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Become an F1 Driver For a Day

Posted in Formula 1, Renault, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by autoracingpower

Renault-Feel-It

Craving the high-speed energy of Formula 1 in your everyday life? Get the total Formula 1 experience when Renault opens its doors this summer to allow people to experience F1 from the driver’s seat.

This program will allow paying members to get a behind the scenes look at F1 at Budapest’s Hungaroring circuit, home of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The day starts off giving the participant the hands on aspects of life as an F1 driver. They attend enginer’s meetings, study, walk the track and even drive on the course (piloted by one of the team’s reserve drivers).

The program named “Feel It” has packages starting at €5,500. For more information on pricing, check out Renaultf1.com

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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.

Alonso Signs 5 Year Deal with Ferrari

Posted in Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Renault, Robert Kubica with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2009 by autoracingpower
Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso has signed a 5 year deal with Ferrari believed to worth 25 million Euros per year.

The news comes as a shock to no one as rumors of Alonso making the move to Ferrari have been around for years and have become even more prevalent lately.

The deal is most likely going to displace Kimi Raikkonen from the Italian team while Robert Kubica will be filling the void left by Alonso at Renault.

Source: PlanetF1.com

Formula 1 Rebel Teams Announce Break Away From FIA

Posted in BMW Sauber, Brawn GP, Ferrari, Formula 1, FOTA, McLaren Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault, Toro Rosso, Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2009 by autoracingpower

FOTA Formula 1The Formula One Team Association (FOTA) has announced their intention to withdraw from the Formula One Championship at the end of the season and create their own championship series for 2010. FOTA is comprised of Brawn GP, McLaren, Renault, Ferrari, BMW Sauber, Toyota, Red Bull and Toro Rosso. FOTA has been frustrated by recent budget cap proposals of £40 million and a general disregard of the team’s opinions by the FIA.

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Onboard With the Stig: Renault R24 F1 Car

Posted in Formula 1, Renault with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by autoracingpower

Ever wonder what it would be like to drive a Formula 1 car? This onboard view from Top Gear will give you great idea. This lap in a Renault R24, piloted by everyone’s favorite tame racing driver, gives an excellent first person view.

Click through to view the same lap from a different angle and then the onboard view again.

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