NEWS ARCHIVE

30 JUNE 2001

ALONSO FULL OF PRAISE FOR TEAM-MATE

FERNANDO ALONSO has talked of his pairing with fellow Minardi driver Tarso Marques and praised the Brazilian for his pace.

BUTTON - WE DIDN'T EXPECT A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT

BRITON Jenson Button said that he did not expect a major improvement in the performance of his Benetton in qualifying for the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours.

MCLAREN BOSSES BACK HAKKINEN

MCLAREN team-boss Ron Dennis and Mercedes-Benz motorsport director Norbert Haug have backed Mika Hakkinen and claim that the he has not lost his competitive edge.

SCHUMACHER TO BE FIRST TO WEAR NEW HELMET?

WORLD CHAMPION Michael Schumacher could become the first driver to wear a radical new crash helmet developed by motor racing's governing body, the FIA.

VILLENEUVE CRITICAL OF SCHUMACHER MOVE

CANADIAN Jacques Villeneuve has criticized rival Michael Schumacher for his start tactics, which he claims are not in the spirit of the law.

29 JUNE 2001

DESIGNER TAYLOR TURNS BACK ON MCLAREN IN FAVOR OF JORDAN

FORMULA ONE designer Stephen Taylor has turned his back on the McLaren team by joining Jordan on Friday as their Head of Composites.

MICHELIN DISPUTE COLD PROBLEM

MICHELIN motorsport manager Pierre Dupasquier has disputed some reports that his company's tires do not perform as well in cold conditions.

PROST - SCHUMACHER DESERVES TO BEAT MY RECORD

ALAIN PROST, currently Grand Prix racings biggest winner, has said that German Michael Schumacher deserves to beat the record of 51 victories as the Ferrari driver aims to rack up a half-century of victories at Magny-Cours.

SCHUMACHER PLAYS DOWN RECORD AND PLAYS UP COULTHARD

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER has indicated that beating Alain Prost's all-time race wins record this season is not at the top of his agenda as he focuses on trying to win his fourth world title.

TOYOTA COMPLETE PAUL RICARD RUN

FORMULA ONE testers Toyota finished yet another of their test days at the French circuit of Paul Ricard on Thursday as they prepare for their Grand Prix racing debut in 2002.

28 JUNE 2001

ASIATECH REMAIN TIGHT-LIPPED

THE future of Asiatech engines remained uncertain on Thursday as the company remained tight-lipped as to who they will supply next season.

FIA INTRODUCE NEW SPARE CAR RULE

FORMULA ONE's governing body, the FIA, on Wednesday announced that a new ruling over the changing of cars before a Grand Prix will be introduced with immediate effect.

FINGERS ON THE BUTTON - WHERE DOES JENSON GO NOW?

JENSON BUTTON could be switched to the Prost F1 team, which is set to use Peugeot-based Asiatech engines next season, as Benetton team boss Flavio Briatore tries to move teenager Fernando Alonso - whom he manages - into the former Benetton squad which becomes the official Renault works team next season.

JORDAN CRITICIZES AILING SQUAD

THE downcast Jordan team has been given a knockdown by team boss Eddie Jordan as the ever exuberant Irishman battles to stem the continuation of a disappointing 2001 season.

LOUIS KLEMANTASKI

THE legendary motor racing photographer Louis Klemantaski has died at the age of 89.

PANIS NOT SURPRISED BY WILLIAMS FORM

BRITISH AMERICAN RACING driver Olivier Panis has said he is not surprised by the recent resurgence in form from the BMW-Williams team this season.

TODT ADMITS PROST ENGINE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN

FERRARI's sporting director Jean Todt indicated on Thursday that the future supply of engines to the Prost team is uncertain.

TODT READY TO FINISH IN 2004

JEAN TODT has said he will step down from his post of sporting director at Ferrari when his current contract ends in 2004.

