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Features for September 2010
30 September 2010

GROUP LOTUS UNVEILS FIVE NEW MODELS
Group Lotus today unveiled a brand new model lineup in a press conference in Paris, to be introduced over the next five years.
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TREVOR TAYLOR: 1936-2010
Former Team Lotus F1 driver Trevor Taylor has passed away, aged 73. Taylor participated in 29 World Championship Grands Prix in the 1960's scoring one podium and eight championship points. Racing in yellow overalls and helmet,he was credited with introducing the famous yellow stripe on the Lotus after Indy 500 officials objected to a plain green car.
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STEPNEY SENTENCED OVER SPYGATE
Former Ferrari engineer Nigel Stepney has been sentenced to a jail term of 20 months by a court in Italy for his part in 2007's 'spygate.' However, under the country's legal system it is unlikely that Stepney will serve the sentence.
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29 September 2010

LOTUS TO RETAIN GASCOYNE UNTIL 2015
Lotus Racing have announced that their Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne has extended his contract and will remain with the team until at least 2015.
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LIFE THRU THE LENS - LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION
Sutton Images photographer Mark Sutton looks back at the weekend's night race in Singapore.
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RENAULT CHIEF KEEN TO TALK TO RAIKKONEN
Renault Team Principal Eric Boullier wants to meet Kimi Raikkonen to discuss the Finn's possible F1 future.
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27 September 2010

BEST IMAGES FROM SINGAPORE
A selection of the best images from the Singapore Grand Prix.
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PROTON IN TEAM LOTUS LEGAL DISPUTE
The Lotus Formula 1 team is facing legal action from Group Lotus parent company Proton over its intention to use the Team Lotus banner in 2011.
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SINGAPORE GP VIDEO MONTAGE
An exclusive video photo montage featuring action from the Singapore Grand Prix.
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26 September 2010

Singapore Grand Prix

Celebration
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Podium
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Parc Ferme
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Finish
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Pit Stops
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Incidents
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Starts
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Drivers' Parade
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ATMOSPHERE FROM SINGAPORE
All the atmophere from the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
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VIP'S AND CELEB'S AT THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak is amongst the VIP's in Singapore.
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GIRLS AT THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
All the glamour from Singapore.
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25 September 2010

QUALIFYING PARC FERME
All the key images post Qualifying.
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DEPUTY RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER VISITS SINGAPORE GP
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak is visiting the Singapore Grand Prix.
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AMBER LOUNGE FASHION PARTY IN SINGAPORE
The Amber Lounge Fashion Show from Singapore.
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24 September 2010

YAMAMOTO OUT OF SINGAPORE GP
Sakon Yamamoto has withdrawn from the Singapore GP due to food poisoining. His seat will taken by test and reserve driver Christian Klien.
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NICK HEIDFELD RETURNS WITH SAUBER
Nick Heidfeld is making his return to Sauber at this weekends Singapore Grand Prix.
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D'AMBROSIO MAKES VIRGIN DEBUT
Jerome d'Ambrosio has made his F1 Practice debut with Virgin Racing in Singapore today.
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LOTUS RACING TO BE KNOWN AS TEAM LOTUS
From 2011 Lotus Racing will revert to the Team Lotus name for their F1 activity.
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MARINA BAY TRACK WALK
A look around the Singapore Grand Prix circuit.
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23 September 2010

F1 IN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS CROWNED
The 2010 F1 in Schools Champions have been crowned in Singapore.
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ALLIANZ BRANDING ON FIA SAFETY AND MEDICAL CARS
Allianz have teamed up with the FIA to support their Make Roads Safe campaign.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX HISTORY
A pictorial history of the Singapore Grand Prix.
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RACING THROUGH TIME WITH SUTTON IMAGES EXHIBITION
Sutton Images is exhibiting a selection of its most famous and iconic Formula One images in Singapore's City Tropics Atrium this week. Keith and Mark Sutton have hosted a seminar charting the history of Sutton Images.
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21 September 2010

CARLIN & AIRASIA JOIN 2011 GP2 GRID
Current GP3 team Carlin and Lotus F1 affiliated Air Asia will be the new teams on the 2011 GP2 Series grid.
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20 September 2010

