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Sun 10 Dec 2006
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 ...

Piquet's Renault F1 test debut date set
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Piquet's Renault F1 test debut date set

Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his testing debut for the Renault F1 Team next week in Silverstone. After being announced as a 2007 Renault F1 Team test driver prior to last week's Italian Grand Prix, Nelsinho Piquet (as he is known in Brazil ...

Chinese GP: Honda preview
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Chinese GP: Honda preview

The Honda Racing F1 Team heads east to Asia next week for the final double-header of the 2006 Formula One season, the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, followed one week later by Honda's home race, the Japanese Grand Prix at the Honda-owned Suzuka...

Honda Jerez test summary 2006-09-19/21
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Honda Jerez test summary 2006-09-19/21

The Honda Racing F1 Team completed its final test of the 2006 Formula One season at the Jerez circuit in Spain today. An intensive fortnight which has seen six days of testing in Jerez has enabled the team to finalise its preparations for the ...

Jerez test times 2006-09-14
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Jerez test times 2006-09-14

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Rubens Barrichello BR Honda 76 1:17.601 2. Giancarlo...

Ferrari Paul Ricard/Fiorano test notes
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Ferrari Paul Ricard/Fiorano test notes

Third and last day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working today at both the Le Castellet circuit in the South of France and the home track at Fiorano. The day's technical programme at both venues centred on an ...

Renault Jerez test notes 2006-09-14
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Renault Jerez test notes 2006-09-14

Day 2 for the test programme of the Renault F1 Team in Jerez. A busy day for the French squad which remain focused on its test programme to prepare the last races of the season and especially the next Chinese Grand Prix in two weeks' ...

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...

Honda continues team supplier partnership
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Honda continues team supplier partnership

The Honda Racing F1 Team is pleased to announce the continuation of its team supplier partnership with Endless Advance Ltd into the 2007 Formula One Season. Japanese manufacturer Endless Advance, through its European sales agent Endless Brake ...

Internal promotions at Super Aguri
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Internal promotions at Super Aguri

Super Aguri F1 Team is pleased to announce the following internal promotions. Mark Preston has accepted the position of Technical Director of the SAF1 Team. Mark takes up his new position with immediate effect and will continue to attend all...

Chinese GP: BMW Sauber preview
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Chinese GP: BMW Sauber preview

The Formula One World Championship 2006 is entering its final stages with just three grands prix to go. After visiting China and Japan on successive weekends (1st and 8th October), the teams travel to Brazil a fortnight later for the final race of...

Chinese GP: Toyota preview
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Chinese GP: Toyota preview

The European season is over and the last three races of the 2006 Formula One calendar will be flyaway events, beginning with this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. The event is still relatively new, having arrived on the calendar as recently as 2004.

Minardi F1x2 debuts in Bulgaria
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Minardi F1x2 debuts in Bulgaria

DRAMATIC BULGARIAN DEBUT FOR MINARDI F1X2 SOFIA, BULGARIA, September 21, 2006 - With fireworks exploding behind him and an excited crowd before him, Zsolt Baumgartner and his Minardi F1x2 car notched up a piece of motorsport history this evening...

Silverstone test times 2006-09-21
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Silverstone test times 2006-09-21

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Nelson Piquet Jr BR Renault 86 1:19.510 2. Heikki ...

Super Aguri Silverstone test notes 2006-09-21
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Super Aguri Silverstone test notes 2006-09-21

Super Aguri F1 Team concluded its one-car test at the Silverstone Circuit today and clocked up a grand total of 1,055 kilometres over the three-day period. Takuma Sato: "It has been a successful week and it was good to be able try so many...

Ferrari Mugello/Fiorano test notes 2006-09-21
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Ferrari Mugello/Fiorano test notes 2006-09-21

Second and final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working once again today at the Mugello circuit. Luca Badoer joined Michael Schumacher today to work on development of new mechanical components and Bridgestone tyres, for...

Jerez test times 2006-09-21
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Jerez test times 2006-09-21

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Jenson Button GB Honda 112 1:16.970 2. Robert ...

