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Wed 26 Dec 2007
Piquet can't wait for new seasonHeadline
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Piquet can't wait for new season

Every driver who has prepared for his Formula One competition debut is impatient for the moment to arrive and Nelson A. Piquet is no different in that respect. After spending a year as Renault's third driver he now steps up to race for the French...

Sun 23 Dec 2007
Horag Porsche RS Spyder completes first lapsHeadline

Horag Porsche RS Spyder completes first laps

Earlier this week, Fredy Lienhard and Didier Theys clocked the first miles of Horag Racing's new Porsche RS Spyder. On a cold two-day test in Barcelona, the Swiss-based team gained valuable experience in advance of the car's race debut at the...

Tue 18 Dec 2007
Vettel, Schumacher hand Nations Cup to GermanyHeadline
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Vettel, Schumacher hand Nations Cup to Germany

The estimated 55000 crowd came to magnificent new Wembley stadium to watch the 2007 Race of champions, The attendance was some what down on the expected 80000 and the large bowl clearly had a lot of empty seats but still the tension grew as the ...

Mon 17 Dec 2007
McLaren confirms Kovalainen for 2008Headline
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McLaren confirms Kovalainen for 2008

McLaren confirmed on December 14th that Heikki Kovalainen will be teammate to Lewis Hamilton for 2008. The Finn was dropped by Renault when Fernando Alonso and Nelson A. Piquet were announced just this week as the race driver line up for next ...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
Renault confirms Alonso and Piquet for 2008Headline
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Renault confirms Alonso and Piquet for 2008

Renault was always the rumour mill's favourite option for the future of Fernando Alonso and on December 10th it was confirmed that Alonso will indeed return to the team with which he won his back-to-back titles. After a fraught year with McLaren...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
WMSC not convinced Renault used McLaren dataHeadline
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WMSC not convinced Renault used McLaren data

After the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) hearing on December 6th, in which Renault was investigated for being in possession of confidential McLaren information, the FIA has publicized its reasons for not penalizing Renault despite finding the...

Thu 06 Dec 2007
Hamilton leads on Jerez day twoHeadline
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Hamilton leads on Jerez day two

Testing continued at Jerez on December 5th and Lewis Hamilton made his mark on his return to the McLaren cockpit with the best time of the 20 drivers present, 1:19.371. His day focused on aerodynamic tests with no driver aids while team test...

Kubica tops Jerez test timesHeadline
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Kubica tops Jerez test times

It was the third day of testing at Jerez on December 6th and a third different driver took to the top of the time sheet. After Nick Heidfeld was fastest on the first day, it was the turn of BMW Sauber teammate Robert Kubica on Thursday, his best a...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
Final test of the year under way at JerezHeadline
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Final test of the year under way at Jerez

The final scheduled test session of 2007 got under way at Jerez de la Frontera on December 4th with 20 drivers at work on the Spanish track. BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld set the pace, his best of the day a 1:19.042. The team also tried out young ...

Sat 01 Dec 2007
Fisichella and Schumacher to test Force IndiaHeadline
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Fisichella and Schumacher to test Force India

Winter testing is set to continue at Jerez next week and Force India, formerly Spyker, has confirmed that Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher will be part of its evaluation programme. The team is very busy assessing drivers as former Toyota...

Wed 28 Nov 2007
Red Bull rules out Alonso for 2008Headline
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Red Bull rules out Alonso for 2008

Since splitting with McLaren at the end of the season Fernando Alonso has yet to reveal where he might race in 2008, but it seems the rumoured deal with Red Bull is just another myth. The double-champion has been linked with the energy drink ...

