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  1. Sunday 2 February 2014

  2. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Sam Michael on 2014 season

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  3. Friday 24 January 2014

  4. 13:00

    Video: McLaren MP4-29 technical lowdown

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  5. McLaren not making bold 2014 predictions 12:56

    McLaren not making bold 2014 predictions

    McLaren has described 2014 as a year of "growth and regrowth" as it attempts to return to winning ways. The Woking-based outfit endured a particularly...

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  6. Friday 6 December 2013

  7. McLaren: Magnussen represents the future 10:09

    McLaren: Magnussen represents the future

    McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael says Kevin Magnussen "represents the future" for the Woking-based outfit, as the Dane's preparations ramp up for his...

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  8. Thursday 7 November 2013

  9. Teams 'on the limit' to prepare new cars 13:52

    Teams 'on the limit' to prepare new cars

    McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael believes that Formula 1 teams are "on the limit" to prepare their new cars in time for the opening pre-season test of...

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  10. Thursday 31 October 2013

  11. McLaren: Still no decision on Pérez 12:36

    McLaren: Still no decision on Pérez

    McLaren is yet to make a decision over Sergio Pérez's future at the team, Sporting Director Sam Michael confirmed ahead of his weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand...

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  12. Tuesday 1 October 2013

  13. McLaren not worried by extra races 13:25

    McLaren not worried by extra races

    McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael says he is not concerned by the prospect of a record-breaking 22-round Formula 1 calendar next season, following the...

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  14. Wednesday 4 September 2013

  15. McLaren confident of competitive 2014 09:42

    McLaren confident of competitive 2014

    Sam Michael believes McLaren will be able to return to race-winning form next season, insisting the outfit has learned valuable lessons from the fundamental...

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  16. Thursday 29 August 2013

  17. McLaren bringing minor upgrades to Monza 13:20

    McLaren bringing minor upgrades to Monza

    Sam Michael has said that McLaren will only be bringing minor upgrades to the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix, with the squad instead earmarking Singapore as...

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  18. Monday 24 June 2013

  19. Drivers confirmed for latest FOTA forum 09:51

    Drivers confirmed for latest FOTA forum

    Three drivers have been confirmed for the latest Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) Fans' Forum, which will be staged at the Tower Palace London on 26...

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  20. Friday 15 March 2013

  21. McLaren 'worried about pace' in Melbourne 06:30

    McLaren 'worried about pace' in Melbourne

    McLaren Team Principal says he is 'worried about the pace' of the MP4-28 chassis after the opening practice session for this weekend's Australian Grand...

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  22. Tuesday 5 March 2013

  23. McLaren expects 'incredibly close' season 09:52

    McLaren expects 'incredibly close' season

    McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael expects the 2013 Formula 1 campaign to be a fiercely competitive affair, having witnessed a number of impressive...

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  24. Friday 1 March 2013

  25. McLaren confirms Lowe joining Mercedes 13:48

    McLaren confirms Lowe joining Mercedes

    McLaren's Sam Michael has confirmed the widely expected news that former Technical Director Paddy Lowe will move to rivals Mercedes in 2014. After 20 years...

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  26. Monday 3 December 2012

  27. McLaren confident of strong start to 2013 15:33

    McLaren confident of strong start to 2013

    McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael is optimistic that the team will be able to fight at the front of the field from the very first round next season,...

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  28. Thursday 8 November 2012

  29. Magnussen able to apply for Superlicence 14:50

    Magnussen able to apply for Superlicence

    Kevin Magnussen has now completed enough mileage to be able to send off for a Formula 1 Superlicence. The license is required by any driver wishing to take...

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  30. Thursday 25 October 2012

  31. McLaren aims for a tenth per race 02:00

    McLaren aims for a tenth per race

    McLaren hopes to shave at least one tenth of a second off its car’s pace at each of the remaining four races in the 2012 Formula 1 season. With a maximum of...

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  32. Wednesday 4 July 2012

  33. McLaren performs 800 practice pit-stops 15:19

    McLaren performs 800 practice pit-stops

    In a bid to dial out the pit-stop problems which have plagued McLaren so far this season, the team carried out no less than 800 trial runs on Monday. So far...

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  34. Wednesday 1 February 2012

  35. Michael proud of McLaren ‘strength and depth’ 12:54

    Michael proud of McLaren ‘strength and depth’

    2012 will mark Sam Michael’s first Formula 1 campaign as McLaren Sporting Director, having departed his role of Williams Technical Director before the end o...

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  36. Thursday 3 November 2011

  37. Michael to start McLaren work in Abu Dhabi 09:14

    Michael to start McLaren work in Abu Dhabi

    Sam Michael will enjoy an early start in his new role as McLaren Sporting Director in Abu Dhabi, the Woking team has confirmed to GPUpdate.net. The...

