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Thu 15 May 2003
di Montezemolo sets deadline

di Montezemolo sets deadline

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has reportedly set a deadline of January 1st 2004 for Bernie Ecclestone and investment banks, which own the majority of F1's commercial rights, to find a suitable resolution for the future of F1. If not, the...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Wed 09 Apr 2003
Alonso speaks about Brazil crash
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Alonso speaks about Brazil crash

Renault's Fernando Alonso needs a bit of rest but feels fine. He has left room 1114 of the Saint Louis hospital in Sao Paolo, and is back in Europe. "I still feel a bit dazed, but it's nothing serious," explains Fernando, who hit one of the...

Fri 07 Mar 2003
Vodka-V10 combining Jordan energy
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Vodka-V10 combining Jordan energy

The Vodka V-10 brand is being displayed on the Jordan Ford EJ13 cars for the first time during this weekend's opening round of the Formula One World Championship in Melbourne. A new sponsor or a new engine?. Photo by Jordan Grand ...

Tue 11 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car seriesHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car series

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2003) - Fourteen years after giving Patrick Racing its first and only Champ Car World Series title, Emerson Fittipaldi will look to capture a championship of his own as he and business partner James Dingman announced the...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
Imola to honour SennaHeadline
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Imola to honour Senna

The 2004 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola will mark the tenth year since Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at the circuit and the Brazilian champion will be commemorated by special events. Ayrton Senna Da Silva grave at Morumbi...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Jordan denies Irvine claimHeadline
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Jordan denies Irvine claim

Eddie Jordan has denied that Eddie Irvine offered to drive for his team without being paid in order to win the fight for the remaining race seat. Irvine announced his retirement from F1 when the Jordan deal, which is the last race seat still ...

FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline
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FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourse

Every year for the last 12, The Cavallino Magazine has sponsored what has evolved into the six day Cavallino Classic for Ferrari Motorcars. The event is held at the legendary Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A full line of diverse...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002Headline
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Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002

Rubens Barrichello was very happy to have driven Ferrari's most successful ever car, the F2002, and said it gave him some of his best moments in Formula One. Providing all goes well in testing, Ferrari will debut the F2003-GA at the Spanish Grand...

Sun 15 Jun 2003
Ecclestone helps out Minardi
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Ecclestone helps out Minardi

Bernie Ecclestone has put his hand in his own pocket to help out the struggling Minardi squad, investing an undisclosed amount in the 'other' Italian team. Minardi boss Paul Stoddart had something of a public row with McLaren's Ron Dennis in ...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Senna inquiry to be re-openedHeadline
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Senna inquiry to be re-opened

The Italian Supreme Court has decided to re-open the inquiry into the death of Ayrton Senna after judges decided there were legal errors in the original appeal. Senna died after an accident in his Williams at the Tamburello corner during the 1994...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
New helmet design for RaikkonenHeadline
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New helmet design for Raikkonen

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen will sport a new helmet design from the start of this season, including a splash of red and a motif of his nickname, 'The Ice Man'. The helmet will be designed by McLaren and Uffe Tagtstrom, who has made helmets for ...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Schumacher beaten by fighter jetHeadline
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Schumacher beaten by fighter jet

Even six-time world champion Michael Schumacher had to concede defeat when up against the Eurofighter Typhoon but it was still a close fought battle. The novel event took place on December 11th at Grosseto, Italy, and pitted Schumacher and his ...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Montoya helps out da MattaHeadline
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Montoya helps out da Matta

Formula One rookie Christiano da Matta has been getting some advice from Juan Pablo Montoya on what to expect in his debut F1 season. Montoya was the last driver to make the move from the US CART series, which da Matta won last season, to F1...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
Sauber presents new wind tunnel
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Sauber presents new wind tunnel

At Sauber Petronas a fresh breeze, in the literal sense of the word, will be blowing in the 2004 season. The Swiss team today presented the new, ultra-modern wind tunnel at the Hinwil headquarters to international media ...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
Big crash for Ralf at Monza test
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Big crash for Ralf at Monza test

Ralf Schumacher suffered a heavy crash on the first day of testing at Monza today when late afternoon the Williams came off the track at the second Lesmo corner and impacted heavily with the barrier. The car reportedly went airborne and...

Tue 14 Oct 2003
Schumacher brothers party at Suzuka
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Schumacher brothers party at Suzuka

Michael Schumacher had cause to celebrate, in spite of a lowly eighth-place finish at the Japanese Grand Prix, as the singular point was enough to ensure him a spot in the F1 annals as the first-ever six-time World Champion. And it appears that...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
Schumacher appointed ambassador of San Marino
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Schumacher appointed ambassador of San Marino

Yesterday evening, Michael Schumacher was formally invested as an Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino. The five times world champion has taken on the role of special ambassador for his humanitarian work. A statement from the Republic says...

Tue 18 Feb 2003
Jordan unveil new livery
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Jordan unveil new livery

Jordan Ford unveiled its 2003 livery for the first time this morning during a photocall held shortly before testing commenced in Barcelona. With two Jordan Ford EJ13 cars being joined by the team's new driver line-up of Giancarlo Fisichella and ...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Ferrari launch the F2003-GAHeadline
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Ferrari launch the F2003-GA

Ferrari has launched the 2003 challenger at the team's base in Maranello, Italy, and has paid tribute to the late Giovanni Agnelli by adding his initials to the new car's number. The chassis carries the title of F2003-GA in honour of Agnelli, who...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Baumgartner ready to sign for MinardiHeadline
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Baumgartner ready to sign for Minardi

Zsolt Baumgartner looks set to take up Minardi's offer of a race seat for 2004 and an official announcement will reportedly be made tomorrow (23rd December). Minardi already signed Gianmaria Bruni and offered the second seat to Hungarian...

Wed 22 Jan 2003
Efficient Internet launch for Jaguar R4Headline
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Efficient Internet launch for Jaguar R4

Jaguar Racing launched the 2003 R4 on the Internet on January 21st, the first 'virtual' launch in Formula One. While the event may have been lacking in a sense of occasion, the internet provided a perfect environment for the fast and efficient ...