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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 Sauber Friday notes
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Japanese GP Sauber Friday notes

Jean Alesi: Today we did not have a good set-up for this circuit, and I spent my time struggling to find a good balance. What started as severe oversteer initially, became understeerr later on. It was a nightmare! During my second run on a new...

Hungarian GP Friday Sauber notes
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Hungarian GP Friday Sauber notes

Jean Alesi: As usual with the first day of free practice, it's difficult to know what the others were doing. For me, it was an incident-free day, and I only used a set of tyres. The car wasn't fantastic, and we need to improve the traction in ...

Hungarian GP Friday Ferrari notes
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Hungarian GP Friday Ferrari notes

Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest, Friday 14th August Michael Schumacher: third, 1m 20.439s, 25 laps Eddie Irvine: fifth, 1m 20.778s, 29 laps Jean Todt "Today's practice was different to usual because of the rain in the first hour, so we ...

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...

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,...

Luxembourg GP Mclaren Saturday notes
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Luxembourg GP Mclaren Saturday notes

WARSTEINER LUXEMBOURG GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING Chassis Numbers: Mika Hakkinen MP4-13/04 David Coulthard MP4-13/06 T. Car MP4-13/07 T. Car MP4-13/02 Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard of the West McLaren Mercedes team qualified for the penultimate...

Thu 17 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: New Managing Director For Cosworth Racing
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CHAMPCAR/CART: New Managing Director For Cosworth Racing

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR COSWORTH RACING BRENTWOOD, England, 17 September, 1998 - Ford has appointed Dick Scammell, M.B.E., as Managing Director of Cosworth Racing, the British-based racing engine specialist it has purchased from Audi A.G. Mr...

Wed 16 Sep 1998
Jordan Seeks Record Season in 1998
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Jordan Seeks Record Season in 1998

JORDAN HAS ALL TO PLAY FOR IN FINAL TWO RACES OF 1998 F1 CHAMPIONSHIP Following another fantastic result for the Jordan team in Monza this weekend, the battle is on for third place in the Formula One World Championship. Jordan...

Fri 08 May 1998
Belgian GP Bridgestone Review
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Belgian GP Bridgestone Review

1998 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE TWO BRIDGESTONE SURVIVORS OF THE STORM In wet and often rainy conditions, a major accident damaged 13 cars within 300 metres of the start of the Belgian Grand Prix. Although both McLaren drivers were able to take...

Gran Premio di San Marino
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Gran Premio di San Marino

EVENTS / PROGRAMMA Thursday, 23 April 1998 14h00 - 15h00 FIA Official Track Test. Circuit Closed. Friday, 24 April 1998 09h00 - 09h40 Porsche Pirelli Supercup -...

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 08 May 1998
Ferrari Testing at Jerez
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Ferrari Testing at Jerez

Two Ferraris at Jerez Jerez, 8th December Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.428 km Drivers: Eddie Irvine, driving F 300 chassis 184 Luca Badoer, driving F 300 chassis 186 Weather: air temperature 8-15 C, track ...

Hungarian GP Saturday qualifying
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Hungarian GP Saturday qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Mika Hakkinen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.973 2. David Coulthard ...

Belgian GP Ferrari race notes
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Belgian GP Ferrari race notes

Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps, Sunday 30th August Michael Schumacher: retired at the end of lap 25 after an accident Eddie Irvine: retired after spinning off the track on lap 26 There were two starts to the Belgian Grand Prix. Irvine...

Hungarian GP Saturday Ferrari notes
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Hungarian GP Saturday Ferrari notes

Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest, Saturday 15th August Michael Schumacher: third, 1m 17.366s, 10 laps Eddie Irvine: fifth: 1m 18.325s, 12 laps Jean Todt "Third and fifth places on the grid are more or less what we expected after free ...

Hungarian GP Friday Tyrrell notes
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Hungarian GP Friday Tyrrell notes

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTISE [14.08.98] WET AND DRY THE ORDER OF THE DAY HUNGARORING, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY August 14, 1998 -- Repeating a pattern seen at several recent Formula One races, it was the weather that once again dictated events ...