VERSTAPPEN HAPPY TO STAY AT ARROWS, BUT LOOKING FOR IMPROVEMENTS

JOS VERSTAPPEN has demanded more improvements from the Arrows team after putting pen to paper on a new deal with the Leafield-based outfit.

27 JUNE 2001

BERGER WARNS THERE IS MORE TO COME FROM WILLIAMS

BMW MOTORSPORT director Gerhard Berger has warned there is more to come from the already impressive Williams team this season.

COULTHARD POSITIVE FOR MAGNY COURS

MCLAREN driver David Coulthard has quashed reports that his team will once again struggle to match Ferrari at this weekend's French Grand Prix.

FORMER MINARDI BOSS SUBJECT OF FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION

THE former general manager and team principal of the Minardi team Gian Carlo Minardi is the subject of an investigation by the Italian fiscal authorities.

THE SIGNING OF RALF SCHUMACHER

SIR FRANK WILLIAMS last week signed Ralf Schumacher on a two-year, $15m a year, contract with BMW Williams.

26 JUNE 2001

BUTTON SHOWS ADMIRATION FOR SPANIARD ALONSO

DESPITE languishing dangerously close to the bottom of the championship table, Benetton's Jenson Button has taken time out to pay tribute to the efforts of Minardi, and in particular their young Spanish driver Fernando Alonso.

HAKKINEN HAS NOT LOST THE WILL TO WIN

MIKA HAKKINEN has reiterated his desire to win Grands Prix as he bids to quash rumors that he could retire at the end of this season.

IRVINE APPEALS FOR TEST-DRIVER

IRVINE has condemned the test drivers situation at Jaguar, declaring it less than ideal after the firing of Tomas Scheckter.

PANIS CONFIDENT OF SECURING BAR FUTURE

OLIVIER PANIS is confident that he will stay at the British American Racing team next season as he said that he already has a new contract to look at.

25 JUNE 2001

BUTTON SURPRISED BY PADDOCK GOSSIP

BRITON Jenson Button said he was surprised to be at the center of paddock gossip that suggested he could be on his way out of the Benetton team.

DUTCH GRAND PRIX IN THE PIPELINE?

FORMULA ONE ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone will visit the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort before this year's Belgian Grand Prix to discuss the possibility of a race there following discussions with circuit boss Hans Ernst at last weekend's European Grand Prix.

IRVINE TIPS SIBLING RIVALRY TO BOIL OVER

EDDIE IRVINE has backed Williams to be challenging Ferrari for the world championship next year, increasing the battle between the Schumacher brothers.

PROST QUIET ON ENGINE FRONT

ALAIN PROST has remained elusive on the future engine suppliers of his team as they were linked with the Asiatech power-unit for next season at last weekend's European Grand Prix.

SCHUMACHER SAYS MCLAREN ARE STILL A THREAT

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER has refused to dismiss the threat of the McLaren team despite strengthening his stranglehold on the championship at last weekend's European Grand Prix.

24 JUNE 2001

BUTTON OFFERED TO TWO TEAMS BY BENETTON

JENSON BUTTON has been offered to two rival teams by Benetton boss Flavio Briatore, it was claimed on Sunday.

COULTHARD READY TO PLAY PATIENT GAME

DAVID COULTHARD is ready to play a patient game in his bid to catch and overtake championship leader Michael Schumacher to win his first title.

FRENTZEN TO STAY WITH JORDAN

HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN will remain with Jordan next season, team-boss Eddie Jordan has confirmed.

PENALTY DESTROYED SCHUMACHER RACE - HEAD

WILLIAMS technical director Patrick Head said that Ralf Schumacher's race was destroyed after he received a 10-second stop-go penalty.

WALKINSHAW CONFIRMS ASIATECH SPLIT

ARROWS team chief Tom Walkinshaw confirmed on Sunday that his team will not use Asiatech engines next season.

