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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...

Wed 22 Dec 1999
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...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Mon 22 Nov 1999
F1 News 1999-11-22
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F1 News 1999-11-22

Sauber signs Rinland Sergio Rinland, ex of BMS Scuderia Italia, Brabham, Tyrrell, Benetton and Ferrari, has joined PP Sauber. He is to be chief designer alongside technical director Leo Ress. Willy Rampf has also joined as chief ...

Sun 21 Nov 1999
F1 News  1999-11-21
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F1 News 1999-11-21

Details on Apax/Prodrive deal Prodrive and its boss Dave Richards are set to enter F1, with the aid of venture capitalists Apax. Richards is believed to have sold a 49% stake in the company. Richards would, however, have to buy an existing ...

Mon 08 Nov 1999
F1 News - including Ecclestone and city float
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F1 News - including Ecclestone and city float

Ecclestone mistrusts city Bernie Ecclestone has been speaking to The Sunday Telegraph about his distrust of the city "The strange thing is that they seem to want to see how a business works, to find out what a company is really like and...

Wed 03 Nov 1999
F1 News (Wednesday) 1999-11-03
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F1 News (Wednesday) 1999-11-03

BARkstabbing at BAR Stories continue to circulate about an internal power struggle at British American Racing. According to the stories, Adrian Reynard is trying to oust Craig Pollock from the team. Adrian resents being ousted himself from his...

Tue 02 Nov 1999
F1 News (Tuesday) 1999-11-02
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F1 News (Tuesday) 1999-11-02

Ecclestone enters Coulthard-Schumacher row Bernie Ecclestone has weighed in on the side of Michael Schumacher, in his war of words with David Coulthard, according to quotes in The Daily Mail. "Michael quite rightly had a go." "In my opinion...

Mon 01 Nov 1999
US GP Date Set, race 15 of 17
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US GP Date Set, race 15 of 17

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 1999 - The date of the inaugural United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis is officially set for Sept. 24, 2000, according to the 2000 Formula One schedule released recently by the FIA, the world governing body of ...

Sun 31 Oct 1999
Japanese GP race report
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Japanese GP race report

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct. 31, 1999 -- Mika Hakkinen knew he could clinch the FIA Formula One World Drivers Championship if he won the Japanese Grand Prix, and he did just that with dominating win in his West McLaren-Mercedes in Sunday's Formula One ...

Japanese GP Bridgestone race notes
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Japanese GP Bridgestone race notes

Finland's Mika Hakkinen, the World Champion driver of 1998, retained his title here today by taking an all-the-way victory in the final and deciding round of the FIA series. The 31 year old McLaren-Mercedes driver surged away from the start to...

Japanese GP Stewart race notes
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Japanese GP Stewart race notes

Suzuka, Sunday 31st October, 1999 - Johnny Herbert and Rubens Barrichello finished seventh and eighth in the final race of the 1999 season at Suzuka - securing the Stewart-Ford team's fourth place in the Constructors' Championship. JOHNNY...

Japanese GP Report
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Japanese GP Report

Before the start talk had been of Schumacher taking the lead, and keeping Hakkinen behind to aid Irvine and Ferrari. He never got the chance, as Hakkinen made a storming start and took the lead from Schumacher. His start wasn't quite as storming...

Sat 30 Oct 1999
Mosley not Ecclestone puppet, says Max Mosley
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Mosley not Ecclestone puppet, says Max Mosley

Max Mosley has angrily denied claim that he is just Bernie Ecclestone's puppet. "Mr Ecclestone is very much respected, but he does not run Formula One or the FIA. ... He has no say in the appointment of judges of the FIA Court of Appeal and,...

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