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2009-10-04 12:35:07

Pole winner Sebastian Vettel was dominant Sunday in winning the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Racing Circuit in Suzuka City. By beating Toyota's Jarno Trulli to the finish by nearly five seconds, the 22-year-old German closed within 16 points of F1 standings leader Jenson Button, keeping his title hopes alive with two races left in the 2009 season. Woo-hoo, Vettel said to his crew on his radio after winning for the third time in 2009 and fourth time in his F1 career. It's our...

2009-09-27 12:04:29

Pole winner Lewis Hamilton easily won Sunday's Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. The defending F1 champion led all but one of the auto race's 61 laps Sunday night. The McLaren driver won for the second time this season and the 11th time in his F1 career. He experienced some trouble with his car's Kinetic Energy Recovery System early in the race, but his crew fixed the power-boost system quickly after a radio conversation. The race was physically very tough for all the drivers, but it was...

2009-09-13 13:45:11

Rubens Barrichello won Sunday's Formula One Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Italy, beating Brawn GP teammate Jenson Button by 2.866 seconds. Barrichello, 37, is the circuit's oldest active driver and Sunday's victory helped him gained ground in the overall F1 standings with four races left in the 2009 season. (The victory) felt great and I have no big words for that, the Brazilian said after winning at Monza for the third time in his career. The team has done a fantastic job. The strategy was...

2009-08-23 14:30:52

Rubens Barrichello won Sunday's Formula One European Grand Prix at Valencia, Spain, his first victory in five years. The Brawn GP driver took advantage of a costly mistake by the crew of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton. The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil is 37 years old, making him the oldest F1 driver currently. He took the lead when Hamilton was delayed during his final pit stop. Hamilton's McLaren pit crew was not properly prepared for a tire change and the defending F1 champion trailed...

2009-07-12 14:01:29

Pole winner Mark Webber won Sunday's German Grand Prix auto race in Nurburg, his first career Formula One victory. It happened despite a penalty for running into Rubens Barrichello while Barrichello tried to pass him on the race's first lap. Webber then drove his No. 14 Red Bull Renault to the lead after the second round of pit stops and dominated from that point, recording his first win in his 130th race. It is an incredible day for me, the native of Queanbeyan, Australia, said at a...

2006-01-16 14:17:31

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German investigators have filed charges against three former Toyota Motorsport officials suspected of using technology stolen from Ferrari to test racing car aerodynamics, Cologne prosecutors said on Monday. The officials are accused of violating German competition law by using a data analysis program brought over by a technician who joined the Toyota Formula One team from Ferrari in early 2002, the prosecutors said in a statement. The Toyota officials used the...

2005-11-28 09:17:56

LONDON (Reuters) - Brazilian Rubens Barrichello will race with his lucky number 11 at the Honda Formula One team next year after team mate Jenson Button gave up his claim to it. BAR finished sixth in the 2005 championship, with their drivers allocated race numbers 11 and 12. As the new arrival from former champions Ferrari, Barrichello would have taken number 12 to the Briton's 11. Button discovered, however, that the Brazilian had achieved the first race win of his career, all his...

2005-09-25 13:09:38

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Williams made a nightmare return to the scene of their last Formula One victory on Sunday with their drivers colliding seconds after the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix. In a crash that brought out the safety car for one lap, Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia hit the Red Bull of Briton David Coulthard and then his own Australian team mate Mark Webber. "I got away okay down to the first corner," said Webber, who stepped out of his car in the pits after two...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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