2004 will be a crucial season for David Coulthard if he is to stay in
Formula One in the future and he'll have to give it his all to find a
competitive seat come 2005. With Juan Pablo Montoya already signed to
McLaren for 2005, Coulthard looks ...
2003 saw some much-needed competition and entertainment in Formula One and
Jenson Button predicts 2004 will continue the same way. While it seems
likely that Ferrari, Williams and McLaren will still be the teams at the
front of the grid, Button ...
Mark Webber is waiting for a closer look at the new circuits on the 2004 calendar,
Bahrain and China, and hopes they will be challenging for the drivers.
Sahkir in Bahrain is scheduled for 4th of April, the third Grand Prix of the
season, and ...
The West McLaren Mercedes Formula One team is proud to announce that
it has agreed a long-term extension to its Partnership with Henkel
Both organisations are continuing a successful and mutually beneficial
partnership, which began...
BAR boss David Richards has never wavered in his belief that Jenson Button
will be a Formula One champion in the future and thinks a resurgence of
interest in the Englishman proves his potential. With Juan Pablo Montoya off
to McLaren in 2005, ...
Jenson Button wonders why Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso get so much
attention and other good drivers barely get a mention. Both Raikkonen and
Alonso had a good season in 2003 and Raikkonen took the title fight to the
final race at Suzuka, ...
The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has recently been the focus of
news that claims a possible threat to the Grand Prix taking place next
year. Threats to the Bahrain Grand Prix are similar to any high profile
A BIC ...
Minardi boss Paul Stoddart believes the new regulation concerning test
drivers will be changed, which could give Justin Wilson a chance to remain
in Formula One. Stoddart recently signed Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt
Baumgartner as race drivers for ...
Jaguar Racing is working hard to get the optimum from the Michelin tyres and
understanding tyre behavior is a focus of its winter test programme. Six of
the ten teams on the grid will run on Michelins in 2004, now that BAR has
switched to the...
Ralf Schumacher is in a positive frame of mind after the first winter test
sessions and believes Williams will be on the pace as soon as racing resumes
at Melbourne in March. Williams had a strong presence at the winter tests,
with both Schumacher...
As expected, Zsolt Baumgartner has accepted the offer of a race seat at
Minardi for 2004, alongside Gianmaria Bruni. The 22 year-old Hungarian
secured backing from his country's government after Minardi boss Paul
Stoddart made the offer last week.
With the Hungarian government sponsoring Zsolt Baumgartner for the second
Minardi seat, it seems that Justin Wilson's Formula One hopes have dwindled
away. The Englishman debuted with Minardi in 2003 then moved to Jaguar for
the final five races...
The last new McLaren never made it into competition but its successor, the
MP4-19, is a big step forward, according to team test driver Pedro de la
Rosa. Kimi Raikkonen took the challenge to Michael Schumacher in 2003 with
the interim MP4-17D but...
Bernie Ecclestone has visited the new Bahrain circuit near Sakhir and is
hoping for a memorable first Grand Prix there next season. The inaugural
event is scheduled for 4th April 2004, the third race on the calendar, and
so far the work is ...
BMW is expecting to make another step forward in 2004 and one challenge the
manufacturer has been working on for some time is preparing an engine that
will last a whole race weekend. With the regulation changes, F1 engines now
have to be able to...
Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda returned to China last week for its second
promotional visit of 2003, with Takuma Sato getting his first chance
to experience the country prior to next year's Chinese Grand Prix (26
The trip was an...
Zsolt Baumgartner looks set to take up Minardi's offer of a race seat for
2004 and an official announcement will reportedly be made tomorrow (23rd
December). Minardi already signed Gianmaria Bruni and offered the second
seat to Hungarian...
The Chief Executive of Formula One Administration Mr Bernie Ecclestone
today received the Bahrain Medal of the First Degree, one of the highest
personal honours that can be bestowed by the Kingdom and one usually
reserved for Heads of State and ...
Team boss Eddie Jordan is happy that the future of Formula One seems to be
settled after the GPWC and SLEC signed an agreement yesterday. The GPWC,
consisting of manufacturers DaimlerChrysler, Ferrari, BMW, Ford and Renault,
agreed with SLEC, ...
The beleaguered French Grand Prix is facing another problem after the
regional authority of Burgundy rejected a financial package aimed at helping
stage the race. The French Motorsport Association (FFSA) had released a
statement saying the...
The final stage in producing the Renault R24 chassis has arrived: assembling the
chassis. It is often called a monocoque, but that is one of the most
common misnomers in F1!
The 'monocoque': not quite what it seems
In common parlance, people...
Following a series of constructive discussions between GPWC
shareholders, representing BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ferrari, Ford and
Renault, the SLEC shareholders, representing Bayerische Landesbank, JP
Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and Bambino Holdings ...
Ove Andersson will step down as Toyota's team principal and Tsutomu Tomita
will take over the position on January 1st 2004. Andersson, who has spent 30
years in management of Toyota's European motorsport division, will become an
advisor to the ...
Jos Verstappen will not be on the grid for the Minardi F1 team in the season
of 2004. After various complex discussions between Paul Stoddart, Trust and
the management of Jos regarding the developments within and the future of
the Minardi F1 team...