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Thu 07 May 1998
Barcelona Tyrrell Briefing on X-Wings

Barcelona Tyrrell Briefing on X-Wings

TYRRELL X-WINGS Current media interest in "X-wings", "wing towers", "sidepod-mounted winglets" or "candelabra" on Formula One cars is running at an all-time high. As the team that instigated this aerodynamic...

Fri 08 May 1998
BMW Motorsports News

BMW Motorsports News

BMW MOTORSPORT NEWS Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The brand new BMW sports car. Munich, Germany...BMW will be entering a completely new car for the 1998 24 Hour Race at Le Mans. The new BMW sports car is an open, two seat Le Mans prototype (LMP),...

Fri 03 Jul 1998
Minardi Recruits New Engineer

Minardi Recruits New Engineer

NEW DEVELOPMENTS - AND NOT JUST ON THE TECHNICAL FRONT - AT THE SILVERSTONE TESTS The Fondmetal Minardi Ford Team has started testing at Silverstone not just...

Wed 02 Dec 1998
Indianapolis to Host USGP in 2000

Indianapolis to Host USGP in 2000

Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Host U.S. Grand Prix in 2000 by David Reininger - Motorsport News International Indianapolis, IN (December 2, 1998) - Tony George, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, announced plans today for...

Fri 08 May 1998
Prix Orange and Prix Citron Awards

Prix Orange and Prix Citron Awards

The Prix Orange and Prix Citron awards return this year. They are awarded for the best and worst performances of teams and drivers in the F1 race. Entries will be accepted once the race has taken place at http://www.motorsport.org.uk The...

Wed 20 May 1998
How to tell teammates apart - Barcelona

How to tell teammates apart - Barcelona

Once again, poorly placed car numbers and helmet-obscuring cockpit padding have made it virtually impossible to distinguish between teammates while watching races on TV. I hope the guide below is useful in reducing this problem. Please note...

Mon 24 Aug 1998
Minardi Adds to Technical Staff

Minardi Adds to Technical Staff

STILL GROWING TECHNICAL STAFF AT FONDMETAL MINARDI A new, worthy technician enriches Fondmetal Minardi Team. A few days ago, in fact, arrived in Faenza the new chief of the composites department Herbert Ehrlinspiel. ...

Thu 03 Dec 1998
Benetton Opens New Wind Tunnel

Benetton Opens New Wind Tunnel

Benetton Formula Opens The Most Advanced Wind Tunnel In Motor Racing Benetton Formula Ltd, the company that runs the Mild Seven Benetton Playlife team, have inaugurated their wind tunnel. The new installation is the most advanced ...

Tue 22 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Target, Team Ganassi Zanardi To F1 Announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target, Team Ganassi Zanardi To F1 Announcement

TARGET/CHIP GANASSI RACING DRIVER ALEX ZANARDI TO RETURN TO FORMULA ONE IN 1999 Indianapolis - Target/Chip Ganassi Racing driver Alex Zanardi, the 1997 and 1998 PPG Cup champion, has signed a deal to race for the Winfield Williams team...

Thu 10 Sep 1998
Gary Anderson Leaves Jordan GP

Gary Anderson Leaves Jordan GP

GARY ANDERSON LEAVES JORDAN GRAND PRIX Eddie Jordan today announced that Gary Anderson, Technical Director of Jordan Grand Prix since its inception in 1990 has resigned. Anderson, 47 from Coleraine, has designed...

Wed 16 Dec 1998
IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays

IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays

NEW VIDEO DISPLAYS TO GIVE INDY FANS BETTER VIEW OF ACTION Seven Daktronics screens to be installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 1998 - Seven permanent large-screen video displays will be installed at the ...

Tue 15 Dec 1998
1999 Provisional Schedule as of 98-12-15

1999 Provisional Schedule as of 98-12-15

1999 F1 World Championship Provisional Calendar Race Grand Circuit Date Prix 1 07 Mar Australian GP Melbourne 2 11 Apr Brazilian GP Sao Paulo 3 02 May San Marino GP Imola 4 16 May ...

