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The Swiss company based in Baar, Switzerland, Sika will be supporting the BMW Sauber F1 Team as a Promotional Supplier from 2008. Sika is a speciality chemicals company well known to BMW and already involved in other motor sport projects run by the group. Sika will be appearing as the Official Partner of the Formula BMW World Final 2007, which takes place this weekend in Valencia, Spain. Their involvement in the event provides the ideal context in which to announce their role as (...)
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Michael Schumacher wins again, this time a go-kart race, but what a race, what drivers! In the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs, held at the Ingeles kart track in Florianopolis, Brazil, competed with Michael Schumacher for the trophy drivers like: Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello, Renault Renault tester Nelson Piquet Jr, former Jaguar and Prost driver Luciano Burti, GP2 driver Lucas di Grassi, U.S. open wheel racing driver Tony Kanaan, Antonio Pizzonia, Ricardo Zonta, Luca Badoer, Tarso (...)
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Ferrari officials have announced that Michael Schumacher will participate at the next multi-team test – which will take place between 4 and 6 December at the Spanish circuit of Jerez – as a test driver. Schumacher was Ferrari’s test diver at the last Formula One testing session held at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya between 13 and 15 November where he drove the Ferrari 2007 one-seater in two of the three test days and obtained the best time. Schumacher’s knowledge about driving Formula One (...)
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The Ferrari’s 2008 car – an “evolution” of the current F2007 – will be tested for the first time on 14 January at Jerez, had revealed Luca Baldisserri. He declared to the newspaper La Stampa: “For the first test we will be ready with two cars.” Baldisserri also said that for the next season Kimi Raikkonen will not enjoy number one status over his teammate Felipe Massa, he said that “The track will determine the (...)
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Vijay Mallya announced that the newest Formula One team – Force India, former Spyker – will reveal their drivers when he addresses the Motorsport Business Forum on December 5 in Monaco. The Indian billionaire told to the newspaper The Asian Age about his decision to announce the team drivers in Monaco: “From a business point of view, Monaco in early December is the ideal place and time to introduce the Force India F1 concept to the great and good of the global motor sport industry.” For now (...)
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The BMW Sauber F1.08 will be unveiled to the public in Munich, Germany on January 14, at BMW Welt, the new BMW vehicle delivery centre, in the presence of drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica, BMW Motors W Motors port Director Mario Theissen, technical director Willy Ram Ram pf and Peter Sauber. The F1.08 will then get its first track outing in Valencia, Spain on January 15. The squad is hoping that the new machine will allow them to build on their impressive 2007 season, which saw them finish second (...)
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Toyota has announced that they will reveal their 2008 car, the TF108, on January 10 at the Japanese team’s technical centre in Cologne, Germany. At this special event will attend the squad’s drivers and members of the team’s management. Toyota endured a tough 2007 campaign, ending the season sixth in the standings, after scoring 13 world championship points.
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Toyota Motorsport GmbH has confirmed that Timo Glock will race for Panasonic Toyota Racing in 2008. Timo, the reigning GP2 Series champion, has signed a multi-year contract and the team hopes an agreement can be reached with BMW BMW Sauber to allow him to test at Jerez on December 4-6. Chairman and Team Principal Tadashi Yamashina said: “It is with great pleasure that we confirm Timo Glock will race for Panasonic Toyota Racing in 2008. I am convinced Timo has the potential to help this team (...)
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Toyota has confirmed that Kamui Kobayashi, a product of the Toyota Young Drivers Programme (TDP), will step up to Formula 1 in 2008 as Panasonic Toyota Racing’s third driver. Kamui, 21, has been associated with Toyota since 2001, and he first raced single-seaters in the Esso Formula Toyota Championship in Japan in 2002. Panasonic Toyota Racing Chairman and Team Principal Tadashi Yamashina said: “I am very pleased to welcome Kamui to the team. He tested the car last winter and showed he (...)
Source: Toyota
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The final day of testing at Barcelona marked Franck Montagny’s last day behind the wheel as third driver for Panasonic Toyota Racing. The Frenchman will not drive for the team at Jerez in December so test team members took the opportunity to say goodbye to a popular third driver at Barcelona today. Franck has made a very positive contribution since joining the team officially at the beginning of the year and yesterday morning he was presented with a shirt signed by members of the race and (...)
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