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

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-15
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Third day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain. At the wheel of an F2005, fitted with a regulated power version of the V10 engine, Felipe Massa completed a programme relating...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2005-12-15
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

Test programme / Remarks: In the morning the team continued with the cooling system tests and ran engine functionality checks. They also started to work with Michelin on a tyre evaluation programme. Later the engineers discovered heat damages in...

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-15
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Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-15

The Renault F1 Team continued work at Jerez today, pursuing tyre and set-up evaluation programmes with Franck Montagny and Heikki Kovalainen. A wet circuit early in the day prevented any useful running, but as conditions improved the team ran ...

Schumacher fastest on Jerez day three
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Schumacher fastest on Jerez day three

There were once again 13 drivers on track at Jerez de la Frontera on December 15th and Michael Schumacher made his mark on his return to work. The former champion topped the times with a best of 1:18.958 and teammate Felipe Massa made it a Ferrari...

Intel new partner for BMW
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Intel new partner for BMW

The BMW Group and Intel have agreed on a comprehensive partnership. It spans a strategic technology partnership for the development of BMW's worldwide IT infrastructure as well as shared marketing activities. The technology enterprise...

Jerez test times 2005-12-14
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Jerez test times 2005-12-14

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------ ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Franck Montagny F Renault 97 1:18.793 2. Narain ...

Honda responds to Michelin announcement
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Honda responds to Michelin announcement

Nick Fry, Chief Executive Officer of the Honda Racing F1 Team, has expressed the team's sadness at Michelin's decision to withdraw from Formula One competition at the end of 2006. Following the announcement by Michelin earlier today, he ...

Michelin statement on intention to withdraw
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Michelin statement on intention to withdraw

Michelin will not extend its Formula One involvement beyond the 2006 season Michelin has on several occasions expressed the conditions of its involvement in Formula One: Michelin considers Formula One to be a highly technical motorsport in which...

Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-14
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Honda Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

The team's second consecutive week of testing at the Jerez circuit in Southern Spain began this morning, with third driver Anthony Davidson and Honda Racing F1 Team Young Driver Adam Carroll. The team will be testing for four days this week ...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-14
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in the south of Spain. Once again today, Felipe Massa took to the track, at the wheel of an F2005 fitted with a regulated power version...

McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-14
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McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

Team McLaren Mercedes continued their test programme at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain today. Juan Pablo Montoya and Pedro de la Rosa completed the day's schedule with the focus on Mercedes-Benz V8 and Michelin tyre work. Juan Pablo was eighth...

Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-14
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Renault Jerez test notes 2005-12-14

The Renault F1 Team began its final winter test session of 2005 today at Jerez, with Franck Montagny and Heikki Kovalainen in action for the world champions. Running was delayed during the morning by cold circuit temperatures, which prevented ...

MF1 establishes partnership with WEIGL
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MF1 establishes partnership with WEIGL

MF1 Racing - the Formula One team owned and operated by Midland Group - is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year technical partnership with WEIGL Group AG. The independent company, which specialises in the engineering, testing and ...

Vodafone to be McLaren title sponsor from 2007
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Vodafone to be McLaren title sponsor from 2007

Vodafone and the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team today announce a long-term sponsorship agreement, commencing January 2007 which will last into the next decade. Vodafone will become Title Sponsor of the Team -- 'Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' and...

Audi R10 to debut at Sebring

Audi R10 to debut at Sebring

AUDI UNVEILS DIESEL-POWERED R10 PROTOTYPE THAT WILL DEBUT AT MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING Paris, France - Armed with cutting-edge technology developed en route to five overall 24 Hours of Le Mans victories and six American Le Mans Series ...

Trident Racing signs Andreas Zuber for 2006
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Trident Racing signs Andreas Zuber for 2006

Trident Racing announces Andreas Zuber as official driver Milano, 13th December 2005 -- The Austrian driver Andreas Zuber has joined the Italian Gian Maria Bruni as official Trident Racing driver for the next GP2 Series. The team has so...

