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Wed 06 Mar 2002
Beginners luck say Toyota
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Beginners luck say Toyota

It may have been due to the lack of other cars on track after the first corner pile-up in the Melboune Grand Prix, but Toyota nevertheless scored their first point in their first race when Mika Salo came home sixth. The team were very conservative...

Sun 03 Mar 2002
Australian GP: FIA Stewards confirm Sato to race
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Australian GP: FIA Stewards confirm Sato to race

FIA Stewards confirm Sato to race The FIA Stewards of the Meeting have confirmed officially that Takuma Sato will being allowed to participate in tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix. Under Article 131 of the 2002 FIA Formula One Sporting Code it ...

Sat 16 Feb 2002
Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

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
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....

Tue 03 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rupert Manwaring appointed Lola Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rupert Manwaring appointed Lola Managing Director

Lola Cars International Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Manwaring as the company's new Managing Director. Manwaring, 46, has a wealth of motorsport experience, having worked in management for some of Formula One's most...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Emerson Fittipaldi injured in a bicycle accident
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Emerson Fittipaldi injured in a bicycle accident

Miami, Florida (December 24) -- Emerson Fittipaldi was injured in a bicycle accident while out riding last night when he struck a bike laying in the middle of the street. The accident occurred near his home. The two-time Formula One World...

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 19 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Clark joins McLaren's Formula One team
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Clark joins McLaren's Formula One team

Steve Clark, formerly of the FedEx Championship Auto Racing series PacWest team has taken a position at the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team as Senior Team Test Engineer. "I am glad to be on the McLaren side of the gap for once," Clark said.

Sun 01 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta sad at Champ Car regressionHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta sad at Champ Car regression

Christiano da Matta is sad that the CART series is heading into decline as teams and drivers leave, despite it being the best motor racing in America. The Indy Racing League is attracting drivers but da Matta thinks the oval-only racing will not...

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...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
Driver maintenance with Jaguar physio Harris
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Driver maintenance with Jaguar physio Harris

The man at Jaguar Racing who spends the most time with the drivers is Nick Harris, the team's Welsh-born physio. He is with them not just at races and tests, but also in between, and especially during the winter. Now he has two new charges to take...

Sat 19 Oct 2002
IRL: McNish to test for PenskeHeadline
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IRL: McNish to test for Penske

Allan McNish is to test for Penske Racing in the IRL series on Monday at the Fontana speedway in California. McNish finished his F1 season with Toyota by way of a huge crash in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, which he escaped from...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
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 ...

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 ...

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.

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...