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Wed 29 Dec 2004
Albers to race for Minardi in 2005Headline
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Albers to race for Minardi in 2005

Minardi announced at a press conference in Amsterdam on December 23rd that Christijan Albers will race for the team in 2005. The 25 year-old Dutchman has been successful in the German touring car championship in recent years. Albers formerly raced...

Trulli ready for busy winterHeadline
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Trulli ready for busy winter

Jarno Trulli is ready for a busy winter testing with Toyota and already feels at home with his new team. The Italian joined Toyota towards the end of the 2004 season and is now looking forward to 2005 with the Cologne based squad. Toyota has not...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
BMW not expecting performance loss
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BMW not expecting performance loss

In 2004, new regulations meant only one engine could be used for an entire race weekend and that will be extended even further next season. Engines will have to last for two races in 2005 but BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen predicts that ...

No driver decision at Williams yet
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No driver decision at Williams yet

Despite mounting speculation in the German media, Williams is adamant that it has not yet made a decision on who will be teammate to Mark Webber next year. Nick Heidfeld and Antonio Pizzonia remain the favourites and it's widely thought that they...

Renault gunning for 2005 titleHeadline
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Renault gunning for 2005 title

Renault will be a contender for the title in 2005 according to team boss Flavio Briatore, after achieving its goals in the last two years. In 2004 Renault hung on to second place in the constructors' standings most of the year but was beaten down...

Wed 22 Dec 2004
Coulthard aiming to surprise rivals
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Coulthard aiming to surprise rivals

David Coulthard thinks that Red Bull Racing will be competitive next season and is aiming to surprise the team's rivals. Coulthard, who recently signed a one-year deal to drive for Red Bull after racing for McLaren for nine years, is not expecting...

Banks looking for long-term stability
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Banks looking for long-term stability

The banks that recently won a legal case against Bernie Ecclestone to have more influence on how Formula One is run are not likely to try and oust him from the organisation. The three banks, Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers,...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
Ferrari chief still against testing cutsHeadline
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Ferrari chief still against testing cuts

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo is standing firm on the team's refusal to agree to the reduction of in-season testing because he believes it should be up to him to decide how much testing his team does. Ferrari presented its own proposals on...

Coulthard signs for Red Bull Racing
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Coulthard signs for Red Bull Racing

As expected, David Coulthard has signed up to drive for Red Bull Racing in 2005. The Scot has agreed a one-year deal with the team but it's not yet known who his teammate will be. Coulthard tested for Red Bull in Spain recently and visited the ...

BMW and Honda drop engine challengeHeadline
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BMW and Honda drop engine challenge

BMW and Honda have decided to not to appeal against the change in engine capacity from 2006 as a legal challenge would take too much time and would be bad for the sport. The two manufacturers, along with Mercedes, were against the reduction of ...

Midland plans gather pace
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Midland plans gather pace

Earlier this year MidlandF1 announced its intention to join Formula One in 2006 and although things have been quiet since, plans are gathering pace. Alexander Radunsky, the team's managing partner for Russia, has said that Boris Yeltsin Junior...

BAR must start winning says Willis
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BAR must start winning says Willis

BAR had to be the most improved team of the 2004 season, with strong performances and a string of podium finishes that resulted in second place in the constructors' championship. The only thing that was missing was the maiden win and technical ...

Thu 16 Dec 2004
Coulthard closing on Red BullHeadline
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Coulthard closing on Red Bull

Although a deal is not yet struck, it seems likely that David Coulthard will drive for Red Bull Racing next season. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz did not appear to show an interest in Coulthard initially, but the importance of having an ...

McLaren attracting attention
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McLaren attracting attention

While Formula One is in the quiet season there's little activity to report but McLaren has been attracting some attention recently. For once it's not Kimi Raikkonen or Juan Pablo Montoya in the spotlight but team tester Alex Wurz. The taller than...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
New manufacturer to enter DTM in 2005
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New manufacturer to enter DTM in 2005

The German Touring Car (DTM) series will have a new manufacturer join the competition in 2005, ITR chairman Hans Werner Aufrecht revealed this week. Currently Audi, Mercedes and Opel race in the DTM, although Opel is withdrawing after the 2005 ...

Davidson hoping for 2006 race seatHeadline
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Davidson hoping for 2006 race seat

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson is hoping for a race seat with the team in 2006 and believes his chances are quite good. He admitted that he was disappointed he lost the opportunity of racing next season after BAR could not agree a deal with ...

High expectations for WebberHeadline
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High expectations for Webber

Mark Webber is happy to be racing for Williams in 2005 and knows that it will be a challenging year with a new team. After teams that have a somewhat lower profile, Minardi and Jaguar, Webber will be in the spotlight next season as he drives for...

Tyre testing wraps up at Jerez
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Tyre testing wraps up at Jerez

While the last open test session of 2004 came to a close on Friday, several drivers continued at Jerez de la Frontera over the weekend. Michelin was working on wet tyre tests on an artificially flooded track, trying out various specifications of...

