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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...

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...

Fri 08 May 1998
F1 News 98-03-13
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F1 News 98-03-13

Following the Australian Grand Prix, Ron Walker, the boss of the Australian Grand Prix has complained to the FIA about the race fixing. The FIA, whilst not critisising McLaren, has said that the issue is to go before the World Motor Sport Council...

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...

Tue 22 Dec 1998
F1 News 98-12-21
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F1 News 98-12-21

Lotus in F1 return? Proton, the current owner of Lotus Engineering, has said it is keen to enter Formula One with the Lotus name as an engine supplier. The boss of Proton, Tengku Datuk Mahaleel has gone on record saying: '...we are totally ...

Fri 08 May 1998
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...

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 ...

Thu 10 Sep 1998
Jordan Announces 1998 Drivers
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Jordan Announces 1998 Drivers

BENSON & HEDGES JORDAN ANNOUNCES HILL AND FRENTZEN Following its spectacular 1-2 finish in Spa, the Benson and Hedges Jordan team today announces the drivers who will challenge for the Silverstone based team in the 1999 ...

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 ...

Fri 08 May 1998
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 ...

Wed 12 Aug 1998
Hungarian GP McLaren Mercedes Preview
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Hungarian GP McLaren Mercedes Preview

HUNGARY GRAND PRIX 1998 - PREVIEW HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 1998 - PREVIEW The West McLaren Mercedes team transfers from central to eastern Europe for the Hungarian Grand Prix and is looking to continue the form of Austria and Germany,...

Thu 20 Aug 1998
Damon Hill Has a New Messenger
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Damon Hill Has a New Messenger

DAMON HAS A NEW MESSENGER! Top British model, Melinda Messenger, gives Damon a boost. Things are looking up for Damon Hill; not only has he won points in two consecutive Grands Prix for his Benson and Hedges Jordan team, but ...

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 02 Dec 1998
Ferrari Testing at Barcelona
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Ferrari Testing at Barcelona

Badoer is the fastest at Barcelona Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya, 4.728 km Driver: Luca Badoer, F 300 chassis 184 Weather: air temperature 11 C, track, 12 C, cloudy This was Scuderia Ferrari-Marlboro's first day of testing at...

Mon 21 Dec 1998
IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear
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IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear

TOWER TERRACE RAZING PUTS IMS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INTO HIGH GEAR INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 21, 1998 - Another chapter in the storied 89-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway began today as crews started demolishing the Tower Terrace...

Sun 01 Nov 1998
Japanese GP Report (Correction)
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Japanese GP Report (Correction)

The tension at the start was clearly visible only for the start to be aborted, not once, but twice. The first start was aborted because of Trulli who then found himself at the back of the grid. The second - amazingly - was caused by Michael ...

Thu 09 Apr 1998
Argentine GP preview
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Argentine GP preview

BUENOS AIRES, April 9 (Reuters) - Mika Hakkinen bids to extend his unbroken winning streak to four on Sunday when he leads the McLaren assault on the Argentine Grand Prix. And the biggest threat seems less likely to come from...

Wed 23 Sep 1998
Luxembourg GP Benetton Preview
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Luxembourg GP Benetton Preview

Mild Seven Benetton Team Luxembourg GP / Preview _________________________________________________________________ Pat Symonds, Technical Director of the Mild Seven Benetton Playlife team: ...

Fri 08 May 1998
Italian GP Saturday practice
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Italian GP Saturday practice

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Heinz-Harald Frentzen D Williams-Mecachro 1:39.479 2. Ralf Schumacher ...

Wed 02 Dec 1998
Ferrari December Test Schedule
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Ferrari December Test Schedule

Maranello, 27th November: The following programme has been established for Scuderia Ferrari-Marlboro's test schedule for December. From 1st to 4th, the team will be at Barcelona: on the first day, Luca Badoer will do the driving, while...

Mon 23 Nov 1998
1999 Schedule (Provisional)
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1999 Schedule (Provisional)

1999 Formula One World Driving Championship provisional schedule Date, Day Event, Track 1. March 7 -- Australian Grand Prix Sunday Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne, Australia ...

Thu 24 Sep 1998
Badoer shakes down fourth F300
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Badoer shakes down fourth F300

Badoer shook down the fourth F 300 Maranello, 24th September Circuit: Fiorano, 2,976 km Driver: Luca Badoer, F 300 chassis 186 Weather: air temperature 18 C, track 22 C, sunny ...

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

Sunday 1 November 1998 Post-race winners' press conference 1. Mika Hakkinen (McLaren-Mercedes), 1:27:22.535 2. Eddie Irvine (Ferrari), 6.5 seconds behind 3. David Coulthard (McLaren-Mercedes), 27.7 seconds behind Q. Congratulations, Mika,...

Sun 01 Nov 1998
Japanese GP Bridgestone Race Report
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Japanese GP Bridgestone Race Report

Suzuka, November/ 01/ 1998 1998 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - RACE Congratulations to Bridgestone! Two titles after only two years of F1! With a cool demonstration of the skills that have served him so well throughout a hard ...