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Tue 09 Dec 2003
Imola to honour SennaHeadline
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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...

Tue 11 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car seriesHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car series

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2003) - Fourteen years after giving Patrick Racing its first and only Champ Car World Series title, Emerson Fittipaldi will look to capture a championship of his own as he and business partner James Dingman announced the...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Jordan denies Irvine claimHeadline
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Jordan denies Irvine claim

Eddie Jordan has denied that Eddie Irvine offered to drive for his team without being paid in order to win the fight for the remaining race seat. Irvine announced his retirement from F1 when the Jordan deal, which is the last race seat still ...

Senna inquiry to be re-openedHeadline
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Senna inquiry to be re-opened

The Italian Supreme Court has decided to re-open the inquiry into the death of Ayrton Senna after judges decided there were legal errors in the original appeal. Senna died after an accident in his Williams at the Tamburello corner during the 1994...

FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline
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FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourse

Every year for the last 12, The Cavallino Magazine has sponsored what has evolved into the six day Cavallino Classic for Ferrari Motorcars. The event is held at the legendary Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A full line of diverse...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002Headline
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Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002

Rubens Barrichello was very happy to have driven Ferrari's most successful ever car, the F2002, and said it gave him some of his best moments in Formula One. Providing all goes well in testing, Ferrari will debut the F2003-GA at the Spanish Grand...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
New helmet design for RaikkonenHeadline
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New helmet design for Raikkonen

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen will sport a new helmet design from the start of this season, including a splash of red and a motif of his nickname, 'The Ice Man'. The helmet will be designed by McLaren and Uffe Tagtstrom, who has made helmets for ...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Schumacher beaten by fighter jetHeadline
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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 ...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Montoya helps out da MattaHeadline
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Montoya helps out da Matta

Formula One rookie Christiano da Matta has been getting some advice from Juan Pablo Montoya on what to expect in his debut F1 season. Montoya was the last driver to make the move from the US CART series, which da Matta won last season, to F1...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Baumgartner signs for MinardiHeadline
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Baumgartner signs for Minardi

As expected, Zsolt Baumgartner has accepted the offer of a race seat at Minardi for 2004, alongside Gianmaria Bruni. The 22 year-old Hungarian secured backing from his country's government after Minardi boss Paul Stoddart made the offer last week.

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Ferrari launch the F2003-GAHeadline
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Ferrari launch the F2003-GA

Ferrari has launched the 2003 challenger at the team's base in Maranello, Italy, and has paid tribute to the late Giovanni Agnelli by adding his initials to the new car's number. The chassis carries the title of F2003-GA in honour of Agnelli, who...

Wed 22 Jan 2003
Efficient Internet launch for Jaguar R4Headline
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Efficient Internet launch for Jaguar R4

Jaguar Racing launched the 2003 R4 on the Internet on January 21st, the first 'virtual' launch in Formula One. While the event may have been lacking in a sense of occasion, the internet provided a perfect environment for the fast and efficient ...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at MonzaHeadline
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ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at Monza

Munich. Alessandro Zanardi will be competing in motorsport again for the first time since he suffered severe injuriesas a result of an accident two years ago. The Italian lost both legs when he was competing in a round of the American ChampCar ...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through IndyHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through Indy

You never know who you'll see at a race track. Case in point: the NHRA have held closed [to the public] test sessions yesterday and today at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Wandering the paddock, one could find Indy Racing League and CART ...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Trulli on provisional pole for US GPHeadline
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Trulli on provisional pole for US GP

INDIANAPOLIS, September 26, 2003 - Pre-qualifying for the United States Grand Prix was dictated by the weather, which -- as it usually does in Indianapolis -- changed immeasurably during the hour-long session. At the close, it was Renault's...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Baumgartner ready to sign for MinardiHeadline
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Baumgartner ready to sign for Minardi

Zsolt Baumgartner looks set to take up Minardi's offer of a race seat for 2004 and an official announcement will reportedly be made tomorrow (23rd December). Minardi already signed Gianmaria Bruni and offered the second seat to Hungarian...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
Renault expecting more hard workHeadline
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Renault expecting more hard work

The Renault F1 team is naturally pleased about its performance at the Malaysian Grand Prix but is not about to expect an easy time of things to come. With Fernando Alonso's pole position, and team mate Jarno Trulli second on the grid, Renault were...

Tue 21 Jan 2003
Renault R23 launched in LucerneHeadline
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Renault R23 launched in Lucerne

Renault become the third team to launch its 2003 challenger when the R23 was unveiled in Lucerne, Switzerland on January 20th. Team Principal Flavio Briatore, Chairman and CEO Patrick Faure and senior officials of team sponsors, along with drivers...