23 JUNE 2001

ARROWS CONFIRM VERSTAPPEN CONTRACT EXTENSION

ARROWS announced on Saturday that Dutchman Jos Verstappen will remain with the team for the 2002 season after they exercised an option to keep him.

ARROWS GETS COSWORTH V10S!

THE Arrows team will run Cosworth V10 engines next year. The deal, which is believed to be costing the team around $25m, is expected to be announced within the next few weeks.

FRENTZEN REFUSES TO COMMENT ON TOYOTA SWITCH

JORDAN driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen on Saturday refused to comment on stories linking him to a move to the Toyota team for next season.

22 JUNE 2001

BRIDGESTONE BOSS PREDICTS GOODYEAR ENTRY

BRIDGESTONE director of motorsport Hiroshi Yasukawa has predicted that Goodyear will make it a three-way tire fight in Formula One in the future.

COULTHARD EXPECTS TEAM ORDERS

DAVID COULTHARD has said that he expects team orders to come into play with his McLaren team-mate Mika Hakkinen, but only when the time is right.

HAUG SAYS MCLAREN ARE WORKING ON DRIVER CONTRACTS

MERCEDES-BENZ motorsport director Norbert Haug hinted on Friday that the McLaren team are working on new contracts for their drivers Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.

NISHIZAWA - HONDA WILL CONTINUE JORDAN AND BAR SUPPLY

THE technical director of Honda's racing division has said the Japanese engine suppliers will continue to build power units for both Jordan and BAR next season.

NURBURGRING FEELS THE PRESSURE AS SILVERSTONE UPDATES

A handful of deutchmarks buys you a drive in your road car round what has for generations was hailed as the most challenging grand prix circuit in the world, yet the old Nurburgring Nordschleife has not been used by formula one cars for 25 years since Niki Lauda was almost burnt to death after crashing his Ferrari in the 1976 German grand prix.

SCHUMACHER SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH WILLIAMS

RALF SCHUMACHER confirmed on Friday that he has extended his contract with Williams to the end of the 2004 season.

21 JUNE 2001

FACELIFT PLANNED FOR NURBURGRING

THE Nurburgring circuit is to undergo a new facelift that will see the infamous Castrol Esses replaced by a purpose-built stadium section.

FRENTZEN AND HEIDFELD BOTH FIT

JORDAN driver Heinz Harald Frentzen and Sauber's Nick Heidfeld have both been declared fit to race at the European Grand Prix this weekend.

RALF READY TO COMMIT TO WILLIAMS

RALF SCHUMACHER is ready to commit his future to BMW-Williams after he said that he is in discussions over a new deal.

SCHUMACHER GIVES APPROVAL TO BRAKE LIGHTS

FERRARI driver Michael Schumacher has given his approval of the brake lights system that was tested at Silverstone recently.

SYMONDS CRITICIZES 'WHOLE PACKAGE'

BENETTON's director of engineering Pat Symonds has said the team's run of bad form cannot be blamed on one single component.

TEMENOS COMES TO SAUBER

SOFTWARE company Temenos have joined up with the Sauber team as new sponsors.

20 JUNE 2001

BENETTON TO USE LAUNCH CONTROL FOR FIRST TIME

MIKE GASCOYNE, technical director of Benetton, has said that the team will debut their launch control system in this weekend's European Grand Prix.

COULTHARD LOOKING FOR QUALIFYING IMPROVEMENT

MCLAREN driver David Coulthard has admitted that Ferrari are currently better qualifiers than his team, but he is confident he can still beat his rivals.

SILVERSTONE LAUNCH PHASE ONE OF REDEVELOPMENT

A masterplan for the future of Silverstone was launched on Wednesday with Sir Jackie Stewart promising that the Northamptonshire circuit will become one of the best in the world.

SILVERSTONE QUAGMIRES TO BE CONSIGNED TO HISTORY

THE paying spectator was vaulted to the top of the motor racing agenda today as Silverstone unveiled dramatic details of its five year plan to make the home of the British grand prix the best and most sophisticated formula one circuit in the world.

