as the pace car for the Indy 500, and Chevy built�200 replicas wearing Inferno Orange paint with White Pearl stripes that it sold to the public. The car was a throwback to the first Indy Camaro pace car, which lead the field in 1969, except that [...]

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Flying Lizard takes Daytona pole

Porsche factory driver Jorg Bergmeister made a spectacular return to the Daytona Prototype category when he claimed pole position for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours. The 2006 Daytona Prototype champion, who last drove one of Grand-Am's prototypes in 2007, claimed the top spot with a new class qualifying record of 1m40.099s aboard the Flying Lizard Riley-Porsche MkXI/XX as the leading GT team made its DP debut. The German was just over three one hundredths of a second ahead of 2010 pole-winner Max Angelelli aboard the SunTrust Dallara-Chevrolet DP01


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Friday, January 28, 2011

Life in the pit lane

The Mercedes pit crew prepare for Michael Schumacher in Singapore © Getty Images
Away from the world of multi-million-pound car development laboratories and drivers whose small change takes care of the Monte Carlo harbour fees, another drama will play out in Singapore this week. The Independent's David Tremayne joins F1's unsung heroes.
These are not select millionaires but up to 16 ordinary, yet gifted, guys; team mechanics who have worked their way up the system and often migrate from team to team, are paid real-world wages of between �30,000 and �50,000 a year, are drilled to perfection ? and whose split-second synchronisation brings their teams huge rewards.


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Mistakes mounting up for Hamilton

After his worst run of results in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton came to Suzuka looking for a strong start to a weekend that could make or break his challenge for the world championship.

If you think that sounds a touch melodramatic, then bear in mind the words of one McLaren leading official who told me on Thursday evening: "If he fails to score here, it's game over."

Having failed to finish three of his last four races and watched Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso overtake him in the standings, the last thing the 2008 champion needed was an early accident in practice.

But halfway through the first session, on his first proper run of the day, that's exactly what happened.

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He locked up his front right wheel heading into the second right-hander at Degner,thought he could catch the car but ended up bumping along the tyre wall and ripping off his front left wheel as well as damaging the McLaren's new rear wing.

Hamilton emerged unscathed but his distress was evident as he leaned back in the shadows under the bridge below the 130R corner. After looking steadfastly ahead, his helmet then slumped forward as if he was consumed by disappointment and disbelief.

He managed to avoid the television cameras and photographers awaiting his return in the paddock by taking a back entrance but you could see he had a face like thunder when he eventually appeared and marched into the back of the garage.

The big concern was that the chassis would need replacing, which would have ruled him out of the entire second session.

As it was, the repairs were so extensive - new gearbox, floor, and front and rear wings - and took so long that Hamilton was able to complete just four timed laps on the track in the dry.

That was crucial for race set-up because heavy rain is expected throughout Saturday, which would throw a whole set of variables into final practice and qualifying.

Hamilton is aware that could level the playing field and, depending on how severe the conditions are, the lost time could be rendered irrelevant, at least in terms of grid position.

But his reluctant, smiling admission after practice that he was "probably pushing too hard" en route to his crash will be seized on by his critics as another example of his excessive aggression behind the wheel costing him his title chances.

Indeed, that opinion was already being voiced in the paddock. "I see Hamilton and McLaren are throwing it away again under pressure," said a rival technical director.

Collisions in Monza and Singapore, and this latest incident certainly don't help his cause.

With only four races remaining, now is the wrong time for Hamilton to start making mistakes like Alonso, Webber and Sebastian Vettel have done earlier in the season.

Unlike in Melbourne, Valencia and Spa - when Hamilton found trouble but came through it - he's currently being punished for the sort of bold moves that make you look a hero when they work, and a novice when they don't.

Had he backed off and played the percentage game, say his critics, he would still be leading the championship. Understandably, Hamilton doesn't accept that view, and will continue driving as only he knows how.

"The fact is I'm not going to drive around in the position I was in and hope to finish the race. That's never been in me," he said in a BBC interview to be broadcast during the BBC One qualifying show.

"I want to fight for a win and I hope people respect that. Sometimes it is too aggressive and that's why it catches you out."

"Every now and then, you try to pull it back a bit and hope it works. Fingers crossed this weekend will be an improvement to say the least."

So far, not so good.

At a demanding track where he has raced just once - in 2009 - he has hardly scratched the surface of the programme that he and his engineers hoped to complete.

But his performance last year, finishing third, was one of his finest drives and is reason for optimism within the team.

"He likes it here, loves the track and will be competitive," said one engineer. "You can't take away what makes him the champion that he is."

Hamilton also received support from a rival team principal involved in the title battle.

"You must try to get your drivers as calm as possible, but it in the end it doesn't matter what you say to them because as soon as they get on the track, it all goes out of their heads," he said.

Another criticism levelled at Hamilton is that he's missing a management figure in a role previously filled by his father.

One team manager told me that Hamilton would benefit from having an independent sounding board outside the team environment, somebody on hand with advice on when to push and when to take it calmly.

McLaren's team principal Martin Whitmarsh would dispute that.

He made a point of sitting down with Hamilton after Monza and Singapore to discuss both incidents. And he did the same again after Friday's crash.

It's a point picked up by one last year's title contenders, Rubens Barrichello.

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"The mental preparation is so important, more important at this stage than the driving," Barrichello said.

"He's clearly got the team support in a good way. But I'm not sure he has the car."

And there's the rub for Hamilton.

He acknowledges that the team are working flat out to improve the car. Another new rear wing is arriving overnight in time for qualifying, with engineers happy that the upgrade added performance.