Silverstone layout may change
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Silverstone layout may change

The layout of Silverstone's 5.14 kilometre track may be changed as part of modernising the circuit, according to British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) chief executive Alex Hooton. The BRDC finalised a deal with Bernie Ecclestone last week to secure...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Raikkonen fastest at Jerez againHeadline
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Raikkonen fastest at Jerez again

Once again it was a McLaren at the top of the times at Jerez, making it four days in a row the Woking squad set the pace. Kimi Raikkonen clocked 1:16.305 for the fastest time of the day on Friday. Team tester Alex Wurz was also on track and was...

Renault announces launch date
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Renault announces launch date

Renault is the sixth team to announce a launch date for its 2005 car, the R25, which will be revealed in Monaco on 1st February. Drivers for Renault in 2005 will be Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella. Alonso has yet to be at work this winter...

Raikkonen tops Jerez test times
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Raikkonen tops Jerez test times

Another busy day at Jerz saw 16 drivers on track and McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen took the top of the times at the start of his winter testing. The Finn returned to the cockpit for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix and clocked the best of...

British Grand Prix deal agreedHeadline
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British Grand Prix deal agreed

Finally, after months of uncertainty, it seems the future of the British Grand Prix has been secured. The British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), owners of the Silverstone circuit, and Bernie Ecclestone sealed the deal on December 9th, the day of the...

De la Rosa fastest at JerezHeadline
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De la Rosa fastest at Jerez

It was a busy day at Jerez on Wednesday, despite the early morning fog that delayed testing for about an hour. Once the weather cleared there were 15 drivers from seven teams at work, and it was McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa who was fastest...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Montoya tops first day of Jerez testHeadline
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Montoya tops first day of Jerez test

Testing resumed at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain on December 7th with six drivers from three teams on track, and better conditions than last week's test. Juan Pablo Montoya's McLaren set the fastest time of the day, 1:16.535, and team test driver...

Deadline set for Silverstone
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Deadline set for Silverstone

Bernie Ecclestone has given the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) 48 hours to agree a deal for the British Grand Prix to go ahead. Team bosses and Ecclestone met in London on December 6th for further discussions and despite the deadline, Bernie...

Judge rules against Ecclestone

Judge rules against Ecclestone

The dispute between Bernie Ecclestone and the banks continued in court on December 6th, where the judge ruled that the banks, known collectively as Speed Investments, were correct in their "contentions". The banks, Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan...

Coulthard heading for Red Bull?Headline
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Coulthard heading for Red Bull?

From seemingly not being in the running for a race seat with Red Bull, David Coulthard now appears to be a serious contender. Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi have been testing for Red Bull so far this winter and Klien is a favourite to race...

Sun 05 Dec 2004
McLaren heads last day of Jerez test
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McLaren heads last day of Jerez test

McLaren took the top of the times on the last day of testing at Jerez this week, where eight drivers from five teams were on track. The changeable weather conditions persisted, with a wet morning that cleared slightly in the afternoon. Alex Wurz...

Villeneuve fastest again at JerezHeadline
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Villeneuve fastest again at Jerez

Sauber wound up its 2004 winter testing with Jacques Villeneuve once again at the top of the times, making it all three days of the Jerez test that the Swiss squad was fastest. Felipe Massa was top on Wednesday and Villeneuve the next two days,...

BAR announces launch date
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BAR announces launch date

BAR is the fifth team to set the launch date of its 2005 challenger. The team will unveil the BAR Honda 007 at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday January 16th. BAR's race drivers for next year will be Jenson Button and Takuma...

Heidfeld to test for Williams againHeadline
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Heidfeld to test for Williams again

Nick Heidfeld will get a second chance to show Williams what he can do after testing at Jerez this week. The German, who is vying with Antonio Pizzonia for the race seat with Williams in 2005, will be back behind the wheel next week when the team...

Villeneuve's turn at top of test timesHeadline
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Villeneuve's turn at top of test times

It was another busy day's testing at Jerez on Thursday and there was another Sauber driver at the top of the times. 17 cars were on track, in similar conditions to yesterday, and Jacques Villeneuve took over from Sauber teammate Felipe Massa to...

Chance for Coulthard at Red Bull?Headline
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Chance for Coulthard at Red Bull?

David Coulthard is still looking for a race seat for 2005 and it seems that Red Bull Racing may yet be interested in the Scot. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz initially said that the former McLaren man was not under consideration by the team,...

Albers happy with Jordan testHeadline
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Albers happy with Jordan test

Christijan Albers got behind the wheel of a Jordan at Jerez on Wednesday and was happy with how the test went. The Dutchman, who drove for Mercedes in the German touring car championship (DTM) this season, was slightly disappointed that the...

Thu 02 Dec 2004
Massa back at the top of test timesHeadline
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Massa back at the top of test times

Testing was back in full swing on December 1st at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, with 15 drivers on track for the day. The weather was not as kind as Barcelona testing last week, with sun and rain showers, which was a minor disruption to the ...