Alonso confident of Spanish comeback

Alonso confident of Spanish comeback

Fernando Alonso is confident of staging a comeback and beating Ferrari at his home Grand Prix on Sunday. He also says that now questions have been answered about Ferrari's true pace he and Renault can get to work on getting back on top.
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2006 European Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Monday 8 May 2006

  2. Alonso confident of Spanish comeback 05:30

    Alonso confident of Spanish comeback

    Fernando Alonso is confident of staging a comeback and beating Ferrari at his home Grand Prix on Sunday. He also says that now questions have been answered...

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  3. Sunday 7 May 2006

  4. Both Midlands make the flag 20:00

    Both Midlands make the flag

    MF1 Racing overcame some bad luck earlier in the weekend to claim a reliable two-car finish in the European Grand Prix at Germany's Nürburgring. The team...

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  5. Ferrari celebrates dominant win 19:23

    Ferrari celebrates dominant win

    Second win of the season for Ferrari, again with Michael Schumacher. This is the Scuderia's fifth victory in the European Grand Prix, the 185th from 728...

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  6. Toyota hopes go up in smoke 18:51

    Toyota hopes go up in smoke

    Toyota had a disappointing result at the European Grand Prix. During the race, Jarno struggled with his race pace, while Ralf had a hard day's work battling...

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  7. Hydraulic problems for both Super Aguris 18:44

    Hydraulic problems for both Super Aguris

    It was a disappointing end to the European Grand Prix for the Super Aguri F1 team as both drivers failed to finish the race due to separate hydraulic...

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  8. McLaren salvages fourth 18:40

    McLaren salvages fourth

    McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen finished today's 60-lap European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in fourth place. Juan Pablo Montoya had to retire from...

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  9. Mixed fortunes for Honda 18:27

    Mixed fortunes for Honda

    It was a race of mixed fortunes for Honda in today's European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in Germany. Rubens Barrichello crossed the line in 5th place to...

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  10. Renault reflects on Nurburgring loss 18:12

    Renault reflects on Nurburgring loss

    Fernando Alonso took his third second-place finish of the season after starting from pole position. The Spaniard made a clean start to lead the opening two...

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  11. Villeneuve makes point at Nurburgring 18:04

    Villeneuve makes point at Nurburgring

    After good starts and a promising first part of the race, at the end of the day the race pace of the BMW Sauber F1.06 was not good enough. Jacques...

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  12. Gritty Rosberg drive nets Williams two points 17:52

    Gritty Rosberg drive nets Williams two points

    A gritty drive from Nico Rosberg starting from the back of the grid saw him finish seventh and net two points for Williams on a day when all looked lost....

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  13. Double trouble for Red Bulls 17:44

    Double trouble for Red Bulls

    It was a case of double trouble for Red Bull Racing as Coulthard was eliminated on the first lap when he was hit by Liuzzi, who had been hit by Ralf...

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  14. First lap misery for Toro Rosso 17:29

    First lap misery for Toro Rosso

    Scott Speed brought his Scuderia Toro Rosso home in eleventh while Tonio Liuzzi retired on the first lap when he was hit from behind and sent into a spin....

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  15. Schumacher savours second victory 17:13

    Schumacher savours second victory

    Michael Schumacher savoured his second straight win of the season as he closed the gap to Fernando Alonso to thirteen points. Schumacher followed Alonso...

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  16. Schumacher holds nerve to snatch home win 16:40

    Schumacher holds nerve to snatch home win

    Michael Schumacher held his nerve, matching Fernando Alonso right until the second pit stops and putting fast laps in when it counted to beat the...

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  17. 13:37

    Photos - Sunday at the Nurburgring

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  18. Saturday 6 May 2006

  19. Alonso happy as Fisichella rants 19:27

    Alonso happy as Fisichella rants

    Fernando Alonso claimed pole position at the Nurburgring with a lap of 1m28.819s in the final part of qualifying and will start tomorrow's Grand Prix from...

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  20. Barrichello gets better of Button 18:46

    Barrichello gets better of Button

    The Honda Racing F1 Team will start tomorrow's European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in Germany from the second and third rows of the grid after a strong...

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  21. Frustration for Super Aguri 18:42

    Frustration for Super Aguri

    The morning's free practice session hailed mixed fortunes for the Super Aguri team. Takuma Sato encountered a brake related issue, whilst Franck Montagny...

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  22. 18:40

    Photos - Saturday at the Nurburgring

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  23. Ferrari strong in qualifying 18:25

    Ferrari strong in qualifying

    Ferrari turned in another strong qualifying performance today at the Nurburgring with Michael Schumacher clinching second on the grid and Felipe Massa...

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  24. Toyota eyes significant points haul 18:15

    Toyota eyes significant points haul

    Toyota drivers Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli qualified eleventh and seventh respectively for the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. Ralf will line...

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  25. New engine gives Raikkonen hope 17:52

    New engine gives Raikkonen hope

    McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen will be starting tomorrow's European Grand Prix from fifth on the grid having set a time of 1:30.933. Juan Pablo...

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  26. Midlands fall foul of red flag error 17:36

    Midlands fall foul of red flag error

    After demonstrating promising pace in all three free practice sessions, Midland F1 tasted bitter disappointment today after a timing system error prevented...

