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Formula 1 – Aggregated Driver Quotes – Jerez Test – Day Four‏

February 11, 2012

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JEREZ PRE-SEASON TESTING CIRCUITO DE JEREZ DAY 4 DRIVER QUOTES 10 FEBRUARY 2012 Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel “I’m happy with the progress we’ve made, I think we managed to get a lot done, Of course, this morning was a bit of a setback but these things happen. Something like this is simply part of […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Lewis Hamilton was in the MP4-27 today for his second day of testing. Lewis completed 86 laps, and set a best time of 1m19.640s. David Redding, Team Manager, McLaren Racing: “Today was a good day of testing.  The first hour or so was spent aero data gathering, then Lewis embarked on two or three hours intensive […]

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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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FIA GT1 – Pirelli & Ferrari Join The Series For 2012

February 8, 2012

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The build-up to the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship season gathered momentum today with two significant announcements. Stephanel Ratel, Founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group, confirmed that negotiations had been on-going on several fronts over the past few months and SRO was now in a position to begin announcing a number of key developments […]

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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 – Red Bull Racing Sign Off On 2011 With 1-2 In Brazil

November 28, 2011

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Red Bull Racing closed the book on a stellar 2011 season with a dominant 1-2 finish in Brazil. After early gear box trouble for two time World Champion Sebastien Vettel, Australia’s Mark Webber eased into the lead to take out his first race win of 2011. Mark Webber: “It feels very good; it’s always nice […]

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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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Formula 1 – Vettel Scores Inaugural Indian Grand Prix Pole

October 30, 2011

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Sebastien Vettel continued his 2011 qualification dominance, storming to another pole position with a time of 1m 24.178s. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton will rue his 3 place grid penalty, as he set the second fastest time of 1m24.474. Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber was third fastest, with Fernando Alonso proving again to be the best of the […]

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Formula 1 – Massa Fastest On Day 1 At Indian Grand Prix

October 29, 2011

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The time for pre-event simulations & talking was over, as the covers were pulled off the Buddh International Circuit and the first wheel was turned in anger. Ferrari’s Felippe Massa, enjoying a return to form, pocketed a small piece of history by recording the fastest time of the day with a 1m 25.706s in P2. […]

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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 – Friday Driver Quotes – Free Practice

September 24, 2011

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Singapore Grand Prix Friday Driver Quotes Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel It’s a demanding circuit, it’s quite warm with the suit etc. and on top of that you have to focus . It’s one of the toughest tracks for the mind here. I quite like it, but I’m sure no one’s jumping out of the […]

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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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