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Steady start for Spyker F1 drivers
Mar 16, 2007
The newly-rebranded Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team today completed its first day of running in the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship. In an overcast, sultry Melbourne the team completed two 90-minute free practice sessions, with Adrian Sutil and Christijan Albers at the wheel for both segments.


Williams team well underway Down Under
Mar 16, 2007
The 2007 Formula One season got underway today with the first practice sessions for the Australian GP. At Williams their test driver Kakuzi Nakajima ran with race driver Alex Wurz in the morning session, with the young Japanese driver recording a highly creditable 6th fastest time on his debut. Rosberg and Wurz had a productive second session as set-up direction for tomorrow's qualifying began to take direction.


BMW Sauber shows strong performance at Albert Park
Mar 16, 2007
BMW Sauber's first day of practice for the 2007 Formula One season began under changing weather conditions. After rain during the night and in the early morning the 5.3 kilometre long Albert Park track was wet.


Ferrari enjoy first day on top
Mar 16, 2007
Ferrari drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed their first official Grand Prix day in the 2007 season on top of the timesheets. Felipe Massa was the fastest driver in today's second free practice session, while his team-mate was right behind him in second.


Strong McLaren debut for Alonso and Hamilton
Mar 16, 2007
Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton made their Grand Prix weekend debut McLaren drivers during the first and second practice session for the 2007 Australian Grand Prix. Both drivers showed the team is well on the pace.


Super Aguri shows promising pace
Mar 16, 2007
Japanese team Super Aguri showed a challenging performance in Melbourne in Friday's two free practice sessions. Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato finished the final session in 11th and 13th, ahead of Aguri's partner Honda.


Difficult start for Renault
Mar 16, 2007
The ING Renault F1 Team experienced a difficult opening day of the 2007 Formula 1 season during the first two practice sessions at Melbourne's Albert Park Circuit. Rain this morning meant the circuit was drying throughout the first 90-minute session, and the teams could only fit dry tyres during the final minutes. This afternoon's session was held under overcast skies, but the circuit remained dry - and the teams were able to make progress with their technical programmes.


Chair of longtime Nextel sponsor dies at 81
Mar 16, 2007
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Massa flies in second session
Mar 16, 2007
Felipe Massa went quickest in the second Friday practice in Melbourne with a 1m27.353s whilst his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was second fastest, confirming Ferrari is right on the pace. Young Brit Lewis Hamilton impressively set the third quickest time and was within half a second of the in-form Massa.


Webber: F1 will be fine without Schumi
Mar 15, 2007
The upcoming season will be the one first without seven times world champion Michael Schumacher. Mark Webber, heading into his sixth F1 season, agreed Schumacher will be missed, but he is confident the sport will cope quite comfortably without him.


Alonso sets first practice pace
Mar 15, 2007
Fernando Alonso set the pace in the first practice session of the new F1 season at Albert Park in Australia, cutting the beam in 1m29.214s in the final moments of the 90-minute practice. He blitzed the rest of the field and Felipe Massa was second a massive 1.5s behind.


Hornish taking aim at two victories at Indy
Mar 15, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Sam Hornish Jr. wants a double dose of Indy this year.


Bill France Jr. hospitalized
Mar 15, 2007
Former NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. was hospitalized Wednesday night at Halifax Medical Center, where he was under the care of his personal physicians. His condition was not known, and NASCAR officials confirmed only that the 73-year-old France had been admitted. -- jayski.com


Great Debate: NASCAR or F1?
Mar 15, 2007
As the Formula One season prepares to start this weekend in Melbourne, Australia, SI.com's Lars Anderson and Mark Zeske clash over which racing circuit offers the bigger challenge: F1 or NASCAR?


2007 Bridgestone e-Reporter deadline fast approaching
Mar 15, 2007
Two weeks left for young writers to win chance of a lifetime to report from GP2 race Deadline to submit entries is Saturday 31 March 2007 The deadline to enter the 2007 Bridgestone e-reporter competition for young, aspiring journalists is now just two weeks away with all entries for the competition due no later than 31 March 2007.


Webber expects exciting season
Mar 15, 2007
Mark Webber, the only F1 driver who will enjoy his home Grand Prix this weekend, expects an exciting Formula 1 season. Red Bull's new driver is optimistic that this year will be the best of his career.


Alonso hopes to win in Melbourne
Mar 15, 2007
Last season Fernando Alonso, still Renault F1 driver, qualified himself in third for the Australian Grand Prix and won the race. This year the Spaniard hopes to start from pole position and win the Grand Prix.


Kubica confident for Melbourne
Mar 15, 2007
Young Polish racing talent Robert Kubica will see be joining the grid again this Sunday with his fellow race drivers in Melbourne. The 22-year-old Kubica showed BMW is well on the pace this winter, but there has been also problems here and there. Kubica is confident though for the upcoming season.


Heidfeld to challenge old Nurburgring circuit
Mar 15, 2007
It has been over three decades since the greatest racing cars on the planet came face-to-face with the world's most challenging circuit. On 28th April the BMW Sauber F1.07 will become the first Formula One car for 31 years to grace the Nürburgring's legendary Nordschleife track. Nick Heidfeld's journey into history will be the highlight of a full day in the Eifel mountains with the BMW Motorsport racing arsenal.


