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Fri 02 Oct 2009
FIA Formula One entry list solves littleHeadline
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FIA Formula One entry list solves little

The 2010 entry list is out, and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) has included all 10 teams currently contesting the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One. Max Mosley, FIA President. Photo by xpb.cc. The sport's sanctioning...

Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returnsHeadline

Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returns

Max's letter has arrived! Into the hands of news agency Reuters, that is. International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Molsey wrote to teams of the shrinking Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) last week to spell out his next...

Button breezes to Turkey victoryHeadline
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Button breezes to Turkey victory

What difference does eight additional years make at one's craft? Ask Sebastian Vettel. His second full season in Formula One couldn't overcome Jenson Button's decade in the series Sunday. Brawn GP driver Button took advantage of the younger...

Vettel nabs pole in TurkeyHeadline
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Vettel nabs pole in Turkey

With a brand new engine on a brand new day, Sebastian Vettel set the qualifying pace and stuck his Red Bull RB5 on pole position for Sunday's Grand Prix of Turkey. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing gets pole position. Photo by ...

FOTA, FIA skirmish flares anewHeadline
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FOTA, FIA skirmish flares anew

Do you really want to read this? The FIA, in stormy weather. Photo by xpb.cc. Just after tensions had seemed to calm in Monte Carlo, the battling Bickersons, also known as the powers of Formula One, are back to their war of words in...

Kovalainen tops Turkey practiceHeadline
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Kovalainen tops Turkey practice

And so to Turkey, the dual-continent country that stands as metaphor for the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship: Only two guys win. Since its introduction as an F1 venue in 2005, when Kimi Raikkonen (for McLaren) won, followed every year ...

Formula One 2010: Who are these guys?

Formula One 2010: Who are these guys?

(FIA) released its list of expected entrants for the 2010 season Friday with explainers on the newbies. Of a list of 15 applicants wanting to take advantage of FIA president Max Mosley's promise to lower team operating costs, nine were...

Peace in our time, Formula One war is overHeadline
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Peace in our time, Formula One war is over

Formula One drove back on course Wednesday. A meeting in Paris of the World Motor Sport Council of sanctioning body the International Automobile Federation (FIA) resolved money and governance issues that had threatened to remake the top level of...

Vettel makes child's play of British GPHeadline
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Vettel makes child's play of British GP

Is there a German version of hide-and-seek? If so, Sebastian Vettel must have played it as a child with all the verve and the sparkle he used to run away and hide from the field in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull...

Vettel sweeps to British GP pole
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Vettel sweeps to British GP pole

Now we're racin' -- and that's just Red Bull teammates Mark Webber and Sebastien Vettel. Australian veteran Webber, well-liked and respected but Formula One's attractor of Andretti-at-Indy luck, pushed to the front time and again Saturday in ...

Run the scenarios: FIA, FOTA need to get together

Run the scenarios: FIA, FOTA need to get together

If you learn nothing else in your lives, children, learn this: Never trust a man who says "trust me." It's a lesson Formula One team owners seem to know. When International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Mosley held out that ...

FIA lawsuit follows FOTA pull-out
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FIA lawsuit follows FOTA pull-out

Reactions roll in following Thursday's late-night announcement by Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) that eight of 10 current Formula One teams will form a racing series in 2010 separate from the F1 currently governed by the International ...

Vettel, Webber top British GP practice times
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Vettel, Webber top British GP practice times

First a walk-out, then a lock-out. Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel hogged the top of time charts Friday at Silverstone at both practice sessions for Sunday's British Grand Prix. Veteran Webber held top spot through much of ...

FOTA calls Formula One quitsHeadline
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FOTA calls Formula One quits

Throwing down another gauntlet onto a course so littered it's time for a safety car, the eight united teams of Formula One Teams Association announced Thursday they will set up a separate racing series in 2010. The move is the latest in an ...

Mosley demands FOTA apologyHeadline
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Mosley demands FOTA apology

International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Mosley reportedly sent a letter to Ferrari president and Formula One Teams Association chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo demanding an apology for remarks that the Englishman had been...

FOTA stakes out road aheadHeadline
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FOTA stakes out road ahead

And now, on with the show. Formula One Teams Association members meeting in Bologna, Italy, on Thursday turned their attention to making their sport more attractive to fans. Luca Cordera di Montezemolo, chairman of FOTA. Photo by ...

Hamilton quickest in German GP Friday practiceHeadline
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Hamilton quickest in German GP Friday practice

And so to Germany, the most represented nation among Formula One drivers, where Mercedes is the most represented engine. The racing season resumed Friday after a three-week break with two practices for Sunday's German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Todt joins FIA frayHeadline
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Todt joins FIA fray

The race is on. Frenchman Jean Todt on Thursday placed his name into contention for the presidency of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), sanctioning body of world motorsport and umbrella organization for 221 ...

Toro Rosso boot BourdaisHeadline
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Toro Rosso boot Bourdais

The brimming grin throughout the paddock over Mark Webber's Formula One victory for Red Bull in Germany overshadowed the quiet exit of Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais from sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso. Sébastien Bourdais, Scuderia Toro...

Mosley writes FIA members: I'm going, reallyHeadline
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Mosley writes FIA members: I'm going, really

Max Mosley confirmed Wednesday in a letter to member clubs of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) that he will stand down as president when his current term, his fourth, expires in October. Max Mosley walking away. Photo by ...

Webber leads Red Bull sweep in GermanyHeadline
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Webber leads Red Bull sweep in Germany

Australian Mark Webber, one of the most popular blokes within the sport, took his first Formula One victory Sunday in the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. The race was his 130th in F1. He joined Sir Jack Brabham and Alan Jones as Australian...

Webber bags his first pole, in GermanyHeadline
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Webber bags his first pole, in Germany

"Have we got it? Have we got it?" Who could blame Australian Mark Webber for wanting to be sure. He has tried this 129 times before without securing a pole position for a Formula One Grand Prix. Saturday at the Nurburgring, his attempts ...

McLarens top Hungary Friday practiceHeadline
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McLarens top Hungary Friday practice

Nostalgia or harbinger? Tough to tell in the inscrutable world of a testfree Formula One season, but a return to the top of timesheets by McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen must be warmly welcomed by a team whose season...

Alguersuari takes Toro Rosso rideHeadline
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Alguersuari takes Toro Rosso ride

As expected, Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso on Monday named Catalan teenager Jaime Aguersuari to replace Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais. Alguersuari, 19, is a product of the Red Bull Young Driver Program, as is his new teammate, Sebastien ...

Renault appeal hearing date set
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...