News Update 12/11/2008

Hamilton doesn’t believe spec engines will happen.
DI Montezemolo happy with FOTA goals.
Max Mosley may not run for another term.

Ultimate Driving Man & Machine: Alexander Rossi of the United States has rattled some cages by taking a stunning victory in Formula BMW World Finals in Mexico City. At the famed Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, Rossi started from second row and, like the other Rossi on two wheels, surgically carved his way to the front in his Euro International entered machine.

 

Rossi raced past the pole-sitter and local favorite Esteban Gutierrez on lap 10 to grab second place. Esteban’s Kaufmann Racing teammate from Denmark Michael Christensen was Rossi’s next victim as the 17-year old from northern California took the lead on lap 13.

 

"Once I was in the lead it was all about making no mistakes," explained the winner. Rossi continued, "this has been the sweetest victory of them all."

 

Dr. Mario Theissen was delighted to see an exciting and clean fight for the win, which is rewarded with a test session in a Formula 1 car. He said, "I’m convinced that all three of them will have successful careers in international motor racing. Who knows, maybe they will knock on our door in Formula One in the future."

 

Alexander Rossi is the first non-European to win the prestigious Formula BMW World Finals. This year he became the first American to win the Munich-based manufacturer’s north American entry level series with 10 victories.

  

Please visit his website www.alexanderrossi.com for more information on his racing career. We also have an interview conducted over the phone with him for you to download fron the below link.

Loeb grabs the win in Wales rallye of GB
McLaren drivers to take over at Force India?
Japanese press slam Honda pull out.
David Richards says I’m not buying.

 Motorsports Memories

French Tragedy: Just as Senna and Prost will forever be linked with their contentious time as teammates at McLaren, Didier Pironi will always be remembered with his Ferrari teammate Gilles Villeneuve and the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola. Whether it was mis-understanding from Pironi’s point of view or treachery as Villeneuve claimed we may never know. Sadly, consequences were fatal and only two weeks away at Zolder. Season saw more tragedy involving Pironi at Montreal and Hockenheimring. The French driver perished in a high speed power-boat accident in 1987.

 

The above photograph is featured in the 2009 Motorsport Memories "Powered by Turbo" calendar. Now available on our merchandise page.

Calendar also features an exclusive interview with Francois Castaing, the Renault engineer who turbo-charged Formula One