May 2010
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Ferrari Wants Valentino Rossi
May 1 - Luca di Montezemolo has stepped down as chairman of the Italian
carmaker Fiat.

He will, however, remain president of Ferrari, with 34-year-old John Elkann - a
descendant of the founding Agnelli family - replacing him at Fiat  because
Montezemolo has "finished the task" he began in 2004.


Montezemolo, 62, denied the move is a precursor to moving into Italian politics
or even founding his own party, insisting he is staying on the Fiat board and
will not stop heading Ferrari.

On the same day, Montezemolo announced that he still wants "major teams"
such as Ferrari "and McLaren" to be allowed to enter third cars in grands prix.

"We want a third car and I would do everything to have Valentino (Rossi)," he
told reporters.

"When he wins this year's MotoGP, enough is enough, he must also win in
Formula One," the Ferrari chairman and president added.
Kenyans Win 500 Mini-Marathon Again
May 8 - More than 35,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair
athletes participated in today’s 13.1-mile road race though
Downtown Indianapolis, which included part of the track at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Mini-Marathon is the nation’s
largest half-marathon.

Kenya’s
Janet Cherobon broke a race record and edged
Ethiopia’s
Belainesh Zemedkin to win the women’s title in the
34th 500 Mini.  It was Cherobon’s fourth-consecutive Mini win.
Cherobon, 31, had a time of 1 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds, just
two seconds ahead of Zemedkin. Both broke the women’s Mini
record of 1:11:24 set by Albina Ivanova in 2003.

The men’s race also had a repeat champion.
Festus Langat, a
24-year-old Kenyan, had a time of 1:02:50

Wind gusts were as strong as 30 mph, and the steel-supported
finish-line structure blew down at 2 a.m. today.  But runners
benefited from unseasonably cold temperatures that stayed in the
40s.
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Schumacher Penalized
May 17 - As the F1 Monaco Grand Prix neared the end, Karun
Chandok
tangled with Jarno Trulli, bringing out the safety car.  
The race finished under yellow with
Mark Webber winning for the
second time in a row.  
Michael Schumacher passed Fernando
Alonso
for 6th place on the final lap, reporting that the safety car
had pitted and he thought it was ok to race.  The track stewards
disagreed and added 20 seconds to his time, which moved him
back to 12th place.