Weekend news 97-07-06

-------- Ferrari shook down the two race cars they are gonna use at Silverstone yesterday. The T-car was already at Silverstone and used during last weeks testing. Nicola Larini carried out th e work at Fiorano yesterday and completed a total of...

-------- Ferrari shook down the two race cars they are gonna use at Silverstone yesterday. The T-car was already at Silverstone and used during last weeks testing. Nicola Larini carried out th e work at Fiorano yesterday and completed a total of 22 laps: 12 with Schumacher's F 310 B (chassis 177) and 10 with Irvine's (173). His best time was 1:02.87s.

After Pioneer and Akai, now also consumer electronic giant Sony from Japan has entered Formula One and will sponsor Prost GP. It's unknown whether Sony will also help in the technical area behind the scenes.

Saturday 5-Jul-97 -------- In an ultimate try to still stage a Portuguese Grand Prix, repairs and rebuilds have started yesterday on the Estoril circuit. Work has to be completed before August 31st when the FIA the decides whether a Portuguese Grand Prix is still possible or not. If the work has been completed, all teams have to agree on the grand prix as it will be an extension to the season. The previously planned Portuguese has officially been canceled and moved to Jerez for a European Grand Prix.

The work started after a new company had to been created in which the government has a 51% majority share. Grao-Para, a private company, owns 49% of the shares.

-- Best 'racing' regards from, Richard Boogert F1-InterMag(Formula One Internet Magazine): http://www.arch-f1.com/InterMag

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nicola Larini
Teams Ferrari