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Features for January 2011
31 January 2011

SAUBER C30 FIRST RUN
Kamui Kobayashi has completed the first laps of the Sauber C30 in Valencia.
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LOTUS RENAULT GP ANNOUNCE TEST & RESERVE DRIVERS
Lotus Renault GP have signed Bruno Senna, Romain Grosjean, Ho-Pin Tung Jan Charouz as their 2011 test & reserve drivers. They will join recent signing Fairuz Fauzy at the team.
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LOTUS RENAULT R31 DETAIL
Detail images of the new Lotus Renault R31.
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SAUBER C30 DETAIL
Detail images of the new Sauber C30.
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SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR AUDI R18
Audi have successfully tested their new R18 LMP1 car in preparation for it's debut at Le Mans in June.
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WALKER TO COMMENTATE FOR ROARY
Former Formula One commentating legend Murray Walker will once again be in charge of the microphone and will be heard in the new Roary the Racing Car live show. The show will also feature the voices of Peter Kay and Sir Stirling Moss.
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28 January 2011

ECCLESTONE OPEN TO CANCELLING AUSTRALIAN GP
In an interview with Australian radio station 3AW, Bernie Ecclestone has said that he won't stand in the way if the country no longer wants to host its Grand Prix. Earlier this week Melbourne's Mayor, Robert Doyle, said that the city can no longer afford the race.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1980 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
Black & White photos of the 1980 Italian Grand Prix that took place at Imola after moving away from Monza. The race was won by Nelson Piquet. 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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27 January 2011

NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AT MCLAREN
McLaren's Engineering Director Paddy Lowe will perform the role of Technical Director for the 2011 season. Tim Goss will move into the Engineering Director role having previously been Chief Engineer.
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26 January 2011

PAUL DI RESTA CAREER HISTORY
We look back at the career of Paul Di Resta, who has been announced as a Force India F1 race driver for 2011.
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HULKENBERG SIGNS FOR FORCE INDIA
Nico Hulkenberg has been confirmed as third driver at Force India F1 for 2011.
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CAPE TOWN CHASING F1 RACE
Sources from South Africa suggest that the City is looking into the feasibility of hosting an F1 race in 2013. The race could be held around the city's Green Point coastline with Table Mountain as a backdrop. The Kyalami circuit was host to many South African Grands Prix during the 1970's and 1980's.
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MAD-CROC EXTEND SAUBER SPONSORSHIP
Mad-Croc has announced it is to remain a Premium Partner of Sauber Motorsport, continuing the relationship that began in 2010.
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25 January 2011

MANSELL IN LOTUS AMBASSADOR ROLE
Nigel Mansell has taken an ambassador role for the Lotus car company, and will help develop the companies new T125 single seater.
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24 January 2011

MARCH COURT DATE SET FOR LOTUS DISPUTE
The high profile dispute of the Lotus name in Formula One is set to go to trial on the 21st March. A High Court Judge has decided that the matter needs to be settled as soon as possible.
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CHANDHOK LOTUS BOUND?
Reports suggest that Karun Chandhok is closing in on the third driver role with Team Lotus for 2011.
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21 January 2011

WILLIAMS CONSIDERS FLOTATION ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE
Sir Frank Williams has hinted that the AT&T Williams F1 Team is considering a flotation of the company on the Stock Exchange. Williams has concluded that this is the best way forward in securing the future of the team and its 450 employees.
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STONEMAN TO WITHDRAW FROM RACING FOR 2011
Reigning Formula 2 Champion Dean Stoneman is to withdraw from the 2011 Renault World Series season due to illness. He will concentrate instead on returning to full health.
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20 January 2011

MARLBORO TO EXTEND FERRARI PARTNERSHIP
Marlboro are set to extend their partnerships with Ferrari and Ducati with an announcement expected to be made at the new cars launch on the 28th January. The deal is expected to renewed until the end of 2014.
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19 January 2011

SUTTON IMAGES ACHIEVES 700,000 IMAGES ONLINE
Sutton Images, the world's largest independent motorsport picture agency, are delighted to announce that 700,000 images are now available on-line at its Picture Desk website.
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PARIS TO MAGNY COURS MOTORWAY COMPLETED
Access to Magny Cours Circuit has been greatly improved with the opening of the The Nevers South Magny Cours - Moiry section of Autoroute.
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18 January 2011

FAUZY NAMED AS NEW RENAULT RESERVE DRIVER
Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy has been named as Lotus Renault GP's new reserve driver for 2011. Fauzy, who was the reserve driver for Team Lotus in 2010 until his premature release from the team, will also compete in the GP2 Series.
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17 January 2011

