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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...

2009-09-04 16:04:49

The World Motor Sports Council has ordered Renault to answer charges of intentionally causing a crash at last year's Singapore Grand Prix. The ruling Friday by Formula One's governing body, FIA, said the move helped Spain's Fernando Alonso win the race. In a statement, the FIA said representatives from the French team have been told to appear before a special meeting Sept. 21 in Paris. (Renault) conspired with driver Nelson Piquet to cause a deliberate crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix,...

2006-04-01 00:11:57

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Jenson Button set the fastest time in Saturday's qualifying session to claim pole position for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. The Honda driver lapped the picturesque Albert Park circuit in one minute 25.229 seconds to take the front spot on the starting grid for only the third time in his career. Italian Giancarlo Fisichella, who won last year's Australian Grand Prix, joins Button on the front row for Sunday's race after recording the second...

2005-10-16 03:40:48

By Alan Baldwin SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Spaniard Fernando Alonso won a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday to hand Renault the Formula One constructor's title on top of the driver's crown he took last month. McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen finished second, with the Mercedes-powered team's hopes draining away when Colombian team team mate Juan Pablo Montoya had to retire before the halfway stage. The victory was the seventh of a phenomenal season for the 24-year-old Alonso, who became the...

2005-10-08 02:17:52

By Alan Baldwin SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Ralf Schumacher put Toyota on pole position for their home Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday while rain sent championship leaders McLaren to the back of the starting grid. Formula One's two Japanese carmakers shared the front row for the first time, with Briton Jenson Button second for Honda-powered BAR. McLaren, who lead Renault by two points in the constructors' standings with one race remaining after Japan, will have to fight from the rear...

2005-10-07 21:44:46

By Alan Baldwin SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Ferrari's Michael Schumacher crashed on Saturday in a wet free practice for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. The seven-times world champion lost control on the slippery surface, spun and clattered into the tire barrier at the S-curve during the day's opening session. The impact ripped off the front left wheel and wing but the 36-year-old German, winner at Suzuka four times in the last five years, stepped out unhurt and hitched a lift back to...

2005-10-07 20:40:54

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Ferrari's Michael Schumacher crashed in a wet free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday. The seven times world champion lost control on the slippery surface, spun and clattered into the tire barrier at the S-curve. He stepped out unhurt and hitched a lift back to the pits on a motorbike. The German was the only driver to have set a timed lap at that point, 13 minutes into the 45-minute session, and his lap of one minute 46.543 remained...

2005-09-25 13:44:31

By Alan Baldwin SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Spain's Fernando Alonso became Formula One's youngest champion at the age of 24 on Sunday after finishing third for Renault in the Brazilian Grand Prix. McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya won the race for the second year in a row while team mate Kimi Raikkonen, the only man who could have put off Alonso's title celebrations, finished runner-up. Montoya would have let Raikkonen win had it helped the Finn's title chances but Alonso needed just six...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.