Sun 20 Apr 2003
Ferrari take control San Marino GP Friday qualifyingHeadline
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Ferrari take control San Marino GP Friday qualifying

Ferrari returned to form in Friday qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher taking provisional pole position with a 1:20.628. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello followed up in second and the Williams duo of Ralf Schumacher and Juan...

Mon 13 Jan 2003
Fisichella voted Driver's DriverHeadline
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Fisichella voted Driver's Driver

Giancarlo Fisichella was awarded the first Driver's Driver accolade at the F1 Awards last night, nominated by the drivers and test drivers of 2002. The 2003 Grand Prix Party, which hosted the Awards, was held at the National Exhibition Centre in...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Arrows gives up the fightHeadline

Arrows gives up the fight

The OrangeArrows Formula One team has finally gone into liquidation after months of fighting to stay alive. The Leafield squad appointed receivers in December in an attempt to sort out its financial problems but a London High Court has now put ...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
Montoya considering long-term futureHeadline
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Montoya considering long-term future

Juan Pablo Montoya was considering his future when he decided to sign for McLaren in 2005 and believes he can achieve more with the team than with Williams. The Colombian will have driven for Williams for four years when his contract expires at...

Sun 23 Mar 2003
First pole position for Alonso at Malaysian GPHeadline
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First pole position for Alonso at Malaysian GP

Renault's Fernando Alonso took his first ever pole position in qualifying for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix, the Spaniard setting a fastest of 1:37.044 ahead of team mate Jarno Trulli. Williams was the surprise of the session, Juan Pablo Montoya...

Sat 05 Apr 2003
Barrichello top Brazilian GP Saturday practice 1Headline
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Barrichello top Brazilian GP Saturday practice 1

A morning without rain greeted Saturday's first free practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, although the track was still wet after yesterday's downpour. Rubens Barrichello topped the times at the end of the session, a few different drivers taking...

Tue 11 Mar 2003
Coulthard takes victory at Australian GPHeadline
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Coulthard takes victory at Australian GP

In a fantastic season opener at Melbourne, David Coulthard stole victory for McLaren in a race of many leaders. The Scot sailed home to first after Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen all led in turns. "It’s a great...

Sun 12 Jan 2003
Brawn wants clarification of team ordersHeadline
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Brawn wants clarification of team orders

Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn believes the ban on team orders is too vague and more discussion is needed to clarify the situation. The F1 Commission, made up of the FIA and team bosses, banned team orders that affect the outcome of a race...

Thu 06 Mar 2003
Minardi launch the PS03Headline
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Minardi launch the PS03

Minardi launched the PS03 in Melbourne this morning, in what was a low key event in Federation Square. Drivers Jos Verstappen and Justin Wilson unveiled the car, along with test driver Matteo Bobbi, which retains its mostly black livery and ...

Thu 18 Sep 2003
Indy win is Ralf's goalHeadline
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Indy win is Ralf's goal

Despite still having headaches after his crash in testing at Monza, Ralf Schumacher is certain he will race at Indianapolis and said his goal is to win. Schumacher can no longer take the title but he's not going to let that get in the way of...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Schumacher takes San Marino GP Ferrari home winHeadline
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Schumacher takes San Marino GP Ferrari home win

Michael Schumacher silenced the critics of Ferrari's performance so far this year by winning the Scuderia's home race in San Marino, the fifth time he's taken victory at Imola and his first this season. After an early fight with brother Ralf and...

Sun 24 Aug 2003
Alonso blazes to Hungarian GP poleHeadline
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Alonso blazes to Hungarian GP pole

Young Spanish star Fernando Alonso blazed a trail to pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix in what was a close fight to the end of the Saturday qualifying session. The Renault driver clocked a brilliant 1:21.688, just two tenths faster than...

Sun 06 Apr 2003
Local hero Barrichello on pole for Brazilian GPHeadline
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Local hero Barrichello on pole for Brazilian GP

São Paulo native Rubens Barrichello gave the home crowds something to cheer about when he took pole position for tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix in the Saturday qualifying session at Interlagos. Barrichello set a time of 1:13.807 to take pole...

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...

Wed 29 Oct 2003
Sauber confirms Massa signingHeadline
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Sauber confirms Massa signing

The long-awaited announcement from Sauber came today (October 28th) when the team confirmed its signing of Ferrari test driver Felipe Massa for the 2004 season. Massa debuted in Formula One with Sauber in 2002 but the team opted for Heinz-Harald...