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Wed 17 Dec 2008
Buemi sweeps test week in JerezHeadline
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Buemi sweeps test week in Jerez

Going for a big finish, Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers completed a speed sweep of Formula One testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Thursday. Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato topped timesheets, becoming the only drivers this week to time under...

Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scramblesHeadline
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Buemi again tops Jerez test as Bourdais scrambles

Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi again led Scuderia Toro Rosso to the top of timesheets in Formula One testing Wednesday at Circuit de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Continuing his audition for an expanded gig with the team, the 2008 tester...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cupHeadline
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Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cup

Team Germany successfully defended their Nations' Cup title at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium. The pairing of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel returned for this year's challenge at the event. The two Formula One aces beat Team ...

Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testingHeadline
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Buemi switches teams, still flies in F1 testing

Even as six northern provinces were racked by snowstorms that closed roads and stranded as many as 600 motorists, sun flooded southern Spain, greeting three Formula One teams testing Monday at Jerez de la Frontera. Sebastien Buemi, Test...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Portimao test times 2008-12-15
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Portimao test times 2008-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- 1. Gary Paffett GB McLaren-Mercedes 63 1:31.788 2. Felipe...

Jerez test times 2008-12-15
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Jerez test times 2008-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Sebastien Buemi CH Red Bull-Renault 71 ...

Force India stands pat on driversHeadline
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Force India stands pat on drivers

After an earlier, postseason shake up in its leadership hierarchy, Force India on Sunday announced the Formula One team would stick with its 2008 driver lineup for 2009. Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Photo by...

Henki Waldschmidt Toyota Barhain test summary
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Henki Waldschmidt Toyota Barhain test summary

THE HAGUE, DECEMBER 13th 2008 -- Young Dutch driver Henki Waldschmidt took part in his first official Formula One test when he completed a successful two-day run for the Toyota F1 team at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). Toyota have been...

Singapore GP newsltter 2008-12-13
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Singapore GP newsltter 2008-12-13

SINGAPORE GP ENDS THE 2008 SEASON WITH A HAT-TRICK SINGAPORE, 13 December 2008 -- For the third time in a month, the 2008 FORMULA 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix was singled out for excellence by the international motor sports community. At the...

FIA Gala notes
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FIA Gala notes

F1 Stars Cap Memorable Season The star-studded FIA Gala in Monaco capped another memorable season in the FIA Formula One World Championship. It was not going to be easy to surpass last season's excitement, with a three-way title showdown at the...

Renault moves 2009 launch date forward
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Renault moves 2009 launch date forward

The ING Renault F1 Team brings forward the launch date of the R29 - 12 DEC 2008 The ING Renault F1 Team has decided to bring forward the official launch of its new car, the R29, to Monday the 19th of January 2009. The presentation of the car...

Takuma Sato Jerez test summary
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Takuma Sato Jerez test summary

Takuma Sato today completed his third and final test for Scuderia Toro Rosso at Jerez in Spain. Following closely from the recent Barcelona test, Taku had a very successful test completing the full programme that the team had scheduled. Taku...

Toyota trims years in private Bahrain test
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Toyota trims years in private Bahrain test

Lewis Hamilton's impact continues to be felt in Formula One. As Hamilton, 23, parties through the off-season to destress from two seasons of losing then winning the FIA World Drivers' Championship by the narrowest of margins, a youth-development...

FIA council rules to slash F1 costs

FIA council rules to slash F1 costs

The World Motor Sport Council of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Friday acted to drive down Formula One's 2009 racing costs. Rules adopted by the sport-governing body affect engines, testing, aerodynamic research, factory...

EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes
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EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 12 December 2008. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The following measures to reduce costs in Formula One have been agreed by the World Motor Sport Council. These...

Fri 12 Dec 2008
Felipe Massa Jerez test notes 2008-12-11
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Felipe Massa Jerez test notes 2008-12-11

Massa: "Great to be back on the track!" Jerez de la Frontera, 11th December - After yesterday's "starter" in the afternoon today Felipe Massa opened the throttle together with Kimi Raikkonen on the third and last day of tests for the Scuderia ...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2008-12-11
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2008-12-11

Final testing day at Jerez Maranello, 11th December Circuit: Jerez Circuit - 4.428 km Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 6/14 C, track temperature 5/18 C. Sunny. Third and final day of testing for ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-11
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-11

Weather conditions: Very cold in the morning, sunny all day. Temperature: Air: 6 - 15 C, Track: 5 - 22 C Number of drivers participating: 10 from 6 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Scuderia Toro Rosso) 1:17.258 min Circuit length:...

Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2008-12-11
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Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2008-12-11

Jerez de la Frontera 4.423 kms Sebastien Buemi Chassis: STR3-04 Best time: 1:17.258 Laps: 139 Takuma Sato Chassis: STR3-01 Best time: 1:17.520 Laps: 119 Scuderia Toro Rosso's 2008 test programme came to an end today and as on...

McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2008-12-11
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McLaren Mercedes Jerez test notes 2008-12-11

Driver Heikki Kovalainen & Pedro de la Rosa Location Circuito de Jerez Track length 4.428km Weather Completely dry. Extremely cold in the morning but warming up over the duration of the day. Laps completed today 96 (Heikki, MP4-23A); 47 (Pedro,...

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-11
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Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-11

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Sunny and dry. Average air temperature: 10C Sam Michael, Technical Director, ...

F1 champs promote anti-drink driving

F1 champs promote anti-drink driving

LEWIS HAMILTON & MIKA HAKKINEN TAKE THE WHEEL OF BLACK CABS TO PROMOTE ANTI-DRINK DRIVING FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONS JOIN FORCES WITH THE LONDON MAYOR TO DRIVE HOME "SAFETY" THIS CHRISTMAS 2008 Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton and two-time...

Renault Jerez test notes 2008-12-11
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Renault Jerez test notes 2008-12-11

The ING Renault F1 Team concludes its final test of 2008 with Fernando Alonso. Fernando Alonso, R28-05, 124 laps, 567 km, fastest lap 1:19.319 The ING Renault F1 Team completed its final test of the year today as Fernando Alonso clocked up 124...

FOTA notes on meeting in Monte Carlo
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FOTA notes on meeting in Monte Carlo

Statement from FOTA chairman Maranello, 11th December - After yesterday's meeting at Monte Carlo with FIA President Max Mosley and the team principals of all Formula One teams, lead by FOTA Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, the latter made ...

Jerez test times 2008-12-11
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Jerez test times 2008-12-11

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- ---- ------------------- ----- ------------ ---------- ---------- 1. Sebastien Buemi CH Toro Rosso-Ferrari 139 ...

Gian Carlo Minardi comments on Honda departure
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Gian Carlo Minardi comments on Honda departure

Gian Carlo Minardi comments on the leave of the scene of Honda The Formula 1 season had started with yet another alarm bell due to the exorbitant costs of the highest car series: the victim, the latest arrival at the great circus, or the...

FIA notes on meeting in Monte Carlo
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FIA notes on meeting in Monte Carlo

FIA and FOTA Meeting FIA and FOTA have had the most successful meeting on Formula One matters which any of the participants can remember. Agreement was reached on measures to meet all the objectives originally put forward by the FIA for...

Kimi Raikkonen Jerez test notes 2008-12-10
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Kimi Raikkonen Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

Sunny day at Jerez Jerez de la Frontera, 10th December - A sunny second day of testing for Kimi Raikkonen. But the Finnish driver had to wait for half of the morning, so he could run on slicks, as the track remained wet for a long time in ...

Ferrari Jerez test notes 2008-12-10
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Ferrari Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

Second testing day at Jerez circuit Maranello, 10th December Circuit: Jerez Circuit - 4.428 km Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa Car: F2008 Weather: air temperature 7/15 C, track temperature 9/20 C. Sunny. Second day of testing for ...

McLaren Mecedes Jerez test notes 2008-12-10
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McLaren Mecedes Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

Drivers: Heikki Kovalainen & Pedro de la Rosa Location: Circuito de Jerez Track length: 4.428km Weather: Damp in the morning from overnight rain before drying and remaining sunny but cold for the rest of the day. Maximum track temperature, ...

Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-10
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Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Dry and sunny all day. Average ambient temperature: 14C Dickie Stanford, Test Team ...

Renault Jerez test notes 2008-12-10
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Renault Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

The ING Renault F1 Team continues testing in Jerez. Fernando Alonso, R28-05, 106 laps, 469 km, fastest lap 1:19.907 The ING Renault F1 Team remained in Jerez today to continue with its final test of the 2008 season as Fernando Alonso returned...

Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2008-12-10
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Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

Jerez de la Frontera 4.423 kms Sebastien Buemi Chassis: STR3-04 Best time: 1:18.073 Laps: 128 Sebastien Bourdais Chassis: STR3-01 Best time: 1:18.673 Laps: 81 Takuma Sato Chassis: STR3-01 Best time: 1:18.601 Laps: ...

BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-10
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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

Weather conditions: Chilly in the morning, but sunny all day. Temperature: Air: 7 - 15 C, Track: 9 - 20 C Number of drivers participating: 9 from 6 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Scuderia Toro Rosso) 1:18.073 min Circuit length:...

Renault statement on FOTA posistion
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Renault statement on FOTA posistion

Following speculation that appeared this morning in the Italian press, the ING Renault F1 Team would like to state that the positions of the Team and Renault are in complete accordance to those of the FOTA. We would like to point out that neither...

FOTA, FIA agree to cost-cutting measures
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FOTA, FIA agree to cost-cutting measures

Formula One Teams' Association and the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the governing body of the sport, have agreed on cost-cutting measures to ensure the future of Formula One. Proposals will be presented Friday for adoption by the...

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