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Mon 23 Dec 2002
IPS: Sprint driver Mitrisin, F1 test driver Turner test IPS
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IPS: Sprint driver Mitrisin, F1 test driver Turner test IPS

Unique duo enjoys Infiniti Pro Series test at Texas. Sprint car driver Mitrisin, F1 test driver Turner both eye full-time rides in 2003. FORT WORTH, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002 -- Their backgrounds may be vastly different, but veteran...

CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek DalyHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek Daly

Over the next several months, SPEED Channel will profile members of its on- air team as well as key figures behind the scenes at the nation's fastest growing sports cable network. The fourth profile in this series highlights veteran racer Derek ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson tendr? un equipo de CART en el 2003

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson tendr? un equipo de CART en el 2003

Indianápolis, Indiana. (20 de diciembre, 2002) - El ex piloto de Champ Car Stefan Johansson, anunció hoy la formación del American Spirit Team Johansson, una escudería que con dos autos estará participando en el Campeonato Champ Car...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2002) - Former Champ Car driver Stefan Johansson announced today the formation of American Spirit Team Johansson, a complete two-car effort that will campaign the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...

Stoddart defends 'pay driver' decisionHeadline
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Stoddart defends 'pay driver' decision

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart has defended his decision to take on drivers who can bring financial backing to the team, saying they are not just 'pay drivers'. Teams have been criticized in the past for hiring anyone who can effectively buy the race...

2002 car best strategy for McLaren
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2002 car best strategy for McLaren

McLaren intend to start the 2003 season with this year's car, the MP4-17, because there is still more to be exploited from it, said managing director Martin Whitmarsh. The new MP4-18 is unlikely to be used until the championship reaches the...

Irvine still hoping for Jordan chanceHeadline
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Irvine still hoping for Jordan chance

Eddie Irvine said he has unfinished business with Formula One and is still hoping for a chance to partner Giancarlo Fisichella at Jordan. Made redundant from Jaguar at the end of this season, Irvine has been strongly linked with Jordan recently.

Jordan confirms strength of company
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Jordan confirms strength of company

Although the staff at Jordan's Silverstone headquarters and Brackley wind tunnel will be extremely busy over the Christmas and New Year period, the final day of the full working year saw Eddie Jordan address his personnel and receive resounding ...

Lauda turns down Jaguar role
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Lauda turns down Jaguar role

Niki Lauda has decided to turn down the offer of an advisory role with Jaguar and has cut all ties with Ford. Lauda was axed as Jaguar team principal and CEO of Ford's Premier Performance Division (PPD) when the company implemented a restructuring...

Good rally result for H?kkinen may lead to moreHeadline
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Good rally result for H?kkinen may lead to more

A good result for Mika Häkkinen in January's Arctic Lapland Rally could see the Finn continue in rallying. The Lapland rally is so far a one-off event but double Formula One champion Häkkinen said a top two finish might persuade him to do ...

Villeneuve critical of Ferrari actionsHeadline
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Villeneuve critical of Ferrari actions

Jacques Villeneuve has labeled Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello as 'stupid' because of what happened at the Austrian and US Grands Prix and said Ferrari's actions were embarrassing. Barrichello gifted Schumacher the win in Austria and the...

Jaguar reveal 'virtual' launch plans
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Jaguar reveal 'virtual' launch plans

Jaguar Racing is to introduce the R4 on the internet in a novel 'virtual launch' on January 21st. The original 'real life' launch was postponed after Jaguar announced its restructuring programme and boss Niki Lauda was axed. Now the R4 will appear...

Jorge signs agreement with Gorne
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Jorge signs agreement with Gorne

Brazilian driver Jonatan Jorge (Pitbull Energy Drink/Montoya Racing) has formalized a representation agreement with former BAR Formula 1 team Co-Founder/Race Operations Director and former partner of Reynard - Rick Gorne - to his management...

BAR supporting DavidsonHeadline
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BAR supporting Davidson

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson's future is not threatened by the addition of Takuma Sato to the team according to boss David Richards. With Sato rejoining BAR as test driver for next year -- and with future options as race driver -- rumour...

Mansell interested in advisory roleHeadline
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Mansell interested in advisory role

Former world champion Nigel Mansell has expressed an interest in taking up some kind of advisory role in Formula One, although not as a full time job. Mansell, who won the title in 1992, retired competitively from F1 in 1995 although he tested the...

Williams unable to take big stepsHeadline
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Williams unable to take big steps

Frank Williams thinks a big step up in performance is needed for his team to catch Ferrari but the rules in F1 are preventing any revolutionary progress. Williams' 2003 challenger, the FW25, is hoped to take the fight closer to the Scuderia but ...

Race for the final seatsHeadline
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Race for the final seats

Now that Minardi has signed Justin Wilson in a three year deal and Takuma Sato has joined BAR as reserve driver, who will fill the two remaining race seats for 2003 is a hotly debated topic. As usual, claims and counter-claims, confirmations and...

