Corruption scandal at Chinese Grand Prix

Corruption scandal at Chinese Grand Prix

Chinese media state that there is a major investigation of corruption in Shanghai. The general manager of Shanghai International Circuit is aiding authorities in a major corruption probe, the state-run newspaper Shanghai Securities News wrote today.
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2006 Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Wednesday 18 October 2006

  2. Corruption scandal at Chinese Grand Prix 13:55

    Corruption scandal at Chinese Grand Prix

    Chinese media state that there is a major investigation of corruption in Shanghai. The general manager of Shanghai International Circuit is aiding authorities…

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  3. Sunday 1 October 2006

  4. Sato disqualified, Albers punished 18:39

    Sato disqualified, Albers punished

    Takuma Sato has been disqualified from the Chinese Grand Prix. The Super Aguri driver received this heavy punishment for blocking Nick Heidfeld in the final lap…

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  5. 18:35

    Photos - Sunday at Shanghai

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  6. Yamamoto marks first F1 finish 13:49

    Yamamoto marks first F1 finish

    Sakon Yamamoto brought home his SA06 to finish his first grand prix with the Super Aguri team. Team mate Takuma Sato passed the chequered flag in 14th position…

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  7. Ferrari savours surprise victory 13:35

    Ferrari savours surprise victory

    Eighth win of the season for Ferrari, the seventh courtesy of Michael Schumacher. This is win number 191 from 739 races entered by Ferrari, the second in the…

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  8. BMW falls foul of final corner scramble 12:50

    BMW falls foul of final corner scramble

    In the Chinese Grand Prix the BMW Sauber F1 Team had to settle for two points for Nick Heidfeld. The German started the last lap of the race in fourth and…

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  9. Honda happy with fourth and sixth 12:40

    Honda happy with fourth and sixth

    Honda's Chinese Grand Prix ended pretty much as it began today with drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button locked together as they brought home a fourth…

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  10. Toro Rosso hoped for more 12:24

    Toro Rosso hoped for more

    Scuderia Toro Rosso hoped for more from the Chinese Grand Prix than the tenth place Liuzzi scored and the fifteenth place Speed ended up in. "Overall, quite a…

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  11. McLaren hoped for Shanghai win 12:17

    McLaren hoped for Shanghai win

    McLaren Mercedes driver Pedro de la Rosa finished today's action packed Chinese Grand Prix in fifth place - gaining two places on the final lap. Team mate Kimi…

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  12. Renault rues lost opportunity 12:01

    Renault rues lost opportunity

    The Renault F1 Team finished a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix in second and third positions this afternoon in Shanghai. Fernando Alonso's second place finish came…

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  13. Red Bull misses out on points 11:54

    Red Bull misses out on points

    Red Bull Racing narrowly missed out on points at Shanghai today as David Coulthard finished ninth and team mate Doornbos recovered from a first lap pit stop to…

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  14. Williams breaks points drought 11:42

    Williams breaks points drought

    Williams broke its points drought today at Shanghai courtesy of an eighth place finish for Mark Webber. Team mate Nico Rosberg ended the day in eleventh. "It…

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  15. Day to forget for Toyota 11:31

    Day to forget for Toyota

    Toyota will leave China empty-handed after a desperately disappointing afternoon's work at today's Chinese Grand Prix. Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli had it…

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  16. Albers loses qualifying time 03:35

    Albers loses qualifying time

    Christijan Albers has lost his qualifying time as the FIA decided to place him at the back of the grid on Saturday evening. The Spyker MF1 Racing driver lost…

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  17. Saturday 30 September 2006

  18. Honda happy with second row 15:07

    Honda happy with second row

    Two very strong performances in tricky conditions today saw the Honda Racing F1 Team's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button achieve the team's best combined…

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  19. 15:00

    Photos - Saturday at Shanghai

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  20. Rain hinders Spyker in qualifying 12:17

    Rain hinders Spyker in qualifying

    In what has been an extremely busy day for the Spyker MF1 team, both Christijan Albers and Tiago Monteiro qualified in 19th and 20th positions, respectively…

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  21. Aguris struggle in wet conditions 12:06

    Aguris struggle in wet conditions

    The weather played an integral role in today's running at the Shanghai International Circuit. Super Aguri drivers Takuma Sato and Sakon Yamamoto experienced…

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  22. McLaren quietly confident 11:44

    McLaren quietly confident

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa will start tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix from fifth and seventh place respectively after setting…

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  23. Toyota washed out by Shanghai rain 11:34

    Toyota washed out by Shanghai rain

    Toyota heads into tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix with everything to do after struggling in a wet qualifying session today. Q1 bore the brunt of the rain and…

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  24. Ferrari on back foot after qualifying 11:29

    Ferrari on back foot after qualifying

    Ferrari is on its back foot after a disappointing qualifying session at Shanghai in which Michael Schumacher could only manage sixth and team mate Massa 13th…

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  25. Renault savours Shanghai front row 11:21

    Renault savours Shanghai front row

    The Renault F1 Team locked out the front row for tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix during the most exciting qualifying session of the 2006 season.  "It is…

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  26. Both BMWs make top ten 11:12

    Both BMWs make top ten

    For the sixth time in total and the third time in a row, the BMW Sauber F1 team qualified with both cars in the top ten. Nick Heidfeld was eighth in qualifying…

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  27. Williams struggles in wet 11:04

    Williams struggles in wet

    WilliamsF1 struggled in wet conditions at Shanghai as Webber and Rosberg qualified a lowly fifteenth and sixteenth respectively. "Given that we have performed…

