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Sun 17 Dec 2006
2007 Formula One calendar (REVISED)
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2007 Formula One calendar (REVISED)

Date Grand Prix Location ---------------- -------------- ------------------- 18 March Australia Melbourne 08 April Malaysia Sepang 15 April Bahrain Bahrain 13 May Spain ...

Fri 15 Dec 2006
Super Aguri confirms van der Garde as tester
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Super Aguri confirms van der Garde as tester

Super Aguri F1 Team is pleased to announce that Giedo van der Garde will be the team's reserve and test driver for the 2007 season. A member of the McLaren Young Driver Support Programme, the 21-year-old Dutch driver commenced his motorsport ...

Alonso makes McLaren debut at Jerez
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Alonso makes McLaren debut at Jerez

Fernando Alonso made his debut with McLaren at Jerez on December 15th, as Renault decided to permit him a one-day test with his new team. The Spaniard is still contracted to Renault until the end of 2006 but McLaren had made requests for him to be...

Wed 13 Dec 2006
Toyota Jerez test notes 2006-12-12
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Toyota Jerez test notes 2006-12-12

THE END IS NEAR Panasonic Toyota Racing entered the home stretch for 2006 with the start of its final test of the year at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez in Spain today. The team had the track to itself for the start of a three-day...

Full circle for Michelin
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Full circle for Michelin

From Clermont to Clermont a triumphant tale Michelin's second Formula One adventure lasted six seasons, from 2001 until 2006. During that time the Clermont-Ferrand manufacturer scooped 43 grand prix victories... and four world ...

Michelin celebrates title success
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Michelin celebrates title success

Fernando Alonso, the Renault F1 Team and Michelin scored F1 world championship doubles in 2005 and 2006, lifting the titles for both drivers and constructors. To commemorate its latest FIA Formula One World Championship triumph, Michelin today...

Mon 11 Dec 2006
Honda ends Jerez test on topHeadline
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Honda ends Jerez test on top

The week's test at Jerez came to an end on December 8th and it was a Honda one-two at the top of the time sheet on the final day. Rubens Barrichello set a best of 1:19.981 and team test driver James Rossiter was a tenth and a half behind. After an...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Schumacher awarded at FIA gala
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Schumacher awarded at FIA gala

The FIA officially crowned its 2006 World Champions at a gala ceremony in Monaco. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of an FIA Gold Medal for Motor Sport to Michael Schumacher, the recently retired seven-time Formula One world ...

Honda offers Marco Andretti test ride
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Honda offers Marco Andretti test ride

INDYCAR STAR MARCO ANDRETTI TO DRIVE HONDA RA106 IN JEREZ IndyCar Series 'Rookie of the Year' Marco Andretti will experience a Formula One car for the first time courtesy of the Honda Racing F1 Team when he joins the team's test in Jerez next ...

Jerez test times 2006-12-08
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Jerez test times 2006-12-08

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Rubens Barrichello BR Honda 66 1:19.981 2. James ...

Technical regs to change over next five years
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Technical regs to change over next five years

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 8 December, 2006. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Following the agreement between GPMA and FIA, the technical regulations governing Formula One will undergo ...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2006-12-08
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2006-12-08

Third and final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain. Luca Badoer and Felipe Massa completed the technical programme initiated on Wednesday, comprising...

Honda Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08
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Honda Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08

The Honda Racing F1 Team completed its second test of the close season at the Jerez circuit in Spain today. The main focus of this week's test was the continued evaluation of the Bridgestone Potenza tyres with Rubens Barrichello, Christian Klien...

McLaren Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08
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McLaren Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08

McLaren CEO Martin Whitmarsh sums up the team's three day test at Jerez "Despite a mixed week weather wise, the three day test in Jerez that concluded today was a positive session and we were able to complete the planned programme." "The main...

Red Bull Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08
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Red Bull Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08

Yeth, it'th time to tetht in Jereth! From Barcelona last week, the teams moved down to the southernmost tip of Spain for the first of two sessions at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. A change of venue and a change of weather, proving that the...

Toyota Jerez test notes 2006-12-08
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Toyota Jerez test notes 2006-12-08

RAIN IN SPAIN Panasonic Toyota Racing concluded its three-day test at Jerez with a trouble-free run in changing, and challenging, conditions in Spain. The morning started with a torrential downpour which soaked the circuit and made driving...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2006-12-08
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2006-12-08

Programme: The weather conditions today enabled the team to test all types of tyres. In the morning, both drivers used extreme weather tyres and made some system checks. They then switched to wet weather tyres, making comparisons between new and...

Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2006-12-08
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Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2006-12-08

Super Aguri F1 Team concluded its three-day test programme at Jerez today with Anthony Davidson. Anthony Davidson: "This has been another positive week for the team. Jerez is a circuit I know very well and so I was able to get of a better feel...

