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Wed 29 Dec 2004
Albers to race for Minardi in 2005Headline

Albers to race for Minardi in 2005

Minardi announced at a press conference in Amsterdam on December 23rd that Christijan Albers will race for the team in 2005. The 25 year-old Dutchman has been successful in the German touring car championship in recent years. Albers formerly raced...

Trulli ready for busy winterHeadline

Trulli ready for busy winter

Jarno Trulli is ready for a busy winter testing with Toyota and already feels at home with his new team. The Italian joined Toyota towards the end of the 2004 season and is now looking forward to 2005 with the Cologne based squad. Toyota has not...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
Renault gunning for 2005 titleHeadline

Renault gunning for 2005 title

Renault will be a contender for the title in 2005 according to team boss Flavio Briatore, after achieving its goals in the last two years. In 2004 Renault hung on to second place in the constructors' standings most of the year but was beaten down...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
Ferrari chief still against testing cutsHeadline

Ferrari chief still against testing cuts

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo is standing firm on the team's refusal to agree to the reduction of in-season testing because he believes it should be up to him to decide how much testing his team does. Ferrari presented its own proposals on...

BMW and Honda drop engine challengeHeadline

BMW and Honda drop engine challenge

BMW and Honda have decided to not to appeal against the change in engine capacity from 2006 as a legal challenge would take too much time and would be bad for the sport. The two manufacturers, along with Mercedes, were against the reduction of ...

Thu 16 Dec 2004
Coulthard closing on Red BullHeadline

Coulthard closing on Red Bull

Although a deal is not yet struck, it seems likely that David Coulthard will drive for Red Bull Racing next season. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz did not appear to show an interest in Coulthard initially, but the importance of having an ...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Davidson hoping for 2006 race seatHeadline

Davidson hoping for 2006 race seat

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson is hoping for a race seat with the team in 2006 and believes his chances are quite good. He admitted that he was disappointed he lost the opportunity of racing next season after BAR could not agree a deal with ...

High expectations for WebberHeadline

High expectations for Webber

Mark Webber is happy to be racing for Williams in 2005 and knows that it will be a challenging year with a new team. After teams that have a somewhat lower profile, Minardi and Jaguar, Webber will be in the spotlight next season as he drives for...

BUSCH: Truex Jr celebrates championshipHeadline

BUSCH: Truex Jr celebrates championship

New Jersey's Martin Truex Jr was toast of the town as the Busch series invaded Orlando Florida to hold its annual awards ceremony. Filling the Tuscan Ballroom of the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal studios Truex, in his first full year in the...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Raikkonen fastest at Jerez againHeadline

Raikkonen fastest at Jerez again

Once again it was a McLaren at the top of the times at Jerez, making it four days in a row the Woking squad set the pace. Kimi Raikkonen clocked 1:16.305 for the fastest time of the day on Friday. Team tester Alex Wurz was also on track and was...

British Grand Prix deal agreedHeadline

British Grand Prix deal agreed

Finally, after months of uncertainty, it seems the future of the British Grand Prix has been secured. The British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), owners of the Silverstone circuit, and Bernie Ecclestone sealed the deal on December 9th, the day of the...

De la Rosa fastest at JerezHeadline

De la Rosa fastest at Jerez

It was a busy day at Jerez on Wednesday, despite the early morning fog that delayed testing for about an hour. Once the weather cleared there were 15 drivers from seven teams at work, and it was McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa who was fastest...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at Daytona

The only type of car Paul Tracy has driven with a roof on top is one of his myriad street machines but that will change with the 2005 running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Paul Tracy. Photo by Linda Rydell. Tracy,...

IRL: RLR - Now there are threeHeadline

IRL: RLR - Now there are three

Rahal Letterman Racing, winners of the 2004 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race - and MBNA pole position - with Buddy Rice has clarified its plans for the upcoming Indy Racing League IndyCar Series 17-race season. Danica Patrick. Photo by Shawn...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Kovalainen stuns competition in Race of ChampionsHeadline

Kovalainen stuns competition in Race of Champions

Heikki Kovalainen, the 2004 World Series by Nissan champion stunned the competition and the crowd at the Stade de France in Paris to walk away with the Race of Champions trophy. The Finn became the youngest driver to win the RoC and he did it ...

Montoya tops first day of Jerez testHeadline

Montoya tops first day of Jerez test

Testing resumed at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain on December 7th with six drivers from three teams on track, and better conditions than last week's test. Juan Pablo Montoya's McLaren set the fastest time of the day, 1:16.535, and team test driver...

Gracious Busch accepts his awardsHeadline

Gracious Busch accepts his awards

After a crazy week of television appearances and functions, inaugural NEXTEL Cup series champion Kurt Busch finally got to collect his check. Busch was awarded 5.36 million dollars for his efforts in 2004, which led him to his first Cup ...

Ambrose wins back-2-back championshipHeadline

Ambrose wins back-2-back championship

On Saturday at Eastern Creek, just outside of Sydney, Ford Pirtek driver Marcos Ambrose won his second V8 Supercar Series title for the Queensland based Stone Brothers Racing Team. After dominating practice and qualifying in the Bigpond Finale,...

Coulthard heading for Red Bull?Headline

Coulthard heading for Red Bull?

From seemingly not being in the running for a race seat with Red Bull, David Coulthard now appears to be a serious contender. Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi have been testing for Red Bull so far this winter and Klien is a favourite to race...

Sun 05 Dec 2004
Villeneuve fastest again at JerezHeadline

Villeneuve fastest again at Jerez

Sauber wound up its 2004 winter testing with Jacques Villeneuve once again at the top of the times, making it all three days of the Jerez test that the Swiss squad was fastest. Felipe Massa was top on Wednesday and Villeneuve the next two days,...

Heidfeld to test for Williams againHeadline

Heidfeld to test for Williams again

Nick Heidfeld will get a second chance to show Williams what he can do after testing at Jerez this week. The German, who is vying with Antonio Pizzonia for the race seat with Williams in 2005, will be back behind the wheel next week when the team...

Villeneuve's turn at top of test timesHeadline

Villeneuve's turn at top of test times

It was another busy day's testing at Jerez on Thursday and there was another Sauber driver at the top of the times. 17 cars were on track, in similar conditions to yesterday, and Jacques Villeneuve took over from Sauber teammate Felipe Massa to...

Chance for Coulthard at Red Bull?Headline

Chance for Coulthard at Red Bull?

David Coulthard is still looking for a race seat for 2005 and it seems that Red Bull Racing may yet be interested in the Scot. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz initially said that the former McLaren man was not under consideration by the team,...

Albers happy with Jordan testHeadline

Albers happy with Jordan test

Christijan Albers got behind the wheel of a Jordan at Jerez on Wednesday and was happy with how the test went. The Dutchman, who drove for Mercedes in the German touring car championship (DTM) this season, was slightly disappointed that the...