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Thu 18 Dec 2003
Ambrose wins championshipHeadline

Ambrose wins championship

Marcos Ambrose finished the 2003 season in fine fashion by winning both races on his way to his first Australia V8 Supercar championship at Eastern Creek. Marcos Ambrose stretches his lead. Photo by John Maricic. The Stone Brothers ...

Feud between Skaife and Ingall continuesHeadline

Feud between Skaife and Ingall continues

Even a week after Marcos Ambrose took the red flag and the V8 Supercar Championship Series for 2003, the controversy continues to rage throughout the motorsport world over the Skaife/Ingall incident at Eastern Creek during the final race of the ...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
Webber dubious about Spanish circuit changeHeadline

Webber dubious about Spanish circuit change

Jaguar's Mark Webber is dubious about the change to Spain's Circuit de Catalunya for next season, where a new hairpin is being added at Caixa and the run-off area will be switched from gravel to tarmac. It is hoped the alteration will encourage...

The AARWBA Jerry Titus Award candidatesHeadline

The AARWBA Jerry Titus Award candidates

Each year the professional members of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) vote by closed ballot to select the year's Auto Racing All-American Team. The highest vote-getter - among all categories - receives the...

Wilson aiming to be more daringHeadline

Wilson aiming to be more daring

Justin Wilson said he held back in his first Formula One season as he didn't want to make any mistakes, but given a second chance he would be more daring. Wilson lost his race seat with Jaguar to Christian Klien for 2004 and has limited options...

Alonso expecting difficult time aheadHeadline

Alonso expecting difficult time ahead

Fernando Alonso was one of the stars of 2003, claiming his first podium finish, first pole position and first Grand Prix win, but the Spaniard is not about to start predicting immediate success in 2004. Renault secured its fourth place in the ...

Minardi signs Bruni as race driver for 2004Headline

Minardi signs Bruni as race driver for 2004

Minardi has signed Gianmaria Bruni as one of its race drivers for 2004 after the Italian was test driver for the team this year. The 22 year-old, familiarly known as Gimmi, who previously raced in British Formula 3 and the Euro 3000 series, was at...

Villeneuve considering his racing futureHeadline

Villeneuve considering his racing future

Jacques Villeneuve is not counting out a return to Formula One but is also considering NASCAR, which he thinks could be an exciting prospect. Villeneuve has been at somewhat of a loose end since BAR dispensed with his services at the end of the...

IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500Headline

IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500

The Indy Racing League confirmed stories published last week about the change in engine dimension for the largest part of next year's IndyCar Series schedule, as Chevrolet/Cosworth, Honda and Toyota motors will go on diets, losing half a liter of...

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes fourHeadline

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes four

One of the United States' best open wheel drivers now has gainful employment for the coming 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season. Andretti Green Racing confirmed today it will field four Indy cars next year: for returning drivers Tony...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Papis and Pruett return to sports car racingHeadline

Papis and Pruett return to sports car racing

On the heels of winning his third Trans-Am championship, Scott Pruett will compete again in endurance sports car racing. Joining Pruett will be Max Papis. The two will be teammates for the newly announced entry of Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2004...

Schumacher beaten by fighter jetHeadline

Schumacher beaten by fighter jet

Even six-time world champion Michael Schumacher had to concede defeat when up against the Eurofighter Typhoon but it was still a close fought battle. The novel event took place on December 11th at Grosseto, Italy, and pitted Schumacher and his ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Frentzen moves to DTM with OpelHeadline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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...