2010 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List
VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES
Constructor: McLAREN MERCEDEs
1 Jenson BUTTON (GB)
2 Lewis HAMILTON (GB)
BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM*
Constructor: BRAWN MERCEDES BENZ
3 Nico ROSBERG (D)
Constructor: RED BULL RACING RENAULT
5 Sebastian VETTEL (D)
6 Mark WEBBER (AUS)
SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO
7 Felipe MASSA (BR)
8 Fernando ALONSO (E)
Constructor: WILLIAMS COSWORTH
9 Rubens BARRICHELLO (BR)
10 Nico HÜLKENBERG (D)
RENAULT F1 TEAM
11 Robert KUBICA (PL)
FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM
Constructor: FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
14 Adrian SUTIL (D)
15 Vitantonio LIUZZI (I)
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO
Constructor: STR FERRARI
16 Sébastien BUEMI (CH)
LOTUS F1 RACING
Constructor: LOTUS COSWORTH
CAMPOS META 1
Constructor: CAMPOS DALLARA
21 Bruno SENNA (BR)
US F1 TEAM
Constructor: US F1 COSWORTH
Constructor: VIRGIN COSWORTH
24 Timo Glock (D)
* This team has indicated its intention to change
- Toyota Motorsport GmbH remains formally bound by the Concorde Agreement to put forward a team for participation, though it has indicated that it will not be in a position to do so. An announcement will be made regarding this entry in due course.
With the backdrop of New York’s Times Square, Danica Patrick unveiled the car she will race in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“We’ve got the new IndyCar Go Daddy car for Andretti Autosport here,” Patrick said. “Go Daddy has been part of our car for the last three years, but now we’ve got them as the primary sponsor. With these bright colors, you can’t miss me.”
Andretti Autosport announced Nov. 30 that Go Daddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar and Web hosting provider, had signed a multi-year primary sponsorship agreement with the team and Patrick had signed a new multi-year deal to be the driver of the team’s #7 Go Daddy IZOD IndyCar Series entry.
“All of us at Andretti Autosport are looking forward to having Danica back with the team and are excited about working with (Go Daddy CEO and Founder) Bob Parsons and everyone at Go Daddy as the primary sponsor on Danica’s car,” said team owner Michael Andretti, who helped Patrick unveil the black and neon green-liveried car. “Go Daddy brings a lot of energy to our team and to the IZOD IndyCar Series. We’re very excited about the opportunity to work with them in 2010 and beyond.”
Patrick joined Andretti Autosport before the start of the 2007 season and became the first woman to win an IZOD IndyCar Series event at the Indy Japan 300 in 2008. She finished third in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 — bettering the fourth-place mark she established during her breakout 2005 season. Patrick also drove to a career-best fifth-place finish in this year’s IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
“Michael Andretti has helped me become a better driver, and we hope to accomplish a great deal during the next few years together, “Patrick said. “Bob Parsons and Go Daddy have believed in me from the start. You know, my lifelong goal is to win the Indy 500, and I’d love to do that in the GoDaddy.com car.”
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registrar plans and Web site design and Web hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. Go Daddy is also well-known for its Super Bowl commercials, in which Patrick has been featured three straight years.
“Danica is the quintessential Go Daddy Girl,” Parsons said. “Danica is a beautiful woman competing in a male-dominated sport. She’s passionate. She’s focused. She’s all about doing what it takes to win and we love that about her. Not to mention she’s edgy, smokin’ hot and as tough as any competitor anywhere. We are very good together.”
As part of its continuing relationship with Andretti Autosport, Go Daddy provided the team with a redesigned company Web site, which was also launched Nov. 30 at www.andrettiautosport.com.
Penske Racing hired Will Power of Australia to drive full-time next year after giving the Indy Racing League driver a part-time gig last season.
Power will drive for a team that features countryman Ryan Briscoe and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves of Brazil.
“It is a dream come true,” Power told reporters on Thursday after Penske made the announcement. “It’s something I’ve worked very hard for my whole career, to end up in a place like this.”
Penske said the move was a key element of a multiyear deal with Verizon Wireless that began this year. Power’s deal was only for the 2010 season, and additional years haven’t been discussed.
Power drove for Penske last season while Castroneves dealt with U.S. tax issues. After Castroneves returned, Power stayed on temporarily and finished fifth at the Indianapolis 500. Penske eventually brought him back, and Power finished third at Toronto and won at Edmonton.
He broke four bones in his back, had a concussion and chipped his left front tooth in a collision.Power said he’s on pace to recover in time for next season.”I’m feeling really good,” he said. “Everything’s going well. It’s actually ahead of schedule, the way my back healed. I don’t think there’s going to be any problem getting back in the car in January.”
