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Mon 12 Sep 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Mo Nunn closes a chapter in his lifeHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Mo Nunn closes a chapter in his life

Morris Nunn has pretty much seen it all and done it all in motorsports. Nunn has worked with and/or owned Formula One teams, done the same in Champ Car and the Indy Racing League and now, well, maybe it might be time to play a bit more golf with...

Thu 24 Nov 2005
Legge pilots Minardi F1 carHeadline

Legge pilots Minardi F1 car

Form followed function for Katherine Legge today as the three-time 2005 Toyota Atlantic Championship race winner clocked 27 learning laps at speed on the Autodromo Vallelunga road course near Rome. Katherine Legge. Photo by ...

Tue 01 Feb 2005
Williams launches the FW27 at ValenciaHeadline
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Williams launches the FW27 at Valencia

On January 31st it was the turn of Williams to launch its 2005 challenger and the FW27 was revealed at Valencia in Spain. As with other new cars that have been launched, the appearance of the FW27 shows the effects of the new regulations for this...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Alonso wins Chinese GP, Renault is championHeadline
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Alonso wins Chinese GP, Renault is champion

Fernando Alonso won the Chinese Grand Prix, leading from pole to flag, and with Giancarlo Fisichella fourth Renault celebrated its first constructors' championship as a full works team. In a race of bizarre incidents, that began even before the ...

Tue 11 Oct 2005
Raikkonen wins thrilling Japanese GPHeadline
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Raikkonen wins thrilling Japanese GP

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen made a superb drive to victory from near the back of the grid at the Japanese Grand Prix, overtaking the Renault of Giancarlo Fisichella for the lead on the last lap from the chequered flag. Fisichella came home second and...

Tue 02 Aug 2005
Raikkonen takes cool victory at Hungarian GPHeadline
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Raikkonen takes cool victory at Hungarian GP

As the temperatures soared at the Hungarian Grand Prix, McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen took a cool victory and closed the gap to championship rival Fernando Alonso by 10 points, as Alonso failed to score. Michael Schumacher couldn't hold off Raikkonen's...

Sun 10 Jul 2005
Alonso storms to pole for British GPHeadline
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Alonso storms to pole for British GP

Renault's Fernando Alonso put in a storming qualifying lap to take pole position for the British Grand Prix, snatching the top spot from title rival Kimi Raikkonen by just three hundredths of a second with a time of 1:19.905. But the McLaren man...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Button calls for bigger carsHeadline
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Button calls for bigger cars

After Justin Wilson lost out to little Anthony Davidson as Alex Yoong's replacement at Minardi for two races, Jenson Button claims that shorter drivers have an unfair advantage in Formula One. Davidson is five foot three, whereas Wilson is a foot...

Sun 03 Apr 2005
Alonso storms to pole position for Bahrain GPHeadline
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Alonso storms to pole position for Bahrain GP

Fernando Alonso put in a scorching lap to secure pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix, his second consecutive front of the grid start. The Renault man clocked an aggregate time of 3:01.902, nearly half a second quicker than Michael Schumacher,...

Sat 02 Apr 2005
Zonta sets the pace in Bahrain GP first practiceHeadline
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Zonta sets the pace in Bahrain GP first practice

Toyota third driver Ricardo Zonta put in his usual competent performance to set a fastest time of 1:31.449 in Friday's first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. In what was mostly an uneventful session Michael Schumacher was second...

Sun 18 Sep 2005
Speed is the name and the gameHeadline

Speed is the name and the game

Scott Speed. His name says it all and the 22-year-old Californian is firmly headed for the big time in motorsports: the FIA Formula One Championship.

Sat 23 Jul 2005
Wurz stays fastest on German GP FridayHeadline
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Wurz stays fastest on German GP Friday

McLaren third driver Alex Wurz once again claimed the top spot in the second practice session for the German Grand Prix, his time of 1:13.973 about three tenths quicker than he was in the morning. Teammate Kimi Raikkonen was six tenths astray in...

Fri 01 Apr 2005
Too early for Toyota to win?Headline
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Too early for Toyota to win?

Toyota surprised many in the Malaysian Grand Prix when Jarno Trulli took the team's first ever podium in second place, but the Italian thinks it's too early to think about winning a race. Toyota was competitive at Sepang, where Ralf Schumacher...

Fri 12 Aug 2005
The rumour mill keeps turningHeadline
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The rumour mill keeps turning

While F1 is still on the summer break the rumour mill is busy churning out gossip and speculation as there is little in the way of definite news to talk about. We all know how unreliable the rumours can be, although sometimes they turn out right,...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
Paffett lands McLaren test roleHeadline
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Paffett lands McLaren test role

It's been a busy time for McLaren recently, as the team has confirmed both Vodafone as a title sponsor and current world champion Fernando Alonso as a driver for 2007, and now the Woking squad has announced this season's DTM champion Gary Paffett...

Mon 25 Jul 2005
McLaren flies in final German GP practicesHeadline
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McLaren flies in final German GP practices

McLaren was flying in the Saturday morning practices for the German Grand Prix, with Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya clocking the first and second fastest times in both sessions. Raikkonen was quickest at the end with a 1:14.128 and Montoya...

Fri 29 Jul 2005
Timo Bernhard: A lap of PortlandHeadline

Timo Bernhard: A lap of Portland

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the American Le Mans Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. This coming weekend the racers will compete on the 1.944-mile...

Fri 05 Aug 2005
Schumacher happy for MassaHeadline
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Schumacher happy for Massa

Michael Schumacher is pleased that Felipe Massa will race for Ferrari next year and believes the Brazilian youngster deserves the chance to shine. Massa was test driver for the Scuderia in 2003 and will replace Rubens Barrichello for ...

