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Mon 20 Nov 2000
Villeneuve to open Montreal restaurant

Villeneuve to open Montreal restaurant

Montreal, November 15, 2000 - Formula One race-car driver Jacques Villeneuve announced today that he will be going into business in Montreal next spring with the opening of a restaurant / bar on the corner of Crescent and de Maisonneuve...

Sat 11 Nov 2000
Sauber looking to Raikkonen in 2001
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Sauber looking to Raikkonen in 2001

Peter Sauber, the principal of the Sauber team, has indicated that his choice for a second driver for the 2001 Formula One season is Kimi Raikkonen, the 21-year-old Finn who tested for the team earlier this year. Raikkonen, however, presents a...

Thu 16 Mar 2000
It is ''official'': Renault Buys Benetton
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It is ''official'': Renault Buys Benetton

Benetton Formula has held a press conference to announce that they have been sold to Renault for £75m ($120m). Benetton will remain as a sponsor for 2 years. Mild Seven's role within the team is as yet unclear. -- Stephen M Baines ...

Thu 07 Sep 2000
Italian GP McLaren preview
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Italian GP McLaren preview

The last European round of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship takes place at the Monza circuit, which is situated close to Milan. West McLaren Mercedes arrives at the 3.585 miles / 5.772 KM track leading both the Drivers and Constructors'...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
US GP to get extensive TV, radio coverage
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US GP to get extensive TV, radio coverage

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 - Motorsports fans can keep up to date on the historic happenings at the inaugural SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 22-24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, thanks to television networks Fox ...

Tue 02 May 2000
David Coulthard in plane crash
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David Coulthard in plane crash

McLaren-Mercedes driver David Coulthard was involved in a plane crash in southern France earlier today (Tuesday). The LearJet, carrying a pilot, co-pilot and three passengers, developed engine trouble en route from Britain to Nice, and ...

Tue 26 Dec 2000
John Cooper dead at 77
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John Cooper dead at 77

John Cooper, the founder of the Cooper Formula One team and the winner of four World Championships, died on Sunday at the age of 77 after a prolonged struggle with cancer. Cooper, born in 1923, apprenticed as a toolmaker in the 1940s, and ...

Sat 23 Sep 2000
US GP West McLaren Mercedes post-qualifying press conference
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US GP West McLaren Mercedes post-qualifying press conference

The following are the comments of Ron Dennis, chairman of the TAG McLaren Group, following today's qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: "This morning we spent quite a bit of time exploring alternative...

Thu 15 Jun 2000
Premier championnat virtuel de sport automobile
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Premier championnat virtuel de sport automobile

Vouant une passion pour les nouvelles technologies, celles mêmes qui, associées à son talent, lui ont permis de gravir les premières marches des podiums des plus grandes courses mondiales, Jacques Villeneuve a depuis toujours trouvé un ...

Mon 21 Feb 2000
Benetton opens Human Performance Center
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Benetton opens Human Performance Center

Benetton Formula has opened a new £4m Human Performance Center to try and get their drivers fit enough to have the mental edge on the competition. The Human Performance Centre is a state-of-the-art training facility designed for Benetton...

Fri 11 Aug 2000
Hungarian GP Jordan notes
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Hungarian GP Jordan notes

A routine first day of practice for Jordan Grand Prix as Jarno Trulli and Heinz-Harald Frentzen set fifth and ninth fastest times respectively. Both drivers concentrated on race set-ups on a track which was changing constantly as it cleaned up.

Sat 01 Jul 2000
French GP Saturday McLaren notes
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French GP Saturday McLaren notes

West McLaren Mercedes driver David Coulthard starts the Mobil 1 French Grand Prix from the front row of the grid having posted the second fastest time in qualifying with a 1:15.734 just one tenth behind pole position. Mika Hakkinen will be right...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Barcelona testing 2000-12-20
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Barcelona testing 2000-12-20

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Jarno Trulli I Jordan-Honda 1:19.586 2. Nick Heidfeld ...

Thu 07 Sep 2000
Burti joins Irvine at Jaguar
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Burti joins Irvine at Jaguar

Jaguar Racing has signed 25-year-old Brazilian Luciano Burti to partner Eddie Irvine in the 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Burti is elevated to race team duties after serving as the team's official test driver during the 2000...

Fri 29 Sep 2000
BMW Motorsport 2001 course set

BMW Motorsport 2001 course set

Munich. BMW sets the course for the 2001 motorsport programme: After this year's successful return in the Formula One World Championship, BMW again gives clear priority to the operations of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team in 2001. The participation in...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Malaysian GP decides Constructor's championship
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Malaysian GP decides Constructor's championship

SEPANG, Malaysia, Oct. 22, 2000-Michael Schumacher rounded off his championship-winning season with his ninth victory of the year after a close-fought battle with David Coulthard in the season finale Malaysian Grand Prix. ...

Malaysian GP Williams race notes
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Malaysian GP Williams race notes

Disappointing last race of a very successful season for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, as neither of the drivers saw the chequered flag. The team confirmed anyway its third position in the Constructors' Championship with Ralf Schumacher retaining his ...

Thu 21 Sep 2000
US GP: Rain adds unpredictability, more excitement to F1 races
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US GP: Rain adds unpredictability, more excitement to F1 races

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000 -- Regenmeister. In the old days of racing in Europe, it was a special name given a driver who was a master of rainy racing conditions. It may be necessary to anoint a "Regenmeister" - a...

