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Sun 10 Dec 2006
No distractions for SchumacherHeadline
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No distractions for Schumacher

Despite constant badgering from the media about Ferrari's impending announcement, Michael Schumacher has made it clear that his attention will firmly be on track at this weekend's Italian Grad Prix. Ferrari is due to reveal its 2007 driver line up...

Lee takes Mosport win, Wickens is USA championHeadline

Lee takes Mosport win, Wickens is USA champion

Matt Lee won the Formula BMW Grand Prix of Mosport race in 'slick' fashion: unlike most competitors, Lee switched to slick, dry-weather tires early in the damp, overcast race, dropping to dead last, but then passed the field to win. Matt...

Massa fastest on last day of Monza testHeadline
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Massa fastest on last day of Monza test

The third day of testing at Monza was another busy one with once again 20 drivers from all 11 teams at work. Felipe Massa was back at the top of the times with a best of 1:21.101 and Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher was fourth fastest. Tyre...

Another busy day at Monza testingHeadline
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Another busy day at Monza testing

Testing continued at Monza on August 30th and it was a busy day with 20 drivers from all 11 teams at work on the Italian circuit. Team test driver Robert Kubica (possibly) topped the times for BMW Sauber, 1:22.280, and Nick Heidfeld was sixth ...

Imola hopes for 2007 reinstatementHeadline
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Imola hopes for 2007 reinstatement

The FIA released the provisional 2007 calendar this week and the San Marino Grand Prix was absent but Imola hopes for a reprieve. Renovation to the paddock and pits is due to begin soon and there is a month's gap on the calendar between Bahrain on...

Massa fastest at Monza testingHeadline
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Massa fastest at Monza testing

Testing resumed on August 29th and 14 drivers from eight teams made up the time sheet at the Autodromo di Monza in preparation for the Italian Grand Prix. Usually testing at a track in the run up to a race is not allowed but Monza is a special...

Capirossi to continue with Ducati for 2007Headline

Capirossi to continue with Ducati for 2007

Loris Capirossi has been confirmed to continue on with the Ducati Marlboro Team for the 2007 season of FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP), the Italian team announced. Loris Capirossi tests the new 800cc Ducati ...

Massa does the double with Turkish GP winHeadline
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Massa does the double with Turkish GP win

Felipe Massa did the double at the Turkish Grand Prix, following up his maiden pole position in qualifying with his maiden F1 victory. In a thriller of a race Massa drove flawlessly from pole to flag, while Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher and...

Maiden pole position for Massa at Turkish GPHeadline
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Maiden pole position for Massa at Turkish GP

Ferrari's Felipe Massa claimed his maiden F1 pole position in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix, beating teammate Michael Schumacher by nearly four tenths of a second. Massa clocked 1:26.907 for the front of the grid and Schumacher will line...

Schumacher top in Turkish GP last practiceHeadline
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Schumacher top in Turkish GP last practice

Michael Schumacher set the pace in the final practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix, the Ferrari man's best time of 1:27.203 the fastest of the weekend so far. Title rival Fernando Alonso was second fastest and his Renault teammate Giancarlo...

Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP FridayHeadline
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Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP Friday

BMW Sauber's new third driver Sebastian Vettel impressed on his F1 debut when he clocked the fastest time of Friday's practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix. The German youngster set a best of 1:28.091 in the afternoon, just over two tenths...

Raikkonen kicks off Turkish GP weekendHeadline
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Raikkonen kicks off Turkish GP weekend

Kimi Raikkonen laid down the marker in the first practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix, the McLaren man setting a best time of 1:28.315. He was four and a half tenths up on Ferrari's Michael Schumacher in second and Honda's Jenson Button was...

Massa aims for maximum pointsHeadline
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Massa aims for maximum points

After a slightly unsteady start to the season Felipe Massa has been silencing the critics with some increasingly mature drives for Ferrari. Recently the Brazilian has played his supporting role to Michael Schumacher's championship challenge to ...

Back to business in TurkeyHeadline
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Back to business in Turkey

This coming weekend's Turkish Grand Prix signals the end of the three week summer break and it will be back to business in Istanbul. With both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher going out of the last race the championship battle still has a 10...

Alonso wins Monaco GP thrillerHeadline
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Alonso wins Monaco GP thriller

As usual there was not a great deal of overtaking at the Monaco Grand Prix but it was still quite an exciting race. Fernando Alonso finally set foot on the Principality podium and the top step at that, the Renault man claiming a solid victory.

Schumacher on pole position for Monaco GPHeadline
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Schumacher on pole position for Monaco GP

Michael Schumacher claimed pole position in qualifying for the Monaco Graand Prix, despite his Ferrari coming to a halt at Rascasse on his final lap. Some controversially claimed that the German had done it on purpose to hamper other drivers but...

Alonso leads on Monaco GP Saturday morningHeadline
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Alonso leads on Monaco GP Saturday morning

Renault's Fernando Alonso was once again at the top of the times in Saturday morning's final practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, a blinding 1:13.823 the best of the weekend so far. Michael Schumacher's Ferrari was two tenths off for second...

Wurz fastest on Monaco GP ThursdayHeadline
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Wurz fastest on Monaco GP Thursday

Williams third driver Alex Wurz was the fastest man of the day after Thursday's practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix, his afternoon time of 1:15.907 eight tenths quicker than Renault's Fernando Alonso was in the morning. Honda No.3 Anthony...

