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    2011 Korean Grand Prix puts the nail in the coffin [spoilers]
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    The 2011 Formula One World Championship was decided last week in Japan. Or was it? That's where Sebastian Vettel was re-crowned World Champion, propelling himself into the history books as the youngest multiple champ in F1 history. But the series has more than one title in contention each year. ...

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    A champion is crowned at the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix [spoilers]
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    If one trend could sum up the 2011 Formula One World Championship so far, it would surely be the domination of Sebastian Vettel. The reigning champion has put up an unsurpassed fight to defend his title, claiming pole position eleven out of fourteen races so far this season, and turning them into ...

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    2011 Monaco Grand Prix is as tight as it gets [spoilers]
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    The funny thing about speed is that it's relative, at least in a cognitive sense. Sure, you can measure the pace at which a moving object travels over ground, water, air, or even space. But place a Formula One race car on a wide-open track-say, Turkey's Istanbul Park, for example-and it doesn't ...

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    2011 Spanish Grand Prix goes down as a game of leap frog [spoilers]
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    Ferrari. McLaren. Renault. Williams. The past few decades of Formula One racing have seen each of these teams at the top of their game, claiming championships and dispatching the others along the way. But after watching Brawn GP – having started out as the humble BAR-Honda team and ...

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    2011 Turkish Grand Prix was just the pits [spoilers]
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    Few could have seen it coming: The team that was started by a multiple world champion, then taken over by a British automaker only to be bought out by a beverage company would win the world championship. And win it in spectacular style, too. But surely it was a fluke when Red Bull rose to the ...

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    2011 Chinese Grand Prix packs the action into Shanghai [spoilers]
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    After a solid month's worth of previews, the Shanghai Motor Show will finally open its doors this week. And when it does, it will feature an unprecedented number of world debuts. But as central as the Chinese port city has become to the international auto show circuit, the expo wasn't the only ...

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    2011 Malaysian Grand Prix points the way forward [Spoilers w/poll] Updated*
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    Variety, they say, is the spice of life. So what does that mean in motor racing? Well, sometimes it's the epic battles between the established front-runners that provides the most gripping race action. And this year's Malaysian Grand certainly had plenty of that. But it's the variety – ...

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    2011 Australian Grand Prix comes straight from a land Down Under [Spoilers]
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    And they're off, ladies and gentlemen. After a tumultuous offseason that saw Robert Kubica sidelined from a rally crash, two Lotus-Renault teams embroiled in a naming rights dispute, the arrival of Pirelli tires to replace Bridgestone and the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix due to ...

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    Hispania Racing finally joins the party with new F1 car and drivers
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    Better late than never, they say. And whoever said it could very well have been talking about the Hispania Racing Team. In its debut season last year, the upstart team's two cars – driven by an array of pilots over the course of the championship – retired nine times and failed to ...

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    Officially Official: Heidfeld to fill Kubica's seat at Lotus Renault GP
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    Filling the proverbial shoes of Robert Kubica is no easy task. The grand prix winner – one of only 102 in history – is the first Polish driver to make it in Formula One, and he is rated as one of the best in the business. Fill his space, though, is exactly what Renault has had to do ...

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    Hispania Racing Team F111 debut rounds out Formula 1 preseason
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    2011 HRT F111 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We know this looks like an F1 car. But you know what it actually is? It's the end of the beginning. Because after Ferrari, Lotus, Renault, Sauber, Mercedes, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Williams, McLaren, Virgin and Force India all unveiled ...

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    Force India takes on the 2011 F1 championship with the new VJM04
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    2011 Force India VJM04 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With an expanded grid over years past, Formula One has grown into a three-pronged competition. At the front you have the championship contenders like Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes GP. At the back you have the ...

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    Williams FW33 Formula 1 car unveiled, IPO confirmed
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    2011 Williams-Cosworth FW33 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Williams joined the cadre of Formula 1 teams testing and revealing their 2011 challengers at the Valencia test session, pulling the wraps off the new FW33. Unlike rival team Lotus Renault GP, which unveiled its new ...

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    Radical new McLaren MP4-26 Formula 1 car unveiled in Berlin
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    2011 McLaren MP4-26 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While rival Formula 1 teams unveiled their new 2011 challengers at or before the recently test session at Valencia, McLaren opted to run its 2010 F1 car instead. The reason? Ostensibly to focus on the varied effects the new ...

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    Second Time's a Charm: Mercedes GP unveils its new W02 Silver Arrow
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    Mercedes GP W02 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What the heck happened to Mercedes GP last season? The team showed at least as much promise as the three (Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull) that out-paced it at every turn – with Michael Schumacher coming out of retirement to ...

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    Sauber unveils new C30 Ferrari-powered F1 challenger
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    2011 Sauber-Ferrari C30 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Divorce can be particularly difficult on the children. Sauber found that out the hard way when BMW picked up and left at the end of 2009, leaving the team to fend for itself. With the Bavarian automaker's support, the Sauber ...

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    Red Bull and Toro Rosso launch 2011 F1 cars trackside at Valencia
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    2011 Red Bull RB7 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you had told us 20 years ago that a beverage brand would be dominating Formula One, we'd wonder what negative side effects said energy drink might be having on your grasp of reality. But after title-sponsoring the Sauber team ...

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    Lotus Renault GP launches its first car in the black (and gold)
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    2011 Lotus Renault GP R31 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Lotus Renault GP team has had a lot of names and owners over the years, and even more liveries. Not to be confused with Team Lotus (also powered by Renault engines this year) that unveiled its new green and yellow car ...

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    Team Lotus releases radical new T128 challenger
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    2011 Team Lotus T128 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Team Lotus has had a busy off-season, principally dealing with the naming rights dispute with Group Lotus and its new Renault team. That issue is still far from resolved, with both teams laying claim to the name, but the ...

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    Ferrari opens hunting season with the new F150
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    2011 Scuderia Ferrari F150 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the first of four preseason tests scheduled at the Spain's Valencia circuit this week, Scuderia Ferrari became the first team to unveil its 2011 Formula One World Championship challenger. Over two million fans signed ...

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