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Thu 11 May 2006
Ide loses super licenseHeadline
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Ide loses super license

Super Aguri confirmed on May 10th that the Formula One Permanent Bureau has withdrawn Yuji Ide's super license and he will not be able to race in F1 again this season. After an accident at Imola, when he pushed the MF1 of Christijan Albers into a...

Tue 03 Oct 2006
Schumacher takes points lead with China victoryHeadline
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Schumacher takes points lead with China victory

Michael Schumacher took the Formula One drivers' championship points lead for the first time this season with a wet-to-dry victory in the Chinese Grand Prix. The German jumped for joy on the podium, having snatched the win on the Shanghai circuit...

Tue 24 Oct 2006
Massa wins Brazilian GP, Alonso is championHeadline
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Massa wins Brazilian GP, Alonso is champion

Ferrari's Felipe Massa became the first Brazilian since Ayrton Senna in 1993 to win his home race when he took the chequered flag at Interlagos for his second victory of the season. Massa led the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole to flag and...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
MF1 Racing launches the M16 at SilverstoneHeadline
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MF1 Racing launches the M16 at Silverstone

MF1 Racing, which will be the first entry in the F1 championship to race under the Russian flag, became the latest team to present its 2006 challenger when it launched the Toyota-powered M16 at Silverstone on February 3rd. The car features red, ...

Tue 13 Jun 2006
Alonso victorious at British GP for first timeHeadline
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Alonso victorious at British GP for first time

Renault's reigning world champion Fernando Alonso claimed victory in the British Grand Prix, his first win at Silverstone, with another faultless drive from pole to the chequered flag. Ferrari's Michael Schumacher put in a super-fast lap after his...

Sun 02 Apr 2006
Button snatches pole position for Australian GPHeadline
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Button snatches pole position for Australian GP

Honda's Jenson Button snatched pole position from the Renaults in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix in the hectic last minute battle of the session. Button posted a best time of 1:25.229 and Giancarlo Fisichella and Fernando Alonso were...

Wed 19 Jul 2006
Raikkonen, Renault and various rantingHeadline
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Raikkonen, Renault and various ranting

Where exactly Kimi Raikkonen will be next year has been a hotly debated topic for quite some time now, perhaps even since the end of last year when McLaren announced it had signed Fernando Alonso for 2007. The pairing of Raikkonen and Alonso might...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Alonso wins Monaco GP thrillerHeadline
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Alonso wins Monaco GP thriller

As usual there was not a great deal of overtaking at the Monaco Grand Prix but it was still quite an exciting race. Fernando Alonso finally set foot on the Principality podium and the top step at that, the Renault man claiming a solid victory.

Tue 21 Mar 2006
Fisichella leads Renault one-two in Malaysian GPHeadline
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Fisichella leads Renault one-two in Malaysian GP

It was a Renault one-two on the podium at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the first for the team since it returned to F1 in 2002 as a works outfit, with Giancarlo Fisichella taking the victory from pole position. Teammate Fernando Alonso, who started ...

Fri 18 Aug 2006
The latest episode of the Michael & Kimi showHeadline

The latest episode of the Michael & Kimi show

There's little to do in the three week summer break except poke the rumour mill and see what squeals, and even that only seems to have the never-ending Michael Schumacher/Kimi Raikkonen speculation to fall back on. The latest episode of the...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
Hungary the last race before summer breakHeadline
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Hungary the last race before summer break

The Hungarian Grand Prix follows hot on the heels of Germany and is the last race before the three week summer break and testing ban. The championship battles are getting closer every race, both the drivers' and constructors' titles, and currently...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
Fisichella on pole position for Malaysian GPHeadline
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Fisichella on pole position for Malaysian GP

Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella claimed pole position in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, in what was another entertaining session with the new format. Just over a tenth behind Fisichella was the Honda of Jenson Button and he will line up...

Wed 26 Apr 2006
Montoya leads at Silverstone day oneHeadline
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Montoya leads at Silverstone day one

Testing kicked off at Silverstone on Tuesday this week with 14 drivers from eight teams present at the British track. McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya was the fastest man with a best time of 1:21.076 and team test driver Pedro de la Rosa was 12th. Set...

Sun 12 Mar 2006
Schumacher leads Ferrari front row for Bahrain GPHeadline
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Schumacher leads Ferrari front row for Bahrain GP

Michael Schumacher put Ferrari's woes of last year behind him and claimed pole position in qualifying for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. His best time was 1:31.431 but he came close to losing pole to his new teammate Felipe Massa. The ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
The enigma of Michael SchumacherHeadline

The enigma of Michael Schumacher

We've heard the phrase "the end of an era" in abundance since Michael Schumacher announced his impending retirement but, despite the cliché, that's precisely what it is. Love him or hate him, Schumacher is the most successful driver of his ...

Piquet fastest at Silverstone testHeadline
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Piquet fastest at Silverstone test

Testing continued at Silverstone on September 20th with 12 drivers from six teams working at the British track. On his second day as a Renault tester Nelson A. Piquet made an impression with the fastest time, 1:19.565, while fellow team tester ...

Sun 23 Apr 2006
Schumacher scorches to San Marino GP poleHeadline
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Schumacher scorches to San Marino GP pole

He's been at the top of the times nearly all weekend and Michael Schumacher didn't disappoint Ferrari's home fans when it came to qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix. Schumacher clocked a scorching 1:22.795 to take pole position and the...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Title fight goes full throttle to MonzaHeadline
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Title fight goes full throttle to Monza

It's that time of year again when the Formula One teams bring out their customised aero packages and head to the fastest track on the calendar, the temple of speed that is Monza. The Italian Grand Prix is always an important event and this season...

