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Wed 29 Dec 2004
Albers to race for Minardi in 2005Headline
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Albers to race for Minardi in 2005

Minardi announced at a press conference in Amsterdam on December 23rd that Christijan Albers will race for the team in 2005. The 25 year-old Dutchman has been successful in the German touring car championship in recent years. Albers formerly raced...

Trulli ready for busy winterHeadline
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Trulli ready for busy winter

Jarno Trulli is ready for a busy winter testing with Toyota and already feels at home with his new team. The Italian joined Toyota towards the end of the 2004 season and is now looking forward to 2005 with the Cologne based squad. Toyota has not...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
BMW not expecting performance loss
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BMW not expecting performance loss

In 2004, new regulations meant only one engine could be used for an entire race weekend and that will be extended even further next season. Engines will have to last for two races in 2005 but BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen predicts that ...

Certina new partner for Sauber
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Certina new partner for Sauber

Sauber Petronas has entered into a partnership agreement with the Swiss sport watch brand, Certina. Certina supports Team Sauber Petronas as an "official partner" and will receive a number of marketing services in return for this commitment, ...

No driver decision at Williams yet
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No driver decision at Williams yet

Despite mounting speculation in the German media, Williams is adamant that it has not yet made a decision on who will be teammate to Mark Webber next year. Nick Heidfeld and Antonio Pizzonia remain the favourites and it's widely thought that they...

Renault gunning for 2005 titleHeadline
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Renault gunning for 2005 title

Renault will be a contender for the title in 2005 according to team boss Flavio Briatore, after achieving its goals in the last two years. In 2004 Renault hung on to second place in the constructors' standings most of the year but was beaten down...

Wed 22 Dec 2004
Coulthard aiming to surprise rivals
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Coulthard aiming to surprise rivals

David Coulthard thinks that Red Bull Racing will be competitive next season and is aiming to surprise the team's rivals. Coulthard, who recently signed a one-year deal to drive for Red Bull after racing for McLaren for nine years, is not expecting...

Banks looking for long-term stability
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Banks looking for long-term stability

The banks that recently won a legal case against Bernie Ecclestone to have more influence on how Formula One is run are not likely to try and oust him from the organisation. The three banks, Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers,...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
Robbie Kerr tests World Series car
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Robbie Kerr tests World Series car

Robbie Kerr pleased with World Series Test Robbie Kerr, the 2002 British Formula 3 Champion had his first taste of a Dallara Nissan World Series Car with the Epsilon Euskadi Team, at the Paul Ricard HTTT facility in the South of France on...

Ferrari chief still against testing cutsHeadline
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Ferrari chief still against testing cuts

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo is standing firm on the team's refusal to agree to the reduction of in-season testing because he believes it should be up to him to decide how much testing his team does. Ferrari presented its own proposals on...

GP2: Lopez and Fauz join Dams team
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GP2: Lopez and Fauz join Dams team

DAMS Announces GP2 Driver Line Up For 2005 Le Mans, 17th December 2004 - 2002 Italian Formula Renault 2000 and 2003 Formula Renault V6 Champion Jose- Maria Lopez (Argentina) and young British F3 rising talent Fairuz Fauzy (Malaysia) will join...

Coulthard signs for Red Bull Racing
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Coulthard signs for Red Bull Racing

As expected, David Coulthard has signed up to drive for Red Bull Racing in 2005. The Scot has agreed a one-year deal with the team but it's not yet known who his teammate will be. Coulthard tested for Red Bull in Spain recently and visited the ...

BMW and Honda drop engine challengeHeadline
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BMW and Honda drop engine challenge

BMW and Honda have decided to not to appeal against the change in engine capacity from 2006 as a legal challenge would take too much time and would be bad for the sport. The two manufacturers, along with Mercedes, were against the reduction of ...

Midland plans gather pace
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Midland plans gather pace

Earlier this year MidlandF1 announced its intention to join Formula One in 2006 and although things have been quiet since, plans are gathering pace. Alexander Radunsky, the team's managing partner for Russia, has said that Boris Yeltsin Junior...

BAR must start winning says Willis
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BAR must start winning says Willis

BAR had to be the most improved team of the 2004 season, with strong performances and a string of podium finishes that resulted in second place in the constructors' championship. The only thing that was missing was the maiden win and technical ...

Thu 16 Dec 2004
Coulthard closing on Red BullHeadline
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Coulthard closing on Red Bull

Although a deal is not yet struck, it seems likely that David Coulthard will drive for Red Bull Racing next season. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz did not appear to show an interest in Coulthard initially, but the importance of having an ...

McLaren attracting attention
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McLaren attracting attention

While Formula One is in the quiet season there's little activity to report but McLaren has been attracting some attention recently. For once it's not Kimi Raikkonen or Juan Pablo Montoya in the spotlight but team tester Alex Wurz. The taller than...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Renault winter test roundup
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Renault winter test roundup

After the conclusion of the Renault's final winter testing session in Jerez, Chief Test Engineer Christian Silk explained what the team has accomplished so far. Q: What were the teams objectives for pre-Christmas testing? Christian Silk: ...

