FEBRUARY 3, 1997
Tobacco fights back
THE tobacco industry in the United States is fighting back against recent moves to ban all tobacco sponsorship of sporting events - which can only be good news for the future of Grand Prix racing in America.
Last week Democratic Representative Bart Gordon of Tennessee - an important tobacco-producing state - introduced a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to exempt motor racing from any new regulations.
Under the plans being formulated by the Food & Drug Administration tobacco companies would only be allowed to use their corporate names rather than the names of cigarette brands they sell. Thus Marlboro would have to be replaced by "Philip Morris" and Camel and Winston by "RJ Reynolds".
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ACTION IN BARCELONA
GABRIELE TREDOZI ON THE M197
GARY ANDERSON ON THE 197
JORDAN BLOCKING LIGIER SALE
LOIC BIGOIS ON THE JS45
MIKE GASCOYNE ON THE 025
NICK WIRTH ON THE B197
PATRICK HEAD ON THE FW19
PORTUGAL IS ON!
PROST AND THE FRENCH
RON DENNIS ON THE MP4-12
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: BENETTON-RENAULT B197
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JORDAN-PEUGEOT 197
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: LIGIER-MUGEN HONDA JS45
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: MCLAREN-MERCEDES MP4-12
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: MINARDI-HART M197
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: TYRRELL-FORD 025
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: WILLIAMS-RENAULT FW19
THE SCRABBLE FOR ENGINES BEGINS
TOBACCO FIGHTS BACK
WILLIAMS TO USE MECACHROME V10S