SEPTEMBER 14, 1998
Zanardi's first Williams test
ALEX ZANARDI is to test for Williams within the next month, the team keen to begin working with the CART champion before the month-long end of season testing ban comes into effect. The CART champion's season does not end until the race at Fontana, California, which takes place on the same weekend as the Japanese Grand Prix but Zanardi and his team boss Chip Ganassi are expected to fly to Europe before that for the test. The venue is yet to be decided but with the weather usually difficult to predict in mid-October a southern European track like Barcelona or Jerez is the most likely venue.