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Fri 31 Dec 1999
Knighthood for Stirling Moss
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Knighthood for Stirling Moss

Stirling Craufurd Moss OBE has been awarded been made a KBE in the New Years Honours list for services to motor racing. During his career he competed in 494 motor races, rallies and sprints, winning 222 of them. -- Stephen M Baines ...

Jacques Villeneuve, Danni Minogue wed in Australia
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Jacques Villeneuve, Danni Minogue wed in Australia

Jacques Villeneuve and Danni Minogue were set to get married in Sydney at the start of the new millennium according to press reports. They met earlier this year at the Spanish Grand Prix, making it a memorable event for Jacques and Danni at...

Tue 28 Dec 1999
Williams announces drivers
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Williams announces drivers

Williams have announced that they will launch their 2000 challenger on January 10th, according to the BBC. The team have said that Ralf Schumacher will be their number 1 driver next season, and has dismissed reports that Alex Zanardi has lost his...

ALMS 2000 Schedule

ALMS 2000 Schedule

2000 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES March 18 12 Hours at Sebring Sebring International Raceway Sebring, FL Speedvision Fox ...

Adelaide Race of a Thousand Years

Adelaide Race of a Thousand Years

DAVID BRABHAM KEEN TO FLY THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG AT HOME EVENT Australian international sportscar racing star David Brabham is delighted at the prospect of returning to South Australia to do battle on the streets of Adelaide. American Le Mans ...

Sat 25 Dec 1999
Hybrid R & D Racing Season Review

Hybrid R & D Racing Season Review

Well, we have completed another season of prototype sports car racing and not without a lot of support and encouragement. We continue a remarkable record of finishes. Again, another season without a mechanical DNF. In fact, of the eight races...

Wed 22 Dec 1999
BMW M3 five years of success

BMW M3 five years of success

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. (Dec. 22,1999) -- The BMW M3 completed its fifth successful season of sports-car racing in North America, despite the challenges presented by a new series and transitions in car specifications. ...

Joan Villadelprat leaves Benetton
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Joan Villadelprat leaves Benetton

Joan Villadelprat leaves Benetton Benetton has just announced that Joan Villadelprat will be leaving his post of Operations Director and Team Manager at the end of the year. Joan said "I have really enjoyed my 10 years at Benetton but feel ...

Tue 21 Dec 1999
United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Notebook, Dec. 21
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United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis Notebook, Dec. 21

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX AT INDIANAPOLIS NOTEBOOK Michelin to supply F1 tires in 2001; Toyota accelerating return INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 -- Michelin will compete in Formula One beginning with the 2001 season, as it will supply...

Mon 20 Dec 1999
Michelin and Santa
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Michelin and Santa

Schumacher plays Santa In Italy, Michael Schumacher has been at the Ferrari factory at Maranello dressed as Father Christmas to give out presents to the children of the workers. AFP says that "Schumacher was joined for the event by a couple ...

Sat 18 Dec 1999
FNIPPON: Japan-Malaysia Joint Venture in F1 Driver Project.
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FNIPPON: Japan-Malaysia Joint Venture in F1 Driver Project.

The Malaysian Motorsports Organisers and Competitors Association (MMOCA) has secured an agreement with a consortium of Japanese organisations to jointly fund the Alex Yoong Racing For Malaysia project to place a Malaysian in Formula One within...

Fri 17 Dec 1999
Reynard 2KQ Sportscar Texas Test 1999-12-17

Reynard 2KQ Sportscar Texas Test 1999-12-17

Reynard Motorsport is committed to developing its 2KQ sportscar to resolve a small number of initial design and production issues, following a component failure at a Texas Speedway test yesterday in which George Robinson, driving Robinson...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Don Panoz Interview on Adelaide Race

Don Panoz Interview on Adelaide Race

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES ADELAIDE¹S RACE OF A 1000 YEARS - December 31, 2000 An Interview with Don Panoz WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ADELAIDE FOR THIS EVENT? "If there is a capital for motorsports in Australia, it is definitely in Adelaide.

