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Thu 29 Dec 2005
News round up in quiet timeHeadline
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News round up in quiet time

It's fairly quiet in the holiday season but there are still bits and pieces of news and rumours doing the rounds. There always seems to be a circuit in trouble somewhere and currently it appears that the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim is in ...

Mike Conway tests Mercedes engine
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Mike Conway tests Mercedes engine

RÄIKKÖNEN ROBERTSON DRIVER MIKE CONWAY TESTS MERCEDES F3 ENGINE Valencia, Spain - 23 December 2005 - British Formula 3 racer Mike Conway (Sevenoaks, Kent) had his maiden test as a Räikkönen Robertson Racing driver this week at Spain's...

Preparing to launch the 2006 seasonHeadline
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Preparing to launch the 2006 season

As 2005 draws to an end, preparations for the 2006 season are already well underway and next year will start with winter testing in January along with the launches of the new season's challengers. Toyota already got the jump on its rivals by ...

BMW Sauber interview with Theissen
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BMW Sauber interview with Theissen

Interview with BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. "Things are shaping up nicely at the first assessment." Today, 22nd December, marks exactly six months since BMW announced its takeover of the majority shareholding in Sauber. How has the ...

2008 technical regulations
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2008 technical regulations

2008 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS At the beginning of 2005 the FIA began a consultation on the regulations for the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship. All the sport's stakeholders were given the opportunity to participate...

Super Aguri steps closer to 2006 entry
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Super Aguri steps closer to 2006 entry

Super Aguri F1 Limited is delighted to announce that its late entry application to participate in the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship has been accepted by all 10 of the current F1 teams. Super Aguri F1 Limited will now apply to the FIA to...

McLaren confirms Paffett as test driver
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McLaren confirms Paffett as test driver

Team McLaren Mercedes is pleased to confirm that 2005 DTM Champion Gary Paffett has become a Team McLaren Mercedes test driver. Gary will form an integral part of the development of the team's 2006 World Championship challenger the MP4-21 in the...

Williams and Reuters extend partnership
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Williams and Reuters extend partnership

WilliamsF1 today confirmed that the global news organisation, Reuters, has once again extended its existing association with the team into the long term. Reuters' partnership with the WilliamsF1 Team commenced in 2000. This announcement marks...

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...

Wed 21 Dec 2005
Briatore denies role in Alonso decisionHeadline
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Briatore denies role in Alonso decision

Flavio Briatore, manager of world champion Fernando Alonso and managing director of the Renault F1 team, claims that he was not involved in Alonso's decision to leave Renault for McLaren in 2007. Many believed Briatore must have played a role in...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
Willis aiming to win
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Willis aiming to win

Speaking to the team website, Honda's Geoffrey Willis evaluates the current Concept car test programme and predicts real success in 2006. As Technical Director of the Honda Racing F1 Team, Willis is directly responsible for next year's...

Kubica gets BMW test role
F1

Kubica gets BMW test role

Pole for BMW Sauber F1 Team. Robert Kubica is signed as test and substitute driver. The squad of drivers is complete. Robert Kubica of Poland is to be the third man in the BMW Sauber F1 Team as the test and substitute driver. He will also be at...

2006 US GP ticket sales underway
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2006 US GP ticket sales underway

2006 U.S. GRAND PRIX TICKET SALES UNDERWAY FOR GENERAL PUBLIC Speed to be first American on F1 starting grid since 1993 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 - Tickets are on sale to the general public Monday, Dec. 19 for the 2006 United States ...

Brunner and Minardi make their departures
F1

Brunner and Minardi make their departures

Fernando Alonso leaving Renault for McLaren in 2007 is not the only departure in F1 circles, as two other well known names have parted company with their teams with more immediate effect. Designer Gustav Brunner and Toyota have gone their separate...

Alonso and McLaren to join forces
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Alonso and McLaren to join forces

The 2005 Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes will be joining forces for the 2007 Formula One season. Today's announcement comes only five days after Vodafone and McLaren Mercedes confirmed Vodafone's title ...

Alonso statement on leaving Renault
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Alonso statement on leaving Renault

A statement from Fernando Alonso following his decision to change teams at the end of 2006. "As everybody will now be aware, I have taken the decision to leave Renault after the 2006 season. I achieved my lifetime ambition with Renault...

Faure comments on Alonso departure
F1

Faure comments on Alonso departure

A statement from Renault F1 Team President Patrick Faure concerning Fernando Alonso's departure at the end of the 2006 season. "The Renault F1 Team and Fernando Alonso have enjoyed historic successes together since he joined the team in 2002. I...

