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Thu 19 Dec 2002
Stoddart - 'Minardi has strongest ever package'
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Stoddart - 'Minardi has strongest ever package'

At a Minardi press conference in London, England, team principal Paul Stoddart talked to the media about his team and how preparations are going for the forthcoming 2003 season. Paul Stoddart. Photo by Mark Gledhill. Firstly he...

Jonathan Palmer, Wilson's manager, interview
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Jonathan Palmer, Wilson's manager, interview

Motorsport.com's Mark Gledhill's interview with Jonathan Palmer, manager of Justin Wilson and ex-Formula 1 driver at the Minardi press conference on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 in London, England. Mark Gledhill: In what way are you going to help...

Interview with Justin Wilson
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Interview with Justin Wilson

British driver and former F3000 champion, Justin Wilson has finally reached his goal today, December 17, 2002, when he signed with the KL Minardi team for 2003. The newest Formula One driver, Wilson, took time at today's press conference in...

Wilson to race for Minardi in 2003
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Wilson to race for Minardi in 2003

Justin Wilson was today announced as one of the race drivers for the Minardi team for the 2003 season. The Heathrow Hilton, Suite 1, was the venue for the British driver's rise to the highest level of motorsport where, shortly after 11am, he was...

Fri 20 Sep 2002
Silverstone testing 2002-09-19
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Silverstone testing 2002-09-19

The third and final day of testing at Silverstone saw the most action and drama of the week so far. Sauber's new signing Heinz-Harald Frentzen was drafted in at short notice to test the car and the German driver made a big impression. Also, ...

Silverstone testing 2002-09-18
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Silverstone testing 2002-09-18

Testing resumed after the Italian Grand Prix with sessions at various venues around Europe. The teams Renault, Jordan and Sauber travelled to Silverstone for three days of testing at the home of the British Grand Prix. The session was very...

Sun 15 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at RockinghamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at Rockingham

Dario Franchitti won his first oval race at his home circuit in Great Britain. He ran near the front of the field for most of the race and benefited from a late quick pitstop to take the lead from Kenny Brack. Franchitti held off a late challenge...

Sat 14 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Andretti fastest in Rockingham warm-up

CHAMPCAR/CART: Andretti fastest in Rockingham warm-up

Michael Andretti laid down the challenge to the younger drivers with a dominant fastest time during the morning warm-up. Andretti put in a 25.205 second lap during a run of fast laps near the end of the session. Tora Takagi was the closest ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack tops Andretti for Rockingham pole

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack tops Andretti for Rockingham pole

Kenny Brack qualified in pole position for the Rockingham 500. His time of 24.908s set midway during in the session was enough to say ahead of the rest of the field. Michael Andretti made the closest challenge, finishing just 0.02 second behind....

Fri 13 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani leads practice at Rockingham

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani leads practice at Rockingham

Alex Tagliani set the pace in free practice for the Rockingham 500, clinching the fastest time on the very last lap. Cristiano Da Matta had led for the best part of the 135-minute session, suddenly picking up pace midway though and going straight...

Thu 29 Aug 2002
BTCC: Brands Hatch II: MG wins feature as rivals slip

BTCC: Brands Hatch II: MG wins feature as rivals slip

Warren Hughes continued MGs fine form with victory in the Feature race, ahead of Alan Morrison for Honda and Tim Harvey in his Independent Peugeot. Hughes qualified in pole position, just 0.02 seconds ahead of Aaron Slight in his best qualifying...

BTCC: Brands Hatch II: Rounds 17 and 18 race report

BTCC: Brands Hatch II: Rounds 17 and 18 race report

Rounds 17 and 18 of the British Touring Car Championsip took place at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, England. The Indy circuit is a 1.2-mile lap which uses Paddock Hill, Druids, Graham Hill and Surtees from the Grand Prix circuit and then cuts...

Tue 16 Jul 2002
BTCC: Yvan Muller wins feature race at Croft

BTCC: Yvan Muller wins feature race at Croft

James Thompson continued his success from the sprint race qualifying at the Croft BTCC round to secure pole position for the main feature race in the second half of the session. His first competitive lap time was enough to reach and stay at the...

BTCC: James Thompson wins Sprint race at Croft Circuit

BTCC: James Thompson wins Sprint race at Croft Circuit

The Toca package headed north to Croft Circuit near Darlington, England this weekend for rounds 11 and 12 of the British Touring Car Championship. Matt Neal lead the series by one point from James Thompson going into the second half of the ...

Thu 27 Jun 2002
BTCC: Round 10 Mondello Park report

BTCC: Round 10 Mondello Park report

Yvan Muller made up for his Sprint race disappointment to take a well-earned victory in the main race of the day. James Thompson lined up in pole position with a stunning lap while running the full success ballast. Colin Turkington was a...

BTCC: Round nine Mondello Park report

BTCC: Round nine Mondello Park report

Matt Neal won a dramatic sprint race at Mondello Park. The Egg Sport driver worked his way up to the front, despite two safety car periods and several incidents, to claim his second win of the year. Vauxhall secured the front row with Yvan...

Wed 05 Jun 2002
BTCC: James Thompson takes Silverstone feature race

BTCC: James Thompson takes Silverstone feature race

James Thompson made up for his Sprint race misfortune to take a convincing win the Feature Race, and Anthony Reid continued MG's successful day with second place in his MG ZS. Anthony Reid started from pole position and pulled out an early ...

BTCC: Warren Hughes wins Silverstone sprint race

BTCC: Warren Hughes wins Silverstone sprint race

Warren Hughes won the British Touring Cart Sprint Race at Silverstone in his MG ZS on Monday afternoon. Hughes overtook leader Matt Neal (Vauxhall Astra) on lap four in the difficult conditions and retained the lead all the way to the chequered ...