Michelin Enters Formula One in 2001
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Michelin Enters Formula One in 2001

Greenville, S.C. (December 16, 1999) - Worldwide tire-maker Michelin announced today that it is entering Formula One competition with the BMW/Williams and Toyota teams. The announcement complements the company's outstanding record in racing ...

Wed 15 Dec 1999
Villenueve Tests New Honda Engine
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Villenueve Tests New Honda Engine

Villeneuve happy with Honda power Jacques Villeneuve has given the new Honda V10 its first on track test. 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Villeneuve drove the 2000 version of the Lucky Strike British American Racing chassis for 34 trouble-free ...

F1 News Williams, Michelin 1999-12-15
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F1 News Williams, Michelin 1999-12-15

Drivers line up for Williams chance With the rumours not going away about Zanardi's days at Williams being numbered, a number of drivers have emerged as contenders for the drive, including JJ Lehto, Jörg Müller and Darren Manning. The latter...

Tue 14 Dec 1999
Adelaid's Race of a Thousand Years Update 99-12-14

Adelaid's Race of a Thousand Years Update 99-12-14

American entrepreneur Don Panoz believes "Adelaide¹s Race of a 1000 Years" scheduled for new years eve, 2000, will become one of the jewels in the crown of the American Le Mans Series which he founded this year. "The series attracts a huge ...

Sun 12 Dec 1999
Testing and FIA entry list 1999-12-12
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Testing and FIA entry list 1999-12-12

Testing from Montmelo These are the latest testing times from Montmelo. Testing continues at Jerez next week. 1. David Coulthard McLaren 1:21.44 (32 laps) 2. Jarno Trulli Jordan 1:22.28 (31) 3. Olivier Panis McLaren 1:22.40 (14) 4. Pedro...

Thu 09 Dec 1999
Radioauthority suggests problems for Brands Hatch
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Radioauthority suggests problems for Brands Hatch

Yet another setback has appeared against Brands Hatch hosting the British Grand Prix - and from an unexpected source. In the BMRMC Newsletter there is an article to do with the opinion of the Radiotelecommunications Agency. For the 1999 British...

BAR Reorganization, Minardi and Brands Environmental Problems
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BAR Reorganization, Minardi and Brands Environmental Problems

Brands hits further environmental problems English Nature, the Government's conservation advisors, has stepped in to the Brands Hatch planning permission war lodging it's own objections to planning permission being granted for development work...

BAR-Honda test 1999-12-09
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BAR-Honda test 1999-12-09

British American Racing and Honda have had their first test at Silverstone together. The car did 34 troublefree laps of the circuit. Jacques Villeneuve said "It controlled vibrations well and it was easier to drive than I expected". Takefumi ...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Awards Flow for New Adelaide Organising Team

Awards Flow for New Adelaide Organising Team

The founder of the American Le Mans Series and the Adelaide event's newest management recruit have both received major awards in the past week. Don Panoz was announced as the joint winner of the John Bolster Award for Technical Achievement with...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
BMW WilliamsF1 Jerez test
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BMW WilliamsF1 Jerez test

Munich/Jerez December 6, 1999 After months of testing on the BMW owned test circuit in Miramas, France, as well as on the current Grand Prix circuits of Austria and Hungary, BMW has now joined forces with WilliamsF1 and tested in Jerez, Spain....

Formula One News - Brands Hatch sold to Interpublic
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Formula One News - Brands Hatch sold to Interpublic

Brands Hatch sale completed Rosenblatt, solicitors to Brands Hatch, have confirmed that BHL has been sold to Interpublic for £120m, through Interpublic's Octagon division. Nicola Foulston will join the board of Octagon. Frank Lowe,...

