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Wed 26 Dec 2007
Piquet can't wait for new seasonHeadline
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Piquet can't wait for new season

Every driver who has prepared for his Formula One competition debut is impatient for the moment to arrive and Nelson A. Piquet is no different in that respect. After spending a year as Renault's third driver he now steps up to race for the French...

Sun 23 Dec 2007
McLaren WMSC hearing cancelled
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McLaren WMSC hearing cancelled

It appears that the investigation into McLaren's 2008 car has come to an end as the FIA announced on December 18th that the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) hearing scheduled for February 14th has been cancelled. McLaren recently apologised for...

Sat 22 Dec 2007
Red Bull announces launch date
F1

Red Bull announces launch date

Red Bull is the sixth team to set a date for the launch of its 2008 challenger and the Adrian Newey-designed RB4 will break cover at Jerez testing on January 16th. The team continues with race drivers David Coulthard and Mark Webber and improving...

Ghosn and Piquet meet in Brasilia
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Ghosn and Piquet meet in Brasilia

Just one week after being announced as a 2008 race driver for the ING Renault F1 Team, Nelson Piquet Jr accompanied Renault President and CEO Carlos Ghosn as they met Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil. The meeting took place in the...

Mike Conway joins Trident Racing for 2008
GP2

Mike Conway joins Trident Racing for 2008

Trident Racing is pleased to announce the signing of Mike Conway, who will be competing with the team in the 2008 GP2 Series. The British driver enters his second season of GP2 competition with the team owned by Maurizio Salvadori. Conway began...

Same Bird moves to F3 Euro Series
BF3

Same Bird moves to F3 Euro Series

BIRD TO FLY THE FLAG IN EUROPE Sam Bird will be competing in the Formula 3 Euro Series with Manor Motorsport in 2008. The 20 year old CJ Motorsport managed driver will enjoy continued support from BP Ultimate in his quest for ...

Scott and Alex Speed to run Florida kart competition

Scott and Alex Speed to run Florida kart competition

SPEED BROTHERS WILL COMPETE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME THREE OAKS, MI (December 20, 2007) -- MRP-Birel AMERICA announced today that both Scott Speed, American F1 stars turned ARCA racer, and younger brother, Alex Speed, 2-time Stars...

Honda to launch in UK
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Honda to launch in UK

Honda has announced that the launch of its new car, the RA108, will take place at the team's Brackley headquarters in the UK on January 29th. Race drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello will be on hand for the unveiling, as will CEO Nick Fry...

Bridgestone confirms official tyre supplier status
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Bridgestone confirms official tyre supplier status

Bridgestone Motorsport is pleased to confirm that it will commence a three-year contract with the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA) from 1 January 2008 which will see Bridgestone become Official Tyre...

I-Sport sign Chandhok for 2008
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I-Sport sign Chandhok for 2008

Indian racing star gets top drive with reigning Champion team and also strengthens ties with Red Bull F1 New Delhi, 19th December 2007 ; India's Karun Chandhok has been signed up by the UK based I-Sport International team to compete in the 2008...

Asia: Series 2008 preview
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Asia: Series 2008 preview

GP2 Asia Series: Our Philosophy The GP2 Asia Series, which begins in January 2008, will be an exciting new racing championship, designed to bring the highest level of one-make single-seater action to the emerging motorsport nations in the ...

Tue 18 Dec 2007
Vettel, Schumacher hand Nations Cup to GermanyHeadline
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Vettel, Schumacher hand Nations Cup to Germany

The estimated 55000 crowd came to magnificent new Wembley stadium to watch the 2007 Race of champions, The attendance was some what down on the expected 80000 and the large bowl clearly had a lot of empty seats but still the tension grew as the ...

ART signs Luca Filippi for 2008
GP2

ART signs Luca Filippi for 2008

The ART Grand Prix team is pleased to announce that Luca Filippi will join their GP2 team to partner Romain Grosjean in the 2008 championship season. This strong driver line up will put them in the best possible position in order to play a...

Nico Hulkenberg is F1 test driver for Williams

Nico Hulkenberg is F1 test driver for Williams

Germany's talented single-seater "star of tomorrow" Nico Hulkenberg, who won the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in the 2006/2007 season with Willi Weber's A1 Team Germany, has signed a contract as official test driver with the AT&T Williams Formula...

Mon 17 Dec 2007
McLaren confirms Kovalainen for 2008Headline
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McLaren confirms Kovalainen for 2008

McLaren confirmed on December 14th that Heikki Kovalainen will be teammate to Lewis Hamilton for 2008. The Finn was dropped by Renault when Fernando Alonso and Nelson A. Piquet were announced just this week as the race driver line up for next ...

Sat 15 Dec 2007
Dams signs Jer?me D'Ambrosio
GP2

Dams signs Jer?me D'Ambrosio

The DAMS GP2 Team is pleased to announce that Jerôme D'Ambrosio will be the team mate of Kamui Kobayashi for the 2008 GP2 season. The young 2007 Formula Master Champion is a 21 years old Belgium driver. Jean-Paul Driot, CEO: "Jerôme has proved...

McLaren interview with Kovalainen
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McLaren interview with Kovalainen

Heikki Kovalainen talks about his new deal with McLaren Q: How does it feel to be a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver? Heikki Kovalainen: It feels fantastic thank you. The team has always been popular in Finland because of both Mika and ...

