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2006-06-29 16:46:40

By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - A week after celebrating one of the brightest moments in their Formula One history, Michelin are back at the scene of one of their darkest days. Last Sunday, the French tire makers trumpeted their 100th grand prix victory after Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The mood at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which hosts Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, is more somber. Last year, all six Michelin-equipped...

2006-06-29 14:20:15

By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Renault's Fernando Alonso is bracing himself for his toughest test of the year in Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix. After winning the last four races, and six out of nine so far, Formula One's youngest champion leads Ferrari's Michael Schumacher by a hefty 25 points. But the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has never been kind to the 24-year-old Spaniard, who has yet to finish in four visits to the 'Brickyard' and remains cautious about his chances of...

2006-06-28 09:58:26

By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Michael Schumacher's only win last year was met by jeers and whistles from a bottle-throwing Indianapolis crowd. The Ferrari driver can expect a better reception this weekend when Formula One returns to where it so spectacularly shot itself in the foot with a six-car fiasco of a race 12 months ago. While the crowd can look forward to a real contest at 'The Brickyard' on Sunday, Schumacher's main aim is to prevent Fernando Alonso from...

2006-06-28 07:25:40

By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Michael Schumacher's only win last year was met by jeers and whistles from a bottle-throwing Indianapolis crowd. The Ferrari driver can expect a better reception this weekend when Formula One returns to where it so spectacularly shot itself in the foot with a six-car fiasco of a race 12 months ago. While the crowd can look forward to a real contest at 'The Brickyard' on Sunday, Schumacher's main aim is to prevent Fernando Alonso from...

2006-06-25 15:20:05

By Steve Keating MONTREAL (Reuters) - Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso produced some Montreal magic to win the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday and deal another blow to Michael Schumacher's fading title hopes. The 24-year-old Spaniard's fourth successive win, and sixth in nine races, stretched his overall lead over Ferrari's Schumacher to a hefty 25 points at the halfway point in the 18-race Formula One season. Starting from pole position for the fifth race in a row, Alonso...

2006-06-25 13:58:15

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Renault's Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to complete his fourth consecutive victory. The 24-year-old Spaniard, starting on pole position for the fifth successive race, stretched his overall lead over Ferrari's Michael Schumacher to 25 points at the halfway point in the 18-race season. Alonso has 84 points and Schumacher 59. Seven-times world champion Schumacher, also a seven-times winner in Montreal, finished...

2006-06-11 08:57:54

By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE (Reuters) - Renault's Fernando Alonso led the British Grand Prix from start to finish on Sunday to maintain his vice-like grip on the Formula One championship. The world champion's first win at Silverstone, one of his Anglo-French team's home races, was his fifth in eight grands prix and third in a row. "Winning in Spain, Monaco and Silverstone -- the last three races are a dream come true," said Alonso. "They are circuits with big names and big...

2006-05-28 09:41:13

By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso led the Monaco Grand Prix from start to finish on Sunday to hand Renault their fifth victory in seven races. The win, with Ferrari's Michael Schumacher starting in the pit lane after being stripped of pole for deliberately obstructing rivals in qualifying, stretched the Spaniard's overall lead to 21 points. It was the 12th win of the 24-year-old's career, his first in Monaco and fourth of the season. He...

2006-05-24 11:06:53

By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi turned his back on a career in Formula One on Wednesday and pledged his immediate future to racing on two wheels. "No Formula One, at least for the moment. I'm staying with bikes," the charismatic 27-year-old told the Italian news agency ANSA. "I will carry on racing in MotoGP for a while yet." Rossi, as dominant in MotoGP as Michael Schumacher was in Formula One, had been courted by Ferrari and impressed in tests...

2006-05-24 09:48:41

By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi turned his back on Formula One on Wednesday and pledged his immediate future to racing on two wheels. "No Formula One, at least for the moment. I'm staying with bikes," the charismatic 27-year-old told the Italian news agency ANSA in a statement. "I will carry on racing in MotoGP for a while yet." Rossi had been courted by Ferrari and has impressed in several increasingly serious tests with the Formula One glamour...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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