Red Bull say they did not break testing rules when Neel Jani drove the RB7 in Spain on Sunday.
Neel Jani joined Nico H?â??lkenberg as A1 Grand Prix’s most prolific winner by scored his ninth victory in the categoty in the feature race at Kyalami. But disaster struck the championship leaders. Ireland lost their lead in the title race as Adam Carroll crashed out on the first lap of the race.
A1 Grand Prix’s first race at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa was dominated by the Netherland’s Jeroen Bleekemolen. Bleekemolen started from pole position alongside Filipe Albuquerque. But the Portuguese driver was beaten to the first corner by Neel Jani, which allowed Bleekemolen to quickly extend his lead.
Adam Carroll converted pole position into victory in the A1GP sprint race at Taupo in New Zealand, increasing Ireland’s lead in the championship. Video highlights from the sprint race can be viewed above. He was followed home by Switzerland’s Neel Jani – who then reversed the positions in the feature race, leading Carroll home. It … Continue reading Video: Carroll and Jani share honours at Taupo (A1 Grand Prix)
After announcing his retirement from Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix this weekend, David Coulthard heaped praise on up and coming Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Vettel saying he, “has everything a future F1 winner needs.” Vettel has long been tipped to take Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós seat at Red Bull. Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós words of praise probably were a … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ so who will be at Toro Rosso?
Tom Dillmann, Marcel F?â?ñssler, Rahel Frey, Natacha Gachnang and Alexandre Imperatori all drove for Switzerland at one time or another in the 2007-08 championship. But it was Neel Jani who did the racing and won them the championship. Jani drove a canny campaign, regularly in the top ten, indeed only failing to get there in … Continue reading A1GP: Switzerland are third series champions
Robbie Kerr converted pole position to victory in the Brands Hatch sprint race – meanwhile the Swiss team were celebrating a fourth place for Neel Jani that gave him the points he needed to win the third A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Nations. Kerr got to the first corner first and managed the race … Continue reading A1GP: Kerr wins the race, Jani wins the title
Just arrived at Brands Hatch in time for the A1 Grand Prix season finale. Switzerland’s Neel Jani has got the title all-but won and as he’s starting third on the grid with New Zealand rival Jonny Reid tenth, his chances look very good indeed. Robbie Kerr has kept the home crowd happy with pole position … Continue reading A1GP: On the grid at Brands Hatch
Robert Wickens was looking good for another strong finish while running second in the A1 Grand Prix feature race at Durban until he spun at the exit of turn one. But he compounded the mistake by driving against the flow of traffic and hitting Oliver Jarvis, who was running third. It was just one of … Continue reading Wickens goes from hero to zero in A1GP crash-fest
Canada’s teenage star Robert Wickens took a classy win from pole position in the A1 Grand Prix sprint race at Durban. He fended off Brazil’s Bruno Junquiera at the start and shot into an immediate two second lead as Junqueira and Oliver Jarvis were assaulted by New Zealand’s Jonny Reid at the first corner. Jarvis … Continue reading Dominant win for Wickens in A1GP Durban sprint
Oliver Jarvis was every bit as impressive in the feature race as Adrian Zaugg was in the sprint. He moved ahead of early leader Zaugg at the first round of pit stops and was untouchable after then But while the race at the front was settled early there were plenty of battles for the rest … Continue reading A1GP Zandvoort feature: Jarvis wins for Britain
Justin Wilson broke his ’07 victory duck in the second Champ Car race in Europe at Assen in the Netherlands. The Briton hit the front after the final round of stops. Bruno Junqueira had been in the lead but his early final stop saw him fall down the order. Jan Heylen followed Wilson home with … Continue reading Champ Car Assen: Tactical win for Wilson
The news that he’s off to Formula 1 next year doesn’t seem to have distracted Sebastien Bourdais – in fact he romped to his first victory at Elkhart Lake as if he’d been given a new lease of life. And trouble for championship rivals Robert Doornbos and Will Power have thrust him further into the … Continue reading Champ Car Road America – Bourdais all the way
With attention turning to the driver market for 2008, several of F1’s seasoned campaigners have already bagged contract extensions. Rubens Barrichello will stay with Honda – and should surpass Riccardo Patrese’s record number of career starts (256) early next year). David Coulthard is set for a fourth year at Red Bull – when many had … Continue reading Debate: Youth vs experience
Want to catch up with the latest exploits of F1 debut race leader Markus Winkelhock? Then don’t miss the seventh round of the German Touring Car Championship this weekend at the classic former F1 venue of Zandvoort – one of the top tracks on the touring car calendar. Other racing action for those of you … Continue reading This weekend’s F1 alternative: DTM Zandvoort
Sebastien Bourdais returned to Champ Car after his recent F1 test and showed his rivals why he’s tipped to be Grand Prix racing next year. He dominated the third of the Canadian Triple Crown races, comfortably beating Justin Wilson and seizing the initiative in the championship as rivals Will Power and Robert Doornbos struggled.
Championship leaders Sebastien Bourdais and Robert Doornbos clashed once again on the streets of Toronto – but this time with even more dramatic results than their run-in at Mont Tremblant. Doornbos thumped Bourdais into the barriers late in the race but escaped to score vital championship points. Will Power won another incident packed wet and … Continue reading Champ Car Toronto: Title leaders clash as Power wins
Robert Doornbos cemented his position as the Lewis Hamilton of Champ Car by taking his first win in the series. Doornbos prevailed in a dramatic dry/wet race that could have had any of a number of winners. Champion Sebastien Bourdais followed Doornbos home having led earlier but spun off under the safety car – he … Continue reading Champ Car Mont Tremblant: Doornbos wins hectic race
Paul Tracy took his first victory for two years despite crashing twice in the first ten laps of the race. The Canadian switched to an alternative fuel strategy after his collisions which paid off after a late safety car period. Robert Doornbos chased him home but champion Sebastian Bourdais had a rare failure on his … Continue reading Champ Car Cleveland: Tracy turns zero to hero
Three-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais was in imperious form at Long Beach, as if his nightmare race at Las Vegas had never even happened. He streaked away from the opposition at up to a second per lap and only a late safety car period that slashed his 20s advantage threatened to spoil his day.