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    Motorsports: FIA releases record 21-race 2015 Formula One calendar
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    The 2015 Formula One World Championship is now set for a record 21-race calendar, as the FIA has released at the conclusion of its World Motor Sport Council meeting in Qatar. To this past season, which encompassed 19 grands prix, next year's championship adds a further two races to bring the ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Official: Bahrain Grand Prix back on the F1 calendar despite civil unrest
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    The start to this year's Formula 1 championship was delayed when civil unrest in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain forced the cancellation of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Since then, a question mark has loomed over whether the round would be reinstated later in the season, and now we have our ...

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    Report: FIA rejects new applicants, leaves USF1's slot vacant
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    American fans of Formula One racing will recall all too easily the debacle surrounding the USF1 team. A promising venture from the outset, the team started and stalled, but – after securing a slot on the grid for this season alongside newcomers HRT, Lotus and Virgin Racing – ...

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    Stillborn USF1 team fined, banned from F1 forever?
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    The World Motor Sport Council is just catching up to USF1's premature disappearance from Formula 1. The WSMC has reportedly banned the American ex-team forever – which we're guessing means the troika of Ken Anderson, Peter Windsor and Chad Hurley – from competing in F1, and fined it ...

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    "Stepneygate" verdict reached: McLaren stripped of '07 championship points, fined $100 million
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    The ongoing "Stepneygate" espionage scandal that has embroiled Formula 1 this summer has drawn to a conclusion (for the time being, at least), and the World Motor Sport Council has meted out some severe punishment. McLaren F1 has been stripped of all its constructors' championship points for the ...

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