Alonso wins again after pole winner Button blows up

2006 Australian Grand Prix review

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Fernando Alonso stamped his authority all over the Australian Grand Prix – while the field behind him fell by the wayside. Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jenson Button were among the casualties. Button rocketed to pole position on Saturday on a very competitive fuel load, and successfully converted the advantage into the race lead. … Continue reading Alonso wins again after pole winner Button blows up

Massa shunt shafts Schu

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The vagaries of 2006-style qualifying combined to claim a few noteworthy scalps ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. The first was Rubens Barrichello, who failed to get beyond the first session and quaified 16th, bumped down by Vitantonio Liuzzi’s Scuderia Toro Rosso-Cosworth. Barrichello’s early hot lap was thwarted by Yuji Ide who spun his Super … Continue reading Massa shunt shafts Schu

Ferrari reveal 248 F1

2006 F1 season

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Spies had already snapped the 248 F1 lapping Fiorano ahead of today’s launch, leading Autosport to comment on how much the new Ferrari appears to have borrowed from rivals Renault, Toyota and McLaren. The 248 F1 marks another change in nomenclature from Ferrari, who used the F200X series from 2000. ‘248’ denotes the 2.4-litre engine … Continue reading Ferrari reveal 248 F1

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