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Features for May 2011
31 May 2011

BLACK & WHITE IMAGES FROM MONACO
A selection of black and white images from Monte Carlo.
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THE GLAMOUR OF F1 2011
An exclusive video montage featuring grid girls and glamour from the 2011 F1 season.
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HAMILTON APOLOGISES TO FELLOW DRIVERS
Lewis Hamilton has apologised to fellow drivers Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado after clashing with them during the Monaco Grand Prix.
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30 May 2011

MONACO GP VIDEO MONTAGE
An exclusive video montage featuring images from the Monaco Grand Prix.
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BEST IMAGES FROM MONACO
A selection of the best images from the Monaco Grand Prix.
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29 May 2011

Monaco Grand Prix

Pit stops
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Celebration
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Podium
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Parc-ferme
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Finish
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Incidents
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Start
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Grid
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Driver's Parade
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ATMOSPHERE FROM MONTE CARLO
All the atmosphere from the Monaco Grand Prix.
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CELEBRITIES & VIP'S AT THE MONACO GRAND PRIX
All the VIP's from Monte Carlo.
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GIRLS AT THE MONACO GRAND PRIX
All the glamour from Monte Carlo.
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PEREZ TO MISS MONACO GRAND PRIX
Sergio Perez will not take part in today's Monaco Grand Prix following his crash at the Nouvelle Chicane during yesterday's Qualifying session, in which he suffered concussion.
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28 May 2011

QUALIFYING PARC FERME
All the key images post Qualifying.
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PEREZ CRASHES IN MONACO
Sergio Perez has suffered a heavy crash at the Nouvelle Chicane during Q3, fortunately sufferering no serious injury.
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NOUVELLE CHICANE CRASHES AT MONACO
Karl Wendlinger, Jenson Button and David Coulthard amongst others have all fallen victim to bad crashes at the Nouvelle chicane in Monaco, similar to that suffered by Sergio Perez during Qualifying today.
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POP BAND MS TREZ IN MONACO
Marlene and Mira from Swedish pop band Ms Trez in Monte Carlo.
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27 May 2011

LOTUS VERDICT DELIVERED
Mr Justice Peter Smith has delivered his verdict in the Lotus naming dispute. Group Lotus are allowed to the use the name "Lotus" on its own within F1. However, the Judge decided that Team Lotus can continue to race in F1 using that name but Group Lotus are to appeal this.
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STEINMETZ LAUNCH SPECIAL EDITION HELMETS FOR BUTTON & HAMILTON
Steinmetz Diamonds have produced two special edition helmets for McLaren's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Steinmetz have embellished approximately 10 carats of hand-crafted diamonds into the helmets.
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VETTEL MEETS STARLIGHT CHILDREN
Red Bull Racing's Sebastien Vettel has met children from the Starlight Foundation today in Monaco. The charity helps to brighten the lives of seriously and terminally ill children.
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CHEQUERED FLAG RETRIEVED FROM DEPTH OF 60-METRES
Pierre Frolla, multi-recordholder in free diving, has made a No-Limit dive to retrieve the official chequered flag of the 69th F1 Monaco Grand Prix. The flag, signed by athletes, was recovered from a depth of 60-metres and will be auctioned for 'Peace & Sport, Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport.'
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BUTTON & HAMILTON HUGO BOSS FASHION SHOOT
McLaren's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have posed for a HUGO Boss fashion shoot in the Monaco paddock.
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LIUZZI UNVEILS NEW MONACO GP HELMET DESIGN
Hispania Racing Team's Vitantonio Liuzzi has had an exclusive new helmet delivered from Kaos-Design.it. The design features Liuzzi dressed as a pirate captain and gold bullion.
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26 May 2011

TRUCK FIRE DAMAGES TRACK AT MONACO
A truck fire has damaged the track surface at St Devote on the Monaco circuit, requiring the tarmac to be partially relayed.
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KINGFISHER BOAT PARTY
Thursday's party aboard the Indian Empress.
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LIFE THRU THE LENS: SPAIN
F1 photographer Mark Sutton picks his favourite shots from the Spanish Grand Prix.
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24 May 2011

HISTORY OF THE MONACO GRAND PRIX
A pictorial history of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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ALDO COSTA LEAVES FERRARI TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ROLE
Ferrari's Technical Director Aldo Costa has stepped down from his role with the F1 team, and will now take up new responsibilities within the company.
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BLACK & WHITE IMAGES FROM BARCELONA
A selection of black and white images from the Spanish Grand Prix.
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23 May 2011

