Imola pushes ahead with revamp

Imola pushes ahead with revamp

Imola will still push ahead with improvements to the circuit and its facilities despite being dropped from the 2007 F1 calendar. The first major work to take place involves the demolition of the pits complex and work should begin in the next ten days.
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2006 San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Saturday 11 November 2006

  2. Imola pushes ahead with revamp 11:31

    Imola pushes ahead with revamp

    Imola will still push ahead with improvements to the circuit and its facilities despite being dropped from the 2007 F1 calendar. The first major work to take…

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  3. Wednesday 20 September 2006

  4. Italian government gives Imola hope 16:45

    Italian government gives Imola hope

    The Italian government has given Imola hope that it can keep its place on the F1 calendar next season when it confirmed today that work to modernise the circuit…

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  5. Sunday 23 April 2006

  6. 19:15

    Photos - Sunday at Imola

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  7. McLaren make do with podium 19:03

    McLaren make do with podium

    McLaren Mercedes driver Juan Pablo Montoya finished today's San Marino Grand Prix in third place, 15.8 seconds behind race winner Michael Schumacher. Team mate…

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  8. Ferrari celebrates perfect homecoming 18:50

    Ferrari celebrates perfect homecoming

    First win of the season for Ferrari and a perfect homecoming at Imola. This is the Scuderia's eighth San Marino Grand Prix victory, the 184th from 727 Grand…

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  9. Troublesome afternoon at Super Aguri 18:36

    Troublesome afternoon at Super Aguri

    It was a disappointing end to a promising race weekend for the Super Aguri F1 team. Following an early collision with Christian Albers which damaged his…

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  10. Disappointing race for BMW 18:15

    Disappointing race for BMW

    The BMW Sauber F1 Team finished the first race of the European Formula 1 season in Imola with their drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Nick Heidfeld 12th and 13th…

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  11. Frustration for Toyota 18:04

    Frustration for Toyota

    Toyota suffered a frustrating afternoon at the San Marino Grand Prix. Both Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli qualified in the top ten but they endured mixed…

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  12. Both Toro Rossos finish 17:58

    Both Toro Rossos finish

    Scuderia Toro Rosso was happy after both its cars finished the San Marino Grand PRix. Liuzzi brought his car home in fourteenth while Scott Speed was not far…

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  13. Dramatic afternoon for Midland 17:50

    Dramatic afternoon for Midland

    It was a dramatic afternoon for Midland F1 Racing as Albers got hit from behind buy Ide on the first lap and was sent into a spectacular roll. Fortunately the…

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  14. Weekend to forget for Red Bull 17:42

    Weekend to forget for Red Bull

    It was a weekend to forget for Red Bull Racing as both Coulthard and Klien failed to finish. Both suffered failures on their cars - Klien a hydraulic problem…

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  15. Renault settles for second 17:32

    Renault settles for second

    The Renault F1 Team took nine points from a dramatic tactical battle in Imola this afternoon, during the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix. In a spectacular reversal…

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  16. Williams back to scoring ways 17:21

    Williams back to scoring ways

    Mark Webber claimed another three points for the WilliamsF1 team finishing in sixth position while team mate Nico Rosberg brought his car home in eleventh. "It…

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  17. Montoya celebrates podium 17:14

    Montoya celebrates podium

    Juan Pablo Montoya drove an undramatic but strong race this afternoon to climb from seventh on the grid to finish third. By contrast team mate Raikkonen…

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  18. Alonso - impossible to pass Schumi 16:58

    Alonso - impossible to pass Schumi

    Fernando Alonso had to make do with second place in this afternoon's San Marino Grand Prix despite being significantly faster than a wounded Michael Schumacher…

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  19. Schumi savours 'amazing' day 16:46

    Schumi savours 'amazing' day

    Michael Schumacher was savouring an 'amazing' day after claiming his 85th career victory and becoming the first man to beat Renault this season. "It's great -…

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  20. Schumacher's still got it 16:33

    Schumacher's still got it

    Michael Schumacher fended off Fernando Alonso for most of the San Marino Grand Prix to nurse his Ferrari to an 85th career victory. Despite a flying start…

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  21. 00:58

    Photos - Saturday at Imola

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  22. Saturday 22 April 2006

  23. Honda hopes high for Sunday 18:22

    Honda hopes high for Sunday

    Honda will start tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix from the 1st and 2nd rows of the grid after Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were the 2nd and 3rd fastest…

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  24. Both Toyotas in top ten 18:04

    Both Toyotas in top ten

    Toyota heads into Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix with two cars in the top ten of the grid following today's hour of qualifying. On another sunny day at Imola…

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  25. Ferrari focus on victory 17:46

    Ferrari focus on victory

    Second pole position of the season for Ferrari, following on from the one in Sakhir, both of them courtesy of Michael Schumacher. This is the sixth time that a…

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  26. McLarens confident starting seventh and eighth 17:29

    McLarens confident starting seventh and eighth

    McLaren Mercedes driver Juan Pablo Montoya will start tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix from seventh position on the grid after setting a fastest time of…

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  27. Toro Rosso with nothing to lose 17:18

    Toro Rosso with nothing to lose

    Scuderia Toro Rosso's Tonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed say they have nothing to lose and are going all out for points in tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix after…

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  28. Red Bull hoped for more 17:10

    Red Bull hoped for more

    Red Bull Racing had hoped for more but in the end had to make do with David Coulthard qualifying fourteenth and Christian Klien getting eliminated in the very…

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  29. BMW miss out as Heidfeld crashes 17:00

    BMW miss out as Heidfeld crashes

    It was a disapppointing qualifying session for the BMW Sauber F1 Team, as neither Jacques Villeneuve nor Nick Heidfeld made it into the top ten on the grid for…

