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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 (...)
Source: Formula 1
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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.
Source: Formula 1
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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 (...)
Source: Toyota
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After Johnson’s second consecutive Nextel Cup championship and the 33 races won in their six years with crew chief Chad Knaus, Johnson received from Hendrick Motorsports a life time contract. "I just offered it to him," Hendrick said. "It’s a commitment. Jimmie and I talked about it, and Chad and I talked about it. You know, I want to do whatever I can do to keep it together. When you’ve got someone that you really enjoy being with and you see that they’ve got unlimited (...)
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On Tuesday, in front of the Speedway Club at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the three Raybestos Rookie of the Year winners peeled the yellow stripes off their bumpers and joined the ranks of NASCAR veterans. "When I first came here, they told me I was running for Raybestos Rookie of the Year, and I was like, ’you’ve got to be kidding me,’" said Montoya, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner and a seven-time winner in Formula One. "I thought I would be an exception or something. In a lot of (...)
Source: Nascar
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced yesterday that Fastenal Company, a leading global industrial and construction supply distributor, has signed a multi-year deal with the team to sponsor driver Dario Franchitti and the No. 40 Dodge Charger in the 2008 Nationwide Series. The program will feature Franchitti as the car’s primary driver and also include select races with his Ganassi Sprint Cup Series teammate Reed Sorenson behind the wheel. "I’m very pleased to bring Fastenal (...)
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Hornaday won his third Truck Series championship Friday night, finishing seventh to edge Skinner by 54 points after the season-ending Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hornaday trailed by 29 points entering the night, but benefited nicely when Skinner’s left-rear wheel broke away midway through the race. "This is an unbelievable year," said Hornaday, who matched Jack Sprague for the most career Truck Series titles. "No matter what happened today, it was a great year. To (...)
Source: Nascar
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Jeff Burton wrapped up the Busch Series car owner’s championship in style Saturday night, winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to give Richard Childress his 11th NASCAR title. Burton, who shared the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with Scott Wimmer this season, took control late in the race after a series of green-flag pit stops and pulled away to the win while runner-up Mark Martin and series points champion Carl Edwards battled behind him. As Burton crossed (...)
Source: Nascar
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Johnson became the first driver to win consecutive championships since Jeff Gordon in 1997 and ’98, wrapping up the title by finishing a trouble-free seventh in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson said after Miami race: “I think that we have a lot of good years ahead of us and we’ll be fighting for more championships and certainly winning more races as the years go by, and hopefully be a three-time champion in the near future.” Team owner Rick Hendrick was along for the (...)
Source: Nascar
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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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