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Tue 25 Nov 2008
Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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 ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Formula 1 sponsors falling: Bank on itHeadline

Formula 1 sponsors falling: Bank on it

On the heels of a second planned government bailout and the exit of its chief executive officer, Dutch financial services company ING announced Monday that it will end its sponsorship of the Renault Formula One team after this season. A deal...

McLaren's Dennis hands off F1 role Headline

McLaren's Dennis hands off F1 role

After nearly 30 years, Ron Dennis has earned promotion. The face of the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team and driver of the marque's F1 championship success announced at Friday's launch of the team's new car, the MP4-24, that he will step aside...

McLaren's sporting director Ryan 'responsible'Headline
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McLaren's sporting director Ryan 'responsible'

McLaren Mercedes Formula One team principal Martin Whitmarsh told a news conference in Malaysia that team sporting director Dave Ryan was suspended in the wake of Lewis Hamilton's disqualification in Australia because Ryan was "the senior member...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Honda calls Formula One quitsHeadline
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Honda calls Formula One quits

Honda president Takeo Fukui on Friday morning announced his company has pulled out of Formula One. Honda President and CEO Takeo Fukui poses with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Honda Racing F1 team ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
First car rolls out, F1 entries namedHeadline
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First car rolls out, F1 entries named

Formula One and Pinkerton: We never sleep. The global campaign began in earnest again Monday with the first look at FIA World Constructors Champion Ferrari's 2009-spec car, dubbed the F60 to honor 60 years in F1, and the release of the season's...

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 ...

Mon 24 Nov 2008
Webber surgery success, race return setHeadline
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Webber surgery success, race return set

Formula One racer Mark Webber has undergone surgery to insert a rod into his lower right leg, both bones of which were broken in a collision with a car during the Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge on Saturday in Australia. Launceston,...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Barrichello talk surprises AGRHeadline
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Barrichello talk surprises AGR

"News to me," came the response from Andretti Green Racing spokesman Al Larsen as told exclusively to Motorsport.com this morning. Thus reports that Honda Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello, set next month to become the series' longest-serving...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
FOTA agrees to further F1 cost cutsHeadline
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FOTA agrees to further F1 cost cuts

The executive committee of Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) convened Thursday at Heathrow Airport, west of London, in a meeting that produced unanimous agreement about further cost-cutting measures in the sport. Teams earlier had agreed to ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Todt resigns Ferrari postsHeadline

Todt resigns Ferrari posts

In addition to announcing record results across economic indicators, Ferrari board chairman Luca di Montezemolo announced at Tuesday's stockholders meeting that former F1 team manager Jean Todt has resigned his board position and all other...

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...

Hail to the F1 test in Portugal Headline
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Hail to the F1 test in Portugal

Well, you don't see that every day, Chauncey. Formula One's winter testing in its new digs, Algarve Motor Park in Portimao, Portugal, ground to a halt Tuesday when lashing rain turned to hail and produced dangerous track conditions on the...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
Luck stings Kimi, blesses Massa for French victoryHeadline
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Luck stings Kimi, blesses Massa for French victory

Yes, we know Finns are not exactly of the same cultural bent as their fellow Northerners, but looking from the outside, it would seem a certain Nordic knucklehead name of Loki, trickster god, contriver of fraud, mischief-maker extraordinaire, is...

Sun 08 Jun 2008
Hamilton pips Kubica for Canada poleHeadline
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Hamilton pips Kubica for Canada pole

Lewis Hamilton of McLaren Mercedes repeated pole position for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix with a now-or-never flyer lap of the 2.7-mile, disintegrating Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Englishman snatched it in the dying seconds from BMW Sauber's...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Toyota drops appeal on Trulli's Australian penaltyHeadline
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Toyota drops appeal on Trulli's Australian penalty

Upon further review, Toyota's Formula One team on Wednesday dropped its appeal of Jarno Trulli's 25-second penalty handed out after Sunday's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Jarno Trulli, Toyota Racing, TF109. Photo by ...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Super Aguri fate hangs in Spanish GP balanceHeadline
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Super Aguri fate hangs in Spanish GP balance

For Super Aguri, arriving in Barcelona, Spain, for this weekend's Fromula One grand prix appears to be only half the battle. The struggling Formula One team's dependence on Honda, which backed its formation to contest the 2006 season to give...