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  27. Red Bulls complain of blocking 17:22

    Red Bulls complain of blocking

    Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard and Christian Klien qualified fourteenth and seventeenth. Klien fell out of the first knock-out session when he was...

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  28. Villeneuve hoped for better than eighth 17:13

    Villeneuve hoped for better than eighth

    Jacques Villeneuve has qualified for the fourth row of the grid for the European Grand Prix. However, Nick Heidfeld was not able to get into the top ten...

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  29. Toro Rossos frustrated 17:02

    Toro Rossos frustrated

    Scuderia Toro Rosso's Tonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed were left feeling frustrated after they qualified sixteenth and nineteenth. Both will move up two place...

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  30. Williams duo reel from engine penalty 16:55

    Williams duo reel from engine penalty

    Williams duo Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg qualified tenth and twelfth respectively for the European Grand Prix but will start from the back row of the grid...

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  31. Alonso pips Schumacher to pole 16:13

    Alonso pips Schumacher to pole

    Fernando Alonso pipped Michael Schumacher to pole position in a thrilling qualifying session at the Nurburgring. The Spaniard finished 0.2s ahead of the...

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  32. Ferrari dominate final practice 13:08

    Ferrari dominate final practice

    In Saturday's free practice Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa were the fastest men out on track. Both drivers were faster than Ralf Schumacher and Jacques...

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  33. Friday 5 May 2006

  34. 19:05

    Photos - Friday at the Nurburgring

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  35. Toro Rosso struggles on Friday 18:15

    Toro Rosso struggles on Friday

    Scuderia Toro Rosso's Liuzzi, Jani and Speed finished 21st, 22nd and 23rd respectively after the first day of practice at the Nurburgring. "This morning we...

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  36. McLaren comfortable after Friday practice 18:01

    McLaren comfortable after Friday practice

    McLaren drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya finished today's second free practice session for the 2006 European Grand Prix in 13th and 17th...

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  37. Red Bulls hopeful at Nurburgring 17:44

    Red Bulls hopeful at Nurburgring

    Red Bull Racing is hopeful after Friday practice. Coulthard finished the day 19th, Klien 18th and test driver Doornbos benefited from more laps and finished...

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  38. Honda gets to grips with Nurburgring 17:36

    Honda gets to grips with Nurburgring

    In free practice for this weekend's European Grand Prix, Anthony Davidson once again conducted the lion's share of the running for the Honda Racing F1 Team...

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  39. Montagny gets first taste of Super Aguri 17:22

    Montagny gets first taste of Super Aguri

    Super Aguri made an encouraging start to the European Grand Prix weekend during today's free practice sessions at the Nürburgring. Both SAF1 Team drivers c...

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  40. Williams finds groove at Nurburgring 17:12

    Williams finds groove at Nurburgring

    The WilliamsF1 team found a good pace immediately at the Nurburgring with third driver Alex Wurz doing most of the running and finishing fastest of all...

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  41. BMW drivers unhappy with balance 17:05

    BMW drivers unhappy with balance

    Although both first day practice sessions for the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring were flawless for the BMW Sauber F1 Team, the drivers were not...

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  42. Renault happy with first day at Nurburgring 16:55

    Renault happy with first day at Nurburgring

    The Renault F1 Team began the European Grand Prix weekend with Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella finishing the day in the top ten after completing a...

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  43. Wurz fastest in both sessions 16:27

    Wurz fastest in both sessions

    Austrian Alexander Wurz was also the fastest man in the second free practice session at the Nurburgring on Friday. The 32-year-old Wurz was almost a second...

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  44. Wurz fastest in quiet session 13:16

    Wurz fastest in quiet session

    Williams' third driver Alexander Wurz was the fastest man out on track during a quiet first practice session this morning. He was ahead of the other test...

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  45. Montagny not sure about next Grand Prix 12:25

    Montagny not sure about next Grand Prix

    This weekend Franck Montagny will make his debut as Formula One race driver at Super Aguri. The former Renault test driver will replace Yuji Ide at the...

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  46. No back problems for Heidfeld 12:04

    No back problems for Heidfeld

    Last week Nick Heidfeld was testing with BMW at Silverstone, but on the final day of testing the German had to be replaced in the afternoon by Robert...

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  47. Thursday 4 May 2006

  48. 18:00

    Photos - Thursday at the Nurburgring

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  49. Nurburgring chassis preview 05:00

    Nurburgring chassis preview

    The Nürburgring has a reputation as a 'complete' circuit: it includes high speed corners, medium-speed chicanes that upset the car balance and some very...

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  50. Wednesday 3 May 2006

  51. Nurburgring engine preview - 66% full throttle 07:00

    Nurburgring engine preview - 66% full throttle

    Located in the Eifel mountains, the Nurburgring is at an altitude of roughly 500m above sea level. The lower air density means the engine generates less...

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  52. Tuesday 2 May 2006

  53. Montoya ready for Mercedes' home GP 12:40

    Montoya ready for Mercedes' home GP

    Round five of the 2006 Formula One World Championship, the European Grand Prix, takes place this weekend at Germany's Nürburgring. The race is the first...

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  54. Sutil ready for Grand Prix debut 10:47

    Sutil ready for Grand Prix debut

    Midland's test driver Adrian Sutil will be making his Grand Prix debut this Friday at the Nurburgring. The German will help out MF1 Racing drivers...

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