Toyota Jerez test notes 2005-12-13
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Toyota Jerez test notes 2005-12-13

Panasonic Toyota Racing started its final test of 2005 before the Christmas break at Jerez today. Following a one day rest after extensive wet weather testing on an artificially soaked track on Sunday, Ricardo Zonta was back in the cockpit ...

Jerez test times 2005-12-13
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Jerez test times 2005-12-13

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------ ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Felipe Massa BR Ferrari 92 1:19.074 2. Ricardo Zonta...

McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-13
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McLaren Jerez test notes 2005-12-13

Pedro de la Rosa and Gary Paffett were behind the wheel of two MP4-20Bs, both with the Mercedes-Benz V8 engine, as Team McLaren Mercedes started its final test session of 2005 today in Spain. Due to the cold ambient and track temperatures at the...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-13
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2005-12-13

First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain. Felipe Massa took to the track, at the wheel of an F2005 fitted with a regulated power version of the V10 engine. He worked on...

Massa fastest as testing resumes
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Massa fastest as testing resumes

This year's final week of testing got under way at Jerez de la Frontera on December 13th with six drivers from four teams at the Spanish track. Ferrari's Felipe Massa, using the restricted V10 engine, headed the time sheet with a best of 1:19.074.

Audi reveals diesel engine

Audi reveals diesel engine

Audi competes with diesel sports car at Le Mans Audi R10 world premiere in Paris V12 TDI engine produces over 650 hp First test successfully completed AUDI AG is once again one step ahead of the opposition: The inventor of 'TDI' will become the...

Ducati Austin Daytona test notes 2005-12-12
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Ducati Austin Daytona test notes 2005-12-12

BEN BOSTROM FIGHTS FOR TOP SPOT AT DAYTONA TEST ON HIS RETURN TO DUCATI Daytona, FL (December 12, 2005) - Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin racers Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgson tested at Daytona International Speedway December 10-12. Both riders...

A special touch for the holidaysHeadline

A special touch for the holidays

This Year It is Okay To Get a Lot When You Give a Little By: Tom Moore, Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing It is the time of year that our thoughts all turn towards others, or they should. But, if we're honest, how many of us don't ...

Schumacher ready to return to workHeadline
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Schumacher ready to return to work

It's not unusual for some race drivers to take an extended break after the season and some of them don't return to the cockpit for winter testing until after New Year. Michael Schumacher is often one of them but the Ferrari man will be behind the...

SUPERCROSS: THQ World/AMA Canada events post-race notes
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SUPERCROSS: THQ World/AMA Canada events post-race notes

Stewart Lays Down Back-to-Back Wins in Canada AURORA, IL. (December 12, 2005) -- In his first-ever Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., rode away from Canada with two consecutive wins and leads ...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
Alonso at the FIA awards
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Alonso at the FIA awards

Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso was given the official trophy at the FIA Gala in Monaco last Friday. He describes the evening... FIA Formula One World Champions Flavio Briatore and Fernando Alonso with the constructors and...

Red Bull drivers at Autosport International
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Red Bull drivers at Autosport International

Formula One drivers David Coulthard, Christian Klien, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Robert Doornbos are the latest top names from the world of motorsport who are rolling up to the NEC, Birmingham, from 12-15 January for Autosport International, the...

Dubai: Sean McIntosh race report

Dubai: Sean McIntosh race report

A pair of top-six points scoring finishes by Sean McIntosh promoted Team Canada back into the top-ten of the A1 Grand Prix of Nations today as Round 6 of `The World Cup of Motorsport' played out at the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab ...

Honda interview with Miller
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Honda interview with Miller

As Honda Racing F1 Team's new full-scale wind tunnel nears completion, BARHondaF1.com talks to Graham Miller, Director of Wind Tunnel Operations and Support Services. Miller provides a progress report on the all-important wind tunnel project and...