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  1. gotosy

    England 2018- World Cup Bid

    FIFA executive committe President Joseph S. BLATTER Switzerland Senior Vice President Julio H. GRONDONA Argentina Vice President Issa HAYATOU Cameroon CHUNG Mong Joon Korea Republic Jack A. WARNER Trinidad and Tobago Ángel María VILLAR LLONA Spain Michel PLATINI France Reynald TEMARII Tahiti Geoff THOMPSON England Member Michel D'HOOGHE Belgium Ricardo Terra TEIXEIRA Brazil Mohamed BIN HAMMAM Qatar Senes ERZIK Turkey Chuck BLAZER USA Worawi MAKUDI Thailand Nicolás LEOZ Paraguay Junji OGURA Japan Amos ADAMU Nigeria Marios LEFKARITIS Cyprus Jacques ANOUMA Côte d'Ivoire Franz BECKENBAUER Germany Rafael SALGUERO Guatemala Hany ABO RIDA Egypt Vitaliy MUTKO Russia General Secretary Jérôme VALCKE France
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    England 2018- World Cup Bid

    same situation w/ President Sarkozy backing Rio's candidature: We dont know if the french IOC votes really gone to Rio (at least in the 1st ballot). The brazilian vote will go to England? Maybe
  3. 12 teams appear on the list and among them we find Virgin Racing – a designation which confirms that the company is indeed taking over the Manor Grand Prix operation, as was expected; however, the deal between Manor and Virgin has yet to be officially confirmed. Richard Branson's brand sponsored the successful Brawn GP team this season. The dispute between the FIA and Toyota regarding the Japanese manufacturer's pullout of the sport – a move the FIA considers as a breach of contract following Toyota's previous commitment to F1 until the end of the 2012 season – has resulted in the Sauber team's absence on the 2010 entry list. Peter Sauber's team intended to take over Toyota's now-vacant spot, but there have been reports that Toyota might sell its position on the grid to one of the new teams waiting on stand-by – all to avoid a possibly massive financial penalty. Therefore the 13th and final team position remains in limbo until the FIA-Toyota issue is worked out. If Toyota's spot is given to a new team, Sauber nonetheless has a chance of competing next season if all other participants on the list agree to open up a 14th entry. http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news...130201256.shtml
  4. FIA release 2010 entry list: 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List 1 Jenson BUTTON (GB) - VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES 2 Lewis HAMILTON (GB) - VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES 3 Nico ROSBERG (D) - BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM* 4 TBA - BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM* 5 Sebastian VETTEL (D) - RED BULL RACING 6 Mark WEBBER (AUS) - RED BULL RACING 7 Felipe MASSA (BR) - SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO 8 Fernando ALONSO (E) - SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO 9 Rubens BARRICHELLO (BR) - AT&T WILLIAMS 10 Nico HÜLKENBERG (D) - AT&T WILLIAMS 11 Robert KUBICA (PL) - RENAULT F1 TEAM 12 TBA - RENAULT F1 TEAM 14 Adrian SUTIL (D) - FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM 15 Vitantonio LIUZZI (I) - FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM 16 Sébastien BUEMI (CH) - SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO 17 TBA - SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO 18 TBA - LOTUS F1 RACING 19 TBA - LOTUS F1 RACING 20 TBA - CAMPOS META 1 21 Bruno SENNA (BR) - CAMPOS META 1 22 TBA - US F1 TEAM 23 TBA - US F1 TEAM 24 Timo GLOCK (D) - VIRGIN RACING 25 TBA - VIRGIN RACING * This team has indicated its intention to change its team name to Mercedes Grand Prix prior to the start of the 2010 season. - Toyota Motorsport GmbH remains formally bound by the Concorde Agreement to put forward a team for participation, though it has indicated that it will not be in a position to do so. An announcement will be made regarding this entry in due course. http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/press...entry_list.aspx
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    Guadalajara 2011

    just for curiosity... 33,333.00 MXN = 2,571.57 USD = 1,715.290 EUR
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    Mascotts Revealed...

    for Young people they might work but I call them nice ;-)
  7. now I'm waiting for deal set for Silverstone
  8. Great have Canada GP back! and the F1 returns to North America
  9. BMW sells F1 team back to Peter Sauber Friday, November 27th 2009, 10:33 GMT BMW has agreed to sell its Formula 1 team back to Peter Sauber, on condition that the team receives an entry for 2010, after announcing it's original sale to Qadbak Investment Ltd. will not be completed. The German car maker announced earlier this year it was pulling out of Formula 1, but said it had agreed a deal with Swiss company Qadbak, who was to run the team in the future. BMW said on Friday however that the Qadbak deal would not be completed. Instead, the car maker has sold the team back to Peter Sauber, who founded his F1 team in 1993 and ran it until BMW bought it four years ago. The future of the team in Formula 1 remains unclear, however, as the FIA is yet to confirm its grid slot for 2010. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80350
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    Claudia Pechstein Is Out!

