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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...
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Government says French GP plans on track

Jan.9 (GMM) Plans to put France back on the grand prix calendar are "on track", the government has confirmed. Just before the weekend, the Paris daily Le Figaro reported that Paul Ricard is likely to host a Fo... Read More...
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Lauda and TV channel argue over retainer

Jan.9 (GMM) It is possible Niki Lauda, the legendary triple world champion, will be absent from the Formula 1 paddock in 2012. Blick newspaper reports that the 62-year-old, recently an expert television pund... Read More...
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Ferrari key man defects to Mercedes

Jan.9 (GMM) Mercedes GP has reportedly poached a key member of Ferrari's technical team. Media reports claim Marco Fainello has been enticed from his role at the head of the famous Italian team's F1 performanc... Read More...
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Toro Rosso physio dies of heart attack

Jan.9 (GMM) A fitness trainer working with the Toro Rosso F1 team has died. Spanish news agency EFE reports that physiotherapist Raniero Gianotti, 46, had a fatal heart attack whilst cycling. "I've lost a b... Read More...
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2012 Force India passes FIA crash tests

Jan.9 (GMM) Force India's 2012 F1 car, designated VJM05, is scheduled to make its debut at the opening test of the pre-season at Jerez early next month. Technical director Andrew Green revealed that the Merced... Read More...