TOBACCO NOT AN ISSUE TO NEW BRITISH GOVERNMENT

THERE is a certain amount of confusion in Britain today following the Queen's Speech, opening the new parliament.

WILL BMW SUPPLY A SECOND TEAM?

WITH the current vogue amongst engine manufacturers being to supply more than team - in an effort to help balance the books and to gain a little more political power - it seems that BMW may now be considering expanding their engine supply to two teams next season.

19 JUNE 2001

ELF PROBLEMS STILL DEVELOPING

THE Elf scandal in France has not ended yet, despite the jailing of a number of defendants in the first round of trials.

FRENTZEN SET TO BE CLEARED FOR EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN is set to be cleared to race at this weekend's European Grand Prix after recovering from the headaches and dizziness that prevented him from racing in Canada.

MIT TO STUDY RACING TECHNOLOGY

AMERICA's most famous engineering school, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is considering a research program to reinvent the racing car. The MIT Media Laboratory's Car Consortium is currently involved in a project with architect Frank Gehry (who designed the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa, Spain) to rethink the concept of the automobile allowing for modern technologies developed at MIT.

PANASONIC TO FUND TOYOTA

JAPAN's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., owner of the National, Panasonic, Technics and JVC brands, is expected to be named shortly as the major sponsor of Toyota's Formula 1 team, which will enter Grand Prix racing next season. Matsushita is expected to use F1 to promote the Panasonic name. The deal is expected to be announced later this year.

SAUBER DENY HEIDFELD RUMORS

THE Sauber Formula One team have denied speculation in the German media that driver Nick Heidfeld will not race in this weekend's European Grand Prix.

18 JUNE 2001

BRIDGESTONE EXPECTING EASY RUN AT NURBURGRING

BRIDGESTONE technical manager Hisao Suganuma is not expecting to experience any problems with tires in this weekend's European Grand Prix.

SCHUMACHER NOT TARGETING SECOND SUCCESSIVE WIN

RALF SCHUMACHER is not targeting a second win in a row as he heads into this weekend's European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring because he does not believe the circuit will suit his Williams car.

17 JUNE 2001

DE LA ROSA COUNTING ON FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS

SPANIARD Pedro de la Rosa is looking forward to further improvements to his Jaguar R2 before next weekend's European Grand Prix, but believes his team are suffering with poor facilities.

POLLOCK UNCONCERNED BY CANADIAN OFF-TRACK CLASH

BRITISH AMERICAN RACING boss Craig Pollock is hoping to forget about last weekend's confrontation between Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Pablo Montoya after describing the incident as "a bit of a mix-up".

RED BULL SET TO LEAVE SAUBER AND JOIN ARROWS

RED BULL, the energy drink company and current major sponsor of the Sauber team, have held meetings with Morgan Grenfell Private Equity bank over buying a 70 percent stake in the Arrows team, according to a report in the British press.

STEWART FEARS FOR BRITISH GRAND PRIX FUTURE

SIR JACKIE STEWART has revealed his fears that the British Grand Prix could be dropped from the calendar next year, in a report in a British Sunday tabloid newspaper.

16 JUNE 2001

RAHAL BUILDING STRENGTH FROM WITHIN

JAGUAR team boss Bobby Rahal says he is happy with his current staff despite pushing to strengthen his design team with McLaren technical director Adrian Newey.

SCHUMACHER BRANDS COULTHARD LUCKY

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER believes Scot David Coulthard is only in a fight for the championship because he has been riding his luck this year.

STEWART DELIGHTED WITH KNIGHTHOOD

FORMER Formula One star Jackie Stewart has been given the honor of a British knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours on Saturday.

15 JUNE 2001

ARROWS AND GM

TOM WALKINSHAW has been very busy in recent days trying to decide what to do about engines next year.

