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Thu 19 Dec 2002
Minardi to keep both bases
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Minardi to keep both bases

Minardi will continue to operate from both Italy and the UK for the foreseeable future confirmed team boss Paul Stoddart. The Australian businessman had thought about relocating to the UK after he bought Minardi just before the start of the 2001...

Willis didn't make big enough step says Head
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Willis didn't make big enough step says Head

Williams' technical director Patrick Head thinks Geoff Willis, previously the team's chief aerodynamicist, was not adventurous enough with this year's FW24, which led to it being less competitive than hoped. Willis has now moved to BAR to take ...

Ferrari aim for fourth and fifth titles
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Ferrari aim for fourth and fifth titles

Around 900 Gestione Sportiva staff got together to celebrate another successful year's work at the traditional Christmas lunch last weekend. Held at Maranello in the new logistics centre, the lunch was attended not only by the Gestione staff but...

Friday testing to go ahead without Sauber
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Friday testing to go ahead without Sauber

Sauber has announced that it will continue testing in the usual manner and not opt for using the Friday of a Grand Prix weekend as a test day. Part of the Friday testing agreement included being limited to ten test days a season and Sauber is not...

Villeneuve to quit after 2003?
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Villeneuve to quit after 2003?

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. -- Jacques Villeneuve fans should make the extra effort to cheer their Grand Prix hero enthusiastically in 2003 because it could be the last season they'll be able to watch the Canadian driver behind the wheel of a Formula One...

Ferrari Mugello test notes 2002-12-15
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Ferrari Mugello test notes 2002-12-15

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro ended its 2002 track activity at the Mugello circuit. On the final day of testing available this year, Luciano Burti continued development work with Bridgestone tyres, which began a few days ago. Once again, work was ...

Jerez test times 2002-12-15
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Jerez test times 2002-12-15

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Anthony Davidson GB BAR-Honda 78 1:21.000 2. Mark Webber ...

BAR test Matsuura at Jerez 2002-12-15
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BAR test Matsuura at Jerez 2002-12-15

Kosuke Matsuura got his first taste of Formula One today when Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda gave him a one-day test at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The test was a reward for Kosuke's achievements as runner-up in this year's German Formula 3 ...

Minardi makes history in China
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Minardi makes history in China

KL Minardi this weekend became the first team in modern Grand Prix history to run Formula One-type cars in mainland China, when a pair of Minardi F1x2 chassis took part in the groundbreaking Thunder in China event at the new Beijing Goldenport ...

Mon 16 Dec 2002
Briatore progressing towards title
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Briatore progressing towards title

Renault team boss Flavio Briatore has his sights set on progressing through the next few years to winning the title in 2006. Renault was undoubtedly improved this season from the poor Benetton of 2001 and the team finished fourth in the ...

FIA disputes EU tobacco ruling
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FIA disputes EU tobacco ruling

At a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco this week it was agreed for the FIA to send a letter to David Byrne, the EU Health Commissioner, in regard to the proposal to bring forward the ban on tobacco sponsorship. The ban was ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bridgestone 2002 CART, F1 review
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Bridgestone 2002 CART, F1 review

Bridgestone performs impressively in 2002; takes two open-wheel championships in demanding competitions. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2002) - After competing in 36 open-wheel racing events in 16 countries between March 3 and Nov. 17 this year,...

Jerez test times 2002-12-14
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Jerez test times 2002-12-14

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Kimi Raikkonen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 51 1:19.774 2. Mark Webber ...

BAR Jerez test notes 2002-12-14
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BAR Jerez test notes 2002-12-14

Jenson Button was back on track for Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda today for the second and final day of his debut test in Jerez. Running alongside regular test driver Anthony Davidson, he continued with the Bridgestone tyre test and Honda engine ...

Williams Jerez test notes 2002-12-12/14
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Williams Jerez test notes 2002-12-12/14

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed pre-Christmas winter testing conducted by Ralf Schumacher and Marc Gené with a three day session at the Jerez Circuit in southern Spain. The battery of end of year tests have been scheduled to test and...

Yoong runs Minardi F1x2 in China
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Yoong runs Minardi F1x2 in China

BSA and Minardi created history in China by running their F1x2 Formula cars in the Goldenport circuit in Beijing, China today when one BSA coloured F1x2 and a Go-KL F1x2 entertained the Chinese media by giving 12 media passengers the rides of...

Introduction of FIA Academy
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Introduction of FIA Academy

During its previous meetings, the FIA General Assembly comprising member countries of the Fédération, voted to include a new structure in its statutes: a world-wide FIA Academy. The aim of this new body is to develop important projects which...

Wurz tops Jerez testing 2002-12-13
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Wurz tops Jerez testing 2002-12-13

McLaren test driver Alex Wurz set the fastest time at Jerez today where eleven drivers from five teams took part in the test session. Wurz set a top time of 1:20.868 over 75 laps while team driver Kimi Raikkonen was fourth quickest. Jaguar...

