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Turkey defends actions after dog incident

Istanbul circuit authorities defended their safety measures on Wednesday after a stray dog was run over on the track during a Turkish Grand Prix support race at the weekend

Turkey faces sanction over dog incident

The FIA says the Turkish Grand Prix organisers could face sanctions after two stray dogs ran onto the Istanbul track during the GP2 race on Sunday

McLaren bullish on chances for Monaco

McLaren left Turkey with their confidence up on Monday despite being beaten for the fourth race in a row by champions Ferrari

Hamilton hails 'best race' to date

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton hailed Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix as his best race yet in Formula One despite finishing only second after worries about tyre safety

F1 looks to new economies for future teams

Formula One should look to fast-developing economies like China, India and Russia for the new teams of the future, Toyota Motorsport president John Howett said on Friday

Patrick success may boost women's chances

Formula One would welcome a winning female driver like Danica Patrick if she could show she was as competitive as the men, team bosses said on Friday

Sutil relieved after blackmail attempt

Force India driver Adrian Sutil said on Friday police had foiled an attempt to blackmail him after last month's Spanish Grand Prix

Analysis: Aguri exit a sign of the times

Super Aguri's departure from the Formula One championship on Tuesday has left the sport with just 10 teams and no sign of any new entrants on the horizon

Grapevine: Kubica would 'like to try' rallying

Robert Kubica says he would like to try his hand at rallying after his Formula One career ends, and even admitted that he considered switching from circuit racing to rallying earlier in his career

Dennis denies involvement in Mosley affair

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has denied any involvement in bringing to light a sex scandal that threatens Max Mosley's position as head of Formula One's governing body

Teixeira: Force India send wrong message

The Force India Formula One team are sending the wrong message to the country's many millions of motor racing fans, A1GP chairman Tony Teixeira said on Wednesday

A1GP boss scraps plan to buy F1 team

A1GP chairman Tony Teixeira said on Wednesday he had scrapped plans to buy a Formula One team after the sport changed its rules to ban the use of so-called 'customer cars'

Ecclestone worried about Aguri's future

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he is worried about the Super Aguri team, as the squad look set to find out this week if they have raced in Formula One for the last time

Fry not optimistic on Super Aguri chances

Honda Racing CEO Nick Fry has dropped the firmest hint that the Japanese manufacturer is not ready to continue supporting the Super Aguri team

Grapevine: Barrichello chooses Turkey for record

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello will celebrate his record 257th Formula One Grand Prix in Turkey next month, despite disagreement on how many races he has actually started

Mosley to attend Jordan WRC event

FIA president Max Mosley has accepted an invitation from Jordan to be a guest of honour during the country's inaugural World Rally Championship round on April 24-27

Lauda also joins call for Mosley to go

Niki Lauda has joined calls for Max Mosley to stand down as FIA President after a sex scandal

Massa sees sunshine after poor start

Felipe Massa won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday as the desert circuit kick-started his Formula One championship challenge for the second year in a row

McLaren put to back of Sakhir pitlane

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have apologised to McLaren fans after having to demote the Formula One leaders to the slow end of the pitlane for next Sunday's race

Jordan blocks Force India access road

Former Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan has had the main entry road to Force India's Silverstone factory blocked off in a dispute over access across land he owns

Qatar plans to modify track for F1

Qatar plans to modify its Losail MotoGP circuit to cater for Formula One cars, the Gulf country's motor and motorcycling federation president Nasser Khalifa al-Attiyah confirmed on Wednesday

Mansell: Hamilton the man to beat

Former champion Nigel Mansell has hailed Lewis Hamilton as the Formula One driver to beat while rejecting comparisons between the 23-year-old Briton and golfer Tiger Woods

Ecclestone wants title determined by wins

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone wants to change the rules to make sure the driver who wins the most races takes the title

Davidson poles apart from Hamilton

Britain's Anthony Davidson was poles apart from compatriot Lewis Hamilton at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, but no less happy for it

Hamilton relishes new-feel Formula One

Lewis Hamilton stunned Formula One when he took third place on his debut in Australia last year but it will be no surprise if he wins Sunday's season-opener

Fisichella gives Force India a lift

Force India owner Vijay Mallya hailed Giancarlo Fisichella on Friday after the Italian driver broke into the top 10 in practice for Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton: Kovalainen not showing his cards

Lewis Hamilton is not to be lulled into a sense of false security by McLaren teammate Heikki Kovalainen at the Australian Grand Prix on Thursday

Kovalainen: I'm not going for pole

Heikki Kovalainen is not expecting to challenge for pole position at Melbourne this weekend and is instead focussing on just starting the season with a solid result

Late start won't save GP, says Ecclestone

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed a proposal by Australian Grand Prix organisers for the race to start later next year in the hope of keeping it on the calendar beyond 2010

Interview: Williams looks to the future

Frank Williams has been around Formula One long enough to know that pride comes before a fall

Mallya seeks return to Jordan glory days

Eddie Jordan had fun in Formula One and now Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya intends to bring back the good times after buying the team founded by the Irish entrepreneur

