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Hinchcliffe wins Andretti's Go Daddy race seat

Bernard also said that it remained a possibility that the series will return to the Milwaukee Mile on June 17, and that he was confident that the Baltimore GP would take place despite a breakdown in relations between the city authorities and race promoter Baltimore Racing Development over unpaid bills.

Report: Bridgestone to stay with Indy Lights

According to a report in Tire Business magazine, the American division of tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has reversed its decision to pull out of the Indy Lights championship, the feeder series for the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Bridgestone rocked the US open wheel racing world last March by announcing it was pulling out of the sport altogether, but was soon persuaded to remain with IndyCar through to 2013 while insisting that it would still end its involvement as Indy Lights series sponsor and tyre provider.

It now appears that the series organisers have managed to agree a one-year extension to Bridgestone's involvement with Indy Lights, while continuing to negotiate over future years. Terms and conditions of the deal were not known.

Unser Jr. drink-driving charges upgraded

The prosecutors in the case of Al Unser Jr.'s driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) case were last week granted permission to upgrade the charges that the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner is to face in court.

The charges have been changed from aggravated DWI1 to aggravated DWI2, with a court date of March 5 set.

Unser had previously pleaded guilty to the lesser charges. He was not in court for the latest motions as his appearance had been waived.




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Danica Patrick speaks to the press after setting the fastest time in Thursday practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2011 season finale. [Picture credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media]
Danica Patrick crosses the start/finish line of the track on the streets of Toronto. July 2011. [Picture credit: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media]
Danica Patrick [Picture credit: IndyCar media]
James Hinchcliffe poses for two photographs at the same time at Motegi. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Canadian local hero James Hinchciffe an unsurprising favourite with the press and media at Edmonton. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
James Hinchcliffe (CAN - Newman/Haas Racing) relaxed with his team during the Rookie Orientation Program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Thursday, May 12 [Photo by Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
James Hinchcliffe tries to stay warm at a chilly Kentucky Speedway [Photo credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media]
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Briscoe go wheel-to-wheel during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Cars jostling for position through turn 2 during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Racewa (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies as Scott Dixon celebrates winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon takes the twin chequered flags to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his win in Victory Circle after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The field scatters as the drivers avoid the cars of Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Briscoe at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and the #9 Target Chip Ganassi team celebrate after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon poses with the trophies after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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daz - Unregistered

January 11, 2012 7:26 AM

Sad News About newmanhaas,I didnt not know what next williams in f1.As a mansell fan .I follow newmanhaas. from when mansell drove for them . sad day.

T - Unregistered

January 10, 2012 8:16 PM

Hinch has got the Go Daddy ride so he is taking the no.7. If sponsorship allows then there will be a 4th car but this has been reported as only being 50:50 Hinch did well as a rookie last year so hopefully he performs well in a front line team (though NHL where a first class outfit). Hopefully Servia gets a similar opportunity after his 2011 performances.



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