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  38. Monday 26 September 2011

  39. Michael thankful after final Williams race 02:00

    Michael thankful after final Williams race

    Singapore marked Sam Michael’s last race as Williams Technical Director, with the Australian switching to McLaren as Sporting Director from 2011 onwards. On...

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  40. Friday 23 September 2011

  41. Williams loses time for new upgrades 18:34

    Williams loses time for new upgrades

    Although all teams lost half an hour of running time when Singapore’s first practice session was shortened on Friday evening, Williams was worse hit than m...

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  42. Monday 19 September 2011

  43. Michael prepares for last Williams race 13:46

    Michael prepares for last Williams race

    The Singapore Grand Prix will mark Sam Michael’s last race as Technical Director at Williams. After the encounter in Marina Bay, the Australian will prepare...

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  44. Tuesday 13 September 2011

  45. Williams ‘delighted’ by Michael’s new role 12:46

    Williams ‘delighted’ by Michael’s new role

    Sir Frank Williams has expressed delight over Sam Michael’s move to McLaren, with the Australian leaving Williams and joining the Woking squad as Sporting D...

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  46. Official: Sam Michael joins McLaren 12:29

    Official: Sam Michael joins McLaren

    It has been confirmed that Sam Michael, Technical Director for Williams, will join McLaren as Sporting Director from 2012 onwards. Having announced his...

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  47. Monday 12 September 2011

  48. Maldonado qualifying spin not DRS-related 15:05

    Maldonado qualifying spin not DRS-related

    Williams have revealed that the spin which damaged the car of Pastor Maldonado during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix was not related to his...

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  49. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 14:58

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Williams endured a tough weekend at Monza, with Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado sharing the seventh row of the grid before finishing the race in...

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  50. Tuesday 30 August 2011

  51. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 15:25

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Spa saw Williams score for the first time since the Canadian Grand Prix in June, with Pastor Maldonado picking up his maiden Formula 1 points. Technical...

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  52. Monday 22 August 2011

  53. More new rear wings for Williams 10:07

    More new rear wings for Williams

    Williams will be taking more new rear wings to Spa this weekend in order to test the components in Friday practice. Heading into the Belgian race, the...

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  54. Monday 1 August 2011

  55. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 14:37

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    After the 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix ended with sixth and tenth places for Nico Hülkenberg and Rubens Barrichello, Sunday’s 2011 race brought no points for Wi...

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  56. Friday 29 July 2011

  57. Williams continues experimenting with new parts 16:11

    Williams continues experimenting with new parts

    Williams duo Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado ended Friday’s free practice in 13th and 15th places in Hungary, with the Grove-based outfit continuing...

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  58. Tuesday 26 July 2011

  59. Williams to run KERS on both cars 09:44

    Williams to run KERS on both cars

    Williams will once again be using its KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) on both cars in Hungary, having experimented with a different strategy at the...

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  60. Monday 25 July 2011

  61. New Williams bodywork to help cooling 16:17

    New Williams bodywork to help cooling

    The Williams cars of Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado will be sporting modified bodywork for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. With the a...

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  62. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 16:12

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Williams endured a frustrating Sunday afternoon in Germany, with Rubens Barrichello retiring due to an oil seal problem as Pastor Maldonado took the...

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  63. Monday 18 July 2011

  64. More new wings for Williams cars 14:42

    More new wings for Williams cars

    Williams will be transporting more new wings to the Nürburgring as the World Championship continues in Germany this weekend. The modifications come on the...

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  65. Monday 11 July 2011

  66. Williams drivers set to be re-signed 13:55

    Williams drivers set to be re-signed

    Fellow South Americans Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado are expected to be re-signed by Williams for the 2012 season, with Team Chairman Adam Parr...

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  67. Interview with Williams' Sam Michael 12:17

    Interview with Williams' Sam Michael

    Williams duo Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado left Silverstone empty handed on Sunday afternoon, with both drivers enduring difficult races at the...

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  68. Monday 4 July 2011

  69. Williams to evaluate two diffusers at Silverstone 09:39

    Williams to evaluate two diffusers at Silverstone

    The British Grand Prix marks what could be a significant chapter in the 2011 season, with advanced engine mapping for blown diffusers now heavily cut back...

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  70. Tuesday 28 June 2011

  71. Williams to run pre-Silverstone aero test 09:54

    Williams to run pre-Silverstone aero test

    Williams will travel to Kemble in the Cotswolds, scene of the recent Force India aerodynamics test, for a straight-line run of their own prior to the...

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  72. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 09:38

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Following two consecutive points-scoring races for Rubens Barrichello in Monaco and Canada, Williams were unable to manage a top ten result in Valencia on...

