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F1 Driver News Roundup: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Schumacher

283797989__commission_schumacher As both the title of this post and the photo to the left of this text indicate, you may soon be seeing Michael Schumacher return to an F1 track near you—not as any mere consultant, either, but as an actual driver. However, you may also note the lack of red anywhere in that photo. That, too, is indicative of a future that’s looking more and more likely as of this writing. Follow the jump for more.

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Rallye du Var: Rally Prowess Runs in the Loeb Family

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What’s that, you say? No 2009 WRC round in France? That’s OK. French fans instead got a treat when multiple world champion Sebastien Loeb brought the show to them once again, at the ultimate round of the French National Championship at Rallye du Var. Follow the jump for more.

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Schumacher: Not So Fast, Guys.

schuey290x3292 See this photo? It’s the closest Michael Schumacher is going to get to racing at Valencia after all. Unlike about 90% of everything else in the world of F1, it’s not a rumour, either. Schumacher said it himself.

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Video: F1 Drivers Record Messages of Encouragement for Massa

Sky Sport recorded drivers up and down the F1 paddock offering messages of encouragement to Felipe Massa and have posted them on YouTube. While most fans are doubtless aware that drivers generally speak at least two languages, I’m fairly certain you’ll be surprised at least once during this video. :)

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WRC: Mikko Hirvonen Wins Rallye Finland!

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Most of the attention in recent time has been on Citroën Total ace Sébastien Loeb, but BP Ford’s Mikko Hirvonen has kept the race for this year’s driver’s championship quite close. At his home event at this weekend’s Rallye Finland, he finally managed to overtake Loeb and as a result, now finds himself leading.

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F1 News: Auf Wiedersehen, BMW.

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This probably won’t surprise many people, but BMW are quitting F1 at the end of 2009, it was announced yesterday.

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Fiat 500C. The “C” Is For “Charming.”

Fiat-500C-10 Today was a momentous day for the little empire-builder that could Fiat, for today marked the on-sale date of the new Fiat 500C in the UK. We posted a handful of photos back when it leaked at Geneva in February, but now we’ve got a full gallery for you to feast your eyes upon. Oh, and also cross your fingers in fervent prayer that we get some of these at some point in the not-too-distant future. Sure, it’s a long shot, but Kimi Räikkönen will be contesting the WRC Rallye Finland in his very own Abarth Grande Punto at the end of the month, so who knows what could happen? ;)

Full gallery after the jump.

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Formula 1 Testing – Brawn Surprise & McLaren Disappoint

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The last big pre-season test of the year saw all ten Formula 1 teams present at Barcelona this week with two teams highlighting the action.

The first was the debut of Brawn GP (ex-Honda), reliable, fast and topped the time sheets for the last two days of the test. Jenson Button shattered the qualifying lap record with a stunning lap of 1:19.1 on Wednesday. That is 1.4-seconds faster than Kubica’s time of 1:20.5 set in round two of qualifying for last years Spanish GP. Not to be out-shined, his teammate Rubens Barrichello shaved 2-tenths of that time on Thursday. It is clear that Ross Brawn and his crew where prepared for this season.

More after the jump!

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