MAY 18, 2002
The big week
FOR the next 10 days motor racing around the world is in the media spotlight, with the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and one of NASCAR's biggest events of the year at Charlotte as well. This is an important time because of the decisions that are being made by the sponsors for 2003 and beyond. Monaco and Indianapolis are, in effect, the two most important events of the year in terms of money.
Thus one has to be very careful about the stories which may be coming out about the future shape of the sport as this is obviously a good time during political moves can have the maximum effect.
So watch out, it could be a bumpy week from a political point of view - on both sides of the Atlantic.