Monthly archives: December, 2010

Council horror at real Hamilton NZ V8 costs

Shocked Hamilton city councillors have called in external auditors to review how the city’s V8 Supercars race has cost ratepayers more than $30 million. Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker yesterday confirmed the cost of the annual V8 Supercar race had ballooned to $27.4m over the three years the city has hosted the event. Hamilton 2010 Report…



Group Lotus to become Renault title sponsors

The Renault team are set to become known as Lotus Renault GP next season after agreeing a title-sponsorship deal with Group Lotus that will run until 2017. Following the return of the Lotus name to Formula One in 2010, under licence from Group Lotus to Lotus Racing, the announcement marks the complete return of the…



Renault apologise to Piquets over Singapore ’08 allegations

Renault have issued a formal apology to former driver Nelson Piquet Junior and his father after the High Court decided the team had made false allegations against the two men in relation to the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix race-fixing scandal. In a press release issued in September 2009, Renault claimed that Piquet Junior had been…



FIA publishes 2011 entry list

Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, published the first draft of the 2011 championship entry list on Tuesday. Six teams have yet to finalise their driver line-ups, with Sauber’s Sergio Perez the only new name confirmed so far. Red Bull Racing Renault 1 Sebastian Vettel (DEU) 2 Mark Webber (AUS) McLaren Mercedes 3 Jenson…



2011 F1 Technical Revisions

The sound of champagne corks popping may still be ringing in the ears after Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel’s title celebrations, but Formula One racing waits for no man. And if one was needed, the recent Pirelli tyre test served as a stark reminder of that. The switch from Bridgestone rubber is just one of…