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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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Baumgartner signs for MinardiHeadline
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Baumgartner signs for Minardi

As expected, Zsolt Baumgartner has accepted the offer of a race seat at Minardi for 2004, alongside Gianmaria Bruni. The 22 year-old Hungarian secured backing from his country's government after Minardi boss Paul Stoddart made the offer last week.

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...

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...

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...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through IndyHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through Indy

You never know who you'll see at a race track. Case in point: the NHRA have held closed [to the public] test sessions yesterday and today at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Wandering the paddock, one could find Indy Racing League and CART ...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at MonzaHeadline
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ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at Monza

Munich. Alessandro Zanardi will be competing in motorsport again for the first time since he suffered severe injuriesas a result of an accident two years ago. The Italian lost both legs when he was competing in a round of the American ChampCar ...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
Fisichella celebrates Brazil win
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Fisichella celebrates Brazil win

Giancarlo Fisichella was finally able to celebrate his Brazilian Grand Prix victory today when he was presented with the winning trophy by McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen in an unprecedented ceremony held on the start-finish line in Imola. With their...

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...

Wed 22 Jan 2003
Nick Hayes on the Cosworth CR-5 engine
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Nick Hayes on the Cosworth CR-5 engine

Managing Director of Cosworth Racing Nick Hayes gives the low-down on the new 90 degree V10 Cosworth CR-5 engine. Q: What are the key areas in which Jaguar Racing's 2003 engine (the Cosworth Racing CR-5) differs from its 2002 engine?...

Mon 29 Sep 2003
US GP: Toyota Saturday qualifying notes
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US GP: Toyota Saturday qualifying notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing will start tomorrow's United States Grand Prix from its highest ever grid position after Olivier Panis posted a sensational 3rd fastest time in second qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. Cristiano da Matta...

Sun 20 Apr 2003
Ferrari take control San Marino GP Friday qualifyingHeadline
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Ferrari take control San Marino GP Friday qualifying

Ferrari returned to form in Friday qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher taking provisional pole position with a 1:20.628. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello followed up in second and the Williams duo of Ralf Schumacher and Juan...

Fri 08 Aug 2003
BAR appoints Savage deputy technical director
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BAR appoints Savage deputy technical director

Technical team strengthened by appointment of Deputy Technical Director, Gary Savage The B*A*R Honda technical team has been strengthened following the appointment of 43-year old Gary Savage, in a newly created role of Deputy Technical Director.

Sun 20 Jul 2003
British GP: Toyota race notes
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British GP: Toyota race notes

Cristiano da Matta and Olivier Panis finished an action-packed British Grand Prix in 7th and 11th places respectively, scoring another two championship points for Panasonic Toyota Racing at Silverstone today. The duo led the race in the early...

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 ...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Trulli on provisional pole for US GPHeadline
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Trulli on provisional pole for US GP

INDIANAPOLIS, September 26, 2003 - Pre-qualifying for the United States Grand Prix was dictated by the weather, which -- as it usually does in Indianapolis -- changed immeasurably during the hour-long session. At the close, it was Renault's...

Fri 18 Apr 2003
Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya to swap race cars
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Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya to swap race cars

Champions to drive cars around IMS road course on June 11 INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 17, 2003 -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced April 17 that four-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and 2000 Indianapolis 500...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: SAMF3: 2000: 2002 Latin American Driver named
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: SAMF3: 2000: 2002 Latin American Driver named

Juan Pablo Montoya - Latin American Racing Driver of 2002 Argentinian José María López, Outstanding Rookie. Caracas, Venezuela, December, 27, 2002 The present selection results from the spontaneous participation of 39 columnists and media ...

Fri 31 Jan 2003
Williams FW25 in focus
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Williams FW25 in focus

Abstract With the construction of the FW25, WilliamsF1 treads new paths in chassis design. The new car shall help the BMW WilliamsF1 Team to close the gap to Ferrari. Whereas each of the previous three chassis models the BMW WilliamsF1 Team used...