March 21st, 2013
HRT Formula 1 refugee Narain Karthikeyan is set to continue his career in single-seater racing after securing a late deal to contest the Auto GP series opener with Austrian team Zele Racing. AUTOSPORT understands the former Jordan and HRT grand prix driver could expand his deal and race in the full eight rounds of this year’s series.
November 14th, 2012
Formula 1 is to have a new medical delegate next year, after the FIA decided not to renew the contract of the long-serving Gary Hartstein beyond the end of this season. Hartstein replaced the late Sid Watkins as F1′s chief doctor from the start of the 2005 season and has worked at every race since. As well as his efforts at the tracks, the American also played a key role in developing new medical safety policies for the governing body through his work as chair of the FIA Institute’s Medical Training Working Group
August 16th, 2012
Narain Karthikeyan has made matching his HRT team-mate Pedro de la Rosa in qualifying his major aim for the second half of the Formula 1 season. The 35-year-old Indian is yet to outqualify de la Rosa this year and, while he feels his race performances have been strong, he concedes he has to raise his game on Saturdays. “I think that my race performance has been very strong, with my 15th place in Monaco standing out, but in qualifying I’ve been a bit weaker,” said Karthikeyan
January 10th, 2011
Firestone tires stacked in an IndyCar garage area during the 2010 season. (IndyCar photo). MOORESVILLE, N.C.
December 28th, 2010
CHAMPION: Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel won the last two races of the Formula One season to beat Fernando Alonso and win the Formula One World Driving Championship. (Steve Etherington Photo) Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win the Formula One World Driver’s Championship, clinching the title by winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and defeating former World Champion Fernando Alonso by four points.
December 22nd, 2010
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Juncos Racing has confirmed its driver lineup for the 2011 Star Mazda Championship Series season.
December 21st, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Michael Shank Racing has added veteran engineer Henry Wolf to the team’s Grand Am Rolex Series No. 60 Crown Royal XR Ford Riley Daytona Prototype operation
December 21st, 2010
Jerome D'Ambrosio will join Virgin Racing for the 2011 Formula One World Championship season. (Steve Etherington Photo) SOUTH YORKSHIRE, England — Jerome D’Ambrosio will replace Lucas di Grassi aboard the second Virgin Racing entry in the Formula One World Championship in 2011.
December 17th, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas — Formula One United States Grand Prix developers have submitted the United States Grand Prix track homologation design the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) for approval. “We are excited to submit the track design to the FIA for homologation design approval.
November 19th, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway will continue its legacy as a proving ground of automotive innovation for more than a century through the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Emerging Tech Day May 7 at IMS.
November 5th, 2010
Sebastian Vettel has driven his Renault-powered Red Bull Racing entry to three Formula One victories this year. (Steve Etherington Photo) MILTON KEYNES, England — Red Bull Racing will continue its partnership with French engine manufacturer Renault, signing a contract extension that will keep its Formula One entries powered by Renault for the next two years
October 5th, 2010
HINWIL, Switzerland — BMW Sauber has signed 20-year old Mexican driver Sergio Perez to race for the Formula One team next season, partnering him with current driver Kamui Kobayashi. Perez, who will make his Formula One debut during the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix next March, finished second in this year’s GP2 Series, winning four races. “Formula One is the dream of every young racing driver,” said Perez
September 28th, 2010
SINGAPORE — Team Lotus will be back in Formula One now that Tony Fernandes has bought the rights to run his team under the famous banner used by founder Colin Chapman.
September 28th, 2010
SINGAPORE — Eddie Jordan, who hired Michael Schumacher for his inaugural Formula One race, has speculated that Schumacher will quit at the end of this season. So will he be back in 2011? “Indeed, yes,” Schumacher told the assembled Formula One media including, National Speed Sport News, in the Singapore paddock
September 28th, 2010
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — The final SCCA National Championship were handed out Sunday during the final day of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America
September 23rd, 2010
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — After three days of qualifying, the grids for the first seven races have been set at the 47th SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America. Provisional poles changed hands in an additional seven classes Wednesday to set up Thursday’s final day of qualifying.
September 22nd, 2010
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Day two of qualifying during the 47th running of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs has been completed, with six more classes setting provisional poles in their opening sessions and three drivers improving into the top spot during second sessions Tuesday at Road America. A damp 14-turn, four-mile racing surface greeted competitors in the six classes who, in addition to 22 classes yesterday, were still waiting for their first chance to turn a meaningful lap over four days of qualifying for this weekend’s National Championship races
September 21st, 2010
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — The opening day of qualifying at the 47th SCCA National Championship Runoffs featured several record-setting performances, with provisional polesitters in 15 of 22 classes running times faster than the Road America track records.
September 15th, 2010
HINWIL, Switzerland — BMW Sauber announced Tuesday that Nick Heidfeld will replace Pedro de la Rosa at the team for the remainder of the 2010 Formula One season. Heidfeld is a veteran of 10 Formula One seasons, seven of which were spent with the Sauber organization.