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A Day in the Life of Danica Patrick

Posted in IndyCar, Rally Car, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by autoracingpower
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Who Do You Think is the Hottest Woman In Racing?

Posted in Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, Rally Car, Renault, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by autoracingpower

Racing has always been a male dominated sport. And, even now…how often do we really hear about women in racing?  Let’s take a moment to acknowledge some of the hottest women in racing. Who do you think is the hottest?

Miss Danica Patrick

Danica started racing at the early age of 10. She competes in IndyCar and has even made her NASCAR debut. She is also the current face of GoDaddy.com and has graced the pages of FHM and Sport Illustrated.

The lovely Ashley Force

Ashley was the first female to win the NHRA Funny Car. She even won against her own dad, 14-time winner John Force. Her other claims to fame are 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series’ Rookie of the Year and 2007 AOL Sports Hottest Athlete. Does she get your vote?

British Katherine Legge

Currently racing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. First woman to test and A1 Grand Prix car in 2005. And, she was the first woman to test a Formula 1 car back in 2002.

Drag Racing Erica Enders

Pursued her passion at the early age of 8and has become the most successful female Pro Stock driver in NHRA history. In only 8 years of competition she has racked up 37 Jr. Dragster wins.  Her story was picked up by Disney Channel and turned into the TV movie, Right On Track.


Switzerland’s Cyndia Allemann

Cyndie began her career in racing very early at age 7. From karting she moved on over to cars in 2004 and finsihed sixth her first year in the Formule Renault 2.0 Suisse.

Rally Adopts F1 Points

Posted in Formula 1, IndyCar, Rally Car, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by autoracingpower

It’s been noted that Formula 1 will restructure their point system this season with a bigger difference between the winner and second place, in order to encourage drivers to go for the victory.  According to ESPN, the world rally championships have adopted the same point restructuring.  This went into effect in time for last weekend’s season-opening Swedish rally.

25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. Points for 1st to 10th place.

Aston Martin Owner In Running To Buy Honda F1 Team

Posted in Formula 1, Rally Car with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2008 by autoracingpower

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Aston Martin owner and former team principal of BAR and Benetton F1, David Richards, is said to be interested in purchasing the newly for sale Honda F1 team. Richards owns the Prodrive racing team, which races in the World Rally Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Prodrive attempted to enter into F1 for the 2008 season but ended up having to pull out. The intentions to enter F1 were made clear.

Prodrive and Aston are said to have good relationships with Mercedes, who could be a potential engine supplier for Prodrive. Mercedes is already providing engines for 2 other F1 cars besides their own, so extending this offer to another team seems very feasible. Prodrive has also stated that they are relocated to Wroxall, Warwickshire. This could be a possible headquarters for a Prodrive F1 R&D team. The building they will be using will be able to house about 1,000 employees.

It appears that all of the ingredients necessary for a successful Formula One team are converging at Prodrive.

Insane Rally Video Worth the Watch

Posted in Formula 1, Rally Car, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2008 by autoracingpower

loeb1Since the world’s most successful rally driver ever (Spaniard Sebastien Loeb) has been testing in a Formula 1 car recently, I thought it would be appropriate to show an amazing rally video, with Ken Block. The car control seen here is jaw-dropping. There is even a stunt that includes a Segway if this insane driving with a tricked-out Subaru WRX isn’t enough to perk your interest. Enjoy.