Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011

Fired-up Al Qassimi inspired by 40th WRC start

Ford Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi is determined to mark his 40th World Rally Championship (WRC) start with a strong, points-scoring performance in this weekend’s Rally Jordan – round four of this year’s 13-event calendar.

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011

Raikkonen Solid in First NASCAR Test

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In preparation for his NASCAR debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20, ICEONERACING’s Kimi Raikkonen participated in three days of testing with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) this week. The former Formula 1 champion made his first laps around an oval track during a two-day test session at Gresham Motorsports on Monday and Tuesday, followed by a one-day test at Rockingham Speedway on Thursday. Raikkonen settled in quickly behind the wheel of his Toyota Tundra, posting lap times consistent with previous KBM […]

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

The indicators of Räikkönen's development

Kimi Räikkönen and Kaj Lindström left out Mexico. The new ICE1Racing team will now take part in its second rally in the World Rally Championship. Many drivers in the top ten had problems in Mexico. If Räikkönen had been able to produce the same faultless performance as in the opening round of the World Rally Championship in Sweden, the final result would have surely been good. - Admittedly, there could have been a good result there. Although there is a bit of a handicap because […]

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saab will compete in the WRC in 2013

The Swedish automaker Saab, now owned by Spyker, plans to join Citroen, Ford, Mini and Volkswagen in two years' time. They are currently signing engineers and the Russian Evgeny Novikov has been chosen to drive for them. Although Citroën and Ford are currently the only two manufacturers competing in the WRC, Mini is one step away from its debut in May in Sardinia and Volkswagen will announce its entry into the WRC next week in Portugal. As originally reported by the Spanish website, Saab […]

Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend results round-up

Results from the weekend races from Sweden and Abu Dhabi (GP2, V8s)

Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Good week, bad week

Every week we'll take a look at who has had a good week and who hasn't from the world of motorsport. It may be Valentines Day tomorrow, but not everyone has had a lovely weekend.

Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hirvonen wins Swedish thriller

2009 WRC runner-up Mikko Hirvonen kicked off the new era of the championship in style with a thrilling win in Sweden. It was a Ford 1-2-3 as Mads Ostberg, driving for Stobart Ford, put in a stunning drive to finish within touching distance of Hirvonen, and ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala

Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hirvonen leads close top five

Mikko Hirvonen will go into the final day of the opening round of the championship in Sweden in the lead, but the top 5 is covered by a mere 15 seconds. Hirvonen and Mads Ostberg struggled this afternoon as the stages had been used by Swedish entrants since the first running of the stages.

Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011

Ostberg leads day one of WRC Sweden

Stobart Ford driver Mads Ostberg leads after the first day of the 2011 championship in Sweden.
Ostberg had led by over half a minute, but his lead is now less than half of that after suffering from a visibility issue.

Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WRC Sweden: Preview Quotes

Some WRC preview quotes. Sebastien Loeb: “The most common surface in the world championship is gravel, that’s where the title will be decided. In testing I felt more at home on gravel than on snow. While it wouldn’t be very good to be two seconds off the pace of our rivals [in Sweden]...

Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2011

WRC 2011 Preview: Do's and Don'ts of following Rallying

The 2011 WRC season begins this weekend in Sweden, and here is a handy guide for all spectators

Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011

WRC 2011: The line up

With the opening round of the season just three weeks away, here is the provisional line-up for the 2011 Swedish Rally