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F1 News: USF1 Hopeful for 2011 Debut (Yeah, Right)

USF1 are trading on just about the only credit anyone can give them these days: boundless, heedless optimism in the face of crushing reality.

ESPN (via is reporting that the team are apparently hopeful that they’ll be granted a place on the grid for the 2011 season.

More after the jump. Take all the time you need until you’re done crying with laughter.

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F1 News: Silly Season in Full Swing

The speculation is over. Our questions have been answered. Kamui Kobayashi will no longer stay on the sidelines, watching all the action; he has been signed for the 2010 Formula One season.

Follow the jump for more.

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F1 Everything-But-The-Drivers Roundup: New Points System, New Stewards System, Silverstone’s Return, Renault, and the 2010 F1 Calendar!

Jean Todt smiles for the camera
It’s official: the FIA World Motorsports Council convened on Friday, 11 December and approved a new points system for F1 that will go into effect from 2010. Follow the jump for more.

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Breaking F1 News: Donington Park a No-Go for 2010

DoningtonPark-02 If you’ve ever wondered what an F1 race staged at this circuit might look like, you can stop. Turns out it’s about 99.99999999% likely to not ever happen, after all. Reasons why after the jump.

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FIA Presidential Election Heats Up, May Burn Mosley’s Posterior

Ari_Vatanen October 23rd marks the day that a new FIA president will be elected to replace Max Mosley, who will finally be stepping down. Will it be Ari Vatanen or Jean Todt? Not keen to go quietly, Mosley’s in the midst of a new scandal on the eve of this important event. Find out what it is after the jump.

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F1 News: Montreal Back On Calendar for 2010?

It may only be wishful thinking on our parts, we’ll admit. After all, is “Home of the Canadian Car Enthusiast,” and as such, we’d have to be completely nuts to not ardently hope for Formula One to make its triumphant return to the Circuit du Gilles Villeneuve, wouldn’t we?

Well, it’s looking more and more like that might actually happen.

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F1 News: Bernie Ecclestone’s Clever Sleight-Of-Hand


Bernie Ecclestone, last Friday.

Last Friday, Bernie Ecclestone once again set the international motorsport community alight, and it certainly wasn’t with his smile. No, as ever, he opened his mouth in an interview (this time with The Times) and a line of audaciously appalling prose flowed forth like water.

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F1 News: Canadian GP to Return in 2010?

Circuit du Gilles Villeneuve
Of course it’s a song we’ve all heard before, but the CBC have confirmed that talks are ongoing between François Dumontier (NASCAR organizer in Montreal) and Bernie Ecclestone, and that they in fact met on Tuesday to talk some more about putting Canada back on the F1 map where it belongs.

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