Fri 23 Nov 2007
Farfus, Vietoris test BMW Sauber at ValenciaHeadline
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Farfus, Vietoris test BMW Sauber at Valencia

In advance of the Formula BMW World Final, BMW Sauber ran a full-day testing session at Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia today, with Christian Vietoris at the wheel at first, and Augusto Farfus taking over in mid-afternoon. Running on the full...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
Toyota F1 confirms Glock for 2008Headline
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Toyota F1 confirms Glock for 2008

As expected, Toyota has confirmed Timo Glock as a race driver for 2008 along with a multi-year contract. Glock has been linked with Toyota for some time but as BMW Sauber believed it still had a deal with the 25 year-old German as test driver for...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Barcelona test ends with Massa fastestHeadline
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Barcelona test ends with Massa fastest

The first winter test at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya came to a close on November 15th and Ferrari's Felipe Massa was at the top of the time sheet on the final day. Of the 20 drivers present Massa clocked a best of 1:21.044, while team test ...

McLaren appeal rejected, Raikkonen title secureHeadline
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McLaren appeal rejected, Raikkonen title secure

McLaren's appeal against the decision of the Interlagos stewards to not penalize Williams and BMW Sauber was rejected by the International Court of Appeal, which confirms Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen as the 2007 world champion. The Court met in London...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Schumacher top again at Barcelona testingHeadline
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Schumacher top again at Barcelona testing

It was another busy day of testing at Barcelona on November 14th, with a total of 21 drivers working at the Spanish track. As he was on Tuesday, Ferrari's Michael Schumacher was at the top of the times, his best of the day a 1:21.489. Felipe Massa...

Wed 14 Nov 2007
Winter testing gets under way at BarcelonaHeadline
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Winter testing gets under way at Barcelona

On November 13th, just under a month after the final F1 race of 2007, on track preparations for 2008 got under way with the first winter test session at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya. With no restriction on the number of cars a team may use, as...

Tue 13 Nov 2007
Honda announces Ross Brawn as team principalHeadline
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Honda announces Ross Brawn as team principal

Honda announced on November 12th that Ross Brawn is to take up the position of team principal and will work alongside Nick Fry, who will continue as CEO. Brawn stepped down from his post of Ferrari technical director at the end of 2006 for a ...

Wet start to Brazilian GP weekendHeadline
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Wet start to Brazilian GP weekend

It was unpredictable start to the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend as the Interlagos track was declared wet for Friday's first practice. The top teams didn't do more than installation laps until the final 15 minutes when Ferrari's Felipe Massa...

Fri 09 Nov 2007
Williams confirms Rosberg and Nakajima for 2008Headline
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Williams confirms Rosberg and Nakajima for 2008

Williams confirmed on November 7th that Kazuki Nakajima will race alongside Nico Rosberg in 2008. Nakajima, a graduate of Toyota's driver programme, has been test driver for Williams this year and was often behind the wheel during Friday practice...

Wed 07 Nov 2007
Drivers' market waits on McLaren decisionHeadline
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Drivers' market waits on McLaren decision

Since McLaren's recent confirmation that the team and Fernando Alonso have agreed to part company the rumour mill has gone into overdrive about who will be teammate to Lewis Hamilton next year. Several names have been linked with the Woking squad...

Mon 05 Nov 2007
Alonso and McLaren officially part companyHeadline
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Alonso and McLaren officially part company

Unsurprisingly, official confirmation that Fernando Alonso and McLaren have agreed to part company came on November 2nd. In a statement issued by the team it said "it would be in the best interest of both parties to bring the relationship to an ...

Fri 02 Nov 2007
Raikkonen can't stop smilingHeadline
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Raikkonen can't stop smiling

Kimi Raikkonen has gained a reputation for being as cool and unemotional as his Iceman moniker would indicate but the new world champion has been enjoying the recent Ferrari celebrations at Maranello and Mugello. Against the odds the Finn clinched...

Sun 28 Oct 2007
Raikkonen triumphs with Brazilian GP win and titleHeadline
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Raikkonen triumphs with Brazilian GP win and title

Finally, and deservingly, Kimi Raikkonen is the Formula One world champion. Amazingly the Finn, the outsider in the three-way battle, clinched his first drivers' title with victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Ferrari man drove a calm and ...

