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Thu 09 Feb 2006
V8 versus V10 debate rumbles on
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V8 versus V10 debate rumbles on

While Max Mosley's comment about not giving the manufacturer teams any income from F1's revenue from 2008 looks likely to once again stir up discontent with the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association, there is another saga that continues to rumble...

Wed 25 Oct 2006
Spanish corporate partner for McLaren
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Spanish corporate partner for McLaren

MUTUA MADRILEÑA JOINS TEAM McLAREN MERCEDES PARTNER PORTFOLIO Woking, Great Britain, Wednesday 25th October 2006: Team McLaren Mercedes and Spanish insurance group Mutua Madrileña are pleased to confirm a long-term partnership. Mutua...

Tue 04 Apr 2006
Alonso wins exciting and chaotic Australian GPHeadline
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Alonso wins exciting and chaotic Australian GP

Fernando Alonso took Renault's third consecutive victory of the season in an exciting and chaotic Australian Grand Prix, where the drama and incidents lasted from start to finish, literally. McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen kept out of trouble to come...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP FridayHeadline
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Rookie Vettel fastest on Turkish GP Friday

BMW Sauber's new third driver Sebastian Vettel impressed on his F1 debut when he clocked the fastest time of Friday's practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix. The German youngster set a best of 1:28.091 in the afternoon, just over two tenths...

Sun 06 Aug 2006
Raikkonen claims pole position for Hungarian GPHeadline
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Raikkonen claims pole position for Hungarian GP

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen took his second consecutive pole position in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix with a best time of 1:19.599. The Finn was three tenths quicker than Ferrari's Felipe Massa, who will line up alongside, and Honda's...

Fri 08 Dec 2006
Schumacher made honorary citizen of Maranello
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Schumacher made honorary citizen of Maranello

Since Tuesday evening, Maranello has a seven times Formula 1 champion amongst its citizens: Michael Schumacher has been awarded the honorary citizenship of the commune of Emilia-Romagna. The reason given was that with his extraordinary history at...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
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.

Sun 11 Jun 2006
Alonso flies to British GP pole positionHeadline
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Alonso flies to British GP pole position

Renault's Fernando Alonso put in a near perfect flying lap at just the right moment to claim pole position for the British Grand Prix, setting a best time of 1:20.253. Alonso edged out Ferrari's Michael Schumacher for the front of the grid and the...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Alonso leads on Monaco GP Saturday morningHeadline
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Alonso leads on Monaco GP Saturday morning

Renault's Fernando Alonso was once again at the top of the times in Saturday morning's final practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, a blinding 1:13.823 the best of the weekend so far. Michael Schumacher's Ferrari was two tenths off for second...

Sun 02 Jul 2006
Schumacher leads Ferrari front row for US GPHeadline
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Schumacher leads Ferrari front row for US GP

Ferrari carried through the pace of the morning's practice session to qualifying for the US Grand Prix and made it an all red front row at Indianapolis. Michael Schumacher clocked 1:10.832 for pole and Felipe Massa will line up alongside him in ...

Sun 25 Jun 2006
Canadian GP starting grid
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Canadian GP starting grid

Pos Driver Nat Team Qualifying time Notes --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ---------------- ------------ 1. Fernando Alonso E Renault 1:14.942 2. Giancarlo ...

Alonso heads Renault front row for Canadian GPHeadline
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Alonso heads Renault front row for Canadian GP

Renault proved its pace from the morning practice session when Fernando Alonso took pole position in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix with a best time of 1:14.942. Teammate Giancarlo Fisichella was a couple of tenths behind in second to make...

Sat 07 Oct 2006
Schumacher top in Japanese GP last practiceHeadline
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Schumacher top in Japanese GP last practice

Michael Schumacher was over a second clear of the rest of the field in Saturday morning's last practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with a best time of 1:30.653. The Ferrari was 1.2 ahead of Ralf Schumacher's Toyota and Honda's Jenson Button was...

Fri 06 Oct 2006
Heidfeld apologises to YamamotoHeadline
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Heidfeld apologises to Yamamoto

There were a few grumps and gripes after the Chinese Grand Prix but perhaps the most unusual was the normally mild-mannered Nick Heidfeld giving a rude ear-bashing to Sakon Yamamoto. The BMW Sauber driver claimed he had been blocked by a Super...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
No distractions for SchumacherHeadline
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No distractions for Schumacher

Despite constant badgering from the media about Ferrari's impending announcement, Michael Schumacher has made it clear that his attention will firmly be on track at this weekend's Italian Grad Prix. Ferrari is due to reveal its 2007 driver line up...

Sun 22 Oct 2006
Massa takes home pole for Brazilian GPHeadline
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Massa takes home pole for Brazilian GP

The home crowds had something to cheer about in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix when Felipe Massa put his Ferrari on pole position at Interlagos. Massa clocked 1:10.680 for the front of the grid and McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen will line up ...

Sun 09 Jul 2006
Ganassi signs Montoya for 2007
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Ganassi signs Montoya for 2007

Montoya to Join Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Drive No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge CONCORD, N.C. (July 9, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has signed...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
Malaysian GP qualifying
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Malaysian GP qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- -------- -------- -------- 1. Giancarlo Fisichella I Renault 22 1:33.840 2. Jenson...

