Vodafone fire their McLaren man

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The Guardian report today that Vodafone have fired the man responsible for their sponsorship arrangements with Formula One teams. Ousted marketing director Peter Bamford had arranged Vodafone’s sponsorship of Ferrari from 2002 (pictured). The mobile telecommunications giant will transfer their allegiances to McLaren from 2007. The move leads to inevitable speculation over whether Vodafone are … Continue reading Vodafone fire their McLaren man

Speed TV’s top 10 motorsport moments

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Speed TV are celebrating their tenth anniversary by counting down the top ten motorsport moments they’ve broadcasted since 1996. The latest addition, number four, is Mercedes’ disastrous comeback to sports car racing at Le Mans in 1999, when the CLK-GTRs of Mark Webber and Peter Dumbreck flipped at high speed. The full list includes Michael … Continue reading Speed TV’s top 10 motorsport moments

F1 ’06: What the press say

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Over the weekend the UK newspapers have been looking ahead to the new Formula One season. Top read was The Guardian, simply for the two page cartoon strip “Super Aguri saves F1” in their excellent 68-page mini-guide to the season published on Saturday. The Guardian lead with Richard Williams’ piece on the ‘Michael Schumacher: will-he-won’t-he-retire’ … Continue reading F1 ’06: What the press say

Best race of ’05 had fewest viewers

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The Japanese Grand Prix – easily the most exciting race of 2005 – had the fewest live viewers, according to television data monitors Intitiative. Just 24.5m people saw Kimi Raikkonen’s stunning last-lap pass on Giancarlo Fisichella and Fernando Alonso’s amazing move on Michael Schumacher at 130R. The most-watched race was the Canadian Grand Prix, with … Continue reading Best race of ’05 had fewest viewers

A1GP of America un-cancelled

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Contrary to earlier expectations the A1 Grand Prix chief operating officer David Clare has confirmed that the Laguna Seca race will go ahead as orginally intended: Despite challenges brought on by the prevailing weather conditions, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is confident that the track will be presented to the necessary standard required to host an … Continue reading A1GP of America un-cancelled

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