EUROPEAN UNION GIVES F1 THE GO-AHEAD

THE European Commission's Competition Directorate has announced that its investigation into Formula 1 is complete and the changes made mean that the sport has been cleared of all questions.

FRANK WILLIAMS WANTS MORE WINS

FRANK WILLIAMS is hoping for more success from his team in the second half of the season, and he believes the key to this comes in the shape of Ralf Schumacher.

HONDA TEAMS NEED TO BE WARY OF HARD LINE ON F1 ENGINE DEALS

EDDIE JORDAN and Craig Pollock need to acquaint themselves with the F1 history books in order to gain a shrewd understanding of just what Honda might decide to do in terms of its future World Championship plans.

14 JUNE 2001

ALEXANDER WURZ FASTEST AT SILVERSTONE

NARAIN KARTHIKEYAN started Thursday's testing at Silverstone as the first Indian driver to get behind the wheel of a Formula One car, but ended it in a spin.

FERRARI REPLACES HILFIGER

FERRARI has replaced its clothing deal for next season, with American fashion label Tommy Hilfiger making way for the Fila sportwear brand in a three-year deal to 2005.

KARTHIKEYAN BECOMES FIRST INDIAN TO DRIVE F1 CAR

INDIAN Narain Karthikeyan has become the first person from his country to drive a Formula One car after he started testing for the Jaguar Racing team at Silverstone on Thursday.

MALAYSIA'S UNLICENCED STAR

MALAYSIAN driver Alex Yoong has confirmed that he has come to a deal with European Minardi, following a meeting between team manager Rupert Manwaring and the Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports, Dato Hishammuddin.

MORE EFFORT FROM MONTOYA SEEMS TO PRODUCE LESS RESULT

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, hailed by many as the best thing to happen to F1 in recent years, is now struggling and needs to reappraise his approach to the Grand Prix business.

RAHAL SPEAKS AFTER NEWEY CONCLUSION

JAGUAR RACING team principal Bobby Rahal has spoken for the first time since the conclusion of Jaguar's settlement with McLaren over the services of Adrian Newey - who will now remain at his present team until 2005 despite having agreed to go to Jaguar.

SCHUMACHER SAYS HANS NEEDS DEVELOPMENT

THE new Head And Neck Support (HANS) system was on trial at Silverstone on Thursday. Michael Schumacher used HANS while training and said it was impressive but still needed further development.

ZONTA AIMING FOR PERMANENT JORDAN DRIVE

BRAZILIAN Ricardo Zonta is aiming for a regular race drive with the Jordan team after proving his worth in last weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

13 JUNE 2001

IRVINE SKIPS TEST DUE TO NECK INJURY

EDDIE IRVINE will not test for Jaguar this week after a neck injury prevented him from testing at Silverstone on Tuesday.

MINARDI TO DEBUT FOUR TWO-SEATERS

EUROPEAN MINARDI will debut four of their Formula One style two-seater cars when they take to the track at Donington Park on Thursday.

NEWEY STAYS WITH MCLAREN AS FUTURE IS RESOLVED

THE future of Adrian Newey finally came to a close on Wednesday after his future was resolved in the High Court in London.

PANIS ON TOP AT SILVERSTONE

FRENCHMAN Olivier Panis topped the times in the second day of testing at Silverstone as he outpaced 18 rivals.

SALO BACK ON TRACK AFTER RECOVERY

TOYOTA's Mika Salo returned to action as he ran for the first time since an enforced absence through injury when he completed the final day of an exclusive three-day test on Wednesday.

12 JUNE 2001

CANDOR AND SELF-CRITICISM FROM MCLAREN OVER COULTHARD FIASCO

A "fundamentally idiotic human error" was blamed yesterday by McLaren's managing director for the sequence of events which left David Coulthard struggling with an ill-handling car in Sunday's Canadian grand prix after a large nut fell out of its front suspension just before the start of the race.

