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    #F1 News: Briatore joins Montezemolo in Schumacher criticism

    Dec.6 (GMM) Flavio Briatore has joined Luca di Montezemolo in criticising the way Michael Schumacher ended his formula one career recently in Brazil.

    Despite winning five consecutive titles for Ferrari in his ultra-successful first career, Schumacher - now driving for Mercedes - openly let his friend Sebastian Vettel overtake during the Interlagos finale.

    Schumacher's fellow German Vettel was fighting for the title against Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who ultimately lost the battle by 3 points.

    "I was expecting a slightly different final race on the part of Michael Schumacher", Ferrari president Montezemolo admitted last weekend.

    Italian Briatore, who was team boss when Schumacher won his first two titles with Benetton in the mid-90s, agrees with his fellow Italian Montezemolo.

    "The way he (Schumacher) behaved in Brazil was not good.

    "His preference was that Red Bull beats Ferrari," said Briatore.

    "The only one who helped Ferrari was Webber," he added, referring to Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, who is in Briatore's management stable.

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    #F1 News: Vettel frowns upon fans' Bruno Senna abuse 06/12/2012 9:09am

    #F1 News: Vettel frowns upon fans' Bruno Senna abuse

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    December 6th 2012

    Dec.6 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has distanced himself from a barrage of criticism directed at Bruno Senna after the recent 2012 championship finale in Brazil.

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    Total kilometres driven by all the P Zero compounds in 2011: 307,657 km (races and tests)

    #F1 News: Red Bull can be Ferrari-like 'myth' too - Vettel

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    December 6th 2012

    Dec.6 (GMM) Red Bull is "well on the way" to achieving the same sort of "mythical status" as fellow grandee F1 teams like Ferrari.

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    Track with the 'easiest' corners in terms of tyres: Montréal

    #F1 News: F1 reserves 2013 date for another European race

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    December 6th 2012

    Dec.6 (GMM) A new date on F1's 2013 calendar has been reserved for "another European" grand prix, the FIA revealed after its Istanbul meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday.

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    Total number of tyres provided for the season (dry and wets): Race tyres: 24,000 dry tyres; 4,600 wet tyres plus an additional 6,000 for the tests

    #F1 News: Rolex becomes F1's official timekeeper

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    December 5th 2012

    Dec.5 (GMM) Luxury watchmaker Rolex has signed up as F1's official timekeeper.

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    Youngest driver to have driven a P Zero F1 tyre: Kevin Ceccon (18 years old)

    #F1 News: Zanardi, Alguersuari, Senna linked with DTM move

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    December 5th 2012

    Dec.5 (GMM) Three well-known F1 names are being linked with the premier German touring car championship DTM.

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    Time taken for Sebastian Vettel to fit an F1 tyre from scratch: 5m13s

    #F1 News: Marussia not offered 2013 Concorde Agreement deal

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    December 5th 2012

    Dec.5 (GMM) Marussia is the only team on the official 2013 entry list that is yet to be offered a new Concorde Agreement deal.

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    Highest speed reached by a P Zero F1 tyre: 349.2 kph (Sergio Perez in Monza Qualifying)

    #F1 News: Qinghua in talks with Caterham, Marussia - report

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    December 5th 2012

    Dec.5 (GMM) When the mere survival of HRT looked bleak, the Spanish team's Chinese development driver Ma Qinghua started to look elsewhere.

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    Numbers of meals served at the Pirelli F1 hospitality (incl tests): 28,612

    #F1 News: Backer says Bottas not like other pay-drivers

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    December 5th 2012

    Dec.5 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas is not like other 'pay drivers' on the F1 grid, his main backer insists.

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    Pirelli in F1 - Podium places: 196

    #F1 News: Newey 'a little late' with 2013 Red Bull

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    December 5th 2012

    Dec.5 (GMM) Team boss Christian Horner has admitted car designer Adrian Newey is "a little late" with next year's Red Bull.

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    Total kilometres driven by all the P Zero compounds in 2011: 307,657 km (races and tests)

    #F1 News: Ecclestone confirms Turkey GP revival effort

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    December 5th 2012

    Dec.5 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed he is pushing to revive the Turkish grand prix.

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    Shortest races of the year: Monza with 1hrs 20min 46.272s

    #F1 News: Pirelli wants 'medium-term' F1 stay

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    December 4th 2012

    Dec.4 (GMM) Pirelli is keen to stay in formula one well beyond next season, according to motor sport director Paul Hembery.

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    Number of hours that Paul Hembery has been interviewed at GP events: 61 hrs, 25 min

    #F1 News: Adam Parr could be next to sue Ecclestone - report

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    December 4th 2012

    Dec.4 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone's next headache could be in the form of former Williams chairman Adam Parr, according to a report in the German language Speed Week.

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    Total number of tyres provided for the season (dry and wets): Race tyres: 24,000 dry tyres; 4,600 wet tyres plus an additional 6,000 for the tests