GUTIERREZ APPOINTED SAUBER TEST & RESERVE DRIVER
19-year old Mexican Esteban Gutierrez has been appointed the test and reserve driver for the Sauber F1 Team. Gutierrez, who is affiliated to the team, had his first F1 experience behind the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.09 at the Young Driver Days in Jerez in December 2009.
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GPWEEK CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ISSUE
GPWEEK magazine reaches a major milestone today as it releases its 100th issue.
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D'AMBROSIO JOINS VIRGIN RACING AS TEST DRIVER
GP2 racer Jerome D’Ambrosio has joined Virgin Racing in an evaluation role for four of the five remaining Grands Prix. He will drive alongside Timo Glock for 25 minutes of Friday morning Free Practice.
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19 September 2010

GPWEEK.COM SUPPORTS F2 CHAMP STONEMAN
Weekly online magazine GPWEEK supported the newly crowned Formula Two Champion Dean Stoneman this weekend by way of prominent logos on the #48 car. GPWEEK has just broken the 200,000 reader barrier, making it one of the most popular motorsport magazines in the world. It is available free online at www.gpweek.com
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18 September 2010

DEAN STONEMAN - 2010 F2 CHAMPION
Briton Dean Stoneman has won the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship after finishing ninth in Valencia today. Stoneman, one of the BRDC Superstars, beat his main rival Jolyon Palmer to the title and will now enjoy a test in a Williams F1 car.
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EDOARDO MORTARA - 2010 F3 EUROSERIES CHAMPION
Italian Edoardo Mortara has won the 2010 Formula Three Euroseries after finishing sixth at Oschersleben today.
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17 September 2010

GROSJEAN GIVEN PIRELLI TESTING ROLE
Romain Grosjean is to become the Pirelli tyres test driver at Monza next week. He replace Nick Heidfeld who has moved to a Sauber race seat.
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PETROV VISITS FORMULA TWO
Renault F1 driver Vitaly Petrov has visited his fellow Russian drivers at the Formula Two finale in Valencia.
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16 September 2010

STONEMAN AND PALMER SET FOR CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN
Dean Stoneman and Jolyon Palmer will fight an all British battle for the FIA Formula Two Championship this weekend in Valencia. A Williams F1 test awaits the victor.
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15 September 2010

LIFE THRU THE LENS - A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY REPEATING
F1 photographer Mark Sutton looks back at the Italian Grand Prix.
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SUTTON IMAGES CONGRATULATES ALEXANDER ALBON
British karting sensation Alexander Albon is the latest Sutton Images supported driver to be crowned a World Champion, following in the footsteps of Vitantonio Liuzzi and Jenson Button.
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14 September 2010

BLACK & WHITE IMAGES FROM THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
A selection of black & white images from Monza.
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HEIDFELD TO REPLACE DE LA ROSA AT SAUBER
Nick Heidfeld will return to F1 racing at Singapore. He will replace Pedro de la Rosa in the Sauber Team for the rest of the 2010 season.
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RAIKKONEN KEEN ON F1 RETURN
Reports suggest Kimi Raikkonen is lining up a return to Formula One with the Renault Team.
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13 September 2010

ALEX ALBON 2010 CIK-FIA WORLD KARTING CHAMPION
Sutton Images supported Alex Albon is the 2010 World Karting Champion, having taken victory in the 2010 CIK-FIA World Cup in Braga. This title comes on top of Alex's July success in winning the CIK-FIA European Cup.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX VIDEO MONTAGE
An exclusive video photo montage featuring action from the Italian Grand Prix.
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BEST IMAGES FROM MONZA
A selection of the best images from the Italian Grand Prix.
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HUGH GRANT AT THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
Actor Hugh Grant was a guest of Ferrari at Monza.
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LOTUS & COSWORTH TO END PARTNERSHIP
Cosworth have announced that they have agreed in priniple to end their current engine deal with Lotus at the end of this season. This paves the way for Lotus to sign with Renault for 2011.
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DEPARTURES FROM WILLIAMS
Williams Head Of Communications Liam Clogger and Senior Systems Engineer John Russell have both left the team.
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12 September 2010

