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Tue 30 Dec 2008
2009 Formula One tentative calendar
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2009 Formula One tentative calendar

Date Event --------------- --------------------------------- 29 March Australian Grand Prix 05 April Malaysian Grand Prix 19 April Bahrain Grand Prix 10 May Spanish Grand Prix 24 May Monaco Grand...

World Renault team Draco Racing partners with Force India
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World Renault team Draco Racing partners with Force India

International Draco Racing & Force India F1: the new collaboration that will change the history of the Team After 20 years of great successes, the International Draco racing is completely renewed, presenting a novelty for the 2009 season that ...

Slim chancesHeadline
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Slim chances

From Mexico to Middle East, the rush is on to resurrect Honda's F1 team in private hands. At stake is state of the art facility incorporating two wind tunnels, world renown and multiple-championship winning team leader, and a driver line-up which...

Toyota shuffles top bosses, stands by F1Headline
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Toyota shuffles top bosses, stands by F1

News that Toyota will name a new president to take office in April might not reach Formula One's radar in normal times. But if you hadn't noticed, these are not normal times. In these scant weeks since Honda abandoned its F1 team, people who might...

Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

War of words adds fuel to F1 game showHeadline

War of words adds fuel to F1 game show

Luca takes a licking while Bernie keeps on ticking. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claims "we bought Ferrari's loyalty" and calls Ferrari's Luca di Montezemolo a "press officer". Bernie Ecclestone. Photo by xpb.cc. War of words has...

Vijay Mallya: A billion dreams
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Vijay Mallya: A billion dreams

From San Francisco Bay to the Monte Carlo harbor, Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya travels in style to preside over his far flung empire-extending from northern California to Europe and all the way to home base in India. He is the force behind ...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
McLaren Mercedes voted most popular team
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McLaren Mercedes voted most popular team

Survey in 160 countries: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes are voted favourite Formula 1 Team World Champion Lewis Hamilton most popular Formula 1 Driver Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is the world's favourite Formula 1 team, 2008 world champion Lewis...

Williams sets launch date for 2009 car
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Williams sets launch date for 2009 car

AT&T WILLIAMS FW31 TRACK DEBUT The AT&T Williams team 2009 season race car, the Williams-Toyota FW31, will make its track debut at the 4.7km Algarve Motor Park circuit near Portimao in Portugal on Monday, January 19, 2009. -credit: williams ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Toyota Bahrain test summary
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Toyota Bahrain test summary

Caldarelli completes Panasonic Toyota Racing test Panasonic Toyota Racing brought the curtain down on its 2008 testing programme by introducing a new face behind the wheel of the TF108, with Italian youngster Andrea Caldarelli completing his...

Lenovo partners with McLaren Mereceds
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Lenovo partners with McLaren Mereceds

Global PC company Lenovo teams up with leading Formula 1 team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes WOKING, UK, December 17 2008 Global PC manufacturer Lenovo and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes today announced a partnership ahead of the 2009 Formula 1 season.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem comments on cost cutting effort
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Mohammed Ben Sulayem comments on cost cutting effort

Another 25% has to be cut from F1 teams' budget next year, says FIA Vice President Dubai, UAE, 17th December, 2008: Mohammed Ben Sulayem says more major cost cutting is essential to safeguard the future of the FIA Formula One World ...

Ferrari interview with Luca di Montezemolo
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Ferrari interview with Luca di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo: "If the standard engine had passed, 4 or 5 teams would have abandoned Formula 1" Maranello, 17th December 2008 - On the occasion of the traditional pre-Christmas meeting with the press in Maranello, Ferrari President Luca ...

Ferrari news on KERS development
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Ferrari news on KERS development

Formula 1 technicians: The KERS is a great challenge, but it's more expensive than we thought Maranello, 17th December 2008 - On the occasion of the pre-festive meeting in Maranello the Scuderia Ferrari technicians spoke about the KERS, ...

Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-17
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Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-17

Final testing day at Portimao Maranello, 17th December Circuit: Autodromo Internacional do Algarve - 4.692 km Driver: Luca Badoer Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 14/17C, track temperature 14/19C. Cloudy, very windy. Third and final day...

McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-17
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McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-17

Date Wednesday December 17 2008 Driver Pedro de la Rosa Location Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Track length 4.687km Weather Warm and sunny, significantly increasing circuit grip levels. Maximum ambient temperature 15C. Maximum track ...