But he knows, just like McLaren know, that Red Bull remains the fastest car. Ferrari have been quicker too.

So if he's to achieve a second world title, he needs something special from within himself to make up for a lack of performance.

"We've been over-delivering for a long period of time during the year," he said.

"We've not been at the front where we've been absolutely faster than everybody else. We've just done generally better jobs than other teams."

"Clearly now it's down to pace as well as no mistakes, and hoping that we're edging ourselves closer to the others."

Suzuka has decided some classic title contests. Hamilton has to believe - and demonstrate - that he's not about to be counted out this weekend.


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Dark and damp nights in the desert


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Canadian Grand Prix 2010 Practice gallery


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Nico Hulkenberg trying to secure F1 future


Nico Hulkenberg admits he is focused on trying to find a team for next year's Formula One season.

The German was driving for Williams last season and secured his maiden pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate race in the championship, before learning he had lost his seat over the final weekend at Abu Dhabi.

His drive at Williams has been taken by GP2 title winner Pastor Maldonado and ...


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Craven joins anglers stalking the rogue togue


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2011 Provisional World Superbike Rider Line Up

The provisional line-up for the 2011 World Superbike class, as issued by the FIM: 

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CUP: Hamlin Ready For Another Shot

Denny Hamlin finished second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings last year...


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Senna documentary debuts at Sundance

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Ayrton Senna biopic trailer - Click above for to watch video after the jump

When Ayrton Senna died at 34, he left a gaping hole in a sport that's cherished by tens of millions around the world. Seventeen years later, the documentary about his life entitled Senna has finally been shown to crowds at the Sundance Film Festival after a long gestation period, and the early reviews are glowing.

Screenwriter and Executive Producer Manish Pandey shared with the Sundance audience that he already showed the film to Ron Dennis, current chairman of McLaren Automotive and former boss of the successful McLaren Formula One racing team. Dennis is a tough man, known for being emotionless and extremely efficient with his time. However, after watching Senna, Dennis reportedly cried for 10 minutes and then spent the next two hour discussing the most un-tamed racing driver the world has ever known.

Follow the jump to watch a trailer for the film. With any luck, this documentary's showing at Sundance has already bagged it a distributor for wider release in the U.S.

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NASCAR 2011 Media Tour Competition Announcement with Mike Helton & Brian France

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Palmer, Kral join Arden for 2011

The Arden International team has announced that Joylon Palmer and Josef Kral will join its line-up for the 2011 GP2 and GP2 Asia series.


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Petrov Secures Seat For 2011 and 2012 at Lotus Backed Renault Team

Russian driver Vitaly Petrov, who had an up-and-down season with Renault in 2010 has cleared up all speculation about his future following an announcement that he has secured a two yar race seat deal with the Lotus Renault team. He raced with Renault last season, and will continue alongside popular Polish driver Robert Kubica as [...]


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Thursday, January 27, 2011


NHRA INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2011) Lucas Oil Products, an industry leader in lubricants and fuel treatments, has acquired the naming rights to the NHRA-owned and operated multi-purpose auto racing facility located just west of Indianapolis, officials from the world?s largest...


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Renault changes name for 2011 season


Renault will be named Lotus Renault for the 2011 Formula One season after the car company sold its remaining 25% stake.

Renault sold 75% of its shareholding to private investment group Genii Capital ahead of the 2010 campaign. However, it has now relinquished its remaining share to Genii which will be taken up by Malaysian company Proton, which owns Lotus Cars.

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Everybody loves a winner


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Peugeot defends Monte team orders

Peugeot Sport director Olivier Quesnel has defended his decision to switch Stephane Sarrazin and Guy Wilks around in the Monte Carlo Rally results - handing the Englishman a podium finish. Sarrazin had beaten Wilks to third on the stages, but then checked in late for the final control to drop to fourth place. Wilks will contest the whole Intercontinental Rally Challenge, while Sarrazin's outing was a one-off for Peugeot, so the team preferred to give Wilks the extra points.


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Group Lotus: ?Delighted with the outcome??

Group Lotus has responded to last night’s positive statement from Team Lotus by claiming that it too was pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s brief hearing the London High Court, which resulted in the judge setting a trial date for … Continue reading


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AUTOS: Hendrick Scores At Barrett-Jackson

NASCAR team owner buys 23 vehicles, predominantly Corvettes, during six-day Scottsdake auction,


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Jerome d?Ambrosio gets second seat at Virgin Racing

Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio has the second seat alongside German Timo Glock at Virgin Racing for 2011, replacing Brazilian Lucas di Grassi who failed to impress in his debut season. Last season the 25 year old Belgian successfully concluded an evaluation role with the Yorkshire-based team,...


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2011 WSBK Portimao Test Thursday Session 2 Times: Rea Back On Top

With the rain easing off since this morning, the afternoon saw most of the WSBK riders venture out on the second day of testing at Portimao. The two main exceptions were the factory Aprilia riders of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier, who, luckily as it turned out, had been booked to spend the day at a Piaggio event, before flying back to Portimao in the afternoon.

The afternoon saw Johnny Rea top the timesheets, after skipping the morning session, the Castrol Honda rider finishing ahead of Sterilgarda Yamaha's Marco Melandri, the Italian making significant progress at the Portuguese circuit. Carlos Checa was once again near the top of the timesheets, ending the day in 3rd, ahead of the Liberty Ducatis of Sylvain Guintoli and Jakub Smrz.

Testing concludes on Friday.


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