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Brown returns to British GT with STP Ferrari

The most exciting young driver of last year's Avon Tyres British GT Championship - 18-year-old Daniel Brown - is to return to the Independent-backed series for the coming season at the wheel of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Brown is to team up with rapid veteran Chris Hyman in a new car prepared by Chad Racing and backed by USA fuel additive brand STP.

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Pandora: The Blairs and the red Ferrari mystery

Just who owns the flashy sports car currently parked outside Maison Blair?

Massa completes first F1 test since accident

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa took his first test drive in a Formula One car since a life-threatening accident earlier this year.

Ferrari not ruling out early Massa return

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali is refusing to dismiss the prospect of Felipe Massa making an unexpected return to Formula One this season.

Fisichella joins Ferrari

Giancarlo Fisichella has signed for Ferrari for the remainder of the Formula One season after being released from his current contract with Force India.

Ferrari rule out Massa return this season

Felipe Massa will have to wait until next season to make his Formula One comeback.

Fisichella looking set for Ferrari drive at Monza

Giancarlo Fisichella, the man who stood the Formula One world on its ear at Spa over the weekend by taking pole position in the Belgian Grand Prix for Force India and then finishing a fighting second in the wheeltracks of the winner Kimi Raikkonen, will learn within the next couple of days whether he will partner the Finn in the Ferrari team at Monza next week.

Schumacher grateful for Ferrari support

Michael Schumacher expressed his disappointment at not being able to race for Ferrari in this month's European Grand Prix in Valencia, but thanked the team for giving him their backing.

James Palumbo: There's only money, sex – and music and mellowing

Writing his first novel was more fun than any of the takeovers he's negotiated, says the uncompromising founder of Ministry of Sound. Matthew Bell meets James Palumbo

Ferrari hit back after Schumacher testing blocked

Ferrari have taken a swipe at Williams after they blocked their bid to test Michael Schumacher in this season's car.

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

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