Thu 14 Jul 2005
Ralf quickest on first day of Jerez testHeadline
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Ralf quickest on first day of Jerez test

It was back to work on the test track on July 13th and the Spanish circuit of Jerez was the popular location. 14 drivers from seven teams were on track for the last test before the summer ban and Toyota's Ralf Schumacher topped the times with a...

Fri 01 Apr 2005
Who can stand the heat in Bahrain?Headline
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Who can stand the heat in Bahrain?

When Ferrari won the first few races of 2004 there was a collective groan of dismay from some fans and teams alike. In 2005, there is a sense of anticipation to see if the team that has won the first two events can do it again -- because this time...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
A special touch for the holidaysHeadline

A special touch for the holidays

This Year It is Okay To Get a Lot When You Give a Little By: Tom Moore, Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing It is the time of year that our thoughts all turn towards others, or they should. But, if we're honest, how many of us don't ...

Tue 12 Jul 2005
Montoya takes first win of season at British GPHeadline
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Montoya takes first win of season at British GP

Juan Pablo Montoya finally took his first win of the season at the British Grand Prix after snatching the lead from pole sitter Fernando Alonso at the start. Alonso followed the McLaren to the chequered flag and Renault was happy enough with...

Thu 10 Feb 2005
FIA may abandon cost cutting plansHeadline
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FIA may abandon cost cutting plans

It seems that FIA President Max Mosley is once again getting fed up with the lack of decision making between the teams and has said the FIA could abandon its efforts to cut costs in F1. Only Ferrari turned up at a meeting at the end of January to...

Fri 15 Jul 2005
Scott Bradley: A lap of Sears PointHeadline

Scott Bradley: A lap of Sears Point

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the SCCA SPEED World Challenge and the American Le Mans Series to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. This coming weekend the teams will take to the Infineon...

Sat 26 Feb 2005
Jordan launches in Moscow's Red SquareHeadline
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Jordan launches in Moscow's Red Square

Jordan Grand Prix held the official presentation of its 2005 car in Moscow's Red Square on February 25th, with drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro braving the snow to greet the media. The team also confirmed that Robert Doornbos, who...

Tue 08 Mar 2005
Fisichella takes first blood with Australian GP winHeadline
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Fisichella takes first blood with Australian GP win

It was Giancarlo Fisichella's weekend in Melbourne, as the Renault driver's triumph in qualifying carried through to victory in the first Formula One race of 2005. Fisichella led in fine style from pole to flag, while teammate Fernando Alonso put...

Tue 24 May 2005
Raikkonen wins entertaining Monaco GPHeadline
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Raikkonen wins entertaining Monaco GP

Kimi Raikkonen took his second consecutive win of the season at the Monaco Grand Prix, the McLaren man leading from pole to flag and too far ahead of the rest to be troubled. Williams had a grand time to see Nick Heidfeld and Mark Webber come home...

Fri 22 Jul 2005
Wurz leads the way in German GP first practiceHeadline
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Wurz leads the way in German GP first practice

As usual it was the third McLaren at the top of the time sheet in Friday's first practice session for the German Grand Prix, but this time it was Alex Wurz instead of Pedro de la Rosa. Wurz clocked a best time of 1:14.277, six tenths up on Toyota...

Fri 18 Nov 2005
Monza to be silenced?Headline
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Monza to be silenced?

There are a few circuits on the calendar that have experienced uncertainties about whether they will host a Grand Prix in the future and the latest under threat is Monza. The famous Italian track was told by a court this week that at any motor ...

Tue 17 May 2005
Van Overbeek: One lap of SebringHeadline

Van Overbeek: One lap of Sebring

Motorsport.com decided to have an American Le Mans Series driver give our readers a lap around the season opener, the historic 12 hours of Sebring, Flying Lizard Motorsports' Johannes van Overbeek sent us, in his own words, the lap around the ...

Mon 12 Sep 2005
Montoya wins tense Italian GPHeadline
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Montoya wins tense Italian GP

McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya took victory in the Italian Grand Prix with a strong drive from pole to flag, despite some tyre worries in the last laps. Renault had both cars on the podium with Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella in second and...

Tue 27 Sep 2005
Montoya wins Brazilian GP, Alonso is world championHeadline
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Montoya wins Brazilian GP, Alonso is world champion

McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya took victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix after gaining the lead early in the race and holding it to the chequered flag. Kimi Raikkonen was second to give McLaren its first one-two finish for five years. However, the ...

Sun 04 Sep 2005
Montoya on pole position for Italian GPHeadline
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Montoya on pole position for Italian GP

McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya will start the Italian Grand Prix from pole position with Renault's Fernando Alonso alongside in second. Montoya's teammate Kimi Raikkonen was the fastest man in qualifying with a time of 1:20.878 but the Finn has to...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Klien fastest as Barcelona testing gets busyHeadline
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Klien fastest as Barcelona testing gets busy

Winter testing started in earnest at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya this week and after only three cars were present on Monday, 10 drivers were on track on November 29th. Red Bull and the debuting Scuderia Toro Rosso, formerly Minardi, ran ...

Sat 18 Jun 2005
Trulli takes Toyota's first F1 pole at US GPHeadline
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Trulli takes Toyota's first F1 pole at US GP

The troubles for Toyota went away this afternoon in qualifying for the sixth US Grand Prix held on the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jarno Trulli, the tenth driver to take timed laps secured pole position with his tour of ...

Sat 19 Mar 2005
Alonso on provisional pole for Malaysian GPHeadline
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Alonso on provisional pole for Malaysian GP

Fernando Alonso led the way for Renault in Saturday's first qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix with a best time of 1:32.582, just nine hundredths of a second ahead of Toyota's Jarno Trulli. Giancarlo Fisichella strengthened Renault's...