SPANISH GP VIDEO MONTAGE
An exclusive video photo montage featuring images from the Spanish Grand Prix.
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BEST IMAGES FROM BARCELONA
A selection of the best images from the Spanish Grand Prix.
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22 May 2011

Spanish 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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BIANCHI & VAN DER GARDE CRASH
Giedo van der Garde and Jules Bianchi have been involved in a crash at the start of the GP2 Sprint Race today in Barcelona.
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ATMOSPHERE FROM THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX
All the atmosphere from Barcelona.
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CELEBS AND VIP'S AT THE SPANISH GP
All the guests in Barcelona.
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GIRLS AT THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX
All the glamour from Barcelona.
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1961 DUTCH GRAND PRIX 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The 1961 Dutch Grand Prix held at Zandvoort on the 22nd May is significant in F1 history as Wolfgang von Trips became the first German driver to win an F1 race. It was also the first F1 race in which every starter finished (this has only happened twice since: USA 2005 and Italy 2005) and featured no pit stops which contrasts with Turkey 2011 which featured a record-breaking 82 stops.
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21 May 2011

QUALIFYING PARC FERME
All the key images post Qualifying.
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NICK HEIFELD FIRE IN FREE PRACTICE
Nick Heidfeld has suufered a fire in his Lotus Renault GP R31 during Free Practice Three today.
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VETTEL GIVEN PLAQUE IN AVENUE OF CHAMPIONS
Sebastian Vettel has had a plaque unveiled in honour of his World Championship win in the Barcelona Avenue of Champions.
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2013 ENGINE REGS MEETING
The F1 Team Prinicipals have met in Barcelona to discuss the 2013 engine regulations.
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HISPANIA RACING TEAM PHOTO
HRT have lined up for a team photo at their home Grand Prix.
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FERRARI NEW REAR WING BANNED
A new rear wing with higher gurney flap being run by Ferrari in Barcelona Practice has been banned by the FIA.
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CORINNE SAFELL IN BARCELONA
Corinne Saffell from www.cosmic-motors.com at the Spanish Grand Prix.
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20 May 2011

FORCE INDIA TASTE OF INDIA EVENT
Force India have held a "Taste of India" event for the media in Spain.
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SAUBER TEQUILA NIGHT
Sauber have served up the Cuervo tequila in their motorhome.
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19 May 2011

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SCORE PREDICTOR
The F1 drivers are making their predictions for the score of the European Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United.
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JENSON AND JESSICA CYCLE CIRCUIT
Jenson Button and girlfriend Jessica Michibata have cycled the circuit in Barcelona this morning.
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ALONSO & FERRARI EXTEND CONTRACT
Fernando Alonso has extended his contract with Ferrari until 2016.
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18 May 2011

BLOWN DIFFUSERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The FIA has confirmed they will not ask for the F1 teams to make changes to their blown diffusers ahead of the Spanish GP. However the banning of off throttle exhaust gasses pumping through the diffuser will be discussed further in the near future.
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HISTORY OF THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX
A pictorial history of the Spanish Grand Prix.
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17 May 2011

FORCE INDIA DRIVERS UNCHANGED FOR BARCELONA
Following yesterdays announcement that a criminal complaint is to to be bought against Adrian Sutil, Force India have released a statement saying there will be no change in their driver line-up for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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16 May 2011

ERIC LUX TO FILE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST ADRIAN SUTIL
Genii Capital CEO Eric Lux is to file a criminal complaint against Adrian Sutil for physical assault and grievous bodily harm following an incident in a Shanghai nightclub after the Chinese Grand Prix.
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SMITH BEGINS WORK AT LOTUS
Mark Smith has begun his first day as Technical Director at Team Lotus. Smith has previously enjoyed spells with Jordan, Renault, Red Bull Racing and Force India.
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AUSTRALIAN GP TO REMAIN AT ALBERT PARK
Albert Park will continue to host the Australian Grand Prix. Local officials have ruled out the race being switched to the Avalon circuit due to the huge financial implications. It would cost £200m to stage the race at Avalon.
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ELIO DE ANGELIS REMEMBERED
Sunday 15 May saw the 25th anniversary of the death of Elio de Angelis, who was killed whilst testing for Brabham at Paul Ricard in 1986.
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13 May 2011

HULKENBERG AND MANAGER WEBER PART WAYS
Force India reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg has split from long-time manager Willi Weber.
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12 May 2011

LIFE THRU THE LENS: TURKISH GP
F1 photographer Mark Sutton pics his favourite shots from the Turkish Grand Prix.
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11 May 2011

