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9 Dec 2009: F1: Silverstone experiencing record ticket sales

At bloody last. Silverstone’s Monday morning announcement that it had secured a contract to host the British Grand Prix for the next 10 years has uncorked a mass of fans desperate to finally book their race tickets.

7 Dec 2009: F1: Silverstone wins 17-year British Grand Prix contract

Silverstone has agreed a new contract to host the British Grand Prix from 2010, ensuring the future of Formula One in the UK for at least a decade – and tickets are already on sale.

3 Dec 2009: F1: Rookie Ricciardo rockets to testing triumph

Formula One’s young driver testing ended today with the familiar sight of an Australian topping the time-sheets in a Red Bull as Daniel Ricciardo signalled his intention to follow in Mark Webber’s footsteps.

3 Dec 2009: F1: Hamilton drives Prost’s McLaren MP4-2C

Lewis Hamilton may have missed his chance to drive Ayrton Senna’s McLaren MP4-4 at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed after it developed a problem while in the hands of the great man’s nephew Bruno. But luckily his employers have a number of iconic Formula One cars at their disposal.

3 Dec 2009: F1: Is Renault selling out to Prodrive?

Renault’s exit plan from F1 competition could involve selling its Enstone operation to Prodrive, according to a report in a French newspaper.

2 Dec 2009: F1: Paffett shows the kids a thing or two in Jerez

Veteran McLaren driver Gary Paffett may seem like a dad at a disco compared with some of the youngsters at the Jerez Formula One rookie test this week, but he proved he could still bust out some moves by topping the timesheets on day two.

2 Dec 2009: F1: Carroll still chasing a Virgin drive

A1GP champion Adam Carroll is unlikely to be able to defend his World Cup of Motorsport title for Ireland next year after financial troubles floored the series – but its loss could still be F1’s gain.

1 Dec 2009: F1: Di Resta best of the rest as Soucek is quickest

Andy Soucek’s gamble of entering Formula Two as a backdoor route into F1 took a step closer to paying off today as he topped the timesheets for Williams in rookie testing at Jerez.

30 Nov 2009: Jenson Button heads Sport Personality Award shortlist

Jenson Button has been installed as instant bookies’ favourite for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award after the broadcaster released its final shortlist of 10 names.

30 Nov 2009: F1: Paffett hoping to stay in McLaren test role

Long-time McLaren tester Gary Paffett is hoping to be confirmed in his role for 2010, as well as continuing his successful DTM career with Mercedes.

 
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