Luxembourg GP results
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Luxembourg GP results

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time ------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Mika Hakkinen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 1:32:14.789 2. Michael Schumacher D Ferrari ...

Minardi to stay with Ford for 1999
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Minardi to stay with Ford for 1999

Minardi Team Spa announced at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza that it has reached agreement with Ford Motor Company to officially support and supply the Team with VJ engines during the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Ford will...

Final 1998 standings after Japanese GP
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Final 1998 standings after Japanese GP

Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Constructor Points ------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Mika Hakkinen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 100 2. Michael ...

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 ...

Fri 08 May 1998
Luxembourg GP Jordan race notes
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Luxembourg GP Jordan race notes

Nurburgring, Luxembourg, 27th September 1998 Circuit Length 4.54/2.82 Total 305.252 Kms Brake disc bell failure A brake disc bell failure on Ralf Schumacher's car dashed the Benson and Hedges Jordan team's chances of taking fourth position...

Sun 27 Sep 1998
Luxembourg GP Bridgestone race notes
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Luxembourg GP Bridgestone race notes

Nurburgring, September/ 27 /1998 1998 LUXEMBOURG GRAND PRIX - RACE Bridgestone edges closer to the constructors' and drivers' titles Racing flat out from start to finish, Mika Hakkinen defeated Michael Schumacher in a thrilling race at the ...

Fri 25 Sep 1998
Luxembourg GP Stewart-Ford Friday notes
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Luxembourg GP Stewart-Ford Friday notes

STEWART-FORD NOTES AND QUOTES 1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix - Nurburgring Friday 25th September: FREE PRACTICE Stewart-Ford's driver line-up for next season was confirmed today when the team announced that it was taking up the...

Fri 08 May 1998
Italian GP Ferrari race notes
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Italian GP Ferrari race notes

Italian Grand Prix Monza, Sunday 13th September Michael Schumacher: first, 1h 17m 09.672s, 53 laps Eddie Irvine: second at 37.977s At the start Eddie was third and Michael, who was fifth, took two laps to move up to fourth and then third,...

Thu 27 Aug 1998
Belgian GP Thursday Press Conference
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Belgian GP Thursday Press Conference

Thursday 27 August 1998 "Thursday Four" press conference Drivers: Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Williams), Mika Hakkinen (McLaren), Damon Hill (Jordan) and Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) Q. Mika, can you tell us anything now about the...

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

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...

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 ...

Hungarian GP McLaren race notes
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Hungarian GP McLaren race notes

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 1998 - RACE DAY Chassis Numbers: Mika Hakkinen: MP4-13 / 05 David Coulthard: MP4-13 / 07 T. Car: MP4-13 / 04 The West McLaren Mercedes team had a frustrating day. The race started well with Mika Hakkinen and David...

Hungarian GP Saturday Sauber notes
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Hungarian GP Saturday Sauber notes

Jean Alesi: Yesterday we had too much understeer, today too much oversteer. But we left the car as it was for qualifying an I just did my best. The performance of both team and car is stable, and we seem to be in a zone where just a couple of ...

Thu 28 May 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes Benz Preview for June 5-7
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes Benz Preview for June 5-7

Three-Pointed Star Races Around The World June 5 - 7 Mercedes’ Competitive Spirit Showcased Globallyat CART, F1 and Le Mans MONTVALE, N.J. (May 28, 1998) - On a single weekend Mercedes-Benz will take on three...

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...

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 ...

Fri 08 May 1998
Belgian GP Sunday warmup
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Belgian GP Sunday warmup

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michael Schumacher D Ferrari 2:07.839 2. Eddie Irvine ...

Thu 20 Aug 1998
Minardi Testing 98-08-20
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Minardi Testing 98-08-20

FONDMETAL MINARDI TESTS ARE OVER After yesterday's storm, which prevented the tests from being carried out, the sun came back at Mugello track and were back on the track also the men of the Fondmetal Minardi Ford test team. ...