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  30. Super Aguri happy with improvements 16:53

    Super Aguri happy with improvements

    Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide qualified their Super Aguri cars 20th and 21st for the San Marino Grand Prix. "It has been a good day for the team," said Sato. "We…

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  31. Renault overshadowed at Imola 16:45

    Renault overshadowed at Imola

    The Renault F1 Team suffered at the hands of the 2006 knockout qualifying system this afternoon in Imola, and Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella will line…

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  32. Williams eyes points from tenth and thirteenth 16:38

    Williams eyes points from tenth and thirteenth

    Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg qualified their WilliamsF1 cars in tenth and thirteenth places for tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix. "It was obviously a close…

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  33. Button much happier with car 16:31

    Button much happier with car

    Jenson Button says he is much happier with his Honda after the team worked long into the night on Friday to improve its handling. Button went on to qualify in…

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  34. Disappointing qualifying for Midland 16:28

    Disappointing qualifying for Midland

    MF1 Racing's M16s experienced technical issues that prevented both Tiago Monteiro and Christijan Albers from improving on their practice times from earlier in…

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  35. 16:15

    Photos - Saturday at Imola

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  36. Delighted Schumacher making up for mistakes 16:15

    Delighted Schumacher making up for mistakes

    Delighted with his dominant pole position in qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix Michael Schumacher said Ferrari was making up for its misfortune and…

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  37. Unbeatable Schumi sets new pole record 16:12

    Unbeatable Schumi sets new pole record

    Michael Schumacher was unbeatable in qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix taking a dominant pole position in front of Ferrari's home crowd. The 66th pole…

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  38. Schumacher on top in final practice 13:03

    Schumacher on top in final practice

    Michael Schumacher fought back and was well and truly in the zone in final practice on this morning as he finished almost 0.3s ahead of Fernando Alonso and over…

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  39. Friday 21 April 2006

  40. McLaren positive despite ninth and twelfth 18:49

    McLaren positive despite ninth and twelfth

    McLaren drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's practice sessions for the San Marino Grand Prix in ninth and 12th positions respectively.…

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  41. Honda happy with practice pace 18:35

    Honda happy with practice pace

    Honda was back on track in Imola today for the opening day of the European season which kicks off this weekend with the San Marino Grand Prix. Today's opening…

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  42. Ferrari find pace at home 18:01

    Ferrari find pace at home

    Ferrari found a strong pace in its home race at Imola. Michael Schumacher finished second fastest and team mate Felipe Massa was fifth at the end of the first…

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  43. Super Aguri happy with progress 17:48

    Super Aguri happy with progress

    It was a positive start to the San Marino Grand Prix weekend for the Super Aguri F1 team. Yuji Ide pushed himself and the SA05 during the first Free Practice…

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  44. Williams make most of third car 17:42

    Williams make most of third car

    The FW28s of Alex Wurz, Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber today carried sidepod livery to celebrate Petrobras' achieving oil self-sufficiency for Brazil as annual…

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  45. Albers flying high for Midland 17:31

    Albers flying high for Midland

    Midland F1 drivers Christijan Albers, Tiago Monteiro and Giorgio Mondini finished Friday practice at Imola in fourteenth, twenty-first and twenty-sixth…

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  46. BMW looking good at Imola 17:21

    BMW looking good at Imola

    The three BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers had two trouble-free practice sessions at the Imola track which sees the start of the European part of the F1 season with…

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  47. Electrical problem blights Toyota progress 17:14

    Electrical problem blights Toyota progress

    Toyota today began its preparations for the San Marino Grand Prix on a sunny day at Italy's Imola circuit. Fresh from his podium in Australia, Ralf Schumacher…

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  48. Renault the one to beat on Friday 17:05

    Renault the one to beat on Friday

    Renault's morning session saw the team's two drivers completely only installation laps, before beginning their programmes this afternoon with several set-up…

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  49. Red Bull struggle on Friday 16:56

    Red Bull struggle on Friday

    Red Bull Racing's trio of drivers - Robert Doornbos, David Coulthard and Christian Klien finished sixteenth, twentieth and twenty-fourth respectively at the end…

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  50. Alonso fights back 16:12

    Alonso fights back

    Fernando Alonso fought back against Michael Schumacher's determination to win this weekend and finished Friday's second practice session 0.3s ahead of the…

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  51. 14:46

    Photos - Friday at Imola

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  52. Schumacher sets early Imola pace 13:03

    Schumacher sets early Imola pace

    Michael Schumacher put down a very fast early marker in the first hour of practice on Friday at Imola. The Ferrari driver completed just four laps but went…

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  53. Thursday 20 April 2006

  54. 20:37

    Photos - Thursday at Imola

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  55. Imola chassis preview 07:30

    Imola chassis preview

    Imola is famous for its kerbs, and particularly the challenges of the Variante Alta and Variante Bassa chicanes. Teams must find the right compromise between…

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  56. Wednesday 19 April 2006

  57. Imola kerbs puts strain on V8s 08:00

    Imola kerbs puts strain on V8s

    The engine is put under particular strain at Imola. The teams need good torque to launch out of the slow corners, and the hard acceleration phases mean that the…

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  58. Tuesday 18 April 2006

  59. Raikkonen hopes to score with improved MP4-21 15:58

    Raikkonen hopes to score with improved MP4-21

    McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen began the San Marino Grand Prix in 2005 from pole position. Unfortunately for the McLaren driver his car suffered from a drive…

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  60. Friday 20 January 2006

  61. 11:31

    Imola set for major revamp

    The Imola circuit near Bologna, which hosts the San Marino Grand Prix looks set to undergo some serious modifications to once again make it a really high-speed…

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