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Sun 25 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: da Matta claims the spoils again in Montreal qualifyingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: da Matta claims the spoils again in Montreal qualifying

It looked like a yet another day at the office for Cristiano da Matta. The diminutive Brazilian claimed the pole position for the Molson Indy Montreal by setting a fast time of 1:18.959 in the dying seconds of the session. Cristiano da...

Fri 09 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: BAR willing to release Villeneuve to CART
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CHAMPCAR/CART: BAR willing to release Villeneuve to CART

The team principal of British American Racing, David Richards, has publicly indicated his willingness to release Jacques Villeneuve from his contract with the team, allowing him to drive in CART for the 2003 season. Gerry Forsythe, co-owner of...

Mon 05 Aug 2002
Kristensen climbs through the field to win at Trois-Rivieres

Kristensen climbs through the field to win at Trois-Rivieres

Audi teammates Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello won today's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres the hard way -- by overtaking everyone in the 26-car field. Tom Kristensen. Photo by Eric Gilbert. With Friday's qualifying fiasco having ...

Tue 09 Jul 2002
Schumacher, Bridgestone claim wet British GP win
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Schumacher, Bridgestone claim wet British GP win

Michael Schumacher took his seventh victory of the 2002 Formula One season -- and the 60th of his career - at the British Grand Prix today, with a clear 14-second margin over his Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello. While Schumacher had a yet ...

Fri 21 Jun 2002
Historic triple for Audi at Le Mans

Historic triple for Audi at Le Mans

For the first time in the 70-year history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the same driver squad has been victorious three years in a row. The trio of Emmanuele Pirro, Tom Kristensen and Frank Biela drove a flawless race in the ...

Wed 19 Jun 2002
LMP 675 comes of age in 2002

LMP 675 comes of age in 2002

LMP 675 has traditionally been looked upon as the "junior" class in Le Mans racing, but this year the MG team came close to disproving that stereotype. In spite of the power disadvantage and the narrower tires, the British team showed up just ...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Holding steady for the finish

Holding steady for the finish

There is little more than an hour left in the 70th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it is certainly clear in the driving style. The teams are driving conservatively, babying the cars to ensure a finish, and not blow 23 hours of hard work...

Only minor ailments for Audis at Le Mans

Only minor ailments for Audis at Le Mans

With just over four hours left in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi maintains a stranglehold on a third consecutive victory, holding the top three positions on track. Frank Biela, Audi R8. Photo by Eric Gilbert. However, Frank ...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Strategy counts in Le Mans qualifying

Strategy counts in Le Mans qualifying

Le Mans is unusual among major races in having a total of eight hours of qualifying, spread out over two days-four times the amount for a typical Grand Prix. And Formula One qualifying rules further limit the number of qualifying laps, giving...

Trouble comes in threes at Le Mans

Trouble comes in threes at Le Mans

As the sun rose over the Le Mans racetrack in La Sarthe after a grueling night of racing, the three Audis were still 1-2-3 -- and still in the numerical order of ...

Audis stay on top through the night

Audis stay on top through the night

The leading Audi trio continued to dominate the 70th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans as dawn approached on Sunday, in what is starting to look like a repeat of 2001. The ...

Team Orbit makes steady Le Mans debut

Team Orbit makes steady Le Mans debut

Team Orbit's first ever race at Le Mans has developed into a respectable showing. Equipped with a Porsche 911 GT3 and piloted by a trio of drivers that have never competed on this famed 13km track, the team has nevertheless come here to ...

Engine ailments hit Le Mans teams

Engine ailments hit Le Mans teams

As dusk approached and then overtook the famed Le Mans circuit, both minor and major engine troubles hit a number of the prototype teams, causing in-pit delays and dropping teams down the standings. Sunset, at about 10 pm, saw the...

Audi fighting punctures at Le Mans

Audi fighting punctures at Le Mans

At the 70th running of Le Mans, it seems that the only one fast enough to beat Audi in the first four hours has been Team Puncture. Michael Krumm's ...

MG dominating LMP675 at Le Mans

MG dominating LMP675 at Le Mans

The "junior" prototype class at Le Mans, LMP675, looks like an MG rout early on in the race. After three hours, the Anthony Reid-Warren Hughes-Jonny Kane ...

A chink in Audi armor as Le Mans starts

A chink in Audi armor as Le Mans starts

The green flag had not waved yet when the first chink appeared in the armor of the dominant Audi team. Michael Krumm, driving the ...