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-17
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Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-17

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work, aero optimisation and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Cold all day. Average air temperature: 9C Sam Michael, Technical Director, Williams ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-17
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-17

Weather conditions: Cloudy all day with very little sun in the afternoon. Temperature: Air: 6 - 12 C, Track: 6 - 13 C Number of drivers participating: 5 from 3 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) 1:16.617 min Circuit ...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-17
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Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-17

Farewell 2008 Today was the final day of testing this year and both Sebs had good days, with Vettel quickest at the end of the session. Both drivers worked on evaluating various mechanical set-up changes in conjunction with the 2009...

Vettel wrests testing speed crown from BuemiHeadline
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Vettel wrests testing speed crown from Buemi

For the first time in December, someone besides Sebastien Buemi topped timesheets in Formula One testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. After blaming his car for putting him second-quick to the Swiss on Tuesday and receiving a little overnight...

Portimao test times 2008-12-17
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Portimao test times 2008-12-17

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Pedro de la Rosa E McLaren-Mercedes 74 ...

Jerez test times 2008-12-17
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Jerez test times 2008-12-17

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Sebastian Vettel D Red Bull Racing 107 ...

Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-16
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Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-16

Circuit: Autodromo Internacional do Algarve - 4.692 km Drivers: Luca Badoer and Marc Gene Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 11/15 C, track temperature 10/17 C. Sunny, very windy.. Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro,...

Testing times for Formula OneHeadline

Testing times for Formula One

As Toro Rosso rules pre-season testing, Sato's yens may sail past common sense. Mosley does belt-tightening -- no pun intended -- with the blessing of FOTA. Jerez, Spain: A circuit that saw an epic battle to the finish line in 1986 between Nigel...

McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-16
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McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-16

Date Tuesday December 16 2008 Driver Pedro de la Rosa Location Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Track length 4.687km Weather Completely dry. Cold in the morning but growing warmer throughout the day. Maximum ambient temperature 13C. Maximum...

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-16
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Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work, aero optimisation and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Cold but...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-16
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Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Sebastian Vettel took over chassis five from Brendon Hartley today and joined Sebastien Buemi for day two of Red Bull Racings three-day test at Jerez de la Frontera. Running two cars, the team concentrated on making set up changes to improve the...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-16
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-16

Weather conditions: Sunny all day, too cold for testing early in the morning. Temperature: Air: 3 - 15 C, Track: 3 - 18 C Number of drivers participating: 5 from 3 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Red Bull Racing) 1:17.029 min Circuit...

Buemi fastest at Jerez, de la Rosa quick in Portimao
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Buemi fastest at Jerez, de la Rosa quick in Portimao

For sure, Sebastien Buemi is a talent. The Swiss newcomer to Formula One proved as much yet again by topping timesheets for the fifth consecutive test day at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Buemi toured the 2.75-mile track in 1 minute, 17.029 seconds...

Portimao test times 2008-12-16
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Portimao test times 2008-12-16

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Pedro de la Rosa E McLaren-Mercedes 080 ...

Jerez test times 2008-12-16
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Jerez test times 2008-12-16

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Sebastien Buemi CH Red Bull-Renault ...

Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-15
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Ferrari Portimao test notes 2008-12-15

Official debut at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Maranello, 15th December Circuit: Autodromo Internacional do Algarve - 4.692 km Driver: Felipe Massa Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 11/15 C, track temperature 14/17 C. Sunny, ...

McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-15
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McLaren Mercedes Portimao test notes 2008-12-15

Date Monday December 15 2008 Driver Gary Paffett Location Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Track length 4.687km Weather Sunny, but cold and windy throughout the day. Maximum air temp 13C Laps completed 63 Kilometres covered 295km Best ...

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-15
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Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work, aero optimisation and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Cold but sunny. verage ambient temperature: 8C Dickie Stanford, Test Team Manager, Williams...

Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-15
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Red Bull Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

The final test session of 2008 got underway today at Jerez de la Frontera, with Red Bull Racing running two cars; one for Sebastien Buemi and the other for the young New Zealander, Brendon Hartley. Apart from a Show Run and some straight line ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-15
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-15

Weather conditions: Sunny all day, but very cold in the morning. Temperature: Air: 4 - 12 C, Track: 4 - 16 C Number of drivers participating: 5 from 3 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Red Bull Racing) 1:17.704 min Circuit length:...

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