    Claudia Pechstein was banned for two years for alleged blood doping, based on irregular levels of reticulocytes in her blood; these levels were always highest during competitions. A recent, more sophisticated method of analysis, which has not yet reached the level of an official standard, is to compare the numbers of mature and immature RBCs (red blood cell) in an athlete's circulation. If a high number of mature RBCs is not accompanied by a high number of immature RBCs—called reticulocytes--it suggests that the mature RBCs were artificially introduced by transfusion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_doping
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    England 2018- World Cup Bid

    London Olympic Stadium set to be included in England 2018 World Cup bid November 24 - The debate over the future of the Olympic Stadium being built for the 2012 Games is set to explode again if, as expected, it is included on Thursday among four grounds in London to be used if England are awarded the 2018 World Cup. Last minute negotiations are currently going on to decide which grounds will join Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur's proposed new 56,000-capacity stadium with Arsenal's Emirates and the Olympic Stadium the clear front-runners. London United, the body organising which of the capital's stadiums should be part of the World Cup bid, are keen to include the Stadium in the hope that it will maintain its capacity of 80,000 after it has staged the Olympics and Paralympics, which would make it the second largest arena in England after Wembley. Should England host the 2018 World Cup, Wembley would be used for the opening match and final but London United have been searching for up to three other grounds that are suitable to be put forward before the deadline is reached on Thursday (November 26). There are 16 cities, including London, across England that are hoping to be included in the World Cup bid. England 2018 are due to announce their final selection of cities and stadiums next month ahead of the final submission to world governing body FIFA in May. A final decision on what to do with the Olympic Stadium may not even be made before England finds out whether it has been awarded the 2018 or 2022 World Cup at a meeting in December 2010. Sebastian Coe, the chairman of London 2012 of a member of the England bid team, insists that the legacy use of the stadium will be chiefly athletics, with the Games capacity of 80,000 being scaled back to around 25,000 seats. In July Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell ruled out the Olympic Stadium being used for the 2018 World Cup, however the newly-formed Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), set-up by London City Hall and the Government and responsible for planning post-Games use of the venues, has not ruled out the idea of it being retained at its larger capacity. The search, however, is still on to find an anchor tenant for the Stadium with Tottenham having already ruled it out and decided to pursue their own plans. West Ham United had several discussions with London 2012 about moving into the Stadium after the Games but insisted that the track should be ripped up. London United are understood to be prepared for a running track to remain but the OPLC are under pressure to find a tenant to help pay for the maintenance and security of sites after the Games. Keeping the Stadium as an 80,000-seat arena between 2012 and 2018 could cost the taxpayer up to £30 million a year in annual running costs if someone is not willing to take it over. Other possible uses for the stadium that have been put forward have included as a venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup - which England have already been awarded - and a home for Twenty20 cricket. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
  12. Nico Rosberg was confirmed as the first member of the new Mercedes team’s 2010 driver line-up on Monday. The announcement follows Mercedes’ recent purchase of Brawn GP, who have not retained either of their 2009 drivers - world champion Jenson Button or Rubens Barrichello - for next season. Rosberg moves from Williams, the team with which he started his Formula One race career in 2006, having won the inaugural GP2 championship the previous season. Since his F1 debut the 24-year-old German has scored two podiums, two fastest laps and 75.5 points. Barrichello has already been confirmed as his Williams replacement. Mercedes have yet to reveal who will partner Rosberg for the German company's first season as a works team since 1955. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2009/11/10236.html
  13. would Schumacher feels that Mercedes will give him a competitive car? (Button preferred McLaren) is his injury neck safe to drive now? and Ferrari would release Schumacher as he still linked to Maranelo's house?
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    Brazil 2014 World Cup...

