Aug 29

Jean Todt Has Challenger For FIA Presidency

Frenchman Jean Todt currently leads the FIA. (Photo: Getty Images)

Frenchman currently leads the . (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA Foundation’s director general, , has resigned his post in order to challenge Jean Todt for the FIA presidency.

In a statement, Ward said: “After much careful thought I have decided to stand as a candidate in the 2013 FIA presidential election. The election period begins in September and it will be necessary for me to approach FIA members to secure nominations. In these circumstances I think that the correct course of action is to resign.

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Aug 28

We have a contract with Pirelli, says Ecclestone

We have a contract with Pirelli, says Ecclestone

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has downplayed ’s prospects of replacing as F1’s sole tire supplier, despite the French company formally confirming to the that it is interested in the role.

Ecclestone has always been close to Pirelli, while FIA President is known to be sympathetic to Michelin. Exactly how the tire saga will play out in the coming weeks remains to be seen, but the bottom line is that time is running out for all concerned.

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Aug 27

Fry Looking Forward to Allison’s Arrival at Ferrari

Fry Looking Forward to Allison’s Arrival at Ferrari

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engineering director says that the arrival of James Allison will allow him to focus more on improving the performance of the F138.

Former Lotus man Allison, who officially starts work next week, will have Fry’s former job title of technical director (chassis). This will be his second spell at the team after he worked under Ross Brawn from 2000 to 2005.

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Aug 27

IndyCar Drivers Would Welcome Back J.P. Montoya

IndyCar drivers would welcome back J.P. Montoya

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If returns to next year, he’ll get a warm welcome from the drivers he’ll have to beat.

is looking for sponsors for an IndyCar ride for Montoya, who is leaving Chip Ganassi’s team. Montoya says he hasn’t decided where he’s going next, but several drivers at Sonoma Raceway think he belongs back in American open-wheel racing, which left in 2001 for , followed by an underwhelming foray into .

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