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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
Wurz remains fastest on Chinese GP FridayHeadline
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Wurz remains fastest on Chinese GP Friday

There was no change at the top of the time sheet after Friday's second practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, with Alex Wurz still at the top. The Williams third driver set a best of 1:35.539, less than half a tenth up on his fastest in the morning.

Herbert's future uncertainHeadline
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Herbert's future uncertain

MF1 sporting relations manager Johnny Herbert has reportedly departed his position now that the team has been taken over by Dutch sports car company Spyker. Former racer Herbert was appointed by MF1 earlier this season after sporting director...

Wurz kicks off Chinese GP weekendHeadline
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Wurz kicks off Chinese GP weekend

Williams third driver Alex Wurz kicked off the on-track proceedings for the Chinese Grand Prix weekend with the fastest time in the first Friday practice session. He set a best of 1:35.574 around the Shanghai circuit, less than two hundredths of a...

Shanghai leads the way to title showdownHeadline
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Shanghai leads the way to title showdown

Formula One has now said farewell to Europe and this coming weekend's Chinese Grand Prix leads the way to the title showdown in the last three races of the 2006 season. And it couldn't get much closer; with just two points between Fernando Alonso...

Davidson top as Jerez test endsHeadline
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Davidson top as Jerez test ends

This week's test at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain came to a close with Honda test driver Anthony Davidson at the top of the time sheet. The Brit clocked a best of 1:16.676 while working on aero evaluation and tyres. Honda also had development...

The enigma of Michael SchumacherHeadline

The enigma of Michael Schumacher

We've heard the phrase "the end of an era" in abundance since Michael Schumacher announced his impending retirement but, despite the cliché, that's precisely what it is. Love him or hate him, Schumacher is the most successful driver of his ...

Barrichello takes over at Jerez testHeadline
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Barrichello takes over at Jerez test

Testing continued at Jerez on September 14th with once again just three teams at work on the Spanish track. Honda's Rubens Barrichello topped the times with a best of 1:17.601 and the team also had development driver James Rossiter on duty, fourth...

Renault one-two again on last day at SilverstoneHeadline
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Renault one-two again on last day at Silverstone

On the final day of testing at Silverstone this week it was once again a Renault one-two at the top of the time sheet. Nelson A. Piquet was fastest for the second day in a row, his best of 1:19.510 half a tenth quicker than fellow team tester...

Suzuka negotiates for 2008 returnHeadline
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Suzuka negotiates for 2008 return

Suzuka is hoping for a return to the F1 calendar in 2008 after it was dropped for next season in favour of the Fuji Speedway. It was thought that Suzuka could possibly hold a second Pacific race once the Toyota-owned Fuji circuit was confirmed as...

Kovalainen leads on Jerez day oneHeadline
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Kovalainen leads on Jerez day one

Due to Spa being dropped from the 2006 calendar there is a three week break between Italy and China and while most teams are expected on the test track next week, Renault, Honda and Red Bull are working at the Spanish circuit of Jerez this week.

Piquet fastest at Silverstone testHeadline
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Piquet fastest at Silverstone test

Testing continued at Silverstone on September 20th with 12 drivers from six teams working at the British track. On his second day as a Renault tester Nelson A. Piquet made an impression with the fastest time, 1:19.565, while fellow team tester ...

Schumacher focused on the titleHeadline
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Schumacher focused on the title

While the hordes of Michael Schumacher fans get to grips with the fact that the seven time champion will hang up his helmet at the end of this season, the man himself is firmly focused on taking his tally up to eight titles before he bows out.

Kovalainen tops Silverstone day oneHeadline
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Kovalainen tops Silverstone day one

Testing resumed on September 19th and Silverstone was where the most of the activity was to be found. Eight drivers from five teams made up the time sheet and Renault tester Heikki Kovalainen was quickest with a best of 1:19.125 while working on...

Turkish organisers fined for podium ceremonyHeadline
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Turkish organisers fined for podium ceremony

The organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix and the National Sporting Authority of Turkey (TOSFED) have been fined $5 million after the World Motor Sport Council found against them in a hearing on September 19th. They were charged with breaching FIA...

Doornbos to replace Klien for last three racesHeadline
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Doornbos to replace Klien for last three races

Red Bull confirmed on September 11th that test and third driver Robert Doornbos will replace Christian Klien for the remaining three races of the season. Doornbos, who was previously tester for Jordan and raced with Minardi for eight events last...

Ferrari confirms Raikkonen in three-year dealHeadline
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Ferrari confirms Raikkonen in three-year deal

As had long been expected, Ferrari confirmed on September 10th that it has signed Kimi Raikkonen in a three-year deal. The announcement came along with confirmation that Michael Schumacher will retire at the end of this season. Raikkonen will be...

Michael Schumacher announces his retirementHeadline
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Michael Schumacher announces his retirement

After a career spanning more than 15 years in Formula One and currently seven world championship titles, Michael Schumacher has announced that he will retire from racing at the end of this season. Schumacher took victory in the Italian Grand Prix...

Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GPHeadline
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Schumacher takes Ferrari home win at Italian GP

Michael Schumacher took an emotional home win for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, while title rival Fernando Alonso lost a big chunk of his championship lead as his Renault engine blew in spectacular fashion and put him out of the race....

