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Tue 24 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driver

Motorsport.com has learned through reliable sources in Mexico that a new team for the 2003 CART Champ Car World Series has been formed by Modelo Group. The Corona Racing Team has signed Mexican driver Rodolfo Lavin. Modelo Group formed a ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek DalyHeadline
F1

CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek Daly

Over the next several months, SPEED Channel will profile members of its on- air team as well as key figures behind the scenes at the nation's fastest growing sports cable network. The fourth profile in this series highlights veteran racer Derek ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2002) - Former Champ Car driver Stefan Johansson announced today the formation of American Spirit Team Johansson, a complete two-car effort that will campaign the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani expresses his thoughtsHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani expresses his thoughts

CART driver Alex Tagliani thinks Team Player's isn't living up to its side of the bargain after dumping him in favour of another Canadian, Paul Tracy, the Globe and Mail reported today. Alex Tagliani. Photo by Gridwork. Although ...

Ken Schrader signs with BAM RacingHeadline

Ken Schrader signs with BAM Racing

BAM Racing had a tough year in 2002, going through six drivers in the No. 49 Dodge. However, they now have signed veteran driver Ken Schrader for the 2003 season, hoping to turn their luck around. Schrader was released at the end of the 2002 ...

Stoddart defends 'pay driver' decisionHeadline
F1

Stoddart defends 'pay driver' decision

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart has defended his decision to take on drivers who can bring financial backing to the team, saying they are not just 'pay drivers'. Teams have been criticized in the past for hiring anyone who can effectively buy the race...

Irvine still hoping for Jordan chanceHeadline
F1

Irvine still hoping for Jordan chance

Eddie Irvine said he has unfinished business with Formula One and is still hoping for a chance to partner Giancarlo Fisichella at Jordan. Made redundant from Jaguar at the end of this season, Irvine has been strongly linked with Jordan recently.

Good rally result for H?kkinen may lead to moreHeadline
F1

Good rally result for H?kkinen may lead to more

A good result for Mika Häkkinen in January's Arctic Lapland Rally could see the Finn continue in rallying. The Lapland rally is so far a one-off event but double Formula One champion Häkkinen said a top two finish might persuade him to do ...

Villeneuve critical of Ferrari actionsHeadline
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Villeneuve critical of Ferrari actions

Jacques Villeneuve has labeled Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello as 'stupid' because of what happened at the Austrian and US Grands Prix and said Ferrari's actions were embarrassing. Barrichello gifted Schumacher the win in Austria and the...

BAR supporting DavidsonHeadline
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BAR supporting Davidson

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson's future is not threatened by the addition of Takuma Sato to the team according to boss David Richards. With Sato rejoining BAR as test driver for next year -- and with future options as race driver -- rumour...

Mansell interested in advisory roleHeadline
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Mansell interested in advisory role

Former world champion Nigel Mansell has expressed an interest in taking up some kind of advisory role in Formula One, although not as a full time job. Mansell, who won the title in 1992, retired competitively from F1 in 1995 although he tested the...

Williams unable to take big stepsHeadline
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Williams unable to take big steps

Frank Williams thinks a big step up in performance is needed for his team to catch Ferrari but the rules in F1 are preventing any revolutionary progress. Williams' 2003 challenger, the FW25, is hoped to take the fight closer to the Scuderia but ...

More honors for 2002 Champion KristensenHeadline

More honors for 2002 Champion Kristensen

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 19, 2002) -- The honors and accolades continue to grow for Tom Kristensen, the 2002 champion of the American Le Mans Series. The 35-year-old driver for the Audi Sport North America team has been selected "Name of the...

Race for the final seatsHeadline
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Race for the final seats

Now that Minardi has signed Justin Wilson in a three year deal and Takuma Sato has joined BAR as reserve driver, who will fill the two remaining race seats for 2003 is a hotly debated topic. As usual, claims and counter-claims, confirmations and...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch seriesHeadline

BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch series

Mooresville, North Carolina (December 17, 2002) - Braun Racing announced today that it will field an entry in the 2003 NASCAR BGN Series with Rookie driver Chad Blount. Last week the team announced that they would field an entry for Steadman...

BUSCH: Kasey Kahne signs with Akins MotorsportsHeadline

BUSCH: Kasey Kahne signs with Akins Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne, 22, will drive the No. 38 Great Clips Ford for Akins Motorsports in 2003. It will be his first full season in the NASCAR Busch Series. "I'm very excited about a full-time Busch Series ride," said Kahne. "It's a...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecarHeadline

RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecar

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 12, 2002) -- SCCA Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a long-term partnership arrangement with Van Diemen International to design, import...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Dominguez completes shoulder surgeryHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Dominguez completes shoulder surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (December 11,2002) - Herdez Competition driver Mario Dominguez underwent surgery last Wednesday (December 4) in Indianapolis to repair damage to his shoulder caused during this season. The injury, not caused by a single incident but...

IRL: Super Aguri Fern?ndez Racing to enter IRL in 2003Headline

IRL: Super Aguri Fern?ndez Racing to enter IRL in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 10, 2002) - Fernández Racing today announced an agreement with former Formula One driver Aguri Suzuki and the Super Aguri Company for the creation of Super Aguri Fernández Racing. The new team will field a ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
IRL: Team Rahal and Honda announce 2003 entry with Brack as driverHeadline

IRL: Team Rahal and Honda announce 2003 entry with Brack as driver

HILLIARD, OH . . . Team Rahal and Honda Performance Development, Inc. today announced a partnership that will see Team Rahal enter a full-season entry in the Indy Racing League in 2003. The single-car entry is sponsored by Pioneer Electronics...

BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston CupHeadline

BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston Cup

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (December 5, 2002) --- Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that Casey Mears will drive the No. 41 Target Dodge in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series with veteran Jimmy Elledge performing the crew chief...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: Mo Nunn announces Takagi as second driver in 2003Headline

IRL: Mo Nunn announces Takagi as second driver in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002) -- CART and Formula 1 driving veteran Tora Takagi has been added to Mo Nunn Racing's lineup for the 2003 Indy Racing League (IRL) season. Takagi, a native of Japan, will join former IRL Rookie of the Year and...

Wed 04 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to BuschHeadline

BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to Busch

Ray Evernham appears to have fallen out of step with his earlier commitment. Numerous times this year he boasted, "Casey [Atwood] is the future of Evernham Motorsports." The future appears to have been rather brief. On Monday, December 2, Casey...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget titleHeadline

WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget title

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind. captured both ends of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway "Bullring." It marked his first USAC Sprint/Midget sweep on ...