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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...

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...

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...

Wed 22 Mar 2006
CVC gains conditional approval for SLEC deal

CVC gains conditional approval for SLEC deal

Private equity firm CVC has been given approval by the European Commission to acquire F1's commercial holding company SLEC on the condition that CVC sells its Spanish subsidiary Dorna, the promoter of the MotoGP series. The condition is due to a...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
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...

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...

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
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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Tue 11 Jul 2006
Montoya to return to American racing in 2007Headline
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Montoya to return to American racing in 2007

For quite some time there have been questions about the future of Juan Pablo Montoya in Formula One and the answer came on July 9th. The Colombian will leave the F1 circus after this season and return to American racing in 2007, this time in the...

Wed 21 Jun 2006
SPEED announces US GP coverage
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SPEED announces US GP coverage

SPEED TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED USGP COVERAGE & INTERACTIVITY FOR 2006 SPEED On Board Pass OFFERS WORLD DEBUT OF LIVE INTERACTIVE & ON DEMAND FORMULA ONE COVERAGE SPEED WILL ALSO HOST A PRE-RACE SPECIAL FEATURING RARE U.S. INTERVIEWS WITH...

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...

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 ...

Wed 07 Jun 2006
British GP: Michelin preview
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British GP: Michelin preview

BACK WHERE IT ALL STARTED... Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix, is one of the most historically significant venues on the calendar. It was here on May 13 1950 that the very first round of the Formula One world championship took place...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Massa does the double with Turkish GP winHeadline
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Massa does the double with Turkish GP win

Felipe Massa did the double at the Turkish Grand Prix, following up his maiden pole position in qualifying with his maiden F1 victory. In a thriller of a race Massa drove flawlessly from pole to flag, while Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher and...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
Renault launches the R26 in MonacoHeadline
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Renault launches the R26 in Monaco

Although the Renault R26 has regularly been on the test track in the past few weeks, the official launch of the team's 2006 challenger took place in Monaco on January 31st. Renault and Fernando Alonso head into the new season as defending...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
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...

Vettel fastest on Italian GP FridayHeadline
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Vettel fastest on Italian GP Friday

BMW Sauber third driver Sebastian Vettel is making his mark in the Friday practice sessions much the same as Robert Kubica did before him in the same role. Vettel was the fastest man on the first day of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, his time of...

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...

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...

Tue 09 May 2006
Schumacher wins tactical European GPHeadline
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Schumacher wins tactical European GP

Ferrari won the game of tactics at the Nürburgring as Michael Schumacher took the lead from Renault's Fernando Alonso after the second pit stops and claimed his second consecutive win of the season. Alonso settled for second and Ferrari's Felipe...

Tue 25 Apr 2006
Schumacher claims victory at San Marino GPHeadline
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Schumacher claims victory at San Marino GP

Renault's winning streak and Ferrari's long spell away from the top step of the podium came to an end when Michael Schumacher scored his 85th career victory at the San Marino Grand Prix. In a reversal of last year's race, Schumacher had to defend...

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...