RENAULT KEEN TO EXPAND ENGINE SUPPLY
Renault have asked the FIA for permission to expand their engine supply to a fourth team in 2012. Williams are reportedly in discussion with the manufacturer for 2012 and beyond.
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10 May 2011

TURKISH GRAND PRIX BLACK & WHITE IMAGES
A selection of black & white images from the Turkish Grand Prix.
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MOSLEY LOSES EUROPEAN PRIVACY CASE
Former FIA President Max Mosley has failed in his European Court of Human Rights bid to force the media to warn people before exposing their private lives. Mosley previously won damages of £60,000 from the News of the World for breach of privacy.
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FROM THE ARCHIVE: LOTUS 56 INDYCAR TESTING
Graham Hill tests the innovative 4-wheel-drive gas turbine powered Lotus 56 IndyCar at Hethel in 1968. Joe Leonard took pole and almost won the that years Indy 500 but failures struck all three 56's during the race. Ultimately, the USAC banned turbine powered cars from Indy.
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09 May 2011

TURKISH GRAND PRIX VIDEO MONTAGE
An exclusive video montage featuring images from the Turkish Grand Prix.
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BEST IMAGES FROM THE TURKISH GRAND PRIX
A selection of the best images from Istanbul.
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08 May 2011

Turkish 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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RIGON INJURED IN TURKEY GP2 RACE
Davide Rigon has been injured in a crash during today's GP2 race in Istanbul and has suspected fractures to his left foot and ankle.
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ATMOSPHERE FROM ISTANBUL
All the atmosphere from the Turkish Grand Prix.
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VIPS AT THE TURKISH GRAND PRIX
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GIRLS IN ISTANBUL
All the glamour from Turkey.
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07 May 2011

QUALIFYING PARC FERME
All the key images post Qualifying.
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F1 DRIVERS MEET WITH PIRELLI
The Formula One drivers have met with Pirelli in Turkey today.
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MOTORHOMES AND TRUCKS IN TURKEY
A look at the various new and updated F1 trucks and motorhomes at the Istanbul Park Circuit.
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06 May 2011

VETTEL CRASHES IN FREE PRACTICE ONE
Sebastian Vettel has crashed exiting Turn 8 in Free Practice One this morning. The resulting damage kept him out of Free Practice Two.
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F1 TEAM PRINCIPALS MEET PIRELLI
The Formula One Team Principals have met with Pirelli in Turkey today.
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GP2 LAUNCH PARTY
The GP2 Series has hosted it's 2011 launch party at Billionaire Istanbul.
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05 May 2011

VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCE WRC RETURN
Today in Sardinia Volkswagen have announced their return to the World Rally Championship in 2013. They will compete with the VW Polo R WRC.
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HRT DRIVERS VISIT BESIKTAS FC
Hispania Racing drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Vitantonio Liuzzi have visited Besiktas Football Club today.
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POLLOCK TO RETURN TO F1 WITH PURE ENGINES
Former BAR Team Principal Craig Pollock has announced his return to F1 as head of PURE (Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d'Energie) Engines, a company set up to provide 1.6 litre power-units that comply with the new turbo engine regulations for 2013. Also involved are former Renault Sport's Jean-Pierre Boudy and Christian Contzen.
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04 May 2011

NEWS CORP INTERESTED IN F1 BUYOUT
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, along with Italian investment group EXOR, have confirmed that they are interested in taking over F1. EXOR are headed by John Elkann, chairman and chief executive of Ferrari’s parent company Fiat, and are controlled by the Agnelli family. However, CVC Capital Partners insists that the sport is not for sale.
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03 May 2011

SAM MICHAEL TO LEAVE WILLIAMS
Williams Technical Director Sam Michael has resigned but will remain in the role until the end of 2011. Chief Aerodynamicist Jon Tomlinson will also leave the team under the restructuring of the Technical Department.
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WILLIAMS RECRUIT COUGHLAN
Williams F1 have appointed former McLaren Technical Director Mike Coughlan as their new Chief Engineer as part of their Technical Department restructuring. Coughlan has served a two-year ban from F1 for his involvement in the 1997 McLaren/Ferrari spy scandal.
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COULD TYRES HOLD KEY TO TURKISH GP SUCCESS?
F1 teams could resort to 'alternative' strategies in Turkey due to the high degradation of the Pirelli tyres, especially through the punishing turn 8.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX HISTORY
A pictorial history of the Turkish Grand Prix.
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01 May 2011

SENNA: 17 YEARS ON
May 1 is the sixteenth anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna. The late Brazilian tragically lost his life during the early stages of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
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