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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 (...)
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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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The three day testing session held in Barcelona is over. Now the Formula One teams are analyzing the data obtained by their drivers and are preparing for the next testing session, and of course for the next Formula One season. The “luxury” test driver Michael Schumacher had in the first two days the best time, in the third testing day Kovalainen had the best time, by the way Schumacher didn’t race in the third day at Barcelona – probably Ferrari didn’t had enough money to pay their “luxury” (...)
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Ferrari started the trainings for next season of Formula 1 on Barcelona, and as you probably know, Michael Schumacher is helping the team with the development of the car. This is an exclusive image of the conversation post- training, we can see Michael talking to the mechanics, and also we can see Felipe Massa listenign carefully to evrything he has to say, looks like he wont let this year’s championship go (...)
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Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that he has struck a deal with the Indian company JP Associates, who has won a ten-year contract to bring Formula 1 to India from 2010. The race will be held at a purpose-built facility near Greater Noida airport, 50km outside New Delhi, from 2010. “India has always been known for its love of cricket, but F1 has been growing hugely in popularity in recent years as the viewing figures would suggest," Ecclestone said in a statement on F1’s official (...)
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Today started the preparation for the 2008 season with a three-day testing session at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. All the 11 teams are preparing for the next season, the engineers and drivers started to work on the key rule changes for next season - the banning of traction control and the obligatory use of a standard ECU to control their cars’ engine electronics. Ferrari asked Michael Schumacher to help them with the preparation for the next season, the German knowledge of (...)
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Ferrari confirmed that they are going to restructure their sporting division. The sporting director Stefano Domenicali will become director of the Gestione Sportiva, a role that had been held temporarily by CEO Jean Todt. Domenicali will take up his new position from January 1, 2008. The news follows Honda’s announcement that Ferrari Ferrari ’s former technical director Ross Brawn, who had been on a years’ sabbatical, is to join the Japanese squad as team principal. In other adjustments at (...)
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After the accusation that Renault obtain and used technical data propriety of McLaren, Renault officials admitted that they had in their possession McLaren data, but they declared that didn’t use it. Here is the official Renault press release. Following the notification of the FIA for the ING Renault F1 Team representatives to appear in front of the World Council, the team wishes to clarify the situation. On the 6th September 2007 it came to our attention that an engineer (Mr Phil (...)
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The FIA has requested Renault appear before the World Motor Sport Council next month over allegations that the team had unauthorized possession of confidential data belonging to rivals McLaren. In a statement released Thursday, the FIA confirmed: “The team representatives have been called to answer a charge that between September 2006 and October 2007, in breach of Article 151c of the International Sporting Code, the Renault F1 Team had unauthorized possession of documents and confidential (...)
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