Mon 03 Jun 2002
BTCC: Neal, Reid lead Silverstone qualifying

BTCC: Neal, Reid lead Silverstone qualifying

British Touring Car Championship Qualifying Sunday 2nd June 2002 Silverstone International Circuit, England After three rounds of the 2002 British Touring Car Championship three drivers share the lead in the championship. Yvan Muller, James ...

Fri 31 May 2002
Eventful day at Silverstone test
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Eventful day at Silverstone test

The final day of testing at Silverstone was the most eventful out of the three day pre-Grand Prix tyre test. The conditions were hot and sunny for long periods separated by brief but heavy showers. The rain fragmented the day and this played havoc...

Teams use Silverstone test for aerodynamic development
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Teams use Silverstone test for aerodynamic development

Weather conditions were warm and sunny on the second day of testing at Silverstone circuit in England. There was a brief hailstorm and a few minor showers but the heat allowed the track to dry very quickly and so it was dry for most of the day....

Wed 29 May 2002
Teams prepare for British GP at Silverstone
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Teams prepare for British GP at Silverstone

The world of Formula One descended onto Silverstone on Tuesday for three days of tyre testing in preparation for next month's British Grand Prix. All teams except Minardi are present for this test and the first day was an opportunity for most...

Mon 22 Apr 2002
BTCC: Yvan Muller wins Oulton Park sprint

BTCC: Yvan Muller wins Oulton Park sprint

Yvan Muller took a straightforward win in the Sprint race although he came under late-race pressure from Warren Hughes's MG and Vauxhall team-mate James Thompson. After an initial safety-car period Muller pulled away into a comfortable lead and...

BTCC: Paul O'Neil scores initial win at Oulton Park

BTCC: Paul O'Neil scores initial win at Oulton Park

Paul O'Neill scored his first Touring Class win in dramatic Feature race. Early leader Matt Neal crashed out, Yvan Muller suffered a mechanical problem and then James Thompson picked up a puncture, leaving O'Neill to cruise to a deserved first ...

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BTCC: Oulton Park qualifying report

BTCC: Oulton Park qualifying report

The British Touring Car Championship headed to Oulton Park in north-west England this weekend for rounds three and four of the 2002 championship. Vauxhall drivers Yvan Muller and Matt Neal share first place in the championship (23 points) with...

Sat 20 Apr 2002
Active day three at Silverstone
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Active day three at Silverstone

The final day of testing at Silverstone was full of action and drama as the teams continued their test programmes in preparation for next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Technical problems and a variety of weather conditions provided the teams with...

Fri 19 Apr 2002
Busy day two at Silverstone
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Busy day two at Silverstone

The second day of testing at Silverstone was extremely busy and BAR even ran three cars all day. Every driver did over half a Grand Prix distance with Irvine, Heidfeld and Frentzen completing well over 350km each. Jenson Button was ultimately...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
Teams testing at Silverstone 2002-04-16
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Teams testing at Silverstone 2002-04-16

The majority of the Formula One teams have headed to Silverstone in England for a three-day test prior to the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix. Williams, Sauber, Jordan, BAR, Jaguar and Arrows were in action today and Minardi are expected to join...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
Marc Gene walks away from Silverstone crash
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Marc Gene walks away from Silverstone crash

Marc Gene walked away from a high-speed crash at Silverstone circuit at 10.15am GMT this morning. The Williams test-driver spun at the exit of Bridge corner, a flat- out right hander. The car spun backwards into the tyre barrier on the inside of...

Tue 16 Apr 2002
Michael Keohane sweeps Donington
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Michael Keohane sweeps Donington

British Formula Three Chamionship Rounds Three and Four, Donington Park 13-14 April 2002 Robbie Kerr led the British Formula Three championship after the opening two rounds at Brands Hatch. James Courtney was in second on equal points and Bruce...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
Shakedown for Williams and Jordan
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Shakedown for Williams and Jordan

Both the Williams and Jordan teams were in action at Silverstone yesterday (Tuesday 9th April)conducting private shakedown tests at various parts of the circuit. Marc Gene was practicing starts for Williams along the National straight (between...

BFREN: Mark McLoughlin fastest at Silverstone test day

BFREN: Mark McLoughlin fastest at Silverstone test day

Formula Renault is a multi-chassis category with set engines and, with many successful former karting and Formula Ford drivers running this season, the series is highly competitive. This is the very series from which Kimi Raikkonen catapulted into...

Wed 03 Apr 2002
BTCC: Matt Neal, James Thompson win at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Matt Neal, James Thompson win at Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch hosted the opening two rounds of the 2002 MSA British Touring Car Championship. The races, which formed part of a Superweekender along with the British Formula Three and GT Championship races, attracted large crowds during the Easter...

Sun 31 Mar 2002
Courtney takes pole at Brands Hatch
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Courtney takes pole at Brands Hatch

James Courtney scored a double in the British Formula 3 qualifying at Brands Hatch by heading the timesheets in both sessions and securing pole position for the opening two races of the British Formula Three season. Courtney, now following in...

Wed 06 Mar 2002
Silverstone Wednesday testing report 2002-03-06
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Silverstone Wednesday testing report 2002-03-06

Formula One Test Session Wednesday 6th March 2001 Silverstone Grand Prox Circuit, England Testing continued at Silverstone today as the teams worked on a variety of technical and aerodynamic tests. Williams and Renault continued with their test...

Silverstone Tuesday testing report 2002-03-05
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Silverstone Tuesday testing report 2002-03-05

Formula One Test Session Tuesday 5th March 2001 Silverstone Grand Prox Circuit, England The long haul Grands Prix give a traditional opportunity for test drivers to run in Europe while the race drivers are away, and Fernando Alonso and Marc Gene...