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f1 May 7, 2011

Post  Admin on Sat May 07, 2011 5:49 am

WATKINS GLEN, NY NASCAR Sprint Cup star Tony Stewart and 2008 Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton are swapping race cars at Watkins Glen International. The Mobil 1 Car Swap will take place June 14 at the famed road course in the Finger Lakes region of. ISTANBUL May 6 (Reuters) - Formula One must remain accessible to a mass audience and teams would ultimately like to become commercial rights holders themselves, McLaren principal Martin Whitmarsh said on Friday. Speaking to reporters at. \"It will remain an exclusive car... with the expertise of Williams F1,\" he continued, noting that it was an \"example of transfer of technology from motorsport\" to road-going vehicles. The car, which is equipped with a traditional petrol engine,. This weekend, as the European Season gets underway, two things are on the mind of most F1 fans: how will the Pirelli tyres stand up to the Istanbul Park's famous high-speed Turn Eight, and will someone other than Sebastian Vettel win?. . it is a bit more uncomfortable than a big one. A version of this article appeared in print on May 7, 2011, in The International Herald Tribune with the headline: Team Portrait: A Year After F1 Debut, Marussia Virgin Does Things Its Way. . after GP3, and tomorrow's qualifying how the race goes. But there is no doubt that it's a stressful circuit for the tires. Adam Cooper notched up his 26th season as a racing journalist in 2010. He has written about F1 for SPEED.com since 2005.. Q: (Sarah Holt - BBC Sport) Speaking of FOTA, F1 and the future - I'm happy for anyone to answer this if you want to - is it important that F1, as you renegotiate the Concorde Agreement, remains on free-to-air television?. With the opening session of free practice at the Turkish GP wet, teams face an even more difficult weekend, with no opportunity to evaluate the crucial Pirelli tyre wear rates or to assess upgrades made in the effort to peg back the early season. All the news the teams see fit to print, in one handy digest produced every 24 hours. It was a mixed day of running at Istanbul Park, with changeable weather conditions and a paucity of wet tyres for a wet weekend. By and large, the teams were pleased. But no, the current Mercedes GP team is based in Brackley, England, having taken over Brawn GP, which used to be Honda F1, which used to be BAR, which used to be Tyrrell. Its chassis is designed and built in the UK and uses a Mercedes engine that is.

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