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APRIL 12, 2002

Minardi denies rumors of move

IN the last few days there have been rumors that the Minardi team will soon relocate from Faenza to Ledbury. The recent changes within the team have undoubtedly caused some disruption as the team has been forced to find new heads for of the departments in Italy as a result of a highly successful raid last autumn on the Minardi staff by Toyota Motorsport.

But team boss Paul Stoddart says that the rumors are not true.

"I think people are trying to disrupt things by putting out false rumors," Stoddart said.

Similar disruptive stories have been circulating in recent days about BAR being bought by Bombardier; Honda and McLaren joining forces and Jaguar Racing has been besieged by suggestions that the Ford Motor Company is going to pull the plug on the whole project.

There are also lots of stories that Arrows is seriously struggling for cash.

The problem at the moment, in fact, is knowing who to believe and who not to listen to...