Alonso confirmed at McLaren for 2007Headline
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Alonso confirmed at McLaren for 2007

McLaren confirmed on December 19th that world champion Fernando Alonso will join the team in 2007. The news comes just days after McLaren announced it had secured Vodafone as title sponsor for the same year. The Woking squad said it was in ...

Alonso back on track
F1

Alonso back on track

Renault's Fernando Alonso got his first taste of life with a V8 engine on Friday -- and he thinks Formula 1 still gives the drivers plenty of challenges. Q: So Fernando, how are you feeling after all the prizegivings since the end of the ...

Renault R26 on schedule
F1

Renault R26 on schedule

Bob Bell, Renault's Technical Director, discussed testing progress in recent weeks, and gave an update on the new R26 ahead of Christmas. Q: The team has completed three weeks of winter testing before Christmas. What have you learned? Bob...

Jerez test times 2005-12-16
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Jerez test times 2005-12-16

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------ ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Franck Montagny F Renault 115 1:18.334 2. Michael ...

Williams Jerez test summary 2005-12-14/16
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Williams Jerez test summary 2005-12-14/16

Comments from the Williams team after the three day test at Jerez Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "Over the last three weeks, the team has been hard at work in Spain, completing some really useful testing to identify any major ...

Honda Jerez test summary 2005-12-14/16
F1

Honda Jerez test summary 2005-12-14/16

HONDA RACING F1 TEAM COMPLETES 2005 TESTING PROGRAMME The Honda Racing F1 Team completed its 2005 testing programme at the Circuito de Jerez in Southern Spain today. Jenson Button, Anthony Davidson and Adam Carroll shared the testing ...

Bridgestone Jerez test round up
F1

Bridgestone Jerez test round up

Bridgestone Motorsport concluded its final winter test of 2005 today after a busy two weeks testing with all four of its teams for 2006: Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, MF1 Racing, Panasonic Toyota Racing and WilliamsF1. Bridgestone Motorsport Test...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-16
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-16

Fourth day of testing this week - the last of 2005 - for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working once again today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain. Michael Schumacher was on track today, alternating behind the wheel of the two...

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-16
F1

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-16

The Renault F1 Team completed its final dry-weather test of the 2005 season today in Jerez. Fernando Alonso and Franck Montagny were in action for the team, completing a total of 213 laps. For Fernando Alonso, his first test of the winter was a...

Montagny fastest at the end of testingHeadline
F1

Montagny fastest at the end of testing

The last scheduled test session of the year came to a close on December 16th, as seven drivers from four teams ended the week at Jerez de la Frontera. Franck Montagny prepared to bow out of his official test and third driver role at Renault with...

Renault not worried by Michelin decisionHeadline
F1

Renault not worried by Michelin decision

Michelin announced this week that it will quit F1 after 2006 but new world champions Renault are not worried that the decision will affect the performance next season. Renault and Fernando Alonso claimed both titles this season on Michelin tyres...

Toyota Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15
F1

Toyota Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YAW... Panasonic Toyota Racing completed its final test of 2005 in Jerez today. After the longest F1 race season in history and a similarly busy test programme, the Christmas tree was up and the test team enjoyed...

Sat 17 Dec 2005
Montagny leads the way at Jerez testHeadline
F1

Montagny leads the way at Jerez test

Conditions were overcast and cold for the second day of testing at Jerez de la Frontera on December 14th and 13 drivers from seven teams were at work. Test driver Franck Montagny topped the times for Renault with a best of 1:18.793 and official ...

Fri 16 Dec 2005
Michelin to quit after 2006Headline
F1

Michelin to quit after 2006

Michelin announced on December 14th that it will withdraw from Formula One after the 2006 season. The decision does not come as a big surprise as the French manufacturer has been unhappy with the rules concerning tyres for some time and has also...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
Jerez test times 2005-12-15
F1

Jerez test times 2005-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------ ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Michael Schumacher D Ferrari 68 1:18.958 2. Felipe Massa...

Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-15
F1

Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Honda Racing F1 Team's second day of testing in Jerez began this morning with damp conditions following an early rain shower. It was not quite wet enough to run on intermediate tyres which, combined with the cold conditions, meant that no real...

McLaren Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15
F1

McLaren Jerez test summary 2005-12-13/15

Team McLaren Mercedes completed its 2005 test programme today at the Circuito de Jerez with Juan Pablo Montoya and Pedro de la Rosa at the wheel. Since testing recommenced in Barcelona on Monday 28th November, Team McLaren Mercedes has completed...

Red Bull RB2 breaks cover at Silverstone
F1

Red Bull RB2 breaks cover at Silverstone

"RB2 2B GOOD," RECKONS DC Red Bull Racing's Ferrari-powered RB2 turned a wheel for the first time today, when it completed day one of a two-day test at Silverstone Circuit, UK. Driven by David Coulthard, the new car completed a limited number...

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