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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
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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...

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...

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 ...

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
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
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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
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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
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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...

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
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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...

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'...