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Thu 07 May 1998
Barcelona Tyrrell Briefing on X-Wings
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Mon 24 Aug 1998
Minardi Adds to Technical Staff
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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. ...

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

Fri 08 May 1998
Prix Orange and Prix Citron Awards
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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...

Thu 10 Sep 1998
Gary Anderson Leaves Jordan GP
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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 20 May 1998
How to tell teammates apart - Barcelona
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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...

Tue 22 Dec 1998
Ferrari and Mattel Announce Global Partnership
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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...

Fri 08 May 1998
Belgian GP winners' press conference
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Belgian GP winners' press conference

Sunday 30 August 1998 Post race winners' press conference 1. Damon Hill (Jordan-Mugen/Honda), 1hr 43:47.07s (177.23 km/h) 2. Ralf Schumacher (Jordan-Mugen/Honda), 0.93 second behind 3. Jean Alesi (Sauber-Petronas), 7.24 seconds...

Japanese GP Jordan Friday notes
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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 ...

Tue 22 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Target, Team Ganassi Zanardi To F1 Announcement
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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 08 Oct 1998
Chris Pook Still Trying to Get Race
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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...

Wed 25 Nov 1998
Jan Magnussen Tests With Panoz Motor Sports
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Jan Magnussen Tests With Panoz Motor Sports

JAN MAGNUSSEN TESTS WITH PANOZ MOTOR SPORTS Braselton, Ga., November 25, 1998 -- Former Stewart Grand Prix Formula One driver Jan Magnussen recently completed two days of testing with Panoz Motor Sports in the Panoz GTR-1 at Road ...

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...

Fri 04 Dec 1998
1999 F-1 Entry List
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1999 F-1 Entry List

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

Thu 03 Dec 1998
Benetton Opens New Wind Tunnel
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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 ...

Wed 09 Dec 1998
F1 news - 9th December 1998
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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 ...

Wed 23 Sep 1998
Luxembourg GP Stewart-Ford Preview
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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 ...

Sat 31 Oct 1998
Japanese GP Stewart Qualifying Report
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Japanese GP Stewart Qualifying Report

STEWART-FORD NOTES AND QUOTES 1998 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Saturday 31st October: QUALIFYING Paul Stewart, Managing Director: 'We seemed to lose our way as far as the chassis is concerned today. Considering Jos was ninth ...

Thu 03 Dec 1998
Ferrari Testing at Barcelona 98-12-3
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Ferrari Testing at Barcelona 98-12-3

Rain stops Schumacher Barcelona, 3rd December 1998 Circuit: Circuit of Catalunya, 4.728 km. Driver: Michael Schumacher, driving F 300 chassis no. 184 Weather: air temp. 7 C, track 7 C, heavy rain. Today, poor weather ...

Fri 08 May 1998
Belgian GP Pole position press conference
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Belgian GP Pole position press conference

Saturday 29 August 1998 Qualifying: 1. Mika Hakkinen (McLaren-Mercedes), 1:48.682 2. David Coulthard (McLaren-Mercedes), 1:48.845 3. Damon Hill (Jordan-Mugen/Honda), 1:49.728 Q. Mika, congratulations on pole position number 10...

Australian GP winners' press conference
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Australian GP winners' press conference

Q. Congratulations, Mika, on a fantastic drive to win the Australian GP. It didn't go quite as you expected, though ... MH: No, it didn't go like we planned. The overall result was what I wanted it to be, but during the race there...

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...

Thu 16 Apr 1998
Spotters guide - Argentia
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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 ...

Fri 08 May 1998
STEWART GP UNVEIL 1998 F1 CAR
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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.

Mon 28 Sep 1998
Piquet declara guerra com a CBA
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Piquet declara guerra com a CBA

Nelson Piquet , o tricampeão de F-1, e Reginaldo Bufaiçal, presidente da Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo, declararam guerra de vez. Após a desfiliação da Federação de Brasília, presidida por Walter Ferrari, amigo de Piquet, e...

Fri 08 May 1998
Hungarian GP Sauber race notes
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Hungarian GP Sauber race notes

Jean Alesi: Once again I had a good start, and all afternoon I was quicker than both Benettons. We were able to run very close together fighting initially for sixth place, but on the 21st lap the electronic throttle bipper didn't work properly...

Hungarian GP Saturday Tyrrell notes
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Hungarian GP Saturday Tyrrell notes

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING [15.08.98] GOOD DAYS AND BAD DAYS HUNGARORING, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, August 15, 1998 -- It was once again a case of distinctly mixed fortunes for Tyrrell drivers Toranosuke Takagi and Ricardo Rosset at the...

Wed 02 Dec 1998
United States GP at Indianapolis: Fact sheet
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United States GP at Indianapolis: Fact sheet

Fact Sheet-U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis What: The U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Formula One race When: On a date to be announced in the year 2000 Where: At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Course: A 2.53-mile (4.076-kilometer) circuit...

Tue 03 Nov 1998
Bridgestone Suzuka Test 98-11-03
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Bridgestone Suzuka Test 98-11-03

November/ 03/ 1998 F1 - Bridgestone tyre evaluation programme The FIA-sanctioned evaluation test of Bridgestone's 1999-specification tyres started at Suzuka today, less than 48 hours after Mika Hakkinen and West McLaren Mercedes had sealed ...

Fri 08 May 1998
Luxembourg GP McLaren Friday notes
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Luxembourg GP McLaren Friday notes

WARSTEINER LUXEMBOURG GRAND PRIX 1998 FRIDAY PRACTICE Chassis Numbers Mika Hakkinen MP4-13/04 David Coulthard MP4-13/06 T. Car MP4-13/07 T. Car MP4-13/02 The West McLaren Mercedes team had a positive day's practice in which the team worked on...

Luxembourg GP McLaren race notes
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Luxembourg GP McLaren race notes

LUXEMBOURG GRAND PRIX 1998 RACE DAY Chassis Numbers: Mika Hakkinen MP4-13/04 David Coulthard MP4-13/06 T. Car MP4-13/07 T. Car MP4-13/02 Mika Hakkinen won the penultimate race of the FIA World Championship with David Coulthard claiming third...

Sun 30 Aug 1998
Belgian GP report
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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...

Tue 01 Dec 1998
Ford Extends Stewart GP Contract to 2001
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Ford Extends Stewart GP Contract to 2001

FORD EXTENDS STEWART GRAND PRIX CONTRACT TO 2001 1st December 1998: - Ford Motor Company announced today that it is extending its contract with Stewart Grand Prix for a further year to the end of 2001. This, together with Neil Ressler ...