NEWS ARCHIVE

25 SEPTEMBER 1995

COULTHARD FOR MCLAREN

MCLAREN will announce this weekend at the Nurburgring in Germany, that 24-year-old Scot David Coulthard is to join Mika Hakkinen in the team next year.

FERRARI V10 WILL TEST SHORTLY

FERRARI'S exciting new V10 engine - which has been testing on the dynamometers at Maranello since the end of May - is due to be tested in a car for the first time within the next few days.

FERRARI WILL TAKE LARINI

FERRARI is now virtually certain to sign Nicola Larini as number two to Michael Schumacher next season.

IN-FIGHTING AT FERRARI

FERRARI boss Jean Todt and driver Jean Alesi are not very impressed with one another at the moment.

JORDAN CONFIRMS EDDIE AND RUBENS

AS suggested two weeks ago in F1 FOREIGN REPORT, Eddie Jordan has decided to keep the same drivers for 1996 - and he looks like having Eddie Irvine and Rubens Barrichello in 1997 as well.

LAMMERS FOR DAMS

THE new DAMS F1 car is currently nearing completion at Le Mans, France, and is due to run for the first time on Friday, October 6.

THE F1 CALENDAR FOR 1996

THE latest draft of the F1 calendar was given out to team bosses in Portugal, although the dates are not thought to be in any way definitive.

VILLENEUVE IN ACTION

INDYCAR Champion Jacques Villeneuve had his first runs in a Williams-Renault since being named team mate to Damon Hill for 1996.

WHAT NOW FOR ALAIN PROST?

ALAIN PROST was commentating for the French TF1 television channel at Estoril and announced that he will not be returning to racing in 1996.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE NURBURGRING

WHEN motor racing people talk of the Nurburgring they do not mean the much-criticized modern circuit, with its constant radius corners and enormous run-off areas, which can be found in the tree-covered Eifel Mountains, 30 miles to the west of the pretty Rhineland town of Koblenz.

18 SEPTEMBER 1995

BENETTON DEFENDS SCHUMACHER

BENETTON has reacted to suggestions that Michael Schumacher gave Damon Hill a brake-test at Monza, causing the crash between the two, by issuing details of Schumacher's telemetry data.

DOME IS COMING

AS predicted in F1 FOREIGN REPORT (Issue 35), the Dome company from Japan has announced plans to enter F1 in 1997.

EXPECT AN F1 CALENDAR THIS WEEK

THE FIA World Motor Sport Council meets in Paris tomorrow to go through the normal business of running motor sport.

LIGIER GETS GAULOISES

THE Ligier F1 team has announced that it has secured a further two years of backing from the French Societe d'Exploitation Industrielle des Tabacs et Allumettes (SEITA).

NOW WATCH OUT FOR HILL

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER goes to Estoril this weekend with a lead in the World Championship of 15 points over DamonÊHill, with only five races left in which Hill can overtake the German to win the title.

PROST'S FIRST SERIOUS TEST

ALAIN PROST did his first serious laps for McLaren at Silverstone last week and emerged second fastest in the F1 test, albeit 3.3secs a lap slower than Damon Hill's best.

SALO STAYING AT TYRRELL

FINNISH driver Mika Salo is to stay with Tyrrell in 1996; that probably means that the team will also soon announce that it is to continue with its sponsorship from the Nokia mobile phone company, which also comes from Finland.

VILLENEUVE'S WORK BEGINS

JACQUES VILLENEUVE cannot expect much of a holiday in the weeks ahead.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ESTORIL

THE Estoril racing circuit is not far from Lisbon, Portugal, on the northern coast of the estuary of the River Tagus.

11 SEPTEMBER 1995

ARROWS TO GET LOTS OF HYPE?

JACKIE OLIVER'S Arrows team is hoping to land a major sponsorship deal next year with Hype, a high-energy drink being sold by American soft drinks company Global Brands - which is owned and run by English businessman Nigel Spiro.

FRENZTEN STAYS AT SAUBER

GERMAN rising star Heinz-Harald Frentzen has decided to stay with the Red Bull Sauber Ford team in 1996, despite having been courted by several other F1 teams.

GERHARD'S NEAR-MISS

GERHARD BERGER was fortunate to escape unhurt at Monza when his Ferrari's suspension was smashed by a camera which had fallen off his team mate Jean Alesi's car.

HERBERT TO JOIN FRENTZEN?

JOHNNY HERBERT is expected to sign to be a Sauber-Ford driver within the next fortnight.

LAUDA OUSTED BY FERRARI

RACING legend Niki Lauda has been kicked out of his role as a special advisor to the Ferrari F1 team - a move which is being seen as a major political victory for Ferrari team boss Jean Todt.

LIGIER TO ANNOUNCE NEW GITANES DEAL

SEITA, which owns the Gitanes Blondes cigarette brand, is to announce its plans for 1996 in Paris, on Wednesday.

MINARDI-FERRARI - NO DEAL

JEAN TODT has also won another battle in recent days, defeating Giancarlo Minardi's attempts to convince Fiat that his team should use the Ferrari V12 engines next season when the Ferrari factory team moves over to running V10s.

THE COMMISSION MEETS

THE Formula 1 Commission met at Monza to discuss a variety of topics which could have profound effects on the shape of F1 in the future.

THE DRIVER MARKET

WITH Heinz-Harald Frentzen off the F1 driver market and Johnny Herbert looking likely to join Sauber, the focus of attention in the F1 paddock is on who will get the second Ferrari seat, alongside Michael Schumacher.

THE MONZA CRASH

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER and Damon Hill seem to be unable to avoid hitting one another at the moment.

4 SEPTEMBER 1995

BERGER SIGNS FOR BENETTON

GERHARD BERGER has never been very predictable when it comes to signing contracts and last week the Austrian caught Formula 1 - and not least Ferrari - on the hop, when he announced that he has signed to drive for Benetton for 1996 and 1997.

FERRARI LOOKS FOR A NUMBER TWO

WITH Gerhard Berger having decided not to stay at Ferrari next year, team boss Jean Todt has been left looking for a junior partner for Michael Schumacher.

MINARDI PLANNING AHEAD

GIANCARLO MINARDI has spoken out against reports suggesting that he is planning to close down his F1 team next year - after 11 years in the sport.

PROST TESTS FOR MCLAREN

THE curious "three driver" maneuvers currently going on in F1 might explain why McLaren boss Ron Dennis isn't at all worried about having far too many drivers for next season!

THREE INTO TWO DOES GO

WE know that Williams will have Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve next year; we know that Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger will be at Benetton; that Mika Hakkinen will be at McLaren and Michael Schumacher at Ferrari.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT MONZA

THE Autodromo Nazionale at Monza is in the northern suburbs of Milan, in parkland which once belonged to the Monza royal palace.

WHEN IS AN APPEAL NOT AN APPEAL

BENETTON has withdrawn its appeal against Michael Schumacher's suspended one-race ban, imposed by the stewards of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa eight days ago.