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2009-07-15 10:29:08

An automotive writer went twice the speed limit while test driving a Ferrari in Western Australia, endangering other test drives, a fellow reviewer says. Reviewer Steve Lague said police impounded the Ferrari California used by motoring writer Rod Easdown in a recent test drive, which ended with cops citing the Financial Times writer for reckless driving, the Brisbane Times said. Easdown was allegedly going 143 mph in a 68 mph zone during Monday's test drive. He may have just put his foot...

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...

2009-06-18 20:28:06

Members of the Formula One Teams Association, made up of most of the sport's top manufacturers, announced Thursday they would create their own racing series. The group consists of eight teams, including the powerful Ferrari and McLaren organizations. The race teams have complained that they could not work within the guidelines designed for the 2010 season -- chiefly, a newly imposed spending limit. The teams have no alternative other than to commence the preparation for a new championship,...

2009-05-24 14:24:36

Jenson Button was dominant Sunday in winning the Monaco Grand Prix, his fifth victory in six Formula One races this season. He crossed the finish line 7.666 seconds ahead of teammate, Rubens Barrichello, giving Brawn GP its third one-two finish in 2009. The Frome, England, native grabbed the pole position during Saturday's qualifying and broke away from the field on Sunday's first lap. He relinquished the lead briefly by pitting just twice during the 78-lap race. With his victory, he became...

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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...

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2009-05-04 21:50:00

A Ferrari used in an action sequence for Nicolas Cage's movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice jumped a New York curb, hit a pedestrian and knocked over a lamppost. Access Hollywood said the falling lamppost injured a second person in Manhattan's Times Square early Monday morning during a filmed car chase between a black Ferrari and a silver Mercedes. A stunt driver lost control of his car and hydroplaned onto the sidewalk. Members of the New York Police Department Movie/TV Unit were on site, as...

2009-04-13 18:19:00

Exclusive eBay Auction Offers Chance to Bid on Mika Salo's Brand New Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Take on World Famous Cross Country Drive Alongside the Risi Competizione Driver SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- World Class Driving, the preeminent authority in experiential driving, is proud to partner with Risi Competizione Driver Mika Salo to create the ultimate experience for one lucky enthusiast looking to take on the 2009 Gumball 3000 Rally. With five percent of the proceeds...

2009-04-12 11:46:10

Italian male model Fabio wrecked a Ferrari belonging to World Class Driving while driving the sports car near Calabasas, Calif., sources allege. Unidentified sources said the 50-year-old model allegedly took a turn too fast on Mulholland Drive, lost control and struck something off the road, TMZ.com reported Sunday. Specific details regarding what he struck in Saturday's accident were not reported, but TMZ.com said the Ferrari sustained front and back end damage to its right side. Fabio,...

2009-03-23 14:10:00

Powerful V8 Dominates ALMS Opener and Shows-off in the Ferrari Challenge Series Opener ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ferrari F430 opened strong in Florida over the weekend with dominant finishes in the season opener of the American Le Mans series at Sebring and fast paced action at the start of the Ferrari Challenge series at Homestead. The 2009 ALMS series kicked off at Sebring, FL where the #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari of Pierre Kaffer, Jaime Melo and Mika Salo...

2009-03-17 13:33:30

Formula One officials in Paris changed the way they determine a driving champion, letting race victories, rather than a points competition, choose the winner. The International Automobile Federation's World Motor Sport Council made the change Tuesday, scrapping a system in which the driving title was decided by points awarded on a sliding scale according to race finish. Now, the overall champion will be the racer who wins the most grand prix, the council said. If there is a tie in the number...


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