Kimi Raikkonen gave credit to NASCAR as his reason for looking at a Formula One return and with Lotus. Raikkonen said he enjoyed his NASCAR experience and realized how much he wanted to race against someone again. Brittany Force and Ashley Force may be driving tTop Fuel Dragsters for their father in a year. Force want’s to reduce his teams Funny Car count and add two Nitro Dragsters. The top 35 rule helped accelerate two teams into prominence, Tommy Baldwin Racing and Phoenix Racing.
Chip Ganassi has hired and fired personnel over the Winter to get traction for his team. Toyota will race a Lemans LMP1 Prototype that will be equipped with KERS, According to Oriol Servia…Lotus has had success in the past through hard work and innovation. The lotus Indcar keeps testing. Kimi Raikkonen completed a two day test session to re-acclimate him to a Formula One Car.
Jason Leffler, Courtney Force, James Hinchcliffe and Bruno Senna are all on the move. Leffler goes to Kyle Busch’s truck team while Courtney Force debuts for Father John Force. Not to be outdone James Hinchcliffe get’s the big break taking the Go Daddy/Andretti seat in IndyCar and in Formula One, Bruno Senna’s backer, Eike Batista insists that the deal is done for Senna’s seat at Williams.
Kasey Kahne finds himself in hot water with Women’s rights groups after tweeting disparinging remarks about the practice. Kimi Raikkonen draws friends and foe alike in his return to Formula One. The top story in 2011? Dan Wheldon is killed.
The NASCAR, Formula One, NHRA and IndyCar seasons may be over but the action is just starting. The motorsports world has never been more competitive than it is today. What happened in 2011 and what’s coming at us.
Tony Stewart took everyone to school at Martinsville yesterday while they all beat each other like a UFC cage fight. Vettel wins F1 Indian Grand Prix but Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa can’t stop hammering each other. Jason Line became the first in the NHRA to clinch a championship at Las Vegas.
Martinsville is critical to Carl Edwards, matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson. Formula One and New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie Confirmed A 2013 Race along the Hudson River. The late Marco Simoncelli’s team owner, Gresini Honda, will pay tribute in Valencia.
Clint Bowyer took the win at Talladega, Dan Wheldon was laid to rest in St. Petersburg, Florida and Marco Simoncelli was killed in a horrible crash in Moto GP. Formula One annouced a second date for a U.S. Grand Prix and Sebastian Bourdais receives the Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy in Australian Supercars.
In NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar and Formula One it has never been more competitive than it is now despite a Global economic downturn. It seems that true racing competitors fight harder now than they ever have in history.
The Cup race at Loudon, NH yesterday produced a badly needed win for Ryan Newman. The competition has tightened. Michael Waltrip has filed suit against Williams F1 Engineering for hiring away Mike Coughlan, the designer caught up in the F1 espionage scandal.