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Mon 10 Dec 2007
Edoardo Mortara named as Volkswagen driver

Edoardo Mortara named as Volkswagen driver

Formula 3 Euro Series rookie champion Edoardo Mortara will be a Volkswagen factory driver next year, as he aims for the overall title in 2008. The 20 year-old will drive once again for the Signature team, which has secured a works deal to run...

WMSC decisions in Monaco
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WMSC decisions in Monaco

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 7 December, 2007. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP In its decision of 13 September 2007, the WMSC instructed the FIA Technical Department to conduct an ...

Bridgestone Jerez test summary
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Bridgestone Jerez test summary

Bridgestone Potenza slick racing tyres made a return to Formula One cars for the first time in ten years as Bridgestone Motorsport completed its final test of the 2007 season after four days of running at Jerez. Bridgestone Potenza slick...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2007-12-07
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

Final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again at the Jerez circuit, in southern Spain. Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher took to the track today, to conclude the programme begun over the past few days, which ...

Honda Jerez test young driver summary
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Honda Jerez test young driver summary

The Honda Young Driver Programme continued in Jerez this week as GP2 drivers Mike Conway, Andi Zuber and Luca Filippi had a further opportunity to work with Honda for their second day in a Formula One car. The test in Jerez was designed to build...

Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2007-12-07
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Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

Takuma Sato concluded the last test of 2007 for Super Aguri F1 Team in Jerez today. He started the morning with a continuation of yesterday's MES control system tuning programme, which was predominately aimed at improving the various parameters ...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-07
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Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

98 days: with the final day's testing of 2007 completed that's how many days now remain until Friday practice in Melbourne for the first round of the 2008 season. Here in Jerez, a foggy and damp morning delayed proceedings slightly, but once ...

Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2007-12-07
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Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

Having set the fastest time in today's final day of testing for 2007, Sebastian Vettel has the honour of seeing his name stay at the top of the Formula 1 time sheet until at least 14 January 2008. This long four day - two car session brings the...

Honda Jerez test summary 2007-12-04/07
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Honda Jerez test summary 2007-12-04/07

The Honda Racing F1 Team completed its final test of 2007 at the Jerez circuit in Spain today. The four-day test focused on the continued evaluation of the 2008 electronics system along with the opportunity to run the Bridgestone Potenza 'slick'...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2007-12-07
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

Programme: Before Robert Kubica went out for his first run of the day members of the team stood in front of his car in the garage and sang Happy Birthday, as this was his 23rd birthday. For his third day of testing his programme included more ...

Force India Jerez test notes 2007-12-07
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Force India Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

The Force India Formula One Team today completed the second test of its winter development programme at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain. Roldan Rodriguez and Giedo van der Garde brought the four-day test to a conclusion, ...

Toyota Jerez test notes 2007-12-07
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Toyota Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

Panasonic Toyota Racing brought the curtain down on the 2007 season with the final test of the year at Jerez in Spain today. Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli took the wheel for another day of development for next year and beyond, although both drivers...

Jerez test times 2007-12-07
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Jerez test times 2007-12-07

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Sebastian Vettel D Toro Rosso-Ferrari 100 1:18.213 2. Robert ...

Vettel ends Jerez test fastest
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Vettel ends Jerez test fastest

The final test session of 2007 came to a close on December 7th and Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel was the man at the top of the time sheet. He set a best of 1:18.213 on slick tyres in the morning and focused on suspension in the afternoon. Teammate...

McLaren to wait for 2008 car decision
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McLaren to wait for 2008 car decision

McLaren will have to wait another couple of months to get the go-ahead for its 2008 car after the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) deferred its decision until February. McLaren was excluded from the 2007 constructors' championship due to being in...

Philip Major joins Fortec for 2008
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Philip Major joins Fortec for 2008

Ottawa driver signs with leading British F3 team Majorspeed.com driver Philip Major has announced that he has signed with Fortec Motorsport Ltd, for the 2008 British F3 Championship. Major has been in the UK since the fall testing with his new...

Fri 07 Dec 2007
WMSC imposes no penalty on Renault
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WMSC imposes no penalty on Renault

The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) met in Monaco on December 6th to hear evidence in regard to Renault being in possession of confidential McLaren information and decided to award no penalty. No details of the hearing have been given but the...

Thu 06 Dec 2007
Hamilton leads on Jerez day twoHeadline
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Hamilton leads on Jerez day two

Testing continued at Jerez on December 5th and Lewis Hamilton made his mark on his return to the McLaren cockpit with the best time of the 20 drivers present, 1:19.371. His day focused on aerodynamic tests with no driver aids while team test...

