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Sun 27 Dec 2009
Mercedes-Benz statement on Henkel agreement
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Mercedes-Benz statement on Henkel agreement

Henkel and Brawn GP come to an agreement Stuttgart/Dusseldorf Brawn GP announced today that the differences between Brawn GP and Henkel with regard to a Formula 1 sponsorship have been resolved by mutual agreement. All potential claims will be...

USF1, Campos, say they will race in 2010
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USF1, Campos, say they will race in 2010

Bosses of the USF1 and Campos teams have played down Bernie Ecclestone's claim that they are unlikely to be on the F1 grid in 2010. The F1 chief executive said this week that of the sport's four confirmed new teams, he has doubts about the ...

Teams scrap plans for common 2010 car launch
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Teams scrap plans for common 2010 car launch

Well-advanced plans for a common car launch for Formula One teams at the end of next month have been scrapped. To cut costs, the FOTA teams association was earlier reported to have agreed to stage a single event for the unveiling of the 2010 ...

Henkel, Mercedes, settle F1 sponsorship dispute
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Henkel, Mercedes, settle F1 sponsorship dispute

The sponsorship dispute between the Mercedes GP team and Henkel, a German adhesives and liquids company, has been settled. It emerged last week that, after a Henkel official agreed a 90 million euro deal for 2010 and beyond with Brawn GP earlier...

Ecclestone expects two new teams to fold
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Ecclestone expects two new teams to fold

Bernie Ecclestone does not expect two of F1's four new teams to actually race in 2010, according to the Times newspaper. The London based publication said the sport's 79-year-old chief executive was referring to Campos and USF1. "I think the...

Andy Shovlin would be Schu's engineer
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Andy Shovlin would be Schu's engineer

Yet another sign that Michael Schumacher is set to return to F1 next year has emerged. According to German sources, even though Nico Rosberg is currently the only confirmed Mercedes driver for 2010, his race engineer will be Jock Clear. Clear...

Piquet to reveal 2010 plans 'very soon'
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Piquet to reveal 2010 plans 'very soon'

Nelson Piquet has revealed that his plans for the 2010 season will be known "very soon". The 24-year-old Brazilian was ousted by Renault this year before the 'crashgate' scandal, and has since tested twice for a NASCAR Truck series team. But...

Mercedes statement on Petronas deal
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Mercedes statement on Petronas deal

MERCEDES GP SIGNS LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH PETRONAS Stuttgart/Kuala Lumpur - Mercedes GP is delighted to announce the signing of a long-term agreement with PETRONAS which will see the Malaysian national oil and gas company become the title...

Sat 26 Dec 2009
2010 Formula One calendar
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2010 Formula One calendar

Date Country Circuit Grand Prix Location ------------- ------- ----------------- ---------- --------------- 14 March BRN Bahrain Int'l Bahrain Sakhir 28 March AUS Albert Park ...

Wed 23 Dec 2009
Montezemolo wants cost cuts but freer rules
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Montezemolo wants cost cuts but freer rules

Luca di Montezemolo insists Ferrari is not opposed to sensible cost cutting in Formula One. As the famous marque's president and also chairman of the FOTA teams association in 2009, Montezemolo was at the forefront of the argument with former...

Grosjean still hoping for Renault race seat
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Grosjean still hoping for Renault race seat

Romain Grosjean has not given up on retaining his race seat at Renault. The Swiss-born Frenchman made his Formula One debut following Nelson Piquet's ousting only seven races ago, but similarly failed to impress alongside Fernando ...

F2 champion Soucek struggles to find F1 seat
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F2 champion Soucek struggles to find F1 seat

Andy Soucek is frustrated that, as the new champion of the FIA Formula Two series, he is struggling to find a seat on the F1 grid. The Spanish-Austrian, who is 24, performed well as he recently claimed his prize of a full test with the Williams...

Renault to remain in Formula One with new investorHeadline
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Renault to remain in Formula One with new investor

Renault to stay in Formula One The French Renault car company today announced during a press conference in Paris they have decided to stay in Formula One, but have sold a 75 percent stake to the Luxembourg Genii Capital Investment company led by...

Mon 21 Dec 2009
Yoong slams Petronas' Lotus snub
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Yoong slams Petronas' Lotus snub

Former F1 driver Alex Yoong has slammed Petronas' decision to become title sponsor to the Mercedes GP team. Yoong, who contested 18 Grands Prix for Minardi in 2001-2, has joined the new Malaysian-owned Lotus team as its head of Asian driver ...

Vettel beaten to German sports award
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Vettel beaten to German sports award

Sebastian Vettel has been beaten to the sportsman of the year title in Germany's "Sportlern des Jahres 2009" awards. In front of 750 guests during the gala in Baden-Baden, the 22-year-old Red Bull driver - who finished the drivers' championship...

Mercedes signs Petronas as title sponsor
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Mercedes signs Petronas as title sponsor

Contrary to recent reports, Petronas has decided to remain a Formula One team sponsor in 2010 and beyond. After many years of backing Hinwil based Sauber, it was announced on Monday that the Malaysian oil company is to become Mercedes' title ...

Rome GP deal 'done and signed' - organiser
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Rome GP deal 'done and signed' - organiser

Organiser Maruizio Flammini claims an agreement to host a Grand Prix in Rome has "been done and signed". The Italian capital has been contemplating a Formula One round and in talks with Bernie Ecclestone throughout 2009, with a street layout in...

Prost's son linked with Renault reserve role
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Prost's son linked with Renault reserve role

French language media reports are linking Alain Prost's son with a possible role as reserve driver for the Renault team in 2010. 28-year-old Nicholas Prost has driven in A1 and the Renault World Series, as well as at Le Mans and was the 2008 ...

