Recent Posts by riffola

June 17, 2006

USA World Cup ratings: rose 65 percent over the 2002 tournament. Of course a lot of that has to do with live coverage rather than crappy tape delays in 2002.

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April 20, 2003

Schumachers to race despite tragic personal loss.: Michael and Ralf Schumacher's mother passed away last night. She was in a had been in a coma following an emergency operation. After securing the front row, the brothers rushed to be by her bedside. The brothers had flown to Cologne to visit their mother on Saturday after securing the two top spots on the grid for the San Marino race. Their mother was taken to hospital last week after collapsing, suffering from internal bleeding. Their performance under extreme pressure yesterday, and the fact that they will race today highlights just how dedicated both brothers are.

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June 26, 2002

Ferrari, Schumi, and Rubens fined US$1 million for Austrian GP.: The World Motor Sport Council held that Rubens Barrichello, Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro were each guilty of failure to observe Article 170 of the Formula One Sporting Regulations. In other words the WMSC did decide to punish Ferrari and their drivers for their behaviour on the Austrian podium.

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June 25, 2002

Germany vs. Korea Republic.: Can't wait for the final now.

posted by riffola to soccer at 09:18 AM - 6 comments

May 31, 2002

World Cup is finally here! Senegal scores the first goal of the year against France. Good start to the cup in my opinion.

posted by riffola to soccer at 07:13 AM - 6 comments

April 20, 2002

Scuderia Ferrari-Schumacher.: Michael Schumacher has been offered a contract for life by Ferrari. "I recently spoke to the president of Ferrari, Luca Di Montezomolo, who more or less offered me a contract for life," Schumacher said. "He (Di Montezomolo) told me, 'if you want to drive until you are 100 years old, then drive till you're 100 years old'. After I finish my driving career I will continue to work for Ferrari, but everything's working to perfection at the moment that I have very little effort to make so I think I'll be able to stay focused on my job a while yet."

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March 23, 2002

March 20, 2002

FIA introduce one-engine per weekend rule: from 2004 for Formula One™. Other rules include use of Head and Neck Protection System (HANS) will be compulsory in 2003, chasis design rules remain the same till the end of 2004, and rule about stalling on starts.

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March 02, 2002

Schumi wins: in an action packed Aussie GP. The biggest surprise is that Minardi scores 2 points in the first race!

posted by riffola to other at 11:11 PM - 4 comments

February 27, 2002

Schumacher second best driver ever: according to Murray Walker, "...conceivably number one, with several years of his career still to go."

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February 06, 2002

Ferarri F2002: launched today, the 48th Formula 1 car from Ferrari. The one car everyone has been eagerly waiting to see this year.

posted by riffola to other at 10:51 AM - 7 comments