Kubica tops Jerez test timesHeadline
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Kubica tops Jerez test times

It was the third day of testing at Jerez on December 6th and a third different driver took to the top of the time sheet. After Nick Heidfeld was fastest on the first day, it was the turn of BMW Sauber teammate Robert Kubica on Thursday, his best a...

Renault statement on WMSC decision
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Renault statement on WMSC decision

The ING Renault F1 Team welcomes the decision of the FIA World Motor Sport Council to impose no penalty on the team following its acknowledged breach of Article 151c of the International Sporting Code. ING Renault F1 Team Managing Director...

Force India Jerez test notes 2007-12-06
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Force India Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

Ralf Schumacher and Vitantonio Liuzzi took over for the third day of the Force India Formula One Team's test programme in Jerez, southern Spain. Unfortunately however the day was heavily interrupted by several lengthy red flag periods, which ...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2007-12-06
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

Third day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again at the Jerez circuit, in southern Spain. Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher took to the track today, working mainly on the development of new components and electronics...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-06
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Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

Back in the mists of time, there used to be a series of races referred to as "Formula Libre," which meant drivers could take part in just about any car they fancied. Today's testing was not quite as chaotic as those events, but the fact that some...

Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2007-12-06
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Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

If anyone was in any doubt as to why there are two races in Spain on the 2008 calendar, they only had to turn up at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit today, where it seemed that most of the locals must have rung their bosses and ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2007-12-06
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

Programme: Nick Heidfeld completed his third and final day at this last test of 2007, while for Robert Kubica it was day two of three. The drivers continued the development work on the electronics and car set-up for 2008. Also Robert had his...

Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2007-12-06
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Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2007-12-06

Takuma Sato joined Super Aguri F1 Team for the final two days running at Jerez, Spain, today. The planned programme for the morning was for Takuma to gain his first experience of the 2008 MES control system, evaluating each control function and...

Jerez test times 2007-12-06
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Jerez test times 2007-12-06

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Robert Kubica PL BMW 87 1:19.157 2. Lewis ...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
Jerez test times 2007-12-04
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Jerez test times 2007-12-04

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Nick Heidfeld D BMW 78 1:19.042 2. Jenson ...

Final test of the year under way at JerezHeadline
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Final test of the year under way at Jerez

The final scheduled test session of 2007 got under way at Jerez de la Frontera on December 4th with 20 drivers at work on the Spanish track. BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld set the pace, his best of the day a 1:19.042. The team also tried out young ...

Daniele Rossi joins Trident Racing.
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Daniele Rossi joins Trident Racing.

Trident Racing is very proud to announce the arrival of a new key-figure in its racing staff. Coming from the World Series Renault, Daniele Rossi, despite the young age, is set to represent a vital addition to the team`s lineup. After six years in...

Niall Breen signs with Manor Motorsport

Niall Breen signs with Manor Motorsport

BREEN SIGNS FOR MANOR MOTORSPORT IN F3 EUROSERIES! Dundalk's Niall Breen, who finished fifth in his rookie British Formula 3 season, announced in Dublin today that he has signed with top Formula 3 Euroseries team, Manor Motorsport, for the 2008...

McLaren statement to correct Renault comments
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McLaren statement to correct Renault comments

The FIA has asked us to correct certain factual errors contained in a press briefing given on our behalf by one journalist concerning Renault F1 and we are pleased to do so. The corrections are as follows. In our briefing, we stated that there...

Force India Jerez test notes 2007-12-05
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Force India Jerez test notes 2007-12-05

Christian Klien joined Giancarlo Fisichella for the second day of the Force India Formula One Team's test at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. In a highly productive day of testing, the team was able to complete its programme, with Christian setting...

McLaren Jerez test notes 2007-12-05
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McLaren Jerez test notes 2007-12-05

Programme: Lewis Hamilton returned to testing duties today at the Jerez circuit alongside Pedro de la Rosa. Work for Lewis was principally focused on aerodynamic testing, as he took to the track for the first time with no driver aids. Pedro spent...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-05
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Red Bull Jerez test notes 2007-12-05

They say nostalgia is not what it used to be, but today David Coulthard certainly enjoyed tearing round the Jerez track on slick tyres, as part of a Bridgestone evaluation for the 2009 season. He commented that it reminded him of the ...

Kovalainen and Loeb swap seats for a day
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Kovalainen and Loeb swap seats for a day

The enterprise and initiative of Total-Elf, partner of both the ING Renault F1 Team and Citroen Sport, today saw the recently-crowned four time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb swap his seat with Heikki Kovalainen during a special promotional...