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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 ...

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.

Thu 12 Sep 2002
Accenture extends Williams sponsorship
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Accenture extends Williams sponsorship

Oxford, UK, September 12, 2002. WilliamsF1 today announced that Accenture is extending its sponsorship of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team until 2005 and providing the team with additional business consulting services. Accenture's commercial association...

Fri 28 Jun 2002
100 questions to Salo, part 1
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100 questions to Salo, part 1

Toyota's Mika Salo answers 100 questions on subjects from his schooling to his favourites television programme. Part 1 of 2 1. What are your parents called? My father Seppo and my mother Tarja. Both of them are now half-retired, but they both...

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...

Sun 03 Mar 2002
Australian GP Saturday qualifying
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Australian GP Saturday qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Rubens Barrichello BR Ferrari 1:25.843 2. Michael Schumacher ...

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...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (April 8) - One of the most illustrious names in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history returns to competition as Duesenberg Brothers Racing will field a car for next month's running of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Celebrating the...

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 ...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
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 ...

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

Wed 01 May 2002
Rob Walker - 1917 to 2002

Rob Walker - 1917 to 2002

Rob Walker, eponymous privateer F1 team owner, has died of pneumonia at the age of 84. A member of the walker whisky family, Walker ran his own privateer F1 team between 1958 and 1968, having given up racing himself. He had raced at Le Mans in...

Sat 16 Feb 2002
Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002
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Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, winner in Sportscars in the late 1950s and sometime F1 racer, has died at the BEN Charity home in Rugby, England. He was 88. Born on the 15th March in Smallfield, Surrey, Fairman was an engineer by trade and started competing in ...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
ILP: El nuevo participar? Scuadra Fortia - CART Atlantic

ILP: El nuevo participar? Scuadra Fortia - CART Atlantic

Piloto: Eduardo Figueroa Campeonato Toyota Atlantic Nace Scuadra Fortia Ciudad de México (4 de diciembre, 2001) - Hoy, aquí, se presenta el nuevo equipo mexicano que participará en la temporada 2002 dentro de la Serie Toyota Atlantic, ...

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 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 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 ...

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...

Mon 11 Feb 2002
Australian Motor Sport Ltd response to Coroner's findings

Australian Motor Sport Ltd response to Coroner's findings

Cams Response to Coroner's Findings The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS) is studying the Coroner's findings issued in Melbourne today. CAMS is confident that the Coroner's recommendations will be implemented and that the 2002...

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 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...

Thu 12 Sep 2002
Enge fails drug test
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Enge fails drug test

Former Formula One driver Thomas Enge has failed an FIA drug test and will be called before a World Motor Sport Council meeting in October. Enge competes in the F3000 series with Arden and raced with Prost in F1 last season. The Czech replaced ...

Sun 24 Mar 2002
Richards says Villeneuve will stay
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Richards says Villeneuve will stay

Jacques Villeneuve has said that he will quit BAR at the end of the season if there are no improvements in the performance of the car and after he failed to show up for testing in Barcelona last week, rumours of his departure being imminent ...

Thu 14 Feb 2002
Interview with Jean-Jacques His
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Interview with Jean-Jacques His

Jean-Jacques His is Managing Director of Renault F1 France. How do you feel seeing rival engine manufacturers learning from your innovations at Renault? It might seem paradoxical, but I'm always pleased. Every time one of our rivals learns ...

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...

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...

Thu 02 May 2002
Irvine praises Schumacher's skill
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Irvine praises Schumacher's skill

Eddie Irvine has been known to be less than complementary about his fellow drivers but he has praised Michael Schumacher's skill behind the wheel. Irvine, who was Schumacher's team mate at Ferrari for four years, thinks the German has incredible...

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 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 03 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta not scared of SchumacherHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta not scared of Schumacher

Christiano da Matta is looking forward to the challenges of Formula One and says he is not scared of reigning champion Michael Schumacher. However, the new Toyota signing is not expecting to take the world by storm in his debut season. Da Matta,...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
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...

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...

Wed 14 Aug 2002
Minardi Thunder in the Park report
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Minardi Thunder in the Park report

Eubank and Pantano win at Donington! DONINGTON PARK, ENGLAND, August 11, 2002 -- Watched by an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 25,000, Formula One hopeful, Giorgio Pantano, and former WBO Middleweight Boxing Champion, Chris Eubank, today were the...

Thu 17 Jan 2002
Lauda drives the Jaguar R2 at Valencia
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Lauda drives the Jaguar R2 at Valencia

After an absence of 16 years, three-time Formula One World Champion and Jaguar Racing Team Principal Niki Lauda made a historic return to the cockpit today, Sunday January 13th, when he got behind the wheel of a Jaguar R2 F1 car at the Valencia ...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
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...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Lauda axed from Jaguar
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Lauda axed from Jaguar

At a press conference in London held by Ford's Vice President and Head of the Formula One Programme Richard Parry-Jones and former Stewart Racing boss Sir Jackie Stewart, it was announced that Niki Lauda has been axed as Jaguar team principal.