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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Renault appeal hearing date set

Renault appeal hearing date set

The International Court of Appeal of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), sanctioning body of Formula One, will hear an appeal by the Renault team Aug. 17, the Monday before the next race in the series. Renault was suspended for one...

Recovering Massa jokes about Schumacher

Recovering Massa jokes about Schumacher

Felipe Massa's progress is such that his personal doctor now predicts a full recovery for the Formula One driver, injured nearly a week ago in a high-speed crash during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Hungary. The Ferrari driver joked about his...

Massa leaves ICU, takes first steps

Massa leaves ICU, takes first steps

Brazilian race driver Felipe Massa on Wednesday moved from intensive care to wider confines of AEK Hospital in Budapest, Hungary. He is expected to be well enough to leave hospital in the coming week or 10 days. The Ferrari driver was taken...

Schumacher back into Ferrari cockpit for MassaHeadline

Schumacher back into Ferrari cockpit for Massa

Ferrari confirmed today that seven-time world driving champion Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement to complete the Formula One season of Felipe Massa. The Brazilian suffered head injuries in a high-speed crash during qualifying for ...

BMW throws in the towel on 2010 Formula OneHeadline

BMW throws in the towel on 2010 Formula One

BMW Sauber has thrown in the towel on Formula One. Speaking Wednesday at a news conference in Munich, Germany, where the car manufacturer is headquartered, Norbert Reithofer, chief executive and chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, said...

Massa mending well, doctors sayHeadline

Massa mending well, doctors say

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa could leave hospital in the next 10 days, an official at AEK Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, said Tuesday. Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari. Photo by xpb.cc. While cautioning that the Brazilian's condition ...

Massa out of danger according to surgeonHeadline

Massa out of danger according to surgeon

Felipe Massa was awake Monday, speaking to family members who have flown from Brazil, and moving his limbs, doctors reported from AEK military hospital in Budapest, Hungary. Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari. Photo by xpb.cc. The...

Hamilton takes first 2009 win in HungaryHeadline

Hamilton takes first 2009 win in Hungary

In an outcome he wrote off as impossible only three races ago, World Champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday has won the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary. Race winner Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes. Photo by xpb.cc. The McLaren Mercedes...

Hungarian pole to Alonso, Massa to hospitalHeadline

Hungarian pole to Alonso, Massa to hospital

It's Renault for go after the most confused -- and alarming -- Formula One qualifying of the season Saturday at the Hungaroring ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of Hungary. Felipe Massa is taken to the hospital after his crash. Photo by ...

Massa out of hospital, no testing for SchumacherHeadline

Massa out of hospital, no testing for Schumacher

Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa, his bruised and swollen left eye giving him the look of a championship boxer, left AEK Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday to fly home to Sao Paulo, Brazil. He walked to and boarded a private jet on ...

Schumacher visits Massa in Budapest hospital

Schumacher visits Massa in Budapest hospital

Ferrari adviser and newly recommissioned Formula One race driver Michael Schumacher visited Felipe Massa on Saturday, a day after the seven-times world titlist began preparations to replace his Brazilian friend. Massa suffered head injuries a week...

Mosley signs new Formula One Concorde pact

Mosley signs new Formula One Concorde pact

International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Mosley late Friday signed a new Concorde Agreement, the pact that governs Formula One by binding sanctioning body the FIA, the sport's commercial rights holder, and teams to the basis on...

Massa heading home soon

Massa heading home soon

Formula One driver Felipe Massa will return home to Brazil as soon as Monday, his personal physician said Friday. "Felipe continues to improve," Dino Altmann said. "He is doing very well, and we already decided to go back home on Monday. I think...

Michael Schumacher's comeback trail beginsHeadline

Michael Schumacher's comeback trail begins

Michael Schumacher began preparing Friday to replace Felipe Massa in Ferrari's Formula One team with a test drive. Last year's world championship runner-up, Massa suffered a skull fracture during an accident in qualifying Saturday for the Grand...

Schumacher speaks out on not taking Ferrari's offer

Schumacher speaks out on not taking Ferrari's offer

Schumacher felt 'back alive' in quest to fill in for Massa After a fortnight of excitement during which his communications have reached the world through his agent, his publicist/personal assistant/biographer, and his Web site, Michael...

Formula One return ends for Michael Schumacher

Formula One return ends for Michael Schumacher

Heartbreak is a pain in the neck. Michael Schumacher called off a much anticipated return to Formula One on Tuesday after an assessment revealed his neck cannot bear the strain. The German, the winningest driver in the sport whose 11-year ...

Barrichello takes emotional victory in Valencia

Barrichello takes emotional victory in Valencia

The state of modern-day Formula One is this: You want the big-framed, bigger-brained Ross Brawn as boss. The tactic worked to perfection for Rubens Barrichello on Sunday as he won the Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia, Spain, with a ...

Hamilton leads McLaren front row in Valencia

Hamilton leads McLaren front row in Valencia

But for a little wiggle ... McLaren Mercedes jockey Heikki Kovalainen, well aware of The Questions Being Asked about the likelihood of his keeping his job, used a nearly flawless flying lap Saturday to deliver his best qualifying performance of...

Alonso tops European GP practice on Valencia streets

Alonso tops European GP practice on Valencia streets

OK, so where were we? Oh, right, holiday. And now, back to the business of racing Formula One. But first, let's review. Massa head hurt. Piquet head done in. Schumacher in. Schumacher out. Badoer back. BMW out. Factories shut. Renault to court.

Grosjean bumps up to Formula One for Renault

Grosjean bumps up to Formula One for Renault

Renault on Tuesday announced Romain Grosjean will take the Formula One team's second race seat for this weekend's Grand Prix of Europe and the rest of the season. The team's third driver, Grosjean takes over for Nelson A. Piquet, whom the team ...

FIA oveturns Renault ban on appealHeadline

FIA oveturns Renault ban on appeal

Renault will race this weekend after the International Court of Appeal of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Monday reversed a stewards' one-race suspension of the Formula One team. FIA and F1 Flags. Photo by...

Raikkonen nips Fisichella for victory in BelgiumHeadline

Raikkonen nips Fisichella for victory in Belgium

Kimi Raikkonen proved the value of capturing braking energy Sunday when he used Formula One's kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) to pass and then outlast a determined Giancarlo Fisichella for victory of the Belgian Grand Prix. But only just.

Fisichella nabs first Force India pole in BelgiumHeadline

Fisichella nabs first Force India pole in Belgium

Face it, you would, too. Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella did a radio double take -- "pole position?" -- as his crew informed him he had nailed top spot for Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium. He turned a lap of 1 minute, 46.308 seconds...

Hamilton tops Belgian Grand Prix Friday practiceHeadline

Hamilton tops Belgian Grand Prix Friday practice

Ah, Spa. In case the Formula One circus had misplaced the GPS, rain tore down Friday morning with a big Welcome to Spa message in the Belgian Ardennes during practice for Sunday's Grand Prix of Belgium. The race course placed at the intersection...