Sato talks about BAR role
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Sato talks about BAR role

Takuma Sato will join Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda's driver line-up next season after reaching a three-year agreement with the team. Under the terms of this agreement, Takuma has been nominated as B.A.R's test and reserve driver for 2003 with the...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
Williams contin?a con combustible de Petrobras
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Williams contin?a con combustible de Petrobras

Miércoles 18 de Diciembre de 2002.- El jefe del equipo Williams de Fórmula 1, Frank Williams, estuvo anteayer en Brasil y renovó por dos años más el contrato de provisión de combustible con Petrobras, en la sede de la empresa, en el Centro...

Renault Jerez test summary
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Renault Jerez test summary

The Renault F1 Team completed the final test session of the year at the Spanish circuit of Jerez last week. Several important evaluations were conducted: Fernando Alonso's first run in the hybrid car which precedes next year's R23, and tests for...

McLaren pleased with partner confidence
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McLaren pleased with partner confidence

The recent announcement regarding the continuation of West McLaren Mercedes' Technology Partnership with Computer Associates marked the ninth long-term extension that the team has secured this year, sending a resounding message of confidence in...

Jordan thanks Sato
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Jordan thanks Sato

Following the news that Takuma Sato had been released from his contract with Jordan to re-join BAR as test driver, Eddie Jordan thanked the Japanese driver for his efforts in 2002. Sato had an enthusiastic debut year with Jordan which saw him have...

Sato joins BAR as reserve driver with option
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Sato joins BAR as reserve driver with option

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda are delighted to announce that Takuma Sato will be part of their driver line-up next season after reaching a three-year agreement with the 25-year-old Japanese driver. Under the terms of this agreement, Takuma has been...

Stoddart - 'Minardi has strongest ever package'
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Stoddart - 'Minardi has strongest ever package'

At a Minardi press conference in London, England, team principal Paul Stoddart talked to the media about his team and how preparations are going for the forthcoming 2003 season. Paul Stoddart. Photo by Mark Gledhill. Firstly he...

Jonathan Palmer, Wilson's manager, interview
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Jonathan Palmer, Wilson's manager, interview

Motorsport.com's Mark Gledhill's interview with Jonathan Palmer, manager of Justin Wilson and ex-Formula 1 driver at the Minardi press conference on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 in London, England. Mark Gledhill: In what way are you going to help...

Interview with Justin Wilson
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Interview with Justin Wilson

British driver and former F3000 champion, Justin Wilson has finally reached his goal today, December 17, 2002, when he signed with the KL Minardi team for 2003. The newest Formula One driver, Wilson, took time at today's press conference in...

Wilson to race for Minardi in 2003
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Wilson to race for Minardi in 2003

Justin Wilson was today announced as one of the race drivers for the Minardi team for the 2003 season. The Heathrow Hilton, Suite 1, was the venue for the British driver's rise to the highest level of motorsport where, shortly after 11am, he was...

Wilson set for the challenge of Formula One
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Wilson set for the challenge of Formula One

Justin Wilson's elevation to Formula One driver, having achieved so much in the junior-formulae, may have taken longer than anticipated but the 24-year-old's long term belief in his abilities, coupled with the determination of both his manager ...

Craig Pollock interview
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Craig Pollock interview

Motorsport.com's Jeff Pappone caught up with Jacques Villeneuve's manager and British American Racing founder Craig Pollock last weekend at the pair's 24-hour charity ski marathon at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Here's what he had to ...

Minardi sign Wilson for 3-year deal
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Minardi sign Wilson for 3-year deal

The KL Minardi team today announced that highly regarded British driver, Justin Wilson, has signed to drive for the Faenza-based squad in 2003. The 24-year-old, from Northampton, arrives in Formula One with an impeccable racing record, having won...

H?kkinen to drive Arctic Lapland Rally
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H?kkinen to drive Arctic Lapland Rally

Mika Häkkinen to Drive Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRC2 at the 2003 Arctic Lapland Rally Mika Häkkinen will participate in the 2003 Arctic Lapland Rally in northern Finland on 24 and 25 January driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII WRC2....

Jaguar completes 2002 testing
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Jaguar completes 2002 testing

The Jaguar Racing team rounded off its testing programme for 2002 with a weekend of differing fortunes in Jerez, Spain. After struggling to put significant miles on the clock in the revised R3C package on Thursday and Friday, Mark Webber traded ...

Ferrari ends party weekend with circus
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Ferrari ends party weekend with circus

Ferrari's celebratory party weekend came to an end on Sunday at the Prancing Horse's track of Fiaorano, where the Togni Circus put up its Big Top. For once, it was not the Maranello race cars which were the stars at Fiorano, but hippopotami, ...

Sato & Fisichella visit Jordan HQ
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Sato & Fisichella visit Jordan HQ

Giancarlo Fisichella and Takuma Sato have been staying close to Jordan this winter and at the weekend both drivers visited the team's HQ. Fisi was at the factory on Friday to have a seat fitting and check out the development of next season's...

Yoong invites Chinese companies to team up
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Yoong invites Chinese companies to team up

Malaysia's Formula 1 driver, Alex Yoong, is on the last day of his one week visit to China in conjunction with the Minardi "Thunder in China" event. He made use of the day to speak to a group of Chinese media about opportunities available...

Petrobras and Williams extend partnership

Petrobras and Williams extend partnership

At a press conference in Rio today, Francisco Gros, President of Petrobras and Frank Williams, Team Principal of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, announced a two year extension in their long term sponsorship and technical partnership. Petrobras, the ...

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