Nurburgring boss wants name solution by 2009

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070724175932.shtml --- The boss of the Nurburgring circuit says a solution must be found to its Formula One naming problem before it hosts a Grand Prix again in 2009. Last Sunday's event is the only German race on the 2007 calendar, but it had to officially be called the 'European Grand Prix' because rival motor sport body AvD exclusively controls the 'German Grand Prix' descriptor for the Hockenheim circuit. Hockenheim will...Read Full Story

No punishment for McLaren, Heidfeld or Schumacher

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Following a couple of incidents during today's European GP, race stewards at the Nurburgring have decided to take no further action.The first incident involved the clash between Ralf Schumacher and Nick Heidfeld which saw the Toyota driver eliminated from the race.Having spoken to both drivers, their team representatives and viewed video evidence, the stewards decided that the matter needed no further action.In a separate incident, the stewards were asked to investigate the possible "unsafe...Read Full Story

Tempers flared at the Nürburgring

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070723165104.shtml---According to Agence France-Presse, European Grand Prix winner Fernando Alonso accused Felipe Massa of deliberately hitting his car during the duel that opposed both drivers at the end of Sunday's race on the Nürburgring track.A few minutes before the traditional ceremony, Ferrari's Felipe Massa approached McLaren's Fernando Alonso and shook his hand in the room adjacent to the podium. The folllowing...Read Full Story

Newspaper slams unfair treatment for Hamilton

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070723132430.shtml --- The Spanish press has reacted with irritation to what it describes as a "favour for Hamilton" by the Nurburgring marshals on Sunday. Spain's Diario As newspaper, whose countryman Fernando Alonso closed to within two points of his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton by winning the European Grand Prix on Sunday, reckons the track-workers behaved unfairly after Briton Hamilton slid off the circuit. "With a...Read Full Story

European race analysis - McLaren’s unexpected boost

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2007/7/6522.html --- For much of the European Grand Prix, McLaren were resigned to scoring eight points as Fernando Alonso was generally outpaced by Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. But there was even a time, around lap 24, when it seemed that only six might be on offer as Kimi Raikkonen closed to within half a second of the Spaniard’s MP4-22. In the dry, the F2007 still clearly had an edge, as Massa’s fastest lap of 1m 32.853s compared to Alonso’s...Read Full Story

Tarantino stunned by blockbuster European Grand Prix

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6523.html --- He is known as a director of fast and furious movies, with storylines that tend to go way beyond normal fantasy - think Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. So what Quentin Tarantino witnessed at the European Grand Prix no doubt featured a script quite to his liking - cars sliding haphazardly off the track; a leader that no one would have predicted in Markus Winkelhock; wonderboy Lewis Hamilton out of the points; and a finish...Read Full Story

Alonso weathers the storm to win Nurburgring thriller

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6517.html---McLaren’s Fernando Alonso won a humdinger of a European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring on Sunday afternoon, in a contest that at the start was almost rendered farcical by rain. But it was only when more precipitation fell on parts of the track in the closing laps that the Spaniard was able to pounce on erstwhile leader Felipe Massa, and to snatch the triumph from the Brazilian in the Ferrari. It was a great day for Alonso...Read Full Story

Sunday race preview - simply too close to call in Germany

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2007/7/6515.html --- Quite whether Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying crash helped Ferrari to pole position over McLaren at the Nurburgring will forever be a moot point, but with a lap of 1m 31.450s Kimi Raikkonen certainly seemed pretty satisfied. With a light fuel load in Q1 and Q2 his Ferrari had struggled a little for grip, but he felt it come back as he ran with his race fuel load and was generally happy with the way things went. The delay...Read Full Story

Paddock Postcard from the Nurburgring

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6514.html --- Michael Schumacher made another of his low-key appearances at Ferrari this weekend, after missing the British Grand Prix. Fellow former champion Mika Hakkinen was another famous face in the paddock as the Finn carried out duties as ambassador for Johnnie Walker. In GP2, Timo Glock got his championship campaign back on track with a strong victory over rivals Lucas di Grassi and Kazuki Nakajima. Silverstone winner Adam...Read Full Story

Nurburgring legend - Michael Schumacher

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2007/7/6506.html --- During his illustrious Formula One career, Michael Schumacher raced in 11 European Grands Prix at the Nurburgring - and won five times. With such formidable form at the German circuit, it is no surprise that Schumacher has been honoured by having a corner named after him - the Schumacher S. As Formula One racing returns to the Eifel mountains for the 2007 event, we take a look back at the German’s greatest moments at the...Read Full Story