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2009-08-03 15:57:01

Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa headed to his home country Monday after being treated for crash injuries at a hospital in Budapest, Hungary. Massa, who drives for Scuderia Ferrari, was hurt in a high-speed crash during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. He spent nine days in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull that required emergency surgery. He was struck by a spring that came off Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP car. He also sustained an injury to his left eye and...

2009-08-03 15:04:24

Brazilian Formula One race car driver Nelson Piquet confirmed Monday he has been fired from the Renault team. Piquet said in a statement he attributed his situation to team principal Flavio Briatore. I am a team player and there are dozens of people I have worked with in my career who would vouch for my character and talent, except unfortunately the person that has had the most influence on my career in Formula One, Piquet said. Piquet has failed to earn any world championship standings...

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2009-07-29 15:51:19

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher will replace injured Felipe Massa on the Ferrari team in upcoming races. Massa is recovering from skull surgery following a high speed crash during last Saturday's qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. He also suffered some eye damage and remains in AEK Hospital in Budapest. The most important thing first: thank God, all news concerning Felipe is positive, Schumacher said Wednesday on the F1 Web site. I wish him all the best. For reasons...

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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2009-07-25 20:30:00

Felipe Massa was in critical condition after suffering a fractured skull Saturday during qualifying for the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix. In the second round of qualifying, Massa, driving his Ferrari, ran off the course in turn four and slammed head-on into the tire barrier after being struck on the head by a spring that came off the Brawn GP car driven by Rubens Barrichello. Massa, a native of Sao Paulo, underwent surgery at the AEK Hospital in Budapest, the team said in a statement late...

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2009-05-13 14:05:12

Renault has joined Ferrari in pulling out of the Formula One auto racing series because of a potential $60 million budget cap in 2010, the BBC said. Ferrari officials were reported to be reconsidering Wednesday, about 24 hours after their decision, because it said on the F1 Web site first quarter results for 2009 were in line with the record levels reached in 2008. Ferrari added the sport's governing body FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) is making decisions of a serious nature...

2006-08-24 08:32:05

By Alan Baldwin ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso believes Renault will be more than a match for Formula One rivals Ferrari for the rest of the season despite being stripped of a performance-boosting damper device. The world champion shrugged off an appeal court's decision to back the International Automobile Federation, the sport's governing body, and ban the 'mass damper' used by the title-winning team since September last year. "We accept the decision, as is logical, and we...

2006-08-06 14:14:46

By Alan Baldwin BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Briton Jenson Button raced through the rain to seize an emotional first Formula One victory in a Hungarian Grand Prix thriller on Sunday. "Over the last 10 laps, I just didn't want the race to end," said the Honda driver, a winner at last after one of the longest waits in the sport's history. "I wanted it to go on forever, I was loving it. "What a day. It's been amazing. Coming through from 14th place, I couldn't have done it a better way."...

2006-07-30 10:56:58

By Alan Baldwin HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Ferrari's Michael Schumacher blasted the Formula One title race wide open on Sunday with a commanding one-two victory in his home German Grand Prix. While the 37-year-old celebrated the 89th victory of his incredible career, serenaded by air-horns and his jubilant army of red-shirted fans, Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso limped home fifth. The Spaniard's overall lead was slashed from 17 points to 11, leaving his championship...

2006-07-10 07:55:09

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - NASCAR will welcome Juan Pablo Montoya more than Formula One will miss the hot-tempered Colombian. The McLaren driver's decision at the weekend to trade the glamour of grands prix for the good ol' boys of U.S. stock car racing in 2007 made more than a ripple on both sides of the Atlantic. Montoya and Chip Ganassi, the team owner with whom he won the CART title in 1999 and Indy 500 at the first attempt in 2000, announced on Sunday that they were...