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Formula 1 – Nico Rosberg Tops Day 3 Testing

February 10, 2012

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MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded its test programme in Jerez today with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the MGP W02. – Nico completed a programme aimed at furthering the team´s understanding of the 2012 Pirelli tyres, similar to Michael yesterday – He completed 118 laps which also allowed the team to put more mileage on […]

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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 – Lotus F1 Team’s 2012 challenger topped the time sheets

February 8, 2012

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Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 5-17°C, track 6-25°C Programme: Systems checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, evaluation of the performance of the car with its initial aerodynamic package. Laps Completed: 75 Classification: 1st, 1’19″670. Interruptions: KERS battery change in the afternoon. What’s next? Kimi will complete his running in the E20 at Jerez tomorrow, before handing the car over […]

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Formula 1 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 1 Photos & Quotes

February 8, 2012

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After a long winter and months of waiting, the wraps have finally been taken off the 2012 challengers and the cars have hit the track for the first time in Jerez. After a two year absence, Kimi Raikkonen showed he’s lost none of his pace, setting the fastest tiome of the day with a 1m […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault F1; Feels Like The First Time

February 7, 2012

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Lotus F1 Team’s 2012 challenger, the E20, has taken to the track for the first time for filming purposes at Jerez ahead of this week’s four-day test. 2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen took the wheel for 22 laps of the Circuito de Jerez today in the E20 with which he will contest the […]

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Formula 1 – Alonso Leads Ferrari Charge In Hungary

July 30, 2011

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Almost a whole Grand Prix distance for both of the Scuderia Ferrari drivers over the course of the first day of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. Fernando was third fastest this morning and second in the afternoon, completing a total of 69 laps, four more than Felipe Massa, who finished sixth in both sessions. Fernando […]

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Formula 1 – Virgin Racing Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 27, 2011

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‘‘This is the last Grand Prix before the summer break, so we hope to put in another good performance before a well-deserved rest for the team.” says John Booth, Marussia Virgin Racing’s Team Principal and Director of Racing.   “The Hungarian Grand Prix will be the conclusion to a very busy and positive period for […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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The start of the German Grand Prix weekend did not throw up any major surprises, so that it was a normal Friday in fact with no need to embellish the description of the work carried out. It centred on evaluating some new technical components and on a comparison of the two types of tyre supplied […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams German Grand Prix Preview

July 19, 2011

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Sitting in the shadow of the majestic 22km Nürburgring Nordschleife, the modern day ’Ring is definitely the poorer relation. But as modern circuits go, the 5.148km track has its merits. It has a couple of good overtaking places; there’s a quick chicane (the Schumacher ‘S’) that requires commitment from the drivers and the atmosphere will […]

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GP2 – Pirelli to reward best GP3 graduates racing in 2011 GP2 Final‏

July 16, 2011

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As announced by the Series organisers on Tuesday, after the 2011 GP2 Series™ current season concludes in Monza on September 10-11, Yas Marina Circuit will host a single event on November 12-13, called the 2011 GP2 Final which will take place alongside the penultimate Formula One™ Grand Prix of the season. All thirteen GP2 Series […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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Mark Webber 1st Practice P1, 2nd  Practice P14 “I think everybody expected this weather today – it looks a bit better for tomorrow and Sunday. It’s normal for Silverstone to have difficult conditions, as the rain showers come fast and the wind is high, so the conditions can change quite quickly. We got some good […]

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Formula 1 – MercedesGP Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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MERCEDES GP PETRONAS began the on-track preparations for one of the team’s home races today, with the first two practice sessions for the British Grand Prix taking place at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire. • The team tested a new exhaust outlet today, although evaluation was complicated by the wet conditions. • Michael completed 32 […]

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Formula 1 – Hispania Racing Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 6, 2011

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The legendary British Grand Prix will provide the setting for the ninth race of the season. Silverstone is an integral part of the history of this sport as the first ever race in Formula 1 took place at the British circuit back in 1950. Today it is a very fast, flowing circuit with quick, sweeping […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 6, 2011

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Vijay’s Vision Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, talks about the team’s hopes for Silverstone. We arrive at Silverstone off the back of one of our strongest performances of the year in Valencia. The car was competitive in practice, we qualified in the top ten and finished in the points. It was proof that […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 5, 2011

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Williams and its home circuit of Silverstone are inextricably linked. The team scored its first grand prix victory at the track in 1979 and it went on to take its 100th win there as well, in 1997. Silverstone has had more facelifts than any other track on the calendar, yet it’s managed to retain its […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 5, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-01: “The British Grand Prix is one of the classic races and one where I have always had a lot of support. Throughout my career the British fans have been very kind to me and since joining Team Lotus the support in the UK has been ever better, so […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 5, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld interview “Silverstone is different to the other places in F1 – it’s unique” With another plucky point for the team in Valencia, Nick discusses how he thinks the new Silverstone track could suit the team. Looking back to the European Grand Prix, how would you summarise your weekend in Valencia? Well, the race […]

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Formula 1 – Best Result Of The Season For Ferrari

June 27, 2011

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Fernando Alonso: “I was determined to get on the podium. In my trophy collection, the only ones now missing are from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and, naturally, India. I hope I can complete the collection by the end of the year! I was really pleased to taste champagne again, especially in front of this […]

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Formula 1 – Ken Block To Test Formula 1 Car For Pirelli

June 15, 2011

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With an already busy mid-season schedule, Monster World Rally Team’s Ken Block has just added one more thing to his summertime to-do list: test in a Formula One car. The announcement was made with Block’s tire sponsor, Pirelli, prior to the start of the seventh stop of the 2011 Formula One calendar, the Grand Prix […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP – 2011 Canadian Grand Prix Preview‏

June 5, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP made contact with the Quebec authorities recently to discuss the conformity of the R31’s livery with the anti-tobacco legislation in force. After noting that the team has no link to the tobacco industry, and the black and gold colours used are a reference to the cars of the eighties rather than a […]

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