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1980 SPANISH GRAND PRIX
Owing to disputes as part of the FISA-FOCA war, the 1980 Spanish GP went ahead without the teams of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Renault. The participating teams drove for Bernie Ecclestone's FOCA. The race was won by Alan Jones. 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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13 January 2011

LOTUS RENAULT LIVERY UNVEIL
The new for 2011 black and gold Lotus Renault livery has been unveiled at Autosport International today.
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ALESI JOINS LOTUS CARS
Jean Alesi has taken a role at Lotus Cars to help develop their Lotus 125 single seater car.
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RENAULT TO RACE UNDER BRITISH LICENCE
Lotus Renault F1 will switch to racing under a British Licence in 2011.
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GIRLS AT THE AUTOSPORT SHOW
All the glamour from the NEC.
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12 January 2011

BBC CONFIRM HD F1 BROADCAST
The BBC have confirmed that they will broadcast the 2011 F1 season in high definition throughout the UK. It has also been announced that Eddie Jordan will return to the team as their primary analyst.
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'SILVERSTONE WING' OPENING DATE ANNOUNCED
Silverstone Circuit will celebrate the opening of their new Pit, Paddock & Conference Building - The Silverstone Wing - on Tuesday 17th May 2011.
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F1 TO BROADCAST HIGH DEFINITION TV IN 2011
FOM have confirmed that they will broadcast Formula One in High Definition in 2011. All trackside cameras will be full HD but on-board cameras will remain standard due to their technical complexity.
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DUCATI DESMOSEDICI BREAKS COVER
The new Ducati Desmosedici GP11 MotoGP bike has been unveiled at the Vroom event in Italy today.
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TEAM PRINCIPALS & F1 PERSONNEL PHOTO SHOOTS FROM 2010
A look back to some of our exclusive shoots from 2010.
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LORD DRAYSON ACCEPTS MIA PRESIDENCY
The Right Honourable Lord Drayson of Kensington has accepted the invitation from members to become the new Honorary President of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), taking over the post from Lord Astor of Hever.
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11 January 2011

BBC ANNOUNCE BRUNDLE & COULTHARD AS COMMENTATORS
BBC Sport have announced that David Coulthard will join Martin Brundle in the F1 commentary box for this year. Jonathan Legard will no longer be a part of the commentary team.
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KIMI ALL GO FOR 2011 WRC
A Citroen DS3 WRC entry has been logged for Kimi Raikkonen for Rally Sweden, seemingly confirming his participation in the 2011 WRC season.
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10 January 2011

DEREK GARDNER 1931-2011
Respected Tyrrell designer Derek Gardner passed away on Friday. Gardner started working for Ken Tyrrell during the 1970 season and designed the teams most successful cars, including the radical six-wheeler. He retired from F1 in 1977.
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MCLAREN TO LAUNCH IN BERLIN
Mclaren are due to launch their 2011 challenger, the MP4-26, in Berlin on the 1 February.
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07 January 2011

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1980 SOUTH AFRICAN GP
Rene Arnoux won the 1980 South African GP for Renault, beating the Ligier's of Jacques Laffite and Didier Pironi. 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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06 January 2011

KARTHIKEYAN SIGNS RACE DEAL WITH HRT
Indian Narain Karthikeyan has signed a race deal with HRT today according to his Twitter feed. A HRT announcement is due on Friday morning. Karthikeyan last raced in F1 for Jordan in 2005 and has since tested for Williams and won in A1GP.
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GERHARD GRIBKOWSKY QUESTIONED IN GERMANY
Former German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky, who was involved in the sale of a stake of Formula 1 to current owners CVC, is being questioned by Munich State Prosecutors over reported financial irregularities.
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05 January 2011

PAT FRY GIVEN CHRIS DYER ROLE
Following Ferrari's strategy error at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Pat Fry has been given the Track Engineering Role previously performed by Chris Dyer.
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NEIL MARTIN JOINS FERRARI
Former Red Bull Racing Head of Strategic Operations Neil Martin has joined Ferrari to perform a similar role.
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04 January 2011

KIMI GRIEVES FOR FATHER
Kimi Raikkonen's plans for 2011 are reportedly on ice following the sudden death of his Father just before Christmas.
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FERRARI TO LAUNCH IN LATE JANUARY
Ferrari have announced that they will launch their 2011 challenger in late January. Unlike other Formula One teams who are to launch in Valencia before the pre-season tests, Ferrari are expected to hold their launch in Maranello.
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DOMENICALI CONSIDERED FERRARI FUTURE AFTER ABU DHABI
Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali has admitted that he considered resigning his post as Team Principal after poor strategy during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix saw Fernando Alonso lose the 2010 drivers championship to Sebastian Vettel.
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