May 16th, 2013
Fast from being confirmed as the second most-watched sport in the world, Formula One bosses are hoping to reach out to even more fans with the launching of a new £20 million purpose built tourist centre.
After the latest viewing figures came in from sources around the world, Formula One was confirmed as the second most-watched sport on the globe, with almost 1 billion fans tuning in to watch the fortnightly endeavours of Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »
May 14th, 2013
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has said that she is not worried about the comments made by David Gilliland, when he said that Danica should just “shut up and race.” Patrick, though, has said that it is she who is extremely angry with the way Gilliland drove in the recent race. She said that Gilliland was extremely aggressive in the recent Sprint cup series. Speaking ahead of the next cup race, Danica said that Gilliland is unlike any other NASCAR driver she has encountered in the past because he is too aggressive.
She has said that she has never seen Gilliland move over for someone. The attention that Gilliland has been receiving from the media and other NASCAR drivers is what irritates Danica right now. It was Patrick who first came to the war of words with the criticism against Gilliland, who responded by sending out a statement along with the four words through his spokesman. This is the first full season in NASCAR for Danica Patrick. She is currently 25th in the table after having taken part in eight races. Gilliland, meanwhile, is a couple of places below Danica in the 33rd position.
Patrick also failed to comment about any speculation on her personal life, as she recently got divorced from her husband Paul Hospenthal.
“I don’t think he races me like everyone else. I watched him move over and let someone by so, no, I don’t think he does. And that is what makes me mad. He is just getting more attention for this than he deserves,” said Danica Patrick ahead of the next race. He was speaking at the Richmond International Raceway. It is learnt that she is currently going out with cup driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr, who is six years younger than Danica. Ricky is also a rookie in the sport.
March 27th, 2013
The NASCAR chairman Brian France has said that he wants the sport to always be like the race on Sunday at the Auto Club Speedway. It was one of the most exciting NASCAR races in recent times. However, it was blighted by the injury to Denny Hamlin, who suffered fractures after crashing with his former teammate Joey Logano. As a result of this crash, Hamlin’s participation in the forthcoming races is under a cloud of doubt. Other than this, the Sunday’s race was a great example of how the sport should be in the future according to Brian France.
He has said that the race was extremely tight with several passing opportunities for the competitors. This made for a great spectacle according to France. Joey Logano and Hamlin have been part of a major incident only last week, but the chairman France has said that he does not intend to hold talks with the pair in the hopes of repairing their relationship. He has acknowledged that NASCAR remains as a contact sport and such incidents are bound to happen in the latter stages of the race. The most important thing according to France was that both drivers were extremely competitive.
However, France did confirm that the organising committee is studying the incident involving the drivers. “What I know is when the racing is tighter and there’s more passing, there’s just more excitement and more contact and more things that happen. That’s kind of what NASCAR is all about. Kind of what happened on Sunday was a prototype event for how we would look what a good event ought to look like. They were going at it. It probably didn’t hurt the competitiveness that both drivers didn’t want the other one to win,” said France, who said that SAFER barriers could be installed to prevent such incidents in the future.