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Wed 29 Dec 2004
Albers to race for Minardi in 2005Headline
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Albers to race for Minardi in 2005

Minardi announced at a press conference in Amsterdam on December 23rd that Christijan Albers will race for the team in 2005. The 25 year-old Dutchman has been successful in the German touring car championship in recent years. Albers formerly raced...

Trulli ready for busy winterHeadline
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Trulli ready for busy winter

Jarno Trulli is ready for a busy winter testing with Toyota and already feels at home with his new team. The Italian joined Toyota towards the end of the 2004 season and is now looking forward to 2005 with the Cologne based squad. Toyota has not...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
Renault gunning for 2005 titleHeadline
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Renault gunning for 2005 title

Renault will be a contender for the title in 2005 according to team boss Flavio Briatore, after achieving its goals in the last two years. In 2004 Renault hung on to second place in the constructors' standings most of the year but was beaten down...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
Ferrari chief still against testing cutsHeadline
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Ferrari chief still against testing cuts

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo is standing firm on the team's refusal to agree to the reduction of in-season testing because he believes it should be up to him to decide how much testing his team does. Ferrari presented its own proposals on...

BMW and Honda drop engine challengeHeadline
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BMW and Honda drop engine challenge

BMW and Honda have decided to not to appeal against the change in engine capacity from 2006 as a legal challenge would take too much time and would be bad for the sport. The two manufacturers, along with Mercedes, were against the reduction of ...

Thu 16 Dec 2004
Coulthard closing on Red BullHeadline
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Coulthard closing on Red Bull

Although a deal is not yet struck, it seems likely that David Coulthard will drive for Red Bull Racing next season. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz did not appear to show an interest in Coulthard initially, but the importance of having an ...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Davidson hoping for 2006 race seatHeadline
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Davidson hoping for 2006 race seat

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson is hoping for a race seat with the team in 2006 and believes his chances are quite good. He admitted that he was disappointed he lost the opportunity of racing next season after BAR could not agree a deal with ...

High expectations for WebberHeadline
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High expectations for Webber

Mark Webber is happy to be racing for Williams in 2005 and knows that it will be a challenging year with a new team. After teams that have a somewhat lower profile, Minardi and Jaguar, Webber will be in the spotlight next season as he drives for...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Raikkonen fastest at Jerez againHeadline
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Raikkonen fastest at Jerez again

Once again it was a McLaren at the top of the times at Jerez, making it four days in a row the Woking squad set the pace. Kimi Raikkonen clocked 1:16.305 for the fastest time of the day on Friday. Team tester Alex Wurz was also on track and was...

British Grand Prix deal agreedHeadline
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British Grand Prix deal agreed

Finally, after months of uncertainty, it seems the future of the British Grand Prix has been secured. The British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), owners of the Silverstone circuit, and Bernie Ecclestone sealed the deal on December 9th, the day of the...

De la Rosa fastest at JerezHeadline
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De la Rosa fastest at Jerez

It was a busy day at Jerez on Wednesday, despite the early morning fog that delayed testing for about an hour. Once the weather cleared there were 15 drivers from seven teams at work, and it was McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa who was fastest...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Montoya tops first day of Jerez testHeadline
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Montoya tops first day of Jerez test

Testing resumed at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain on December 7th with six drivers from three teams on track, and better conditions than last week's test. Juan Pablo Montoya's McLaren set the fastest time of the day, 1:16.535, and team test driver...

Coulthard heading for Red Bull?Headline
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Coulthard heading for Red Bull?

From seemingly not being in the running for a race seat with Red Bull, David Coulthard now appears to be a serious contender. Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi have been testing for Red Bull so far this winter and Klien is a favourite to race...

Sun 05 Dec 2004
Villeneuve fastest again at JerezHeadline
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Villeneuve fastest again at Jerez

Sauber wound up its 2004 winter testing with Jacques Villeneuve once again at the top of the times, making it all three days of the Jerez test that the Swiss squad was fastest. Felipe Massa was top on Wednesday and Villeneuve the next two days,...

Heidfeld to test for Williams againHeadline
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Heidfeld to test for Williams again

Nick Heidfeld will get a second chance to show Williams what he can do after testing at Jerez this week. The German, who is vying with Antonio Pizzonia for the race seat with Williams in 2005, will be back behind the wheel next week when the team...

Villeneuve's turn at top of test timesHeadline
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Villeneuve's turn at top of test times

It was another busy day's testing at Jerez on Thursday and there was another Sauber driver at the top of the times. 17 cars were on track, in similar conditions to yesterday, and Jacques Villeneuve took over from Sauber teammate Felipe Massa to...

Chance for Coulthard at Red Bull?Headline
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Chance for Coulthard at Red Bull?

David Coulthard is still looking for a race seat for 2005 and it seems that Red Bull Racing may yet be interested in the Scot. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz initially said that the former McLaren man was not under consideration by the team,...

Albers happy with Jordan testHeadline
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Albers happy with Jordan test

Christijan Albers got behind the wheel of a Jordan at Jerez on Wednesday and was happy with how the test went. The Dutchman, who drove for Mercedes in the German touring car championship (DTM) this season, was slightly disappointed that the...

