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Tue 04 Dec 2007
Renault Jerez test notes 2007-12-04
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Renault Jerez test notes 2007-12-04

ING Renault F1 Team today began work at its final test session of 2007, completing the first of three days at Jerez, near Seville, as the team continues its preparations for the 2008 season. Following on from the work conducted in Barcelona last...

Toyota Jerez test notes 2007-12-04
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Toyota Jerez test notes 2007-12-04

Panasonic Toyota Racing began a new era today with Timo Glock and Kamui Kobayashi testing for the first time since being confirmed as race driver and third driver respectively for 2008. Both drivers got their first taste of the TF107, although ...

Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2007-12-04
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Super Aguri Jerez test notes 2007-12-04

Super Aguri F1 Team commenced its final test of 2007 at the Jerez circuit today with James Rossiter at the helm of the driving duties. In the cooler December temperatures in Spain, the primary focus of today's programme, the first day of the ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2007-12-04
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2007-12-04

Programme: The first day of the last test in 2007 for the BMW Sauber F1 Team was very successful. Nick Heidfeld, who will be driving for three days, was doing work in preparation for 2008. He was concentrating on the electronics and driving with...

Force India restructures technical department
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Force India restructures technical department

FORCE INDIA STRENGTHENS TECHNICAL STRUCTURE WITH NEW RECRUITS The Etihad Aldar Force India Formula One Team is delighted to announce a major restructure of its technical operations at its base in Silverstone, UK. Key to this restructure is the...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
Asmer and Villa to test BMW Sauber
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Asmer and Villa to test BMW Sauber

During next week's test in Jerez the BMW Sauber F1 Team will give young drivers Marko Asmer (23, Estonia) and Javier Villa (20, Spain) a chance to drive the BMW Sauber F1.07. Test schedule: Tuesday, 4th December: Nick Heidfeld will drive all...

Sat 01 Dec 2007
Fisichella and Schumacher to test Force IndiaHeadline
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Fisichella and Schumacher to test Force India

Winter testing is set to continue at Jerez next week and Force India, formerly Spyker, has confirmed that Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher will be part of its evaluation programme. The team is very busy assessing drivers as former Toyota...

Fri 30 Nov 2007
Force India ready for second test
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Force India ready for second test

The Force India F1 Team will be back in action at the Circuit de Jerez, southern Spain, for the second test of its winter development programme. Over the four day test from 4 - 7 December, the team will again run two former Spyker B-spec F8-VII...

Wed 28 Nov 2007
Red Bull rules out Alonso for 2008Headline
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Red Bull rules out Alonso for 2008

Since splitting with McLaren at the end of the season Fernando Alonso has yet to reveal where he might race in 2008, but it seems the rumoured deal with Red Bull is just another myth. The double-champion has been linked with the energy drink ...

Mon 26 Nov 2007
BMW Sauber announces promotional supplier
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BMW Sauber announces promotional supplier

Swiss company Sika will be supporting the BMW Sauber F1 Team as a Promotional Supplier from 2008. Based in Baar, Switzerland, Sika is a speciality chemicals company well known to BMW and already involved in other motor sport projects run by the ...

Fri 23 Nov 2007
No 2008 entry for Prodrive
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No 2008 entry for Prodrive

Prodrive, the company headed by former BAR principal David Richards, has confirmed that it will not be entering the 2008 Formula One championship as it had planned. The ongoing dispute over 'customer cars', including a legal challenge from...

Farfus, Vietoris test BMW Sauber at ValenciaHeadline
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Farfus, Vietoris test BMW Sauber at Valencia

In advance of the Formula BMW World Final, BMW Sauber ran a full-day testing session at Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia today, with Christian Vietoris at the wheel at first, and Augusto Farfus taking over in mid-afternoon. Running on the full...

BMW to launch in Munich
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BMW to launch in Munich

BMW Sauber is the second team to announce a 2008 launch date for its new car and the event will take place in Munich on January 14th. The presentation will be at BMW Welt, the manufacturer's new vehicle delivery centre, near to the BMW Tower and...

Toyota announces launch date
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Toyota announces launch date

Toyota is the first F1 team to announce a launch date for its 2008 challenger, the TF108 to be revealed at its Cologne base on January 10th. The top management and drivers will be on hand to start Toyota's seventh year in the sport and in the mean...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
BMW Sauber interview with Theissen
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BMW Sauber interview with Theissen

BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen reviews the 2007 season and looks ahead to the future Q: How would you rate the BMW Sauber F1 Team's second season? BMW Sauber F1 Team group picture. Photo by xpb.cc. Mario Theissen: It was a...

Glock to race for Toyota
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Glock to race for Toyota

Toyota Motorsport GmbH can today confirm that Timo Glock will race for Panasonic Toyota Racing in 2008. Timo, the reigning GP2 Series champion, has signed a multi-year contract and the team hopes an agreement can be reached with BMW Sauber to ...

Toyota F1 confirms Glock for 2008Headline
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Toyota F1 confirms Glock for 2008

As expected, Toyota has confirmed Timo Glock as a race driver for 2008 along with a multi-year contract. Glock has been linked with Toyota for some time but as BMW Sauber believed it still had a deal with the 25 year-old German as test driver for...

