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Red Bull want Buemi 2012 Formula One season

98491934 2443075 Red Bull want Buemi 2012 Formula One seasonRed Bull Racing are reportedly lining up Sebastien Buemi as Mark Webber’s replacement for the 2012 Formula One season.Although Red Bull recently handed Webber a new contract, the deal is just for one year, 2011, paving the way for the Australian to be replaced the following season.

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USF1 auction raises $1.4m for creditors

 USF1 auction raises $1.4m for creditors
The auction of the abortive formula one team USF1’s assets has raised $1.4 million.

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Felipe Massa Agreed A ‘Barrichello-clause’ In The Pages Of His New Ferrari Contract

Felipe Massa Felipe Massa Agreed A ‘Barrichello clause’ In The Pages Of His New Ferrari ContractAccording to the latest rumour, Felipe Massa may have agreed a ‘Barrichello-clause’ in the pages of his new Ferrari contract.As the 29-year-old arrived in Turkey mid last week, the Italian team said Massa will keep racing a Ferrari in 2011 and 2012, contrary to speculation that Mark Webber or Robert Kubica might replace him.

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Ross Brawn denies blocking Red Bull from Mercedes power

Ross Brawn Ross Brawn denies blocking Red Bull from Mercedes powerRoss Brawn claims he was mistranslated in suggesting Mercedes should not supply engines to Red Bull next year.The Italian magazine Autosprint quoted Brawn, Mercedes GP’s team principal, as saying the German marque should think “long and hard” before adding another customer team to its 2011 stable.The comments were interpreted as Brawn not wanting the best engine in the field to be mated to Red Bull’s arguably best chassis.

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Kubica oppose plans for ‘proximity wings’ in 2011

7b285ea2 2e1a 4de8 be04 7db4dde337b4 Kubica oppose plans for proximity wings in 2011 Robert Kubica is the first formula one personality to oppose plans for ‘proximity wings’ in 2011.After a meeting in Canada last weekend, teams agreed that drivers should next year be able to adjust their rear wings when they are following a car, in order to boost their chances of overtaking.

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‘Proximity Rear Wings planned for F1 2011

7b285ea2 2e1a 4de8 be04 7db4dde337b4 ‘Proximity Rear Wings planned for F1 2011‘Proximity’ rear wings, which reduce drag when following another car closely, look set to boost overtaking in F1 next season.During an interview with the BBC during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, McLaren team principal and FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh stated:

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Jenson Button says he is surprised by Red Bull Issues

1276612236 Jenson Button says he is surprised by Red Bull IssuesJenson Button says he is surprised that rival Red Bull Racing has not stamped its authority on the championship – but thinks it is down simply to his McLaren team doing a better job.Although Red Bull Racing has been the team to beat over the first phase of the championship because its RB6 has been so quick, it is McLaren that has won more races and currently leads the championship.And Button believes that the back-to-back successes for his team in Turkey and Canada have given him and team-mate Lewis Hamilton the momentum in the championship.

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British F1 pundits have rounded on Michael Schumacher – canada

Canada4173 640x480 British F1 pundits have rounded on Michael Schumacher   canadaBritish F1 pundits have rounded on Michael Schumacher after the eighth race of the seven time world champion’scomeback.The 41 year old German had already had difficult moments in 2010, but in Montreal – an event he has won a record seven times – he qualified 13th and on Sunday had a calamitous and pointless race.“I think Schumacher has driven appallingly today,” said Martin Brundle, one of Schumacher’s former Benetton teammates, who now commentates for the BBC.

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F1 still remains the option no.1 for Grosjean

Q0C8450 640x480 F1 still remains the option no.1 for GrosjeanEven in the wake of his impressive performance at Le Mans, Romain Grosjean insists he is still focused on returning to formula one.The French-Swiss driver’s Ford GT dominated the GT1 class in the famous 24 hour race last weekend until it retired with engine failure.But 24-year-old Grosjean, who raced in ousted Nelson Piquet’s place last year until Renault replaced him for 2010 with Vitaly Petrov, said returning to Le Mans in 2011 is not ‘option number 1′.

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AUDI Win Record Breaking Le Mans

audi motorsport 100613 lemans AUDI Win Record Breaking Le MansIf you keep your head when all around are losing theirs, you’ll be the tallest person in the room. Audi kept their head and were rewarded with a remarkable 1, 2, 3 finish at the 2010 Le Mans 24 hour classic.The victorious Audi R15 TDI with Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas (France) and Mike Rockenfeller (Germany) at the wheel, completed a total of 397 laps and setting a new distance record of 5,410 kilometres.

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