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Wed 18 Sep 2002
Frentzen may replace Massa at USGP
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Frentzen may replace Massa at USGP

Heinz-Harald Frentzen may make an early debut for Sauber as the team considers whether to replace Felipe Massa for the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis on September 29th. Frentzen signed to replace Massa at Sauber for 2003 but since the young...

Mon 19 Aug 2002
Coulthard not happy with Montoya
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Coulthard not happy with Montoya

Davis Coulthard has once again criticized Juan Pablo Montoya for his on track antics, saying the Williams driver can't accept being overtaken. Coulthard and Montoya touched cars at the Nurburgring as the McLaren tried to pass the Colombian, ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
Interview with Jaguar's Mark Gillan
F1

Interview with Jaguar's Mark Gillan

The re-structuring of the Jaguar Racing technical department has handed Dr. Mark Gillan a pivotal role. He is responsible for all technical issues of the car at the racetrack and his input into the aerodynamic performance of the forthcoming Jaguar...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show

Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show Marcus Gronholm, Rally World Champion Star of the Bettega International - Beta Utensili Trophy Battle of the Titans between Ktm and Husqvarna in the International Supermotard. Alex Zanardi on the Euro The...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
Carlos Reutemann may run for president
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Carlos Reutemann may run for president

Carlos Reutemann, former Formula One driver, may run for president of Argentina. On December 21, President Fernando de la Rue resigned after two turbulent years in power. Ramon Puerta was named "caretaker president" by the Argentina congress....

Thu 19 Dec 2002
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 ...

Sat 13 Jul 2002
New Mercedes Grandstand at Hockenheim
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New Mercedes Grandstand at Hockenheim

The new attractive Mercedes grandstand at the shortened and rebuilt Grand Prix track of the Hockenheimring is currently under construction and will be finished after the record time of three months, right in time for the German Grand Prix from 26...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
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 ...

Thu 14 Feb 2002
Coroner's findings in Australia GP death

Coroner's findings in Australia GP death

State coroner Graeme Johnstone has released his findings following the inquest into the death of race marshal Graham Beveridge at the Australian GP last year. Johnstone said the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) did not manage the risk to...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
AA Kyalami - Managing Director interviewed

AA Kyalami - Managing Director interviewed

Motorsport.com's Erica Southey interviewed Mr Piet Swanepoel, Managing Director of AA Kyalami Racing Circuit South Africa. Mr Piet Swanepoel cleared up the confusion about the rumours that part of AA Kyalami race track was sold off for development.

Tue 03 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writingHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writing

Team Players' boss Jerry Forsythe confirmed at the Denver CART weekend that an offer for the services of Jacques Villeneuve has now been officially put in writing. A previous verbal offer was turned down by Villeneuve's manager but Forsythe has...

Fri 15 Mar 2002
Liqui Moly signs sponsor package with Jordan Formula One

Liqui Moly signs sponsor package with Jordan Formula One

Liqui Moly Agrees Jordan Sponsorship Liqui Moly has agreed a two-year sponsorship of DHL Jordan Honda, commencing at this weekend's second round of the 2002 Formula One World Championship in Malaysia. Based in Ulm, Germany, Liqui Moly is a ...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Alesi to support young French drivers
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Alesi to support young French drivers

Jean Alesi has teamed up with the French Federation of Sport Automobile (FFSA) in an effort to support up-and-coming young French drivers. The former Formula One driver has taken the position of Captain of the French team for the FFSA and will ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
Race for the final seatsHeadline
F1

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...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
Jordan EJ12 launched in Brussels
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Jordan EJ12 launched in Brussels

"A huge day" is how Eddie Jordan described today's launch of the DHL Jordan Honda team. It might not have been the best kept secret in F1 over the past ten days, but the launch itself certainly proved to be one of the most innovative presentation...

Wed 31 Jul 2002
Losing mid-season break unfair says Dennis
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Losing mid-season break unfair says Dennis

McLaren boss Ron Dennis is not pleased that the mid-season break, which F1 has just entered, will be scrapped next year. After the German Grand Prix the teams have a three week respite before the next race at the Hungaroring on August 18th but...

Tue 05 Nov 2002
ToyotaF1 sign up CART champion da Matta
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ToyotaF1 sign up CART champion da Matta

Toyota Motorsport GmbH today announced that 2002 CART champion Cristiano da Matta has signed a two-year contract to become a Formula 1 race driver for the Panasonic Toyota Racing team from the 2003 season. The 29-year-old Brazilian will partner ...