Mon 06 Dec 1999
Weekly Notebook  1999012-06
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Weekly Notebook 1999012-06

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 1999--The sounds of silence ended Dec. 1 with the shriek of Formula One V10 engines revving to 16,000 rpm in Spain and Italy. F1 rules ban testing for 30 days after the final race of the season. On the 31st day -- Dec. 1 --...

Sat 04 Dec 1999
Alex Zanardi and Ferrari news
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Alex Zanardi and Ferrari news

Schumacher stops Ferrari testing till new car Rubens Barrichello and Luca Badoer will do all the testing of the current Ferrari F1 car until the new car is launched in January. Schumacher said "I will resume testing only when the new car is ...

Jacques Villeneuve denies Williams move, Friday Testing
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Jacques Villeneuve denies Williams move, Friday Testing

Villeneuve denies switch to Williams Jacques Villeneuve has issued a statement refuting suggestions that he is to quit British American Racing for WilliamsF1. "I know there has been a lot of speculation in the press over recent weeks, but I...

Thu 02 Dec 1999
Jacques Villeneuve puts tough '99 season in rear-view mirror
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Jacques Villeneuve puts tough '99 season in rear-view mirror

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 2, 1999--Jacques Villeneuve is used to winning. For Villeneuve, therefore, not competing at the front of the pack during the 1999 Formula One World Championship season was something that he hadn't experienced since his earliest...

F1 News: Minardi, Bruce McLaren, Testing and Jordan
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F1 News: Minardi, Bruce McLaren, Testing and Jordan

McLaren's widow in battle over Swiss accounts Bruce McLaren's widow, Patricia Brickett, has set about her husbands former manager Phil Kerr, and is claiming NZ$500,000 off him. She is to appear in court tomorrow, claiming that Kerr took 429,602...

Wed 01 Dec 1999
Dodge Viper Has Most Successful Year Yet

Dodge Viper Has Most Successful Year Yet

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11 1999 - With its recent overall victory in the FIA GT Series, coupled with its undefeated season in the inaugural year of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season and repeated success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the...

Dodge Viper Has Most Successful Year Yet

Dodge Viper Has Most Successful Year Yet

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11 1999 - With its recent overall victory in the FIA GT Series, coupled with its undefeated season in the inaugural year of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season and repeated success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the...

Tue 30 Nov 1999
Notebook 1999-11-30
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Notebook 1999-11-30

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 1999 -- It's been a month since Mika Hakkinen and West McLaren-Mercedes clinched the Formula One World Drivers Championship. During that time the F1 engines have been silent because the rules prohibit testing for 30 days ...

F1 News - Inc Jordan and IMS 1999-11-30
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F1 News - Inc Jordan and IMS 1999-11-30

Jordan and Indianapolis in marketing agreement Jordan Grand Prix and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) have reached an agreement over marketing the Jordan team in the US. IMS Properties will be responsible for marketing the Jordan brand in the...

Sun 28 Nov 1999
F1 News 1999-11-28
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F1 News 1999-11-28

Jaguar signs Burti The Jaguar (nee Stewart) team has signed Luciano Burti as their test driver for 2000. Burti: "It has always been my ambition to enter Formula One and this is a significant step along that path. This role is the perfect ...

Thu 25 Nov 1999
Rob Muzzy To Tune Kawasaki's Prostar Teams
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Rob Muzzy To Tune Kawasaki's Prostar Teams

Irvine, Calif. -- Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., and motorcycle racing's most famous engine building tuner, Rob Muzzy, have created a partnership that will se the two entities combine efforts in a commitment to winning the 2000 AMA/Prostar ...

Wed 24 Nov 1999
Schumacher splits with spokesman
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Schumacher splits with spokesman

It is being reported by Agence France Presse that Michael Schumacher has split with his spokesman Heiner Buchinger. Willi Weber said "The arrangement with Heiner Buchinger will finish at the end of the year". The exact reason for the split...