Kimi not concerned by Massa pace
Mar 15, 2007
Ferrari will field a new car in Australia, the F2007, as well as a new driver in Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn will make his Prancing Horse debut at Albert Park. The Finn also said he was not fussed about the pace Felipe Massa showed in winter testing.


Hornish may go for double at Indy this year
Mar 15, 2007
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Former NASCAR chairman France in hospital
Mar 15, 2007
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Massa plays down difference to Raikkonen
Mar 15, 2007
Felipe Massa has played down the fact he has outpaced new team mate Kimi Raikkonen in winter testing and insisted that it's all square as the pair line up favourites for victory in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.


Toyota off to slow start in first Cup season
Mar 14, 2007
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Montoya settling into life on NASCAR circuit
Mar 13, 2007
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Ginn's part-time hire is a winner
Mar 13, 2007
Bobby Ginn knew what he was getting into when he bought MB2 Motorsports last summer. He also had a good idea about who he was ...


Johnson cashes in on Vegas trifecta
Mar 12, 2007
Jimmie Johnson rolled to his third straight NASCAR Nextel Cup victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pulling away from Jeff Gordon ...


Drivers rip Vegas track as Burton wins Busch race
Mar 12, 2007
Jeff Burton nudged a spinning Kyle Busch across the finish line Saturday to win a chaotic, caution-marred Busch Series race at ...


Notes: Cup stars tread lightly on tricky Vegas track
Mar 11, 2007
When examined as a whole, Goodyear's harder tire and Las Vegas Motor Speedway's rebanked and repaved layout met NASCAR drivers' ...


Rapp rocks field for Daytona 200 upset
Mar 11, 2007
Steve Rapp raced to one of the biggest upset wins in the history of the Daytona 200 on Saturday, riding the No. 15 Attack Kawasaki ...


Johnson wins again in Las Vegas
Mar 11, 2007
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Australia's Stoner wins 2007 MotoGP season opener
Mar 10, 2007
Casey Stoner of Australia edged seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi to win Saturday's season-opening Qatar GP.


Notes: Martin sticks with plan; Kyle Busch bashed
Mar 10, 2007
Mark Martin's penthouse view atop the Nextel Cup standings is a nice story considering it's his first year with Ginn Racing. ...


Track changes spice things up in Las Vegas
Mar 10, 2007
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Daytona a Supercross runaway for Stewart
Mar 10, 2007
Kawasaki's James Stewart dominated the Daytona Supercross on Friday night, leading every lap on his way to a 13.5-second victory. ...


Tracy quickest in preseason test at Laguna Seca
Mar 9, 2007
Former series champion Paul Tracy was the fastest of nine drivers who unofficially surpassed the track record Friday on the first ...


Charges dropped against Bobby Unser
Mar 9, 2007
Misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstructing an officer have been dropped against three-time Indianapolis 500 winner ...


Graham Rahal not quite in Newman/Haas fold
Mar 8, 2007
Graham Rahal, the 18-year-old son of three-time CART champ and Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, has been testing throughout ...


Recharged Yeley no longer a rookie pushover
Mar 7, 2007
Playing the bad guy doesn't appeal to J.J. Yeley, an affable and articulate second-year Nextel Cup driver who relishes signing ...


Stewart bristles at Vegas track's overhaul
Mar 7, 2007
Tony Stewart doesn't like the changes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, saying they were unnecessary and will make for a boring race ...


Large fields ramp up pressure in qualifying
Mar 7, 2007
With 54 cars chasing 43 spots in this weekend's NASCAR Nextel Cup race, 11 drivers will write stock car's answer to Leaving Las ...


Rice, Fisher ready to run at Indianapolis 500
Mar 7, 2007
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entered cars in the Indianapolis 500 on Wednesday for former winner Buddy Rice and new teammate ...


CAR and DRIVER RACE SERIES to be featured on Spike TV network
Apr 22, 2005
CAR and DRIVER TV has announced that the CAR and DRIVER RACE SERIES powered by the Precision Racing Organization will be featured in a 30-minute program on the Spike TV network. The program will be filmed on June 11th and 12th at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All competitors attending the inaugural event of the series will have a chance to be caught on film and seen on national television. The program is set to air July 2nd and 3rd on CAR and DRIVER TV.


Featured Competitor: John Morris
Apr 15, 2005
Our latest Feature Competitor, John Morris, knew that cars would always be in his life from the moment he got behind a Hemi-powered Dodge as a kid. He has been an enthusiast ever since, and now he's getting ready to tear up some asphalt when the CAR and DRIVER RACE SERIES heads to Alameda.


Featured Competitor: Jack Kirkman
Mar 29, 2005
This week's Feature Competitor, Jack Kirkman, suffers from a disease we call Caritis, also known in layman's terms as the "need for speed" and "lead foot syndrome." What does he prescribe? An adrenaline treatment from his blazing red 1992 Dodge Stealth TT.


Featured Competitor: Liam Dwyer
Mar 22, 2005
Check out this interview with Race Series entrant Liam Dwyer as he tells us about his love for cars, competition, and the CAR and DRIVER RACE SERIES.


CAR and DRIVER Launches Race Series
Jan 25, 2005
CAR and DRIVER, the world's largest automotive enthusiast magazine, is changing the face of entry-level motorsports with the introduction of the CAR and DRIVER RACE SERIES - powered by Precision Racing Organization.


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