Minardi goes back to school
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Minardi goes back to school

Three senior members of Minardi staff went back to school this past Saturday, not to continue their studies, but to deliver an enthusiastically received lecture to students of the Economics Faculty at Milan's prestigious Bocconi University. Team...

Renault interview with Montagny
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Renault interview with Montagny

Franck Montagny, the Renault F1 Team's third driver, talks about testing in recent weeks, and driving a 2005-configuration car. Q: Franck, what have you done since the end of the season? Franck Montagny. Photo by LAT ...

Davidson hoping for 2006 race seatHeadline
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Davidson hoping for 2006 race seat

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson is hoping for a race seat with the team in 2006 and believes his chances are quite good. He admitted that he was disappointed he lost the opportunity of racing next season after BAR could not agree a deal with ...

High expectations for WebberHeadline
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High expectations for Webber

Mark Webber is happy to be racing for Williams in 2005 and knows that it will be a challenging year with a new team. After teams that have a somewhat lower profile, Minardi and Jaguar, Webber will be in the spotlight next season as he drives for...

Bridgestone Jerez test review
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Bridgestone Jerez test review

Bridgestone Motorsport concluded its final winter test of 2004 last Friday at the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera. Conditions for the test were cold but bright, enabling the tyre manufacturer to complete its scheduled dry test programme,...

Tyre testing wraps up at Jerez
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Tyre testing wraps up at Jerez

While the last open test session of 2004 came to a close on Friday, several drivers continued at Jerez de la Frontera over the weekend. Michelin was working on wet tyre tests on an artificially flooded track, trying out various specifications of...

Trulli talks about Christmas
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Trulli talks about Christmas

Panasonic Toyota Racing driver Jarno Trulli talks about how he will spend his Christmas holiday and how a competitive TF105 race car would be his ideal Christmas present. Jarno Trulli. Photo by Toyota Racing. Q: Formula One drivers...

FIA award given to Bahrain
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FIA award given to Bahrain

Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix received FIA Award for its first entry During the 2004 FIA Award Ceremony, Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix received the Special FOM (Formula One Management) award for the Best Organised Grand Prix of 2004. This...

Silverstone layout may change
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Silverstone layout may change

The layout of Silverstone's 5.14 kilometre track may be changed as part of modernising the circuit, according to British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) chief executive Alex Hooton. The BRDC finalised a deal with Bernie Ecclestone last week to secure...

BAR Jerez test summary 2004-12-08/10
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BAR Jerez test summary 2004-12-08/10

Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda completed an intensive three-week period of testing today at the Jerez circuit in Southern Spain. Race drivers Jenson Button and Takuma Sato, third driver Anthony Davidson and test driver Enrique Bernoldi were all in ...

2005 Formula One calendar
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2005 Formula One calendar

FIA Formula One 2005 Calendar Date Grand Prix Circuit --------------- --------------------- -------------------- March 06 Australia Melbourne March 20 Malaysia Sepang March 03 ...

Jerez test times 2004-12-10
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Jerez test times 2004-12-10

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Kimi Raikkonen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 71 1:16.305 2. Nick Heidfeld ...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2004-12-10
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2004-12-10

Final day of testing of 2004 for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, who today concluded a four day test at Jerez. At the Andalusian circuit, Rubens Barrichello and Luca Badoer worked on car set-up, while continuing with the development of Bridgestone ...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Williams Jerez test notes 2004-12-10
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Williams Jerez test notes 2004-12-10

On the third day of testing at Jerez, Antonio Pizzonia joined Nick Heidfeld as the BMW WilliamsF1 Team continued its preparations for 2005. Conditions today were once again ideal, though a little cooler, with temperatures reaching 15°C. With...

Renault Jerez test notes 2004-12-10
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Renault Jerez test notes 2004-12-10

Tyre testing for Giancarlo on his last day at Jerez, while Franck did R&D work before wet tyre testing this weekend. The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team completed the first phase of its Jerez testing today, concluding three days of dry running at the...

Toyota Jerez test summary 2004-12-07/10
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Toyota Jerez test summary 2004-12-07/10

Comments from the Toyota drivers after the test session at Jerez Jarno Trulli: "After all the rain of last week it was especially good to see the sun shining on the first day of testing here this week. That meant we could finally get through...

Raikkonen fastest at Jerez againHeadline
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Raikkonen fastest at Jerez again

Once again it was a McLaren at the top of the times at Jerez, making it four days in a row the Woking squad set the pace. Kimi Raikkonen clocked 1:16.305 for the fastest time of the day on Friday. Team tester Alex Wurz was also on track and was...

Michelin adapts organization

Michelin adapts organization

Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in 2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the following...

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