Mon 08 Sep 2008
Hamilton stripped of Belgium victoryHeadline
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Hamilton stripped of Belgium victory

FIA race stewards have stripped McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of his fifth victory of the Formula One season after a review of his passing of leader Kimi Raikkonen in the final two laps of the Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton,...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Vettel wrests testing speed crown from BuemiHeadline
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Vettel wrests testing speed crown from Buemi

For the first time in December, someone besides Sebastien Buemi topped timesheets in Formula One testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. After blaming his car for putting him second-quick to the Swiss on Tuesday and receiving a little overnight...

Mon 03 Nov 2008
Massa wins in Brazil, Hamilton takes 2008 titleHeadline
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Massa wins in Brazil, Hamilton takes 2008 title

The country continent, as Brazil calls itself, put its full weight behind local hero Felipe Massa and pushed him home a winner Sunday in the season-ending Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil. But 80,000 close, personal friends in attendance at the ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
First 2009 test puts KERS on F1Headline
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First 2009 test puts KERS on F1

As exciting to some as Fashion Week -- on in Milan, Italy -- is to others, Formula One opened the 2009 season Monday with official testing. Like the outfits in Milan, most teams rolled out new models. Drastic differences in looks owe to rules ...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Not winter, not '09 but F1 testing has begunHeadline
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Not winter, not '09 but F1 testing has begun

Formula One on Monday kicked off what it calls 2009 winter testing -- neither in winter nor in 2009 -- at Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain, with nine of 10 teams and 17 drivers in attendance. The three-day agenda includes reward drives...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

Wed 16 Apr 2008
Slick Barrichello tops Barcelona testHeadline
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Slick Barrichello tops Barcelona test

A second day of Formula One testing in sunny Spain put slick-tire tester Rubens Barrichello of Honda at the top of unofficial time charts. The veteran Brazilian was nearly a second faster than first follower, Giancarlo Fisichella of Force ...

Mon 16 Jun 2008
Renault rookie Piquet fastest at F1 testHeadline
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Renault rookie Piquet fastest at F1 test

On a day that begun in overcast and ended in sunshine, rookie Nelsinho Piquet shook off a few personal clouds to post fast time in the final day of Formula One testing at the Circuit de Catalunya outside Barcelona, Spain. Nelson A....

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

Mon 21 Jan 2008
McLaren ties Hamilton to team through 2012Headline
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McLaren ties Hamilton to team through 2012

The McLaren Mercedes Formula One team today announced it has extended through 2012 the contract of driver Lewis Hamilton, who turned 23 less than two weeks ago. The deal, negotiated with Hamilton's manager, his father Anthony Hamilton, extends the...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
Badoer leads Barcelona F1 test times againHeadline
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Badoer leads Barcelona F1 test times again

Continuing to test a new aerodynamic package and various race setups, Ferrari's Luca Badoer topped unofficial time charts for a second consecutive day of Formula One testing at the Circuit de Catalunya outside Barcelona, Spain. He cut nearly a ...

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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ferraris lock out Malaysian Friday practiceHeadline
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Ferraris lock out Malaysian Friday practice

As chief rivals McLaren Mercedes continue stabbing around for a sense of normalcy to this young season, Ferrari stuck both cars atop timesheets Friday during second free practice for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa...

Hamilton stripped of Australian GP pointsHeadline
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Hamilton stripped of Australian GP points

World driving champion Lewis Hamilton on Thursday was stripped of third-place points from the Australian Grand Prix for giving officials "deliberately misleading information" about a passing incident involving Jarno Trulli of Toyota. The youngest...