Penske felt it couldn’t afford to take a chance on Power going elsewhere.
“With the results he had last season, there was probably going to be more people knocking on his door if they found out he was available,” Cindric said.
Power said he wanted to stay all along because of Penske’s quality.
2010 NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE
April 30-May2 Atco Raceway* Atco, N.J., N.J.
May 28-30 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa., Pa.
July 2-4 Lebanon Valley Dragway West Lebanon, N.Y., N.Y.
Aug. 20-22 Cecil County Dragway Rising Sun, Md.
Sept. 10-12 Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, N.J., N.J.
Oct. 1-3 Atco Raceway Atco, N.J., N.J.
Feb. 12-14 Bradenton Motorsports Park Bradenton, Fla., Fla.
Feb. 19-21 Gainesville Raceway Gainesville, Fla., Fla.
March 5-7 Orlando Speed World Dragway Orlando, Fla.
Sept. 11-13 Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga.
Oct. 15-17 Silver Dollar Raceway Reynolds, Ga., Ga.
NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION
April 23-25 O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Indianapolis
May 14-16 Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio, Ohio
June 11-13 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill.
July 10-11 Mid-Michigan Motorplex * Stanton, Mich., Mich.
July 23-25 National Trail Raceway Columbus, Ohio, Ohio
Aug. 27-29 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, Ky., Ky.
SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION
April 23-25 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas, Texas
May 15-17 Tulsa Raceway Park Tulsa, Okla., Okla.
June 11-13 Houston Raceway Park Baytown, Texas, Texas
Sept. 17-19 No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, La.
Oct. 22-24 Thunder Valley Raceway Park Noble, Okla.
WEST CENTRAL DIVISION
April 23-25 SRCA Dragstrip Great Bend, Kan., Kan.
May 28-30 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn., Minn.
June 18-20 Bandimere Speedway Morrison, Colo., Colo.
Aug. 6-7 Cordova Raceway Park Cordova, Ill., Ill.
Aug. 27-29 Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan., Kan.
Sept. 10-12 Tri-State Raceway Earlville, Iowa, Iowa
April 30-May 2 Firebird Raceway * Boise, Idaho, Idaho
May 28-30 Mission Raceway Mission, B.C.
June 25-27 Woodburn Dragstrip Woodburn, Ore., Ore.
Aug. 27-29 Pacific Raceways Seattle, Wash.
Sept. 24-26 TBA
TBA Firebird International Raceway Chandler, Ariz., Ariz.
TBA Southwestern International Raceway Tucson, Ariz., Ariz.
May 2-4 Auto Club Dragway at California Speedway Fontana, Calif., Calif.
June 11-13 Top Gun Raceway Fallon, Nev., Nev.
July 23-25 Infineon Raceway Sonoma, Calif., Calif.
Sept. 17-19 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, Calif., Calif.
Nov. 4-7 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas
NHRA LUCAS OIL SERIES SPECIAL EVENTS
March 19-21 Jegs NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals * Belle Rose, La., La.
May 14-16 Jegs NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals* Fontana, Calif., Calif.
June 5 Jegs Allstars Joliet, Ill., Ill.
Sept. 24-26 Jegs NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals * Columbus, Ohio, Ohio
* Top Alcohol classes not contested
MONTREAL — Montreal is back on the Formula One schedule for five years — thanks to more than $70 million in public money.
Mayor Gerald Tremblay and federal and provincial politicians said at a news conference Friday an agreement is in place for the race to be held in city from 2010 to 2014.
The race had been held at Montreal’s Gilles-Villeneuve track every year since 1978 before being dropped in 2009. It was scrapped after a financial dispute between local authorities and racing impresario Bernie Ecclestone. Ecclestone had wanted $165 million to keep the race in Montreal.The decision was a blow to civic pride, coming after Montreal lost its major league baseball team and its status as Canada’s business capital.
The federal government and Montreal’s tourism bureau will each contribute in $24 million over five years, while the province will spend $19 million and the municipal government nearly $5 million.”We’re in pole position for June 13, 2010,” Tremblay said, announcing the date of the next race.
The Formula One event draws wealthy tourists from all over the world and has provided an annual boost to businesses. Quebec says that of the 300,000 spectators at the race, 25 percent are from outside the province. The province says the event is responsible for $84 million in economic benefits and Quebec will collect more than $9 million in additional tax revenues every year because of the race.
Media Release 11/25/2009
“This is a great day for all of us,” said CEO Andretti. “We’re very excited about the future of the team and we are looking forward to being a contender again in 2010. Everyone at Andretti Autosport is 100 percent focused on winning races and championships. We have a lot of work to do this winter, but everyone is committed to the job and we’re looking forward to 2010.”
