Alastair Himmer

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Suzuki not interested in swift F1 return

Super Aguri team boss Aguri Suzuki said he was exhausted after weeks of work to try and secure the future of his Formula One squad, who announced on Tuesday they were pulling out of the sport

Super Aguri say cars on the way to Spain

Formula One strugglers Super Aguri look likely to stave off collapse - in the short term at least - after confirming their cars were on the way to Spain for this weekend's race

Super Aguri in doubt for Spanish GP

The Super Aguri team admit their presence at next week's Spanish Grand Prix is in doubt after the collapse of a planned rescue deal

Interview: Glock sets rookie year goals

Lewis Hamilton's astonishing rookie success was more down to technology than his skill behind the wheel, believes Formula One newcomer Timo Glock

Aguri insist they will be on Melbourne grid

Super Aguri confirmed on Friday that their cars will be on the starting grid for the opening Grand Prix of the Formula One season in Australia on March 16

Fuji a complete mystery for Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will be plunging into unknown territory at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix

Struggling Ralf confident about future

A dismal 2007 season has done little to dampen Ralf Schumacher's hopes of getting behind the wheel of a Formula One title contender again

McLaren got lucky let-off, says Trulli

McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso should have been thrown out of this year's Formula One title race, Toyota's Jarno Trulli told Reuters on Tuesday

Suzuki 'more nervous' about 2007

Super Aguri team boss Aguri Suzuki is more nervous ahead of the upcoming Formula One season than he was before last year's debut campaign

Toyota boss says first win the hardest

Mindful of a bold prediction which fell flat last year, Toyota's Formula One boss declared on Monday that a breakthrough victory would lead to many more

Fuji eyes extended run in Formula One

Senior officials at Japan's Fuji Speedway circuit said on Thursday they have lobbied Formula One's ruling FIA to keep the Japanese Grand Prix on a long-term basis

Interview: Ralf backs brother to title

Ralf Schumacher is backing big brother Michael to win a record eighth drivers' championship and leave Formula One on a high

Honda not planning to change line-up

Honda are hopeful of maintaining their current driver line-up of Briton Jenson Button and Brazil's Rubens Barrichello for the 2007 Formula One season

Buoyant Button looking for Suzuka podium

Britain's Jenson Button said on Tuesday that he was hungry for more success after breaking his Formula One duck this season

Patrick not pushing for F1 chance

Danica Patrick says she is happy to be racing in the Indy Racing League, although wouldn't rule out a switch to Formula One if the opportunity arose

Wheldon turned down BMW F1 offer

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon has revealed that he rejected an offer from the BMW-Sauber team to become their Formula One test driver this season because they would not guarantee him a race seat in 2007

Aguri to re-apply for 2006 F1 grid spot

Japan's planned Super Aguri Formula One team said on Friday they will re-apply for next year's championship after being left off the list of 2006 entrants

Sato Offered Drive by New F1 Team

BAR's Japanese driver Takuma Sato said on Tuesday he had been offered a drive by an as-yet unnamed group hoping to establish Formula One's 11th team next year

Jaguar Nowhere Near a Solution, Says Pitchforth

Troubled Jaguar are still "nowhere near" deciding their Formula One future, according to the team's managing director David Pitchforth.

Coulthard: I won't Quit F1

A defiant David Coulthard says he has no plans to retire from Formula One after the season-ending race in Brazil.

Analysis: Schumacher Strikes Back after China Flop

Even by Michael Schumacher's standards, to qualify on pole and win your 13th race of the season in one day is almost a super-human effort.

Villeneuve Says He's Not Fit Enough

An exhausted Jacques Villeneuve said he had not prepared well enough for circuits like Suzuka after failing to score at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Coulthard Sees Shunt as Payback for China Error

David Coulthard felt he had been given a taste of his own medicine after being shunted out of Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix by Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello.

Stoddart: No 'Abramovich Route' to Top in F1

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart has warned prospective Formula One team Midland F1 that there is no "Abramovich route" to the top in the glamour sport.

