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6Simona de Silvestro gets her first F1 test at Fiorano [w/video]

The Formula One history books are hardly filled with female racing drivers. Maria Teresa de Felippis competed in a few grands prix in the late 1950s. Lella Lombardi remains the only woman to have scored championship points (albeit just a half of one when she finished sixth in the tragically aborted 1975 Spanish Grand Prix). Davina Galica, Desiré Wilson and Giovanna Amati all tried but failed to qualify for F1 races. Far from stellar results, then, but lately several teams have signed fema

7Sauber stays hungry in F1 with new C31

Hunger is palpable in Formula One racing. The teams at the front are hungry for wins, while the teams at the back are hungry to claw their way up the field. But Sauber is just starving.

9McLaren, Sauber move to sever ties with Mercedes, BMW

For the past several years – even more in the case of McLaren – Germany's automakers have been known around the Formula One paddock by their association with two of the sport's most established racing teams. But for the 2010 season, both Mercedes-Benz and BMW have dissolved their partnerships with McLaren and Sauber, respectively. And yet, if you look down this year's roster, you'd swear the associations still stand.

14Sauber launches a sober C29 for the 2010 F1 season

2010 BMW Sauber C29 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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