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Wed 26 Dec 2007
Piquet can't wait for new seasonHeadline
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Piquet can't wait for new season

Every driver who has prepared for his Formula One competition debut is impatient for the moment to arrive and Nelson A. Piquet is no different in that respect. After spending a year as Renault's third driver he now steps up to race for the French...

Sun 23 Dec 2007
McLaren WMSC hearing cancelled
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McLaren WMSC hearing cancelled

It appears that the investigation into McLaren's 2008 car has come to an end as the FIA announced on December 18th that the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) hearing scheduled for February 14th has been cancelled. McLaren recently apologised for...

Sat 22 Dec 2007
Red Bull announces launch date
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Red Bull announces launch date

Red Bull is the sixth team to set a date for the launch of its 2008 challenger and the Adrian Newey-designed RB4 will break cover at Jerez testing on January 16th. The team continues with race drivers David Coulthard and Mark Webber and improving...

Honda to launch in UK
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Honda to launch in UK

Honda has announced that the launch of its new car, the RA108, will take place at the team's Brackley headquarters in the UK on January 29th. Race drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello will be on hand for the unveiling, as will CEO Nick Fry...

Mon 17 Dec 2007
McLaren confirms Kovalainen for 2008Headline
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McLaren confirms Kovalainen for 2008

McLaren confirmed on December 14th that Heikki Kovalainen will be teammate to Lewis Hamilton for 2008. The Finn was dropped by Renault when Fernando Alonso and Nelson A. Piquet were announced just this week as the race driver line up for next ...

Sat 15 Dec 2007
McLaren apologises for spy saga
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McLaren apologises for spy saga

In the wake of the FIA deferring its decision on McLaren's 2008 car the team has issued a statement in which it apologises for the spy saga and admits that the Ferrari data was "more widely disseminated within McLaren than was previously ...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
Renault confirms Alonso and Piquet for 2008Headline
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Renault confirms Alonso and Piquet for 2008

Renault was always the rumour mill's favourite option for the future of Fernando Alonso and on December 10th it was confirmed that Alonso will indeed return to the team with which he won his back-to-back titles. After a fraught year with McLaren...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
WMSC not convinced Renault used McLaren dataHeadline
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WMSC not convinced Renault used McLaren data

After the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) hearing on December 6th, in which Renault was investigated for being in possession of confidential McLaren information, the FIA has publicized its reasons for not penalizing Renault despite finding the...

Vettel ends Jerez test fastest
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Vettel ends Jerez test fastest

The final test session of 2007 came to a close on December 7th and Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel was the man at the top of the time sheet. He set a best of 1:18.213 on slick tyres in the morning and focused on suspension in the afternoon. Teammate...

McLaren to wait for 2008 car decision
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McLaren to wait for 2008 car decision

McLaren will have to wait another couple of months to get the go-ahead for its 2008 car after the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) deferred its decision until February. McLaren was excluded from the 2007 constructors' championship due to being in...

Fri 07 Dec 2007
WMSC imposes no penalty on Renault
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WMSC imposes no penalty on Renault

The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) met in Monaco on December 6th to hear evidence in regard to Renault being in possession of confidential McLaren information and decided to award no penalty. No details of the hearing have been given but the...

Thu 06 Dec 2007
Hamilton leads on Jerez day twoHeadline
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Hamilton leads on Jerez day two

Testing continued at Jerez on December 5th and Lewis Hamilton made his mark on his return to the McLaren cockpit with the best time of the 20 drivers present, 1:19.371. His day focused on aerodynamic tests with no driver aids while team test...

Kubica tops Jerez test timesHeadline
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Kubica tops Jerez test times

It was the third day of testing at Jerez on December 6th and a third different driver took to the top of the time sheet. After Nick Heidfeld was fastest on the first day, it was the turn of BMW Sauber teammate Robert Kubica on Thursday, his best a...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
Final test of the year under way at JerezHeadline
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Final test of the year under way at Jerez

The final scheduled test session of 2007 got under way at Jerez de la Frontera on December 4th with 20 drivers at work on the Spanish track. BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld set the pace, his best of the day a 1:19.042. The team also tried out young ...

Sat 01 Dec 2007
Fisichella and Schumacher to test Force IndiaHeadline
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Fisichella and Schumacher to test Force India

Winter testing is set to continue at Jerez next week and Force India, formerly Spyker, has confirmed that Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher will be part of its evaluation programme. The team is very busy assessing drivers as former Toyota...

Wed 28 Nov 2007
Red Bull rules out Alonso for 2008Headline
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Red Bull rules out Alonso for 2008

Since splitting with McLaren at the end of the season Fernando Alonso has yet to reveal where he might race in 2008, but it seems the rumoured deal with Red Bull is just another myth. The double-champion has been linked with the energy drink ...

Fri 23 Nov 2007
No 2008 entry for Prodrive
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No 2008 entry for Prodrive

Prodrive, the company headed by former BAR principal David Richards, has confirmed that it will not be entering the 2008 Formula One championship as it had planned. The ongoing dispute over 'customer cars', including a legal challenge from...

BMW to launch in Munich
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BMW to launch in Munich

BMW Sauber is the second team to announce a 2008 launch date for its new car and the event will take place in Munich on January 14th. The presentation will be at BMW Welt, the manufacturer's new vehicle delivery centre, near to the BMW Tower and...