Interview: Sato Primed to Spring Suzuka Surprise

If ever conditions were tailor-made for Takuma Sato to make history, it will be at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Trulli Relishing Toyota 'Adventure'

Italy's Jarno Trulli has warned his employers not to expect miracles when he makes his Toyota debut at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Webber Optimistic about Jaguar's Future

Jaguar's Mark Webber insisted on Thursday that the team could still have a future in Formula One despite still not having found a buyer for 2005.

Button: Silverstone Loss would be Devestating

The potential loss of the British Grand Prix would be a "devastating" blow to Formula One, BAR driver Jenson Button said today at Suzuka, ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Preview: BAR Out to Win their 100th Race

BAR, fighting Renault for second place in the Championship, would like nothing better than to celebrate their 100th Formula One Grand Prix with a first victory on Sunday.

Richards Confident BAR will Finish Second

BAR chief David Richards has expressed total confidence in the ability of Jenson Button and Takuma Sato to secure second place for the team in this year's Constructors' Championship.

Villeneuve 'Annoyed' with Low-Key Return

Former World Champion Jacques Villeneuve said he was "annoyed" after making a low-key comeback to Formula One at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Ferrari President Praises 'Perfect' Barrichello

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo praised Rubens Barrichello's "perfect" race after the Brazilian took victory in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Ralf Favoured by Williams, Says Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya has complained that Williams are showing favouritism to his teammate Ralf Schumacher in the build-up to the Chinese Grand Prix.

Villeneuve Aims to Help Renault Beat BAR

Jacques Villeneuve is determined to help Renault defeat his former team BAR when he makes his Formula One return at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Grapevine: Drivers Say Rossi Could Make F1 Switch

Motorcycling world champion Valentino Rossi has the talent to drive in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello said on Friday.

Schumacher Confident of Mastering Shanghai Track

Despite struggling in the Friday practice for the Chinese Grand Prix at the new Shanghai circuit, World Champion Michael Schumacher was optimistic that his team would find the proper balance.

Return Holds No Fear for Ralf

Ralf Schumacher is relishing his comeback in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after a crash put him out for six races.

Montoya Accuses Barrichello of Foul Tactics

Juan Pablo Montoya accused Rubens Barrichello of blocking him in order to help Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher win the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Happy Schumacher Stays Cautious

Michael Schumacher said he was taking nothing for granted after storming to his second straight victory of the new Formula One season on Sunday.

Alonso Writes Off Chances after Spin

Renault's Fernando Alonso wrote off his chances of victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix after spinning out in qualifying on Saturday.

Webber 'Over the Moon' to be on Front Row

Jaguar's Mark Webber was "over the moon" after securing his first front-row start in Formula One in Saturday's qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Button Eyeing First Podium in Malaysia

Jenson Button believes conditions at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix will help him seize his first podium finish.

Montoya Not Expecting Miracles in Malaysia

Juan Pablo Montoya fears Williams may need a miracle to beat all-conquering Ferrari in the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend.

Schumacher: Bahrain No Safety Risk

Michael Schumacher said on Thursday he had no fears about security for next month's Bahrain Grand Prix following the recent bombings in Madrid.

Schumacher: Fangio on a 'Higher Level' than Me

Michael Schumacher said he did not want to be compared with Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio after capturing a record sixth Formula One world title on Sunday.

Schumacher Blames Sato for Crash

Michael Schumacher blamed Japanese driver Takuma Sato for a heart-stopping collision that almost wrecked what was ultimately a successful bid for a record sixth world title on Sunday.

Raikkonen Pins Title Hopes on Weather

McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen conceded on Saturday that his thin hopes of winning the Formula One World Championship could depend on the Japanese weather.

Jordan Announce Sato Deal

Japanese driver Takuma Sato has signed a two-year deal with Jordan, the team announced on Wednesday, at a press conference in Tokyo.