    Surely Iguazu Falls would be a great background but probably the 2014 Final Draw wil be head in Rio as well.
  15. Raikkonen would consider Mercedes By Jonathan Noble Thursday, November 19th 2009, 05:58 GMT Kimi Raikkonen would be willing to consider a race seat at Mercedes Grand Prix next season - but only if the team could convince him it will be good enough to fight for race wins and the world championship. Raikkonen is currently facing the prospect of taking a sabbatical from Formula 1 next year after he could not reach an agreement with his preferred option McLaren for a drive alongside Lewis Hamilton. With his talks there stalled, McLaren instead completed a deal with Jenson Button. Although Raikkonen said recently that it was McLaren or nothing for him in F1 next year, Button's shock exit from the former Brawn GP team may have changed the situation. Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson said on Thursday that although a sabbatical remained the most likely outcome, the 2007 world champion would listen to any offer that Mercedes made if it was interested. "This is Formula 1. If they can offer, or convince us, that they can provide Kimi an opportunity that Kimi is happy with, and that we are happy with, and he feels he can win races and the championship, then never say never," Robertson told AUTOSPORT about the situation with Mercedes GP. "There is always a possibility." He added: "There are not that many teams that would appeal to Kimi because he is honest when he says he has got to have a car to win. He is not interested in the money. "Of course, money is a part of it but he doesn't need the money. He wants a car where he can show his talent. He was very frustrated this year by the fact that he could not win more races and challenge for the championship. "When you have been in F1 for nine years and been a world champion then you need challenges - and for Kimi the challenge is to win championships and races." Robertson said that Raikkonen had the desire to compete at the top level in F1 and that even if he went off and did rallying for a year, he would definitely work hard to find a seat with a front-running F1 team for 2011. When asked if Raikkonen had the hunger to get back into F1, Robertson said: "Yes. As far as Kimi is concerned he has unfinished business - if the opportunity is there to win races and another championship. That is his main goal. "Now it looks like he is not doing F1 we will look at other options. Rallying, or something else – but there is nothing firmed up in that area yet because F1 has only just finished for us in the last few days. Now it is the time to discuss other things." Raikkonen's potential switch to rallying for 2010 would most likely be in a Red Bull-backed Citroen C4 WRC in the World Championship, AUTOSPORT has learned. It is understood that both full and partial WRC campaigns are under evaluation from Raikkonen's management. A source told AUTOSPORT: "There have been quite a few meetings about this, there's certainly a desire to get Kimi in a car for next year and Citroen and Red Bull are in the discussions. "Whether it will be a full, 13-round programme or a limited number of events, we don't know. From what we understand, Kimi is very keen to compete at the highest level of rallying."
  16. oh I missed.. "Torch Can coverage will continue first thing friday morning"
  17. rumors are saying that Haikkonen will drive for Mercedes (Brawn) next year
  18. hmmm. this also describe Kimi Haikkonen, but I doubt he could beat Hamilton...
  19. "HELSINKI (Reuters) - Kimi Raikkonen has decided to take at least a year off from Formula One after talks with McLaren fell through, the driver's manager told a Finnish newspaper. "The alternatives on the F1-level for next season were McLaren or nothing. Kimi and McLaren did not reach an agreement, so he will not drive on F1-level at least during next year," Raikkonen's manager, Steve Robertson, was quoted as saying in Finnish regional daily Turun Sanomat Wednesday. "Kimi still lives and breathes the ambition to drive. A year off in that sense does not mean anything. "More significant is to find a place for Kimi where he can fight for victory and a world championship," Robertson added."
  20. Janson Button has agreed terms to join McLaren on a £6m-a-year deal and could sign his formal three-year contract to partner Lewis Hamilton in an all-British line-up within the next few days. The Guardian understands that the world champion has turned his back on Brawn following protracted negotiations and will almost double his salary with the Woking-based team. The 29-year-old was given a guided tour of McLaren's factory last Friday and, although neither the team nor Button's management would confirm the deal tonight, sources close to McLaren hinted: "I think Jenson liked what he saw and they liked him too." In switching to McLaren Button will be going against advice from Formula One grandees including Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda and Martin Brundle, all of whom feel he might be biting off more than he can chew taking on Hamilton on his home turf in equal cars. But for Button the prospect of going head-to-head with a close friend and the man regarded by many in the pit lane as possibly the fastest of all will just be part of the challenge of defending his title. It is unlikely either Hamilton, who earns about £12m a year at McLaren, or his father Anthony, who has managed the 2008 world champion since his days as a teenage kart racer, will have been consulted on this beyond the normal deployment of good manners. McLaren have always had the resources and philosophy required to field two fully competitive cars and have always sought the strongest possible driver line-ups they could engage. The decision by the newly crowned world champion to leave the team built from the ashes of Honda by Ross Brawn came on the day it was officially announced that Mercedes-Benz had switched allegiances from McLaren and purchased a controlling interest in Brawn GP. They will field their cars under the Mercedes banner in 2010. It had been widely thought that Button would remain with the team alongside Nico Rosberg, the preferred Mercedes nominee, for 2010 following Rubens Barrichello's move to Williams. But there are suggestions that Button was never at the top of the Mercedes wish list. In fact, on Sunday Norbert Haug, the Mercedes motor sport vice-president, hinted that the company was already in talks to sign Nick Heidfeld from BMW, raising the possibility of two Germans going head-to-head with two Englishmen for next year's championship. Nick Fry, Brawn's chief executive, played down those rumours tonight, saying: "I can confidently say that [speculation] is totally incorrect – Mercedes is an international company. Clearly a German driver would be nice for them but we don't need two German drivers, that's not the intent." He added: "I hope Jenson is still with us next season. We've been together for a good few years now and we have succeeded in winning the world championship together and we want Jenson to be with us. But we have to recognise that Formula One is not divorced from the rest of the world. We have worked within a budget [and] if we spend in one area then we cannot spend in another area." The purchase of Brawn was funded by Mercedes' parent company, Daimler AG, who will own 45.1% of the team's equity, while Ross Brawn and the other senior management will hold 24.9% and the Abu Dhabi-based Aarbar investments will hold 30%. The team will continue to be run from its headquarters at Brackley in Oxfordshire. Under the new arrangements finalised today McLaren will have the facility of using Mercedes engines through to 2015 if they wish to. "This is a win-win situation, for both McLaren and Daimler," said Ron Dennis, chairman of the McLaren group and the man who originally forged the team's alliance with Mercedes back in 1995. "I've often stated that it's my belief that in order to survive and thrive in 21st-century Formula One a team must become much more than merely a team. In order to develop and sustain the revenue streams required to compete and win grands prix and world championships companies that run Formula One teams must broaden the scope of their commercial activities. "Nonetheless, all of our partners will of course continue to play a crucial role in our Formula One programme. For that reason, and because the engines they produce are very competitive, we're delighted that Mercedes-Benz has committed to continue not only as an engine supplier but also as a partner of ours until 2015 – and perhaps thereafter." McLaren will not be disadvantaged by no longer being perceived as Mercedes-Benz's standard bearer in the Formula One front line. They and Mercedes have gone their separate ways because of conflicting interests in the high-performance road car arena. But out on the circuits McLaren remains potentially a consistently formidable winning machine. Button knows this and that is why he will be driving one of their cars next season. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/nov/1...claren-contract
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    Japan 2020