Sat 25 Feb 2006
Hill, Shelby to receive award

Hill, Shelby to receive award

Motor Racing Icons Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby to Receive Eagle One-Shav Glick Award Award To Be Presented At NASCAR Auto Club 500 FONTANA, Calif. (February 24, 2006) - Motor racing icons Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby will be in attendance at...

Thu 16 Feb 2006
Sato and Ide to race for Super AguriHeadline
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Sato and Ide to race for Super Aguri

The new Super Aguri team confirmed on February 15th that its race drivers for the 2006 season will be Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide. Sato, who previously raced for BAR, has long since been expected to take one of the seats while Ide debuts in Formula...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
Schumacher leads in Malaysian GP last practiceHeadline
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Schumacher leads in Malaysian GP last practice

Michael Schumacher was the man at the top of the time sheet in Saturday morning's last practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver clocked a best of 1:34.126 but the Renaults were looming menacingly behind him. Fernando...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Massa fastest on last day of Monza testHeadline
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Massa fastest on last day of Monza test

The third day of testing at Monza was another busy one with once again 20 drivers from all 11 teams at work. Felipe Massa was back at the top of the times with a best of 1:21.101 and Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher was fourth fastest. Tyre...

Fri 28 Jul 2006
Klien sets the pace in German GP last practiceHeadline
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Klien sets the pace in German GP last practice

Christian Klien was the man who set the pace in the final practice session for the German Grand Prix, the Red Bull clocking a best of 1:15.628 around Hockenheim on Saturday morning. He was just two hundredths quicker than the Honda of Jenson...

Thu 30 Nov 2006
USGP 2007 broadcast company named
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USGP 2007 broadcast company named

USGP IS ONE OF FOUR F1 BROADCASTS ON FOX SPORTS IN 2007 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 - The 2007 United States Grand Prix, scheduled for Sunday, June 17 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is one of four Formula One events that will be...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
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 ...

Spyker MF1 reveals new livery
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Spyker MF1 reveals new livery

Spyker MF1 Team reveals its new face Zeewolde, The Netherlands, 20 September 2006 - - Spyker MF1 Team will run a striking new livery on all of their M16 race cars for the remainder of the 2006 Formula 1 World Championship. The new livery and ...

Fri 02 Jun 2006
Schumacher takes over at Barcelona testHeadline
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Schumacher takes over at Barcelona test

Ferrari remained at the top of the Barcelona test times on June 1st as Michael Schumacher took over from teammate Felipe Massa to post the best of the day. The German clocked 1:13.469 to top the list of the 17 drivers at work and worked on tyres...

Wed 01 Nov 2006
Red Bull six wheeler at Valencia
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Red Bull six wheeler at Valencia

RED BULL SIX WHEELER AT VALENCIA WITH HOPKINS AND LIUZZI The Formula 1 World Championship ended over a week ago and the MotoGP series finished on Sunday, so what would MotoGP star John Hopkins and F1 racer Tonio Liuzzi do for a bit of...

Fri 09 Jun 2006
Wurz sets the pace in British GP first practiceHeadline
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Wurz sets the pace in British GP first practice

Unsurprisingly it was the third drivers who made the running in the first practice session for the British Grand Prix, with the Williams of Alex Wurz setting the best time of 1:21.946. Honda's Anthony Davidson was just half a tenth behind in...

Sat 20 May 2006
Toyota ends Paul Ricard test on topHeadline
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Toyota ends Paul Ricard test on top

The week's testing at three circuits came to a close on May 19th and Toyota concluded its work at the Paul Ricard HTTT at the top of the time sheet. The team's two test drivers were first and second fastest, Olivier Panis with a best of 1:27.143...

Sun 01 Oct 2006
Schumacher leads in Chinese GP last practiceHeadline
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Schumacher leads in Chinese GP last practice

In damp conditions at the Shanghai circuit Michael Schumacher set the top time in the last practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, the Ferrari man's best of 1:40.193 just under two tenths up on Renault's Fernando Alonso. Jenson Button's Honda...

Sun 06 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta continues to fight for his life
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta continues to fight for his life

Cristiano da Matta continues to fight for his life after he sustained a serious head injury at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The Brazilian Champ Car World Series racer is in the Theda Clark Medical Center in intensive car under the ...

Fri 30 Jun 2006
US GP weekend kicks off with Davidson fastestHeadline
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US GP weekend kicks off with Davidson fastest

Honda third driver Anthony Davidson kicked off the US Grand Prix weekend at Indianapolis with the fastest time in the first practice session, 1:12.083. Ferrari's Michael Schumacher only did one flying lap but it was enough for second quickest,...

Thu 30 Nov 2006
Ferrari Barcelona test notes 2006-11-28
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Ferrari Barcelona test notes 2006-11-28

First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro working at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona. Luca Badoer and Felipe Massa were the first Ferrari drivers to return to the race track after the break following the Brazilian Grand...

Fri 21 Jul 2006
Raikkonen fastest on last day at JerezHeadline
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Raikkonen fastest on last day at Jerez

The week's testing at Jerez came to a close on Friday 21st July and McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen was the fastest man with a best time of 1:17.187. Team test driver Gary Paffett was also at work and was ninth quickest. Tyres, aerodynamic and mechanical...

Fri 14 Jul 2006
Kubica leads in French GP first practiceHeadline
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Kubica leads in French GP first practice

Robert Kubica opened the proceedings at Magny Cours on Friday morning with the best time in the first practice session for the French Grand Prix. BMW Sauber's third driver clocked 1:16.794, just over three tenths quicker than Honda counterpart ...