Monthly archives: April, 2010

V8s suffering from predictability: Ingall

Supercheap Auto Racing Holden driver Russell Ingall says the racing in this year’s V8 Supercars Championship Series has been too predictable and has suffered as a consequence. The two-time Bathurst 1000 winner and 2005 V8 Series champion labeled this year’s racing as “lacklustre,” but says that the introduction of Dunlop’s all-soft tyre round this weekend…



“Rain Man” Button Blends Savvy and Strategy

For the second time in two Formula 1 races, Jenson Button parlayed tire management and wet-pavement savvy into a victory as he won Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. Just as he did in the Australian GP on March 28, Button made the right choice about when to use slicks and when to use treaded rain tires…



Whincup steamroller continues in Hamilton

The Jamie Whincup steamroller has flattened his Hamilton opposition, taking his fourth win in succession at the New Zealand street circuit. The reigning V8 Supercars Champion crushed the field today, taking a comfortable win over Toll Holden Racing Team’s Garth Tander and Fujitsu Racing’s Michael Caruso. Whincup started the race from second and was beaten…



Sebastian Vettel charges to pole at Chinese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel powered to pole ahead of team-mate Mark Webber as Red Bull secured a one-two at the front of the grid for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. Vettel’s time of one minute 34.558 seconds was 0.248secs quicker than Webber, 0.355secs faster than Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who took third place. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg qualified in fourth,…



Whincup racks up fifth win for year in NZ

Jamie Whincup has won Race 7 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the ITM Hamilton 400 in New Zealand today – his fifth race win for the year and 38th career victory. The TeamVodafone driver greeted the chequered flag first in the 200km race after a close but processional race against Toll Holden Racing…



Red Bull ready to press home technical dominance at F1 Chinese GP

Red Bull will look to make the most of its technical advantage at this weekend’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, with rival teams yet to implement new technology and another weather-affected race looming. Red Bull romped away to a 1-2 finish at the previous race earlier this month in Malaysia, finally confirming its status as…



Hamilton showcases V8’s the best

Toll Holden Racing Team driver Garth Tander says that the Hamilton street circuit is one of the best tracks to get ‘up close and personal’ with V8 Supercars. The #2 factory Holden driver, winner at the Hamilton venue in 2008, said that in terms of viewing V8s, there is no better track. “I think Hamilton…



Super V8 Supercars chance for Jack Perkins

Jack Perkins will make his return to the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series in the next round at Queensland Raceway with support from Supercheap Auto. The second-generation driver has secured a one-off deal to drive the James Rosenberg-owned Commodore VE that Tim Slade raced in the Championship Series last year with Paul Morris Motorsport. Perkins will…



Vettel leads Red Bull one-two at Sepang

Red Bull Racing has overcome its early-season reliability questions with a solid one-two result at a hot Sepang Circuit in Malaysia. Sebastian Vettel led home Australian Mark Webber in a crushing display, beating home Nico Rosberg, who took the first podium for the new Mercedes GP team. Vettel secured the win at the start when…



Qualifying – Webber weathers Sepang storm

The Malaysian weather caught out some big names in qualifying at Sepang on Saturday, with neither Ferrari nor McLaren progressing beyond Q1. After a rain delay in Q3, pole position went to Red Bull’s Mark Webber, from Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg. Third was Sebastian Vettel in the second Red Bull, ahead of Force India’s Adrian Sutil….