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Sun 10 Dec 2006
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...

Chinese GP: Michelin preview
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Chinese GP: Michelin preview

THREE RACES, TWO POINTS. ONE CHAMPION... After a two-weekend hiatus at the end of the European season, the Formula One world championship resumes this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit, in China. It is the first of three races in the...

Monteiro aims for Shanghai repeat
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Monteiro aims for Shanghai repeat

After the last of the European Grand Prix of the season, Tiago Monteiro heads directly to Shanghai, China, to prepare for the next round of the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship. Monteiro has been looking forward to the Chinese race for some...

Chinese GP: Super Aguri preview
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Chinese GP: Super Aguri preview

Super Aguri F1 Team has been preparing for the forthcoming Asian flyway races with drivers Takuma Sato and Sakon Yamamoto participating in an intensive test at the Silverstone circuit last week. The team conducted comprehensive development work on...

Chinese GP: Renault preview
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Chinese GP: Renault preview

Comments from the Renault team ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix Fernando Alonso: "Our motivation is greater than ever" Q: Fernando, there has been a lot of talk about pressure in recent weeks. How are you feeling ahead of the final races of the...

Williams to wear Bank of China branding
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Williams to wear Bank of China branding

25th September 2006, Oxford, UK. The forthcoming Shanghai Grand Prix will see WilliamsF1 Team sponsor, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) joining forces with its partner, Bank of China. Bank of China and the RBS brands will both be ...

Chinese GP: Thursday press conference
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Chinese GP: Thursday press conference

Chinese Grand Prix FIA Thursday press conference transcript with Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber) Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren) Nico Rosberg (Williams) Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) Q: Robert, podium in the last race, what effect has that had on you, what...

Massa confident for last three races
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Massa confident for last three races

Speaking in the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro press area, an office mounted on stilts in the middle of a small lake behind the garages, Felipe Massa gave his views on the tense championship situation as Ferrari and its only rivals for the titles...

Chinese GP: Ferrari preview
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Chinese GP: Ferrari preview

The saying goes that a year is a long time in politics and the past twelve months have demonstrated the saying also holds good in Formula 1. In 2005, the Shanghai rendezvous marked the end of a tough season in which Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro...

Karthikeyan retains Williams test role
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Karthikeyan retains Williams test role

WilliamsF1 today confirmed the re-appointment of Narain Karthikeyan as one of the team's official test drivers for the 2007 season. Karthikeyan, who joined the squad in 2006, will add a vital element of continuity to the team's test and ...

New technology partner for Renault
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New technology partner for Renault

The Renault F1 Team is delighted to announce that it has concluded a multi-year partnership with PVAXX. Signed last week in London by team Managing Director Flavio Briatore and PVAXX founder Henry Stevens, the agreement will provide PVAXX with a...

McLaren's logistical lowdown
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McLaren's logistical lowdown

2006 CHINESE GRAND PRIX PREPARATIONS FROM TEAM McLAREN MERCEDES Following the end of the 2006 European Season Team McLaren Mercedes heads to Shanghai for the first of the final three flyaway races of the year. To enable Team McLaren Mercedes to...

A lap of Shanghai with Raikkonen
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A lap of Shanghai with Raikkonen

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen describes a lap of the Shanghai circuit Kimi Raikkonen. Photo by xpb.cc. "The lap starts on the long pit straight, we power along the 600 metre section reaching speeds of 305km/h in sixth gear as we pass ...

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...

Ammermuller gets Red Bull Friday role
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Ammermuller gets Red Bull Friday role

Following a successful test in Jerez, Red Bull Racing has confirmed today that Michael Ammermüller will fulfil Friday driving duties for the team at the two forthcoming Asia-based Grands Prix. A product of the Red Bull Junior Programme, Michael...

Toro Rosso appoints Hitzinger
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Toro Rosso appoints Hitzinger

Scuderia Toro Rosso has appointed Alex Hitzinger as its new Technical Director. The 35 year old German will also fill the role of Head of Advanced Technologies for Red Bull F1, looking into research and development of new technologies such as...

Chinese GP: Toyota technical preview
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Chinese GP: Toyota technical preview

Pascal Vasselon, Toyota's senior general manager chassis, talks about the technical aspects of the Chinese Grand Prix Q: Will Shanghai still have the 'Wow' factor third time there? Pascal Vasselon: It is one of the most extraordinary ...

Nick Fry talks Honda
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Nick Fry talks Honda

Honda CEO Nick Fry talks about the season so far Q: This has been a strange season for Honda so far, with lots of ups and downs. Are you satisfied? Nick Fry: I think this season was again part of a learning. To start with testing before the ...

Racing stars back auction
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Racing stars back auction

World of F1 races to the aid of Chris Mays Foundation Some of the biggest names in Formula One have donated unique items of signed memorabilia for an on-line auction which started this week in aid of former colleague, hospitality manager Chris...

Honda Jerez test summary 2006-09-13/15
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Honda Jerez test summary 2006-09-13/15

The Honda Racing F1 Team completed the first of two consecutive weeks of testing at the Jerez circuit in Southern Spain today in preparation for the final three races of the 2006 Formula One season in China, Japan and Brazil. It will be an...

New sponsors for Spyker MF1
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New sponsors for Spyker MF1

Spyker MF1 Racing will introduce two new sponsors to Formula 1 when the newly acquired and re-named team makes it debut at the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit on October 1. Zecco.com and Eccky.com logos will have prominent...

Red Bull Jerez test summary 2006-09-13/15
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Red Bull Jerez test summary 2006-09-13/15

Apart from some off-track de-briefing sessions and meetings, our Test Team's extremely valuable contribution to the 2006 Formula 1 season drew to a close in southern Spain today, as the final test aimed at this year's races came to an end. The...

Renault Jerez test notes 2006-09-15
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Renault Jerez test notes 2006-09-15

Final day of testing for Renault F1 Team in Jerez. The Renault F1 Team finished today its three-day development programme on the Spanish circuit. It was once again a busy session, mainly focused on preparations for the Chinese Grand ...

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...

Renault confirms Red Bull engine supply
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Renault confirms Red Bull engine supply

The Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Red Bull GmbH for the supply of Renault engines for the 2007 and 2008 Formula 1 seasons. Renault has a strong tradition of Formula 1 engine supply dating back ...

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