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Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Sun 27 Dec 2009
It's official: Schumacher goes to Silver ArrowsHeadline
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It's official: Schumacher goes to Silver Arrows

An early Christmas present - Schumacher returns to Formula One Michael Schumacher, the German seven-time world champion has signed a one-year contract with Mercedes Grand Prix at the team's offices in Brackley, England, after a month of talks.

Wed 23 Dec 2009
Renault to remain in Formula One with new investorHeadline
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Renault to remain in Formula One with new investor

Renault to stay in Formula One The French Renault car company today announced during a press conference in Paris they have decided to stay in Formula One, but have sold a 75 percent stake to the Luxembourg Genii Capital Investment company led by...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Same Orbit For NASCAR, F1? The subjects of NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose...

A wind of change?Headline

A wind of change?

A wind of change? After yesterday's meeting of the WMSC (World Motor Sport Council), the FIA announced a number of changes that were approved, ones that should improve Formula One and its governance, and also published the final version of the...

Wed 09 Dec 2009
Green light for British GP at SilverstoneHeadline
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Green light for British GP at Silverstone

The Silverstone Circuits Limited and Formula One rights holder Bernie Ecclestone today announced they have reached a 17-year agreement which secures the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards. The oldest race in Formula One history will retain its...

Mon 07 Dec 2009
Sauber confirmed as Headline
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Sauber confirmed as "14th" Formula One team in 2010

Following the exit of the Toyota Formula One team, just weeks ago, Sauber F1 finally received the news that they had been waiting for weeks --- That the Swiss team Thursday have been confirmed that they have been chosen as the 13th, and final...

Toyota cuts jobs at high tech facility in Germany Headline

Toyota cuts jobs at high tech facility in Germany

It has emerged that 500 of the 650 employees will lose their job at the high tech Toyota Formula One facility in Cologne, Germany. According to the German Auto, Motor und Sport magazine, Toyota had already notified their employers on November 30...

Young drivers showed their talent this week in JerezHeadline
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Young drivers showed their talent this week in Jerez

While many of next year's Formula One drivers contracted for 2010 are waiting as late as February to drive their cars in testing, the new ban did not cause any damage to the young drivers, who this week received the first green light to test F1...

Tue 01 Dec 2009
Formula One young driver test days at JerezHeadline

Formula One young driver test days at Jerez

The annual Formula One winter test takes place at the circuit of Jerez in Spain on December 1-3, 2009. Traditionally a number of drivers have been invited to drive a Formula One car, some of them attend as a reward for their achievements in 2009.

Mon 30 Nov 2009
Briatore wants Formula One ban overturnedHeadline

Briatore wants Formula One ban overturned

Today Flavio Briatore, former Renault Formula One team principal, has asked the French High Court in Paris to overturn the decision of FIA's World Motor Sports Council to ban him from Formula One for life. The decision was made in September this...

Wed 25 Nov 2009
Argentinian Lopez close to signing for US F1Headline
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Argentinian Lopez close to signing for US F1

Argentina's Jose Maria Lopez said on Sunday that he has a verbal agreement with the US F1 Team, an outfit that will make its Formula One debut in 2010, but that the agreement depends on his being able to complete the required ...

Sun 22 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram The Best Ever? On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving...

Thu 19 Nov 2009
Mercedes buys Brawn Grand PrixHeadline
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Mercedes buys Brawn Grand Prix

After fifteen years the partnership between the McLaren Formula One team and Mercedes-Benz comes to an end, as the German car manufacturer today announced a new partnership with Brawn Grand Prix. Mercedes has bought a 75.1 % interest in the Brawn...

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Martin's Chase Plot Thickens The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer's view of the top ten stories. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo...

Mon 16 Nov 2009
Donington, Silverstone and EcclestoneHeadline

Donington, Silverstone and Ecclestone

Two weeks ago it became painfully clear that Donington Park CEO Simon Gillett was not able to pull off his stunt to host the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards, after the circuit failed to meet the third deadline imposed by Formula One...

Sat 07 Nov 2009
Toyota: Another one bites the dustHeadline
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Toyota: Another one bites the dust

Today the world's No. 1 automaker, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), announced its immediate withdrawal from Formula One. The decision once again caught Formula One by surprise, as the team had signed the 2009 Concorde Agreement, an agreement...

Fri 06 Nov 2009
Formula One races into the desert sunset of Abu DhabiHeadline
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Formula One races into the desert sunset of Abu Dhabi

The Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi provided a futuristic Thousand and One Nights-like decor for last weekend's ultimate round of the 2009 Formula One World Championship. The developers and builders of the circuit can rest assured, they have ...

Wed 04 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram US F1 Ready For Busch? If NASCAR Valley is the source for America's next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing ...