Renault Jerez test notes 2006-12-08
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Renault Jerez test notes 2006-12-08

The third and final day in Jerez for the world champion Renault F1 Team. The French team this evening concluded the second of its three pre-Christmas test sessions after a busy day on track in Jerez. Early this morning, the team had been...

Toro Rosso Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08
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Toro Rosso Jerez test summary 2006-12-06/08

The penultimate test session of 2006 took place in mixed weather conditions as it seems that new tyre supplier Bridgestone has a hotline to the Japanese rain gods. This meant that as well as running dry weather Potenzas, the team was also able to...

Renault newsletter 2006-12-08
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Renault newsletter 2006-12-08

An update on progress on the new R27 at Enstone, and details of the team's official launch for next season. R27 on time and on target For the last two seasons, the Renault F1 Team has faced a major challenge: designing the following year's car...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Trophy announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Trophy announced

MARIO ANDRETTI TROPHY TO BE AWARDED TO INAUGURAL SPEED PERFORMER OF THE YEAR CHARLOTTE (August 31, 2006) -- When brought up in conversation, the name Mario Andretti may be the only one that universally brings racing to mind. Whether one is...

Chinese GP: Friday press conference
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Chinese GP: Friday press conference

Chinese Grand Prix FIA Friday press conference transcript with Flavio Briatore (Renault managing director) Nick Fry (Honda CEO) Colin Kolles (Spyker MF1 managing director) Mario Theissen (BMW motorsport director) Q: Colin, what has been the ...

DPR to test Senna, Patrizi
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DPR to test Senna, Patrizi

SENNA AND PATRIZI TO TEST WITH DPR With the first of the GP2 'winter' tests at the HTTT Paul Ricard track in the south of France less than a week away, the Surrey, England based DPR team confirms that its drivers for the two...

Chinese GP: Spyker MF1 Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Spyker MF1 Friday practice notes

Comments from the Spyker MF1 team after Friday practices for the Chinese Grand Prix Tiago Monteiro: "It was a weird day because of the weather conditions that haven`t really allowed us to be sure of what we`ve got. I think we did a pretty ...

Chinese GP: Michelin Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Michelin Friday practice notes

VETTEL AND MICHELIN SET THE PACE -- TWICE BMW Sauber/Michelin's 19-year-old test driver Sebastian Vettel was quickest in both free practice sessions on the opening day of the Italian Grand Prix meeting at Monza. The German lapped the ...

Chinese GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the Chinese Grand Prix Scott Speed: "I drove this track two years ago in Formula Renault, but honestly today felt like my first time here as I don't remember anything and of ...

Spyker MF1 confirms Albers for 2007
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Spyker MF1 confirms Albers for 2007

CHRISTIJAN ALBERS SIGNS FOR SPYKER MF1 TEAM Christijan Albers will drive for the Spyker M F1 Team in 2007. The 27 year old Dutchman, affectionately known as 'Mr Noisy' by team due to his non-stop verbal assault on the world both in and out of...

Chinese GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

Chinese GP - First day of practice Jean Todt: "Today's work schedule, as usual on a Friday, centred on evaluating the Bridgestone tyres on finding the best set-up. We must very thoroughly study the data we have gathered to prepare firstly for...

Chinese GP: McLaren Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's second practice session in 12th and 21st positions respectively after setting times of 1m38.022 and 1m39.179. It started to rain slightly halfway through the second...

Chinese GP: Bridgestone Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Bridgestone Friday practice notes

Wurz tops practice times in China Bridgestone shod Alex Wurz, WilliamsF1's third driver, topped both practice sessions today on day one of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend. Conditions were overcast with ambient temperatures in the mid to ...

Chinese GP: Toyota Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Toyota Friday practice notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing's preparations for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix began today with an interrupted Friday of practice around the Shanghai International Circuit. The skies around the track were overcast for practice and it began to drizzle ...

Chinese GP: Honda Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Honda Friday practice notes

The Honda Racing F1 Team enjoyed a competitive day's running in Shanghai today as free practice got underway for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. This morning, Anthony Davidson occupied his usual place at the sharp end of the field, ending the...

Chinese GP: Williams Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Williams Friday practice notes

Comments from the Williams team after Friday practices for the Chinese Grand Prix Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "We ran a largely normal Friday programme except for compensating for the adverse weather in the second session....

Chinese GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes

Comments from the Red Bull drivers after Friday practices for the Chinese Grand Prix David Coulthard: "There was a surprising amount of grip during the second session, considering the wet weather. It's tricky when the weather's like that as...

Chinese GP: BMW Sauber Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: BMW Sauber Friday practice notes

After the first day of practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, during which the best times were set in damp conditions, the BMW Sauber F1 Team's test and reserve driver, Sebastian Vettel, was second quickest on his first visit to the state of the art...