Indy boss vows to win GP back

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40038 --- Indianapolis chief executive Tony George has pledged to do everything in his power to ensure that Formula 1 returns to the legendary track after 2008. George announced yesterday that the circuit had been unable to agree terms with Bernie Ecclestone and would not feature on next year's F1 calendar. But he is adamant that the loss of the 2008 race does not mean the end of Indy's relationship with F1. "Obviously, I am...Read Full Story

Official: IMS boss George confirms no race in 2008

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George has officially confirmed that there will not be a Grand Prix at Indianapolis in 2008.Following an earlier report, George made the following announcement a short while ago:"After several discussions, Bernie Ecclestone and I were unable to agree how to keep Formula One in Indianapolis for the near term. However, we have agreed to leave the door open for a potential future date."It has been a pleasure having the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis...Read Full Story

Indianapolis loses its F1 date

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40034 --- The future of the United States Grand Prix is in doubt after the Indianapolis circuit confirmed that it would not host next year's race. Indy boss Tony George and Bernie Ecclestone had been attempting to negotiate a new deal after the current contract expired following the 2007 GP, but could not come to an agreement. “After several discussions, Bernie Ecclestone and I were unable to agree how to keep Formula One in...Read Full Story

Indianapolis Motor Speedway postscript

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Linked from http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=257718&FS=F1 --- Hamilton bonds quickly with USGP fans; Lloyd, Hamilton reunite at Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, June 19, 2007 -- Lewis Hamilton and the fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had a good rapport right from the time he turned his first laps in practice June 15. Hamilton waved to the cheering fans on his cool-down laps and from the front of the Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes pit garage all weekend. The crowd at the Brickyard...Read Full Story

Indianapolis gives McLaren another 1-2

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Linked from http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=756&fArticleId=3888586 --- Indianapolis, Indiana - Britain's Lewis Hamilton win at the 2007 US Formula 1 GP on Sunday has underlined and confirmed his extraordinary talent through a perfect display of driving – much of it under pressure from team mate Fernando Alonso. Nevertheless, he coolly resisted the Spaniard's advances right from his pole start to earn a second win in a row, the previous one being in Canada last weekend, and...Read Full Story

Paddock Postcard from Indianapolis

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6303/776.html --- Celebrities of various hues flocked into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the course of the three-day US Grand Prix. Perhaps the current most popular was Dario Franchitti, whose last appearance here garnered him victory in the prestigious 500 mile race in May. The 34 year-old Scot, the first of his countrymen since his great hero Jim Clark to achieve the feat, was accompanied by brother Marino, fellow IRL pilot Marco...Read Full Story

Hamilton makes it two in a row

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/6299/776.html --- For the second consecutive race Lewis Hamilton edged out McLaren team mate Fernando Alonso to take pole position here at Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon. Alonso made the running in the first two sessions of qualifying, but Hamilton settled the issue with a lap of 1m 12.331s in the third, when Alonso’s best was 1m 12.500s. The Englishman’s car required an engine change last night due to an assembly problem but he will not...Read Full Story