Thu 18 May 2006
Alonso still top at Paul RicardHeadline
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Alonso still top at Paul Ricard

For the second day of testing at the Paul Ricard HTTT there were once again 12 drivers on track, preparing for Monaco and beyond. Renault's Fernando Alonso was a couple of tenths quicker than his best time yesterday and was at the top of the list...

Mon 07 Aug 2006
Button, Honda take maiden win at Hungarian GPHeadline
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Button, Honda take maiden win at Hungarian GP

Jenson Button kept his cool in a wet and wild Hungarian Grand Prix and took his and Honda's maiden Formula One win. Who said Hungary was boring? In a race full of incidents and overtaking Button took the victory from 14th on the grid, while ...

Mon 06 Nov 2006
The ride of my lifeHeadline

The ride of my life

As a fan, how close can you get to true racing? If you don't have a $100,000 and a bunch of time to spend, it can be difficult. Take a driving school? That still can be pricey. Most racing series offer rides in their cars or bikes. Formula One...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GPHeadline
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Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GP

Michael Schumacher took an emotional home win for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, while title rival Fernando Alonso lost a big chunk of his championship lead as his Renault engine blew in spectacular fashion and put him out of the race....

Kovalainen to race Renault in 2007, Briatore to stay onHeadline
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Kovalainen to race Renault in 2007, Briatore to stay on

Renault has announced its structure for 2007 and confirmed that Heikki Kovalainen will race for the team next season and Flavio Briatore will remain as managing director through 2008. Kovalainen, who has been with Renault as part of its driver ...

Doornbos to replace Klien for last three racesHeadline
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Doornbos to replace Klien for last three races

Red Bull confirmed on September 11th that test and third driver Robert Doornbos will replace Christian Klien for the remaining three races of the season. Doornbos, who was previously tester for Jordan and raced with Minardi for eight events last...

Schumacher on pole position for Monaco GPHeadline
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Schumacher on pole position for Monaco GP

Michael Schumacher claimed pole position in qualifying for the Monaco Graand Prix, despite his Ferrari coming to a halt at Rascasse on his final lap. Some controversially claimed that the German had done it on purpose to hamper other drivers but...

Wed 12 Jul 2006
Montoya leaves McLaren, effective immediatelyHeadline
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Montoya leaves McLaren, effective immediately

Unsurprisingly, on the heels of the announcement that Juan Pablo Montoya will leave Formula One at the end of this season and race NASCAR in 2007, the Colombian has stepped down from his McLaren race seat, effective immediately. Montoya will be ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Ferrari confirms Raikkonen in three-year dealHeadline
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Ferrari confirms Raikkonen in three-year deal

As had long been expected, Ferrari confirmed on September 10th that it has signed Kimi Raikkonen in a three-year deal. The announcement came along with confirmation that Michael Schumacher will retire at the end of this season. Raikkonen will be...

Turkish organisers fined for podium ceremonyHeadline
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Turkish organisers fined for podium ceremony

The organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix and the National Sporting Authority of Turkey (TOSFED) have been fined $5 million after the World Motor Sport Council found against them in a hearing on September 19th. They were charged with breaching FIA...

Fri 27 Oct 2006
New technical and sporting directors at FerrariHeadline
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New technical and sporting directors at Ferrari

As expected, Ferrari confirmed on October 26th that technical director Ross Brawn is stepping down from his role and also that engine director Paolo Martinelli is to leave the team. Brawn will be replaced by Mario Almondo, formerly Ferrari ...

Tue 16 May 2006
Alonso thrills fans with Spanish GP victoryHeadline
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Alonso thrills fans with Spanish GP victory

Fernando Alonso drove a faultless 66 laps at the Spanish Grand Prix and led from pole to flag to deliver the victory the home crowds had been fervently wishing for. Alonso became the first Spaniard to win his home race and the roar of the ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Wurz fastest on Monaco GP ThursdayHeadline
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Wurz fastest on Monaco GP Thursday

Williams third driver Alex Wurz was the fastest man of the day after Thursday's practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix, his afternoon time of 1:15.907 eight tenths quicker than Renault's Fernando Alonso was in the morning. Honda No.3 Anthony...

Fri 07 Apr 2006
McLaren and Honda fastest in testingHeadline
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McLaren and Honda fastest in testing

There was a little more activity at the Paul Ricard HTTT test on April 6th, with 10 drivers from five teams working at the circuit. McLaren tester Pedro de la Rosa was at the top of the time sheet with a best of 1:04.231 and fellow team test...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Raikkonen snatches pole position for Italian GPHeadline
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Raikkonen snatches pole position for Italian GP

Kimi Raikkonen snatched pole position from Michael Schumacher in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix by just two thousandths of a second, turning the cheers of Ferrari's home fans to groans of dismay. The McLaren man clocked 1:21.484 around the...

Fri 27 Oct 2006
So long and farewellHeadline

So long and farewell

The 2006 Formula One season is finally over and by and large it was a good one. There were close fought battles for both titles and it was never certain which way it was going to go, there were some great races and some not-so-great controversies...

Tue 04 Apr 2006
Alonso wins exciting and chaotic Australian GPHeadline
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Alonso wins exciting and chaotic Australian GP

Fernando Alonso took Renault's third consecutive victory of the season in an exciting and chaotic Australian Grand Prix, where the drama and incidents lasted from start to finish, literally. McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen kept out of trouble to come...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP FridayHeadline
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Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP Friday

BMW Sauber's new third driver Sebastian Vettel impressed on his F1 debut when he clocked the fastest time of Friday's practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix. The German youngster set a best of 1:28.091 in the afternoon, just over two tenths...