Sun 18 Aug 2002
Gazprom signs with Minardi

Gazprom signs with Minardi

FAENZA, ITALY, August 16, 2002 - KL Minardi Asiatech is today very pleased to announce that the team is joined, as from this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, by an important new commercial partner - Russian company, Gazprom. Gazprom is the...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
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...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
Minardi announce Cosworth engine deal
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Minardi announce Cosworth engine deal

The KL Minardi Formula One team is today very pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Cosworth Racing for the supply of its highly competitive V10 engines in 2003. The contract is initially for one year, with future options. The...

Sat 27 Jul 2002
NTT DoCoMo new partner to BAR

NTT DoCoMo new partner to BAR

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. are delighted to announce a new long-term partnership, effective from this weekend's German Grand Prix. DoCoMo will become a Technical Partner of B.A.R and will be the Official Supplier of Circuit ...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
FIA Formula One 2003 provisional entry list
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FIA Formula One 2003 provisional entry list

No. Driver Nat Team Engine ---- ---------------------- --- ---------------------------- ---------------- 1. Michael Schumacher D Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 2. Rubens Barrichello BR...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
Nico Rosberg to test for Williams
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Nico Rosberg to test for Williams

Nico Rosberg is offered Formula One test drive At the season's final event of the Formula BMW ADAC Championship at Hockenheim, BMW had a very special present lined up for the new Formula BMW ADAC champion Nico Rosberg. The 17-year-old from...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
Jordan announces new title sponsorship from DHL
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Jordan announces new title sponsorship from DHL

Eddie Jordan, Chief Executive of Jordan Grand Prix, today officially announced new title sponsorship for the team from Deutsche Post WorldNet subsidiary, DHL, at the spectacular launch of the DHL Jordan Honda team in an aircraft hangar at Brussels...

Tue 19 Mar 2002
Ralt F302 presentation
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Ralt F302 presentation

RALT - THE COMPANY Ralt is a name that has always been associated with winning and current owner of the company, Steve Ward, is determined to continue that tradition. For the 2002 season the name Ralt will be back in the BRDC British Formula 3...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

General Motors honors IMS for auto racing safety Leadership. SAFER Barrier key to first presentation of award outside GM. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 -- General Motors presented its prestigious GM Racing Pioneer Award to the...

Sun 10 Feb 2002
Australian GP response to Coroner's finding

Australian GP response to Coroner's finding

Australian Grand Prix Corporation Response To Coroner's Findings The Australian Grand Prix Corporation [AGPC] has studied the Coroner's findings on the death of Graham Beveridge issued in Melbourne today. The 2002 Foster's Australian Grand...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia
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Ron Tauranac awarded Order of Australia

Ron Tauranac, designer of the Formula One cars in which Australia's Sir Jack Brabham and New Zealand's Denny Hulme won world titles in the 1960s, has been awarded an Order of Australia (the country's highest non-military honor) in today's...

Fri 22 Mar 2002
Hockenheim redesign on target
F1

Hockenheim redesign on target

Germany's Hockenheim race circuit has been under development recently and Hermann Tilke, the architect in charge of the new design, says the schedule is running to plan. Currently 6.8km, the circuit has hosted the German Grand Prix on and off...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
BMW Motorsports Party and Sports Trophy 2000
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BMW Motorsports Party and Sports Trophy 2000

BMW along with its racing drivers and a host of celebrities gathered in Kitzbühel on Saturday to celebrate the end of the 2002 season with some sport, fun and showbiz. BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers Ralf Schumacher (Germany) and Juan Pablo Montoya...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
Ferrari Jerez/Mugello test notes 2002-12-06
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Ferrari Jerez/Mugello test notes 2002-12-06

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at the Jerez circuit on Spain's south coast. Once again Luca Badoer was driving today, using two F2002. The Scuderia's official test driver continued with a tyre development programme...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Sauber Valencia test notes 2002-11-26
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Sauber Valencia test notes 2002-11-26

As the 2002 season draws to a close, Team Sauber Petronas began the first day test of three days running at the Valencia circuit. Nick Heidfeld who finished 10th in the FIA official World Championship Classification for drivers in 2002 with 7 ...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
Michael Schumacher keeping an eye on Williams
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Michael Schumacher keeping an eye on Williams

2001 was Ferrari's year, with Michael taking eleven pole positions and nine wins - the man who came closest in the number of wins was Ralf, with three. In recent years Ferrari and McLaren have been the "big two" that the other teams strive to...

Arrows deny payment freeze
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Arrows deny payment freeze

The Arrows Grand Prix team have denied rumours that their staff have not been paid as the bite of Formula One budget reductions continued to stretch teams to their limits. It was rumoured that nobody in the Leafield-based team had been paid for...

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...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
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...