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Thu 13 Dec 2001
Minardi changes name
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Minardi changes name

Faenza, Italy, 2001-12-08 - Paul Stoddart, Team Principal of the Italian-based Formula One team Minardi, announced today that the name of the team has changed to KL Minardi Asiatech for the 2002 season to strengthen the deep link to Malaysia and...

FIA revises 2002 car numbers, again
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FIA revises 2002 car numbers, again

After the confusion and complaints that ensued in the wake of the decision not to change team numbers next season, the FIA has now decided to change them after all. The original decision had been based on the assumption that teams would welcome...

BAR Honda skis for charity

BAR Honda skis for charity

BAR boss Craig Pollock and driver Jacques Villeneuve are to be at the debut of the "Grand Prix of Tremblant" skiing event at Mont Tremblant, Quebec on the 14th to 16th of December. Villeneuve's "Newtown" club in Montreal launched the unique 24...

Montoya - Piloto Interamericano del A?o
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Montoya - Piloto Interamericano del A?o

La Federacion Interamericana De Periodistas Del Automovil (FIPA) Ha Elegito A Juan Pablo Montoya Como Piloto Interamericano Del AÑO En la solemne premiación realizada el pasado 3 de diciembre en Santo Domingo, el cónsul general de Colombia,...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Decsion time nears on British GP at Silvestone
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Decsion time nears on British GP at Silvestone

Rumours have once again surfaced that the British Grand Prix faces the axe from the 2002 calendar. A source at the FIA told the AFP ( Agence France-Presse ) today that the decision of whether to keep the race, set for 7th July at Silverstone,...

Chevron/Texaco to part company with Jaguar Racing

Chevron/Texaco to part company with Jaguar Racing

Jaguar Racing and ChevronTexaco announced today that they will end their long standing technical relationship at the end of the current year. As a technical partner, and official fuel and lubricant supplier to the Jaguar Racing team,...

No seria raro que vuelva a Prost
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No seria raro que vuelva a Prost

Entrevista Exclusiva A Gaston Mazzacane "No Seria Raro Que Vuelva A Prost" En una extensa charla con Circus F1, el platense habló de todo. Fundamentalmente de su intento por regresar a la F1, confesando lo hasta ahora no le había dicho a ...

Alonso: drivers don't respect Minardi
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Alonso: drivers don't respect Minardi

Fernando Alonso may have battled it out at the back of the pack in 2001, but the young Spaniard impressed many in his debut year in F1. His greatest feat was perhaps outqualifying Jacques Villeneuve at the US GP in September, but he's had to...

2002 FIA entry list causes confusion
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2002 FIA entry list causes confusion

The FIA entry list for 2002 is causing some confusion as there seems to be a switch from the normal arrangement as the teams are not listed in the order which they finished the 2001 Championship. As Sauber finished 4th they therefore should in ...

Minardi to have team jumbo jet

Minardi to have team jumbo jet

LEDBURY, ENGLAND, December 4, 2001 -- European Minardi F1 chief, Paul Stoddart, has once again bucked so-called "trends" by announcing that his European Aviation company has purchased five Boeing 747-200 aircraft from British Airways and will ...

Berger thinks R. Schumacher, Montoya equally matched
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Berger thinks R. Schumacher, Montoya equally matched

Gerhard Berger, BMW's motorsport's boss, says that Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Motoya are equally matched and will take Williams to the top in F1. Speaking at a media gathering, Berger said he thinks Ferrari will remain ahead in 2002 but...

Minardi set for double launch
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Minardi set for double launch

According to reports in the Malaysian press, European Minardi is set to have a double launch with the 2002 car. The first launch in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia is expected to take place in the coming weeks while the second in Australia is set for the...

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...