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As reported on autosport.com

BMW Sauber

BMW-Sauber Motorsport director Mario Theissen unveiled ‘Albert 2’ at the team’s Hinwil factory today as he revealed the team were going their own route in opting away from traditional wind tunnel use. “Having two wind tunnels makes no sense to us. We want to be at the top of CFD and in order to be there we need a strong tool. With Albert 2 we have what we need to become the top in aerodynamics.” Dr Theissen said.

The Intel-powered computer is five times more powerful that its predecessor Albert, and is three times faster. Albert 2 can make 12,288,000,000,000 calculations per second. This is the equivalent of more than one million people multiplying two numbers every three seconds for an entire year.

WOW!! Some cracking numbers here !! No doubts super computers are the way of the future & cost effective as well.

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As reported on F1Racing.net

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari chiefs have warned Kimi Raikkonen that he must not get up to too much mischief off the track next year. Raikkonen was the subject of much tabloid rumour for his hard-party antics in the past year.

The French Figaro newspaper reported Ferrari boss Jean Todt as saying that if Raikkonen wants to keep on partying as much he’ll have to be more discreet, as he’ll be more in the public spotlight than ever before, driving for Ferrari. Todt did go on to say that he thinks Raikkonen will be up to the challenge of replacing Michael Schumacher.

WOW! Being too foresighted aren’t we ? But then that’s the legacy of Michael and it won’t be easy to shrug-it-off. We think it would be a bit unfair to expect Kimi to behave like Michael, and completely unnatural for him.

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Spyker MF1 RacingAs reported on autosport.com

The Spyker F1 team have added Trust to their sponsor portfolio for the 2007 Formula One season. Trust returns to Formula One three years after its last F1 partnership with the Jordan team, later renamed Midland before Spyker took over. The Dutch brand, manufacturers of portable peripherals, entered Formula One with Jos Verstappen and the Minardi team in 2003. The company’s logo will appear on the 2007 cars and drivers.

“The comeback of Trust in F1 is a major victory for Spyker F1 Team. I am really proud that the Trust brand name will be on our racecars in the years to come.” said Michiel Mol, Spyker’s director of Formula One.

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McLaren MercedesAs reported on Sporting Life

McLaren-Mercedes have vowed to improve in 2007, with both Norbert Haug and Ron Dennis promising there are better things to come.

“This year we had five or six chances to win a race but didn’t make it,” said Haug, Mercedes’ motorsport boss. “We were not good enough to drive for the title. However, he insists that next season McLaren will target the world title, saying: “We plan to come first (in 2007).”

Well, they better, since the eyes of all the Spain will be on them next year. And they will be getting the services of a World Champion next year to drive them to possible championship if they have a reliable & complete package.

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Honda F1As reported on homeofsport

Senior Aerodynamicist Simon Lacey has left Honda’s F1 team, according to reports. Unofficial website realhondaf1.com says he is bound for the role of ‘Chief Aerodynamicist’ at McLaren. At Ron Dennis’ Woking based outfit, he replaces Peter Prodromou, who started work at Red Bull Racing this week.

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As reported on autosport.com

Michael Schumacher’s new role at Ferrari will involve selecting the team’s drivers of the future and to be a “super-assistant” to CEO Jean Todt, the team revealed today.

Jean Todt

“Michael is one of the greatest drivers in the history of motor racing. He has a unique knowledge of racing, so we’ll try to take advantage of his knowledge in the best way to take choices for the team at a sporting and technical level….. Finally, as he’s done up to now, he will make his contribution on the definition of the road cars.

Michael Schumacher

“Jean has just said what I’m interested in and where Ferrari feel I could be helpful. I’m very happy to be involved in this way but I look forward first of all to get some rest for a few months and then I’ll have a much clearer view on what I’d like to have.” Michael Schumacher said.

But then we were expecting something like this ever since Schumi announced his retirement. There was no way he was going to leave Ferrari or Ferrari would leave him, given the strong bond between them.

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FerrariAs reported on autosport.com

The Ferrari team have confirmed that Ross Brawn will leave the Italian squad following the end of the season, as exclusively revealed by Autosport magazine. Brawn’s position as technical director will be taken by Mario Almondo at the start of November, while Stefano Domenicali becomes the team’s sporting director. Engine guru Paolo Martinelli will also leave Ferrari, moving to parent company Fiat.

And this marks the end of an era at Ferrari as well. No Michael Schumacher, no Ross Brawn, no Paolo Marinelli & no Jean Todt. So where is Ferrari heading ?

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