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    Motorsports: FIA demands ten teams in GT1 World Championship or else
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    The FIA GT1 World Championship is among our favorites simply because it fields some of the most lust-worthy machinery in all of racingdom. Having been dominated in its inaugural seasons by the Maserati MC12 (for all intents and purposes the racing version of the Ferrari Enzo), the GT1 series has ...

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    Official: FIA gains official recognition from International Olympic Committee
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    There's plenty of racing that takes place at the Olympics, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise. There's running, cycling, sailing, speed skating, luge, bobsledding and skiing. The thing is, none of these sports are mechanically powered, so motorsports are decidedly excluded from the ...

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    Report: Was Mini's late registration in WRC just an attempt to play hardball?
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    Mini has reportedly confirmed its 2012 World Rally Championship entry after initially missing the December 19 entry deadline. According to Autosport, the delay may have had something to do with concerns Mini parent company BMW had over television coverage of the sport in Germany. Now it would ...

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    Report: Whoops! Mini misses WRC registration deadline
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    Mini – or Prodrive, the outfit that preps Mini's rally cars – has inexplicably failed to file for entry into the 2012 World Rally Championship before the series' December 20 deadline. Mini's first year back at the top level of rallying as a development team yielded two podiums, and ...

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    Rumormill: Audi testing revised R18 at Sebring with possible hybrid power
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    After dominating Le Mans-class endurance sportscar racing for years now, Audi is left with little to prove. Plus, with sister-company Porsche returning with an LMP1 program of its own, and Bentley reportedly considering the same, rumors have been circulating that the four-ringed automaker could ...

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    Report: Lotus, Renault and Virgin F1 teams change names for 2012
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    What's in a name? More than you might think, particularly in Formula One where two teams have been fighting for use of the Lotus moniker for a couple of years now. The battle, as you may recall, involves two outfits – neither of them directly owned by Lotus. One is based in Malaysia and ...

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    Report: F1 debates allowing customer cars
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    What's the difference between F1 and Indy? Plenty. But it's a question that comes up more than you'd expect, and there are numerous answers. While F1 races only on street circuits and road courses, Indy also races on ovals. Indy, of course, is also primarily an American series, while F1 hasn't ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Formula Ford brings EcoBoost to open-wheel racing
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    We're officially grabbing our helmets and ready to go racing. Ford has pulled what must have been an unusually creased sheet off of its 2012 Formula Ford racecar, and while the shape is similar to Formula F racers from years past, it somehow appears altogether modern thanks to angular items like ...

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    Frankfurt: Lotus Exige R-GT looks Group B fantastic for the modern era
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    Lotus has continually stated that it has big plans for the future. One of those being a return to the rallying world, and it will do just that with the all-new Lotus Exige R-GT. Sitting on the Frankfurt floor, the R-GT evokes visions of classic rally cars while also providing a showcase of Lotus' ...

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    Official: FIA confirms 2012 Formula 1 calendar, United States GP set for November 18
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    Finalizing the calendar for the Formula 1 World Championship can't be an easy task. Each race organizer has its own demands, as do the teams. The FIA has its say, and so does Formula 1 Management. Logistical considerations need to be taken into account, as well as projected weather conditions. So ...

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    Confirmed: Teams lining up for new FIA GT World Championship
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    There's a lot of changes going on in the world of sports car racing, the bulk of them resulting from the rekindled friendship between the ACO (which organizes Le Mans and its related series) and the FIA (which until now governed just about every other form of motorsport). However, the FIA's own ...

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    Report: F1 teams concerned over FIA engine chief moving to competitor
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    When Formula One opted to switch from the planned four-cylinder engine regulations to the new six-cylinder format, it came as good news (or at least, less bad news than originally expected) to just about everyone involved. With the possible exception of PURE. As you may recall, former BAR-Honda ...

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    Official: FIA mandates electric-only propulsion for F1 grand prix pit lanes
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    Go back into the history of grand prix racing, and the only green you'd expect to see was the color of a British racing car and the vast quantity of cash injected into the sport. But today, Formula One is different scene, thanks in no small part to a push by the FIA for a more environmentally ...

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    Video: FIA tests fighter-jet canopy for use in Formula 1
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    F1 cars keep getting safer every year. Their carbon-fiber tubs have been strengthened to the point that they're nearly indestructible. Helmets and the HANS neck supports they're attached keep improving. Despite all this, there's still one principal weak point inherent to the design of a grand ...

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    Report: Grand Prix promoters threaten switch to Indy, Ecclestone to sue over new F1 engines?
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    The world of Formula One racing is being torn in two. On one side are forces like Renault and the FIA who want to see F1 moving towards more environmentally conscious means of propulsion. On the other are parties like Ferrari, the race promoters and Bernie Ecclestone that are more concerned about ...

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    Official: FIA confirms 1.6-liter turbo V6 F1 engines for 2014
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    Formula One racing engines have been dropping cylinders like advanced trigonometry classes over the past couple of decades. The V12s gave way to V10s in the mid 90s. Those were replaced in turn by the current V8s in 2006, and now it's been confirmed that by 2014 two more cylinders will drop off ...

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    Report: F1 to switch to turbocharged V6 engines instead of proposed turbo fours
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    A compromise has reportedly been reached in Formula 1 that will guarantee the future participation of all the current engine suppliers, while satisfying the FIA's drive for more fuel-efficient propulsion. Plans were (until now) in place for F1 to switch from the current 2.4-liter V8 engines to ...

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    Official: ACO & FIA announce details for joint World Endurance Championship
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    Isn't it nice when we can all get along? After decades of rift between the FIA (which governs such premier racing series as F1, the WRC and the WTCC) and the ACO (which organizes Le Mans and its related series), the two have gotten together to form the new FIA World Endurance Championship. The ...

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    Video: Watch as hot-headed Aston Martin GT1 racer retaliates against Nissan GT-R
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    Contact during racing is typically accidental. Sometimes, however, you can't call a crash an accident when one of the drivers involved clearly looks like he's out to inflict a little pain. Just such a crackup occurred during a GT1 race at Silverstone this weekend when Aston Martin driver Stefan ...

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    Official: United States Grand Prix scheduled for June 17, 2012
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    If you thought this year's 20-race calendar was already packed, next year's is set to surpass it with a massive 21-race schedule for the 2012 Formula One World Championship. The tentative calendar approved by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council includes all 20 grands prix from this year (albeit ...

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