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Fri 19 Jul 2002
Newey compares Raikkonen and Hakkinen
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Newey compares Raikkonen and Hakkinen

McLaren technical director Adrian Newey has compared Kimi Raikkonen favourably with Mika Hakkinen, saying the similarities go further than having a common nationality. McLaren snapped up Raikkonen to replace Hakkinen after being impressed with his...

Thu 08 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 -- Former Indianapolis 500 driver Jim Crawford, who team owner John Menard calls "the bravest man I ever knew," died Aug. 6 in Terre Verde, Fla. He was 54. Crawford, a native of Scotland, retired from racing...

Fri 08 Mar 2002
Jean Alesi McLaren test report
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Jean Alesi McLaren test report

Former Formula One driver Jean Alesi conducted a three-day one-off test this week with West McLaren Mercedes. Based at the Le Castellet circuit in the South of France, Jean took the wheel of an MP4-16B, an updated version of the 2001 ...

Sat 09 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in MexicoHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in Mexico

Former Jaguar test driver Andre Lotterer is to join Dale Coyne Racing for the finale of the CART season in Mexico next week. The 20-year-old German will drive a Ford Cosworth/Lola in the race and Coyne is cautious but thinks Lotterer will do fine...

Mon 21 Oct 2002
McNish describes Suzuka crash
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McNish describes Suzuka crash

Allan McNish was left a little bruised and unable to take part in the Japanese Grand Prix after his high speed crash in qualifying. The now ex-Toyota driver was back behind the wheel for the Sunday morning warm-up but on medical advice he pulled...

Fri 31 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One testHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One test

CART driver Cristiano da Matta missed the Indianapolis 500 in favour of Formula One testing with Toyota on the 17th May and was more than happy to do so. Da Matta is one of three drivers from the American series to be testing with Toyota for...

Thu 31 Oct 2002
Modifications permitted for HANS
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Modifications permitted for HANS

Although the Head and Neck Support (HANS) system will be mandatory in Formula One from 2003, some drivers have expressed concerns about the device. At the F1 Commission meeting on October 28th, the decision was taken that HANS may be adapted if ...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this weekHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this week

Helio Castroneves will get behind the wheel of an F1 car this week when he tests for Toyota at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Regular Toyota tester Stephane Sarrazin will be joined by drivers Mika Salo and Allan McNish while Castroneves is due...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
Montoya receives special helmet from Sid Mosca
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Montoya receives special helmet from Sid Mosca

When Juan Pablo Montoya was growing up, his idol was the late Formula One and World Champion driver Ayrton Senna. Sid Mosca, the famous designer of helmets for Brazilian drivers, heard this and when Montoya came to Sao Pablo, he gave him a...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
?45,000 crash for Pizzonia
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?45,000 crash for Pizzonia

New Jaguar signing Antonio Pizzonia ended the team's three day test session at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona with a rather expensive crash. After being second quickest and then topping the times in the first two days, Pizzonia had engine...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
McLaren and Computer Associates join forces
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McLaren and Computer Associates join forces

West McLaren Mercedes and Computer Associates team up to challenge the competion -- partnership to provide cutting edge track-side technology Computer Associates and the West McLaren Mercedes Formula One team have expanded their technology ...

Tue 01 Oct 2002
BMW head-up display press conference
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BMW head-up display press conference

Participants: Ralf Schumacher, BMW.WilliamsF1 Team Dr. Mario Theissen, BMW Motorsport Juergen Bruegl, BMW Technology Office Richard Pelletier, DesignworksUSA Mike Presz, Kopin Corp. ROY OLIEMULLER, BMW of North America, LLC, Corporate ...

Mon 03 Jun 2002
Alonso happy with Jaguar test
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Alonso happy with Jaguar test

Renault test driver Fernando Alonso was happy with his day at Silverstone driving for Jagaur and was third fastest, quicker than Jaguar driver Pedro de la Rosa. Alonso drove for Minardi last season but opted for a test role with Renault for 2002.

Sun 24 Feb 2002
Jordan presents EJ12 at Brussels airport
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Jordan presents EJ12 at Brussels airport

Jordan Grand Prix presented the new 2002 challenger today, the EJ12, at the Brussels airport as the team prepared to fly to Australia for the opening race of the season on March 3rd. The car was unveiled with its new livery along with Eddie Jordan...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
ILP: Waldemar Coronas piloto campeonato Atlantic 2002

ILP: Waldemar Coronas piloto campeonato Atlantic 2002

Scuadra Fortia Pilotos: Eduardo Figueroa y Waldemar Coronas Campeonato Toyota Atlantic Se Confirma Waldemar Coronas Con Scuadra Fortia San Diego, Calif. (21 de diciembre, 2001) - Hoy, aquí, se confirmó que el argentino Waldemar Coronas será...

Tue 10 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test BellHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test Bell

Minardi continue with the enthusiastic trying out of new drivers it has been doing lately with another American, former Barber Dodge Pro and CART racer Townsend Bell. Minardi formerly had Bryan Herta behind the wheel and Bell is set to take to an...

Sat 12 Oct 2002
Big crash for McNish in Japanese GP qualifying
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Big crash for McNish in Japanese GP qualifying

The qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka was delayed for over an hour after a dramatic crash by Allan McNish. Thankfully the Toyota driver was intact but it was a very nasty moment. Heading into the 130R corner at high speed,...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
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...

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...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
ILP: New Atlantic team - Scuadra Fortia

ILP: New Atlantic team - Scuadra Fortia

Mexico City, Mexico (December 5, 2001) - New Latin American Team Scuadra Fortia announced today that will participate in the 2002 CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Series with Mexican driver Eduardo Figueroa. "The CART Toyota Atlantic ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
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 ...

Fri 01 Nov 2002
Stoddart to sell European Aviation
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Stoddart to sell European Aviation

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart has revealed he is selling his European Aviation company as it can no longer continue without support. Stoddart founded the company in 1989 but the Australian said since the terrorist attacks on America in September last...

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 ...

Wed 08 May 2002
Willi Dungl, owner of Dungl Clinic died

Willi Dungl, owner of Dungl Clinic died

Lauda, McCoy's rehabilitation guru dies. The man who oversaw Niki Lauda's return to fitness after the horrific, fiery accident that almost claimed his life in 1976 has died. Willi Dungl, the famed Austrian rehabilitation guru, most recently ...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
KL Minardi Asiatech PS02 launched in Malaysia
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KL Minardi Asiatech PS02 launched in Malaysia

History-Making Launch for KL Minardi Asiatech KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, February 22, 2002 - In the first Formula One team launch ever staged in Malaysia, KL Minardi Asiatech today officially unveiled its 2002 Formula One challenger during a ...

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...