HAUG DEFIANT ON NEWEY SAGA

MERCEDES boss Norbert Haug is unconcerned that two of Formula One's major names are about to begin what is sure to be a long drawn out battle for the services of McLaren design ace Adrian Newey.

HEIDFELD SENT HOME FROM SILVERSTONE

SAUBER driver Nick Heidfeld completed just four laps in testing at Silverstone on Tuesday before concerns over his health ended his spell in the car.

TRULLI TOPS THE TIMES IN SILVERSTONE OPENER

ITALIAN Jarno Trulli was quickest in the first day of a three-day test at Silverstone as he aims to end his season of disappointment.

11 JUNE 2001

COULTHARD NOT NUTS ABOUT CANADA

DAVID COULTHARD has revealed that he had a problem with his McLaren car before the start of the Canadian Grand Prix and was considering withdrawal until an engine blow-out made the decision for him.

HEAD SHOULDERS BLAME WITH MONTOYA FOR WILLIAMS' NIGHTMARE

WILLIAMS' technical director Patrick Head has attempted to explain the bad form of Juan Pablo Montoya after he crashed out on lap 20 of yet another Grand Prix in Canada.

IRVINE UNHAPPY WITH MICHELINS IN CANADA WEEKEND

EDDIE IRVINE expressed his disappointment with his Jaguar's Michelin tires during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, which ended with him crashing out on the second lap of the race.

RAHAL CONFIDENT OF NEWEY VICTORY

JAGUAR RACING will go to the courts on Tuesday certain that the agreement they have with McLaren's Adrian Newey represents a legal contract, and team boss Bobby Rahal is confident of victory.

RAIKKONEN HAPPY WITH EQUAL BEST FINISH

KIMI RAIKKONEN was delighted to equal his best ever Grand Prix finish with fourth in Canada, despite an early clash with stand-in Jordan driver Ricardo Zonta.

10 JUNE 2001

DENNIS BELIEVES MCLAREN CAN BEAT JAGUAR IN COURT

RON DENNIS spoke in public about the Adrian Newey affair for the first time on Saturday and made it clear he believes McLaren will win their High Court battle with Jaguar.

IRVINE SPEAKS OUT

EDDIE IRVINE hit out in all directions during an amusing appraisal of various issues on Saturday after qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

NEWEY HOPES TO HOLD ONTO RAHAL FRIENDSHIP

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Adrian Newey, says he hopes that his friendship with Jaguar boss Bobby Rahal could still survive.

RIVAL DRIVERS WARNED WITH BAN BY FIA

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has warned rival drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve that they will face a two-race ban should their bitter feud continue.

9 JUNE 2001

DENNIS DENIES THREATENING BEHAVIOR

RON DENNIS has said that neither he nor Norbert Haug threatened Enrique Bernoldi at the Monaco Grand Prix despite reports to the contrary, although he did admit that they had approached the driver after he held up their man David Coulthard.

FERRARI FINED

FERRARI have been fined $10,000 after team mechanics were forced to illegally work on the stricken car of Rubens Barrichello in the pit-lane during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

FRENTZEN MISSES OUT IN MONTREAL

JORDAN driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen will not be competing in this year's Canadian Grand Prix due to illness.

VILLENEUVE AND MONTOYA CLASH IN CANADA

CANADIAN Jacques Villeneuve had to be pulled away from Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya in a drivers' briefing on Saturday when the pair clashed following a war of words.

ZONTA RACKED WITH NERVES

RICARDO ZONTA has said that he extremely nervous as he prepares to take the driver's seat in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

8 JUNE 2001

AH, YES A MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

EVERYONE in Montreal was talking about Adrian Newey.

FIGHT FOR NEWEY INTENSIFIES

THE fight over McLaren technical director Adrian Newey intensified on Thursday in Canada as his current employers and Jaguar Racing issued new statements about his future in the sport.

IT'S ALL IN A NAME FOR VILLENEUVE'S RESTAURANT

BRITISH AMERICAN RACING driver Jacques Villeneuve's restaurant in Montreal has caused a stir after its official opening this week.

