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Wed 30 Dec 1998
F1 News 98-12-30
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F1 News 98-12-30

Tula confirms bid A Russian industrial city, Tula, has confirmed it wishes to host a Grand Prix. They claim to have an investor putting in $300m into development of the circuit. It is not guaranteed to happen, the FIA have said 'It's not ...

Tue 29 Dec 1998
Sports Car News 98-12-29

Sports Car News 98-12-29

Carlos Sainz' chances of racing for Toyota in the Le Mans 24 Hours race have gone away, after the new rally callendar just published means a clash of events for the Spaniard. The Acropolis Rally ends on the day of Le Mans qualifying. BMW to...

F1 News 98-12-29
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F1 News 98-12-29

Ferrari to switch all cars to Bridgestone? Stories are circulating that Ferrari are set to fit Bridgestones onto their road cars as part of the deal between the two companies. Other motor manufacturers are also reflecting on their...

Wed 23 Dec 1998
BTCC: News summary 98-12-23

BTCC: News summary 98-12-23

Sainz out of Le Mans chance Carlos Sainz' chances of racing for Toyota in the Le Mans 24 Hours race have gone away, after the new rally callendar just published means a clash of events for the Spaniard. The Acropolis Rally ends on the day of...

Tue 22 Dec 1998
Ferrari and Mattel Announce Global Partnership
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Ferrari and Mattel Announce Global Partnership

Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] and Ferrari today announced that Mattel has been granted exclusive worldwide rights to produce toys, apparel and accessories, and adult collectible products based upon the rich heritage of Ferrari vehicles and...

Sports Car News 98-12-21

Sports Car News 98-12-21

BMW to Sebring 12 Hours? Don Panoz has suggested that BMW may well be present at the Sebring 12 hours. A BMW spokesman has neither confirmed or denied the story. 'There are still a lot of questions that don't depend on BMW, for example, we...

F1 News 98-12-21
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F1 News 98-12-21

Lotus in F1 return? Proton, the current owner of Lotus Engineering, has said it is keen to enter Formula One with the Lotus name as an engine supplier. The boss of Proton, Tengku Datuk Mahaleel has gone on record saying: '...we are totally ...

Mon 21 Dec 1998
IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear
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IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear

TOWER TERRACE RAZING PUTS IMS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INTO HIGH GEAR INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 21, 1998 - Another chapter in the storied 89-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway began today as crews started demolishing the Tower Terrace...

Wed 16 Dec 1998
News Summary 98-12-16
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News Summary 98-12-16

Barnard joins Prost John Barnard has joined Prost Grand Prix. The British designer, who has worked for McLaren, Ferrari, Benetton, Arrows and Toyota, is joining the team owned by a driver whom won 2 titles in one of his cars. Honda ready...

IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays
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IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays

NEW VIDEO DISPLAYS TO GIVE INDY FANS BETTER VIEW OF ACTION Seven Daktronics screens to be installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 1998 - Seven permanent large-screen video displays will be installed at the ...

Tue 15 Dec 1998
1999 Provisional Schedule as of 98-12-15
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1999 Provisional Schedule as of 98-12-15

1999 F1 World Championship Provisional Calendar Race Grand Circuit Date Prix 1 07 Mar Australian GP Melbourne 2 11 Apr Brazilian GP Sao Paulo 3 02 May San Marino GP Imola 4 16 May ...

Mon 14 Dec 1998
Formula One Update 98-12-11
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Formula One Update 98-12-11

SCHUMACHER TOPS TEST FOR FERRARI Ferrari have been testing at Jerez since Tuesday when Eddie Irvine and Luca Badoer started the programme with the former doing 82 laps (best 1m 25.83s) and the latter 106 laps(best 1m 28.30s). On ...

Fri 11 Dec 1998
Ferrari Testing at Jerez 98-12-10
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Ferrari Testing at Jerez 98-12-10

Schumacher quickest at Jerez Jerez, 10th December Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) 4.428 km. Drivers: Michael Schumacher driving F 300 chassis number 184 Luca Badoer driving F 300 chassis number 186, long ...

Wed 09 Dec 1998
F1 news - 9th December 1998
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F1 news - 9th December 1998

To keep us going over the long winter months before the new season there will be news reports posted often Diniz impressed Pedro Diniz, the ex-Arrows driver, has praised his Sauber. "The engine just feels so powerful" he was reported as ...

1999 Tv Schedule

1999 Tv Schedule

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES 1999 SCHEDULE DATE SITE LOCATION TELEVISION (ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD) March 20 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida ESPN (Live) ESPN2 (Live) ESPN2 (TBA, two-hour Highlight ...

Tue 08 Dec 1998
Laguna Seca Date Set for Oct '99

Laguna Seca Date Set for Oct '99

LAGUNA SECA JOINS '99 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES SCHEDULE NOVEMBER 7 DATE SET FOR SAN DIEGO SEASON CLOSER INDIANAPOLIS, December 4, 1998 - Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, Calif., will host the next-to-last race on the 1999 American ...

Fri 04 Dec 1998
1999 F-1 Entry List
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1999 F-1 Entry List

1999 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP _________________________________________________________________ PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST (subject to ...

Formula One Update 98-12-04
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Formula One Update 98-12-04

FERRARI QUICKEST IN BARCELONA Ferrari ran from Tuesday in Barcelona when Luca Baoder set the fastest time (60 laps for a best of 1m 24.19s) while Michael Schumacher took over on Wednesday to cover 33 laps for a best of 1m 23.946s...

Thu 03 Dec 1998
Frentzen Visits Jordan Factory
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Frentzen Visits Jordan Factory

HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN VISITS JORDAN'S HEADQUARTERS Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Benson and Hedges Jordan Grand Prix's new driver and team mate to Damon Hill for the 1999 season, spent two days ...

