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Sun 10 Dec 2006
Chinese GP: Michelin Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Michelin Friday practice notes

VETTEL AND MICHELIN SET THE PACE -- TWICE BMW Sauber/Michelin's 19-year-old test driver Sebastian Vettel was quickest in both free practice sessions on the opening day of the Italian Grand Prix meeting at Monza. The German lapped the ...

Chinese GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the Chinese Grand Prix Scott Speed: "I drove this track two years ago in Formula Renault, but honestly today felt like my first time here as I don't remember anything and of ...

Spyker MF1 confirms Albers for 2007
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Spyker MF1 confirms Albers for 2007

CHRISTIJAN ALBERS SIGNS FOR SPYKER MF1 TEAM Christijan Albers will drive for the Spyker M F1 Team in 2007. The 27 year old Dutchman, affectionately known as 'Mr Noisy' by team due to his non-stop verbal assault on the world both in and out of...

Chinese GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Ferrari Friday practice notes

Chinese GP - First day of practice Jean Todt: "Today's work schedule, as usual on a Friday, centred on evaluating the Bridgestone tyres on finding the best set-up. We must very thoroughly study the data we have gathered to prepare firstly for...

Chinese GP: McLaren Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's second practice session in 12th and 21st positions respectively after setting times of 1m38.022 and 1m39.179. It started to rain slightly halfway through the second...

Chinese GP: Bridgestone Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Bridgestone Friday practice notes

Wurz tops practice times in China Bridgestone shod Alex Wurz, WilliamsF1's third driver, topped both practice sessions today on day one of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend. Conditions were overcast with ambient temperatures in the mid to ...

Chinese GP: Toyota Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Toyota Friday practice notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing's preparations for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix began today with an interrupted Friday of practice around the Shanghai International Circuit. The skies around the track were overcast for practice and it began to drizzle ...

Chinese GP: Honda Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Honda Friday practice notes

The Honda Racing F1 Team enjoyed a competitive day's running in Shanghai today as free practice got underway for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. This morning, Anthony Davidson occupied his usual place at the sharp end of the field, ending the...

Chinese GP: Williams Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Williams Friday practice notes

Comments from the Williams team after Friday practices for the Chinese Grand Prix Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "We ran a largely normal Friday programme except for compensating for the adverse weather in the second session....

Chinese GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes

Comments from the Red Bull drivers after Friday practices for the Chinese Grand Prix David Coulthard: "There was a surprising amount of grip during the second session, considering the wet weather. It's tricky when the weather's like that as...

Chinese GP: BMW Sauber Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: BMW Sauber Friday practice notes

After the first day of practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, during which the best times were set in damp conditions, the BMW Sauber F1 Team's test and reserve driver, Sebastian Vettel, was second quickest on his first visit to the state of the art...

Chinese GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Super Aguri Friday practice notes

Super Aguri F1 Team finished the first of the free practice sessions at the Shanghai International Circuit today in mixed spirits. On the positive side, Franck Montagny achieved the team's highest timesheet position finishing the second free ...

Doornbos takes it easy in practices
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Doornbos takes it easy in practices

Robert Doornbos enjoyed a relative easy-going Friday at the Shanghai International Circuit today. With his Red Bull Racing Grand Prix debut this Sunday in mind, the 25-year old Dutchman only used the afternoon session to complete his programme at...

Chinese GP: Renault Friday practice notes
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Chinese GP: Renault Friday practice notes

The Renault F1 Team made a solid start to the Chinese Grand Prix weekend in Shanghai, with Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella finishing sixth and tenth respectively in the second practice session -- and as the third and fifth fastest race ...

Chinese GP Friday 2nd practice
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Chinese GP Friday 2nd practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- -------- -------- -------- 1. Alexander Wurz A Williams-Cosworth 26 1:35.539 2. Sebastian ...

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...

Chinese GP Friday 1st practice
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Chinese GP Friday 1st practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- -------- -------- -------- 1. Alexander Wurz A Williams-Cosworth 21 1:35.574 2. Anthony ...

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...

Chinese GP: Schedule of press conference
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Chinese GP: Schedule of press conference

CHINESE GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE OF PRESS CONFERENCES ORGANISED BY THE FIA Thursday 28 September: 15.00 (local time) Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber) Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren) Nico Rosberg (Williams) Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) Friday 29 September ...

Chinese GP: Renault technical preview
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Chinese GP: Renault technical preview

Renault tech file: Shanghai China is one of the modern breed of Formula 1 circuits and offers some unique challenges to the teams and drivers. Although it does not feature much elevation change, there is a wide variety of challenging corners --...

Chinese GP: Williams preview
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Chinese GP: Williams preview

The Event With the European season at an end, Formula One's next stop is Asia and the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday 1st October. Debuted on the calendar in 2004, this year's race will be only the third Grand Prix at the Shanghai International ...

Chinese GP: McLaren preview
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Chinese GP: McLaren preview

Team McLaren Mercedes travels to the People's Republic of China this week for the third Grand Prix held at the Shanghai International Circuit. The race sees Formula 1 leave Europe for the final three fly-away races of the 2006 season. Following...

Chinese GP: Bridgestone preview
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Chinese GP: Bridgestone preview

Bridgestone aims high for Shanghai After extensive tyre testing at the Mugello and Silverstone circuits recently in Italy and the United Kingdom, Bridgestone Motorsport heads this week to the Chinese city of Shanghai for Round Sixteen of the FIA...