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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...

2006-04-17 17:35:51

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Swedish former video game executive who destroyed a $1 million Ferrari Enzo in a 160 mph crash was charged on Monday with stealing that Ferrari and another one plus a rare Mercedes worth a total of nearly $4 million. The Los Angeles District Attorney's office charged Bo Stefan M. Eriksson with nine criminal counts including drunk driving, embezzlement, grand theft auto, and possession of a firearm. If convicted he faces 14 years in prison. Eriksson, 44, was...

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...

2006-03-27 08:17:55

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One carmakers threatening their own series announced on Monday that their teams had submitted entry forms to continue in the FIA world championship in 2008. "The five teams united through the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association...have submitted their entry forms for the 2008 FIA Formula One world championship," the GPMA said in a statement. The teams are champions Renault, BMW Sauber, McLaren Mercedes, Honda and Toyota. However a spokesman...


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