29 March


Pedro de la Rosa celebrates 10th anniversary of his Formula 1 debut in Melbourne, Australia


Despite his eternally youthful good looks that defy both his age and experience, it really is 10 years since Vodafone McLaren Mercedes test driver Pedro de la Rosa made his Formula 1 debut – at the 1999 Australian Grand Prix.
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28 March


BRAWN GP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH VIRGIN


28 March 2009 MELBOURNE
Brawn GP is delighted to confirm that the team has agreed a partnership agreement with Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group on the team's debut race weekend at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
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International Court of Appeal


28/03/2009
The FIA’s International Court of Appeal (ICA) has received appeals from National Sporting Authorities in Austria, France and Italy on behalf of Red Bull Racing, ING Renault F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro against the Stewards’ decisions at the Grand Prix of Australia to reject the protests lodged regarding the diffusers used by some competitors.

A hearing will be held in Paris on 14th April 2009 at 10.00 am (CET).
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27 March


Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Kangaroo TV® extend their relationship until the end of 2009


Kangaroo TV renews Official Supplier status with the most popular F1 Team
MIRABEL (CANADA), WOKING (UK), MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA) (March 27, 2009) – With the first round of 2009 Formula One Championship just 2 days away, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team announced today that it has extended its agreement with Kangaroo TV until the end of 2009. Kangaroo TV has been an Official Supplier to the team since 2007, providing bespoke Kangaroo TV® sets and exclusive Vodafone McLaren Mercedes content for its guests and VIPs.
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26 March


Toyota Motorsport GmbH Statement


Thursday 26 March 2009
Toyota Motorsport has studied the wording of the new 2009 regulations in precise detail to ensure that we have interpreted them correctly.
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BRAWN GP ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH HENRI LLOYD


26 March 2009
BRACKLEY - 0800 GMT
Brawn GP is pleased to confirm its first new commercial partnership of the 2009 Formula One season with the announcement of an agreement with British clothing manufacturer Henri Lloyd as Official Supplier of Clothing and Footwear Technology.
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New Sponsor: Speed And Intelligence


26 | 03 | 09
In what can be seen as perfect timing, with just a few days to go to the F1 season opener in Melbourne, Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce it has teamed up with Casio Computer Co. Ltd to act as brand ambassador for its Edifice line of analogue watches.
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24 March


2009 FIA Formula One World Championship - Entry List


23/03/2009
N° DRIVER TEAM CONSTRUCTOR

1 Lewis HAMILTON (GB) VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES McLAREN MERCEDES
2 Heikki KOVALAINEN (FIN) VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES McLAREN MERCEDES
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FIA Agrees Superlicence Fee Reduction


23/03/2009
Following a very positive meeting between FIA President Max Mosley and representatives of the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA), a proposal will be made to the World Motor Sport Council to revise super licence fees for drivers in the 2010 championship.
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21 March


Stefano Domenicali speaking in front of the Scuderia Ferrari Malboro: "Our strenth is the team" applause at a moving farewell of Jean Todt


Maranello, 20th March 2009 - Stefano Domenicali Aldo Costa and Gilles Simon spoke in front of the Scuderia Ferrari at the traditional meeting at the beginning of the season with CEO Amedeo Felisa and Jean Todt, taking part for the last time.
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20 March


FIA Formula One World Championship


20/03/2009
On 17 March, the FIA World Motor Sport Council unanimously rejected FOTA’s proposed amendment to the points system for the Formula One Drivers’ Championship. The ‘winner takes all’ proposal made by the commercial rights holder (who had been told that the teams were in favour) was then approved.

If, for any reason, the Formula One teams do not now agree with the new system, its implementation will be deferred until 2010.

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19 March


TEST REPORT – JEREZ – DAY FOUR


Date Thursday, March 19, 2009
Driver Heikki Kovalainen
Location Circuito de Jerez
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17 March


BMW Sauber F1 Team - Gauteng Official Partner


03-17-2009 Press Release
Munich/Hinwil/Johannesburg, 17th March 2009. The BMW Sauber F1 Team will go into the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship with another new Official Partner. The GO-GP.ORG logo will travel with the team around the world as an invitation to the Gauteng Province in South Africa.
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Statement from FOTA Chairman Luca di Montezemolo


17 March 2009 With regard to the decisions taken today by the FIA World Council, FOTA would like to express its disappointment and concern at the fact that these have been taken in a unilateral manner. The framework of the regulations as defined by the FIA, to be applicable as from 2010, runs the risk of turning on its head the very essence of Formula 1 and the principles that make it one of the most popular and appealing sports.
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World Motor Sport Council - Decisions 17/03/2009


The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 17 March 2009. The following decisions were taken:

FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
A number of measures were agreed to help reduce costs and increase interest in the FIA Formula One World Championship.
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14 March


A first balance


Maranello, 12th March - After 8,635 kilometres of testing and two weeks before the start of the Formula One Championships, it's time for a first balance: Stefano Domenicali, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Team Principal, is the best man for this job. We met him this morning in Maranello and asked him some questions.
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12 March


The Story of the FW31 - Interview with Frank Williams


12 March 09
“This could be our most important season for a decade,” says Frank Williams. “The rule changes give Williams F1 a chance to re-establish itself.” [Read More!]
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09 March


The Toro Enters The Ring

©Toro Rosso
09 | 03 | 09
This morning, at the Circuit de Catalunya, outside Barcelona, Scuderia Toro Rosso’s contender for the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship was unveiled in the pit lane, before beginning a four-day test programme alongside every other team entered in the series.
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06 March


ROSS BRAWN INTRODUCES THE NEW BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM


Q. Congratulations Ross on your acquisition of the former Honda Racing F1 Team and a positive outcome after the uncertainty of the past few months.
A. It has been a challenging few months for the team, certainly, but I am very pleased that we have finally reached a successful conclusion and the future of the team has been secured.