Andretti and his former business partners announced on Aug. 20 their decision to split off their racing and promotions businesses into two separate companies.
Andretti Autosport, which began competing in the Indy Racing League in 2003 as Andretti Green, fielded four full-time teams in the IZOD IndyCar Series this past season and ran a two-car effort this year with AFS Racing in Firestone Indy Lights.
The team claimed IZOD IndyCar Series crowns in 2004, 2005 and 2007, won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2007, and heads into next year’s Firestone Indy Lights season as two-time defending champions.
|5||Kenny Bernstein *||50|
|1||Joe Amato *||99|
|4||Kenny Bernstein *||70|
|2||Bob Glidden *||122|
|1||Dave Schultz *||71|
|3||John Myers *||53|
|4||Matt Hines *||47|
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 23) — World champion drag racer Troy Coughlin knew he’d have his hands full at the Street Car Super Nationals V presented by Chassisworks at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But he had no way of knowing just how tough it would be spending a “fun weekend” in Las Vegas.
Fresh off his NMCA world championship season, Coughlin entered his beefed-up JEGS.com Pontiac GXP in the event that traditionally pits the top racers from the country against one another for big cash prizes and bragging rights and came away with a respectable third-round finish. Considering that 53 drivers fought hard to make a 32-car field spanning from Coby Rabon’s unfathomable 5.985 at 243.59 mph to Mike Bruno’s 6.533 at 216.86 mph, Coughlin was thrilled to see how well he matched up against such a wide variety of racecars and drivers.
“This was a lot of fun,” Coughlin said. “We saw some of the last-minute rule changes they made and felt a little bit like we had brought a knife to a gun fight, but we still managed to take out a few big guns and meet some really neat people. All in all, it was a success.”
Anticipating a rough crowd, Coughlin and crew dropped a new 932 cubic inch Sonny Leonard motor under the hood that added 150 horsepower to their regular NMCA package, but even with approximately 2,080 horsepower they had a tough time keeping pace.
“When Coby ran that 5.98 with his turbo car we all pretty much just shook our heads and laughed,” Coughlin said. “He was almost a tenth and a half up on the closest guy and as cool as it was to witness, it had the rest of us thinking of other options.
NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND FESTIVITIES
YORBA LINDA, CA (November 19, 2009) — NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car champion Robert Hight is headed to Florida this weekend. The newly crowned champion is not going to Disney World rather the Auto Club of Southern California Ford Mustang driver will be serving as Grand Marshal of the Ford 300 NASCAR race on Saturday. He will be joined by team owner and 14-time Funny Car champion John Force throughout the weekend but Hight will be the center of attention on Saturday afternoon when he utters the most import words in all of motorsports, Gentlemen, start your engines!“This is going to be an amazing experience. I have never been to a NASCAR race before so this will be a really fun weekend. I can’t thank Ford enough for giving me the honor of being the Grand Marshal for the Ford 300. It will be great to represent the NHRA, Full Throttle, Auto Club of Southern California, Castrol and all our other sponsors at such an important NASCAR race. It will also be fun to experience it with John. We’ll be spending some time in the media center as well as the driver meeting so it should be really interesting,” said Hight in advance of the trip.Hight will be arriving in Homestead after a whirlwind week of media and sponsor events. Since clinching the 2009 Full Throttle Funny Car championship late last Saturday night in Pomona, Calif., Hight has been interviewed coast to coast including a spot as the Newsmaker of the Week on award-winning journalist Michael Knight’s Race Reporters show on Wednesday night. On Friday Hight will be honored at the Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters before getting on a red-eye flight for Florida for the Ford Championship Weekend festivities and races, he and Force will attend both the Ford 300 on Saturday and the Ford 400 on Sunday.As the Grand Marshal of the Ford 300 Hight will spend time with the national media covering the race in the media center, attend the drivers meeting, participate in the driver introductions as well as welcome the huge expected crowd to the race before watching some of the race from his Ford teammates’ pit boxes. He will also ride in the Pace Car on the parade lap before the Ford 300.“Usually John does the talking when it comes to speeches. I was pretty nervous before my acceptance speech at the NHRA banquet but everyone said I did a good job. I am looking forward to representing Ford this weekend and talking to some of their NASCAR drivers and crew guys,” said Hight. “I am also excited to meet some of our Ford fans on the NASCAR circuit. Hopefully I can turn them into NHRA fans if they aren’t already.”On Sunday Hight will be spending time in the Ford Display, touring the NASCAR garage, walking the grid as well as signing autographs for the fans before the start of the Ford 400.Fans will be able to keep up with Hight and Force’s day on Saturday via Twitter by following either @FordRacing or @JFR_Racing. John Force Racing will be tagging posts with the hashtag #FORDRH.