Sun 17 Sep 2000
Benson on the US GP
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Benson on the US GP

Formula One fan Johnny Benson won't be able to watch this Sunday's (Sept. 24) inaugural U.S. Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Benson, who next year will drive a Valvoline co-owned and sponsored Pontiac Grand Prix in the NASCAR...

Mon 10 Jan 2000
BMW WilliamsF1 shows new colors
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BMW WilliamsF1 shows new colors

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 10, 2000-- BMW WilliamsF1 today unveiled the blue-and-white color scheme it will run during the 2000 Formula One season, which will include the inaugural United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis on Sept. 24. The car, a 1999...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
US GP: Mika Hakkinen preview
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US GP: Mika Hakkinen preview

MONTVALE, N.J. (Sept. 13, 2000) -- Mika Hakkinen is a man with a plan. The goal: a third consecutive Formula One Drivers' Championship. Backed by the high-tech powerhouse of the West McLaren Mercedes team, Hakkinen became the first...

Sun 27 Aug 2000
Belgian GP Sunday warmup
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Belgian GP Sunday warmup

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Mika Hakkinen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 2:03.392 2. Michael Schumacher ...

Tue 25 Jan 2000
Jaguar Ready to Roar After Launch
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Jaguar Ready to Roar After Launch

JAGUAR EAGER TO ROAR AFTER EMOTIONAL UNVEILING Jackie Stewart steps down as team chairman INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 -- Jaguar is set to bring emotional engineering and "racing green" into Formula One this season. "Jaguar is a...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Formula One notes 2000-12-13
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Formula One notes 2000-12-13

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 -- Jaguar Racing has replaced technical director Gary Anderson with American Steve Nichols. The team made the announcement Dec. 1, the same day that 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal began his...

Sun 08 Oct 2000
Japanese GP Saturday Sauber notes
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Japanese GP Saturday Sauber notes

Mika Salo and Pedro Diniz qualified their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C19s 19th and 20th respectively for tomorrow`s Japanese Grand Prix. Pedro Diniz One way or another it`s been a pretty tough day. It started when my engine failed this morning.

Sat 07 Oct 2000
Japanese GP Friday McLaren notes
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Japanese GP Friday McLaren notes

The West McLaren Mercedes team went through a set programme during today's Free Practice sessions for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Mika Hakkinen posted the second fastest lap with 1:38.339 while David was fourth quickest with 1:39.010. Mika and...

Thu 28 Sep 2000
Prost loses Gauloises sponsorship
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Prost loses Gauloises sponsorship

To add insult to the injury of a ignominious 2000 season, Prost F1 will be losing its marquee sponsor, Gauloises Blondes, for 2001. Gauloises, which has sponsored Prost since 1997, contributed over US$20M to the team's operation this...

Sat 25 Mar 2000
Brazilian GP Saturday qualifying
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Brazilian GP Saturday qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Mika Hakkinen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.111 2. David Coulthard ...

Mon 09 Oct 2000
Japanese GP race report
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Japanese GP race report

At the start of the race the talk was of the weather. After earthquakes earlier in the meeting, the focus was now on the rain that was forecasted somewhere between 2pm and 5pm in the afternoon. Would weather decide the race, or would another earth...

Thu 28 Sep 2000
Gabriele Rumi sells out at Minardi
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Gabriele Rumi sells out at Minardi

Gabriele Rumi, the chariman, CEO and majority shareholder of Minardi Team, has sold his 70% holdings in the Formula One team to Pan American Sports Network International (PSN), a Latin American cable and satellite company. PSN, which is based in...

Wed 20 Sep 2000
US GP Jordan preview
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US GP Jordan preview

As the Formula One World Championship draws to a close with only three races left the Benson & Hedges Jordan team moves on to Indianapolis for the US Grand Prix. It was ten years ago that Jordan first entered the world of Formula One at the 1991...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
US GP entry list
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US GP entry list

SAP UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX ENTRY LIST <pre> WEST McLAREN MERCEDES No. Driver Nationality Chassis/Engine 1 Mika Hakkinen Finland McLaren MP4-15 Mercedes 2 David Coulthard Great...

Wed 13 Dec 2000
Barcelona testing 2000-12-12
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Barcelona testing 2000-12-12

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Giancarlo Fisichella I Benetton-Renault 1:20.877 2. Ralf Schumacher ...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Malaysian GP Saturday Williams notes
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Malaysian GP Saturday Williams notes

Ralf Schumacher and Jenson Button will start from 8th and 16th positions respectively for the 2000 Malaysian Grand Prix. Jenson struggled with some hydraulic problems during the free practice session, which prevented him from completing many laps...

Sat 23 Sep 2000
US GP Post-qualifying press conference transcript
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US GP Post-qualifying press conference transcript

POLE POSITION PRESS CONFERENCE SAP UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Sept. 23, 2000 Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen Q: Michael quite a reception you're getting out there. MS: Yeah, yeah, truly amazing first time being here. We saw...

Fri 22 Sep 2000
US GP BAR adds sponsors

US GP BAR adds sponsors

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, September 21, 2000 - On the eve of the first United States Grand Prix in nine years, British American Racing Honda today announced the signing of two new commercial partners, Bee-Trade.com and ART Advanced Research ...