Jordan to Sign Copies of
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Jordan to Sign Copies of "Against the Odds"

AGAINST THE ODDS: JORDAN'S DRIVE TO WIN This Friday, 4th December 1998, sees the launch of Jon Nicholson and Maurice Hamilton's latest collaboration, Against the Odds: Jordan's Drive to Win, in the Sports Department...

Benetton Opens New Wind Tunnel
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Benetton Opens New Wind Tunnel

Benetton Formula Opens The Most Advanced Wind Tunnel In Motor Racing Benetton Formula Ltd, the company that runs the Mild Seven Benetton Playlife team, have inaugurated their wind tunnel. The new installation is the most advanced ...

Ferrari Testing at Barcelona 98-12-3
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Ferrari Testing at Barcelona 98-12-3

Rain stops Schumacher Barcelona, 3rd December 1998 Circuit: Circuit of Catalunya, 4.728 km. Driver: Michael Schumacher, driving F 300 chassis no. 184 Weather: air temp. 7 C, track 7 C, heavy rain. Today, poor weather ...

Wed 02 Dec 1998
Ferrari Testing at Barcelona
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Ferrari Testing at Barcelona

Badoer is the fastest at Barcelona Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya, 4.728 km Driver: Luca Badoer, F 300 chassis 184 Weather: air temperature 11 C, track, 12 C, cloudy This was Scuderia Ferrari-Marlboro's first day of testing at...

Ferrari December Test Schedule
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Ferrari December Test Schedule

Maranello, 27th November: The following programme has been established for Scuderia Ferrari-Marlboro's test schedule for December. From 1st to 4th, the team will be at Barcelona: on the first day, Luca Badoer will do the driving, while...

Ford Delighted With U.S. Grand Prix Announcement
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Ford Delighted With U.S. Grand Prix Announcement

FORD DELIGHTED WITH U.S. GRAND PRIX ANNOUNCEMENT DEARBORN, Mich., USA, 2nd December 1998 - Today's announcement of an U.S. Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the Formula One calendar in the year 2000 has been met with great ...

Indianapolis to Host USGP in 2000
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Indianapolis to Host USGP in 2000

Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Host U.S. Grand Prix in 2000 by David Reininger - Motorsport News International Indianapolis, IN (December 2, 1998) - Tony George, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, announced plans today for...

United States GP: Unique Course at IMS
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United States GP: Unique Course at IMS

COURSE DESIGNER DESCRIBES SPEEDWAY'S NEW HOME FOR FORMULA ONE INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 2, 1998 - Formula One drivers will race north on the main straightaway and then negotiate 13 turns on a 2.55-mile track when the United States Grand Prix makes its...

United States GP at Indianapolis: Questions and Answers
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United States GP at Indianapolis: Questions and Answers

FORMULA ONE BRINGS UNIQUE SET OF STANDARDS, CARS TO INDY INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 2, 1998 - In 1995 when Jacques Villeneuve won the Indianapolis 500, he qualified at an average speed of 228.397 mph. In 1997 when he won the Formula One world ...

United States GP at Indianapolis: Fact sheet
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United States GP at Indianapolis: Fact sheet

Fact Sheet-U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis What: The U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Formula One race When: On a date to be announced in the year 2000 Where: At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Course: A 2.53-mile (4.076-kilometer) circuit...

United States GP Coming to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2000
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United States GP Coming to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2000

FORMULA ONE COMING TO INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN 2000 Speedway to invest in new course, facility upgrades for U.S. Grand Prix INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 2, 1998 - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation and the Formula One Administration...

Tue 01 Dec 1998
Ford Extends Stewart GP Contract to 2001
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Ford Extends Stewart GP Contract to 2001

FORD EXTENDS STEWART GRAND PRIX CONTRACT TO 2001 1st December 1998: - Ford Motor Company announced today that it is extending its contract with Stewart Grand Prix for a further year to the end of 2001. This, together with Neil Ressler ...

Wed 25 Nov 1998
Jan Magnussen Tests With Panoz Motor Sports
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Jan Magnussen Tests With Panoz Motor Sports

JAN MAGNUSSEN TESTS WITH PANOZ MOTOR SPORTS Braselton, Ga., November 25, 1998 -- Former Stewart Grand Prix Formula One driver Jan Magnussen recently completed two days of testing with Panoz Motor Sports in the Panoz GTR-1 at Road ...

Mon 23 Nov 1998
1999 Schedule (Provisional)
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1999 Schedule (Provisional)

1999 Formula One World Driving Championship provisional schedule Date, Day Event, Track 1. March 7 -- Australian Grand Prix Sunday Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne, Australia ...

Wed 04 Nov 1998
Bridgestone Suzuka Test 98-11-04
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Bridgestone Suzuka Test 98-11-04

F1 -- Bridgestone tyre evaluation programme -- second day Bridgestone sends evaluation data to F.I.A. The FIA teams taking part in the joint FIA-Bridgestone tyre evaluation programme are now on their way back to Europe after the second day of...

Tue 03 Nov 1998
Bridgestone Suzuka Test 98-11-03
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Bridgestone Suzuka Test 98-11-03

November/ 03/ 1998 F1 - Bridgestone tyre evaluation programme The FIA-sanctioned evaluation test of Bridgestone's 1999-specification tyres started at Suzuka today, less than 48 hours after Mika Hakkinen and West McLaren Mercedes had sealed ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Neil Ressler - New Chairman of Cosworth Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Neil Ressler - New Chairman of Cosworth Racing

NEIL RESSLER APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF COSWORTH RACING NORTHAMPTON, England, 2 November, 1998 - Neil Ressler, has been appointed Chairman of Cosworth Racing, with immediate effect. Currently Vice President of Advanced Vehicle Technology for Ford...