JAGUAR'S LEGAL BID TO GET MCLAREN'S ATTENTION

ADRIAN NEWEY, man who shook the sport last week by apparently signing a multi-million pound deal to move to Jaguar, then to change his mind and agree a similar deal to stay with McLaren, is staying back at base this weekend.

POLLOCK WORRIED OVER HONDA DEAL

BRITISH AMERICAN RACING boss Craig Pollock says he has not been in contact with engine suppliers Honda over their future together for next season.

7 JUNE 2001

INSIDE F1 ACQUIRES GRANDPRIX.COM

THE Inside F1 organization is pleased to announce the acquisition of the GrandPrix.com domain name on the World Wide Web. The existing InsideF1.com website will now be renamed GrandPrix.com.

MCNISH COMPLETES IMOLA TEST FOR TOYOTA

ALLAN MCNISH put the Toyota Formula One car through its paces as the team completed a three-day testing session at the Imola circuit on Thursday.

MORBIDELLI NOT UP FOR MINARDI

ITALIAN racer Gianni Morbidelli has denied claims that he will replace Tarso Marques at Minardi after rumors that the Brazilian driver is out of favor with the team.

NEWEY WAR STEPS UP AS RAHAL SPEAKS OUT

JAGUAR RACING team chief Bobby Rahal has used a quote from McLaren counterpart Ron Dennis as the tug-of-war over the services of technical director Adrian Newey stepped up a gear in Canada.

STEERING A PROBLEM FOR IRVINE

EDDIE IRVINE is hoping he and his Jaguar Racing team can solve a recurring steering problem on the R2 before Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

6 JUNE 2001

BURTI WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE WITH PROST - RAHAL

JAGUAR boss Bobby Rahal is expecting his former driver Luciano Burti to improve with the Prost team in the future.

FRENTZEN LOOKING TO FORGET ABOUT INJURY

THE Canadian Grand Prix will see Heinz-Harald Frentzen return to the cockpit just one week after being forced to sit out a test session through repercussions of a crash.

HAKKINEN HOPING FOR IMPROVEMENTS

FINN Mika Hakkinen is already counting down the races in this year's world championship hoping that he remains within mathematical possibility of re-gaining his world crown.

MANSELL VOTED TOP BRIT IN FORMULA ONE

NIGEL MANSELL has been voted Britain's most favorite motor racing icon in a recent fans' poll.

5 JUNE 2001

DUBAI THINKING BIG

DUBAI, which is battling with its neighboring Gulf states to be the center of the tourist business in the region, and which is expected to bid for a Grand Prix, has just announced a major new program to build two resort islands, shaped like palm trees.

FERRARI WATCHED BY EC BOSS

LUCA BADOER was watched by the president of the European Commission Romano Prodi as he put the Ferrari F2001 through it's paces at Fiorano on Monday.

FORD'S BIG NEW DEAL WITH CONTINENTAL

AFTER its split with Firestone, the Ford Motor Company has announced a major new tire supply deal with the US subsidiary of Germany's Continental AG. Continental is now Ford's biggest supplier in the United States and in Europe.

VERSTAPPEN LOOKING TO CANADA

ARROWS driver Jos Verstappen will aim to repeat last year's performance in the Canadian Grand Prix when he returns to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend.

4 JUNE 2001

BENETTON SPONSOR MARCONI UNDER THREAT

BENETTON sponsor Marconi is rumored to be the target for a takeover bid by the giant US technology company Cisco Systems.

DEREK WRIGHT

DEREK WRIGHT, the editor of the British magazine FORMULA 1 NEWS, died on Friday afternoon.

JAGUAR CONFIRM LEGAL ACTION AGAINST NEWEY AND MCLAREN

THE Jaguar Racing team confirmed on Monday that they are considering legal action against the McLaren team and technical director Adrian Newey.

