Chip Bolin, the team engineer who led Matt Kenseth to his lone victory of this season on an interim basis, is the leading candidate to step up to crew chief on the No. 17 squad when Robbie Reiser moves into management next season.
Roush Fenway Racing announced Thursday that Reiser, Kenseth’s crew chief since the driver’s rookie season, will become general manager of the team’s Nextel Cup operations. Reiser will succeed Max Jones, who will become co-owner and general manager of the Yates (...) > Full story
The final day of testing at Barcelona marked Franck Montagny’s last day behind the wheel as third driver for Panasonic Toyota Racing. The Frenchman will not drive for the team at Jerez in December so test team members took the opportunity to say goodbye to a popular third driver at Barcelona today.
Franck has made a very positive contribution since joining the team officially at the beginning of the year and yesterday morning he was presented with a shirt signed by members of the (...) > Full story
The three day testing session held in Barcelona is over. Now the Formula One teams are analyzing the data obtained by their drivers and are preparing for the next testing session, and of course for the next Formula One season.
The “luxury” test driver Michael Schumacher had in the first two days the best time, in the third testing day Kovalainen had the best time, by the way Schumacher didn’t race in the third day at Barcelona – probably Ferrari didn’t had enough money to pay (...) > Full story
Ferrari started the trainings for next season of Formula 1 on Barcelona, and as you probably know, Michael Schumacher is helping the team with the development of the car.
This is an exclusive image of the conversation post- training, we can see Michael talking to the mechanics, and also we can see Felipe Massa listenign carefully to evrything he has to say, looks like he wont let this year’s championship go (...)
Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that he has struck a deal with the Indian company JP Associates, who has won a ten-year contract to bring Formula 1 to India from 2010. The race will be held at a purpose-built facility near Greater Noida airport, 50km outside New Delhi, from 2010.
“India has always been known for its love of cricket, but F1 has been growing hugely in popularity in recent years as the viewing figures would suggest," Ecclestone said in a statement on F1’s official (...) > Full story
The Car of Tomorrow a new NASCAR concept that took over five years to become a reality. The Car of Tomorrow was designed from the ground up to be safer, more competitive and cheaper for the race teams. NASCAR has spent extensive time on the drawing board, computer simulations, in the wind tunnel and on the track to design the ideal NASCAR Nextel Cup race car for the future. Design
All cars are required to fit the same set of templates, using a device that has been named "the (...) > Full story
Drew Blickensderfer, crew chief for the No. 17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth in the Busch Series, was fined with 10,000 USD for violating Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20A—12.8.1D (after competition, the right rear quarter panel height exceeded the maximum of 36.5 inches) of the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book.
Additionally, Kenseth was penalized with the loss (...) > Full story
On November 13, 2007, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Gregory Tester, crew chief for the No. 71 car concerning a penalty issued by NASCAR following post-race inspection on October 27, 2007 for a Busch Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Gregory Tester was accused to break Section 12-4-A of the NASCAR Rule Book "Actions detrimental to stock car racing"; Section 12-4-Q "Any determination by NASCAR Officials that the car, car (...) > Full story
Today started the preparation for the 2008 season with a three-day testing session at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.
All the 11 teams are preparing for the next season, the engineers and drivers started to work on the key rule changes for next season - the banning of traction control and the obligatory use of a standard ECU to control their cars’ engine electronics.
Ferrari asked Michael Schumacher to help them with the preparation for the next season, the (...) > Full story
Ferrari confirmed that they are going to restructure their sporting division. The sporting director Stefano Domenicali will become director of the Gestione Sportiva, a role that had been held temporarily by CEO Jean Todt. Domenicali will take up his new position from January 1, 2008.
The news follows Honda’s announcement that Ferrari’s former technical director Ross Brawn, who had been on a years’ sabbatical, is to join the Japanese squad as team principal.
In other (...) > Full story