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    Official: American driver Alexander Rossi racing his way into F1
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    Formula 1 may be coming to America – with two races within the next two years, no less – but it's been a long time since an American has taken on Formula One. Scott Speed was the last standard-bearer The U.S. had in the series, but after showing early promise with Formula Renault ...

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    Rumormill: Fernandes to rebrand AirAsia GP2 team as Caterham, F1 team to follow?
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    With the ink still drying on the contract between Team Lotus and Caterham Cars, rumors are already afoot as to what Tony Fernandes, the proud new owner of both, will do to bridge the divide. Fernandes is still in the middle of a naming rights battle with Group Lotus. The courts were due to ...

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    Demonstrations in Bahrain cause Grand Prix cancellation
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    Politics and racing don't go together. Whether it's former FIA president Max Mosley's fascist sympathies or the dispute over Cyprus being played out on the podium of the Turkish Grand Prix, there's just no place for it in motorsports. But with political unrest spreading across the Arab world, it ...

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    Lotus to expand involvement in Indy, GP2, GP3, GT and Le Mans racing
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    To say that Lotus has its hands full would be a gross understatement. In addition to the five new concept cars which the British automaker and engineering firm unveiled in Paris this year, Lotus is also expanding its racing programs in a big way. The House that Colin Built expressed its ...

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    Third-generation GP2 spec racer unveiled at Monza
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    Dallara GP2/11 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Ferrari was cleaning up at its home race at Monza this past weekend, the GP2 feeder series campaigned its penultimate race of the season. Venezuelan racer Pastor Maldonado, driving for Italian team Rapax, clinched the series ...

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    Pirelli reportedly wooing Kimi Raikkonen to test new F1 tires
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    Kimi Raikkonen hasn't been connected to an Italian manufacturer in Formula One since leaving Ferrari at the end of last season, but that could change if the latest reports are accurate. Pirelli was recently confirmed as the official tire supplier for F1 starting next season. As such, it'll need ...

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    Ferrari Driving Academy already yielding results
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    Jules Bianchi tests for Scuderia Ferrari – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ferrari got seriously caught with its pants down last year in Formula One. When Felipe Massa was sidelined with a head injury halfway through the season, the Scuderia found itself without a viable replacement ...

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    Schumacher gets back on track testing a GP2 prototype
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    Schumacher GP2 test at Jerez – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Driving a formula racing car might seem like second nature for a driver like Michael Schumacher, but like a great many things in life, if you don't use it, you lose it. So the seven-time World Champion has been eager to ...

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    Ten teams sign on for new GP3 Series with new Dallara-Renault
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    GP3-spec Dallara-Renault – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Since the demise of the old Formula 2 championship back in 1985, aspiring F1 drivers have been lacking a clear path up to the big leagues. Several feeder series have popped up – including such novel approaches as A1GP ...

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    REPORT: GP2 mechanic placed into coma after pitlane incident at Spa
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    Serious injuries to the head temporarily left a mechanic in the GP2 series in a medically-induced coma following a pit-lane incident at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this past weekend during a support race for the Belgian Grand Prix. The GP2 series is the second rung on the ladder below Formula ...

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    REPORT: Ecclestone backing breakaway GP1 series?
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    Bernie Ecclestone didn't get to be a billionaire by waiting for things to come his way. With the threat of a breakaway series seemingly very real once again, the man credited with making Formula 1 what it today is has apparently decided to make sure he is on it. F1 Live reports that last month, ...

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    GP2 organizers reveal 2009 calendar
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    With 2008 winding down to its final days, the focus is shifting on next year. So we can expect the major racing series around the world to be setting their calendars for the upcoming season, and GP2 has chimed in with their own. The open-wheel feeder series is the official support series to ...

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    The Once and Future King: 2008 GP2 Series wraps up at Monza (SPOILER ALERT)
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    Click for a hi-res gallery from the 2008 GP2 finale at Monza If you're not familiar with the GP2 Series by now, think of it as the formula racing equivalent to college football. It can sometimes make for an even more engaging spectacle and gives a chance to preview who will make it into the big ...

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    Ecclestone moves to establish new GP3 series
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    While Formula One has been a relative constant for the past several decades, the various feeder series running up the ladder to the pinnacle of international motorsport seems to always be in flux. The FIA recently announced plans to revive the old Formula 2 series with a new low-cost format to ...

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    FIA announces plan to bring back Formula 2
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    The international motor racing community was shocked when the FIA announced it is accepting tenders to revive the long-departed Formula 2 series. Trouble is, Formula 2 isn't dead... it's just changed names over the years. In 1985 it was relabeled Formula 3000 before being taken over by F1 chief ...

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    Formula One parent company buys GP2 Series
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    Reports emerging over the weekend indicate that GP2 has been purchased by CVC Capital Partners for a reported $300 million. Dang. What's GP2, you ask? It's a second-tier "feeder" racing series started in 2005 to give up-and-coming drivers a place to display their skills on a worldwide scale and a ...

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    VIDEO: GP2 driver Ernesto Viso's flight training
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    GP2 driver Ernesto Viso had quite a scare during last Saturday's first GP2 race at Magny Cours. After hitting the car infront of him, which had gotten on the brakes, Viso's car became airborne, hit the safety barrier, came apart, and landed on the other side. According to his official website, it ...

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    Basil Shaaban drives to sheikh things up
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    Basil Shaaban aims to be the first Arab driver in F1, and with a little support from F1 head-honcho Bernie Ecclestone, he just might make it. Shaaban was born in Lebanon, raised in the Emirates and studied astrophysics at Berkeley in California. Having raced in the A1 GP series for the Lebanese ...

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