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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hamilton in spaaaaaaaccccccccceeeeeeeeeee...

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger miss flight at LAX

According to the Evening Standard, Lewis Hamilton wants to take his girlfriend Nicole and three members of his family into space, and spent $1m five tickets on spaceline Virgin Galactic for 2010.

McLaren was quick to deny the claim.

"We can confirm that Lewis is not, and has not been considering, purchasing tickets for him and his family to go on the space flight," a spokesman is quoted on F1-Live.

Speed gets full-time NASCAR deal

The great American hope, former Toro Rosso driver Scott Speed, will be plying his trade full-time for Red Bull Racing in the NASCAR series.

Speed will drive a Toyota, teaming up with Brian Vickers and replacing A.J. Allmendinger. He ran five races in the top flight last year.

"Scott earned his Sprint Cup ride by exceeding our expectations in ARCA and Trucks," the AP quotes Red Bull general manager Jay Fryer.

Berger denies Force India rumor

Gerhard Berger denied reports he was joining Force India, telling Austrian news agency APA no discussions have taken place.

"There is nothing to it. There have been no discussions, and I have no interest," he said.

Rumors circulating in the last few days had Berger, Franz Tost and STR engineer Giorgio Ascanelli moving to Vijay Mallya's concern.

BMW, Benz make case for German GP

German manufacturers BMW and Mercedes-Benz are calling for a solution to keep the German Grand Prix on the schedule, in the wake of claims by Hockenheim it can't continue to host the race without financial support.

"Germany is an important market for BMW, where we have a big fan base," F1-Live reports a BMW spokesman told Duetsche Press-Agentur. "Formula one should not lose its traditional arenas. A solution has to be found here."

The German Grand Prix alternates between the circuit and the Nurburgring, and is set to return to Hockenheim in 2010.

"Of course we are interested that German Formula One fans have at least one Grand Prix in Germany," Mercedes' Norbert Haug concurred. "Especially as until recently they had two per season."
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