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    Video: Jos The Boss takes to the Dutch streets in open wheel GP car

    To promote a rather full-featured automobile get-together called Autoweek Live in Lelystad, Holland next month, the organizers got ex-Formula One driver Jos "The Boss" Verstappen to wring out an A1GP car in the Lelystad city center and then strut its stuff on a highway. The spec series ...

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    World Cup Fever: A1GP to make a comeback?

    Until its demise, A1GP had an intriguing, original formula. (At least once it took its place as a feeder series and not a competitor to Formula One). The idea, for those unfamiliar, was to pit teams representing their home countries against each other in identical F1-style single-seaters on ...

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    Be Your Own Racing Czar: A1 GP assets offered up in liquidation sale

    How do you spell "Boondoggle?" That would be "A1 GP." The national-team based, FIA-sanctioned motorsport series declared bankruptcy at the end of last year and all of its holdings and intellectual property are up for sale, including the 20 Ferrari chassis that the Italians had been withholding ...

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    A1GP cancels opening round amidst financial, technical difficulties

    A1GP spec racer, powered by Ferrari – Click above for high-res image gallery
    To paraphrase the great Mark Twain, rumors of A1GP's death been greatly exaggerated. Or at least that's the way it appeared a couple of weeks ago when the self-styled World Cup of Motorsport announced a 19-strong ...

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    REPORT: A1GP and Speedcar racing off into the sunset

    In the wake of Formula One's near collapse and the shock resignation of Indy chief Tony George, it'd be all to easy to assume these are the only two racing series in serious trouble. However, emerging reports indicate that they're only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. According to the latest, ...

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    Suspension problem on Ferrari A1GP car delays season opener

    Click above to view a high-resolution gallery of the new Ferrari A1GP car It was an ambitious target to design, develop, shake down and launch an all-new spec car across the series in less than a full year, but that's what the organizers of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport set out to do. ...

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    A1GP drag races a Boeing 777 in New Zealand

    Car vs. Jet. It's an epic battle that never seems to end, with new contenders continuously lining up on the runway. And we love it. Top Gear raced a Bugatti Veyron down the runway and back against a Eurofighter, Lamborghini pitted its jet-inspired Reventon against a Tornado, Audi raced its Le ...

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    A1GP switches to ethanol mix, ships fuel to New Zealand

    Switching a racing series to ethanol? Smart. Shipping the ethanol around the world to show how green that racing series is? Less so. A1GP has announced that its upcoming race in New Zealand will mark the inauguration of the series' switch to E30 Hiperflo ethanol-gasoline blend, which, as organizers ...

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    A1GP boss: Ecclestone helped broker deal with Ferrari

    When the A1GP World Cup of Motorsports started back in 2005, some saw it as a challenger to Formula One. But while the nation-based formula was creative, it stood little chance of posing any serious competition to F1 with all its decades of history, billions of dollars and millions of fans ...

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    60-year-old Fittipaldi to test Ferrari-powered A1 GP race car

    Former two-time Formula 1 champion and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi has announced he will come out of retirement to test the new car being built by Ferrari for the A1 Grand Prix. The 60-year-old Fittipaldi, who is currently the head of A1 Team Brazil, never drove for Ferrari (he won his F1 ...

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    Ferrari A1GP car to be based on F2007

    Although we're still a little while from seeing the single-seater unveiled, sources indicate that the open-wheel racer Ferrari will design under its new partnership with the A1GP racing series will be based heavily on this year's F2007, the F1 car Raikkonen and Massa have piloted this season in ...

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    A1GP hits bump in the road in Beijing

    Those upstart racers over at A1GP got more than they bargained for when two days of practice sessions began in Beijing this week for the first ever motorsports race to take place in the Chinese capital. Though the 3.1km street circuit designed specifically for the A1GP World Cup of Motorsports ...

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    A1GP puts rookies first

    Heading into its second season, the A1GP series has taken steps to level the playing field for its rookie drivers, by giving the inexperienced drivers two rookies-only track sessions on the Friday preceding the race weekend.A1GP Deputy Chairman Tony Teixeira said, "The idea of the level playing ...

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    A1GP to rival Formula 1?

    The A1 Grand Prix series, which enjoyed its debut season last year, has announced that it intends to upgrade its one-design racecars to a level closer to that of Formula 1. (The current A1GP Lola/Zytek is shown at right, in last week's group test at Silverstone.)The current Lola chassis will be ...

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    [Not TiVoSafe] Motorsports Highlights: April 1-2

    April Fool's day weekend played host to some wild racing action around the world. Autoblog highlights:IRL:Fence-climbing legend Helio Castroneves (right) won the St. Petersburg street race for Marlboro Team Penske. After starting on the front row and leading much of the race, Scott Dixon finished ...

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    Motorsports this weekend: April 1-2

    North American TV coverage is shown where available (all times Eastern).NASCAR: It's another short-track weekend, this time at Martinsville, a track often described as two dragstrips connected by two hairpins. Keyword of the weekend: BRAKES. The weather should be much improved over the ...

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    [Not TiVoSafe] Motorsports Highlights: March 11-12

    Formula 1: Bahrain Grand PrixA very eventful race weekend in Bahrain kicked off the 2006 F1 season, and if this race is anything to go by, it should be an interesting year. Qualifying produced a made-for-TV comeback for Ferrari, with Schumacher and Massa nailing down the front row, although the ...

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    [Not TiVoSafe] Motorsports Highlights: February 25-26

    NASCAR: Matt Kenseth (at right) handed Ford its first NASCAR victory for its new Fusion model Sunday, winning the Auto Club 500 in Fontana, California. Jack Roush's Ford teams ran at the front all day, and on the restart for another green-white-checker finish, Kenseth had no trouble pulling away ...

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    Motorsports this weekend: February 25-26

    NHRA: Melanie Troxel (pictured after her Winternationals brakout victory) is looking to make it two in a row in Top Fuel this weekend at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. The race will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD, for you high-def early adopters. TV coverage 7:00pm Sunday, ...


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