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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...
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Red Bull plan Jerez debut for 2012 car

Jan.9 (GMM) Red Bull Racing plans to get its 2012 car up and running for the first Formula 1 test at Jerez next month. In an interview with Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport, the energy drink company's motor rac... Read More...
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Alguersuari not interested in HRT drive

Jan.8 (GMM) Recently axed Jaime Alguersuari has "definitely ruled out" contemplating a switch to the HRT team for the 2012 Formula 1 season. At the end of only his second full season on the grid, the 21-year... Read More...
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Verstappen charged with attempted murder

Jan.8 (PVM) Former grand prix driver Jos Verstappen has been charged with attempted murder after his arrest last week. Dutchman Verstappen was arrested last week in Roermond (southern Netherlands) after bein... Read More...
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Senna plays down Williams reports

Jan.6 (GMM) Sidelined Bruno Senna has played down reports he is set to secure a race seat at Williams for the 2012 season. It is rumoured the 28-year-old Brazilian, whose late uncle Ayrton was killed at the ... Read More...
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Buemi eyes Le Mans and 2013 F1 race seat

Jan.6 (GMM) Sebastien Buemi has revealed he might contest Le Mans this year in addition to being Red Bull's official reserve driver. The 23-year-old Swiss has been handed a lifeline by the world championship... Read More...