Italian Grand Prix

Celebration
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Podium
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Parc-Ferme
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Finish
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Pit Stops
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Incidents
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Starts
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Grid
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Drivers' Parade
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MALDONADO 2010 GP2 CHAMPION
Pastor Maldonado has been crowned the 2010 GP2 Series Champion at Monza today.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX ATMOSPHERE
All the atmosphere from Monza.
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CELEB'S & VIP'S AT THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
All the VIP's at Monza.
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GIRLS AT THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
All the glamour from Monza.
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FRIJNS FINAL FBMW CHAMPION
Robin Frijns has clinched the last ever Formula BMW Championship with third place at Monza today.
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11 September 2010

QUALIFYING PARC FERME
All the key images post Qualifying.
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MCLAREN TO SPLIT F-DUCT STRATEGY
McLaren are due to run Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton with different aero strategy for the rest of the Monza weekend. Jenson will use an F-Duct equipped car whilst Lewis will run with no F-Duct and traditional Monza low downforce rear wing.
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FBMW FAREWELL PARTY
Formula BMW drivers past and present have got together at the final rounds of the Championship in Monza to say goodbye to the series.
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VIRGIN F1 TEST FOR HARYANTO
GP3 Series driver Rio Haryanto will test for the Virgin F1 Team later this year as his prize for being the highest GP3 Championship finishing Manor driver.
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NEW HELMET LIVERY FOR TONIO
Vitantonio Liuzzi is sporting a new helmet livery with a "Spaghetti Gangsta" theme.
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REMEMBERING GONZALO
September 11th marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of Gonzalo Rodriguez.
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GUTIERREZ 2010 GP3 CHAMPION
Esteban Gutierrez has clinched the inaugural GP3 title at Monza. We look back over his Championship year.
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10 September 2010

PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD FOR MARK SUTTON
Mark Sutton has scooped second prize in the Bridgestone Photographic Competition to mark the tyre manufacturers 14 years in F1. The image from the 1999 Brazilian Grand Prix shows Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen celebrating on the podium.
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BRIDGESTONE PADDOCK CLUB EVENT
Bridgestone have hosted a Paddock Club event and Photographic Competition to commemorate their last European Grand Prix.
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09 September 2010

2011 GP2 SERIES CHALLENGER MAKES DEBUT
The new GP2 Series car for 2011, with support from Pirelli, has been unveiled in Italy.
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MONZA KERB CHANGES
Changes have been made to the Monza kerbing at turn 1.
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BRENDON HARTLEY SIGNS FOR COLONI
New Zealander Brendon Hartley is to make his GP2 debut with Coloni at Monza this weekend and will stay on until the final round of the season at Abu Dhabi.
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VETTEL MEETS DOWNHILL SKIER ORIGONE
Sebastien Vettel has met Red Bull supported downhill speed skier Ivan Origone at Monza.
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08 September 2010

FERRARI ESCAPE TEAM ORDERS PUNISHMENT
Ferrari have emerged unscathed after their hearing into team orders by the World Motorsport Council in Paris today. However, their fine of $100,000 that was awarded to the team shortly after the German GP was upheld.
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2011 F1 CALENDAR RELEASED
The World Motorsport Council have finalised the 2011 F1 calendar. A race in India (subject to circuit homologation) will take place next October bringing the total number of Grands Prix to twenty.
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LOTUS CLOSE TO RENAULT ENGINE DEAL
Lotus are close to securing a Renault engine deal for 2011 providing they can extract themselves from a Cosworth contract that runs for the next two seasons. Lotus were powered by Renault engines from 1984-86.
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UNLUCKY 13 FOR F1
The World Motorsport Council have today decided that none of the candidates have met the requirements to be granted an entry into the 2011 F1 World Championship. This will come as a blow to Jacques Villeneuve who had teamed up with Durango for a possible entry.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX HISTORY
A pictorial history of the Italian Grand Prix.
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07 September 2010