McLaren announces Kovalainen as Hamilton teammate
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McLaren announces Kovalainen as Hamilton teammate

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is pleased to confirm that Finn Heikki Kovalainen will team up with Formula 1 World Championship runner-up Lewis Hamilton for the 2008 season. Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa will remain the third driver and an integral part of...

BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park preview
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BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park preview

Graham Rahal to drive in the BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park. Munich/Hinwil, 14th December 2007. When the BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park visits Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada from 7th to 10th January 2008, the ...

Ferrari statement on McLaren apology
F1

Ferrari statement on McLaren apology

Ferrari notes the apology offered (on December 13th) by the McLaren Group, following the investigations carried out by the FIA Technical Department, as presented to the WSMC on 7th December last. The written and verbal statements issued by...

BMW Sauber Pit Lane Park to visit Las Vegas
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BMW Sauber Pit Lane Park to visit Las Vegas

Graham Rahal to drive in the BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park. When the BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park visits Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada from 7th to 10th January 2008, the world-renowned entertainment capital won't be alone in ...

Williams confirms Hulkenberg as tester
F1

Williams confirms Hulkenberg as tester

The AT&T Williams team today confirmed that the twenty year old driver, Nico Hulkenberg from Emmerich in Germany, has been contracted as the team's official test driver for the forthcoming 2008 season. Hulkenberg, who tested for the team last...

McLaren's letter to the WMSC
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McLaren's letter to the WMSC

Dear Mr Mosley and Members of the World Motor Sport Council, We have very recently received a copy of the report by the FIA Technical Department, to the World Motor Sport Council pursuant to its 13th September 2007 decision. In the light of this...

McLaren apology statement
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McLaren apology statement

As a result of the investigations carried out by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile it has become clear that Ferrari information was more widely disseminated within McLaren than was previously communicated. McLaren greatly regrets that...

McLaren apologises for spy saga
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McLaren apologises for spy saga

In the wake of the FIA deferring its decision on McLaren's 2008 car the team has issued a statement in which it apologises for the spy saga and admits that the Ferrari data was "more widely disseminated within McLaren than was previously ...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
Renault confirms Alonso and Piquet for 2008Headline
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Renault confirms Alonso and Piquet for 2008

Renault was always the rumour mill's favourite option for the future of Fernando Alonso and on December 10th it was confirmed that Alonso will indeed return to the team with which he won his back-to-back titles. After a fraught year with McLaren...

Schumacher geared up for RoC
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Schumacher geared up for RoC

Only six days remain before Michael Schumacher makes his competitive racing return in The Race of Champions this Sunday (16 December) and the motorsport legend has been talking about his reasons for coming back. Partly tempted by his support for...

Williams interview with Rosberg
F1

Williams interview with Rosberg

Nico Rosberg talks about his role as Williams race driver Q: Nico, congratulations on your new contract with the team! Nico Rosberg, WilliamsF1 Team. Photo by xpb.cc. Nico Rosberg: Thank you. I am really pleased to be staying with...

ART moves Romain Grosjean to GP2 for 2008

ART moves Romain Grosjean to GP2 for 2008

ART Grand Prix is pleased to announce that Romain Grosjean will join the team as one of their official drivers in the 2008 GP2 Series. The French driver is one of the 2007 international champions and together with ART the aim is to re-conquer the...

Edoardo Mortara sweeps post-season awards

Edoardo Mortara sweeps post-season awards

Formula 3 Euroseries Rookie Champion Edoardo Mortara has swept up a string on awards as the year draws to a close. The 20 year-old French-Italian was awarded the "casco di bronzo tricolore" trophy at the prestigious "caschi d'oro" awards ...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
WMSC not convinced Renault used McLaren dataHeadline
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WMSC not convinced Renault used McLaren data

After the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) hearing on December 6th, in which Renault was investigated for being in possession of confidential McLaren information, the FIA has publicized its reasons for not penalizing Renault despite finding the...

Renault thanks Fisichella and Kovalainen
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Renault thanks Fisichella and Kovalainen

For the ING Renault F1 Team, 2007 was a season that fell short of high initial expectations. Following on from back-to-back world championship titles, the team expected to once again be challenging at the front of the field. However,...

IMS wins FIA promotional award
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IMS wins FIA promotional award

IMS WINS PRESTIGIOUS FORMULA ONE PROMOTIONAL AWARD The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has won the FIA Formula One Promotional Trophy, presented to the best promoter and event organizer in Formula One each year. Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO...

Renault interview with Alonso
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Renault interview with Alonso

Interview with Fernando Alonso, 2008 ING Renault F1 Team driver Fernando gave a brief interview following his announcement as ING Renault F1 Team driver. Q: Fernando, you are the new ING Renault F1 Team Driver for 2008. Happy? Fernando Alonso:...

Renault announces 2008 line up
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Renault announces 2008 line up

The ING Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce a competitive driver duo for the 2008 Formula 1 season. Next year, double world champion Fernando Alonso will drive alongside Brazilian rookie Nelson Piquet Jr. They will be supported by ...

Raikkonen and Ferrari receive champions trophies
F1

Raikkonen and Ferrari receive champions trophies

The star-studded FIA Gala in Monaco was a fitting finale for a dramatic season in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Not since 1986 has the championship hosted a three-way title showdown at the final round, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen...