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  • 2010 German Grand Prix - Live Thread

    07/23/2010 4:24:44 PM PDT · by Chode · 16 replies
    Chode ^ | 7/23/2010 | Chode
    GERMAN GRAND PRIX Venue: HockenheimDate: Sunday 25 JulyLap length: 2.842 milesRace laps: 722008 winner: Mark Webber (Red Bull) (at the Nurburgring)First grand prix: 1977 Saturday day weather Heavy Rain ShowerMax: 23°C Min: 13°CWind: WNW 10mph Sunday day weather Sunny IntervalsMax: 21°CMin: 15°CWind: NW 7mph Sunny IntervalsMax: 22°CMin: 15°C Wind: NNE 2mph
  • 2010 British Grand Prix - Live Thread

    07/09/2010 5:07:35 PM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies
    Chode ^ | 7/09/2010 | Chode
    BRITISH GRAND PRIXVenue: Silverstone, NorthamptonshireDate: Sunday 11 JulyLap length: 3.194 miles (unless planned track changes are introduced for 2010)Race laps: 602009 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)First grand prix: 1948 Dry / Partly Sunny all weekend Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom Saturday day weather Sunny IntervalsMax: 28°CMin: 16°CWind: SSW 15mph Sunday day weather Sunny IntervalsMax: 26°CMin: 15°C Wind: W 6mph Monday day weather Sunny IntervalsMax: 22°CMin: 15°CWind: NE 8mph
  • 2010 European Grand Prix - Live Thread

    06/25/2010 4:04:05 PM PDT · by Chode · 10 replies
    Chode ^ | 6/25/2010 | Chode
    EUROPEAN GRAND PRIXVenue: Valencia, SpainDate: Sunday 27 JuneLap length: 3.367 milesRace laps: 572009 winner: Rubens Barrichello (Brawn)First grand prix: 2008 Dry and Sunny all weekend
  • 2010 Canadian Grand Prix - Live Thread

    06/10/2010 6:05:03 PM PDT · by Chode · 23 replies · 294+ views
    6/10/2010 | Chode
    CANADIAN GRAND PRIXVenue: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, MontrealDate: Sunday 13 JuneLap length: 2.71 milesRace laps: 702009 winner: N/AFirst grand prix: 1978
  • 2010 Spanish Grand Prix - Live Thread

    05/27/2010 5:12:37 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies · 363+ views
    Chode ^ | 5/27/2010 | Chode
    TURKISH GRAND PRIXVenue: Istanbul ParkDate: Sunday 30 MayLap length: 3.317 milesRace laps: 582009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 2005 Istanbul Park, Turkey Friday day weather SunnyMax: 28°CMin: 16°CWind: W 1mph Saturday day weather SunnyMax: 27°CMin: 17°C Wind: SW 2mph Sunday day weather Light Rain ShowerMax: 25°CMin: 19°CWind: NNW 4mph
  • Formula One Returns to the United States

    05/25/2010 2:29:27 PM PDT · by highnoon · 17 replies · 546+ views
    Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited (together, the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) and Full Throttle Productions, LP, promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, announce that a historic agreement has been reached for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ for years 2012 through 2021.
  • Texas signs 10-year deal for US Grand Prix

    05/25/2010 2:12:26 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 56 replies · 815+ views
    GP UPDATE ^ | May 25 2010
    Texas signs 10-year deal for US Grand Prix After plans for a New Jersey street circuit were scrapped just a day after they were revealed, the Upper State New York Monticello circuit put forward a proposal last week although it has now been confirmed that a deal has been signed between Texas and sporting commercial rights holder Formula One Management (FOM). more here .
  • 2010 Monaco Grand Prix - Live Thread

    05/13/2010 4:58:15 PM PDT · by Chode · 44 replies · 559+ views
    Chode ^ | 5/12/2010 | Chode
    MONACO GRAND PRIXVenue: Circuit de Monaco, Monte CarloDate: Sunday 16 May, 1300 BSTLap length: 2.075 milesRace laps: 752009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 1929 on/off... if you want on or off the F1 list mash here to get added/removed F1-Grand Prix Live Feed International Motor Racing Research Center
  • 2010 Spanish Grand Prix - Live Thread

    05/06/2010 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies · 316+ views
    Chode ^ | 5/6/10 | Chode
    SPANISH GRAND PRIXVenue: Circuit de Catalunya, MontmeloDate: Sunday 9 MayLap length: 2.892 milesRace laps: 662009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 1991 Day Weather Max. Day Temperature(°C°F) Min. Night Temperature(°C°F) Wind Direction and Speed(mphkm/h) Humidity Pressure Visibility Help for Next 5 Days Help Thu Night weather Partly Cloudy 9°C 48°F This data unavailable for night More info for Thursday's weather Fri Day weather Sunny Intervals 17°C 63°F 11°C 52°F South South Westerly9mph 14km/h 53% 1008mb Good More info for Friday's weather Sat Day weather Heavy Rain Shower 18°C 64°F 11°C 52°F South South Easterly7mph 11km/h 87% 1008mb Moderate More info...
  • 2010 Chinese Grand Prix - Live Thread

    04/15/2010 8:55:34 PM PDT · by Chode · 22 replies · 513+ views
    Chode ^ | 4/15/2010 | Chode
    CHINESE GRAND PRIXVenue: Shanghai International CircuitDate: Sunday 18 April, 0800 BSTLap length: 3.387 milesRace laps: 562009 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)First grand prix: 2004 Shanghai, China Friday day weather SunnyMax: 14°CMin: 6°CWind: E 2mph Saturday day weather SunnyMax: 16°CMin: 11°C Wind: SSE 17mph Sunday day weather Heavy Rain ShowerMax: 18°CMin: 15°CWind: S 16mph
  • 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix - Live Thread

    04/02/2010 2:46:59 PM PDT · by Chode · 13 replies · 297+ views
    Chode ^ | Chode
    BAHRAIN GRAND PRIXVenue: Sakhir, ManamaDate: Sunday 14 MarchLap length: 3.363 milesRace laps: 572009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 2004 on/off if you want on or off the f1 list mash here to get added/removed F1-Grand Prix Live Feed
  • 2009 Sao Paulo Grand Prix - Live Thread

    10/16/2009 3:39:46 PM PDT · by Chode · 32 replies · 811+ views
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 10/16/2010 | Chode
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  • 2009 Singapore Grand Prix - Live Thread

    09/25/2009 2:50:16 PM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies · 492+ views
    Chode ^ | 9/25/2009 | Chode
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  • 2009 Italian Grand Prix Live Thread

    09/10/2009 7:29:57 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies · 1,218+ views
    Chode ^ | 9/10/2009 | Chode
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  • 2009 Belgium Grand Prix - Live Thread

    08/27/2009 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Chode · 41 replies · 744+ views
    Chode ^ | 8/27/2009 | Chode
    2009 Belgium Grand Prix - Live Thread is up on/off mash here to get added/removed
  • European Grand Prix Live Thread

    08/20/2009 2:59:26 PM PDT · by Chode · 25 replies · 658+ views
    Chode ^ | 8/20/2009 | Chode
    European GP Live thread is up...
  • Michael Schumacher to come out of F1 retirement

    07/29/2009 11:38:16 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies · 658+ views
    BBC News ^ | 29th July 2009 | BBC News
    Michael Schumacher will make a shock return to Formula 1 to replace injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. The seven-time world champion retired at the end of 2006 but will drive at the European Grand Prix on 23 August. Ferrari said the 40-year-old will stand in for as long as Massa is sidelined with the serious injuries he sustained in the Hungarian Grand Prix last week.
  • Massa suffered eye damage in crash (F1 list)

    07/27/2009 7:35:56 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 11 replies · 751+ views
    http://planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5456220,00.html
    Felipe Massa's Formula One career appears to be hanging in the balance following confirmation he has suffered some damage to his left eye. Massa is currently in intensive care at the AEK military hospital in Budapest after suffering a skull fracture following a freak accident on Saturday during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Although the 28-year-old, still in a medically-induced coma, has shown signs of improvement after undergoing emergency surgery, it has now emerged Massa may have sustained eye problems. If that is the case, and the Brazilian is unable to see properly in the future, it will mean...
  • Hamilton top as McLaren set pace (Hungarian live thread)

    07/24/2009 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Chode · 38 replies · 506+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Friday, 24 July 2009 14:54 UK | Sean Chaney
    Lewis Hamilton clocked the quickest lap of the day during the second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. McLaren's world champion left it late with a lap 0.047 seconds faster than team-mate Heikki Kovalainen, who had topped the morning timesheets. A low-key day for Brawn's Jenson Button ended with the championship leader posting the 13th fastest time. Red Bull's championship-chasing duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel were fourth and sixth fastest respectively.
  • Massa crash leads to calls to re-examine F1 safety (Survived)

    07/25/2009 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Doogle · 48 replies · 3,489+ views
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Racing figures called on Formula One to re-examine safety procedures after Felipe Massa sustained life-threatening skull injuries in a high-speed accident during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.
  • Formula One driver Felipe Massa 'in life-threatening condition' after freak crash in qualifying

    07/25/2009 12:38:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies · 2,456+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25,2009 | By Staff
    Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa was fighting for his life tonight following a crash during a qualifying session that knocked him unconscious. Massa was airlifted to hospital where surgeons operated on him to treat a fracture to his skull. The Ferrari driver ran over a piece of debris, thought to be a spring, on the track during the qualification session for the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary.
  • Pontiac, Pop Culture Icon, Hits End of the Road

    05/02/2009 2:08:35 PM PDT · by kellynla · 26 replies · 965+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | JOHN ROGERS
    LOS ANGELES – It could crash through burning buildings, make a fool of any number of small-town Southern sheriffs, help save the world from giant robots, even take criminals off to jail while engaging in witty repartee with its driver. In the end, about the only thing a Pontiac automobile couldn't do anymore was persuade enough people to keep buying it. So General Motors announced this past week that it is killing off the Pontiac brand, maker of muscular, noisy, gas-guzzling V-8-powered vehicles immortalized in song and movies for the way they seemed to shout to every other car on...
  • Karma Rewards Ferrari Champion (F1 Grand Prix Championship)

    10/23/2007 8:46:58 PM PDT · by msnpatriot · 13 replies · 318+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/23/07 | Richard S. Chang
    When Kimi Raikkonen, racing for Ferrari, won the 2007 Formula One world championship on Sunday, it definitely had the feeling of karma finally coming back around for him — although it took a while to develop. After qualifying on Saturday, Raikkonen sat third, behind Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton, who qualified first and second. Fernando Alonso was fourth. At that point, it would’ve been tough to believe in a Raikkonen title. Then Hamilton made a big mistake. Fighting Alonso for position through the fourth corner, he braked late and ran wide, falling behind and tracking over the...
  • Formula-1: Italian Grand Prix Thread

    09/08/2007 6:04:07 PM PDT · by cost_benefit · 10 replies · 300+ views
    McLaren achieved the first part of their plan for the weekend by taking the two top qualifying slots for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Saturday. Fernando Alonso held a small but crucial advantage over team mate Lewis Hamilton throughout the three sessions, and took the pole with a best lap of 1m 21.997s, having earlier set the fastest lap thus far this weekend of 1m 21.356s in the second.
  • ‘Beaver’ gets all the blame

    06/13/2007 7:38:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 457+ views
    Autos.Canada.com ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | Randy Boswell,
    'Beaver’ gets all the blame British driver pins Grand Prix loss on wrong rodent Randy Boswell CanWest News Service Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Davidson blamed the wrong rodent for ruining his race when it wandered into the path of his car. It turns out a poor groundhog got in the way of the car. What, exactly, was that buck-toothed blur? The final, unfortunate act in the life of an unwitting Canadian rodent has grabbed headlines around the world after British Formula One driver Anthony Davidson blamed a "beaver" for wandering into the path of his car and ruining his race...
  • F1: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - Live on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    08/05/2006 1:17:30 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 18 replies · 896+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 8-5-06 | Formula1.com
    Two-second penalties for both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher set up a thrilling qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. With the two key championship contenders eliminated before the top-ten shootout, the honours for pole position fell right at the very end to McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whose last-gasp lap of 1m 19.599s came just as Felipe Massa looked to have bagged the first Formula One pole of his career. Also, Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have cancelled American Scott Speed’s three fastest qualifying times as punishment for impeding another driver during Saturday’s session. The move means the Toro...
  • F1: GERMAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    07/30/2006 12:20:24 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 10 replies · 717+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 7-30-06 | Formula1.com
    Kimi Raikkonen repeated his 2005 qualifying position for McLaren at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon to beat Michael Schumacher. But with Felipe Massa third, Ferrari look very threatening despite too much oversteer in the final session, and everything will depend on fuel loads on Sunday.On paper, Ferrari look set for a strong run tomorrow, and as in Indianapolis, Fernando Alonso has a lot to do to safeguard his championship lead.
  • F1 French Grand Prix -- Live on Speed Channel

    07/16/2006 12:47:37 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 7-16-06 | Formula1.com
    Michael Schumacher took his 68th pole position here in Magny-Cours this afternoon, underlying that his success in Indianapolis was not just due to any Michelin conservatism but also Bridgestone’s improved performance. The former champion looked strong all day and lapped his Ferrari in 1m 15.493s to seal the issue just as arch-rival Fernando Alonso posted 1m 15.785s for Renault and Michelin. It was not quite the result that the partisan crowd had expected, and it will be fascinating to see on Sunday which of them has the greater fuel load.
  • Formula-1: UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (at Indy)

    07/02/2006 9:22:17 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 37 replies · 848+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 7-2-06 | Formula1.com
    F1 Grand Prix is on American soil. Don't miss the race LIVE in its entirety from Indianapolis Motor Speedway! SUNDAY: 12:30pm ET on SPEED Channel!
  • Formula-1: SPANISH GRAND PRIX this weekend

    05/12/2006 10:30:07 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 5 replies · 393+ views
    formula1.com ^ | 5-12-2006 | formula1.com
    Barcelona is a circuit that every Formula One team knows well as they complete thousands of kilometres there in testing throughout the season. The mix of high-speed corners, a very long straight and an abrasive track surface, makes the Circuit de Catalunya a uniquely ‘complete’ circuit. Finding the right set-up compromise is always a tricky business at the Spanish Grand Prix. World champion Fernando Alonso was the fastest race driver in Friday afternoon’s second practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya. In front of a huge home crowd, the Spaniard finished third in his Renault, behind Honda’s and Red Bull’s...
  • Foul-mouth pol Weiner goes bleepin' wild (Dims attack over Paul Newman racing plan)

    04/29/2006 4:47:18 PM PDT · by Liz · 22 replies · 1,071+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | April 29, 2006 | ELIZABETH HAYS, STAFF WRITER, with Jotham Sederstrom
    State Sen. Karl Kruger (below), recipient of verbal beatdown from Rep. Anthony Weiner (top). Anthony Weiner's mother is probably reaching for the soap right now. In a moment that went far beyond the usual frank dialogue among politicians, the Brooklyn congressman publicly laced into a fellow Democrat - using language that would make a sailor blush. "Do you have a f------ problem with me?" the 2005 mayoral candidate said to state Sen. Carl Kruger at an annual Mill Basin fund-raiser Thursday night, witnesses said.Weiner, thought to be an early mayoral 2009 favorite, also called the Brooklyn senator a "p---y,"...
  • Grand Prix v footy

    03/29/2006 6:43:42 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 30 March 2006 | Sam Edmund
    IT is looming as the sports fan's ultimate dilemma: the Grand Prix revving up or the footy kicking off? For the first time, two of Victoria's glamour events will collide this weekend in a major sporting feast. Melbourne will live up to its status as the nation's sporting capital when the two major events go head to head. The AFL season begins tonight when West Coast hosts St Kilda at Subiaco Oval, while the first day of high octane action rings around Albert Park. Tomorrow night Richmond clashes with the Western Bulldogs at Telstra Dome, hours after the world's fastest...
  • Ferrari ready for Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Schumacher says

    03/18/2006 4:13:49 PM PST · by soccer_maniac · 16 replies · 613+ views
    www.chinaview.cn ^ | 3-18-06 | www.chinaview.cn
    Ferrari's Michael Schumacher said that Ferrari was ready for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. Giancarlo Fisichella has pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Jenson Button alongside him and the Williams of Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber behind them on the grid.
  • Formula-1: All Ferrari front row at Bahrain Grand Prix

    03/11/2006 5:43:19 PM PST · by soccer_maniac · 30 replies · 529+ views
    F1 News ^ | 3-11-06
    Michael Schumacher equalled the late Ayrton Senna’s record for pole positions when he took his 65th here in Bahrain this afternoon during Formula One racing’s first knockout qualifying session. Fellow Ferrari racer Felipe Massa will start alongside him, with Honda’s Jenson Button and Renault world champion Fernando Alonso on row two.
  • F1: Kimi Raikkonen wins Hungarian Grand Prix

    07/31/2005 10:34:40 AM PDT · by pure_capitalist · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 31, 2005
    Budapest — Kimi Raikkonen blew away the field Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix, winning by 35.5 seconds for his fourth victory of the season. Pole-sitter Michael Schumacher finished a distant second, with his brother, Ralf Schumacher, taking third. Raikkonen's sixth career victory gave him 61 points this season, second to Formula One points leader Fernando Alonso. Alonso finished out of the points, but still holds a commanding lead with 87 points.
  • Donkey-riding protestors target French GP

    07/01/2005 8:28:46 PM PDT · by Chode · 15 replies · 975+ views
    Planet-F1 ^ | Friday July 01 2005 | N/A
    This weekend's French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours is being targeted by a group of donkey-riding protestors, determined to drive Formula One out of the country. The protest sees an anti-consumerism group mount their fourth annual attempt at "the suppression of the French Grand Prix of Formula One" by riding a donkey convey from Lyon to Magny-Cours. As practice got underway at the track on Friday, reports were already coming in of traffic congestion 12 kilometres from Magny-Cours as the donkey protest takes its toll. The group plan to march on the circuit on race day, raising fears of serious traffic...
  • Michelin offer US fans their money back (US Grand Prix)

    06/28/2005 4:59:07 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 24 replies · 741+ views
    Planet F1 ^ | 6.28.05 | various
    French tyre company Michelin has offered to refund the 120,000 spectators who bought tickets for the US Grand Prix two weeks ago. The tyre company made the offer on the eve of an FIA disciplinary meetingin Paris which will hear why the seven Michelin-shod teams refused to race over safety concerns. All seven teams face charges of bringing the sport into disrepute and could face a range of penalties including suspended bans, fines or even loss of Championship points. A Michelin statement read: "Michelin deeply regrets that the public was deprived of an exciting race and therefore wishes to be...
  • Why Indy Indignity Drove America to Distraction (Yanks spurn limp-wristed Euro sports)

    06/22/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 43 replies · 1,377+ views
    The Times [UK] ^ | June 23, 2005 | Gerard Baker
    The world can learn from the way sport is organised in the US As an exercise in shooting yourself in the foot, the debacle at the US Grand Prix last Sunday takes some beating. Americans are notoriously uninterested in the sports the rest of the world plays and generally need to be bribed, bought and flattered into watching anything other than their beloved national pastimes. Since the heady days of Mario Andretti’s ascendancy, Formula One has been on a precipitous decline in the United States, hastened in the past decade by the stunning success of NASCAR, which now has a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Vent: US Grand Prix Debacle ~ Who Is To Blame? Were The Fans Cheated? 21JUN05

    06/20/2005 7:08:14 PM PDT · by MoJo2001 · 755 replies · 5,320+ views
    The Canteen Crew
           ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ Modern Times: The Vent  Welcome to the FReeper Canteen! It's great to have you with all of us!! We're going to start a new feature on Tuesdays. We're not sure if we'll run this every Tuesday or every other Tuesday. However, we'd like to open the floor to hot topics of the day. None of which are political. Unless something is absolutely appalling or in need of your reaction!!          The Vent     Main Topic: US Grand Prix Debacle! Who is to blame? What You Need...
  • American fans finally fed up with F1

    06/20/2005 12:40:18 PM PDT · by Arkie2 · 99 replies · 3,024+ views
    Fox.com ^ | 20 Jun 05 | Ryan McGee
    Thanks for playing, now get the hell out. This was the message sent loudly and clearly Sunday by the slightly less than 100,000 fans that had traveled from all over the most powerful country in the world to see what is supposed to be the greatest auto racing series on the planet. Take your giant transport planes and your Kevlar-coated motorcoaches and your big fancy remote control cars and go drive them elsewhere. Formula One racing has always been a hard sell in the United States, despite the fact that facilities elsewhere can't seem to build enough grandstands to contain...
  • F1 boss (Bernie Ecclestone) likens Danica to 'domestic appliance'

    06/19/2005 5:11:16 PM PDT · by jern · 36 replies · 1,816+ views
    FOXSports.com ^ | June 19, 2005
    Danica Patrick has surged onto the open-wheel racing world, but that might not be sitting well with the old-school boss of Formula One racing. Formula One is getting its most high-profile United States presence with the U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, but Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone doesn't seem to be too crazy about Patrick joining her male competitors on the track, despite her recent Indy 500 success. "She did a good job, didn't she? Super. Didn't think she'd be able to make it like that," Ecclestone told a gathering of reporters about Patrick's Indy 500...
  • Fans Outraged by Depleted Grand Prix Field

    06/19/2005 6:08:44 PM PDT · by baystaterebel · 64 replies · 1,650+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19 | STEVE HERMAN
    Many Formula One fans were outraged by the withdrawal of all but six cars before the start of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday. The other 14 cars, representing the seven teams that use Michelin tires, pulled off the track after the warmup lap because of safety concerns and a failure to reach a compromise that would have allowed them to compete. Many people left the race and demanded ticket refunds. "I came all the way from South America, from Bolivia, to watch this thing. But for me, this is the last time that I go to Formula One,"...
  • All But Six Drivers Pull Out of U.S. Grand Prix

    06/19/2005 11:34:52 AM PDT · by MississippiMasterpiece · 29 replies · 2,461+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 19, 2005 | The Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS - The United States Grand Prix started with just six cars in the race after 14 others refused to participate Sunday out of safety concerns with their Michelin tires. All 20 cars lined up on the starting grid and completed the warmup lap. Then, the 14 cars that use Michelin tires, pulled back into their pits and parked. It left just six cars on the track, including the Ferraris of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, to start the race. The six remaining cars all use Bridgestone tires. The bewildered crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was left pointing and gawking...
  • Formula One Farce!

    06/19/2005 11:10:28 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 360 replies · 6,848+ views
    Andy from Beaverton | 06/19/05 | Andy from Beaverton
    The Indy crowd is now booing every Michelin tired car as they sit in their paddocks as the six Bridgestone cars race on. The crowd of over 100,000 people just got ripped off royally. What a sad day for F1!
  • Malaysia takes new steps to stem tobacco use, but activists say it's too little

    02/27/2005 2:43:49 PM PST · by decimon · 7 replies · 361+ views
    AP ^ | February 26, 2005 | AP
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Next month's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix will be the last time cigarette companies will be able to use the romance of racing to sell their tobacco products in Malaysia. Health activists here can at least in part thank the World Health Organization's treaty on tobacco control, which goes into effect Sunday in 40 countries, for prompting the new limits on advertising. Malaysia is joining a growing list of nations that severely restrict tobacco sponsorship of sporting events - long a favorite publicity playground of cigarette sellers - for public health reasons. The new anti-tobacco rules...
  • Schumacher makes history

    10/12/2003 10:40:24 AM PDT · by jjbrouwer · 6 replies · 201+ views
    BBC Sport ^ | October 12 | unknown
    Ferrari star Michael Schumacher has won an all-time record sixth Formula One world championship after a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix. The German finished eighth to grab the point he needed to make certain of the title, while his team-mate, Rubens Barrichello, helped Ferrari to the constructors' championship by winning the race from pole. Schumacher surpasses the record of five titles he shared with Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio, a feat he achieved last year. McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen, who needed to win the race to have any chance of becoming champion, finished second to Barrichello. Even if the Finn had won...