Rob Smedley joins Williams F1

9:09am Tuesday 25th February 2014

The Williams F1 team have strengthened their race with the appointments of Rob Smedley and Richard Lockwood.

Maldonado joins Lotus F1

The Oxford Times: Team switch: Pastor Maldonado is moving Oxfordshire teams

4:33pm Friday 29th November 2013

The Lotus F1 Team today announced that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado would join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Kovalainen signs for Lotus

The Oxford Times: Kovalainen signs for Lotus

2:12pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen will join Enstone's Lotus F1 Team for the final two races of the 2013 season as a stand-in for regular race driver Kimi Räikkönen, who is undergoing back surgery.

Massa to join WilliamsF1 in 2014

The Oxford Times: Massa to join WilliamsF1 in 2014

3:04pm Monday 11th November 2013

The Williams F1 Team today announcedthat Felipe Massa would join the Grove-based team to drive alongside Valtteri Bottas for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship season. A team statement said that having competed in 12 FIA Formula One World Championship seasons, Massa was an experienced talent and proven race winner, with 11 race wins and 36 podiums to his credit during a hugely successful career.

MOTORCYCLING: Speedy Smith seals final top-ten placing

9:29pm Sunday 10th November 2013

BRADLEY Smith said he is already looking forward to next season after securing seventh place in this year’s fin-ale in Spain yesterday.

Symonds joins Williams F1

9:34am Tuesday 16th July 2013

The Williams F1 Team today announced the appointment of Pat Symonds as chief technical officer, replacing Mike Coughlan.

Susie Wolff joins Williams F1 test

11:42am Monday 15th July 2013

The Williams F1 Team today confirmed that it will run its development driver Susie Wolff and rising star Daniel Juncadella at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone Circuit on July 17-19.

Williams F1 sign Mercedes engine deal

10:34am Thursday 30th May 2013

The Grove-based Williams F1 team today announced an engine deal with Mercedes-Benz from the 2014 season.

Williams F1 announce new race engineer line-up

12:44pm Monday 4th February 2013

The Williams F1 Team today announced an updated senior race operations line-up for the 2013 Formula One World Championship season.

MOTORSPORT: Glock leaves Marussia F1 team

The Oxford Times: On the move: Timo Glock

9:41am Monday 21st January 2013

Banbury's Marussia F1 Team announced today that driver Timo Glock was leaving the team.

F1: Bottas replaces Senna at Williams

11:05am Wednesday 28th November 2012

The Williams F1 Team today announced that Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas will be the team’s race drivers for the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship season.

Sordo swaps Mini seat for Citroen

The Oxford Times: Picture: Prodrive

11:34am Thursday 15th November 2012

Banbury's Prodrive WRC Team today wished Spanish rally driver Dani Sordo the best of luck for the future, following his move to the Citroen World Rally Team for 2013.

MOTORSPORT: Mini pulls out of WRC

The Oxford Times: MOTORSPORT: Mini pulls out of WRC

3:06pm Friday 12th October 2012

Mini announced this afternoon it would end its works involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the end of the 2012 season.

Ellinas to test for Marussia F1 team

5:39pm Thursday 13th September 2012

Cypriot Tio Ellinas is being given the chance to test for Banbury's Marussia F1 Team.

Prodrive Mini WRC team not contesting Rally GB

The Oxford Times: Dani Sordo in action in the Mosel Valley test

2:55pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

Banbury's Prodrive Mini World Rally Championship team will not be competing in the Rally GB this year.

Senna receives Bandini Trophy

The Oxford Times: Bruno Senna

8:18pm Monday 16th July 2012

Williams F1 driver, Bruno Senna, has collected the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in the picturesque town of Brisighella, Italy, for showing great promise at the beginning of his racing career.

MOTORSPORT: De Villota's 'remarkable recovery'

The Oxford Times: Marussia F1 team test driver Maria de Villota is in hospital after an accident at Duxford Airfield

7:46pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

Banbury's Marussia F1 team said tonight that Maria De Villota was making a 'remarkable recovery' following her accident at Duxford Airfield whilst testing for the tam.

