Racing News and Notes, Feb. 6, 2005

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Racing News and Notes, 6, 2005

Here’s the news the world of motorsports:

Formula 1:

• Midland Unveil New Cars: The World Champions kicked off week with the public of their new contender, the R26, at a event in Monaco. The car has been tested on-track since 10, and the team said it had already over 1600 miles of From Monaco it was straight off to ,


. to join this multi-team test (see Then, on Friday, the new MF1 Racing (formerly known as Jordan ) had the debut of its first-ever Formula 1 the M16, at


’s Silverstone circuit. The will be the first in F1 history to as a Russian team, since it is by Alex Shnaider, a Russian/Canadian. The will run Toyota V-8 engines Bridgestone tires, and will be by Christijan Albers and Tiago

• Testing at Valencia : As mentioned last week’s multi-team was at the


circuit. Things off Tuesday in wet conditions, with Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, and Red present, as Rubens Barrichello and driver Anthony Davidson the time sheets for Honda. BMW, and


joined the party on and Fernando Alonso set the pace for the of the week, improving from on Wednesday to a 1:10.552 on Friday. Jenson Button was second-fastest for the at 1:10.907 on Thursday, with test driver Heikki third-fastest at 1:10.953 on Friday. them, Ferrari’s Felipe clocked a 1:11.284 as the best of the

Renault, Honda, and Ferrari so far to be the class of the field, but you never who’s sandbagging.

• Rossi for Ferrari: As advertised, Italian GP champ Valentino Rossi for three days at


with Ferrari, his outing with other F1 Things didn’t start out too as he failed to complete a lap on Tuesday spinning into a gravel He did better on Wednesday and Thursday, going ninth-quick in a field of 15 on at 1:12.856 and 12th out of 16 on Thursday at driving a 2004-spec V-10 Overall, not too bad.

Apparently he is to test some more the team, but for now he says he’s his attention back to two wheels.

• Stirring the Pot: You just that, with all the happy lately about the teams together to agree on the new Concorde and the end of the GPMA’s quest for a separate it was too good to be true. FIA president Max poked a sharp stick in the nest on Friday in an interview England ’s Evening Standard by saying that he thought the teams (McLaren/Mercedes, BMW, Renault, and


) should none of the commercial revenue by Formula 1. The proposed new agreement Bernie Ecclestone and the teams for an increase from 25 to 60 percent of the Ferrari, Williams, MF1, Red and Toro Rosso have signed up to the Ecclestone plan.

Mosley’s proposal calls for the teams to share the revenue ironically, Ferrari president di Montezemolo recently said his team is “independent” since it no receives money from which owns Ferrari), and didn’t go over very with the manufacturer teams. The immediately issued a statement Mosley that the European has ruled that the FIA is not allowed to itself in the monetary side of F1, and “GPMA remains committed to its and will continue discussions the commercial rights holder.” as always, tuned.

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