RAHAL HAS SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT IN THE US

JAGUAR RACING boss Bobby Rahal has not had much to smile about this week with the disastrous outcome of Jaguar's bid to hire Adrian Newey.

RENAULT DEFENDS ITS ENGINE

RENAULT SPORT boss Patrick Faure has hit back over allegations that the French manufacturer has bitten off more than it can chew by making its return to the sport with a radical wide-angle engine.

SAUBER GAIN TIRE ADVANTAGE FOR CANADA

THE Sauber team could hold an advantage at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, according to Bridgestone tire technical manager Hisao Suganuma.

TOYOTA HEADS OVERSEAS

HAVING completed its third test at the Circuit Paul Ricard, former home of the French Grand Prix, Toyota has packed up its Formula 1 test team to sample a new circuit.

WILLIAMS PAIR SIMPLY WANT TO FINISH

BMW-WILLIAMS drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya have altered their targets as the season wears on, and both men will be happy just to finish this Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

3 JUNE 2001

BADOER ENDS FERRARI'S FIORANO TEST

FERRARI finalized their pre-Canadian Grand Prix testing at Fiorano on Saturday with Luca Badoer in action.

F1 ENGINE SUPPLIES

THERE are signs that the car manufacturers in Formula 1 are moving towards multiple engine supplies.

JAGUAR THREATENS LEGAL ACTION OVER NEWEY - BUT WHAT CAN THEY REALLY DO?

JAGUAR CEO Bobby Rahal made it abundantly clear yesterday (Saturday) that Adrian Newey's decision to stay at McLaren - only two days after agreeing to join Jaguar - is not a matter that will be quickly forgotten by his team.

2 JUNE 2001

MONTOYA'S ENGINE DIFFICULTIES AT MONZA

WILLIAMS driver Juan Pablo Montoya topped the times in the final day of testing at Monza on Friday but he was hampered by an oil pressure problem.

NEWEY TO STAY AT MCLAREN AFTER-ALL

IN a bizarre reversal, Adrian Newey has confirmed that he will be staying with the McLaren-Mercedes team - after Jaguar Racing had announced on Friday morning that the designer would be joining the team when his current contract was up in August of 2002.

RAIKKONEN KEEPS AUSTRIAN POINTS AFTER PROTEST IS REJECTED

SAUBER driver Kimi Raikkonen's fourth place finish in Austria has been allowed to stand after British American Racing's protest against the result was rejected by the FIA.

THE JAGUAR-MCLAREN MESS

ADRIAN NEWEY will stay at McLaren until the middle of 2005.

TOYOTA COMPLETE THIRD TEST

TOYOTA completed the third test of their Formula One challenger at the Paul Ricard circuit on Friday as Scot Allan McNish completed more than 200 laps during a four-day workout.

1 JUNE 2001

BAR DECISION ON SATURDAY

BRITISH AMERICAN RACING will, on Saturday, hear the result of their appeal against an overtaking move by Sauber's Kimi Raikkonen in the Austrian Grand Prix.

FERRARI SHAKEDOWN CANADIAN RACERS

THE Ferrari team underwent a morning test session at their private test track of Fiorano on Friday to complete work on their chassis before sending them to Montreal.

JAGUAR CONFIRMS DEAL WITH ADRIAN NEWEY

JAGUAR RACING today confirmed that it has signed a contract with McLaren-Mercedes technical director Adrian Newey to join the Ford-owned team in August 2002.

MCLAREN AND JAGUAR FACE LEGAL BATTLE

A costly and protracted legal action between car makers Ford and DaimlerChrysler was in prospect tonight after a major row over the future of top formula one car designer Adrian Newey with whom both the McLaren and Jaguar grand prix teams believe they have signed a contract.

NEWEY SIGNATURE STARTS MCLAREN-JAGUAR ROW

THE proposed move of Adrian Newey to Jaguar has started a war of words with McLaren with both teams claiming to have secured his services.