Bottas joins Williams F1 test

8:56am Wednesday 11th July 2012

The Williams F1 Team today confirmed that it will run Valtteri Bottas during the Young Driver Test at Silverstone on Thursday and Friday.

Formula 1: De Villota latest

4:01pm Wednesday 4th July 2012

Banbury's Marussia F1 Team today said that test driver Maria De Villota had lost an eye as a result of the crash at Duxford.

Latest: De Villota crash

3:18pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Banbury's Marussia F1 team issued an update on test driver Maria De Villota following her crash at Duxford today.

D’Ambrosio to test Lotus F1 car

The Oxford Times: D’Ambrosio to test Lotus F1 car

10:05am Tuesday 24th April 2012

Jérôme D’Ambrosio will have his first taste of the Enstone-built Lotus F1 car at the Mugello test session next week.

Extra grandstands installed for British Grand Prix

1:44pm Monday 2nd April 2012

Silverstone today announced it is adding two new grandstands to meet demand for tickets for July's British Grand Prix.

Sordo powers to final stage win in Portugal

The Oxford Times: Sordo powers to final stage win in Portugal

8:53am Monday 2nd April 2012

Dani Sordo claimed six fastest stage times in the Rally Portugal, including winning the final powerstage, in the Banbury-built Prodrive Mini John Cooper Works WRC.

Sordo on a flier in Portugal

The Oxford Times: Patrik Sandell was running fourth until his Mini suffered suspension failure

10:08am Sunday 1st April 2012

The Prodrive-built Mini John Cooper Works WRC cars go into the final day of the Rally Portugal running 12th and 17th.

Sandell holds fourth in Rally Portugal

The Oxford Times: Sandell holds fourth in Rally Portugal

8:52pm Friday 30th March 2012

Patrik Sandell held on to fourth place at the end of the slippery second day of the Rally Portugal in the Banbury-built Prodrive Mini John Cooper Works WRC.

British Grand Prix ticket sales off to flying start

The Oxford Times: An Enstone-built Lotus F1 Picture: Lorenzo Bellanca/LAT Photographic

3:15pm Friday 16th March 2012

Silverstone announced today that ticket sales for this year’s British Grand Prix have got off to a flying start.

Turner to race new Aston Martin

The Oxford Times: Turner to race new Aston Martin

4:30pm Friday 24th February 2012

Darren Turner will race the new Banbury-prepared Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, alongside Stefan Mucke and Adrian Fernandez.

Plato joins MG touring car team

The Oxford Times: Jason Plato and Andy Neale

8:33am Wednesday 25th January 2012

MG Motor UK today announced it will enter the 2012 BTCC Series with a ‘dream team’ of cars, drivers, constructors and sponsors.

Sordo takes second in Monte Carlo

The Oxford Times: Dani Sordo in action on the first day of the Monte Carlo rally

8:51am Monday 23rd January 2012

Banbury's Mini World Rally Championship team finished the fifth and final day of the Monte Carlo Rally with second and seventh places.

Minis maintain top ten spots in Monte Carlo

The Oxford Times: Minis maintain top ten spots in Monte Carlo

4:13pm Friday 20th January 2012

The Banbury-built Mini world rally cars maintained their top ten placings after the third day of the Monte Carlo Rally.

Sordo battles for second in Monte Carlo

8:32am Friday 20th January 2012

Spaniard Dani Sordo, driving a Banbury-built Mini John Cooper Works WRC, is still battling for second place after the second day of the Monte Carlo Rally.

Minis in Monte top ten

The Oxford Times: Dani Sordo in action on the first day of the Monte Carlo rally

8:47am Thursday 19th January 2012

The Banbury-built Mini WRC team cars held top ten places after the first day of the Monte Carlo Rally.

Senna confirmed for Williams

The Oxford Times: Senna confirmed for Williams

12:23pm Tuesday 17th January 2012

The Williams F1 team today confirmed that Bruno Senna would contest the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship for the Grove-based team.

Mini rally team suffers funding setback

The Oxford Times: A Mini John Cooper Works rally car in action

1:00pm Friday 6th January 2012

A LONG-AWAITED return to full competitive rally racing for the Oxford-built Mini brand will not happen this year, because of a funding shortfall.