Head: Williams could have signed Hamilton

Williams could have signed Lewis Hamilton in 2004 but their former engine partners BMW passed up the opportunity, the Formula One team's co-founder Patrick Head said on Friday

Force India's VJM01 makes track debut

Force India's 2008 Formula One car made its track debut at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Monday, less than three weeks before the start of the season in Australia

Mosley: racism already seen last year

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton suffered racist abuse from Spanish Formula One supporters in China last year as well as at the recent Barcelona test, the head of the sport's governing body revealed on Sunday

Analysis: Brawn takes magic to Honda

Rubens Barrichello, the most experienced driver in Formula One with 15 seasons under his belt, shudders when he recalls last year's Japanese Grand Prix

Honda to pressure Aguri to keep Davidson

Honda will put pressure on Super Aguri to keep Briton Anthony Davidson in their driver line-up as the smallest team in Formula One seek to secure their future

Superlicence cost increase confirmed

FIA president Max Mosley has confirmed the cost of Formula One's superlicences will go up in order to help cover the costs of increased safety in F1

Liuzzi to put pressure on Force India duo

Force India have warned drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil that they must perform if they want to stay with the Formula One team beyond 2008

Coulthard: others share safety worries

Some Formula One drivers are reluctant to speak out about safety concerns for fear of being considered soft, Red Bull's David Coulthard said on Wednesday

Grapevine: Kubica takes cue from O'Sullivan

Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher are no match for snooker's Ronnie O'Sullivan in the estimation of Polish Formula One driver Robert Kubica

Glock dreams of renewing Hamilton rivalry

Toyota's new signing Timo Glock expects to be following in Lewis Hamilton's slipstream in more than one sense this season

Dennis keeps low profile at McLaren launch

McLaren boss Ron Dennis denied distancing himself from the Formula One team after keeping a low profile at the launch of their new car on Monday

Button: Kovalainen won't play second fiddle

Lewis Hamilton cannot expect an easy ride from new McLaren teammate Heikki Kovalainen next year, according to Briton Jenson Button

Analysis: Alonso goes back to the future

Fernando Alonso's return to former champions Renault has re-united what was once Formula One's perfect pairing

Rosberg signs new two-year Williams deal

Nico Rosberg has agreed a new two-year contract with Formula One team Williams, ending speculation that he could move to McLaren as a replacement for Fernando Alonso

McLaren confident they will be cleared

McLaren remain confident the FIA will find no traces of Ferrari data in their 2008 car despite the governing body deferring a ruling until next year

Analysis: Alonso, Hamilton wait on hearing

Formula One's governing body will question Renault on Thursday in a hearing that could determine whether double world champion Fernando Alonso returns to his former team

Coulthard: Alonso could take year out

Double world champion Fernando Alonso could take a year out of Formula One in 2008 and still come back as a title contender, Red Bull's David Coulthard said on Monday

Ecclestone denies McLaren penalty quotes

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has denied saying that McLaren could start next season with a points penalty as a consequence of this year's spying controversy

Ecclestone: McLaren may get points penalty

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has raised the possibility of McLaren starting the 2008 season with a points penalty if the team's new car design is based on information from Ferrari

Ralf, Fisichella to test for Force India

Ralf Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella, former winners in search of a Formula One lifeline, will be among seven drivers testing for Force India in Spain next week

BMW confirm Glock's exit

BMW motorsport boss Mario Theissen has confirmed Timo Glock is no longer a BMW Sauber driver after the Contract Recognition Board ruled the German racer is free to sign for Toyota

Ferrari warn McLaren appeal could hurt F1

Formula One will be badly damaged if 'grubby' legal manoeuvring leads to Kimi Raikkonen losing his title to McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in a courtroom, Ferrari's lawyer said on Thursday

McLaren lawyer seeks title for Hamilton

A lawyer for McLaren called on Thursday for Lewis Hamilton to be handed the points that would make the Briton, and not Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, this year's Formula One world champion

Hill: hearing likely to confirm Raikkonen

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen should not lose too much sleep over an appeal hearing on Thursday that could hand his Formula One crown to Briton Lewis Hamilton in a row over 'cool fuel', according to former champion Damon Hill

Brawn says he needed Honda challenge

Ross Brawn said he decided to join Honda as team boss rather than return to Ferrari because he wanted more of a challenge than the Formula One champions could offer

Hamilton may never win title, says Button

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton may have blown his best chance of winning the Formula One title by failing to secure this year's championship, according to fellow-Briton Jenson Button

Button will walk out if Honda don't improve

Jenson Button has warned his Honda team bosses that he will walk away from the team if he does not see significant improvements in their car's performance next season

Liuzzi and Klien to test for Force India

Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi and Austrian Christian Klien will press their claims for a return to the Formula One starting grid when they test for Force India in Spain next week

Government supports Silverstone plans

Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe lent his weight on Thursday to Silverstone's plans to revamp the Formula One circuit and secure the British Grand Prix's future