Mon 02 Nov 2009
Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi GPHeadline
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Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi GP

Sebastian Vettel wrapped up the 2009 Formula One season in style, leading a Red Bull-Renault 1-2 finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 22-year-old prodigy scored his fifth career victory and the fourth of the year in a dominant ...

Sun 01 Nov 2009
Hamilton storms to pole in Abu DhabiHeadline
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Hamilton storms to pole in Abu Dhabi

It looked momentarily like the Formula One season finale would start with a Red Bull front row, but Lewis Hamilton put an end to that with a stunning lap as the clock ran out in the final segment of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,...

Fri 30 Oct 2009
Abu Dhabi to offer an unforgettable experienceHeadline
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Abu Dhabi to offer an unforgettable experience

Round 17, the last round of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit, located near the city of Abu Dhabi, the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates. Although oil business is still booming, in the...

Todt to take the wheel as new FIA president Headline

Todt to take the wheel as new FIA president

On October 23, 2009, former Scuderia Ferrari CEO and Ferrari F1 team principal Jean Todt was elected President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) for a four-year term by the FIA General Assembly at its annual meeting in Paris,...

Wed 28 Oct 2009
Brazilian showdown time for Brawn and Red Bull Headline
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Brazilian showdown time for Brawn and Red Bull

Round 16 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship takes place at the Jose Carlos Pace Circuit in Interlagos, Brazil. Located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, the circuit is situated between two large lakes. The track is constructed on a...

Sun 25 Oct 2009
Bouman's guide to FIA Presidential electionsHeadline

Bouman's guide to FIA Presidential elections

FIA Presidential elections, a guide for dummies On Friday October 23 the members of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) will elect a new president, as current 69-year old president Max Mosley will step down after a reign of 16...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year earlyHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year early

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram France Jr. A Year Early After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR...

Sat 24 Oct 2009
USF1 eyes Kyle Busch for 2011 race seatHeadline
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USF1 eyes Kyle Busch for 2011 race seat

Sporting director Peter Windsor has named NASCAR's Las Vegas-born Kyle Busch as an ideal driver for the new USF1 team in 2011. Briton Windsor, who with Ken Anderson aims for their Charlotte-based team to debut next season, said he keeps up to...

Fri 23 Oct 2009
Button kept his cool to steal the show in BrazilHeadline
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Button kept his cool to steal the show in Brazil

How Button won the championship in Brazil After a very chaotic, rainy and red flag plagued qualifying session on Saturday, Jenson Button didn't have much hope of winning the championship in Brazil. He only managed to score a very disappointing...

Thu 15 Oct 2009
Massa 'ready to race' after Fiorano testHeadline
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Massa 'ready to race' after Fiorano test

Felipe Massa on Monday said he felt back to his old self after driving a Formula One car for the first time since sustaining serious head injuries in July. First roll out of Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari in a privately-owned...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram JPM Pointing To Title? Juan Pablo Montoya can be either princely or prickly, depending on the mercurial driver's mood. Following the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team's advancement into the Chase and the ...

Renault announces Kubica for 2010 and beyondHeadline
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Renault announces Kubica for 2010 and beyond

Renault on Wednesday announced that 24-year-old Polish driver Robert Kubica will race for the French Formula One team "from the 2010 season onwards". Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber F1 Team. Photo by xpb.cc. "We are very excited to have ...

US F1 Team interview with Ken Anderson Headline
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US F1 Team interview with Ken Anderson

5 QUESTIONS WITH KEN ANDERSON, US F1 TEAM PRINCIPAL, PRESIDENT & CEO Author: US F1 Team America's new Formula One team prepares for the 2010 season. Team interview with Ken Anderson follows: Q1: Ken, we're hearing about a lot of activity in ...

Thu 08 Oct 2009
Title slips through Brawn GP fingers in SuzukaHeadline
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Title slips through Brawn GP fingers in Suzuka

Brawn GP loses grip on title after crash fiesta at Suzuka After a start to finish victory for Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel in Japan, Jenson Button's lead in the Drivers Championship has been reduced to only 16 points. Rubens Barrichello also...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Hamilton takes Singapore as competition faltersHeadline
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Hamilton takes Singapore as competition falters

Lewis Hamilton drove a perfect race under the artificial lights and took full advantage of the circumstances in both the race and in qualifying to take a convincing 9.6-second victory in today's Singapore Grand Prix, his second victory of the 2009...

Hamilton handed the Singapore poleHeadline
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Hamilton handed the Singapore pole

Lewis Hamilton looked strong in both practice and early qualifying action at the Singapore Grand Prix today, but in the end he did not have to fight for the pole position for tomorrow's Formula One race as the qualifying session was halted with 26...

Vettel fastest in Singapore night practiceHeadline
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Vettel fastest in Singapore night practice

As night fell over Singapore, Sebastian Vettel picked up his pace, setting the fastest time of the day during the second practice session. The Singapore Grand Prix will also run at night, the second time that Formula One cars will race under the...