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Fri 07 Dec 2001
Ecclestone warns car maker consortium
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Ecclestone warns car maker consortium

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned that ACEA's (ACEA is Association des Constructeurs Européens d' Automobiles) plans to establish its own racing series and the commercial uncertainty in F1 at present is driving sponsors away from the sport.

Interview with Ralf Schumacher
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Interview with Ralf Schumacher

Interview courtesy of and exclusive to BMW Motorsport. Visit their site at BMW How have you been spending your time since the finale of the 2001 season in Japan? I have been taking a lot of time off doing whatever I want to do and obviously...

Ralf Schumacher fender bender
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Ralf Schumacher fender bender

Ralf Schumacher should be used to rain, wet roads and traffic since he spends a good part of his life on circuits that throw him all kinds of conditions, not to mention vying with 21 other drivers for position. What should have been a walk in the...

SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One
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SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One

Former FedEx Championship Auto Racing Teams series driver Bryan Herta has recently started his campaign to join the world of Formula One. The 31-year-old American was left adrift when Gerald Forsythe shut down Forsythe Championship Racing at the...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Australian GP - Inquest into death of marshal started
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Australian GP - Inquest into death of marshal started

Today, just over eight months ago, Graham Beveridge died tragically, when a stray wheel from the car of Jacques Villeneuve's BAR struck him in the chest. His family relived the horror of the tragedy as they watched the replay of the accident on...

Jean Todt: drivers over 35 are
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Jean Todt: drivers over 35 are "past it"

Jean Todt, Ferrari's team principal, has said that Mika Hakkinen will struggle if he returns to F1 after his year out. Speaking to University students at the Parma Institute in Italy on Friday, Todt also said he thought any driver over 35 was...

Stoddart sees Minardi improvment
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Stoddart sees Minardi improvment

Paul Stoddart did what many thought was impossible by bringing European Minardi to Melbourne for the start of 2001. Taking over the team and building the car in little over six weeks to arrive at the Australian GP was no mean feat and now Stoddart...

Yoong working with Minardi fitness experts
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Yoong working with Minardi fitness experts

Alex is presently with the Minardi team in Faenza working with team founder Giancarlo Minardi's fitness experts. He has been working out there twice a day for the last two weeks now and will stay on for another week or so. After which he'll return...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
McLaren branches out
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McLaren branches out

McLaren boss Ron Dennis says that the team has no intention of buying shares in Ilmor Engineering but it's possible that DaimlerChrysler, which owns 40% of the TAG McLaren Group, may increase it's involvement. Dennis recently showed British...

BAR's Pollock asks Honda for more backing
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BAR's Pollock asks Honda for more backing

According to reports in the British press BAR boss Craig Pollock is trying to persuade engine supplier Honda to provide the team with more financial backing. He believes that in order for BAR to be competitive they need to find a big backer and ...

Arrows to continue with Bridgstone
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Arrows to continue with Bridgstone

Orange Arrows have announced that they will continue with Bridgestone tyres in 2002 and beyond. Arrows joined forces with the Japanese manufacturer in 1996, before Bridgestone entered Formula One, and carried out all of the company's ...

Hakkinen not ready to retire for good
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Hakkinen not ready to retire for good

Mika Hakkinen is still insisting that he will return to F1 in 2003. In an interview with Die Welt, a leading German magazine, he stated that he would take up where he left off at the end of this season - although with McLaren holding the contracts...

Raikkonen is #1 with Finnish fans
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Raikkonen is #1 with Finnish fans

Kimi Raikkonen has beaten compatriot Hakkinen and Rally driver Tommi Makinen to Most Popular Motorsport Person of 2001 in his native Finland. The Sauber rookie won the award from a Finnish television station with a huge 47% of the votes and was...

Arrows struggling with debt load
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Arrows struggling with debt load

Prost are not the only team to be beset by financial difficulties, reports in the English press suggest that Orange Arrows had accumulated E24 million worth of debt in 2000, debts that would now be worth approximately E130 million. With the...

Montoya the superior test driver: Patrick Head
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Montoya the superior test driver: Patrick Head

Patrick Head has said that Ralf Schumacher does not put in as much work during testing as Juan Pablo Montoya. Speaking with German motoring journal "Auto Motor und Sport" Head said that Schumacher was less involved with the technical analysis of...

Jaguar Racing names Managing Director
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Jaguar Racing names Managing Director

Jaguar Racing today announced that Guenther Steiner will join the company in the position of Managing Director from Monday 3rd December. Guenther joins Jaguar Racing from M-Sport in Cockermouth (Cumbria, UK) where he was Director of Engineering...

Matin Basso visits Minardi factory
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Matin Basso visits Minardi factory

FAENZA, ITALY, November 28, 2001 -- Argentine driver, Martin Basso, today visited the Minardi factory in Faenza following a successful run at the nearby Santa Monica Circuit (Misano), where he established a new Formula 3000 lap record for the...

Frentzen thinks Prost still best option
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Frentzen thinks Prost still best option

Heinz Harald Frentzen has said in an interview with a German magazine that he believes there is hope for the ailing Prost team and he'd rather remain with them than go elsewhere. Rumours went into overdrive after Frentzen visited Arrows'...