McLaren Silverstone test summary 2006-09-21
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McLaren Silverstone test summary 2006-09-21

McLaren CEO Martin Whitmarsh and driver Lewis Hamilton comment on the team's two day test at Silverstone Martin Whitmarsh: "The test team has completed a demanding schedule at Silverstone this week, as we push forward with car performance...

Toyota Silverstone test notes 2006-09-21
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Toyota Silverstone test notes 2006-09-21

Today's testing at Silverstone concluded Panasonic Toyota Racing's preparations for the next two races in China and Japan. Being that the team had to make final decisions for two races at once, this made for a tight agenda. All drivers worked on...

Renault Silverstone test notes 2006-09-21
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Renault Silverstone test notes 2006-09-21

A busy final day at Silverstone for the Renault F1 Team. The Renault F1 Team today completed the week's testing in Silverstone with another busy day at the Northamptonshire circuit. Heikki Kovalainen completed the tyre development that has ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2006-09-21
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2006-09-21

Programme: The weather conditions were not very favourable today because of gusty winds. Nick Heidfeld continued work on the new electronics system for next year. At the same time he tested various set-ups and evaluated tyres for the Brazilian...

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...

Jerez test times 2006-09-13
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Jerez test times 2006-09-13

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Heikki Kovalainen FIN Renault 102 1:17.236 2. Anthony ...

Ferrari Paul Ricard test notes 2006-09-13
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Ferrari Paul Ricard test notes 2006-09-13

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working today at the Le Castellet circuit, in the South of France. Today, Michael Schumacher ran on the 2A-SC version of the French track, concentrating on an intensive Bridgestone...

Renault Jerez test notes 2006-09-13
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Renault Jerez test notes 2006-09-13

The Renault F1 Team began a three day test programme today in Jerez. Prior to the final leg of the 2006 season, the Renault F1 Team test team has returned to southern Spain for three days of development work. Heikki Kovalainen and RDD driver...

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.

High speed barrier used at Monza
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High speed barrier used at Monza

Last weekend's Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza was the first Formula One race to see the introduction of a new High Speed Barrier developed by the FIA Institute and the FIA. The system, which was installed at the end of the ...

Ferrari Fiorano test notes 2006-09-12
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Ferrari Fiorano test notes 2006-09-12

First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working today at Fiorano. Today, Luca Badoer took to the track, to tackle a programme of Bridgestone tyre development and testing of new components aimed at the final part of the ...

Silverstone test times 2006-09-20
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Silverstone test times 2006-09-20

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Nelson Piquet Jr BR Renault 73 1:19.565 2. Heikki ...

Spyker MF1 Silverstone test notes 2006-09-20
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Spyker MF1 Silverstone test notes 2006-09-20

Comments from the Spyker MF1 team after the second day of testing at Silverstone Dominic Harlow, Head of Race and Test Engineering: "The second and final day of this test saw the team operating two cars, as we first undertook a brief shakedown...

Jerez test times 2006-09-20
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Jerez test times 2006-09-20

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Robert Kubica PL BMW 72 1:16.491 2. Nick ...

Ferrari Mugello test notes 2006-09-20
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Ferrari Mugello test notes 2006-09-20

First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working today at the Mugello circuit. Two drivers were in action today: Michael Schumacher and Marc Gene. The day's technical programme centred on testing new aerodynamic...

Premat happy with Silverstone test
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Premat happy with Silverstone test

Frenchman Alexandre Premat tested the MF1 racing (Spyker) car at Silverstone before setting off for Shanghai early next week to take over the duties as the third driver on Friday of the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai. The Team MF1 racing ...

McLaren Silverstone test notes 2006-09-20
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McLaren Silverstone test notes 2006-09-20

Pedro de la Rosa's focus today has been on Michelin work for the Japanese Grand Prix, with additional set-up programmes for China and Japan alongside the tyre evaluation. The session saw Lewis Hamilton make his test debut and the team continued to...

Renault Silverstone test notes 2006-09-20
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Renault Silverstone test notes 2006-09-20

A successful second day at Silverstone for the Renault F1 Team. The Renault F1 Team today continued its testing programme at Silverstone in preparation for the final three races of the season. Heikki Kovalainen continued his tyre development...