Toyota announces launch date
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Toyota announces launch date

Toyota is the first F1 team to announce a launch date for its 2008 challenger, the TF108 to be revealed at its Cologne base on January 10th. The top management and drivers will be on hand to start Toyota's seventh year in the sport and in the mean...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
Toyota F1 confirms Glock for 2008Headline
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Toyota F1 confirms Glock for 2008

As expected, Toyota has confirmed Timo Glock as a race driver for 2008 along with a multi-year contract. Glock has been linked with Toyota for some time but as BMW Sauber believed it still had a deal with the 25 year-old German as test driver for...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Glock and BMW part company
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Glock and BMW part company

Timo Glock looks likely to be announced as a Toyota race driver in the near future after BWM Sauber confirmed that the German would not be continuing as the team's third driver. Glock, who previously raced for Jordan, joined BMW for 2007 and also...

Barcelona test ends with Massa fastestHeadline
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Barcelona test ends with Massa fastest

The first winter test at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya came to a close on November 15th and Ferrari's Felipe Massa was at the top of the time sheet on the final day. Of the 20 drivers present Massa clocked a best of 1:21.044, while team test ...

McLaren appeal rejected, Raikkonen title secureHeadline
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McLaren appeal rejected, Raikkonen title secure

McLaren's appeal against the decision of the Interlagos stewards to not penalize Williams and BMW Sauber was rejected by the International Court of Appeal, which confirms Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen as the 2007 world champion. The Court met in London...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Schumacher top again at Barcelona testingHeadline
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Schumacher top again at Barcelona testing

It was another busy day of testing at Barcelona on November 14th, with a total of 21 drivers working at the Spanish track. As he was on Tuesday, Ferrari's Michael Schumacher was at the top of the times, his best of the day a 1:21.489. Felipe Massa...

Wed 14 Nov 2007
Winter testing gets under way at BarcelonaHeadline
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Winter testing gets under way at Barcelona

On November 13th, just under a month after the final F1 race of 2007, on track preparations for 2008 got under way with the first winter test session at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya. With no restriction on the number of cars a team may use, as...

Tue 13 Nov 2007
Honda announces Ross Brawn as team principalHeadline
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Honda announces Ross Brawn as team principal

Honda announced on November 12th that Ross Brawn is to take up the position of team principal and will work alongside Nick Fry, who will continue as CEO. Brawn stepped down from his post of Ferrari technical director at the end of 2006 for a ...

Wet start to Brazilian GP weekendHeadline
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Wet start to Brazilian GP weekend

It was unpredictable start to the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend as the Interlagos track was declared wet for Friday's first practice. The top teams didn't do more than installation laps until the final 15 minutes when Ferrari's Felipe Massa...

Mon 12 Nov 2007
Domenicali to take over from Todt at Ferrari
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Domenicali to take over from Todt at Ferrari

Hot on the heels of Honda revealing Ross Brawn is to take the team principal position, Ferrari has announced restructuring to its technical and management departments. Brawn, formerly the Scuderia's technical director, was thought likely to return...

Sun 11 Nov 2007
Renault denies using McLaren information
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Renault denies using McLaren information

Renault has issued a statement in regard to being summoned to appear before the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) and denies using any McLaren data on its car. The FIA this week confirmed that a WMSC hearing has been scheduled for December 9th,...

Fri 09 Nov 2007
Williams confirms Rosberg and Nakajima for 2008Headline
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Williams confirms Rosberg and Nakajima for 2008

Williams confirmed on November 7th that Kazuki Nakajima will race alongside Nico Rosberg in 2008. Nakajima, a graduate of Toyota's driver programme, has been test driver for Williams this year and was often behind the wheel during Friday practice...

Renault called to WMSC hearing
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Renault called to WMSC hearing

The Renault F1 Team has been called to appear before the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in regard to allegedly having confidential McLaren information in its possession. McLaren itself raised the question when it was under investigation ...

Wed 07 Nov 2007
Michael Schumacher to test F2007
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Michael Schumacher to test F2007

It seems like the season is only just over but already teams are gearing up for winter work and one man who is sure to catch the attention is Michael Schumacher. The former seven time champion is scheduled to test this year's title-winning Ferrari...

Drivers' market waits on McLaren decisionHeadline
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Drivers' market waits on McLaren decision

Since McLaren's recent confirmation that the team and Fernando Alonso have agreed to part company the rumour mill has gone into overdrive about who will be teammate to Lewis Hamilton next year. Several names have been linked with the Woking squad...

Mon 05 Nov 2007
Alonso and McLaren officially part companyHeadline
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Alonso and McLaren officially part company

Unsurprisingly, official confirmation that Fernando Alonso and McLaren have agreed to part company came on November 2nd. In a statement issued by the team it said "it would be in the best interest of both parties to bring the relationship to an ...

Fri 02 Nov 2007
Raikkonen can't stop smilingHeadline
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Raikkonen can't stop smiling

Kimi Raikkonen has gained a reputation for being as cool and unemotional as his Iceman moniker would indicate but the new world champion has been enjoying the recent Ferrari celebrations at Maranello and Mugello. Against the odds the Finn clinched...

Tue 30 Oct 2007
Date set for McLaren appeal
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Date set for McLaren appeal

Although there has yet to be official confirmation from the FIA, it seems that a date of November 15th has been set for McLaren's appeal against the decision of the stewards at Interlagos. After the Brazilian Grand Prix the temperature of the fuel...