Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Daimler Board, and Ron Dennis, Chairman and CEO of the McLaren Group, welcomed all the guests to the official presentation, with Lewis Hamilton, who celebrates his 23rd birthday today, and Heikki Kovalainen joined on stage by Pedro de la Rosa and fellow test driver Gary Paffett to unveil the MP4-23.
Dakar Rally organisers have said the future of the event is not in danger following the official cancellation of this year’s edition. The organisers were forced to call the event off this year amid safety fears in Mauritania, where the rally would have spent eight days.
After a busy year, in which they were accused of stealing Ferrari’s secrets, after being disqualified from the Formula One’s Constructor Championship, that they could easily have won, after their driver Lewis Hamilton lost the Driver Championship by 2 points, finally McLaren can be happy. They have a better car than Ferrari. A car that won eight of Formula One’s 17 races, a car – MP4-22 – that won the Racing Car of the Year award at the Autosport Awards ceremony held in London. Paddy Lowe, the (...) More
Lewis Hamilton received last night the prizes for Best British Competition Driver, Best International Racing Driver and Rookie of the Year at the Autosport Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Viviane Senna, who presented Lewis with an award, compared the British driver with her brother Ayrton Senna: “He reminds me of Ayrton, as a pilot.” After receiving his awards, Lewis said that he was more nervous when he received these awards than he was in 1995 at the (...) More
FIA has announced at the end of last week the 2008 World Rally Championship calendar is as follows: World Rally Championship Date Rally 24 - 27/01 76e Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo 08 - 10/02 Uddeholm Swedish Rally 29/02 - 02/03 Rally Mexico 28 - 30/03 Rally Argentina 24 - 27/04 Jordan Rally WRC 16 - 18/05 Rallye d’Italia-Sardegna (...) More
Jimmie Johnson (born September 17, 1975, El Cajon, California) this year winner of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series is the Hendrick Motorsports driver of the car # 48, a Chevrolet own by his team mate Jeff Gordon. Career Like any other driver Johnson begun his racing career very young, at the age of five, on a 50cc motorcycle. At eight years he won his first competition, the 60cc class championship. From motorcycles Johnson moved to several off-road leagues including SODA, SCORE International (...) More
Giancarlo Fisichella responded to Bernie Ecclestone’s “advice” to leave Formula One, writing an open letter on his official website. The letter said: “Dear Bernie, I read with interest your interview in Auto Moto und Sport, faithfully published by your own web site. You are the father of Formula One and like a father you have talked about your children, including me. I wanted to remind you dear daddy, I mean dear Bernie, that I am the one who won the first Grand Prix in Melbourne in 2005 (...) More
Bernie Ecclestone told to the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport that Ralf Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella would better quit Formula One rather than to drive for Force India in 2008. Ecclestone “advice” comes after the Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya announced that at the Jerez test Schumacher, Fisichella, Christian Klien, Tonio Liuzzi, Franck Montagny, Roldan Rodriguez and Giedo van der Garde will try to obtain a driver’s seat at Force India. Bernie said about Ralf’s and Fisichella’s (...) More