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Honda Announces Sale of the Honda Racing F1 Team


TOKYO, Japan, March 6, 2009 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the sale of the Honda Racing F1 Team (HRF1) to Ross Brawn, the former Team Principal of Honda Racing F1 Team.
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Future of Honda Racing F1 Team secured


6 March 2009
Tokyo, Japan & Brackley,UK
Honda Motor Company Limited and Ross Brawn are pleased to confirm that they have reached agreement to secure the future of the former Honda Racing F1 Team. With immediate effect, Honda will pass ownership to Ross Brawn, Team Principal of the new Brawn GP Formula One Team.

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05 March


Statement by President Luca di Montezemolo on to www.ferrari.com website


Maranello, 5th March 2009 - The project of a Formula 1 GP in Rome has prompted different opinions and from my side also doubts.
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FOTA’S ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE OF FORMULA ONE


Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) reveals initial plans and framework for the future of Formula One at landmark press conference
GENEVA, 5 MARCH 2009: The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) today outlined its roadmap for Formula One at a press conference at which senior management figures from all 10 current Formula One teams shared the stage together.
Setting out its proposed agenda for the evolution of the sport, FOTA unveiled a dynamic package of unanimously agreed proposals which, pending the approval of the FIA, will take effect in 2009 and/or 2010.
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04 March


FOTA meets in Geneva


FORMULA ONE TEAMS MEET AT FOTA HQ IN GENEVA, AHEAD OF FIRST MAJOR PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY 5TH MARCH 2009
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - FxPro is new partner.


03-04-2009 Press Release
FxPro is new partner of BMW Sauber F1 Team.
“Formula One is an ideal platform and BMW the perfect partner.”
Munich/Hinwil, 4th March 2009. The next test in Barcelona this coming week will see the BMW Sauber F1.09 out on track with a brand-new partner on board: the world leading forex broker FxPro will be part of the team’s livery with its branding on the highly visible spaces on the front wing and side mirrors. The company’s logo will also appear on the drivers’ helmets and overalls, as well as the team’s clothing, trucks and pit equipment.

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01 March


Q&A with Dr Vijay Mallya


Force India is now entering its second year in the championship. How do you intend to build on the first season?
When we started as Force India at the beginning of the 2008 season we were quite pleased with the progress we made, we were midfield until we got to Europe. We showed some early gains and I was encouraged by the progress, but then in comparison to other teams I think it's fair to say that we flattened out. I am not saying we didn't improve, as I have often heard people say that Force India is perhaps the most improved team in the paddock, but clearly we did not improve enough.
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Q&A with Tonio Liuzzi


Tonio, you're staying with the team for a second season, again as the test and reserve driver. What are your feelings on this?
It will be an interesting season. Unfortunately the rules this year do not favour test drivers very much, both pre-season and during the season, but I am still really looking forward to it. There have been many changes in the regulations, both on the technical and aerodynamic side, with new systems such as KERS and also slick tyres being used, so it will be a difficult year for everybody as it will change the field a lot. I am excited about this as, from a driver perspective, it's a new challenge with lots of new things to discover and develop.

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Q&A with Giancarlo Fisichella


This season will be your 14th in the championship. Are you still excited to be in F1? What keeps your motivation going?
It's not a difficult question to answer - I still love this job, I like driving F1 cars and I am passionate about motorsport. Plus I am very confident in this new car and with the new partnership with McLaren and Mercedes. It is a very exciting opportunity for the team, and that in itself is enough to keep me motivated. Our car is ready quite late relative to the others, and I am looking forward to getting my hands on it. I want to drive the car as soon as possible.

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Q&A with Adrian Sutil


It's been a very long winter break this year, particularly with very little testing for you! How do you feel about getting back in the car?
I had a good winter break and I feel happy and confident. It was very good to switch off a bit and be at home, but now it's definitely time to start again. I had very little testing after Brazil, just one and a half days, and now I am getting really tired of this break - I want to go back to work. I feel refreshed, eager to do some good lap times and I am counting down the days, hours and minutes right now!

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Technical Q&A


Mark Smith, design director
Design director Mark re-joined Force India in November 2007 to lead design and production of the team's current challenger, the VJM02. Mark takes responsibility for the day to day running of the Design Office and Research and Development.

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VJM02 takes to the track


1 March 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team's 2009 challenger, the VJM02, will make its track debut today at the Circuit de Jerez, southern Spain, with Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel.
The VJM02 represents a radical departure from the design ethos of its predecessor, the VJM01.

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