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  28. Doornbos flies in wet conditions 10:55

    Doornbos flies in wet conditions

    Red Bull Racing's Robert Doornbos was on fine form in wet conditions at Shanghai as he qualified tenth. Team mate David Coulthard ended the session…

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  29. Toro Rossos hope for more rain 10:45

    Toro Rossos hope for more rain

    Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Scott Speed and Tonio Liuzzi are hoping for more rain on Sunday after they managed to steer their cars to eleventh and fourteenth in…

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  30. Alonso on top in qualifying 10:08

    Alonso on top in qualifying

    Fernando Alonso took pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix while championship rival Michael Schumacher could only manage sixth in a very dramatic qualifying…

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  31. Championship rivals 1-2 in final practice 07:21

    Championship rivals 1-2 in final practice

    Michael Schumacher ended the final practice session at Shanghai just two tenths quicker than championship rival Fernando Alonso with a 1.40.193s. Jenson Button…

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  32. Friday 29 September 2006

  33. 17:52

    Photos - Friday at Shanghai

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  34. Strong day for Spyker 16:12

    Strong day for Spyker

    The Spyker MF1 team had a strong Friday practice at Shanghai. Monteiro finished the day ninth fastest while third driver Alex Premat was fifteenthn and…

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  35. Toyota pace uncertain 12:06

    Toyota pace uncertain

    Toyota's preparations for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix began today with an interrupted Friday of practice around the Shanghai International Circuit. The skies…

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  36. Quiet Friday for McLaren 11:59

    Quiet Friday for McLaren

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen finished today's second practice session in 12th and 21st positions respectively after setting…

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  37. Honda optimistic after practice 11:57

    Honda optimistic after practice

    The Honda Racing F1 Team enjoyed a competitive day's running in Shanghai today as free practice got underway for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. This morning…

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  38. Engine penalty blow for Ferrari 11:45

    Engine penalty blow for Ferrari

    Ferrari set a strong opening pace at Shanghai with Felipe Massa fourth quickest and Michael Schumacher fifth, ahead of championship rival Fernando Alonso.…

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  39. Renault happy with Friday baseline 11:41

    Renault happy with Friday baseline

    The Renault F1 Team made a solid start to the Chinese Grand Prix weekend in Shanghai, with Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella finishing sixth and tenth…

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  40. Montagny helps Aguri fly high 11:28

    Montagny helps Aguri fly high

    The Super Aguri team finished the first of the free practice sessions at the Shanghai International Circuit today in mixed spirits. On the positive side, Franck…

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  41. BMW happy with Friday pace 11:20

    BMW happy with Friday pace

    After the first day of practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, during which the best times were set in damp conditions, the BMW Sauber F1 Team's test and reserve…

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  42. Positive early pace for Williams 11:09

    Positive early pace for Williams

    Williams showed good early pace at Shanghai with third driver Wuz setting the pace in both practice sessions and Mark Webber finishing the second session in…

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  43. Red Bulls struggle for pace 11:00

    Red Bulls struggle for pace

    Red Bull Racing struggled for pace in Friday practice at Shanghai. David Coulthard finished 26th, Doornbos 27th and new third driver Ammermuller was…

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  44. Wurz fastest in final Friday session 10:09

    Wurz fastest in final Friday session

    Williams test driver Alex Wurz finished top of the timing sheet in the second practice session at Shanghai. Despite stalling his car at the start of the…

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  45. Wurz sets the pace in first practice session 07:31

    Wurz sets the pace in first practice session

    Today's first practice session was a standard exchange of fastest laps between Williams' Alexander Wurz and Honda's Anthony Davidson with Wurz just pipping the…

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  46. Thursday 28 September 2006

  47. 10:44

    Photos - Thursday at Shanghai

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  48. Wednesday 27 September 2006

  49. 05:45

    Shanghai engine preview

    The less powerful V8 engines, combined with stickier tyres, mean that the engines spend a higher percentage of every lap at full throttle than they did in 2005.…

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  50. Shanghai chassis preview 05:00

    Shanghai chassis preview

    In general terms, Shanghai is a tough circuit for the tyres. Not only are the front tyres heavily loaded by corners such as turn 1 (left front), 7 (right front)…

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  51. Tuesday 26 September 2006

  52. Raikkonen wants to win in China 17:51

    Raikkonen wants to win in China

    Kimi Raikkonen has only three races left to win a race for McLaren this season. The Finn will join Ferrari next season after having one of his most difficult…

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  53. Doornbos ready for Red Bull debut 10:42

    Doornbos ready for Red Bull debut

    This weekend Robert Doornbos will travel to China to make his race debut for Red Bull Racing. The last race Doornbos participated in was also in China as a…

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  54. Monday 25 September 2006

  55. Fisichella positive on end of the season 17:51

    Fisichella positive on end of the season

    Renault's 2007 and current driver Giancarlo Fisichella is looking forward to race in China. The Italian believes the car will be competitive at the Shanghai…

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  56. Albers hopes for strong race in China 13:33

    Albers hopes for strong race in China

    This weekend it will be the first time for Christijan Albers to race his orange Spyker MF1 car. In China the Dutchman hopes to show a strong performance again.…

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  57. Spyker partner sets sights on China 09:00

    Spyker partner sets sights on China

    As the F1 Grand Prix in China becomes a slicker operation, so the companies that keep the wheels of F1 well-oiled look to invest more in the country. On 1…

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