Alonso sets the pace in Monaco GP first practiceHeadline
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Alonso sets the pace in Monaco GP first practice

It was race drivers who made up most of the top places in the first practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, with Renault's Fernando Alonso clocking the fastest time of 1:16.712. Honda third driver Anthony Davidson was second, a tenth and a...

Schumacher aims to prove Ferrari paceHeadline
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Schumacher aims to prove Ferrari pace

With all the madness of the Australian Grand Prix it was not easy for any driver to have a consistent race but Michael Schumacher believes Ferrari is more competitive than the outcome indicated. The German crashed out of the race after running...

Melbourne grumps and gripesHeadline
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Melbourne grumps and gripes

The Australian Grand Prix was certainly the most entertaining race of the three we've had so far this season but there were a fair few grumps and gripes in the aftermath of the Melbourne event. Honda's Jenson Button and Renault's Giancarlo ...

Fri 08 Dec 2006
Hamilton takes over at Jerez testHeadline
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Hamilton takes over at Jerez test

Once again there were 17 drivers on track at Jerez on December 7th and after Ferrari's initial strength in these first winter tests it was the turn of McLaren to take over the top of the times. New addition Lewis Hamilton isn't wasting any time in...

McLaren hoping for Alonso early arrivalHeadline
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McLaren hoping for Alonso early arrival

World champion Fernando Alonso will race for McLaren in 2007 but for the moment he is still contracted to Renault, something that McLaren is hoping will change in the near future. The Woking team has asked Renault to release the Spaniard early as...

Ferrari leads on day one at JerezHeadline
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Ferrari leads on day one at Jerez

Winter testing resumed on December 6th at the Spanish circuit of Jerez and 17 drivers from nine teams at work. Ferrari led the way, Felipe Massa's best of 1:19.448 two and a half tenths up on team test driver Luca Badoer. They focused on a...

Wed 06 Dec 2006
Gronholm takes 25th career win in WalesHeadline
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Gronholm takes 25th career win in Wales

Marcus Gronholm was not the fastest driver on the final day of Rally of Great Britain, the 2006 World Rally Championship finale, but then he did not need to be, either. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen. Photo by xpb.cc. The Finn...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
BMW's best-kept secretHeadline

BMW's best-kept secret

I have to thank Tony Brunskill for the title of this piece, as he really did hit the nail on the head with that comment. Formula BMW is what we were talking about and when he said that it was BMW's best-kept secret, I had to agree. How many of you...

Gronholm consolidates Wales rally leadHeadline
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Gronholm consolidates Wales rally lead

Marcus Gronholm has been in his element on the gravel trails of Wales, dominating Rally Great Britain, the final round of the 2006 World Rally Championship. With a lead of well over a minute, he is in a strong position to claim his 25th career WRC...

Fri 01 Dec 2006
High expectations for HeidfeldHeadline
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High expectations for Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld scored BMW Sauber's first ever podium finish with third in Hungary this year and while it may have been slightly fortuitous, it was a bit more than the team had expected in its debut season. Heading into 2007 expectations are high...

Thu 30 Nov 2006
BMW targets 2008 victoriesHeadline
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BMW targets 2008 victories

In its debut year as a fully fledged Formula One team BMW finished fifth overall in the standings and scored two podium finishes, something that motorsport director Mario Theissen had not expected this season. The aim had been to fight for podiums...

Massa leads at Barcelona testHeadline
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Massa leads at Barcelona test

The first winter test session continued at Barcelona on November 29th with 18 drivers from 10 teams at work on the Spanish track. Ferrari's Felipe Massa was once again at the top of the times, his best lap a 1:16.403, and team tester Luca Badoer...

Winter testing commences at BarcelonaHeadline
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Winter testing commences at Barcelona

Formula One was back in action on November 28th as winter testing commenced at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, with 16 drivers from nine teams at the Spanish track. Ferrari's Felipe Massa topped the time sheet with a best of 1:17.174 and team...

Breen's three-year plan to the topHeadline

Breen's three-year plan to the top

Niall Breen joined the Formula BMW UK series in 2005, after competing in the European FA Kart championship, and come the end of the 2006 season he was the UK champion. Formula BMW is full of very competitive youngsters but the 20 year-old Irishman...

Tue 28 Nov 2006
Vietoris notches the 2006 World Final victoryHeadline

Vietoris notches the 2006 World Final victory

At the age of seventeen, Christian Vietoris is on top of the world, as the German racer notched his greatest victory of his young life by taking the Formula BMW World Final in a tightly-contested battle on the Circuito de la Comunidad ...

Mon 27 Nov 2006
Vietoris secures the World Final poleHeadline

Vietoris secures the World Final pole

Christian Vietoris held his edge, holding nothing back to secure the Formula BMW World Final pole position this morning in Valencia, Spain. Christian Vietoris. Photo by BMW AG. The 2006 F-BMW Germany champion has been on top of the ...

Vietoris leads the challenge for World Final poleHeadline

Vietoris leads the challenge for World Final pole

Christian Vietoris continued his challenge to notch this year's Formula BMW World Challenge pole for Sunday's race of the top drivers who competed this season around the globe. The German 17-year-old racer won the 2006 Formula BMW Germany title ...

McLaren chooses Hamilton to race in 2007Headline
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McLaren chooses Hamilton to race in 2007

As had already been anticipated for some time, McLaren Mercedes today announced that Lewis Hamilton would be joining Fernando Alonso as the second McLaren race driver for the 2007 Formula One world championship challenge. Lewis ...