Mon 19 Nov 2007
Barcelona test times 2007-11-15
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Barcelona test times 2007-11-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ------------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Felipe Massa BR Ferrari 92 1:21.044 2. Heikki ...

Sun 18 Nov 2007
Liuzzi satisfied with Force India test
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Liuzzi satisfied with Force India test

Tonio Liuzzi speaks about his test with Force India On the test: "I'm very satisfied of how the test went. In a day and a half we did lots of laps and I understood the car very well. Obviously it wasn't easy at the beginning, since the car was...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Williams statement on appeal ruling
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Williams statement on appeal ruling

Williams F1 today welcomed the findings of the FIA's International Court of Appeal (ICA), investigating the matter of the fuel temperatures recorded at the Brazilian Grand Prix earlier this year. The outcome of the hearing means that the Steward's...

Ferrari statement on appeal ruling
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Ferrari statement on appeal ruling

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is completely satisfied with today's decision of the International Court of Appeal which confirms the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix, as a consequence of which Kimi Raikkonen won the Formula 1 Drivers' World ...

FIA statement on appeal ruling
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FIA statement on appeal ruling

The FIA International Court of Appeal met in London on Thursday, November 15, 2007, to examine an appeal lodged by the Motor Sports Association (MSA) on behalf of its licence-holder Vodafone McLaren Mercedes against the decision (document 41) of...

McLaren statement on appeal ruling
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McLaren statement on appeal ruling

The FIA International Court of Appeal today rejected as inadmissible Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' appeal against the FIA Stewards' decision in respect of fuel irregularities at the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix. As was made very clear prior to the ...

Glock and BMW part company
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Glock and BMW part company

Timo Glock looks likely to be announced as a Toyota race driver in the near future after BWM Sauber confirmed that the German would not be continuing as the team's third driver. Glock, who previously raced for Jordan, joined BMW for 2007 and also...

Schumacher geared up for RoC
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Schumacher geared up for RoC

With exactly one month to go before the world's best drivers descend on London's Wembley Stadium for The Race of Champions, Michael Schumacher has been warming up for his return to racing. The seven-time Formula One champion has revisited former...

Toyota confirms Kobayashi as third driver
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Toyota confirms Kobayashi as third driver

Toyota Motorsport GmbH is delighted to confirm that Kamui Kobayashi, a product of the Toyota Young Drivers Programme (TDP), will step up to Formula 1 in 2008 as Panasonic Toyota Racing's third driver. Kamui, 21, has been associated with Toyota...

Honda young driver test summary
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Honda young driver test summary

The Honda Young Driver Programme ran GP2 drivers Andi Zuber, Luca Filippi and Mike Conway at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona this week. As part of the team's commitment to the development of young motorsport talent, each driver had the ...

Toyota says goodbye to Montagny
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Toyota says goodbye to Montagny

Today's final day of testing at Barcelona marked Franck Montagny's last day behind the wheel as third driver for Panasonic Toyota Racing. The Frenchman will not drive for the team at Jerez in December so test team members took the opportunity to...

Ferrari Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15
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Ferrari Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15

Third and final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again today at the Catalunya Circuit. Luca Badoer and Felipe Massa completed the planned programme, centred on development of new components and electronics. The...

Red Bull Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15
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Red Bull Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15

The penultimate test of 2007 ended today at the Circuit de Catalunya and the past three days can generally be described as positive for Red Bull Racing. David Coulthard drove on all three days and this last one saw him continue to work...

Renault Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15
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Renault Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15

ING Renault F1 Team concludes its 3-day test session on the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. The day was mainly devoted to testing the reliability of the new standard ECU, the MES TAG31OB ECU, which all the teams will have to use from 2008 ...

Force India Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15
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Force India Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15

STRONG CONCLUSION TO FIRST FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM TEST The Force India F1 Team today concluded a very productive three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. With Vitantonio Liuzzi and Christian Klien ...

Super Aguri Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15
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Super Aguri Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15

For the final day of the first winter test of 2008 season preparations, James Rossiter took over the driving duties for Super Aguri F1 Team. James picked up from where Anthony finished yesterday with continued work being carried out on the MES...

Toro Rosso Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15
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Toro Rosso Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15

Scuderia Toro Rosso heads home to Faenza after three generally successful days of testing at the Catalunya circuit. Unlike yesterday, there was no swapping of chassis for our two drivers, with Vettel sticking to the car running the 2008 Common...

BMW Sauber Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15
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BMW Sauber Barcelona test notes 2007-11-15

Programme: For the third and final day of the first winter test the task list was basically the same as for the two previous days. Again, development work with the 2008 standard ECU was on the agenda, as well as testing new mechanical parts in ...

Honda Barcelona test summary 2007-11-13/15
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Honda Barcelona test summary 2007-11-13/15

The Honda Racing F1 Team began its on-track preparations for the 2008 Formula One season at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona this week. The three-day test sees the team's 2007 car, the RA107, running without traction control as the new ...