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Sat 13 Dec 2003
Frentzen moves to DTM with OpelHeadline
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Frentzen moves to DTM with Opel

Following in the footsteps of Jean Alesi, former Formula One driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen will move to the German Touring Car series (DTM) in 2004. Frentzen drove for Sauber in F1 in 2003 but both he and teammate Nick Heidfeld have been replaced...

Minardi hoping to retain VerstappenHeadline
F1

Minardi hoping to retain Verstappen

Little Italian squad Minardi is hoping to retain the services of Jos Verstappen next year to have at least one experienced driver behind the wheel. Verstappen drove for Minardi in 2003 but was frustrated by the uncompetitve car and was hoping for...

Mosley proposes new penalty systemHeadline
F1

Mosley proposes new penalty system

FIA president Max Mosley has proposed a new system of awarding penalties to drivers for on-track incidents, which he believes would be better than the current system of drive-through or stop-and-go penalties. Mosley's idea is to use a scheme by ...

Webber backs new teammate KlienHeadline
F1

Webber backs new teammate Klien

Mark Webber has given new Jaguar teammate Christian Klien the thumbs up and thinks the Austrian will do a good job. Klien was announced as Webber's partner for 2004 after testing for Jaguar in November. He replaces Englishman Justin Wilson who...

Ferrari experience important for MassaHeadline
F1

Ferrari experience important for Massa

Felipe Massa has likened his time as test driver with Ferrari to being at university and stressed how important it was for him to work with Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. Massa debuted in F1 with Sauber in 2002 but sat out competition...

Minardi incentive for young AustraliansHeadline
F1

Minardi incentive for young Australians

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart is giving an incentive to two young Australian drivers to keep up the hard work by offering a test with the team. F3 drivers Will Davison and Will Power have been promised the chance by Stoddart to test for Minardi, ...

Schumacher better than ever in 2004Headline
F1

Schumacher better than ever in 2004

Ferrari team principal Jean Todt believes Michael Schumacher will be better than ever in 2004 after securing his sixth world championship this season. It was not an easy ride to the title in 2003; Schumacher had a close fought battle with...

Wed 10 Dec 2003
Montoya out to win for WilliamsHeadline
F1

Montoya out to win for Williams

Juan Pablo Montoya may be moving on to McLaren in 2005 but for next year he will be fighting hard for Williams. McLaren made the announcement that Montoya was joining the team very early, which led to speculation that the Colombian could even...

'Tis the season to hand out awardsHeadline
F1

'Tis the season to hand out awards

This time of year sees various racing publications hand out their yearly awards in different categories of achievements. For a change, in 2003 it isn't Michael Schumacher and Ferrari making a clean sweep of things; Juan Pablo Montoya was voted ...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
Imola to honour SennaHeadline
F1

Imola to honour Senna

The 2004 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola will mark the tenth year since Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at the circuit and the Brazilian champion will be commemorated by special events. Ayrton Senna Da Silva grave at Morumbi...

Button thinking about 2005 titleHeadline
F1

Button thinking about 2005 title

After his first season with BAR in 2003, in which he finished ninth in the championship standings, Jenson Button wants regular podium finishes in 2004 and is thinking about the title in 2005. Button had two fourth place finishes this season but...

Kenseth receives accolades at champion banquetHeadline

Kenseth receives accolades at champion banquet

Matt Kenseth received the final "Winston Cup Champion" title last night at a star-studded affair at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. An impending blizzard hammered the city with heavy snow, but did not hamper NASCAR ushering in their 2003 champion and...

New BMW engine ahead of scheduleHeadline
F1

New BMW engine ahead of schedule

BMW has been hard at work on the new P84 engine and is already two weeks ahead of schedule, according to motorsport director Mario Theissen. As early as July the unit was on the test bench and then tested on track at Monza at the beginning of ...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed awayHeadline

Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed away

TOLEDO OH (12-4-03) Egnatius "Iggy" Katona, the winningest driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history, died Thursday, December 4 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 87. Katona, who earned 79 career series wins, also held the all-time...

Earnhardt Jr: Just a regular guyHeadline

Earnhardt Jr: Just a regular guy

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may be one of the biggest stars in NASCAR racing, but after spending a few minutes with him you realize that he's just a regular guy. There is no glitz, no glamour. Ask a question, get an answer. He's not interested in witty ...

Testing wraps up at JerezHeadline
F1

Testing wraps up at Jerez

Testing wrapped up for the week at Jerez in Spain today with only three teams on track. Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer topped the time sheets with a 1:25.785, fellow testers Felipe Massa and Luciano Burti making it a one-two-three for the...

Youngsters on the test trackHeadline
F1

Youngsters on the test track

This winter's Formula One test sessions are seeing some young talent being tried out, both well known and not so familiar names. 20 year-old German F3 runner up Christian Klien tried out for Jaguar in November with the result of the team signing...

Badoer and Montagny lead wet test dayHeadline
F1

Badoer and Montagny lead wet test day

Poor weather continued for those on track in Spain today, a total of seventeen drivers from seven teams out for the third day of testing this week. Ferrari led the way at Jerez, where the team had three F2003-GA chassis in action. Test drivers...

