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2009-10-30 10:56:59

Frogs can smell predators when they are still embryos, scientists announced recently. Researchers in the US and Canada discovered that woodfrog embryos could sense any "level of threat" created by salamanders, their enemies. Embryos placed in water full of the odor of salamanders and the smell of hurt tadpoles memorized the predator's scent as a threat. Maud Ferarri, biologist from the University of California, Davis, finds that this kind of learning had been tested in fish, amphibians and...

2009-09-25 18:50:39

A Swedish car dealer said a motor vehicle inspection driver took a $434,000 Ferrari out for a spin crashed, crumpling the car's front end. Von Braun Sports Cars in Skene said a driver from the state-owned Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Co. began a routine registration inspection Thursday for the Ferarri F40 in the nearby town of Kinna and almost immediately crashed the Italian sports car into a test area fence, The Local reported Friday. It is not an easy vehicle to handle, if you are not...

2009-08-30 10:53:03

Kimi Raikkonen drove his Ferrari to victory Sunday at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, the fourth win in his last five races at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Pole winner Giancarlo Fisichella (Ferrari) finished second and Sebastian Vettel (Renault) third. He established control early, charging from sixth to second heading into the first corner of the first lap. It hasn't been an easy year for us, Raikkonen said after Ferrari's first win in 2009 and his 18th career F1 victory. Raikkonen remained...

2009-08-19 15:14:00

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance(R), sold 129 lots over their weekend auctions, achieving more than $50 million in sales. Continuing its successful presence as a leading auction house in Monterey, Gooding & Company attracted thousands of collectors and enthusiasts from around the world last week. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090819/LA63113) Overall, the auction...

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2009-08-11 14:36:55

German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher said Tuesday he won't be ending his retirement this month after all. The seven-time world champion said on his Web site that neck pain plaguing him since a February motorcycle accident will keep him from sliding behind the wheel of a Ferrari team car for the Aug. 23 European Grand Prix at Valencia. Schumacher, 40, was to have replaced Brazilian Felipe Massa, who was hurt in a July 25 crash while qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The German...

2009-07-26 16:51:58

Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) won Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race course at Budapest, Hungary, over runner-up Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari). The reigning Formula One champion beat Raikkonen to the checkered flag by nearly 12 seconds after dominating the 70-lap race. It's an incredible feeling to be back here after what felt such a long time away and what was such a struggle with me and my team, Hamilton said after his second victory this season and 10th in his F1 career. This...

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2009-07-15 10:29:08

An automotive writer went twice the speed limit while test driving a Ferrari in Western Australia, endangering other test drives, a fellow reviewer says. Reviewer Steve Lague said police impounded the Ferrari California used by motoring writer Rod Easdown in a recent test drive, which ended with cops citing the Financial Times writer for reckless driving, the Brisbane Times said. Easdown was allegedly going 143 mph in a 68 mph zone during Monday's test drive. He may have just put his foot...

2009-06-24 20:52:00

Teams that had threatened to break away from Formula One racing agreed to remain in the series Wednesday and claimed a victory in the showdown. Max Mosley,president of Formula One's governing body (FIA), said he would immediately step away from the day-to-day operation of the series and would officially resign in October when his contract expires. Eight of the teams involved in Formula One, including the powerhouse Ferrari organization, announced this month they would create their own racing...

2009-06-24 11:45:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire/ --- The next round of the 2009 North American Ferrari Challenge Series will take place on June 26-28 at the legendary Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, WI. The series returns to action after an eight-week hiatus; the battle for the championship is on. Ferrari of Houston's Mark McKenzie leads the championship standings ahead of Ferrari of Silicon Valley's Zak Brown. Scott Tucker, the winner of four races, follows closely in third place. Also...

2009-05-17 17:38:00

An iconic, pontoon-fender 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (TR) sells for euro 9,020,000 to set a new auction world record as the most expensive motor car ever to be sold at auction. MARANELLO, Italy, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby's made history at the Ferrari factory in Maranello today as a 1957 Ferrari 250 TR, chassis no. 0714TR sold for euro 9,020,000 at the third-annual Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event to set a new world record for the most expensive motor...