Grosjean claims second Lotus Renault GP seat

The Oxford Times: Drive: Romain Grosjean

9:04am Friday 9th December 2011

The Enstone-based Lotus Renault GP team today named Romain Grosjean as the driver to race alongside 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen next season.

AMG brand joins F1 team name

10:26am Monday 5th December 2011

Brackley's Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team will compete under the name Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team from next season.

Räikkönen returns to F1

The Oxford Times: Räikkönen returns to F1

8:50am Tuesday 29th November 2011

The Enstone-based Lotus Renault GP team today announced that Kimi Räikkönen would race for the team next season.

Meeke fourth for Mini on Wales Rally GB

5:24pm Sunday 13th November 2011

Kris Meeke finished the Wales Rally GB in fourth place in his Banbury-built Mini John Cooper Works WRC.

Sordo crashes on tough day for Mini WRC team

8:33pm Friday 11th November 2011

Dani Sordo crashed out on the second stage of the day on the Wales Rally GB in his Banbury-built Mini John Cooper Works WRC.

Mini team make steady start in Wales Rally GB

8:42am Friday 11th November 2011

Banbury's Mini WRC Team drivers, Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo took it steadily on the first day of the Wales Rally GB to start today's second day fifth and sixth respectively.

Vettel and Webber confirmed for Red Bull show event

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Red Bull Racing today confirmed that World Champion Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Christian Horner and Adrian Newey would attend the team’s celebration show run event in Milton Keynes on Saturday December 10.

MOTORSPORT: Plato's playing down title tilt

The Oxford Times: Jason Plato celebrates one of his two wins at Brands Hatch

10:00am Saturday 8th October 2011

Oxford's Jason Plato feels it’s still odds against him retaining his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title – despite closing the gap at the top with a brace of wins at Brands Hatch.

Plato still in BTCC title fight

The Oxford Times: Plato still in BTCC title fight

7:10am Tuesday 4th October 2011

Five drivers – Jason Plato, Matt Neal, Gordon Shedden, Mat Jackson and James Nash – will all go into the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship’s final round of 2011 at Silverstone in a fortnight’s time (October 15-16) still able to be crowned champion.

Sordo scores top placing for Mini

The Oxford Times: Sordo scores top placing for Mini

9:55am Monday 3rd October 2011

Sebastien Ogier reignited his bid for World Rally Championship title glory by fending off the spirited challenge of Dani Sordo’s Banbury-built Mini to take a deserved victory on the final day of the Rally of France.

Rally Minis have high hopes for France

The Oxford Times: Richards enthused by Mini's rally return

7:50am Saturday 24th September 2011

Banbury's Mini World Rally Championship team are hoping for another top placing as they head for Strasbourg and their fourth event of the year, Rally France-Alsace.

BTCC releases provisional 2012 calendar

The Oxford Times: BTCC releases provisional 2012 calendar

6:27pm Tuesday 20th September 2011

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship today issued its provisional race dates for 2012.

Mini disappointment after Finnish failures

10:20am Tuesday 2nd August 2011

Banbury's Mini WRC Team said they could not pretend to be satisfied that neither of their Prodrive-built Mini John Cooper Works WRCs made it to the end of Neste Oil Rally Finland.

Mini WRC team on target

The Oxford Times: The Mini WRC in action

8:43pm Thursday 28th July 2011

Banbury's Mini WRC Team say they are just where they want to be after the opening day of the Neste Oil Rally Finland.

Ford fans flock to motor centre

The Oxford Times: 1930 Ford Model A Speedster

7:20am Wednesday 20th July 2011

Thousands of Ford enthusiasts will be celebrating 100 years of Ford UK at the Old Ford Rally on Sunday at the Heritage Motor Centre, at Gaydon, near Banbury.

Former F1 aces join Silverstone Classic line-up

The Oxford Times: Former F1 aces join Silverstone Classic line-up

6:50am Sunday 17th July 2011

Three former Grand Prix racers plus a former British Touring Car champion are among the star names racing at the Silverstone Classic (July 22-24).



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