Renault R29 pictures leak out early

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Pictures of the Renault R29’s bodywork have appeared on the internet ahead of the car’s official launch later today. The pictures of Renault’s 2009 F1 car appear to show a revised livery with more use of yellow and orange and less blue. Dutch website F1today.nl claims the team will carry Total branding in additional to … Continue reading Renault R29 pictures leak out early

Massa in Ferrari ice kart race (Pictures)

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Felipe Massa and Luca Badoer joined in the ice karting race at Ferrari’s annual Madonna di Campiglio ‘Wrooom’ ski event in Italy. But both the F1 drivers were beaten to victory by Ducati MotoGP star Casey Stoner, who passed Massa one lap before the chequered flag. See below for some great pictures from the kart … Continue reading Massa in Ferrari ice kart race (Pictures)

Lotus Formula 1 cars in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

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The car in which Ayrton Senna scored his first Grand Prix victory was one of four Lotuses on display at Autosport International. Senna won the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix in the Renault turbo-powered 97T. One of the revolutionary 49s was also on display. This car introduced the Cosworth DFV power plant and the concept of … Continue reading Lotus Formula 1 cars in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

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One of the first exhibitions I wanted to see at the Autosport International show today was the celebration of 50 years of British world champions. Sadly there was no car belonging to Mike Hawthorn, the first British world champion in 1958, because many early Ferrari F1 cars were used to build later racing machines. But … Continue reading 50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition announced (pictures)

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Mercedes has revealed the final version of its SLR McLaren sports car, which will be named after Sir Stirling Moss, who drove for the team in the 1950s. Just 75 examples of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss will be built. This most powerful version of the SLR, a joint production with McLaren, has 650bhp … Continue reading Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition announced (pictures)

Robert Kubica drives LMR V12 Le Mans winner at BMW World Final

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Robert Kubica had the chance to sample a very special BMW last weekend: the V12 LMR which won the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. Kubica demonstrated the car along with a 2007 F1.07 racer at Mexico’s former F1 venue, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which last held a round of the world championship in 1992. It … Continue reading Robert Kubica drives LMR V12 Le Mans winner at BMW World Final

Singapore after the Grand Prix (pictures)

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Having held its first Grand Prix Singapore is adjusting to having grandstands and other racing construction dotted around its harbour front all year long. One fan took a look around the track to see what evidence he could find of the night race that captivated out attention two months ago. Here are some of his … Continue reading Singapore after the Grand Prix (pictures)

Renault show visits Sao Paulo (Pictures)

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Nelson Piquet Jnr appeared in Sao Paulo, Brazil to round off Renault’s series of F1 roadshows. He entertained the crowd with a demonstration in an R27. Renault’s roadshows has visited Johannesburg (South Africa), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Kiev (Ukraine), Lisbon (Portugal) and New Delhi (India) this year. With Red Bull cutting its Red Bulletin magazine and … Continue reading Renault show visits Sao Paulo (Pictures)

Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)

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It’s been 14 years since an Italian last started a Grand Prix for Ferrari, but that could change in the near future. Among the changes introduced by the new management at Ferrari is a young driver scheme and yesterday at Fiorano three up-and-coming Italian racers got a chance to sample a Ferrari F1 car. Here’s … Continue reading Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)

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