Michelin denies any preferential treatment in 2002
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Michelin denies any preferential treatment in 2002

Pierre Dupasquier, head of Michelin, has denied suggestions that they will give any team preferential treatment in 2002. With McLaren switching to Michelin next season, there were rumours that the French tyre manufacturer would be supporting ...

Terrorist attack hurts sponsorship, not tobacco ban

Terrorist attack hurts sponsorship, not tobacco ban

In the continuing debate about F1 facing dire straits in the face of a recession, Max Mosley, head of the FIA, has denied that the proposed ban of tobacco sponsorship will affect the sport. From 2006 tobacco advertising will be banned in the ...

South Africa loses testing dates, gains TV coverage
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South Africa loses testing dates, gains TV coverage

The FIA has passed a ruling that has banned teams from testing outside Europe prior to the start of the 2002 season at Melbourne in March. Testing was scheduled at Kyalami in South Africa for February with Williams and BAR due to be there, but...

Michael Schumacher loses award, maybe new house also
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Michael Schumacher loses award, maybe new house also

Michael Schumacher has lost out in the Victoria Prize, the so-called sport Oscars in his native Germany. He came third, cyclist Erik Zabel and ski jumper Martin Schmitt beating him to the top slots. Schumacher was not present at the awards due to...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

[Northampton] - Brendan Connor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cosworth Racing to form a new leadership team, following the retirement of Trevor Crisp from the position of CEO and Managing Director. Assuming...

Thu 29 Nov 2001
BAR stays with Bridgestone for 2002
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BAR stays with Bridgestone for 2002

BAR have announced they are due to stay with Bridgestone tyres in 2002 and beyond. Recent reports suggested that BAR were turned down by Michelin when they attempted to switch last month, as the French manufacturer already supplies many of the...

Wurz: I had already signed to drive for McLaren
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Wurz: I had already signed to drive for McLaren

Alex Wurz, McLaren's test driver, claims that he had already signed a contract to replace Mika Hakkinen but the team changed their minds and signed Kimi Raikkonen instead. Seemingly the team management knew for months that Hakkinen was going to...

Ferrari struggling with new gearbox
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Ferrari struggling with new gearbox

Ferrari team principal Jean Todt confirmed this week that the team are having some problems with the new engine/gearbox system. At a recent Shell promotional dinner Chief Designer Rory Byrne explained that Ferrari are working on radical techical...

Dennis intends to be back on top
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Dennis intends to be back on top

Team McLaren principal Ron Dennis said that the team will fight back to return to their former glory of being the dominating team. The 2001 season was marked by disappointment and frustration. Leaving 2001 behind, Dennis is looking ahead to 2002...

Raikkonen looking forward to teaming up with Coulthard
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Raikkonen looking forward to teaming up with Coulthard

Ex-Sauber driver Kimi Raikkonen is positive regarding his coming season at Team McLaren. He believes that he can learn a lot from David Coulthard and also that Coulthard "seems a nice person". Raikkonen had very little interaction with members...

Prost working on a Saudi connection
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Prost working on a Saudi connection

Team Prost made news headlines regularly of late, but not in the way they hoped for. The Prost team is in financial dire straits and rumours are strong that the team may not continue, despite Alain Prost's assurance this is quite the ...

Jonathan Cochet victorieux ? Macao
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Jonathan Cochet victorieux ? Macao

Jonathan COCHET pilote d'essai de l'écurie Prost Grand-Prix remporte un succès retentissant lors de la Coupe du Monde de Formule 3 en Corée. Victorieux ce week-end de la Coupe du Monde de Formule 3 en Corée, après être passé très près...

Fri 23 Nov 2001
Bridgestone renews partnership with BAR Honda
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Bridgestone renews partnership with BAR Honda

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda and Bridgestone - Partnership To Continue Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda is pleased to announce a long-term extension of its partnership with Bridgestone. The team has enjoyed a productive relationship with the Japanese tyre...

Mika Hakkinen press conference transcript 2001-11-22
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Mika Hakkinen press conference transcript 2001-11-22

The following text is a transcript of Mika Hakkinen's press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, November 22. - Mika, the season finished in the middle of October, how have you spent the time since the last race? It has been definitely an ...

Australian GP Mini Celebrity Challenge news
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Australian GP Mini Celebrity Challenge news

New MINIs to make World Racing Debut at Celebrity Challenge The world's most exciting small car, the new MINI Cooper, will makes its world racing debut when it "roars" back into action in the MINI Celebrity Challenge at the 2002 Foster's...

Australian GP event highlights preview

Australian GP event highlights preview

2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix - The World According To Formula One The 2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix is just 100 days away, and when the curtain rises in Melbourne on the biggest annual international sporting championship on earth it...

Australian GP safety fences proposed changes

Australian GP safety fences proposed changes

Each year prior to the Australian Grand Prix, the Albert Park circuit is inspected and licensed by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the world governing body of motor sport. After each year's event, the FIA, as well as its ...