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Tue 30 Dec 2008
Slim chancesHeadline
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Slim chances

From Mexico to Middle East, the rush is on to resurrect Honda's F1 team in private hands. At stake is state of the art facility incorporating two wind tunnels, world renown and multiple-championship winning team leader, and a driver line-up which...

Toyota shuffles top bosses, stands by F1Headline
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Toyota shuffles top bosses, stands by F1

News that Toyota will name a new president to take office in April might not reach Formula One's radar in normal times. But if you hadn't noticed, these are not normal times. In these scant weeks since Honda abandoned its F1 team, people who might...

Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

War of words adds fuel to F1 game showHeadline

War of words adds fuel to F1 game show

Luca takes a licking while Bernie keeps on ticking. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claims "we bought Ferrari's loyalty" and calls Ferrari's Luca di Montezemolo a "press officer". Bernie Ecclestone. Photo by xpb.cc. War of words has...

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...

Testing times for Formula OneHeadline

Testing times for Formula One

As Toro Rosso rules pre-season testing, Sato's yens may sail past common sense. Mosley does belt-tightening -- no pun intended -- with the blessing of FOTA. Jerez, Spain: A circuit that saw an epic battle to the finish line in 1986 between Nigel...

Wed 17 Dec 2008
Buemi sweeps test week in JerezHeadline
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Buemi sweeps test week in Jerez

Going for a big finish, Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers completed a speed sweep of Formula One testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Thursday. Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato topped timesheets, becoming the only drivers this week to time under...

Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scramblesHeadline
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Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scrambles

Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi again led Scuderia Toro Rosso to the top of timesheets in Formula One testing Wednesday at Circuit de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Continuing his audition for an expanded gig with the team, the 2008 tester...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cupHeadline
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Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cup

Team Germany successfully defended their Nations' Cup title at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium. The pairing of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel returned for this year's challenge at the event. The two Formula One aces beat Team ...

Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testingHeadline
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Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testing

Even as six northern provinces were racked by snowstorms that closed roads and stranded as many as 600 motorists, sun flooded southern Spain, greeting three Formula One teams testing Monday at Jerez de la Frontera. Sebastien Buemi, Test...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Force India stands pat on driversHeadline
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Force India stands pat on drivers

After an earlier, postseason shake up in its leadership hierarchy, Force India on Sunday announced the Formula One team would stick with its 2008 driver lineup for 2009. Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Photo by...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Honda exit sends F1 reelingHeadline
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Honda exit sends F1 reeling

Reaction in the sport to Honda's latest exit from Formula One, owing to the global financial and economic crisis has been swift and sure. Honda Racing F1 Team factory. Photo by xpb.cc. Discussion turned on whether the biggest loser...

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 ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemmaHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemma

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram F1's dilemma In the current discontent in Formula One over the 2009 schedule, Ferrari's relationship with F1's governing body is drawing even more scrutiny than usual. Kimi Raikkonen, Stefano...

Honda looking for a buyer for its F1 teamHeadline
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Honda looking for a buyer for its F1 team

Honda is poised to quit Formula One: the Japanese carmaker is expected to announce Friday that the team is for sale with hopes a buyer can be found by the end of the year, BBC Sport reported. Formula One reporter David Croft said on BBC Radio 5...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in comaHeadline
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Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in coma

After two weeks in intensive care, Colombian Formula 3 driver Steven Guerrero's condition has stabilized. The young driver no longer needs to be connected to life support equipment, and has now been moved out of the intensive care unit at Clinica...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Red Bull reacquires rest of Toro Rosso from BergerHeadline
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Red Bull reacquires rest of Toro Rosso from Berger

Red Bull Racing, whose veteran driver, Mark Webber, remains in a Hobart, Australia, hospital after a weekend bicycle-car collision, announced Tuesday the reacquisition of a 50-per cent stake in junior team Scuderia Toro Rosso. The move by the ...

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...

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,...

Webber hurt in 'extreme race' bicycling accidentHeadline
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Webber hurt in 'extreme race' bicycling accident

Formula One driver Mark Webber, who races for Red Bull Racing, is in hospital in Hobart, Australia, after suffering serious multiple injuries in a road accident. He was competing in an extreme endurance event for charity when the bicycle he was ...

Canada and France GPs gone, China on the edgeHeadline
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Canada and France GPs gone, China on the edge

Oh, Ecc-le-stone! It's official. There will be no Formula One Grand Prix du Canada in 2009. This June, Montreal's famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will not host Canada's largest tourist draw. For the first time in 50 years, the sport that is the...