KOBAYASHI CONFIRMED AT SAUBER FOR 2011
Sauber have confirmed that 24-year old Kamui Kobayashi will remain with the Swiss squad for 2011.
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JOCHEN RINDT REMEMBERED 40 YEARS ON
The 5th September marked the 40th anniversary of Lotus driver Jochen Rindt who was tragically killed at Monza whilst practicing for the Italian Grand Prix. He became Formula One's only posthumous champion.
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06 September 2010

KEITH SUTTON ON THE IMAGES OF FORMULA ONE
The highs and lows of motorsport photography are described by Keith Sutton in an in-depth interview published recently by europeancarweb.com.
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05 September 2010

TOMIZAWA KILLED IN MOTO2 CRASH
Japanese Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa has died following a high speed accident at Misano today that also involved Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding. Tomizawa was a rising star in the category taking victory in Qatar this season.
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GPWEEK.COM EDITOR COMPETES AT BRANDS HATCH
GPWeek.com editor Adam Hay-Nicholls has competed in today's VW Scirocco R-Cup at Brands Hatch in the guest journalists car. Up against former F1 stars Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell, Adam finished in 21st place.
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03 September 2010

SUTTONS & FORMULA ONE
Fellow photographer John Brooks casts his eye over the Sutton Archive. This article was first published on the Speedhunters.com website.
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F1 SET TO RETURN TO GROUND EFFECT & TURBOS
All-new F1 technical regulations are likely to see the re-introduction of ground effects and turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines in 2013. These were last seen in F1 during the 1980's but are being considered to boost the sports green credentials.
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02 September 2010

PIRELLI CONFIRM WRC EXIT
Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembrey has confirmed that the tyre manufacturer will exit WRC to concentrate their efforts on Formula One next season.
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LOPEZ ADMITS TO MISJUDGING F1 COSTS
Renault chairman Gerard Lopez has admitted that despite the team hitting it's 2010 targets F1 has cost more than was projected. There is speculation that Renault could buy back some or all of its stake in the team.
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YAMAMOTO SET TO COMPLETE SEASON AT HRT?
Sakon Yamamoto thinks it very likely that he will complete the 2010 F1 season with HRT.
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01 September 2010

LIFE THRU THE LENS - BARRICHELLO'S BASH AT A WET WEEKEND IN SPA
Sutton Images photographer Mark Sutton looks back at the Belgian Grand Prix.
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VW EXPECTED TO MAKE WRC DECISION SOON
Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen has stated that a decision on whether the company enters the World Rally Championship will be made soon to avoid any development time being lost to rivals.
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PETRONAS EXTENDS MALAYSIAN GP SPONSORSHIP
The FOM have anounced that Petronas will continue to sponsor the Malaysian Grand Prix for the next five years.
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ROME GRAND PRIX FOR 2012?
The Mayor of Rome has suggested the city will have a Grand Prix either in 2012 or 2013. A Hermann Tilke designed track will run around the EUR district of the city.
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RENAULT CONSIDERING TEAM BUY-BACK?
Rumours suggest Renault are considering buying back the majority shareholding of the Renault F1 Team. 85% of the shareholding was sold in 2009 due to economic pressures in the motor industry and the "crashgate" affair.
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RED BULL STRATEGIST SET FOR FERRARI SWITCH?
Rumours from Italy suggest that Red Bull Racing's Chief Strategist Neil Martin is set for a switch to the Prancing Horse.
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BEN COLLINS OUSTED AS THE STIG
It has been revealed that British racing driver Ben Collins played the part of 'The Stig' on BBC TV's Top Gear programme. The mysterious character, whose identity is kept a closely guarded secret, was previously played by Perry McCarthy.
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STEFAN BELLOF REMEMBERED
Wednesday 1st September marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Stefan Bellof. The German F1 star was killed in a World Sportscar race at Spa-Francorchamps in 1985.
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FROM THE ARCHIVE: 1981 SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX
Controversy surrounded the San Marino GP as ride heights became an issue after the banning of flexible skirts. Brabham's Nelson Piquet took the victory and it was the debut race for the Toleman team, but both cars failed to qualify. These photos, taken from the late David Phipps collection, have recently been scanned and digitally mastered exclusively for the Sutton Images online archive.
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