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Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Caterham confirms Marcus Ericsson for 2014

Caterham has confirmed that Marcus Ericsson will make his Formula 1 debut for the team in 2014. Ericsson won three races across a four year period in GP2 and finished a best of sixth in the championship in 2013. Ericsson will become the first Swedish driver to race in Formula 1 since Stefan Johansson in 1991. Ericsson will race alongside Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi. He will use the #9 for his Formula 1 career. "This is a very proud day for me and everyone who […]

Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Latvala claims Swedish victory

Ford's Jari Matti Latvala has claimed his first win of the season after a mature drive in Sweden. The Finn stormed to the lead of the rally on the first day of the event and was never headed from then on. Citroen's Mikko Hirvonen provided a challenge to his ex team mate, but had to settle for second place. Mads Ostberg benefited from a late puncture for Petter Solberg to move above his compatriot onto the final step of the podium Evgeny Novikov takes another fifth place, […]

Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2012

Latvala edges towards Sweden win

Jari Matti Latvala is edging towards his first win of the season after extending his lead on a relatively uneventful day in Sweden. With just six stages remaining on Sunday, Latvala leads Citroen's Mikko Hirvonen by 23 seconds. Petter Solberg, a further 28 seconds behind, completes the podium positions. Mads Ostberg continues his typically strong pace in the snowy conditions as he lies fourth, a mere 11 seconds behind the 2003 champion. Evgeny Novikov still holds 5th, 44.4s ahead of Sebastien Loeb. The Frenchman suffered […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Latvala ahead in Sweden

Jari Matti Latvala powered ahead on the opening day of Rally Sweden after a commanding performance in the afternoon bunch of stages. Latvala had been embroiled in a close fight all day with ex team-mate Mikko Hirvonen although the former dealt with high tyre wear better than his rivals to move seventeen seconds clear with just a superspecial stage left remaining today. Behind the two Finns are two Norwegians, Petter Solberg and Mads Ostberg. Solberg has closed to within 3 seconds of Hirvonen and will look […]

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011

How Kimi spent his time away from F1 – Part 2

All throughout 2010 Kimi Raikkonen was a silly season by himself. The rumours about what he would do in 2011 started even before he stepped into his Red Bull-sponsored Citroen C4 for the first time in January 2010. The main question was whether he was going to return to F1 or not, but the Iceman would never give a clear answer. He was linked to the Red Bull F1 team and later on with Renault, yes, the same team he is going to drive for […]

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 AS.com, Saab […]

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011

Raikkonen insists 'no interest' in F1 return

Feb.25 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen sounds less enthusiastic than ever about the idea of returning to formula one.

The 2007 world champion, who switched full-time to the world rally championship when Ferrari replaced him with Fernando Alonso for last season,...

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.