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FIA Releases Official Entries for 2010 Season

November 30, 2009

Earlier today the FIA officially released the entry list for the 2010 Season. Interestingly the entry list was one team short listing only 12 teams, although the FIA had inserted a footnote to the list which indicated that no decision had been made in regard to Toyota’s replacement on the 2010 grid: “Toyota Motorsport GmbH […]

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First Toyota, Now Renault?

November 6, 2009

On the same day Toyota announced it is leaving F1 at the end of this year, Renault held an extraordinary board meeting to discuss its future plans, which did nothing to quell the rumors that it may also leave Formula 1. Renault Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn did nothing to put the rumors to rest when […]

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Will Toyota’s F1 Departure save BMW Sauber Team

November 4, 2009

Toyota dropped a bombshell on F1 today announcing that it is pulling out of Formula One at the end of the 2009 Season. Coming shortly after tire manufacturer Bridgestone’s decision to leave F1 after the end of 2010 this decision makes Toyota the second major Japanese company to exit Formula One in a week. It […]

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Kobayashi to Race in Abu Dhabi

October 27, 2009

Kobayashi’s very impressive debut at the last Grand Prix in Brazil, where he qualified 11th in terrible weather conditions and finished 9th just out of the points after a terrific battle with World Champion Jenson Button has lead Toyota to name Kobiyashi to drive in this weekends Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Kobayashi will replace the […]

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Wet Interlagos Effects Friday Practice

October 16, 2009

Today’s Practice at the Interlagos circuit in Brazil was marred by Rain, while not as wet as the practice session in Suzuka two weeks ago, Interlagos never completely dried out with occasional light rain, high humidity and dense cloud cover keeping the track greasy and affecting lap times throughout the session. Webber and Button were […]

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Williams F1 Dumps Toyota Engines for 2010

October 15, 2009

Yesterday Williams announced that it would no longer be using Toyota engines for the 2010 F1 season. In their press release Frank Williams, Team Principal thanked Toyota for supplying Engines to the team since 2007. “At a time of great difficulty for us as a team, Toyota stepped forward and agreed to supply us with […]

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Glock Replaced for Brazil by Toyota Third Driver

October 11, 2009

Toyota just announced that Timo Glock will not be able to race in next weeks Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, Sao Paulo because of injuries he received during Qualifying at Suzuka. Following his accident in Japan Glock was complaining of pain in his leg and lower back, initially diagnosed with just a minor cut to […]

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Vettel Dominates Grand Prix of Japan

October 4, 2009

The Red Bull Racing RB5 of Sebastian Vettel was the class of the field at the Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel led from Pole leading every lap, completely dominating the rest of the field, winning in his first ever race at the Suzuka Circuit in a convincing manner. The only time he really came under any […]

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Hamilton Wins Singapore Grand Prix

September 27, 2009

Lewis hamilton lead from Pole position on the grid to win the Singapore Grand Prix. During the early laps Nico Rosberg pressured Hamilton but after a terrible mistake leaving the pits after his first pit stop where he drifted wide crossing the dividing line separating the Pit exit lane from the track, a major no […]

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Italian Grand Prix – Race Weekend Schedule

September 10, 2009

This weekend marks the last of the European Grand Prix, with the Formula One Circus visiting the famous Autodrom Nazionale Monza circuit. Monza is one of the fastest circuits of the season and the cars will be set up with extremely low downforce configurations to maximize Straight line speed down the long Monza Straights. This […]

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Belgium Grand Prix Grid Position Surprise

August 29, 2009

F1 Qualifying for the Belgium Grand Prix at the famous Spa- Francorchamp circuit yielded a surprising grid line up. Giancarlo Fisichella claimed Pole position for Force India, only the fourth Pole of his Formula one career and his first in three years. What is even more surprising is that Fisichellas prior highest qualifying position for […]

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