Cast your votes for who will triumph in 2006

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Alonso or Raikkonen? Schumacher or Montoya? Button or Coulthard? The 2006 Formula One season will feature some cracking driver duels – and we want to know who you think will come out on top. Visit the F1Fanatic 2006 Driver Battles and pick which drivers can beat their team mates, their countrymen, and their most bitter … Continue reading Cast your votes for who will triumph in 2006

Maktoum: Mosley is biased in favour of F1

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In response to Max Mosley’s comments about A1 Grand Prix, series founder Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al-Maktoum has reportedly told a Shanghai newspaper that Mosley does not wish to see any other motor sport offer competition to Formula One. He is reported to have said It is very unfortunate when the president of the FIA, … Continue reading Maktoum: Mosley is biased in favour of F1

Patrick Friesacher is A1’s seventh ex-F1 driver

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Max Mosley may not be impressed with A1 Grand Prix, but the series has just attracted its seventh Formula One driver to start a race. 2005 Minardi pilot Patrick Friesacher will turn out for his home nation of Austria. He replaces Matthias Lauda, son of three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda, who has struggled … Continue reading Patrick Friesacher is A1’s seventh ex-F1 driver

Silverstone must adapt to survive

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The Daily Telegraph are reporting that the plans to renovate Silverstone are causing alarm among British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) members. New developer St. Modwen’s proposals include: Building residential homes on part of the site Changing parts of the circuit to accommodate new buidings, which may require reprofiling Club, Abbey and Bridge Although the article … Continue reading Silverstone must adapt to survive

Mosley in overdrive on future formulae

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In recent days FIA president Max Mosley has given all kinds of signals about how Formula One could look in the future including: Preventing manufacturers from receiving F1 revenues to protect independent entries (F1Talk) Insisiting the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) rebel teams sign up to Formula One from 2008 by April (The Formula 1 … Continue reading Mosley in overdrive on future formulae

Super Aguri name drivers and complete the 2006 grid

2006 F1 season

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Super Aguri have confirmed press speculation that they will run an all-Japanese line-up in 2006, partnering Takuma Sato with F1 rookie Yuji Ide. Ide joins Nico Rosberg and Scott Speed as the three new drivers for 2006. They have not yet announced a test driver. The full driver line-up for 2006 is as follows: Renault … Continue reading Super Aguri name drivers and complete the 2006 grid

ITV to give full live coverage in 2006?

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Rumours concerning ITV’s Formula One coverage in 2006 are gathering apace. The broadcaster has already confirmed the departures of Jim Rosenthal and Tony Jardine, and Rosenthal’s replacement with former BBC Grandstand anchor (from the Grand Prix glory days) Steve Ryder. Now Pitpass are suggesting that they may finally give full, uninterrupted coverage of the races … Continue reading ITV to give full live coverage in 2006?

Volkswagen don’t know the meaning of ‘fast’

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There’s plenty to be said for and against the value of Formula One as a marketing tool. One major car manufacturer who continue to steer clear of the world’s greatest motor sport series is Volkswagen, who instead recently ran a strange marketing campaign ‘to discover what fast looks like’. This is what they came up … Continue reading Volkswagen don’t know the meaning of ‘fast’

Renault F1 Story at the Champs-Elysees

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Renault are showcasing eight Formula One cars at their Champs-Elysees showroom in Paris to celebrate their first championship win as a constructor. The cars include the 1983 Renault with which Alain Prost finished second in the World Driver’s championship, four championship-winning Renault-powered Williamses, a Michael Schumacher Benetton, and Fernando Alonso’s championship-winning car. They also showcase … Continue reading Renault F1 Story at the Champs-Elysees