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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 12 Jul 2006
Montoya leaves McLaren, effective immediatelyHeadline
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Montoya leaves McLaren, effective immediately

Unsurprisingly, on the heels of the announcement that Juan Pablo Montoya will leave Formula One at the end of this season and race NASCAR in 2007, the Colombian has stepped down from his McLaren race seat, effective immediately. Montoya will be ...

Fri 07 Apr 2006
McLaren and Honda fastest in testingHeadline
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McLaren and Honda fastest in testing

There was a little more activity at the Paul Ricard HTTT test on April 6th, with 10 drivers from five teams working at the circuit. McLaren tester Pedro de la Rosa was at the top of the time sheet with a best of 1:04.231 and fellow team test...

Fri 27 Oct 2006
So long and farewellHeadline

So long and farewell

The 2006 Formula One season is finally over and by and large it was a good one. There were close fought battles for both titles and it was never certain which way it was going to go, there were some great races and some not-so-great controversies...

Tue 27 Jun 2006
Bob Varsha talks US GP
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Bob Varsha talks US GP

VARSHA COMMENTS ON USGP; PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT INDY THIS YEAR? Bob Varsha, the voice of Formula One on SPEED, recently revealed his thoughts on what happened during last year's United States Grand Prix. Varsha and the SPEED...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
BMW celebrates in Switzerland
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BMW celebrates in Switzerland

From the BMW Sauber F1 Team's perspective, Switzerland is far from neutral territory but actually home from home. Around 500 guests from around the world celebrated the successes of the 2006 season at the BMW Motorsport Party held in Flims ...

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...

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...

Sat 15 Jul 2006
Kubica stays top on French GP FridayHeadline
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Kubica stays top on French GP Friday

BMW Sauber third driver Robert Kubica held the top spot in Friday's second practice session for the French Grand Prix, although was not quite as quick as he was in the morning. Hs afternoon's best time was 1:16.902, a tenth slower than his earlier...

Sat 04 Feb 2006
Super Aguri entry confirmed by FIA
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Super Aguri entry confirmed by FIA

The FIA confirmed on January 26th that it has accepted new team Super Aguri as the 11th entry in the 2006 championship. This means that the grid will comprise of 22 cars for the first time since Arrows folded towards the end of the 2002 ...

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...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Ferrari confirms Raikkonen in three-year dealHeadline
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Ferrari confirms Raikkonen in three-year deal

As had long been expected, Ferrari confirmed on September 10th that it has signed Kimi Raikkonen in a three-year deal. The announcement came along with confirmation that Michael Schumacher will retire at the end of this season. Raikkonen will be...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
Schumacher satisfied with recent testHeadline
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Schumacher satisfied with recent test

Ferrari joined the other teams for testing at Valencia last week and Michael Schumacher said he was satisfied with the winter work so far. Schumacher spent three days at the Spanish track driving the new 248 F1 and his best time was third quickest...

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 ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Midland Group statement on sale of MF1 Racing
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Midland Group statement on sale of MF1 Racing

Midland Group Sells MF1 Racing to Spyker The Midland Group of Companies wishes to announce the sale of 100% of its shares in Midland F1 Limited to Spyker Cars NV ("Spyker"). Prior to the sale, Midland F1 Limited headed all...

Sun 11 Jun 2006
Schumacher leads in British GP last practiceHeadline
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Schumacher leads in British GP last practice

Michael Schumacher's Ferrari was the pace setter in the last practice session for the British Grand Prix, the German clocking a best time of 1:20.919. BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld put in a good effort to take second, four and a half tenths off, and...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Turkish organisers fined for podium ceremonyHeadline
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Turkish organisers fined for podium ceremony

The organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix and the National Sporting Authority of Turkey (TOSFED) have been fined $5 million after the World Motor Sport Council found against them in a hearing on September 19th. They were charged with breaching FIA...

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...

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...

Wed 11 Oct 2006
Ferrari Jerez test notes 2006-10-11
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2006-10-11

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain. Today, Luca Badoer was joined by Michael Schumacher. The German driver concentrated mainly on evaluating Bridgestone...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Spyker Cars acquires Midland MF1 Racing
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Spyker Cars acquires Midland MF1 Racing

SPYKER CARS N.V. ACQUIRES MIDLAND MF1 RACING Monza, Italy, September 9, 2006 - - Spyker Cars N.V. ("Spyker") manufacturer of high-end sport cars today announced that it has acquired Midland F1 Racing Limited ("MF1 Racing") of Silverstone, United...

Doornbos to replace Klien for last three racesHeadline
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Doornbos to replace Klien for last three races

Red Bull confirmed on September 11th that test and third driver Robert Doornbos will replace Christian Klien for the remaining three races of the season. Doornbos, who was previously tester for Jordan and raced with Minardi for eight events last...

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 27 Oct 2006
Todt appointed Ferrari CEO

Todt appointed Ferrari CEO

It was confirmed on October 25th that Jean Todt has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari S.p.A., after the board of directors met in Turin under President Luca di Montezemolo. Amedeo Felisa was also appointed as General ...

Sun 25 Jun 2006
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...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
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 ...

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 ...

Thu 30 Nov 2006
Hakkinen to test McLaren at Barcelona
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Hakkinen to test McLaren at Barcelona

Two-times Formula 1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen will drive a Team McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car for the first time since the 2001 Japanese Grand Prix on Thursday 30th November 2006 when he will conduct a day's testing at the Circuit de Catalunya...

Sat 15 Jul 2006
BMW Sauber flies in French GP last practiceHeadline
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BMW Sauber flies in French GP last practice

BMW Sauber set the pace in the Saturday morning practice session for the French Grand Prix, Jacques Villeneuve leading teammate Nick Heidfeld by less than half a tenth of a second at Magny Cours. Villeneuve's best time was 1:17.005 and Jarno ...

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 04 Jul 2006
Schumacher wins US GP in Ferrari one-twoHeadline
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Schumacher wins US GP in Ferrari one-two

Ferrari was victorious in the US Grand Prix with Michael Schumacher leading the team's first one-two finish of the 2006 season. Schumacher claimed his 87th career win at Indianapolis and teammate Felipe Massa scored his best ever result with...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
Wurz leads in Malaysian GP first practice
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Wurz leads in Malaysian GP first practice

It was another slow start to a race weekend in Friday's first practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix and Williams third driver Alex Wurz topped the times with a best of 1:34.946. BMW Sauber and Honda counterparts Robert Kubica and Anthony...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
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...

A lap of Monza with de la Rosa
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A lap of Monza with de la Rosa

McLaren's Pedro de la Rosa describes a lap of Monza "Starting a lap of Monza, you power up through the gears along the wide Rettifilio Tribune straight reaching the top speed of all the circuits on the calendar, 360km/h in sixth gear. The ...

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...