Ralf and Coulthard top testing timesHeadline
F1

Ralf and Coulthard top testing times

Ralf Schumacher and David Coulthard set the best times, at Jerez and Barcelona respectively, on the second day of the week's test schedule. Nineteen drivers from eight teams took to the two Spanish tracks in mixed weather conditions, and...

Minardi an option for WilsonHeadline
F1

Minardi an option for Wilson

The available race seats in Formula One are dwindling away and only two teams are yet to confirm a driver line up for 2004. With Jaguar announcing Christian Klien to partner Mark Webber next season, Justin Wilson has limited options but returning...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Ralf underlines importance of winter testingHeadline
F1

Ralf underlines importance of winter testing

Ralf Schumacher has underlined the importance of winter testing and especially the period in the run up to Christmas. Williams began its winter test programme at Valencia in Spain last week with Schumacher, teammate Juan Pablo Montoya and team...

Wilson disappointed at Jaguar decisionHeadline
F1

Wilson disappointed at Jaguar decision

Justin Wilson is naturally disappointed that Jaguar has opted to replace him with Christian Klien for 2004 but knew it would probably happen. Wilson was transferred to Jaguar from Minardi for the last five races of the 2003 season after Jaguar ...

Fassler ready for Opel challengeHeadline
DTM

Fassler ready for Opel challenge

Marcel Fässler has spent all his four years in the DTM with Mercedes but now it's time for a change. Last week Fässler announced that he is moving to Opel for 2004 and is ready for a new challenge. After three fourth places in the championship...

Webber concerned about inexperienced driversHeadline
F1

Webber concerned about inexperienced drivers

Jaguar star Mark Webber is concerned about the number of relatively inexperienced drivers that could be on track in Friday practices at race weekends in 2004. With the latest batch of regulation changes, Friday testing has been scrapped and the ...

Gascoyne starts at ToyotaHeadline
F1

Gascoyne starts at Toyota

Former Renault technical director Mike Gascoyne starts his tenure at Toyota today (December 1st) and is ready to start building on what the team achieved in 2003. With Olivier Panis and Cristiano da Matta, Toyota fought in the midfield for fifth...

Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern CreekHeadline

Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern Creek

Marcos Ambrose screamed around Eastern Creek yesterday in his Stone Bros prepared Pirtek Ford, taking out the V8 Supercar Championship, ending Holden's dominance of the series for the past five years. Marcos Ambrose is Ford through and...

Mon 01 Dec 2003
New McLaren making progressHeadline
F1

New McLaren making progress

After all the hype about the McLaren MP4-18, the car never made it into competition in 2003 and has already made way for the MP4-19, which made its track debut at Valencia last week. The new car has some new parts and some components of the 18,...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 5Headline

Matt Kenseth: Race to the Championship, part 5

Part 5: Clinching the Cup Richmond II One year ago, Kenseth twice came back from being a lap down and went on to his fourth win of the season under the lights at Richmond. This year, Kenseth started 18th and was fighting a loose race car ...

Wurz to stay with McLarenHeadline
F1

Wurz to stay with McLaren

Not so long ago Alex Wurz was thought by many to be heading to a Jaguar race seat next season but the Austrian has decided to stay with McLaren as the team's official third driver. When Jaguar discarded Antonio Pizzonia mid-way through the 2003 ...

Heidfeld to test JordanHeadline
F1

Heidfeld to test Jordan

Nick Heidfeld has been at somewhat of a loose end since Sauber dispensed with his services at the end of the season but the German will be back behind the wheel in December with Jordan. Heidfeld has been one of the names linked with Jordan in...

New McLaren tops Valencia testHeadline
F1

New McLaren tops Valencia test

David Coulthard put the new McLaren MP4-19 at the top of the time sheet at Valencia on Thursday on just the third day of its debut test. The Scot clocked a 1:10.021, beating the unofficial lap record set by Williams' Juan Pablo Montoya earlier in...

Aiello and Audi part companyHeadline
DTM

Aiello and Audi part company

In what is turning out to be a busy week in DTM, Laurent Aiello has parted company with Abt-Audi, the team he won the 2002 championship with. Audi had a comparatively poor season in 2003 and Aiello only managed fourth in the title standings as ...

Villeneuve speaks out about BARHeadline
F1

Villeneuve speaks out about BAR

Jacques Villeneuve has spoken publicly about his split with BAR for the first time since the team replaced him with Takuma Sato at the end of this season. BAR confirmed just before the Japanese Grand Prix that it would not renew Villeneuve's ...

Williams and Ferrari top second day of testingHeadline
F1

Williams and Ferrari top second day of testing

The second day of testing continued in the same busy fashion as Tuesday, with sixteen drivers on track at the Spanish circuits of Valencia and Barcelona. There were one or two off track excursions and a couple of cars grinding to halt out on the...

Fassler to Opel in 2004Headline
DTM

Fassler to Opel in 2004

Marcel Fässler has left Mercedes after four years with marque and will move to Opel for 2004. The 27-year old Swiss joined the DTM in 2000 with Mercedes and was Rookie of the Year, finishing fourth overall in the championship. He retained the ...