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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...

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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...

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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...

2009-05-10 11:04:19

Jensen Button continued his dominant start Sunday by winning the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona ahead of runnerup and Braun teammate Rubens Barrichello. Button's team opted for a two-stop pit strategy instead of three and the strategy paid off. He was the last driver to post a time in Saturday's final qualifying session, but started the race on the pole. Button, in his Braun GP Mercedes, has won four of five races at the start of the 2009 Formula One season and has a solid double-digit lead...

2009-04-26 11:00:17

Jenson Button grabbed his third victory this season by winning Sunday's Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix auto race at Sakhir. It was his fourth career victory on the F1 circuit. The Frome, England, native and standings leader drove his Brawn GP Mercedes 7.1 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Sebastien Vettel (Renault). Jarno Trulli (Toyota) finished third, Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes) fourth and Rubens Barrichello (Brawn Mercedes) completed the top five. To date, Button's worst finish in 2009 was...

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...

2005-09-19 07:01:19

LONDON (Reuters) - Renault's Fernando Alonso will go all out to become Formula One's youngest world champion in Brazil this weekend. Although the 24-year-old Spaniard needs six points to clinch the championship with two races remaining after Interlagos, he said on Monday he would not be taking it easy at the anti-clockwise Sao Paulo circuit. "As always, I go there trying to do the maximum," he declared on the team's website. "What's the point of going to a race and only aiming for...


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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.
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