Sat 22 Nov 2008
Red Bull's Vettel again tops Barcelona testHeadline
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Red Bull's Vettel again tops Barcelona test

Whether he's buying a London mansion with his Pussycat Doll girlfriend, calculating how to drive faster than a man on a bicycle, or otherwise gilding his golden life, world driving champion Lewis Hamilton has not been in Barcelona, Spain, this...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Vettel quickest on day two in Barcelona testingHeadline
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Vettel quickest on day two in Barcelona testing

It makes no difference to Sebastian Vettel: Toro Rosso or Red Bull, the German's happy to stick a car atop a timesheet. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing. Photo by xpb.cc. So he did Tuesday in a second day of Formula One testing at...

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...

Wed 12 Nov 2008
Force India, McLaren Mercedes sign supply dealHeadline
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Force India, McLaren Mercedes sign supply deal

Preliminary maneuvering done last week, that is, Ferrari customer engines cast off a year early, Force India signed a five-year deal Monday with McLaren Mercedes for drivetrains (engines and gearboxes), hydraulic systems, and KERS (kinetic energy...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Force India quick to change losing gameHeadline
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Force India quick to change losing game

Indian plutocrat Vijay Mallya, an airline and drinks tycoon, an Indian legislator, and the chairman of Formula One team Force India, showed Friday how he built a billionaire's business empire by naming himself team principal and casting off team...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
Hamilton and McLaren celebrate championshipHeadline
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Hamilton and McLaren celebrate championship

World driving champion Lewis Hamilton, who arrived with family members and girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, was greeted by 1,500 McLaren Mercedes employees Wednesday on a celebratory visit to the McLaren Technology...

Alonso and Piquet to stay on at RenaultHeadline
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Alonso and Piquet to stay on at Renault

The decision that kept team managers up and down the paddock on pins and needles came Wednesday when Renault announced Fernando Alonso will stay with the Formula One team another two years. Nelsinho Piquet, whose rookie season included stumbles ...

Wed 05 Nov 2008
Lewis Hamilton: The first of many titles?Headline
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Lewis Hamilton: The first of many titles?

Eighteen races. Seventeen countries. Eight months. Seven different race winners. Five continents. After all that, it was not until the final corner of the final race that Lewis Hamilton clinched his first Formula One world championship in one of...

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 ...

Sun 02 Nov 2008
Massa bags Brazilian pole, next stop world title?Headline
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Massa bags Brazilian pole, next stop world title?

Life might not stay that way in the next 24 hours, but for now Felipe Massa is home and dry after pocketing pole position for Sunday's Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix. Pole winner Felipe Massa celebrates. Photo by xpb.cc. The Sao ...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Alonso pips fast Massa in Brazilian practiceHeadline
F1

Alonso pips fast Massa in Brazilian practice

Felipe Massa stuck his Ferrari F2008 atop free practice timesheets Friday right to the end before Renault's Fernando Alonso popped top from the 18th spot in the final minute. Massa, joined at the top for most of the second session by Toyota's...

Tue 28 Oct 2008
2008 British Formula 3 season reviewHeadline
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2008 British Formula 3 season review

At the end of what has been a rollercoaster of a season, it's interesting -- and probably informative -- to take a look at the season as a whole, and to reflect on who has done well, who has done an average job, and who has been surprisingly good...

Wed 22 Oct 2008
Hamilton wins China in a Sunday driveHeadline
F1

Hamilton wins China in a Sunday drive

Without fuss or bother, Lewis Hamilton drove from pole to redemption in winning Sunday's Grand Prix of China with ease. After failing to notch up the FIA Formula One World Drivers' Championship at this race last year as a rookie, Hamilton...

Sat 18 Oct 2008
Hamilton fastest in China practiceHeadline
F1

Hamilton fastest in China practice

Vowing his pointsfree effort last weekend in Japan is behind him, Formula One world drivers' title points leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren Mercedes topped practice timesheets in first and second practices Friday ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of ...

Fri 17 Oct 2008
Economy might claim French GPHeadline
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Economy might claim French GP

A 2009 running of the French Grand Prix came into doubt Wednesday when the French Motorsports Federation (FFSA), said it would not extend financial backing. French Air Force. Photo by xpb.cc. A statement read in part, "After...