An appeal for common senseHeadline

An appeal for common sense

It's not over until the fat lady sings, as they say, or in F1's case it's not over until there's been a meeting. There are not many people out there who would begrudge Kimi Raikkonen the 2007 drivers' title and the Finn won it fair and square on...

Sun 21 Oct 2007
Massa delights crowds with Brazilian GP poleHeadline
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Massa delights crowds with Brazilian GP pole

Felipe Massa sent the home crowds wild in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix as he scored his second consecutive pole position at Interlagos. The Ferrari man's 1:11.931 was the quickest time of the afternoon but it didn't quite go as well as...

Sat 20 Oct 2007
Massa fastest in Brazilian GP final practiceHeadline
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Massa fastest in Brazilian GP final practice

Ferrari moved back to the top of the times on Saturday morning, with Felipe Massa clocking a best of 1:11.810 in the final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton was just over a tenth behind in second and Kimi Raikkonen's...

McLaren leads on Brazilian GP FridayHeadline
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McLaren leads on Brazilian GP Friday

The second practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix was, like the morning, officially declared wet but the times were much improved in the afternoon. McLaren led the way with a one-two courtesy of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso ...

Fri 19 Oct 2007
Title decider at season's end in BrazilHeadline
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Title decider at season's end in Brazil

It's finally here; the last race of the 2007 season is just about upon us and the drivers' title will be decided at the Brazilian Grand Prix. It's a fitting end to what has been an intriguing season and hopefully we will have a fair on-track fight...

McLaren teammates play down tensionsHeadline
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McLaren teammates play down tensions

In the latter half of the season much has been made of the tension between McLaren teammates Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton but ahead of Sunday's championship-deciding race the pair played down their supposed animosity. Facing questions during...

Thu 18 Oct 2007
Ferrari confirms Massa through 2010Headline
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Ferrari confirms Massa through 2010

Ferrari confirmed on October 16th that Felipe Massa's contract has been extended until the end of the 2010 season. The Brazilian, who previously raced for Sauber, debuted in competition with the Scuderia alongside Michael Schumacher in 2006 and...

Fri 12 Oct 2007
A full circle for Theys, LienhardHeadline

A full circle for Theys, Lienhard

Horag Racing's Didier Theys and Fredy Lienhard have high hopes heading into the 2008 season with a Porsche RS Spyder Many years have passed since Didier Theys and Fredy Lienhard sat behind the wheel of legendary Porsche sports cars in endurance...

Thu 11 Oct 2007
Williams confirms Nakajima for BrazilHeadline
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Williams confirms Nakajima for Brazil

Williams confirmed on October 9th that test and reserve driver Kazuki Nakajima will race in the last Grand Prix of the season in Brazil after Alex Wurz announced his immediate retirement. Nakajima has been behind the wheel of the Williams five...

Tue 09 Oct 2007
Raikkonen wins Chinese GP thrillerHeadline
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Raikkonen wins Chinese GP thriller

The championship battle will go to the final race of the season after Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen won the Chinese Grand Prix and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton retired from the race. In a thrilling event, Raikkonen dominated the second half to score ...

Sun 07 Oct 2007
Hamilton turns up the heat with Chinese GP poleHeadline
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Hamilton turns up the heat with Chinese GP pole

Lewis Hamilton's championship challenge was firmly back on track in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, a scorching lap of 1:35.908 putting his McLaren on pole position. Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari was second and the sister scarlet car of Felipe...

Raikkonen again in Chinese GP last practiceHeadline
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Raikkonen again in Chinese GP last practice

Kimi Raikkonen carried through his Friday top-of-the-times status to Saturday morning's last practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, the Ferrari man once again leading the way with a best of 1:36.100. But McLaren was in hot pursuit, Fernando Alonso...