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Happy holidays from Formula1.com 22 Dec 2006

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari 248 F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Chinese Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, 30 September 2006

It has been a memorable year for Formula One racing, not least for Fernando Alonso’s historic second title and Michael Schumacher’s emotional farewell. As 2006 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for your support over the past season and wish all our users the very best for the holiday period.

Needless to say the first month of 2007 already looks set to be a busy one as the teams gear up for the opening round of the new season in Australia. Already several of them have confirmed plans to launch their new cars in January.

Toyota are due to kick off proceedings on Friday, January 12, when the wraps will come off the TF107 in Cologne, Germany. Valencia in Spain is the venue for McLaren’s and BMW Sauber’s launches, which take place on successive days, on January 15 and 16 respectively. Meanwhile, world champions Renault have chosen Dutch capital Amsterdam as the backdrop for their new car’s official unveiling on January 24.

Of course, there will also be plenty of testing activity following the mid-winter break, with the majority of teams expected to track debut their 2007 machines in mid to late January.

We will, as always, be keeping you informed of all the developments from the world of Formula One racing, so stay in touch with Formula1.com in the countdown to Melbourne on March 18 for the latest updates.

In the meantime, have a great holiday season and a very happy New Year!