Thu 02 Dec 2004
Massa back at the top of test timesHeadline
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Massa back at the top of test times

Testing was back in full swing on December 1st at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, with 15 drivers on track for the day. The weather was not as kind as Barcelona testing last week, with sun and rain showers, which was a minor disruption to the ...

Doornbos to test Jordan at JerezHeadline
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Doornbos to test Jordan at Jerez

Robert Doornbos will test for Jordan at Jerez this week, driving the interim 2005 chassis. Doornbos was third driver for Eddie Jordan's squad in the last three races of the season and already tested the interim car in the UK last month, prior to...

Button admits to mistakesHeadline
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Button admits to mistakes

Jenson Button has admitted that he made some mistakes when he attempted to leave BAR for Williams and said he was misguided over legal matters. The result of the saga, which lasted from the summer to the end of the season, was that Button is ...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
Panis happy with testing roleHeadline
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Panis happy with testing role

Olivier Panis may have announced his retirement from racing this season but the Frenchman is still happy to get behind the wheel for Toyota. While most teams were at Barcelona for the first stint of winter testing last week, Panis spent four days...

Testing winds up at BarcelonaHeadline
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Testing winds up at Barcelona

The first test of the winter at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya came to a close on Friday, and it was Toyota test driver Ricardo Zonta who was at the top of the times. The Brazilian set a best of 1:14.975 and racked up 147 laps, the most of the...

Wirdheim and Red Bull part companyHeadline
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Wirdheim and Red Bull part company

Björn Wirdheim and Red Bull Racing have parted company after the team made it known that it would not require his services for next season. Wirdheim, last year's F3000 champion, was third driver for Jaguar in 2004 and was due to test for Red Bull...

Massa leads the way at BarcelonaHeadline
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Massa leads the way at Barcelona

The testing action continued apace at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday and it was Sauber's Felipe Massa who was fastest at the end of the day. Once again there were 15 drivers at work and Massa's best of 1:14.655 was two tenths quicker...

Montoya fastest for McLaren in testingHeadline
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Montoya fastest for McLaren in testing

Juan Pablo Montoya made a flying start to his career at McLaren when he topped the testing times at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday. It was the first busy day of winter work at the circuit, with 15 drivers on track. Montoya's best was...

BAR stops Davidson's Williams testHeadline
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BAR stops Davidson's Williams test

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson was due to try out for Williams at the beginning of December but BAR has put a stop to it. Williams is looking for a race driver to partner Mark Webber next year after it was deemed that Jenson Button must stay...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
Klien to get second chanceHeadline
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Klien to get second chance

Christian Klien recently said that his F1 future was not definite just because Red Bull has bought Jaguar, but it appears the 21 year-old Austrian will get a second chance. Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of Red Bull, has been quoted as saying Klien...

Sun 21 Nov 2004
Button not reason for Richards' departureHeadline
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Button not reason for Richards' departure

When Honda announced it is to become part owner of BAR, it was also made known that team principal David Richards will be leaving. Speaking in teleconference once the news was made official, Richards denied that there was any bad feeling between...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Albers to test Jordan at JerezHeadline
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Albers to test Jordan at Jerez

Jordan has confirmed that DTM star Christijan Albers will test for the team at Jerez on December 1st. The test was originally scheduled for September but Albers postponed it so he could concentrate on the DTM season. The 25 year-old Dutchman...

Red Bull to remain in the UKHeadline
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Red Bull to remain in the UK

Jaguar may have become Red Bull Racing this week but the team will remain at its Milton Keynes headquarters in the UK. Some rumours suggested Red Bull might move its HQ to Austria but owner Dietrich Mateschitz is in no rush to change things. Team...

Mon 15 Nov 2004
Jordan confirms Toyota engine supplyHeadline
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Jordan confirms Toyota engine supply

Jordan has completed its negotiations and confirmed that Toyota will supply engines to the Silverstone based team for 2005. The one-year deal was sealed on Friday; Jordan will purchase the 2005 spec Toyota RVX-05 engines at an 'affordable price'...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Theissen hopes for Ferrari agreementHeadline
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Theissen hopes for Ferrari agreement

BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen believes the reduction of in-season testing will be a big help towards cutting costs and he hopes that Ferrari will eventually agree. Ferrari has so far not joined the nine other teams in the deal to cut ...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoCHeadline
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Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoC

Sauber's Felipe Massa will compete in the Race of Champions at the Stade de France, Paris, in December and is aiming to beat F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Massa and the 2004 Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan will form the Brazilian team...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Heidfeld and Davidson ready for testHeadline
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Heidfeld and Davidson ready for test

Nick Heidfeld and Anthony Davidson are ready for their test with Williams and, obviously, both are eager to please. Williams announced this week that the pair would try out at Jerez in December as the team works towards finalising its driver line...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
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Hodgson to AMA SuperBike

After a few weeks in the rumor mill and a dismissal maiden season in MotoGP, Neil Hodgson has finally been officially named the second Ducati Austin rider. The Brit will ride alongside Eric Bostrom. Bostrom campaigned the Ducati Austin ...