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Thu 19 Dec 2002
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 ...

Minardi to keep both bases
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Minardi to keep both bases

Minardi will continue to operate from both Italy and the UK for the foreseeable future confirmed team boss Paul Stoddart. The Australian businessman had thought about relocating to the UK after he bought Minardi just before the start of the 2001...

Willis didn't make big enough step says Head
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Willis didn't make big enough step says Head

Williams' technical director Patrick Head thinks Geoff Willis, previously the team's chief aerodynamicist, was not adventurous enough with this year's FW24, which led to it being less competitive than hoped. Willis has now moved to BAR to take ...

Ferrari aim for fourth and fifth titles
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Ferrari aim for fourth and fifth titles

Around 900 Gestione Sportiva staff got together to celebrate another successful year's work at the traditional Christmas lunch last weekend. Held at Maranello in the new logistics centre, the lunch was attended not only by the Gestione staff but...

Friday testing to go ahead without Sauber
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Friday testing to go ahead without Sauber

Sauber has announced that it will continue testing in the usual manner and not opt for using the Friday of a Grand Prix weekend as a test day. Part of the Friday testing agreement included being limited to ten test days a season and Sauber is not...

Path Valley previews 2003 racing schedule
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Path Valley previews 2003 racing schedule

Spring Run, PA_ So that race teams can better prepare for the 2003 Path Valley Speedway Park season, Two Wheel Promotions has released a preview of the schedule with a Bug Day opening for all eight Friday night classes on March 15, starting at ...

Villeneuve to quit after 2003?
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Villeneuve to quit after 2003?

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. -- Jacques Villeneuve fans should make the extra effort to cheer their Grand Prix hero enthusiastically in 2003 because it could be the last season they'll be able to watch the Canadian driver behind the wheel of a Formula One...

Ferrari Mugello test notes 2002-12-15
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Ferrari Mugello test notes 2002-12-15

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro ended its 2002 track activity at the Mugello circuit. On the final day of testing available this year, Luciano Burti continued development work with Bridgestone tyres, which began a few days ago. Once again, work was ...

Jerez test times 2002-12-15
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Jerez test times 2002-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Anthony Davidson GB BAR-Honda 78 1:21.000 2. Mark Webber ...

BAR test Matsuura at Jerez 2002-12-15
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BAR test Matsuura at Jerez 2002-12-15

Kosuke Matsuura got his first taste of Formula One today when Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda gave him a one-day test at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The test was a reward for Kosuke's achievements as runner-up in this year's German Formula 3 ...

Minardi makes history in China
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Minardi makes history in China

KL Minardi this weekend became the first team in modern Grand Prix history to run Formula One-type cars in mainland China, when a pair of Minardi F1x2 chassis took part in the groundbreaking Thunder in China event at the new Beijing Goldenport ...

SUPERCROSS: AMA Pro Racing, CCE reach settlement
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SUPERCROSS: AMA Pro Racing, CCE reach settlement

Settlement reached in AMA Pro Racing case. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing reached an agreement in its dispute with Clear Channel Motorsports over the 2003 AMA Supercross Series. Among other things, the settlement agreement, pending ...

Mon 16 Dec 2002
Briatore progressing towards title
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Briatore progressing towards title

Renault team boss Flavio Briatore has his sights set on progressing through the next few years to winning the title in 2006. Renault was undoubtedly improved this season from the poor Benetton of 2001 and the team finished fourth in the ...

FIA disputes EU tobacco ruling
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FIA disputes EU tobacco ruling

At a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco this week it was agreed for the FIA to send a letter to David Byrne, the EU Health Commissioner, in regard to the proposal to bring forward the ban on tobacco sponsorship. The ban was ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bridgestone 2002 CART, F1 review
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Bridgestone 2002 CART, F1 review

Bridgestone performs impressively in 2002; takes two open-wheel championships in demanding competitions. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2002) - After competing in 36 open-wheel racing events in 16 countries between March 3 and Nov. 17 this year,...

SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup top fifteen, past winners

SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup top fifteen, past winners

PORSCHE CUP 2002 - TOP 15 FINISHERS Driver/Country Final Points Prize Money 1. Kevin Buckler (USA) 8,575 points $37,000 2. Michael Schrom (USA) 5,375 points $23,000 3. Stephane Ortelli (Monaco) 5,145 points $18,000 4. Randy Pobst ...

SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup report

SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup report

American Kevin Buckler wins Porsche Cup as world's most successful privateer; U.S. drivers grab unprecedented six of top seven positions. STUTTGART, Germany - December 12 - Kevin Buckler, from Novato, California, is the most successful private...

Jerez test times 2002-12-14
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Jerez test times 2002-12-14

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Kimi Raikkonen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 51 1:19.774 2. Mark Webber ...

BAR Jerez test notes 2002-12-14
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BAR Jerez test notes 2002-12-14

Jenson Button was back on track for Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda today for the second and final day of his debut test in Jerez. Running alongside regular test driver Anthony Davidson, he continued with the Bridgestone tyre test and Honda engine ...

Williams Jerez test notes 2002-12-12/14
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Williams Jerez test notes 2002-12-12/14

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed pre-Christmas winter testing conducted by Ralf Schumacher and Marc Gené with a three day session at the Jerez Circuit in southern Spain. The battery of end of year tests have been scheduled to test and...

Yoong runs Minardi F1x2 in China
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Yoong runs Minardi F1x2 in China

BSA and Minardi created history in China by running their F1x2 Formula cars in the Goldenport circuit in Beijing, China today when one BSA coloured F1x2 and a Go-KL F1x2 entertained the Chinese media by giving 12 media passengers the rides of...

Introduction of FIA Academy
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Introduction of FIA Academy

During its previous meetings, the FIA General Assembly comprising member countries of the Fédération, voted to include a new structure in its statutes: a world-wide FIA Academy. The aim of this new body is to develop important projects which...

Wurz tops Jerez testing 2002-12-13
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Wurz tops Jerez testing 2002-12-13

McLaren test driver Alex Wurz set the fastest time at Jerez today where eleven drivers from five teams took part in the test session. Wurz set a top time of 1:20.868 over 75 laps while team driver Kimi Raikkonen was fourth quickest. Jaguar...

Jerez test times 2002-12-13
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Jerez test times 2002-12-13

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Alexander Wurz A McLaren-Mercedes 75 1.20:868 2. Antonio Pizzonia ...

Jaguar Jerez test notes 2002-12-13
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Jaguar Jerez test notes 2002-12-13

The Jaguar Racing team endured mixed fortunes on the second of a four-day test session at the Jerez circuit in Spain on Friday. Antonio Pizzonia, running in the regular R3 chassis, managed a substantial 79 laps in evaluating different Michelin...

Button makes BAR test debut Jerez 2002-12-13
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Button makes BAR test debut Jerez 2002-12-13

Jenson Button embarked on his long-awaited first test with Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda today at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. This was Jenson's first opportunity to spend some time trackside with his new team and joining him for his testing debut...

Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2002-12-13
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Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2002-12-13

Third and final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at the Catalunya circuit, near Barcelona. Once again today, both Luca Badoer and Rubens Barrichello were on track. On the test schedule were tyre, electronics and new component...

Toyota Paul Ricard test notes 2002-12-10/13
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Toyota Paul Ricard test notes 2002-12-10/13

The final Panasonic Toyota Racing test session of 2002 drew to a close today as Olivier Panis and Cristiano da Matta ended a four-day session at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Wet weather conditions throughout the test meant that work revolved ...

Jordan 198 joins Donington Collection
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Jordan 198 joins Donington Collection

JORDAN'S BELGIAN GRAND PRIX WINNER JOINS THE DONINGTON COLLECTION The Jordan Mugen-Honda 198 which Damon Hill used to bring the team its maiden win in the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix has been put on display at the world famous Donington Grand Prix...

Sauber Barcelona test notes 2002-12-13
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Sauber Barcelona test notes 2002-12-13

Team Sauber Petronas concluded its final test day of the 2002 season in Barcelona, at the Circuit de Catalunya today, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld. Nick Heidfeld, completed 79 laps and set the best time of 1m19,272s while ...

Bridgestone wraps up test programme
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Bridgestone wraps up test programme

This weekend marks the end of the 2002 season on the track with Bridgestone's teams wrapping up the final testing programmes of the year. Sauber Petronas completes its last session today while Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Lucky Strike B.A.R....

Fellows, Kristensen named to All-America Team

Fellows, Kristensen named to All-America Team

Fellows, Kristensen selected to AARWBA All-America Team BRASELTON, Ga. (December 13, 2002) -- American Le Mans Series champions Ron Fellows and Tom Kristensen have been named to the 2002 Auto Racing All-America Team. Fellows, champion in the...