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Spa wants F1 future clarity within weeks

Jan.11 (GMM) The local Walloon government is seeking clarity about the future of the fabled Belgian grand prix at Spa-Francorchamps within "four or five weeks". Jean-Claude Marcourt, the government's economi... Read More...
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Vettel explains helmet design changes

Jan.11 (GMM) World champion Sebastian Vettel has defended his habit of regularly changing his Formula 1 helmet livery. The back to back world champion uses several designs in a single season, which according... Read More...
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D'Ambrosio plans to be revealed soon

Jan.11 (GMM) An announcement about Jerome d'Ambrosio's plans for the 2012 Formula 1 season is due within ten days, according to his manager. The 26-year-old Belgian lost his Virgin/Marussia seat after his de... Read More...
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Top Mercedes man moves to Ferrari

Jan.11 (GMM) The Ferrari team is congregating this week at Madonna di Campiglio, an Italian ski resort, for its annual Wrooom pre-season media event. One of the first pieces of news to emerge from the Dolomi... Read More...
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Pure to fire up first V6 engine in July

Jan.10 (GMM) Craig Pollock believes there will be only a single independent engine maker in Formula 1 in 2014 when the sport shifts to V6 turbo power units. The BAR founder and Jacques Villeneuve's former ma... Read More...
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Raikkonen in good shape says trainer

Jan.10 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen's return to fitness is in full swing in the wake of his snowmobile crash last month, and the Finn is in good shape ahead of his return to Formula 1. The 2007 world champion tweake... Read More...
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Barcelona unsure if they can afford F1

Jan.10 (GMM) With Valencia already asking for a reduced grand prix race hosting fee, the fate of Spain's other Formula 1 event has also fallen under a financial dark cloud. The economics minister of the Cata... Read More...
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Van der Garde working on 2012 seat

Jan.10 (GMM) Dutchman Giedo van der Garde and his management are quietly hopeful their quest for a place in Formula 1 this year bears fruit soon. There are much higher-profile candidates for the two remainin... Read More...
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CVC boss Mackenzie testifies in court

Jan.10 (GMM) Formula 1 was in "a lot of trouble" some years ago before the commercial rights were bought by CVC. That is the claim of Donald Mackenzie, who on Monday testified in Munich during the corruption... Read More...
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Bahrain pushes ahead amid controversy

Jan.10 (GMM & PVM) Organisers of the Bahrain grand prix are pushing ahead with preparations for April's race despite renewed calls to have the race axed fro the Formula 1 calendar. Last year's pre-season... Read More...
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Paul Ricard lobbies to host French GP

Jan.10 (GMM) If Paul Ricard gets the go ahead to host France's Formula 1 return in 2013, the circuit in Le Castellet could bring in more than 70,000 spectators to the venue on the Cote D'Azur. That is the cl... Read More...
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Raikkonen to test before end of January

Jan.9 (Reuters) Kimi Raikkonen will prepare for his Formula One comeback with some laps in a two-year-old Renault race car in Spain this month before official testing starts in February, the Finn's Lotus team... Read More...
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Wrooom gets underway in the Alps

Jan.9 (Ferrari) The 22nd running of Wrooom, the Press Ski Meeting organised by Philip Morris International gets underway this evening at the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio, signaling the imminent arrival ... Read More...
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Massa to test new Ferrari before Alonso

Jan.9 (GMM) Felipe Massa, not Fernando Alonso, has been tipped to give Ferrari's 2012 car its official debut next month when testing kicks off at Jerez. The first official test of the winter starts on Februa... Read More...