Jerez test times 2002-12-13
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Jerez test times 2002-12-13

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Alexander Wurz A McLaren-Mercedes 75 1.20:868 2. Antonio Pizzonia ...

Jaguar Jerez test notes 2002-12-13
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Jaguar Jerez test notes 2002-12-13

The Jaguar Racing team endured mixed fortunes on the second of a four-day test session at the Jerez circuit in Spain on Friday. Antonio Pizzonia, running in the regular R3 chassis, managed a substantial 79 laps in evaluating different Michelin...

Button makes BAR test debut Jerez 2002-12-13
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Button makes BAR test debut Jerez 2002-12-13

Jenson Button embarked on his long-awaited first test with Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda today at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. This was Jenson's first opportunity to spend some time trackside with his new team and joining him for his testing debut...

Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2002-12-13
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Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2002-12-13

Third and final day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at the Catalunya circuit, near Barcelona. Once again today, both Luca Badoer and Rubens Barrichello were on track. On the test schedule were tyre, electronics and new component...

Toyota Paul Ricard test notes 2002-12-10/13
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Toyota Paul Ricard test notes 2002-12-10/13

The final Panasonic Toyota Racing test session of 2002 drew to a close today as Olivier Panis and Cristiano da Matta ended a four-day session at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Wet weather conditions throughout the test meant that work revolved ...

Jordan 198 joins Donington Collection
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Jordan 198 joins Donington Collection

JORDAN'S BELGIAN GRAND PRIX WINNER JOINS THE DONINGTON COLLECTION The Jordan Mugen-Honda 198 which Damon Hill used to bring the team its maiden win in the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix has been put on display at the world famous Donington Grand Prix...

Sauber Barcelona test notes 2002-12-13
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Sauber Barcelona test notes 2002-12-13

Team Sauber Petronas concluded its final test day of the 2002 season in Barcelona, at the Circuit de Catalunya today, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld. Nick Heidfeld, completed 79 laps and set the best time of 1m19,272s while ...

Bridgestone wraps up test programme
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Bridgestone wraps up test programme

This weekend marks the end of the 2002 season on the track with Bridgestone's teams wrapping up the final testing programmes of the year. Sauber Petronas completes its last session today while Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Lucky Strike B.A.R....

All over for Arrows?
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All over for Arrows?

The fast diminishing hopes of Arrows being in the 2003 Formula One championship, or even having a future at all, appear to have vanished completely with the break down in negotiations with investors. German Grand Prix Racing, headed by Oliver ...

Villeneuve hopes BAR will help Button
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Villeneuve hopes BAR will help Button

Jacques Villeneuve is reserving judgement on new team mate Jenson Button but hopes the good atmosphere at BAR will help the Englishman. In his time with Benetton and Renault, Button and team boss Flavio Briatore did not always see eye-to-eye and...

Alonso tops Jerez test times 2002-12-12
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Alonso tops Jerez test times 2002-12-12

The Spanish circuit of Jerez took over as the scene of testing this week where Renault's Fernando Alonso topped the times today. The Spaniard set a fastest of 1:21.77 over 63 laps, testing the new suspension system, and was narrowly ahead of...

Jerez test times 2002-12-12
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Jerez test times 2002-12-12

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- ---- ---------------- ---- ---------- ------- ------- 1. Fernando Alonso E Renault 63 1:21.777 2. Alexander Wurz ...

Jaguar Jerez test notes 2002-12-12
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Jaguar Jerez test notes 2002-12-12

The Jaguar Racing team kicked off the final test session before the winter testing ban with Mark Webber and Antonio Pizzonia once again in action. On the first of a four-day test session at the Jerez circuit in Spain, both drivers continued...

Verstappen secures HMG backing
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Verstappen secures HMG backing

Jos Verstappen has secured sponsorship from the Holland Media Group (HMG), owner of Dutch television channel RTL, which should further his chances of an F1 drive next year. Verstappen has been strongly linked with Minardi but the Dutchman...

Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2002-12-12
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Ferrari Barcelona/Mugello test notes 2002-12-12

Second day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona. Luca Badoer and Rubens Barrichello were both driving today. The programme centred on tyre and electronics testing, as well as a ...

Sauber Barcelona test notes 2002-12-12
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Sauber Barcelona test notes 2002-12-12

Team Sauber Petronas completed its second day of testing in Barcelona, at the Circuit de Catalunya today, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld. Nick Heidfeld, completed 50 laps and set the best time of 1m19.993s while Heinz-Harald Frentzen...

Imation renews sponsorship with Jordan

Imation renews sponsorship with Jordan

IMATION CORPORATION RENEWS SPONSORSHIP WITH JORDAN FOR FIFTH YEAR Jordan Grand Prix is pleased to announce a renewal of its sponsorship agreement with Imation Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of removable data storage...

Interview with Jaguar's Mark Gillan
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Interview with Jaguar's Mark Gillan

The re-structuring of the Jaguar Racing technical department has handed Dr. Mark Gillan a pivotal role. He is responsible for all technical issues of the car at the racetrack and his input into the aerodynamic performance of the forthcoming Jaguar...

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