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    Williams keeps Barrichello, dumps Hulkenberg as 2011 grid fills up
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    How the mighty have fallen. The saying could apply to none better than it does to Williams, the F1 team that was once at the pinnacle of grand prix racing but has long since fallen to the bottom. One driver managed to bring them back to the top this season – if only briefly – but the ...

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    Williams, Sauber give emerging talents their shot at the big leagues
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    A growing array of F1 teams have been developing young driver programs over the past few years. BMW ranked high among them while competing in the top-tier racing series, but in its absence, the teams it partnered with have picked up the proverbial mantle. Williams Grand Prix, which ran with BMW ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid competes first shakedown at the 'Ring [w/video]
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    Nico Hülkenberg drives the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Nico Hülkenberg introduced the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid to a few of his friends past week, one named "baptism," the other named "fire." The Williams Formula 1 pilot got behind the wheel of the ...

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    Williams courting Volkswagen into Formula One?
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    Williams is intent on bringing another major automaker into Formula 1, but which will get the call? Volkswagen has toyed with the idea of entering F1 for some time. The German auto giant is one of the largest carmakers never to participate in the sport, notwithstanding Porsche and Lamborghini, ...

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    Williams sells minority stake to Austrian investor
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    With all the money that goes into running an F1 team, and the limited opportunity to make any of it back, we can't see why anyone would view owning a team as a sound investment. Evidently Herr Toto Wollf feels otherwise, as the Austrian financier and gentleman racing driver has acquired a minority ...

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    Williams F1 signs Barrichello and Hulkenberg for 2010
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    Nico Hulkenberg tests the Williams-Toyota FW31 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The latest piece of the intricate puzzle that is the shake-up in drivers for the 2010 Formula One World Championship has come into play as Williams has confirmed its line-up for next season: Replacing ...

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    Sir Frank Williams praises fire fighters for saving factory
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    Since falling from its glory days of yore – when it won nine constructors championships an seven drivers titles – the Williams F1 team has been desperate to light a fire under its drivers and engineers to get back to its winning form. But we don't think this is what Frank Williams and ...

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    End of Year Shuffle: 14 Formula One teams swap drivers for 2010
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    If you thought the series of driver changes in the middle of this ongoing Formula One season was something, it's nothing compared to the grand game of musical chairs expected to ensue as the season draws to a close. With BMW closing up shop, several new teams joining the grid and at least a ...

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    Spoiler Alert: 2009 Monaco Grand Prix recap
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    2009 Monaco Grand Prix - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another race, another week of wondering whether the other Formula 1 teams would make enough progress to catch Brawn GP. Saturday's qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix looked pretty familiar, save for a sorely missed flash ...

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    F1 Diffuser Saga Defused: Court of Appeal rules in favor of Brawn, et al.
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    Brawn GP diffuser as seen by the competition
    The FIA International Court of Appeal has just ruled that the "Diffuser 3" can continue on with their current shapely backsides, much to the chagrin of Formula 1 competitor Ferrari (among others). The Court had met in Paris to respond to a challenge ...

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    Rumormill: Pending F1 diffuser decision will favor Brawn, Williams, Toyota
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    Formula 1 so far this year has probably provided a lot more excitement than anyone expected, and in a change from the usual, this time a lot of it is good. The two races so far have seen a heap of on-track passing – and not just of backmarkers – as well as an inversion of the standings: ...

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    Dark Horse: Williams-Toyota FW31 unveiled in Portugal
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    Click on the image above for a high-res gallery of the new Williams FW31
    It's been a long time since Williams stood atop the Formula 1 world, but back when they were, nobody could take them down. They've won seven drivers' championships, with such pilots as Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Jacques ...

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    KERS gets Formula 1 green light for 2009
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    Despite some serious reservations regarding the safety and high cost of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), the hybrid system has received the green light for introduction into the 2009 Formula 1 season. After BMW and Renault had some, uh, issues with KERS, Renault called a meeting to ...

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    Williams FW30 breaks through the fog
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    click above for more high-res pics of the Williams FW30 Things have gotten a bit foggy over at Williams F1. The once front-running, championship-winning grand prix team has landed on tough times. This year the team opted against holding a glitzy unveiling event like those held recently by ...

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    Eye on the Prize: Williams opts against big unveiling for new car
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    Williams tests its new car at Jerez on December 7 (click to enlarge) After McLaren decided to hold an official unveiling of its new car after all, another British grand prix team has decided against it. Hard at work on the new FW30, Williams F1 has opted instead to focus on the car's development ...

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    FIA rejects McLaren appeal, confirms Raikkonen's title
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    Kimi Raikkonen and the boys at Ferrari can breathe a sigh of relief, as their championship has been formally confirmed by the FIA. The title was appealed by the incredibly sore losers at McLaren, who insisted that because of a temperature irregularity in the fuel in BMW's and Williams' cars at the ...

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    Lexus F1? Easier than you might think
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    According to the latest reports, we may see the Lexus emblem on Formula One cars in the near future. Parent company Toyota, of course, is already in F1 with its own team, which won't be re-branding as Lexus. Nor would a Lexus team be established to compete with Toyota's, which, with budgets in the ...

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    The Sultan's secret 1995 Ferrari FX
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    Richard Owen of Supercars.net recently visited the Marconi Museum in Tustin, California and discovered one of its hidden gems, a Sultan of Brunei custom Ferrari FX. Richard explains the history of this technological tour de force and gives us some insight into the bizarre story of the Sultan and ...

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