Wed 23 Dec 1998
BTCC: News summary 98-12-23

BTCC: News summary 98-12-23

Sainz out of Le Mans chance Carlos Sainz' chances of racing for Toyota in the Le Mans 24 Hours race have gone away, after the new rally callendar just published means a clash of events for the Spaniard. The Acropolis Rally ends on the day of...

Thu 08 Oct 1998
Chris Pook Still Trying to Get Race

Chris Pook Still Trying to Get Race

Chris Pook was a spectator at last weekend's Houston Grand Prix. The renowned Long Beach promoter has been working all year with San Francisco's mayor Willie Brown to bring a World Championship F1 race to a park in the California city. Brown is...

Thu 16 Apr 1998
Spotters guide - Argentia

Spotters guide - Argentia

How to tell two apparently identical cars apart! Williams: 1 Villeneuve : Red front wing struts, black headrest 2 Frentzen : Red front wing struts with a fluorescent yellow triangle at the base, red ...

Tue 03 Nov 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Neil Ressler - New Chairman of Cosworth Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Neil Ressler - New Chairman of Cosworth Racing

NEIL RESSLER APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF COSWORTH RACING NORTHAMPTON, England, 2 November, 1998 - Neil Ressler, has been appointed Chairman of Cosworth Racing, with immediate effect. Currently Vice President of Advanced Vehicle Technology for Ford...

Fri 08 May 1998
Japanese GP Jordan Friday notes

Japanese GP Jordan Friday notes

The Benson and Hedges Jordan team had a very good start to the weekend in today's free practice session in Suzuka. Ralf finished the session in second place, just behind his brother, Michael, who upped his psychological battle with Hakkinen by ...

Wed 23 Sep 1998
Luxembourg GP Stewart-Ford Preview

Luxembourg GP Stewart-Ford Preview

1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix - Nurburgring Wednesday 23rd September: PREVIEW Alan Jenkins, Technical Director: 'The new Nurburgring, built alongside the original 14.1-mile version last used in 1976, was unveiled for the 1984 ...

Fri 04 Dec 1998
1999 F-1 Entry List

1999 F-1 Entry List

1999 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP _________________________________________________________________ PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST (subject to ...

Fri 08 May 1998
STEWART GP UNVEIL 1998 F1 CAR

STEWART GP UNVEIL 1998 F1 CAR

Stewart Launches The SF2. The Stewart Ford Grand Prix team today launched their new 1998 Formula One challenger for the 1998 FIA F1 World crown. The Stewart SF2 was unveiled at the Ford Research & Development Centre at Dunton in Essex, England.

Sun 30 Aug 1998
Belgian GP report

Belgian GP report

Belgian Grand Prix 1998 Race Report Before the start of the race there was rain. Lots of it. It was touch and go whether to start under the safety car. In the end the decision was to start normally, and at the time it looked to be the...

Wed 30 Dec 1998
F1 News 98-12-30

F1 News 98-12-30

Tula confirms bid A Russian industrial city, Tula, has confirmed it wishes to host a Grand Prix. They claim to have an investor putting in $300m into development of the circuit. It is not guaranteed to happen, the FIA have said 'It's not ...

Tue 22 Dec 1998
Ferrari and Mattel Announce Global Partnership

Ferrari and Mattel Announce Global Partnership

Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] and Ferrari today announced that Mattel has been granted exclusive worldwide rights to produce toys, apparel and accessories, and adult collectible products based upon the rich heritage of Ferrari vehicles and...

Wed 09 Dec 1998
F1 news - 9th December 1998

F1 news - 9th December 1998

To keep us going over the long winter months before the new season there will be news reports posted often Diniz impressed Pedro Diniz, the ex-Arrows driver, has praised his Sauber. "The engine just feels so powerful" he was reported as ...