Schumacher is 'super-fit' - manager
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Schumacher is 'super-fit' - manager

A recent medical check with his sports doctor Johannes Peil showed Michael Schumacher to be in a high state of health, the German's manager Willi Weber has revealed. Intense rumours suggest the seven time world champion is on the cusp ...

Citroen's Quesnel says no to Renault role - report
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Citroen's Quesnel says no to Renault role - report

Another potential full-time successor for the departed Renault team boss Flavio Briatore can be scratched from the list. Former F1 drivers Alain Prost and Gerhard Berger have been linked with the role, and although it is believed the quadruple...

Manager denies split with Schumacher
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Manager denies split with Schumacher

Willi Weber has denied reports he is set to part ways with Michael Schumacher. With the seven time world champion on the verge of confirming his return to Formula One, the German weekly Der Spiegel claimed that Schumacher's career will no longer...

Briatore to sink yacht in Bernie's Christmas card
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Briatore to sink yacht in Bernie's Christmas card

Bernie Ecclestone's mischievous sense of humour has returned yet again in the latest edition of his personalised annual Christmas card. In 2007, the F1 chief executive poked fun at the McLaren-Ferrari spy scandal, depicting a nervous Ron Dennis...

Button to receive MBE from Queen
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Button to receive MBE from Queen

In the footsteps of his new McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, reigning world champion Jenson Button is to become a Member of the British Empire (MBE). The honour will be announced in the Queen's traditional New Year list, according to the Sunday...

Williams seeks 10m pounds from Icelandic bank
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Williams seeks 10m pounds from Icelandic bank

Williams is seeking 10m British pounds sterling (11.2m euro) from its 2009 sponsor Hamleys, according to the Sunday Times newspaper. Early this year, the Grove based team's Icelandic backer Baugur Group applied for court protection from its ...

Montezemolo reveals Schumacher to race Mercedes in 2010
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Montezemolo reveals Schumacher to race Mercedes in 2010

What began as a wild rumour has slowly edged towards near-fact: Michael Schumacher is returning to the Formula One grid. The hardening speculation has been all but confirmed by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, with whom the 40-year-old ...

Ferrari told Alonso to be a team player
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Ferrari told Alonso to be a team player

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted Ferrari was concerned Fernando Alonso might not be a team player. Speaking with international reporters at a Christmas dinner on Friday, the Ferrari president was asked about the Spaniard's reputation ...

Baguette sure of 2010 role with Sauber
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Baguette sure of 2010 role with Sauber

Bertrand Baguette has told a Belgian daily that his chances of securing a role with Sauber in 2010 stand at "96 per cent". The 23-year-old Belgian's manager said earlier this week that Baguette, the new champion of the Renault World Series,...

Berger denies offer to return to F1 with Renault
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Berger denies offer to return to F1 with Renault

Gerhard Berger has blankly denied reports he is set to assume a leading management role at the newly Gerard Lopez-owned Renault Formula One team in 2010. The news was reported by the respected French publication Auto Hebdo, but Germany's Auto ...

Ecclestone doubles fee for 2011 Turkish GP
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Ecclestone doubles fee for 2011 Turkish GP

The last Turkish Grand Prix could be held in 2010, after Bernie Ecclestone told organisers the race promotion fee will be almost doubled for 2011. The Istanbul based Hurriyet daily said on Friday the F1 chief executive has in a letter demanded...

Berger to join Renault team in 2010 - report
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Berger to join Renault team in 2010 - report

Gerhard Berger is expected to assume a leading management role at the newly Gerard Lopez-owned Renault Formula One team in 2010, according to the respected French publication Auto Hebdo. The Austrian, 50, won ten Grands Prix before becoming...

Petronas will not sponsor team in 2010 - boss
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Petronas will not sponsor team in 2010 - boss

The boss of the state-owned Malaysian oil company Petronas has played down reports it is set to remain a sponsor of a Formula One team in 2010. The Kuala Lumpur based company has been a long-time backer of the Sauber team, but the deal is...

USF1 signs agreement with supplier
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USF1 signs agreement with supplier

The new American Formula One entry USF1 has signed a long-term agreement with a supplier. The deal is with Umeco's Oklahoma-based Advanced Composites Group (ACG). "ACG's composites expertise will be critical for us to meet our goals ...

Surname did not help Lucas di Grassi
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Surname did not help Lucas di Grassi

Lucas di Grassi has admitted that funding his way through motor racing's lower categories to Formula One was difficult. Like his contemporaries Nelson Piquet and Bruno Senna, the 25-year-old is from Brazil, but was unable to attract sponsors...

Wurz still interested in USF1 race seat
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Wurz still interested in USF1 race seat

Despite his recent suggestion to the contrary, Alex Wurz may still be in the running for a race seat at the new American team USF1. The Austrian veteran last month announced he would not be returning to the grid in 2010, having committed "one ...

Qadbak's football club deal also collapses
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Qadbak's football club deal also collapses

After the collapse of Sauber's buyout by Qadbak, the mysterious consortium's takeover of an English football team has also been short-lived. League Two club Notts County has instead been taken over by its management, after the Russell...

Lopez link no guarantee of seat for Tung
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Lopez link no guarantee of seat for Tung

A member of Ho-Pin Tung's management team has confirmed reports the Dutch-born Chinese is not guaranteed a race seat at Renault in 2010. 27-year-old Tung tested the R29 recently at Jerez because he is managed by the Gravity Sports company....