    November 13 - Tokyo has the money set aside to bid for the 2020 Olympics and should keep trying until it is awarded the Games again, the city's Governor Shintaro Ishihara (pictured) claimed today. The Japanese capital lost out to Rio de Janeiro in last month's 2016 vote but Ishihara said that it should look to history for encouragement to try again. He said: "Tokyo lost out for the 1960 Olympics before winning the rights to host the 1964 Games. "It is necessary to examine why our bid failed and see what we need to do to be successful. "It's important for Tokyo to leave a legacy for future generations. "I will address the [Tokyo] City Assembly about applying for 2020 and ask them to decide. "We did spend money on the [2016] bid but we have the finances set aside for such big projects." Tokyo had a contingency fund of $4 billion (£2.4 billion) for the 2016 Games and Ishihara hopes that will now carry over to a bid for 2020. Ishihara said: "While Tokyo and Fukuoka were contesting the right to be Japan's bid city I said we should reapply if Tokyo did not win the 2016 vote. "For now we have to submit the necessary paperwork in line with the IOC's (International Olympic Committee) deadlines." Ishihara had announced earlier this week that he wanted Tokyo to bid again, which caught several senior officials in Japan by surprise. He said: "It's not a question of Assembly member not having been told. "At this stage the issue is to make sure the budget and the financial back-up is in place." Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cities who were victims of a nulcear attack in 1945, have expressed an interest in tabling a joint-bid for the 2020 Olympics. The Mayors of both cities met in Osaka today to ask Japan's second city for its help in examining the logistics of their proposal. The Japanese Olympic Committee said that they would choose a candidate city from Japan next year. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
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    2019 Pan American Games

    Probably Lima and Bogota launch their bids again but it would be interesting have Santiago or Bs As in the race too
  23. too bad for Kobayashi...the best japanese driver in years IMO