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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – Jerez test – day two‏

February 9, 2012

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Jenson’s second day of testing with MP4-27 and another day spent getting used to the new chassis and evaluating a series of braking, set-up and software changes made to the car – particularly the effect on balance and stability at both high and low speeds. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team manager David Redding: “Despite the cold […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren – Jerez Test – Day 1

February 8, 2012

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Jenson begun the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team’s 2012 pre-season testing programme at Jerez this morning. The day started slowly, with Jenson and the team conducting a number of shorter runs, before completing a thorough systems check to ensure the car was running reliably. Before lunchtime, however, the car was back on track as the team […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Launch MP4-27

February 2, 2012

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By Vodafone McLaren Mercedes The continuation of our double world-champion driver line-up, further consolidation of our championship-winning engineering team and a subtle, yet deep-reaching technical update of our car all underpin the world-class strength, experience and ambition that exists at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ahead of the 2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.   This morning’s […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Claims Record 15th Pole Of 2011

November 27, 2011

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Sebastien Vettel has written yet another record in a fairytale 2011, overtaking Nigel Mansell‘s record of 14 pole positions in one season. By claiming pole number 15, the German will share the front row with his teammate Mark Webber, adding insult to injury to McLaren who have Jenson Button starting from third. Hear from all […]

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Formula 1 – Hamilton Edges Vettel In FP2

November 26, 2011

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Hear from every driver after FP 1 & 2 in Brazil, and read more about Lewis Hamilton’s Senna-inspired helmet. Red Bull Racing Mark Webber “The track is hot, not super hot in terms of ambient conditions, but the track is very warm and it’s humid too. It’s also pretty windy, so it wasn’t the easiest […]

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Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton Back In The Winners Circle

November 14, 2011

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After a drama packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was elated to finally take the top step on the podium again. Here’s what all the drivers thought. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton “This result is just fantastic. I’m usually my own biggest critic – I’m always hard on myself when I make mistakes – […]

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Race of Champions – Vitaly Petrov Becomes First Russian ROC Driver

November 2, 2011

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The 2011 Race Of Champions will feature the event’s first ever driver from Eastern Europe as Russian Formula 1 star Vitaly Petrov will compete at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena in December. Also Formula 1’s first Russian driver, Petrov has had a strong season in 2011 for the Lotus Renault GP team. A podium in the year’s […]

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Race of Champions – 2011 DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk Joins ROC Line-up

October 24, 2011

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Newly-crowned DTM champion Martin Tomczyk will make his Race Of Champions debut at this year’s event in Düsseldorf.  Tomczyk dominated the German touring car series in 2011, sealing the title ahead of this weekend’s finale at Hockenheim. The German driver has finished in the points in each of the nine races so far, taking three […]

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Formula 1 – Sebastien Vettel Wins. Again!

October 17, 2011

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Different circuit. Same result. Lewis Hamilton started from Pole, but within the opening laps of the Korean Grand Prix it seemed like it would be yet another race for second place on the podium. And so it was, as Vettel drove into the distance, he left behind him a scrap between Hamilton and his Red […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Snatches Pole In Japan

October 8, 2011

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There’s a certain sense in inevitability about this season in Formula 1. Vettel will win the title, Massa will appear disinterested, Webber will blow the start and Hamilton will have a ‘moment’. Oh and Vettel will snatch Pole in dramatic circumstances to put an exclamation on what will be yet another dominant weekend for the Red Bull […]

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Formula 1 – Button Leads McLaren Charge In Free Practice In Japan

October 8, 2011

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McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button set the early pace in Japan, posting the fastest time in a somewhat inconclusive Free Practice 2 session. The Ferrari’s of Fernando Alonso & Felippe Massa were around the mark all day, but for a moment it looked as if everyone would be overshadowed by Australian Mark Webber. But then […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Sign Jenson Button To Long Term Contract

October 5, 2011

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to confirm that it has re-signed 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button to a new multi-year contract. ‪ ‪ Jenson’s re-signing is a move that will strengthen Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ long-term stability as it continues to grow and develop its race-winning form into further world championship successes. ‪   […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Dominates Singapore, Tightens Grip On Championship

September 26, 2011

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After driving into the distance on a warm evening in Singapore, Red Bull Racing‘s flying German Sebastien Vettel already has one hand on the 2011 Formula 1 Drivers Championship. The only thing that could spoil Seb’s night was a strong finish from Jenson Button, which Jenson duly provided, finishing second ahead of Vettel’s team mate […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Lock Out Front Row In Singapore

September 25, 2011

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Red Bull Racing‘s Sebastien Vettel is poised to celebrate back to back Formula 1 Championships after yet another dominant qualifying performance sealed pole position for the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix. His teammate Mark Webber will start alongside him in P2, with McLaren Mercedes Jenson Button edging out Lewis Hamilton to start 3rd. Lewis just held […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Hire Sam Michael As Sporting Director

September 13, 2011

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce that Sam Michael will join the team as Sporting Director from the 2012 season onwards. With 18 continuous years in the industry, Sam is a hugely experienced Formula 1 professional. After starting his Grand Prix career with Team Lotus in 1993, he joined Jordan Grand Prix in 1995, […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Cruises At Monza, Closes In On Championship

September 12, 2011

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After sitting behind Fernando Alonso‘s Ferrari & the safety car early in the race, Red Bull Racing‘s Sebastien Vettel drove into the distance, along with the hopes of those trailing him in the 2011 Championship. Teammate Mark Webber‘s title charge was effectively ended, crashing out on lap 5. Jenson Button claimed second place on the […]

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Formula 1 – Italian Grand Prix FP1/2 Round Up

September 10, 2011

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Sebastien Vettel just got the edge on Lewis Hamilton in FP2, after no driver got close to the Brit in FP1. Michael Schumacher was a surprise third fastest, holding off the Ferrari’s & Red Bull’s Mark Webber.   Red Bull Racing   Sebastian Vettel   “It was an interesting day. It’s a track that traditionally […]

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Formula 1 – 2011 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Italian Grand Prix preview‏

September 6, 2011

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Lewis Hamilton “Last year, I won at Spa and failed to finish at Monza. For this year, I guess I’m looking to reverse that sequence! I’ve already moved on from my non-finish in Belgium and I’m really looking forward to returning to Italy, a place where I spent a lot of time racing karts: it’s […]

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Andy Priaulx Returns To Race Of Champions

September 5, 2011

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Tin-top racing superstar Andy Priaulx MBE has signed up for the 2011 Race Of Champions at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena on December 3-4. Triple World Touring Car Champion Priaulx switched to endurance racing this year before he spearheads BMW’s arrival in the DTM series in 2012. He has also turned into a Race Of Champions regular […]

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Formula 1 – Sebastien Vettel Leads Red Bull Racing 1-2 In Spa

August 29, 2011

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Sebastien Vettel has lead Red Bull Racing to an emphatic 1-2 result in Spa, a result which reaffirms Red Bulls dominance this season over Ferrari & McLaren. Yet another poor start from Mark Webber saw the Australian swamped on the line, giving MercedesGP’s Nico Rosberg the chance to dive down the inside, and end up […]

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