Renault angered by Alonso penaltyHeadline
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Renault angered by Alonso penalty

Renault was angered by the penalty awarded to Fernando Alonso after yesterday's qualifying and baffled as to why the Spaniard was given it when even the stewards conceded that his alleged blocking of Ferrari's Felipe Massa was probably ...

Title fight goes full throttle to MonzaHeadline
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Title fight goes full throttle to Monza

It's that time of year again when the Formula One teams bring out their customised aero packages and head to the fastest track on the calendar, the temple of speed that is Monza. The Italian Grand Prix is always an important event and this season...

Kovalainen to race Renault in 2007, Briatore to stay onHeadline
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Kovalainen to race Renault in 2007, Briatore to stay on

Renault has announced its structure for 2007 and confirmed that Heikki Kovalainen will race for the team next season and Flavio Briatore will remain as managing director through 2008. Kovalainen, who has been with Renault as part of its driver ...

Alonso penalised, demoted to 10th on gridHeadline
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Alonso penalised, demoted to 10th on grid

Renault's Fernando Alonso has been penalised for hampering Ferrari's Felipe Massa in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix and the Spaniard will drop from fifth on the grid to 10th. Alonso was called to a stewards' meeting after the session and...

Raikkonen snatches pole position for Italian GPHeadline
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Raikkonen snatches pole position for Italian GP

Kimi Raikkonen snatched pole position from Michael Schumacher in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix by just two thousandths of a second, turning the cheers of Ferrari's home fans to groans of dismay. The McLaren man clocked 1:21.484 around the...

Massa tops the times in Italian GP last practiceHeadline
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Massa tops the times in Italian GP last practice

Ferrari's Felipe Massa set the benchmark time in Saturday morning's last practice session for the Italian Grand Prix, his best of 1:21.665 a second up on Friday's top time. Second quickest in the last practice was the BMW Sauber of Nick Heidfeld,...

Schumacher ready to attack at MonzaHeadline
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Schumacher ready to attack at Monza

With only four races remaining this season and 12 points between Renault's championship leader Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher, the German is ready to go on the attack at this coming weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Schumacher knows that ...

Vettel fastest on Italian GP FridayHeadline
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Vettel fastest on Italian GP Friday

BMW Sauber third driver Sebastian Vettel is making his mark in the Friday practice sessions much the same as Robert Kubica did before him in the same role. Vettel was the fastest man on the first day of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, his time of...

BMW Sauber leads in Italian GP first practiceHeadline
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BMW Sauber leads in Italian GP first practice

BMW Sauber led the way in Friday morning's first practice for the Italian Grand Prix, third driver Sebastian Vettel nearly half a second faster than racer Robert Kubica. Vettel clocked 1:23.263 around the Monza circuit and behind Kubica was...

No distractions for SchumacherHeadline
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No distractions for Schumacher

Despite constant badgering from the media about Ferrari's impending announcement, Michael Schumacher has made it clear that his attention will firmly be on track at this weekend's Italian Grad Prix. Ferrari is due to reveal its 2007 driver line up...

Massa fastest on last day of Monza testHeadline
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Massa fastest on last day of Monza test

The third day of testing at Monza was another busy one with once again 20 drivers from all 11 teams at work. Felipe Massa was back at the top of the times with a best of 1:21.101 and Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher was fourth fastest. Tyre...

Another busy day at Monza testingHeadline
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Another busy day at Monza testing

Testing continued at Monza on August 30th and it was a busy day with 20 drivers from all 11 teams at work on the Italian circuit. Team test driver Robert Kubica (possibly) topped the times for BMW Sauber, 1:22.280, and Nick Heidfeld was sixth ...

Imola hopes for 2007 reinstatementHeadline
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Imola hopes for 2007 reinstatement

The FIA released the provisional 2007 calendar this week and the San Marino Grand Prix was absent but Imola hopes for a reprieve. Renovation to the paddock and pits is due to begin soon and there is a month's gap on the calendar between Bahrain on...

Massa fastest at Monza testingHeadline
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Massa fastest at Monza testing

Testing resumed on August 29th and 14 drivers from eight teams made up the time sheet at the Autodromo di Monza in preparation for the Italian Grand Prix. Usually testing at a track in the run up to a race is not allowed but Monza is a special...

Massa does the double with Turkish GP winHeadline
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Massa does the double with Turkish GP win

Felipe Massa did the double at the Turkish Grand Prix, following up his maiden pole position in qualifying with his maiden F1 victory. In a thriller of a race Massa drove flawlessly from pole to flag, while Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher and...

Maiden pole position for Massa at Turkish GPHeadline
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Maiden pole position for Massa at Turkish GP

Ferrari's Felipe Massa claimed his maiden F1 pole position in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix, beating teammate Michael Schumacher by nearly four tenths of a second. Massa clocked 1:26.907 for the front of the grid and Schumacher will line...

Schumacher top in Turkish GP last practiceHeadline
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Schumacher top in Turkish GP last practice

Michael Schumacher set the pace in the final practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix, the Ferrari man's best time of 1:27.203 the fastest of the weekend so far. Title rival Fernando Alonso was second fastest and his Renault teammate Giancarlo...