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  73. Monday 20 June 2011

  74. More diffuser upgrades for Williams 12:14

    More diffuser upgrades for Williams

    Williams travels to Valencia with a further updated diffuser for this weekend’s European Grand Prix. After the team endured its worst ever start to a F...

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  75. Tuesday 14 June 2011

  76. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 08:42

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Having endured their worst ever start to an F1 season, failing to score in the first five races of 2011, Williams have now enjoyed two consecutive top ten...

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  77. Monday 6 June 2011

  78. Williams taking raft of upgrades to Canada 16:20

    Williams taking raft of upgrades to Canada

    Williams are transporting a number of updated car parts to this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. Last time out in Monaco, Rubens Barrichello scored the former...

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  79. Tuesday 31 May 2011

  80. Michael: Hamilton-Maldonado clash racing incident 15:37

    Michael: Hamilton-Maldonado clash racing incident

    Williams Technical Director Sam Michael has pointed a finger at neither Lewis Hamilton nor Pastor Maldonado for the incident which took the Venezuelan out...

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  81. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 15:18

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    After experiencing what was statistically their worst ever start to a Formula 1 season, Williams picked up their first points in Monaco on Sunday, with...

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  82. Monday 16 May 2011

  83. Teams vote against radical rule changes 15:44

    Teams vote against radical rule changes

    Formula 1 teams have voted against the planned undertray rule changes for the 2013 season, with the FIA announcing the idea as part of a series of...

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  84. Williams to test updated diffuser in Spain 09:53

    Williams to test updated diffuser in Spain

    Williams will begin the Barcelona weekend by testing a new version of its diffuser on Friday. The Grove team, which is yet to score points in 2011, is also...

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  85. Tuesday 10 May 2011

  86. Michael admits to Williams strategy error 10:08

    Michael admits to Williams strategy error

    Sam Michael acknowledges that Williams adopted the wrong strategy in Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix. Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado both raced on t...

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  87. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 09:43

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Williams’ disappointing start the 2011 season continued in Istanbul, with Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado still unable to score points. Team T...

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  88. Wednesday 4 May 2011

  89. Williams taking new brake ducts to Istanbul 02:00

    Williams taking new brake ducts to Istanbul

    It was announced on Tuesday that, after a decade with the team, Sam Michael will be leaving Williams at the end of the 2011 season. However, until then the...

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  90. Tuesday 3 May 2011

  91. Michael resigns as Coughlan joins Williams 11:02

    Michael resigns as Coughlan joins Williams

    Williams F1 have announced that Technical Director Sam Michael will be leaving the team at the end of the year. Also departing will be Chief Aerodynamicist...

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  92. Wednesday 20 April 2011

  93. Williams plans raft of updates for Turkey 11:19

    Williams plans raft of updates for Turkey

    Williams will be taking a selection of new car parts to the Turkish Grand Prix next month. The ex Champion team has statistically suffered its worst start...

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  94. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 11:02

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    After promising much in pre-season testing, Williams are yet to score points in 2011. Following what is statistically the team’s worst ever start to a F...

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  95. Sunday 17 April 2011

  96. ‘Nothing satisfying’ about Williams’ race 12:26

    ‘Nothing satisfying’ about Williams’ race

    Williams are still yet to score after three races in 2011, stressing their worst start to a Formula 1 season since entering Formula 1. Never in a position...

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  97. Tuesday 12 April 2011

  98. Barrichello pinning hopes on new exhaust 16:17

    Barrichello pinning hopes on new exhaust

    Rubens Barrichello is confident that a new exhaust system can propel his FW33 up the grid after a disappointing start to the 2011 season. The Brazilian's...

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  99. Saturday 9 April 2011

  100. Frustrated Williams still targeting points 12:44

    Frustrated Williams still targeting points

    Williams once again failed to demonstrate its pre-season promise in Malaysia on Saturday, with Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado managing no more than...

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  101. Tuesday 29 March 2011

  102. Michael: DRS needs time 12:54

    Michael: DRS needs time

    Williams’ Sam Michael believes that the new Drag Reduction System (DRS, also known as Adjustable Rear Wing) will yield more passing in races, but only when i...

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  103. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 12:23

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Williams was one of two teams to experience a double retirement at the start of the new season, with both Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado suffering...

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  104. Double transmission failure for Williams 11:04

    Double transmission failure for Williams

    Transmission problems claimed both Williams in Australia on Sunday, with Pastor Maldonado having become the first retirement of the season before fellow...

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  105. Tuesday 15 March 2011

  106. Williams confident that KERS is fixed 12:53

    Williams confident that KERS is fixed

    Williams have encountered several problems with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) in winter testing although Technical Director Sam Michael is now...

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  107. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 12:37

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Former World Champions Williams head into the 2011 season with a car sporting a tightly-packed rear end which other designers in the paddock continue to...

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