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    Audi wins everything... add European Le Mans Series to the list
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi R10 in action
    If Audi was a greater beneficiary of the "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" adage, they would have trounced Mercedes and BMW in sales long ago. The house of the four rings took the 24 Hours of Le Mans, then they claimed the American Le ...

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    Lexus returning to Targa Newfoundland with GS 450h
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    At last year's Targa Newfoundland, driver Mark Lachapelle brought his Lexus GS 450h -- yeah, that's a hybrid -- home 18th overall, and sixth in his division. This year he'll return to the 2,200-kilometer race which runs over six days through the central and eastern part of the island. The 339 hp ...

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    F1: Ferrari holds on to its Finn -- Raikkonen extends to 2010
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    Ferrari announced during the first practice day of this weekend's Monza GP that Kimi Raikkonen's contract has been extended by one year. This mean's he's locked into service with the scuderia until the end of 2010, which is the same time Felipe Massa's contract runs out. Terms of the extension ...

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    Sabine Schmitz coming to America, leaving the 'Ring
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    APR Motorsport, the racing arm of the APR tuning company, has brought Mistress of the 'Ring Sabine Schmitz to the U.S. for two rounds of the KONI Grand Am Challenge Series. Driving a Golf GTI in the Stock Tuner class, Schmitz is replacing Randy Pobst. Sabine's visits are for the round just ...

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    F1 teams debating introduction of KERS for 2009
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    Following two incidents in two weeks, it looks like the ballyhooed KERS hybrid system might not make it onto Formula 1 cars for 2009 -- at least, not the first races. Teams have begun to talk about how much difficulty they're having in building a safe system. KERS not only needs to work when the ...

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    Hamster heads to the Beeb - Hammond to cover F1 for BBC
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    Formula 1 will hit the BBC air waves in 2009 after a long run on ITV. The move will require new figureheads to sit at the desk, and London's Times has said that Top Gear's Richard Hammond is the top man for the job. Economics at least partially drove ITV's decision to withdraw from F1 coverage. The ...

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    Toyota HQ gives until 2010 to improve F1 team
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    Since starting its F1 team in 2002, Toyota has poured in an unprecedented – although undisclosed – amount of money into its Formula One team. But after five years of lackluster performance, even Toyota's patience – and cash – is beginning to run out. Team principal Tadashi ...

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    Euro-only Toyota Auris gains sporty SR180 model
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    click above for high resolution gallery of the Toyota Auris SR180The bucket of parts that makes up the Toyota Corolla also gives life to several other vehicles worldwide. In the UK and other parts of the world, they get the Auris, a three- or five-door hatch-type-thing. While Toyotas in the United ...

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    Ferrari negotiating engine deal with A1GP
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    Ferrari is apparently running out of F1 teams to supply with engines, so it's looking to other racing series altogether for new customers. For the current season, the Maranello-based team had to have the rules bent so that they could supply their engines to not one but two additional teams on the ...

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    Welcome to driver's ed -- your teacher will be Giancarlo Fisichella
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    There are so many driving schools out there, it's hard to throw a rock and not hit one. Renault pilot Giancarlo Fisichella is the latest entrant in the branded driving school game, but he's doing it differently. The Fisichella Motorsport Technopole will teach people driving skills via its ...

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    News from The Herald: "Motorsport should be banned"
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    In a column for Scotland's The Herald newspaper, James Porteous throws down from the first two paragraphs: "There is a sport more dangerous than any other, that kills far more people than boxing and yet there are no calls for it to be banned. Not rugby. Not equestrianism. Not even Ultimate ...

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    Red Flag: NASCAR goes to China
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    NASCAR has a solid reputation as a race series firmly entrenched in the southern United States, but has been fighting hard to defeat that image and branch out of Old Dixie. With races lined up in such northern locations as Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, NASCAR has long since ...

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    Final car list for Forza Motorsports 2 announced
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    It's fantastic when the Microsoft juggernaut uses its massive expertise to get things spot on. Forza Motorsport 2, the sequel to original's four-wheeled bedlam, has better physics, better visuals, and according to the recently posted list, 310 cars to choose from. There's the mundane, like a 2006 ...

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    Vertu rides the Prancing Horse
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    Vertu has long been cultivating an image of association with the pinnacle of automotive excellence through their branding, use of materials and special editions. The latest effort is a collaboration with Ferrari, that Italian stallion that seemingly manages to get its name on everything these ...

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    Latest Pirelli P Zero rated for 230 mph
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    There are lots of ways to crank more power out of an engine -- bore it out, bolt-on superchargers, turbochargers, intercoolers -- if you're reading Autoblog, you know the drill. Putting that power down on the road is another story altogether, though. No matter how advanced the technology in the ...

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    Top 10 Car Watches
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    Precision engineering. Artful design. Exclusive prestige. The kind of machine you can enjoy using every day. Are we talking about the finest automobiles or timepieces? We're referring to both, because these and so many other superlatives and qualities can be attributed to both, and both are among ...

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    Champ Car teams receive new Panoz chassis
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    American motor racing has been steadily moving towards "Spec", that is, each team racing the same car with the same engine and other components. The Indy Racing League runs Dallara chassis powered by Honda engines. (Although NASCAR technically uses a few different cars with different engines from ...

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    Alonso beats Schumi one last time: 2006 Autosport Awards announced
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    Autosport claims its 2006 Autosport Awards is motor sport's biggest night of the year. We won't touch that claim, but we will bring you some of the more interesting award recipients. Perhaps the most controversial one is the award for International Racing Driver. Dubbed as the last showdown between ...

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    Villeneuve headed for the Busch leagues
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    Rumors and speculation have been circulating (partially self-fueled) of Jacques Villeneuve moving to NASCAR since the former world champion lost his race seat with BMW-Sauber that put the final nail in the proverbial coffin of his atrophying F1 career. The latest reports place Villeneuve in a stock ...

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    Sheikh-up in A1 GP ownership
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    The A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport is in the process of being sold to a consortium of investment firms. Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum, literally the biggest name in racing and the founder of the series, is selling all his stock in A1GP for an as-yet undisclosed cash (yes, we said ...

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