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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Massa heading home soon
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ferrari leads group Formula One sign-up
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Ferrari leads group Formula One sign-up

The deadline arrived. The teams complied. Kind of. Nine teams currently contesting the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Formula One Championship signed up "conditionally" Friday for the 2010 season. Friday was the deadline set by the...

Button leads Brawn 1-2 at Monaco
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Button leads Brawn 1-2 at Monaco

Success delayed is not sucess denied. Jenson Button's entry to Formula One a decade ago was meant to set the world alight -- so much so his autobiography appeared before he had turned a wheel in anger. But lo, victories and titles failed to ...

FIA, FOTA close to compromiseHeadline
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FIA, FOTA close to compromise

Clouds parted Sunday in Monaco as word came that arguing bosses of Formula One have outlined a compromise that will let cost cutting go forth in the most expensive sport staged annually. Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley, FIA ...

Button bags Monaco pole       Headline
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Button bags Monaco pole

Jenson Button, showing his colors on the Formula One course viewed as the best canvas for the artist, threw down fast lap Saturday at the ultimate moment to claim pole for Sunday's Grand Prix of Monaco. The primo starting position is the fourth in...

FIA, FOTA talk; F1 hangs in balanceHeadline
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FIA, FOTA talk; F1 hangs in balance

International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Mosley left a three-hour meeting with Formula One Teams Association members Friday in Monaco expressing optimism the two groups can find accord in the continuing row over spending in ...

Rosberg again tops practice, in MonacoHeadline
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Rosberg again tops practice, in Monaco

His percentage might be slipping and his conversion rate abysmal but Williams F1 No. 1 Nico Rosberg maintained a remarkable run of topping practice times Thursday with fast time in second practice for Sunday's Grand Prix of Monaco. Nico...

Ferrari injunction denied
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Ferrari injunction denied

Ferrari's bid for an injunction against enforcement of International Automobile Federation (FIA) rules for Formula One has failed -- at least for now. A Paris judge Wednesday dismissed the appeal of the oldest team in the series. Ferrari said it...

FIA and FOTA still in standoffHeadline
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FIA and FOTA still in standoff

'No compromise,' Mosley says Nothing settled, nothing changed, was the report from a Heathrow airport hotel outside London on Friday where International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Mosley and the sport's commercial rights holder ...

Button locks up Spain, maybe the worldHeadline
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Button locks up Spain, maybe the world

Jenson Button, taking the checkered flag just ahead of compatriot Lewis Hamilton, albeit with the current World Champion a lap down, won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up four Formula One victories in five races. Statistics hold that ...

Button blasts to Spanish Grand Prix poleHeadline
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Button blasts to Spanish Grand Prix pole

Fe, fi, fo, fun! Suddenly comes the Englishman. Jenson Button, in full knowledge of the importance of pole position to Spanish Grand Prix victory and in full knowledge of the meaning of a victorious foothold in Europe, hauled his Mercedes-powered...

Rosberg tops Spanish GP Friday practice timesHeadline
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Rosberg tops Spanish GP Friday practice times

And so, after a busy opening act, to Europe, where the Formula One Circus finds politics trumps sportsmanship and McLaren Mercedes are given a suspended race ban for lying to race stewards, where the president of the sanctioning body has carried...

FIA sets Formula One cost cap at $58.9 million Headline
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FIA sets Formula One cost cap at $58.9 million

The World Motor Sport Council of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the sanctioning body of Formula One, announced in Paris on Thursday its regulations for cost cutting in the sport. The Council imposed a spending cap of ?40 million ...

McLaren wrist slapped in suspended race ban
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McLaren wrist slapped in suspended race ban

Formula One team McLaren Mercedes has been waved through by the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) of sanctioning body International Automobile Federation (FIA). Meeting in Paris on Wednesday, the Council undertook to levy a penalty for McLaren,...

Button reasserts his brawn in BahrainHeadline
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Button reasserts his brawn in Bahrain

Jenson Button continued to reap the good things that come to those who wait Sunday as he scored his third Formula One victory in four races at the Grand Prix of Bahrain. Race winner Jenson Button, Brawn GP celebrates. Photo by ...

Trulli, Glock take Bahrain front rowHeadline
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Trulli, Glock take Bahrain front row

Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock claimed new territory for 8-year-old Toyota on Saturday as the pair took the front row for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. Qualifying specialist Trulli pipped his teammate by three-tenths of a second for pole position, the...

Rosberg tops Friday practice in BahrainHeadline
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Rosberg tops Friday practice in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg on Friday once again put his Williams F1 FW31 atop practice timesheets, this time in second practice in advance of Sunday's Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. Runners cleared a dusty track in first practice and faced temperatures nearing...

Vettel leads Red Bull sweep in ChinaHeadline
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Vettel leads Red Bull sweep in China

Formula One's Rain Man and brightest light of the sport's youth movement, Sebastian Vettel, gave Red Bull wings Sunday, winning the Grand Prix of China without putting a wheel wrong even as almost all behind him slid and slithered around a sodden...

Vettel powers way to Chinese GP poleHeadline
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Vettel powers way to Chinese GP pole

Renault power pulled Sebastian Vettel to his second career pole position -- though first with the French-engined Red Bull team -- and placed factory driver Fernando Alonso alongside Saturday in qualifying for Sunday's Formula One Chinese Grand ...

Button quickest in Chinese GP Friday practiceHeadline
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Button quickest in Chinese GP Friday practice

Jenson Button tussled mostly with teammate Rubens Barrichello for fast laps during second free practice Friday for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. But a final hard push by Williams F1 No. 1 Nico Rosberg split the Brawn GP drivers to give top three ...

McLaren's Dennis cuts Formula One tiesHeadline
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McLaren's Dennis cuts Formula One ties

Transition complete. Over and out. Ron Dennis, McLaren, Team Principal, Chairman. Photo by xpb.cc. Former McLaren Formula One team boss, chief exec and figurehead for one of the sport's most successful programs, Ron Dennis on ...

FIA court backs stewards on Formula One diffusersHeadline
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FIA court backs stewards on Formula One diffusers

The International Court of Appeal of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the sanctioning body of Formula One, announced on Wednesday that the rear diffusers used by Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams F1 are legal and that race stewards at...

FIA summons McLaren to special meeting, Ryan firedHeadline
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FIA summons McLaren to special meeting, Ryan fired

McLaren Mercedes has been called -- "invited" in the lexicon -- to an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is the sanctioning body of Formula One. The meeting has been ...

Button wins red-flagged Malaysian GPHeadline
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Button wins red-flagged Malaysian GP

Right in the middle of a nice, little Malaysian Grand Prix, a swim meet broke out. Podium: race winner Jenson Button, Brawn GP. Photo by xpb.cc. An eventful Formula One race at Sepang International Circuit ended in Jenson Button's ...

Button repeats pole performance at SepangHeadline
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Button repeats pole performance at Sepang

His Formula One existence having finally come right, Jenson Button on Saturday took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The 29-year-old Englishman who was the sport's hot item when he entered F1 at age 20 will start first for Brawn GP in...